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NOW therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the 2 land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. Ye shall not add unto

the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish aught from it, that ye

may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did because of Baal-peor: for all the men

that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. 4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this 5 day. Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my

God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess 6 it. Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding

in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this 7 great nation is a wise and understanding people. For what nation is there so

great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the Lord our God is in all things that 8 we call upon him for? And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and 9 judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? Only

take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things

which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy 10 life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; specially the day that thou

stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them bear my words, that they

may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that 11 they may teach their children... And ye came near and stood under the mountain;

and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, 12 clouds, and thick darkness. And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of

the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude ; & only ye heard 13 a voice. And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to

perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone. 14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves;. for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of 26 the fire : lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude 17 of any figure, the likeness of male or female, the likeness of any beast that is on

the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, the likeness of 18 any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the 19 waters beneath the earth: and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and

when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven,

shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God 20 hath s divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. But the LORD hath

taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to

be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day. 21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I

should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which 22 the Lord thy God giveth thee for an inheritance : but I must die in this land,

I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land. 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the Lord your God,

which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any 94 thing, which the Lord thy God hath forbidden thee. For the LORD thy God is

a consuming fire, even a jealous God. 25

When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven

image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD 26 thy God, to provoke him to anger: I call heaven and earth to witness against

you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye

go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall 27 utterly be destroyed. And the Lord shall scatter you among the nations, and

ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the Lord shall lead 28 you. And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, 29 which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. But if from thence thou shalt

seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart 30 and with all thy soul. When thou art in tribulation, and all these things 4 are

1 Heb. heart. 2 Heb. save a voice. 3 Or, imparted. 4 Heb. have found thee.

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come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the Lord thy God, and 31 shalt be obedient unto his voice; (for the Lord thy God is a merciful God;)

he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto

the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath 33 been heard like it? Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the 34 midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? Or hath God assayed 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 35 Egypt before your eyes ? Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know 36 that the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him. Out of heaven he

made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he

showed thee his great fire ; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the 37 fire. And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after

them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt ; 38 to drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to

bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. 39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the Lord he is 40 God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. Thou

shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God

giveth thee, for ever. 41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jorlan toward the sun rising ; 42 that the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and

hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might 43 live: namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

AND this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel : these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto 46 the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt, on this side Jordan,

in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites,

who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they 47 were come forth out of Egypt: and they possessed his land, and the land of

Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan 48 toward the sun rising; from Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, 49 even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon, and all the plain on this side Jordan

eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah. 5

And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, 2 and 'keep, and do them. The Lord our God made a covenant with us in 3 Horeb. The Lord made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even 4 us, who are all of us here alive this day. The LORD talked with you face to face 5 in the mount out of the midst of the fire, (I stood between the Lord and you

at that time, to show you the word of the Lord: for ye were afraid by reason of

the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying, 6 I am the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from 7 the house of 2 bondage. Thou shalt have none other gods before me. 8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that

is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath 9 the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them : for I

the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the 10 children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me, and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God'in vain : for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain. 12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. 13, 14 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son,

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1 Heb. keep to do them.

2 Heb. servants.

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nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor

thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that 15 thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou. And remember

that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm : therefore

the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. 16 Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded

thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the

land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. 17 Thou shalt not kill.

Neither shalt thou commit adultery. 19

Neither shalt thou steal.

Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. 21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy

neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.

These words the Lord spake unto 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 23 unto me. And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the

darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, eren 24 all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; and ye said, Behold, the Lord our

God hath showed 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 doth talk with man, 25 and he liveth. - Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will con

sume us: if we 1 hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, then we shall 26 die. For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God 27 speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? Go thou near, and

hear all that the Lord our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the

LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it. 28

And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the Lord said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which 29 they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken. O

that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my

commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children 90, 31 for ever! Go, say to them, Get you into your tents again. But as for thee,

stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and

the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may 32 do them in the land which I give them to possess it. Ye shall observe to do there

fore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the 33 right hand or to the left. Ye shall walk in all the ways which the Lord your

God hath cominanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you,

and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess. 6. NOW these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which 2 whither ye % go to possess it: that thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep

all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy

son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it ; that it may be well with thee,

and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised

thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey. 4, 5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: and thou shalt love the

LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6, 7 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart : and

thou shalt 3 teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them

when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when 8 thou liest down, and when thou risest up. And thou shalt bind them for a sign 9 upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. And thou

shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 10

And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee 11 great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, and houses full of all good things, 1 Heb. add to hear. 2 Heb. pass over.

