« PreviousContinue »
Plagues threatened DEUTERONOMY (lec seven ways before them; and siialt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And Uiy carcase shall be me? unto all fowls of the air, and unto th beasts of the earth, and no man shall] fray them awaj\
27 The Lord will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the etnerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness,and astonishment of heart:
29 And thou shall grope at noon-day, as the blind gropeth in darkness; and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee.
30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou ehalt build a house, and thou shalt not. dwell therein : U;ou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes) thereof.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before' thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat Thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be rostored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to| rescue them.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall] lie given unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thy hand.
33 The fruit of thy land, and :UI thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up : and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always:
34 So that thou shall be mad, for the eight of thine eyes which I hou shalt sec.
35 The Lord shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of Uiy foot unto the top of thy head.
36 The LonD shall bring thee,and thy king which thou shaltset over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy faLhers have known; and there shalt thou serve oUiergods, wood and stone,
37 And thou shalt become an aston ishment, a proverb, and a by-word, among all nations whither the Loud ehall l?ad (lice
for disobedience. 38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in: for the locust shall con sitme it.
30 Thou shalt plant vineyards, ami dress them, but siialt neither drink if the wine, nor gather the grapes; lor the worms shall eat them.
40 Thou shall have olive-tree^ throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy theni; for they shall go inio captivity.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; ami thou shall, come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou halt not lend to him: he ehall be lite lead, and thou ehalt be the tail.
45 Moreover, all these curses shal' come upon thce,and shall pursue thee.
nd overtake thee,till thou be destroyd; because thou hearkeuedst not. uto the voice of the Lord thy God, D keep his commandments and bin statutes which he commanded thee: 40 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. 47 Because thou scrvedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness, anl with gladness of heart, lor Ihe abun dance of al I things; 4S Therefore shaft thou serve Urine enemies which the Lord shall send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
4U The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as sunft as the eagle flietlr a nation whose tongue thou shalt not understand:
50 A nation of fierce countenance which shall not regard the person o! the old,nor show favour to the vouap: 5! And he shall eat the fruit "of th.\ cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed: which also shal! not leave thee either corn, wine, oi oil, or the increase of thy kinc, oi Hocks of thy sheep, until behave de Plagues threatened CHAI
52 Ami lie shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all lliy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gules throughout all thy land, which the Lord thy God hath given thee.
53 And thou shall eat the fruit of tiling Jwii body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the Lord thy God hath given Ihee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee;
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate,his eyes shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of bis bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he shall leave:
65 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, tier eye shall be evil toward the husband of her bosom,and toward her sou, and toward her daughter,
57 And toward her young one that (ometh out from between her feet,and toward her children which she shall hear: for she shall eat them for want of all t/ihigs secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy .-hall distress thee in thy gates.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all i he words of this law that are written in this book,that thou m ayes I fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long con tmuancpjfuid sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
GO Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thoul wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
•31 Also every sickness, and every plague,^which is not written in the book of this law, them will the Lord bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed,
\ XXIX. Jir <!hobc,Ua,ce.
r 62 And ye shall be left-lew in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou iwouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.
I 63 And it shall come to pass, that as the Lord rejoiced over you to do yon good, and to multiply you; so the Lord will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither ihou goest to possess it.
64 And the Lord shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the earth even unto : he other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fatliers have known, even wood and stone.
65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease,neither shall the sole of thy foot have rest: but the Loud shall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
6ti And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shall fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life: 67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even ! and at even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thy heart wherewith thou shalt fear,and" for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
6S And the Loud shall bring thee into Egypt again wiih ships, by the way whereof 1 spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bond men and bond-women, and no man shall buv yfvu,
THESE arc [lie wordsof Ihc cove nnnt. which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the laud of Moan, besides the covenant winch he made with them in Horeb.
2 IT A ml Moses called unlo all Israel,ami said unlo them, Ye have seen all that I he Lord did before youreyea in the laud of Egypt unto Pnaraoh, and unlo all his servants, and unto all
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles;
4 Vet the Louo hatn not given vou
God's covenant DEUTERONOMY. with his people.
u heart to perceive, and eyes to sec,i there should be amongyou a root thai and ears to hear, unto this day. jbeareth gull and wormwood;
fi And 1 have led you forty years the wilderness your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy loot.
6 Ve have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk, wine or strong driug: that ye might know that 1 am the Loan your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the kmgof lleshboii.a.id Ogthe king of Bashau, came out against us| unto battle, and we smote them;
8 And we took their land, and gave it (bran inheritance unto the Reuuenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
10 Ve stand this day all of you before the Loud your God tains of your tribes, your elders, and vour officers, iviih all the men of Is rael,
11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the ilrawer of thy wale
12 That thou shouldcst enter into covenant with the Lord thy God,a into his oath, which the Lotto thy God maketh with thee this day:
t3 That he may establish thee today for a people unto himself, and (hue lit may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn nrito thy fathers,to Abraham,to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14 Neither witkyou only do I make this covenant and this oath;
lfi But with him, that standeth here with us this day before the Lord our God, and also with him that here with us this day:
16 (For ye know how we have dwell in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have seen their abomina tions, and their idols wood and stone silver and gold, which were amon| them:)
13 Lest there should be among yoi man, or woman, or family, or tribe,' whose heart turneth away this dayi from the Lord our God, to go and^ serve Ihc gods of these nations; Jest
19 And it come to pass, when heareth the words of this curse, that : bless himself in his heart, saying, I lall have peace, though 1 walk in the lagination of my heart, to add -u'kenness to thirst: !0 The Lord will uoi spare him,but then the anger of the Lord and his jealousy shallsmoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall be upon him, and the Id shall blot out his name from unheaven.
