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Disobedience threatened. Chap. xxix. An exhortation to obedience. bosom, and toward her son, and toward

CHAP. XXIX. her daughter,

2 An exhortation to obedience. 10 The people 57 And toward her young one that enter into a covenant before the Lord. cometh out from between her feet, and THESE are the words of the covenant,

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for she shall eat them for want of all to make with the children of Israel in things secretly in the siege and straitness, the land of Moab, beside the covenant wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee which he made with them in Horeb. in thy gates.

2 And Moses called unto all Israel, 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all | and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the words of this law that are written the Lord did before your eyes in the in this book, that thou mayest_fear this land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto glorious and fearful name, THE LORD all his servants, and unto all his land; THY GOD;

3 The great temptations which thine 59 Then the LORD will make thy eyes have feen, the signs, and those great plagues wonderful, and the plagues of miracles: thy feed, even great plagues, and of long 4. Yet the Lord hath not given you continuance, and sore ficknesses, and of an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and long continuance.

ears to hear, unto this day. 60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all 5 And I have led you forty years in the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast a- the wilderness : your clothes are not fraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not

61 Allo every sickness, and every plague, waxen old upon thy foot. which is not written in the book of this 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither law, them will the LORD bring upon have ye drunk wine or strong drink: thee, until thou be destroyed.

that ye might know that I am the LORD 62 And ye shall be left few in number, your God. whereas. ye were as the stars of heaven 7 And when ye came unto this place, for multitude; because thou wouldest not Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the obey the voice of the LORD thy God. king of Balhan, came out against us unto

63 And it shall come to pass, that as battle, and we smote them: the Lord rejoiced over you to do you

8 And we took their land, and gave it good, and to multiply you; so the LORD for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, will rejoice over you to destroy you, and and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe to bring you to nought ; and ye shall be of Manasseh. plucked from off the land whither thou 9 Keep therefore the words of this goeft to possess it.

covenant, and do them, that ye may 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee a- profper in all that ye do. mong all people, from the one end of 10 q Ye stand this day all of you bea the earth even unto the other; and therefore the LORD your God; your captains thou shalt serve other gods, which neither of your tribes, your elders, and your thou nor thy fathers have known, even officers; with all the men of Israel, wood and stone.

II Your little ones, your wives, and 65 And among these nations shalt thou thy stranger that is in thy camp, from find no ease, neither shall the sole of thy the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer foot have rest : but the LORD thall give of thy water: thee there a trembling heart, and failing 12 That thou shouldest enter into cove. of eyes, and sorrow of mind :

nant with the LORD thy God, and into his 66 And thy life shall hang indoubt before oath, which the LORD thy God maketh thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, with thee this day: and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 53 That he may establish thee to day

67 In the morning thou shalt say, for a people unto himself, and that he Would God it were even ! and at even may be unto thee a God, as he hath thou shalt say, Would God it were morn- said unto thee, and as he hath tworn ing! for the fear of thine heart where- unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, with thou shalt fear, and for the light of and to Jacob. thine eyes which thou Malt see.

14 Neither with you only do I make 68 And the LORD shall bring thee into this covenant and this oath ; Egypt again with Tips, by the way 55 But with him that ftandeth here whereof I fpake unto thee, Thou shalt see with us this day before the Lord our more again : and there ye thall be God, and also with him that is not here fold unto your enemies for bondmen and with us this day: bondwomen, and no man shall buy you. 56 (For ye know how we have dwell in

God's covenant.

DEUTERONOMY. Mercies to the penitent. the land of Egypt; and how we came are revealed belong unto us and to our through the nations which ye passed by; children for ever, that we may do all the

17 And ye have seen their abomina- words of this law. tions, and their idols, wood and stone, fil

CHAP. XXX. ver and gold, which were among them :) 1 Great mercies promised unto the penitent. 18 Left there should be among you

II The commandment is manifeft. 15 man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose Death and life are set before them. Lord our God, to go and serve the gods Axherit thall come to pass, when all

these things are come upon thee, of these nations ; left there should be the blessing and the curse, which I have among you a root that beareth gall and set before thee, and thou shalt call them wormwood;

to mind among all the nations, whither 19 And it come to pass, when he the LORD thy God hath driven thee, heareth the words of this curse, that he 2 And fhalt return unto the LORD thy bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall God, and shalt obey his voice according have peace, though I walk in the imagi- to all that I command thee this day, nation of mine heart, to add drunken- thou and thy children, with all thine ness to thirst:

heart, and with all thy soul; 20 The Lord will not spare him, but 3 That then the LORD thy God will then the anger of the Lord and his jea- turn thy captivity, and have compassion lousy shall smoke against that man, and upon thee, and will return and gather all the curses that are written in this book thee from all the nations, whither the shall lie upon him, and the Lord fhall LORD thy God hath scattered thee. blot out his name from under heaven. 4 If any of thine be driven out unto

