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The song of Moses. CHAPTER XXXII. The song of Moses. with bitter destruction: I will also ! 38 Which did eat the fat of their send the teeth of beasts upon them, sacrifices, and drank the wine of their with the poison of serpents of the dust. drink offerings ? let them rise up and

25 The sword without, and terror help you, and be your protection. within, shall destroy both the young 39 See now that I, even I, am he, man and the virgin, the suckling also and there is no god with me: I kill, with the man of gray hairs.

and I make alive; I wound, and I 26 I said, I would scatter them heal: neither is there any that can into corners, I would make the re deliver out of my hand. membrance of them to cease from 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, among men:

and say, I live for ever. 27 Were it not that I feared the 41 If I whet my glittering sword, wrath of the enemy, lest their ad. and mine hand take hold on judg. versaries should behave themselves ment; I will render vengeance to strangely, and lest they should say, mine enemies, and will reward them Our hand is high, and the Lord hath that hate me. not done all this.

42 I will make mine arrows drunk 28 For they are a nation void of with blood, and my sword shall decounsel, neither is there any under- / vour flesh; and that with the blood standing in them.

of the slain and of the captives from 29 Oh that they were wise, that they the beginning of revenges upon the understood this, that they would consider their latter end!

43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his 30 How should one chase a thousand, people: for he will avenge the blood and two put ten thousand to flight, of his servants, and will render venexcept their Rock had sold them, and geance to his adversaries, and will the Lord had shut them up ?

be merciful unto his land, and to his 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, people. even our enemies themselves being 44 And Moses came and spake judges.

all the words of this song in the ears 32 For their vine is of the vine of of the people, he, and Hoshea the Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: son of Nun. their grapes are grapes of gall, their 45 And Moses made an end of speakclusters are bitter :

ing all these words to all Israel : 33 Their wine is the poison of drag. 46 And he said unto them, Set ons, and the cruel venom of asps. your hearts unto all the words which

34 Is not this laid up in store with Í testify among you this day, which me, and sealed up among my treas. ye shall command your children to

observe to do, all the words of this law. 35 To me belongeth vengeance, and | 47 For it is not a vain thing for recompense; their foot shall slide in | you; because it is your life: and due time: for the day of their calamity through this thing ye shall prolong is at hand, and the things that shall your days in the land, whither ye go come upon them make haste. I over Jordan to possess it.

36 For the LORD shall judge his 48 And the Lord spake unto Mopeople, and repent himself for his ses that selfsame day, saying, servants, when he seeth that their 49 Get thee up into this mountain power is gone, and there is none shut | Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is

in the land of Moab, that is over 37 And he shall say, Where are against Jericho; and behold the land their gods, their rock in whom they of Canaan, which I give unto the trusted,

| children of Israel for a possession :

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The majesty of God. DEUTERONOMY, Moses blesseth the tribes.

50 And die in the mount whither his mother, I have not seen him ; thou goest up, and be gathered unto neither did he acknowledge his breththy people; as Aaron thy brother ren, nor knew his own children : died in mount Hor, and was gathered for they have observed thy word, and unto his people:

kept thy covenant. 51 Because ye trespassed against 10 They shall teach Jacob thyjudg. me among the children of Israel at ments, and Israel thy law: they shall the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, input incense before thee, and whole the wilderness of Zin; because ye burnt sacrifice upon thine altar. sanctified me not in the midst of the 11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and children of Israel.

accept the work of his hands: smite 52 Yet thou shalt see the land through the loins of them that rise before thee; but thou shalt not go against him, and of them that hate thither unto the land which I give him, that they rise not again. the children of Israel.

12 | And of Benjamin he said, The CHAPTER XXXIII.

beloved of the LORD shall dwell in 1 Moses' blessing. 2 The majesty of God. 6 The blessings

safety by him; and the LORD shall on the several tribes. 26 The excellency of Israel's God. cover him all the day long, and he AND this is the blessing, where shall dwell between his shoulders. A with Moses the man of God 13 | And of Joseph he said, Blessblessed the children of Israel before ed of the LORD be his land, for the his death.

precious things of heaven, for the 2 And he said, The LORD came dew, and for the deep that coucheth from Sinai, and rose up from Seir beneath, unto them; he shined forth from 14 And for the precious fruits brought mount Paran, and he came with ten forth by the sun, and for the precious thousands of saints: from his right things put forth by the moon, hand went a fiery law for them.

