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to obedience. 23 But the LORD thy God shall | 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the deliver them unto thee, and shall commandments of the LORD thy God, destroy them with a mighty de- to walk in his ways, and to fear him. struction, until they be destroyed. 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth
24 And he shall deliver their kings thee into a good land, a land of
vines, and fig trees, and pomegran-
LORD thy God, in not keeping his
commandments, and his judgments, CHAPTER VIII.
and his statutes, which I command An exhortation to obedience in view of God's mercy and goodness to them. 19 The penalty of disobe. thee this day: dience.
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and LL the commandments which I art full, and hast built goodly houses,
observe to do, that ye may live, and 13 And when thy herds and thy multiply, and go in and possess the flocks multiply, and thy silver and land which the Lord sware unto thy gold is multiplied, and all that your fathers.
thou hast is multiplied ; 2 And thou shalt remember all 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, the way which the Lord thy God and thou forget the LORD thy God, led thee these forty years in the which brought thee forth out of the wilderness
, to humble thee, and to land of Egypt, from the house of prove thee, to know what was in bondage ; thine heart, whether thou wouldest 15 Who led thee through that great keep his commandments, or no.
and terrible wilderness, wherein were 3 And he humbled thee, and suf- fiery serpents, and scorpions, and fered thee to hunger, and fed thee drought, where there was no water; with manna, which thou knewest who brought thee forth water out of not, neither did thy fathers know; the rock of flint; that he might make thee know that 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness man doth not live by bread only, with manna, which thy fathers knew but by every word that proceedeth not, that he might humble thee, and out of the mouth of the Lord doth that he might prove thee, to do thee man live.
good at thy latter end; 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon
17 And thou say in thine heart, thee, neither did thy foot swell, these My power and the might of mine furty years.
hand hath gotten me this wealth. 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine 18 But thou shalt remember the heart, that, as a man chasteneth his LORD thy God: for it is he that givson, so the LORD thy God chasteneth eth thee power to get wealth, that thee.
he may establish his covenant which
Their idolat he sware unto thy fathers, as it is 7 Remember, and forget not, he this day.
thou provokedst the LORD thy G 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all to wrath in the wilderness: fre forget the LORD thy God, and walk the day that thou didst departo after other gods, and serve them, and of the land of Egypt, until ye ca worship them, I testify against you unto this place, ye have been this day that ye shall surely perish. bellious against the LORD.
20 As the nations which the LORD 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked t destroyeth before your face, so shall LORD to wrath, so that the Lo ye perish ; because ye would not be was angry with you to have obedient unto the voice of the LORD stroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into t CHAPTER IX.
mount to receive the tables Moses dissuadeth Israel from self righteousness, stone, even the tables of the cov by rehearsing their rebellions. 26 His prayer nant which the LORD made wi for them. TEAR, O Israel: Thou art to you, then I abode in the mou
pass over Jordan this day, to forty days and forty nights; I ni go in to possess nations greater and ther did eat bread nor drink wate mightier than thyself, cities great 10 And the LORD delivered un and fenced up to heaven,
me two tables of stone written wi 2 A people great and tall, the child | the finger of God; and on them w dren of the Anakim, whom thou written according to all the wor knowest, and of whom thou hast which the LORD spake with you heard say, Who can stand before the mount, out of the midst of t the children of Anak!
fire, in the day of the assembly. 3 Understand therefore this day, 11 And it came to pass at the el that the LORD thy God is he which of forty days and forty nights, th goeth over before thee; as a con- the LORD gave me the two tables suming fire he shall destroy them, stone, even the tables of the covenai and he shall bring them down before 12 And the LORD said unto m thy face: so shalt thou drive them Arise, get thee down quickly fro out, and destroy them quickly, as the hence; for thy people which th LORD hath said unto thee.
hast brought forth out of Egy 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, have corrupted themselves; they a after that the LORD thy God hath quickly turned aside out of the w cast them out from before thee, say- which I commanded them; th ing, For my righteousness the LORD have made them a molten image hath brought me in to possess this 13 Furthermore the LORD spa land: but for the wickedness of these unto me, saying, I have seen th nations the LORD doth drive them people, and, behold, it is a stiffnec out from before thee.
ed people: 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for 14 Let me alone, that I may d the uprightness of thine heart, dost stroy them, and blot out their nar thou go to possess their land: but from under heaven: and I will ma for the wickedness of these nations of thee a nation mightier and gres the LORD thy God doth drive them er than they. out from before thee, and that he 15 So I turned and came dov may perform the word which the from the mount, and the mou LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abra- burned with fire: and the two ham, Isaac, and Jacob.
bles of the covenant were in I 6 Understand therefore, that the two hands. LORD thy God giveth thee not this 16 And I looked, and, behold, good land to possess it for thy right- had sinned against the LORD yo eousness; for thou art a stiffnecked God, and had made you a molt
thou art a people.
calf: ye had turned aside quick
him to anger.