And the Loud shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, 11 the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
■22 So that the generation to come ol your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sickness which the Lord hath laid up
2 3 And that the'whole land thereof u brimstone, and salt, and burning, ihalit is not sown, nor bearelh, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomo'Tan; Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in his anger, and in his w rath:
24 Even all nationsshali say,Wherefore hath theLoriD done thus unto this land? what mcancih the heat ol this
25 Then men shall say,Because they have forsaken the covenant of the Loiid God of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth outol the land of Egypt:
26 Tor they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given uoto them:
27 And the anger of the Loud was kindled against this laud, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
28 And Ihe Lord rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation.andcast them into another land, as if is this day.
29 The secret things belong unto the Lord ourGod: but those thingswhich are revealed belong unto us and to our
Ahi-ci/ promised CHAP XXX, XXXI. to the pe
children for ever, that toe may do all leu the words of tlii.s law. A CHAP. XXX.
AND itshal! coineto pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which 1 have set before thee, and thou shall call litem to mind among all tlie nations, whither the Lord thy God halb
2 A ml shall, return unto t he Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voice, according to all Unit 1 command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul:
:} That then Uie Lord thy God will turn thy captivity, ami have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, wluiher the Loud thy God hath scattered lliee.
4 II' any of thine be driven outunio the outmost puns of heaven, from thence wdl the Loud thy God gather thee, and from thence will he letch thee:
5 And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy lathers possessed, and thou shall possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply Uiee above thy fathers.
6 And ihe Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart o( thy seed, to love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all Uiv soul that thou mavest live.
7 And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate lliee, which persecuted thee.
S And thou shall return and obey the Voicp of the Lord, and do all his commandments which 1 command thee this day.
il Ami the Lord thy God will make
10 If thou shalt hearken unto thelthe Lord 1; voice of the Lord thy God. to keep ;6haK not go < his commandments and his statutes! 31 he Lori which are written in this book of the.belore thee,
law, and if thou turn unto the Lord jnations from before thee, and Uioi» thy God wiUi all thy heart, and with shalt possess them: and Joshua, hc sill thy soul. shall go over before Uiee, as the Lori
• • '• r hnth eaiH
ihy heart turn awn v. so lit not hear, but shall be , and worship other gods.
ice unto youtlns dav tlial rely perish, and that v»; long.i/wr davs upon me ihou passestover Jordan sess it.
men and earth to record nisi you, mat 1 have set 'e and death, blessing and I o e 1 I 1
ul that thou mavest obe^ I 1 ttl -leave him; (for he is tliy hie. and th. ih ol thv days ;) that Uiou mavc?; II in the land which the Lori:
>~ e unto ihy lathers, to Abraham
l to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them-
Tu„sr.s gtceitt DEUTERONOMY. 4 And the Loud shall do unlo them as he did to Sthon and to Og, kings of the Aniorites, arid unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. ;") And Hie Lord shall give them up before your luce, that ye may do unlo Uiem according unto ail I lie command, inenta which 1 have commanded youtj Be strong, and of a guod
Joshua a charge tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud; and the pillar of the cloud stood over the
inn-be alhud of Ihem: lor the Lord thy God, lie it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
7 If And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong, and of a good courage: I'ur thou must go with this people unto the land which the Lord hath sworn unto their lathers to give them; and thou shall cause them to inherit it.
S And the Lord, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: tear not, neither be dismayed. 1:1 IT And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto Uie priests the sous of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel.
10 And Muses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before the Lord thy God, in the place which he shall choose, thou shall read this Jaw before all Israel in their hear
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they leant, and fear the Lord your God, and observe to do all the words of tin;
13 And that their children, wind have not known any thing, may hear unci learn to fear the Lord your God as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
I t And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that 1 may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
U> And the Lord appeared in the!
door of the tabernacle.
lb IT And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shall sleep with thy fa thers; and this people will rise up, and a whoring after the gods of tho angers of the laud, whither they go lobe among them, and will forsake ie, and break my covenant which 1 ave made with them.
17 Then my anger shall be kindled gainst them m thai day, and 1 will iirsake them, and I will hide my lace
from them,and they shall be devoured, iind many evils and troubles shall belall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us, because our God if not among us?
18 And 1 svill surely hide my lace in
shall have wrought, in that Lhey are
'2-1 1T And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
2u That Moses commanded the Le