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Sihon the Amorite subdued. CHAPTER III. The story of the conquest of Og. but the children of Esau succeeded them, when ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we they had destroyed them from before them, and took. dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land 36 From Aroer which is by the brink of the of his possession, which the LORD gave unto river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the them.)
river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city 13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered brook Zered: and we went over the brook Ze. all unto us : red.
37 Only unto the land of the children of Am. 14 And the space in which we came from mon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the moun: brook Zered, was thirty and eight years ; until tains, nor into whatsoever the LORD our God all the generation of the men of war were forbade us. wasted out from among the host, as the LORD
CHAPTER III. sware untu then. 15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was
1 The story of the conquest of Og king of Ba. against them, to destroy them from among the
shan. 11 The bigness of his bed. 12 The bost, until they were consumed.
distribution of those lands to the two tribes 16 | So it came to pass, when all the men of
and half. 23 Moses' prayer to enter into war were consumed and dead from among the
the land. 26 He is permitted to see it. people,
THEN we turned, and went up the way to 11 That the LORD spake unto me, saying, 1 Bashan : and Og the king of Bashan came
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast out against us, he and all his people, to battle of Moab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against 2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor | for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his meddle with them: for I will not give thee of land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto the land of the children of Ammon any posses him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amor. sion ; because I have given it unto the children ites, which dwelt at Heshbon. of Lot for a possession.
3 So the LORD our God delivered into our 20 (That also was accounted a land of giants : hands Og also the king of Bashan, and all his giants dwelt therein in old time ; and the Am. people: and we smote him until none was left monites call them Zamzummims;
to him remaining. 21 A people great, and many, and tall as the 4 And we took all his cities at that time, there Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before was not a city which we took not from them, them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the their stead :
kingdom of Og in Bashan. 22 As he did to the children of Esau, which 5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the Horims gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great from before them; and they succeeded them, many. and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did 23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroy. even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came ing the men, women, and children of every forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt city. in their stead.)
1 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, 24 1 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass we took for a prey to ourselves. over the river Arnon : behold, I have given into 8 And we took at that time out of the hand of thy hand S hon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, the two kings of the Amorites the land that was and his land: begin to possess it, and contend on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unwith him in battle.
to Mount Hermon; 25 This day will I begin to put the dread of 9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion ; thee and the fear of thee upon the nations that and the Amorites call it Shenir ;) are under the whole heaven, who shall hear 10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in an. and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities guish because of thee.
of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 26 1 And I sent messengers out of the wilder. 11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of ness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon the remnant of giants ; behold, his bedstead was with words of peace, saying.
a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the 27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length along by the highway, I will neither turn unto thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the right hand nor to the left.
the cubit of a man. 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I 12 And this land, which we possessed at that may eat; and give me water for money, that I time, from Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, may drink : only I will pass through on my and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, feet;
gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gad. 29' (As the children of Esau which dwell in ites, Seir, and the Moab tes which dwell in Ar, did 13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, unto me ;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half. land which the LORD our God giveth us.
tribe of Manasseh ; all the region of Argob, 30 But Sihou king of Heshbon would not let with all Bashan, which was called the land of us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened giants, his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he 14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the coun. might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth try of Argob, unto the coasts of Geshuri, and this day.
Maachathi ; and called them after his own 31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this day. have begun to give Sihon and his land before 15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir, thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit 16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the bis land.
Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the river 32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and Arnon, half the valley, and the border, even all his people, to figlit at Jahaz.
unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of 33 And the LORD our God delivered him be. the ch ldren of Ammon: fore us; and we smote him, and his sons, and 17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast all his people.
thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of 34 And we took all his cities at that time, and the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pis. utterly destroyed the men, and the women, and gah eastward. the little ones of every city ; we left none to re. 18 11 And I commanded you at that time, say maid:
I ing, The LORD your God hath given you this 35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto | land to possess it ; ye shall pass over armed be.
Moses' prayer to see the land. DEUTERONOMY. An exhortation to obedience fore your brethren the children of Israel, all that said unto me, Gather me the people together, are meet for the war.
and I will make them hear my words, that they 19 But your wives, and your little ones, and may learn to fear me all the days that they shall · your cattle, for I know that ye have much live upon the earth, and that they may teach cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have their children. given you:
11 And ye came near and stood under the ** 20 Until the Lord have given rest unto your mountain, and the mountain burned with fire brethren, as well as unto you, and until they unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, also possess the land which the LORD your God and thick darkness. hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the ye return every man unto his possession which I midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the have given you.
words, but saw no similitude ; only ve heard a 21 1 And I commanded Joshua at that time, voice. saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD 13 And he declared unto you his covenant, your God hath done unto these two kings: so which he commanded you to perform, even ten shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither commandments; and he wrote then upon two thou passest.
tables of stone." 22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your 14 1 And the LORD commanded me at that God he shall fight for you.
time to teach you statutes and judgments, that 23 And I besought the LORD at that time, ye might do them in the land whither ye go over saying
to possess it. 24 O Lord God, thou hast begun to shew thy 15 Take ye therefore good heed unto your. servant thy greatness, and thy mighty hand : for selves; (for ye saw no manner of similitude on what God is there in heaven or in earth, that the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb can do according to thy works, and according out of the midst of the fire ;) to thy might?