Israel's rebellion. DEUTERONOMY. The tables restored. out of the way which the Lord to the stubbornness of this people, had commanded you.
nor to their wickedness, nor to their 17 And I took the two tables, and sin: cast them out of my two hands, and 28 Lest the land whence thou brake them before your eyes.
broughtest us out say, Because the 18 And I fell down before the LORD, LORD was not able to bring them as at the first, forty days and forty into the land which he promised nights: I did neither eat bread nor them, and because he hated them, drink water, because of all your sins he hath brought them out to slay which ye sinned, in doing wickedly them in the wilderness. in the sight of the LORD, to provoke 29 Yet they are thy people and thine
inheritance, which thou broughtest 19 For I was afraid of the anger out by thy mighty power and by thy and hot displeasure, wherewith the stretched out arm. Lord was wroth against you to de
CHAPTER X. stroy you. But the LORD hearken- God's mercy in restoring the two tables ; 6 in con. ed unto me at that time also.
linning the priesthood ; & in separating the tribe 20 And the LORD was very angry
of Levi; 10 and in hearkening unto the prayer
of Moses for the people. 12 An exhortation to with Aaron to have destroyed him: obedience. and I prayed for Aaron also the T that time the LORD said unto
AT same time.
me, Hew thee two tables of 21. And I took your sin, the calf stone like unto the first, and come which
ye had made, and burnt it up unto me into the mount, and with fire, and stamped it, and ground make thee an ark of wood. it very small, even until it was as 2 And I will write on the tables small as dust: and I cast the dust the words that were in the first tathereof into the brook that descend-bles which thou brakest, and thou ed out of the mount.
shalt put them in the ark. 22 And at Taberah, and at Mas- | 3 And I made an ark of shittim sah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye wood, and hewed two tables of stone provoked the Lord to wrath. like unto the first, and went up into 23 Likewise when the Lord sent the mount, having the two tables in you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, mine hand. Go up and possess the land which I 4 And he wrote on the tables, achave given you ; then ye rebelled cording to the first writing, the ten against the commandment of the commandments, which the LORD Lord your God, and ye believed spake unto you in the mount, out of him not, nor hearkened to his voice. the midst of the fire, in the day of 24 Ye have been rebellious against the assembly: and the LORD gave the Lord from the day that I knew them unto me. you.
5 And I turned myself and came 25 Thus I fell down before the down from the mount, and put the LORD forty days and forty nights, as tables in the ark which I had made; I fell down at the first; because the and there they be, as the Lord comLord had said he would destroy manded me. you.
And the children of Israel took 26 I prayed therefore unto the their journey from Beeroth of the Lord, and said, O Lord God, de- children of Jaakan to Mosera: there stroy not thy people and thine in- Aaron died, and there he was buried; heritance, which thou hast redeemed and Eleazar his son ministered in the through thy greatness, which thou priest's office in his stead, hast brought forth out of Egypt 7 From thence they journeyed unto with a mighty hand.
Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to 27 Remember thy servants, Abra. Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. ham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not un 8 At that time the Lord separated
THERE thy God, and keep I
to obedient the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of him shalt thou cleave, and swe the covenant of the LORD, to stand by his name. before the LORD to minister unto 21 He is thy praise, and he is t him, and to bless in his name, unto God, that hath done for thee the this day.
great and terrible things, whi 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor thine eyes have seen. inheritance with his brethren; the 22 Thy fathers went down in LORD is his inheritance, according Egypt with threescore and ten pe as the LORD thy God promised him. sons; and now the LORD thy G
10 And I stayed in the mount, ac- hath made thee as the stars cording to the first time, forty days heaven for multitude. and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time
CHAPTER XI. also, and the LORD would not de- The people are exhorted to obedience, 2 by the
promise of God's special blessings; 16 and 11 And the LORD said unto me,
view of his judgments. 18 These words to bel
up in their hearts, and taught to their childr Arise, take thy journey before the 26 A blessing and a curse set before them. people, that they may go in and THEREFORE thou shalt love t possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them. charge, and his statutes, and
12 And now, Israel, what doth the judgments, and his commandmen LORD thy God require of thee, but alway. to fear the Lord thy God, to walk 2 And know ye this day: for in all his ways, and to love him, and speak not with your children whi to serve the LORD thy God with all have not known, and which haven thy heart and with all thy soul, seen the chastisement of the Los 13 To keep the commandments of your God, his greatness, his migh the LORD, and his statutes, which hand, and his stretched out arm, I command thee this day for thy 3 And his miracles, and his ac good ?
