Book of Deuteronomy
Book of Deuteronomy Summary—“Deuteronomy” means “the second law” and basically, it is a recounting of the laws that God previously gave to his people at Mount Sinai. The reason the laws are repeated is because the adult generation that came out of Egypt has passed away and a new generation must renew their covenant with God.
001:001 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this
side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the
Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth,
001:002 (There are eleven days’ journey from Horeb by the way of mount
Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
001:003 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh
month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto
the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had
given him in commandment unto them;
001:004 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt
in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth
001:005 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to
declare this law, saying,
001:006 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt
long enough in this mount:
001:007 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the
Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the
plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by
the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon,
unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
001:008 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the
land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
001:009 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to
bear you myself alone:
001:010 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are
this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
001:011 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so
many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
001:012 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden,
and your strife?
001:013 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your
tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
001:014 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken
is good for us to do.
001:015 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and
made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and
captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and
captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
001:016 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the
causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between
every man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
001:017 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear
the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the
face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is
too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
001:018 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye
001:019 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that
great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the
mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us;
and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
001:020 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the
Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
001:021 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up
and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto
thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
001:022 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will
send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and
bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what
cities we shall come.
001:023 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you,
one of a tribe:
001:024 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto
the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
001:025 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and
brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said,
It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
001:026 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD your God:
001:027 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD
hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt,
to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
001:028 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our
heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the
cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have
seen the sons of the Anakims there.
001:029 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
001:030 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for
you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your
001:031 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD
thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way
that ye went, until ye came into this place.
001:032 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
001:033 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to
pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to shew you by what way
ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
001:034 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and
001:035 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil
generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your
001:036 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him
will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his
children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
001:037 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou
also shalt not go in thither.
001:038 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he
shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel
to inherit it.
001:039 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and
your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good
and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give
it, and they shall possess it.
001:040 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the
wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
001:041 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the
LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD
our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his
weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
001:042 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them. Go not up, neither
fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your
001:043 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled
against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously
up into the hill.
001:044 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out
against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in
Seir, even unto Hormah.
001:045 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would
not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
001:046 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that
ye abode there.
002:001 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by
the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we
compassed mount Seir many days.
002:002 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
002:003 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you
002:004 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through
the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell
in Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed
unto yourselves therefore:
002:005 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land,
no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount
Seir unto Esau for a possession.
002:006 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.
002:007 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy
hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness:
these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou
hast lacked nothing.
002:008 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau,
which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath,
and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the
wilderness of Moab.
002:009 And the LORD said unto me, 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 Ar unto the
children of Lot for a possession.
002:010 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and
many, and tall, as the Anakims;
002:011 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the
Moabites called them Emims.
002:012 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of
Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before
them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of
his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
002:013 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we
went over the brook Zered.
002:014 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we
were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years;
until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out
from among the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
002:015 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy
them from among the host, until they were consumed.
002:016 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and
dead from among the people,
002:017 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
002:018 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
002:019 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 Ammon any possession;
because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a
002:020 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt
therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
002:021 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the
LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and
dwelt in their stead:
002:022 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when
he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded
them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
002:023 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the
Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them,
and dwelt in their stead.)
002:024 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon:
behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king
of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend
with him in battle.
002:025 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the 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.
002:026 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto
Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
002:027 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way,
I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
002:028 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
002:029 (As the 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.
002:030 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for
the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart
obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as
appeareth this day.
002:031 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.
002:032 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to
fight at Jahaz.
002:033 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote
him, and his sons, and all his people.
002:034 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed
the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we
left none to remain:
002:035 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the
spoil of the cities which we took.
002:036 From 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 LORD our God delivered
all unto us:
002:037 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not,
nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in
the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.
003:001 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king
of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to
battle at Edrei.
003:002 And the LORD said unto me, 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 king of the
Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
003:003 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.
003:004 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, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
003:005 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars;
beside unwalled towns a great many.
003:006 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of
Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of
003:007 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a
prey to ourselves.
003:008 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of
the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the
river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
003:009 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call
003:010 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan,
unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
003:011 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants;
behold his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in
Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length
thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of
003:012 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer,
which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the
cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
003:013 And 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.
003:014 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto
the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his
own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
003:015 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
003:016 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 the border of the
children of Ammon;
003:017 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from
Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea,
under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
003:018 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God
hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over
armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that
are meet for the war.
003:019 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;
003:020 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 shall ye
return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.
003:021 And 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
003:022 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight
003:023 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
003:024 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew thy servant thy greatness,
and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in
earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to
003:025 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is
beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
003:026 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not
hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak
no more unto me of this matter.
003:027 Get thee up into the top of 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
003:028 But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him: for
he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them
to inherit the land which thou shalt see.
003:029 So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
004:001 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto
the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may
live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of
your fathers giveth you.
004:002 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither
shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the
commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
004:003 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for
all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath
destroyed them from among you.
004:004 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every
one of you this day.
004:005 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.
004:006 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom 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.
004:007 For 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
004:008 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and
judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you
004:009 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest
thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest
they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach
them thy sons, and thy sons’ sons;
004:010 Specially the day 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 me all the days that they shall live upon the
earth, and that they may teach their children.
004:011 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with
darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
004:012 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye
heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye
heard a voice.
004:013 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you
to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two
tables of stone.
004:014 And 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.
004:015 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no
manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you
in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
004:016 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the
similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
004:017 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness
of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
004:018 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
004:019 And lest thou lift 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 them, and serve
them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations
under the whole heaven.
004:020 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the
iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of
inheritance, as ye are this day.
004:021 Furthermore 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 LORD thy God giveth thee
for an inheritance:
004:022 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye
shall go over, and possess that good land.
004:023 Take heed 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.
004:024 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
004:025 When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and
ye 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 him to anger:
004:026 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that
ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go
over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon
it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
004:027 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall
be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD
shall lead you.
004:028 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood
and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
004:029 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou
shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with
all thy soul.
004:030 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come
upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD
thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
004:031 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake
thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy
fathers which he sware unto them.
004:032 For 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 one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath
been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard
004:033 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the
midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
004:034 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst
of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders,
and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm,
and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God
did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
004:035 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD
he is God; there is none else beside him.
