And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first [day] of the month, [that] Moses spoke to the Children of Israel, according to all that the Lord had given him in commandment to them;
Turn and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and to all [the places] near there, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and to Lebanon, to the great river, the river Euphrates.
So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear [the causes] between your brethren, and judge righteously between [every] man and his brother, and the stranger [who is] with him.
You will not be biased in judgment; [but] you will hear the small as well as the great; you will not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment [is] God's, and the cause that is too hard for you, bring [it] to me, and I will hear it.'
And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible wilderness, which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
And you came near me, every one of you, and said, 'We will send men before us, and they will search out the land for us, and bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we will come.'
Where will we go up? Our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, 'The people [are] greater and taller than us; the cities [are] great and walled up to heaven;' *5:22 and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.'
Moreover, your little ones, whom you said should be a prey, and your children, who in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they will go in there, and to them I will give it, and they will possess it.
Then you answered and said to me, 'We have sinned against the Lord, we will go up and fight, according to all that the Lord our God commanded us.' And when you had girded on, every man his weapons of war, you were ready to go up into the hill.
And command the people, saying, 'You [are] to pass through the coast of your brethren, the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir; and they will be afraid of you, take good heed to yourselves therefore.
For the Lord your God has blessed you in all the works of your hand, He knows your walking through this great wilderness, these forty years the Lord your God [has been] with you; you have lacked nothing.
And when we passed by from our brethren, the children of Esau, who dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
And the Lord said to me, 'Do not distress the Moabites, neither contend with them in battle, for I will not give you of their land [for] a possession; because I have given Ar to the children of Lot [for] a possession.'
The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did to the land of his possession, which the Lord gave to them.
And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were brought over the brook Zered, [was] thirty eight years; until all the generations of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the Lord swore to them.
And [when] you come near over against the children of Ammon, do not distress them, nor meddle with them, for I will not give you [any] possession of the land of the children of Ammon; because I have given it to the children of Lot [for] a possession.
Rise up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon, behold, I have given Sihon the Amorite into your hand, king of Heshbon, and his land, begin to possess [it], and contend with him in battle.
This day I will begin to put the dread of you and the fear of you upon the nations [that are] under the whole heaven, who will hear report of you, and will tremble, and be in anguish because of you.
But Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let us pass by him, for the Lord your God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into your hand, as [appears] this day.
From Aroer, which [is] by the brink of the river of Arnon, and [from] the city that [is] by the river, even to Gilead, there was not one city too strong for us, the Lord our God delivered all to us.
And the Lord said to me, 'Do not fear him, for I will deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into your hand; and you will do to him as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.'
For only Og, king of Bashan, remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his bedstead [was] a bedstead of iron; [is] it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits [was] the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
And this land, [which] we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which [is] by the river Arnon, and half Mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, I gave to the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, [being] the kingdom of Og, I gave to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead even to the river Arnon, half the valley, and the border even to the river Jabbok, [which is] the border of the children of Ammon;
And I commanded you at that time, saying, 'The Lord your God has given you this land to possess it, you will pass over armed before your brethren, the Children of Israel, all [who are] sons of valor.
Until the Lord has given rest to your brethren, as well as to you, and [until] they also possess the land which the Lord your God has given to them beyond Jordan, and [then] you will return, every man to his possession, which I have given you.'
'O Lord God, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness, and Your mighty hand, for what god [is there] in heaven or in earth, who can do according to Your works, and according to Your might?
Now therefore listen, O Israel, to the statutes and to the judgments, which I teach you, to do [them], that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers gives you.
Keep therefore and do [them]; for this [is] your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which will hear all these statutes, and say, 'Surely this great nation [is] a wise and understanding people.
Only take heed to yourself, and keep your soul diligently, unless you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and unless they depart from your heart all the days of your life, but teach them to your sons, and your sons' sons;
[Especially] the day that you stood before the Lord your God in Horeb, when the Lord said to me, 'Gather the people to Me together, and I will make them hear My words, that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they will live upon the earth, *4:131 and [that] they may teach their children.'
And the Lord spoke to you out of the midst of the fire, you heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; *John 5:37, *1 Timothy 1:17, *1 Timothy 6:16, *6:103 only [you heard] a voice. *4:164
Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of similitude *John 5:37, *1 Timothy 1:17, *1 Timothy 6:16, *6:103 on the day [that] the Lord spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire.
And unless you lift up your eyes to heaven, and when you see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the soldiers of heaven, should be driven to prostrate to them, and serve them, which the Lord your God has divided to all nations under the whole heaven.
Furthermore, the Lord was angry with me for your sake, and swore that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in to that good land, which the Lord your God gives you [for] an inheritance.
Take heed to yourselves, unless you forget the covenant of the Lord your God, which He made with you, and make a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], which the Lord your God has forbidden you.
