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The covenant in Horeb. CHAP. V. The ten commandments
39 Know therefore this day, and 4 The LORD talked with you consider it in thy heart, that the face to face in the mount, out of LORD he is God in heaven above, the midst of the fire, and upon the earth beneath: there 5 (I stood between the LORD is none else.
and you at that time, to shew you 40 Thou shalt keep therefore his the word of the LORD: for ye statutes and his commandments were afraid by reason of the fire, which I command thee this day, and went not up into the mount,) that it may go well with thee, and saying, with thy children after thee, and 6 I am the LORD thy God, that thou mayest prolong thy days which brought thee out of the land upon the earth, which the LORD of Egypt, from the house of thy God giveth thee, for ever. bondage.
41 T Then Moses severed three 7 Thou shalt have none other cities on this side Jordan, toward gods before me. the sun-rising;
8 Thou shalt not make thee any 42 That the slayer might flee graven image, or any likeness of thither,
which should kill his neigh- any thing that is in heaven above, bour unawares, and hated him or that is in the earth beneath, or not in times past; and that fleeing that is in the waters beneath the unto one of these cities he might earth: live:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thy43 Namely, Bezer in the wilder-self unto them, nor serve them; for ness, in the plain country, of the I the LORD thy God am a jealous Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, God, visiting the iniquity of the of the Gadites; and Golan in Ba- fathers upon the children unto the shan, of the Manassites.
third and fourth generation of 44 T And this is the law which them that hate me, Moses set before the children of 10 And shewing mercy unto Israel :
thousands of them that love me, 45 These are the testimonies, and keep my commandments. and the statutes, and the judg 11 Thou shalt not take the name ments, which Moses spake unto of the LORD thy God in vain : for the children of Israel, after they the LORD will not hold him guiltless came forth out of Egypt,
that taketh his name in vain. 46 On this side Jordan, in the 12 Keep the sabbath-day to sancvalley over against Beth-peor, in tify it, as the LORD thy God hath the land of Sihon king of the commanded thee. Amorites,
who dwelt at Heshbon, 13 Six days thou shalt labour, whom Moses and the children of and do all thy work; Israel smote, after they were come 14 But the seventh day is the forth out of Egypt:
sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it 47 And they possessed his land, thou shalt not do any work, thou, and the land of Og king of Bashan, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor two kings of the Amorites, which thy man-servant, nor thy maidwere on this side Jordan, toward servant, nor thine ox, nor thine the sun-rising;
ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor 48 From Aroer, which is by the thy stranger that is within thy bank of the river Arnon, even gates ;. that thy man-servant and unto mount Sion, which is Her- thy maid-servant may rest as well mon,
as thou. 49 And all the plain on this side 15. And remember that thou wast Jordan
eastward, even unto the a servant in the land of Egypt, sea of the plain, 'under the springs and that the LORD thy God of Pisgah.
brought thee out thence through a CHAP. V.
mighty hand and by a stretchedThe Covenant in Horeb. out arm: therefore the LORD thy
and said unto them, Hear, sabbath-day. Israel, the
statutes and judgments 16 T Honour thy father and thy which I speak in your ears this mother, as the LORD thy God day, that ye may learn them, and hath commanded thee; that thy keep, and do them.
days may be prolonged, and that it 2 The LORD our God made a may go well with thee, in the land covenant with us in Horeb.
which the LORD thy God giveth 3 The LORD made not this co-thee. venant with our fathers, but with 17 Thou shalt not kill. us, even us, who are all of us here 18 Neither shalt thou commit alive this day.
Anna Margeanca em Hoara el Gobhahramanded thee to keep the
DEUTERONOMY, to receive the law. 19 Neither shalt thou steal. they may do them in the land 20 Neither shalt thou bear false which I give them to possess it. witness against thy neighbour. 32 Ye shall observe to do there
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy fore as the LORD your God hath neighbour's wife, neither shalt commanded you: ye shall not turn thou covet thy neighbour's house, aside to the right hand or to the his field, or his man-servant, or his left. maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, 33 Ye shall walk in all the ways or any thing that is thy neigh- which the LORD your God hath bour's.
