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188 The song of Moses. DEUTERONOMY. The majesty of God.

27 Were it not that I feared the wrath | hearts unto all the words which I testify of the enemy, lest their adversaries among you this day, which ye shall comshould behave themselves strangely, and mand your children to observe to do, all lest they should say, Our hand is high, the words of this law. and the LORD hath not done all this. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you: be

28 For they are a nation void of coun cause it is your life ; and through this thing sel, neither is there any understanding in ye shall prolong your days in the land them.

whither ve go over Jordan to possess it. 29 () that they were wise, that they un 48 And the LORD spake unto Moses derstood this, ihat they would consider || that self-same day, saying, their latter end !

49 Get thee up into this mountain A30 How should one chase a thousand, || barim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the and two put ten thousand to flight, ex- | land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; cept their Rock had sold them, and the and behold the land of Canaan which Lord had shut them up?

I give unto the children of Israel for a 31 For their rock is not as our Rock, possession : even our enemies themselves being judges: 50 And die in the mount whither thou

32 For their vine is of the vine of Sod- l goest up, and be gathered unto thy peoom, and of the fields of Gomorrah : ple ; as Aaron thy brother died in mount their grapes are grapes of gall, their clus | Hor, and was gathered unto his people : ters are bitter :

51 Because ye trespassed against me a33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, | mong the children of Israel at the waters and the cruel venom of asps.

of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of 34 Is not this laid up in store with me, Zin ; because ye sanctified me not in the and sealed up among my treasures? | midst of the children of Israel.

35 To me belongeth vengeance, and 52 Yet thou shalt see the land before recompense; their foot shall slide in due thee, but thou shalt not go thither unto the time : for the day of their calamity is at land which I give the children of Israel. hand, and the things that shall come up

CHAP. XXXIII. on them make haste.

2 The majesty of God. 6 The blessing 36 For the Lord shall judge his peo of the twelve iribes. 26 The excellenple, and repent himself for his servants : cy of Israel. when he seeth that their power is gone, A ND this is the blessing wherewith and there is none shut up, or left.

A Moses the Man of God blessed the 37 And he shall say, Where are their chudren of Israel before his death. gods, their rock in whom they trusted, 2 And he said, The LORD came from

38 Which did eat the fat of their sacri Sinai, and rose up from Seirunto them; he fices, and drank the wine of their drink- || shived forth from mount Paran, and he offerings ? let them rise up and help you, came with ten thousands of saints : from and be your protection.

his right hand went a fiery law for them. 39 See now that I, even I am he, and 3 Yea, he loved the people ; all his there is no God with me : I kill, and I saints are in thy hand : and they sat make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither down at thy feet; every one shall receive is there any that can deliveroutof my hand. l) of thy words.

40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, ard 4 Moses commanded us a law; even the say, I live for ever.

inheritance of the congregation of Jacob. 41 If I whet my glittering sword, and 5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when mine hand take hold on judgment; I will || the heads of the people and the tribes of render vengeance to mine enemies, and Israel were gathered together. will reward them that hate me.

6 T Let Reuben live, and not die ; 42 I will make mine arrows drunk with || and let not his men be few. blood, and my sword shall devour flesh ; | 7 | And this is the blessing of Judah: and that with the blood of the slain and of and he said, Hear, Lord, the voice of Juthe captives from the beginning of re- || dah, and bring him unto his people: let his venges upon the enemy.

hands be sufficient for him, and be thou 43 Rejoice, ( ye 'nations, quith his an help to him from his enemies. people : for he will avenge the blood of 8 ff And of Levihe said, Let thy Thumhis servants, and will render vengeance to | mim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, his adversaries, and will be merciful unto whom thou didst prove at Massah, and his land, and to his people.

with whom thou didst strive at the wa44 | And Moses came and spake all ters of Meribah; the words of this song in the ears of the 9 Who said unto his father and to his people, he and Hoshea the son of Nun. Il mother, I have not seen him, neither did * 45 And Moses made an end of speak- || he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew ing all these words to all Israel: | his own children: for they have observed

46 And he said unto them, Set your ll thy word, and kept thy covenant.

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The twelve tribes blessed. CHAP, XXXIV. Joshua succeedeth Moses. 189

10 They shall teach Jacob thy juug- 25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; ments, and Israel thy law; they shall and as thy days 80 shall thy strength be. put incense before thee, and whole burnt 26 s There is none like unto the God of sacrifice upon thine altar.

Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in 11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and ac- | thy help, and in his excellency on the sky, cept the work of his hands : smite 27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and through the loins of them that rise a- | underneath are the everlasting arms: and gainst him, and of them that hate him, he shall thrust out the enemy from before that they rise not again.

thee ; and shall say, Destroy them. 12 C.Ind of Benjamin he said, The be- 28 Israel then shall dwell in safety aloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by lone ; the fountain of Jacob shall be upon him; and the LORD shall cover him all a land of corn and wine, also his heavens the day long, and he shall dwell between shall drop down dew. his shoulders

29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is 13 9 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of like unto thee, O people saved by the the Lord be his land, for the precious LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is things of heaven, for the dew, and for the the sword of thy excellency! and thine endeep that coucheth beneath,

emies shall be found liars unto thee ; and 114 And for the precious fruits brought thou shalt tread upon their high places. forth by the sun, and for the precious

CHAP. XXXIV. things put forth by the moon,

1 Moses from mount Nevo vierveth the 15 And for the chief things of the an- land. 5 He dicth there. 6 His burial. cient mountains, and for the precious 7 His age. 8 Thirty days mourning for things of the lasting hills,

him. 9 Joshua succeedeth him. 10° The 16 And for the precious things of the fraise of Moses. earth and fulness thereof, and for the

A good will of him that dwelt in the bush : of Moab, unto the mountain of Nelet the blessing come upon the head of 10, to the top of Pisgah, that is over aJoseph, and upon the top of the head of gainst Jericho: and the Lord shewed him that was separated from his breth- him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,

2 And all Naphtali, and the land of 17 His glory is like the firstling of his Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land bullock, and his horns are like the horns of Judah, unto the utmost sea, of unicorns; with them he shall push the 3 And the south, and the plain of the people together to the ends of the earth : 1 valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, and they are the ten thousands of E-unto Zoar. phraim, and they are the thousands of 4 And the LORD said unto him, This Manasseh.

is the land which I sware unto Abraham, 18 © And of Zebulun he saidl, Rejoice, | unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will Zebulun , in thy going out ; and Issachar, give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee

to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not 19 They shall call the people unto the go over thither. mountain ; there they shall offer sacrifices 5 | So Moses the servant of the LORD of righteousness : for they shall suck of died there in the land of Moab, accordthe abundance of the seas, and of treas- ing to the word of the LORD. ures hid in the sand.

6 s And he buried him in a valley in 20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor : he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unlion, and teareth the arm with the crown to this day: of the head.

7 And Moses was an hundred and 21 And he provided the first part for twenty years old when he died : his himself, because there, in a portion of the eye was not dim, nor his natural force Lawgiver, ruas he scated : and he came abated. with the heads of the people, he executed 8 | And the children of Israel wept" the justice of the Lord, and his judg- for Moses in the plains of Mab thirty ments with Israel.

days: so the days of weeping and mourn22 [ And of Dan he said, Dan is a li- || ing for Moses were ended. an's whclp: he shall leap from Bashan. 9 And Joshua the son of Nun was

23 9 And of Naphtali he said, O Naph full of the spirit of wisdom ; for Moses tali, satisfied with favour, and full with had laid his hands upon him : and the the blessing of the Lord': possess thou children of Israel hearkened unto him, the west and the south.

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and did as the LORD commanded Mses. 24 f And of Asher he said, Let Asher 10 | And there arose not a prophet be blessed with children ; let him be ac- since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the a table to his brethren, and let him dip Lord knew face to face,

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190 Joshua succeedeth Moses. JOSHUA. Rahab concealeth the shies. which the LORD sent him to do in the || 12 And in all that mighty hand, and land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his in all the great terror which Moses shewservants, and to all his land,

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THE BOOK OF JOSHUA. - CHAP. I.

