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God's mercies to be remembered. DEUTERONOMY, Moses, to humble the thy fathers know; that he might make | not, that he might humble thee, and thee know that man doth not live by that he might prove thee, to do thee bread only, but by every word that pro- good at thy latter end; ceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD 17 And thou say in thine heart, My doth man live.

power and the might of mine hand 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon hath gotten me this wealth. thee, neither did thy foot swell, these 18 But thou shalt remember the forty years.

Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine thee power to get wealth, that he may heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, establish his covenant which he sware 30 the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

6 Therefore thou shalt keep the 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all commandments of the LORD thy God, forget the LORD thy God, and walk to walk in his ways, and to fear him. after other gods, and serve them, and

7 For the LORD thy God bringeth worship them, I testify against you thee into a good land, a land of brooks this day that ye shall surely perish. of water, of fountains and depths that 20 As the nations which the LORD spring out of valleys and hills; destroyeth before your face, so shall ye

8 A land of wheat, and barley, and perish; because ye would not be obevines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; dient unto the voice of the LORD a land of oil olive, and honey; 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread

CHAP. IX. without scarceness, thou shalt not lack Moses dissuadeth them from the opinion of their any thing in it; a land whose stones own righteousness, by rehearsing their seveare iron, and out of whose hills thou ral rebellions. mayest dig brass.

Hear, O Israel; Thou art to pass 10 When thou hast eaten and art over Jordan this day, to go in to posfull, then thou shalt bless the LORD sess nations greater and mightier than thy God for the good land which he thyself, cities great and fenced up to hath given thee.

heaven, 11 Beware that thou forget not the 2 A people great and tall, the childLORD thy God, in not keeping his com ren of the Anakims, whom thou knowmandments, and his judgments, and est, and of whom thou hast heard say. his statutes, which I command thee Who can stand before the children of

Anak! 12 Lest when thou hast eaten and 3 Understand therefore this day, that art full, and hast built goodly houses, the LORD thy God is he which goeth and dwelt therein;

over before thee; as a consuming fire 13 And when thy herds and thy he shall destroy them, and he shall Hocks multiply, and thy silver and thy bring them down before thy face; so gold is multiplied, and all that thou shalt thou drive them out, and destroy hast is multiplied;

them quickly, as the Lord hath said 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, unto thee. and thou forget the LORD thy God, 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after which brought thee forth out of the land that the LORD thy God hath cast them of Egypt, from the house of bondage; out from before thee, saying, For my

15 Who led thee through the great righteousness the LORD hath brought and terrible wilderness, wherein were me in to possess this land: but for the fiery serpents, and scorpions, and wickedness of these nations the LORD drought, where there was no water; doth drive them out from before thee. who brought thee forth water out of 5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the rock of flint;

the uprightness of thine heart, dost 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness thou go to possess their land: but for with manna, which thy fathers knew the wickedness of these nations the

this day:

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their several rebellions. LORD thy God doth drive them out fire : and the two tables of the covefrom before thee, and that he may per-nant were in my two hands. form the word which the LORD sware 16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and sinned against the LORD your God, and Jacob.

had made you a molten calf: ye

had 6 Understand therefore, that the turned aside quickly out of the way LORD thy God giveth thee not this which the LORD had commanded you. good land to possess it for thy right 17 And I took the two tables, and eousness; for thou art a stiffnecked cast them out of my two hands, and people.

brake them before your eyes. 7 Remember, and forget not, how 18 And I fell down before the LORD, thou provokedst the LORD thy God as at the first forty days and forty nights: 10 wrath in the wilderness : from the I did neither eat bread, nor drink waday that thou didst depart out of the ter, because of all your sins which ye land of Egypt, until ye came unto sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight this place, ye have been rebellious of the LORD, to provoke him to anger. against the LORD.

19 For I was afraid of the


and 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the hot displeasure, wherewith the Lord LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was was wroth against you to destroy you. angry with you to bave destroyed you. But the Lord hearkened unto me at

9 When I was gone up into the mount that time also. to receive the tables of stone, even the

20 And the LORD was very angry tables of the covenant which the LORD with Aaron to have destroyed him: and made with you, then I abode in the I prayed for Aaron also the same time. mount forty days and forty nights, I 21 And I took your sin, the calf which neither did eat bread nor drink water: ye had made, and burnt it with fire,

10 And the Lord delivered unto me and stamped it, and ground it very two tables of stone written with the small, even until it was as small as dust: tinger of God; and on them was writ and I cast the dust thereof into the ten according to all the words, which brook that descended out of the mount: . the Lord spake with you in the mount 22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, out of the midst of the fire in the day and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked of the assenibly.

the LORD to wrath. 11 And it came to pass at the end of 23 Likewise when the LORD sent forty days and forty nights, that the you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go LORD gave me the two tables of up and possess the land which I have stone, even the tables of the covenant. given you; then ye rebelled against