21 And the LORD shall separate him the outmost parts of heaven, from thence unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, will the LORD thy God gather thee, and according to all the curses of the covenant from thence will he fetch thee: that are written in this book of the law: s And the Lord thy God will lyring

22 So that the generation to come of thee into the land which thy fathers pola your children that shall rise up after you, fessed, and thou shalt pofTess it ; and he and the stranger that shall come from a will do thee good, and multiply thee far land, shall say, when they see the above thy fathers. plagues of that land, and the sicknesses 6 And the LORD thy God will circumwhich the Lord hath laid upon it; cise thine heart, and the heart of thy

23 And that the whole land thereof is seed, to love the LORD thy God with all brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it thine heart, and with all thy soul, that is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass thou mayest live. groweth therein, like the overthrow of 7 And the LORD thy God will put Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Ze all these curses upon thine enemies, and boim, which the Lord overthrew in his on them that hate thee, which persecuted anger, and his wrath :

thee. 24 Even all nations shall say, Where 8 And thou shalt return and obey fore hath the LORD done thus unto the voice of the LORD, and do all his this land? what menneth the heat of this commandments which I command thee great anger?

this day. 25 Then men shall say, Because they 9 And the LORD thy God will make have forsaken the covenant of the LORD thee plenteous in every work of thine God of their fathers, which he made hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in with them when he brought them forth the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit out of the land of Egypt:

of thy land, for good : for the LORD 26 For they went and served other will again rejoice over thee for good, as gods, and worshipped them, gods whom he rejoiced over thy fathers : they knew not, and whom he had not 10 If thou shalt hearken unto the given unto them:

voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his 27 And the anger of the Lord was commandments and his statutes which kindled against this land, to bring upon it are written in this book of the law, all the curses that are written in this book: and if thou turn unto the LORD thy

28 And the Lord rooted them out of God with all thine heart, and with all their land in anger, and in wrath, and in thy soul. great indignation, and cast them into an 1 f For this commandment which I other land, as it is this day.

command thee this day, it is not hidden 29 The secret things belong unto the from thee, neither is it far off. Lokd our God: but those things which 12 Itis not in heaven, that thou shouldest


Disobedience threatened.

Chap. xxxi:

Xolbua encouraged. say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, before your face, that ye may do unto and bring it unto us, that we may bear them according unto all the commandit, and do it?

ments which I have commanded-you. 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that 6 Be strong, and of a good courage, thou shouldest say, Who shall go over fear not, nor be afraid of them for the the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that LORD thy God, he it is that doth go we may hear it, and do it?

with thee; he will not fail thee, nor for14 But the word is very nigh unto sake thee. thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, 7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and that thou mayest do it.

said unto him in the fight of all Israel, 15 I See, I have set before thee this Be strong and of a good courage : for day life and good, and death and evil ; thou must go with this people unto the

16 In that I command thee this day to land which the Lord hath sworn unto love the LORD thy God, to walk in his their fathers to give them; and thou ways, and to keep his commandments shalt canse them to inherit it. and his statutes and his judgments, that 8. And the LORD, he it is that doth go thou mayest live and multiply: and the before thee; be will be with thee, he LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: whither thou goeft to possess it. fear not, neither be dismayed.

· 17 But if thine heart turn away, so that 9 And Moses wrote this law, and dethou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn livered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, away, and worship other gods, and serve which bare the ark of the covenant of the them;

LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 18 Í denounce unto ġou this day; that 10 And Moses commanded them, ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not saying, At the end of every seven years, prolong your days upon the land, whither in the solemnity of the year of release, thou patíeft over Jordan to go to poffefs it. in the feast of tabernacles,

19 I call heaven and earth to record 11 When all Jfrael is come to appear this day against you, that I have set be- before the LORD thy God in the place fore you life and death, blessing and cur- which he shall choose, thou Malt read fing: therefore choose life, that both this law before all Ifrael in their hearing. thou and thy feed may live:

12 Gather the people together, men, 20 That thou mayest love the LORD and women, and children, and thy thy God, and that thou mayest obey his stranger that is within thy gates, that voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto they may hear, and that they may learn, him : for he is thy life, and the length of and fear the LORD your God, and obthy days: that thou mayest dwell in the serve to do all the words of this law : land which the LORD sware unto thy fa 13 And that their children, which have thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Ja- not known any thing, may hear, and cob, to give them.

learn to fear the LORD your God, as long CHA P. XXXI.

as ye live in the land whither ye go over 1 Mofes encourageth the people an. Yoshua. Jordan to pofTefs it.

