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your understanding in the sight of the na- 11 “ yourselves (for ye saw no manner of tions, which shall hear all these statutes, « similitude on the day that the LORD and say, " surely this great nation is “ spake unto you in Horeb, out of the a wise and understanding people.” 7. For « midst of the fire) 16. Lest ye corrupt what nation is there fo great, who hath « yourselves, and make you a graven image, God so nigh unto them, as the LORD Our - the similitude of any figure, the likeness God is in all things that we call upon him 6 of male or female, 17. The likeness of for ? 8. And what nation is there fo « any beast that is on the earth, the likeness great, that hath statutes and judgments fo « of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, righteous, as all this law which I set before « 18. The likeness of any thing that creepeth you this day? 9. Only take heed to thy or on the ground, the likeness of any fish self, and keep thy soul diligently, lest « that is in the waters beneath the earth': thou forget the things which thine eyes “ 19. And lest thou lift up thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy " unto heaven, and when thou seest the heart all the days of thy life: but teach them " sun, and the moon, and the stars, even thy sons, and thy sons sons : 10. Specially ~ all the host of heaven, shouldest be the day that thou stoodst before the LORD « driven to worship them, and serve them, thy God in (8) Horeb, when the LORD which the LORD thy God hath divided said unto me,“ Gather me the people " unto all nations under the whole heaven. together, and I will make them hear my “ 20. But the LORD hath taken you, and words, that they may learn to fear me all “ brought you forth out of the iron furnace,

the days that they shall live upon the 6 even out of Egypt, to be unto him a i earth, and that they may teach their " people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

children.” 11. And ye came near and | “ 21. Furthermore, the LORD was (b) angry stood under the mountain, and the moun. 66 with me for your sakes, and sware that tain burnt with fire unto the midst of “ I should not go over Jordan, and that I · heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick |« should not goin unto thatgood land which

darkness. 12. And the LORD spake unto " the LORD thy God giveth thee for an ins you out of the midst of the fire : ye r heritance. 22. But I must die in this heard the voice of the words, but saw .“ land, I must not go over Jordan : but

no similitude, only ye heard a voice. 6 ye shall go over and possess that good " 13. And he declared unto you his cove “ land. 23. Take heed unto yourselves,

nant, which he commanded you to per “ lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD form, even ten commandments, and he “ your God, which he made with you, and wrote them upon two tables of stone. « make you a graven image, or the like. ! 14. And the LORD commanded me at o ness of any thing which the LORD thy

that time, to teach you statutes and judg « God hath forbidden thee. 24. For the ments, that ye might do them in the “ LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even

land whither ye go over to possess it. “ a jealous God. 25. When thou shalt (15. Take ye therefore good heed unto « beget children, and childrens children,

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(8) v. 10.“ In Horeb," i. e. at mount Sinai, “ ye rebels, must we fetch you water out of n the first year of the departure from Egypt, “ this rock?” and he smote the rock twice when God came down upon the mount, and with the rod, and the water came out abun. lelivered the Ten Commandments. Exod. xix. dantly : This deviation from his command dis. and xx.

pleased God, and he spake unto Moses and (h) v. 21. “ Angry, &c.” See Numb. xx. Aaron, “ because ye believed me not, lo sanc2, 8, 10, 12. The people gathered themselves 6 tify me in the eyes of the children, therefore together against Moses and against Aaron for " ye shall not bring this congregation into the want of water : God ordered Moses to take his “ land which I have given them !!” The comrod, to gather the assembly together, and to mand was to speak unto the rock, instead of speak unto the rock before their eyes. When which he struck it, and that twice, and instead Moses had gathered the congregation together of ascribing the miracle to God, he said, must before the rock, he said unto them, “ Hear now || we fetch. .

