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of justice, and of charity. CHAP. XXV, XXVI.
Of unjust peights. 13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The again when the sun goeth down, that he may house of him that hath his shoe loosed. sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee; and it 11 | When men strive together one with anoshall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD ther, and the wife of the one draweth near for to thy God.
deliver her husband out of the hand of him that 14 | Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant smileth him, and putteth forth her hand, and That is poor and needy, whether he be of thy bre- taketh him by the secrets: thren, or ot' thy strangers that are in thy land 12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye within thy gates :
shall not pity her. 15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither 134 Thou shall not have in thy bag divers shall the sun go down upon it, for he is poor, weights, a great and a small : and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against 14 Thou shall not have in thy house divers meathee into the LORD, and it be sin unto thec. sures, a great and a small :
16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the 15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, children, neither shall the children be put to a perfect and just measure shalt thou have; thai death for the fathers : every man shall be put to thy tays may be lengthened in the land which death for his own sin.
the I ORD thy God giveth thee. 17 11 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of 16 For all that do such things, and all that do the stranger, nor of the fatherless, nor take the unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD widow's raiment to pledge :
thy God. 18 But thou shalt reinember that thou wast a 17 Remeniter what Amalek did unto thee by bond-nan in Egypt, and the LORD thy God re- the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt; deemed thee thence: therefore I cominand thee 18 How he inet thee by the way, and smote the to do this thing.
hindmost of thee, eden all that were feeble behind 19 7 When thou cuttest down thy harvest in thee, when thou wast faint and weary: and he thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in the field, thou feared not God. shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the 19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow: God hath given thee rest from all thine enemies that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all the round about, in the land which the LORD thy work of thy hands.
God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, 20 When thou beatest thine olive-tree, thou shall that ihou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amanot go over the boughs again: it shall be for the lek from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it. stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
CHAP. XXVI. 21 When thou gatherest thegrapes of thy vine
of offering the first-fruits. yard, thou shalt not glean it afterward : it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for AND it shall
be, when thou art come in unto
the land which the LORD thy God giveth the widow.
thee for an inheritalice, and possessest it, and 22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a dwellest therein; bond-man in the land of Egypt: therefore I com- 2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit mand thee to do this thing.
of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land CHAP. XXV.
that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shali put it Sundry laws and ordinances.
in a basket, and shaltgo unto the place which the I , .
they come unto judgment, that the judges may 3 And ihou shalt go unto the priest that shall be judge ihem; then they shall justify the righteous, in those days, and say unto him, I profess this day and condemn the wicked.
unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the 2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy country which the LORD sware unto our fathers to be beaten, that the judge shall cause him to for to give us. lie down, and to be beaten before his face, 4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thy cording to his fault, by a certain number. hand, and set it down before the altar of the
3Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: LORD thy God. lest if he should exceed, and beat him above these 5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD with many stripes, then thy brother should seem thy God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father; vile unto thee.
and he weni down into Egypt, and sojourned 4 l Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he there with a few, and became there a nation, treadeth out the corn.
great, mighty, and populons : 5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die 6 And the Eyyptians evil-entreated us, and afand liave no child, the wife of the dead shall not flicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage : marry without unto a stranger: her husband's 7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our brother shall go in unto her, and take her to him to fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on wife, and perform the duty of a husbaud's brother our affliction, and our labour, and our oppression: unto her.
8 Aud the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt 6 And it shall be, that the first-born which she with a mighty hand, and with an out-stretched beareth, shall succeed in the name of his brother arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, which is dead, that his naine be not putoutof Israel. and with wonders;
7 And if the man like not to take his brother's 9 And he hath brought us into this place, and wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate hath given us this land, even a land that floweth unto the elders, and say, My husband's broiher with milk and honey: refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in 10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstIsrael, he will not perform the duty of my hus-fruits of the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given band's brother.
me : and thou shalt set it before the LORD thy 8 Then the elders of his city shall cali him, and God, and worship before the LORD thy God : speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, 11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing Ulike not to take her,
which the LORD thy God hath given unto thee, 9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him and unto thy house, thou and the Levite, and the In the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe stranger that is animug you. from off his foot, and spil in his face, and shall 12 9 When thou hast made an end of tithing all answer and say, So shall it be done unto that the tithes of thine increase the third year, which man that will not build up his brother's house. lis the year of uithing, and hast given it unto the
The covenant with God
DEUTERONOMY. The curses from mount Ebal. Levite,thestranger, the fatherless, and the widow, curse; Renben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled! Dan, and Naphtali. 13 Then thou shall say before the LORD thy 14 | And the Levites shall speak, and say unto God, I have brought away the hallowed things all the men of Israel with a loud voice, out of my house, and also have given them unto 15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven the Levite, and unto the stranger, w the father- or molten image, an abomination anto the LORD, less, and to the widow, according to all thy com- the work of the hands of the craftsman, and mandments which thou hast cominanded me: I putteth it in a secret place : and all the people have not transgressed thy commandnients, nei- shall
answer and say, Amen. ther have I forgotten them :
16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father 14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, or his mother: and all the people shall say, Amen. neither have I taken away aught thereof for any. 17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's unclean use, nor given aught thereof for the land-mark : and all the people shall say, Amen. dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the 18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander Lord my God, and have done according to all out of the way: and all the people shall say, Amen. that thou hast commanded me.
