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into such a City, and continue there a Tear, and Buy, and Seix, and get Gai«:
14 Whertas ye know not what (hill be on the Morrow : For what ij your Life} it is even a Vapour that a,>peareth for a little T.me, and tata Vanish I:th away.
15 For that ye ought to fay, If the Lord Will, we fliall Live, and da this 01 that.
', \ Moses diffuadeth them from the Opinion of their own Righteousness, by rehearsing their several Rebellions.
Ver. 1 TTEAR, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jerri ian this Day, to go in to possess Nations greater and mightier than thyself, Cities great and fenced up to Heaven,
2 A People great and tall, the Children of the Anakims, •whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard fay, Who can stand before the Children of Anak?
3 Understand therefore this Day,- that theLoRD thy Gon is he which goeth over before thee as a Consuming Fire.
4 Speak not thou in thine Heart, after that the Lord thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my Righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this- Land : but for the Wickedness of these Nations the Lord doth drive them out from before thee.
5 w Not for thy RighTeousness, or for the UpRightness of thine Heart dost thou go to possess their Land : but for the WickedNess of these Nations the Lord thy God doth Drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the Word which the Lord fware unto thy fathers.
6 Understand therefore, ?hat the Lor.D thy God piveth thee not this good Land to possess it, for thy Righteousness; for thou art a Stiff-necked People. .
"Er.'*, xxxiii. I! When I (hall fay to the Righteous, th ,t he fliall surely live; if he Trust to his oca Righteousness and commit Iniquity ; all his Righteousnels (hall not be remembred, but for his Iniquity that he haih committed, he lhali die for it.
%"». \t, 30 What (hall we fay then! that the Gemilei which followed not after Righteousness, have attained to Righteousness, even the Righteousness which is of Faith.
31 But Israel," which followed after the Law of Righteousness, hath not atiained to the Law of RighteOusness.
3z Wheiefiore? because they Sought it, Not by Faith, but as it weie by the Works of the Law : for they Stumbled at that Stumbling-stoke.
%tm. x. r Brethren, my Hearts Desire and Prayer to God for Israel, i:, that they might be saved.
7 Forget not how thou provokedst the Lord thy God to Wrath in the Wilderness: from the Day that thou didst depart out of the Land of Egypt, until ye came unto this Place, ye have been Rebellious against the Lord.
8 Also in Horeb ye provoked Lord to Wrath, so
thai '.. -rd was angry with JOu. !'• have destroyed you.
, '-) I was gone up into r'-. Mount, to receive the Tr.b'c* of Stone, then I abode in the Mount forty Days and sorty Nights, I neither did eat Bread, nor drink Water.
10 And the Lord delivered unto me two Tables of Stone written with the Finger of God, and on them was. written according to all the Words which the Lord spake with you in theMouNT, out of the midst of Fire.
I i And it came to pass at the End of forty Days and forty Nights, that the Lord gave me the two Tabies of Stone, even the Tables of the Covenant.
it And the Lord said unto me, Arise, get thee <fov?n quickly from hence; for thy People which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt, have corrupted themselves: they arc quickly turned aside out of the Wry which I commanded them;
2 Fot I bear them record, that they have a Zeal of Cod, but not according to Knowledge.
3 For they being Ignorant of God's Righteousness, and going about ro establish their Own RighteOusness, have not submitted themselves unto the Righteousness of God.
4 For Christ is the End of the Law for Righteousness to every one that Believeth.
J For Moses describeth the RighTeousness which il of the Law, Thae the Man which doth those Things, (hall live by them.
6 But the Righteousness which is of Faith, speaketh on this wife* Say not in thine Heart, Who (hall alcend into Heaven? (that is to bring Christ down from above)
7 Or who shall descend into the Deep! that is to bring up Christ again from the Dead)
12 For there is no Difference between the Jlw and the Greek : for rhe fame Lord over all, is rich unto all that call upon him.
13 For whosoever shall call 'iport the Name of the Lord, (hall be laved.
Epbts.ii. 8 By Grace ye are saved, through Faith ; and that not of your lelves: it is the Gift of God:
9 Not of Works, lest any Man should boast:
ro For we are his Workmanship, Created in Christ Jesus unto Good Works which God hath before ordained that we should walk in th :m.
Tit iii. 5 Not by Works of RighTeoushess, which we have done, but according to his Mercy he Saved us, by the washing of Regeneration, and renewing of the Holy Ghost.
Cat. iii 19 Wherefore then serveth the Law! It was added because of Transgressions, till the Seed should come, to whom the Promise was made; and it was Ordained by AnGels in the Hand of a Mediator.
10 Now a Mediator is not a Mediator of one; but God is One.
ar Is the Law then against the PROMisFj of God? Gon forbid: for if there had been a Law given which could have given Lie t, verily RighteOusness sliould have been by the Law.
they have made them a mol- , » But the Scripture hath con
'T eluded all under SrN, that the Pno
ten Image. Mtsr.hyFAiTH of Jf.sus Christ might
13 Furthermore, theLoRD be given to them that Believe. spake unto me, saving, I have . - before FAiTHcame, we weie X , . , ' p . , ., kerr undet the Law, (hut up unto the seen this People, and behold, fa!ik which mould afterwards be.t
it is a stiff-necked People. Vealf.d.