004:036 Out of heaven 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.
004:037 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their
seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his
mighty power out of Egypt;
004:038 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier
than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for
an inheritance, as it is this day.
004:039 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that
the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth
beneath: there is none else.
004:040 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments,
which I command thee this day, that it may go well 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,
004:041 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the
004:042 That the slayer 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:
004:043 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the
Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in
Bashan, of the Manassites.
004:044 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of
004:045 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel,
after they came forth out of Egypt.
004:046 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in
the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon,
whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were
come forth out of Egypt:
004:047 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 sunrising;
004:048 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto
mount Sion, which is Hermon,
004:049 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the
sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
005:001 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O
Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears
this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
005:002 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
005:003 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us,
even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
005:004 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the
midst of the fire,
005:005 (I 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,
005:006 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
005:007 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
005:008 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:
005:009 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generation of them that hate me,
005:010 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep
005:011 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
005:012 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath
005:013 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
005:014 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it
thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine
ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger
that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy
maidservant may rest as well as thou.
005:015 And remember that thou 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 stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy
God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
005:016 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath
commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it
may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God
005:017 Thou shalt not kill.
005:018 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
005:019 Neither shalt thou steal.
005:020 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
005:021 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt
thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his
manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any
thing that is thy neighbour’s.
005:022 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
darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he
wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
005:023 And 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
005:024 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 he liveth.
005:025 Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will
consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more,
then we shall die.
005:026 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?
005:027 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say:
and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak
unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
005:028 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 have spoken unto thee: they
have well said all that they have spoken.
005:029 O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear
me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well
with them, and with their children for ever!
005:030 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
005:031 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto
thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them
in the land which I give them to possess it.
005:032 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath
commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to
005:033 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath
commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with
you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye
006:001 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the
judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you,
that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
006:002 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his
statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and
thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that
thy days may be prolonged.
006:003 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be
well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD
God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that
floweth with milk and honey.
006:004 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
006:005 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
006:006 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in
006:007 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and
shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when
thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when
thou risest up.
006:008 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they
shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
006:009 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on
006:010 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee
into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to
Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities,
which thou buildedst not,
006:011 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not,
and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive
trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten
and be full;
006:012 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee
forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
006:013 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt
swear by his name.
006:014 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people
which are round about you;
006:015 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the
anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy
thee from off the face of the earth.
006:016 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in
006:017 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your
God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath
006:018 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of
the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest
go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy
006:019 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD
006:020 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What
mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments,
which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
006:021 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in
Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
006:022 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon
Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our
006:023 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in,
to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
006:024 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear
the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve
us alive, as it is at this day.
006:025 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all
these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath
007:001 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither
thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations
before thee, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the
Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier
007:002 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou
shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no
covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
007:003 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou
shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take
unto thy son.
007:004 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they
may serve other gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled
against you, and destroy thee suddenly.
007:005 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their
altars, and break down their images, and cut down their
groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
007:006 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD
thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself,
above all people that are upon the face of the earth.
007:007 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 of all people:
007:008 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the
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 of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
007:009 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful
God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him
and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
007:010 And 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.
007:011 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes,
and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
007:012 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these
judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall
keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto
007:013 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.
007:014 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be
male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.
007:015 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will
put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest,
upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.
007:016 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God
shall deliver thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them:
neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that will be a snare
007:017 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than
I; how can I dispossess them?
007:018 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what
the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
007:019 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and
the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm,
whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD
thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art afraid.
007:020 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them,
until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be
007:021 Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is
among you, a mighty God and terrible.
007:022 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by
little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest
the beasts of the field increase upon thee.
007:023 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall
destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be
007:024 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou
shalt destroy their name from under heaven: there shall no man
be able to stand before thee, until thou have destroyed them.
007:025 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou
shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take
it unto thee, lest thou be snared therin: for it is an
abomination to the LORD thy God.
007:026 Neither 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 thing.
008:001 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye
observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
008:002 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led
thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and
to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou
wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
008:003 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee
with 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 that proceedeth out of the mouth
of the LORD doth man live.
008:004 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot
swell, these forty years.
008:005 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man
chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
008:006 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy
God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
008:007 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;
008:008 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and
pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;
008:009 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou
shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron,
and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.
008:010 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the
LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
008:011 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping
his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I
command thee this day:
008:012 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly
houses, and dwelt therein;
008:013 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and
thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
008:014 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy
God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from
the house of bondage;
008:015 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness,
wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where
there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the
rock of flint;
008:016 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers
knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove
thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
008:017 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine
hand hath gotten me this wealth.
008:018 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that
giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his
covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
008:019 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
testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
008:020 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so
shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the
voice of the LORD your God.
009:001 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go
in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself,
cities great and fenced up to heaven,
009:002 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom
thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand
before the children of Anak!
009:003 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he
which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall
destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so
shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the
LORD hath said unto thee.
009:004 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God
hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my
righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this
land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth
drive them out from before thee.
009:005 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine
heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the
wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them
out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which
the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
009:006 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not
this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou
art a stiffnecked people.
009:007 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God
to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst
depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this
place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
009:008 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD
was angry with you to have destroyed you.
009:009 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 I abode in the mount forty days and forty
nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
009:010 And the 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 mount out
of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
009:011 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.
009:012 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 turned aside
out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a
009:013 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this
people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
009:014 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name
from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier
and greater than they.
009:015 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned
with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two
009:016 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.
009:017 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands,
and brake them before your eyes.
009:018 And I 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.
009:019 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith
the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD
hearkened unto me at that time also.
009:020 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him:
and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
009:021 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it
with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even
until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof
into the brook that descended out of the mount.
009:022 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye
provoked the LORD to wrath.
009:023 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go
up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye
rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye
believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
009:024 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I
009:025 Thus 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.
009:026 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD,
destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast
redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth
out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
009:027 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not
unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness,
nor to their sin:
009:028 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the
LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he
promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them
out to slay them in the wilderness.
009:029 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou
broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out
010:001 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of
stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount,
and make thee an ark of wood.
010:002 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the
first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in
010:003 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of
stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having
the two tables in mine hand.
