Obrazy na stronie

An exhortation

to obedience. CHAPTER XXIX.

12 That thou shouldest enter into 1 Moses exhorteth the people to obedience, in view of the

covenant with the LORD thy God, works they have seen. 10 All are presented before the

and into his oath, which the LORD Lord to enter into covenant with him. 18 The great wrath which shall come on him that flattereth himself

thy God maketh with thee this day: in his wickedness. 29 Secret things belong unto God. 13 That he may establish thee to THESE are the words of the cove- day for a people unto himself, and

I nant, which the LORD command that he may be unto thee a God, as ed Moses to make with the children he hath said unto thee, and as he of Israel in the land of Moab, besides hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abrathe covenant which he made with ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. them in Horeb.

14 Neither with you only do I make 2 | And Moses called unto all Is this covenant and this oath ; rael, and said unto them, Ye have | 15 But with him that standeth here seen all that the LORD did before with us this day before the LORD our your eyes in the land of Egypt unto God, and also with him that is not Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, here with us this day : and unto all his land;

L 16 (For ye know how we have 3 The great temptations which dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how thine eyes have seen, the signs, and we came through the nations which those great miracles :

ye passed by; 4 Yet the Lord hath not given you 17 And ye have seen their aboma heart to perceive, and eyes to see, inations, and their idols, wood and and ears to hear, unto this day. stone, silver and gold, which were

5 And I have led you forty years | among them :) in the wilderness : your clothes are 18 Lest there should be among you not waxen old upon you, and thy man, or woman, or family, or tribe, shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot: | whose heart turneth away this day

6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither from the LORD our God, to go and have ye drunk wine or strong drink; serve the gods of these nations ; lest that ye might know that I am the there should be among you a root LORD your God.

that beareth gall and wormwood; 7 And when ye came unto this | 19 And it come to pass, when he place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, heareth the words of this curse, that and Og the king of Bashan, came he bless himself in his heart, saying, out against us unto battle, and we | I shall have peace, though I walk in smote them:

the imagination of mine heart, to 8 And we took their land, and gave add drunkenness to thirst: it for an inheritance unto the Reu. | 20 The LORD will not spare him, benites, and to the Gadites, and to / but then the anger of the Lord and the half tribe of Manasseh.

his jealousy shall smoke against that 9 Keep therefore the words of this man, and all the curses that are writcovenant, and do them, that ye may ten in this book shall lie upon him, prosper in all that ye do.

and the Lord shall blot out his name 10 | Ye stand this day all of you from under heaven. before the LORD your God; your 21 And the LORD shall separate captains of your tribes, your elders, | him unto evil out of all the tribes of and your officers, with all the men of Israel, according to all the curses of Israel,

the covenant that are written in this 11 Your little ones, your wives, book of the law : and thy stranger that is in thy camp, / 22 So that the generation to come from the hewer of thy wood unto the of your children that shall rise up drawer of thy water:

| after you, and the stranger that shall

Mercy promised

to the penitent. come from a far land, shall say, when this day, thou and thy children, with they see the plagues of that land, and all thine heart, and with all thy soul; the sicknesses which the LORD hath 3 That then the LORD thy God will laid upon it;

turn thy captivity, and have compas23 And that the whole land thereof sion upon thee, and will return and is brimstone, and salt, and burning, gather thee from all the nations, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor whither the LORD thy God hath scatany grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, 4 If any of thine be driven out Admah and Zeboim, which the LORD unto the outmost parts of heaven, overthrew in his anger and in his from thence will the LORD thy God wrath :

gather thee, and from thence will he 24 Even all nations shall say, fetch thee: Wherefore hath the LORD done thus 5 And the LORD thy God will bring unto this land ? what meaneth the thee into the land which thy fathers heat of this great anger?

possessed, and thou shalt possess it; 25 Then men shall say, Because and he will do thee good, and mul. they have forsaken the covenant of tiply thee above thy fathers. the Lord God of their fathers, which 6 And the LORD thy God will cirhe made with them when he brought cumcise thine heart, and the heart of them forth out of the land of Egypt: thy seed, to love the LORD thy God

26 For they went and served other with all thine heart, and with all thy gods, and worshipped them, gods soul, that thou mayest live. whom they knew not, and whom he 7 And the LORD thy God will put had not given unto them:

all these curses upon thine enemies, 27 And the anger of the LORD was and on them that hate thee, which kindled against this land, to bring persecuted thee. upon it all the curses that are written 8 And thou shalt return and obey in this book :

the voice of the LORD, and do all his 28 And the LORD rooted them out of commandments which I command their land in anger, and in wrath, and thee this day. in great indignation, and cast them 9 And the LORD thy God will make into another land, as it is this day. I thee plenteous in every work of thine

29 The secret things belong unto hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the Lord our God: but those things the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit which are revealed belong unto us and of thy land, for good : for the LORD to our children for ever, that we may will again rejoice over thee for good, do all the words of this law.

