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Sihon the morite. DEUTERONOMY. Of Og king of Bashan. 23 And the Avims which dwelt in Ha 2 And the Lord said unto me, Fear him zerim, eren unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, not; for I will deliver him, and all his peowhich came forth outof Caphtor, destroyed ple, and his land, into thy hand; and thou them, and dwelt in their stead.) shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon
24 T Rise ye up, take your journey, and king of the Amorites, which dwelt at pass over the river Arnon : behold, I have Heshbon. given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, 3 So the LORD our God delivered into king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to our hands Og also the king of Bashan, and possess it, and contend with him in battle, all his people: and we smote him until
25 This day will I begin to put the dread none was left to him remaining. of thee and the fear of thee upon the na 4 And we took all his cities at that tions that are under the whole heaven, who time, there was not a city which we took shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, not from them, threcscore cities, all the reand be in anguish because of thee. gion of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wil 5 All these cities were fenced with high derness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of walls, gates, and bars ; besides unwalled Heshbon with words of peace, saying, towns a great many,
27 Let me pass through thy land : I will 6 And we utterly destroyed them, as go along by the highway, I will neither we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterturn unto the right hand nor to the left. ly destroying the men, women, and chil
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, dren of every city. that I may eat; and give me water for 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of money, that I may drink: only I will pass the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. through on iny feet;
8 And we took at that time out of the 29 (As the children of Esau which dwell hand of the two kings of the Amorites the in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in land that was on this side Jordan, from Ar, did unto me ;) until I shall pass over the river of Arnon unto mount Herinon; Jordan into the land which the LORD our 9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call God giveth us.
Sirion ; and the Amorites call it Shenir;) 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would 10 All the cities of the plain, and all not let us pass by him : for the LORD thy Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and God hardened his spirit, and made his Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og inBashan. heart obstinate, that he might deliver him 11 9 For only Og king of Bashan reinto thy hand, as appeareth this day. mained of the remnant of giants; behold,
31 Ånd the LORD said unto me, Be- his bedstead 'was a bedstead of iron; is hold, I have begun to give Sihon and his it not in Rabbath of the children of Amland before thee: begin to possess, that mon? nine cubits was the length thereof, thou mayest inherit his land.
and four cubits the breadth of it, after the 32 Then Sihon came out against us, he cubit of a man. and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 12 | And this land, which we possessed
33 And the Lord our God delivered at that time, from Aroer, which is by the him before us; and we smote him, and his river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and sons, and all his people.
the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reuben34 And we took all his cities at that ites and to the Gadites. time, and utterly destroyed the men, and 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bathe women, and the little ones of every shan, being the kingdom of Og, gavel uncity, we left none to remain.
to the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the re36 Only the cattle we took for a prey gion of Argob, with all Bashan, which was unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities called the land of giants. which we took.
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the 36 From Aroer,which is by the brink of country of Argob, unto the coasts of Gethe river of Arnon, and from the city that shuri, and Maachathi; and called them is hy the river, even unto Gilead, there after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, was not one city too strong for us: the unto this day. Lord our God delivered all unto us : 15 And I gave Gilead unto Macbir.
37 Only unto the land of the children 16 And unto the Reubenites and unto of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the ci- the river Arnon, half the valley, and the ties in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever border, even unto the river Jabbok, which the Lord our God forbade us.
is the border of the children of Ammon: CHAP, Ul.
17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the THEN we turned, and sent up the way coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto shan came out against us, he and all his der Ashdoth-pisgab eastward. people, to baitle at Edrei.
18 And I commanded you at that time,
The prayer of Moses.
CHAP. IV. An exhortation to obedience. saying: The LORD your God hath given 4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD you this land to possess it; ye shall pass your God, are alive every one of you this over armed before your brethren the chil-day. dren of Israel, all that are meet for the war. 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes,
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and judgments, even as the Lord my God and your cattle, (for I know that ye have commanded me, that ye should do so in much cattle,) shall abide in your cities the land whither ye go to possess it. which I have given you;
6 Keep therefore and do them: for 20 Until the Lord have given rest unto this is your wisdom and your understand. your brethren, as well as unto you, and ing in the sight of the nations, which shall until they also possess the land which the hear all these statutes, and say, Surely LORD your God hath given them beyond this great nation is a wise and understandJordan: and then shall ye return every ing people. man unto his possession which I have 7 For what nation is there so great, who given you,
hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD 21 And I commanded Joshua at that our God is in all things that we call upon time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all him for? that the LORD your God hath done unto 8 And what nation is there so great, these two kings : so shall the LORD do that hath statutes and judgments so rightunto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. eous as all this law, which I set before you
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD this day? your God he shall fight for you.
