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nations is forbidden. other gods: so will the anger of the LORD but shalt well remember what the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all suddenly.
Egypt; 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye 19 The great temptations which thine shall destroy their altars, and break down eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, their images, and cut down their groves, and the mighty hand, and the stretched and burn their graven images with fire. out arm, whereby the LORD thy God
6 T For thou art a holy people unto brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God God do unto all the people of whom thou hath chosen thee to be a special people art afraid. unto bimself, above all people that are 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will upon the face of the earth.
send the hornet among them, until they 7 The Lord did not set his love upon that are left, and hide themselves from you, nor choose you, because ye were thee, be destroyed. more in number than any people ; for ye 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: were the fewest of all people:
for the LORD thy God is among you, a 8 But because the LORD loved you, and mighty God and terrible. because he would keep the oath which he 22 And the LORD thy God will put out had sworn unto your fathers, bath the those nations before thee by little and litLord brought you out with a mighty hand, tle: thou mayest not consume them at and redeemed you out of the house of once, lest the beasts of the field increase bond-men, from the hand of Pharaoh king upon thee. of Egypt.
23 | But the LORD thy God shall de9 i Know therefore that the LORD thy liver them unto thee, and shall destroy God, he is God, the faithful God, which them with a mighty destruction, until they keepeth covenant and mercy with them be destroyed. that love him and keep his commandments 24 And he shall deliver their kings into to a thousand generations;
thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their 10 And repayeth them that hate him to name from under heaven: there shall no their face, to destroy them: he will not be man be able to stand before thee, until slack to him that hateth bim, he will repay thou have destroyed them. him to his face.
25 The graven images of their gods 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the com- shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not demandments, and the statutes, and the judg- sire the silver or gold that is on them, nor ments, which I command thee this day, take it unto thee, lest thou be snared to do them.
therein: for it is an abomination to the 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if Lord thy God. ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomiand do them, that the LORD thy God shall nation into thine house, lest thou be a keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly which he sware unto thy fathers: detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it;
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, for it is a cursed thing. and multiply thee: he will also bless the
CHAP. VIII. fruit
of thy womb, and the fruit of thy Amand the thig day shall ye observe land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and of thy sheep, in the land which he sware go in and possess the land which the LORD unto thy fathers to give thee.
sware unto your fathers. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo 2 And thou shalt remember all the way ple: there shall not be male or female which the LORD thy God led thee these barren among you, or among your cattle. forty years in the wilderness, to humble
15 And the Lord will take away from thee, and to prove thee, to know what was thee all sickness, and will put none of the in thine heart, whether thou wouldest evil diseases of Egypt (which thou know- keep his commandments, or no. est) upon thee; but will lay them upon all 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered them that hate thee.
thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo- which thou knewest not, neither did thy ple which the LORD thy God shall deliver fathers know; that he might make thee ihee; thine eye shall have no pity upon know that man doth not live by bread only, them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; but by every word that proceedeth out of for that will be a snare unto thee, the mouth of the LORD, doth man live.
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, These nations are more than I, how can I neither did thy foot swell these forty years. dispossess thern?
5 Thou shalt also consider iil thine 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them:lheart, that as a man chasieneth his son,
Obedience to God's will. DEUTERONOMY. The Israelites' rebellions 80 the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the com- of whom thou hast heard say, Who can mandments of the LORD thy God, to walk stand before the children of Anak! in his ways, and to fear him.