9 He delivereth the law unto the priests, 14 T. And the LORD said unto Mofes, to read it in the seventh year to the people. Behold, thy days approach that thou 14 God giveth'a charge to folhua, 19 must die : call Joshua, and present yourand a song to testify against the people.

selves in the tabernacle of the congregaA Noordhofes went and spake these movieshand may give him, and appresented

2 And he faid unto them, I am an themselves in the tabernacle of the conhundred and twenty years old this day; gregation, I can no more go out and come in : also 15 And the LORD appeared in the the LORD hath faid unto me, Thou fhält tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud : and the hot go over this. Jordan.

pillar of the cloud stood over the door of 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over the tabernacle. before thee, and he will destroy these na 16 And the Lord said unto Moses, tions from before thee, and thou shalt (Behold, thou flialt sleep with thy fathers; possess them; and Joshua, he shall go and this people will rise up, and go a over before thee, as the Lord hath faid. whoring after the gods of the strangers

4 And the LORD shall do' unto them of the land, whither they go to be among as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of them, and will forsake me, and break my the Amorites, and unto the land of covenant which have made with them. them, whom he destroyed.

17 Then my anger shall be kindled a. ş And the LORD thall give them up gainst them in that day, and I will for

God's charge to chua.

DEUTERONOMY. Moses' fong of God's fake them, and I will hide my face from to anger through the work of your hands. them, and they shall be devoured, and 30 Ard Moses spake in the ears of all many evils and troubles shall befal them; the congregation of Israel the words of to that they will fay in that day, Are not this song, until they were ended. there evils come upon us, because our

CHAP. XXXII. God is not among us?

I Mofrs' song, which setteth forth God's 18 And I will surely hide my face in mercy and vengeance. 46 He exhorteth that day for all the evils which they Mall them to set their hearts upon it. have wrought

, in that they are turned G speak; and hear, 0 earth, the words unto other gods.

19 | Now therefore write ye this song of my mouth. for you, and teach it the children of 11 2. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, rael: put it in their mouths, that this my speech thall distil as the dew, as the fong may be a witness for me against the small rain upon the tender herb, and as children of Israel.

the showers upon the grass : 20 For when I shall have brought them 3 Because I will publish the name of the into the land which I fivare unto their Lord: ascribe ye greatness untoour God. fathers, that floweth with milk and ho. 4. He is the Rock, his work is perfect : ney ; and tliey shall have eaten and filled for all his ways are judgment: a God of themselves, and waxen fat; then will they truth and without iniquity, just and turn unto other gods, and serve them, and right is he. provoke me, and break my covenant. s They have corrupted themselves,

21 And it shall come to pass, when ma. their spot is not the spot of his children: they ny evils and truubles are befallen them, are a perverse and crooked generation. that this song ihall testify against them as 6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O a witness ; for it shall not be forgotten foolish people and unwise? is not he thy ont of the mouths of their feed : for I father that hath bought thee? hath he know their imagination which they go a- not made thee, and established thee? bout, even now, before I have brought 7 Remember the days of old, consider them into the land which I fware. the years of many generations : ask thy

22 Moses therefore wrote this song father, and he will shew thee; the same day, and taught it the children ders, and they will tell thee. of Israel.

8 When the most High divided to the 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun nations their inheritance, when he fepaa charge, and said, Be strong and of a rated the sons of Adam, he fet the bounds good courage : for thou Malt bring the of the people according to the number children of Israel into the land which of the children of Israel. sware unto them: and I will be with thee. 9 For the Lord's portion is his peo

24 And it came to pass, when Mofes had ple; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance. made an end of writing the words of this 10 lle found him in a desert land, and law in a book, until they were finished, in the walte howling wilderness; he led

25 That Mofes commanded the Le- him about, he instructed him, he kept vitis, which bare the ark of the covenant him as the apple of his eye. of the Lord, saying,

II As an eagle ftirreth up her nest, 26 Take this book of the law, and put fluttereth over her young, spreadeth ait in the side of the ark of the covenant broad her wings, taketh them, beareth of the LORD your God, that it may be them on her wings: there for a witness against thee.

