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Obedience recommended. more in number than any people; for ye that are left, and hide themselves from were the fewest of all people :
thee, he destroyed. 8 But because the LORD loved you, 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at and because he would keep the oath them: for the LORD thy God is among wbich he had sworn unto your fathers, you, a mighty God and terrible. hath the LORD brought you out with a 22 And the LORD thy God will put mighty hand, and redee ed you out of out those nations before thee by little and the house of bondmen, from the hand of little: thou mayest not consume them Pharaoh king of Egypt.
at once, left the beasts of the field in9 Know therefore that the LORD thy creare upon thee. God, he is God, the faithful God, which 23 But the LORD thy God Mall deli. keepeth covenant and mercy with them ver them unto thee, and thall destroy that love him and keep his command-them with a mighty destruction, until ments to a thousand generations; they be destroyed.
Is And repayeth them that hate him 24 And he Mall deliver their kings to their face, to destroy them: he will into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy not be sack to him that hateth him, he their name from under heaven: there will repay him to his face.
mhall no man be able to stand before thee, II Thou shalt therefore keep the com- until thou have destroyed them. mandments, and the statutes, and the 25 The graven images of their gods judgments, which I command thee this shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not day, to do them.
defire the silver or gold that is on them, 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if nor take it unto thee, left thon be snared ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, therein : for it is an abomination to the and do them, that the Lord thy God shall Lord thy God. keep unto thee the covenant and the 26 Neither Malt thou bring an abomi. mercy which he sware unto thy fathers: nation into thine house, left thou be a
13 And he will love thee, and bless cursed thing like it: but thou halt utterly thee, and multiply thee: he will also detest it, and thou falt utterly abhor it; bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit for it is a cursed thing. of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and
CHAP. VIII. thine oil, the increase of thy, kine, and i An exhortation to obedience in regard of the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he fware unto thy fathers to give thee... A command thee this day thall
God's dealing with them.
LL the commandments which I 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo
obple: there shall not be male or female bar- serve to do, that ye may live, and multiren among you, or among your cattle. ply, and go in and possess the land which
15 And the LORD will take away from the Lord sware unto your fathers. thee all fickness, and will put none of the 2 And thou shalt remember all the way evil diseases of Egypt, which thou know- which the LORD thy God led thee these est, upon thee; but will lay them upon forty years in the wilderness, to humble all them that hate thee.
thee, and to prove thee, to know what 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo- quas in thine heart, whether thou wouldple which the LORD thy God Mall deliver eft keep his commandments, or no. thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; thee to hunger, and fed thee with manfor that will be a snare unto thee. na, which thou knewest not, neither did
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, thy fathers know ; that he might make These nations are more than I ; how can thee know that man doth not live by I dispoffefs them?
bread only, but by every word that pro18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them : ceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD but shalt well remember what the LORD doth man live. thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon Egypt;
thee, neither did thy foot swell, these 19 The great temptations which thine forty years. eyes saw, and the signs, and the won 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine ders, and the mighty hand, and the heart, that, as a man chafteneth his son, stretched out arm, wbereby the LORD so the Lord thy God chafteneth thee. thy God brought thee out: so fhall the 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the comLORD thy God do unto all the people mandments of the LORD thy God, to of whom thou art afraid.
walk in his ways, and to fear him. 20 Moreover the Lord thy God will 7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee send the hornet among them, until they into a good land, a land of brooks of
An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. The Israelites' rebellions rehearsed. water, of fountains and depths that| 2 A people great and tall, the children spring out of valleys and hills;
of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and 8 X land of wheat, and barley, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; stand before the children of Anak! a land of oil olive, and honey;
3 Understand therefore this day, that 9
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread the LORD thy God is he which goeth over without scarceness, thou shalt not lack before thee; as a consuming fire he shall any thing in it; a land whose stones are destroy them, and he shall bring them iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest down before thy face: so Malt thou drive dig brass.