« and shalt have remained long in the | “ there is none else besides him. 36. O « land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and “ of heaven he made thee to hear his voic « make a graven image, or the likeness of " that he might instruct thee; and upd “ any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of « earth he shewed thee his great fire, at - the LORD thy God, to provoke him to “ thou heardest his voice out of the mid « anger: 26. 'I call heaven and earth to «s of the fire. 37. And because he lori “ witness against you this day, that ye shall " thy fathers, therefore he chose the “ soon utterly perish from off the land “ seed after them, and brought theed « whereụnto you go over Jordan to possess “ in his sight with his mighty powerd “ it: ye shall not prolong your days upon of Egypt: 38. To drive out natia « it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27. And “ from before thee, greater and mighal “ the LORD shall scatter you among the « than thou art, to bring thee in to i “ nations, and ye shall be left few in “ thee their land for an inheritance, as i “ number among the heathen, whither the “ this day. - 39. Know therefore this de “ LORD shall lead you. 28. And there ye " and consider it in thine heart, that d « shall serve gods, the work of mens hands, « LORD he is God in heaven abore, a « wood and stone, which neither see, nor “ upon the earth beneath : there is ne “ hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29. But if “ else. 40. Thou shalt keep therefore I “ from thence thou shalt seek the LORD 6 statutes, and his commandments which " thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou “ I command thee this day, that it masa « seek him with all thy heart, and with all “ well with thee, and with thy chilúra « thy soul. 30. When thou art in tribu « after thee, and that thou mayest prola « lation, and all these things are come thy days upon the earth, which a « upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou « LORD thy God giveth thee, for me 6 turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be 41. Then Moses severed three citiese “ obedient unto his voice: 31.(For the this (k) side Jordan towards the sun risine " LORD thy God is a merciful God) he 42. That the slayer might flee thitta " will not forsake thee, neither destroy which should kill his neighbour unaware " thee, nor forget the covenant of thy and hated him not in times past; and the « fathers, which he sware unto them. feeing unto one of these cities, he migh « 32. For ask now of the days that are past, live: 43. Namely, Bezer in the wilde « which were before thee, since the day ness, in the plain country, of the Reub “ that God created man upon the earth, nites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Ga

6 and ask from the one side of heaven dites; and Golan in Bashan, of the M “ unto the other, whether there hath been nassites. 44. And this is the law whid 6 any fuch thing as this great thing is, or Moses set before the children of Israel “ hath been heard like it? 33. Did ever 45. These are the testimonies, and 6 “ people hear the voice of God speaking statutes, and the judgments, which Mes « out of the midst of the fire, (i) as thou spake unto the children of Israel, at « hast heard, and live ? 34. Or hath God they came forth out of Egypt; 46. On by « assayed to go and take him a nation from side Jordan in the valley over against Be “ the midst of another nation, by tempta peor, in the land of Sihon king of « tions, by signs, and by wonders, and by Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, wie « war, and by a mighty hand, and by a Moses and the children of Israel smotey 6 stretched out arm, and by great terrors, after they were come forth out of Egyes “ according to all that the LORD your God 47. And they possesed his land, and the « did for you in Egypt before your eyes ? land of Og king of Bashan, two kings a

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oer, which is by the bank of the river « day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God non, even unto mount Sion, which is « hath commanded thee. 13. Six days thou rmon. 49. And all the plain on this 66 shalt labour, and do all thy work: le Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of “ 14. But the seventh day is the sabbath - plain, under the springs of Pisgah. o of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt

« not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor CHAP. V.

“ thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor | ND Moses (l) called all Israel, and " thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor 1 said unto them, “ Hear, Israel, 66 thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy the statutes and judgments which I “ stranger that is within thy gates ; that speak in your ears this day, that ye may “ thy man-servant and thy maid-servant learn them and keep and do them. « may rest as well as thou. 15. And re2. (m) The LORD our God made a co " member that thou wast a servant in the venant with us in (n) Horeb. 3. The “ land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy LORD made not this covenant with our “ God brought thee out thence, through fathers, but with us, even us, who are “ a mighty hand, and by a stretched out all of us here alive this day, 4. The « arm, (0) therefore the LORD thy God LORD talked with you face to face in the commanded thee to keep the sabbathmount, out of the midst of the fire, ~ day. 16. Honour thy father and thy 5. 10) (I stood between the LORD and “ mother, as the LORD thy God hath comyou at that time, to shew you the word «c manded thee; that thy days may be proof the LORD: for ye were afraid by “ longed, and that it may go well with thee, reason of the fire, and went not up into “ in the land which the LORD thy God the mount) saying, 6. I am the LORD || “ giveth thee. 17. Thou shalt not kill. thy God, which brought thee out of the “ 18. Neither shalt thou commit adultery. land of Egypt, from the house of bond " 19. Neither shalt thou steal. 20. Neither age. 7. Thou shalt have none other « shalt thou bear false witness against thy Gods before me. 8. Thou shalt not make “ neighbour. 21. Neither shalt thou des thee any graven image, or any likeness « sire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt

of any thing that is in heaven above, or " thou covet thy neighbours house, his i that is in the earth beneath, or that is in “ field, or his man-servant, or his maid

