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Moses briefly rehearseth

DEUTERONOMY.

the Israelites' history. the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, that Moses spake unto the children of Israel, ac- your God: cording unto all that the LORD had given him in 37 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, commandment unto them ;

Because the LORD liated us, he hath brought us 4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amo-forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into rites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king the hand of the Ainorites, to destroy us. of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei : 28 Whither shall we go up ? our brethren have 5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, discouraged our heart, saying, The people is great. began Moses to declare this law, saying, er and taller than we; the cities are great and

6 The Lord our God spake unto us in Horeb, walled up to heaven ; and moreover, we have saying, Ye have dwelt long enought in this mount: seen the sons of the Anakims there.

7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to 29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be the nount of the Amorites, and unto all the places afraid of them. aigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in.30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, the vale, and in the south, and by the sea-side, he shall fight for you, according to all that he did to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Leba- for you in Egypt before your eyes; non, unto the great river, the river Euphrates. 31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen

8 Belrold, I have set the land before you: go in how that the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man and possess the land which the LORD sware unto doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give until ye came into this place. unto them and to their seed after them.

32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD 9 1 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, your God, I am not able to bear you myself alone: 33 Who went in the way before you, to search

10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, you out a place to pitch your tents in, in fire by and behold, ye are this day as the stars of hea- night, to shew you by what way ye should go, ven for multitude.

and in a cloud by day. 11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a 34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, thousand times so many more as ye are, and and was wroth, and sware, saying, bless you, as lic hath promised you !)

35 Surely there shall not one of these men of 12 low can I myself alone bear your cunibrance, this evil generation see that good land, which I and your burden, and your strife?

sware to give unto your fathers, 13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall known among your tribes, and I will make them see it, and to him will I give the land that he rulers over you.

hath irodden upon, and to his children, because 14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing he hath wholly followed the LORD. which thou hast spoken is good for us to do. 37 Also the LORD was angry with me, for your

15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither. and known, and made them heads over you, 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth captains over thousands, and captains over hun-before thee, he shall go in thither. Encourage dreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it. tens, and officers among your tribes.

39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye said 16 And I charged your judges at that time, say- should be a prey, and your children, which in ing, Hear the causes between your brethren, and that day had no knowledge between good and . judge righteously between cnery man and his evil, they shall go in thither, and unto thein will brother, and the stranger that is with him. I give it, and they shall possess it.

17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; 40 But as for you, turn you, and take your jourbut ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ney into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea. ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for 41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have the judginent is God's: and the cause that is too sinued against the LORD, we will go up and fight, hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it. according to all that the Lordour God command

18 And I commanded you at that time all the ed us. And when ye liad girded on every man Things which ye should do.

his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into 19 1 And when we departed from Horeb, we the hill. went through all that great and terrible wilder- 42 And the LORD said unto me, say unto them, ness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain Go not up, neither fight; for I am noi among you; of the Amorites, as the LORDOU God commanded lest ye be shritten before your enemies. us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.

43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, 20 And I said unto you. Ye are come unto the but rebelled against the commandment of the mountain of the Amorites, which the LORD OUT LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill. God doth give unto us.

44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that moun21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land lain, came out against you, and chased you,asbees before thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unio Hormah. God of thy fathers hath said unto thee, fear not, 45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD;. neither be discouraged.

but the LORD would not hearken to your voice; 22 11 And ye came near unto me every one of nor give ear unto you. you, and said, We will send men before us, and 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according they shall search us out the land, and bring us unto the days that ye abode there. word again by what way we must go up, and

CHAP. II. into what cities we shall cojne.

Israel's journey to Canaan. 93 And the saying pleased me we!: and I took THENwe turned, and cook our journey into 24 And they turned and went up into the moun- as the LORD spake unto me: and we compassed tain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and inount Seir many days. scarched it out.