which he did in the midst of Egy 14 Behold, the heaven and the unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, al heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy unto all his land; God, the earth also, with all that 4 And what he did unto the arn therein is.
of Egypt, unto their horses, and 15 Only the LORD had a delight their chariots ; how he made t in thy fathers to love them, and he water of the Red sea to overflo chose their seed after them, even you them as they pursued after you, a above all people, as it is this day. how the LORD hath destroyed the
16 Circumcise therefore the fore- unto this day; skin of your heart, and be no more 5 And what he did unto you in t stiffnecked.
wilderness, until ye came into tl 17 For the LORD your God is God place; of gods, and Lord of lords, a great | 6 And what he did unto Dath God, a mighty, and a terrible, which and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, t regardeth not persons, nor taketh re- son of Reuben: how the earth ope ward:
ed her mouth, and swallowed the 18 He doth execute the judgment up, and their households, and th of the fatherless and widow, and tents, and all the substance that u loveth the stranger, in giving him in their possession, in the midst of food and raiment.
Israel: 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: 7 But your eyes have seen allt for ye were strangers in the land of great acts of the LORD which he d Egypt.
8 Therefore shall ye keep all t 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy commandments which I comma God; him shalt thou serve, and to you this day, that ye may be stron
to obey the lavo. and go in and possess the land, thou walkest by the way, when thou whither ye go to possess it; liest down, and when thou risest up.
9 And that ye may prolong your 20 And thou shalt write them up-
10 For the land, whither thou goest in the land which the LORD sware
, from whence ye came out, the days of heaven upon the earth. where thou sowedst thy seed, and 22 For if ye shall diligently keep wateredst it with thy foot, as a gar- all these commandments which I den of herbs:
command you, to do them, to love 11 But the land, whither ye go to the LORD your God, to walk in all possess it, is a land of hills and val- his ways, and to cleave unto him; leys, and drinketh water of the rain 23 Then will the LORD drive out of heaven:
all these nations from before you, 12 A land which the LORD thy God and ye shall possess greater nations careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy and mightier than yourselves. God are always upon it, from the be 24 Every place whereon the soles ginning of the year even unto the of your feet shall tread shall be end of the year.
yours : from the wilderness and 13 And it shall come to pass, if Lebanon, from the river, the river ye shall hearken diligently unto my Euphrates, even unto the uttermost commandments which I command sea shall your coast be. you this day, to love the Lord your
25 There shall no man be able to God, and to serve him with all your stand before you: for the LORD your heart and with all your soul,
God shall lay the fear of you and the 14 That I will give you the rain dread of you upon all the land that of your land in his due season, the ye shall tread upon, as he hath said first rain and the latter rain, that unto you. thou mayest gather in thy corn, and
26 Behold, I set before you this day thy wine, and thine oil.
a blessing and a curse; 15 And I will send grass in thy 27 A blessing, if ye obey the comfields for thy cattle, that thou may- mandments of the LORD your God, est eat and be full.
which I command you this day: 16 Take heed to yourselves, that 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey your heart be not deceived, and ye the commandments of the LORD your turn aside, and serve other gods, and God, but turn aside out of the way worship them;
which I command you this day, to 17 And then the Lord's wrath be go after other gods, which ye have kindled against you, and he shut up not known. the heaven, that there be no rain, 29 And it shall come to pass, when and that the land yield not her fruit; the LORD thy God hath brought thee and lest ye perish quickly from off in unto the land whither thou goest the good land which the LORD giv- to possess it, that thou shalt put the
blessing upon mount Gerizim, and 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these the curse upon mount Ebal. my words in your heart and in your 30 Are they not on the other side soul
, and bind them for a sign upon Jordan, by the way where the sun your hand, that they may be as goeth down, in the land of the Cafrontlets between your eyes.
naanites, which dwell in the cham19 And ye shall teach them your paign over against Gilgal, beside the children, speaking of them when plains of Moreh? thou sittest in thine house, and when 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to
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