the waters beneath the earth. 9. Thou 5 servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing shalt not bow down thyself unto them; " that is thy neighbours. 22. These words nor serve them: for I the LORD thy “ the LORD spake unto all your assembly God am a jealous God, visiting the ini « in the mount out of the midst of the fire,

quity of the fathers upon the children, 6 of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, | unto the third and fourth generation of " with a great voice, and he added no more:

them that hate me, 10. And shewing « and he wrote them in two tables of stone, mercy unto thousands of them that love « and delivered them unto me. 23. And me and keep my commandments. « it came to pass when ye heard the voice "1. Thou shalt not take the name of the “ out of the midst of the darkness (for the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD “ mountain did burn with fire) that ye

will not hold him guiltless that taketh " came near unto me, even all the heads of - his name in vain. 12. Keep the sabbath- “ your tribes, and your elders. 24. And

(1) v. 1. “Called, &c.” This was the fortieth first year after they left Egypt. See Exod. xix. rear after the departure from Egypt, the and xx. last year of the life of Moses ; before Christ (6) v.5. “ I stood, &c." See Exod. xix. 20. 1451.

Exod. xx. 18. 19.

() v. 15. “ Therefore, &c." This reason (m) ~. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. ||

applied peculiarly to the Israelites : but the 22. 24. 25. 27. 28. 32. 33. “ The Lord.” Heb. 6 Jehovah."

reason affigned, Exod. xx. II. “ For in six

s days the Lord made heaven and earth, &c." (n) v.2. “ Horeb." i. e. Mount Sinai : the applies equally to all mankind.

“ ye said, Behold the LORD our God hath - you, that ye may live, and that is « shewed us his glory, and his greatness, Il « be well with you, and that ye may 66 and we have heard his voice out of the “ long your days in the land which red s midst of the fire: we have seen this day « possess. " that God doth talk with man, (p) and he “ liveth. 25. Now therefore why should

| CHAP. VI. " we die? for this great fire will consume N OW(r)these are the commande “ us. If we hear the voice of the LORD Our « IV the statutes, and the judge " God any more, then we shall die. 26. For " which (s) the LORD your God comme " who is there of all flesh that hath heard “ed to teach you, that ye might dom

the voice of the living God, speaking out " the land whither ye go to pos! “ of the midst of the fire (as we have) and 66 2. That thou mightest fear the La “ lived ? 27. Go (g) thou near, and hear all « God, to keep all his statutes, and his « that the Lord our God shall say ; “ mandments which I command thee:3 « and speak thou unto us all that the « and thy son, and thy son's son, all then " LORD our God shall speak unto thee, « of thy life, and that thy days may be “ and we will hear it, and do it. 28. And " longed. 3. Hear therefore, O Israd. “ the LORD heard the voice of your words, “ observe to do it, that it may be wede « when ye spake unto me; and the LORD " thee, and that ye may increase mixte

said unto me, “ I have heard the voice 16 as(t) the LORD God of thy father: 3 " of the words of this people, which they « promised thee, in (u)the land that her! “ have spoken unto thee: they have well « with milk and honey. 4. Hear, Ola " said all that they have spoken. 29. O “ The LORD our God is one La « that there were such an heart in them, « 5. (x) And thou shalt (v) love the La " that they would fear me, and keep all “ thy God with all thine heart, and " my commandments always that it might « thy soul, and with all thy might. 6.3:1 « be well with them, and with their chil " these words which I command thee « dren for ever. 30. Go say to them, Get “ day, shall be in thine heart. 7. Aadeka « you into your tents again. 31. But as 6 shalt teach them diligently unt ** for thee, stand thou here by me, and I 16 children, and shalt talk of them *** « will speak unto thee all the command. " thou sittest in thine house, and ca “ ments, and the statutes, and the judg " thou walkest by the way, and EMT DR "ments which thou shalt teach them, that “ liest down, and when thou my « they may do them in the land which I « 8. And thou shalt bind then at it “ give them to possess it." 32. Ye shall ob “ upon thine hand, and they shaxs « serve to do therefore, as the LORD your « frontlets between thine eyes. Go to « God hath commanded you: you shall not " thou shalt write them upon the para a « turn'aside to the right hand or to the left. « thy house, and on thy gates. IC. AL • 33. You shall walk in all the ways which « shall be when the LORD thy God by « the LORD your God hath commanded “ have brought thee into (2) the land wi

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() v. 24. “ and he liveth.” See ante, Deut. part of the promise to Isaac, Gen. XIVIL !

