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Moses briefly rehearseth DEUTERONOMY, the Israelites' history, which ye saw by the way of the to shew you by what way ye should mountain of the Amorites, as the go, and in a cloud

by day: LORD our God commanded us; 34 And the LORD heard the voice and we came to Kadesh-barnea. of your words, and was wroth, and

20 And I said unto you, Ye are sware, saying, come unto the mountain of the 35 Surely there shall not one of Amorites, which the LORD Our God these men of this evil generation doth give unto us.

see that good land, which I sware 21 Behold, the LORD thy God to give unto your fathers, hath set the land before thee: go 36 Save Caleb the son

of Jephunup and possess it, as the LORD neh; he shall see it, and to him God of thy fathers hath said unto will 'I give the land that he hath thee; fear not, neither be discoura- trodden upon, and to his children, ged.

because he hath wholly followed 22 And ye came near unto me the Lord. every one of you, and said, We

37 Also the LORD was angry will send men before us, and they with me, for your sakes, saying, shall search us out the land, and Thou also shalt not go in thither. bring us word again by what way 38 But Joshua the son of Nun, we must go up, and into what cities which standeth before thee, he we shall come.

shall go in thither. Encourage 23 And the saying pleased me him: for he shall cause Israel to well: and I took twelve men of inherit it. you, one of a tribe :

39 Moreover, your little ones, 24 And they turned and went up which ye said should

be a prey, and into the mountain, and came unto your children, which in that day the valley of Eshcol, and searched had no knowledge between good

and evil, they shall go in thither, 25 And they took of the fruit of and unto them will I give it, and the land in their hands, and brought they shall possess it. it down unto us, and brought us 40 But as for you, turn you, word again, and said, It is a good and take your journey into the land which the LORD our God doth wilderness by the way of the Red give us.

sea. 26 Notwithstanding, ye would

41 Then ye answered and said not go up, but rebelled against the unto me, We have sinned against commandment of the LORD your the LORD, we will go up and fight, God:

according to all that the LORD our 27 And ye murmured in your God commanded us. And when tents, and said, Because the LORD ye had girded on every man his hated us, he hath brought us forth weapons of war, ye were ready to out of the land of Egypt, to deliver go up into the hill. us into the hand of the Amorites, 42 And the LORD said unto me, to destroy us.

Say unto them, Go not up, nei28 Whither shall we go up ? our ther fight; for I am not among brethren have discouraged our you; lest ye be smitten before your heart, saying, The people is greater enemies. and taller than we; the cities are 43 So I spake unto you, and ye great and walled up to heaven; would not hear, but rebelled against and moreover, we have seen the the commandment of the LORD, sons of the Anakims there. and went presumptuously up into

29 Then I said unto you, Dread the hill. not, neither be afraid of them. 44 And the Amorites, which

30 The LORD your God which dwelt in that mountain, came out goeth before you, he shall fight against you,, and chased you, as for you, according to all that he bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, did for you in Egypt before your even unto Hormah. eyes;

45 And ye returned and wept 31 And in the wilderness, where before the LORD; but the LORD thou hast seen how that the LORD would not hearken to your voice, thy God bare thee, as a man doth nor give ear unto you. bear his son, in all the way that 46 So ye abode in Kadesh many ye went, until ye came into this days, according unto the days that place.

ye abode there. 32 Yet in this thing ye did not be

CHAP. II. lieve the LORD your God,

Israel's Journey to Canaan. 33 Who want in the way before THEN we turned, and took our pitch your tents in, in fire by night, l by the way of the Red sea, as the

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CHAP. II. in their way to Canaan LORD spake unto me: and we com-|, 15 For indeed the hand of the passed mount Seir many days. LORD was against them, to destroy

2 And the LORD spake unto me, them from among the host, until saying,

they were consumed. 3 Yé have compassed this moun 16 So it came to pass, when all tain long enough: turn you north- the nien of war were consumed ward.

and dead from among the people, 4 And command thou the peo 17 1 That the LORD spake unto ple, saying, Ye are to pass through me, saying, the coast of your brethren the chil 18 Thou art to pass over through dren of Esau, which dwell in Seir; Ar, the coast of Moab, this day and they shall be afraid of you: 19 And when thou comest nigh take ye good heed unto yourselves over against the children of Amtherefore:

mon, distress them not, nor meddle 5 Meddle not with them; for I with them: for I will not give thee will not give you of their land, no, of the land of the children of Amnot so much as a foot-breadth; be- mon any possession ; because I cause I have given mount Seir un- have given it unto the children of to Esau for a possession.