010:004 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing,
the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the
mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly:
and the LORD gave them unto me.
010:005 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the
tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the
LORD commanded me.
010:006 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of
the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there
he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s
office in his stead.
010:007 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to
Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
010:008 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the
ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to
minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
010:009 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren;
the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God
010:010 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty
days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that
time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
010:011 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, 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.
010:012 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee,
but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to
love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and
with all thy soul,
010:013 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which
I command thee this day for thy good?
010:014 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD’s thy
God, the earth also, with all that therein is.
010:015 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and
he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as
it is this day.
010:016 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no
010:017 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a
great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not
persons, nor taketh reward:
010:018 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and
loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
010:019 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the
land of Egypt.
010:020 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to
him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
010:021 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee
these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
010:022 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten
persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars
of heaven for multitude.
011:001 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his
charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his
011:002 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which
have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of
the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his
stretched out arm,
011:003 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of
Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
011:004 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and
to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to
overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath
destroyed them unto this day;
011:005 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into
011:006 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the
son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed
them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the
substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all
011:007 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which
011:008 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command
you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the
land, whither ye go to possess it;
011:009 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD
sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a
land that floweth with milk and honey.
011:010 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as
the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst
thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of
011:011 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills
and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
011:012 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD
thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year
even unto the end of the year.
011:013 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto
my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD
your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all
011:014 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season,
the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in
thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
011:015 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou
mayest eat and be full.
011:016 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and
ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
011:017 And then the LORD’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut
up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield
not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good
land which the LORD giveth you.
011:018 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in
your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they
may be as frontlets between your eyes.
011:019 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when
thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way,
when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
011:020 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house,
and upon thy gates:
011:021 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your
children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers
to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
011:022 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I
command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in
all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
011:023 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before
you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than
011:024 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall
be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the
river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast
011:025 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD
your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon
all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto
011:026 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
011:027 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God,
which I command you this day:
011:028 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD
your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you
this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
011:029 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought
thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that
thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse
upon mount Ebal.
011:030 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the
sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in
the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
011:031 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land
which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it,
and dwell therein.
011:032 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments
which I set before you this day.
012:001 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe
to do in the land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth
thee to possess it, all the days that ye live upon the earth.
012:002 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations
which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high
mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:
012:003 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars,
and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the
graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out
of that place.
012:004 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
012:005 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of
all your tribes to put his name there, even unto his
habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou shalt come:
012:006 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand,
and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings
of your herds and of your flocks:
012:007 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall
rejoice in all that ye put your hand unto, ye and your
households, wherein the LORD thy God hath blessed thee.
012:008 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day,
every man whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
012:009 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance,
which the LORD your God giveth you.
012:010 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the
LORD your God giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you
rest from all your enemies round about, so that ye dwell in
012:011 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall
choose to cause his name to dwell there; thither shall ye
bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your
sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand,
and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
012:012 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your
sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your
maidservants, and the Levite that is within your gates;
forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
012:013 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings
in every place that thou seest:
012:014 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy
tribes, there thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there
thou shalt do all that I command thee.
012:015 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy
gates, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, according to the
blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee: the
unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and
as of the hart.
012:016 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the
earth as water.
012:017 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or
of thy wine, or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or
of thy flock, nor any of thy vows which thou vowest, nor thy
freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine hand:
012:018 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place
which the LORD thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and
thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the
Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt rejoice before
the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
012:019 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long
as thou livest upon the earth.
012:020 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath
promised thee, and thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because
thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou mayest eat flesh,
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
012:021 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his
name there be too far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy
herd and of thy flock, which the LORD hath given thee, as I
have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
012:022 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat
them: the unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
012:023 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the
life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
012:024 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as
012:025 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee, when thou shalt do that which is
right in the sight of the LORD.
012:026 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt
take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose:
012:027 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the
blood, upon the altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of
thy sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of the LORD
thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
012:028 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it
may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee for
ever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the
sight of the LORD thy God.
012:029 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before
thee, whither thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest
them, and dwellest in their land;
012:030 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following
them, after that they be destroyed from before thee; and that
thou enquire not after their gods, saying, How did these
nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
012:031 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every
abomination to the LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto
their gods; for even their sons and their daughters they have
burnt in the fire to their gods.
012:032 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt
not add thereto, nor diminish from it.
013:001 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams,
and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
013:002 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto
thee, saying, Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not
known, and let us serve them;
013:003 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that
dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know
whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with
all your soul.
013:004 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep
his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him,
and cleave unto him.
013:005 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to
death; because he hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD
your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, and
redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee out
of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in.
So shalt thou put the evil away from the midst of thee.
013:006 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy
daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as
thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and
serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou, nor thy
013:007 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you,
nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the
earth even unto the other end of the earth;
013:008 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither
shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither
shalt thou conceal him:
013:009 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon
him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the
013:010 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he
hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
013:011 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any
such wickedness as this is among you.
013:012 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD
thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,
013:013 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among
you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying,
Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;
013:014 Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently;
and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such
abomination is wrought among you;
013:015 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the
edge of the sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is
therein, and the cattle thereof, with the edge of the sword.
013:016 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of
the street thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all
the spoil thereof every whit, for the LORD thy God: and it
shall be an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
013:017 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine
hand: that the LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger,
and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and
multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
013:018 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to
keep all his commandments which I command thee this day, to do
that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
014:001 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut
yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the
014:002 For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the
LORD hath chosen thee to be a peculiar people unto himself,
above all the nations that are upon the earth.
014:003 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
014:004 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep,
and the goat,
014:005 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild
goat, and the pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
014:006 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft
into two claws, and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye
014:007 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud,
or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the
hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the
hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
014:008 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not
the cud, it is unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their
flesh, nor touch their dead carcase.
014:009 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that
have fins and scales shall ye eat:
014:010 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is
unclean unto you.
014:011 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
014:012 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and
the ossifrage, and the ospray,
014:013 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
014:014 And every raven after his kind,
014:015 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk
after his kind,
014:016 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
014:017 And the pelican, and the gier eagle, and the cormorant,
014:018 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing,
and the bat.
