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God's dealings with Israel. CHAP. II.

Edom, Moab, and Ammon. the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto | journey into the wilderness by the way of thee; sear not, neither be discouraged. the Red sea.

22 | And ye came near unto me every one 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We of you, and said, We will send men before have sinned against the Lord, we will go up us, and they shall search us out the land, and and fight, according to all that the Lord our bring us word again by what way we must God commanded us. And when ye had go up, and into what cities we shall come. girded on every man his weapons of war, ye 23 And the saying pleased me well: and I were ready to go up into the hill. took twelve men of you, one of a tribe : 42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto

24 And they turned and went up into the them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am not mountain, and came unto the valley of Esh- among you ; lest ye be smitten before your col, and searched it out. 25 And they took of the fruit of the land in 43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not their hands, and brought it down unto us, hear, but rebelled against the commandment and brought us word again, and said, It is a of the Lord, and went presumptuously up good land which the LORD our God doth into the hill. give us.

44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that 26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, mountain, came out against you, and chased but rebelled against the commandment of you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, the LORD your God:

even unto Hormah. 27 And ye murmured in your tents, and 45 And ye returned and wept before the said, Because the LORD hated uş, he hath Lord; but the Lord would not hearken to brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to your voice, nor give ear unto you. deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, acdestroy us.

cording unto the days that ye abode there. 28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren

CHAP. II. have discouraged our heart, saying, The 1 The story is continued, that they were not to people is greater and taller than we; the meddle with the Edomites, 9 nor with the Mocities are great and walled up to heaven; abites, 17 nor with the Ammonites, 24 but Siand moreover, we have seen the sons of the hon the Amorite was subdued by them. Anakims there. 29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither

(HEN we turned, and took our journey TH

into the wilderness by the way of the be afraid of them.

Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and 30 The LORD your God which goeth be- we compassed mount Seir many days. fore you, he shall fight for you, according to

2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying, all that he did for you in Égypt before your 3 Ye have compassed this mountain long eyes;

enough: turn you northward.? and its 31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast 4 And command thou the people, saying, seen how that the LORD thy God bare thee, Ye are to pass through the coast of your as a man doth hear his son, in all the way brethren the children of Esau, which dwell that ye went, until ye came into this place. in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take 32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the ye good heed unto yourselves therefore: LORD your God,

5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give 33 Who went in the way before you, to you of their land, no, not so much as a footsearch you out a place to pitch your tents in, breadth ; because I have given mount Seir in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye unto Esau for a possession. should go, and in a cloud by day,

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that 34 And the LORD heard the voice of your ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of words, and was wroth, and sware, saying,

them for

drink: 35 Surely there shall not one of these men 7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee of this evil generation see that good land, in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth which I sware to give unto your fathers, thy walking through this great wilderness:

36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he these forty years the LORD thy God hath been shall see it, and to him will I give the land with thee: thou hast lacked nothing. that he hath trodden upon, and to his chil- 8 And when we passed by from our bredren, because he hath wholly followed the thren the children of Esau, which dwelt in LORD.

Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, 37 Also the LORD was angry with me, for and from Ezion-gaber, we turned and passed your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in by the way of the wilderness of Moab. thither.

§ 9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which stand- not the Moabites, neither contend with them etis before thee, he shall go in thither. En in battle: for I will not give thee of their land courage him: for he shall cause Israel to in- for a possession; because I have given Ar herit it.

unto the children of Lot for a possession. 39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye said 10 (The Emims dwelt therein in times past, should be a prey, and your children, which a people great, and many, and tall as the in that day had no knowledge between good Anakims; and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto 11 Which also were accounted giants, as them will I give it, and they shall possess it. the Anakins; but the Moabites call them 40 But as for you, turn you, and take your


that ye may

Of Sihon king of Heshbon. DEUTERONOMY. of Og king of Bashan.

12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before. | 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not time, but the children of Esau succeeded let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God them, when they had destroyed them from hardened his spirit, and made his heart ob before them, and dwelt in their stead; as stinate, that he might deliver him into thy Israel did unto the land of his possession, hand, as appeareth this day, which the LORD gave unto them.)