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep 23 1 And I besought the LORD at that thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the tinc, saying,
things which thine eyes have seen, and 24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to lest they depart from thy heart all the shew thy servant thy, greatness, and thy days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, mighty hand: for what God is there in and thy sons' sons : heaven or in earth, that can do according 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest to thy works, and according to thy might? before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when
25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the LORD said unto me, Gather me the the good land that is beyond Jordan, that people together, and I will make them goodly mountain, and Lebanon. hear my words, that they may learn to fear,
26 But the LORD was wroth with me me all the days that they shall live upon for your sakes, and would not hear me: the earth, and that they may teach their and ihe Lord said unto me, Let it suffice children. thee; speak no more unto me of this matter. 11 And ye came near and stood under
27 9 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, the mountain ; and the mountain burned and lift up thine eyes westward, and north- with fire unto the midst of heaven, with ward, and southward, and eastward, and darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. behold it with thine eyes : for thou shalt 12 And the Lord spake unto you out of not go over this Jordan.
the midst of the fire : ye heard the voice 28 But charge Joshua, and encou- of the words, but saw no similitude; only rage him, and strengthen him: for he shall ye heard a voice. go over before this people, and he shall 13 And he declared unto you his covecause them to inherit the land which thou nant, which he commanded you to pershalt see.
form, even ten commandments; and he 29 So we abode in the valley over wrote them upon two tables of stone. against Beth-peor.
14 And the LORD commanded me at CHAP. IV.
that time to teach you statutes and judg: TOW
the land the statutes, and unto the judgments, whither ye go over to possess it. which I teach you, for to do them, that ye 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto may live, and go in and possess the land yourselves; for ye saw no manner of simiwhich the Lord God of your fathers giveth slitude on the day that the LORD spake unyou.
to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and I command you, neither shall ye diminish make you a graven image, the similitude aught from it, that ye may keep the com- of any figure, the likeness of male or femandments of the LORD your God which male, I command you.
17 The likeness of any beast that is 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord on the earth, the likeness of any winged did because of Baal-peor: for all the men fowl that Dieth in the air, that followed Baal-peor, the Lord thy 18 The likeness of any thing that creep, God hatha destroyed them from among eth on the ground, the likeness of any fish you.
that is in the waters beneath the earth :
In exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Three cities of rrfuge.
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto and ask from the one side of heaven unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, the other, whether there hath been uny and the moon, and the stars, even all the such thing as this great thing is, or hath host of heaven, shouldest be driven to wor- been heard like it? ship them, and serve them, which the 33 Did ever people hear the voice of Lord thy God hath divided unto all na- God speaking out of the midst of the firc, tions under the whole heaven.
as thou hast heard, and live? 20 But the Lord hath taken you, and 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take brought you forth out of the iron furnace, him a nation from the midst of another naeren out of Egypt, to be unto him a peo- tion, by temptations, by signs, and by ple of inheritance, as ye are this day. wonders, and by war, and by a mighty band,
21 Furthermore, the Lord was angry and by a stretched out arm, and by great with me for your sakes, and sware that I terrors, according to all that the LORD should not go over Jordan, and that I your God did for you in Egypt before your should not go in unto that good land which eyes? the Lord thy God giveth thee for an in 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou heritance :
mightest know that the Lord he is God: 22 But I must die in this land, I must there is none else besides bim. not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear and possess that good land.
his yoice, that he might instruct thee: and 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye upon earth he shewed thee his great fire ; forget the covenant of the Lord your God, and thou heardest his words out of the which he made with you, and make you midst of the fire. a graven image, or the likeness of
any 37 And because he loved thy fathers, thing which the LORD thy God hath for- therefore be chose their seed alter thein, bidden thee.
and brought thee out in his sight vith his 24 For the Lord thy God is a consum- mighty power out of Egypt; ing fire, even a jealous God.
