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« and shalt have remained long in the “ there is none else besides him. 36.0 « land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and " of heaven he made thee to hear his void “ make a graven image, or the likeness of " that he might instruct thee; and up “ 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 “ of the fire. 37. And because he love “ witness against you this day, that ye shall “ thy fathers, therefore he chose th: “ soon utterly perish from off the land “ seed after them, and brought theea “ whereụnto you go over Jordan to possess

“ in his sight with his mighty power o « 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 mighi o the LORD shall scatter you among the “ than thou art, to bring thee in to “ 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 di « 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 above, a “ wood and stone, which neither see, nor upon

the earth beneath : there is no hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29. But if " else. 40. Thou shalt keep therefore, “ from thence thou shalt seek the LORD " statutes, and his commandments whid “ thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou “ I command thee this day, that it may « seek him with all thy heart, and with all « well with thee, and with thy childre " thy soul. 30. When thou art in tribu- « after thee, and that thou mayest prolog “ lation, and all these things are come thy days upon the earth, which & “ upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou « LORD thy God giveth thee, for me “ turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be 41. Then Moses severed three cities “ obedient unto his voice : 31. (For the this (k) side Jordan towards the sun rising LORD thy God is a merciful God) he 42. That the slayer might flee thitbe " 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 tha « fathers, which he sware unto them. fleeing unto one of these cities, he mich

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 46 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

any such thing as this great thing is, or Moses set before the children of Israel « hath been heard like it?


45. These are the testimonies, and to “ people hear the voice of God speaking statutes, and the judgments, which Mo « out of the midst of the fire, () as thou spake unto the children of Israel, after « hast heard, and liye? 34. Or hath God they came forth out of Egypt; 46. On the “ assayed to go and take him a nation from side Jordan in the valley over against Belle 6 the midst of another nation, by tempta- peor, in the land of Sihon king of de “ tions, by signs, and by wonders, and by Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, we “ war, and by a mighty hand, and by a Moses and the children of Israel smote s stretched out arm, and by great terrors, after they were come forth out of Egypt “ 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.

35. Unto thee it was shewed, that thou the Amorites, which were on this side " mightest know that the LORD he is God; Jordan, towards the sun-rising ; 48. From

Did ever

(k) v. 41.

• This side,” i. e. “ the Eat

(1) v. 33. “ As thou hast heard,” i. e. when the Ten Commandments were delivered at mount Sinai. See Exod. xix. 21.-XX. 22. and post, Deuter, v. 4. 22. 23. 24.


3. The

roer, which is by the bank of the river
mnon, even unto mount Sion, which is
ermon. 49. And all the plain on this
de Jordan eastward, even unto the sea
e plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

ND Moses (1) called all Israel, and

said unto them, “ Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them and keep and do them. 2. (m) The LORD our God made a covenant with us in (n) Horeb. LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. 4. The LORD talked with


face to face in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, 5. 10) (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount) saying, 6. I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 7. Thou shalt have none other Gods before me. 8. Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth. 9. Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them; nor serve them: for Í the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, 10. And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

11. Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 12. Keep the sabbath

“ day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God “ hath commanded thee. 13. Six days thou « shalt labour, and do all thy work: “ 14. But the seventh day is the sabbath " of the LORD thy God : in it thou shalt “ not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor

thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor “ thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor " thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy “ stranger that is within thy gates; that “ thy man-servant and thy maid-servant

may rest as well as thou. 15. And re56 member that thou wast a servant in the “ land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy " God brought thee out thence, through “ a mighty hand, and by a stretched out “ arm, (p) therefore the LORD thy God

commanded thee to keep the sabbath“ day. 16. Honour thy father and thy “ mother, as the LORD thy God hath com« manded thee; that thy days may be pro“ longed, and that it may go well with thee, “ in the land which the LORD thy God “ giveth thee. 17. Thou shalt not kill. « 18. Neither shalt thou commit adultery. 19.

