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Moses rehearses the story of CHAP. I.

God's promise. 10 The LORD your God hath multiplied but rebelled against the commandment of you, and behold, ye are this day as the the LORD your God : stars of heaven for multitude.

127 And ye murmured in your tents, and 11 (The LORD God of your fathers make said, Because the Lord hated us, he hath Fou a thousand times so many more as ye brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, are, and bless you, as he hath promised to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, you !)

to destroy us. 12 How can I myself alone bear your 28 Whither shall we go up? our brecumbrance, and your burden, and your thren have discouraged our heart, saying, strife?

The people is greater and taller than we; 13 Take ye wise men, and understanding, the cities are great and walled up to heaand known among your tribes, and I will ven; and moreover, we have seen the sons make them rulers over you.

of the Anakims there. 14 And ye answered me, and said, The 29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neithing which thou hast spoken is good for ther be afraid of them. us to do.

30 The LORD your God which goeth be15 So I took the chief of your tribes, fore you, he shall fight for you, according wise men, and known, and made them to all that he did for you in Egypt before heads over you, captains over thousands, your eyes; and captains over hundreds, and captains 31 And in the wilderness, where thou over fifties, and captains over tens, and of-hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare ficers among your tribes.

thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the 16 And I charged your judges at that way that ye went, until ye came into this time, saying, Hear the causes between your place. brethren, and judge righteously between 32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe every man and his brother, and the stran- the LORD your God, ger that is with him.

33 Who went in the way before you, to 17 Ye shall not respect persons in judg- search you out a place to pitch your tents inent; but ye shall hear the small as well in, in fire by night, to shew you by what as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the way ye should go, and in a cloud by day. face of man; for the judgment is God's : 34 | And the Lord heard the voice of and the cause that is too hard for you, bring your words, and was wroth, and sware, sayit unto me, and I will hear it.

fing, 18 And I commanded you at that time 35 Surely there shall not one of these all the things which ye should do. men of this evil generation see that good

19 1 And when we departed from Horeb, land, which I sware to give unto your fawe went through all that great and terrible thers, wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; mountain of the Amorites, as the Lord our he shall see it, and to him will I give the God commanded us; and we came to Ka- land that he hath trodden upon, and to his desh-barnea.

children, because he hath wholly followed 20 And I said unto you, Ye are come the LORD. unto the mountain of the Amorites, which 37 Also the LORD was angry with me, the LORD our God doth give unto us. for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not

21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set go in thither. the land before thee: go up and possess it, 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said standeth before thee, he shall go in thither. unto thee; fear not, neither be discou- Encourage him : for he shall cause Israel raged.

to inherit it. 22 ? And ye came near unto me every 39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye one of you, and said, We will send men be- said should be a prey, and your children, fore us, and they shall search us out the land, which in that day had no knowledge beand bring us word again by what way we tween good and evil, they shall go in thimust go up, and into what cities we shall ther, and unto them will I give it, and they come.

shall possess it. 23 And the saying pleased me well : 40 'But as for you, turn ye, and take and I took twelve men of you, one of a your journey into the wilderness by the way tribe :

of the Red sea. 24 And they turned and went up into 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, the mountain, and came unto the valley of We have sinned against the LORD, we will Eshcol, and searched it out.

go up and fight, according to all that the 25 And they took of the fruit of the LORD our God commanded us. And when land in their hands, and brought it down ye had girded on every man his weapons unto us, and brought us word again, and of war, ye were ready to go up into the said, It is a good land which the LORD our hill. God doth give us.

| 42 And the LORD said unto me, Say 26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I


Moses' speech, rehearsing PEUTERONOMY. God's dealings with Israel. am not among you ; lest ye be smitten be- the brook Zered : and we went over the fore your enemies.

brook Zered. 43 So I spake unto you; and ye would14 And the space in which we came from not hear, but rebelled against the com- Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over mandment of the LORD, and went presump- the brook Zered, was thirty and eight tuously up into the hill.

years; until all the generation of the men 44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that of war were wasted out from among the mountain, came out against you, and chased host, as the LORD sware unto them. you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, l 15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was even unto Hormah.

against them, to destroy them from among 45 And ye returned and wept before the the host, until they were consumed. Lord; but the LORD would not hearken to 16 [ So it came to pass, when all the your voice, nor give ear unto you.