as he rejoiced over thy fathers;

10 If thou shalt hearken unto the CHAPTER XXX.

voice of the LORD thy God, to keep 1 Great mercies promised unto the repentant. 11 The commandment is manifest. 15 Life and death are set

his commandments and his statutes before them.

which are written in this book of the AND it shall come to pass, when | law, and if thou turn unto the LORD A all these things are come upon thy God with all thine heart, and thee, the blessing and the curse, | with all thy soul. which I have set before thee, and 11 | For this commandment which thou shalt call them to mind among I command thee this day, it is not all the nations, whither the LORD thy hidden from thee, neither is it far off. God hath driven thee,

L 12 It is not in heaven, that thou 2 And shalt return unto the LORD shouldest say, Who shall go up for thy God, and shalt obey his voice us to heaven, and bring it unto us, according to all that I command thee / that we may hear it, and do it?

The command manifest. DEUTERONOMY, Moses encourageth Joshua.

13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that , unto me, Thou shalt not go over this thou shouldest say, Who shall go Jordan. over the sea for us, and bring it unto 3 The LORD thy God, he will go us, that we may hear it, and do it ? | over before thee, and he will destroy

14 But the word is very nigh unto these nations from before thee, and thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, that thou mayest do it.

he shall go over before thee, as the 15 | See, I have set before thee this Lord hath said. day life and good, and death and evil; ' 4 And the LORD shall do unto them

16 In that I command thee this as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings day to love the LORD thy God, to of the Amorites, and unto the land of walk in his ways, and to keep his them, whom he destroyed. commandments, and his statutes, and 5 And the LORD shall give them his judgments, that thou mayest live up before your face, that ye may do and multiply: and the LORD thy God unto them according unto all the shall bless thee in the land whither commandments which I have comthou goest to possess it.

manded you. 17 But if thine heart turn away, so 6 Be strong and of a good courage, that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be fear not, nor be afraid of them: for drawn away, and worship other gods, the LORD thy God, he it is that doth and serve them;

go with thee; he will not fail thee, 18 I denounce unto you this day, nor forsake thee. that ye shall surely perish, and that 7 | And Moses called unto Joshua, ye shall not prolong your days upon and said unto him in the sight of all the land, whither thou passest over Israel, Be strong and of a good courJordan to go to possess it.

age: for thou must go with this 19 I call heaven and earth to re people unto the land which the LORD cord this day against you, that I have hath sworn unto their fathers to give set before you life and death, blessing them; and thou shalt cause them to and cursing: therefore choose life, that | inherit it. both thou and thy seed may live: L 8 And the LORD, he it is that doth

20 That thou mayest love the LORD go before thee; he will be with thee, thy God, and that thou mayest obey | he will not fail thee, neither forsake his voice, and that thou mayest cleave thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. unto him; for he is thy life, and the 9 | And Moses wrote this law, and length of thy days; that thou mayest delivered it unto the priests the sons dwell in the land which the LORD of Levi, which bare the ark of the sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, covenant of the LORD, and unto all to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. the elders of Israel.

10 And Moses commanded them, CHAPTER XXXI.

saying, At the end of every seven 1 Moses encourageth the people 7 and Joshua. 9 He de years, in the solemnity of the year livereth the law unto the priests to be read every seventh year to the people. 14 God calleth Moses and Joshua

of release, in the feast of tabernacles, into the tabernacle, 19 He giveth them a song to testify 11 When all Israel is come to apagainst the people. 23 Joshua receiveth a charge. 24 Moses delivereth the book of the law to the Levites to

pear before the LORD thy God in the keep. 28 He maketh a protestation to the elders. place which he shall choose, thou AND Moses went and spake these shalt read this law before all Israel A words unto all Israel.

in their hearing. 2 And he said unto them, I am a 12 Gather the people together, hundred and twenty years old this men, and women, and children, and day; I can no more go out and thy stranger that is within thy gates, come in: also the LORD hath said that they may hear, and that they

the Pof the tabernachten said unto thy Moses

The future apostasy

CHAPTER XXXI. of the people foretold. may learn, and fear the LORD your gods, and serve them, and provoke God, and observe to do all the words me, and break my covenant. of this law :

21 And it shall come to pass, when 13 And that their children, which many evils and troubles are befallen have not known any thing, may hear, them, that this song shall testify and learn to fear the LORD your God, against them as a witness ; for it as long as ye live in the land whither shall not be forgotten out of the ye go over Jordan to possess it. mouths of their seed : for I know

14 | And the LORD said unto Mo- their imagination which they go ses, Behold, thy days approach that about, even now, before I have brought thou must die: call Joshua, and pre- | them into the land which I sware. sent yourselves in the tabernacle of 22 | Moses therefore wrote this the congregation, that I may give song the same day, and taught it the him a charge. And Moses and Joshua children of Israel. went, and presented themselves in 23 And he gave Joshua the son of the tabernacle of the congregation. Nun a charge, and said, Be strong

15 And the LORD appeared in the and of a good courage : for thou shalt tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and bring the children of Israel into the the pillar of the cloud stood over the land which I sware unto them : and

I will be with thee. 16 | And the LORD said unto Mo. 24 And it came to pass, when ses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy | Moses had made an end of writing fathers; and this people will rise up, the words of this law in a book, until and go a whoring after the gods of the they were finished, strangers of the land, whither they go | 25 That Moses commanded the to be among them, and will forsake Levites, which bare the ark of the me, and break my covenant which I | covenant of the LORD, saying, have made with them.

