THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
Part 2 (Chapters 18-34)
18:1: 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.
18:2: Therefore shall they have no inheritance
among their brethren: the LORD is their inheritance, as he hath
said unto them.
18:3: 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.
18:4: 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 him.
18:5: 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 for ever.
18:6: 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;
18:7: Then he shall minister in the name of
the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand
there before the LORD.
18:8: They shall have like portions to eat,
beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
18:9: When thou art come into the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not learn to do after
the abominations of those nations.
18:10: 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 witch,
18:11: Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar
spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.
18:12: 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.
18:13: Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy
18:14: 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.
18:15: 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 shall hearken;
18:16: 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.
18:17: And the LORD said unto me, They have
well spoken that which they have spoken.
18:18: 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.
18:19: 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.
18:20: 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.
18:21: And if thou say in thine heart, How shall
we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken?
18:22: 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.
19:1: 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;
19:2: Thou shalt separate three cities for thee
in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to
19:3: 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.
19:4: 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;
19:5: 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:
19:6: 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.
19:7: Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou
shalt separate three cities for thee.
19:8: 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;
19:9: 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:
19:10: That innocent blood be not shed in thy
land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and
so blood be upon thee.
19:11: 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:
19:12: 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 may die.
19:13: Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou
shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it
may go well with thee.
19:14: 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 possess it.
19:15: 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.
19:16: If a false witness rise up against any
man to testify against him that which is wrong;
19:17: 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;
19:18: And the judges shall make diligent inquisition:
and, behold, if the witness be a false witness, and hath testified
falsely against his brother;
19:19: 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.
19:20: And those which remain shall hear, and
fear, and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among
19:21: And thine eye shall not pity; but life
shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand,
foot for foot.
20:1: 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.
20:2: And it shall be, when ye are come nigh
unto the battle, that the priest shall approach and speak unto
20:3: 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 of them;
20:4: For the LORD your God is he that goeth
with you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you.
20:5: 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.
20:6: 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
20:7: 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.
20:8: 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.
20:9: 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.
20:10: When thou comest nigh unto a city to
fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it.
20:11: 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 thee.
20:12: And if it will make no peace with thee,
but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it:
20:13: And when the LORD thy God hath delivered
it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with
the edge of the sword:
20:14: 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.
20:15: Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities
which are very far off from thee, which are not of the cities
of these nations.
20:16: But of the cities of these people, which
the LORD thy God doth give thee for an inheritance, thou shalt
save alive nothing that breatheth:
20:17: 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:
20:18: 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.
20:19: 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:
20:20: 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.
21:1: 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:
21:2: Then thy elders and thy judges shall come
forth, and they shall measure unto the cities which are round
about him that is slain:
21:3: 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 yoke;
21:4: 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:
21:5: 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:
21:6: 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:
21:7: And they shall answer and say, Our hands
have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it.
21:8: 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.
21:9: 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 the LORD.
21:10: 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,
21:11: And seest among the captives a beautiful
woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her
to thy wife;
21:12: Then thou shalt bring her home to thine
house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails;
21:13: 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.
21:14: 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.
21:15: 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:
21:16: 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 firstborn:
21:17: 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.
21:18: 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 them:
21:19: 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;
21:20: 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.
21:21: 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.
21:22: 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
21:23: 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.
22:1: Thou shalt not see the brother's ox or
his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in
any case bring them again unto thy brother.
22:2: 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.
22:3: 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.
22:4: 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.
22:5: 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.
22:6: 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:
22:7: 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.
22:8: 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.
22:9: 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.
22:10: Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an
22:11: Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers
sorts, as of woollen and linen together.
22:12: Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the
four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest thyself.
22:13: If any man take a wife, and go in unto
her, and hate her,
22:14: 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:
22:15: 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:
22:16: And the damsel's father shall say unto
the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth
22:17: 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.
22:18: And the elders of that city shall take
that man and chastise him;
22:19: 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.
22:20: But if this thing be true, and the tokens
of virginity be not found for the damsel:
22:21: 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.
22:22: 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 Israel.
22:23: If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed
unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with
22:24: 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.
22:25: 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:
22:26: 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
22:27: For he found her in the field, and the
betrothed damsel cried, and there was none to save her.