Lot for a possession. 6 Ye shall buy meat of them for 20 (That also was accounted a money, that ye may eat;

and ye land of giants: giants dwelt therein shall also buy water of them for in old time; and the Ammonites money, that ye may drink.

call them Zamzummims; 7 For the LORD thy God hath 21 A people great, and many, blessed thee in all the

works of thy and tall as the Anakims; but the hand: he knoweth thy walking LORD destroyed them before them; through this great wilderness and they, succeeded them, and these forty years the LORD thy dwelt in their stead: God hath been with thee: thou 22 As he did to the children of hast lacked nothing.

Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when 8 And when we passed by from he destroyed the Horims from beour brethren the children of Esau, fore them; and they succeeded which dwelt in Seir, through the them, and dwelt in their stead even way of the plain from Elath, and unto this day: from Ezion-gaber, we turned and 23 And the Avims which dwelt passed by the way of the wilder-in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the ness of Moab.

Caphtorims, which came forth out 9 T And the LORD said unto me, of Caphtor, destroyed them, and Distress not the Moabites, neither dwelt in their stead.) contend them in battle: for I 24 11 Rise ye up, take your jourwill not give thee of their land for ney, and pass over the river Arnon: a possession; because I have given behold, I have given

into thy hand Ar unto the children of Lot for a Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshpossession,

bon, and his land: begin to possess 10 (The Emims dwelt therein in it, and contend with him in battimes past, a people great, and tle. many, and tall as the Anakims; 25 This day will I begin to put

11 Which also were accounted the dread of thee and the fear of giants, as the Anakims; but the thee upon the nations that are unMoabites call them Emims.

der the whole heaven, who shall 12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir hear report of thee, and shall trembefore-time, but the children of ble, and be in anguish because of Esau succeeded them, when they thee. had destroyed them from before 26 And I sent messengers out of them, and dwelt in their stead; as the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Israel did unto the land of his pos- Sihon king of Heshbon with

words session, which the LORD gave unto of peace, saying, them.)

27 Let me pass through thy land: 13 Now rise up, said I, and get I will

go along by the highway, I you over the brook Zered and we will neither turn unto the right went over the brook Zered.

hand nor to the left. 14 And the space in which we 28 Thou shalt sell me meat for came from Kadesh-barnea, until money, that I may cat; and give we were come over the brook Ze- me water for money, that I may red, was thirty and eight years; drink : only I will pass through on until all the generation of the men my feet'; of war were wasted out from 29 (As the children of Esau among the host, as the LORD sware which dwell in Seir, and the Moabunto them.

lites which dwell in Ar, did unto

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Recital of Israel's DEUTERONOMY, history continues me;) until I shall pass over Jordan 5 All these cities were fenced into the land which the LORD, our with high walls, gates, and bars; God giveth us.

besides unwalled towns a great 30 But Sihon king of Heshbon many. would not let us pass by him: for 6 And we utterly destroyed them, the LORD thy God hardened his as we did unto Sihon king of Hesh spirit, and made his heart obsti-bon, utterly destroying the men, nate, that he might deliver him women,' and children of every into thy hand, as appeareth this city. day.

7 But all the cattle, and the spoil 31 And the LORD said unto me, of the cities, we took for a prey to Behold, I have begun to give Sihon ourselves. and his land before thee: begin to 8 And we took at that time out possess, that thou mayest inherit of the hand of the two kings of the his land.

Amorites the land that was on this 32 Then Sihon came out against side Jordan, from the river of Arus, he and all his people, to fight at non unto mount Hermon ;. Jahaz.

9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians 33 And the LORD our God de-call Sirion; and the Amorites call livered him before us; and it Shenir :) smote him, and his sons, and all 10 All the cities of the plain, and his people.

all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto 34 And we took all his cities at Salchah and Edrei, cities of the that time, and utterly destroyed kingdom of Og in Bashan. the men, and the women, and the 11 1 For only Og king of Bashan little ones of every city; we left remained of the remnant of giants; none to remain :

behold, his bedstead ias a bed 35 Only the cattle we took for a stead of iron; is it not in Rabbath prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the children of Ammon? nine of the cities which we took. cubits was the length thereof, and

36 From Aroer which is by the four cubits the breadth of it, after brink of the river of Arnon, and the cubit of a man. from the city that is by the river, 12 1 And this land, which we poseven unto Gilead, there was not sessed at that time, from Aroer, one city too strong for us : the which is by the river Arnon, and LORD our God delivered all unto half mount Gilead, and the cities

thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites 37 Only unto the land of the and to the Gadites. children of Ammon thou camest 13 And the rest of Gilead, and ver' Jabbok, nor unto the cities in Og,

gave I unto the half-tribe of , of ', the mountains, nor unto whatso- Manasseh; all the region of Argob, ever the LORD our God forbade with all Bashan, which was called us.

the land of giants. CHAP. III.

