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The majesty of God. DEUTERONOMY. The scuelve tribes blessed which I give unto the children of Israel 12 And of Benjamin he said, The be: for a pofTefsion :
loved of the Lord shall dwell in safety so And die in the mount whither thou by him; and the LORD thall cover him goeft up, and be gathered unto thy peo- all the day long, and he shall dwell beple; as Aaron thy brother died in mount tween his shoulders. Hor, and was gathered unto his people : 13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of
51 Because ye trespaffed against me the LORD be his land, for the precious among the children of Ifrael at the wa- things of heaven, for the dew, and for ters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilder- the deep that coucheth beneath, ness of Zin' ; because ye sanctified me not 14 And for the precious fruits brought in the midst of the children of Israel forth by the sun, and for the precious
52 Yet thou shalt see the land before things put forth by the moon, thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto 15 And for the chief things of the anthe land which I give the children of cient mountains, and for the precious Ifrael.
things of the lasting hills, CHAP. XXXIII.
16 And for the precious things of the I The majesty of God. 6 The blesing of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the twelve tribes. 26 The excellency of Israel. good will of him that dwelt in the bush:
ND this is the blessing, wherewith let the blessing come upon the head of children of Israel before his death. him that was feparated from his bre
2 And he faid, The Lord came from thren. Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them ; 17 His glory is like the firstling of his he shined forth from mount Paran, and bullock, and his horns are like the horns he came with ten thousands of saints : of unicorns : with them he shall push the from his right hand went a fiery law for people together to the ends of the earth : them.
and they are the ten thousands of E. 3 Yea, he loved the people; all his phraim, and they are the thousands of saints are in thy hand i and they sat Manasseh. down at thy feet; every one shall receive 18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, of thy words.
Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Ilia4 Mofes commanded us a law, even char, in thy tents. the inheritance of the congregation of 19 They shall call the people unto the Jacob.
mountain; there they shall offer sacri5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when fices of righteousness: for thes shall suck the heads of the people and the tribes of of the abundance of the feas, and' of trea. Israel were gathered together.
fures hid in the fand. 6 Let Reuben live, and not die ; 20 And of Gad he said, Blefied be he and let not his men be few.
that enlargeth Gad : he dwelleth as a 7 And this is the blessing of Judah : and|lion, and teareth the arm with the crown he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, of the head. and bring him unto his people : let his 21 And be provided the first part for hands be sufficient for him ; and be thou himself, because there, in a portion of the an help to him from his enemies.
lawgiver, was be seated ; and he came 8 And of Levi he faid, Let thy Thum- with the heads of the people, he executmim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, ed the justice of the Lord, and his whom thou didst prove at Maffali, and judgments with Ifrael. with whom thou didnt strive at the wa 22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's ters of Meribah;
whelp : he shall leap from Bashan. 9 Who said unto his father and to his 23 And of Naphtali he faid, O Naph. mother; I have not seen him ; neither did tali, fatisfied with favour, and full with he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew the blesling of the Lord: possess thou his own children : for they have observed the west and the south. thy word, and kept thy covenant. 24 And of Ather he said, Let Asher
10 They shall teach Jacob thy judge. be blessed with children ; let him be acments, and Israel thy law : they shall ceptable to his brethren, and let him dip put incense before thec, and whole burnt his foot in oil. facrifice upon thine altar.
25 Thy shoes mall be iron and brass ; 11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and and as thy days, so shall thy strength be. accept the work of his hands : smite 26 here is none like unto the God through the loins of them that rise a-of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven' gainst him, and of them that hate him, in thy help, and in his excellency on the that they rise not again.
Mofes viesveth the land, and dieth. JOSHUA. Foshua fricceedeth Mofes.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, ! underneath are the everlasting arms: and will give it unto thy feed : I have caused he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou thee; and shall say, Destroy them. Malt not go over thither.
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety a 5 [ So Moses the servant of the LORD lone : the fountain of Jacob shall be upon died there in the land of Moab, accord. a land of corn and wine ; also his hea- ing to the word of the LORD. vens shall drop down dew.
6 [ And he buried him in a valley in 29 Happy art thou, O Israel : who is the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: like unto thee, O people saved by the but no man knoweth of his fepulchre LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is unto this day. the sword of thy excellency! and thine 7 [ And Moses was an hundred and enemies Thall be found liars unto thee; twenty years old when he died : his eye and thou shalt tread upon their high was not dim, nor his natural force abated. places.