22:28: 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 found;
22:29: 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 days.
22:30: A man shall not take his father's wife,
nor discover his father's skirt.
23:1: He that is wounded in the stones, or hath
his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the congregation
of the LORD.
23:2: 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.
23:3: 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:
23:4: 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.
23:5: 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.
23:6: Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their
prosperity all thy days for ever.
23:7: Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he
is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian; because thou
wast a stranger in his land.
23:8: The children that are begotten of them
shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
23:9: When the host goeth forth against thine
enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.
23:10: 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
23:11: 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 camp again.
23:12: Thou shalt have a place also without
the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad:
23:13: 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:
23:14: 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.
23:15: Thou shalt not deliver unto his master
the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:
23:16: 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.
23:17: There shall be no whore of the daughters
of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.
23:18: 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
23:19: Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy
brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any thing
that is lent upon usury:
23:20: 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.
23:21: 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.
23:22: But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it
shall be no sin in thee.
23:23: 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 mouth.
23:24: 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.
23:25: 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
24:1: 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 his house.
24:2: And when she is departed out of his house,
she may go and be another man's wife.
24:3: 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 his wife;
24:4: 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.
24:5: 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 hath taken.
24:6: No man shall take the nether or the upper
millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man's life to pledge.
24:7: 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 you.
24:8: 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.
24:9: Remember what the LORD thy God did unto
Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
24:10: When thou dost lend thy brother any thing,
thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
24:11: Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man
to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad unto
24:12: And if the man be poor, thou shalt not
sleep with his pledge:
24:13: 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.
24:14: 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:
24:15: 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 thee.
24:16: 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.
24:17: Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of
the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow's raiment
24:18: 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.
24:19: 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.
24:20: 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.
24:21: 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.
24:22: And thou shalt remember that thou wast
a bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do
25:1: 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.
25:2: 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
25:3: 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.
25:4: Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth
out the corn.
25:5: 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.
25:6: 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.
25:7: 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
25:8: 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;
25:9: 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
25:10: And his name shall be called in Israel,
The house of him that hath his shoe loosed.
25:11: 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:
25:12: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine
eye shall not pity her.
25:13: Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers
weights, a great and a small.
25:14: Thou shalt not have in thine house divers
measures, a great and a small.
25:15: 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.
25:16: For all that do such things, and all
that do unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
25:17: Remember what Amalek did unto thee by
the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
25:18: 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.
25:19: 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.
26:1: 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;
26:2: 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.
26:3: 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.
26:4: And the priest shall take the basket out
of thine hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy
26:5: 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:
26:6: And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and
afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage:
26:7: 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:
26:8: 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:
26:9: And he hath brought us into this place,
and hath given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk
26:10: 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
26:11: 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.
26:12: 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 filled;
26:13: 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:
26:14: 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 commanded me.
26:15: 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 honey.
26:16: 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.
26:17: 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
26:18: 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;
26:19: 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
27:1: And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded
the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command
you this day.
27:2: 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
27:3: 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 thee.
27:4: 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
27:5: 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 them.
27:6: 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:
27:7: And thou shalt offer peace offerings,
and shalt eat there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.
27:8: And thou shalt write upon the stones all
the words of this law very plainly.
27:9: 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.
27:10: Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of
the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which
I command thee this day.
27:11: And Moses charged the people the same
27:12: 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:
27:13: And these shall stand upon mount Ebal
to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
27:14: And the Levites shall speak, and say
unto all the men of Israel with a loud voice,
27:15: 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.
27:16: Cursed be he that setteth light by his
father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:17: Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's
landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:18: Cursed be he that maketh the blind to
wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:19: Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment
of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall
27:20: Cursed be he that lieth with his father's
wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people
shall say, Amen.
27:21: Cursed be he that lieth with any manner
of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:22: 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.
27:23: Cursed be he that lieth with his mother
in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:24: Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour
secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:25: Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay
an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
27:26: Cursed be he that confirmeth not all
the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say,
28:1: 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:
28:2: And all these blessings shall come on
thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice
of the LORD thy God.
28:3: Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and
blessed shalt thou be in the field.
28:4: 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.
28:5: Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
28:6: Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest
in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
28:7: 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.
