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Obedience the end of the law. DEUTERONOMY, VI. 25 Now z therefore why should | B. C. 1451. we die for this great fire will consume us: if we 3 hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
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 of the words of this people, which they b have spoken unto thee; they have well said all that they have spoken.
32. Mat.23.37. Lu. 19.42.
27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say; and a speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto d ch.11.1. thee; and we shall hear it, and do it.
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside g to the right hand or to the left.
h Ps. 119.6.
29 Oc that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and d keep all my commandments always, that e it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou Is.3.10. here by me, and If will speak un-e Ge.22.17. to thee all the commandments, f Mar. 12.29and he statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to pos
32. Jno. 17.3.
1Cor.8.4,6. g 2Ki. 19.15. h 2Ki.23.25.
2 whet, or,
33 Ye shall walk in all h the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and i that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
Exhortation to obedience.
observe to do it; that it may be welld with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the e LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, f O Israel: The LORD our God is one g LORD:
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with h all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
1 The end of the law is obedience.
Nments, the statutes,
judgments, which the LORD your 12.16. God commanded to teach you, that 9 Jer.25.6. ye might do a them in the landr Ex.20.5. whither ye go to possess it: Am.3.2.
2 That thou mightest fearb the t ch.7.4. 2Ch.36.16. LORD thy God, to keep all his u Mat.4.7. statutes and his commandments, which I command thee; thou, and v Ex.17.2,7. thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days x ch.12.28. may be prolonged.c
3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and
15 (For the LORD thy God is ar
16 T Yeu shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted hum in Massah.v
17 Ye shall diligently w keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
18 And a thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be weil
All communion with the
with three, and that thou mayest B. C. 1451.
19 Toy cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.
z Ex. 13. 14.
20 And when thy son asketh thee 4 in time to come, saying, What z mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy
5 But thus shall ye deal with! them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their 1 im-1
22 And the LORD shewed signs a and wonders, great and 5 sore, up-e ch.24.13. on Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon Ro. 10.3,5. all his household, before our eyes: 23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
(CHAP. 7.) a Ps.44.2,3.
2 And when the LORD thy God
3 Neither shalt thou make d mar-
4 For they will turn away thy
24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear bc Nu.33.52. the LORD our God, for c our good d Ezra 9.1,2. always, that he might preserve di statues, or us alive, as it is at this day. pillars.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, e if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath com-e ch. 14.2. manded us.
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
Ex. 19.6. f1Pet.2.9. g ch.10.22.
All communion with the nations is forbidden.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, 2 if ye hearken o to these
WHEN the LORD thy God shall Ge.22.16,17 judgments, and keep, and do them,
Luke that LORD thy shall
bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out a many nations i Ex. 12.41,42 before thee, the b Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
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 p 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 q of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
nations is forbidden.
ages, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For thou art an holy e people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD
thy God hath chosen thee to be a special f 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, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were the fewest g of all people;
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the h oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house k of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, m which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations;
10 And n repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; thiner eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare s unto thee. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart,
These nations are more than I; B. C. 1451. how can I dispossess them?
18 Thou t shalt not be afraid of t ch.31.6. them; but shalt well remember uu Ps. 105.5. what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; 19 The great temptations which w Jos.3.10. thine eyes saw, and the signs, and Ex.23.28. the wonders, and the mighty hand, y ch.10.17. and the stretched-out arm, where- 3 pluck off. by the LORD thy God brought thee Ex.23.29,30 out: so w shall the LORD thy God before thyheart, that, as mainan chasteneth do unto all the people of whom face. thou art afraid.
4 Thyraiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
5 'Thou shalt also consider in thine
his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
20 Moreover, the LORD thy God
a Jos. 10.24,42
21 Thou shalt not be aflrighted at them for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty y God and terrible.
22 And the LORD thy God will 3f Ju.8.27. put out those nations before thee by z little and little thou mayesth
not consume them at once, lest the
beasts of the field increase upon
23 But the LORD thy God shall b ch.5.32,33. deliver them 4 unto thee, and shall c ch.2.7. destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their ad Ps. 136. 16. kings into thine hand, and thou e Job 33.17. shalt destroy their name from b f Ex. 16.4. under heaven: there shall c no man be able to stand before thee, g 2Ch.32.31. until thou have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of their h Ex. 16.15. gods shall ye burn d with fire: thou i Mat.4.4. shalt not desire e the silver or gold k Ps. 104.27that is on them, nor take it unto 29. thee, lest thou be ƒ snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26 Neither a shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but! thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed h thing.
CHAPTER VIII. An exhortation to obedience in regard of God's dealing with them.
Jos.6.17,18. (CHAP. 8.)
3 And he humbled thee, and suf
of olive tree
p 1Cor. 10.31.
I command thee this day shall r Pr.30.9. bye observe to do, that ye may s Je.2.6. live, and multiply, and go in and t Nu.21.6. possess the land which the LORD u Hos, 13.5. sware unto your fathers. v Nu.20.11. Ps.78.15, 16. 114.8.
