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Israelites forbidden to meddle DEUTERONOMY, II. with the Edomites, Moabites.

B. C. 1451.

1 no, not so much as a foot breadth, because d I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.

6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink. 7 For the LORD thy God hath Jos.24.4. blessed thee in all the workse of le Ps.90.17. thy hand; he knoweth thy walk- fch.8.2-4. ing through this great wilderness : these f forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee, thou hast lacked nothing.

29.5. Ne.9.21. Lu.22.35.

mon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot u 1 even to the for a possession. treading of the sole of the foot. d Ge.36.8.

20 (That also was accounted a land of giants; giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims; v

15 For indeed the hands of the LORD was against them, to destroy t them from among the host, until they were consumed.

16 So it came to pass, when all the inen of war were consumed, and dead from among the people, 17 That the LORD spake unto me,

8 And g when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, h and from Ezion-gaber, we turned, and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

9 And the LORD said unto me, 2 Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle; for I will not give thee of their land for a possession, because I have given in Ar unto the k children of Lot for a possession.

10 (The Emims / dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as the m Anakims; 11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakins; but the Moabites call them Emims.

12 The Horims n also dwelt in Seir before-time; but the children of Esau 3 succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their 4 stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.)

13 Now rise up, said 1, and get youu Ge. 19.36over the 5 brook Zered: 0 and we went over the brook Zered.

38. v Ge. 14.5.

14 And the space in which we Zurims. came p from Kadesh-barnea, until w ver. 10. we were come over the 5 brook Ge.36.20, Zered, was thirty and eight years; &c. until all g the generation of the y Jos. 13.3. men of war were wasted out from z Jer.25.20. among the host, as r the LORD a Ge.10.14. sware unto them.


b Nu.21.13, 14.

Ju.11.18,21. s begin,


18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:

g Ju.11.18.

1Ki.9.26. 2 or, use no hostility against Moab.

Nu.21.28. Ge. 19.36,37. l Ge.14.5.

m ch.9.2. Nu. 13.22,23. Ge. 14.6.

3 inherited them.

4 or room.


or, valley. o Nu.21.12.

P Nu. 13.26. 9 Nu. 14.32,

33. 26.64.

r ch.1.34,35.

Nu. 14.35. Ps.95.11. Eze.20.15. s Ps.78.33. 106.26.

t 1Cor. 10.5.

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19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle; with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Am

Ro.9.18.22. Nu.21.23,


21 A people great, w and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:

22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the x Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:

23 And the y Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, z the a Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)

24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass b over the river Arnon: behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: 6 begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the c fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee. 26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth, unto Sihon king of Heshbon, with words of peace, d saying,

27 Let e me pass through thy land: I will go along by the highway; I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.

28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;

29 (As fthe children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me ;) until I shall pass over Jordan, into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.

30 But Sihong king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God hardened h his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. 31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.

32 Theni Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.

Og destroyed.


33 And the LORD our God deliver- B. C. 1451. ed him before us; and k we smote him, and his sons, and all his peo-k ch.29.7. ple.

I ch.20.16. 29.7.

34 And we took all his cities at that time and utterly destroyed 7 the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city; we left

none m to remain :

35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the cities which we took.


every city of men, and women, and little ones.

36 From n Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us: the LORDO our God delivered all unto us: 37 Only unto the land of the child-9 ren of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, p nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad q us. CHAPTER III.

b ch.1.4.

c 2Ch.20.17.

20 Moses' prayer to enter into the d Nu.21.24. land: 27 he is permitted to see it.

3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.

m ch.7.2,26.

n ch.3.12.

4.48. Jos. 13.9.

e 1Ki.4.13.


the way to Bashan: and a Og f ch.2.34. the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.b

Ps. 135.1012.


o Ps.44.3.

p Ge.32.22.

ver.5.9.19. (CHAP. 3.) a ch.29.7. Nu.21.33 35.

g Jos.11.12


h ch.4.48,49.

2 And the LORD said unto me, c Fear him not; for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon d king of the Amorites, k 1Ch.5.23. which dwelt at Heshbon. Eze.27.5.

i Ps.29.6.

9 (Which Hermon h the Sidonians call Sirion; i and the Amorites call it Shenir; k)

1 Jos. 12.5. 13.11. m Am.2.9.

4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, e the kingdom of Og in Bashan.



5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.

6 And ƒ we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the s Jos.12.2,3. men, women, and children, of every city.

t Nu.34.11.

7 But g all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to ourselves.

n 2Sa. 12.26. o Jos. 12.2.&c. 13.9.&c.

Jos. 13.29.