014:019 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they
shall not be eaten.
014:020 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
014:021 Ye shall not eat of anything that dieth of itself: thou shalt
give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may
eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an
holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid
in his mother’s milk.
014:022 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the
field bringeth forth year by year.
014:023 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which
he shall choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy
corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the firstlings of thy
herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn to fear the
LORD thy God always.
014:024 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able
to carry it; or if the place be too far from thee, which the
LORD thy God shall choose to set his name there, when the LORD
thy God hath blessed thee:
014:025 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in
thine hand, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God
014:026 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul
lusteth after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for
strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul desireth: and thou
shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt
rejoice, thou, and thine household,
014:027 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not
forsake him; for he hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
014:028 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe
of thine increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within
014:029 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with
thee,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow,
which are within thy gates, shall come, and shall eat and be
satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the
work of thine hand which thou doest.
015:001 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
015:002 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that
lendeth ought unto his neighbour shall release it; he shall
not exact it of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it
is called the LORD’s release.
015:003 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is
thine with thy brother thine hand shall release;
015:004 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall
greatly bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance to possess it:
015:005 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy
God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command
thee this day.
015:006 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and
thou shalt lend unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow;
and thou shalt reign over many nations, but they shall not
reign over thee.
015:007 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within
any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand
from thy poor brother:
015:008 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely
lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
015:009 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart,
saying, The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and
thine eye be evil against thy poor brother, and thou givest
him nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be
sin unto thee.
015:010 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be
grieved when thou givest unto him: because that for this thing
the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all thy works, and in all
that thou puttest thine hand unto.
015:011 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I
command thee, saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy
brother, to thy poor, and to thy needy, in thy land.
015:012 And if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold
unto thee, and serve thee six years; then in the seventh year
thou shalt let him go free from thee.
015:013 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not
let him go away empty:
015:014 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of
thy floor, and out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the
LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou shalt give unto him.
015:015 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land
of Egypt, and the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I
command thee this thing to day.
015:016 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from
thee; because he loveth thee and thine house, because he is
well with thee;
015:017 Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust it through his ear
unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also
unto thy maidservant thou shalt do likewise.
015:018 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away
free from thee; for he hath been worth a double hired servant
to thee, in serving thee six years: and the LORD thy God shall
bless thee in all that thou doest.
015:019 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock
thou shalt sanctify unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no
work with the firstling of thy bullock, nor shear the
firstling of thy sheep.
015:020 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the
place which the LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.
015:021 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or
blind, or have any ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it
unto the LORD thy God.
015:022 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean
person shall eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
015:023 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it
upon the ground as water.
016:001 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD
thy God: for in the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought
thee forth out of Egypt by night.
016:002 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy
God, of the flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD
shall choose to place his name there.
016:003 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt
thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of
affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in
haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest
forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
016:004 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy
coast seven days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh,
which thou sacrificedst the first day at even, remain all
night until the morning.
016:005 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy
gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee:
016:006 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place
his name in, there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even,
at the going down of the sun, at the season that thou camest
forth out of Egypt.
016:007 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD
thy God shall choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and
go unto thy tents.
016:008 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh
day shall be a solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt
do no work therein.
016:009 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the
seven weeks from such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle
to the corn.
016:010 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God
with a tribute of a freewill offering of thine hand, which
thou shalt give unto the LORD thy God, according as the LORD
thy God hath blessed thee:
016:011 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy
son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy
maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates, and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among
you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place
his name there.
016:012 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and
thou shalt observe and do these statutes.
016:013 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after
that thou hast gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
016:014 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and
thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the
Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that
are within thy gates.
016:015 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy
God in the place which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD
thy God shall bless thee in all thine increase, and in all the
works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely rejoice.
016:016 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the
LORD thy God in the place which he shall choose; in the feast
of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the
feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear before the
016:017 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing
of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
016:018 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates,
which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and
they shall judge the people with just judgment.
016:019 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons,
neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the
wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.
016:020 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou
mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God
016:021 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the
altar of the LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
016:022 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy
017:001 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or
sheep, wherein is blemish, or any evilfavouredness: for that
is an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
017:002 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the
LORD thy God giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought
wickedness in the sight of the LORD thy God, in transgressing
017:003 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them,
either the sun, or moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I
have not commanded;
017:004 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and enquired
diligently, and, behold, it be true, and the thing certain,
that such abomination is wrought in Israel:
017:005 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have
committed that wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or
that woman, and shalt stone them with stones, till they die.
017:006 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he
that is worthy of death be put to death; but at the mouth of
one witness he shall not be put to death.
017:007 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him
to death, and afterward the hands of all the people. So thou
shalt put the evil away from among you.
017:008 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between
blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and
stroke, being matters of controversy within thy gates: then
shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the place which the
LORD thy God shall choose;
017:009 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the
judge that shall be in those days, and enquire; and they shall
shew thee the sentence of judgment:
017:010 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of
that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and
thou shalt observe to do according to all that they inform
017:011 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach
thee, and according to the judgment which they shall tell
thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt not decline from the sentence
which they shall shew thee, to the right hand, nor to the
017:012 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken
unto the priest that standeth to minister there before the
LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even that man shall die: and
thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
017:013 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more
017:014 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, and shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt
say, I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that
are about me;
017:015 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD
thy God shall choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou
set king over thee: thou mayest not set a stranger over thee,
which is not thy brother.
017:016 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the
people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply
horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath said unto you, Ye shall
henceforth return no more that way.
017:017 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart
turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself
silver and gold.
017:018 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his
kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book
out of that which is before the priests the Levites:
017:019 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the
days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God,
to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do
017:020 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that
he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or
to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his
kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel.
018:001 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have
no part nor inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the
offerings of the LORD made by fire, and his inheritance.
018:002 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren:
the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
018:003 And this shall be the priest’s due from the people, from them
that offer a sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they
shall give unto the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks,
and the maw.
018:004 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine
oil, and the first of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give
018:005 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to
stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons
018:006 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel,
where he sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind
unto the place which the LORD shall choose;
018:007 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all
his brethren the Levites do, which stand there before the
018:008 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh
of the sale of his patrimony.