12 And the LORD said unto me, the commandment of the LORD your Arise, get thee down quickly from God, and ye believed him not, nor hence; for thy people which thou hast hearkened to his voice. brought forth out of Egypt have cor 24 Ye have been rebellious against rupted themselves; they are quickly the Lord from the daythat I knew you. lurned aside out of the way which I 25 Thus I fell down before the commanded them; they have made Lord forty days and forty nights, as I them a molten image.

fell down at the first ; because the 13 Furthermore the LORD spake un- Lord had said he would destroy you. to me, saying, I have seen this people, 26 I prayed therefore unto the Lord, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people and said, O Lord God, destroy not

14 Let me alone, that I may destroy thy people and thine inheritance, which them, and blot out their name from un- thou hast redeemed through thy greatder heaven: and I will make of thee a ness, which thou hast brought forth nation mightier and greater than they out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

15 So I turned and came down from 27 Remember thy servants, Abrathe mount, and the mount burned with ham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto

The two tables restored. DEUTERONOMY, Exhortation to ohedience. the stubbornness of this people, nor of the covenant of the Lord, to stand to their wickedness, nor to their sin: before the LORD to minister unto him,

28 Lest the land whence thou and to bless in his name, unto this day. broughtest us out say, Because the 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor LORD was not able to bring them into inheritance with his brethren; the the land which he promised them, LORD is his inheritance, according as and because he hated them, he hath the LORD thy God promised him. brought them out to slay them in the 10 And I stayed in the mount, acwilderness.

cording to the first time, forty days 29 Yet they are thy people and thine and forty nights; and the LORD hearkinheritance, which thou broughtest ened unto me at that time also, and out by thy mighty power and by thy the LORD would not destroy thee. stretched out asm.

11 And the LORD said unto me,

Arise, take thy journey before the peoCHAP. X.

ple, that they may go in and possess 1 God's mercy in restoring the two tables, 6 in the land, which I sware unto their facontinuing the priesthood, 8 in separuting the tribe of Levi, 10 in hearkening unto Moses' thers to give unto them. suit for the people. 12 An exhortation unto

12 | And now, Israel, what doth obedience.

the LORD thy God require of thee, At that time the Lord said unto me, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk Hew thee two tables of stone like un- in all his ways, and to love him, and to the first, and come up unto me to serve the LORD thy God with all into the mount, and make thee an ark thy heart and with all thy soul, of wood.

13 To keep the commandments of 2 And I will write on the tables the the LORD, and his statutes, which I words that were in the first tables command thee this day for thy good? which thou brakest, and thou shalt 14 Behold, the heaven and the hea put them in the ark.

ven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, 3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, the earth also, with all that therein is. and hewed two tables of stone like un 15 Only the LORD had a delight in to the first, and went up into the mount, thy fathers to love them, and he chose having the two tables in mine hand. their seed after them, even you above

4 And he wrote on the tables, accord all people, as it is this day. ing to the first writing, the ten com 16 Circumcise therefore the foremandments, which the LORD spake skin of your heart, and be no more unto you in the mount out of the midst stiffnecked. of the fire in the day of the assembly: 17 For the LORD your God is God and the LORD gave them unto me. of gods, and Lord of lords, a great

5 And I turned myself and came God, a mighty, and a terrible, which down from the mount, and put the ta- regardeth not persons, nor taketh bles in the ark which I had made ; reward : and there they be, as the Lord com 18 He doth execute the judgment manded me.

of the fatherless and widow, and lo6 | And the children of Israel took veth the stranger, in giving him food their journey from Beeroth of the and raiment. children of Jaakan to Mosera: there 19 Love ye therefore the stranger : Aaron died, and there he was buried; for ye were strangers in the land of and Eleazar his son ministered in the Egypt. priest's office in his stead.

20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy 7 From thence they journeyed unto God; him shalt thou serve, and to him Gudgodah ; and from Gudgodah to shalt thou cleave, and swear by his Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.

8 At that time the Lord separa 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy ted the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark God, that hath done for thee these


An exhortation to obedience. CHAP. XI. Promised rewards of obedience. great and terrible things, which thine 10 | For the land, whither thou

goeyes have seen.

est in to possess it, is not as the land of 29 Thy fathers went down into Egypt Egypt, from whence ye came out, with threescore and ten persons; and where thou sowedst thy seed, and wanow the LORD thy God hath made thee teredst it with thy foot, as a garden as the stars of heaven for multitude. of herbs : CHAP. XI.

11 But the land, whither ye go to pos1 An exhortation to obedience, 2 by their own sess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and experience of God's great works, 8 by promise drinketh water of the rain of heaven: of God's great blessings, 17 and by threatenings. 18 A careful study is required in God's

12 A land which the Lord thy God words. 26 The blessing and curse is set before careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy then.