When you will beget children, and children's children, and you will have remained long in the land, and will corrupt [yourselves], and make a graven image, [or] the likeness of any [thing], and will do evil in the sight of the Lord your God, to provoke Him to anger.
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from off the land whereby you go over Jordan to possess it; you will not prolong [your] days upon it, but will utterly be destroyed.
And there you will serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. *7:195
For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and [ask] from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there has been [any such thing] as this great thing [is], or has been heard like it?
Or has God tested to go [and] take Him a nation from the midst of [another] nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Out of heaven He made you to hear His voice, that He might instruct you, and upon earth He showed you His great fire; and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire. *4:164
Know therefore this day, and consider [it] in your heart, that the Lord, He [is] God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath, *6:3, *43:84 [there are] none else. *Mark 12:32, *2:163, *2:255, *3:2, *3:18, *4:87, *6:102, *6:106, *7:158, *9:129, *20:8, *23:116, *27:26, *28:70, *28:88, *35:3, *38:65, *40:3, *40:62, *40:65, *44:8, *64:13
You will therefore keep His statutes, and His commandments, which I command you this day, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, and that you may prolong [your] days upon the earth, which the Lord your God gives you, forever."
On this side of Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon, king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the Children of Israel struck, after they were brought forth out of Egypt.
You will not prostrate to them, nor serve them, for I the Lord your God [am] a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth [generation] of those who hate Me,
But the seventh day [is] the sabbath of the Lord your God, [in it] you will not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who [is] within your gates; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.
And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and [that] the Lord your God brought you out from there through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm, therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.
Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
Neither will you desire your neighbor's wife, neither will you covet your neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or any [thing] that [is] your neighbor's.'
The Lord spoke these words to all your assembly in the Mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them to me.
And it came to pass, when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that you came near me, [even] all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And you said, "Behold, the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire, we have seen this day that God does talk with man, and he lives.
And the Lord heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and the Lord said to me, 'I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you, they have said well, all which they have spoken.
But as for you, stand here by Me, and I will speak to you all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which you will teach them, that they may do [them] in the land which I give them to possess it.
You will walk in all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and [that it may be] well with you, and [that] you may prolong [your] days in the land which you will possess.
That you might fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command you, you and your son, and your son's son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do [it]; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you, in the land that flows with milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God [is] one Lord. *Mark 12:29, *Mark 12:32, *James 2:19, *Shepherd of Hermas 26:1, *2:163, *4:171, *5:73, *6:19, *14:52, *16:22, *16:51, *18:110, *21:108, *37:4, *41:6, *112:1
And it will be, when the Lord your God will have brought you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you great and goodly cities, which you did not build,
And houses full of all good [things], which you did not fill, and dug wells, which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant; when you will have eaten and become full;
You will fear the Lord your God, *4:131 and serve Him, and will swear by His name.
And you will do [that which is] right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which the Lord swore to your fathers,
When the Lord your God will bring you into the land where you go to possess it, and has cast out many nations before you, the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you;
But because the Lord loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He had sworn to your fathers, [for this] the Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
And He will love you, and bless you, and multiply you, He will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land, your corn, and your wine, and your oil, the increase of your young cows, and the flocks of your sheep, in the land which He swore to your fathers to give you.
And you will consume all the people whom the Lord your God will deliver you; your eye will have no pity upon them, neither will you serve their gods; for that [will be] a snare to you.
The great temptations which your eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the Lord your God brought you out, so will the Lord your God do to all the people of whom you are afraid.
You will burn the graven images of their gods with fire, you will not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] to you, unless you are snared therein, for it [is] an abomination to the Lord your God.
Neither will you bring an abomination into your house, unless you are a cursed thing like it, [but] you will utterly detest it, and you will utterly abhor it; for it [is] a cursed thing.
And you will remember all the ways which the Lord your God led you these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, [and] to test you, to know what [was] in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not.
And He humbled you, and let you hunger, and fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know; that He might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but man lives by every [word] that proceeds out of the mouth of the Lord. *Matthew 4:4, *Luke 4:4
Therefore you will keep the commandments of the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him. *4:131
Who led you through that great and terrible wilderness, [wherein were] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where [there was] no water; who brought forth water for you out of the rock of flint;
But you will remember the Lord your God, for [it is] He who gives you power to get wealth, *13:26, *17:30, *29:62, *30:37, *34:36, *39:52, *42:12 that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as [it is] this day.
And it will be, if you do at all forget the Lord your God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and prostrate to them, I testify against you this day that you will surely perish.
Understand therefore this day, that the Lord your God [is] He who goes over before you; [as] a consuming fire He will destroy them, and He will bring them down before your face, so you will drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord has said to you.
Do not speak in your heart, after the Lord your God has cast them out from before you, saying, 'For my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,' but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord drives them out from before you.
Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land, but for the wickedness of these nations the Lord your God drives them out from before you, and that He may perform the word which the Lord swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Remember, [and] do not forget, how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness, from the day that you departed out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the Lord.
When I had gone up into the Mount to receive the tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant which the Lord made with you, then I abode in the Mount forty days and forty nights, *2:51, *7:142 I neither ate bread or drank water.
And the Lord delivered to me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; *Barnabas 4:7, *Barnabas 14:2 and on them [was written] according to all the words, which the Lord spoke with you in the Mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
And the Lord said to me, 'Arise, get down quickly from here; for your people whom you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted [themselves]; *Barnabas 14:3 they have quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.'
And I looked, and, behold, you had sinned against the Lord your God, [and] had made a molten calf, *2:51, *7:148, *20:87 - 88 you had turned aside quickly out of the way which the Lord had commanded you.
And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes. *7:150
And I fell down before the Lord, as at the first, forty days and forty nights, I neither ate bread, nor drank water, because of all your sins which you sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger.
And the Lord was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him, and I prayed for Aaron also the same time. *7:151
And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, [and] ground [it] very small, [even] until it was as small as dust, and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the Mount. *20:97
Likewise when the Lord sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, 'Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the commandment of the Lord your God, and you did not believe Him, nor listen to His voice.
I prayed therefore to the Lord, and said, 'O Lord God, do not destroy Your people and Your inheritance, which You have redeemed through Your greatness, which You have brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
Unless the land from where You brought us out says, 'Because the Lord was not able to bring them into the land which He promised them, and because He hated them, He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.'
And He wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spoke to you in the Mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly, and the Lord gave them to me.
And I turned myself and came down from the Mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; *2:248 and there they are, as the Lord commanded me.
And the Children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera, there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, *Matthew 4:10, *Luke 4:8
And know this day, for [I speak] not with your children who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, His greatness, His mighty hand, and His stretched out arm,
And what He did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how He made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and [how] the Lord has destroyed them to this day;
And what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, *7:155 and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that [was] in their possession, in the midst of all Israel.
For the land, where you go in to possess it, [is] not as the land of Egypt, from where you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered [it] with your foot, as a garden of herbs.
And it will come to pass, if you will listen diligently to My commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,
And I will send grass in your fields for your cattle, *7:96 that you may eat and be full.
And [then] the Lord's wrath is kindled against you, and He shuts up the heaven, that there is no rain, and that the land does not yield her fruit; and [unless] you perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord gives you. *7:96
Every place whereon the soles of your feet will tread will be yours, from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, your coast will be even to the uttermost sea.
And a curse, if you will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known.
And it will come to pass, when the Lord your God has brought you in to the land where you go to possess it, that you will put the blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and the curse upon Mount Ebal.
[Are] they not on the other side of Jordan, by the way where the sun goes down, in the land of the Canaanites, who dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?
These [are] the statutes and judgments, which you will observe to do in the land, which the Lord God of your fathers gives you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth.
And you will overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and you will hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.
And there you will bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks.
But [when] you go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the Lord your God gives you to inherit, and [when] He gives you rest from all your enemies round about, so that you dwell in safety;
Then there will be a place which the Lord your God will choose to cause His name to dwell there; there you will bring all that I command you; your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to the Lord.
And you will rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite who [is] within your gates; forasmuch as he has no part or inheritance with you.
Notwithstanding you may kill and eat flesh in all your gates, whatever your soul lusts after, according to the blessing of the Lord your God which He has given you, the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck, and as of the hart.
You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your corn, or of your wine, or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herds or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill offerings, or heave offering of your hand.
But you must eat them before the Lord your God in the place which the Lord your God will choose, you and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite who [is] within your gates, and you will rejoice before the Lord your God in all that you put your hands to.
When the Lord your God will enlarge your border, as He has promised you, and you will say, 'I will eat flesh,' because your soul longs to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, whatever your soul lusts after.
If the place which the Lord your God has chosen to put His name is too far from you, then you will kill of your herd and of your flock, which the Lord has given you, as I have commanded you, and you will eat in your gates whatever your soul lusts after.
Only be sure that you do not eat the blood, *Acts 15:20, *Acts 15:28 - 29, *Acts 21:25, *2:173, *5:3, *6:145, *16:115 for the blood [is] the life; and you may not eat the life with the flesh.
And you will offer your burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of the Lord your God, and the blood of your sacrifices will be poured out upon the altar of the Lord your God, and you will eat the flesh.
Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you forever, when you do [that which is] good and right in the sight of the Lord your God.
Take heed to yourself that you are not snared by following them, after they are destroyed from before you; and that you do not inquire after their gods, saying, 'How did these nations serve their gods? Even so will I do likewise.'
You will not do so to the Lord your God, for every abomination to the Lord, which He hates, they have done to their gods; for they have even burnt their sons and their daughters in the fire to their gods. *6:137
You will not hear the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, for the Lord your God tests you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
You will walk after the Lord your God, and fear Him, *4:131 and keep His commandments, and obey His voice, and you will serve Him, and cleave to Him.