31 And the Lord said unto me, Behold, I 13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over have begun to give Silon and his land bethe brook Zered: and we wentover the brook (fore thee: begin to possess, that thou mayZered.

est inherit huis land. 14 And the space in which we came from 32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the all his people, to fight at Jahaz. brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; 33 And the LORD our God delivered bim until all the generation of the men of war before us; and we smote him, and his sons, were wasted out from among the host, as the and all his people. LORD sware unto them.

34 And we took all his cities at that time, 15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was and utterly destroyed the men, and the woagainst them, to destroy them from among the men, and the little ones of every city; we host, until they were consumed.

left none to remain: 16 So it came to pass, when all the men of 35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto war were consumed and dead from among ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which the people,

we took. 17 | That the Lord spake unto me, saying, 36 From Aroer which is by the brink of the 18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by coast of Moab, this day:...

the river, even unto Gilead, there was not 19 And when thou coinest nigh over against one city too strong for us: the LORD our God the children of Ammon, distress them not, delivered all unto us : nor meddle with them: for I will not give 37 Only unto the land of the children of thee of the land of the children of Ammon Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place any possession; because I have given it unto of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the children of Lot for a possession. the mountains, norunto whatsoever the LORD

20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: our God forbade us. giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Am

CHAP. III. monites call them Zamzummims;

i The story of the conquest of Og king of Bashan. 21 A people great, and many, and tall as 11 The bigness of his bed. 12 The distribution the Anakims; but the Lord destroyed them of those lands to the two tribes and half. 23 before them; and they succeeded them, and Moses' prayer to enter into the land. 26 He is dwelt in their stead :

permitted to see it. 22 As he did to the children of Esau, which THEN we turned, and went



the dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Ho


to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan rims from before them; and they succeeded came out against us, he and all his people, them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this to battle at Edrei. day :

2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear tum 23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, not; for I will deliver him, and all his peoeven unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which ple, and his land, into thy hand; and thou came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sibon and dwelt in their stead.)

king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Hesh24 T Rise ye up, take your journey, and bon. pags over the river Arnon : behold, I have 3 So the LORD our God delivered into our given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king hands Og also the king of Bashan, and all of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess his people : and we smote him until none it, and contend with him in battle.

was left to him remaining. 25 This day will I begin to put the dread of 4 And we took all his cities at that time, thee and the fear of thee upon the nations there was not a city which we took not from that are under the whole heaven, who shall them, threescore cities, all the region of Arhear report of thee, and shall tremble, and gob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. be in anguish because of thee.

5 All these cities were fenced with high 26 And I sent messengers out of the wilder- walls, gates, and bars; besides, unwalled ness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Hesh- towns a great many. bon with words of peace, saying,

6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did 27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go unto Sihon king of Heslibon, utterly destroyalong by the highway, I will neither turn ing the men, women, and children of every unto the right hand nor to the left.

city. 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the ci. I may eat; and give me water for money, ties, we took for a prey to ourselves. that I may drink: only I will pass through on 8 And we took at that time out of the hand my feet;

of the two kings of the Amorites the land 29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in that was on this side Jordan, from the river Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did of Arnon unto mount Hermon; unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into 9(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; the land which the LORD our God giveth us. I and the Amorites call it Shenir;)


Moses' prayer to enter the land. CHAP. IV.

An exhortation to obedience. 10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and lift up thine eyes westward, and north. and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, ward, and southward, and eastward, and becities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. hold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not

11 | For only Og king of Bashan remained go over this Jordan. of the remnant of giants; behold, his bed-28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, stead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in and strengthen him: for he shall go over Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine before this people, and he shall cause them cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits to inherit the land which thou shalt see. the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man. 29 So we abode in the valley over against

12 And this land, which we possessed at Beth-peor. that time, from Aroer, which is by the river

CHAP. IV. Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities 1 An exhortation to obedience. 41 Moses appoint thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to eth the three cities of refuge on that side Jor the Gadites.

dan. 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashian, COW therefore hearken, O Israel, unto being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the the statutes and unto the judgments, half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Ar- which I teach you, for to do them, that ye gob, with all Bashan, -which was called the may live, and go in and possess the land land of giants.

which the LORD God of your fathers giveth 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the you. country of Argob, unto the coasts of Geshuri, 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I and Maachathi; and called them after his command you, neither shall ye diminish aught own name, Bashian-havoth-jair, unto this day. from it, that ye may keep the commandments 15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir. of the LORD your God which I. command 16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the you. Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did river Arnon, half the valley, and the border, because of Baal-peor: for all the men that even unto the river Jabbok, which is the bor- followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath der of the children of Ammon :

destroyed them from among you. 17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast 4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea your God, are alive every one of you this of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-day. pisgah eastward.