2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying, 25 And they look of the fruit of the land in their 3 Yehave compassed this mountain long enough: hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought turn you northward. us word again, and said, It is a good land which 4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye the LORD our God doch give us.

are to pass through the coast of your brethren A. Notwithstauding, ye would not go up, but the culldren of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and

of the Moabites and Ammonites CHAP. III.

Of Sihon and og they shall be afraid of you: lake ye good hecd26 And I sent messengers out of the wildemens unto yourselves therefore:

of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Hesibon with 5 Afeddle not with them; for I will not give you words of peace, saying, of their land, no, not so much as a foot-breadth ; 27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for by the highway, I will neither turn unto the a possession.

right hand nor to the left. 6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that! may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for may eat; and give me water for money, that I money, that ye may drink.

may drink : only I will pass through on my feet; 7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in 29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in all the works of thy hand: he knoweth thy Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did walking through this great wilderness: thiese unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the forty years the LORD thy God hath been with land which the LORD our God giveth us. thce: thou hast lacked nothing.

30 But Sihon king of Hestbon would not let as & And when we passed by from our brethren pass by him: for !he LORD thy God hardened his the children of Esau, which dwel in Seir, through spirit, and made bis heart obstinate, that he might the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. gaber, we turned and passed by the way of the 31 And the LORD said unto me, Belrold, I have wilderness of Moab.

begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: be911 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not gin to possess, that thou mayest interit his land. the Moabites, neither contend with them in bat-32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all tle: for I will not give thee of their land for a his people, to fight at Jahaz. possession ; because I have given Ar unto the 33 And the LORD our God delivered him before children of Lot for a possession.

us; and we smiote him, and his sons, aud all lig 10 (The Emins dwelt therein in times past, a people. people great, and many, and tall as the Anakims; 34 And we took all his cities at that time, and 11 'Which also were accounted giants, as the utterly destroyed the inen, and the women, and Anakims; but the Moabites call them Einims. the little ones of every city; we left none

to remain: 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before-time, 35 Only the cattle we look for a prey uuto ourbut the children of Esau succeeded them, when selves, and the spoil of the cities which we took. they had destroyed them from before them, and 36 From Aroer which is by the brink of the river dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of of Amon, and from the city that is by the river, hiš possession, which the Lorp gave unto them.) even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong

13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the for us: the LORD Our God delivered ah unto us: brook Zered: and we went over the brook Zered. 37 Only unto the land of the children of Armen

14And the space in which we came from Kadesh- thou cainest not, nor unto any place of the river barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, Hor was thirty and eiglıt

years; until all the genera unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbade us. tion of the men of war were wasted out from

CHAP. III among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.

Israel's journey recited. 15 For indeed die hand of the LORD was against TK

NIEN we turned, and went up the way 10 them, to destroy them froin aniong the host, until Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came out they were consumed.

against us, he and as his people, to battle at Edrei. 16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war 2 And the LORD said unto nie, Fear him wot; were consumed and dead from among the people, for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his 17 1 That the LORD spake unto me, saying, land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him 18 Thou art to pass over througla Ar, the coast as thou didsi unto Sihon king of the Amorites, of Moab, this day:

which dwelt at Heshbon. 19 And when thou comest nigh over against the 3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands children of Ammon, distress them not, nor med- Og also the king of Bashan, and all his people: dle with them: for I will not give thee of the and we smote him until none was left to luinn land of the children of Ammon any possession ; remaining. because I have given it unto the children of Loi 4 And we took all his cities at that time, there for a possession.

was not a city which we took not from them, 20 ('fhat also was accounted a land of giants: threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the gianis dwelt therein in old time; and the Am- kingdom of Og in Bashan. monites call them Zamzummiins;

5 Åll these cities were fenced with high walls, 21 A people great, and many, and tall as the gates, and bars; besides unwalled towns a greai Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before many. ther; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in 6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did their stead:

unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying 22 As he did to the children of Esau, which the men, women, and children of every city. dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, from before them; and they succeeded them, we look for a prey to ourselves. and dwelt in their stead even unto this day: 8 And we took at that time out of the hand of

23 And ihe Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, the two kings of the Amorites the land that was even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon forth out of Caplitor, destroyed them, and dwelt unto mount Hermion; in their stead.)

