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The command manifest.
DEUTERONOMY, XXXI. mies, e and on them that hate thee, B. C. 1451. which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obeye Is. 14.1-27. the voice of the LORD, and do all Ob.10. his commandments which I com-f ch.28.11. mand thee this day. g Zep.3.17. h Is.55.2,3.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good for the LORD will againg rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
10 If thou shalt hearken h unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn k
unto the LORD thy God with all
thine heart and with all thy soul.
12 It m is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
I Ps. 147.19.
n ver. 1, 19.
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, In have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love o the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keepp his commandments and his statutes! Ps.44.2,3. and his judgments, that thou may-d Nu.27.18est live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land e Nu.21.24, whither thon goest to possess it. 17 But if thine heart q turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 Ir denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to to possess it.
i Jos. 1.5.
19 Is call heavent and earth u to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore m ver.6. choose life, that both thou and thy n ver.25,26. seed may live: 0 ch.15, 1. p Lev.23.34. q ch.16.16.
20 That thou mayest love the
Moses encourages Joshua. the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them. CHAPTER XXXI.
1 Moses encourageth the people, and Joshua. 9 He delivereth the law unto the priests. 14 God giveth a charge to Joshua.
these words unto all Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I am a an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said b unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The LORD thy God, he c will go over before thee, and he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath d said.
4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he dide to Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them whom he destroyed.
5 Ånd the LORD shall give ƒ them up before your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Beg strong and of a good courage, h fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee, he i will not fail thee, nor forsake thee. 7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Bek strong and of a good courage for thou must go with this people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.
DEUTERONOMY, XXXII. may learn, and fear the LORD your B. C. 1451. God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
13 And that their children, which
1 lie down,
15 And to the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud :| and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt 1 sleep with thy fathers; and this people will riser up and go a whoringy after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among d ver. 17. them, and will forsake me, and 3 before. break my covenant which I have e Ps. 139.2. made with them. Hos.5.3.
b Nu. 14.42.
ƒ 2Ki.22.8, &c
17 Then my anger shall be kindled 4 do.
a ch.30. 19.
19 Now therefore write ye this
20 For when I shall have brought d Ps. 18.2. them into the land which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth e Ec.3.14. with milk and honey; and they f Dan.4.37. shall have eaten and c filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when d many evils and troubles are be-| fallen them, that this song shall testify 3 against them as a witness: for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for le
1 He hath
against the people.
22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
know their imagination which they h Is.63.16.
23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with thee. 24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant of the LORD your God, that it may be there f for a witness against thee.
27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious g against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
28 Gather h unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and i call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt k yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands. 30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended. CHAPTER XXXII.
1 Moses' song, which setteth forth God's mercy and vengeance; 46 his exhortation.
ear, heavens, and I
Gr will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My doctrine shall drop b as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass :
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe c ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the d Rock, his work is e perfect: for all his ways f are judg ment: a God of g truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, 2their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not The thy father h that hath bought i
13 He q made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey r out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
9 For m the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the 4 lot of his n inheritance. 10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, o he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spread-u eth abroad her wings, taketh them,p beareth them on her wings: 12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with6 him.
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
15 But Jeshurun s waxed fat, and t kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he u forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his
18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten z God that formed thee.
19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons and of his daughters.
20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they
Ps. 135.4. cord.
5 or, com-
chambers. 12 bereave.
16 They provoked him to " jea-d ch.23.61. lousy with strange gods, with abomi- 13 or, cur nations provoked they him to anger. high hand, and not
17 They sacrificed unto 6 devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning 10 heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth c of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword without, and terror 11 within, shall 12 destroy both the Ne.9.25,26. young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. v 1Cor.10.22.
26 I said, I would scatter d them into corners, I would make the re
membrance of them to cease from among men;
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, 13 Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
w 1Co. 10.20.
or, which were not God, v.21. x Is. 17.10.
y Ro. 10.19.
8 or, hath
b Eze.5. 16.
have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will y move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. 22 For a fire z is kindled in mine anger, and 8 shall burn unto the lowest hell, and 9 shall consume the earth a with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
o Heb. 10.30.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows b upon
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
29 Oe that they were wise, that they understood this, that they I would consider their latter end!
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold ƒ them, and the LORD had shut them up?
