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Recital of Israel's DEUTERONOMY, history continues me;) until I shall pass over Jordan 5 All these cities were fenced into the land which the LORD, our with high walls, gates, and bars; God giveth us.

besides unwalled towns a great 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon many. would not let us pass by him: for 6 And we utterly destroyed them, the LORD thy God hardened his as we did unto Sihon king of Hesh spirit, and made his heart obsti-bon, utterly destroying the men, nate, that he might deliver him women,' and children of every into thy hand, as appeareth this city. day.

7 But all the cattle, and the spoil 31 And the LORD said unto me, of the cities, we took for a prey to Behold, I have begun to give Sihon ourselves. and his land before thee: begin to 8 And we took at that time out possess, that thou mayest inherit of the hand of the two kings of the his land.

Amorites the land that was on this 32 Then Sihon came out against side Jordan, from the river of Arus, he and all his people, to fight at non unto mount Hermon ;. Jahaz.

9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians 33 And the LORD our God de-call Sirion; and the Amorites call livered him before us; and it Shenir :) smote him, and his sons, and all 10 All the cities of the plain, and his people.

all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto 34 And we took all his cities at Salchah and Edrei, cities of the that time, and utterly destroyed kingdom of Og in Bashan. the men, and the women, and the 11 1 For only Og king of Bashan little ones of every city; we left remained of the remnant of giants; none to remain :

behold, his bedstead ias a bed 35 Only the cattle we took for a stead of iron; is it not in Rabbath prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the children of Ammon? nine of the cities which we took. cubits was the length thereof, and

36 From Aroer which is by the four cubits the breadth of it, after brink of the river of Arnon, and the cubit of a man. from the city that is by the river, 12 1 And this land, which we poseven unto Gilead, there was not sessed at that time, from Aroer, one city too strong for us : the which is by the river Arnon, and LORD our God delivered all unto half mount Gilead, and the cities

thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites 37 Only unto the land of the and to the Gadites. children of Ammon thou camest 13 And the rest of Gilead, and ver' Jabbok, nor unto the cities in Og,

gave I unto the half-tribe of , of ', the mountains, nor unto whatso- Manasseh; all the region of Argob, ever the LORD our God forbade with all Bashan, which was called us.

the land of giants. CHAP. III.

14 Jair the son of Manasseh took Israel's Journey recited. all the country of Argob, unto the TH NHEN we turned, and went up coasts of Geshuri, and Maachathi;

the way to Bashan: and Og and called them after his own the king of Bashan came out name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto against us, he and all his people, to this day. battle at Edrei.

15 And I gave Gilead unto Ma2 And the LORD said unto me, chir. Fear him not;, for I will deliver 16 And unto the Reubenites and him, and all his people, and his unto the Gadites I gave from land, into thy hand; and thou shalt Gilead even unto the river Arnon, do unto him as thou didst unto Si- half the valley, and the border, hon king of the Amorites, which even unto the river Jabbok, which dwelt at Heshbon.

is the border of the children of 3 So the LORD our God delivered Ammon: into our hands Og also the king of 17 The plain also, and Jordan, Bashan, and all his people: and we and the coast thereof, from Chinsmote him until none was left to nereth even unto the sea of the him remaining

plain, even the salt sea, under Ash4 And we took all his cities at doth-pisgah eastward. that time, there was not a city 18 And I commanded you at which we took not from them, that time, saying, The LORD your threescore cities, all the region God hath given you this land to of Argob, the kingdom of Og in possess it; ye shall pass over Bashan.

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Moses' prayer rejected. CHAP. IV. He exhorteth to obedience children of Israel, all that are meet neither shall ye diminish aught for the war.

from it, that ye may keep the com19 But your wives, and your mandments of the LORD your God little ones, and your cattle, (for I which I command you. know that ye have much cattle, 3 Your eyes have seen what the shall abide in your cities which I LORD did because of Baal-peor : have given youị

for all the men that followed Baal20 Until the LORD have given peor, the LORD thy God hath rest unto your brethren, as well as destroyed them from unto you, and until they also pos- you. sess the land which the LORD your 4 But ye that did cleave unto the God hath given them beyond Jor- LORD your God, are alive every dan: and then shall ye return every one of you this day. man unto his possession which I 5 Behold, I have taught you stahave given you.

