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

1 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 have 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 not 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.

Jyour God he shall fight for you. 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the 23 1 And I besought the LORD at that cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. time, saying,

& 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 rifer 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 see

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

An exhortation

to obcdience. 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 judg29 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 | 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, litude 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 ve corrupt yourselves, and make which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you a graven image, the similitude of any you.

figure, 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, who 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?

ľ 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 9 When thou shalt beget children, and thy life : but teach them thy sons, and thy children's children, and shalt have remainsons' sons :

ed long in the land, and shall corrupt your10 Specially the day that thou stoodest seves, 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 cal 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 dren.

se go over Jordan to possess it : ye shall

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An exhortation to obedience. CHAP. V. - The covenant in Horeb. not prolong your days upon it, but shallı 41 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

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 Foice;

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 Amoriles, 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 ?

CHAP. V. 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take AND Moses called all Israel, and said him a nation from the midst of another nach 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 : our fathers, but with us, even us, who are there is none else beside him.

all 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, mightv power out of Egypt;

1 6 11 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 bebeneath: 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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The ten commandments. DEUTERONOMY. Moses exhorts the Israelites.

10 And shewing mercy unto thousands 27 Gothou near, and hear all that the LORD of them that love me, and keep my com- our God shall say; and speak thou unto us mandments.

all that the LORD our God shall speak unto 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the thee; and we will hear it, and do it. LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your not hold him guiltless that taketh his name words, when ye spake unto me; and the in vain.

LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, of the words of this people, which they as the LORD thy God hath commanded have spoken unto thee: they have well said thee.

all that they have spoken. 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do alll. 29 O that there were such an heart in thy work :

them, that they would fear me, and keep all 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath my commandments always, that it might of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not be well with them, and with their children do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy for ever! daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy 30 Go say to them, Get you into your maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, tents again. nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by is within thy gates; that thy man-servant me, and I will speak unto thee all the comand thy maid-servant may rest as well as mandments, and the statutes, and the judgthou.

ments, which thou shalt teach them, that 15 And remember that thou wast a ser- they may do them in the land which I give vant in the land of Egypt, and that the them to possess it. LORD thy God brought thee out thence 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the through a mighty hand and by a stretched Lord your God hath commanded you: ve out arm: therefore the LORD thy God com- shall not turn aside to the right hand or to manded thee to keep the sabbath-day, the left.

16 1 Honour thy father and thy mother, 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which as the LORD thy God hath commanded the LORD your God hath commanded you, thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that ye may live, and that it may be well that it may go well with thee, in the land with you, and that ye may prolong your which the Lord thy God giveth thee. days in the land which ye shall possess. 17 Thou shalt not kill.

CHAP. VI. 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. N OW these are the commandments, the 19 Neither shalt thou steal.

TV statutes, and the judgments which the 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness LORD your God commanded to teach you, against thy neighbour.

that ye might do them in the land whíther 21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neigh-ye go to possess it: bour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy neighbour's house, his field, or his man- God, to keep all his statutes and his comservant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his mandments which I command thee, thou, ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's. and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days

22 | These words the LORD spake unto of thy life; and that thy days may be proall your assembly in the mount out of the longed. midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the 3 1 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe thick darkness, with a great voice: and he to do it; that it may be well with thee, and added no more. And he wrote them in two that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD tables of stone, and delivered them unto me. God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in

23 And it came to pass, when he heard the land that floweth with milk and honey. the voice out of the midst of the darkness, 4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that one LORD : ye came near unto me, even all the heads of 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God your tribes, and your elders;

with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our and with all thy might. God hath shewed us his glory and his 6 And these words which I command greatness, and we have heard his voice out thee this day, shall be in thine heart: of the midst of the fire: we have seen this 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently day that God doth talk with man, and he unto thy children, and shalt talk of them liveth.

when thou sittest in thine house, and when 25 Now therefore why should we die ? for thou walkest by the way, and when thout this great fire will consume us: if we hear liest down, and when thou risest up. the voice of the LORD our God any more, 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign then we shall die.

upon thine hand, and they shall be as front26 For who is there of all flesh that hath lets between thine eyes. heard the voice of the living God speaking 9 And thou shalt write them upon the out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and posts of thy house, and on thy gates. lived ?

110 And it shall be, when the LORD thy

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nations is forbidden. God shall have brought thee into the land|busites, seven nations greater and mightier which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abra- than thou; ham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee 2 And when the LORD thy God shall degreat and goodly cities, which thou buildest|liver them before thee, thou shalt smite them not,

and utterly destroy them, thou shalt make 11 And houses full of all good things, no covenant with them, nor shew mercy which thou filledst not, and wells digged, unto them: which thou diggedst not, vineyards and 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages olive-trees, which thou plantedst not; when with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give thou shalt have eaten and be full; Junto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou

12 Then beware lest thou forget the take unto thy son. LORD, which brought thee forth out of the 4 For they will turn away thy son from land of Egypt, from the house of bon- following me, that they may serve other dage.

gods : so will the anger of the LORD be 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God,|kindled against you, and destroy thee sudand serve him, and shalt swear by his name. denly.

14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of 5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye the gods of the people which are round shall destroy their altars, and break down about you;

their images, and cut down their groves, 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous and burn their graven images with fire. God among you) lest the anger of the LORD 6. For thou art an holy people unto the thy God be kindled against thee, and de- LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath stroy thee from off the face of the earth. chosen thee to be a special people unto

16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your himself, above all people that are upon the God, as ve tempted him in Massah. face of the earth.

17 Ye shall diligently keep the com- 7 The LORD did not set his love upon mandments of the LORD your God, and his you, nor choose you, because ye were more testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath in number than any people; for ye were commanded thee.

the fewest of all people : 18 And thou shalt do that which is right 8 But because the Lord loved you, and and good in the sight of the Lord: that because he would keep the oath which he it may be well with thee, and that thou had sworn unto your fathers, hath the mavest go in and possess the good land Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, and redeemed you out of the house of

19 To cast out all thine enemies from bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king before thee, as the Lord hath spoken. of Egypt.

20 [ And when thy son asketh thee in 91 Know therefore that the LORD thy time to come, saying, What mean the testi- God, he is God, the faithful God, which monies, and the statutes, and the judg- keepeth covenant and mercy with them ments, which the LORD Our God hath com- that love him and keep his commandments manded you?

to a thousand generations ; 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We 10 And repayeth them that hate him to were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and their face, to destroy them: he will not be the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a slack to him that hateth him, he will repay mighty hand :

him to his face. 22 And the LORD shewed signs and won 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the comders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon mandments, and the statutes, and the judgPharaoh, and upon all his household, before ments, which I command thee this day, to our eyes :

do them. 23 And he brought us out from thence, 12 ( Wherefore it shall come to pass, if that he might bring us in, to give us the ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, land which he sware unto our fathers, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall

24 And the LORD commanded us to do keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, which he sware unto thy fathers : for our good always, that he might preserve 13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, us alive, as it is at this day.

and multiply thee: he will also bless the 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, we observe to do all these commandments thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the before the LORD our God, as he hath com- increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy manded us.

sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy CHAP. VII.

fathers to give thee.. W H EN the LORD thy God shall bring! 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all peo

thee into the land whither thou goest ple : there shall not be male or female barto possess it, and hath cast out many nations ren among you, or among your cattle. before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, 15 And the LORD will take away from and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and thee all sickness, and will put none of the the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Je-levil diseases of Egypt (which thou know

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