018:009 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth
thee, thou shalt not learn to do after the abominations of
018:010 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son
or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth
divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a
018:011 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a
wizard, or a necromancer.
018:012 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD:
and because of these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive
them out from before thee.
018:013 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
018:014 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto
observers of times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the
LORD thy God hath not suffered thee so to do.
018:015 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the
midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye
018:016 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in
Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear
again the voice of the LORD my God, neither let me see this
great fire any more, that I die not.
018:017 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which
they have spoken.
018:018 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like
unto thee, and will put my words in his mouth; and he shall
speak unto them all that I shall command him.
018:019 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken
unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require
it of him.
018:020 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my
name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall
speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
018:021 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word
which the LORD hath not spoken?
018:022 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing
follow not, nor come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD
hath not spoken, but the prophet hath spoken it
presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
019:001 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the
LORD thy God giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and
dwellest in their cities, and in their houses;
019:002 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy
land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
019:003 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and divide the coasts of thy
land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, into
three parts, that every slayer may flee thither.
019:004 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither,
that he may live: Whoso killeth his neighbour ignorantly, whom
he hated not in time past;
019:005 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbour to hew
wood, and his hand fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down
the tree, and the head slippeth from the helve, and lighteth
upon his neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto one of
those cities, and live:
019:006 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his
heart is hot, and overtake him, because the way is long, and
slay him; whereas he was not worthy of death, inasmuch as he
hated him not in time past.
019:007 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three
cities for thee.
019:008 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn
unto thy fathers, and give thee all the land which he promised
to give unto thy fathers;
019:009 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I
command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk
ever in his ways; then shalt thou add three cities more for
thee, beside these three:
019:010 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon
019:011 But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him,
and rise up against him, and smite him mortally that he die,
and fleeth into one of these cities:
019:012 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence,
and deliver him into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he
019:013 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the
guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with
019:014 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of
old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt
inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to
019:015 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity,
or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of
two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the
matter be established.
019:016 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against
him that which is wrong;
019:017 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall
stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges,
which shall be in those days;
019:018 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold,
if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified falsely
against his brother;
019:019 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto
his brother: so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.
019:020 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall
henceforth commit no more any such evil among you.
019:021 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye
for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
020:001 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest
horses, and chariots, and a people more than thou, be not
afraid of them: for the LORD thy God is with thee, which
brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
020:002 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that
the priest shall approach and speak unto the people,
020:003 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day
unto battle against your enemies: let not your hearts faint,
fear not, and do not tremble, neither be ye terrified because
020:004 For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for
you against your enemies, to save you.
020:005 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man
is there that hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated
it? let him go and return to his house, lest he die in the
battle, and another man dedicate it.
020:006 And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not
yet eaten of it? let him also go and return unto his house,
lest he die in the battle, and another man eat of it.
020:007 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not
taken her? let him go and return unto his house, lest he die
in the battle, and another man take her.
020:008 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they
shall say, What man is there that is fearful and fainthearted?
let him go and return unto his house, lest his brethren’s
heart faint as well as his heart.
020:009 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of
speaking unto the people that they shall make captains of the
armies to lead the people.
020:010 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then
proclaim peace unto it.
020:011 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open
unto thee, then it shall be, that all the people that is found
therein shall be tributaries unto thee, and they shall serve
020:012 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war
against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
020:013 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands,
thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the
020:014 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all
that is in the city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou
take unto thyself; and thou shalt eat the spoil of thine
enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
020:015 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off
from thee, which are not of the cities of these nations.
020:016 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth
give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing
020:017 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and
the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites,
and the Jebusites; as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee:
020:018 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations,
which they have done unto their gods; so should ye sin against
the LORD your God.
020:019 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war
against it to take it, thou shalt not destroy the trees
thereof by forcing an axe against them: for thou mayest eat of
them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the
field is man’s life) to employ them in the siege:
020:020 Only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for
meat, thou shalt destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt
build bulwarks against the city that maketh war with thee,
until it be subdued.
021:001 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee to possess it, lying in the field, and it be not
known who hath slain him:
021:002 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they
shall measure unto the cities which are round about him that
021:003 And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain
man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer, which
hath not been wrought with, and which hath not drawn in the
021:004 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a
rough valley, which is neither eared nor sown, and shall
strike off the heifer’s neck there in the valley:
021:005 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the
LORD thy God hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in
the name of the LORD; and by their word shall every
controversy and every stroke be tried:
021:006 And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain
man, shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded
in the valley:
021:007 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this
blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
021:008 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast
redeemed, and lay not innocent blood unto thy people of
Israel’s charge. And the blood shall be forgiven them.
021:009 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among
you, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of
021:010 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the
LORD thy God hath delivered them into thine hands, and thou
hast taken them captive,
021:011 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a
desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
021:012 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house, and she shall
shave her head, and pare her nails;
021:013 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her,
and shall remain in thine house, and bewail her father and her
mother a full month: and after that thou shalt go in unto her,
and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
021:014 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou
shalt let her go whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her
at all for money, thou shalt not make merchandise of her,
because thou hast humbled her.
021:015 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and
they have born him children, both the beloved and the hated;
and if the firstborn son be hers that was hated:
021:016 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that
which he hath, that he may not make the son of the beloved
firstborn before the son of the hated, which is indeed the
021:017 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the
firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he hath:
for he is the beginning of his strength; the right of the
firstborn is his.
021:018 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not
obey the voice of his father, or the voice of his mother, and
that, when they have chastened him, will not hearken unto
021:019 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and
bring him out unto the elders of his city, and unto the gate
of his place;
021:020 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son
is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is
a glutton, and a drunkard.
021:021 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that
he die: so shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all
Israel shall hear, and fear.
021:022 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be
to be put to death, and thou hang him on a tree:
021:023 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou
shalt in any wise bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is
accursed of God;) that thy land be not defiled, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
022:001 Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray,
and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them
again unto thy brother.
022:002 And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him
not, then thou shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it
shall be with thee until thy brother seek after it, and thou
shalt restore it to him again.
022:003 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou
do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother’s,
which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do
likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.
022:004 Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by
the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help
him to lift them up again.