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you 25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the good land that is beyond Jordan, that goodly likeness of male or female, mountain, and Lebanon.
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the 26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth sakes, and would not hear me: and the LORD in the air, said unto me, Let it suffice thee ; speak no more 18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on unto me of this matter.
the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the 27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift waters beneath the earth: up thine eyes westward, and northward, and 19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto southward, and eastward, and behold it with heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and thine eyes for thou shalt not go over this Jor. the moon, and the stars, even all the host of dan.
hea ven, shouldest be driven to worship them, 28 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and serve them, which the LORD thy God and strengthen him : for he shall go over before hath divided unto all nations under the whole this people, and he shall cause them to inherit heaven. the land which thou shalt see.
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought 29 So we abode in the valley over against you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Beth-peor.
Egypt, to be unto him à people of inheritance, CHAPTER IV.
as ye are this day..
21 Furthermore, the LORD was angry with me 1 An exhortation to obedience. 41 Moses ap.
for your sakes, and sware that I should not go pointeth the three cities of refuge on that side over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto Jordan.
that good land which the LORD thy God giveth NOW therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the thee for an inheritance:
statutes and unto the judgments, which I 22 But I must die in this land, I must not go teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess go in and possess the land which the LORD God that good land. of your fathers giveth you.
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget 2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I the covenant of the LORD your God, which he command you, neither shall ye diminish aught made with you, and make you a graven image, from it, that ye may keep the commandments or the likeness of any thing which the LORD thy of the LORD your God which I command God bath forbidden thee, you.
24 For the LoRD thy God is a consuming fire, 3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did be. even a jealous God. cause of Baal-peor: for all the men that follow. 25 T'When thou shalt beget children, and ed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed children's children, and ye shall have remained them from among you.
long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, 4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your and make a graven image, or the likeness of God, are alive every one of you this day. . any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes, and the LORD thy God, to provoke him to an. judgments, even as the LORD my God com
ger: manded me, that ye should do so in the land 26' I call heaven and earth to witness against whither ye go to possess it.
you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish 6 Keep therefore and do them : for this is your from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan wisdom and your understanding in the sight of to possess it : ye shall not prolong your days upthe nations, which shall hear all these statutes, on it, but shall utterly be destroyed. and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and 27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the understanding people.
nations, and ye shall be left few in number 7 For what nation is there so great, who hath among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God you. is in all things that we call upon him for ?
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of 8 And what nation is there so great, that men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. this law, which I set before you this day?
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD 9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which with all thy heart, and with all thy soul. thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them things are come upon thee, even in the latter thy sons, and thy sons' sons :
days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and 10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before shalt be obedient unto his voice ; the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD 31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God :)
The three cities of refuge.. CHAPTER V. The ten commandments. he will not forsake thee, ne ther destroy thee, I 3 The LORD made not this covenant with our nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which he fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us sware unto them.
here alive this day. 32 For ask now of the days that are past, 1 4 The LORD talked with you face to face in which were before thee, since the day that God the mount, out of the midst of the tire, created man upon the earth, and ask from the 5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that one side of heaven unto the other, whether there time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye hath been any such thing as this great thing is, were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not or hath been heard like it?
up into the mount.) saying, 33 Did ever people hear the voice of God 6. I am the LORD thy God, which brought speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast | thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of heard, and live?
bondage, 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a 7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me. nation from the midst of another nation, by 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched. above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is out arm, and by great terrors, according to all in the waters beneath the earth: that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt 9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, before your eyes?
nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou might. jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers est know that the LORD he is God: there is none upon the children unto the third and fourth gen. else beside him.
eration of them that hate me, 36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his 10 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon that love me, and keep my commandments. earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD heardest his words out of the midst of the thy God in vain : for the LORD will not hold fire.
him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sanctify it, as the he chose their seed after them, and brought thee LORD thy God hath commanded thee. out in his sight with his mighty power out of 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy Egypt;
work; 38 To drive out nations from before thee, 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor it is this day.
thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor 39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, thine heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven nor thy stranger that is within thy gates ; that above, and upon the earth beneath: there is thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest none else.
as well as thou. 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes and 15 And remember that thou wast a servant in his commandments which I command thee this the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God dny, that it may go well with thee, and with thy brought thee out thence through a mighty hand children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong and by a stretched-out arm: therefore the LORD thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbathGod giveth thee, for ever.
