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Moses exhorts the Israelites. DEUTERONOMY. Bids them teach their children. me, and I will speak unto thee all the 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of commandments, and the statutes, and the the gods of the people wbich are round judgments, which thou shalt teach them, about you ; thai they may do them in the land which I 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous give them to possess it.
God among you;) les the anger of the 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as LORD thy God lie kindled against thee, the LORD your God hath commanded you: and destroy thee from off the face of the ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or earth. to the left.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which God, as ye tempted him in Massah. the LORD your God hath commanded you,
17 Ye shall diligently keep the comthat ye may live, and that it may be well mandments of the LORD your God, and his with you, and that ye may prolong your testimonies, and his statutes, which he days in the land which ye shall possess. bath commanded thee. CHAP.VI.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right OW these are the commandments, and good in the sight of the LORD: that it
the statutes, and the judgments may be well with thee, and that thou which the LORD your God commanded to mayest go in and possess the good land teach you,
that ye might do them in the which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, land whither ye go to possess it:
19 To cast out all thine enemies from 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy before thee, as the LORD bath spoken. God, to keep all his statutes and his com- 20 And when thy son asketh thee in mandments which I command thee, thou, time to come, saying, What mean the tesand thy son, and thy son's son, all the days timonies, and the statutes, and the judgof thy life; and that thy days may be pro- ments, which the LORD our God bath comlonged.
manded you? 3 | Hear therefore, ( Israel, and ob- 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, serve to do it; that it may be well with We were Pharaob's bond-mer in Egypt thee, and that ye may increase mightily, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt as the LORD God of thy fathers bath pro- with a mighty hand. mised thee, in the land that floweth with 22 And the LORD shewed signs and milk and honey.
wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, up4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is on Pharaoh, and upon all his household, one LORD:
before our eyes: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God 23 And he brought us out from thence, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, that he might bring us in, to give us the and with all thy Inight.
land which he sware unto our fathers. 6 And these words which I command 24 And the LORD commanded us to do thee this day, shall be in thy heart : all-these statutes, to fear the LORD Our
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently God, for our good always, that he might unto thy children, and shalt talk of them preserve us alive, as it is at this day. when thou sittest in thy house, and when 23 And it shall be our righteousness, if thou walkest by the way, and when thou we observe do all these commandments liest down, and when thou risest up. before the LORD our God, as be hatb com
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign manded us. upon thy hand, and they shall be as
CHAP. VII. frontlets between thine eyes.
THEN the LORD thy God shall bring posts of thy house, and on thy gates. goest to possess it, and hath cast out many
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy nations before thee, the Hittites, and the God shall have brought thee into the land Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abra- Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations great and goodly cities, which thou build-greater and mightier than thou; odst not,
2 And when the LORD thy God shall 11 And houses full of all good things, deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite which thou filledst not, and wells digged, them and utterly destroy them, thou shalt which thou diggedst not, vineyards and make no covenant with them, nor shew olive-trees, which thou plantedst not; mercy unto them: when thou shalt have eaten and be full; 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages
12 Then beware lest thou forget the with them; thy daughter thou shalt not LORD, which brought thee forth out of the give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. thou take unto thy son.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, 41 For they will turn away thy sod and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.ifpan following me, that they may serve
AN communion with the CHAP. VIII.
nations 18 forbidden. other gods: so will the anger of the LORD but shalt well remember what the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all suddenly.
Egypt; 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye 19 The great temptations which thine shall destroy their altars, and break down eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, their images, and cut down their groves, and the mighty hand, and the stretched and burn their graven images with fire. out arm, whereby the LORD thy God
6 T For thou art a holy people unto brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God God do unto all the people of whom thou bath chosen thee to be a special people art afraid. unto bimself, above all people that are 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will upon the face of the earth.
send the bornet among them, until they 7 The Lord did not set his love upon that are left, and hide themselves from you, nor choose you, because ye were thee, be destroyed. more in number than any people ; for ye. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: were the fewest of all people:
for the LORD thy God is among you, a & But because the LORD loved you, and mighty God and terrible. because he would keep the oath which he 22 And the Lord thy God will put out had sworn unto your fathers, bath the those nations before thee by little and litLORD brought you out with a mighty band, tle: 'thou mayest not consume them at and redeemed you. out of the house of once, lest the beasts of the field increase bond-men, from the hand of Pharaoh king upon thee. of Egypt.