God are always upon it, from the be-
THEREFORE thou shalt love the ginning of the year even unto the end
LORD thy God, and keep his charge, of the year.
and his statutes, and his judgments, 13 | And it shall come to pass, if
and his commandments, alway. ye shall hearken diligently unto my

9 And know ye this day: for I speak commandments which I command
not with your children which have not you this day, to love the LORD your
known, and which have not seen the God, and to serve him with all your
chastisement of the LORD your God, heart and with all your soul,
his greatness, his mighty hand, and his 14 That I will give you the rain of
stretched out arm,

your land in his due season, the first
3 And his miracles, and his acts, rain and the latter rain, that thou may-
which he did in the midst of Egypt est gather in thy corn, and thy wine,
unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and and thine oil.
unto all his land;

15 And I will send grass in thy fields 4 And what he did unto the army of for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat Egypt, unto their horses, and to their and be full. chariots; how he made the water of 16 Take heed to yourselves, that the Red sea to overflow them as they your heart be not deceived, and ye turn pursued after you, and how the LORD aside, and serve other gods, and worhath destroyed them unto this day; ship them;

5 And what he did unto you in the 17. And then the LORD's wrath be wilderness, until ye came into this kindled against you, and he shut up

the heaven, that there be no rain, and 6 And what he did unto Dathan and that the land yield not her fruit; and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of lest ye perish quickly from off the good Reuben : how the earth opened her land which the Lord giveth you. mouth, and swallowed them up, and 18 Therefore shall ye lay up these their housholds, and their tents, and all my words in your heart and in your the substance that was in their posses- soul, and bind them for a sign upon sion, in the midst of all Israel:

your hand, that they may be as front7 But your eyes have seen all the lets between your eyes. great acts of the LORD which he did. 19 And ye shall teach them your

8 Therefore shall ye keep all the children, speaking of them when thou commandments which I command you sittest in thine house, and when thou this day, that ye may be strong, and walkest by the way, when thou liest go in and possess the land, whither ye down, and when thou risest up. go to possess it;

20 And thou shalt write them upon 9 And that ye may prolong your the door posts of thine house, and upon days in the land, which the LORD thy gates : sware unto your fathers to give unto 21 That your days may be multithem and to their seed, a land that plied, and the days of your children, toweth with milk and honey.

in the land which the LORD sware un


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Blessing and curse proposed. DEUTERONOMY, Idols must be destroyed. to your fathers lo give them, as the

CHAP. XII. days of heaven upon the earth.

Monuments of idolatry are to be destroyed. 5 02 For if ye shall diligently keep

The place of God's service is to be kept. 15,

23 Blood is forbidden. all these commandments which I

17, 20, 26 Holy

things must be eaten in the holy place. 19 mand you, to do them, to love the The Levite is not to be forsakcn. 29 Idolatry LORD your God, to walk in all his is not to be enquired after. ways, and to cleave unto him; These are the statutes and judg

23 Then will the LORD drive out ments, which ye shall observe to do in all these nations from before you, and the land, which the LORD God of thy ye shall possess greater nations and fathers giveth thee to possess it, all

the days ye


the earth.

2 of your feet shall tread shall be your's: places, wherein the nations which

ye from the wilderness and Lebanon, shall possess served their gods, upon from the river, the river Euphrates, the high mountains, and upon the hills, even unto the uttermost sea shall and under every green tree: your coast be.

3 And


shall overthrow their al25 There shall no man be able to tars, and break their pillars, and burn stand before you : for the Lord your their groves with fire; and ye shall God shall lay the fear of you and the hew down the graven images of their dread of you upon all the land that ye gods, and destroy the names of them shall tread upon, as he hath said un out of that place. to you.

4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD 26 | Behold, I set before you this your God. day a blessing and a curse;

5 But unto the place which the 27 A blessing, if ye obey the com


God shall choose out of mandments of the LORD your God, all your tribes to put his name there, which I command you this day : even unto his habitation shall ye seek, 28 And a curse,


ye will not obey and thither thou shalt come: the commandments of the Lord your

6 And thither ye shall bring your God, but turn aside out of the way burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, which I command you this day, to go and your tithes, and heave offerings of after other gods, which ye have not your hand, and your vows, and your known.

freewill offerings, and the firstlings of 29 And it shall come to pass,

your herds and of

your flocks : the LORD thy God hath brought thee 7 And there ye shall eat before the in unto the land whither thou goest Lord your God, and ye shall rejoice to possess it, that thou shalt put the in all that ye put your hand unto, ye blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the and your housholds, wherein the curse upon mount Ebal.

LORD thy God hath blessed thee.

8 Jordan, by the way where the sun go- that we do here this day, every man eth down, in the land of the Canaan- whatsoever is right in his own eyes. ites, which dwell in the champaign 9 For ye are not as yet come to the over against Gilgal, beside the plains. rest and to the inheritance, which the of Moreh?

LORD your God giveth you. 31 For

pass over

Jordan to 10 But when ye go over Jordan, and go in to possess the land which the dwell in the land which the LORD your Lord your God giveth you, and ye God giveth you to inherit, and when shall possess it, and dwell therein. he giveth you rest from all your ene

32 And ye shall observe to do all mies round about, so that ye dwell in
the statutes and judgments which I safety;
set before

this day.

11 Then there shall be a place which

the LORD your God shall choose to

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