19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment
16 11 This day the LORD thy God hath com- and all the people shall say, Amen.
22 Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the 17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to daughter of his father, or the daughter of his be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep mother: and all the people shall say, Amen. his statutes, and his commandments, and his 23 Cursed be he that lieth with his mother-injudgments, and to hearken unto his voice : law: and all the people shall say, Amen.
18 And the Lord hath avouched thee this day 24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour se-
nocent person: and all the people shall say, Amen.
Blessings promised on obedience.
ken diligently unto the voice of the LORD ed the people, saying, Keep all the command-thy God, to observe and 10 do all his commandments which I command you this day. ments which I command thee this day: that the
2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass LORD thy God will set thee on high above all
increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy slicep. 4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over 5 Blessed shall be ihy basket and thy store. Jordan, that ye shall set up these stones, which 6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, 1 command you this day, in mount Ebal, and and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out. thou shalt plaster them with plaster.
7 The Lord shall cause thine enemics that rise 5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the up against thee to be snitten before thy face: LORD thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt they shall come out against thee one way, and mot lift up any iron tool upon them.
flee before thee seven ways. 6 Thou shali build the altar of the LORD thy 8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt- thee in thy store-houses, and in all that thou offerings thereon unto the Lord thy God: settest thy hand unto: and he shall bless thee in
7 And thou shalt offer peace-offerings, and shalt the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee. eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God. 9 The LORD shall establish thee a holy people
8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the unto hiniself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou words of this law, very plainly.
shalt keep the commandments of the LORD tiy 9 1 And Moses and the priests the Leviton God, and walk in his ways. spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed and 10 And all people of thie earth shall see that hearken, O Israel, this day thou art become the thou art called by the name of the LORD; and people of the LORD thy God.
they shall be afraid of thee. 10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the 11 And the LORD shall inake thee plenteous in LORD thy God, and do his commandments and goods, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit his statutes which I command thee this day. of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in 11 1 And Moses charged the people the same the land which the LORD sware unto ihy fathers day,' saying,
to give thee. 12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to 12 The LORD shall open unto thec his good bless the people, when ye are come over Jordan; treasure, the heaven to give the rain unto thy Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, land in his season, and to bless all the work of and Joseph, and Benjamin:
thy hand: and thou shalt lend unto many na 13 And these shall stand upon mouni Ebal toltions, and thou shalt not borrow.
for disobedience 13 And the Lord shall make thee the head, and 35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and not the tail; and thou shalt be above only, and in the legs, with a sore botch that cannot be thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of unto the commandments of the LORD thy God, thy head: which I command thee this day, to observe and 36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king to do them: 1
which thou shalt set over thee, unto a nation 14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; words which I command thee this day, to the and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and right hand or to the left, 10 go after other gods stone. to serve them,
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, 15 T But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not a proverb, and a by-word, among all nations hearken unto the voice or ihe LORD thy God, to whither the LORD shall lead thee. observe to do all his commandments and his 38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the statu tes which I command thee this day: that field, and shalt gather but little in: for the locust all these curses shall come upon thee, and over- shall consume it. take thee:
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards and dress them, 16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather shalt thou be in the field.
the grapes : for the worms shall eai them. 17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store. 40 Thou shalt have olive-trees throughout all 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint thyself with the Inuit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, the oil: for thine olive shall cast his fruit. and the flocks of thy sheep.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but 19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, thou shalt not enjoy them: for they sliall go into and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out." captivity: 20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexa- 42 All ihy trees and fruit of thy land shall the tion, and rebuke, in all that thou sellest thy hand locust consume. unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until 43 The stranger that is within thee shall get thou perish quickly: because of the wickedness up above thee very high; and thou shalt come of thy doings whereby thou hast forsaken me. down very low. 21 The LORD shall inake the pestilence cleave! 44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to unto thee, until he have consuined thee from off him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail. the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 45 Moreover, all these curses shall come upon 2 The LORD shall smite thee with a consump- thce, and shall pursue thec, and overtake thee, tion, and with a fever, and with an inflamma- till thou be destroyed : because thou hearkenedst tion, and with an extreme burning, and with the not into the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep sword, and with blasting, and with mildew: and his com undments and his statutes which he they shall pursue thee until thou perish. commanded thee.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy liead shall be 46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron. for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever. 24 The Lord shall make the rain of thy land 47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God powder and dust: from leaven shall it come with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for down upon thee, until thon be destroyed. the abundance of all things;
25 The Lord shall cause thee to be smitten be- 48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies fore thine enemies : thou shalt go out one way which the LORD shall send against thee, in hunagainst them, and flee seven ways before them; ger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want and shali be removed into all the kingdoins or of all things : and he shall put a yoke of iron the earth.
upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee. 2 And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls 49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee of the air, and unto the beasts of the carth, and from far, from the end of the earth, as swift as no man shall fray them away.
the eagle flieth, a nation whose tongue thou shalt 27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch or not understand; Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the scab, 50 A nation ot' fierce countenance, which shall and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour healed.
to the young : 28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, 51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and and blindness, and astonislunent of heart: the fruit of thy land, until thou be destroyed : 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day, as the blind which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, gropeth in darkness, and thou shall not prosper in or oil, or the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy ihy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and sheep, until he have destroyed thee. spoiled evermore, and no man shall save thee. 52 And he shall besiegethee in all thy gates, until
30 Thou shalt betroth a wise, and another man thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein shall lie with her: thou shalt build a house, and thou trustedst, throughout all thy land : and he thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a shall besiege thee in all thy gates throughout all vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. thy land which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, 53 thou shalt cat the fruit of thine own and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters be violently taken away from before thy face, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou enemies shall distress thee: shalt have none to rescue them.
54 So that the man that is tender among you, 32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given and very delicate, his eye shall be evil toward unto another people, and thine eyes shall look, his brother, and toward the wife of his boson, and fail with longing for them all the day long and toward the remnant of his children which and there shall be no might in thy hand. he shall leave: 33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall 55 So that he will not give to any of them of anation which thou kr.owest not eat up: and thou the flesh of his children whom he shall eat: beshalt be only oppressed and crushed always: cause he hath nothing left him in the siege and 34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall Line eyes which thou shalt sce.
distress thee in all thy gates
God's covenant with Israel 56 The tender and delicate woman among you, 7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the which would not adventure to set the sole of her kingof Heslibon, and Og the king of Bashan, came foot upon the ground for delicateness and ten- out against us unto baitle, and we smole them: derness, her eye shall be evil toward the husband 8 And we took their land, and gave it for an of ler bosou, and toward her son, and toward inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadher daughter,
ites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh. 57 And toward her young one that cometh out 9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, from between her feet, and toward her children and do then, that ye may prosper in all that yedo. which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for 1011 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD want of all things secretly in the siege and strait- your God; your captains of your tribes, your elness wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee ders, and your officers, with all the inen of Israel, in thy gales.
11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger 58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words that is in thy camp, liom the hewer of thy wood, of this law that are written in this book, that unto the drawer of thy water: thou mnayest fear this glorious and fearful name 12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant THE LORD THY GOD;
with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which 59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues won the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day: derful, and the plagues of thy seed, even great 13That he may establish thee w-day for a people plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sick- unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, nesses, and of long continuance.
as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn un60 Moreover, he will bring' upon thee all the to thy fathers, to Abraham, lo Isaac, and to Jacob. diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of;| 14 Neither with you only do I make this coveand they shall cleave unto thee.
nant and this oath ;
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas 16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land
17 And ye have seen their abominations, and
serve the gods of these nations ; lest there should 64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all be among you a root lhiat beareth gall and wormpeople from the one end of the earth even into wood; ihe other; and there thou shall serve other gods, 19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the which neither thou nor thy fathers have known, words of this curse, that he bless himself in his even wood and stone.
heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk 65 And among these nations shalt thou find no in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenease, neither shall the sole of thy foot liave rest: uess to thirst: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling 20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the 'heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind. anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall snioke ,66 Arid thy life shall hang in doubt before thee: against that man, and all the curses that are and thou shalt fear day and night, and shall have written in this book shall lie upon him, and the done assurance of thy life:
LORD shall blot ont bis name from under heaven. 67 In the morning thou sualt say, Would God 21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil it were even ! and at even thou shalt say, Would out of all the tribes of Israel according to all the God it were morning : for the fear of thy heart'curses of the covenant that are written in this wherewith thou shalt sear, and for the sight or book of the law : thine eyes which thou shalt see.