day. 41 | Then Moses severed three cities on this 16 1 Honour thy father and thy mother, as side Jordan, toward the sun-rising ;.
the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that 42 That the slayer might flee thither, which thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one God giveth thee. of these cities he might live:
17 Thou shalt not kill. 43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth 19 Neither shalt thou steal. in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against of the Manassites.
thy neighbour. 44 1 And this is the law which Moses set be 1 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's fore the children of Israel:
wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's 45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid. and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is children of Israel, after they came forth out of thy neighbour's, Egypt,
22 1 These words the LORD spake unto all 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over your assembly in the mount, out of the midst of against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom with a great voice; and he added no more: and Moses and the children of Israel smote, after he wrote them in two tables of stone, and de. they were come forth out of Egypt:
livered them unto me. 47 And they possessed his land, and the land | 23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amor. voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the ites, which were on this side Jordan, toward mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near the sun-rising ;
unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and 48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the your elders; river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God Hermon,
hath shewed us bis glory, and his greatness, and 49 And all the plain on this Jordan eastward, we have heard his voice out of the midst of the even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk of Pisgah.
with man, and he liveth. CHAPTER V. .
25 Now therefore why should we die? for this,
great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice 1 The covenant in Horeb. 6 The ten command.
of the LORD our God any more, then we shall ments. 22 At the people's request Moses re die. ceiveth the law from Gud.
26 For who is there of all flesh that hath heard AND Moses called all Israel, and said unto the voice of the living God speaking out of the
them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judg. midst of the fire, as we have, and lived ? ments which I speak in your ears this day, that 27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD ye may learn them, and keep, and do them. our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee: w in Horeb.
I and we will hear it, and do it.
An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY. The Israelites to be separate.
28 And the Lord heard the voice of your , nies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD thee. said unto me, I have heard the voice of the 18 And thou shalt do that which is right and words of this people, which they have spoken good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be unto thee: they have well said all that they well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and have spoken.
possess the good land which the LORD sware 29 O that there were such an heart in them, unto thy fathers, that they would fear me, and keep all my com 19 To cast out all thine enemies from before mandments always, that it might be well with thee, as the LORD hath spoken. them, and with their children for ever!
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to 30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and again.
the statules, and the judgments, which the LORD 31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and our God hath commanded you? I will speak unto thee all the commandments, 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou were Pharaoh's bond-men in Egypt ; and the shalt teach them, that they may do them in the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty land which I give them to possess it.
hand : 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the 22 And the LORD shewed signs and won. LORD your God hath commanded you: ye ders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pha. shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the raoh, and upon all his household, before wur left.
eyes: 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the 23 And he brought us out from thence, that he LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye might bring us in, to give us the land which he may live, and that it may be well with you, and sware unto our fathers. that ye may prolong your days in the land 24 And the LORD commanded us to do all which ye shall possess.
these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our CHAPTER VI.
good always, that he might preserve us alive, as
it is at this day. 1 The end of the law is obedience. 3 An exhor. 25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we obtation thereto.
serve to do all these commandments before the NOW these are the commandments, the stat. LORD our God, as he hath commanded us. I utes, and the judgments which the LORD
CHAPTER VII. your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to pos
1 All communion with the nations is forbidden, sess it:
4 for fear of idolatry, 6 for the holiness 2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, of the people, 9 for the nature of God to keep all his statutes and his commandments
in his mercy and justice, 17 for the as. which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and
suredness of victory which God will give thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that
over them. thy days may be prolonged.
WHEN the LORD thy God shall bring thee 3 1 Hear therefore, o Israel, and observe to Tinto the land whither thou goest to possess do it; that it may be well with thee, and that I it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of | the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amor thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that ites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and floweth with milk and honey.
the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one greater and mightier than thou; LORD:
2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with them before thee, thou shalt smite them and all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with utterly destroy them, thou shalt make no coveall thy might.
nant with them, nor shew mercy unto them: 6 And these words which I command thee 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with this day, shall be in thine heart:
them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his 7 And thou shalt teach theni diligently unto son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou son. sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest 4 For they will turn away thy son from follow. by the way, and when thou liest down, and ing me, that they may serve other gods : so will when thou risest up.
the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, 8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon and destroy thee suddenly. thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets be
5 But thus shall ye deal with them ; ye shall tween thine eyes.
destroy their altars, and break down their images, 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts and cut down their groves, and burn their graven of thy house, and on thy gates.
images with fire. 10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God 6 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD shall have brought thee into the land which he thy God : the LORD thy God hath chosen thee sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, to be a special people unto himself, above and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly all people that are upon the face of the cities, which thou buildedst not,
earth. 11 And houses full of all good things, which 7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou nor choose you, because ye were more in numdiggedst not, vineyards and olive-trees, which ber than any people ; for ye were the fewest of thou plantedst not, when thou shalt have eaten all people: and be full;
8 But because the LORD loved you, and be. 12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, cause he would keep the oath which he had which brought thee forth out of the land of sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought Egypt, from the house of bondage.
you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and out of the house of bond-men, from the hand of serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
Pharaob king of Egypt. 14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the 9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he gods of the people which are round about you ;
is God, the faithful God, which keepeth cov. 15 (For the LORD thy God is a jenks God enant and mercy with them that love him and among you ;) lest the anger of the LORI p od keep his commandments to a thousand genera. be kindled against thee, and destroy tutu from off the face of the earth.
