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Exhortation to obedience. CHAP. VII. Communion forbidden. not, vineyards and olive-trees, land whither thou goest to possess which thou plantedst not; when it, and hath cast out many nations thou shalt have eaten and be full; before thee, the Hittites, and the
12 Then beware lest thou forget Girgashites, and the Amorites, the LORD, which brought thee forth and trie Canaanites, and the Peout of the land of Egypt, from the rizzites, and the Hivites, and the house of bondage.
Jebusites, seven nations greater 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy and mightier than thou; God, and serve him, and shalt 2 And when the LORD thy God swear by his name.
shall deliver them before thee, thou 14 Ye shall not go after other shalt smite them and utterly degods, of the gods of the people stroy them, thou shalt make no cowhich are round about you, venant with them, nor shew mercy
15 (For the LORD thy God is a unto them: jealous God among you;) lest the 3 Neither shalt thou make maranger of the LORD thy God be riages with them; thy daughter kindled against
thee, and destroy thou shalt not give unto his son, thee from off the face of the earth. nor his daughter shalt thou take
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD unto thy son. your God, as ye tempted him in 4 | For they will turn away thy Massah.
son from following me, that they 17 Ye shall diligently keep the may serve other gods: su will the commandments of the LORD your anger of the LORD be kindled God, and his testimonies, and his against you, and destroy thee sudstatutes, which he hath command- denly. ed thee.
5 But thus shall ye deal with 18 And thou shalt do that which them; ye shall destroy their altars, is right and good in the sight of and break down their images, and the LORD: that it may be well cut down their groves, and burn with thee, and that thou mayest their graven images with fire. go in and possess the good land 6 1 For thou art a holy people which the LORD sware unto thy unto the LORD thy God: the fathers,
LORD thy God hath chosen thee to 19 To cast out all thine enemies be a special people unto himself, from before thee, as the LORD above all people that are upon the hath spoken.
face of the earth. 20 And when thy son asketh thee 7 The LORD did not set his love in time to come, saying, What upon you, nor choose you, because mean the testimonies, and the sta- ye were more in number than any tutes, and the judgments, which people ; for ye were the fewest of the LORD our God hath command- all people: ed you?
8 But because the LORD loved 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy you,
and because he would keep son, We were Pharaoh's bond- the oath which he had sworn
unto men in Egypt; and the LORD your fathers, hath the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a brought you out with a mighty mighty hand:
hand, and redeemed you out of 22 And the LORD shewed signs the house of bond-men, from the and wonders, great and sore, upon hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon 9 T Know therefore that the all his household, before our eyes: LORD thy God, he is God, the faith
23 And he brought us out from ful God, which keepeth covenant thence, that he might bring us in, and mercy, with them that love him to give us the land which he sware and keep his commandments to a unto our fathers.
thousand generations ; 24 And the LORD commanded us 10 And repayeth' them that to do all these statutes, to fear the hate him to their face, to destroy LORD our God, for our good al- them: he will not be slack to him ways, that he might preserve us that hateth him, he will repay alive, as it is at this day.
him to his face. 25 And it shall be our righteous- 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the ness, if we observe to do all these commandments, and the statutes, commandments before the LORD and the judgments, which I comour God, as he hath commanded mand thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to CHAP. VII.
pass, if ye hearken to these judgReward of Obedience.
ments, and keep, and do them, shall bring thee into the unto thee the covenant and the
The Canaanites DEUTERONOMY, to be destroyed mercy which he sware unto thy shalt not desire the silver or gold fathers :
that is on them, nor take it unto 13 And he will love thee, and thee, lest thou be snared therein : bless thee, and multiply thee:
he for it is an abomination to the LORD will also bless the fruit of thy womb, thy God. and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, 26 Neither shalt thou bring, an and thy wine, and thine oil, the abomination into thy house," lest increase of thy kine, and the flocks thou be a cursed thing like it: but of thy sheep, in the land whịch thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou he sware unto thy fathers to give shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a thee.
cursed thing. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above
CHAP. VIII. all people: there shall not be male An Exhortation to Obedience. or female barren among you, or
LL the commandments which among your cattle.