tutes, and judgments, even as the 21 And I commanded Joshua LORD my God commanded me, at that time, saying, Thine eyes that ye should do so in the land have seen all that the LORD your whither ye go to possess it. God hath done unto these two 6 Keep therefore and do them : kings: so shall the LORD do unto for this is your wisdom and your all the kingdoms whither thou understanding in the sight of the passest.

nations, which shall hear all these 22 Ye shall not fear them: for statutes, and say, Surely this great the LORD your God he shall fight nation is a wise and understandfor you. 23 | And I besought the LORD

ing people,

7 For what nation is there so at that time, saying,

great, who hath God so nigh unto 24 O Lord God, thou hast begun them, as the LORD our God is in to shew thy servant thy greatness, all things that we call upon him and thy mighty hand: for what for? God is there in heaven or in earth, 8 And what nation is there so that can do according to thy great, that hạth statutes and works, and according to thy judgments so righteous as all this might?

law, which I set before you this 35 I pray thee, let me go over, day? and see the good land that is be- 9 Only take heed to thyself, and yond Jordan, that goodly moun- keep thy soul diligently, lest thou tain, and Lebanon.

forget the things which thine eyes 26 But the LORD was wroth have seen, and lest they depart with me for your sakes, and from thy heart all the days of thy would not hear me: and the life: but teach them thy sons, and LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thy sons' sons : thee; speak no more unto me of 10 Specially the day that thou this matter.

stoodest before the LORD thy God 27 | Get thee up into the top of in Horeb, when the LORD said Pisgah, and lift ụp thine eyes west- unto me, Gather me the

people ward, and northward, and south-together, and I will make them ward, and eastward, and behold hear my words, that they may it with thine eyes : for thou shalt learn to fear me all the days that not go over this Jordan.

they shall, live upon the earth, But charge Joshua, and en- and that they may teach their courage him, and strengthen him: children. for he shall go over before this 11 And ye came near and stood people, and he shall cause them to under the mountain; and the inherit the land which thou shalt mountain burned with fire unto the

midst of heaven, with darkness, 29 So we abode in the valley clouds, and thick 'darkness. over against Beth-peor.

12 And the LORD spake unto CHAP. IV.

you out of the midst of the fire: ye An Exhortation to Obedience. heard the voice of the words, but Now therefore hearken, no sawno similitude ; only ye heard a unto the judgments, which I teach 13 And he declared unto you his you, for to do them, that ye may covenant, which he commanded live, and go in and possess the land you to perform, even ten commandwhich the LORD God of your fa-ments, and he wrote them upon thers glveth you.

two tables of stone. 9 Ye shall not add unto the 14 And the LORD commande word which I command you, I me at that time to teach yo

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A dissuasive

DEUTERONOMY, against idolatry statutes and jụdgments, that ye prolong your days upon it, but might do them in the land whither shall utterly be destroyed. ye go over to possess it.

27 And the LORD shall scatter 15 Take ye therefore good heed you among the nations, and ye unto yourselves; (for ye saw no shall be left few in number among manner of similitude on the day the heathen, whither the LORD that the LORD spake unto you in shall lead you. Horeb out of the midst of the 28 And there ye shall serve gods, fire ;)

the work of men's hands, wood and 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, stone, which neither see, nor hear, and make you a graven image, nor eat, nor smell. the similitude of any figure, the 29 But if from thence thou shalt likeness of male or female,

seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt 17 The likeness of any beast that find him, if thou seek him with is on the earth, the likeness all thy heart, and with all thy of any winged fowl that flieth in soul. the air,

30 When thou art in tribulation, 18 The likeness of any thing and all these things are come upon that creepeth on the ground, the thee, even in the latter days, if likeness of any fish that is in the thou turn to the LORD thy God, waters beneath the earth:

and shalt be obedient unto his 19 And lest thou lift up thine voice; eyes unto heaven, and when thou 31 (For the LORD thy God is a seest the sun, and the moon, and merciful God :) he will not forsake the stars, evcn all the host of thee, neither destroy thee, nor forheaven, shouldest be driven to wor- get the covenant of thy fathers, ship them, and serve them, which which he sware unto them. the LORD thy God hath divided 32 For ask now of the days that unto all nations under the whole are past, which were before thee, heaven.

since the day that God created man 20 But the LORD hath taken you, upon the earth, and ask from the and brought

you forth out of the one side of heaven unto the other, iron furnace, even out of Egypt, whether there hath been any such to be unto him a people of inhe thing as this great thing is, or hath ritance, as ye are this day.

