|If there be a controversy between men, and they come
unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify
the righteous, and condemn the wicked.
|And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be
beaten, that the judge shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten
before his face, according to his fault, by a certain number.
|Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest,
if he should exceed, and beat him above these with many stripes, then
thy brother should seem vile unto thee.
|Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out
|If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and
have no child, the wife of the dead shall not marry without unto a
stranger: her husband's brother shall go in unto her, and take her to
him to wife, and perform the duty of an husband's brother unto her.
|And it shall be, that the firstborn which she
beareth shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead, that his
name be not put out of Israel.
|And if the man like not to take his brother's wife,
then let his brother's wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say,
My husband's brother refuseth to raise up unto his brother a name in
Israel, he will not perform the duty of my husband's brother.
|Then the elders of his city shall call him, and
speak unto him: and if he stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
|Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the
presence of the elders, and loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit
in his face, and shall answer and say, So shall it be done unto that man
that will not build up his brother's house.
|And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of
him that hath his shoe loosed.
|When men strive together one with another, and the
wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand
of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by
|Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall
not pity her.
|Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a
great and a small.
|Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures,
a great and a small.
|But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a
perfect and just measure shalt thou have: that thy days may be
lengthened in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
|For all that do such things, and all that do
unrighteously, are an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
|Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when
ye were come forth out of Egypt;
|How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost
of thee, even all that were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and
weary; and he feared not God.
|Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath
given thee rest from all thine enemies round about, in the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to possess it, that thou
shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven; thou shalt
not forget it.
|And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest
it, and dwellest therein;
|That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit
of the earth, which thou shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God
giveth thee, and shalt put it in a basket, and shalt go unto the place
which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name there.
|And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in
those days, and say unto him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God,
that I am come unto the country which the LORD sware unto our fathers
for to give us.
|And the priest shall take the basket out of thine
hand, and set it down before the altar of the LORD thy God.
|And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy
God, A Syrian ready to perish was my father, and he went down into
Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and became there a nation, great,
mighty, and populous:
|And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted
us, and laid upon us hard bondage:
|And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers,
the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour,
and our oppression:
|And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a
mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness,
and with signs, and with wonders:
|And he hath brought us into this place, and hath
given us this land, even a land that floweth with milk and honey.
|And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of
the land, which thou, O LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it
before the LORD thy God, and worship before the LORD thy God:
|And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the
LORD thy God hath given unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the
Levite, and the stranger that is among you.
|When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes
of thine increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast
given it unto the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow,
that they may eat within thy gates, and be filled;
|Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have
brought away the hallowed things out of mine house, and also have given
them unto the Levite, and unto the stranger, to the fatherless, and to
the widow, according to all thy commandments which thou hast commanded
me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither have I forgotten
|I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither
have I taken away ought thereof for any unclean use, nor given ought
thereof for the dead: but I have hearkened to the voice of the LORD my
God, and have done according to all that thou hast commanded me.
|Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and
bless thy people Israel, and the land which thou hast given us, as thou
swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with milk and honey.
|This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do
these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with
all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
|Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God,
and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments,
and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:
|And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his
peculiar people, as he hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep
all his commandments;
|And to make thee high above all nations which he
hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest
be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
|And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the
people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you this day.
|And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over
Jordan unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt
set thee up great stones, and plaster them with plaster:
|And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this
law, when thou art passed over, that thou mayest go in unto the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a land that floweth with milk and
honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee.
|Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan,
that ye shall set up these stones, which I command you this day, in
mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them with plaster.
|And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD
thy God, an altar of stones: thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon
|Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of
whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD
|And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat
there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God.
|And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words
of this law very plainly.
|And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all
Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art
become the people of the LORD thy God.
|Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy
God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this
|And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
|These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the
people, when ye are come over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and
Issachar, and Joseph, and Benjamin:
|And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse;
Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
|And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the
men of Israel with a loud voice,
|Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten
image, an abomination unto the LORD, the work of the hands of the
craftsman, and putteth it in a secret place. And all the people shall
answer and say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his
mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that removeth his neighbour's landmark.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of
the way. And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the
stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife;
because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all the people shall say,
|Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that lieth with his sister, the
daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that lieth with his mother in law. And
all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbour secretly.