15 And for the chief things of the 3 Yea, he loved the people; all his ancient mountains, and for the presaints are in thy hand: and they sat cious things of the lasting hills, down at thy feet; every one shall re- 16 And for the precious things of ceive of thy words.

the earth and fulness thereof, and 4 Moses commanded us a law, even for the good will of him that dwelt the inheritance of the congregation in the bush: let the blessing come of Jacob.

upon the head of Joseph, and upon 5 And he was king in Jeshurun, the top of the head of him that was when the heads of the people and the separated from his brethren. tribes of Israel were gathered together. 17 His glory is like the firstling of

6 | Let Reuben live, and not die; his bullock, and his horns are like and let not his men be few.

the horns of unicorns: with them 7. And this is the blessing of Ju- he shall push the people together to dah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the the ends of the earth: and they are voice of Judah, and bring him unto the ten thousands of Ephraim, and his people : let his hands be suffi- they are the thousands of Manasseh. cient for him; and be thou a help 18 | And of Zebulun he said, Reto him from his enemies.

joice, Zebulun, in thy going out; 8 And of Levi he said, Let thy and, Issachar, in thy tents. Thummim and thy Urim be with thy 19 They shall call the people unto holy one, whom thou didst prove at the mountain; there they shall offer Massah, and with whom thou didst sacrifices of righteousness: for they strive at the waters of Meribah; shall suck of the abundance of the 9 Who said unto his father and to l seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.

The excellency of Israel. CHAPTER XXXIV. Moses' age and death.

20 I And of Gad he said, Blessed | tain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwell. | that is over against Jericho: and eth as a lion, and teareth the arm the LORD shewed him all the land of with the crown of the head.

Gilead, unto Dan, 21 And he provided the first part 2 And all Naphtali, and the land for himself, because there, in a por- of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all tion of the lawgiver, was he seated; the land of Judah, unto the utmost and he came with the heads of the sea, people, he executed the justice of the | 3 And the south, and the plain of LORD, and his judgments with Israel. | the valley of Jericho, the city of palm

22 | And of Dan he said, Dan is trees, unto Zoar. a lion's whelp: he shall leap from 4 And the LORD said unto him, Bashan.

This is the land which I sware unto 23 | And of Naphtali he said, O Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Ja. Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and cob, saying, I will give it unto thy full with the blessing of the LORD, seed: I have caused thee to see it possess thou the west and the south. | with thine eyes, but thou shalt not

24 | And of Asher he said, Let go over thither. Asher be blessed with children ; let 5 | So Moses the servantof the LORD him be acceptable to his brethren, died there in the land of Moab, accordand let him dip his foot in oil. ing to the word of the LORD.

25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass ; 6 And he buried him in a valley in and as thy days, so shallthy strength be. the land of Moab, over against Beth

26 | There is none like unto the peor : but no man knoweth of his God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon sepulchre unto this day. the heaven in thy help, and in his 7 And Moses was a hundred excellency on the sky.

and twenty years old when he died : 27 The eternal God is thy refuge, his eye was not dim, nor his natural and underneath are the everlasting force abated. arms: and he shall thrust out the | 8 | And the children of Israel wept enemy from before thee; and shall for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty say, Destroy them.

days: so the days of weeping and 28 Israel then shall dwell in safety mourning for Moses were ended. alone : the fountain of Jacob shall be | 9 | And Joshua the son of Nun upon a land of corn and wine; also was full of the spirit of wisdom; his heavens shall drop down dew. for Moses had laid his hands upon

29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who him: and the children of Israel is like unto thee, O people saved by hearkened unto him, and did as the the Lord, the shield of thy help, and Lord commanded Moses. who is the sword of thy excellency! | 10 | And there arose not a prophet and thine enemies shall be found since in Israel like unto Moses, whom liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread the LORD knew face to face, upon their high places.

11 In all the signs and the wonders

which the LORD sent him to do in CHAPTER XXXIV.

the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to 1 Moses from mount Nebo vieweth the land. 5 His death and burial. 7 His age. 8 The people mourn for him thirty

all his servants, and to all his land, days. 9 Joshua succeedeth him. 10 The praise of Moses. 12 And in all that mighty hand, and AND Moses went up from the in all the great terror which Moses A plains of Moab unto the moun- / shewed in the sight of all Israel.




shalt meditate therein day and night, CHAPTER I.

that thou mayest observe to do ac. 1 The Lord appointeth Joshua to succeed Moses. 3 The

extent of the promised land. 5 God encourageth and in cording to all that is written therein: structeth Joshua. 10 Joshua prepareth the people to

for then thou shalt make thy way pass over Jordan 12 He putteth the two tribes and a half in mind of their promise to Moses. 16 They prom prosperous, and then thou shalt have ise him obedience,

good success. TOW after the death of Moses 9 Have not I commanded thee? I the servant of the Lord it came Be strong and of a good courage; be to pass, that the LORD spake unto not afraid, neither be thou dismayed: Joshua the son of Nun, Moses' min. for the LORD thy God is with thee ister, saying,

whithersoever thou goest. 2 Moses my servant is dead; now 10 | Then Joshua commanded the therefore arise, go over this Jordan, officers of the people, saying, thou, and all this people, unto the 11 Pass through the host, and comland which I do give to them, even mand the people, saying, Prepare to the children of Israel

you victuals; for within three days ye 3 Every place that the sole of your shall pass over this Jordan, to go in foot shall tread upon, that have I giv- to possess the land, which the LORD en unto you, as I said unto Moses. your God giveth you to possess it.

