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CH A P. X. 1 God's Mercy in restoring the two Tables. 12 An Exhor.
tation to Obedience.
Ver. I A T that Time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee
A 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, having 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 the 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 hearkned unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
11 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.
12 * And now, Israel, what * Mic. vi. 6 Wherewith shall I coire doth the LORD thy GOD RE- before the a'GH GOD? thall I come
pe before the LORD, and bow myself QUIRE of thee, but to FEAR before him with Burnt offerings, with the LORD thy God, to WALK Calves of a Year old ? in all his WAYS, and to LOVE thousands of Rams, or with cen
7 Will the LORD be pleased with HIM, and to serve the LORD Thousands of Rivers of Oyl? fhall I thy God with all thy Heart, give my Firft-born for my Trans
gresion, the Fruit of my Body for and with all thy Soul.
the Sin of my Soul? 13 TO KEEP the Com- 8 He hath' fhewed thee, O Man,
what is Good ; and what doth the MANDMENTS of the LORD,
Lord require of thee, but to do juftly, and his STATUTES which I and to love Mercy, and to walk hunicommand thee this Day for bly with thy God? thy Good.
r 2 Ch on. vi. 18 Will God in very 14 y Behold, the HEAVEN,
Deed DWELL with Men on the Earth?
behold, the HEAVEN, and the HEA• and the HEAVEN OF HEAVENS VEN of HEAVENS cannot contain is the Lord's thy God, the him. Earth also, with all that there
Evhel. iv, 10 He that DESCENDED IS
the lame also that ASCENDED up far in is.
ABOVE ALL HEAVENS, that he might 15 Only the Lord had a FILL ALL THINGS. Doliche in'chu Delight in thy Fathers to love,
ochot love P al. cxv. 16 The HEAVEN, even
the HFAVENS are the Lord's : but the them, and he chose their Seed EARTH hath he given to the Childien after them, even you above of Men. all 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 Perfons, 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: for ye were Strangers in the Land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt Fear the LORD thy God; bim 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 have 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. * In this the Promise 10 Abraham was fulfilled.
| C H A P. XI. i An Exhortation to Obedience. 26 A Blesing and Curse is
set before them. Ver. 1 THEREFORE thou shalt love the Lord thy
1 God, and keep his Charge, and his STATUTES, and his Judgments, and his COMMANDMENTS alway.
2 And know you this Day: for I speak not with your Children which have not known, and which have not seen the Chastisement of the LORD your God, his GREATNESS, his MIGHTY Hand, and his stretched out Arm,
3 And his MIRACLES, and his Acts which he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the King of Egypt, and unto all his Land,
4 And what he did unto the ARMY of Egypt, unto their Horses, and to their Chariots, how he made the Water of the RED SEA to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this Day,
5 And what he did unto you in the Wilderness, until ye came into this place,
6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram ; how the Earth opened her Mouth and swallowed them up.
7 But your Eyes have seen all the great Acts of the LORD which he did.
8 Therefore shall ye KEEP all the COMMANDMENTS which I command you this Day, that ye may be strong, and go in and pofless the Land whither you go to pofless it :
9 And that ye may prolong your Days in the Land which the LORD sware unto your Fathers to give unto them, and to their Seed.
10 For the Land whither thou goeft in to posless it, is not as the Land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedit thy Seed, and wateredst it with thy Foot, as a Garden of Herbs :
u But the Land whither ye go to poflefs it, is a Land of Hills and Valleys, and drinketh Water of the Rain of Heaven :
12 A Land which the LORD thy God CARETH for: the Eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the Beginning of the Year, even unto the End of the Year. 13 And it Thall come to pass, if you shall hearken dili
gently gently unto my COMMANDMENTS which I command you this Day, to love the LORD your God, and to SERVE him with all your HEART, and with all your SOUL;
14 ? That I will give you the Rain of your Land in man waiteth for the precious Fruit due Season, the first Rain, of the Earth, and bath long Patience and the latter Rain, that thou
for it, until he receive the early and
latter RAIN. mayest gather in thy Corn, feel ii, 21 Fear not, o Land, be and thy Wine, and thine glad and rejoyce : for the LORD will
do great things. Oyl.
22 Be not afraid, ye Beasts of the 15 And I will send Grass Field; for the Paftures of the Wilin thy Fields, for thy Cattel, derness do spring, for the Tree bear
eth her Fruit, the Fig.tree and the that thou mayelt eat and be Vine do yield their strength. full.
16 : Take heed to your. Jer, svii. 9 The Heart is DECEITfelves, that your Heart be FUL above all things, and DESPERATE
LY WICKED, who can know it? not deceived, and ye tum 2- 10 I the LORD SEARCH the HEART, fide, and serve other Gods, I try the Reins, even to give every and worship them :
Man according to his Ways, and ac
cording to the Fruit of his Doings. 17 6 And then the Lord's
is Di Kings svii. 1 And Elijah faid Wrath be kindled against you, unto Ahab, As the LORD God of and he shut up the Heaven Israel liveth, before whom I ftand, that there be no Rain, and
Rain and there shall not be Dew nor Rain thele
Years, but according to my WORD. that the Land yield not her Fruit, and left ye perish quickly from off the good Land which the LORD giveth you.
18 Therefore shall ye LAY UP these my Words in your HEART, and in your Soul, and bind them for a Sign upon your Hand, that they may be as Frontlets between your Eyes.
19 And ye shall teach them your CHILDREN; SPEAKING of them when thou sittest in thine House, and when thou WALKEST by the Way, when thou kiest down, and when thou RISEST up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the Door-posts of thine House, and upon thy Gates :
21 That your Days may be multiplied, and the Days of your Children, in the Land which the LORD sware unto your Fathers to give them, as the Days of HEAVEN upon the Earth.
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these COMMANDMENTS which I command you to do them, to LOVE the LORD your God, to walk in all his Ways, and to CLEAVE unto him ;