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158 God's anger DEUTERONOMY.

for disobedience. ment; but ye shall hear the small as well what way ye should go, and in a cloud by as the great ; ye shall not be afraid of the day. face of man; for the judgment is God's : 34 And the LORD heard the voice of and the cause that is too hard for you, your words, and was wroth, and sware, bring it unto me, and I will hear it. saying,

18 And I commanded you at that time 35 Surely there shall not one of these all the things which ye should do. men of this evil generation see that good

19 9 And when we departed from Holand, which I sware to give unto your fareb, we went through all that great and thers, terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the 36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh ; way of the mountain of the Amorites, as he shall see it, and to him will I give the the LORD our God commanded us ; and land that he hath trodden upon, and to we came to Kadesh-barnea.

his children, because he hath wholly fol20 And I said unto you, Ye are come lowed the LORD. unto the mountain of the Amorites, which 37 Also the LORD was angry with me the LORD our God doth give unto us. for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt

21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set not go in thither. the land before thee: go up and possess it, 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which as the Lord God of thy fathers hath said standeth before thee, he shall go in thithwito thee; fear not, neitlier be discouraged. er. Encourage him: for he shall cause Is

22 | And ye came near unto me every rael to inherit it. one of you, and said, We will send men 39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye before us, and they shall search us out the said should be a prey, and your children, land, and bring us word again by what which in that day had no knowledge beway we must go up, and into what cities tween good and evil, they shall go in thithwe shall come.

er, and unto thein will I give it, and they 23. And the saying pleased me well: and shall possess it. I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe : 40 But as for you, turn ye, and take

24 And they turned and went up into your journey into the wilderness by the the mountain, and came unto the valley

way of the Red sea. of Eshcol, and searched it out.

41 Theie ye answered and said unto 25 And they took of the fruit of the me, We have sinned against the Lord, we land in their hands, and brought it down will go up and fight, according to all that umto us, and brought us word again, and the Lord our God commanded us. And said, It is a good land which the LORD when ye had girded on every man bis our Gol doth give us.

weapons of war, ye were ready to go up 26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go into the hill. up, but rebelled against the command- 42 And the LORD said unto me, Say nient of the LORD your God:

unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for 27 And ye murmured in your tents, \ I am not among you ; lest ye be smitten and said, Because the Lord hated us, he before your enemies. hath brought us forth out of the land of 43 So I spake unto you ; and ye would Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the not hear, but rebelled against the comAmorites, to destroy us.

mandment of the LORD, and went pre28 Whither shall we go up? our breth- sumptuously up into the hill. ren have discouraged our heart, saying, 44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in The people is greater and taller than we; that mountain, came out against you, and the cities are great and walled up to heav- chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you en; and moreover, we have seen the sons in Seir, even unto Hormah. of the Anakims there.

45 And ye returned and wept before the 29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, Lord; but the Lord would not hearken neither be afraid of them.

to your voice, nor give ear unto you. 30 The Lord your God which goeth 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, acbefore you, he shall fight for you, ac- cording unto the days that ye abode there. cording to all that he did for you in E

CHAP. II. gypt before your eyes ;

1 The story is continued touching the 31 And in the wilderness, where thou Edomites, 9 the Moabites, 17 the Amhast seen how that the LORD thy God monites, 24 and Sihon the Amorite. bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in


HEN we turned, and took our jourall the way that ye went, until ye came ney into the wilderness by the way into this place.

of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto 32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe me : and we compassed mount Seir many the LORD your God,

days. 33 Who went in the way before you, 2 And the Lord spake unto me, saying, to search you out a place to pitch your 3 Ye have compassed this mountain tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by " long enough : turn you northward,

A refretition of some things,

CHAP. 1. touching the Edomites, &c. 159 4 And command thou the people, say- will not give thee of the land of the chilîng, Ye are to pass through the coast of dren of Ammon any possession ; because your brethren the children of Esau, which I have given it unto the children of Lot dwell in Seir ; and they shall be afraid of for a possession. you: take ye good heed unto yourselves 20 (That also was accounted a land of therefore:

giants : giants dwelt therein in old time; 5 Meddle not with them; for I will not and the Ammonites call them Zamzumgive you of their land, no, not so much

mims ; as a foot-breadth ; because I have given 21 A people great, and many, and tall mount Seir unto Esau for a possession. as the Anakims; but the LORD destroved

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for mon- them before them ; and they succeeded ey, that ye may eat; and ye shall also them, and dwelt in their steail: buy water of them for money, that ye 22 As he did to the childien of Esau, may drink.

