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Obedience the end of the lar. DEUTERONOMY. All communion with the LORD your God hath commanded you, that go in and possess the good land which the ye may live, and that it may be well with LORD sware unto thy fathers, you, and that ye may prolong your days in 19 To cast out all thine enemies from before the land which ye shall possess.

thee, as the LORD hath spoken. (1IAP. VI.

20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to i The end of the law is obedience. 3.In crhorta- come, saying, What mean the testimonies, tion thereto.

and the statutes, and the judgments, which TOW these are the commandments, the the LORD our God hath commanded you?

21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We LORD your God commanded to teach you, were Pharaoli's bond-men in Égypt; and that ye might do them in the land whither ye the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a go to possess it:

mighty hand: 2. That thou mightest fear the LORD thy 22 And the Lord shewed signs and won God, to keep all his statutes and his com- Jers, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pha mandments which I command thee, thou, raoh, and upon all his household, before our and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of eyes: thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 23 And he brought us out from thence, that

3 ( Tlear therefore, O Israel, and observe he might bring us in, to give us the land to do it; that it may be well with thee, and which he sware unto our fathers. that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD 24 And the LORD) commanded us to do all God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the these statutes, to tear the Lord our God, for land that floweth with milk and honey. our good always, that he might preserve us 4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is alive, as it is at this day. one LORD:

25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we 5 And thou shalt love the Lord thy God observe to do all these commandments bewith all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and fore the Lord our God, as he hath comwith all thy might.

manded us. 6 And these words which I cornmand thee

CILAP. VII. this day, shall be in thy heart:

1.111 communion with the nations is forbidden, 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto 4 for fear of idolatry, 6 für the holiness of the thy children, and shalt talk of them when people, 9 for the nature of God in his mercy thou sittest in thy house, and when thou and justice, 17 for the assuredness of victory walkest by the way, and when thou liest

which (iod will give over them. down, and when thou risest up. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon

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CHEN the LORD thy God shall bring thy hand, and they shall be as frontlets be- to possess it, and hath cast out many natious tween thine eyes.

before thee, the lIittites, and the Girgashites, ? And thou shalt write them upon the posts and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and orthy house, and on thy gates.

the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Je. 10 İnd it shall be, when the Lori) thy God busites, seven nations greater and mightier shall have brought thee into the land which than thou; he swure unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to 2 And when the LORD thy God shall deli. Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and ver them before thee, thou shalt smite them goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make 11 And houses full of all good things, which no covenant with them, nor shew mercy thou filledst not, and wells digged, which unto them: thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive-trees, 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto have eaten and be full;

his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto 12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, thy son. which brought thee forth out of the land of 4.9 For they will turn away thy son from Egypt, from the house of bondage.

following me, that they may serve other gods: 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and so will the anger of the Lord be kindled serve hiin, and shalt swear by his name. against you, and destroy thee suddenly.

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the 5 But ihus shall ye deal with them; ye shall gods of the people which are round about destroy their altars, and break down their you;

images, and cut down their groves, and burn 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God their graven images with fire. among you;) lest the anger of the LORD thy 69 For thou art a holy people unto the God he kindled against thee, and destroy LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath thee from off the face of the earth.

chosen thee to be a special people unto him16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, self, above all people that are upon the face as ye tempted him in Massah.

of the earth. 17 Ye shall diligently keep the command- 7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, ments of the LORD your God, and his testi- nor choose you, because ye were more in monies, and his statutes, which he hath com- number than any people; for ye were the manded thee.

fewest of all people : 18 And thou shalt do that which is right 8 But because the LORD loved you, and be. and good in the sight of the LORD: that it cause he would keep the oath which he had may be well with thee, and that thou mayest I sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD

nations of Canaan is forbidden. CHAP. VII.

Obedience to God's rrini, brought you out with a miglity hand, and re-| to stand before thee, until thou have destroy deemed you out of the house of bond-men, ed them. from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. 25 The graven images of their gods shall

9 | Know therefore that the LORD thy God, ve burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth silver or gold that is on them, nor take it covenant and mercy with them that love hin unto thee,

lest thou be snared therein : for it and keep his comniandments to a thousand is an abomination to the LORD thy God. generations;

26 Neither shalt thou bring an abonination 10 And repayeth them that hate him to their into thy house, lest thou be a cursed thing face, to destroy them: he will not be slack like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and to him that hateth him, he will repay hiin to thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed his face.

thing. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the com

CHAP. VIII. inandments, and the statutes, and the judy-An exhortation to obedience in regard of Civd's ments, which I command thee this day, to do

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which I comhearken to these judgments, and keep, and do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep and possess the land which the Lord sware unto thee the covenant and the mercy which unto your fathers. he sware unto thy fathers :