3 Understand therefore this day, that 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee the LORD thy God is he which goeth over mto a good land, a land of brooks of water, before thee; as a consuming fire he shall of fountains, and depths that spring out of destroy them, and he shall bring them down valleys and hills;
before thy face: so shalt thou drive them À land of wheat, and barley, and out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a bath said unto thee. land of oil-olive, and honey;
4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread that the LORD thy God hath cast them out without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any from before thee, saying, For my rightthing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and eousness the LORD hath brought me in to out of whose bills thou mayest dig brass. possess this land: but for the wickedness
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, of these nations the Lord doth drive them then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for out from before thee. the good land which he hath given thee. 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD uprightness of thine heart dost thou go to thy God, in not keeping his command possess their land: but for the wickedness ments, and his judgments, and his statutes, of these nations, the LORD thy God doth which I command thee this day : drive them out from before thee, and that
12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art he may perform the word which the LORD full, and hast built goodly houses, and sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, dwelt therein;
and Jacob. 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is thy God giveth thee not this good land to multiplied, and all that thou hast is multi-possess it for thy righteousness; for thou plied ;
art a stiff-necked people. 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou thou forget the LORD thy God, which provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, the wilderness: from the day that thou from the house of bondage ;
didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until 15 Who led thee through that great and ye came unto this place, ye have been reterrible wilderness, wherein were fiery ser- bellious against the LORD. pents, and scorpions, and drought, where 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD there was no water; who brought thee forth to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with water out of the rock of flint;
you to have destroyed you. 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with 9 When I was gone up into the mount, manna, which thy fathers knew not, that to receive the tables of stone, even the tahe might humble thee, and that he might|bles of the covenant which the LORD made prove thee,to do thee good at thy latterend: with you, then I abode in the mount forty
17 And thou say in thine heart, My days and forty nights, I neither did eat power and the might of my hand hath bread, nor drink water: gotten me this wealth.
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two '18 But thou shalt remember the LORD tables of stone written with the finger of thy God: for it is he that giveth thee pow- God; and on them was written according er to get wealth, that he may establish his to all the words which the Lord spake covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, with you in the mount, out of the midst of as it is this day.
the fire, in the day of the assembly. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all for 11 And it came to pass at the end of get the LORD thy God, and walk after forty days and forty nights, that the LORD other gods, and serve them, and worship gave me the two tables of stone, even the them, I testify against you this day that ye tables of the covenant. sball surely perish.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, 20 As the nations which the LORD de- get thee down quickly from hence; for thy stroyeth before your face, so shall ye pe- people which thou hast brought forth out rish; because ye would not be obedient of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they unto the voice of the LORD your God. are quickly turned aside out of the way CHAP. IX.
which I commanded them; they have Hordan this day, to go in to possess TEAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over made them a molten image.
13 Furthermore, the Lord spake unto nations greater and mightier than thyself, me, saying, I have seen this people, and cities great and fenced up to heaven, behold, it is a stiff-necked people : 2 A people great and tall, the children 14 Let ine alone, that I may destroy
rehearsed by Moses.
The two tables renewed. them, and blot out their name from underl. 29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheaven: and I will make of thee a nation heritance which thou broughtest out by thy mightier and greater than they.
mighty power and hy thy stretched out arm. 15 So I turned and came down from the
CHAP. X. mount, and the mount burned with fire: T that time unto me, my two hands.
unto the first, and come up unto me into the 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had mount, and make thee an ark of wood. sinned against the LORD your God, and 2 And I will write on the tables the had made you a molten calf: ye had turned words that were in the first tables which aside quickly out of the way which the thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in Lord had commanded you.
the ark. 17 And I took the two tables, and cast 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, them out of my two hands, and brake them and hewed two tables of stone like unto before your eyes,
the first, and went up into the mount, har. 18 And I fell down before the LORD, asing the two tables in mine hand. at the first, forty days and forty nights : 1 4 And be wrote on the tables, according did neither eat bread, nor drink water, be- to the first writing, the ten commandments, cause of all your sins which ye sinned, in which the LORD spake unto you in the doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the to provoke him to anger
day of the assembly: and the LORD gave 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and them unto me. hot displeasure wherewith the Lord was 5 And I turned myself and came down wroth against you to destroy you.) But the from the mount, and put the tables in the Lord hearkened unto me at that time also. ark which I had made; and there they be,
20 And the LORD was very angry with as the LORD commanded me. Aaron to have destroyed him: and I
pray 6 T And the children of Israel took their ed for Aaron also the same time. journey from Beeroth of the children of 21 And I took your sin, the calf which Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and
had made, and burnt it with fire, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son stamped it, and ground it very small, even ministered in the priest's office in his stead. until it was as small as dust: and I cast the 7 From thence they journeyed unto dust thereof into the brook that descended Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotout of the mount.
bath, a land of rivers of waters. 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and 8 1 At that time the Lord separated the Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the cove to wrath.
nant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you to minister unto him, and to bless in his from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and name, unto this day. possess the land which I have given you ;) 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inthen ye rebelled against the commaridmeni heritance with his brethren; the LORD is of the Lord your God, and ye believed his inheritance, according as the Lord thy him not, nor hearkened to his voice. God promised him.