15 And the LORD will take away ye observe to do, that ye may live, from thee all sickness, and will put and multiply, and go in and possess none of the evil diseases of Egypt the land which the LORD sware unwhich thou knowest upon thee; to your fathers. but will lay them upon all them 2 And thou shalt remember all that hate thee.
the way which the LORD thy God 16 And thou shalt consume all led thee these forty years in the the people which the LORD thy wilderness, to humble thee, and God shall deliver thee; thine eye to prove thee, to know what was shall have no pity upon them: nei- in thy heart, whether thou ther shalt thou serve their gods; for wouldest keep his commandments, that will be a snare unto thee. or no. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, 3 And he humbled thee, and sufThese nations are more than I, how fered thee to hunger, and fed thee can I dispossess them?
with manna, which thou knewest 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of not, neither did thy fathers know; them : , but shalt well remember that he might make thee know that what the LORD thy God did unto man doth not live by bread only, Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; but by every word that proceedeth
19 The great temptations which out of the mouth of the LORD, doth thine eyes saw, and the signs, and man live. the wonders, and the mighty hand, 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upand the stretched-out arm, whereby on thee, neither did thy foot swell the LORD thy God brought thee these forty years. out: so shall the LORD thy God do 5 Thou shalt also consider in thy unto all the people of whom thou heart, that as a man chasteneth his art afraid.
son, 80 the LORD thy God chas20 Moreover, the LORD thy God teneth thee. will send the hornet among them, 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the until they that are left, and hide commandments of the LORD thy themselves from thee, be destroy- God, to walk in his ways, and to ed.
fear him. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted 7 For the LORD thy God bringat them: for the LORD thy God is eth thee into a good land, a land of among you, a mighty God and ter- brooks of water, of fountains, and rible.
depths that spring out of valleys and 22 And the LORD thy God will hills; put out those nations before thee 8 À land of wheat, and barley, by little and little: thou mayest and vines, and fig-trees, and pome pot consume them at once, lest the granates, a land of oil-olive, and beasts of the field increase upon honey ; thee.
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat 23 11 But the LORD thy God shall bread without scarceness, thou deliver them unto thee, and shall shalt not lack any thing in it; a destroy them with a mighty de- land whose stones are iron, and out struction, until they be destroyed. of whose hills thou mayest dig
24 And he shall deliver their brass. kings into thy hand, and thou shalt 10 When thou hast eaten and destroy their name from under art full, then thou shalt bless the heaven: there shall no man be able LORD thy God for the good land to stand before thee, until thou have which he hath given thee. destroyed them.
11 Beware that thou forget not 25 The graven images of their the LORD thy God, in not keepgods shall ye burn with fire: thouding his commandments, and his
Israel's rebellions judgments, and his statutes, which after that the LORD thy God hath I command thee this day:
cast them out from before thee, 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, saying, For my righteousness the and art full, and hast bụilt goodly LORD hath brought me in to houses, and dwelt therein; possess this land: but for the
13 And when thy herds and thy wickedness of these nations the flocks multiply, and thy silver and LORD doth drive them out from thy gold is multiplied, and all that before thee. thou hast is multiplied;
5 Not for thy righteousness, or 14 Then thy heart be lifted up, for the uprightness of thy heart and thou forget the LORD thy God, dost thou go to possess their land : which brought thee forth out of the but for the wickedness
of these land of Egypt, from the house of nations, the LORD thy God doth bondage ;
drive them out from before thee, 15 Who led thee through that and that he may perform the great and terrible wilderness, word which the LORD sware unto wherein were fiery serpents, and thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and scorpions, and drought, where Jacob. there was no water: who brought 6 Understand therefore, that the thee forth water out of the rock of LORD thy God giveth thee not this flint;
good land to possess it for thy 16'Who fed thee in the wilder- righteousness; for thou art a stiff ness with manna, which thy fathers necked people. knew not, that he might humble 7 Remember, and forget not, thee, and that he might prove thee, how thou provokedst the LORD to do thee good at thy latter end : thy God to wrath in the wil
17 And thou say in thy heart, derness : from the day that thou My power and the might of my didst depart out of the land of hand hath gotten me this wealth. Egypt, until ye came unto this
18 But thou shalt remember the place, ye have been rebellious LORD thy God : for it is he that against the LORD. giveth thee power to get wealth, 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the that he may establish his covenant LORD to wrath, so that the LORD which he sware unto thy fathers, was angry with you to have deas it is this day.
