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written on fliones.
8 And thou shalt write upon the flones 2 the words of this law very plainly.
9¶ And Mofes, and the pricfts the Levites fpake unto all Ifrael, faying, Take heed, and hearken, O Ifrael; This day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God.
10 Thou that therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his command ments and his ftatutes, which I command thee this day.
The law to be
third year, which is the year of tithing, and haft given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
13 Then thou shalt fay before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed things out of mine houfe, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherlefs, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou haft commanded me: 1have not tranfgreffed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten
11 And Mofes charged the people the fame day, faying,
12 Thefe thall ftand upon mount Gerizin to blefs the people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Iffachar, and Jofeph, and Benjamin.
13 And thefe fhall stand upon mount Ebal to curfe; Reuben, Gad, and Ather, and Ze bulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 And the Levites thal! fpeak, and fay unto all the men of Ifrael with a loud voice,
15 Curfed be the man that maketh y graven or molten image, an abomination sata the LORD, the works of the hands of the craft man, and putteth it in a fecret place: and the people thall anfwer and fay, Amen.
16 Curfed be he that fetteth light by his ther, or his mother: and all the people th fay, Amen.
14 Í have not eaten thereof in my mourn Ing, neither have I taken away aught thereof for any unclean uje, nor given aught thereof for the dead; but 1 have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that thou haft commanded
15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and blefs thy people Ifrael, and the land which thou haft given us, as thou fwareft unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do thefe ftatutes and judgments; thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with all thy foul.
17 Thou hait avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his ftatutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to hearken unto his Voice:
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promited thee, and that bou thouident keep all his commandments;
19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praife, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayet be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath fpoken.
17 Curfed be he that removeth his neigh bour's land-mark: and all the people th fay, Amen.
18 Curfed be he that maketh the blind wander out of the way: and all the pe fhall fay, Amen.
19 Curfed be he that perverteth the jus ment of the ftranger, fatherlefs, and wid and all the people fhall fay, Amen.
20 Curfed be he that lieth with his fathe wife; because he uncovercth his facad skirt: and all the people thall fay, Amen,
21 Curfed be he that lieth with any ner of beaft: and all the people thali A
The people are to write the law upon fiones.
AND Mofes, with the elders of Ifrael, com
manded people, faying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this
22 Curfed be he that lieth with his the daughter of his father, or the du
of his mother: and all the people thefa
23 Curfed be he that lieth with his m in-law: and all the people fhall fay, Amit 24 Curfed be he that fmiteth his bour fecretly: and all the people th Amen.
25 Curfed be he that taketh rewardsy an innocent person: and all the people fay, Amen.
26 Curfed be he that confirmeth not the words of this law, to do them: and all pie fhall fay, Amen.
2 And it fhall be, on the day when ye shall
3 And thou shalt write upon them all the
over Tordan, that ye shall fet up thefe ftones,
which command this in mount E-
s' And there that thou build an altar unto
6 Thou shalt build the altar of the 1.ORD
1 The blessings for obedience. 15 The for disobedience.
hearken diligently unto the voice of LORD thy God, to obferve and to do all ther day, that the LORD thy God will fet the high above all nations of the earth: 2 And all thefe bleffings thall come and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearke the voice of the LORD thy God.
3 Bleffed fealt thou be in the cin bleed alt thou be in the field.
4 kletfed ball be the fruit of the and the fruit of thy ground, and th
Blefings for obedience.
Chap. xxviii. by cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy theep.
Blefed ballbe thy basket and thy flore. Bleed bait thou be when thou comeft In, and bleifed bait thou be when thou goeft
The LaRD fhall caufe thine enemies that rife up against thee to be fmitten before thy 1ace: they shall come out against thee one way, and tee before thee feven ways.
8 The LORD thall command the bleifing upon thee in thy store-houses, and in all that thou ferted thine hand unto; and he thall blefs thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The LORD thall establish thee an holy people unto himfelf, as be hath fworn unto thee, if thou that keep the commandments of the Loan thy God, and walk in his ways. 10 And all people of the earth fhall fee that thou art called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
It And the LoxD fhall make thee plentecus 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 fware unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The LORD hall open unto thee his good treafure, the heaven to give the rain ento thy land in his feafon, and to blefs all the work of thine hand: and thou thalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 Anithe LORD fhall 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 obferve and to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go afide from any of the words which I command thee this day, the right hand or to the left, to go after Other gods to ferve them.
