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DEUTERONOMY, XXVIII. Curses for disobedience.
serve to do all his commandments
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e have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22. The LoBD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the d sword, and with 6 blasting and with mildew : and § shai pursue thee until thou perish. 23 Ande thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be ITOP1. 24. The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee,f until thou be destroyed. 25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten g before thine enemies : thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them; and shalt be 7 removed h into all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 And thy carcase i shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and
30 Thoun shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt build o an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein : thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not 8 gather the grapes thereof. 31 Thime ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: thing assshai be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not 9 be restored to thee : thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have mone to rescue them. 32 Thy sons p and , thy daughters shall be given unto another people and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long : and there shall be no might in thine hand. 33 The fruit q of thy land, and all thy labours shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up : and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. - S5 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from r the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head. 36 The Lott.D shall bring s thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou northy fathers have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone. 37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and at byword, among all nations whither the LoRD shall lead thee. 38 Thou shalt carry much u seed
out into the field, and shalt gather i
but little in : for the locust v shall consume it.
39. Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shait neither drink tof the wine, nor gather the grapes: for the worms w shall eat them. .
40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil: , for thine olive shall cast his
Jruit. 41 Thou shalt beget sons and
daughters, but 10 thou shalt not en
joy them : for they a shall go into
* 42. All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust 11 consume. 43 They stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high ; and thou shalt come down
very Iow. 44 Hez shall lend to thee, and
thou shalt not lend to him. he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. . 45 Moreover, all these curses a shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till b thou be destroyed : because thou hearkenedst, not unto the voice of the LoRD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee : 46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign c and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. 47 Because d thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance e of all things; 48 Therefore f shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunger, g and in thirst, and in nakedmess, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron h upon thy neck, until he have de- , stroyed thee. 49 The LoRD shall bring a i mation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as k swift as the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou shalt not 12 understand ; , , 50 A nation 13 of fierce countenamee, which shall l not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy
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€6. 52 And he shall besiege m thee in all thy gates, until thy high and
. . fenced walls come down, wherein
thou trustedst, throughout all thy land : and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land which the LORD thy God hath given thee. 53 And thou shalt eat n the fruit of thine own 14 body, the flesh of thy. Sons, and of thy daughters which, the Lord thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, where with thine enemies shalidistress thee: 54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall o be evil toward his brother, and toward the p wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave : * 55. So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath
Curses for disobedience.
notning left him in the siege, and in the straitness, where with thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates. 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her dam hter, 57 And toward her 15 young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward her children q which she shall bear : for she shall eat r them for want of all things secretly in the siege and straitness where with thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates. 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious s and fearful t name, THE w LORD THY v GOD: 59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, w and the plagues of thy seed, even great #. and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance. 60 Moreover he will lo thee all the diseases a of Egypt which thou wast afraid of ; and they shall cleave unto thee, 61. Also every sickness, and every lague which is not written in the ook of this law, them will the LORD 16 bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed. 62 And ye shall be left few y in number, whereas ye were as the z stars of heaven for multitude ; hecause thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LoRD thy God. 63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do you a good, and to multiply you ; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy b you and to bring you to nought ; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. 64 And the LORD shall scatter c thee among all people from the One end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone. 65, And d among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither Shall the sole of thy foot have rest : but the Lord shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind. 66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee: and thou shalt
DEUTERONOMY, XXIX. Erhortations to obedience.
fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67 In the morning e thou shalt say, Would God it were even and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning f for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt f again with ships, by the way whereof Ispake g unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again : and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and bond women, and no manshall buy you. CHAPTER XXIX. 2 An eachortation to obedience. 29 Secret things belong unto God. HESE are the words of the covenant, which the I.ORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which he made a with them in Horeb. 2 of And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that the LoRD did b before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land ; 3. The great temptations c which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles: . 4 Yet, the LORD hath not given you an heart d to perceive, and eyes § see, and ears to hear, unto this ay. 5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness; your clothese are not waxen old upon you, and § shoe is not waxen old upon thy
OOt. 6 Ye have not featen bread, g neither, have ye drunk wine or ;"; drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your * 7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon h the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them : 8 And we took their land, and ave it for an inheritance unto the eubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh. 9 Keep i therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do. 10 *|| Ye stand this day allk of you
before the LoRD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, |ani your officers, with all the men ‘of Israel,
ll. Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in § camp, from the hewer l of thy w
12 That thou shouldest i enter into covenant with the LORD thy 30d, and into his oath, m which the 'Lord thy God maketh with thee this day: 13. That he may establish n thee to day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said o unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, p to Isaac, q and to Jacob.r 14. Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 15 Buts with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this day: 16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by: 17. And ye have seen their abominations, and their 2 idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them :) 18 Lest there should be among u man, or woman, or family, or ū. whose heart turneth away this ðay from the LORD our God, to and serve the gods of these naions; lest there should be amon you a root that beareth 3 gallt an wormwood; wo 19 And it come to pass, when he haareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, o , I shall have peace, though walk in the 4 imagination of mine heart, to add 5 drunkenness v to
20 The LoRD will not spare him, but then the anger w of the LORD and his jealousy a shall smoke aimst that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out y his name from under
to WEI). 21 And the LonD shall separate z him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel according to all the curses of the covenant that 6 are written in this book of the law: 22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses 7 which the LORD hath laid upon it; 23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, a and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth,bnor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, mah, and Zeboim, which the LoRD overthrew c in his anger and in his wrath.
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore d hath the LORD done thus unto this land what meaneth the heat of this great anger? hen men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he o them forth out of the land O 'pt : 26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and 8 whom he had not 9 given unto them : 27 Ande the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it aïthe curses that are written in this book : And the LORD rooted f them out of their land in anger and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day. 29 The secret g things belong unto the LORD our God : but those things which are revealed h belong unto us, and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law. CHAPTER XXX. 1 Great mercies promised unto the repentant. 15 Life and death are set before them. A.; it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt, call them to mind a among all the nations whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, 2 And shalt return b unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to abl that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all o soul; 3.That then the Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and c gather thee from all the nations whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee. 4 If d any of thine be driven out unto the utmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LoRD thy God o: thee, and from thence will e fetch thee: 5. And the LoRD, thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers. 6 And the LoRD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart Qf thy seed, to love the LORD th God with all thine heart, and wit all thy soul, that thou o: live. 7. And the LoRD thy God will put all these curses upon thine eneThe command manifest.
mles, e and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. 8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day. 9 And f the LoRD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LoRD will againg rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers: 10 If thou shalt hearken h unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep i his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turnk unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart and with all thy soul. 11 *[For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is notl olen from thee, neither is it far UII. 12 It m is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it ! 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. 15 "I See, I n have set before thee this o life and good, and death and evil: ić in that I command thee this day to love o the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keepp his Commandinents and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayestlive and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it. 17 But if thine heart a turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them ;
18 Ir denounce unto you this day, 5
that ye shall surely perish, and that yeshall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19 Is call heavent and earth w to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, o and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy Seed may live : 20 That thou mavest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him (for he is thy life, v and the length of th days) that thou mayest dwell in
Moses encourages Joshua.
the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. HAPTER XXXI. 1 Moses encourageth the people, and Joshua. 9 He delivereth the law unto the priests, 14 God giveth a charge to Joshua. ND Moses went, and spake these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I am a an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in ; also the LORD hath said b unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan. 3 The LORD thy God, he c will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath d said. 4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did e to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them whom he destroyed. 5 And the LORD shall give f them up before yourface, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you. 6 Beg strong and of a good courage, h fear not, nor be afraid of them : for the LoRD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee, he i will not fail thce, nor forsake thee. 7's And Moses called unto Joshua and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Bek strong and ; a good courage : for thou must go with this so unto the land which the ORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them ; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it. 8 And the LORD, he lit is that doth go before thee ; he will be with thee, he will m not fail thee, neither forsake theo: fear not, neither be dismayed. 9 *s. And Moses wrote this law, and delivered n it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of 0 release, in the feast p of taber
macies, 11 When all Israel is come to q appear before the LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose thoushalt r read this law before aii Israel in their hearing. 12 Gathers the people, together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates. that they may hear, and that they