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/in exhortation CHAP.
9 Only take li&ed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest tliou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy eons, and thy sons'sons:
10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb(| when UieLoRU said unto me, Gather| me the people together, and I make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain ; and the mountain burned with fire unlo the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick dark
12 And the Lord snake unto you out of the midst of the "tire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
13 And he declared unlo you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, evenlea commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of 6lone.
14 IT And the Loud commanded me at dial lime to tench you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no m;uiuer of similitude on the day that the Loud spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the lire:
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female.
17 The likeness of any beast that is
IV. to obedience.
nace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, us yc art this day.
21 Furthermore the Lord was angry with me for your sakes, Euh! sware that I should not go over Jordan, ane that I should not go in unto that gooc land, which the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord youi God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image,or 'he likeness of any thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee.
24 For the Lord thy God if a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
2-5TT When thou shall beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the Land, and shalt corrupt yourselves, and make n en image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of he Lord thy God to provoke him to
26 1 call heaven and earth to witness igainst you this day, thai ye shall soon jtterly perish from oll'lhe land wheremto yi' go over Jordan to posess it; _'e shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And the Lord shall ?catter you among the nations, and ye shall be lelt few in number among tue neatuen
/hither the Lord shall lead you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands,wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat,
29 But if from thence thou shall seel' the Lord thy God.thou shall find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation,and all these things are come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God,and shalt be obedient unto his voice,
31 (For the Lord thy God is a mer oiful God,;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the
Cities of rejuge. earth, and ask from the one side of beaveu unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as tins greatl thing is, or hath been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice God speaking out of the midst of the| fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
34 Or hath God assayed to go and fake him a nation from the midst o( another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a elretched-out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lotto vour God did for you in Egypt before] your eyes?
"''' "was showed, that
'35 Unto thee it thou mightest kno is God; there is nc
36 Out of lieavei hear his voice, that he might instruct thee; and upon earth he showed thee] his great fire; and thou heardest his] words out of the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt:
33 To drive out nations from before thee greater and iniglitiei than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land Jbr an inheritance, as it is this
39 Know therefore this day, and con sider it in thy heart, that the Loud he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
40 Thou shalt keep tbciofore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that| it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the Lord thy God giveth ihee, for ever.
41 TfThen Moses severed three cities] on this side Jordan toward the sur rising:
42 That the slayer might (lee thithei which should kill his neighbour un awares, and hated him not in times| past; and that fleeing unto one of
ses set before the children of Israel:
45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of lsrae', after they came forth out of Egypt;
46 On thisside Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-poer, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:
47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan, toward the sunrising;
48 Erom Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Anion, even unto mount Sihon, which wHermon,
49 And all the plain on thisside Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pi&gah.
CHAP. V. ND Moses called all Israel, and lto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which 1 speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do
43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness. In the plain country, of the Reubenites: and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gaditee; and Goland in Bashan, of the Manassites.
44 IT And this is the law whech Mo
2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 The Lord made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who arc all of us here alive this day.
4 The Lord talked with you face to face in the mount, out of the inidst of the fire,
5 (1 stood between the Lord and you at that time, to show you the word of the Lord; for ye were afraid by reason of the lire; and went not up into the mount,) saying,
6 IT 1 am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in" the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
9 Thou shall not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for 1 the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
of them that hate me,
10 And showing mercy unto thousands of tliem that love me, and keep my commandments.
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Loan thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou slialt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath cf the Lord thy God ; hi it thou shall uot do any work, thou, nor thy son, r.or thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger thai is within thy gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou.
15 And remember that thou wast servant in the land of Egypt, and th the LonD thy God brought thee out thence, through a mighty hand,and by a stretched-out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath-day.
16 IT Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Loan thy God hath commanded th^e; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord tli v God giveth thee.
17 Thou shall not kill. IS Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither slialt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covel thy neighbour's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-serv ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy
2-2 1T These words (lie Lord spake u.jto all your assembly in the mount, ou* cf the midst of the fire, of the cloi-d and of the thick darkness, wit a great voice; and he added no mor< And he wrote them in two tables o el-one, and delivered them unto me.
23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near untoine even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders
CHAP V I. Moses receiveih the laio.