28:8: 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
28:9: 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.
28:10: 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.
28:11: 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.
28:12: 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.
28:13: 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:
28:14: 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.
28:15: 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
28:16: Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and
cursed shalt thou be in the field.
28:17: Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
28:18: 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.
28:19: Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest
in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
28:20: 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
28:21: The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave
unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither
thou goest to possess it.
28:22: 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.
28:23: And thy heaven that is over thy head
shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
28:24: The LORD shall make the rain of thy land
powder and dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until
thou be destroyed.
28:25: 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 earth.
28:26: 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.
28:27: 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.
28:28: The LORD shall smite thee with madness,
and blindness, and astonishment of heart:
28:29: 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 save thee.
28:30: 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 thereof.
28:31: 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 rescue them.
28:32: 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.
28:33: 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:
28:34: So that thou shalt be mad for the sight
of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
28:35: 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.
28:36: 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 stone.
28:37: And thou shalt become an astonishment,
a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall
28:38: Thou shalt carry much seed out into the
field, and shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume
28:39: Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress
them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes;
for the worms shall eat them.
28:40: 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.
28:41: Thou shalt beget sons and daughters,
but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
28:42: All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall
the locust consume.
28:43: The stranger that is within thee shall
get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
28:44: He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt
not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
28:45: 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 commanded thee:
28:46: And they shall be upon thee for a sign
and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
28:47: Because thou servedst not the LORD thy
God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance
of all things;
28:48: 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.
28:49: 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;
28:50: A nation of fierce countenance, which
shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the
28:51: 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.
28:52: 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 thee.
28:53: 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:
28:54: 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 shall leave:
28:55: 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 siege, and in the straitness, wherewith
thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
28:56: 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
28:57: 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 thy gates.
28:58: 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;
28:59: 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.
28:60: Moreover he will bring upon thee all
the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall
cleave unto thee.
28:61: 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.
28:62: 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.
28:63: 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 possess it.
28:64: 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.
28:65: 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 mind:
28:66: And thy life shall hang in doubt before
thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance
of thy life:
28:67: 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.
28:68: 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.
29:1: 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
29:2: 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 his land;
29:3: The great temptations which thine eyes
have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
29:4: Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart
to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
29:5: 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 thy foot.
29:6: Ye have not eaten bread, neither have
ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the
LORD your God.
29:7: 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:
29:8: And we took their land, and gave it for
an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to
the half tribe of Manasseh.
29:9: Keep therefore the words of this covenant,
and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
29:10: 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,
29:11: 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:
29:12: 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:
29:13: 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.
29:14: Neither with you only do I make this
covenant and this oath;
29:15: 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 day:
29:16: (For ye know how we have dwelt in the
land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed
29:17: And ye have seen their abominations,
and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among
29:18: 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;
29:19: 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:
29:20: 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.
29:21: 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:
29:22: 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;
29:23: 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:
29:24: Even all nations shall say, Wherefore
hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat
of this great anger?
29:25: 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
29:26: For they went and served other gods,
and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had
not given unto them:
29:27: And the anger of the LORD was kindled
against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written
in this book:
29:28: 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.
29:29: 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
30:1: 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,
30:2: 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;
30:3: 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
30:4: 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:
30:5: 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.
30:6: 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.
30:7: And the LORD thy God will put all these
curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted
30:8: And thou shalt return and obey the voice
of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee
30:9: 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 fathers:
30:10: 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.
30:11: For this commandment which I command
thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
30:12: 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?
30:13: 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?
30:14: But the word is very nigh unto thee,
in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
30:15: See, I have set before thee this day
life and good, and death and evil;
30:16: 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.
30:17: But if thine heart turn away, so that
thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other
gods, and serve them;
30:18: 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.
30:19: 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
30:20: 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.
31:1: And Moses went and spake these words unto
31:2: 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.
31:3: 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 hath said.
31:4: 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 destroyed.
31:5: And the LORD shall give them up before
your face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the commandments
which I have commanded you.
31:6: 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.
31:7: 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 inherit it.
31:8: 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.
31:9: 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.
31:10: And Moses commanded them, saying, At
the end of every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of
release, in the feast of tabernacles,
31:11: 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.