And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, will be put to death; because he has spoken to turn [you] away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust you out of the way which the Lord your God commanded you to walk in. So you will put the evil away from the midst of you.
If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend, who [is] as your own soul, entices you secretly, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known, you nor your fathers;
And you will stone him with stones, that he dies; because he has sought to thrust you away from the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
'[Certain] men, the children of Belial, have gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, 'Let us go and serve other gods,' which you have not known;
And you will gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street thereof, and will burn the city with fire, and all the spoil thereof wholly, for the Lord your God, and it will be a heap forever; it will not be built again.
And there will cleave nothing of the cursed thing to your hand, that the Lord may turn from the fierceness of His anger, and show you mercy, and have compassion upon you, and multiply you, as He has sworn to your fathers;
You [are] the children of the Lord your God, *5:18 you will not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
Nevertheless you will not eat of those who chew the cud, or of those who divide the cloven hoof; *6:146 [as] the camel, and the hare, and the coney, for they chew the cud, but do not divide the hoof; [therefore] they [are] unclean to you.
And the swine, because it divides the hoof, yet does not chew the cud, it [is] unclean to you, you will not eat of their flesh, *2:173, *5:3, *6:145, *16:115 nor touch their dead carcass.
You will not eat [of] anything that dies of itself, you will give it to the stranger who [is] in your gates, that he may eat it; or you may sell it to an sojourner, for you [are] a holy people to the Lord your God. You will not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
And you will eat before the Lord your God, in the place which He will choose to place His name there, the tithe of your corn, of your wine, and of your oil, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks; that you may learn to fear the Lord your God always.
And if the way is too long for you, so that you are not able to carry it; [or] if the place is too far from you, which the Lord your God will choose to set His name there, when the Lord your God has blessed you.
And you will bestow that money for whatever your soul lusts after, for oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatever your soul desires, and you will eat there before the Lord your God, and you will rejoice, you and your household,
And the Levite, (because he has no part or inheritance with you,) and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] within your gates, will come, and will eat and be satisfied; that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.
And this [is] the manner of the release, every creditor that lends [anything] to his neighbor will release [it]; he will not exact [it] from his neighbor, or from his brother; because it is called the Lord's release.
For the Lord your God blesses you, as He promised you, and you will lend to many nations, but you will not borrow; and you will reign over many nations, but they will not reign over you.
If there is among you a poor man of one of your brethren within any of your gates in your land which the Lord your God gives you, you will not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother.
Beware that there is not a thought in your wicked heart, saying, 'The seventh year, the year of release, is at hand; and your eye is evil against your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cries to the Lord against you, and it is sin to you.
You will surely give him, and your heart will not be grieved when you give to him, because for this thing the Lord your God will bless you in all your works, and in all that you put your hand to.
It will not seem hard to you, when you send him away free from you; for he has been worth a double hired servant [to you], in serving you six years, and the Lord your God will bless you in all that you do.
All the firstling males who come of your herd and of your flock, you will sanctify to the Lord your God, you will do no work with the firstling of your bullock, nor shear the firstling of your sheep.
And if there is [any] blemish therein, [as if it is] lame, or blind, [or has] any ill blemish, you will not sacrifice it to the Lord your God. *~2:71
You will eat no leavened bread with it; for seven days you will eat unleavened bread therewith, [even] the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of the land of Egypt in haste, that you may remember the day when you came forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.
And there will be no leavened bread seen with you in all your coast for seven days; neither will [anything] remain there of the flesh all night until the morning, which you sacrificed the first day at evening.
But at the place which the Lord your God will choose to place His name in, there you will sacrifice the passover at evening, at the going down of the sun, at the season that you came forth out of Egypt.
And you will keep the feast of weeks to the Lord your God with a tribute of a freewill offering of your hand, which you will give [to the Lord your God], accordingly as the Lord your God has blessed you.
And you will rejoice before the Lord your God, you and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite who [is] within your gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] among you, in the place which the Lord your God has chosen to place His name there.
And you will rejoice in your feast, you and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, who [are] within your gates.
Seven days you will keep a solemn feast to the Lord your God in the place which the Lord will choose, because the Lord your God will bless you in all your increase, and in all the works of your hands, therefore you will surely rejoice.
Three times in a year will all your males appear before the Lord your God in the place which He will choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles, and they will not appear before the Lord empty.
If there are found among you, within any of your gates which the Lord your God gives you, man or woman, who has done wickedness in the sight of the Lord your God, in transgressing His covenant,
If there arises a matter too hard for you in judgment, between blood and blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, [being] matters of controversy within your gates, then you will arise, and get up into the place which the Lord your God will choose;
According to the sentence of the law which they will teach you, and according to the judgment which they will tell you, you will do, you will not decline from the sentence which they will show you, [to] the right hand, nor [to] the left.