24 And ye 6aid, Behold, the Lord [our God hath showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard bis voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk vith man, and he liveth.
25 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, then we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh that hath heard the voice of the living God speakiug out of the midst of the fire, is we have, and lived?
27 Go thou near, and hear all that the Lord our God shall say; and speak thou unto us all that the Lord ourGod shall speak unto thee, and we will hear is, and do it.
28 And the Lord heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the Lord said unto me, 1 have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such a heart in that they would fear me, and
keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, aii.l with their children for ever!
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by .lie, and 1 will speak unto thee all the commandments, aud the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach
that they may do thtm m the vbich I give them to possess it. e shall observe to do therefore 33 the Lord your God hath commanded ou : ye shall not turn aside to tlie ight hand or to the left. 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath collided you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that may prolong your days in the la^d liich ye shall possess.
OWlhese arc thecommandmenla the statutes, and the judjiiin nt*, lich the Lord your God commanded teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it; 2 That thou migbtest fear the Loud thy God, to keep all his statutes, and his commandments, which I com
maud thee; thou, aud Uiy son, ami thy eon's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3 If Hear therefore, O Israel, and ob serve to do it; that it may be well with thee, aaid that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy lathers had promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:
ft And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
C And these words, which I coin.nand thee this day, shall be in thy heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou siltest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, aud when, thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house,and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into ■:he land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou bulkiest not;
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou fdledstnot; and wells digged, which thou d/ggedst not; vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; wheu thou shalt have eaten, and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of j the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the Lonn thy God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which art round about you;
15 (For the Lord tliy God is a jeal-1 ous God among you;) lest the anger of; the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from oft"the face of the earth.
16UYe shall not tempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Loud your God,
and his testimonies, and his stalutesi which he hath commanded thee.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the Lord; that it may be well with thee, and that Lhou mayeslgo in and possess the good land which the Lord swan? unto thy lathers,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.
20 71 And when thy son askelh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord out God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bond-men in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
2-2 And the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the Lord commanded us to \o all these statutes, to fear the Loru our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at thb day.
Aud it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God,ashe hath commanded us.
WHEN the Lord thy God shall bringthee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee,tnoHit titts, and the Gergashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzitea, and the Hiviles, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and nigh tier than thou;
2 And when the Lord thy God shall deliver them before thee, thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with
hem, nor show mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them ; thy daughter thou elialt not give unto his son, nor his daughter ihalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy eon from following me, that they may serve other gods; so will the anger of
Communion with the CHAP, the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy tliee suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them . ye shall destroy their altars, and break down the.r images, and cut down their proves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For thou art a holy people unto the Loud thy God : the Lord thy God halh chosen thee to be a special peoph unto himself, above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
7 The Lord did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye wen more in number than any people; foi ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the Lord loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house ofbondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that the Loud thv God,he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments,! oathousand generations;
10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them : he will not be slack to him that hateth him, be will repay him to his face.
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
12 IT \V hcrefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do tliem, that the Lord thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
13 And lie will love thee, and bles9 thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless the fruit of thy womb, and the •Vuit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which he sware unto thy lathers to give thee.
14 Thou ahalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
15 And the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil disease of Egypt, which thou knowesf, upon thee ; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.!
VIII. nations forbidden.
16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the Lord thy God shall deliver thee: thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shall' thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
17 If thou shalt say in thy heart, These nations are more than I; how can 1 dispossess them?
IS Thou shaft not be afraid of them: \but shalt well remember what the Lord thy God did unto Pharaoh, am! unto all Egypt; 19 The great temptations wn:di thine eye3 saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched-out arm, whereby the Lord thy God brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid. -20 Moreover the Loud thy God will send the hornet among them,until they that are left, and hide themselvesfrom thee, be destroyed. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them : for the Lord thy Modi's among ■ou, a might v God and terrible. 2-2 And the Lord thy God will put >ut those nations before thee by little and little; thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
23 But the Lord thy God shall de liver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into thy hand, and thou shalt destroy Iheir name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.
25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them,
>r take a unto thee, lest thou be iared therein: for it is an abomination to the Lord thy God.
26 Neither shalt thou bring an abom ination into thy house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou ehaJt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.
ALL the commandments which 1 command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto yoi.t fathers.