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164 E.xhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. Communion with the thou waikest by the way, and when thou || before the Lord our God, as he hath liest down, and when thou risest up. commanded us. 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign |
CHAP. VII. upon thine hand, and they shall be as, 1 AU communion with the nations forbidfrontlets between thine eyes.
den, 4 for fear of idolatry, and other 9 And thou shalt write them upon the reasons. posts of thy house, and on thy gates. W HEN the LORD thy God shall
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy! W bring thee into the land whither God shall have brought thee into the thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out land which he sware unto thy fathers, many nations before thee, the Hittites, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and give thee great and goodly cities, which I the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the thou buildedst not,
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations 11 And houses full of all good things, greater and mightier than thou; which thou filledst not, and wells digged,
1 2 And when the LORD thy God shall which thou diggedst not, vineyards and deliver them before thee, thou shalt olive-trees, which thou plantedst not ; | smite them and utterly destroy them, when thou shalt have eaten and be full ; | thou shalt make no covenant with them,
12 Then beware lest thou forget the nor shew mercy unto them: LORD, which brought thee forth out of 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages the land of Egypt, from the house of | with them ; thy daughter thou shalt not bondage.
give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God,
ou ehalt fear the LORD thy God. |thou take unto thy son. and serve him, and shaltswearby his name. 4 s For they will turn away thy son
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of || from following me, that they may serve the gods of the people which are round other gods : so will the anger of the about you ;
LORD be kindled against you, and destroy 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous thee siddenly. Godamong you) lest the anger of the LORD 5 But thus shall ye deal with them ; ye thy God be kindled against thee, and de- || shall destroy their altars, and break down stroy thee from off the face of the earth. their images, and cut down their groves,
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your and burn their graven images with fire. God, as ye tempted him in Massah. 6 | For thou art an holy people unto
17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- || the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God mandments of the Lord your God, and hath chosen thee to be a special people his testimonies, and his statutes, which he || unto himself, above all people that are hath commanded thee.
| upon the face of the earth. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right 7 The Lord did not set his love upon and good in the sight of the LORD: that you, nor choose you, because ye were it may be well with thee, and that thou more in number than any people ; for ye mayest go in and possess the good land were the fewest of all people: which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, 8 But because the Lord loved you,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from and because he would keep the oath before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. which he had sworn unto your fathers,
20 And when thy son asketh thee in hath the Lord brought you out with a time to come, saying, What mean the mighty hand, and redeemed you out of testimonies, and the statutes, and the the house of bond-men, from the hand of judgments, which the Lord our God || Pharaoh king of Egypt. hath commanded you?
9 g Know therefore that the LORD thy 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, || God, he is God, the faithful God, which We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; keepeth covenant and mercy with them and the LORD brought us out of Egypt that love him and keep his commandwith a mighty hand :
ments to a thousand generations ; 22 And the LORD shewed signs and 10 And repayetli them that hate him to wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, up their face, to destroy them : he will not on Pharaoh, and upon all his household, I be slack to him that hateth him, he will before our eyes :
repay him to his face. 23 And he brought us out from thence, 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the comthat he might bring us in, to give us the li mandments, and the statutes, and the land which he sware unto our fathers. judgments, which I command thee this
24 And the LORD commanded us today, to do them. do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our 12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, ifye God, for our good always, that he might hearken to these judgments, and keep, eld preserve us alive, as it is at this day. do them, that the LORD thy God shall
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if | keep unto thee the covenant and the merWe observe to do all these commandments "cy which lie sware unto thy fathers :
CHAP. VIII. Obedience recommended. 165. 13 And he will love thee, and bless
CHAP. VIII. thee, and multiply thee: he will also An exhortation to obedience in regard of bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit
God's dealing with them. of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and ALL the commandments which I comthine oil, the increase of thy kine, and n mand thee this day shall ye cbserve the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. ll go in and possess the land which the
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo LORD sware unto your fathers. ple: there shall not be male or female bar 2 And thou shalt remember all the way ren among you, or among your cattle. which the LORD thy God led thee these
15 And the LORD will take away from | forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee all sickness, and will put none of the thee, and to prove thee, to know what eril diseases of Egypt (which thou know quas in thine heart, whether thou wouldest) upon thee ; but will lay them upon est keep his commandments, or no. all them that hate thee.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered 16 And thou shalt consume all the peo thee to hunger, and fed thee with manple which the LORD thy God shall deliver na, which thou knewest not, neither did thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon thy fathers know ; that he might make them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; thee know that man doth not live by for that will be a snare unto thee.
bread only, but by every word that pro 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, ceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD These nations are more than I, how can || doth man live. I dispossess them?
