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An exhortation
DEUTERONOMY.

to obedier them, which the LORD thy God hath | 30 When thou art in tribulati divided unto all nations under the and all these things are come up whole heaven.

thee, even in the latter days, if th 20 But the Lord hath taken you, turn to the LORD thy God, and sh and brought you forth out of the iron be obedient unto his voice; furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto 31 (For the LORD thy God is a m him a people of inheritance, as ye ciful God ;) he will not forsake th are this day.

neither destroy thee, nor forget t 21 Furthermore the LORD was an- covenant of thy fathers, which gry with me for your sakes, and sware unto them. sware that I should not go over 32 For ask now of the days t Jordan, and that I should not go in are past, which were before th unto that good land, which the LORD since the day that God created m thy God giveth thee for an inherit- upon the earth, and ask from t ance:

one side of heaven unto the oth 22 But I must die in this land, I whether there hath been any sa must not go over Jordan: but ye thing as this great thing is, or ha shall go over, and possess that good been heard like it? land.

33 Did ever people hear the voi 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest of God speaking out of the midst ye forget the covenant of the LORD the fire, as thou hast heard, and liv your God, which he made with you, 34 Or hath God assayed to go a and make you a graven image, or take him a nation from the mi the likeness of any thing, which the of another nation, by temptations, LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. signs, and by wonders, and by w

24 For the LORD thy God is a con- and by a mighty hand, and by suming fire, even a jealous God. stretched out arm, and by great to

25 When thou shalt beget chil- rors, according to all that the Lo dren, and children's children, and your God did for you in Egypt ye shall have remained long in the fore your eyes? land, and shall corrupt yourselves, 35 Unto thee it was shewed, th and make a graven image, or the thou mightest know that the Lo likeness of any thing, and shall do he is God; there is none else besi evil in the sight of the LORD thy him. God, to provoke him to anger; 36 Out of heaven he made thee

26 I call heaven and earth to wit- hear his voice, that he might ness against you this day, that ye struct thee: and upon earth shall soon utterly perish from off the shewed thee his great fire; a land whereunto ye go over Jordan thou heardest his words out of to possess it; ye shall not prolong midst of the fire. your days upon it, but shall utterly 37 And because he loved thy be destroyed.

thers, therefore he chose their se 27 And the LORD shall scatter you after them, and brought thee out among the nations, and ye shall be his sight with his mighty power left few in number among the hea- of Egypt; then, whither the LORD shall lead 38 To drive out nations from you.

fore thee greater and mightier th 28 And there ye shall serve gods, thou art, to bring thee in, to g the work of men's hands, wood and thee their land for an inheritan stone, which neither see, nor hear, as it is this day. nor eat, nor smell.

39 Know therefore this day, a 29 But if from thence thou shalt consider it in thine heart, that seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt Lord he is God in heaven abo find him, if thou seek him with all and upon the earth beneath: th thy heart and with all thy soul. is none else.

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Three cities of refuge. DEUTERONOMY. The covenant in Horeb.
40 Thou shalt keep therefore his may learn them, and keep and do
statutes, and his commandments, them.
which I command thee this day, 2 The LORD our God made a cov-
that it may go well with thee, and enant with us in Horeb.
with thy children after thee, and 3 The LORD made not this cove-
that thou mayest prolong thy days nant with our fathers, but with us,
upon the earth, which the LORD thy even us, who are all of us here alive
God giveth thee, for ever.

this day.
41 Then Moses severed three | 4 The LORD talked with you face
cities on this side Jordan toward to face in the mount out of the
the sunrising ;

midst of the fire,
42 That the slayer might flee thith-5 (I stood between the LORD and
er, which should kill his neighbour you at that time, to shew you the
unawares, and hated him not in word of the LORD; for ye were
times past; and that fleeing unto afraid by reason of the fire, and
one of these cities he might live: went not up into the mount,) say-

43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, ing,
in the plain country, of the Reuben 6 I am the LORD thy God, which
ites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the brought thee out of the land of
Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of Egypt, from the housu of bondage.
the Manassites.

✓ Thou shalt have none other gods
44 ( And this is the law which before me.
Moses set before the children of Is 8 Thou shalt not make thee any
rael:

graven image, or any likeness of 45 These are the testimonies, and any thing that is in heaven above, the statutes, and the judgments, or that is in the earth beneath, or which Moses spake unto the chil- that is in the waters beneath the dren of Israel, after they came forth earth: out of Egypt,

9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself 46 On this side Jordan, in the valley unto them, nor serve them: for I the over against Beth-peor, in the land LORD thy God am a jealous God, visof Sihon king of the Amorites, who iting the iniquity of the fathers updwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and on the children unto the third and the children of Israel smote, after fourth generation of them that hate they were come forth out of Egypt: me, 47. And they possessed his land, 10 And shewing mercy unto thouand the land of Og king of Bashan, sands of them that love me and keep two kings of the Amorites, which my commandments. were on this side Jordan toward the 11 Thou shalt not take the name sunrising;

of the Lord thy God in vain : for 48 From Aroer, which is by the the Lord will not hold him guiltbank of the river Arnon, even unto less that taketh his name in vain. mount Zion, which is Hermon, 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanc49 And all the plain on this side tify it, as the LORD thy God hath Jordan castward, even unto the sea commanded thee. of the plain, under the springs of 13 Six days thou shalt labour, and Pisgah.

do all thy work: CHAPTER V.