which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed 7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed the Horims from before them; and they thee in all the works of thy hand: he succeeded them, and dwelt in their steal knoweth thy walking through this great even unto this day : wilderness : these forty years the LORD 23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hathy God hath been with thee : thou hast | zerim, even uinto Azzalı, the Caphtoriins, lacked nothing.

which came forth out of Caphtor, de8 And when we passed by from our stroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.) brethren the children of Esau, which 24 ( Rise ye up, take your journey, dwelt in Seir, through the way of the and pass over the river Arnon : behold, plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, I have given into thine hand Sihon the we turned and passed by the way of the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: wilderness of Moab.

begin to possess it, and contend with him 9 And the LORD said unto me, Dis- in battle. tress not the Moabites, neither contend 25 This day will I begin to put the with them in battle: for I will not give dread of thee and the fear of thce upon the thee of their land for a possession ; be- nations that are under the whole heaven, cause I have given Ar unto the children who shall hear report of thee, and shall of Lot for a possession.

tremble, and be in anguish because of thee. 10 (The Emims dwelt therein in times 26 And I sent messengers out of the past, a people great, and many, and tall wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king as the Anakims;

of Heshbon with words of peace, saying, 11 Which also were accounted giants, 27 Let me pass through thy land: I will as the Anakims; but the Moabites call go along by the highway, I will neither them Emims.

turn unto the right hand nor to the left. 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir before- 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, time, but the children of Esau succeeded that I may cat; and give me water for them, when they had destroyed them from money, that I may drink: only I will pass before them, and dwelt in their stead; as through on my feet; Israel did unto the land of his possession, 29 (As the children of Esau which which the LORD gave unto them.) dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which

13 Now rise up, said I, and get you dwell in Ar, did unto me ;) until I shall over the brook Zered ; and we went over pass over Jordan into the land which the the brook Zered.

LORD our God giveth us. 14 And the space in which we came 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come not let us pass by him : for the Lord thay over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight God hardened his spirit, and made his years; until all the generation of the men heart obstinate, that he might deliver him of war were wasted out from among the into thy hand, as appeareth this day. host, as the LORD sware unto them. 31 And the LORD said unto me, Be

15 For indeed the hand of the LORD hold, I have begun to give Sihon and liis was against them, to destroy them from land before thee: begin to possess, that among the lost, until they were consumed. || thou navest inherit his land.

16 So it came to pass, when all the men 32 Thien Sihon came out against us, he of war were consumed and dead from a- and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. mong the people,

33 And the LORD our God delivered 17 (That the LORD spake unto me, him before us; and we smote him, and saying,

his sons, and all his people. 18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, 34 And we took all his cities at that the coast of Moab, this day :

time, and utterly destroyed the men, and 19 And when thou comnest nigh over the women, and the little ones of every against the children of Ammon, distress city, we left none to remain. them not, nor meddle with them : for I 35 Only the cattie we took for a prer

160. Of Og king of Bashan. DEUTERONOMY.

Moses' prayer. unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities || shan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I which we took.

unto the half-tribe of Manasseh; all the 36 From Aroer, which is by the brink region of Argob, with all Bashan, which of the river of Arnon, and from the city was called the land of giants. that is by the river, even unto Gilead, 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all there was not one city too strong for us : the country of Argob, unto the coasts of the LORD our God delivered all unto us : Geshuri, and Maachathi; and called them

37 Only unto the land of the children after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any unto this day. place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the 15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir. cities in the mountains, nor unto what- 16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the socver the LORD our God forbad us. Gadites I gare from Gilead even unto the CHAP. III.

river Arnon half the valley, and the bor1 Of Og king of Eashan. 23 Moses' | der, even unto the river Jabbok, which is prayer to enter into the land. 27 He the border of the children of Ammon : i permitird to see it.

17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the TH

HEN we turned, and went up the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto.

way to Bashan : and Og the king the sea of the plain, even the salt-sea, of Bashan came out against is, he and under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward. all his people, to battle at Edrei.

18 And I commanded you at that 2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear time, saying, The LORD your God hath him nct : for I will deliver him, and all given you this land to possess it; ye shall his people, and his land, into thy hand ; pass over armed before your brethren and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst the children of Israel, all ihat are meet unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which for the war. dwelt at Hesibon.

19 But your wives, and your little ones, 3 So the Lord our God delivered into and your cattle, (for I know that ye have our hands Og also the king of Bashan, | much cattle) shall abide in your cities and all his people : and we smote him which I have given you ; until none was left to him remaining. 20 Until the Lord have given rest un

4 And we took all bis cities at that time, to your brethren, as well as unto you, there was not a city which we took not and until they also possess the land which from thein, threescore cities, all the region the Lord your God hath given them beof Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. yond Jordan: and then shall ye return

5 All these cities were fenced with high every man unto his possession which I walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled | have given you. towns a great many.