men of war were consumed and dead from 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, among the people, according unto the days that ye abode there.l. 17 That the LORD spake unto me, sayCHAP. II.

ing, W HEN we turned, and took our journey 18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the

1 into the wilderness by the way of the coast of Moab, this day : Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and 19 And when thou' comest nigh over we compassed mount Seir many days. against the children of Ammon, distress

2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, them not, nor meddle with them: for I will

3 Ye have compassed this mountain long not give thee of the land of the children of enough : turn you northward.

Ammon any possession ; because I have 4 And command thou the people, say-1 given it unto the children of Lot for a posing, Ye are to pass through the coast of session. your brethren the children of Esau, which 20 (That also was accounted a land of dwell in Seir ; and they shall be afraid of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; you ; take ye good heed unto yourselves and the Ammonites call them Zamzumtherefore ;

mims; 5 Meddle not with them; for I will not 21 A people great, and many, and tall give you of their land, no, not so much as as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed å foot-breadth; because I have given mount them before them; and they succeeded Seir unto Esau for a possession,

them, and dwelt in their stead: 6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, 22 As he did to the children of Esau, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed water of them for money, that ye may drink. the Horims from before them; and they

7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead thee in all the works of thy hand: he know- even unto this day: eth thy walking through this great wilder- 23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hapess: these forty years the LORD thy God zerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, hath been with thee: thou hast lacked no- which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed thing,

them, and dwelt in their stead.) 8 And when we passed by from our 24 | Rise yeup, take your journey, and brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt pass over the river Arnon ; behold, I have in Seir, through the way of the plain from given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to and passed by the way of the wilderness possess it, and contend with him in battle. of Moab.

25 This day will I begin to put the dread 9. And the LORD said unto me, Dis- of thee and the fear of thee upon the natress not the Moabites, neither contend tions that are under the whole heaven, who with them in battle : for I will not give thee shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, of their land for a possession; because I and be in anguish because of thee. have given Ar unto the children of Lot for 26 And I sent messengers out of the wila possession.

derness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of 10 (The Emims dwelt therein in times Heshbon with words of peace, saying, past, a people great, and many, and tall as 27 Let me pass through thy land: I will the Anakims;

go along by the highway, I will neither 11 Which also were accounted giants, as turn unto the right hand nor to the left. the Anakims; but the Moabites call them 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, Emims.

that I may eat; and give me water for 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before money, that I may drink: only I will pass time, but the chitdren of Esau succeeded through on my feet; them, when they had destroyed them from 29 (As the children of Esau which dwell before them, and dwelt in their stead; as in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Israel did unto the land of his possession, Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over which the LORD gave unto them.)

Jordan into the land which the LORD our 13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over God giveth us.

Of Og king of Bashan. CHAP. III.

The prayer of Moses. 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Banot let us pass by him: for the Lord thy shan. God hardened his spirit, and made his 11 For only Og king of Bashan remained heart obstinate, that he might deliver him of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedinto thy hand, as appeareth this day. stead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in

31 And the Lord said unto me, Behold, Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine I have begun to give Sihon and his land cubits was the length thereof, and four before thee: begin to possess, that thou cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a mayest inherit his land.

man. 32 Then Sihon came out against us, he 12 | And this land, which we possessed and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. at that time, from Aroer, which is by the

33 And the LORD our God delivered him river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the before us; and we smote him and his sons, cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and all his people.

and to the Gadites. 34 And we took all his cities at that 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Batime, and utterly destroyed the men, and shan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the women, and the little ones of every city, the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the region we left none to remain.

of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called 35 Only the cattle we took for a prey the land of giants. anto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the which we took.

country of Argob, unto the coasts of Ge36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of shuri, and Maachathi; and called them the river of Arnon, and from the city that after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, is by the river, even unto Gilead, there unto this day. was not one city too strong for us: the 15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir. Lord our God delivered all unto us:

16 And unto the Reubenites and unto 37 Only unto the land of the children of the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any the river Arnon half the valley, and the place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the border, even unto the river Jabbok, which cities in the mountains, nor unto whatso-is the border of the children of Ammon: erer the LORD our God forbad us.