31:12: 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:
31:13: 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 possess
31:14: 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.
31:15: 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 tabernacle.
31:16: 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.
31:17: 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
31:18: 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 other gods.
31:19: 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
31:20: 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.
31:21: 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
31:22: Moses therefore wrote this song the same
day, and taught it the children of Israel.
31:23: 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.
31:24: And it came to pass, when Moses had made
an end of writing the words of this law in a book, until they
31:25: That Moses commanded the Levites, which
bare the ark of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
31:26: 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.
31:27: 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?
31:28: 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.
31:29: 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.
31:30: And Moses spake in the ears of all the
congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were
32:1: Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak;
and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
32:2: 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:
32:3: Because I will publish the name of the
LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
32:4: He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for
all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,
just and right is he.
32:5: They have corrupted themselves, their
spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and
32:6: 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?
32:7: 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.
32:8: 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
32:9: For the LORD's portion is his people;
Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
32:10: 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.
32:11: As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth
over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth
them on her wings:
32:12: So the LORD alone did lead him, and there
was no strange god with him.
32:13: 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
32:14: 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.
32:15: 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 his salvation.
32:16: They provoked him to jealousy with strange
gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
32:17: They sacrificed unto devils, not to God;
to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom
your fathers feared not.
32:18: Of the Rock that begat thee thou art
unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
32:19: And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred
them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
32:20: 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.
32:21: 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.
32:22: 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.
32:23: I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will
spend mine arrows upon them.
32:24: 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.
32:25: The sword without, and terror within,
shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling
also with the man of gray hairs.
32:26: I said, I would scatter them into corners,
I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
32:27: 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 this.
32:28: For they are a nation void of counsel,
neither is there any understanding in them.
32:29: O that they were wise, that they understood
this, that they would consider their latter end!
32:30: How should one chase a thousand, and
two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them,
and the LORD had shut them up?
32:31: For their rock is not as our Rock, even
our enemies themselves being judges.
32:32: For their vine is of the vine of Sodom,
and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall,
their clusters are bitter:
32:33: Their wine is the poison of dragons,
and the cruel venom of asps.
32:34: Is not this laid up in store with me,
and sealed up among my treasures?
32:35: 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.
32:36: 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.
32:37: And he shall say, Where are their gods,
their rock in whom they trusted,
32:38: 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.
32:39: 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.
32:40: For I lift up my hand to heaven, and
say, I live for ever.
32:41: 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.
32:42: 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
32:43: 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 people.
32:44: And Moses came and spake all the words
of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son
32:45: And Moses made an end of speaking all
these words to all Israel:
32:46: 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
32:47: 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.
32:48: And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame
32:49: 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:
32:50: 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:
32:51: Because ye trespassed against me among
the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the
wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of
the children of Israel.
32:52: Yet thou shalt see the land before thee;
but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children
33:1: And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses
the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
33:2: 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 for them.
33:3: 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 words.
33:4: Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance
of the congregation of Jacob.
33:5: And he was king in Jeshurun, when the
heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
33:6: Let Reuben live, and not die; and let
not his men be few.
33:7: 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 his enemies.
33:8: 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;
33:9: 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 covenant.
33:10: They shall teach Jacob thy judgments,
and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole
burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
33:11: 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.
33:12: 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.
33:13: 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,
33:14: And for the precious fruits brought forth
by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
33:15: And for the chief things of the ancient
mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
33:16: 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.
33:17: 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
33:18: And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun,
in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
33:19: 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
33:20: 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 head.
33:21: 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.
33:22: And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp:
he shall leap from Bashan.
33:23: 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.
33:24: 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 oil.
33:25: Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and
as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
33:26: There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun,
who rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency
on the sky.
33:27: 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.
33:28: 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.
33:29: 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
34:1: 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,
34:2: And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim,
and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
34:3: And the south, and the plain of the valley
of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
34:4: 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.
34:5: So Moses the servant of the LORD died
there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
34:6: And he buried him in a valley in the land
of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre
unto this day.
34:7: And Moses was an hundred and twenty years
old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
34:8: 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.
34:9: 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
34:10: And there arose not a prophet since in
Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
34:11: 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,
34:12: And in all that mighty hand, and in all
the great terror which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.