24 Ye have been rebellious against the 10 And I stayed in the mount, accordLord from the day that I knew you. ing to the first time, forty days and forty
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at that time also, and the Lord would at the first; because the Lord had said he not destroy thee. would destroy you.
11 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, take thy journey before the people, that and said, O Lord God, destroy not thy they may go in and possess the land which people and thine inheritance, which thou I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. hast redeemed through thy greatness, 12 T And now, Israel, what doth the which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt Lord thy God require of thee but to fear with a mighty hand.
the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, 27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stub-God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, bornness of this people, nor to their wick 13 To keep the commandments of the edness, nor to their sin:
Lord, and his statutes, which I command 28 Lest the land whence thou brought- thee this day for thy good? est us out, say, Because the LORD was not 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven able to bring them into the land which he of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the promised thein, and because he hated them, earth also, with all that therein is. he hath brought them out to slay them in 15 Only the Lord had a delight in thy the wilderness.
fathers to love them, and he chose their
to obedience. seed after them, even you above all people, sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with as it is this day.
thy foot, as a garden of herbs: 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin 11 But the land, whither ye go to poss of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. sess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and
17 For the LORD your God is God of drinketh water of the rain of heaven: gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a 12 A land which the LORD thy God mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God not persons, nor taketh reward:
are always upon it, from the beginning of 18 He doth execute the judgment of the the year even unto the end of the year. fatherless and widow, and loveth the 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall stranger, in giving him food and raiment. hearken diligently unto my commandments
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for which I command you this day, to love ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. the LORD your God, and to serve him with
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; all your heart and with all your soul, him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou 14 That I will give you the rain of your cleave, and swear by his name. land in his due season, the first rain and
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in that hath done for thee these great and thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil. terrible things which thine eyes have seen. 15 And I will send grass in thy fields for
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. with threescore and ten persons; and now 916 Take heed to yourselves, that your the LORD thy God hath made thee as the heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, stars of heaven for multitude.
and serve other gods, and worship them; CHAP. XI.
17 | And then the Lord's wrath be VHEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD kindled against you, and he shut up the
thy God, and keep his charge, and heaven, that there be no rain, and that the his statutes, and his judgments, and his land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish commandments, always.
quickly from off the good land which the 2 And know ye this day: for I speak Lord giveth you. not with your children which have not 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my known, and which have not seen the chas- words in your heart and in your soul, and tisement of the Lord your God, his great-bind them for a sign upon your hand, that ness, his mighty hand, and his stretched they may be as frontlets between your eyes. out arm,
19 And ye shall teach them your chil3 And his miracles, and his acts, which dren, speaking of them when thou sittest he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaob in thine house, and when thou walkest by the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; the way, when thou liest down, and when
4 And what he did unto the army of thou risest up. Egypt, unto their horses, and to their 20 And thou shalt write them upon the chariots; how he made the water of the door posts of thine house, and upon thy Red sea to overflow them as they pursued gates: after you, and how the Lord hath destroy 21 That your days may be multiplied, ed them unto this day;
and the days of your children, in the land 5 And what he did unto you in the wil- which the Lord sware unto your fathers to derness, until ye came into this place; give them, as the days of heaven upon the
6 And what he did unto Dathan and earth. Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of 22 For if ye shall diligently keep all Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, these commandments which I command and swallowed them up, and their house- you, to do them, to love the LORD your holds, and their tents, and all the substance God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave that was in their possession, in the midst unto him; of all Israel:
23 Then will the Lord drive out all 7 But your eyes have seen all the great these nations from before you, and ye shall acts of the Lord which he did.
possess greater nations and mightier than 8 Therefore shall ye keep all the yourselves. commandments which I command you this 24 Every place whereon the soles of day, that ye may be strong, and go in and your feet shall tread shall be yours: from possess the land, whither yego to possessit; the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the
9 And that ye may prolong your days in river, the river Euphrates, even unto the the land which the Lord sware unto your uttermost sea shall your coast be. fathers to give unto them, and to their seed, 25 There shall no man be able to stand a land that floweth with milk and honey before you: for the Lord your God shall
10 For the land, whither thou goest in lay the fear of you, and the dread of you to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, from whence ye came out, where thou as he bath said unto you.