23 | But the LORD thy God shall de91 know therefore that the LORD thy liver them unto thee, and shall destroy God, he is God, the faithful God, which them with a mighty destruction, until they keepeth covenant and mercy with them be destroyed. that love him and keep bis commandments 24 And he shall deliver their kings into to a thousand generations;
thy hand, and thou shalt destroy their 10 Aud repayeth them that hate bim to name froin under heaven: there shall no their face, to destroy them: he will not be man be able to stand before thee, until • Elack to him that hateth him, he will repay thou have destroyed them. bim to bis face.
25 The graven images of their gods 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the com- shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not demandments, and the statutes, and the judg-sire the silver or gold that is on them, nor ments, whicb I command thee this day, take it unto thee, lest thou be snared to do them.
therein: for it is an abomination to the 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if Lord thy God. Je hearken to these judgments, and keep, 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomi. and do them, that the LORD thy God shall nation into thy house, Jest thou be a keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly which he sware unto thy fathers: detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it;
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, for it is a cursed thing. and multiply thee: he will also bless the
CHAP. VIII. fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of the Amand there this day shall ye observe hand, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine
oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and of thy sheep, in the land which he sware go in and possess the land which the LORD unto thy fathers to give thee.
sware unto your fathers. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo- 2 And thou shalt remember all the way ple: there shall not be male or female which the LORD thy God led thee these barren among you, or among your cattle. forty years in the wilderness, to humble
15 And the LORD will take away from thee, and to prove thee, to know what was thee all sickness, and will put none of the in thy heart, whether thou wouldest ovil diseases of Egypt which thou know- keep his commandments, or no. est upon thee; but will lay them upon all 3° And he humbled thee, and suffered them that hate thee.
thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo- which thou knewest not, neither did thy ple which the LORD thy God shall deliver fathers know; that he might make thee thee; tbine eye shall have no pity upon know that man doth not live by bread only, them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; but by every word that proceedeth out of for that will be a snare unto tbee. the mouth of the Lord, doth man live.
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, These nations are more than 1, how can I neither did thy foot swell these forty years. dispossess them?
5 Thou shalt also consider in by 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: heart, that as a man chastenets his son,
Obedienee to God's will. DEUTERONOMY. The Israelites' rebellious. 60 the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.; of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the com- of whom thou hast heard say, Who cau mandments of the LORD thy God, to walk stand before the children of Anak? in his ways, and to fear him.
3 Understand therefore this day, that 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee the LORD thy God is he which goeth over mto a good land, a land of brooks of water, before thee; as a consuming fire he shall of fountains, and depths that spring out of destroy them, and he shall bring them down valleys and bills;
before thy face: so shalt thou drive them 8 À land of wheat, and barley, and out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a hath said unto thee. land of oil-olive, and honey;
4 Speak not thou in thy heart, after 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread that the LORD thy God bath cast them out without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any from before thee, saying, For my rightthing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and eousness the LORD bath brought me in to out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. possess this land: but for the wickednese
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, of these nations the LORD doth drive them then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for ont from before thee. the good land which he hath given thee. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD uprightness of thy heart dost thou go to thy God, in not keeping his command- possess their land: but for the wickedness ments, and his judgments, and his statutes, of these nations, the LORD thy God doth which I command thee this day : drive them out froin before thee, and that
12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art he may perform the word which the LORD full, and hast built goodly houses, and sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, dwelt therein ;
and Jacob. 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is thy God giveth thee not this good land to multiplied, and all that thou hast is multi-possess it for thy righteousness; for thou plied;
art a stiff-necked people. 14 Then thy heart be lifted up, and 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou thou forget the LORD thy God, which provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, the wilderness: from the day that thou from the house of bondage;
didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until 15 Who led thee through that great and ye came unto this place, ye bave been reterrible wilderness, wherein were fiery ser-bellious against the LORD. pents, and scorpions, and drought, where 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD there was no water: who brought thee forth to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with water out of the rock of Aint;
you to have destroyed you. 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with 9 When I was gone up into the mount, manna, which thy fathers knew not, that to receive the tables of stone, even the tahe might humble thee, and that he might bles of the covenant which the Lord made prove thee, todothee good at thy latterend: with you, then I abode in the mount forty
17 And thou say in thy heart, My days and forty nights, I neither did eat power and the might of my hand hath bread, nor drink water: gotten me this wealth.
