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for disobedience. 18% eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof: | enemies which the LORD shall send athine ass shall be violently taken away gainst thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and from before thy face, and shall not be in nakedness, and in want of all things : restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have neck, until he have destroyed thee. none to rescue them.

49 The Lord shall bring a nation a32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall gainst thee from far, from the end of be given unto another people, and thine the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth, a eyes shall look, and fail with longing for nation whose tongue thou shalt not unthem all the day long : and there shall be derstand ; DO might in thine hand.

50 A nation of fierce countenance, 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy which shall not regard the person of the labours, shall a nation which thou know- old, nor shew favour to the young: est not eat up: and thou shalt be only 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy oppressed and crushed always:

cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the thou be destroyed : which also shall not sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see. leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the

35 The Lord shall smite thee in the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch sheep, until he have destroyed thee. that cannot be healed, from the sole of 52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy thy foot unto the top of thy head. gates, until thy high and fenced walls

36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy come down, wherein thou trustedst, king which thou shalt set over thee, unto throughout all thy land : and he shall a nation which neither thou nor thy fa- besiege thee in all thy gates throughout thers have known; and there shalt thou all thy land which the LORD thy God serre other gods, wood and stone. hath given thee.

37 And thou shalt become an astonish- 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine ment, a proverb, and a by-word, among all own body, the flesh of thy sons and of nations whither the LORD shall lead thee. thy daughters which the LORD thy God

38 Thou shalt carry much seed out in- hath given thee, in the siege and in the to the field, and shalt gather but little in: straitness wherewith thine enemies shall for the locust shall consume it.

distress thee : 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and 54 So that the man that is tender adress them, but shalt neither drink of the mong you, and very delicate, his eyes wine, nor gather the grapes : for the shall be evil toward his brotl; er, and toWorin shall eat them.

ward the wife of his bosom, and toward 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees through the remnant of his children which he out all thy coasts, but thou shalt not an- shall leave : cint thyself with the oil: for thine olive 55 So that he will not give to any of shall cast his fruit.

them of the flesh of his children whom he 41 Thou shalt beget sons and daugh- shall eat : because he hath nothing left ters, but thou shalt not enjoy them : for him in the siege and in the straitness they shall go into captivity.

wherewith thine enemies shall distress 42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land thee in all thy gates. sball the locust consume.

56 The tender and delicate woman a43 The stranger that is within thee mong you, which would not adventure to shall get up above thce very high ; and set the sale of her foot upon the ground thou shalt come down very low.

for delicateness and tenderness, her eye 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shall be evil toward the husband of her shalt not lend to lim : he shall be the bosom, and toward her son, and toward head, and thou shalt be the tail.

her daughter, 45 Moreover, all these curses shall 57 And toward her young one that come upon thee, and shall pursue thec, cometh out from between her feet, and and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed: toward her children which she shall because thou hearkenedst not unto the bear: for she shall eat them for want of voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his all things secretly in the siege and straitcommandments and his statutes which ness wherewith thine enemy sirall distress he commanded thee :

thee in thy gates. 46 And they shall be upon thee for a 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed the words of this law that are written

in this book, that thou mayest fear this 47 Because thou servedst not the Lord glorious and fearful name, THE LORD thy God with joyfulness and with glad- || THY GOD; ness of heart, for the abundance of all 59 Then the Lord will make thy things :

plagues wonderful, and the plagues of 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine ll thy seed, even great plagues, and of long

for ever.

184 Plagues of disobedience. DEUTERONOMY. Exhortation to obedience. continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of the wilderness : your clothes are not long continuance.

waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not 60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all waxen old upon thy foot. the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast a- 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither fraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. have ye drunk wine or strong drink :

61 Also every sickness, and every plague that ye might know that I am the LORD which is not written in the book of this your God. law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, 7 And when ye came unto this place, until thou be destroyed.

Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the 62 And ye shall be left few in number, king of Bashan, came out against us unto whereas ye were as the stars of heaven || battle, and we smote them: for multitude; because thou wouldest not 8 And we took their land, and gave it obey the voice of the LORD thy God. for an inheritance unto the Reubenites,

63 And it shall come to pass, that as and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe the LORD rejoiced over you to do you || of Manasseh. good, and to multiply you ; so the Lord 9 Keep therefore the words of this covwill rejoice over you to destroy you, and I enant, and do them, that ye may prosper to bring you to nought; and ye shall be in all that


do. plucked from off the land whither thou 10.1 Ye stand this day all of you begoest to possess it.