022:005 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man,
neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do
so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
022:006 If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any
tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs,
and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou
shalt not take the dam with the young:
022:007 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young
to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest
prolong thy days.
022:008 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a
battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine
house, if any man fall from thence.
022:009 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the
fruit of thy seed which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy
vineyard, be defiled.
022:010 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.
022:011 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woollen
and linen together.
022:012 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy
vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
022:013 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
022:014 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil
name upon her, and say, I took this woman, and when I came to
her, I found her not a maid:
022:015 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and
bring forth the tokens of the damsel’s virginity unto the
elders of the city in the gate:
022:016 And the damsel’s father shall say unto the elders, I gave my
daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
022:017 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her,
saying, I found not thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the
tokens of my daughter’s virginity. And they shall spread the
cloth before the elders of the city.
022:018 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise
022:019 And they shall amerce him in an hundred shekels of silver, and
give them unto the father of the damsel, because he hath
brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel: and she shall
be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
022:020 But if this thing be true, and the tokens of virginity be not
found for the damsel:
022:021 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her
father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with
stones that she die: because she hath wrought folly in Israel,
to play the whore in her father’s house: so shalt thou put
evil away from among you.
022:022 If a man be found lying with a woman married to an husband,
then they shall both of them die, both the man that lay with
the woman, and the woman: so shalt thou put away evil from
022:023 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and
a man find her in the city, and lie with her;
022:024 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city,
and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel,
because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because
he hath humbled his neighbour’s wife: so thou shalt put away
evil from among you.
022:025 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man
force her, and lie with her: then the man only that lay with
her shall die.
022:026 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the
damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth
against his neighbour, and slayeth him, even so is this
022:027 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried,
and there was none to save her.
022:028 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not
betrothed, and lay hold on her, and lie with her, and they be
022:029 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel’s
father fifty shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife;
because he hath humbled her, he may not put her away all his
022:030 A man shall not take his father’s wife, nor discover his
023:001 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut
off, shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
023:002 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD;
even to his tenth generation shall he not enter into the
congregation of the LORD.
023:003 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation
of the LORD; even to their tenth generation shall they not
enter into the congregation of the LORD for ever:
023:004 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way,
when ye came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired
against thee Balaam the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia,
to curse thee.
023:005 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam;
but the LORD thy God turned the curse into a blessing unto
thee, because the LORD thy God loved thee.
023:006 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy
days for ever.
023:007 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou
shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in
023:008 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the
congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
023:009 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep
thee from every wicked thing.
023:010 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of
uncleanness that chanceth him by night, then shall he go
abroad out of the camp, he shall not come within the camp:
023:011 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself
with water: and when the sun is down, he shall come into the
023:012 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou
shalt go forth abroad:
023:013 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be,
when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith,
and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:
023:014 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to
deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee;
therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing
in thee, and turn away from thee.
023:015 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is
escaped from his master unto thee:
023:016 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which
he shall choose in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best:
thou shalt not oppress him.
023:017 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a
sodomite of the sons of Israel.
023:018 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a
dog, into the house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even
both these are abomination unto the LORD thy God.
023:019 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money,
usury of victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
023:020 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy
brother thou shalt not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God
may bless thee in all that thou settest thine hand to in the
land whither thou goest to possess it.
023:021 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt
not slack to pay it: for the LORD thy God will surely require
it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.
023:022 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.
023:023 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and
perform; even a freewill offering, according as thou hast
vowed unto the LORD thy God, which thou hast promised with thy
023:024 When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou
mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou
shalt not put any in thy vessel.
023:025 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then
thou mayest pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not
move a sickle unto thy neighbour’s standing corn.
024:001 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to
pass that she find no favour in his eyes, because he hath
found some uncleanness in her: then let him write her a bill
of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her out of
024:002 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be
another man’s wife.
024:003 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of
divorcement, and giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of
his house; or if the latter husband die, which took her to be
024:004 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her
again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that is
abomination before the LORD: and thou shalt not cause the land
to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
024:005 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war,
neither shall he be charged with any business: but he shall be
free at home one year, and shall cheer up his wife which he
024:006 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge:
for he taketh a man’s life to pledge.
024:007 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children
of Israel, and maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then
that thief shall die; and thou shalt put evil away from among
024:008 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe
diligently, and do according to all that the priests the
Levites shall teach you: as I commanded them, so ye shall
observe to do.
024:009 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way,
after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
024:010 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go
into his house to fetch his pledge.
024:011 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend
shall bring out the pledge abroad unto thee.
024:012 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
024:013 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the
sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and
bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the
LORD thy God.
024:014 Thou shalt not oppress an hired servant that is poor and
needy, whether he be of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that
are in thy land within thy gates:
024:015 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun
go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon
it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto
024:016 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children,
neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers:
every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
024:017 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of
the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:
024:018 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and
the LORD thy God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command
thee to do this thing.
024:019 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast
forgot a sheaf in the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch
it: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for
the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the
work of thine hands.
024:020 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the
boughs again: it shall be for the stranger, for the
fatherless, and for the widow.
024:021 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not
glean it afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the
fatherless, and for the widow.
024:022 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land
of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
025:001 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto
judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall
justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
025:002 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten,
that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten
before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
025:003 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he
should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes,
then thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
025:004 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
025:005 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no
child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a
stranger: her husband’s brother shall go in unto her, and take
her to him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband’s
brother unto her.
025:006 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall
succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his
name be not put out of Israel.
025:007 And if the man like not to take his brother’s wife, then let
his brother’s wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say,
My husband’s brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a
name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband’s
025:008 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto
him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
025:009 Then shall his brother’s wife come unto him in the presence of
the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in
his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto
that man that will not build up his brother’s house.
025:010 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that
hath his shoe loosed.
025:011 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the
one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of
him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh
him by the secrets:
025:012 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity
025:013 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a
025:014 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great
and a small.
025:015 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and
just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened
in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
025:016 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously,
are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
025:017 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were
come forth out of Egypt;
025:018 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee,
even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint
and weary; and he feared not God.
025:019 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee
rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it,
that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under
heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
026:001 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest
it, and dwellest therein;
026:002 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the
earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy
God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go
unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place
his name there.
026:003 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days,
and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God,
that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our
fathers for to give us.