8 4 And the children of Israel wept CHAP. XXXIV.
for Mofes in the plains of Moab thirty 1 Mofes from mount Nebo vieweth the land. days : so the days of weeping and mourn
5 He dieth there. 6 His burial. 7 His age. ing for Mofes were ended. 8 T hirty days' mourning for him. 9 7ohua 9 4 And Joshua the son of Nun was succeedeth him. 10 The praise of Mofes. full of the spirit of wisdom ; for Moses
ND Moses went up from the plains had laid his hands upon him : and the bo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over a. and did as the Lord commanded Moses. gainst Jericho. And the Lord Mewed 10 I And there arose not a prophet him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, since in Jsrael like unto Moses, whom
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of the Lord knew face to face, Ephraim, and Manafleh, and all the land 11 In all the signs and the wonders, of Judah, unto the uttermoft fen, which the Lord sent him to do in the
3 And the south, and the plain of the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all valley of Jericho, the city of palın trees, his fervants, and to all his land, unto Zoar.
12 And in all that mighty hand, aně 4 And the Lord said unto him, This is in all the great terror which Moses shewthe land which I sware unto Abraham, led in the light of all Israel.
THE BOOK OF JOSHUA.
6 Be strong and of a good courage : I The Lord appointeth Joshua to succeed for unto this people shalt thou divide for Mofes. 3 The borders of the promised
an inheritance the land, which I sware land. 5, 9 God promiseth to affih Joshua. unto their fathers to give them. 8 He giveth bim iriflruction.
7 Only be thou strong and very coura
geous, that thou mayest observe to do acNOT TOW after the death of Moses the cording to all the law, which Moses my
servant of the Lord it caine to servant commanded thee : turn not from pass, that the Lord (pake unto Joshua it to the right hand or to the left, that thou the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, mayest prosper whitherfoever thou goeft.
2 Mofes my servant is dead; now 8 | This book of the law shall not de. therefore arite, go over this Jordan, thou, part out of thy mouth; but thou shalt and all this people, unto the land which meditate therein day and night, that thou I do give to them, even to the children mayest observe to do according to all that of Israel.
is written therein : for then thou shalt 3. Every place that the fole of your make thy way prosperous, and then thou foot shall tread upon, that have I given thalt have good success. unto you, as I said unto Moses.
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be 4 From the wilderness and this Leba- strong and of a good courage; be not anon even unto the great river, the river fraid, neither be thou dismayed : for the Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, LORD thy God is with thee whitherso. and unto the great sea toward the going ever thou goeft. down of the sun, shall be your coast. 10 Then Joshua commanded the offi.
5 I There shall not any man be able to cers of the people, saying, stand before thee all the days of thy life: II Pass through the host, and comas I was with Moses; so I will be with thee: mand the people, saying, Prepare you I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. viduals; for within three days ye shall
God giveth Foshua instructions. JOSHUA. Rahab receiveth the spies. pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess them quickly; for ye shall overtake them. the land, which the Lord your God 6 But she had brought them up to giveth you to poffefs it.
the roof of the house, and hid them 12 And to the Reubenites, and to the with the stalks of flax, which the had lain Gadites, and to half the tribe of Ma- in order upon the roof. nafteh, spake Joshua, saying,
7 And the men pursued after them the 13 Remember the word which Mofes way to Jordan unto the fords: and as the servant of the LORD commanded you, soon as they which pursued after them saying, The LORD your God hath given were gone out, they ihut the gate. you rest, and hath given you this land. 8 | And before they were laid down,
14 Your wives, your little ones, and the came up unto them upon the roof; your cattle, shall remain in the land which 9 And she said unto the men, I know Moses gave you on this fide Jordan ; that the LORD hath given you the land, but ye Thall pass before your brethren and that your terror is fallen upon us, armed, all the mighty men of valour, and and that all the inhabitants of the land help them;
faint because of you. 15 Until the Lord hath given your 10 For we have heard how the LORD brethren rest, as he hath given you, and dried up the water of the Red fea for they also have possessed the land which you, when ye came out of Egypt ; and the LORD your God giveth them : then what ye did unto the two kings of the ye Mall return unto the land of your Amorites, that were on the other fide possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utterly Lord's servant gave you on this side Jor- destroyed. dan toward the sunrising.
11 And as soon as we had heard these 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, things, our hearts did melt, neither did All that thou commandeft us we will there remain any more courage in any do, and whithersoever thou sendest us, man, because of you : for the LORD your we will go.