them out, and destroy them quickly, as 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, the Lord hath said unto thee. then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after the good land which he hath given thee. that the LORD thy God hath cast them
11 Beware that thou forget not the out from before thee, saying, For my LORD thy God, in not keeping his com- righteousness the Lord hath brought me mandments, and his judgmenis, and his in to possess this land: but for the wick: statutes, which I command thee this day:edness of these nations the LORD doth
14 Left when thou hast eaten and art drive them out from before thee. full, and hast built goodly houses, and 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the dwelt therein ;
uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks to possess their land: but for the wickmultiply, and thy silver and thy gold edness of these nations the LORD thy God is multiplied, and all that thou hast is doth drive them out from before thee, multiplied ;
and that he may perform the word which 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abrathou forget the LORD thy God, which ham, Isaac, and Jacob. brought thee forth out of the land of 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD Egypt, from the house of bondage ; thy God giveth thee not this good land
15 Who led thee through that great to pofless it for thy righteousness; for and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery thou art a stiffnecked people. ferpents, and scorpions, and drought, 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou where there was no water; who brought provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath thee forth water out of the rock of fint; in the wilderness: from the day that thou
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness didst depart out of the land of Egypt, with manna, which thy fathers knew not, until ye came unto this place, ye have that he might humble thee, and that he been rebellious against the Lord. might prove thee, to do thee good at thy 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD latter end;
to wrath, so that the LORD was angry 17 And thou say in thine heart, My with you to have destroyed you. power and the might of mine hand hath 9 When I was gone up into the mount gotten me this wealth,
to receive the tables of stone, even the 18 But thou thalt remember the Lord tables of the covenant which the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee made with you, then I abode in the mount powerto get wealth, that he may establish | forty days and forty nights, I neither did his covenant which he sware unto thy fa- eat bread nor drink water : thers, as it is this day.
10 And the LORD delivered unto me 19. And it shall be, if thou do at all two tables of stone written with the finforget the LORD thy God, and walk after ger of God; and on them was written other gods, and serve them, and worship according to all the words, which the them, I testify against you this day that Lord (pake with you in the mount out ye shall surely perish.
of the midst of the fire in the day of the 20 As the nations which the LORD assembly. destroyeth before your face, so thall ye 11 And it came to pass at the end of perish; because ye would not be obedient forty days and forty nights, that the into the voice of the LORD your God. LORD gave me the two tables of stone, CHAP. IX.
even the tables of the covenant. 1 Mofes diffuadeth them from the opinion of 12 And the Lord said unto me, Arise,
their own righteousness, by rehearsing| get thee down quickly from hence; for their several rebellions.
thy people which thou hast brought forth EAR, O Israel: Thou art to par: 1 out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; fess nations greater and mightier than thy way which I commanded them; they self, cities great and fenced up to heaven, have made them a molten image.
Mofes pr'ayer for the people. Chap. x.
The two table's rènewed. 13 Furthermore the LORD spake untos bornness of this people, nor to their wick. me, saying, I have seen this people, and, edness, nor to their lin: behold, it is a stiffnecked people :
28 Left the land whence thou brought. 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy est us out say, Because the Lord was them, and blot out their name from un- not able to bring them intothe land which der heaven: and I will make of thee a he promised them, and because he hated nation mightier and greater than they. them, he hath brought them out to say
15 So I turned and came down from them in the wilderness. the mount, and the mount burned with 29. Yet they are thy people and thine fire: and the two tables of the covenant inheritance, which thou broughtest out guere in my two hands.
by thy mighty power and by thy stretch16 And'I looked, and, behold, ye had ed out arm. finned against the LORD your God, and
CHAP. X. had made you a molten calf: ye had i God's mercy in restoring the tavo tables. turned alide quickly out of the way 12 An exhortation to obedience. which the LORD had commanded you. T that time the LORD said unto
AT 17 And I took the two tables, and cast me, Hew thee two tables of stone them out of my two hands, and brake like unto the first, and come up unto me them before your eyes.
into the mount, and make thee an ark of 18 And I fell down before the LORD, wood. as at the first, forty days and forty nights: 2 And I will write on the tables the I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, words that were in the first tables which because of all your fins which ye finned, thou brakedst, and thou Malt put them in in doing wickedly in the fight of the the ark. LORD, to provoke him to anger.
