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27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, A.C. 1451. while I am yet alive with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
28 | Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
Song of Moses. DEUTERONOMY XXXI. VER. 22 & 30. 22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
DEUTERONOMY XXXII. VER, 1-44. 1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. .
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the
grass : 3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 * They have corrupted themselves, + their spot is not Heb. He the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked ge- ed to himself. neration.
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and watching develop unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath bot. he not made thee, and established thee?
7 9 Remember the days of old, consider the years of I many generations : ask thy father, and he will shew thee; + Heb. genethy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the Lord's portion is his people ; Jacob is the $ lot Heb. cord. of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste VOL. 1.
+ Or, that they are not
ration and generation,
* Or, com passed him about.
A.C. 1461. 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, spreadeth 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; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood
of the grape.
were not God.
15 | But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked : thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness ; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods,
with abominations provoked they him to anger. + Or, which
17 They sacrificed unto devils, if not to God; 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, 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.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is
not God ; they have provoked me to anger with their vanio Rom. x. 19. ties : and • I will move them to jealousy with those which
are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a fool
ish nation. Or, hath
22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and || shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon
them. 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with Heb, burn- * burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send ing
the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword without, and terror + within, shall #destroy on anders both the young
man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of
burned. || Or, hath consumed.
+ Heb. from reave,
high and not the
26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would A.C. 1451. make the remembrance of them to cease from among men ;
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, * Our hand is high, and the LORD OT, Our hath not done all this.
, 28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there done aủ this. any understanding in them.
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
30 How should pone chase a thousand, and two put ten po 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 tis of the vine of Sodom, and of the Or, is worse fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their of Sodom, $c clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
35 9 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their q Ecclus. foot shall slide in due time : for the day of their calamity Rom. xii. 19. is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make Heb. x. 30. haste.
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, "and repent r2 Mac, vii. 6. himself for his servants, when he seeth that their # power is Heb. hand. gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37 And he 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 your protection.
hiding for you. 39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: s I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal : s1 Sam. ii. 6. neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges || Or, Praise upon the
enemy. 43 || Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people : for he will seng ye.
Tob. xiii. 2.
his people ye nations : or,
t Roin, xv. 10. of ,
A.C. 1451. avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance
to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
Moses' Farewell to the People.
DEUTERONOMY XXXII. VER. 44–48.
44 | And Moses came and spake all the words of this * Or, Joshua. song in the ears of the people, he, and * Hoshea the son
45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words
to all Israel : u Chu vi. 6. & 46 And he said unto them, u Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall
children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
Moses ascends mount Nebo to die.
DEUTERONOMY XXXII. VER, 48, TO THE END. x Num, xxvii. 48 * And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day,
49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession :
50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be y.Num. xx. gathered unto thy people; as 9 Aaron thy brother died in
mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
51 Because ? ye trespassed against me among the chil
dren of Israel at the waters of + Meribah-Kadesh, in the tor, strife at wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the
midst of the children of Israel.
52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee ; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
Moses blesses the People.
DEUTERONOMY XXXIII. 1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from mount Paran,
and he came with ten thousands of saints : from his right Heb, a fire hand went | a fiery law for them.
25, 28. &
3 Yea, he loved the people ; all his saints are in thy A.C. 1451. hand : and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the
congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6 | Let Reuben live, and not die ; and let not his men be few.
7 And this is the blessing of Judah : and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and be thou an help to him from his enemies.
8 | And of Levi he said, a Let thy Thummim and thy a Ex. xxviii. Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed thy word, and kept thy covenant.
10 * They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel Or, Let thy law: † they shall put incense I before thee, and whole 4
Or, let them burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
11 Bless, Lord, his substance, and accept the work of nobet, at thy his hands : smite through the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again.
12 | And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between his shoulders.
13 | And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the Lord be b Gen. xlix. his land, for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious things Sput forth by the || moon,
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, (| Heb, moons. and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth, and fulness thereof, and for the goodwill of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the Gen, xlix. top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horns of * unicorns : with them he shall - Heb. an 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.
Heb. thrust forth