“ Thy seed shall be as the dust of the earlie (9) v. 27. “Go thou near, &c." See Exod. (u) v. 3. “The land, &c.'' i.e." of Canu xx. 19.

(x) v. g. “ And,or therefore." frame (o) Continuation of an address from Moses on the Creed, 25. to the Israelites, the year in which he died.

(y) v.5. “ Love, &c.” The charac: Before Christ 1451.

“ istic excellence of the Mosaic law is, the (5) v. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. " enjoins obedience upon this high price 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24. 25. “ The Lord.” Heb. « The love of God.” 2 Hales, 257... “ Jehovah." .

(z) v. 10. “ The land, &c." " of Canaan () v. 3. “As, &c.” part of the oath to Abra- || Gen. xii. 5 to 7. Gen. xiii. 14. 15. , ham, Gen. xxii. 17. was “ in multiplying I will 18 to 21. Gen. xvü. 8. Gen. XX V. “ multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven :' and and Gen. xxviii. 18..

e sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to l « which he sware unto our fathers. saac, and to Jacob, to give thee great “ 24. And the LORD commanded us to do nd goodly cities which thou buildest not, 66 all these statutes, to fear the LORD our 1. And houses full of all good things of God, for our good always, that he might rhich thou filledst not, and wells digged o preserve us alive, as it is at this day. hich thou diggest not, vineyards and “ 25. And it shall be our righteousness, if live trees which thou plantedst not, “ we observe to do all these commandrhen thou shalt have eaten and be full; ~ ments, before the LORD our God, as he 2. Then beware lest thou forget the " hath commanded us." LORD which brought thee forth out of he land of Egypt, from the house of

CHAP. VII. ondage, 13. Thou shalt fear the LORD hy God (a) and serve him, and shalt “ W HEN (c) the LORD thy God shall wear by his name. 14. Ye shall not go « VV bring thee into the land whither ifter other gods, of the gods of the peo " thou goest to possess it, and hath cast yle which are round about you : 15. (For " out many nations before thee, the Hithe LORD thy God is a jealous God " tites, and the Girgashites, and the imong you) lest the anger of the LORD “ Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the hy God be kindled against thee, and de « Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the troy thee from off the face of the earth. “ Jebusites, seven nations greater and 16. Ye shall not tempt the LORD your " mightier than thou; 2. And when the God, as ye tempted him (b) in Massah. " LORD thy God shall deliver them before 17. You shall diligently keep the com “ thee, thou shalt smite them, and utterly nandments of the LORD your God, and « destroy them, thou shalt make no coves his testimonies, and his statutes which “ nant with them, nor shew mercy unto ve hath commanded thee. 18. And thou Il « them: 3. Neither shalt thou make mara halt do that which is right and good in « riages with them ; thy daughter thou he sight of the LORD : that it may be « shalt not give unto his son, nor his well with thee, and that thou mayest go “ daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. in and possess the good land which the “ 4. For they will turn away thy son from LORD sware unto thy fathers : 19. To “ following me, that they may serve other cast out all thine enemies from before « gods : so will the anger of the LORD be thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 20. And “ kindled against you, and destroy thee when thy son asketh thee in time to “ suddenly. 5. But thus shall ye deal come, saying, What mean the testimo « with them ; ye shall destroy their altars, monies, and the statutes, and the judg « and break down their images, and cut ments which the LORD our God hath « down their groves, and burn' their commanded you ? 21. Then thou shalt “ graven images with fire. 6. For thou say unto thy son, “ We were Pharaoh's « art a holy people unto the LORD thy bond-men in Egypt, and the LORD « God: the LORD thy God hath chosen brought us out of Egypt with a mighty « thee to be a special people unto himself, hand. 22. And the LORD shewed signs above all people that are upon the face and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, « of the earth. 7. The LORD did not set upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house « his love upon you, nor choose you, behold, before our eyes : 23. And he « cause ye were more in number than brought us out from thence, that he « any people (for ye were the fewest of might bring us in, to give us the land « all people): 8. But because the LORD

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(a) v.13. “And serve him," or " and him I want of water, and so distrusting God's power only shalt thou serve." Sept. It is so quoted to supply them. See Exod. xvii. 1. 2. 7.

our Saviour, Matt. iv. 10. Luke iv. 8. In (c) Continuation of an address from Moses at age some men worshipped false gods, to to the Israelites in the year in which he died. ther with the true one. Kennic. Rem. 73. Before Christ 1451. (6) v, 16. “ In Massah," by murmuring for ||

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