3 And I made an ark of Mittim wood, 19 For I was afraid of the anger and and hewed two tables of stone like unto hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was the first, and went up into the mount, wroth against you to destroy you. But having the two tables in mine hand. the LORD hearkened unto me at that A And he wrote on the tables, accord. time also.
ing to the firit writing, the ten command. 20 And the LORD was very angry with ments, which the Lorv spake unto you Aaron to have destroyed him: and I in the inount out of the midst of the fire prayed for Aaron also the same time. in the day of the assembly: and the LORD
21 And I took your sin, the calf which gave them unto me. ye had made; and burnt it with fire, and 5 And I turned myself and came down itamped it, and ground it very small
, from the mount, and put the tables in the even until it was as small as duft: and I ark which I had made; and there they cast the dust thereof into the brook that be, as the LORD commanded me. descended out of the mount.
6 And the children of Israel took their 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, journey from Beeroth of the children of and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked Jaakan to Mosera : there Aaron died, the Lord to wrath,
and there he was buried ; and Eleazar 23 Likewise when the Lord sent you his son ministered in the priest's office from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and in his stead. possess the land which I have given you; 7 From thence they journeyed unto then ye rebelled against the command. Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jot. ment of the LORD your God, and ye bath, a land of rivers of waters. believed him not, nor hearkened to his 8 At that time the Lord separated the voice.
tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the co. 24 Ye have been rebellious against the venant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD from the day that I knew you. LORD to minister unto him, and to bless
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD in his name, unto this day. forty days and forty nights, as I fell down 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor i1l. at the first; because the Lord had said heritance with his brethren; the LORD he would destroy you.
is his inheritance, according as the LORD 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, thy God promised him. and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy 10 And I stayed in the mount, acpeople and thine inheritance, which thou cording to :he first time, forty days and haft redeemed through thy greatness, forty nights; and the LORD hearkened which thou haft brought forth out of unto ine at that time also, and the LORD Egypt with a mighty hand.
would not destroy thee. 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, u And the LORD said unto me, A. Ilaic, and Jacob; look not unto the stub- rise, take thy journey before the prople,
to obedience. that they may go in and possess the 5 And what he did unto you in the land, which I tware unto their fathers to wilderness, until ye came into this place; give unto them.
6 And what he did unto Dathan and 12 9 And now, Israel, what doth the Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of LORD thy God require of thee, but to Reuben : how the earth opened her fear the Lord thy God, to walk in all mouth, and swallowed them up, and his ways, and to love him, and to serve their housholds, and their tents, and all the LORD thy God with all thy heart the substance that was in their possession, and with all thy soul,
in the midst of all Ifrael : 13 To keep the commandments of the 7 But your eyes have seen all the great LORD, and his statutes, which I com- acts of the LORD which he did. mand thee this day for thy good ?
8 Therefore thall ye keep all the com14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven mandments which I command you this of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the day, that ye may be strong, and go in earth also, with all that therein is. and possess the land, whither ye go to
15 Only the LORD had a delight in pofless it; thy fathers to love them, and he chose 9 And that ye may prolong your days their feed after them, even you above in the land, which the Lord Iware unto all people, as it is this day.
your fathers to give unto them and to 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of their feed, a land that soweth with milk your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. and honey.
17 For the LORD your God is God of 10 For the land, whither thou goeft gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, in to poireso it, is not as the land of Ea mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth gypt, from whence ye came out, where not persons, nor taketh reward :
thou sowedst thy feed, and wateredst it 18 He doth execute the judgment of with thy foot, as a garden of herbs: the fatherless and widow, and loveth the 11 But the land, whither ye go to porstranger, in giving him food and raiment. fess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for drinketh water of the rain of heaven: ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. 12 A land which the LORD thy God
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy him thalt thou serve, and to him thalt God are always upon it, from the bethou cleave, and sware by his name. ginning of the year even unto the end
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, of the year. that hath done for theethese great and ter 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye rible things, which thine eyes have seen. shall hearken diligently unto my com
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt mandments which I command you this with threescore and ten persons; and day, to love the LORD your God, and now the LORD thy God hath made thee to terve him with all your heart and with as the stars of heaven for multitude. all your soul, C H A P. XI.