But it fhall come to pafs, if thou wilt ot hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to obferve to do all his commandments and his fatutes which I command thee this day, that all thefe curfes fhall come upon thee, nd overtake thee.
If Curied alt thou be in the city, and Curfed alt thou be in the field.
17 Curled ball be thy basket and thy ftore. 18 Curied all be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increafe of thy ine, and the flocks of thy theep. ry Curled balt thou be when thou comeft in, nd curfed balt thou be when thou goeft out. 20 The LORD thall fend upon thee curfing, exation, and rebuke, in all that thou fetteit hine hand unto for to do, usil thou be deroyed, and until thou perith quickly; be. aufe of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby theu haft forfaken me.
11 The LORD thall make the peftilence leave unto thee, until he have confumed thee from off the land whither thou gocft to poffefsit.
11 The LORD thall finite thee with a confuruption, and with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the fword, and with blafting, and with mildew and they thall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head fhall be brafs, and the earth that is under thee all be iron,
24 The LORD fhall make the rain of thy land powder and duft: from heaven shall At come down upon thee, until thou be deftroyed, 25 The LORD hall caufe thee to be fmitten before thine enemies: thou that go out on them; and shalt be removed into all the king. way against them, and flee feven ways before doms of the earth.
26 And thy carcafs thall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beatts of the earth, and no man thall fray them away.
27 The LORD will fmite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and with the fcab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28 The LORD thall fmite thee with madness, and blindness, and aftonishment of heart:
the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt 29 And thou shalt grope at noon-day as not proper in thy ways; and thou shalt be on ly oppreffed and fpoiled evermore, and no man fhall fave thee.
man thall lie with her: thou shalt build an 30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another houfe, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou fhalt plant a vinevard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
and thou shalt not eat thereof: thine afs ball
given unto another people, and thine eyes 32 Thy fons and thy daughters ball be hall look, and fail with longing for them al the day long: and there fhall be no might in thine hand.
bours, thall a nation which thou knoweit not
of thine eyes which thou shalt fee.
and in the legs with a fore botch that cannot 35 The LORD thall fmite thee in the knees be healed, from the fole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
36 The LORD fhall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt fet over thee, unto a have known; and there shalt thou ferve other nation which neither thou nor thy fathers gods, wood and ftone.
a proverb, and a by-word, among all nationa 37 And thou shalt become an aftonishment, whither the LORD fhall lead thee."
the field, and thalt gather but little in: for
them; but fhalt neither drink of the wine,
all thy coafts, but thou shalt not anoint thy
but thou shalt not enjoy them: for they shall 41 Thou shalt beget fons and daughters, go into captivity.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land fhall the locuit confume.
43 The ftranger that is within thee fhall get up above thee very high; and thou thait come down very low.
The curfes for disobedience.
44 He fhall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he thall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45 Moreover, all these curfes fhall come up on thee, and thall purfue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be deftroyed; because thou hearkenedft not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his ftatutes which he commanded thee.
Exbortation to obedience.
the difeafes of Egypt, which thou waft afrai
61 Alfo every fickness, and every plague
62 And ye thall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the ftars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldeft not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
63 And it shall conie to pafs, that, as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good, and to multiply you; fo the LORD will rejoice over you to deftroy you, and to bring you to nought and ye thall be plucked from off the land whither thou goeft to poffefs it.
64 And the LORD thall fcatter thee among all people from the one end of the earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt ferve other gods, which neither thou nor thy fa thers have known, even wood and ftone.
65 And among thefe nations fhalt thou find no cafe, neither thall the fole of thy font have reft: but the LORD fhall give thee there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and for row of mind:
66 And thy life fhall hang in doubt before thee; and thou thalt fear day and night, and fhalt have noue affurance ofthy life;
67 In the morning thou thalt fay, Would God it were even! and at even thoufhalt fay Would God it were morning! for the feare thine heart wherewith thou shalt fear, and for the fight of thine eyes which thou shalt fee
68 And the LORD thall bring thee into Egypt again with thips, by the way whereof Ifpake unto thee, Thou shalt fee it no more again and there ye thall be fold unto your enemies for bond-men and bond-women, and no man shall buy you.
46 And they shall be upon thee for a fign, and for a wonder, and upon thy feed for
47 Because thou fervedft not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladnefs of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 Therefore fhalt thou ferve thine enemies which the LORD fhall fend against thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and he fhall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have de. troyed thee.