fore the LORD your God; your captains 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee a- l of your tribes, your elders, and your mong all people from the one end of officers, with all the men of Israel, the earth even unto the other; and there 11 Your little ones, your wives, and thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thy stranger that is in thy camp, from thou nor thy fathers have known, even the hewer of thy wood, unto the drawer wood and stone.

of thy .ater : 65 And among these nations shalt thou 12 That thou shouldest enter into corfinal no ease, neither shall the sole of thy enant with the LORD thy God, and infoot have rest : but the LORD shall give to his oath, which the LORD thy God thee there a trembling heart, and failing maketh with thee this day : of eyes, and sorrow of mind :

13 That he may establish thce to-day 66 And thy life shallhangin doubt before for a people unto himseif, and that he may thec; and thou shalt fear day and night, be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto and shalt have none assurance of thy lite: thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy fa

67 In the morning thou shalt say, thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. Would God it were even ! and at even 14 Neither with you only do I make thou shalt say, Would Gol it were morn- this covenant and this oath; ing! for the fear of thine heart where- 15 But with him that standeth here with thou shalt fear, and for the sight of with us this day before the LORD Our thine eyes which thou shalt see.

Gol, and also with him that is not here 68 And the LORD shall bring thee in- with us this day : to Egypt again with ships, by the way 16 (For ve know how we have dwelt in whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt the land of Egypt; and how we came see it no more again : and there ye shall be through the nations which ye passed by ; sold unto your enemies for bond-men and 17 And ye have seen their abominations, bond-women, and no man shall buy you. und their idols, wood and stone, silver CHAP. XXIX.

and gold, which were among them :) 2 An exhortation to obedience. 10 The peo

18 Lest there should be among you nile enter into covenant before the Lord. man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose 'HESE are the words of the covenant heart turneth away this day from the

which the LORD commanded Moses LORD our God, to go and serre tlie gods to make with the children of Israel in of these nations ; lest there should be athe land of Moab, beside the covenant mong you a root that beareth gall and which he made with them in Horeb. wormwood;

29 And Moses called unto all Israel, 19 And it come to pass, when he and said unto them, Ye have seen all that heareth the words of this curse, that he the LORD did before your eyes in the bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall land of Egypt unto · Piiaraoli, and unto have peace, though I walk in the imaginaall his servants, and wto all his land ; tion of mine heart, to add drunkemess

3 The great temptations which thinc to thirst: eyes have seen, the signs, and those great 20 The LORD will not spare him, but miracles :

then the anger of the Lord and his jeal4 Yet the Lord hath not given you ousy shall smoke against that man, and ap heart to perceive, and eyes to see, all the curses that are written in this book and ears to hear, unto this day.

swall lie upon him, and the LORD shall 5 And I have led vou forty years in l blot out his name from under heaven.


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CHAP. xxx. Mercies to the penitent. 185 21 And the LORD shall separate him un- 5 And the Lord thy God will bring to eril out of all the tribes of Israel ac- thee into the land which thy fathers poscording to all the curses of the covenantsessed, and thou shalt possess it : and he that are written in this book of the law : I will do thee good, and multiply thee a.

22 So that the generation to come of bove thy fathers. your children that shall rise up after you, 6 And the LORD thy God will circumand the stranger that shall come from a cise thine heart, and the heart of thy far land, shall say, when they see the seed, to love the LORD thy God with all plagues of that land, and the sicknesses thine heart, and with all thy soul, that which the Lord hath laid upon it ; thou mayest live.

23 And that the whole land thereof is 7 And the LORD thy God will put all brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is these curses upon thine enemies, and on not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass them that hate thee, which persecuted groweth therein, like the overthrow of thee. Sudom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Ze- 8 And thou shalt return and obey boim, which the LORD overthrew in his the voice of the LORD, and do all his anger and in his wrath :

commandments which I command thee 24 Even all nations shall say, Where- || this day. fore hath the LORD done thus unto this 9 And the LORD thy God will make land? what meaneth the heat of this great thee plenteous in every work of thine anger?

hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in 25 Then men shall say, Because they the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of have forsaken the covenant of the LORD || thy land, for good : for the LORD will God of their fathers, which he made again rejoice over thee for good, as he with them when he brought them forth rejoiced over thy fathers : out of the land of Egypt:

10 If thou shalt hearken unto the 26 For they went and served other voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his gods, and worshipped them, gods whom commandments and his statutes which they knew not, and whom he had not are written in this book of the law, given unto them :

and if thou turn unto the LORD thy 27 And the anger of the LORD was God with all thine heart and with all kindled against this land, to bring upon it thy soul. all the curses that are written in this book : 11 | For this commandment which I