stroyed you. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at 9 When I was gone up into the all forget the LORD thy God, and mount to receive the tables of stone, walk after other gods, and serve even the tables of the covenant them, and worship them, I testify which the LORD made with you, against you this day that ye shall then I abode in the mount forty surely perish.
days and forty nights, I neither did 20 As the nations which the LORD eat bread, nor drink water: destroyeth before your face, so 10 And the LORD delivered unto shall ye perish; because ye would me two tables of stone writnot be obedient unto the voice often with the finger of God; and the LORD your God.
on them was written according CHAP. IX.
to all the words which the LORD Moses rehearseth Israel's Re spake with you in the mount, out bellions.
of the midst of the fire, in the day HFAR ver Israel an This und art to of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the go in to possess nations greater and end of forty days and forty nights, mightier than thyself, cities great that the LORD gave me the two and fenced up to heaven,
tables of stone, even the tables of 2 A people great and tall, the the covenant. children of the Anakims, whom 12 And the LORD said unto me, thou knowest, and of whom thou Arise, get thee down quickly from hast heard say, Who can stand be- hence; for thy people which thou fore the children of Anak?
hast brought forth out of Egypt 3 Understand therefore this day, have corrupted themselves,
they that the LORD thy God is he are quickly turned aside out of the which goeth over before thee; as way which I commanded them ; a consuming fire he shall destroy they have made them a molten them, and he shall bring them image. down before thy face : So shalt 13 Furthermore, the LORD spake thou drive
them out, and destroy unto me, saying, I have seen this them quickly, as the Lord hath people, and behold, it is a stiffsaid unto thee.
necked people : 4 Speak not thou in thy heart, I 14 Let me alone, that I may
Moses rehearseth DEUTERONOMY, Israel's rebellions destroy them, and blot out their i. 27 Remember thy servants, Abraname from under heaven: and I ham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not will make of thee a nation mightier unto the stubbornness of this peoand greater than they.
ple, nor to their wickedness, nor to 15 So I turned and came down their sin: from the mount, and the mount 28 Lest the land whence thou burned with fire: and the two broughtest us out, say, Because the tables of the covenant were in my LORD was not able to bring them two hands.
into the land which he promised 16 And I looked, and behold, ye them, and because he hated them, had sinned against the LORD your he hath brought them out to slay God, and had made you a molten them in the wilderness. calf ye had turned aside quickly 29 Yet they are thy, people out of the way which the LORD had and thine inheritance which thou commanded you.
broughtest out by thy mighty power 17 And I took the two tables, and by thy stretched-out arm. and cast them out of my two
CHAP. X. hands, and brake them before your God's mercy in restoring the eyes.
Tables. 18 And I fell down before the A Tithat time the Lord said unto forty nights: I did neither eat bread, stone like unto the first, and come nor drink water, because of all your up unto me into the mount, and sins which ye sinned, in doing wick-make thee an ark of wood. edly in the sight of the LORD, to 2 And I will write on the tables provoke him to anger.
the words that were in the first ta19 (For I was afraid of the anger bles which thou brakest, and thou and hot displeasure wherewith the shalt put them in the ark. LORD was wroth against you to de- 3 And I made an ark of shittim stroy you.) But the LORD heark- wood, and hewed two tables of ened unto me at that time also. stone like unto the first, and went
20 And the LORD was very angry up into the mount, having the two with Aaron to have destroyed him : tables in my hand. and I prayed for Aaron also the 4 And he wrote on the tables, acsame time.
cording to the first writing, the ten 21 And I took your sin, the commandments, which the LORD calf which ye had made, and spake unto you in the mount, out burnt it with fire, and stamped it, of the midst of the fire, in the day and ground it very small, even of the assembly: and the LORD until it was as small as dust: and gave them unto me. I cast the dust thereof into the 5 And I turned myself and came brook that descended out of the down from the mount, and put the mount.
tables in the ark which I had made; 22 And at Taberah, and at Mas- and there they be, as the LORD sah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye commanded me. provoked the LORD to wrath. 6. T. And the children of Israel
23 Likewise when the LORD sent took their journey from Beeroth of you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, the children of Jaakan to Mosera : Go up and possess the land which there Aaron died, and there he I have given you ; then ye rebelled was buried; and Eleazar his son against the commandment of ministered in the priest's office in the LORD your God, and ye be- his stead. lieved him not, nor hearkened to 7 From thence they journeyed his voice.
unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgo24 Ye have been rebellious dah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of against the LORD from the day that waters. I knew you.
81 At that time the LORD sepa25 Thus s fell down before the rated the tribe of Levi, to bear the LORD forty days and forty nights, ark of the covenant of the LORD, as I fell down at the first; because to stand before the LORD to ministhe LORD had said he would de- ter unto him, and to bless in his stroy you.
name, unto this day. 26 f prayed therefore unto the 9 Wherefore Levi hath no part LORD, and said, O Lord God, de- nor inheritance with his brethren ; stroy not thy people and thine inhe- the LORD is his inheritance, acritance, which thou hast redeemed cording as the LORD thy God prothrough thy greatness, which thou mised him. hast brought forth out of Egypt 10 And I stayed in the mount, with a mighty hand.
according to the first time, forty
and exhorts them
to obedience days and forty nights; and the the LORD your God, his greatness, LORD hearkened unto me at that his mighty hand, and his stretchedtime also, and the LORD would not out arm, destroy thee.
3 And his miracles, and his acts, 11 Ånd the LORD said unto me, which he did in the midst of Egypt, Arise, take thy journey before the unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, people, that they may go in and and unto all his land; possess the land which I sware 4 And what he did'unto the army unto
their fathers to give unto of Egypt, unto their horses, and to them.
their chariots; how he made the 12 11 And now, Israel, what doth water of the Red sea to overflow the LORD thy God require of thee them as they pursued after you, but to fear the
LORD thy God, to and how the LORD hath destroyed walk in all his ways, and to love them unto this day; him, and to serve the LORD thy 5 And what he did unto you in God with all thy heart and with all the wilderness, until ye came into thy soul,
this place;. 13 To keep the commandments 6 And what he did unto Datla a of the LORD, and his statutes, and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the which I command thee this day for son of Reuben: how the earth thy good?
opened her mouth, and swallowed 14 Behold, the heaven and the them up, and their households, and heaven of heavens is the LORD'S their tents, and all the substance thy God, the earth also, with all that was in their possession, in the that therein is.
midst of all Israel: 15 Oply the LORD had a delight 7 But your eyes have seen all the in thy fathers to love them, and he great acts of the LORD which he chose their seed after them, even did. you above all people, as it is this 8 T Therefore shall ye keep all
the commandments which I com16 Circumcise therefore the fore- mand you this day, that ye may be skin of your heart, and be no more strong, and go in and possess the stiff-necked.
land, whither ye go to possess 17 For the LORD your God is it; God of gods, and Lord of lords, a 9 And that ye may prolong
your great God, a mighty, and a terrible, days in the land which the LORD which regardeth not persons, nor sware unto your fathers to give un taketh reward :
to them, and to their seed, a land 18 He doth execute the judgment that floweth with milk and of the fatherless and widow, and honey. loveth the stranger, in giving him 10 For the land, whither thou food and raiment.
goest in to possess it, is not as the 19 Love ye therefore the stran- land of Egypt, from whence ye ger: for ye were strangers in the came out, where thou sowedst thy land of Egypt.
seed, and wateredst it with thy 20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy foot, as a garden of herbs : God; him shalt thou serve, and to 11' But the land, whither. ye go him shalt thou cleave, and swear to possess it, is a land of hills and by his name:
valleys, and drinketh water of the 21 He is thy praise, and he is thy rain of heaven: God, that hath
done for thee these 12 A land which the LORD thy great and terrible things which God careth for: the eyes of the thine eyes have seen.
LORD thy God are always upon it, 22 Thy fathers went down into from the beginning of the year even Egypt with threescore and ten per- unto the end of the year. sons; and now the LORD thy God 13 And it shall come to pass, if hath made thee as the stars of hea- ye shall hearken diligently unto my ven for multitude.
commandments which I command CHAP. XI.
you this day, to love the LORD An Exhortation to Obedience. your God, and to serve him with
, soul his charge, and his statutes, and his 14 That I will give you the rain judgments, and his commandments, of your land in his due season, always.
the first rain and the latter rain, 21 And know ye this day: for that thou mayest gather in thy I speak
not with your children corn, and thy wine, and thine which have not known, and which oil. have not seen the chastisement of 15 And I will send grass in thy
THEREFORE thou shalt love all your heart and with all your