And the man who will do presumptuously, and will not hear the priest who stands to minister there before the Lord your God, or to the judge, even that man will die, and you will put away the evil from Israel.
When you are brought to the land which the Lord your God gives you, and will possess it, and will dwell therein, and will say, 'I will set a king over me, like as all the nations that [are] about me;'
You will in any wise set [him] king over you, whom the Lord your God will choose, [one] from among your brethren, you will set king over you, you may not set a stranger over you, who [is] not your brother.
But he will not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses, forasmuch as the Lord has said to you, 'You will from now on no longer return that way.'
And it will be with him, and he will read therein all the days of his life, that he may learn to fear the Lord his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them.
That his heart is not lifted up above his brethren, and that he does not turn aside from the commandment, [to] the right hand, or [to] the left, to the end that he may prolong [his] days in his kingdom, he and his children, in the midst of Israel.
And this will be the priest's due from the people, from those who offer a sacrifice, whether [it is] ox or sheep; and they will give to the priest the shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
There will not be [any one] found among you who makes his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, [or] who uses divination, [or] an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
The Lord your God will raise up to you a prophet from the midst of you, of your brethren, like me; to him you will listen; *Acts 7:37
According to all that you desired of the Lord your God in Horeb in the day of the assembly, saying, 'Do not let me hear the voice of the Lord my God again, neither let me see this great fire anymore, that I do not die.'
And it will come to pass, [that] whoever will not hear My words which he will speak in My name, I will require [it] from him. *Acts 3:22 - 23
But the prophet, who will presume to speak a word in My name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or who will speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet will die. *Jeremiah 28:15 - 17, *Jeremiah 29:21, *Acts 5:36 - 37
When a prophet speaks in the name of the Lord, if the thing does not follow, nor come to pass, that [is] the thing which the Lord has not spoken, [but] the prophet has spoken it presumptuously, you will not be afraid of him.
As when a man goes into the wood with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand fetches a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slips from the helve, and lights upon his neighbor, that he dies; he will flee to one of those cities, and live.
Unless the avenger of the blood pursues the slayer, while his heart is hot, and overtakes him, because the way is long, and slays him; whereas he [was] not worthy of death, inasmuch as he did not hate him in time past.
If you will keep all these commandments to do them, which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to walk ever in His ways; then you will add three cities more for you, beside these three.
One witness will not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sins, at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, will the matter be established. *Matthew 18:16
When you go out to battle against your enemies, and see horses, and chariots, [and] a people greater than you, do not be afraid of them, for the Lord your God [is] with you, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt.
And will say to them, 'Hear, O Israel, you approach this day to battle against your enemies, do not let your hearts faint, do not fear, and do not tremble, neither be terrified because of them;
And the officers will speak to the people, saying, 'What man [is there] who has built a new house, and has not dedicated it? Let him go and return to his house, unless he died in the battle, and another man dedicates it.
And the officers will speak further to the people, and they will say, 'What man [is there who is] fearful and fainthearted? Let him go and return to his house, unless his brethren's heart faints as well as his heart.'
And it will be, if it makes you answer of peace, and opens to you, then it will be, [that] all the people [who are] found therein will be tributaries to you, *9:29 and they will serve you.
And if it will make no peace with you, but will make war against you, then you will besiege it. *4:90 - 91
But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the city, [even] all the spoil thereof, you will take to yourself; and you will eat the spoil of your enemies, which the Lord your God has given to you.
But you will utterly destroy them; [namely], the Hittites, and the Amorites, the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the Lord your God has commanded you.
When you will besiege a city for a long time, in making war against it to take it, you will not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them, for you may eat of them, and you will not cut them down (for the tree of the field [is] man's [life]) to employ [them] in the siege.
Only the trees which you know [are] not trees for meat, you will destroy and cut them down; and you will build bulwarks against the city that makes war with you, until it is subdued.
And it will be, [that] the city [which is] next to the slain man, even the elders of that city will take a heifer, which has not been worked with, [and] which has not drawn in the yoke;
And the priests, the sons of Levi, will come near; for them the Lord your God has chosen to minister to Him, and to bless in the name of the Lord; and by their word will every controversy and every stroke be [tried].
And she will put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and will remain in your house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month, and after that you will go in to her, and be her husband, and she will be your wife.
And it will be, if you have no delight in her, then you will let her go where she will; but you will not sell her at all for money, you will not make merchandise of her, because you have humbled her.
Then it will be, when he makes his sons to inherit [that] which he has, [that] he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated, [who is indeed] the firstborn.
But he will acknowledge the son of the hated [for] the firstborn, by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he [is] the beginning of his strength; the right of the firstborn [is] his.
His body will not remain all night upon the tree, but you will in any wise bury him that day (for he who is hanged [is] accursed of God); that your land is not defiled, which the Lord your God gives you [for] an inheritance.