17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the CHAP. III.

coast thercof, from Chinnereth even unto THEN we turned, and went up the way the sea of the plain, even the salt-sea, under

I to Bashan : and Og the king of Ba- Ashdoth-pisgah eastward. shan came out against us, he and all his 18 1 And I commanded you at that time, people, to battle at Edrei.

saying, The Lord your God hath given you 2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him this land to possess it; ye shall pass over not; for I will deliver him, and all his peo-armed before your brethren the children of ple, and his land, into thy hand; and thou Israel, all that are meet for the war. shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon 19 But your wives, and your little ones, king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Hesh- and your cattle, (for I know that ye havé bon.

much cattle,) shall abide in your cities 3 So the LORD our God delivered into which I have given you; our hands Og also the king of Bashan, and 20 Until the LORD have given rest unto all his people: and we smote him until your brethren, as well as unto you, and unnone was left to him remaining.

til they also possess the land which the 4 And we took all his cities at that time, Lord your God hath given them beyond there was riot a city which we took not Jordan : and then shall ye return every man from them, threescore cities, all the region unto his possession which I have given of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan you.

5 All these cities were fenced with high 21 | And I commanded Joshua at that walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that towns a great many.

the LORD your God hath done unto these 6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we two kings: So shall the LORD do unto all did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly the kingdoms whither thou passest. destroying the men, women, and children 22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD of every city.

your God he shall fight for you. 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the 23 | And I besought the LORD at that eities, we took for a prey to ourselves. time, saying,

8 And we took at that time out of the 24 O LORD God, thou hast begun to hand of the two kings of the Amorites the shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy land that was on this side Jordan, from the mighty hand: for what God is there in river of Arnon unto mount Hermon; heaven or in earth, that can do according

9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call to thy works, and according to thy might? Sirion ; and the Amorites call it Shenir ;) | 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and son,

10 All the cities of the plain, and all the good land that is beyond Jordan, thang Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salibaba and goodly mountain, and Lebanon.

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An exhortation

to obedience 26 But the LORD was wroth with me for 11 And ye came near and stood under your sakes, and would not hear me: and the mountain ; and the mountain burned the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; with fire unto the midst of heaven, with speak no more unto me of this matter. darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.

27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of and lift up thine eyes westward, and north- the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of ward, and southward, and eastward, and the words, but saw no similitude; only ye behold it with thine eyes : for thou shalt heard a voice. not go over this Jordan.

| 13 And he declared unto you his cove28 But charge Joshua, and encourage nant, which he commanded you to perform, him, and strengthen him: for he shall go even ten commandments; and he wrote over before this people, and he shall cause them upon two tables of stone. them to inherit the land which thou shalt 14 And the LORD commanded me at see.

that time to teach you statutes and judg. 29 So we abode in the valley over against ments, that ye might do them in the land Beth-peor.

whither ye go over to possess it. CHAP. IV.

15 T Take ye therefore good heed unto N OW therefore hearken, O Israel, unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of simi

I the statutes, and unto the judgments, llitude on the day that the Lord spake unto which I teach you, for to do them, that ye you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire ; may live, and go in and possess the land 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you a graven image, the similitude of any

Ifigure, the likeness of male or female, 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which 17 The likeness of any beast that is on I command you, neither shall ye diminish the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl ought from it, that ye may keep the com-that flieth in the air, mandments of the LORD your God which I 18 The likeness of any thing that creepcommand you.

eth on the ground, the likeness of any fish 3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD that is in the waters beneath the earth : did because of Baal-peor : for all the men 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and God hath destroyed them from among you. the moon, and the stars, even all the host of

4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD heaven, shouldest be driven to worship your God, are alive every one of you this them, and serve them, which the LORD thy

God hath divided unto all nations under the 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and whole heaven. judgments, even as the LORD my God com- 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and manded me, that ye should do so in the land brought you forth out of the iron furnace, whither ye go to possess it.

even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people 6 Keep therefore and do them: for this of inheritance, as ye are this day. is your wisdom and your understanding in 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry the sight of the nations, which shall hear with me for your sakes, and sware that I all these statutes, and say, Surely this should not go over Jordan, and that I should great nation is a wise and understanding not goin unto that good land which the LORD people.