12 So the LORD alone did lead him, 27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy and there was no strange god with him. stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive 13 He made him ride on the high places with you this day, ye have been rebelli- of the earth, that he might eat the inous against the LORD; and how much crease of the fields; and he made him to more after my death ?

fuck honey out of the rock, and oil out 28 Gather unto me all the elders of of the flinty rock; your tribes, and your officers, that I may 14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, speak these words in their ears, and call with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed heaven and earth to record against them. of Bathan, and goats, with the fat of

29 For I know that after my death ye kidneys of wheat; and thou didft drink will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn the pure blood of the grape. afide from the way which I have com 15 But Jelhurun waxed fat, and kick, manded you ; and evil will befal you ined: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown the latter days; because ye will do evilin trick, thou art covered with fatness ; the light of the Lord, to provoke him then he forsook God which made him,


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mercy and judgment :

Chap. xxxii. He exhorteth them to consider it. and lightly esteemed the Rock of his fal- their grapes are grapes of gall, their cluso vation.

ters are bitter: 16 They provoked him to jealousy 33 Their wine is the poison of dra. with strange gods, with abominations gons, and the cruel venom of asps. provoked they him to anger.

34 Is not this laid up in store with me, 17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to and sealed up among my treasures ? God; to gods whom they knew not, to 35 To me belongeth vengeance, and renew gods that came newly up, whom compense; their foot shall nide in due your fathers feared not.

time: for the day of their calamity is at 18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou hand, and the things that fall come upart unmindful, and hast forgotten God on them make haite. that formed thee.

36 For the LORD shall jude his peo19 And when the Lord saw it, he ab. ple, and repent himself for his servants, horred them, because of the provoking when he feeth that their power is gone, of his sons, and of his daughters. and there is none shut up, or left.

20 And he said, I will hide my face 37 And he shall say, Where are their from them, I will see what their end shall gods, their rock in whom they trusted, be : for they are a very froward genera 38 Which did eat the fat of their fation, children in whom is no faith. crifices, and drank the wine of their

21 They have moved me to jealousy drink offerings ? let them rise up and with that which is not God; they have help you, and be your protection. provoked me to anger with their vanities: 39 See now that I, even I, am he, and I will move them to jealousy with and there is no god with me : I kill, and those which are not a people; I will pro- I make alive ; I wound, and I heal: neivoke them to anger with a foolish nation. ther is there any that can deliver out of

22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, my hand. and shall burn into the lowest hell, and 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, shall consume the earth with her increase, and say, I live for ever. and set on fire the foundations of the 41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mountains.

mine hand take hold on judgment; I 23 I will heap mischiefs upon them ; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, will spend mine arrows upon them.

and will reward them that hate me. 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, 42 I will make mine arrows drunk and devoured with burning heat, and with blood, and my sword shall devour with bitter destruction : I will also send | Aesh; and that with the blood of the the teeth of beasts upon them, with the nain and of the captives, from the bea poison of serpents of the dust.

ginning of revenges upon the enemy. 25 The sword without, and terror 43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his within, fhall destroy both the young man people : for he will avenge the blood of and the virgin, the suckling also with the his servants, and will render vengeance man of gray hairs.

to his adversaries, and will be merciful 26 I said, I would scatter them into unto his land, and to his people. corners, I would make the remembrance 44 And Moses came and spake all the of them to cease from among men : words of this song in the ears of the peo

27 Were it not that I feared the wrath ple, he, and Hosea the son of Nun. of the enemy, left their adversaries should 45 And Mofes made an end of speakbehave themselves strangely, and left ing all these words to all Ifrael : they should say, Our hand is high, and 46 | And he said unto them, Set your the Lord hath not done all this. hearts unto all the werds which I testify 28 For they are a nation void of coun- among you this day, which ye

Thail comsæl, neither is there any understanding in mand your children to observe to do, all them.

the words of this law. 29 O that they were wise, that they 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; understood this, that they would confi- because it is your life : and through this der their latter end !

thing ye shall prolong your days in the 39 How should one chase a thousand, land, whither ye go over Jordan to pose and two put ten thousand to flight, ex. fess it. cept their Rock had sold them, and the 48 And the LORD spake unto Moses Lord had shut them up ?

that selfsame day, saying, 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, 49 Get thee up into this mountain even our enemies themselves being judges. Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in

32 For their vinę is of the vine of So- the land of Moab, that is over against dom, and of the fields of Gomorrah : Jericho ; and behold the land of Canaali

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