And if your brother [is] not near you, or if you do not know him, then you will bring it to your own house, and it will be with you until your brother seeks after it, and you will restore it to him again.
In like manner you will do with his donkey; and you will do so with his raiment; and with every lost thing of your brother's, which he has lost and you have found, you will do likewise, you may not hide yourself.
If a bird's nest happens to be before you in the way in any tree, or on the ground, [whether they are] young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, you will not take the dam with the young.
And, look, he has given occasions of speech [against her], saying, 'I did not find your daughter a maid; and yet these [are the tokens of] my daughter's virginity.' And they will spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
And they will amerce him in a hundred [shekels] of silver, and give [them] to the father of the maiden, because he has brought up an evil name upon a virgin of Israel, and she will be his wife; he may not put her away all his days.
Then they will bring out the maiden to the door of her father's house, and the men of her city will stone her with stones that she dies, because she has done folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house, so you will put evil away from among you.
Then you will bring them both out to the gate of that city, and you will stone them with stones that they die; the maiden, because she did not cry, [being] in the city; and the man, because he has humbled his neighbor's wife, so you will put away evil from among you.
Then the man who lays with her will give to the maiden's father fifty [shekels] of silver, and she will be his wife; because he has humbled her, he may not put her away all his days.
Because they did not meet you with bread and with water in the way, when you came forth out of Egypt; and because they hired Balaam against you, the son of Beor of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse you. *Nehemiah 13:1 - 2
For the Lord your God walks in the midst of your camp, to deliver you, and to give up your enemies before you; therefore your camp will be holy, that He sees no unclean thing in you, and turns away from you.
To a stranger you may lend upon usury; but to your brother you will not lend upon usury, that the Lord your God may bless you in all that you set your hand to in the land where you go to possess it.
That which has gone out of your lips you will keep and perform; [even] a freewill offering, accordingly as you have vowed to the Lord your God, which you have promised with your mouth.
When a man has taken a wife and married her, and it comes to pass that she finds no favor in his eyes, because he has found some uncleanness in her, then let him write her a bill of divorcement, *Matthew 5:31, *Mark 10:4 and give [it] in her hand, and send her out of his house.
And [if] the latter husband hates her, and writes her a bill of divorcement, and gives [it] in her hand, and sends her out of his house; or if the latter husband dies, who took her [to be] his wife;
Her former husband, who sent her away, may not take her again to be his wife, after that she is defiled; for that [is] an abomination before the Lord, and you will not cause the land to sin, which the Lord your God gives you [for] an inheritance.
When a man has taken a new wife, he will not go out to war, neither will he be charged with any business, [but] he will be free at home one year, and will cheer up his wife whom he has taken.
If a man is found stealing any of his brethren of the Children of Israel, and makes merchandise of him, or sells him; then that thief will die; and you will put evil away from among you.
Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that you observe diligently, and do according to all that the priests, the Levites, will teach you, as I commanded them, [so] you will observe to do.
In any case you will deliver the pledge to him again when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless you, and it will be righteousness to you before the Lord your God.
At his day you will give [him] his hire, neither will the sun go down upon it; for he [is] poor, and sets his heart upon it, unless he cries against you to the Lord, and it is sin to you.
When you cut down your harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you will not go again to fetch it, it will be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow, that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hands.
If brethren dwell together, and one of them dies, and has no child, the wife of the dead will not marry outside to a stranger, her husband's brother will go in to her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her. *Matthew 22:24, *Luke 20:28
And if the man does not like to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's wife go up to the gate to the elders, and say, 'My husband's brother refuses to raise up to his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.'
Then his brother's wife will come to him in the presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and will answer and say, 'So will it be done to that man who will not build up his brother's house.'
When men strive together with one another, and the wife of the one draws near to deliver her husband out of the hand of him who strikes him, and puts forth her hand, and takes him by the secrets.
[But] you will have a perfect and just weight, you will have a perfect and just measure, *4:58, *17:35, *26:181 - 182, *55:9 that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
Therefore it will be, when the Lord your God has given you rest from all your enemies round about, in the land which the Lord your God gives you [for] an inheritance to possess it, [that] you will blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; you will not forget [it].
That you will take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which you will bring of your land that the Lord your God gives you, and will put [it] in a basket, and will go to the place which the Lord your God will choose to place His name there.
And you will go to the priest that will be in those days, and say to him, 'I profess this day to the Lord your God, that I have come to the country which the Lord swore to our fathers to give us.'
And you will speak and say before the Lord your God, 'My father [was] a Syrian ready to perish, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous.
And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which You, O Lord, have given me.' And you will set it before the Lord your God, and prostrate to your faces before the Lord your God.