10 And the Lord delivered unto me two 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD tables of stone written with the finger of thy God: for it is he that giveth thee pow- God; and on them was written according or to get wealth, that he may establish his to all the words which the LORD spake covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, with you in the mount, out of the midst of as it is this day.
the fire, in the day of the assembly. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all for- 11 And it came to pass at the end of get the LORD thy God, and walk after forty days and forty nights, that the LORD other gods, and serve them, and worship gave me the two tables of stone, even the them, I testify against you this day that ye tables of the covenant. shall surely perish.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, 20 As the nations which the LORD de- get thee down quickly from bence; for thy stroyeth before your face, so shall ye pe- people which thou hast brought forth out rish; because ye would not be obedient of Egypt have corrupted themselves ; they unto the voice of the LORD your God. are quickly turned aside out of the way CHAP. IX.
which I commanded thein ; they have HEAR, O Israel a Thou art to pass over made them a molten image,
13 Furthermore, the Lord spake unto nations greater and mightier than thyself, me, saying, I have seen this people, and cities great and fenced up to heaven, behold, it is a stiff-necked people : 2 A people great and tall, the children] 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy rehearsed by Adoses.
The two tables renewed them, and blot out their name from under 29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheaven: and I will make of thee a nation heritance which thou broughtest out hy thy mightier and greater than they.
mighty power and by thy stretched out arm. 15 So I turned and came down from the
T that time and the two tables of the covenant were in Hew my two hands.
unto the first, and come up unto me into the 16 And I looked, and behold, ye bad mount, and make thee an ark of wood. sinned against the LORD your God, and 2 And I will write on the tables the bad made you a molten calf: ye had turned words that were in the first tables which aside quickly out of the way which the thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in LORD had commanded you.
the ark. 17 And I took the two tables, and cast 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, them out of my two bands, and brake them and hewed two tables of stone like unto before your eyes.
the first, and went up into the mount, hav18 And I féll down before the LORD, asing the two tables in my hand. at the first, forty days and forty nights: 1 4 And be wrote on the tables, according did neither eat bread, nor drink water, be to the first writing, the ten commandments, cause of all your sins which ye sinned, in which the LORD spake unto you in the doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the to provoke him to anger.
day of the assembly: and the LORD gave i9 (For I was afraid of the anger and them unto me. hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was 5 And I turned myself and came down wrotb against you to destroy you.) But the from the mount, and put the tables in the Lord hearkened unto me at that time also. ark which I had made ; and there they be,
20 And the LORD was very angry with as the LORD commanded me. Aaron to have destroyed him: and I pray- 6 And the children of Israel took their ed for Aaron also the same time. journey from Beeroth of the children of
21 And I took your sin, the calf whichJaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and se had made, and burnt it with fire, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son stamped it, and ground it very small, even ministered in the priest's office in his stead. until it was as small as dust: and I cast the 7 From thence they journeyed unto dust thereof into the brook that descended Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotout of the mount.
bath, a land of rivers of waters. 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and 8 9 At that time the LORD separated the at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the coveLORD to wrath.
nant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you to minister unto him, and to bless in his from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and name, unto this day. possess the land which I have given you ; 9 Wherefore Lévi hath no part nor inthen ye rebelled against the commandment heritance with his brethren; the LORD is of the LORD your God, and ye believed his inheritance, according as the LORD thy bim not, nor hearkened to his voice. God promised him.
24 Ye bave been rebellious against the 10° And I stayed in the mount, accordLord from the day that I knew you. ing to the first time, forty days and forty
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at that time also, and the LORD would at the first; because the Lord had said he not destroy thee. would destroy you.