9 (Which llermon the Sidonians call Sirion ; 24 1 Rise yé up, take your journey, and pass and the Amorites call it Shenir;) over the river Arrion : behold, I have given into 10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heslabon, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities and his land: begin to possess it, and contend of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. with nim in battle.

11 | For only Og king of Bashan remained of 25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee the remnant of giants ; behold, bis bedstead coas and the fear of thee upon the nations that are a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the under the whole heaven, wlio shall hear report children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length of thee, and shall tremble; and be in anguish thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, alles because of thee.

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Moses' prayer to enter the land. DEUTERONOMY. An exhortation to obedience

12 And this land, rohich we possessed at that 4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your ume, from Aroer, which is by ihe river Aron, God, are alive every one of you this day. and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes, and judg. gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites. nients, even as the LORD my God coninandod 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye the kingdom of Oy, gave i into the half-tribe of go to possess it. Manasselı; all the region of Argob, with all Ba- o Keep therefore and do them : for this is your shan, which was called the land of giants. wisdom and your understanding in the sight of • 14 Jair the son of Manasseh look all the coun- the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, try of Argob, unto the coasts of Geshuri, and and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and Maachathi; and called them after his owu name, uuderstanding people. Bashan-havouh-jair, unto this day.

7 For what nation is there so great, who hath 15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.

God so nigh unto them, as the LORD Our God is 16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites in all things that we call upon him for? I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon, hall| 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath the valley, and the border, even unto the river Jab- statutes and juilgments so righteous as all this bok, which is the border of the children of Ammon: law, which I set before you this day ? 17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast 9 Only take hiced to thyself, and keep thy soul thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea ordiligently, lest thou forget the things whicli thine the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pis- eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy gah eastward.

hcart all the days of thy life: but teach them 18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, thy sons, and thy sons' sons: The LORD your God hath given you this land to 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before possess it; ye shall pass over arnied before your thic LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said brethren the children of Israel, all that are inect unto ine, Gather me the people togetlier, and I for the war.

will make them hear my words, that they may 19 But your wives, and your little ones, and learn to fear me all the days that they shall live your caule, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) upon the earth, and that they may ieach their shall abide in your cities which I have given you; children.

20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your 11 And ye came near and stood under the
brelliren, as well as unto you, and until they also mountain, and the mountain burned with fire
possess the land which the LORD your God hath unto the niidst of heaven, with darkness, clouds,
given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye and thick darkness.
return every man unto his possession which I 12. And the LORD spake unto you out of the
have given you.

midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, 21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God 13 And he declared unto you his covenant, nath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD which he commanded you to perform, even ten do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest. commandments; and lie wrote them upon two

22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your tables of stone. God he shall fight for you.

14 And the LORD commanded me at that time 10 23 11 And I besought the Lord at that time,saying, teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might 24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy do then in the land whither yegoover to possess it servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand: for 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto your what God is there in heaven or in earth, that selves; (for ye saw no manner of similitude on can do according to thy works, and according to the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb thy might?

out of the midst of the fire ;) 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly moun graven image, the similitude of any figure, the tain, and Lebanon.

likeness of male or female, 26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your 17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, sakcs, and would not hear me: and the LORD the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the said unto nie, Let it suffice thee; speak no more air, unto me of this matter.

18 The likeness of any thing that crecpeth on 27 91 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and linthe ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the up thine eyes westward, and northward, and waters beneath the earth: southward, and eastward, and behold it with 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, thine eyes : for thou shalt not go over this Jordan. and wlien thou seest the sun, and the moon, and

28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest strengthen bim: for he shall go over before this be driven to worship them, and serve tirein, people, and he shall cause them to inherit the which the LORD thy God hath divided unto ali land which thou shalt see.

nations under the whole heaven. 29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought peor.

you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of
CHAP. IV.

Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance,
The cities of refuge.

as ye are this day.

, the statutes and unto the judgments, which I for your sakcs, and sware that I should not go teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto go in and possess the land which the LORD God that good land which the LORD thy God giveth of your fathers giveth you.

thee for an inheritance: 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I com- 22 But I must die in this land, I must not go mand you, neither shall ye diminish aught from over Jordan : but ye shall go over, and possess it, that ye may keep the commandnients of the that good land. LORD your God which I command you. 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the

3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did be- covenant of the LORD your God, which he made cause of Baal-neur: for all the men that follow-with you, and make you a graven image, or the ed Baal-jocor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed likeness of any thing which the LORD thy God them from among you.

hath forbidden thce.

Toes for disobedience.

CHAP. V.

The len commandmenta A For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, 44 11 And this is the law which Moses set be eden a jealous God.

fore the children of Israel: 25 When thou shalt beget children, and chil- 45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes and dren's children, and ye shall have remained the judgments, which Moses spake unto the chillong in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, dren of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt. and make a graven image, or the likeness of any 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amothy God, to provoke him to anger;

rites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and 26 I call heaven and earth to witness against the children of Israel smote, after they were you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish come forth out of Egypt: from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan 47 And they possessed his land, and the land orog in possess it: ye shall not prolong your days kingot' Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. were on this side Jordan, toward the sun-rising ; 7 And the LORD shall scatter you among the na- 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river tions, and ye shall be left few in number among Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is fermen, the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. 49 And all the plain on this side Jordan east28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of ward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the men's hands, wood and stone, which neither springs of Pisgah. see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

CHAP. V. 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD!

The covenant in Horeb. thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him A them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judg: with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these ments which I speak in your ears this day, that Hrings are come upon thee, coen in the latter ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and 2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us shalt be obedient unto his voice;

in Horeb. 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God ;) 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which he here alive this day. sware unto them.

4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the 32 For ask now of the days that are past, which mount, out of the midst of the fire, were before thee, since the day that God created 5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that man upon the earth, and ask froin the one side time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for of heaven unto the other, whether there hath ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went been any such thing as this great thing is, or not up into the mount,) saying, bath been heard like it?

61 am the LORD thy God, which brought thee ont 33 Did ever

people hear the voice of God speak- of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. ing out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, 7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. and live?

8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven aation from the midst of another nation, by temp- above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is tations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, in the waters beneath the earth: and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched-out 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, arm, and by great terrors, according to all that nor - serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers your eyes ?

upon the children unto the third and fourth gene35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest ration of them that hate me, know that the LORD he is God: there is none 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them else besides him.

that love and keep my commandments. 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon thy God in vain: for thc LORD will not hold earth he sliewed thee his great fire; and thou kim guiltless that taketh his name in vain. heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as the 37 And because heloved thy fathers, therefore he LORD thy God hath commanded thee. chose their seed after them, and brought thce out 13Six days thou shalt labour,and do all thy work; in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the 38 To drive out nations from before thee, great- LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, er and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manto give thee their land for an inheritance, as it servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor is this day:

thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger 39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thy that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thoni. and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. 15 And remember that thou wast a servant in 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes an: the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God his commandments which I command thee this brought thee out thence through a mighty hand day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD

bildren after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thyGod commanded thee to keep the sabbath-day. thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy .16 91 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the God giveth thee, for ever.

LORD thy God hath cominanded thee; that thy 41 1 Then Moses severed three cities on this days may be prolonged, and that it may go well side Jordan, toward the sun-rising :

with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God 42 That the slayer might flee thither, which giveth thee. should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated 17 Thou shalt not kill. him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one 18 Neither shalt thou coinmit adultery. of these cities he might live:

19 Neither shalt thou steal. 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against country, of the Reubenites; and Ranioth in Gile- thy neighbour. aul, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the 21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's Nanassites

'wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's

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Moses to receive the law from God. DEUTERONOMY.