4 From the wilderness and this 12 | And to the Reubenites, and to Lebanon even unto the great river, the Gadites, and to half the tribe of the river Euphrates, all the land of Manasseh, spake Joshua, saying, the Hittites, and unto the great sea 13 Remember the word which toward the going down of the sun, Moses the servant of the LORD comshall be your coast.

manded you, saying, The LORD your 5 There shall not any man be able God hath given you rest, and hath to stand before thee all the days of given you this land. thy life: as I was with Moses, so 14 Your wives, your little ones, and I will be with thee: I will not fail your cattle, shall remain in the land thee, nor forsake thee.

which Moses gave you on this side 6 Be strong and of a good cour-Jordan; but ye shall pass before your age: for unto this people shalt thou brethren armed, all the mighty men divide for an inheritance the land, of valour, and help them; which I sware unto their fathers to 15 Until the LORD have given give them.

your brethren rest, as he hath given 7 Only be thou strong and very you, and they also have possessed courageous, that thou mayest observe the land which the LORD your God to do according to all the law, which giveth them: then ye shall return Moses my servant commanded thee: unto the land of your possession, turn not from it to the right hand or | and enjoy it, which Moses the Lord's to the left, that thou mayest prosper servant gave you on this side Jordan whithersoever thou goest.

toward the sunrising. 8 This book of the law shall not 16 | And they answered Joshua, depart out of thy mouth; but thou saying, All that thou commandest us Rahab receiveth the spies. CHAPTER II. Their covenant with her. we will do, and whithersoever thou know that the LORD hath given you sendest us, we will go.

the land, and that your terror is fallen 17 According as we hearkened unto upon us, and that all the inhabitants Moses in all things, so will we hearken of the land faint because of you. unto thee: only the LORD thy God 10 For we have heard how the be with thee, as he was with Moses. LORD dried up the water of the Red

18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel sea for you, when ye came out of against thy commandment, and will Egypt; and what ye did unto the not hearken unto thy words in all two kings of the Amorites, that were that thou commandest him, he shall on the other side Jordan, Sihon and be put to death: only be strong and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. of a good courage.

11 And as soon as we had heard

these things, our hearts did melt, neiCHAPTER II.

ther did there remain any more cour1 Rahab receiveth and concealeth the two spies sent from Shittim. 8 The covenant between her and them. 23

age in any man, because of you : Their return and report.

for the LORD your God, he is God in AND Joshua the son of Nun sent heaven above, and in earth beneath.

out of Shittim two men to spy 12 Now therefore, I pray you, secretly, saying, Go view the land, swear unto me by the LORD, since I even Jericho. And they went, and have shewed you kindness, that ye will came into a harlot's house, named also shew kindness unto my father's Rahab, and lodged there.

house, and give me a true token : 2 And it was told the king of Jeri- | 13 And that ye will save alive my cho, saying, Behold, there came men father, and my mother, and my brethin hither to night of the children of ren, and my sisters, and all that they Israel to search out the country. have, and deliver our lives from death.

3 And the king of Jericho sent 14 And the men answered her, unto Rahab, saying, Bring forth the Our life for yours, if ye utter not men that are come to thee, which | this our business. And it shall be, are entered into thine house : for they when the LORD hath given us the be come to search out all the country. land, that we will deal kindly and

4 And the woman took the two truly with thee. men, and hid them, and said thus, 15 Then she let them down by a There came men unto me, but I cord through the window : for her wist not whence they were :

house was upon the town wall, and 5 And it came to pass about the she dwelt upon the wall. time of shutting of the gate, when it 16 And she said unto them, Get was dark, that the men went out; you to the mountain, lest the purwhither the men went, I wot not: suers meet you; and hide yourselves pursue after them quickly; for ye there three days, until the pursuers shall overtake them.

be returned: and afterward may ye 6 But she had brought them up to go your way. the roof of the house, and hid them 17 And the men said unto her, We with the stalks of flax, which she will be blameless of this thine oath had laid in order upon the roof. which thou hast made us swear.

7 And the men pursued after them 18 Behold, when we come into the the way to Jordan unto the fords: and land, thou shalt bind this line of as soon as they which pursued after scarlet thread in the window which them were goneout, they shut the gate. thou didst let us down by: and thou

8 | And before they were laid down, shalt bring thy father, and thy mother, she came up unto them upon the roof; | and thy brethren, and all thy father's 9 And she said unto the men, I household, home unto thee.

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