commanded you, that ye may live, 22 These words the LORD spake and that it may be well with you, unto all your assembly, in the and that ye may prolong your days mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the land which ye shall posof the cloud, and of the thick dark. sess. ness, with a great voice; and he
CHAP. VỊ. added no more: and he wrote them The End of the Law is Obedience. in two tables of stone, and deliver- NO
OW these are the command
ments, the statutes, and the 23 And it came to pass, when ye judgments which the LORD your heard the voice out of the midst of God commanded to teach you, the darkness, (for the mountain that ye might do them in the land did burn with fire,) that ye whither ye go to possess it: came near unto me, even all the 2 That thou mightest fear the heads of your tribes, and your LORD thy God, to keep all his elders;
statutes and his commandments 24 And ye said, Behold, the which I command thee, thou, and LORD our God hath shewed us his thy son, and thy son's son, all the glory, and his greatness, and we days of thy life, and that thy days have heard his voice out of the may be prolonged. midst of the fire: we have seen this 3 1 Hear therefore, O Israel, and day that God doth talk with man, observe to do it; that it may be and he liveth.
well with thee,, and that ye may 25 Now therefore why should we increase mightily, as the LORD die? for this great fire will con-God of thy fathers hath promised sume us: if we hear the voice of thee, in the land that floweth with the LORD our God any more, then milk and honey. we shall die.
4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD 26 For who is there of all flesh our God is one LORD: that hath heard the voice of the 5 And thou shalt love the LORD living God speaking out of the thy God with all thy heart, and with midst of the fire, as we have, and all thy soul, and with all thy lived ?
might. 27 | Go thou near, and hear all 6 And these words which I comthat the LORD our God shall say: mand thee this day, shall be in thy and speak thou unto us all that the heart: LORD our God shall speak unto 7 And thou shalt teach them thee; and we will hear it, and diligently unto thy children, and do it.
shalt talk of them when thou sittest 28 And the LORD heard the in thy house, and when thou walkvoice of your words, when ye est by the way, and when thou spake unto me; and the LORD said liest down, and when thou risest unto me, I have heard the voice
of up. the words of this people, which 8 And thou shalt bind them for they have spoken unto thee: they a sign upon thy hand, and they have well said all that they have shall be as frontlets between thine spoken.
eyes. 29 O that there were such a 9 And thou shalt write them heart in them, that they would upon the posts of thy house, and fear me, and keep all my com- on thy gates. mandments always, that it might 10 And it shall be, when the be well with them, and with their LORD thy God shall have brought children for ever!
thee into the land which he sware 30 Go say to them, Get you into unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to your tents again.
Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee 31 But as for thee, stand thou great and goodly citics, which thou here by me, and I will speak unto buildedst not, thee all the commandments, and 11 And houses full of all good the statutes, and the judgments, things, which thou filledst not, and which thou shalt teach them, that I wells digged, which thou diggedat
Exhortation to obedience. CHAP. VII. Communion forbidden. not, vineyards and olive-trees, land whither thou goest to possess which thou plantedst not; when it, and hath cast out many nations thou shalt have eaten and be full; before thee, the Hittites, and the
12 Then beware lest thou forget Girgashites, and the Amorites, the LORD, which brought thee forth and trie Canaanites, and the Peout of the land of Egypt, from the rizzites, and the Hivites, and the house of bondage.
Jebusites, seven nations greater 13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy and mightier than thou; God, and serve him, and shalt 2 And when the LORD thy God swear by his name.
shall deliver them before thee, thou 14 Ye shall not go after other shalt smite them and utterly degods, of the gods of the people stroy them, thou shalt make no cowhich are round about you, venant with them, nor shew mercy
15 (For the LORD thy God is a unto them: jealous God among you;) lest the 3 Neither shalt thou make maranger of the LORD thy God be riages with them; thy daughter kindled against
thee, and destroy thou shalt not give unto his son, thee from off the face of the earth. nor his daughter shalt thou take
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD unto thy son. your God, as ye tempted him in 4 | For they will turn away thy Massah.
son from following me, that they 17 Ye shall diligently keep the may serve other gods: su will the commandments of the LORD your anger of the LORD be kindled God, and his testimonies, and his against you, and destroy thee sudstatutes, which he hath command- denly. ed thee.