28 And the LORD rooted them out of command thee this day, it is not hidden their land in anger and in wrath, and in from thee, neither is it far off. great indignation, and cast them into an- 12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldother land, as it is this day.

est say, Who shall goup for us to heaven, 29 The secret things belong unto the and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, LORD rur God: but those things which and do it? are revealed belong unto us, and to our 13 Nejiher is it beyond the sea, that children for ever, that we may do all the thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the words of this law.

sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we CHAP. XXX.

may hear it, and do it? 1 Great mercies promised unto the peni- 14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, tent. 11 The commandment is mani- | in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou feal, 15 Death and life set before them. mayest do it.

shall come , when all 15 | See, I have set before thee this the blessing and the curse, which I have 16 In that I command thee this day to set before thee, and thou shalt call them to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his mind among all the nations whither the ways, and to keep his commandments, LORD thy God hath driven thee, and his statutes, and his judgments, that

2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy thou mayest live and multiply: and the God, and shalt obey his voice according LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land to all that I command thee this day, thou whither ihou goest to possess it. and thy children, with all thine heart, 17 But if thine heart turn away, so and with all thy soul ;

that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be 3 That then the Lord thy God will drawn away, and worship other gods, and turn thy captivity, and have compassion serve them; upon thee, and will return and gather 18 1 denounce unto you this day, that thee from all the nations, whither the ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not LORD thy God hath scattered thee. prolong your day's upon the land, whither 4 If any of thine be driven out unto thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it

. the utmost parts of heaven, from thence 19 I call heaven and earth to record will the LORD thy God gather thee, and this day against you, that I have set befrom thence will he fetch thec:

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186 Joshua encouraged. DEUTERONOMY. God's charge to Joshua. ing: therefore choose life, that both thou y ger that is within thy gates, that they may and thy seed may live:

hear, and that they may learn, and fear 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy the Lord your God, and observe to do God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, all the words of this law : and that thou mayest cleave unto him 13 And that their children which have (for he is thy life, and the length of thy not known any thing, may hear, and learn davs) that thou mayest dwell in the land to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to to possess it. give them.

14 | And the LORD said unto Moses, CHAP. XXXI.

Behold, thy days approach that thou must 1 Moses encourageth the people and Josh- die : call Joshua, and present yourselves

ua. 9 He delivereth the law unto the in the tabernacle of the congregation, that priests, to read it in the seventh year to I may give him a charge. And Moses the people. 14 God giveth a charge to and Joshua went and presented themselves Joshua, 19 and a song to testify a- in the tabernacle of the congregation. gainst the people.

15 And the LORD appeared in the tabA Words oweto mensrael. ND Moses went and spake these ernacle in a pillar of a cloud : and the

pillar of the cloud stood over the door of 2 And he said unto them, I am an the tabernacle. hundred and twenty years old this day ; 16 And the LORD said wito Moses, BeI can no more go out and come in : also hold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers, and the Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt this people will rise up, and go a whoring not go over this Jordan.

after the gods of the strangers of the 3 The Lord thy God, he will go over land, whither they go to be among them, before thee, and he will destroy these na- and will forsake me, and break my covetions from before thee, and thou shalt pos- nant which I have made with them. sess them: and Joshua he shall go over be- 17 Then my anger shall be kindled afore thee, as the Lord hath said.

gainst them in that day, and I will for4 And the LORD shall do unto them as sake them, and I will hide my face from he did to Sihon, and to Og, kings of the them, and they shall be devoured, and Amorites, and unto the land of them, | many evils and troubles shall befal them, whom he destroyed.

so that they will say in that day, Are not 5 And the LORD shall give them up these evils come upon us, because our before your face, that ye may do unto God is not among us? them according unto all the command- 18 And I will surely hide my face in ments which I have commanded you. that day for all the evils which they shall

6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear have wrought, in that they are turned not, nor be afraid of them : for the LORD

unto other gods. thy God, he it is that doth go with thee, 19 Now therefore write ye this song he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. for you, and teach it the children of Is-,

7 1 And Moses called unto Joshua, and rael: put it in their mouths, that this song said unto him in the sight of all Israel, may be a witness for me against the chilBe strong and of a good courage: for thou rren of Israel. must go with this people unto the land 20 For when I shall have brought them which the LORD hath sworn unto their into the land which I sware unto their fafathers to give them; and thou shalt thers, that floweth with milk and honey; cause them to inherit it.

and they shall have eaten and filled them8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go selves, and waxen fat; then will they turn before thee; he will be with thue, he will unto other gods, and serve them, and pronot fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear | voke me, and break my covenant. not, neither be dismayed.