38 To drive out nations from before 25 When thou shalt beget children, and thee, greater and mightier than thou art, children's children and ye shall have remain- to bring thee in, to give thee their land ed long in the land, and shall corrupt your- for an inheritance, as it is this day, selvcs, and make a graven image, or the 39 Know therefore this day, and conlikeness of any thing, and shall do evil in sider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke God in heaven above, and upon the earth him to anger:
beneath : there is none else. 26 I call heaven and earth to witness 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his staagainst you this day, that ye shall soon tutes and his commandments which I comuiterly perish from off the land whereun- mand thee this day, that it may go well to ye go over Jordan to possess it : ye with thee, and with thy children after shall not prolong your days upon it, but thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy shall utterly be destroyed.
days upon the earth, which the Lord thy 27 And the Lord shall scatteryou among God giveth thee, for ever. the nations, and ye shall be left few in 41 | Then Moses severed three cities number among the heathen, whither the on this side Jordan, toward the sun-rising; LORD shall lead you.
42 That the slayer might ilee thither, 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the which should kill his neighbour unawares, work of men's hands, wood and stone, and hated him not in tinies past; and that which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor fleeing unto one of these cities he might smell.
live : 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the Lord thy God, thou shalt find him, if the plain country, of the Reubenites; and thou seek him with all thy heart, and with Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and all thy soul.
Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites. 30'When thou art in tribulation, and all 44 T And this is the law which Bloses these things are come upon thee, even in set before the children of Israel: the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD 45 These are the testimonies, and the thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his statutes, and the judgments, which Moses voice;
spake unto the children of Israel, after 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful they came forth out of Egypt, God ;) he will not forsake thee, neither 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sithy fathers, which he sware unto them. hon king of the Ainorites, who dwelt at
32 For ask now of the days that are Heshbon, whom Moses and the children past, which were before thee, since the of Israel smote, after they were come forth day that God created man upon the earth, out of Egypt:
The ten commandments.
CHAP. V. Moses reccives the lare from God. 47 And they possessed his land, and the 15 And remember that thou wast a serland of Og king of Bashan, two kings of yant in the land of Egypt, and that the the Amorites, which were on this side Jor- LORD thy God brought thee out thence dan, toward the sun-rising.
through a mighty hand and by a stretched 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank out arm: therefore the Lord thy God of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, commanded thee to keep the sabbath-day. which is Hermon,
16 | Honour thy father and thy mother, 49 And all the plain on this side Jordan as the LORD thy God hath commanded eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and under the springs of Pisgah.
that it may go well with thee, in the land CHAP. V.
which the Lord thy God giveth thee. ND Moses called all Israel, and said 17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery! tutes and judgments which I speak in your 19 Neither shalt thou steal. ears this day, that ye may learn them, and 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness } keep, and do them.
against thy neighbour. 2 The Lord our God made a covenant '21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighwith us in Iloreb.
bour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy 3 The LORD made not this covenant neighbour's house, his field, or his manwith our fathers, but with us, even us, who servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his are all of us here alive this day. ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
4 The Lord talked with you face to 22 These words the Lord spake unto face in the mount, out of the midst of the all your assembly in the mount out of the fire,
midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the 5 (I stood between the Lord and you thick darkness, with a great voice: and he at that time, to shew you the word of the added no more. And he wrote them in two LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of tables of stone,and delivered them unto me, the fire, and went not up into the mount;) 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard saying,
the voice out of the midst of the darkness, 6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that thee out of the land of Egypt, from the ye came near unto me, even all the heads house of bondage.
of your tribes, and your elders; 7 Thou shalt have none oth
gods be 24 And ye said, Behold, the Lord our
God hath shewed us his glory and his 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven greatness, and we have heard his voice out image, or any likeness of any thing that of the midst of the fire: we have seen is in heaven above, or that is in the earth this day that God doth talk with man, and beneath, or that is in the waters beneath he liveth. the earth :
25 Now therefore why should we die ? 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto for this great fire will consume us: if we them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy hear the voice of the LORD our God any God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity more, then we shall die. of the fathers upon the children unto the 26 For who is there of all flesh that third and fourth generation of them that hath heard the voice of the living God
speaking out of the midst of the fire, as 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands we have, and lived ? of them that love me, and keep my.com 27 T Go thou near, and hear all that the mandments.