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes, and 18 And I commanded you at that time, say- judgments, even as the LORD my God coming, The LORD your God hath given you this manded me, that ye should do so in the land land to possess it; ye shall pass over armed whither ye go to possess it. before your brethren the children of Israel, 6 Keep therefore and do them: for this is all that are meet for the war.

your wisdom and your understanding in the 19 But your wives, and your little ones, sight of the nations, which shall hear all and your cattle, (for I know that ye have these statutes, and say, Surely this great namuch cattle,) shall abide in your cities which tion is a wise and understanding people. I have given you;

7 For what nation is there so great, who 20 Until the Lord have given rest unto hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD your brethren, as well as unto you, and until our God is in all things that we call upon they also possess the land which the LORD him for? your God hath given them beyond Jordan: 8 And what nation is there so great, that and then shall ye return every man unto his hath statutes and judgments so righteous possession which I have given you.

as all this law, which I set before you this 21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, day? saying, Thinė eyes have seen all that the 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy LORD your God hath_done unto these two soul diligently, lest thou forget the things kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the which thine eyes have seen, and lest they kingdoms whither thou passest.

depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: 22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons: your God he shall fight for you.

10 Specially the day that thou stoodest be23 And I besought the LORD at that time, fore the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the saying,

LORD said unto me, Gather me the people 24 Ở Lord God, thou hast begun to shew together, and I will make them hear my thy servant thy greatness, and thy nighty words, that they may learn to fear me all the hand: for what God is there in heaven or days that they shall live upon the earth, and in earth, that can do according to thy works, that they may teach their children. and according to thy might?

11 And ye came near and stood under the 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the mountain; and the mountain burned with good land that is beyond Jordan, that good- fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, ly mountain, and Lebanon.

clouds, and thick darkness. 26 But the LORD was wroth with me for 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the your sakes, and would not hear me: and the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard speak no more unto me of this matter. a voice. 27 1 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, | 13 And he declared unto you his covenant,


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An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY.

The cities of refuge. which he commanded you to perform, even 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all ten commandments: and he wrote them these things are come upon thee, even in the upon two tables of stone.

latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, 14 And the Lord commanded me at that and shalt be obedient unto his voice; time to teach you statutes and judgments, 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful that ye might do them in the land whither God;) he will not forsake thee, neither deye go over to possess it.

stroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto your fathers, which he sware unto them. selves; (för ye saw no manner of similitude 32 For ask now of the days that are past, on the day that the Lord spake unto you in which were before thee, since the day that Horeb out of the midst of the fire;) God created man upon the earth, and ask

16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make from the one side of heaven unto the other, you a graven image, the similitude of any whether there hath been any such thing as figure, the likeness of male or female, this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?

17 The likeness of any beast that is on the 33 Did cver people hear the voice of God earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou flieth in the air,

hast heard, and live? 18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him on the ground, the likeness of any fish that a nation from the midst of another nation, by is in the waters beneath the earth :

temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and stretched-out arm, and by great terrors, acthe moon, and the stars, even all the host of cording to all that the LORD your God did heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, for you in Egypt before your eyes ? and serve them, which the Lord thy God 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou hath divided unto all nations under the whole mightest know that the Lord he is God: heaven.

there is none else besides him. 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear brought you forth out of the iron furnace, his voice, that he might instruct thee: and even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; of inheritance, as ye are this day.

and thou heardest his words out of the midst 21 Furthermore, the LORD was angry with of the fire. me for your sakes, and sware that I should 37 And because he loved thy fathers, not go over Jordan, and that I should not therefore he chose their seed after them, go in unto that good land which the Lord and brought thee out in his sight with his thy God giveth thee for an inheritance: mighty power out of Egypt;

22 But I must die in this land, I must not go 38 To drive out nations from before thee, over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and pos- greater and mightier than thou art, to bring sess that good land.

thee in, to give thee their land for an inheri23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye for- tance, as it is this day. get the covenant of the LORD your God, .39 Know therefore this day, and consider it which he made with you, and make you a in thy heart, that the LORD he is God in graven image, or the likeness of any thing heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: which the LORD thy God hath forbidden there is none else. thee.