2 And thou shalt remember all the way 13 And he will love thee, and bless thec, which the LORD thy God led thee these forty and niultiply thee: he will also bless the fruit years in the wilderness, to humble thee, anil of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy to prove thee, to know what was in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, thé in- heart, whether thou wouldest keep his concrease of thy kine, and the flocks of thy mandments, or no. sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee fathers to give thee.

to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers there shall not be male or female barren know; that he might make thee know that ainong you, or among your cattle.

man doth not live by bread only, but by every 15 And the LORD will take away from thee word that proceedeth out of the mouth of all sickness, and will put none of the evil dis- the LORD, doth man live. eases of Egypt which thou knowest upon 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, thee; but will lay them upon all them that neither did thy foot swell these forty years. hate thee.

5 Thou shalt also consider in thy heart, that 16 And thou shalt consume all the people as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thy God chastencth thee. thine eye shall have no pity upon them: nei- 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commanı!ther shalt thou serve their gods; for that will ments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his be a snare unto thee.

ways, and to fear him. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These 7 For the LORD tliy God bringeth thee into nations are more than I, how can I dispos- a good land, a land of brooks of water, of sess them?

fountains, and depths that spring out of val18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but leys and hills; shalt well remember what the LORD thy God 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; and fig-trees, and poinegranates, a land of

19 The great temptations which thine eyes oil-olive, and honey; saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread withmighty hand, and the stretched out arm, out scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing whereby the LORD thy God brought thee in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. the people of whom thou art afraid.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will send thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the the hornet among them, until they that are good which he hath given thee. left, and hide themselves from thee, be file-11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD stroyed.

thy God, in not keeping his commandnients, 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for and his judgments, and his statutes, which I the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty command thee this day: God and terrible.

12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, 22 And the LORD thy God will put out and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt those nations before thee by little and little: therein; thou mayest not consume them at once, lest 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multhe beasts of the field increase upon thee. tiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, 23 | But the LORD thy God shall deliver and all that thou hast is multiplied; them unto thee, and shall destroy them with 14 Then thy heart be lifted up, and thou a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. forget the LORD thy God, which brought 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thy thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the jand, and thou shalt destroy their name from house of bondage; under heaven: there shall no man be able 15 Who led thee throngh that great and ter•

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The Israelites rebellions DEUTERONOMY.

rehearsed by Moses rible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, | 9 When I was gone up into the mount, to and scorpions, and drought, where there was receive the tables of stone, even the tables no water: who brought thee forth water out of the covenant which the LORD made with of the rock of flint;

you, then I abode in the mount forty days 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with and forty nights, I neither did eat bread, nor manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he drink water: might humble thee, and that he inight prove 10 And the Lori) delivered unto me two thee, to do thee good at thy latter end: tables of stone written with the finger of God;

17 And thou say in thy heart, My power and on them was written according to all the and the night of my hand hath goiten me words which the LORD spake with you in this wealth.

the mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the 18 But thon shalt remember the Lord thy day of the assembly. (od: for it is he that giveth thee power to 11 And it came to pass at the end of forty get wealth, that he inay establish his cove- days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me nant which he sware unto thy fathers, is it the two tables of stone, even the tables of the is this day.

19 And it shall be, is thou do at all forget 12 And the Lori) said unto me, Arise, get the Lord thy God, anıl walk after other thee down quickly from hence; for thy peogods, and serve them, and worship them, I ple which thou hast brought forth out of testify against you this day that ye shall sure. Egypt have corrupted themselres ; they are ly perish.

quickly turned aside out of the way which I 20. As the nations wliich the Lord destroy-commanded them; they have made then a oth before your face, so shall ve perish; be- molten image. cause ye would not be obedient unto the 13 Furthermore, the LORD spake unto me, voice of the LORD your God.

saying, I have seen this people, and behold, CHAP. IX.

it is a stiff-necked people : Voses dissuadeth their from the opinion of their

14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, own righteousness, by rehearsing their seve- and blot out their name from under heaven ral rcbellions.

and I will make of thee a nation mightier and Jordan this day, to go in to possess nao satser than being

15 So I turned and came down from the tions greater and mightier than thyself, cities inount, and the mount burned with fire: and great and fenced up to leave!),

the two tables of the covenant were in any 2 A people great and tall, the children of two hands. the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had sinner whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand against the LORD your God, and had made before the children of Anak?

you a molten calf: ye had turned aside 3 Understand therefore this day, that the quickly out of the way which the LORD haul LORD thy God is he which goeth over before commanded you. thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy 17 And I took the two tables, and cast them them, and he shall bring them down before out of my two hands, and brake them before thy sace: so shait thou drive thein out, and your eyes. destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said 18 And I fell down before the Lord, as at unto thee.