21 And it shall come to pass, when ma9 And Moses wrote this law, and ny evils and troubles are befallen them, delivered it unto the priests the sons of Le that this song shall testify against them as vi, which bare the ark of the covenant of a witness : for it shall not be forgotten out the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. of the mouths of their seed : for I know

10 Ard Moses commanded them, say- their imagination which they go about, ing, At the end of every seven years, in even now, before I have brought them the solemnity of the year of release, in into the land which I sware. the feast of tabernacles,

22 | Moses therefore wrote this song 11 When all Israel is come to appear the same day, and taught it the children before the LORD thy God in the place of Israel. which he shall choose, thou shalt read 23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun this law before all Israel in their hearing. ! a charge, and said, Be strong and of a

12 Gather the people together, men, 1 good courage : for thou shalt bring the and women, and children, and thy stran- ll children of Israel into the land which I

Moses' song of

CHAP. XXXII. God's mercy and judgment. 187 sware unto them: and I will be with thee. || in the waste howling wilderness; he led

24 9 And it came to pass, when Mose: him about, he instructed him, he kept had made an end of writing the words ot him as the apple of his eve. this law in a book, until they were finished, 11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest,

25 That Moses commanded the Levites futtereth over her young, spreadeth awhich bare the ark of the covenant of the broad her wings, taketh them, beareth Lord, saying,

them on her wings ; 26 Take this book of the law, and put 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, it in the side of the ark of the covenant and there was no strange god with him. of the LORD your God, that it may be

13 He made him ride on the high places there for a witness against thee.

of the earth, that he might eat the in27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy crease of the fields ; and he made him to stiff neck : behold, while I am yet alive suck honey out of the rock, and oil out with you this day, ye have been rebel- of the fiinty rock ; bonus against the LORD; and how much 14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, more after my death?

with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed 28 Gather unto me all the elders of of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of your tribes, and your officers, that I may kidneys of wheat, and thou didst drink speak these words in their ears, and call the pure blood of the grape. heaven and earth to record against them 15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kick29 For I know that after my death ye

ed : thou art waxen fat, thou art grown will utterly corrupt yourselves, and tum thick, thou art covered with fatness; then aside from the way which I have come forsook God which made him, and manded you; and evil will befal you in lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation. the latter days; because ye will do evil in 16 They provoked him to jealousy with the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to strange gods, with abominations provoked anger through the work of your hands.

they him to anger. 30 And Moses spake in the ears of all 17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to the congregation of Israel the words of God; to gods whom they knew not, to this song until they were ended.

new gods that came newly up, whom CHAP. XXXII.

your fathers feared not. 1 Moses' song, which setteth forth Gods 18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou mercy and vengeance. 46 Heexhortech art unmindful, and hast forgotten God

them to set their hearts upon it. that formed thee. G VEcar, ye heavens, and I will 19 And when the Lord saw it, he ab

speak; and hear, O earth, the words horred them, because of the provoking of of my mouth.

his sons, and of his daughters. 2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, 20 And he said, I will hide my face my speech shall distil as the dew, as the from them, I wül see what their end shall small rain upon the tender herb, and as be : for they are a very froward generathe showers upon the grass :

tion, children in whom is no faith. 3 Because I will publish the name of the 21 They have moved me to jealousy LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God. with that which is not God; they have

4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: provoked me to anger with their vanities : for all his ways are judgment: a God of and I will move them to jealousy with truth and without iniquity, just and right those which are not a people ; I will prois he.

voke them to anger with a foolish nation. 5 They have corrupted themselves, their 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, spot is not the spot of his children: they and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and are a perverse and crooked generation. shall consume the earth with her mcrease,

6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O fool- and set on fire the foundations of the ish people and unwise ? is not he thy fa- | mountains. ther that hath bought thee? hath he not 23 I will heap mischiefs upon them ; I made thee, and established thee?

will spend mine arrows upon them. 7 Remember the days of old, consider 24 'They shall be burnt with hunger, the years of many generations : ask thy || and devoured with burning heat, and father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, with bitter destruction : I will also send and they will tell thee.

the teeth of beasts upon them, with the 8 When the Most High divided to the poison of serpents of the dust. nations their inheritance, when he sepa

25 The sword) without, and terror withrated the sons of Adam, he set the boundsin, shall destroy both the young man and of the people according to the number of the virgin, the suckling also with the man the children of Israel.

of gray hairs. 9 For the Lord's portion is his people; 26 I said, I would scatter them into Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.

corners, I would make the remembrance 10 He found him in a desert land, and l of them to cease from among men ;

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