13 Remember the word which Moses 1 The Lord appointeth Joshua to succeed | the servant of the LORD commanded you,

Moses. 3 The borders of the fironis- saying, The Lord your God hath given cd land. 5,9 God promiseth to assist you rest, and hath given you this land.

Joshua. 8 He giveth him instructions. 14 Your wives, your little ones, and you N OW after the death of Moses, the cattle shall remain in the land which Mo

W servant of the LORD, it came to ses gave you on this side Jordan ; but ye pass, that the LORD spake unto Joshua | shall pass before your brethren armed, all the son of Nun, Moses' minister, saying, || the mighty men of valour, and help them;

2 Moses my servant is dead ; now 1) 15 Until the LORD have given your therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, || brethren rest, as he hath given you, and and all this people, unto the land which they also have possessed the land which I do give to them, even to the children of the LORD your God giveth them; then

ye shall return unto the land of your page 3 Every place that the sole of your foot session, and enjoy it, which Moses the shall tread upon, that have I given unto Lord's servant gave you on this side you, as I said unto Moses.

Jordan toward the sun-rising. 4 From the wilderness and this Leba- | 16 And they answered Joshua, saying, non even unto the great river, the river || All that thou commandest us, we will do, Euphrates, all the land of the Hittites, and whithersoever thou sendest us, we and unto the great sea toward the going will go. down of the sun, shall be your coast. 17 According as we hearkened unto

5 There shall not any man be able to | Moses in all things, so will we hearken stand before thee all the days of thy life: asunto thee : only the LORD thy God be I was with Moses, so I will be with thee: | with thee, as he was with Moses. I will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.

18 Whosoever he be that doth rebel 6 Be strong and of a good courage : | against thy commandment, and will not for unto this people shalt thou divide for hearken unto thy words in all that thou an inheritance the land, which I sware || commandest him, he shall be put to death: unto their fathers to give them.

only be strong and of a good courage. 7 Only be thou strong and yery coura

CHAP. II. geous, that thou mayest observe to do ac- || 1 Rahab receiveth and concealeth the trvo cording to all the law which Moses my spies sent from Shittim. 8 The coveservant commanded thee: turn not from it nant betsveen her and them. 23 Their to the right hand or to the left, that thou return. mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest. AND Joshua the son of Nun sent out

8 This book of the law shall not depart A of Shittim two men to spy secretly, out of thy :-outh; but thou shalt medítate saying, Go view the land, even Jericho therein day and night, that thou mayest And they went, and came into an harlot's olyserve to do according to all that is house, named Rahab, and lodged there. vritten therein : for then thou shalt make 2 And it was told the king of Jericho, thy way prosperous, and then thou shalt saying, Behold, there came men in hither have good success.

to-night of the children of Israel, to search 9 Have not I commanded thee? Be out the country, strong and of a good courage; be not a- | 3 And the king of Jericho sent unto fraid, neither be thou dismayed: for the || Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that LORD thy God is with thee whithersoev- | are come to thee, which are entered into er thou grest.

thine house; for they be come to search 10 9 Then Joshua commanded the of- || ficers of the people, saying,

4 And the woman took the two men, 11 Pass through the host, and command || and hid them, and said thus, There came the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; men unto me, but I wist not whence they for within three days ye shall pass over were : this Jordan, to go in to possess the land 5 And it came to pass about the time which the LORD your God giveth you to of shutting of the gate, when it was dark, possess it.

that the men went out : whither the men 12 And to the Reubenites, and to the went, I wot not: pursue after them quickGadites, and to half the tribe of Manas- ly ; for ye shall overtake them. seh, spake Joshua, saying,

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Rahab's covenant with the spies. Chap. 111. Joshua cometh to Jordan 191 the roof of the house, and hid them 20 And if thou utter this our busiwith stalks of flax, which she had laid in ness, then we will be quit of thine oath order upon the roof.