been heard like it? 21 Furthermore, the LORD was 33 Did ever people hear the voice angry with me for your sakes, and of God speaking out of the midst of sware that I should not go over the fire, as thou hast heard, and Jordan, and that I should not live? go in unto that good land which 34 Or hath God assayed to go the LORD thy God giveth thee for and take him a nation from the an inheritance :

midst of another nation, by temp22 But I must die in this land, Itations, by signs, and by wonders, must not go over Jordan; but ye and by war, and by a mighty shall go over, and possess that good hand, and by a stretched-out arm, land.

and by great terrors, according to 23 Take heed unto yourselves, all that the LORD your God lest ye forget the covenant of the did for you in Egypt before your LORD your God, which he made eyes? with you, and make you a graven 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that image, or the likeness of any thing thou mightest know that the LORD which the LORD thy God hath for- he is God: there is none else bebidden thee.

sides him. 24 For the LORD thy God is a 36 Out of heaven he made thee consuming fire, even a jealous to hear his voice, that he might inGod.

struct thee: and upon earth he 25 When thou shalt beget chil- shewed thee his great fire; and dren, and children's children, and thou heardest his words out of the ye shall have remained long in the midst of the fire. land, and corrupt yourselves, 37 And because loved thy and make a graven image, or the fathers, therefore he chose their likeness of any thing, and shall do seed after them, and brought thee evil in the sight of the LORD thy out in his sight with his mighty God, to provoke him to anger; power out of Egypt;

26'I call heav and earth to wit 38 To drive out nations from beness against you this day, that ye fore thee, greater and mighter than shall soon utterly perish from off thou art, to bring thee in, to give the land whereunto ye go over thee their land for an inheritance Jordan to possess it : ye shall not as it is this day.

The covenant in Horeb. CHAP. V. The ten commandments

39 Know therefore this day, and 4 The LORD talked with you consider it in thy heart, that the face to face in the mount, out of LORD he is God in heaven above, the midst of the fire, and upon the earth beneath: there 5 (I stood between the LORD is none else.

and you at that time, to shew you 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his the word of the LORD: for ye statutes and his commandments were afraid by reason of the fire, which I command thee this day, and went not up into the mount,) that it may go well with thee, and saying, with thy children after thee, and 6 I am the LORD thy God, that thou mayest prolong thy days which brought thee out of the land upon the earth, which the LORD of Egypt, from the house of thy God giveth thee, for ever. bondage.

41 T Then Moses severed three 7 Thou shalt have none other cities on this side Jordan, toward gods before me. the sun-rising;

8 Thou shalt not make thee any 42 That the slayer might flee graven image, or any likeness of thither,

which should kill his neigh- any thing that is in heaven above, bour unawares, and hated him or that is in the earth beneath, or not in times past; and that fleeing that is in the waters beneath the unto one of these cities he might earth: live:

9 Thou shalt not bow down thy43 Namely, Bezer in the wilder-self unto them, nor serve them; for ness, in the plain country, of the I the LORD thy God am a jealous Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, God, visiting the iniquity of the of the Gadites; and Golan in Ba- fathers upon the children unto the shan, of the Manassites.

third and fourth generation of 44 T And this is the law which them that hate me, Moses set before the children of 10 And shewing mercy unto Israel :

thousands of them that love me, 45 These are the testimonies, and keep my commandments. and the statutes, and the judg- 11 Thou shalt not take the name ments, which Moses spake unto of the LORD thy God in vain : for the children of Israel, after they the LORD will not hold him guiltless came forth out of Egypt,

that taketh his name in vain. 46 On this side Jordan, in the 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sancvalley over against Beth-peor, in tify it, as the LORD thy God hath the land of Sihon king of the commanded thee. Amorites,

who dwelt at Heshbon, 13 Six days thou shalt labour, whom Moses and the children of and do all thy work; Israel smote, after they were come 14 But the seventh day is the forth out of Egypt:

sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it 47 And they possessed his land, thou shalt not do any work, thou, and the land of Og king of Bashan, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor two kings of the Amorites, which thy man-servant, nor thy maidwere on this side Jordan, toward servant, nor thine ox, nor thine the sun-rising;

ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor 48 From Aroer, which is by the thy stranger that is within thy bank of the river Arnon, even gates ;. that thy man-servant and unto mount Sion, which is Her- thy maid-servant may rest as well mon,

as thou. 49 And all the plain on this side 15. And remember that thou wast Jordan

eastward, even unto the a servant in the land of Egypt, sea of the plain, 'under the springs and that the LORD thy God of Pisgah.

brought thee out thence through a CHAP. V.

mighty hand and by a stretchedThe Covenant in Horeb. out arm: therefore the LORD thy

and said unto them, Hear, sabbath-day. Israel, the

statutes and judgments 16 T Honour thy father and thy which I speak in your ears this mother, as the LORD thy God day, that ye may learn them, and hath commanded thee; that thy keep, and do them.

days may be prolonged, and that it 2 The LORD our God made a may go well with thee, in the land covenant with us in Horeb.

which the LORD thy God giveth 3 The LORD made not this co-thee. venant with our fathers, but with 17 Thou shalt not kill. us, even us, who are all of us here 18 Neither shalt thou commit alive this day.

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DEUTERONOMY, to receive the law. 19 Neither shalt thou steal. they may do them in the land 20 Neither shalt thou bear false which I give them to possess it. witness against thy neighbour. 32 Ye shall observe to do there

21 Neither shalt thou desire thy fore as the LORD your God hath neighbour's wife, neither shalt commanded you: ye shall not turn thou covet thy neighbour's house, aside to the right hand or to the his field, or his man-servant, or his left. maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways or any thing that is thy neigh- which the LORD your God hath bour's.

commanded you, that ye may live, 22 These words the LORD spake and that it may be well with you, unto all your assembly, in the and that ye may prolong your days mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the land which ye shall posof the cloud, and of the thick dark. sess. ness, with a great voice; and he

CHAP. VỊ. added no more: and he wrote them The End of the Law is Obedience. in two tables of stone, and deliver- NO

OW these are the command

ments, the statutes, and the 23 And it came to pass, when ye judgments which the LORD your heard the voice out of the midst of God commanded to teach you, the darkness, (for the mountain that ye might do them in the land did burn with fire,) that ye whither ye go to possess it: came near unto me, even all the 2 That thou mightest fear the heads of your tribes, and your LORD thy God, to keep all his elders;

statutes and his commandments 24 And ye said, Behold, the which I command thee, thou, and LORD our God hath shewed us his thy son, and thy son's son, all the glory, and his greatness, and we days of thy life, and that thy days have heard his voice out of the may be prolonged. midst of the fire: we have seen this 3 1 Hear therefore, O Israel, and day that God doth talk with man, observe to do it; that it may be and he liveth.

well with thee,, and that ye may 25 Now therefore why should we increase mightily, as the LORD die? for this great fire will con-God of thy fathers hath promised sume us: if we hear the voice of thee, in the land that floweth with the LORD our God any more, then milk and honey. we shall die.

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD 26 For who is there of all flesh our God is one LORD: that hath heard the voice of the 5 And thou shalt love the LORD living God speaking out of the thy God with all thy heart, and with midst of the fire, as we have, and all thy soul, and with all thy lived ?

might. 27 | Go thou near, and hear all 6 And these words which I comthat the LORD our God shall say: mand thee this day, shall be in thy and speak thou unto us all that the heart: LORD our God shall speak unto 7 And thou shalt teach them thee; and we will hear it, and diligently unto thy children, and do it.

shalt talk of them when thou sittest 28 And the LORD heard the in thy house, and when thou walkvoice of your words, when ye est by the way, and when thou spake unto me; and the LORD said liest down, and when thou risest unto me, I have heard the voice

of up. the words of this people, which 8 And thou shalt bind them for they have spoken unto thee: they a sign upon thy hand, and they have well said all that they have shall be as frontlets between thine spoken.

eyes. 29 O that there were such a 9 And thou shalt write them heart in them, that they would upon the posts of thy house, and fear me, and keep all my com- on thy gates. mandments always, that it might 10 And it shall be, when the be well with them, and with their LORD thy God shall have brought children for ever!

thee into the land which he sware 30 Go say to them, Get you into unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to your tents again.

Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee 31 But as for thee, stand thou great and goodly citics, which thou here by me, and I will speak unto buildedst not, thee all the commandments, and 11 And houses full of all good the statutes, and the judgments, things, which thou filledst not, and which thou shalt teach them, that I wells digged, which thou diggedat

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