3 Heb. whet, or, sharpen.

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which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and

olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full; 12 then beware lest thou forget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land 13 of Egypt, from the house of Ibondage. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, 14 and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. Ye shall not go after other gods, of 15 the gods of the people which are round about you, (for the Lord thy God is a

jealous God among you,) Jest the anger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, 18 and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. And thou shalt do that which

is right and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and

that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord sware unto thy 19 fathers, to cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.

And when thy son asketh thee 2 in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath 21 commanded you? Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bond

men in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand : 22 and the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and S sore, upon Egypt, upon 23 Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes : and he brought us out

from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto 24 our fathers. And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the

Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at 25 this day. And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these com

mandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us. 7

WHEN the Lord thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the

Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the 2 Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou; and

when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them,

and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show 3 mercy unto them: neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter

thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other

gods : so will the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and destroy thee 5 suddenly. But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and

break down their 4 images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven 6 images with fire. For thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD

thy God hath chosen thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people 7 that are upon the face of the earth. The Lord did not set his love upon you,

nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people; for ye were 8 the fewest of all people: but because the Lord loved you, and because he would

keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the Lord brought you

out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from 9 the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt. Know therefore that the Lord thy God,

he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that 10 love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations; and repayeth

them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him

that hateth him, he will repay him to his face. 11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judg12 ments, which I command thee this day, to do them. Wherefore it shall come to

pass, 5 if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD

thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the mercy which he sware unto 13 thy fathers : and he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also

bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and

thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land which 14 he sware unto thy fathers to give thee. Thou shalt be blessed above all people : 15 there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle. And

the Lord will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee. 1 Heb. bondmen, or, ser

2 Heb. 10-morrow.

4 Heb. statues, or, pillars. 5 Heb. because.

vants.

3 Heb. evil.

16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver

thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their 17 gods; for that will be a snare unto thee. If thou shalt say in thine heart, These 18 nations are more than 1; how can I dispossess them? Thou shalt not be afraid

of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and 19 unto all Egypt; the great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and

the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD

thy God brought thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of 20 whom thou art afraid. Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among 21 them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed. Thou

shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty 22 God and terrible. And the LORD thy God will I put out those nations before

thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts 23 of the field increase upon thee. But the Lord thy God shall

deliver them % unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their

name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, until 25 thou have destroyed them. The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with

fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee,

lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God. 26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed

thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for

it is a cursed thing. 8. All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do,

that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD 2 sware unto your fathers. And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD

thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove

thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his command3 ments, or no. And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee

with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might

make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that pro4 ceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live. Thy raiment wared not 5 old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. Thou shalt also con

sider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God 6 chasteneth thee. Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD

thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, 8 of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; a land of wheat, and

barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land 3 of oil olive, and honey; 9 a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any

thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for Il the good land which he hath given thee. Beware that thou forget not the LORD

thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, 12 which I command thee this day: lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast 13 built goodly houses, and dweli therein ; and when thy herds and thy flocks mul

tiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multi14 plied; then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which 15 brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; who

led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and

scorpions, and drought, where there was no water ; who brought thee forth water 16 out of the rock of fint; who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy

fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to 17 do thee good at thy latter end; and thou say in thine heart, My power and the 18 might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth. But thou shalt remember the

LORD thy God : for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may

establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after

other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day 20 that ye shall surely perish. As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before

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2 Heb. before thy face,

3 Heb. of olive tree of ou.

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