10 And repayeth them that hate him to their 16 11 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to as ye tempted him in Massah.
him that hateth him, he will repay him to his 17 Ye shall diligently keep the command. face. ments of the LORD your God, and his testimo. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the command.
among led as mine earthpt the
The reward of obedience. CHAPTER IX. An exhortation to obedience. ments, and the statutes, and the judgments, not live by bread only, but by every word that which I command thee this day, to do them. proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD, doth
12 | Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye man live.. hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, nei. them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto ther did thy foot swell these forty years. thee the covenant and the mercy which be sware 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that unto thy fathers :
as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy 13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and God chasteneth thee. multiply thee : he will also bless the fruit of thy 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the command. womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and ments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his thy wine, and thine oil, the increase of thy ways, and to fear him. kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a land which he sware unto thy fathers to give good land, a land of brooks of water, of foun. thee.
tains, and depths that spring out of valleys and 14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people : hills; there shall not be male or female barreni among 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and you, or among your cattle.
fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil-olive, 15 And the LORD will take away from thee and honey ; all sickness, and will put none of the evil dis. 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without eases of Egypt which thou knowest upon thee; scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; but will lay them upon all them that hate a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose thee.
hills thou mayest dig brass. 16 And thon shalt consume all the people 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee ; thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good thine eye shall have no pity upon them : neither land which he hath given thee. shalt thou serve their gods ; for that will be a 11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy snare unto thee.
God, in not keeping his commandments, and his 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These na judgments, and his statutes, which I command tions are more than I, how can I dispossess thee this day : them?
12 Lest when thou hast eaten, and art full, 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them : but shalt and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt there. well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt ;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multi. 19 The great temptations which thine eyes ply, and thy silver and thy, gold is multiplied, saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the and all that thou hast is multiplied ; mighty hand, and the stretched-out arm, where. 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou_for. by the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall get the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth the LORD thy God do unto all the people of out of the land of Egypt, from the house of whom thou art afraid.
bondage; 20 Moreover, the LORD thy God will send 15 Who led thee through that great and terri. the hornet among them, until they that are ble wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and left, and hide themselves from thee, be de. scorpions, and drought, where there was no stroyed.
water: who brought thee forth water out of the 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them : for rock of flint : the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with man. and terrible.
na, which thy fathers knew not, that he might 22 And the LORD thy God will put out those humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to nations before thee by little and little : thou do thee good at thy latter end ma yest not consume them at once, lest the beasts 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power of the field increase upon thee.
and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this 23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them wealth, unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy destruction, until they be destroyed.
God : for it is he that giveth thee power to get 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine wealth, that he may establish his covenant hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this under henven: there shall no man be able to day. stand before thee, until thou have destroyed 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the
LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and 25 The graven images of their gods shall ye serve them, and worship them, I testify against burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or you this day that ye shall surely perish. gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest * 20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth thou be snared therein : for it is an abomination before your face, so shall ye perish ; because ye to the LORD thy God.
would not be obedient unto the voice of the 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination LORD your God. into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing
CHAPTER IX. like it : but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it ; for it is a cursed
Moses dissuadeth them from the opinion of thing.
their own righteousness, by rehearsing their CHAPTER VIII.
GEAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jor. An exhortation to obedience in regard of God's
1 dan this day, to go in to possess nations dealing with them.
greater and mightier than thyself, cities great ALL the commandments which I command and fenced up to heaven, h thee this day shall ye observe to do, that 2 A people great and tall, the children of the ye may live, and multiply, and go in and pos Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom sess the land which the LORD sware unto your thou hast heard suy, Who can stand before the fathers.
children of Anak? 2 And thou shalt remember all the way which 3 Understand therefore this day, that the the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in LORD thy God is he which goeth over before the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, thee, to know what was in thine heart, wheth. and he shall bring them down before thy face : er thou wouldest keep his commandments, or so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them no.
quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee, 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to 4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou LORD thy God hath cast them out from before knewest not, neither did thy fathers know: thee, saying. For my righteousness the LORD that he might make thee know that man doth hath brought me in to possess this land: but for