the first, forty days and forty nights: I did 4 Speak not thou in thy heart, after that the neither eat bread, nor drink water, because LORD thy God hath cast them out from be- of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing fore thee, saying, For my righteousness the wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: him to anger. but for the wickedness of these nations the 13 (For I was afraid of the anger and hot LORD doth drive them out from before thee. displeasure wherewith the LORI) was wroth

5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the up-i against you to destroy you.). But the Lori) rightness of thy heart dost thou go to possess hearkened unto me at that time also. their land: biit for the wickedness of these 20 And the Lord was very angry with nations, the LORD thy God doth drive them Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed out from before thee, and that he may per- for Aaron also the same time. form the word which the Lord sware unto 21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamp6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thyed it, and ground it very small, eren until it God giveth thee not this good land to possess was as small as dust: and I cast the dust it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff- thereof into the brook that descended out of necked people.

thie mount. 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou pro 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at vokedst the Lord thy God to wrath in the Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Lord wilderness: from the day that thou didst de- to wrath. part out of the land of Egypt, until ye came 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from bito this place, ye have been rebellious Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up

possess against the LORD.

the land which' I have given you; then ye 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to rebelled against the commandment of the wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you LORD your God, and ye believed him sot, Whave destroyed you.

nor hearkened to his voice.

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The two tables restored.

CHIAP. X, XI. E.chortations lo verdiener, 24 Ye have been rebellious against the the first time, forty days and forty nights; and LORD from the day that I knew you. the LORD hearhened unto me at that time 25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty also, and the LORD would not destroy the e. days and forty nights, as I fell down at the 11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, tako first; because the LORD had said he would thy journey before the people, that they may destroy you.

go in and possess the land which I sware 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORI), and into their fathers to give unto them. said, O Lord God, destroy not thy people 1:2 | And now, Israel, what doth the LORD and 'thine inheritance, which thou hast re- thy God require of them but to tear the Lord deemed through thy greatness, which thou the Ciod, to walk in all his ways, and to love: hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty him, and to serve the Lord ihy (iod with hand.

all thy heart and with all thy soul 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, 13 To keep the commandments of the LORI, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness and liis rtatutes, which I command thieetu of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor day for thy good ? to their sin :

1.1 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of 28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest heavens is the Loru's thy God, the earth us out, say, Because the LORD) was not able also, with all that therein is. to bring them into the land which he

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15 Only the Lord had a delight in this famised them, and because he hated them, hethers to love them, and he chose their seerd hath brought them out to slay them in the after thein, even you above all people, as it wilderness.

is this day. 29 Yet they are thy people and thine in 16 Circumcise therefore the foreshin of your heritance which thou broughtest out by thy heart, and be no more stiff-necked. mighty power and by thy stretched out arm. 17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, CHAP. X.

and Lord of lords, a great (iod, a mighty, 1 God's mercy in restoring the two tables, 6in and a terrible, which regardleth not persons.

continuing the priesthood, 8 in separating the nor taketh reward : tribe of Levi, 10 in hearkening unto Moses' 18 lle doth execute the judgment of thic suit for the people. 12 An exhortation unto fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranobedience.

ger, in giving him food and raiment. A that times the bleskof stoide likte umes

19' Love ye therefore the stranger: for yo Hew thee two tables of stone like unto

were strangers in the land of Egypt. the first, and come up unto me into the 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him mount, and make thee an ark of wood.

shalt thou serve, and to him shalt ihou cleave, 2 And I will write on the tables the words and swear by his name. that were in the first tables which thou

21 lle is thy praise, and he is thy God, that brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. bath done for thee these great and terrible

3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and things which thine, eyes have seen. hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, 22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with and went up into the mount, having the two threescore and ten persons; and now the tables in my hand.

LORD thy God hath made thee as the stary 4 And he wrote on the tables, according of heaven for multitude. to the first writing, the ten commandments,

CHIAP. XI. which the LORD spake unto you in the 1 An exhortation to obedience, 2 by their own er. mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day

pericnce of God's great works, by promise of of the assembly: and the LORD gave them God's great blessings, 16 and by threatenunto me.

ings. 18.A careful study is required in God's 5 And I turned myself and came down from words. 26 The blessing and curse is set befure the mount, and put the tables in the ark them. which I had made; and there they be, as the THE God, and keep his clarge, and his LORD commanded me. 6 9 And the children of Israel took their statutes, and his judgments, and his comjourney from Beeroth of the children of Jaa- mandments, always. kan to Mosera : there Aaron died, and there 2 | And know ye this day: for I speak not he was buried; and Eleazar his son minis- with your children which have not known, tered in the priest's office in his stead. and which have not seen the chastisement

7 From thence they journeyed unto Gud- of the LORD your God, his greatness, his godah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a mighty hand, and his stretched out arm, land of rivers of waters.

