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day ; lest any of you be HARDNED through the DeCEITFULNESS of Sin.

14 For we are made PARTÁKERS of Christ, if we Hold the Beginning of ou CONFIDENCE STEDFAST unto the End;

15 While it is said, To-day if ye will hear his Voice, harden not your Hearts, as in the Provocation.

16 For some when they had heard, did provoke : howbeit, not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty Years ? was it not with them that had finned, whose Carcases fell in the Wilderness.

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his Reit, but to them that belIEVED NOT.

19 So we see that they could not enter in, because of UNBELIEF.


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CH A P. I.
i Moses in the End of the fortieth Year briefly rehearseth the

Story, 6 of God's Promise ; 34 and his Anger for their
Incredulity, 41 and Disobedience.


Ver. I

HESE be the Words which Moses

spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the Wilderness, in the Plain over against the Red Sea.

3 And it came to pass in the For

TIeth Year, in the eleventh Month, on the first Day of the Month, that Mofes (pake unto the


Children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in Commandment unto them.

4 After he had sain Sihon the King of the Amorites, and Og the King of Bashan.

5 On this fide Jordan, in the Land of Moab, began Moses to declare this Law, saying,

6 The Lord our God spake unto us in HOREB, saying, Ye bave dwelt long enough in this Mount :

7 Turn you, and take your Journey, and go to the Mount of the Amorites, and by the Sea-side, to the Land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great River the River Euphrates.

8 Behold, I have set the Land before you : go in and POSSESS the Land which the LORD sware unto your Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them, and to their Seed after them.

9 And I spake unto you at that Time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone :

10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and behold you are this Day as the STARS of Heaven for MUL TITUDE.

11 (The LORD God of your Fathers make you a thousand times fo many more as ye ate, and bless you as he hath PROMISED you)

12 How can I myself alone bear your Cumbrance, and your Burden, and your Strife?

13 Take ye wise Men and understanding, and known among your Tribes, and I will make them Rulers over you.

14 And ye answered me, and said, The Thing which thou haft spoken is good for us to do.

15 So I took the chief of your Tribes, wife Men and known, and made them Heads over you, Captains over thousands, and Captains over hundreds, and Captains over fifties, and Captains over tens, and Officers among your Tribes.

16 And I charged your Judges at that Time, saying, Hear the Causes between your Brethren, and JUDGE RIGHTEOUSLY between every Man and his Brother, and the Stranger that is with him. 17 • Ye shall not RESPECT

• Prov. xxiv. 23 It is not good to

have RESPECT of PERSONS in JudGPersons in JUDGMENT, but you shall HEAR the SMALL James ii. i Have not the Faith of as well as the GREAT;





* shall not be AFRAID of Glory, with RESPECT OF PERSONS. the Face of Man, for the cording to the Scripture, Thou shalt

8 If ye fulfil the Royal Law, acJudgment is God's : and love thy Neighbour as thyself, ye the Cause that is too hard do well.

9 But if ye have RESPECT CO Pere for you, bring it unto me, sons, ye COMMIT Sin, and are conand I will hear it.

vinced of the Law us Transgressors, 18 And I commanded you

* 6 Lift up your Eyes to the at that Time all the Things beneath': for the Heavens thall va

Heavens, and look upon the Earthi which ye should do.

NISH away like Smoak, and the EARTH 19 And when we departed they that dwell therein thall die in

shall wax old like a Garment, and from Horeb, we went through like manner: but my SALVATION shall all that great and TERRIBLE be for ever, and my RIGHTEOUSNESS WILDERNESS.

shall not be ABOLISHED.

12 I, even I am he that COMFORT 20 And I said unto you, ETH you : who art thou, that thoa Ye are come unto the Moun- lhouldeft BE AFRAID of a Man that tain of the Amorites, which which thall

be made as Grass.

shall die, and of the Son of Man the LORD our God doth give Jer. xxii. 3 Thus faith the LORD, unto us.

EXECUTE ye JUDGMENT and Rights21 Behold, the LORD thy of the Hand of the Oppressor : and

OUSNESS, and deliver the SPOILED OUT God hath set the Land before do no Wrong, do no VIOLENCE TO thee : go up and possess it, the STRANGER, the FATHERLESS, nor

the Widow, neither thed innocent as the Lord God of thy Blood. Fathers hath said unto thee; 4 For if ye do this thing indeed, FEAR NOT, neither be dif- then all there enter in by the Gates

of this House, Kings fitting upon the couraged.

Throne of David, 22 And ye came near un s But if ye will not hear these to me every one of you, and Words, I swear by myself, faith the

LORD, that this House fall become said, We will send Men be

a DESOLATION. fore us, and they shall search us out the Land, and bring us word again by what Way we must go up, and into what Cities we shall come.

23 And the Saying pleased me well : and I took twelve Men of you, one of a Tribe.

24 And they turned and went up into the Mountain, and came unto the Valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.

25 And they took of the Fruit of the Land in their Hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and faid, It is a good Land, which the LORD our God doth GIVE US.

26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, but REBELLER against the Commandment of the Lord your God.

27 And ye MURMURED in your Tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the


Land of Egypt, to deliver us into the Hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

28 Whither shall we go up ? our Brethren have discouraged our Heart, saying, The People is GREATER and TALLER than we, the Cities are great and WALLED up to Heaven, and moreover we have seen the Sons of the ANAKIMS there.

29 Then I said unto you, DREAD NOT, neither be AFRAID of them.

30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he fhall Fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your Eyes.

31 And in the Wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy GOD BARE thee as a Man doth bear his Son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this Place.

32 Yet in this Thing ye did not believe the LORD

your God,

33 Who went in the Way before you to searth you out a Place to pitch your Tents in, in Fire by Night to sew you by what Way you should go, and in a Cloud by Day.

34 And the LORD heard the Voice of your Words, and was wroth, saying,

35 Surely there shall not one of these Men, of this evil Generation see that good Land which I fware to give unto your Fathers;

36 Save Caleb, he shall see it, and to him will I give the Land that he hath troden upon, and to his Children, because he hath WHOLLY FOLLOWED the LORD.

37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your SAKES, saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.

38 But Joshua, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither. ENCOURAGE him : for he shall cause ISRAEL TO INHERIT it.

39 Moreover, your Little ones, which ye faid should be a Prey, and your Children which in that Day had no Knowledge between Good and Evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall POSSESS


40 But as for you, turn ye, and take your Journey into the WILDERNESS, by the Way of the Red Sea.

41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have finned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to



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