21 And I commanded Joshua at that 6 And we utterly destroyed them, as time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, ut- that the LORD your God hath done unto terly destroying the men, women, and these two kings: so shall the Lord do unchildren of every city:

to all the kingdoms whither thou passest. 7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of 22 Ye shall not fear them: for the the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves. || LORD your God he shall fight for you.

8 And we took at that time out of the 23 | And I besought the Lord at that hand of the two kings of the Amorites the time, saying, land that was on this side Jordan, from 24 () LORD God, thou hast begun to the river of Amon unto mount Hermon ; || shew thy servant thy greatness, and thy

9 ( Which Hermon the Sidonians call mighty hand : for what God is there in Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;) || heaven or in earth, that can do accord

10 All the cities of the plain, and all ing to thy works, and according to thy Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah might? and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and in Bashan.

see the good land that is beyond Jordan, 11 For only Og king of Bashan re- that goolly mountain, and Lebanon. mained of the remnant of giants; be- 26 But the LORD was wroth with me hold, his bedstead was a bedstead of for your sakes, and would not hear me: iron; is it not in Rabbath of the chil- || and the Lord said unto me, Let it sufdren of Ammon nine cubits was the fice thee; speak no more unto me of this length thereof, and four cubits the breadth matter. of it, after the cubit of a man.

27 1 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, 129 And this land, which we possessed and lift up thine eyes westward, and at that time, from Aroer, which is by the northward, and southward, and eastward, river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, li and behold it with thine eyes : for thou and the cities thereof, gave I unto the shalt not go over this Jordan. Reubenites and to the Gadites.

28 But charge Joshua, and encourage 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Ba- ! hrim, and strengthen him : for he shall

Dioses exhorteth the


peofile to obedience. 161 go over before this people, and he shall 13 And he declared unto you his covecause them to inherit the land which thou | nant, which he commanded you to pershalt see.

form, even ten commandments; and he 29 So we abode in the valley over a- wrote them upon two tables of stone. gainst Beth-peor.

14 And the Lord commanded me at CHAP. IV.

that time to teach you statutes and judg. 1 An erhortation to obedience. 41 Moses ments, that ye might do them in the land appointeth the three cities of refuge on whither ye go over to possess it. that side Jordan.

15 Take ye therefore good heed unto No he estadoune band en to the judge ude on the day rhai the Lord spake unto ments, which I teach you, for to do them, you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire; that ye may live, and go in and possess 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and the land which the LORD God of your make you a graven image, the similitude of fathers giveth you.

any figure, the likeness of male or female, 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which 17 The likeness of any beast that is on I command you, neither shall ye dimin- the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl ish aught from it, that ye may keep the that flieth in the air, commandments of the LORD your God 18 The likeness of any thing that creepwhich I command you.

eth on the ground, the likeness of any fish 3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD that is in the waters beneath the earth : did because of Baal-peor: for all the men 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and God hath destroyed them from among you. the moon, and the stars, even all the host

4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship your God, are alive every one of you this them, and serve them, which the LORD day.

thy God hath divided unto all nations 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes, under the whole heaven. and judgments, even as the LORD my 20 But the Lord hath taken you, and God commanded me, that ye should do brought you forth out of the iron furso in the land whither ye go to possess it. nace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a

6 Keep therefore and do them; for this people of inheritance, as ye are this day. is your wisdom and your understanding in 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry the sight of the nations, which shall hear with me for your sakes, and sware that all these statutes, and say, surely this great I should not go over Jordan, and that I nation is a wise and understanding people should not go in unto that good land

7 For what nation is there so great, who which the LORD thy God giveth thee hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD for an inheritance : our God is in all things that we call upon 22 But I must die in this land, I must him for?

not go over Jordan : but ye shall go over, 8 And what nation is there 80 great, and possess that good land. that hath statutes and judgments 80 right- 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye eous as all this law, which I set before forget the covenant of the LORD your you this day?