Exhortation to obedience house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-jhand, and they shall be as frontlets between servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thine eyes. thy neighbour's.

9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of 22 These words the LORD spake unto all your thy house, and on thy gates. assembly in the mount, out of the midst of the 10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with shall have brought thee into the land which lie a great voice; and he added no more: and lie sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, wo Isaac, wrote them in two tables of stone, and deliver- and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly citics, ed them unto me.

which thou buildedst not, 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice 11 And houses full of all good things, which thou outof the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggest did burn with fire.) that ye canie near unto me, not, vineyards and olive-trees, which thou planteven all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; edst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD Our God hath 12. Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, shewed us his glory, and his greatness, and we which brought thee forth out of the land of have heard his voice om of the midst of the fire: Egypt, from the house of bondage. we have seen this day that God doth talk with 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and man, and he liveth.

serve him, and shalt swear by his name. 25 Now therefore why should we die ? for this 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of of the people which are round about you; ihe LORD our God any more, then we shall die. 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God

26 For who is there of all flesh that hath heard among you:) Jest the anger of the LORD thy the voice of the living God speaking out of the God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee niidst of the fire, as we have, and lived ? from off the face of the earth.

27 11 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD 16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all ye tempted him in Massah. that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; 17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments and we will hear it, and do it.

of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, aud 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. wlien ye spake unto me; and the LORD said. 18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good unto me,

I have heard the voice of the words of in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with this people, which they have spoken unto thee: thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the they have well said all that they have spoken. good land which the LORDsware unto thy fathers,

29 O that there were such a heart in them, that 19 To cast out all thine enemies from before they would fear me, and keep all my command- thee, as the LORD hath spoken. ments always, that it might be well with Diem, 20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to and with their children for ever!

come, saying, What mean the testinjonies, and 30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and our God hath coinmanded you? I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were the statutes, and the judgments, which thou Pharaoh's bond-men in Egypt; and the LORD shalt teach them, that they may do them in the brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: land which I give them to possess it.

22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall upon all his household, before our eyes: not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 23 And he brought us out from thence, that ho 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the might bring us in, to give us the land which he LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye'sware unto our fathers. may live, and that it may be well with you, and 24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these that ye may prolong your days in the land which statutes, to fear the LORD OUT God, for our good ye shall possess.

always, that he miglit prescrve us alive, as it is CHAP. V.

at this day. The end of the law is obedience.

25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we nbNO TOW these are the commandments, the sta- serve to do all these commandments before the

lutes, and the judgments which the LORD LORD our God, as he hath commanded us. your God commanded to teach you, that ye might

CHAP. VII. do them in the land whither ye go to possess it: to that thou mightest fear the Lord thy God; Wilhe

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Communion with the nations forbidden. to keep all liis statutes and his commandments which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and and hath cast out many nations before thee, the thy son's son, all the days or ily life'; and that Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, thy days may be prolonged.

and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the 3 11 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do Hivites, and the Jebusitcs, seven nations greater it ; that it may be well with thee, and that ye and mightier than thou; may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy 2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver fathers hath promised thee, in the land that flow-them before thee, thou shall sniite them and uteth with milk and honey.

terly destroy them, thou shalt make no covenant 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD Our God is one LORD: with them, nor shew mercy unto them: 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy thy daughter thou shalt not give urto his son, miglit.

nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 6 And these words which I command thce this 4 || For they will turn away thy son from folday, shall be in thy heart: .

lowing me, that they may serve other gods: so 7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy will the anger of the Lord be kindled against children, and shalt talk of them when thou sit. you, and destroy thee suddenly. test in thy house, and when thou walkest by the 5 But this shall ye deal with them ; ye shall way, and wlicn thou liest down, and when thou destroy their altars, and break down their ima

ges, and cut down their groves, and burn their 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy graven inages with fire.

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