When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, [which is] the year of tithing, and have given [it] to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within your gates and be filled;
Then you will say before the Lord your God, 'I have brought away the holy things out of [my] house, and have also given them to the Levite, and to the stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all Your commandments which You have commanded me, I have not transgressed Your commandments, neither have I forgotten [them].
I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away [anything] thereof for [any] unclean [use], nor given [anything] thereof for the dead, [but] I have listened to the voice of the Lord my God, [and] have done according to all that You have commanded me.
Look down from Your holy habitation, from heaven, and bless Your people Israel, and the land which You have given us, as You swore to our fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey.'
And you will write upon them all the words of this law, when you have passed over, that you may go into the land which the Lord your God gives you, a land that flows with milk and honey; as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you.
'Cursed [is] the man who makes [any] graven or molten image, an abomination to the Lord, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and puts [it] in [a] secret [place].' And all the people will answer and say, 'Amen.'
'Cursed [is] he who lies with his father's wife; *4:22 because he uncovers his father's skirt.' And all the people will say, 'Amen.'
'Cursed [is] he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother.' *4:23 And all the people will say, 'Amen.'
'Cursed [is] he who lies with his mother in law.' *4:23 And all the people will say, 'Amen.'
'Cursed [is] he who does not confirm [all] the words of this law to do them.' *Galatians 3:10 And all the people will say, 'Amen.'
And it will come to pass, if you will listen diligently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe [and] to do all His commandments which I command you this day, that the Lord your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth.
And the Lord will make you plenteous in goods, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give to you.
The Lord will open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in His season, and to bless all the work of your hand, and you will lend to many nations, and you will not borrow.
And the Lord will make you the head, and not the tail; and you will be above only, and you will not be beneath; if you hear the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day, to observe and to do [them].
But it will come to pass, if you will not hear the voice of the Lord your God, to observe to do all His commandments and His statutes which I command you this day; that all these curses will come upon you, and overtake you.
The Lord will send upon you cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of the wickedness of your doings, whereby you have forsaken Me.
The Lord will strike you 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 will pursue you until you perish.
The Lord will cause you to be struck before your enemies, you will go out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them, and will be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
And you will grope at noonday, as the blind gropes in darkness, and you will not prosper in your ways, and you will be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man will save [you].
You will betroth a wife, and another man will lie with her, you will build a house, and you will not dwell therein, you will plant a vineyard, and will not gather the grapes thereof.
Your ox [will be] slain before your eyes, and you will not eat thereof, your donkey [will be] violently taken away from before your face, and will not be restored to you, your sheep [will be] given to your enemies, and you will have none to rescue [them].
Your sons and your daughters [will be] given to another people, and your eyes will look, and fail [with longing] for them all the day long, and [there will be] no might in your hand.
Moreover all these curses will come upon you, and will pursue you, and overtake you, until you are destroyed; because you did not listen to the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which He commanded you.
Therefore you will serve your enemies which the Lord will send against you, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all [things], and He will put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until He has destroyed you.
And he will eat the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land, until you are destroyed, which [also] will not leave you [either] corn, wine, or oil, [or] the increase of your young cows, or flocks of your sheep, until he has destroyed you.
And he will besiege you in all your gates, until your high and fenced walls come down, wherein you trusted, throughout all your land, and he will besiege you in all your gates throughout all your land, which the Lord your God has given you. *Daniel 9:11
And you will eat the fruit of your own body, the flesh of your sons and your daughters, which the Lord your God has given to you, in the siege, and in the straightness, whereby your enemies will distress you.
[So that] the man [who is] tender among you, and very delicate, his eye will be evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the remnant of his children which he will leave.
So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children which he will eat, because he has nothing left to him in the siege, and in the straightness, whereby your enemies will distress you in all your gates.
The tender and delicate woman among you, who would not adventure to set the sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye will be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her daughter,
And toward her young one who comes out from between her feet, and toward her children whom she will bear, for she will eat them for want of all [things] secretly in the siege and straightness, whereby your enemy will distress you in your gates.
And it will 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 nothing; and you will be plucked from off the land where you go to possess it.
And the Lord will scatter you among all people, from the one end of the earth even to the other; and there you will serve other gods, which neither you nor your fathers have known, [even] wood and stone.
And among these nations will you find no ease, neither will the sole of your foot have rest, but the Lord will give you there a trembling heart, and failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind.
In the morning you will say, 'Would God [will] it were evening!' And at evening you will say, 'Would God [will] it were morning!' For the fear of your heart whereby you will fear, and for the sight of your eyes which you will see.
And the Lord will bring you into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof I spoke to you, you will see it no more again, and there you will be sold to your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man will buy [you]."
These [are] the words of the covenant, which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the Children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which He made with them in Horeb. *2:40
That He may establish you today for a people to Himself, and [that] He may be to you a God, as He has said to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
Unless there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turns away this day from the Lord our God, to go [and] serve the gods of these nations; unless there should be among you a root that bears gall and wormwood;
And it comes to pass, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, 'I will have peace, though I walk in the imagination of my heart, to add drunkenness to thirst.'