Neither shalt thou steal. 20. Neither u shalt thou bear false witness against thy “ neighbour. 21. Neither shalt thou de “ sire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt " thou covet thy neighbours house, his « field, or his man-servant, or his maid.

servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing « that is thy neighbours. 22. These words “ the LORD spake unto all your assembly « in the moụnt out of the midst of the fire, " of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, “ with a great voice, and he added no more: « and he wrote them in two tables of stone, « and delivered them unto me. 23. And “ it came to pass when ye heard the voice " out of the midst of the darkness (for the « mountain did burn with fire) that ye “ came near unto me, even all the heads of “ your tribes, and your elders. 24. And

and xx.

(1) v. 1. “Called, &c." This was the fortieth ar after the departure from Egypt, the st year of the life of Moses ; before Christ 451.

(m) q. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 9. 11. 12. 14. 15. 16. 2. 24. 25. 27. 28. 32. 33.

• The Lord.” leb. « Jehovah." (n) v.2. “ Horeb." i. e. Mount Sinai : the

first year after they left Egypt. See Exod. xix.

() v.5. " I stood, &c." See Exod. xix. 20. Exod. xx. 18. 19.

(c) v. 15. “ Therefore, &c." This reason applied peculiarly to the Israelites : but the reason affigned, Exod. xx. II. « For in six “ days the Lord made heaven and earth, &c.” applies equally to all mankind.

NOW() these are the commande

ye said, Behold the LORD our God hath « shewed us his glory, and his greatness, 66 and we have heard his voice out of the " midst of the fire : we have seen this day " that God doth talk with man, (P) and he “ liveth. 25. Now therefore why should

we die ? for this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of the LORD our God

any more, then we shall die. 26. For " who is there of all filesh that hath heard ý the voice of the living God, speaking out s of the midst of the fire (as we have) and “ lived ? 27. Go (9) thou near, and hear all « that the LORD our God shall

say ; and speak

thou unto us all that the “ LORD our God shall speak unto thee, « and we will hear it, and do it. 28. And “ the LORD heard the voice of your words, " when ye spake unto me; and the LORD « said unto me, “ I have heard the voice 6 of the words of this people, which they “ have spoken unto thee: they have well « said all that they have spoken. 29. O « that there were such an heart in them, “ that they would fear me, and keep all

my commandments always that it might “ be well with them, and with their chil« dren for ever. 30. Go say to them, Get

you into your tents again. 31. But as « for thee, stand thou here by me, and I « will speak unto thee all the command" ments, and the statutes, and the judg• ments which thou shalt teach them, that “ they may do them in the land which I “ give them to possess it.” 32. Ye shall ob« serve to do therefore, as the LORD your « God hath commanded you: you shall not “ turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

33. You shall walk in all the ways which “ the LORD your God hath commanded


that ye may live, and that is o be well with you, and that ye may long your days in the land which red possess.


the commande the statutes, and the judzes " which (s) the LORD your God com " ed to teach you, that ye might dom o the land whither ye go to post “ 2. That thou mightest fear the la “ God, to keep all his statutes, and his “ mandments which I command thee:3 " and thy son, and thy son's son, all chev “ of thy life, and that thy days may bey “ longed. 3. Hear therefore, O Israel, “ observe to do it, that it may be wede “ thee, and that ye may increase mije

as(t) the LORD God of thy father “ promised thee, in (u)the land that the or with milk and honey. 4. Hear, o la

The LORD our God is one La “ 5. (x) And thou shalt (v) love the La “ thy God with all thine heart, and a « thy soul, and with all thy might. 6.3 " these words which I command there is “ day, shall be in thine heart. 7. Andele “ shalt teach them diligently us + children, and shalt talk of the 1" “ thou sittest in thine house, ade " thou walkest by the way, and when the “ liest down, and when thou mest « 8. And thou shalt bind then for sin “ upon thine hand, and they shala " thou shalt write them upon the possa

frontlets between thine eyes. Some « thy house, and on thy gates. 10. AR 1 « shall be when the LORD thy God in “ have brought thee into (z) the land was

() v. 24. “ and he liveth.” See ante, Deut.

iv. 34.