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them : neither did thy foot swell these forty but shalt well remember what the LORD years. thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all 5 Thou shalt also considerin thine heart, Egypt;
that as a man chasteneth his son, so the 19 The great temptations which thine || LORD thy God chasteneth thee. eyes saw, and the signs, and the won 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the comders, and the mighty hand, and the mandinents of the LORD thy God, to walk stretched out arm, whereby the LORD in his ways, and to fear him. thy God brought thee out : so shall the | 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee LORD thy God do unto all the people of into a good land, a land of brooks of whom thou art afraid.
water, of fountains, and depths that spring 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will out of valleys and hills; send the hornet among them, until they | 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and that are left, and hide themselves from vines, and fig-trees, and pomegranates, a. thee, be destroyed.
land of oil-olive, and honey ; 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread for the LORD thy God is among you, a without scarceness, thou shalt not lack mighty God and terrible.
any thing in it, a land whose stones are 22 And the LORD thy God will put iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest out those nations before thee by little and dig brass. httle : thou mayest not consume them at 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, cnce, lest the beasts of the field increase then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God upon thee.
for the good land which he hath given thee, 23 9 But the LORD thy God shall de 11 Beware that thou forget not the liver them unto thee, and shall destroy LORD thy God, in not keeping his comthem with a mighty destruction, until they mandments, and his judgments, and his be destroyed.
statutes, which I command thee this day : 24 And he shall deliver their kings in 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art to thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their full, and hast built goodly houses, and name froin under heaven : there shall no dwelt therein ; man be able to stand before thee, until 13 And when thy herds and thy flocks thou have destroyed them.
multiply, and thy silver and thy gold 25 The graven images of their gods is multiplied, and all that thou hast is mulshall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not tiplied ; desire the silver or gold that is on them, *14. Then thine heart be lifted up, and por take it unto thee, lest thou be snared thou forget the LORD thy God (which therein : for it is an abomination to the brought thee forth out of the land of LORD thy God.
Egypt, from the house of bondage; 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomi 15 Who led thec through that great nation into thine house, lest thou be a l and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery cursed thing like it : but thou shalt utterly | serpents, and scorpions, and drought, detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; || where there was no water; who brought for it is a cursed thing.
I thee forth water mit of the rock of flint ;
166 Israelites rebellions DEUTERONOMY. rehearsed by Moses,
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness 1: 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD with manna, which thy fathers knew not, to wrath, so that the LORD was angry that he might humble thee, and that he with you to have destroyed you. might prove thee, to do thee good at thy | 9 When I was gone up into the mount, latter end.)
to receive the tables of stone, even the 17 And thou say in thine heart, My tables of the covenant which the LORD power and the might of my hand hath got-made with you, then I abode in the mount ten me this wealth.
forty days and forty nights, I neither did 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD eat bread, nor drink water: thy God : for it is he that giveth theo 10 And the LORD delivered unto me power to get wealth, that he may establish two tables of stone written with the finhis covenant which he sware unto thy fa- ger of God; and on them was written thers, as it is this day.
according to all the words which the 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all LORD spake with you in the mount, out forget the LORD thy God, and walk after of the midst of the fire, in the day of the other gods, and serve them, and worship assembly. them, I testify against you this day that 11 And it came to pass at the end of ve shall surely perish.
forty days and forty nights, that the 20 As the nations which the LORD LORD gave me the two tables of stone, destroveth before your face, so shall ye even the tables of the covenant. perish; because ye would not be obedient | 12 And the LORD said unto me, Ainto the voice of the LORD your God. rise, get thee down quickly from hence ; CHAP. IX.
for thy people which thou hast brought Aloses dissuadeth them from the opinion forth out of Egypt have corrupted them
of their own righteousness, by rehears selves; they are quickly turned aside out ing their several rebellions.
of the way which I commanded them ; L EAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass || they have made them a molten image. IT over Jordan this day, to go in to pos- | 13 Furthermore, the LORD spake unto sess nations greater and mightier than thy me, saying, I have seen this people, and self, cities great and fenced up to heaven, behold, it is a stiff-necked people :
2 A people great and tall, the children 14 Let me alone, that I may destroy of the Anakiins, whom thou knowest, and them, and blot out their name from unof whom thou hast heard say, Who can der heaven: and I will make of thee a stand before the children of Anak! nation mightier and greater than they.