14 That I will give you the rain of I An exhortation to obedience. 26 A blefing your land in his due fcason, the first rain
und a curse is fit before them. and the latter rain, that thou mayest THE THEREFORE thou shalt love the gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and
LORD thy God, and keep his charge, ihine oil. and his statutes, and his judgments, and 15 And I will send grass in thy fields his commandments, alway.
for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and 2. And know ye this day: for I speak be full. not with your children which have not 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your known, and which have not seen the heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, chastisement of the Lord your God, his and serve other gods, and worship them; greatness, his mighty hand, and his 17 And then the Lord's wrath be stretched out arm,
kindled against you, and he shut up the 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which heaven, that there be no rain, and that he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pha- the land yield not her fruit; and left'ye raoh the king of Egypt, and unto all perish quickly from off the good land his land;
which the Lord giveth you. And what he did unto the army of 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my Egypt, unto their horses, and to their words in your heart and in your soul, chariots; how he made the water of the and bind them for a lign upon your Red fea to overflow them as they pur- hand, that they may be as frontlets befued after you, and how the LORD hath tween your eyes. destroyed them unto this day;
19 And ye ihall teach them your chil
Blessings and cursings.
Chap. xii. God's place of worship to be kept. dren, speaking of them when thou fittest
'HESE are the statutes and judgem thine house, and when thou walkest ments, which ye shall observe to do by the way, when thou liest down, and in the land, which the Lord God of thy when thou riseft up.
fathers giveth thee to pofless it, all the 20 And thou shalt write them upon days that ye live upon the earth. the door posts of thine house, and upon 2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, thy gates:
wherein the nations which ye shall poffels 21 That your days may be multiplied, served their gods, upon the high mounand the days of your children, in the land tains, and upon the hills, and under every which the LORD sware unto your fathers green tree : to give them, as the days of heaven upon 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, the earth,
and break their pillars, and burn their 22 For if ye shall diligently keep all groves with fire; and ye shall hew down these commandments which I command the graven images of their gods, and deyou, to do them, to love the Lord your stroy the names of them out of that place. God, to walk in all his ways, and to 4 Ye thall not do fo unto the LORD cleaye unto him ;
23 Then will the LORD drive out all | s | But unto the place which the these nations from before you, and ye LORD your God Mall choose out of all shall possess greater nations and mightier your tribes to put his name there, even than yourselves.
unto his habitation shall ye feek, and 24. Every place whereon the soles of thither thou shalt come : your feet Mall tread Thall be your's: from 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt the wilderness and Lebanon, from the offerings, and your facrifices, and your river, the river Euphrates, even unto the tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, uttermost sea shall your coast be. and your vows, and your freewill offers
25 There shall no man be able to stand ings, and the firstlings of your herds and before you: for the LORD your God of your flocks ; shall lay the fear of you and the dread of 7 And there ye shall eat before the you upon all the land that ye shall tread LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in upon, as he bath said unto you. all that ye put your hand unto, ye and
26 Behold, I set before you this day your housholds, wherein the Lord thy a blessing and a curse;
God hath blessed thee. 27 A blessing, if ye obey the com 8 Ye shall not do after all the things. mandments of the LORD your God, that we do here this day, every man which I command you this day: whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the 9 For ye are not as yet come to the commandments of the LORD your God, rest and to the inheritance, which the but turn aside out of the way which I LORD your God giveth you. command you this day, to go after other 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and gods, which ye have not known. dwell in the land which the LORD your
29 And it shall come to pass, when the God giveth you to inherit, apel quhen he LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto giveth you rest from all your enemies the land whither thon goest to poslefs round about, fo that ye dwell in fafety; it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon 11 Then there thall be a place which mount Gerizim, and the curse upon the LORD your God thall choose to cause mount Ebal.
his name to dwell there; thither Mall yo 30 Are they not on the other side Jor- bring all that I command you ; your dan, by the way where the sun goeth burnt offerings, and your facrifices, your down, in the land of the Canaanites, titles, and the heave offering of your which dwell in the champaign over against hand, and all your choice vows which Gilgal, belide the plains of Moreh? ye vow unto the Lord: 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go
ye shall rejoice before the LORD in to pofless the land which the LORD your God, ye, and your fons, and your your God giveth you, and ye fall possess daughters, and your menservants, and it, and dwell therein.
your maidservants, and the Levite that 32 And ye shall observe to do all the is within your gates ; forasmuch as he Itatutes and judgments which I set before hath no part nor inheritance with you. you this day.
13 Take heed to thyself that thou CHAP. XII.
offer not thy burnt offerings in every 1 Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. place that thou seeft:
5 The place of God's service to be kept. 14 But in the place which the LORD 16233 Blood forbidden.
Thall choose in one of thy tribes, there 6