026:004 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and
set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.
026:005 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian
ready to perish was my father, and he went down into Egypt,
and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation,
great, mighty, and populous:
026:006 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and
laid upon us hard bondage:
026:007 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD
heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour,
and our oppression:
026:008 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand,
and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and
with signs, and with wonders:
026:009 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this
land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.
026:010 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land,
which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it
before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:
026:011 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy
God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the
Levite, and the stranger that is among you.
026:012 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine
increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and
hast given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless,
and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be
026:013 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought
away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have
given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the
fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy
commandments which thou hast commanded me: I have not
transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten them.
026:014 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken
away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought
thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the
LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou hast
026:015 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy
people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou
swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and
026:016 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these
statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
026:017 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to
walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his
commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his
026:018 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar
people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep
all his commandments;
026:019 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in
praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an
holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
027:001 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people,
saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this
027:002 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt
set thee up great stones, and plaister them with plaister:
027:003 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when
thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with
milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised
027:004 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye
shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in
mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaister them with plaister.
027:005 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an
altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon
027:006 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole
stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the
LORD thy God:
027:007 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and
rejoice before the LORD thy God.
027:008 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law
027:009 And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel,
saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art
become the people of the LORD thy God.
027:010 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and
do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee
027:011 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
027:012 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when
ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and
Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:
027:013 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad,
and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
027:014 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of
Israel with a loud voice,
027:015 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an
abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the
craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the
people shall answer and say, Amen.
027:016 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
027:017 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour’s landmark. And all
the people shall say, Amen.
027:018 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
027:019 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger,
fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
027:020 Cursed be he that lieth with his father’s wife; because he
uncovereth his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say,
027:021 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
027:022 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the daughter of his
father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people
shall say, Amen.
027:023 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
027:024 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
027:025 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
027:026 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to
do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
028:001 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all
his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD
thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
028:002 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee,
if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
028:003 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be
in the field.
028:004 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy
ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine,
and the flocks of thy sheep.
028:005 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
028:006 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt
thou be when thou goest out.
028:007 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee
to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against
thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
028:008 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy
storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and
he shall bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth
028:009 The LORD shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as
he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments
of the LORD thy God, and walk in his ways.
028:010 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by
the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
028:011 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit
of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit
of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy
fathers to give thee.
028:012 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to
give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all
the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations,
and thou shalt not borrow.
028:013 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and
thou shalt be above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if
that thou hearken unto the commandments of the LORD thy God,
which I command thee this day, to observe and to do them:
028:014 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I
command thee this day, to the right hand, or to the left, to
go after other gods to serve them.
028:015 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the
voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his
commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day;
that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
028:016 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in
028:017 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
028:018 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy
land, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
028:019 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt
thou be when thou goest out.
028:020 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke,
in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou
be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the
wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
028:021 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he
have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to
028:022 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a
fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning,
and with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and
they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
028:023 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the
earth that is under thee shall be iron.
028:024 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from
heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
028:025 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies:
thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways
before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the
028:026 And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and
unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
028:027 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the
emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou
canst not be healed.
028:028 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and
astonishment of heart:
028:029 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in
darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou
shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall
028:030 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her:
thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein:
thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes
028:031 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not
eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from
before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep
shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to
028:032 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people,
and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for them all
the day long; and there shall be no might in thine hand.
028:033 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation
which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only
oppressed and crushed alway:
028:034 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which
thou shalt see.
028:035 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with
a sore botch that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot
unto the top of thy head.
028:036 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set
over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers
have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and
028:037 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a
byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
028:038 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt
gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
028:039 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither
drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall
028:040 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but
thou shalt not anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive
shall cast his fruit.
028:041 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy
them; for they shall go into captivity.
028:042 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
028:043 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very
high; and thou shalt come down very low.
028:044 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he
shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
028:045 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall
pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed;
because thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy
God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he
028:046 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and
upon thy seed for ever.
028:047 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness,
and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
028:048 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall
send against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness,
and in want of all things: and he shall put a yoke of iron
upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
028:049 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the
end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose
tongue thou shalt not understand;
028:050 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the
person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
028:051 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy
land, until thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee
either corn, wine, or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or
flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
028:052 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and
fenced walls come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all
thy land: and he shall besiege thee in all thy gates
throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given
028:053 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of
thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath
given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith
thine enemies shall distress thee:
028:054 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate,
his eye shall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife
of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he
028:055 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his
children whom he shall eat: because he hath nothing left him
in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies
shall distress thee in all thy gates.
028:056 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not
adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for
delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall be evil toward the
husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her
028:057 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her
feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she
shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege
and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in
028:058 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that
are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious
and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
028:059 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues
of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and
sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
028:060 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt,
which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
028:061 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in
the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee,
until thou be destroyed.
028:062 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the
stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey
the voice of the LORD thy God.
028:063 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you
to do you good, and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice
over you to destroy you, and to bring you to nought; and ye
shall be plucked from off the land whither thou goest to
028:064 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one
end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt
serve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fathers have
known, even wood and stone.
028:065 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall
the sole of thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee
there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of
028:066 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt
fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
028:067 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at
even thou shalt say, Would God it were morning! for the fear
of thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the sight of
thine eyes which thou shalt see.
028:068 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by
the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more
again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for
bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
029:001 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded
Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab,
beside the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
029:002 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have
seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of
Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all
029:003 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs,
and those great miracles:
029:004 Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes
to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
029:005 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes
are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon
029:006 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong
drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
029:007 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon,
and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle,
and we smote them:
029:008 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto
the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of
029:009 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that
ye may prosper in all that ye do.
029:010 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your
captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with
all the men of Israel,
029:011 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy
camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
029:012 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God,
and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee
029:013 That he may establish thee to day for a people unto himself,
and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee,
and as he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac,
and to Jacob.