God, he is God in heaven above, and in 17 According as we hearkened unto the earth beneath. Mofes in all things, so will we hearken 12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto thee : only the LORD thy God be unto me by the LORD, since I have with thee, as he was with Mofes.
shewed you kindness, that ye will also 18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel a- few kindness unto my father's house, gainst thy commandment, and will not and give me a true token : hearken unto thy words in all that thou 13 And that ye will save alive my commandest him, he shall be puttodeath: father, and my mother, and my brethren, only be strong and of a good courage. and my sisters, and all that they have, CHAP. II.
and deliver our lives from death. I Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two 14. And the men answered her,, Our Spies sent from Shittim. 8 The covenant life for your's, if ye utter not this our betaveen Hur and then. 23 Their return. business. And it shall be, when the LORD of Shittim two men to spy secretly, kindly
and truly with thee. saying, Go view the land, even Jericho. 15 Then she let them down by a cord And they went, and came into an harlot's through the window: for her house was house, named Rahab, and lodged there. upon the town wall, and she dwelt upon
2 And it was told the king of Jericho, the wall. saying, Behold, there came men in hi 16 And Me faid unto them, Get you to ther to night of the children of Israel to the mountain, left the pursuers meet you; search out the country.
and hide yourselves there three days, un3 And the king of Jericho sent unto til the pursuers be returned : and afterRahah, saying, Bring forth the men that ward may ye go your way. are come to thee, which are entered into 17 And the men said unto her, We thine house : for they be come to search will be blameless of this thine oath which out all the country.
thou haft made us swear. 4 And the woman took the two men, 18 Behold, when we come into the and hid them, and said thus, There came land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet men unto me, but I wist not whence thread in the window which thou didst they were :
let us down by : and thou shalt bring thy 5 And it came to pass about the time father, and thy mother, and thy breof fhutting of the gate, when it was thren, and all thy father's houshold, dark, that the men went out: whither hoine unto thee. the men went I wot not: pursue after 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall
we will deal
Fobua cometh to Fordan. Chap. iii, iv.
Fordun divided. go out of the doors of thy house into the water of Jordan, ye shall stand still the street, his blood shall be upon his in Jordan. head, and we will be guiltless : and who 9 And Joshua said unto the children soever fhall be with thee in the house, of Israel, Come hither, and hear the words his blood shall be on our head, if ang hand of the LORD your God. be upon him.
10 And Joshua faid, Hereby ye. Mall 20 And if thou utter this our business, know that the living God is among you, then we will be quit of thine oath which and that he will without fail drive out thou hast made us to swear.
from before you the Canaanites, and the 21 And she said, According unto your Hittites, and the Hivites, and the Perizwords, so be it. And he sent them away, zites, and the Girgashites, and the Amoand they departed: and she bound the rites, and the Jebusites. scarlet line in the window.
11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of 22 And they went, and came unto the ihe LORD of all the earth passeth over mountain, and abode there three days, before you into Jordan. until the pursuers were returned : and 12 Now therefore take you twelve men the pursuers sought them throughout all out of the tribes of Israel, out of every the way, but found them not.
tribe a man. 23 I So the two men returned, and de 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon scended from the mountain, and palled as the roles of the feet of the priests that over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, bear the ark of the LORD, the Lord of and told him all things that befel them : all the earth, Mall rest in the waters of
24. And they said unto Joshua, Truly Jordan, that the waters of Jordan Mall the Lord hath delivered into our hands be cut off from the waters that come all the land; for even all the inhabitants down from above; and they shall stand of the country do faint because of us. upon an heap. CHAP. III.
14 1 And it came to pass, when the 1 Yoshua cometh to Jordan. 7 The Lord en- people removed from their tents, to pass courageth Joshua. 9 Hofhua encourageth over Jordan, and the priefis bearing the
the people. 14 The waters divided. ark of the covenant before the people ; Aino Tantal heofreadyein feromhein
15 And as they that bare the ark were ing; and they removed from Shit-come unto Jordan, and the feet of the tim, and came to Jordan, he and all the priests that bare the ark were dipped in children of Israel, and lodged there be- the brim of the water, (for Jordan overfore they passed over.
Roweth all his banks all the time of 2 And it came to pass after three days, harvest,) that the officers went through the host ; 16 That the waters which came down
3 And they commanded the people, say- from above stood and rose up upon an ing, When ye see the ark of the covenant heap very far from the city Adam, that of the LORD your God, and the priests is beside Zaretan: and those that canie the Levites bearing it, then ye thall re- down toward the sea of the plain, even move from your place, and go after it. the salt sea, failed, and were cut off: and
4 Yet there shall be a space between the people passed over right against Jeyou and it, about two thousand cubits by richo. measure: come not near unto it, that ye 17 And the priests that bare the ark may know the way by which ye must go: of the covenant of the Lord stood firm for ye have not passed this way heretofore. on dry ground in the midst of Jordan,
5 And Joshua said unto the people, and all the Israelites passed over on dry Sanctify yourselves : for to morrow the ground, until all the people were passed LORD will do wonders among yoni.
clean over Jordan. 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests,
CHAP. IV. saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, 1 Twelve siones taken for a memorial out of and pass over before the people. And Jordan. 9 Twelve other stones are set up they took up the ark of the covenant, in the mids thereof. 10, 12 The people and went before the people.
pass over. 14 God magnifieth Joshua. his candvihet Loron said unto:Jo Ana. A ponte camere the pals when all the in the fight of all Israel, that they may dan, that the Lord spake unto Joshua, know that, as I was with Mofes, so I will saying, be with thee.