God's place of worship to be kept. CHAP. XII.
Blood forbidden 26 T Behold, I set before you this day and to the inheritance which the LORD a blessing and a curse:
your God giveth you. 27 A blessing, if ye obey the command 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and ments of the LORD your God which I com- dwell in the land which the LORD your mand you this day;
God giveth you to inherit, and when he 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the giveth you rest from all yourenemies round commandments of the LORD your God, but about, so that ye dwell in safety: turn aside out of the way which I com 11 Then there shall be a place which mand
you this day, to go after other gods the LORD your God shall choose to cause which ye have not known.
his name to dwell there; thither shall ye 29 And it shall come to pass when the bring all that I command you; your burt LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, the land whither thou goest to possess, it, and the heave-offering of your hand, and that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount all your choice vows which ye vow unto Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. the LORD:
30 Are they not on the other side Jor 12 And ye shall rejoice before the dan, by the way where the sun goeth LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and down in the land of the Canaanites, which your daughters, and your men-servants, dwell in the champaign over against Gil- and your maid-servants, and the Levite gal, beside the plains of Moreh? that is within your gates; forasmuch as he
31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go hath no part nor inheritance with you. in to possess the land which the LORD 13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer your God giveth you, and ye shall possess not thy burnt-offerings m every place that it, and dwell therein.
thou seest: 32 And ye shall observe to do all the 14 But in the place which the LORD statutes and judgments which I set before shall choose in one of thy tribes, there you this day.
thou shalt offer thy burnt-offerings, and CHAP. XII.
there thou shalt do all that I command'thee. THESE are the statutes and judgments 15 Notwithstanding, thou mayest kill land which the LORD God of thy fathers thy soul lusteth after, according to the giveth thee to possess it, all the days that blessing of the LORD thy God which he ye live upon the earth.
hath given thee: the unclean and the clean 2 1 Ye shall utterly destroy all the may eat thereof, as of the roe-buck, and places, wherein the nations which ye shall as of the hart. possess served their gods, upon the high 16 T Only ye shall not eat the blood; mountains, and upon the hills, and under ye shall pour it upon the earth as water, every green tree:
17 Thou mayest not eat within thy 3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine, and break their pillars, and burn their or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds groves with fire; and ye shall hew down or of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which the graven images of theirgods, and destroy thou vowest, nor thy freewill-offerings, or the names of them out of that place. heave-offering of thine hand : 4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD 18 But thou must eat them before the
LORD thy God in the place which the 5 T But unto the place which the LORD LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy your God shall choose out of all your tribes son, and thy daughter, and thy man-serto put his name there, even unto bis habi- vant, and thy maid-servant, and the Levite tation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt that is within thy gates: and thou shalt
rejoice before the LORD thy God in all 6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt- that thou puttest thine hands unto. offerings, and your sacrifices, and your 19 Take heed to thyself that thou fortithes, and heave-offerings of your hand, sake not the Levite as long as thou livest and your vows, and your freewill-offer | upon the earth. ings, and the firstlings of your herds, and 20 | When the LORD thy God shall of your flocks:
enlarge thy border, as he hath promised 7 And there ye shall eat before the thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat iesh, LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in because thy soul longeth to eat flesh, thou all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusthouseholds, wherein the LORD thy God eth after. hath blessed thee.
21 If the place which the LORD thy, 8 Ye shall not do after all the things God hath chosen to put his name there be that we do here this day, every man what too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy soever is right in his own eyes.
berd and of thy flock, which the LORD 9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest hath given thee, as I have commanded