49 The LORD fhall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the earth, as wift as the eagle flieth; a nation whofe tongue thou shalt not understand;
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which fhall not regard the perfon of the old, nor thew favour to the young.
51 And he thall eat the fruit of thy cattle,and the fruit of thy land, until thou be deftroyed: which alfo fhall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or the increafe of thy kine, or Blocks of thy theep, until he have deftroyed thee.
52 And he fhall befiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls come down, wherein thou truftedit, throughout all thy tand: and he shall befiege thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy fons and of thy daughters, (which the LORD thy God hath given thee,) in the fiege, and in the ftraitnefs wherewith thine enemies fhall diftrefs thee:
An exhortation to obedience. 29 Sect
HESE are the words of the covenant
2 And Mofes called unto all Ifrael, and faid unto them, Ye have feen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land Egypt, unto Pharaoh,and unto all his fervant and unto all his land:
3 The great temptations which thine eys have feen, the figns, and those great miracle
4 Yet the LORD hath not given you heart to perceive, and eyes to fee, and earsts, hear, unto this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wildernefs: your clothes are not waxen de upon you, and thy thoe is not waxen old upo thy foot.
Ye have not eaten bread, neither haver drunk wine or ftrong drink; that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, S hon the king of Hefhbon, and Og the king Bathan, came out againit us unto battle, an we fmote them
8 And we took their land, and gave it fort
9 Keep therefore the words of this com
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye thall be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bofom, and toward the remnant of his children which he fhall leave:
55 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 fiege, and in the ftraitnefs wherewith thine enemies thall diftrefs thee in all thy gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to fet the fole of her foot upon the ground for delicatenefs and tendernefs, her eye shall be evil to ward the husband of her bofom, and toward her fon, and toward her daughter,
57 And toward her young one that com-
fhall eat them for want of all things fecretly
$8 If thou wilt not obferve to do all the
59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues Wonderful, and the plagues of thy feed, even great plagues, and of long continuance, and Lore fickneffes, and of long continuance.
60 Moreover, he will bring upon thee all
29 The lecret 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. CHAP. XXX.
I Great mercies promifed unto the penitent, 11 The commandment is manifeft. 15 Death and life are fet before them."
God's covenant with the people.
11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy
12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day;
13 That he may eftablish thee to-day for a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee a God, as he hath faid unto thee, and as he hath fworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Ifaac, and to Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this Covenant and this oath;
15 But with big that flandeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and alfo with bim that is not here with us this day:
16(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the nations which ye paffed by;
47 And ye have feen their abominations, and their idols, wood and ftone, filver and gold, which were among them :)
18 Left there thould be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whofe heart turaeth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and ferve the gods of thefe na. tions; left there fhould be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood:
19 And it come to pafs, when he heareth the words of this curfe, that he blefs himself in his heart, faying, I thall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkennefs to thirst:
20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealoufy fhall Smoke against that man, and all the curfes that are written in this book mall lie upon him, and the LORD thall blot out his name from under heaven.
21 And the LORD fhall feparate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Ifrael, according to all the curfes of the covenant that are writ. ten in this book of the law:
22 So that the generation to come of your children, that shall rife up after you, and the tranger that shall come from a far land, fhall fay, when they fee the plagues of that land, and the fickneffes, which the LORD hath laid upon it;
23 And that the whole land thereof is brimfone, and fait, and burning, that it is not fown, nor beareth, nor any grafs groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom and Go. morrah, Admah and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath;
thall come to
things are come upon thee, the blefling and the curfe, which I have fet before thee. and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 And thalt return unto the LORD thy God, and fhalt obey his voice, according to all that I command thee this day, thou, and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy foul;
3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compaffion upon thee, and will return, and gather thee from all the nations whither the LORD thy God hath fcattered thee.
surfes that are written in this book:
4 f any of thine be driven out unto the outmoft parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.
And the 10thy God will bring thee into the land whethy fathers poffeffed, and thou thalt poffefs it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
6 And the LORD thy God will circumcife thine heart, and the heart of thy feed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy foul, that thou mayeft live.
7 And the LORD thy God will put all thefe curfes upon thine enemies, and on them than hate thee, which perfecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thi hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the truit 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 fathers;
10 Ifthou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his command. ments and his ftatutes, 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 foul.
11 For this commandment which I com. mand thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou fhouldeft fay, Who fhall go up for us to heaven and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do
14 Even all nations fhall fay, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? What meaneth the heat of this great anger?