which thou hast made us to swear. 7 And the men pursued after them the 21 And she said, According unto your way to Jordan, unto the fords : and as words, so be it. And she sent them away, soon as they which pursued after them and they departed: and she bound the were gone out, they shut the gate. scarlet line in the window. 8 And before they were laid down, 22 And they went, and came unto the she came up unto them upon the roof; mountain, and abode there three days,

9 And she said unto the men, I know until the pursuers were returned : and that the LORD hath given you the land, the pursuers sought them throughout all and that your terror is fallen upon us, the way, but found them not. and that all the inhabitants of the land 23 TSo the two men returned, and defaint because of you.

scended from the mountain, and passed 10 For we have heard how the LORD over, and came to Joshua the son of Nun, dried up the water of the Red sea for you, and told him all things that befel them: when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye 24 And they said unto Joshua, Truly did unto the two kings of the Amorites the Lord hath delivered into our hands that were on the other side Jordan, Sihon all the land ; for even all the inhabitants and Og, whom ye utterly destroyed. of the country do faint because of us. 11 And as soon as we had heard these

CHAP. III. things, our hearts did melt, neither did 1 Joshua cometh to Jordan. 7 The Lord there remain any more courage in an encourageth Joshua. 9 Joshua encourag. man, because of you : for the LORD eth the people. 14 The waters divided. your God, he is God in heaven above, and in earth beneath.

ing; and they removed from Shit12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear tim, and came to Jordan, he and all the unto me by the LORD, since I have children of Israel, and lodged there beshewed you kindness, that ye will also fore they passed over. shew kindness unto my father's house, 2 And it came to pass after three days, and give me a true token :

that the officers went through the host ; 13. And that ye will save alive my fa- 3 And they commanded the people, sayther, and my mother, and my brethren, ing, When ye see the ark of the covenant and my sisters, and all that they have, of the LORD your God, and the priests and deliver our lives from death.

the Levites bearing it, then ye shall le14 And the men answered her, Our move from your place, and go after it. life for yours, if ye utter not this our 4 Yet there shall be a space between business. And it shall be, when the LORD you and it, about two thousand cubits hath given us the land, that we will deal by measure: come not near unto it, that ye kindly and truly with thee.

may know the way by which ye must go: 15 Then she let them down by a cord for ye have not passed this way heretofore, through the window: for her house was 5 And Joshua said unto the people, upon the town-wall, and she dwelt upon Sanctify yourselves : for to-morrow the the wall.

LORD will do wonders among you. 16 And she said unto them, Get you to 6 And Joshua spake unto the priests, the mountain, lest the pursuers meet you; | saying, Take up the ark of the covenant, and hide yourselves there three days, un- and pass over before the people. And til the pursuers be returned; and after- they took up the ark of the covenant, ward may ye go your way.

and went before the people. 17 And the men said unto her, We 7 [ And the LORD said unto Joshua, will be blameless of this thine oath which This day will I begin to magnify thee thou hast made us swear.

in the sight of all Israel, that they may 18 Behold, when we come into the know that as I was with Moses, so I land, thou shalt bind this line of scarlet will be with thee. thread in the window which thou didst 8 And thou shalt command the priests Let us down by : and thou shalt bring thy that bear the ark of the covenant, saying, father, and thy mother, and thy breth- When ye are come to the brink of the ren, and all thy father's houschold home water of Jordan, ye shall stand still in unto thee.

Jordan. 19 And it shall be, that whosoever shall 9 1 And Joshua said uiito the chilgo out of the doors of thy house into dren of Israel, Come hither, and hear the street, his blood shall be upon his the words of the LORD your God. head, and we will be guiltless: and who- 10 And Joshua said, 'Hereby ye shall soever shall be with thee in the house, know that the living God is among you, his blood shall be on our head, if any hand and that he will without fail drive out be upon him.

from before you the Canaanites, and the 192 Jordan divided.

JOSHUA.