The Lord will not spare him, but then the anger of the Lord and His jealousy will smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this Book will lie upon him, and the Lord will blot out his name from under heaven.
So that the generation to come of your children that will rise up after you, and the stranger who will come from a far land, will say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the Lord has laid upon it;
[And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown, nor bears, nor any grass grows therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath.
And it will come to pass, when all these things are brought upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you will call [them] to mind among all the nations, where the Lord your God has driven you,
And the Lord your God will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your land, for good, for the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, as He rejoiced over your fathers.
If you will hear the voice of the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this Book of the law, [and] if you turn to the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul.
In that I command you this day to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that you may live and multiply, and the Lord your God will bless you in the land where you go to possess it.
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 you and your seed may Live. *2 Ezra 7:59
That you may love the Lord your God, [and] that you may obey His voice, and that you may cleave to Him, for He [is] your Life, and the length of your days, *4 Maccabees 18:19 that you may dwell in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."
The Lord your God, He will go over before you, [and] He will destroy these nations from before you, and you will possess them, [and] Joshua, he will go over before you, as the Lord has said.
And Moses called to Joshua, and said to him in the sight of all Israel, "Be strong and of a good courage, for you must go with this people to the land which the Lord has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you will cause them to inherit it.
Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and your stranger who [is] within your gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear the Lord your God, *4:131 and observe to do all the words of this law.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, your days approach that you 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.
And the Lord said to Moses, "Behold, you will sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up, and go whoring after the gods of the strangers of the land, where they go [to be] among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them.
Then My anger will be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide My Face from them, and they will be devoured, and many evils and troubles will befall them; so that they will say in that day, 'Have these evils not come upon us, because our God [is] not among us?'
For when I will have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers, that flows with milk and honey; and they will have eaten and filled themselves and waxed fat; then they will turn to other gods, and serve them, and provoke Me, and break My covenant.
And it will come to pass, when many evils and troubles have befallen them, that this song will testify against them as a witness; for it will not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed, for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore."
And He gave Joshua, the son of Nun, a charge, and said, "Be strong and of a good courage, for you will bring the Children of Israel into the land which I swore to them, and I will be with you."
For I know that after my death you 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 you will do evil in the sight of the Lord, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands."
But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked, you are waxed fat, you have grown thick, you are covered [with fatness]; then he forsook God [who] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
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 who are] not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation. *Romans 10:19
[They will 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.
Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, unless their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, [and] unless they should say, 'Our hand [is] high, and the Lord has not done all this.'
To Me [belongs] vengeance, and recompence; *Romans 12:19, *Hebrews 10:30 their foot will slide in [due] time, for the day of their calamity [is] at hand, and the things that will come upon them make haste.
For the Lord will judge His people, *Hebrews 10:30 and repent Himself for His servants, when He sees that [their] power is gone, and [there are] none shut up, or left.
See now that I, [even] I, [am] He, and [there is] no god with Me, I kill, and I make alive; *4 Maccabees 18:19, *7:158, *9:116, *10:56, *15:23, *22:66, *23:80, *40:68, *44:8, *50:43, *53:44, *57:2 I wound, and I heal, neither [are there any] who can deliver out of My hand.
Rejoice, O you nations, [with] His people, for He will avenge the blood of His servants, and will render vengeance to His adversaries, and will be merciful to His land, [and] to His people."
"Get up into this mountain Abarim, [to] Mount Nebo, which [is] in the land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give to the Children of Israel for a possession.
Because you trespassed against Me among the Children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you did not sanctify Me in the midst of the Children of Israel.
And he said, "The Lord came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir to 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.
And this [is the blessing] of Judah, and he said, "Hear, Lord, the voice of Judah, and bring him to his people, let his hands be sufficient for him; and be a help [to him] from his enemies."
Who said to his father and to his mother, 'I have not seen Him;' neither did he acknowledge his brethren or know his own children, for they have observed Your word, and kept Your covenant.
And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and [for] the good will of Him who dwelt in the bush, let [the blessing] come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him [who was] separated from his brethren.
His glory [is like] the firstling of his bullock, and his horns [are like] the horns of unicorns, with them he will push the people together to the ends of the earth, and they [are] the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they [are] the thousands of Manasseh."
They will call the people to the mountain; there they will offer sacrifices of righteousness, for they will suck [of] the abundance of the seas, and [of] treasures hidden in the sand."
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."
Happy [are] you, O Israel, who [is] like you, O people saved by the Lord, the shield of your help, and who [is] the sword of your excellency! And your enemies will be found liars to you; and you will tread upon their high places."
And the Lord said to him, "This [is] the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, "I will give it to your seed, I have caused you to see [it] with your eyes, but you will not go over there."