35 Then men thall fay, Because they have forlaken 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: 26 For they went and ferved other gods, and wonhipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them: 27 And the anger of the LORD was kindWed against this land, to bring upon it all the and good, and death and evil;
13 Neither is it beyond the fea, that thou fhouldeft fay, Who shall go over the fea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it!
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayeft do it.
15 See, I have fet before thee this day life
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and
17 But if thine heart turn away, fo that thou wilt not hear, but thalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye fhall furely perish; and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land whither thou paffelt over Jordan to go to poffefs it.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have fet before you life and death, blessing and curfing: there. fore choofe life, that both thou and thy feed may live;
2 That thou mayeft love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayeft obey his voice, and that thou mayeft cleave unto him; (for be is thy life, and the length of thy days;) that thou mayeft dwell in the land which the FORD fware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to liaac, and to Jacob, to give them. CHAP. XXXI.
1 Mofes encourageth the people, and Joshua: 9 he delivereth the law unto the priefs. 14 God giveth a charge to Joshua, 19 and a fong to teflify against the people.
ND Meres went and fpake these words unto all Ifrael.
2 And he faid unto them, I am an hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: alfo the LORD hath faid unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jor fan.
3 The LORD thy God, he will go over be fore thee, and he will deftroy thefe nations from before thee, and thou thalt poffefs them: and Jothua, he thall go over before thee, as the LORD hath faid.
4 And the LORD fhall do unto them as re did unto Sihon and to Og, kings of the Amorites; and to the land of them whom he destroyed.
5 And the LORD fhall give them up before your tace, that ye may do unto them accordIng unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong, and of a good courage, fear not, nor beatraid of them: for the LORD thy God, he it is chat doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor fortake thee.
7And Mofes called unto Jotha, and faid unto him in the fight of all Ifracl, Be strong, and of a good courage: for thou mutt go with this people unto the land which the LORD hathworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou fhalt caufe them to inherit it.
The book of the law. 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 obferve to do all the words of this law;
11 When all Ifrael is come to appear before the LORD thy God, in the place which he fhall choofe, thou shalt read this law before all Ifraci in their hearing.
13 Gather the people together, men, and
13 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 poffefs it.
14 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Rehold, thy days approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and prefent yourfcives in the ta bernacle of the congregation, that I way give him a charge. And Mofes and Jofhun went, and prefented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go be fore thee: he will be with thee, he will not fail thee, neither forfake thee: fear not, neither be difmayed.
9¶And Mofes wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the fons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Ifrael.
10 And Mofes commanded them, faying, At the end of every feven years, in the folemnity of the year of relcafe, in the feaft of tabernacles,
15 And the LORD appeared in the taberna. cle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud food over the door of the tabernacle.
16 And the LORD faid unto Mofes, Behold, thou thalt fleep with thy fathers; and this people will rife up, and go a whoring af ter the gods of the ftrangers of the land whi ther they go to be among them, and will for. fake me, and break my covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my anger thall be kindled againa them in-that day, and will forfake them, and I will hide my face from them, and they thall be devoured, and many evils and troubles fhall befall them; fo that they will fay in that day. Are not thefe evils come upon us, be. caufe our God is not among us?
18 And I will furely hide my face in that day, for all the evils which they fhall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other godz.
19 Now therefore write ye this fong for you, and teach it the children of Ifrael: put it i their mouths, that this fong may be a wi nefs for me against the children of iftael.
20 For when I thall have brought themir. to the land which I fware unto their father, that floweth with milk and honey, and they fhall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and ferve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pafs, when may evils and troubles are befallen then, that thi fong thall teftity against them as a witnes for it fhall not be forgotten out of the mouth of their feed: for I know their imagination which they go about even now, before I hare brought them into the land which I fware.
22 Mofes therefore wrote this fong the fame day, and taught it the children of Ifrael.
23 And he gave Joshua the ion of Nan a charge, and faid, Be ftrong, and of a good courage; for thoufhalt bring the children ef Ifrael into the land which I fware unto them; and I will be with thee.
24 And it came to pafs, when Mofes had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they were finished,
25 That Mofes commanded the Levites which bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, faying,
26 Take:nis book of the law, and put i the fide of the ark of the covenant of t LORD your God, that it may be there f witness against thee.
27 1 know thy rebellion, and thy neck: behold, while I am yet alive with y