God magnifieth Joshua. Hittites, and the Hisites, and the Periz : 6 That this may be a sign among you, zites, and the Girgashites, and the Am- hat when your children ask their fathers rites, and the Jebusites.

a tine to come, saying, What mean ye 11 Behold, the ark of the covenant of by these stones? the LORD of all the earth passeth over 7 Then re shall answer them, That the before you into Jordan.

waters of Jordan were cut off before the 12 Now therefore take you twelve men ark of the covenant of the LORD; when out of the tribes of Israel, out of every it passed over Jordan, the waters of Jortribe a man.

dan were cut off: and these stones shall 13 And it shall come to pass, as soon be for a memorial unto the children of Isas the soles of the feet of the priests that rael for ever. beur the ark of the LORD, the Lord of ali 8 And the children of Israel did so as the earth, shall rest in the waters of Jor- Joshua commanded, and took up twelve dan, that the waters of Jordan shall be cut stones out of the midst of Jordin, as the off from the waters that come down from LORD spake unto Joshua, according to the above; and they shall stand upon an heap. number of the tribes of the children of Is

14 | And it came to pass, when the rael, and carried them over with them people removed from their tents to pass unto the place where they lodged, and over Jordan, and the priests bearing the laid them down there. ark of the covenant before the people ; 9 And Joshua set up twelve stones in

15 And as they that bare the ark were the midst of Jordan, in the place where come unto Jordan, and the feet of the the feet of the priests which bare the ark priests that bare the ark were dipped of the covenant stood : and they are there in the brim of the water (for Jordan over- unto this day. floweth all his banks all the time of har- 10 For the priests which bare the ark vest,).

stood in the midst of Jordan, until every 16 That the waters which came down thing was finished that the LORD comfrom above stood and rose up upon an manded Joshua to speak unto the people, heap very far from the city Adam, that is according to all that Moses commanded beside Zaretan; and those that came down Joshua: and the people hasted and passed toward the sea of the plain, even the salt over. sea, failed, and were cut off; and the peo- 11 And it came to pass, when all the ple passed over right against Jericho. people were clean passed over, that the

17 And the priests that bare the ark of ark of the Lord passed over, and the the covenant of the LORD stood firm on priests in the presence of the people. dry ground in the midst of Jordan, and all 12 And the children of Reuben, and the Israelites passed over on dry ground, the children of Gad, and half the tribe of until all the people were passed clean Manasseh, passed over armed before the over Jordan.

children of Israel, as Moses spake unto CHAP. IV.

them: 1 Twelve stones taken as a memorial out 13 About forty thousand prepared for

of Jordan. 97'welve other stones are war, passed over before the LORD unto set up in the midst thereof. 10, 19 The battle, to the plains of Jericho. people pass over. 14 God magnifieth 14 On that day the Lord magnified Joshua.

Joshua in the sight of all Israel, and they Alle it came to pass, seeneli the peor feared him as they feared Moses, all the that the LORD spake unto Joshua, saying, 15 And the LORD spake unto Joshua.

2 Take you twelve men out of the peo- saying, ple, out of every tribe a man,

16 Command the priests that bear the S And command ye them, saying, Take | ark of the testimony, that they come up you hence out of the midst of Jordan, out out of Jordan. of the place where the priests feet stood 17 Joshua therefore commanded the firm, twelve stones, and ye shall carry priests, saving, Ceme ye up out of Jordan. them over with you, and leave them in 18 And it came to pass, when the priests the lodging-place, where ye shall lolge that bare the ark of the covenant of the this night.

LORD were come up out of the midst of 4 Then Joshua called the twelve men, Jordan, and the soles of the priests feet whom he had prepared of the children of were lifted up unto the dry land, that Israel, out of every tribe a man:

the waters of Jordan returned unto their 5 And Joshua said unto them, Pass over place, and flowed over all his banks, as before the ark of the LORD your God into hey did before. the midst of Jordan, and take ye up every 19 4 And the people came up out of man of you a stone upon his shoulder, ac- Jordan on the tenth day of the first month; cording unto the number of the tribes of n encamped in Gilgal, in the east bor the children of Israel:

der of Jericho,

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