5 But thus shall ye deal with 18 And thou shalt do that which them; ye shall destroy their altars, is right and good in the sight of and break down their images, and the LORD: that it may be well cut down their groves, and burn with thee, and that thou mayest their graven images with fire. go in and possess the good land 6 1 For thou art a holy people which the LORD sware unto thy unto the LORD thy God: the fathers,
LORD thy God hath chosen thee to 19 To cast out all thine enemies be a special people unto himself, from before thee, as the LORD above all people that are upon the hath spoken.
face of the earth. 20 And when thy son asketh thee 7 The LORD did not set his love in time to come, saying, What upon you, nor choose you, because mean the testimonies, and the sta- ye were more in number than any tutes, and the judgments, which people ; for ye were the fewest of the LORD our God hath command- all people: ed you?
8 But because the LORD loved 21 Then thou shalt say unto thy you,
and because he would keep son, We were Pharaoh's bond- the oath which he had sworn
unto men in Egypt; and the LORD your fathers, hath the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a brought you out with a mighty mighty hand:
hand, and redeemed you out of 22 And the LORD shewed signs the house of bond-men, from the and wonders, great and sore, upon hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon 9 T Know therefore that the all his household, before our eyes: LORD thy God, he is God, the faith
23 And he brought us out from ful God, which keepeth covenant thence, that he might bring us in, and mercy, with them that love him to give us the land which he sware and keep his commandments to a unto our fathers.
thousand generations ; 24 And the LORD commanded us 10 And repayeth' them that to do all these statutes, to fear the hate him to their face, to destroy LORD our God, for our good al- them: he will not be slack to him ways, that he might preserve us that hateth him, he will repay alive, as it is at this day.
him to his face. 25 And it shall be our righteous 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the ness, if we observe to do all these commandments, and the statutes, commandments before the LORD and the judgments, which I comour God, as he hath commanded mand thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to CHAP. VII.
pass, if ye hearken to these judgReward of Obedience.
ments, and keep, and do them, shall bring thee into the unto thee the covenant and the
The Canaanites DEUTERONOMY, to be destroyed mercy which he sware unto thy shalt not desire the silver or gold fathers :
that is on them, nor take it unto 13 And he will love thee, and thee, lest thou be snared therein : bless thee, and multiply thee:
he for it is an abomination to the LORD will also bless the fruit of thy womb, thy God. and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, 26 Neither shalt thou bring, an and thy wine, and thine oil, the abomination into thy house," lest increase of thy kine, and the flocks thou be a cursed thing like it: but of thy sheep, in the land whịch thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou he sware unto thy fathers to give shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a thee.
cursed thing. 14 Thou shalt be blessed above
CHAP. VIII. all people: there shall not be male An Exhortation to Obedience. or female barren among you, or
LL the commandments which among your cattle.
15 And the LORD will take away ye observe to do, that ye may live, from thee all sickness, and will put and multiply, and go in and possess none of the evil diseases of Egypt the land which the LORD sware unwhich thou knowest upon thee; to your fathers. but will lay them upon all them 2 And thou shalt remember all that hate thee.
the way which the LORD thy God 16 And thou shalt consume all led thee these forty years in the the people which the LORD thy wilderness, to humble thee, and God shall deliver thee; thine eye to prove thee, to know what was shall have no pity upon them: nei- in thy heart, whether thou ther shalt thou serve their gods; for wouldest keep his commandments, that will be a snare unto thee. or no. 17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, 3 And he humbled thee, and sufThese nations are more than I, how fered thee to hunger, and fed thee can I dispossess them?
with manna, which thou knewest 18 Thou shalt not be afraid of not, neither did thy fathers know; them : , but shalt well remember that he might make thee know that what the LORD thy God did unto man doth not live by bread only, Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; but by every word that proceedeth
19 The great temptations which out of the mouth of the LORD, doth thine eyes saw, and the signs, and man live. the wonders, and the mighty hand, 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upand the stretched-out arm, whereby on thee, neither did thy foot swell the LORD thy God brought thee these forty years. out: so shall the LORD thy God do 5 Thou shalt also consider in thy unto all the people of whom thou heart, that as a man chasteneth his art afraid.
son, 80 the LORD thy God chas20 Moreover, the LORD thy God teneth thee. will send the hornet among them, 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the until they that are left, and hide commandments of the LORD thy themselves from thee, be destroy- God, to walk in his ways, and to ed.
fear him. 21 Thou shalt not be affrighted 7 For the LORD thy God bringat them: for the LORD thy God is eth thee into a good land, a land of among you, a mighty God and ter- brooks of water, of fountains, and rible.
depths that spring out of valleys and 22 And the LORD thy God will hills; put out those nations before thee 8 À land of wheat, and barley, by little and little: thou mayest and vines, and fig-trees, and pome pot consume them at once, lest the granates, a land of oil-olive, and beasts of the field increase upon honey ; thee.