(9) v. 27. Go thou near, &c." See Exod. XX. 19.

(v) Continuation of an address from Moses to the Israelites, the year in which he died. Before Christ 1451.

(-) v. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 10. 12. 13. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 24. 25. “ The Lord.” Heb. « Jehovah.”

(1) v. 3. “As, &c.” part of the oath to Abraham, Gen. xxii. 17. was in multiplying I will “ multiply thy seed as the stars of heaven:" and

part of the promise to Isaac, Gen. XVI. Thy seed shall be as the dust of the earth.' (u) v. 3. “The land, &c." i.e." of Canu

(x) v.š. “ And," or " therefore." Peer on the Creed, 25.

() 0.5, “Love, &c.The charac: “ istic excellence of the Mosaic law is, that “ enjoins obedience upon this high princq “ The love of God.” 2 Hales, 257,

(2) v. 1o. “ The land, &c." * of Canai Gen. xii. 5 to 7. Gen. xiii. 14. 15. Gen. 18 to 21.

Gen. xvii. 8. Gen. Ixvi. i to and Gen. xxviii. 18..

" which he sware unto our fathers.

24. And the LORD commanded us to do « all these statutes, to fear the LORD our " God, for our good always, that he might “ preserve us alive, as it

at this day. “ 25. And it shall be our righteousness, if

we observe to do all these command“ ments, before the LORD our God, as he " hath commanded us."



greater and

e sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to saac, and to Jacob, to give thee great nd goodly cities which thou buildest not, 1. And houses full of all good things zhich thou filledst not, and wells digged hich thou diggest not, vineyards and live trees which thou plantedst not, vhen thou shalt have eaten and be full; 2. Then beware lest thou forget the LORD which brought thee forth out of he land of Egypt, from the house of ondage, 13. Thou shalt fear the LORD hy God (a) and serve him, and shalt wear by his name. 14. Ye shall not go ifter other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you : 15. (For he LORD thy God is a jealous God mong you) lest the anger of the LORD hy God be kindled against thee, and detroy thee from off the face of the earth. 16. Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him (6) in Massah. 17. You shall diligently keep the comnandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes which ie hath commanded thee. 18. And thou halt do that which is right and good in he sight of the LORD : that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers : 19. To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. 20. And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimomonies, and the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD our God hath commanded you? 21. Then thou shalt say unto thy son, “ We were Pharaoh's bond-men in Egypt, and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22. And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes : brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land

THEN (c) the LORD thy God shall

bring thee into the land whither “ thou goest to possess it, and hath cast « out many nations before thee, the Hit. " tites, and the Girgashites, and the “ Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the “ Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the “ Jebusites, seven nations “ mightier than thou; 2. And when the “ LORD thy God shall deliver them before « thee, thou shalt smite them, and utterly “ destroy them, thou shalt make no cove

nant with them, nor shew mercy unto “ them: 3. Neither shalt thou make mara “ riages with them; thy daughter thou « shalt not give unto his son, nor his 66 daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. “ 4. For they will turn away thy son from “ following me, that they may serve other “ gods : so will the anger of the LORD be “ kindled against you, and destroy thee “ suddenly. 5. But thus shall ye deal “ with them ; ye shall destroy their altars, us and break down their images, and cut “ down their groves, and burn ' their

graven images with fire. 6. For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy "God : the LORD thy God hath chosen “ thee to be a special people unto himself, « above all people that are upon the face “ of the earth. 7. The LORD did not set « his love upon you, nor choose you, be

cause ye were more in number than “ any people (for ye were the fewest of “ all people): 8. But because the LORD

23. And he

(a) v.13.