14 Let me alone, that I , -4 Wherefore the Law was our <n , , Sc-hoolmastkr. to bring us unto
may destroy them, and blot Christ, that we might be Justimib out their Name from under by Faith. Heaven: and I will make of thee a Nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So I turned and oame down from the Mount, and the Mount burned with Fire: and the two Tables of the Covenant were in my two Hands.
16 And I looked, and behold, ye had finned against the Lord your God, and had made you a molten Calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had commanded you.
17 And I took the two Tables, and cast them out of my two Hands, and brake them before your Eyes. <
18 And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty Days and forty Nights; I did neither eat Bread, nor drink Water, because of all your Sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the Sight of the Lord, to provoke him to Anger.
19 (For I was Afraid of the Anger, and hot Displea* sure wherewith the Lord was wroth against you to destroy you) But the Lord hearkned unto me.at that Time also.
22 And at Taberah, and at Maflah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the Lord to Wrath.
23 Likewise when the Lord sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the Land which I have given you; then you Rebelled against the Commandment of the Lord your God, and ye Believed him Not, nor hearkned unto his Voice.
24 You have been Rebellious against the Lord, from the Day that I knew you.
25 Thus I fell down before the Lord forty Days and forty Nights, as I fell down at the first; because the Lord had said he would destroy you.
26 I Prayed therefore unto the Lord, and said, 0 Lord God, destroy not thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou halt redeemed through thy Greatness, which
than hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty Hand.
27 Remember thy Servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the Stubbornness of this People, nor to their Wickedness, nor to their Sin.
»8 Lest the Land whence thou broughtest us out, fay, Because the Lord was not able to bring them into the Land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to flay them in the Wilderness.
*9 Yet they are thy People, and thine Inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty Power, and by thy stretched out Arm.
1 God'; Mercy in restoring the two Tablet. 12 An Exhortation to Obedience.
Ver. 1 AT that Time the Lord said unto me, Hew thee Xjl two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the Mount, and make thee an Ark of Wood.
2 And I will write on the Tables the Words that were in the first Tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the Ark.
3 And I made an Ark of Shittim-wood, and hewed two Tables of Stone like unto the first, and went up into the Mount, haying the two Tables in mine Hand."
4 And he wrote on the Tables, according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the Mount, out of the Midst of the Fire, in tie Day of the Assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me.
5 And I turned myself and came down from the Mount, and put the Tables in the Ark which I had made, and there they be, as the Lord commanded me.
10 And I stayed in the Mount, according to the first time, forty Days and forty Nights, and the Lord hearknedBMo me at that time also, and the Lord would not destroy thee.
it And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy Journey before the People that they may go in, and possess the Land which I sware unto their Fathers to give unto them.
Kk 12 And
i2» And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God ReQuire of thee, but to Fear the Lord thy God, to Walk in all His Ways, and to Love Him, and to serve the Lord thy God with all thy Heart, and with all thy Soul.
I 3 To Keep the ComMandments of the Lord, and his Statutes which I command thee this Day for thy Good.
14 y Behold, the Heaven, and theHEAVENOfHEAVENS is the Lord's thy God, the Earth also, with all that therein is.
* Mic. vi 6 Wherewith shall I com* before the Lord, and bow myself before the High God J shall I come before him with Burnt offerings, «uh Calves of a Year old?
7 Will the Lord be pleased with Thousands of Rams, or with tea Thousands of Rivers of Oyl? flnll I give my First-born for my Ttansgreflion, the Fruit of my Body for the Sin os my Soul?
8 He hath shewed thee, O Min> what is Good ; and what doth the Lord require of thee, but to do juflly, and to love Mercy, and to walk humbly with thy God .
» i Cb'tn. vi. 1! Will God in very Deed Dwell with Men on the Earth? behold, the Heaven, and the HiaTxm of HeaveHs cannot contain him.
Efhis. iv. 10 He that Descender is the fame also* that Ascended up far Above All Heavens, that he might
15 Only the Lord had a KiUnTHmos.
r - 16 The Heaven, even
Delight in thy Fathers to love tn$£A£j, „e tht w,. bnt thc them, and he chose their Seed Earth hath he given t» thc Children after them, even you above °f Menall People, as it is this Day.
16 Circumcise therefore the Foreskin of your Heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
17 For the Lord your God is God of Gods, and Lord of Lords, a great God, a Mighty and a Terrible, which regardeth not Persons, nor taketh Reward.
18 He doth execute the Judgment of the Fatherless and Widow, and loveth the Stranger, in giving him Food and Raiment.
19 Love ye therefore the Stranger: fof ye were Strangers in the Land of Egypt,
20 Thou shalt Fear thc Lord thy God; him shalt thou Serve, and to him shalt thou Cleave; and swear by' his Name.
21 He is thy Praise, and he is thy God that hath done for thee these great and Terrible Things which thine Eyes hive seen. . ,
22 Thy Fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten Persons; and * now the Lord thy God hath made thee as the Stars of Heaven for multitude.
* ;» Mt the rrimisc te Abraham was fulfilled.-- ..