1Ch.2.22. Nu.32.3941. r Jos. 13.13. 2San.3.3. 10.6.

1 or, under

the springs of Pisgah, or, the hill.


8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the land that was on this 2 sons of side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;

u Nu.32.20,


v Jos.22.4.

w Nu.27.22,


Distribution of lands.

10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; m behold, his bedstead was bed. stead of iron; is it not in Rabbath n of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.

12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, o which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.

13 And p the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.

14 Jair q the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri r and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto this day.

15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir. 16 And unto the Reubenites, and unto the Gadites, I gave from Gilead even unto the river Arnon, half the valley, and the border, even unto the river Jabbok, which is s the border of the children of Ammon:

17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast, thereof, from Chinnereth t even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, 1 under Ashdothpisgah eastward.

18 T And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye u shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are 2 meet for the war.

19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;

20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then v shall ye return every man unto his possession which I have given you.

21 And w I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.

An exhortation

22 Ye shall not fear a them: for y B. C. 1451. the LORD your God he shall fight for you.


23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,

21 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness, z and thy mighty hand: for what a God is there in heaven or in earth that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?

25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good bland that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.

Is.43.1,2. y ch.1.30.

20.4. Ex. 14.14.

2 ch.11.2. a Ex. 15.11.


Moses appointeth the three cities of refuge on this side Jordan.

2-am.7.22. Ps.71.19. $6.8. 89.6,8. Is.40.23. Dan.3.29.

b Ex.3.8.

c Nu.20.12.


26 But e the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not 3 or, the hil d ch.1.38.

hear me and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.

Get thee up into the top of 3 Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not] go over this Jordan.

28 But d charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for he shall go over before this peo-: ple, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see. 29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.e

31.3,7. Nu.27.18,23 e ch.4.46. (CHAP. 4.) a Lev. 19.37. Ps.119.4.

b Eze.20.11. Rom.10.5. c ch.12.32. Rev.22.18,


d Nu.25.1-9. Ps. 106.28,29 e Nu.26.64. f Jos.23.8. Acts 11.23. g Pr.22. 19,20. h Job 28.28. Ps. 19.7.

111.10. Pr. 1.7.


rael, unto the statutes a and i Ps. 119.99. unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to dob them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.

k 2Sam.7.23.
1 Ps. 147.19,20
m Fr.4.23.

n Pr.3.1.

2 Ye c shall not add unto the word
which I command you, neither o ch.6.7.
shall ye diminish aught from it, that
ye may keep the commandments
of the LORD your God which I
command you.

11.19. Ps.78.5-7. Ep.6.4.

p Ex.XIX. XX. q Ec. 12.13. heart.

2 save a voice r Iki. 19.12.

3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because d of Baal-peor : for all e the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. 4 But ye that did cleave ƒ unto the LORD your God are alive everyt one of you this day.

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.

6 Keep, therefore, and do them: for this is your wisdom h and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these! statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.


$ Ex.34.28. Ex.31.18. u Ex.XXI. &c Jos.23.11. Ps. 119.9. w Is.40.18.


y Ex.20.4.5.

z Rom.1.23.

a Job 31.26, 27.

b ch.17.3.


3 or, impart


to obedience. 7 For k what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for?

8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?

9 Only take heed to thyself, and m keep thy soul diligently, lest n thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach o them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;

10 Specially the day p that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear q me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

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13 And he declared unto you his COV ant, which he commanded you to perform, even s ten commandments; and he t wrote them upon two tables of stone.

14 And u the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

15 Take v ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; (for ye saw no manner of similitude w on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire ;) 16 Lest ye corrupt x yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness y of male or female,

17 The likeness of any z beast that is on the carth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,

18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:

19 And lest thou lift a up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars,even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship b

them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath 3 divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.

An exhortation to obedience. DEUTERONOMY, IV.

B. C. 1451.

20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the c iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, d as ye are this day.

21 Furthermore e the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land which the f ver. 15, 16. LORD thy God giveth thee for ang ch.9.3. inheritance:


22 But I must die in this land, Ih Ex.20.5. must not go over Jordan: but ye Na.1.2. shall go over, and possess that good Zep.3.8. land.

23 Take heed f unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

c 1Ki.8.51.

Jer. 11.4.

d ch.9.29.

32.9. Ep.1.18.

e Nu.20.12.

i 2Ki.17. 17,

&c. 1Co.10.22.

k ch.30. 18, 19. Is. 1.2. Mi.6.2.

I ch.28.62-64. Lev.26.33. Ne.1.8,9.


Je.3.12-14. o Joel 2 12.