LORD our God shall say; and speak thou 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the unto us all that the LORD our God shall LORD thy God in vain: for the Lord will speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and not hold lin guiltless that taketh his name do it. in vain.
28 And the LORD heard the voice of 12 Keep the sahhath-day to sanctify it, your words, when ye spake unto me; anci as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. the LORD said unto me, I have heard the
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do voice of the words of this people, which all thy work:
they have spoken unto thee: they have 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath well said all that they have spoken. of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not 29 O that there were such a beart in
do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy them, that they would fear me, and keep 7 -,
maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, might be well with them, and with their nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger children for ever! that is within thy gates; that thy man-ser 30 Go say to them, Get you into your vant and thy maid-servant may rest as tents again. well as thou.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by
Moses exhorts the Israelites. DEUTERONOMY. Bids then teach their children. me, and I will speak unto thee all the 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of commandments, and the statutes, and the the gods of the people which are round judgments, which thou shalt teach them, about
you; that they may do them in the land which I 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous give them to possess it.
God among you;) lest the anger of the 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as LORD thy God be kindled against thee, the LORD your God hath commanded you: and destroy thee from off the face of the ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or earth. to the left.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which God, as ye tempted him in Massah. the Lord your God hath commanded you, 17 Ye shall diligently keep the comthat ye may live, and that it may be well mandments of the LORD your God, and his with you, and that ye may prolong your testimonies, and his statutes, which he days in the land which ye shall possess.
hath commanded thee. CHAP. VI.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right Tow these are the commandments, and good in the sight of the LORD: that it which the LORD your God commanded to mayest go in and possess the good land teach you, that ye might do them in the which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, land whither ye go to possess it:
19 To cast out all thine enemies from 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. God, to keep all his statutes and his com 20 And when thy son asketh thee in mandments which I command thee, thou, time to come, saying, What mean the tesand thy son, and thy son's son, all the days timonies, and the statutes, and the judgof thy life; and that thy days may be pro- ments, which the LORD Our God batli comlonged.
manded you? 3 | Hear therefore, O Israel, and ob 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, serve to do it; that it may be well with We were Pharaoh's bond-men in Egypt; thee, and that ye may increase mightily, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt as the Lord God of thy fathers hath pro- with a mighty hand: mised thee, in the land that floweth with 22 And the LORD shewed signs and milk and honey.
wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, up4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is on Pharaoh, and upon all his household, one LORD:
before our eyes: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God 23 And he brought us out from thence, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that he might bring us in, to give us the and with all thy might.
land which he sware unto our fathers. 6 And these words which I command 24 And the Lord commanded us to do thee this day, shall be in thine heart : all these statutes, to fear the Lord our
7 And thou shalt teach then diligently God, for our good always, that he might unto thy children, and shalt talk of them preserve us alive, as it is at this day. when thou sittest in thine house, and when 25 And it shall be our righteousness, it thou walkest by the way, and when thou we observe to do all these commandments liest down, and when thon risest up. before the LORD our God, as he hath com
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign manded us. upon thine hand, and they shall be as
CHAP. VII. frontlets between thine eyes.
9. And thou shalt write them upon the WHEN the LORD thy God shall bring posts of thy house, and on thy gates. goest to possess it, and hath cast out many-,
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy nations before thee, the Hittites, and the God shall have brought thee into the land Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abra- Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations great and goodly cities, which thou build-greater and mightier than thou; edst not,
2 And when the Lord thy God shall 11 And houses full of all good things, deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite which thou filledst not, and wells digged, them and utterly destroy them, thou shalt which thou diggedst not, vineyards and make no covenant with them, nor shew olive-trees, which thou plantedst not; mercy unto them: when thou shalt have eaten and be ful!; 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages
12 Then beware Jest thou forget the with them; thy daughter thou shalt not LORD, which brought thee forth out of the give unto his son, por his daughter shalt land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. thou take unto thy son.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, 4 | For they will turn away thy son and serve him, and shalt swear by bisname.from following me, that they may serve