2 And thou shalt remember all the! way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty c years in the wilderness, d to humble thee, e and to prove thee, to know g what was in thine heart, whether thou y La.3.26-33. wouldest keep his commandments, z ch.9.4. He.12 10,11
to obedience. |fered thee to hunger, and fed thee with h manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word k that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear n him.
7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land 1 of oil-olive, and
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack and thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, o and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 10 When thou hast eaten p and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judg ments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
12 Lest r when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget s the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through the great and terrible wilderness. wherein were fiery serpents, tand scorpions, and u drought; where there was no water: who brough thee forth water v out of the rock of flint;
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, w which thy fathers knew not, that a he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to y do thee good at thy latter end: 17 And thou say in thine heart, z My power, and the might of mine hand, hath gotten me this wealth.
Moses rehearses the
18 But thou shalt remember the B. C. 1451. LORD thy God: for it is he a that giveth thee power to get wealth, a Pr. 10.22. that he may establish his covenant Hos.2.8. which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I b testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so c shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
DEUTERONOMY, IX. Israelites' several rebellions.
8 Also o in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you, to have destroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then Ip abode in the mount forty days and forty nights; I nei(CHAP. 9.)ther did eat bread nor drink water. 10 And the q 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 the r mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the Covenant.s
Moses dissuadeth them from the opi-e Ex.23.31.
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom h Tit.3.5. thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand be-i Ge.12.7. fore the children of Anak?
3 Understand therefore this day,k Ge.26.4. that the LORD thy God is he which Ge.28.13. goeth over before c thee; as a con-m Ex.32.9. suming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so d shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said e unto
4 Speak f not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thec, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land; but for the wickedness g of P Ex.34.28. these nations the LORD doth drive 4 Ex.31.18. them out from before thee.
tions the LORD thy God doth drive
Acts 7.51. w ch.29.20.
6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this y Ex.32.15, good land to possess it for thy nghteousness; for thou art a stiff-z ch.4.11. necked m people.
Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy a Ex.32.10God to wrath in the wilderness: from n the day that thou didst de-b Lu.12.4,5. part out of the land of Egypt, until e Ex.33.17. ye came unto this place, ye have Ps.106.23. been rebellious against the LORD.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly t turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten
13 Furthermore,the LORD spake u unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked v people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot w out their name from under heaven: and x 1 will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So y I turned, and came down from the mount, and z 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 sinned 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 a 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 b of the anger and hot displeasure wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you.) But c the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
Rehearsal of rebellions.
20 And the LORD was very angry | B. C. 1451. with Aaron to have destroyed him:
and I prayed for Aaron also the d Ex.32.20. e Is.31.7. same time.
21 And d I took your sin, e the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it XIV. was as small as dust: and I cast k Ps.78.22. the dust thereof into the brook that 106.24,25. descended out of the mount.
22 And at Taberah, f and at gm ver. 18. Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah,n Ex.32.11, hye provoked the LORD to wrath.
23 Likewise when i the LORD o 1Ki.8.51. sent you from Kadesh-barnea, say-P Ps.78.8. ing, Go up and possess the land 9 Pr.21.12. which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and k ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
r Mi.7. 18.
fNu.11.1-4. 5 Ex.17.7.
25 Thus m 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 n therefore unto the words. LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, de-e Ex.20.1-17. stroy not thy people, and o thine ƒ IKI.8.9. inheritance, which thou hast re-g Nu.33.31deemed through thy greatness, 38. which thou hast brought forth outh Nu.3.6-9. i Nu.4. 15. of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27 Remember thy servants, Abra-k Ps. 135.2. ham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness p of this people, nor to their wickedness, q nor to their sin r
7 ch.18.5. 2Chr.29.11. Rom. 12.7. m ch.21.5.
CHAPTER X. God's mercy in restoring the two tables.
T that time the LORD said unto me, Hewa thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark b of wood.
7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgo
24 Ye have been rebellions 7 against the LORD from the day that (CHAP. 10.) dah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of I knew you.
a Ex.34.1,&c. b Ex.25.10. Heb.9.4.
n Nu. 18.20,
28 Lest the lands whence thou broughtest us out say, Because t the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he pro-2 mised them, and because he hated them. he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
or, former days. o Ex.32.14. 3 go in, 29 Yet u they are thy people and journey. thine inheritance, which thou P Mi.6.8. q ch.6.13. broughtest out by thy mighty Ps.34.9. power, and by thy stretched-out r ch.5.33.
tables which thou brakedst, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of c shittim-. wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went
Exhortation to obedience.
up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
30.16,20. Ps. 18.1. 145.20. Mat.22.37. t Job 36.11. Zep.3.9. Rom. 1.9. He. 12.28.
2 And I will write on the tables! the words that were in the first u ch.6.24.
v Ps. 115.16. w Ps. 148.4. x Ge. 14.19. Ps.24.1. 50.12.
8 At that time h the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand k before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless m in his name, unto this day. 9 Wherefore n Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God pro mised him.
10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the 2 first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened o unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, 3 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 p doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear g the LORD thy God, tor walk in all his ways, and to love s him, and tot serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day, for u thy good?
14 Behold, the v heaven and the heaven of w heavens is the LORD'S thy God, the earth x also, with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight of thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the fore