21 For the LORD thy God, is a consuming fire, g even a jealous h God. 25 When thou shalt beget child-m Jer. 16.13. ren, and children's children, and ye n Lev.26.39, shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke i him to anger; 26 Ik call heaven and earth to wit-p Jer.23.20. ness against you this day, that yeq Ps. 116.5. shall soon utterly perish from off Jon.4.2. the land whereunto ye go over r Job 8.8. Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27 And the LORD shall I scatter Ex. 19.18,19. you among the nations, and ye shall t ch.29.3. be left few in number among the u Ex.7.3. heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.

v Ex. 13.3.

28 And m there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

4 have found


Ex.6.6. ch.34.12. y Heb. 12.25.

z ch.10.15. Jer.31.3. a Ex. 13.3,9, 14.

29 But n if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all o thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribula- b ch.7.1. tion, and all these things 4 are come upon thee, even in the latter p days, c Is. 1.3. if thou turn to the LORD thy God, Hos.7.2. and shalt be obedient unto his d Jos.2.11. Voice; 1Chr.29.11.


The cities of refuge.

whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?

31 (For the LORD thy God is a qe Lev.22.31. merciful God:) he will not forsake ƒ ch.5.16. thee, neither destroy thee, nor for- Ep.6.3. get the covenant of thy fathers, which he sware unto them. 32 For r ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the Ps. 119.5. one side of heaven unto the other,

g ch. 19.4. Nu.35.11. h Jos.20.8.

i Ps. 119.2.

33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, s as thou hast heard, and live?

34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, t by signs, u and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty & hand, and by a stretched-out w arm, and by great terrors, & according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.

36 Out of heaven y he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.

37 And because he z loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his a mighty power out of Egypt;

38 To drive out nations from before thee greater b and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

39 Know therefore this day, and consider c it in thine heart, that d the LORD he is God in heaven

above, and upon the earth be

neath there is none else.

40 Thou e shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well ƒ with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordon toward the sun-rising;

42 That g the slaver might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:

43 Namely, Bezer h in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Rainoth in Giead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

44 T And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:

45 These are the testimonies, i and the statutes, k and the judg

The covenant in Horeb.

DEUTERONOMY, V. ments, which Moses spake unto B. C. 1451. the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,

1 Ps. 119.7.

46 On this side Jordon, in the mm ch.3.29.
valley over against Beth-peor, in n ch.1.4.
the land of Sihon king of the Amo- Nu.21,24,
rites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom
Moses and the children of Israel o ch.2.36.
smoten after they were come p Ps. 133.3.
forth out of Egypt:


q ch.3.17.

47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sun-rising;

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48 From Aroer, o which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,p

49 And all the plain on this side
Jordan eastward, even unto the
sea of the plain, under the springs qd Ex.24.2,3.

of Pisgah.

2 The LORD our God made a a covenant with us in Horeb.

3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, b even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

4 The LORD c talked with you face to face in the mount, out of the midst of the fire.

14 But the seventh day is the m 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 maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant n and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou.

2 servants.

Ga.3.19. 15 And remember o that thou e Ex.20.2-17. 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 stretchedout arm therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.



16 Honourp thy father and thy
mother, as the LORD thy God hath
commanded thee; that thy days q
Ro.11.28,29 may be prolonged, and that it may
go well with thee, in the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee.
17 Thou shalt not r kill.

18 Neither shalt thou commit. adultery.

19 Neither shalt thou t steal. 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness u against thy neighbour.

21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet v thy neighbour's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

(CHAP. 5.)
keep to do

5 (Id 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 Te am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of

2 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:

a Ex.19.5-8.


c Ex. 19.9, 18,


f Mat.4.10.
g ch.4.15-19.


The ten 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;

k Lev. 19.12.

Ps. 139.20.

l Is.5S. 13.
m Ge.2.2.
n Ex.23.12.

0 ch.15.15.

p Lev. 19.3.
Mat. 15.4-6.
7 ch.4.40.

r Mat.5.21,

22 T These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick 8 Pr.6.32,33. darkness, with a great voice and he added no more; and he w wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.


t Rom. 13.9.
u Mal.3.5.

9 Thou shalt not how down thy-v
self unto them, nor serve them:
for I the LORD thy God am a jea-
lous h God, visiting i the iniquity
of the fathers upon the children w Ex.31. 18.
unto the third and fourth genera-x Ex.20.18,
tion of them that hate me.

Lu. 12.45.
Heb. 13.5.

10 And shewing mercy unto thou-y ch.4.33. sands of them that love me, and Ju. 13.22. keep my commandments.

23 And a 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 ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and hey liveth.

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