40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes 24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming and his commandments which I command fire, even a jealous God.

thee this day, that it may go well with thee, 25 When thou shalt beget children, and and with thiy children after thee, and that children's children, and ye shall have re- thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, mained long in the land, and shall corrupt which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil 41 T Then Moses severed three cities on in the siglot of the LORD thy God, to pro- this side Jordan, toward the sun-rising; voke him to anger;.

42 That the slayer might flee thither, which 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against should kill his neighbour unawares, and ha. you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish ted him not in times past; and that fleeing from off the land whereunto ye go over Jor- unto one of these cities he might live: dan to possess it: ye shall not prolong your 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ra

27 And the LORD shall scatter you among moth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan the nations, and ye shall be left few in num- in Bashan, of the Manassites. ber among the heathen, whither the LORD 44 | And this is the law which Moses set shall lead you.

before the children of Israel: 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work 45 These are the testimonies, and the staof men's hands, wood and stone, which nei- tutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake ther see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. unto the children of Israel, after they came

29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the forth out of Egypt, LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon soul.

| king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon,


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The ten commandments.

CHAP. V. Moses receives the law from God. whom Mosesand the children of Israel smote, I mighty hand and by a stretched-out arm: after they were come forth out of Egypt: therefore the LORD thy God commanded 47 And they possessed his land, and the thee to keep the sabbath-day. land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the 16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as Amorites, which were on this side Jordan, the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; toward the sun-rising;

that thy days may be prolonged, and that it 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of may go well with thee, in the land which the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, the LORD thy God giveth thee. which is Hermon,

17 Thou shalt not kill. 49 And all the plain on this side Jordan 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, 19 Neither shalt thou steal. under the springs of Pisgab.

20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness CHAP. V.

against thy neighbour. 1 The covenant in Horeb. 6 The ten command- 21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's ments. 22 At the people's request Moses re- wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's ceiveth the law from God.

house, his field, or his map-servant, or his unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes that is thy neighbour's. and judgments which I speak in your ears 22 These words the Lord spake unto all this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, your assembly in the mount, out of the midst and do them.

of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick 2 The LORD our God made a covenant with darkness, with a great voice; and he added us in Horeb.

no more: and he wrote them in two tables 3 The LORD made not this covenant with of stone, and delivered them unto me. our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the of us here alive this day.

voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for 4 The LORD talked with you face to face the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, came near unto me, even all the heads of 5 (I stood between the LORD and you at your tribes, and your elders; that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and hath shewed us his glory, and his greatness, went not up into the mount,) saying, and we have heard his voice out of the midst 6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought of the fire: we have seen this day that God thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house doth talk with man, and he liveth. of bondage.

25 Now therefore why should we die ? for 7 Thou shalt have none other gods before this great fire will consume us: if we hear

the voice of the LORD our God any more, 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven then we shall die. image, or any likeness of any thing that is 26 For who is there of all flesh that hath in heaven above, or that is in the earth be- heard the voice of the living God speaking neath, or that is in the waters beneath the out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and earth:

lived ? 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto 27 | Go thou near, and hear all that the them, nor serve them: for. I the LORD thy LORD our God shall say: and speak thou God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity unto us all that the LORD our God shall of the fathers upon the children unto the speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and third and fourth generation of them that do it.

28 And the LORD heard the voice of your 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of words, when ye spake unto me; and the them that love me, and keep my command- LORD said unto me, have heard the voice ments.

of the words of this people, which they have 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the spoken unto thee; they have well said all LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will that they have spoken. not hold him guiltless that taketh his name 29 O that there were such a heart in them, in vain.

that they would fear me, and keep all my 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as commandments always, that it might be well the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. with them, and with their children for ever! 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy 30 Go say to them, Get you into

your work;

again. 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do and I will speak unto thee all the commandany work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daugh- ments, and the statutes, and the judgmente, ter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-ser- which thou shalt teach them, that they may vant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of do them in the land which 'I give them to thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy possess it. gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid- 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the servant may rest as well as thou.


God hath commanded you: ye 15 And remember that thou wast a servant shall not turn aside to the right hand or to in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy the left. God brought thee out thence through al 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the



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