“And serve him," or " and him only shalt thou serve." Sept. It is so quoted

our Saviour, Matt. iv, 10. Luke iv. 8. In at age some men worshipped false gods, tother with the true one. Kennic. Rem. 73. ? (6) v, 16. “ In Massah,” by murmuring for

want of water, and so distrusting God's power to supply them. See Exod. xvii. 1. 2.7.

(c) Continuation of an address from Moses to the Israelites in the year in which he died. Before Christ 1451.

6. tions ;

“ loved you, and because he would keep " the (c) oath which he had sworn unto

your fathers, hath the LORD brought

you out with a mighty hand, and re“ deemed you out of the house of bond

men, from the hand of Pharaoh king “ of Egypt. 9. Know therefore that the « LORD thy God he is God, the faithful « God, which keepeth covenant and mercy " with them that love him, and keep his o commandments, to a thousand genera

10. And repayeth them that " hate him, to their face, to destroy them : 6 he will not be slack to him that hateth “ him, he will repay him to his face.

11. Thou shalt therefore keep the com" mandments, and the statutes, and the “ judgments which I command thee this “ day, to do them. 12. Wherefore it “ shall come to pass, if ye hearken to 66 these judgments, and keep and do “ them, that the LORD thy God shall keep 66 unto thee the covenant and the mercy 66 which he sware unto thy fathers. “ 13. And he will love thee, and bless thee, “ and multiply thee: he will also bless " the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of " thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and " thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and « the flocks of thy sheep, in the land " which he sware unto thy fathers to give

thee. 14. Thou shalt be blessed above “ all people : there shall not be male or “ female barren among you, or among

your cattle. 15. And the LORD will “ take away from thee all sickness, and “ will put none of the evil diseases of “ Egypt (which thou knowest) upon thee; “ but will lay them upon all them that hate " thee. 16. And thou shalt consume all « the people which the LORD thy God « shall deliver thee, thine eye shall have “ no pity upon them : neither shalt thou « serve their gods, for that will be a snare “ unto thee. 17. If thou shalt say in “ thine heart, These nations are more than “ I, how can I dispossess them? 18. Thou

« shalt not be afraid of them: but sha « well remember what the LORD thy Co “ did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt “ 19. The great (d) temptations whit

thine eyes saw, and the signs, and ! « wonders, and the mighty hand, and t “ stretched out arm, whereby the Lo " thy God brought thee out : so shall « LORD thy God do unto all the people or whom thou art afraid. 20. Morcom « the LORD thy God will send the her " among them, until they that are left « hide themselves from thee, be destro

21. Thou shalt not be affrighted at the « for the LORD thy God is among

a mighty God and terrible. 22. “ the LORD thy God will put out th of nations before thee by little and lit “ thou mayest not consume them at on « lest the beasts of the field increase on " thee. 23. But the LORD thy God di “ deliver them unto thee, and shall “ stroy them with a mighty destructie “ until they be destroyed. 24. And « shall deliver their kings into thinkend 6 and thou shalt destroy their name 6 under heaven: there shall no man be " to stand before thee, until thou hared “ stroyed them. 25. The graven ima

of their gods shall ye burn with " thou shalt not desire the silver or rs that is on them, nor take it unto « lest thou be snared therein: for it is « abomination to the LORD thy G " 26. Neither shalt thou bring an “ mination into thy house, lest thou « cursed thing like it : but thou shalt s terly detest it, and thou shalt utte

abhor it, for it is a cursed thing."


LL (e) the commandments

1(f) command thee this day, ye

observe to do, that ye may live, “ multiply, and go in and possess the li « which the LORD sware unto your fathe

(c) v. 8. “ The oath,” and v. 12.

« The " covenant,” to give them the land of Canaan. See ante, note on Deut. vi. 10.

(d) v.19.“ Temptations," i.e. “ the plagues “ brought upon the land of Egypt.”

(c) Continuation of the address from Moses

to the Israelites in the year in which he di Before Christ 1451.

(f) v. 1.“1," i.e. “ Moses,"' « The la i. e. of Canaan.” See ante, note on D

vi. 10.

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