22 So that the generation to come of your chil68. And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt dren that shall rise up after you, and the stranger again with ships, by the way whereof i spake that shall come frori a far land, shall say, when unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and they see the plagues of that land, and the sickthere ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bond- nesses which the LORD hath laid upon it; inen and bond-women, and no man shall buy you | 23 And that the whole land thercoris brimstone, CIIAP. XXIX.
and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor An exhortation to obedience.
beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the VHESE are the words of the covenant which overthrow of Sodoni, and Gomorrah, Admah,
the LORD comnianded Moses to make with and Zeboim, which the LORD Overthrew in his
2 11 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said the LORD done thus into this land ? what mean-
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have fathers, which he made with them when he
4 Yet the LORD hath not given you a heart 10 26 For they went and served other gods, and perceive, and cyes to see, and ears to hear, unto worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, this day.
and whom he had not given unto them: 5 And i have led you forty years in the wilder- 27 And the anger of the Lord was kindled ness: your clothes are not waxen old upon you, against this land, to bring upon it all the curses and they shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot. that are written in this book : 6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have yo 28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land drunk wine or strong drink : that ye might know in anger and in wrath, and in great indignation, that I am the LORD your God.
and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
Life and death set before them. CHAP. XXX, XXXI. Moses encouragech Joshua 29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that God: but those things which are revealed belong thou mayest cleave unto him (for he is thy life, and unto us, and to our children for ever, that we the length of thy days) that thou mayesi dwell in bay do all the words of this law.
the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, CHAP. XXX.
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give u:em. Mercies to the penitent.
CHAP. XXXI. ND it shall come to pass, when all these Moses encourageth the people. the curse, which I have set before the sand Land AND Moses went and spake these words unto shalt call them to mind among all the nations 2 And he said unto them, I am a hundred and whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee, twenty years old this day; I can no more go out
2 And shall return into the LORD thy God, and and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, shalt obey his voice according to all that I com- Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.' mand thee this day, thou and thy children, with 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before all thy heart, and with all thy soul;
thee, and he will destroy these nations from before 3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy cap- thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua he tivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will shall go over before ihee, as the LORD hath said. return and gather thee from all the nations 4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did whither the LORD thy God hath scatiered thee. to Sihon, and to Oy, kings of the Amorites, and
4 If any of thine be driven out unto the utmost unto the land of them, whom he destroyed. parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy 5 And the LORD shall give them up before you God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch face, that ye may do unto them according unto all thee:
thecommandments which I havecommanded you. 5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into 6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou be afraid of them: for the Lord thy God, he it is shall possess it: and he will do thec good, and that doth go with thee, he will not fail thee, nor multiply thee above thy fathers.
forsake ihee. 6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thy 7 ! And Moses called unto Joshua, and said heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, of a good courage: for thou must go with this that thou mayest live.
people unto the land which the LORD hath sworn 7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, cause them to inherit it. which persecuted thee.
8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; 8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neithe LORD, and do all his commandments which ther forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed. I command thee this day.
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it 9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plen- unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the teous in every work of thy hand, in the fruit of ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the the elders of Israel. fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will 10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the again rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the over thy fathers:
year of release, in the feast of tabernacles, 10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the 11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and Lord thy God in the place which he shall choose, his statutes which are written in this book of the thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God hearing. with all thy heart and with all thy soul. | 12 Gather the people together, men, and wo
II ll For this cominandinent which I command men, and children, and thy stranger that is withthee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither in thy gates, that they may hear, and that they is it far oft.
may learn, and fear the LORD your God, and ob12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, serve to do all the words of this law: Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it 13 And that their children which have not unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? known any thing, may hear, and learn to fear
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou should- the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the est say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it. bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it? 14 ! And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold,
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy thy days approach that thou must die: call mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it. Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle
15 1 See, I have set before thee this day life of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. and good, and death and evil;
And Moses and Joshua went and presented 16 in that I command thee this day to love themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to 15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle keep his commandments, and his statutes, and in a piHar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud his judgments, that thou mayest live and multi- stood over the door of the tabernacle. ply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in 16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou the land whither thou goest to possess it. shalt sleep with thy fathers, and this perple will
17 But if thy heart turn away, so that thou rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the wilt not bear, but shalt be drawn away, and strangers of the land, whither they go to be worship other gods, and serve them;
among them. and will forsake me, and break 18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall my covenant which I have made with them. surely perish, and that ye shall noi prolong your. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them days upon the land, whither thou passest over in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will Jordan to go to possess it.
hide my face from them, and they shall be de19 I call heaven and earth to record this day voured, and many evils and troubles shall befall against you, that I have set before you life and them, so that they will say in that day, Are nou death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose these evils coine upon us, because our God is life, that both thou and thy seed may live: not among us? 20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, 18 And I will surely hide my face in that day