31 For g their rock is not as our Rock, even h our enemies themselves being judges:
32 For their vine is 14 of the vine i of Sodom, k and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter: 33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.m
34 Is not this laid up n in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me o belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot p shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, q and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent r himself for his servants, when he seeth that their 15 power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
Moses at Mount Nebo.
DEUTERONOMY, XXXIII. 37 And he shall say, Where are B. C. 1454. their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
s Ju. 10. 14.
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them s riset up and help you, and be 16 your protection.
39 See now that I, t even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I u kill, and 1 make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, v and mine hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward
them that hate me.
50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died c in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
51 Because ye trespassed d against me among the children of Israel at the waters of 19 Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified e me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
17 or, sing ye,
42 I will make mine arrows w drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with a Lev. 18.5. the blood of the slain and of the captives from the beginning of re-b Nu.27.12, venges upon the enemy.
43 17 Rejoice, O ye nations, with c Nu.20.24-
44 T And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and 18 Hoshea the son of Nun.
Re. 1.17,18. AND this is the blessing where
Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, The LORD came a from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came b with ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a 1fierylaw for them. 3 Yea, he loved c the people; all his saints are in thy hand: d'and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall e receive of thy words.
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was king ƒ in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
45 And Moses made an end of
Jno. 17. 11
48 And the LORD spake unto Moses that self-same day, saying, 49 Get b thee up into this mountain e 1Th. 1.6. Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is f Ex. 18. 16, in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the 5 Ge.49.3, &c. land of Canaan which I give unto h Ps. 146.5. the children of Israel for a pos- i Ex.28.30. session:
n Lev. 1.9,17.
o Job 42.8.
52 Yet thou shalt see f the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
2 The majesty of God. 6 The blessings of the twelve tribes. 26 The excellency of Israel.
6 Let g Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help h Ito him from his enemies.
8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim i and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him, neither k did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.l
10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law; 2 they shall put m incense 3 before thee, and n whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept o the work of his hands: smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
12 ¶ And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the
The twelve tribes blessed. DEUTERONOMY, XXXIV. dew,p and for the deep that couch- B. C. 1451. eth beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things 4 put forth by the 6 moon,
4 or, thrust.
18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
19 They u shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer v sacrifices of righteousness: for w they shall suck of the abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the pre-r cious things of the lasting hills, 16 And for the precious things of the earth and fulness thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like
the s horns of unicorns: with them he shall push t the people together to the ends of the earth: and they a Jos. 19.47. are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Ma-b Ps.36.8. nasseh. 90.14. Jer.31.14.
9 Ex.3.2,4. 1Chr.5.1. s Ps. 92.10.
23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied b with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD, possess c thou the west and the south.
u Is.2.3. v Ps.4.5.
x 1Chr. 12.8.
z Jos.4. 12,13
c Jos. 19.32,
d Job 29.6.
8 or, under thy, ch.8.9.
e Is.41.10. 1Cor. 10.13. f Jer. 10.6.
20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head. 21 And he provided the first y part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he
seated and he came with the heads of the people, he executed z the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.
22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a Lion's whelp: he a shall leap from n Rev.1.16. Bashan. 9 or, subdued.
5 Ps.68.4,33. h Ps.90.1.
l Ps. 144. 15.
m Ps. 115.9
24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.d 25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and e as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
26 There is none like ƒ unto the God of Jeshurun, who ridethg upon f Dan.6.3. the heaven in thy help, and in his g Nu.27.18, excellency on the sky.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, hh ch.18.15, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the Heb.3.5,6. enemy from before thee; and shall i ch.4.34. say, Destroy them. k ch.7.19.
28 Israel then shall dwell in i
safety alone; k the fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine, also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29 Happy l art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield m of thy help, and who is the sword n of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be 9 found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. CHAPTER XXXIV.
d Jos. 14. 10,
2 moisture fled.
1 Moses from mount Nebo vieweth the land: 5 He dieth there: 6 His burial: 7 His age.
ND Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the top of 1 Pisgah, that is over against Jericho and the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea, 3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm-trees, unto Zoar.
4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware a unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but b thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the
LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but c no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.
7 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died: his d eye was not dim, nor his 2 natural force abated.
8 T And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty e days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit f of wisdom; for Moses g had laid his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses. 10 T And there arose not a prophet since in Israel h like unto Moses, whom the LORD know face to face,
11 In all the signs i and the wonders which the LORD sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land;
12 And in all that mighty k hand, and in all the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.