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat 23 11 But the LORD thy God shall bread without scarceness, thou deliver them unto thee, and shall shalt not lack any thing in it; a destroy them with a mighty de- land whose stones are iron, and out struction, until they be destroyed. of whose hills thou mayest dig
24 And he shall deliver their brass. kings into thy hand, and thou shalt 10 When thou hast eaten and destroy their name from under art full, then thou shalt bless the heaven: there shall no man be able LORD thy God for the good land to stand before thee, until thou have which he hath given thee. destroyed them.
11 Beware that thou forget not 25 The graven images of their the LORD thy God, in not keepgods shall ye burn with fire: thouding his commandments, and his
Israel's rebellions judgments, and his statutes, which after that the LORD thy God hath I command thee this day:
cast them out from before thee, 12 Lest when thou hast eaten, saying, For my righteousness the and art full, and hast bụilt goodly LORD hath brought me in to houses, and dwelt therein; possess this land: but for the
13 And when thy herds and thy wickedness of these nations the flocks multiply, and thy silver and LORD doth drive them out from thy gold is multiplied, and all that before thee. thou hast is multiplied;
5 Not for thy righteousness, or 14 Then thy heart be lifted up, for the uprightness of thy heart and thou forget the LORD thy God, dost thou go to possess their land : which brought thee forth out of the but for the wickedness
of these land of Egypt, from the house of nations, the LORD thy God doth bondage ;
drive them out from before thee, 15 Who led thee through that and that he may perform the great and terrible wilderness, word which the LORD sware unto wherein were fiery serpents, and thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and scorpions, and drought, where Jacob. there was no water: who brought 6 Understand therefore, that the thee forth water out of the rock of LORD thy God giveth thee not this flint;
good land to possess it for thy 16'Who fed thee in the wilder- righteousness; for thou art a stiff ness with manna, which thy fathers necked people. knew not, that he might humble 7 Remember, and forget not, thee, and that he might prove thee, how thou provokedst the LORD to do thee good at thy latter end : thy God to wrath in the wil
17 And thou say in thy heart, derness : from the day that thou My power and the might of my didst depart out of the land of hand hath gotten me this wealth. Egypt, until ye came unto this
18 But thou shalt remember the place, ye have been rebellious LORD thy God : for it is he that against the LORD. giveth thee power to get wealth, 8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the that he may establish his covenant LORD to wrath, so that the LORD which he sware unto thy fathers, was angry with you to have deas it is this day.
stroyed you. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at 9 When I was gone up into the all forget the LORD thy God, and mount to receive the tables of stone, walk after other gods, and serve even the tables of the covenant them, and worship them, I testify which the LORD made with you, against you this day that ye shall then I abode in the mount forty surely perish.
days and forty nights, I neither did 20 As the nations which the LORD eat bread, nor drink water: destroyeth before your face, so 10 And the LORD delivered unto shall ye perish; because ye would me two tables of stone writnot be obedient unto the voice often with the finger of God; and the LORD your God.
on them was written according CHAP. IX.
to all the words which the LORD Moses rehearseth Israel's Re spake with you in the mount, out bellions.
of the midst of the fire, in the day HFAR ver Israel an This und art to of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the go in to possess nations greater and end of forty days and forty nights, mightier than thyself, cities great that the LORD gave me the two and fenced up to heaven,
tables of stone, even the tables of 2 A people great and tall, the the covenant. children of the Anakims, whom 12 And the LORD said unto me, thou knowest, and of whom thou Arise, get thee down quickly from hast heard say, Who can stand be- hence; for thy people which thou fore the children of Anak?
hast brought forth out of Egypt 3 Understand therefore this day, have corrupted themselves,
they that the LORD thy God is he are quickly turned aside out of the which goeth over before thee; as way which I commanded them ; a consuming fire he shall destroy they have made them a molten them, and he shall bring them image. down before thy face : So shalt 13 Furthermore, the LORD spake thou drive
them out, and destroy unto me, saying, I have seen this them quickly, as the Lord hath people, and behold, it is a stiffsaid unto thee.
necked people : 4 Speak not thou in thy heart, I 14 Let me alone, that I may