3 And his miracles, and his acts, which lie 8 At that time the LORD separated the did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the cove- king of Egypt, and unto all his land; nant of the LORD, to stand before the Lord 4 Ånd what he did unto the army of Egypt, to minister unto him, and to bless in his unto their horses, and to their chariots; how name, unto this day.

he made the water of the Red sea to over9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheri- flow them as they pursued after you, and tance with his brethren; the LORD is his in- how the Lord hath destroyed them unto this heritance, according as the LORD thy God day; promised him.

5°And what he did unto you in the wilder10 And I stayed in the mount, according to I ness, until ye came into this place;

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An echortulion to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Blessing and curse proposed.

6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abi- derness, and Lebanon, from the river, the ram, the sons of Eliah, the son of Reuben: river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea how the earth opened her mouth, and swal-shall your coast he. lowed them up, and their households, and 25 'l'here shall no man be able to stand their tents, and all the substance that was in before you: for the Lor) your God shall their possession, in the midst of all Israel: lay the fear of you, and the dread of you

7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, of the Lord which he did.

as he hath said unto you. 3 % Therefore shall be keep all the com :26 9 Behold, I set before you this day a mandments which I command you this day, blessing and a curse : that ye may be strong, and go in and possess 27A blessing, if ve obey the commandthe land, whither ye go to possess it; ments of the LORD your God which I com

9 And that ye may prolong your days in the inaud you this day; land which the LORD sware unto your fa 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the comthers to give unto them, and to their secil, a mandments of the Lord your God, but turn land that floweth with milk and houry. aside out of the way which I cominand you

10 For the land, whither thon gonne in to this day, to go after other gods which ye have posuess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from not known. whence ve came out, where thou sowedst 29 And it shall come to pass when the LORD thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a thy (od hath brought thee in unto the land garden of herbs:

whither thou goest to possess it, that thou 11 But the land, whither ye go to possess shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh and the curse upon mount Ebal. water of the rain of heaveu:

30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, 19 A land which the LORD thy God careth by the way where the sun goeth down, in for: the eyes of the LORD thy ciod are al- the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in ways upon it, from the beginning of the year the chainpaign over against Gilgal, beside even unto the end of the year.

the plains of Moreh? 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in hearken diligently into my commandments to possess the land which the LORD your which I command you this day, to love the God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and LORD your God, and to serve him with all dwell therein. your heart and with all your soul,

3. And ve shall observe to do all the sta14 That I will give you the rain of your tutes and judgments which I set before you land in his due season, the first rain and the this day. latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy

CHAP. XII. corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

1. Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. 5 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for The place of God's service is to be kept. 16, thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be fiil. 23 Blood is forbidden. 17, 20, 26 Holy things

lü Take hecol to yourselves, that your heart must be eaten in the holy place. 19 The Levite he not deceived, aiul ye turn aside, and serve is not to be forsaken. 29 Idolatry is not to be other gods, and worship them;

enquired after. 17 TAnd then the Lord's wrath be kindledTWhich ye shall observe to do in the land

THESE are the statutes and judgments against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off thee to possess it, all the days that ye live the good'land which the Lord giveth you,

upon the earth. 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words 29 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, in your heart and in your soul, and bind them, wherein the nations which ye shall possess for a sign upon your hand, that they may be served their gods, upon the high mountains, as frontlets between your eyes.

and upon the hills, and under every green 19 And ye shall teach thein your children, tree: speaking of them when thou sittest in thy 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and house, and when thou walkest by the way, break their pillars, and burn their groves when thou liest down,and when thou risestup. with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven

20 An:l thou shalt write them upon the door inages of their gods, and destroy the names posts of thy house, and upon thy gates: of them out of that place.

21 That your days may be multiplied, and 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORL your the days of your children, in the land which God. the Lord sware unto your fathers to give 5 But unto the place which the LORD your them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. God shall choose out of all your bes to

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these put his name there, even unto his habitation commandments which I command you, to shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come: do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk 6 And thither ye shall bring your burntin all bis ways, and to cleave unto him; offerings, and your sacrifices, and your

23 T'hen will the LORD drive out all these tithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, nations from before you, and ye shall possess and your vows, and your free-will-offerings, greater nations and inightier than yourselves. and the firstlings of your herds, and of your 24 Every place whereon the soles of your docks: feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wil. 7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD

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