3 Understand therefore this day, that 15 So I turned and came down from the LORD thy God is he which goeth over the mount, and the mount burned with before thee; as a consuming tire he shall fire : and the two tables of the covenant destroy them, and he shall bring them I were in my two hands. clown before thy face: so shalt thou drive 16 And I looked, and behold, ye had them out, and destroy them quickly, as sinned against the LORD your God, and the LORD hath said unto thee.
had made you a molten calf: ye had 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after I turned aside quickly out of the way that the LORD thy God hath cast them which the Lord had commanded you. out from before thee, saying, For my 17 And I took the two tables, and cast rigliteousness the LORD hath brought me them out of my two hands, and brake in to possess this land: but for the wick them before your eyes. edness of these nations the LORD doth 18 And I fell down before the Lord, drive them out from before tliee.
as at the first, forty days and forty 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for nights : I did neither eat bread, nor drink the uprightness of thine heart dost thou | water, because of all your sins which ye go to possess their land: but for the wick- | sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of edness of these nations, the LORD thy God || the LORD, to provoke him to anger. cloth drive them out from before thee, 19 (For I was afraid of the anger and and that he may perform the word which hot displeasure wherewith the LORD was the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abra- | wroth against you to destroy you.) But hain, Isaac, and Jacob.
the LORD hearkened unto me at that 6 Understand therefore, that the LORD || time also thy God giveth thee not this good land to 20 And the LORD was very angry possess it for thiy righteousness; for thou with Aaron to have destroyed hím : and art a stiff-necked people.
I prayed for Aaron also the same time. 7 Remember, and forget not, how thou 21 And I took four sin, the calf which provokedst the LORD thy Gol to wrath ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and in the wilderness : from the day that thou stamped it, and ground it very small, even didst depart out of the land of Egypt, un until it was as small as dust: and I cast til ye came unto this place, ye have been the dust tinereof into the brook that de. rebellious against the LORD.
"scended out of the mount,
The two tables renewed. CHAP. X. XI. An exhortation to obedience. 167
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, l. 7 From thence they journeyed unto and Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Gudgodah ; and from Gudgodah to JutLORD to wrath.
1 bath, a land of rivers of waters. 23 Likewise when the LORD sent you 8 | At that time the LORD separated from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the possess the land which I have given you; covenant of the Lord, to stand before then verebelled against the commandment the LORD to minister unto him, and to of the LORD your God, and ye believed bless in his name, unto this day. him not, nor hearkened to his voice. | 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor in
24 Ye have been rebellious against the heritance with his brethren ; the LORD LORD from the day that I knew you. is his inheritance, according as the LORD
33 Thus I fell down before the LORD thy God promised him. forty days and forty nights, as I fell down 10 And I stayed in the mount, acat the first; because the LORD had said cording to the first time, forty days and he would destroy you.
forty nights ; and the LORD hearkened 26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, unto me at that time also, and the LORD and said, O LORD God, destroy not thy would not destroy thee. people and thine inheritance, which thou 11 And the LORD said unto me, Ahast redeemed through thy greatness, rise, take thy journey before the people, which thou hast bronght forth out of that they may go in and possess the land, Egypt with a mighty hand.
which I sware unto their fathers to give 27. Remember thy servants, Abraham, | unto them, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stub- 12 And now, Israel, what doth the bortness of this people, nor to their wick- | LORD thy God require of thee, but to edness, nor to their sin :
fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all 28 Lest the land whence thou brought- || his ways, and to love him, and to serve est us out, såy, Because the Lord was the LORD thy God with all thy heart and not able to bring them into the land with all thy soul, which he promised them, and because he 13 To keep the commandments of the hated thein, he hath brought them out to LORD, and his statutes, which I command slay them in the wilderness.
thee this day for thy good? 29 Yet they are thy people and thine 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven inheritance which thou broughtest out by of heavens is the Lord's thy God, the thy mighty power and by thy stretched earth also, with all that therein is. out arm.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in CHAP. X.
thy fathers to love them, and he chose 1 God: mercy in restoring the two ta- their seed after them, even you above all
bles. 12 An exhortation to obedience. people, as it is this day. A T that time the LORD said unto me, 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of 6 Hew thee two tables of stone like un- your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. to the first, and come up unto me into the 17 For the Lord your God is Gol of mant, and make thee an ark of wood. I gods, and LORD of lords, a great God,
2 And I will write on the tables the l a mighty, and a terrible, which regardwords that were in the first tables which eth not persons, nor taketh reward : thcu brakedst, and thou shalt put them 18 He doth execute the judgment of in the ark.
the fatherless and widow, and loveth the 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, stranger, in giving him food and raiment. and hewed two tables of stone like unto 19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for the first, and went up into the mount, 1 ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. haring the two tables in mine hand. I 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God;
4 And he wrote on the tables, accord-him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt ing to the first writing, the ten com- thou cleave, and swear by his name. mandments, which the LORD spake unto 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, fou in the mount, out of the midst of the that hath done for thee these great andterire, in the day of the assembly : and the rible things which thine eyes have seen. LORD gave them unto me.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt 5 And I turned myself and came down with threescore and ten persons; and from the mount, and put the tables in now the LORD thy God hath made thee the ark which I had made; and there as the stars of heaven for multitude. they be, as the LORD commanded me.