God, which he made with you, and 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep make you a graven image, or the likeness thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the of any thing, which the LORD thy God things which thine eyes have seen, and hath forbidden thee. Jest they depart from thy heart all the days 24 For the LORD thy God is a consumof thy lífe : but teach them thy sons, and ing fire, even a jealous God. thy sons sons:

25 When thou shalt beget children, and 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest children's children, and shalt have rebefore the LORD thy God in Horeb, when mained long in the land, and shall corthe LORD said unto me, Gather me the rupt yourselves, and make a graven impeople together, and I will make them age, or the likeness of any thing, and shall hear my words, that they may learn to do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, fear me all the days that they shall live to provoke him to anger: upon the earth, and that they may teach 26 I call heaven and earth to witness their children.

against you this day, that ye shall soon 11 And ye came near and stood under utterly perish from off the land wherethe mountain ; and the mountain burned unto ye go over Jordan to possess it ; ye with fire unto the midst of heaven, with shall not prolong your days upon it, but darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. shall utterly be destroyed. 12 And the LORD spake unto you out

27 And the Lord shall scatter you aof the midst of the fire : ye heard the mong the nations, and ye shall be left few voice of the words, but saw no similitude ; in number among the heathen, whither only ye heard a voice.

the LORD shall lead you.

162 Exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. The covenant in Horeó.

28 And there ye shall serve gods, the wares, and hated him not in times past; work of men's hands, wood and stone, and that fleeing unto one of these cities which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor he might live : smell.

43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in 29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the plain country, of the Reubenites; and the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites ; and if thou seek him with all thy heart, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites. with all thy soul.

44 And this is the law which Moses 30 When thou art in tribulation, and set before the children of Israel : all these things are come upon thce, even 45 These are the testimonies, and the in the latter days, if thou turn to the statutes, and the judgments, which MoLORD thy God, and shalt be obedient un- ses spake unto the children of Israel, after to his voice ;

they came forth out of Egypt, 31 (For the Lord thy God is a merci- 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley ful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sidestroy thee, nor forget the covenant of hon king of the Amorites, wlio dwelt at thy fathers, which he sware unto them. Heshbon, whom Moses and the children

32 For ask now of the days that are of Israel smote, after they were come past, which were before thee, since the forth out of Egypt : day that God created man upon the earth, 47 And they possessed his land, and the and ask from the one side of heaven unto land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the other, whether there hath been any the Amorites, which were on this side Jorsuch thing as this great thing is, or hath dan toward the sun-rising ; been heard like it?

48 From Aroer, which is by the bank 33 Did ever people hear the voice of of the river Arnon, even unto mount SiGod speaking out of the midst of the fire, on, which is Hermon, as thou hast heard, and live?

49 And all the plain on this side Jordan 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take eastward, even unto the sea of tlie plain, him a nation from the midst of another under the springs of Pisgah. nation, by temptations, by signs, and by

CHAP. V. wonders, and by war, and by a mighty 1 The covenant in Horeb. 6 The ton comhand, and by a stretched out arm, and mandments. 27 At the people's request by great terrors, according to all that the Moses receiveth the laqu from God. eyes

unto them, Hear, O stat35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou utes and judgments which I speak in mightest know that the Lord he is God; || your cars this day, that ye may learn there is none else beside him.

them, and kcep, and do them. 36 Out of heaven he made thee to 2 The LORD our God made a covenant hear his voice, that he might instruct with us in Horcb. thee : and upon earth he shewed thee his 3 The Lord made not this covenant great fire; and thou hcardest his words with our fathers, but with us, even us, out of the midst of the fire.

who are all of us here alive this day. 37 And because he loved thy fathers, 4 The Lord talked with vou face to face therefore he chose their seed after them, in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, and brought thee out in his sight with his 5 (I stood between the Lord and your mighty power out of Egypt ;

at that time, to shew you the word of 38 To drive out nations from before the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason thee, greater and mightier than thou art, of the fire, and went not up into the to bring thee in, to give thee their land mount;) saying, for an inheritance, as it is this day.

6 f I am the LORD thy God, which 39 Know therefore this day, and con- brought thee out of the land of Egypt, sider it in thine heart, that the Lord he from the house of bondage. is God in heaven above, and upon the 7 Thou shalt have none other gods beearth beneath : there is none else.

40 Thou shalt keep therefore his stat- 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven utes and his commandments which I com- image, or any likeness of any thing that is mand thee this day, that it may go well in heaven above, or that iš in the earth with thee, and with thy children after beneath, or that is in the waters beneath thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy the earth: days upon the earth, which the LORD 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unthy God giveth thee, for ever.

to them, nor serve them : for I the LORD 41 9 Then Moses severed three cities thy God am a jealous God, visiting the on this side Jordan, toward the sun-rising; iniquity of the fathers upon the children

42 That the slayer might flee thither, unto the third and fourth generation of which should kill his neighbour una- them that hate me,

before your Ges? did for you in Egypt A Ninto thescalled a Israel

, and said

fore me.

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