26 Take this book of the law, and 17 Then my anger shall be kindled put it in the side of the ark of the against them in that day, and I will covenant of the LORD your God, that forsake them, and I will hide my face it may be there for a witness against from them, and they shall be de- thee. voured, and many evils and troubles | 27 For I know thy rebellion, and shall befall them; so that they will thy stiff neck : behold, while I am say in that day, Are not these evils yet alive with you this day, ye have come upon us, because our God is been rebellious against the LORD; not among us ?

and how much more after my death? 18 And I will surely hide my face | 28 | Gather unto me all the elders in that day for all the evils which of your tribes, and your officers, that they shall have wrought, in that they I may speak these words in their ears, are turned unto other gods.

and call heaven and earth to record 19 Now therefore write ye this song against them. for you, and teach it the children of 29 For I know that after my death Israel : put it in their mouths, that ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and this song may be a witness for me turn aside from the way which I have against the children of Israel. commanded you ; and evil will befall

20 For when I shall have brought you in the latter days; because ye them into the land which I sware | will do evil in the sight of the LORD, unto their fathers, that floweth with to provoke him to anger through the milk and honey; and they shall have work of your hands. eaten and filled themselves, and wax. 30 And Moses spake in the ears en fat; then will they turn unto other of all the congregation of Israel the

The song of Moses. DEUTERONOMY, The song of Moses. words of this song, until they were and there was no strange god with ended.


13 He made him ride on the high 1 Moses' song, in which he setteth forth God's mercy and places of the earth, that he might vengeance. 46 He exhorteth them to lay it up in their hearts. 48 God sendeth him up to mount Nebo, to see

eat the increase of the fields; and he the land, and die.

made him to suck honey out of the NIVE ear, Oye heavens, and I will rock, and oil out of the flinty rock; CT speak; and hear, 0 earth, the 14 Butter of kine, and milk of words of my mouth.

sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of 2 My doctrine shall drop as the the breed of Bashan, and goats, with rain, my speech shall distil as the the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou dew, as the small rain upon the ten- didst drink the pure blood of the grape. der herb, and as the showers upon 15 | But Jeshurun waxed fat, and the grass :

kicked : thou art waxen fat, thou art 3 Because I will publish the name grown thick, thou art covered with of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness fatness; then he forsook God which unto our God.

made him, and lightly esteemed the 4 He is the Rock, his work is per- Rock' of his salvation. fect; for all his ways are judgment: 16 They provoked him to jealousy a God of truth and without iniquity, with strange gods, with abominations just and right is he.

provoked they him to anger. 5 They have corrupted themselves, 17 They sacrificed unto devils, not their spot is not the spot of his chil. to God; to gods whom they knew dren: they are a perverse and crooked not, to new gods that came newly up, generation.

whom your fathers feared not. 6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O 18 of the Rock that begat thee thou foolish people and unwise? is not he art unmindful, and hast forgotten God thy father that hath bought thee? that formed thee. hath he not made thee, and establish 19 And when the LORD saw it, he ed thee?

abhorred them, because of the provo7 I Remember the days of old, con- king of his sons, and of his daughters. sider the years of many generations : 20 And he said, I will hide my ask thy father, and he will shew thee; face from them, I will see what their thy elders, and they will tell thee. end shall be : for they are a very fro

8 When the Most High divided | ward generation, children in whom to the nations their inheritance, when is no faith. he separated the sons of Adam, he 21 They have moved me to jealousy set the bounds of the people accord. | with that which is not God; they have ing to the number of the children of provoked me to anger with their van. Israel.

ities : and I will move them to jeal. 9 For the Lord's portion is his ousy with those which are not a people; people; Jacob is the lot of his in I will provoke them to anger with a heritance.

foolish nation. 10 He found him in a desert land, 22 For a fire is kindled in mine and in the waste howling wilderness; anger, and shall burn unto the low. he led him about, he instructed him, est hell, and shall consume the earth he kept him as the apple of his eye. with her increase, and set on fire the

11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, foundations of the mountains. fluttereth over her young, spreadeth 23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; abroad her wings, taketh them, bear. I will spend mine arrows upon them. eth them on her wings;

1 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, I and devoured with burning heat, and

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