thy God giveth thee for an inheritance : 7 For what nation is there so great, whol 22 But I must die in this land, I must not hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and our God is in all things that we call upon possess that good land. him for?

| 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye 8 And what nation is there so great, that forget the covenant of the LORD your God, hath statutes and judgments so righteous which he made with you, and make you a as all this law, which I set before you this graven image, or the likeness of any thing day?

which the LORD thy God hath forbidden 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thee. thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the 24 For the LORD thy God is a consumthings which thine eyes have seen, and lest ing fire, even a jealous God. they depart from thy heart all the days of 25 When thou shalt beget children, and thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy children's children, and shalt have remainsons' sons :

led long in the land, and shall corrupt your 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest selves, and make a graven image, or the before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the Lord said unto me, Gather me the peo- the sight of the Lord thy God, to provoke ple together, and I will make them hear my him to anger : words, that they may learn to fear me all 26 I call heaven and earth to witness the days that they shall live upon the against you this day, that ye shall soon earth, and that they may teach their chil- utterly perish from off the land whereunto

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der the springs CHAP. V.

An exhortation to obedience. CHAP. V.

The covenant in Horeb. not prolong your days upon it, but shall 41 1 Then Moses severed three cities on utterly be destroyed.

|this side Jordan, toward the sun-rising ; 27 And the LORD shall scatter you among 42 That the slayer might flee thither, the nations, and ye shall be left few in num- which should kill his neighbour unawares, ber among the heathen, whither the LORD and hated him not in times past; and that shall lead you.

fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: 28 And there ye shall serve gods, the 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in work of men's hands, wood and stone, the plain country, of the Reubenites; and which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and smell.

Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites. 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the 44 ( And this is the law which Moses LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou set before the children of Israel: . seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy 45 These are the testimonies, and the soul.

statutes, and the judgments, which Moses 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all spake unto the children of Israel, after they these things are come upon thee, even in came forth out of Egypt, the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon Toice ;

king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Hesh31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful bon, whom Moses and the children of IsGod;) he will not forsake thee, neither de- rael smote, after they were come forth out stroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy of Egypt: fathers, which he sware unto them. I 47 And they possessed his land, and the

32 For ask now of the days that are land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of past, which were before thee, since the day the Amorites, which were on this side Jorthat God created man upon the earth, and dan, toward the sun-rising; ask from the one side of heaven unto the 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of other, whether there hath been any such the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, thing as this great thing is, or hath been which is Hermon, heard like it?

49 And all the plain on this side Jordan 33 Did ever people hear the voice of eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, unGod speaking out of the midst of the fire, der the springs of Pisgah. as thou hast heard, and live ?

34 Or hath God assayed to go and take AND Moses called all Israel, and said him a nation from the midst of another na- A unto them, Hear, O Israel, the station, by temptations, by signs, and by won- tutes and judgments which I speak in your ders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, ears this day, that ye may learn them, and and by a stretched out arm, and by great keep, and do them. terrors, according to all that the LORD your 2 The LORD our God made a covenant God did for you in Egypt before your eyes ! with us in Horeb.

35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou 3 The LORD made not this covenant with mightest know that the LORD he is God : Jour fathers, but with us, even us, who are there is none else beside him.

Jall of us here alive this day. 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear 4 The LORD talked with you face to his voice, that he might instruct thee : and face in the mount, out of the midst of the upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; fire, and thou heardest his words out of the 5 (I stood between the LORD and you midst of the fire.

at that time, to shew you the word of the 37 And because he loved thy fathers, LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of therefore he chose their seed after them, the fire, and went not up into the mount;) and brought thee out in his sight with his saying, mighty power out of Egypt;

16 Y'I am the LORD thy God, which 38 To drive out nations from before thee, brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from greater and mightier than thou art, to bring the house of bondage. thee in, to give thee their land for an in- 7 Thou shalt have none other gods before heritance, as it is this day.

me. 39 Know therefore this day, and con- 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven sider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is image, or any likeness of any thing that God in heaven above, and upon the earth is in heaven above, or that is in the earth be beneath: there is none else.

neath, or that is in the waters beneath the 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes earth: and his commandments which I command 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto thee this day, that it may go well with them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy thee, and with thy children after thee, and God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the of the fathers upon the children unto the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, third and fourth generation of them that for ever.

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