14 Jair the son of Manasseh took Israel's Journey recited. all the country of Argob, unto the TH NHEN we turned, and went up coasts of Geshuri, and Maachathi;

the way to Bashan: and Og and called them after his own the king of Bashan came out name, Bashan-havoth-jair, unto against us, he and all his people, to this day. battle at Edrei.

15 And I gave Gilead unto Ma2 And the LORD said unto me, chir. Fear him not;, for I will deliver 16 And unto the Reubenites and him, and all his people, and his unto the Gadites I gave from land, into thy hand; and thou shalt Gilead even unto the river Arnon, do unto him as thou didst unto Si- half the valley, and the border, hon king of the Amorites, which even unto the river Jabbok, which dwelt at Heshbon.

is the border of the children of 3 So the LORD our God delivered Ammon: into our hands Og also the king of 17 The plain also, and Jordan, Bashan, and all his people: and we and the coast thereof, from Chinsmote him until none was left to nereth even unto the sea of the him remaining

plain, even the salt sea, under Ash4 And we took all his cities at doth-pisgah eastward. that time, there was not a city 18 And I commanded you at which we took not from them, that time, saying, The LORD your threescore cities, all the region God hath given you this land to of Argob, the kingdom of Og in possess it; ye shall pass over Bashan.

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Moses' prayer rejected. CHAP. IV. He exhorteth to obedience, children of Israel, all that are meet neither shall ye diminish aught for the war.

from it, that ye may keep the com19 But your wives, and your mandments of the LORD your God little ones, and your cattle, (for I which I command you. know that ye have much cattle, 3 Your eyes have seen what the shall abide in your cities which 'I LORD did because of Baal-peor : have given you;

for all the men that followed Baal20 Until the LORD have given peor, the LORD thy God hath rest unto your brethren, as well as destroyed them

from among unto you, and until they also pos- you. sess the land which the LORD your 4 But ye that did cleave unto the God hath given them beyond Jor- LORD your God, are alive every dan: and then shall ye return every one of you this day. man unto his possession which I 5 Behold, I have taught you stahave given

tutes, and judgments, even as the commanded Joshua LORD my God commanded me, at that time, saying, Thine eyes that ye should do so in the land have seen all that the LORD your whither ye go to possess it. God hath done unto these two 6 Keep therefore and do them : kings: so shall the LORD do unto for this is your wisdom and your all the kingdoms whither thou understanding in the sight of the passest.

nations, which shall hear all these 22 Ye shall not fear them: for statutes, and say, Surely this great the LORD your God he shall fight nation is a wise and understandfor you. 23 | And I besought the LORD

ing or what nation is there so at that time, saying,

great, who hath God so nigh unto 24 O Lord God, thou hast begun them, as the LORD our God is in to shew thy servant thy greatness, all things that we call upon him and thy mighty hand: for what for? God is there in heaven or in earth, 8 And what nation is there so that can do according to thy great, that hath statutes and works, and according to thy judgments so righteous as all this might?

law, which I set before you this 25 I pray thee, let me go over, day? and see the good land that is be 9 Only take heed to thyself, and yond Jordan, that goodly moun- keep thy soul diligently, lest thou tain, and Lebanon.

forget the things which thinę eyes 26 But the LORD was wroth have seen, and lest they depart with me for your sakes, and from thy heart all the days of thy would not hear me: and the life: but teach them thy sons, and LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thy sons' sons : thee; speak no more unto me of 10 Specially the day that thou this matter.

stoodest before the LORD thy God 27 Get thee up into the top of in Horeb, when the LORD said Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes west- unto me, Gather me the people ward, and northward, and south-together, and I will make them ward, and eastward, and behold hear my words, that they may it with thine eyes: for thou shalt learn to fear me all the days that not go over this Jordan.

they shall live upon the earth, 28 But charge Joshua, and en- and that they may teach their courage him, and strengthen him:children. for he shall go over before this 11 And ye came near and stood people, and he shall cause them to under the mountain; and the inherit the land which thou shalt mountain burned with fire unto the see.

midst of heaven, with darkness, 29 So we abode in the valley clouds, and thick darkness. over against Beth-peor.

