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Tlte blessings far obedience, DEUTERONOMY, of this law to do them: and all the people shall
and curses for disobedience.
The blessing) Jor obedience. 15 The curses for disobedience.
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:
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and 'overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the Lord thy God.
3 * Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be 'in the field.
4 Blessed shall be f 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.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy j| store.
6 .* Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
7 The Lord ashall 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.
8 The Lord shall 'command the blessing upon thee in thy || store-houses, and in all that thou * settest thine hand unto: and he shall bless thee in the land- which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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.
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art '"called by the name of the Loud; and they shall be "afraid of thee.
11 And "the Lord shall make thee plenteous || in goods, in the fruit of thy f body, a,nd in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of t ny ground, in the land which the Lord sware unto thy fathers to give thee.
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 rthou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow. ..
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:
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.
15 IfBut it shall come to pass, "if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the Loud thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day: that all these curses shall come upon thee, and * overtake thee:
16 Cursed shalt thou be vm the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
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.
19 Cursed shall thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
20 The Lord shall send upon thee 1 cursing,"vexation, and 'rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand a
unto tfor to do, until thou be destroyed, and until!
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a Ex.1.1.26. Lot. 26. 3. Isa. 55.2.
u Lev. 26. 11.
lam. 2. 17. lUn. 9. 11, 13.
Mai. 2. 2. z ver. 2. y ver. 3.4c.
thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings whereby thou hast forsaken me.
21 The Lord shall make cthe pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
22 dThe 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. ■ :h
23 And fthy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
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.
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 t removed into all the kingdoms of the earth. •
26 And 'thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the aii1, and unto-the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
27. The Lord will smite thee with *the botch of Egypt, and with 'the ernerods, and with the-scab, ana with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28 The Lord shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and "astonishment of heart:
29 And thou shalt "grope at noon-day, 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.
30 "Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: ''thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: 4thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not f gather the grapes thereof.
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 f shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given;unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and' thine eyes shall look, and rfail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
33 'The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowe.st not eat up: and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway:
34 So that thou shalt be mad 'for the siglit of thine eves which thou shalt see.
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.
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 oi her gods, wood and stone.
37 And thou shalt become "an astonishment, a proverb, "and a by-word, among all nations whither the Lord shall lead thee.
38 * Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little in: for cthe locust shall consume it.
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.
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.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but f thou shalt not enjoy them: for * they shall go into captivity.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust II consume.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44 'He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: -'"he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45 Moreover, * all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed: because thou hearkenedstnot unto the voice of the Lord thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee.
46 And they shall be upon thee 'for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
47 'Because thou servedst not the Lord thy God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, 'for the abundance of all things;
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.
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 f understand;
50 A nation fof fierce countenance, 'which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: >■
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.
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.
53 Andr thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own t body, the flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters which the Lord thy God hath given thee, m the siege and in the straitness wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
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:
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.
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 her daughter,
5.7 And toward her fyoung one that cometh out 'from between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for wrant of all things secretly in the siege and straitness wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book, that thou mavest fear "this glorious and fearful name THE LORD THY GOD;
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.
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all "the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
61. Also every sickness, and every plague which is not written in the book of this law', them will the Lord f bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
62. And ye 'shall be left few in number, whereas ye were cas the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the Lord thy God.
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.
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.
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.
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:
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.
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 bond-men and bond-women, and no man shall buy you. . I
1 Motet exhortelh them to obedience, by the memory of the works they have teen. 29 Secret things belong unto God.
THESE are the words of the covenant which the Lord commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides "the covenant which he made with them in Horeb.
2 If And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them,4 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;
3 fThe great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet ''the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
5 cAnd I have led you forty years in the wilderness: /your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thv shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.
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.
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:
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.
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God's covenant with the people. D E U T EII
9 * Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may 'prosper in all that ye do.
10 If 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,
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:
12 That thou shouldest t enter into covenant with the Lord thy God, and "into his oath, which the Lord thy God maketh with thee this day:
13 That he may '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.
14 Neither with you only rdo I make this covenant and this oath;
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:
16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their f idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
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 || t gall and wormwood;
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 II inuir gination of mine heart, * to add f drunkenness to thirst:
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.
21 And the Lord ' shall separate him unto evil out of | T^L14. all the tribes of Israel according to all the curses of the covenant that f are written in this book of the law:
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 laud, and the sicknesses | which the Lord hath laid upon it;
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:
24 Even all nations shall say, -'"Wherefore hath the Lord done thus unto this land? what meaneih the heart of this great anger?; 1;
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 Egypt:
26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and || whom he had not T given unto them:
27 And the anger of the Lird was kindled against this land,' to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
28 And the Lord 'rooted them out of their land
k ch. 4. 6.
Josh. 1. 7. 1 Kings 2. 8.
J Josh. 1.7.
m See Josh. 9. 21. 23, 27.
+ Heb. past.
n Neb. 10.
Acts 2. 39. 1 Cor. 7.14.
lOr, who had not given to them any portion, t Heb. divvied, g Dan. 9.11, 13.14. h 1 Kings 14.15. 2 Chron. 7. 20.
Pi. 52. 5. Pror. 2.22.
O N O M Y. Mercies promised unto the penitent
Chutst'di anger and in wrath, and in great indignation, and 14eL cast them into another land, as it if this day.
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 law.
1 Great mercies promised unto the repentant. 15 Life and death are set before them.
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, andthou shalt call them to mind among all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt rfreturn 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;
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 scattered thee.
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:
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.
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.
7 And the Lord thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the Lord, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
9 'And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of 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:
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.