CHAP, XI. 6 And the children of Israel took 1 An exhortation to obedience. 26 A blesstheir journey from Bceroth of the chil- ing and a curse is set before them. dren of Jaakan to Mosera : there Aaron THEREFORE thou shalt love the died, and there he was buried; and E- 1 LORD thy God, and keep his beazar his son ministered in the priest's || charge, and his statutes, and his judgoffice in his stead.
Il menes, and his commandments, always.
168 An exhortation DEUTERONOMY.
to obedience. 2 And know ye this day: for I speak | 17 | And then the Lord's wrath be not with your children which have not ||kindled against you, and he shut up the known, and which have not seen the heaven, that there be no rain, and that chastisement of the LORD your God, the land yield not her fruit ; and lest ye his greatness, his mighty hand, and his || perish quickly from off the good land stretched out arm,
which the LORD giveth you. 3 And his miracles, and his acts, which 18 | Therefore shall ye lay up these he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pha my words in your heart and in your soul, raoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his and bind them for a sign upon your land;
hand, that they may be as frontlets be4 And what he did unto the army of tween your eyes. Egypt, unto their horses, and to their 19 And ye shall teach them your chi).. chariots; how he made the water of the dren, speaking of them when thou sittest Red sea to overflow them as they pur- || in thine house, and when thou walkest sued after you, and how the LORD hath by the way, when thou liest down, and destroyed them unto this day;
when thou risest up. 5 And what he did unto you in the wil- 20 And thou shalt write them upan derness, until ye came into this place; the door-posts of thine house, and upon
6 And what he did unto Daihan and il thy gates : Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of 21 That your days may be multiplied, Reuben : how the earth opened her and the days of your children, in the land mouth, and swallowed them up, and which the LORD sware unto your fathers their households, and their tents, and all to give them, as the days of heaven upon the substance that was in their possession, the earth. in the midst of all Israel :
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all 7 But your eyes have seen all the great these commandments which I command acts of the LORD which he did.
you, to do them, to love the LORD your 8 | Therefore shall ye keep all the com- | God, to walk in all his ways, and to mandments which Icommand you this day, cleave unto him ; that ye may be strong, and go in and pos- 23 Then will the Lord drive out all sess the land, whither ye go to possess it ; ! these nations from before you, and ye
9 And that ye may prolong your days shall possess greater nations and mightier in the land which the LORD sware unto than yourselves. your fathers to give unto them, and to 24 'Every place whereon the soles of their seed, a land that floweth with milk your feet shall tread shall be yours : from and honey.
the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the 10 For the land, whither thou goest river, the river Euphrates, even unto the in to possess it, is not as the land of uttermost sea shall your coast be. Egypt, from whence ye came out, where 25 There shall no man be able to stand thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it before you : for the LORD your God shall with thy foot; as a garden of herbs: lay the fear of you, and the dread of you
11 But the land, whither ye go to pos- || upon all the land that ye shall tread up sess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and on, as he hath said unto you. drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 26 Behold, I set before you this day
12 A land which the Lord thy God a blessing and a curse: careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy : 27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandGod are always upon it, from the be- || ments of the LORD your God which I ginning of the year even unto the end || command you this day : of the year.
· 28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the 13 And it shall come to pass, if ye commandments of the LORD your God, shall hearken diligently unto my com- but turn aside out of the way which i mandments which I command you this command you this day, to go after other day, to love the LORD your God, and l gols which ye have not known. . to serve him with all your heart and 29 And it shall come to pass when with all your soul
the LORD thy God hath brought thee 14 That I will give you the rain of | in unto the land whither thou goest to your land in his due season, the first rain possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing and the latter rain, that thou mayest | upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upgather in thy corn, and thy wine, and l on mount Ebal. thine oil.
30 Are they not on the other side Jor15 And I will send grass in thy fields dan, by the way where the sun goeth for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and down in the land of the Canaanites, be full
Il which dwell in the champaignoveragainst 16 Take heed to yourselves, that your | Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh? heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, 31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go and serve other gods, and worship them; ll in to possess the land which the LORD