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, take thy journey before the people, that and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy they may go in and possess the land which people and thine inheritance, which thou I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. hast redeemed through thy greatness, 12 And now, Israel, what dotb the which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt LORD thy God require of thee but to fear with a mighty hand.
the LORD thy God; to walk in all his ways, 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stub- God with all
thy heart and with all thy soul, bornness of this people, nor to their wick- 13 To keep the commandments of the odness, nor to their sin:
LORD, and his statutes, which I command 28 Lest the land whence thou brought- thee this day for thy good ? est us out, say, Because the LORD was not 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven able to bring them into the land which he of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the promised them, and because he bated them, earth also, with all that therein is. be hath brought them out to slay them in 15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy the wilderness.
fathers to love them, and he chose their
to obedience.. seed after them, even you above all people, sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with as it is this day,
thy foot, as a garden of herbs: 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin 11 But the land, whither ye go to pos. of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. sess it, is a land of bills and valleys, and
17 For the LORD your God is God of drinketh water of the rain of heaven: gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a 12 A land which the LORD thy God mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God not persons, nor taketh reward :
are always upon it, from the beginning of 18 He doth execute the judgment of the the year even unto the end of the year. fatherless and widow, and loveth the 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall stranger, in giving him food and raiment. hearken diligently unto my commandments
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for which I command you this day, to love ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. the LORD your God, and to serve him with
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; all your heart and with all your soul, bim shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou 14 That I will give you the rain of your cleave, and swear by his name.
land in his due season, the first rain and 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in that hath done for thee these great and thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. terrible things which thine eyes have seen. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full, with threescore and ten persons; and now 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your the LORD thy God hath made thee as the heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, stars of heaven for multitude.
and serve other gods, and worship them; CHAP. XI.
17 | And then the Lord's wrath be TH WHEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD kindled against you, and he shut up the
thy God, and keep his charge, and heaven, that there be no rain, and that the bis statutes, and bis judgments, and his land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish commandments, always.
guickly from off the good land which the 2 | And know ye this day: for I speak Lord giveth you. not with your children which have not 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my known, and which have not seen the chas- words in your heart and in your soul, and tisement of the LORD your God, his great-bind them for a sign upon your hand, that ness, his mighty hand, and his stretched they may be as frontlets between your eyes. out arm,
19 And ye shall teach them your chil3 And his miracles, and his acts, which dren, speaking of them when thou sittest he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh in thy house, and when thou walkest by the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; the way, when thou liest down, and when
4 And what he did unto the army of thou risest up. Egypt, unto their horses, and to their 20 And thou shalt write them upon the chariots; how he made the water of the door posts of thy house, and upon thy Red sea to overflow them as they pursued gates: after you, and how the LORD hath destroy- 21 That your days may be multiplied, ed them unto this day;
and tbe days of your children, in the land 5 And what he did unto you in the wil-which the LORD sware unto your fathers to derness, until ye came into this place; give them, as the days of heaven upon the
6 And what he did unto Dathan and earth. Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of 22 For if ye shall diligently keep all Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, these commandments which I command and swallowed them up, and their house-you, to do them, to love the LORD your holds, and their tents, and all the substance God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave that was in their possession, in the midst unto him; of all Israel:
23 Then will the LORD drive out all 7 But your eyes have seen all the great these nations from before you, and ye shall acts of the LORD which he did.
possess greater nations and mightier than 8 4 Therefore shall ye keep all the yourselves. commandments which I command you this 24 Every place whereon the soles of day, that ye may be strong, and go in and your feet shall tread shall be yours: from possess the land, whither yegoto possess it; the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the
9 And that ye may prolong your days in river, the river Euphrates, even unto the the land which the Lord sware unto your uttermost sea shall
your coast be. fathers to give unto them, and to their seed, 25 There shall no man be able to stand a land that floweth with milk and honey before you: for the LORD your God shall
10 For the land, whither thou goest in lay the fear of you, and the dread of you to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, from whence yo came out, where thou as he hath said unto you.