And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent
person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
|Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of
this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen.
|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:
|And all these blessings shall come on thee, and
overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
|Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt
thou be in the field.
|Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the
fruit of thy ground, and the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy
kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
|Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
|Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and
blessed shalt thou be when thou goest out.
|The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up
against thee to be smitten before thy face: they shall come out against
thee one way, and flee before thee seven ways.
|The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy
storehouses, and in all that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall
bless thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
|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.
|And all people of the earth shall see that thou art
called by the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
|And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in
the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit
of thy ground, in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers to give
|The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the
heaven to give the rain unto thy land in his season, and to bless all
the work of thine hand: and thou shalt lend unto many nations, and thou
shalt not borrow.
|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:
|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.
|But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken
unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his
commandments and his statutes which I command thee this day; that all
these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
|Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt
thou be in the field.
|Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
|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.
|Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed
shalt thou be when thou goest out.
|The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and
rebuke, in all that thou settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou
be destroyed, and until thou perish quickly; because of the wickedness
of thy doings, whereby thou hast forsaken me.
|The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee,
until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to
|The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and
with a fever, and with an inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and
with the sword, and with blasting, and with mildew; and they shall
pursue thee until thou perish.
|And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass,
and the earth that is under thee shall be iron.
|The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and
dust: from heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
|The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine
enemies: thou shalt go out one way against them, and flee seven ways
before them: and shalt be removed into all the kingdoms of the earth.
|And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the
air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no man shall fray them away.
|The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt,
and with the emerods, and with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou
canst not be healed.
|The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and
blindness, and astonishment of heart:
|And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind
gropeth in darkness, and thou shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou
shalt be only oppressed and spoiled evermore, and no man shall save
|Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie
with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein:
thou shalt plant a vineyard, and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
|Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou
shalt not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from
before thy face, and shall not be restored to thee: thy sheep shall be
given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
|Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto
another people, and thine eyes shall look, and fail with longing for
them all the day long: and there shall be no might in thine hand.
|The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a
nation which thou knowest not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed
and crushed alway:
|So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine
eyes which thou shalt see.
|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.
|The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou
shalt set over thee, unto a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers
have known; and there shalt thou serve other gods, wood and stone.
|And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb,
and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
|Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and
shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
|Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but
shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms
shall eat them.
|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.
|Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt
not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
|All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust
|The stranger that is within thee shall get up above
thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
|He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to
him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
|Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and
shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because
thou hearkenedst not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his
commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
|And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a
wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
|Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with
joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
|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.
|The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far,
from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose
tongue thou shalt not understand;
|A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not
regard the person of the old, nor show favour to the young:
|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.
|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.
|And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the
flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath
given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness, wherewith thine enemies
shall distress thee:
|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
|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.
|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,
|And toward her young one that cometh out from
between her feet, and toward her children which she shall bear: for she
shall eat them for want of all things secretly in the siege and
straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee in thy gates.
|If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this
law that are written in this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious
and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
|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.
|Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of
Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
|Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not
written in the book of this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee,
until thou be destroyed.
|And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were
as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the
voice of the LORD thy God.
|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.
|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.
|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:
|And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and
thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy
|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.
|And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with
ships, by the way whereof I spake unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more
again: and there ye shall be sold unto your enemies for bondmen and
bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
|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.
|And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto
them, Ye have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of
Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
|The great temptations which thine eyes have seen,
the signs, and those great miracles:
|Yet the LORD hath not given you an heart to
perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
|And I have led you forty years in the wilderness:
your clothes are not waxen old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old
upon thy foot.
|Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine
or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.
|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:
|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.
|Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do
them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
|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,
|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:
|That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the
LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee
|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
|Neither with you only do I make this covenant and
|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
|(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt;
and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
|And ye have seen their abominations, and their
idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
|Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or
family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our
God, to go and serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be
among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
|And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of
this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have
peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add
drunkenness to thirst:
|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.
|And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all
the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that
are written in this book of the law:
|So that the generation to come of your children that
shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far
land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the
sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
|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:
|Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD
done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
|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:
|For they went and served other gods, and worshipped
them, gods whom they knew not, and whom he had not given unto them:
|And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this
land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
|And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger,
and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land,
as it is this day.
|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.
|And it shall come to pass, when all these things are
come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before
thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither
the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
|And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt
obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and
thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
|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.
|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:
|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.
|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.
|And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon
thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
|And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the
LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
|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:
|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.
|For this commandment which I command thee this day,
it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
|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?
|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?
|But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth,
and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
|See, I have set before thee this day life and good,
and death and evil;
|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.
|But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not
hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
|I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely
perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither
thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
|I call heaven and earth to record this day against
you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing:
therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
|That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that
thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he
is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the
land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob, to give them.
|And Moses went and spake these words unto all
|And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty
years old this day; I can no more go out and come in: also the LORD hath
said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
|The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and
he will destroy these nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess
them: and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the LORD hath said.
|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
|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.
|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.
|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.
|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.
|And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the
priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of the covenant of the
LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel.
|And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of
every seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast
|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.
|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:
|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.
|And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days
approach that thou must die: call Joshua, and present yourselves in the
tabernacle of the congregation, that I may give him a charge. And Moses
and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tabernacle of the
|And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar
of a cloud: and the pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the
|And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt
sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go a whoring
after the gods of the strangers of the land, whither they go to be among
them, and will forsake me, and break my covenant which I have made with
|Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that
day, and I will forsake them, and I will hide my face from them, and
they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them;
so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us,
because our God is not among us?
|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
|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.
|For when I shall have brought them into the land
which I sware unto their fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and
they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will
they turn unto other gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my
|And it shall come to pass, when many evils and
troubles are befallen them, that this song shall testify against them as
a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their
seed: for I know their imagination which they go about, even now, before
I have brought them into the land which I sware.
|Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and
taught it the children of Israel.
|And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and
said, Be strong and of a good courage: for thou shalt bring the children
of Israel into the land which I sware unto them: and I will be with
|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,
|That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark
of the covenant of the LORD, saying,
|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.
|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?
|Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and
your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call
heaven and earth to record against them.
|For I know that after my death ye will utterly
corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded
you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do
evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work
of your hands.
|And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation
of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
|Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear,
O earth, the words of my mouth.
|My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall
distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the
showers upon the grass:
|Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe
ye greatness unto our God.
|He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his
ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right
|They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not
the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
|Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and
unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made
thee, and established thee?
|Remember the days of old, consider the years of many
generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they
will tell thee.
|When the Most High divided to the nations their
inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of
the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
|For the LORD'S portion is his people; Jacob is the
lot of his inheritance.
|He found him in a desert land, and in the waste
howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as
the apple of his eye.
|As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over
her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her
|So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no
strange god with him.
|He made him ride on the high places of the earth,
that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck
honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
|Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of
lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of
kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
|But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen
fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he
forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his
|They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods,
with abominations provoked they him to anger.
|They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods
whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers
|Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and
hast forgotten God that formed thee.
|And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because
of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
|And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will
see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation,
children in whom is no faith.
|They have moved me to jealousy with that which is
not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will
move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke
them to anger with a foolish nation.
|For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn
unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and
set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
|I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine
arrows upon them.
|They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with
burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of
beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
|The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy
both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of
|I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would
make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
|Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy,
lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they
should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
|For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is
there any understanding in them.
|O that they were wise, that they understood this,
that they would consider their latter end!
|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?
|For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies
themselves being judges.
|For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the
fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are
|Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel
venom of asps.
|Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up
among my treasures?
|To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their
foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand,
and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
|For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent
himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and
there is none shut up, or left.
|And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock
in whom they trusted,
|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
|See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god
with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there
any that can deliver out of my hand.
|For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for
|If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take
hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will
reward them that hate me.
|I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my
sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of
the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
|Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will
avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his
adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
|And Moses came and spake all the words of this song
in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
|And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to
|And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the
words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your
children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
|For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is
your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the
land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
|And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day,
|Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount
Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and
behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for
|And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be
gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and
was gathered unto his people:
|Because ye trespassed against me among the children
of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin;
because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
|Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou
shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
|And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of
God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
|And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up
from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with
ten thousands of saints: from his right hand went a fiery law for them.
|Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy
hand: and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy
|Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of
the congregation of Jacob.
|And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the
people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
|Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be
|And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said,
Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his
hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his
|And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be
with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou
didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
|Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have
not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own
children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
|They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy
law: they shall put incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon
|Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of
his hands: smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of
them that hate him, that they rise not again.
|And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD
shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day
long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
|And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his
land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep
that coucheth beneath,
|And for the precious fruits brought forth by the
sun, and for the precious things put forth by the moon,
|And for the chief things of the ancient mountains,
and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
|And for the precious things of the earth and fulness
thereof, and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the
blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the top of the head of
him that was separated from his brethren.
|His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and
his horns are like the horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the
people together to the ends of the earth: and they are the ten thousands
of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh.
|And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy
going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
|They shall call the people unto the mountain; there
they shall offer sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the
abundance of the seas, and of treasures hid in the sand.
|And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth
Gad; he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the
|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.
|And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall
leap from Bashan.
|And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with
favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west
and the south.
|And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with
children; let him be acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his
foot in oil.
|Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days,
so shall thy strength be.
|There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who
rideth upon the heaven in thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
|The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are
the everlasting arms: and he shall thrust out the enemy from before
thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
|Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the
fountain of Jacob shall be upon a land of corn and wine; also his
heavens shall drop down dew.
|Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O
people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword
of thy excellency! and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and
thou shalt tread upon their high places.
|And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the
mountain of Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho.
And the LORD showed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan,
|And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and
Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
|And the south, and the plain of the valley of
Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar.
|And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I
sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it
unto thy seed: I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou
shalt not go over thither.
|So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the
land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
|And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab,
over against Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this
|And Moses was an hundred and twenty years old when
he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
|And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the
plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for
Moses were ended.
|And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of
wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him: and the children of
Israel hearkened unto him, and did as the LORD commanded Moses.
|And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like
unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,
|In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD
sent him to do in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants,
and to all his land,
|And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great
terror which Moses showed in the sight of all Israel.