14 But the seventh day is the sabThe history of the covenant in Horeb; 6 of the bath of the Lord thy God: in it thou giving of the ten commandments; 22, and of shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy Moses receiving the law from God in behalf of

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the LORD our God shall say; al 15 And remember that thou wast speak thou unto us all that the Lor a servant in the land of Egypt, and our God shall speak unto thee; al that the LORD thy God brought thee we will hear it, and do it. out thence through a mighty hand 28 And the LORD heard the voi and by a stretched out arm: there of your words, when ye spake un fore the LORD thy God commanded me; and the LORD said unto me thee to keep the sabbath day.

have heard the voice of the wor 16 Honour thy father and thy of this people, which they have sp mother, as the LORD thy God hath ken unto thee: they have well sa commanded thee; that thy days may all that they have spoken. be prolonged, and that it may go 29 Oh that there were such a hea well with thee, in the land which in them, that they would fear m the LORD thy God giveth thee. and keep all my commandmen 17 Thou shalt not kill.

always, that it might be well wi. 18 Neither shalt thou commit adul- them, and with their children f tery.

ever! 19 Neither shalt thou steal.

30 Go say to them, Get you in 20 Neither shalt thou bear false your tents again. witness against thy neighbour. 31 But as for thee, stand thou he

21 Neither shalt thou desire thy by me, and I will speak unto th neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou all the commandments, and the sta covet thy neighbour's house, his field, utes, and the judgments, which the or his manservant, or his maidserv- shalt teach them, that they may ant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing them in the land which I give the that is thy neighbour's.

to possess it. 22 9 These words the Lord spake 32 Ye shall observe to do the unto all your assembly in the mount fore as the LORD your God ha out of the midst of the fire, of the commanded you: ye shall not tu cloud, and of the thick darkness, aside to the right hand or to the le with a great voice; and he added 33 Ye shall walk in all the wa no more. And he wrote them in which the LORD your God hath co two tables of stone, and delivered manded you, that ye may live, a them unto me.

that it may be well with you, a 23 And it came to pass, when ye that ye may prolong your days heard the voice out of the midst of the land which ye shall possess. the darkness, for the mountain did burn with fire, that ye came near An exhortation to obey the law, and to teach it

CHAPTER VI. unto me, even all the heads of your

igently to their children. tribes, and your elders ;

TOW these are the commar 24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD ments, the statutes, and t our God hath shewed us his glory judgments, which the LORD yo and his greatness, and we have heard God commanded to teach you, th his voice out of the midst of the fire: ye might do them in the land whi we have seen this day that God er ye go to possess it: doth talk with man, and he liveth. 2 That thou mightest fear the Lo

25 Now therefore why should we thy God, to keep all his statutes a die? for this great fire will consume his commandments, which I co us: if we hear the voice of the LORD mand thee, thou, and thy son, a our God any more, then we shall die. thy son's son, all the days of t

26 For who is there of all flesh, that life; and that thy days may be p hath heard the voice of the living longed. God speaking out of the midst of the 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and fire, as we have, and lived ? serve to do it; that it may be w

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An exhortation
DEUTERONOMY.

to obey the law. with thee, and that ye may increase commandments of the LORD your mightily, as the LORD God of thy fa- God, and his testimonies, and his thers hath promised thee, in the land statutes, which he hath commanded that floweth with milk and honey. thee.

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our 18 And thou shalt do that which is God is one LORD:

right and good in the sight of the 5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy LORD; that it may be well with God with all thine heart, and with thee, and that thou mayest go in all thy soul, and with all thy might. and possess the good land which the

6 And these words, which I com- LORD sware unto thy fathers,
mand thee this day, shall be in thine 19 To cast out all thine enemies
heart:

from before thee, as the Lord hath
7 And thou shalt teach them dili- spoken.
gently unto thy children, and shalt 20 And when thy son asketh thee
talk of them when thou sittest in in time to come, saying, What mean
thine house, and when thou walk- the testimonies, and the statutes, and
est by the way, and when thou liest the judgments, which the LORD our
down, and when thou risest up.