12 And the LORD spake unto CHAP. IV.

you out of the midst of the fire: ye An Exhortation to Obedience. heard the voice of the words, but

OW therefore hearken, o saw no similitude; only ye heard a unto the judgments, which I teach 13 And he declared unto you his you, for to do them, that ye may covenant, which he commanded live, and go in and

possess the land you to perform, even ten commandwhich the LORD God of your fa- ments;

and he wrote them upon thers giveth you.

two tables of stone. 2 Ye shall not add unto the 14 And the LORD commanded word which I command you,l me at that time to teach you

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DEUTERONOMY, against idolatry statutes and jụdgments, that ye prolong your days upon it, but might do them in the land whither shall utterly be destroyed. ye go over to possess it.

27 And the LORD shall scatter 15 Take ye therefore good heed you among the nations, and ye unto yourselves; (for ye saw no shall be left few in number among manner of similitude on the day the heathen, whither the LORD that the LORD spake unto you in shall lead you. Horeb out of the midst of the 28 And there ye shall serve gods, fire ;)

the work of men's hands, wood and 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, stone, which neither see, nor hear, and make you a graven image, nor eat, nor smell. the similitude of any figure, the 29 But if from thence thou shalt likeness of male or female,

seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt 17 The likeness of any beast that find him, if thou seek him with is on the earth, the likeness all thy heart, and with all thy of any winged fowl that flieth in soul. the air,

30 When thou art in tribulation, 18 The likeness of any thing and all these things are come upon that creepeth on the ground, the thee, even in the latter days, if likeness of any fish that is in the thou turn to the LORD thy God, waters beneath the earth:

and shalt be obedient unto his 19 And lest thou lift up thine voice; eyes unto heaven, and when thou 31 (For the LORD thy God is a seest the sun, and the moon, and merciful God :) he will not forsake the stars, evcn all the host of thee, neither destroy thee, nor forheaven, shouldest be driven to wor- get the covenant of thy fathers, ship them, and serve them, which which he sware unto them. the LORD thy God hath divided 32 For ask now of the days that unto all nations under the whole are past, which were before thee, heaven.

since the day that God created man 20 But the LORD hath taken you, upon the earth, and ask from the and brought

you forth out of the one side of heaven unto the other, iron furnace, even out of Egypt, whether there hath been any such to be unto him a people of inhe thing as this great thing is, or hath ritance, as ye are this day.

been heard like it? 21 Furthermore, the LORD was 33 Did ever people hear the voice angry with me for your sakes, and of God speaking out of the midst of sware that I should not go over the fire, as thou hast heard, and Jordan, and that I should not live? go in unto that good land which 34 Or hath God assayed to go the LORD thy God giveth thee for and take him a nation from the an inheritance :

midst of another nation, by temp22 But I must die in this land, Itations, by signs, and by wonders, must not go over Jordan; but ye and by war, and by a mighty shall go over, and possess that good hand, and by a stretched-out arm, land.

and by great terrors, according to 23 Take heed unto yourselves, all that the LORD your God lest ye forget the covenant of the did for you in Egypt before your LORD your God, which he made eyes? with you, and make you a graven 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that image, or the likeness of any thing thou mightest know that the LORD which the LORD thy God hath for- he is God: there is none else bebidden thee.

sides him. 24 For the LORD thy God is a 36 Out of heaven he made thee consuming fire, even a jealous to hear his voice, that he might inGod.

struct thee: and upon earth he 25 When thou shalt beget chil- shewed thee his great fire; and dren, and children's children, and thou heardest his words out of the ye shall have remained long in the midst of the fire. land, and corrupt yourselves, 37 And because loved thy and make a graven image, or the fathers, therefore he chose their likeness of any thing, and shall do seed after them, and brought thee evil in the sight of the LORD thy out in his sight with his mighty God, to provoke him to anger; power out of Egypt;

26'I call heav and earth to wit 38 To drive out nations from beness against you this day, that ye fore thee, greater and mighter than shall soon utterly perish from off thou art, to bring thee in, to give the land whereunto ye go over thee their land for an inheritance Jordan to possess it : ye shall not as it is this day.

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