11 IT For this commandment which I command thee this day, 'it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
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?
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?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15 'See, "I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil",
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.
n Tor. 1,19. ch. 11. 26.
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;
18 '1 denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your flays upon the laud, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
19 ^1 call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that »I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
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 rlife, 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.
1 Motet eneourageth Hit people, and Joshua. 9. lie delivereth the law vnto the priestt. 14 (Jod gh'tth a charge to Joshua.
AND Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them, I "am an .hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more 4go out and come in: also the Lord hath said unto me, 'Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The Lord thy God, dhe 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.
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.
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.
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. •' ■
7 If 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.
o 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.
9 IT And Moses wrote this law, 'and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi,r which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and unto all the elders of Israel.
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,
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.'
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:
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 it.
He receiveth a charge.
14 It 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 cl may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the congregation.
15 And rfthe Lord appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
16 If And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt f 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.
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 f befall them; so that they will say in that day, 'Are not these evils come upon us, because our God is "not among us?
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.
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 Israel.
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 eaten5 and filled themselves, 'and' waxen fat; Hhen will they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass,r when many evils and troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testily t against them as a witness: for it shall not be forgot^ ten out of the mouths of their seed : for 'I know their imagination 'which fthey go about even now, before I have brought them into the land which I sware.
22 IT Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
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 wTith thee.
24 IT And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of »writing the words of this law in a book> until they were finished,
25 That Moses commanded the Levites which bare the ark of the covenant of the Lord, saying,
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..
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?
28 If Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes,1 and your officers, that I may speak these words in. their ears, 'and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly 'corrupt yourselves,^ and turn aside from th«* way which I have commanded you; and •' evil will betall you the latter days; because ye will -do evil in the sight of the Lord, to pTovoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
God's mercy and judgment.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel. the words of this song until they were ended.
1 iloeett tong, vrhich settcth forth God's mercy and vengeance. 48 God eendeth him vp to mount Nebo, to tee the land.
GIVE "ear, 0 ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, 0 earth, the words of my inoutli.
2 4 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, cas the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the Lord: rfaseribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is cthe Rock,-'his work is perfect: for 'all his ways are judgment: *a God of truth and 'without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 t*They have corrupted themselves, || their spot is not the spot of his children: they arc a 'perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus "'requite the Lord, 0 foolish people and unwise? is not he "thy father that hath "bought thee? hath he not''made thee, and established thee?
7 IF Remember the days of old, consider the years of f many generations: '' ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the Most High rdivided to the nations their inheritance, when he 'separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For 'the Lord's portion is his people; Jacob is the f lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him "iff 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. , . .
11 "As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, sproadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings;
12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 "He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; aud he made him to suck 'honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, cwith the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure ''blood of the grape.
15 If But' Jeshurun waxed fat, and ^kicked: * thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he hforsook God which 'made him, and lightly esteemed the *Rock of his salvation.
10 'They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 mThey sacrificed unto devils, II not to Go.d; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 "Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast "forgotten God that formed thee.
19 'And when the Lord saw it. he || abhorred them, * because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
20 And he said, rI 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.
21 'They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to auger •with their vanities: and *I will move them to jea
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0 Jur. 2.32. ;> Judg. 2. 14.
1 Or, despised. Lam. 2. 6. q Isa. 1. 2. rch.31.17. s Isa. SO. 9. Matt.17.17. t ver. 16. Ps. 78. 58. u 1 Sam. 12. 21.
Ps. 31. 6. Acts 14.15. 7 Hon. 1.10. Kom.10.19.
lousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For y& fire is kindled in mine anger, and || shall burn unto the lowest hell, and II shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 I will 'heap mischiefs upon them; "I will spend mine arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with f burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send Hhe teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 r The sword without, and terror f within, shall t destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26 dl said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men;
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, le"st their adversaries 'should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should f say, H Our hand is high, and the Lord hath not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, 'neither is there any understanding in them.
29 ''0 that they were wise, thai they understood this, lihat they would consider their latter end!
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?
31 For "'their rock is not as our "Rock, "even our enemies themselves being judges:
32 For ° their vine || is oft lie vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is 'the poison of dragons, and the cruel?venom of asps.
34 Is not this rlaid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures? , ,
35 'To me belmgeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due time,-for 'the day of
10-1 their calamity is at hand, and the' things that shall come upon them make haste.
30 "For the Lord shall judge his people, ■rand re;ips.5s.4. pent himself for his servants; when he seeth that i - i; 8.1 fjiejr -f- power is gone, andy there is none shut up, or left.
37 And ye shall say, * Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
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 fyour protection.
39 See now that "I, even I, am he, and * there is no god with me: cl kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 rfFor I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 cIf I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; Jl will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows 'drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and Df the captives from the beginning of A revenges upon the enemy.
43 II' Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: f?i he will * avenge the blood of his servants, and 'will render vengeance to his adversaries, and "will be merejful unto bis land, and to his people.
44 IT And Moses came and spake all . the words ol
Rom. 3.13. rJobl4.17. Horn. 2. 5. .< Ps. 94. 1. Kom .12.19. 12 Vet. 2.3 iiPs.13d.14. x Judg. 2. 13.
t Judg. 10. 14.
Isa. 41. 4. Ala*. 45.6. cl Sam. 2.
Ps. 68. 20. d lien. 14. 22.
claa. 27.1. /Isa. 1.24. g Jer.46.10. AJobl3.24. II Or.Praise his people, ye nations: or, Sing ye. i Kom. 16. 10.
A Rer.6.10. 1 ver. 41. mi's.86.1.