God hath commanded you? 8 And thou shalt bind them for a 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy sign upon thine hand, and they shall son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in be as frontlets between thine eyes. Egypt; and the LORD brought us out 9 And thou shalt write them upon of Egypt with a mighty hand: the posts of thy house, and on thy 22 And the LORD shewed signs gates.

and wonders, great and sore, upon 10 And it shall be, when the LORD Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all thy God shall have brought thee into his household, before our eyes: the land which he sware unto thy 23 And he brought us out from fathers

, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to thence, that he might bring us in, Jacob, to give thee great and goodly to give us the land which he sware cities, which thou buildedst not, unto our fathers. 11 And houses full of all good 24 And the Lord commanded us things, which thou filledst not, and to do all these statutes, to fear the wells digged, which thou diggedst LORD our God, for our good always, not, vineyards and olive trees, which that he might preserve us alive, as thou plantedst not; when thou shalt it is at this day. have eaten and be full;

25 And it shall be our righteous12 Then beware lest thou forget the ness, if we observe to do all these Lord, which brought thee forth out commandments before the Lord our of the land of Egypt, from the house God, as he hath commanded us. of bondage.

CHAPTER VII. 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy AU intercourse with the nations of Canaan is for. God, and serve him, and shalt swear bidden, 4 for fear of idolatry, 6 to promote the by his name.

holiness of the people, 9 and to secure the favour

of God. 17 A promise of victory over those na14 Ye shall not go after other gods, tions. 25 Their idols to be destroyed. of the gods of the people which are

THEN the LORD thy God shall

bring thee into the land whither 15 For the Lord thy God is a thou goest to possess it, and hath cast jealous God among you ; lest the out many nations before thee, the anger of the LORD thy God be kin- Hittites, and the Girgashites, and dled against thee, and destroy thee the Amorites, and the Canaanites, from off the face of the earth. and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, 16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD and the Jebusites, seven nations your God, as ye tempted him in greater and mightier than thou ; Massah.

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the heathen forbidden shalt smite them, and utterly destroy the LORD thy God shall keep unt them; thou shalt make no covenant thee the covenant and the mere with them, nor shew mercy unto which he sware unto thy fathers: them:

13 And he will love thee, and bles 3 Neither shalt thou make mar- thee, and multiply thee: he will als riages with them; thy daughter thou bless the fruit of thy womb, and th shalt not give unto his son, nor his fruit of thy land, thy corn, and th daughter shalt thou take unto thy wine, and thine oil, the increase son.

thy kine, and the flocks of thy shee 4 For they will turn away thy son in the land which he sware unto th from following me, that they may fathers to give thee. serve other gods: so will the anger 14 Thou shalt be blessed above a of the LORD be kindled against you, people: there shall not be male and destroy thee suddenly.

female barren among you, or amon 5 But thus shall ye deal with your cattle. them; ye shall destroy their altars, 15 And the LORD will take awa and break down their images, and from thee all sickness, and will pr cut down their groves, and burn none of the evil diseases of Egyp their graven images with fire. which thou knowest, upon thee; b

6 For thou art a holy people unto will lay them upon all them the the LORD thy God: the LORD thy hate thee. God hath chosen thee to be a special 16 And thou shalt consume all th people unto himself, above all people people which the LORD thy Go that are upon the face of the earth. shall deliver thee; thine eye sha

7 The Lord did not set his love have no pity upon them: neith upon you, nor choose you, because shalt thou serve their gods; for tha ye were more in number than any will be a snare unto thee. people ; for ye were the fewest of 17 If thou shalt say in thine hean all people:

These nations are more than 1; ho 8 But because the Lord loved you, can I dispossess them? and because he would keep the oath 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of the which he had sworn unto your fa- but shalt well remember what t thers, hath the LORD brought you out LORD thy God did unto Pharao with a mighty hand, and redeemed and unto all Egypt; you out of the house of bondmen, 19 The great temptations whi from the hand of Pharaoh king of thine eyes saw, and the signs, an Egypt.

the wonders, and the mighty har 9 Know therefore that the Lord and the stretched out arm, where thy God, he is God, the faithful God, the LORD thy God brought thee ou which keepeth covenant and mercy so shall the LORD thy God do un with them that love him and keep all the people of whom thou a his commandments to a thousand afraid. generations ;

20 Moreover the LORD thy God w 10 And repayeth them that hate send the hornet among them, un him to their face, to destroy them: they that are left, and hide the he will not be slack to him that selves from thee, be destroyed. hateth him, he will repay him to 21 Thou shalt not be affright his face.

at them: for the LORD thy God 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the among you, a mighty God and te commandments, and the statutes, rible. and the judgments, which I com- 22 And the LORD thy God will p mand thee this day, to do them. out those nations before thee byl

12 Wherefore, it shall come to tle and little: thou mayest not co pass, if ye hearken to these judg- sume them at once, lest the beas ments, and keep and do them, that of the field increase upon thee.

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