029:014 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
029:015 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the
LORD our God, and also with him that is not here with us this
029:016 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how
we came through the nations which ye passed by;
029:017 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and
stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
029:018 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or
tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our
God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there
should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
029:019 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse,
that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have
peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add
drunkenness to thirst:
029:020 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD
and his jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the
curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and
the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
029:021 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the
tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant
that are written in this book of the law:
029:022 So that the generation to come of your children that shall
rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far
land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and
the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
029:023 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and
burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass
groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah,
Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and
in his wrath:
029:024 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus
unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
029:025 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of
the LORD God of their fathers, which he made with them when he
brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
029:026 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods
whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
029:027 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to
bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
029:028 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in
wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another
land, as it is this day.
029:029 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those
things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children
for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.
030:001 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon
thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before
thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations,
whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
030:002 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his
voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and
thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
030:003 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have
compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all
the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
030:004 If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of
heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and
from thence will he fetch thee:
030:005 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy
fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do
thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
030:006 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the
heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
030:007 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine
enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
030:008 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do
all his commandments which I command thee this day.
030:009 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 again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy
030:010 If thou shalt hearken 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 unto the LORD thy God
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
030:011 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not
hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
030:012 It 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?
030:013 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?
030:014 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy
heart, that thou mayest do it.
030:015 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death
030:016 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to
walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his
statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and
multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land
whither thou goest to possess it.
030:017 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but
shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
030:018 I 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 go to possess it.
030:019 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I
have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
030:020 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest
obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he
is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest
dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to
Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
031:001 And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
031:002 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old
this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath
said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
031:003 The LORD thy God, he 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
031:004 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og,
kings of the Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he
031:005 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may
do unto them according unto all the commandments which I have
031:006 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of
them: for the LORD thy God, he it is that doth go with thee;
he will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.
031:007 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight
of all Israel, Be 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
031:008 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be
with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear
not, neither be dismayed.
031:009 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests
the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.
031:010 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven
years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast
031:011 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in
the place which he shall choose, thou shalt read this law
before all Israel in their hearing.
031:012 Gather the people together, men and women, and children, and
thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and
that they may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and observe
to do all the words of this law:
031:013 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may
hear, and learn to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live
in the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
031:014 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that
thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the
tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge.
And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the
tabernacle of the congregation.
031:015 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a
cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the
031:016 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with
thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring
after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go
to be among them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant
which I have made with them.
031:017 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I
will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they
shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall
them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils
come upon us, because our God is not among us?
031:018 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils
which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto
031:019 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the
children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may
be a witness for me against the children of Israel.
031:020 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I sware
unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they
shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then
will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke
me, and break my covenant.
031:021 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are
befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as a
witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of
their seed: for I know their imagination which they go about,
even now, before I have brought them into the land which I
031:022 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it
the children of Israel.
031:023 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.
031:024 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,
031:025 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, saying,
031:026 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 for
a witness against thee.
031:027 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I
am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious
against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
031:028 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your
officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call
heaven and earth to record against them.
031:029 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt
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.
031:030 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel
the words of this song, until they were ended.
032:001 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth,
the words of my mouth.
032:002 My doctrine shall drop 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:
032:003 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye
greatness unto our God.
032:004 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are
judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right
032:005 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of
his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
032:006 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is
not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made
thee, and established thee?
032:007 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many
generations: ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy
elders, and they will tell thee.
032:008 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance,
when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the
people according to the number of the children of Israel.
032:009 For the LORD’s portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his
032:010 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling
wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him
as the apple of his eye.
032:011 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young,
spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her
032:012 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god
032:013 He 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 out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
032:014 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.
032:015 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou
art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he
forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of
032:016 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with
abominations provoked they him to anger.
032:017 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they
knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers
032:018 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast
forgotten God that formed thee.
032:019 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the
provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
032:020 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.
032:021 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will
move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I
will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
032:022 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the
lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase,
and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
032:023 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon
032:024 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning
heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth
of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
032:025 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the
young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of
032:026 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the
remembrance of them to cease from among men:
032:027 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their
adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they
should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all
032:028 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any
understanding in them.
032:029 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they
would consider their latter end!
032:030 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to
flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut
032:031 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves
032:032 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of
Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are
032:033 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of
032:034 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my
032:035 To me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall
slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand,
and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
032:036 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for
his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and
there is none shut up, or left.
032:037 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom
032:038 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine
of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and
be your protection.
032:039 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I
kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there
any that can deliver out of my hand.
032:040 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
032:041 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on
judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me.
032:042 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall
devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the
captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
032:043 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the
blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his
adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his
032:044 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the
ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
032:045 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all
032:046 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words
which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command
your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
032:047 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life:
and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land,
whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
032:048 And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
032:049 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which
is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and
behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of
Israel for a possession:
032:050 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered
unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and
was gathered unto his people:
032:051 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel
at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin;
because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of
032:052 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go
thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
033:001 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God
blessed the children of Israel before his death.
033:002 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir
unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with
ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law
033:003 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and
they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy
033:004 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the
congregation of Jacob.
033:005 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and
the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
033:006 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
033:007 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 to him from
033:008 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim 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;
033:009 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen
him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own
children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy
033:010 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they
shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon
033:011 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept 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.
033:012 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.
033:013 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for
the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep
that coucheth beneath,
033:014 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for
the precious things put forth by the moon,
033:015 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the
precious things of the lasting hills,
033:016 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.
033:017 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns
are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the
people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten
thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
033:018 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out;
and, Issachar, in thy tents.
033:019 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall
offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the
abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
033:020 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
033:021 And he provided the first 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 the justice of the LORD, and
his judgments with Israel.
033:022 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion’s whelp: he shall leap from
033:023 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour,
and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west
and the south.
033:024 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
033:025 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall
thy strength be.
033:026 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon
the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
033:027 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the
everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from
before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
033:028 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob
shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall
drop down dew.
033:029 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people
saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the
sword of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found
liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
034:001 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of
Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And
the LORD shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
034:002 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and
all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
034:003 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the
city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
034:004 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I sware
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 thou shalt not go over thither.
034:005 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of
Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
034:006 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over
against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto
034:007 And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when he died:
his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
034:008 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of
Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for
Moses were ended.
034:009 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom;
for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of
Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded
034:010 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses,
whom the LORD knew face to face,
034:011 In all the signs 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,
034:012 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which
Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.