2 Take you twelve men out of the peo8 And thou shalt command the priests ple, out of every tribe a man, that bear the ark of the covenant, say 3 And command ye them, saying, Take ing, When ye are come to the brink of you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out
The people pass over Jordan. JOSHUA. Twelve stones set up for a memorial. of the place where the priests' feet stood 16 Command the priests that bear the firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry ark of the testimony, that they come up them over with you, and leave them in out of Jordan. the lodging place, where ye Thall lodge 17 Joshua therefore commanded the this night.
priests, saying, Come ye up out of Jordan. 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, 18 And it came to pass, when the priests whom he had prepared of the children that bare the ark of the covenant of the of Israel, out of every tribe a man : LORD were come up out of the midst of
5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass Jordan, and the foles of the priests' feet over before the ark of the Lord your God were lifted up unto the dry land, that into the midst of Jordan, and take you the waters of Jordan returned unto their up every man of you a stone upon his place, and flowed over all his banks, aş fhoulder, according unto the number of they did before. the tribes of the children of Israel : 19 ( And the people came up out
6 That this may be a sign among you, of Jordan on the tenth day of the first that when your children alk their fathers month, and encamped in Gilgal, in the in time to come, saying, What mean ye east border of Jericho. by these stones?
20 | And those twelve stones, which Then ye shall answer them, That they took out of Jordan, did Joshuą the waters of Jordan were cut off before pitch in Gilgal. the ark of the covenant of the LORD ; 21 And he spake unto the children of when it passed over Jordan, the waters Ifrael, saying, When your children shall of Jordan were cut off: and these stones ask their fathers in time to come, saying, shall be for a memorial unto the children What mean these stones? of Israel for ever.
22 Then ye fall let your children 8 And the children of Israel did so as know, saying, Israel came over this JorJoshua commanded, and took up twelve dan on dry land. stones out of the midst of Jordan, as the 23 For the LORD your God dried up LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the waters of Jordan from before you, the number of the tribes of the children until ye were passed over, as the LORD of Israel, and carried them over with your God did to the Red sea, which he themi unto the place where they lodged, dried up from before us, until we were and laid them down there.
gone over : 9 | And Joshua set up twelve stones 24 That all the people of the earth in the midst of Jordan, in the place might know the hand of the LORD, that where the feet of the priests which bare it is mighty : that ye might fear the the ark of the covenant stood : and they LORD your God for ever. are there unto this day.
CHAP. V. 10 For the priests which bare the 1 The Cancanites are afraid. 2 Circumciark stood in the midst of Jordan, until fion renewed. 19 The pasover is kept at every thing was finished that the LORD
Gilgal. I j An angel appeareth to Joshua. commanded Jofua to speak unto the
all people, according to all that fes com kings of the Amorites, which were manded Joshua : and the people hasted on the side of Jordan westward, and all and pailed over.
the kings of the Canaanites, which were 11 And it came to pass, when all the by the sea, heard that the Lord had people were clean paffed over, that the cried up the waters of Jordan from beark of the Lord palled over, and the fore the children of Israel, until we were priests, in the presence of the people. palled over, that their heart melted, nei
12 | And the children of Reuben, and ther was there fpirit in them any more, the children of Gad, and half the tribe because of the children of Israel. of Manafleh, passed over armed before 2 | At that time the LORD said unto the children of Israel, as Mofes (pake Joshua, Make thee sharp knives, and cir: unto them :
cumcise again the children of Israel the 13 About forty thousand prepared for fecond time. war passed over before the LORD unto 3 And Joshua made him Marp knives, battle, to the plains of Jericho.
and circumcised the children of Israel at 14 I On that day the Lord magnified the hill of the foreskins. Joshua in the light of all Ifrael; and they 4 And this is the cause why Joshua did feared him, as they feared Mofes, all the circumcise : All the people that came days of his life.
out of Egypt, that were males, even all 15 And the Lord spake unto Johua, the men of war, died in the wilderness by saying,
the way, after they came out of Egypt: