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The curses of thu. law CHAP. XXVIII. for disobedience. fatherless, and widow: and all the as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou people shall say, Amen.

shalt keep the commandments of 20 Cursed be he that lieth with the LORD thy God, and walk in his father's wife ; because he un his ways, covereth his father's skirt: and all 10 And all people of the earth the people shall say, Amen. shall see that thou art called by the

21 Cursed be he that lieth with name of the LORD ; and they shall any manner of beast: and all the be afraid of thee. people shall say, Amen.

11 And the LORD shall make 22 Cursed be he that lieth with thee plenteous in goods, in the his sister, the daughter of his fruit of thy body, and in the fruit father, or the daughter of his of thy cattle, and in the fruit of mother: and all the people shall thy ground, in the land which the say, Amen.

LORD sware unto thy fathers to 2 Cursed be he that lieth with give thee. his mother-in-law : and all the 12 The LORD shall open unto people shall say, Amen.

thee his good treasure, the heaven 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his to give the rain unto thy land in neighbour secretly : and all the bis season, and to bless all the people shall say, Amen.

work of thy hand : and thou shalt 25 Cursed be he that taketh re- lend unto many nations, and thou ward to slay an innocent person: shalt not borrow. and all the people shall say, 13 And the LORD shall make Amen.

thee the head, and not the tail ; and 26 Cursed be he that confirmeth thou shalt be abore only, and thou not all the words of this law to do shalt not be beneath; if that thou them: and all the people shall say, hearken unto the commandments Amen.

of the LORD thy God, which I comCHAP. XXVIII. mand thee this day, to observe and Blessings promised on Obedience. to do them: A hou shall hearkent diligently from and the the autorite whichide unto the voice of the LORD thy command thee this day, to the right God, to observe and to do all his hand or to the left, to go after other commandments which I command gods to serve them. thee this day: that the LORD thy 15 1 But it shall come to pass, if God will set thee on high above all thou wilt not hearken unto the nations of the earth :

voice of the LORD thy God, to ob2 And all these blessings shall serve to do all his commandments come on thee, and overtake thee, and his statutes which I command if thou shalt hearken unto the thee this day : that all these curses voice of the LORD thy God. shall come upon thee, and over

3 Blessed shalt thou be in the take thee: city, and blessed shalt thou be in 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the the field.

city, and cursed shalt thou be in 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy the field. body, and the fruit of thy ground, 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and the frụit of thy cattle, the in- and thy store. crease of thy kine, and the flocks 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of of thy sheep.

thy body, and the fruit of thy land, 5 Blessed shall be thy basket and the increase of thy kine, and the thy store.


of thy sheep. 6 Blessed shalt thou be when 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out. thou be when thou goest out.

7 The LORD shall cause thine 20 The LORD shall send upon enemies that rise up against thee thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, to be smitten before thy face: they in all that thou settest thy hand shall come out against thee one unto for to do, until thou be deway, and flee before thee seven stroyed, and until thou perish ways.

quickly because of the wicked8 The LORD shall command the pess of thy doings whereby thou blessing upon thee in thy store-hast forsaken me. houses, and in all that thou settest 21 The LORD shall make the thy hand unto: and he shall bless pestilence cleave unto thee, until thee in the land which the LORD be have consumed thee from off thy God giveth thee.

the land, whither thon goest to 9 The LORD shall establish possess it. thee a holy people unto himself, 22 The LORD shall smite thee


Israelites threatened, DEUTERONOMY, in case of disobediences with a consumption, and with the sight of thine eyes which thou fever, and with an inflammation, shalt see. and with an extreme burning, 35 The LORD shall smite thee in and with the sword, and with the knees, and in the legs, with a blasting, and with mildew: and sore botch that cannot be healed, they shall pursue thee until thou from the sole of thy foot unto the perish.

top of thy head. 23 And thy heaven that is over 36 The LORD shall bring thee, thy head shall be brass, and the and thy king which thou shalt earth that is under thee shall be set over thee, unto a nation which jron.

neither thou nor thy fathers have 24 The LORD shall make the rain known; and there shalt thou serve of thy land powder and dust : other gods, wood and stone. from heaven shall it come down 37 And thou shalt become an as upon thee, until thou be de- tonishment, a proverb, and a bystroyed.

word, among all nations whither 25 The LORD shall cause thee the LORD shall lead thee. to be smitten before thine ene 38 Thou shalt carry much seed mies: thou shalt go out one way out into the field, 'and shalt gather against them, and flee seven ways but little in; for the locust shall before them; and shalt be re- consume it. moved into all the kingdoms of the 39 Thou shalt plant vineyards earth.

and dress them, but shalt neither 26 And thy carcass shall be drink of the wine, nor gather the meat unto all fowls of the air, grapes : for the worms shall eat and onto the beasts of the earth, them. and no man shall fray them 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees away.

thoughout all thy coasts, but 27 The LORD will smite thee thou shalt not anoint thyself with with the botch of Egypt, and with the oil: for thine olive shall cast the emerods, and with the scab, his fruit. and with the itch, whereof thou 41 Thou shalt beget sons and canst not be healed.

daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy 28 The LORD shall smite thee them: for they shall go into capwith madness, and blindness, and tivity. astonishment of heart:

42 All thy trees and fruit of thy 29 And thou shalt grope at land shall the locust consume. noon-day, as the blind gropeth in 43 The stranger that is within darkness, and thou shalt not pros- thee shall get up above thee very per in thy ways: and thou shalt be high; and thou shalt come down only oppressed and spoiled ever- very low. more, and no man shall save 44 He shall lend to thee, and thee.

thou shalt not lend to him: he shall 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, be the head, and thou shalt be the and another man shall lie with tail. her: thou shalt build a house, and 45 Moreover, all these curses thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shall come upon thee, and shall shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt pursue thee, and overtake thee. not gather the grapes thereof.

till thou be destroyed: because 31° Thine ox shall be slain before thou hearkenedst not unto the thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat voice of the LORD thy God, to thereof: thine ass shall be violently keep his commandments and his taken away from before thy face, statutes which he commanded and shall not be restored to thee: thee. thy sheep shall be given unto thine 46 And they shall be upon thee enemies, and thou shalt have none for a sign and for a wonder, and to rescue them.

upon thy seed for ever. 32 Thy sons and thy daughters 47 Because thou servedst not the shall be given unto another people, LORD thy God with joyfulness and thine eyes shall look, and fail and with gladness of heart, for the with longing for them all the day abundance of all things; long and there shall be no might 48 Therefore shalt thou serve in thy hand.

thine enemies which the LORD 33 The fruit of thy land, and all shall send against thee, in hunger, thy labours, shall a nation which and in thirst, and in nakedness, thou knowest not eat up: and thou and in want of all things: and he shalt be only oppressed and crush- shall put a yoke of iron upon thy ed always :

neck, until he have destroyed 34 So that thou shalt be mad for thee.


with divers calamities, CHAP. XXIX. and with captivity.

49 The LORD shall bring, a 59 Then the LORD will make thy nation against thee from far, plagues wonderful, and the plagues from the end of the earth, as of thy seed, even great plagues, swift as the eagle flieth, a nation and of long continuance, and sore whose tongue thou shalt not un- sicknesses, and of long continuderstand;

50 A nation of fierce counte 60 Moreover, he will bring upon nance, which shall not regard the thee all the diseases of Egypt, person of the old, nor shew favour which thou wast afraid of; and to the young :

they shall cleave unto thee. 51 And he shall eat the fruit of 61 Also every sickness, and every thy cattle, and the fruit of thy plague which is not written in tho land, until thou be destroyed : book of this law, them will the which also shall not leave thee LORD bring upon thee, until thou either corn, wine, or oil, or the in- be destroyed. crease of thy kiné, or flocks of thy 62 And ye shall be left few in sheep, until he have destroyed number, whereas ye were as the thee.

stars of heaven for multitude; be52 And he shall besiege thee in all cause thou wouldest not obey the thy gates, until thy high and fenced voice of the LORD thy God. walls come down, wherein thou 63 And it shall come to pass, trustedst, throughout all thy land : that as the LORD rejoiced over you and he shall besiege thee in all thy to do you good, and to multiply gates throughout all thy land you; so the LORD will rejoice which the LORD thy God hath over you to destroy you and to given thee.

bring you to nought; and ye 53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of shall be plucked from off the thine own body, the flesh of thy land whither thou goest to possons and of thy daughters which the sess it. LORD thy God hath given thee, in 64 And the LORD shall scatter the siege and in the straitness thee among all people from the one wherewith thine enemies shall dis- end of the earth even unto the tress thee:

other; and there thou shalt serve 54 So that the man that is tender other gods, which neither thou nor among you, and very delicate, his thy fathers have known, even wood eye shall be evil toward his bro- and stone. ther, and toward the wife of his 65 And among these nations bosom, and toward the remnant shalt thou find no ease, neither of his children which he shall shall the sole of thy foot have leave:

rest: but the LORD shall give 55 So that he will not give to any thee there a trembling heart, and of them of the flesh of his children failing of eyes, and sorrow of whom he shall eat: because he mind. hath nothing left him in the siege 66 And thy life shall hang in and in the straitness wherewith doubt before thee: and thou shalt thine enemies shall distress thee in fear day and night, and shalt have all thy gates.

none assurance of thy life: 56 The tender and delicate wo 67 In the morning thou shalt say, man among you, which would not Would God it were even! and al adventure to set the sole of her foot even thou shalt say, Would God it upon the ground for delicateness were morning! for the fear of thy and tenderness, her eye shall be heart wherewith thou shalt fear, evil toward the husband of her and for the sight of thine eyes bosom, and toward her son, and which thou shalt see, toward her daughter,

68 And the LORD shall bring thee 57 And toward her young one into Egypt again with ships, by the that cometh out from between her way whereof I spake unto thce, feet, and toward her children Thou shalt see it no more again : which she shall bear: for she shall and there ye shall be sold unto your eat them for want of all things enemies for bond-men and bondsecretly in the siege and straitness women, and no man shall buy wherewith thine enemy shall dis- you. tress thee in thy gates.

CHAP. XXIX. 58 If thou wilt not observe to An Exhortation to Obedience. do all the words of this law that VHESE are the words of the are written in this book, that thou


covenant which the LORD mayest fear this glorious and commanded Moses to make with fearful name THE LORD THY the children of Israel in the land GOD;

Tof Moab, besides the covenant



An exhortation DEUTERONOMY,

to obedience which he made with them in stone, silver and gold, which were Horeb.

among them :) 2 And Moses called unto all 18 Lest there should be among Israel, and said unto them, Ye you man, or woman, or family, or have seen all that the LORD did be- tribe, whose heart turneth away fore your eyes in the land of Egypt this day from the LORD our God, unto Pharaoh, and unto all his ser- to go and serve the gods of these vants, and unto all his land; nations ; lest there should be among

3 The great temptations which you a root that beareth gall and thine eyes have seen, the signs, and wormwood ; those great miracles :

19 And it come to pass,

when he 4 Yet the LORD hath not given heareth the words of this curse, you a heart to perceive, and eyes that he bless himself in his heart, to see, and ears to hear, unto this saying, I shall have peace, though

I walk in the imagination of my 5 And I have led you forty years heart, to add drunkenness to in the wilderness: your clothes are thirst: not waxen old upon you, and thy 20 The LORD will not spare him, shoe is not waxen old upon thy but then the anger of the LORD foot.

and his jealousy shall smoke 6 Ye have not eaten bread, nei- against that man, and all the curses ther have ye drunk wine or strong that are written in this book shall drink: that ye might know that I lie upon him, and the LORD shall am the LORD your God.

blot out his name from under hea7 And when ye came unto this ven. place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, 21 And the LORD shall separate and Og the king of Bashan, came him unto evil out of all the tribes out against us unto battle, and we of Israel according to all the curses smote them :

of the covenant that are written in 8 And we took their land, and this book of the law : gave it for an inheritance unto the 22 So that the generation to Reubenites, and to the Gadites, come of your children that shall and to the half-tribe of Manasseh rise up after you, and the stranger

9 Keep therefore the words of that shall come from a far land, this covenant, and do them, that ye shall say, when they see the plagues may prosper in all that ye do. of that land, and the sicknesses

10 T Ye stand this day all of you which the LORD hath laid upon before the LORD your God; your it; captains of your tribes, your elders, 23 And that the whole land there. and your officers, with all the men of is brimstone, and salt, and burnof Israel,

ing, that it is not sown, nor bear11 Your little ones, your wives, eth, nor any grass groweth thereand thy stranger that is in thy in, like the overthrow of Sodom, camp, from the hewer of thy wood, and Gomorrah, Admah,

and unto the drawer of thy water : Zeboim, which the LORD over

12 That thou shouldest enter in- threw in his anger and in his to covenant with the LORD thy wrath: God, and into his oath, which the 24 Even all nations shall say, LORD thy God maketh with thee Wherefore hath the LORD done this day :

thus unto this land ? what meaneth 13 That he may establish thee the heat of this great anger? to-day for a people unto himself, 25 Then men shall say, Because and that he may be unto thee a they have forsaken the covenant God, as he hath said unto thee, of the LORD God of their fathers, and as he hath sworn unto thy fa- .which he made with them when thers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and he brought them forth out of the to Jacob.

land of Egypt : 14 Neither with you only do I 26 For they went and served make this covenant and this oath; other gods, and worshipped them,

15 But with him that standeth gods whom they knew not, and here with us this day before the whom he had not given unto LORD our God, and also with him them: that is not here with us this day : 27 And the anger of the LORD

16 (For ye know how we have was kindled against this land, to dwelt in the land of Egypt; and bring upon it all the curses that how we came through the nations are written in this book : which ye passed by;

28 And the LORD rooted them 17 And ye have seen their abomi- out of their land in anger and in nations, and their idols, woud and I wrath, and in great indignation,


A all these things are come un that thou shouldest say, whoshali


Mercy promised

to the penitent. and cast them into another land,, thy heart and with all thy as it is this day.

soul. 29 The secret things belong, un- 11 T For this commandment to the LORD our God: but those which I command thee this day, it things which are revealed belong is not hidden from thee, neither is unto us, and to our children for it far off. ever, that we may do all the words 12 It is not in heaven, that thou of this law.

shouldest say, Who shall go up for CHAP. XXX.

us to heaven, and bring it unto us, Mercies to the Penitent. that we may hear it, and do it? ND it pass, when 13 the sea,

thee, the blessing and the go over the sea for us, and bring it curse, which I have set before unto us, that we may hear it, and thee, and thou shalt call them to do it? mind among all the nations whi- 14 But the word is very nigh unther the LORD thy God hath dri-to thee, in thy mouth, and in thy ven thee,

heart, that thou maycst do it. 2 And shalt return unto the LORD

15 IT See, I have set before thee thy God, and shalt obey his voice this day life and good, and death according to all that I command and evil;, thee this day, thou and thy children, 16 In that I command thee this with all thy heart, and with all thy day to love the LORD thy God, to soul;

walk in his ways, and to keep his 3 That then the LORD thy God commandments, and his statutes, will turn thy captivity, and have and his judgments, that thou

may compassion upon theo, and will re- est live and multiply: and the turn and gather thee from all the LORD thy God shall bless thee in nations whither the LORD thy God the land whither thou goest to poshath scattered thee.

sess it. 4 If any of thine be driven out 17 But if thy heart turn away, so unto the utmost parts of heaven, that thou wilt not hear, but shalt from thence will the LORD thy God be drawn away, and worship other gather thee, and from thence will gods, and serve them; he fetch thee:

18 'I denounce unto you this day, 5 And the LORD thy God will that ye shall surely, perish, and that bring thee into the land which thy ye shall not prolong your days fathers possessed, and thou shalt upon the land, whither thou passpossess it: and he will do thee est over Jordan to go to possess good, and multiply thee above thy it. fathers.

19 I call heaven and earth to re6 And the LORD thy God will cir- cord this day against you, that I cumcise thy heart, and the heart have set before you life and death, of thy seed, to love the LORD thy blessing and cursing; therefore God with all thy heart, and with choose life, that both thou and thy all thy soul, that thou mayest seed may live : live.

20 That thou mayest love the 7 And the LORD thy God will LORD thy God, and that thou mayput all these curses upon thine ene- est obey his voice, and that thou mies, and on them that hate thee, mayest cleave unto him (for he is which persecuted thee.

thy life, and the length of thy days) 8 And thou

shalt return and obey that thou mayest dwell in the land the voice of the LORD, and do all which the LORD sware unto thy his commandments which I com- fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and mand thee this day.

to Jacob, to give them. 9. And the LORD thy God will

CHAP. XXXI. make thee plenteous in every work Moses encourageth the People, of thy hand, in the fruit of thy

A body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, these words unto all Israel. and in the fruit of thy land, for 2 And he said unto them, i Bood: for the LORD will again re-am a hundred and twenty years joice over thee for good, as he re- old this day; I can no joiced over thy fathers :

go out and come in: also the 10 of thou shalt hearken unto LORD hath said unto me, Thou the voice of the LORD thy God, to shalt not


this Jorkeep his commandments and his dan. statutes which are written in this 3 The LORD thy God, he will go book of the law, and if thou turn over before thee, and he will de unto the LORD thy God with all stroy these nations from befor




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