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i An Exhortation to Obedience. 26 A Blessing and Curse is
set before them.
ITHEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD thy
and his Judgments, and his COMMANDMENTs alway.
2 And know you this Day: for I speak not with your Children which have not known, and which have not seen the Chastisement of the LORD your God, his GREATNESS, his MIGHTY Hand, and his stretched out Arm,
3 And his MIRACLES, and his Acts which he did in the midst of Egypt, unto Pharaoh the King of Egypt, and unto all his Land,
4 And what he did unto the Army of Egypt, unto their Horses, and to their Chariots, how he made the Water of the RED SEA to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this Day,
5 And what he did unto you in the Wilderness, until ye came into this place,
6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram ; how the Earth opened her Mouth and swallowed them up.
7 But your Eyes have seen all the great Acts of the LORD which he did.
8 Therefore shall ye KEEP all the COMMANDMENTS which I command you this Day, that ye may be strong, and go in and pofless the Land whither you go to pofless it :
9. And that ye may prolong your Days in the Land which the Lord sware unto your Fathers to give unto them, and to their Seed.
10 For the Land whither. thou goest in to pofless it, is not as the Land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedit thy Seed, and wateredit it with thy Foot, as a Garden of Herbs :
u But the Land whither ye go to pofless it, is a Land of Hills and Valleys, and drinketh Water of the Rain of Heaven:
12 A Land which the Lord thy GOD CARETH for: the Eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the Beginning of the Year, even unto the End of the Year. 13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken dilie
gently unto my COMMANDMENTS which I command you this Day, to love the LORD your God, and to SERVE him with all your Heart, and with all your Soul; 14 ? That I will give you
a fames v 7 Behold, the Husbandthe Rain of your Land in man waiteth for the precious Fruit due Season, the first Rain, of the Earth, and hath long Patience and the latter Rain, that thou for it, until he receive the casly and
latter Rain. mayest gather in thy Corn, Joel ii. 21 Fear not, o Land, be and thy Wine, and thine glad and rejoyce: for the LORD will
do great Things. Oyl.
22 Be not afraid, ye Beasts of the 15 And I will send Grass Field; for the Paftures of the Wilin thy Fields, for thy Cattel, derness do spring, for the Tree bearthat thou mayest eat and be Vine do yield their strength.
eth her Fruit, che Fig tree and the full.
16 . Take heed to your • Jer, xvii. 9 The Heart IS DECEITO selves, that your Heart be ful above all things, and DESPERATE
LY WICKED, who can know it! not deceived, and ye turn a 10 I the LORD SEARCH the HEART, side, and serve other Gods, I try the Reins, even to give every and worship them :
Man according to his Ways, and ac
cording to the Fruit of his Doings. 17 6 And then the Lord's
bi Kings xvii. 1 And Elijah said Wrath be kindled against you, unto Ahab, As the Lord God of and he shut up the Heaven Israel liveth, before whom I ftand, that there be no Rain, and there shall not be Dew nor Rain thele
Years, but according to my WORD. that the Land yield not her Fruit, and left ye perish quickly from off the good Land which the LORD giveth you.
18 Therefore shall ye LAY UP these my Words in your HEART, and in your Soul, and bind them for a Sign upon your Hand, that they may be as Frontlets between your Eyes.
ye shall teach them your CHILDREN; SPEAKING of them when thou sittest in thine House, and when thou WALKEST by the Way, when thou LIEST down, and when thou RISEST up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the Door-posts of thine House, and upon thy Gates :
21 That your Days may be multiplied, and the Days of your Children, in the Land which the Lord sware unto your Fathers to give them, as the Days of Heaven upon the Earth.
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these COMMANDMents which I command you to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all liis Ways, and to CLEAVE unto him ;
23 Then will the LORD drive out all these Nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater Nations, and mightier than yourselves.
24 * Every Place whereon the Soles of your Feet shall tread, shall be yours : from the Wilderness, and Lebanon, from the River, the River Euphrates, even unto the uttermost Sea, shall your Coast be.
25 There shall no Man be able to stand before you : for the LORD your God shall lay the Fear of you, and the Dread of you upon all the Land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.
26 Behold, I set before you this Day a BLESSING and a CURSE:
27 A Blessing, if ye OBEY the COMMANDMents of the LORD your God which I command you this Day.
28 And a Curse, if ye will not obey the COMMANDMents of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the Way which I command you this Day, to go after other Gods which ye have not known.
29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the Land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the Blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and the Curse upon Mount Ebal.
CHA P. XIII.
i Enticers to Idolatry, 6 how near Toever, 9 are to be foned
to Death. 12 Idolatrous Cities are not to be spared.
1 F C there arise among
2 Pet. ii. 1 But there were FALSE
PROPHETS also among the People, you a Prophet or a
even as there shall be FALSE TEACHERS Dreamer of Dreams, and gi- among you, who privily shall bring veth thee a Sign or a Won- in damnable Heređes, even DENYING
the LORD that BOUGHT them, and der,
bring upon themselves s WIFI DE2 And the Sign or the STRUCTION. Wonder come to pass, where 2 And many shall follow their per
nicious Ways, by reason of whom the of he spake unto thee, say- Way of TRUTH shall be eylL SPOKEN ing, Let us go after other of. Gods, (which thou hast not they with feigned Words make Mer
3 And through Covetousness shall known) and let us serve chandise of you whose Judgment
now of a long time lingreh not,
* This was fulfilled in the Time of Solomon.
such tuin away.
3 Thou shalt not hearken and their Damnation Numbreth not. unto the Words of that Pro- eth expreisly, that in the latter phet, or that Dreamer of times fome thall derait from the Dreams : for the LORD your FAITH, giving heed to seducing SpiGod proveth you, to know rits, and Doårines of Devils.
2 Tim. iii. 1 This know alio, that whether you love the LORD in the laft Days perilous Times thall your GOD with all your
2 For Men shall be Lovers of their Heart, and with all your own felves, covetous, BOASTERS, Soul,
PROUD, BLASPHEMERS, LOVERS of 4 Ye Mall walk after the PLEASURE more than Lovers of LORD your God, and fear
s Having a Form of Godliness, him, and keep his Command- but denying the power thereof: from ments, and obey his Voice,
Marih. xxiv. 24 For there shall aand you
shall serve him, and rise False Christs. and False Procleave unto him.
PHETS, and thall thew great Signs and
Wonders, insomuch that (if it were 5 And that Prophet, or
possible) they shall deceive the very that Dreamer of Dreams shall ELECT. be put to Death (because he Jude z Beloved, when I gave all hath spoken to turn you away common Salvation : it was needful
Diligence to write unto you of the from the LORD your God, for me to write unto you, and exwhich brought you out of the bort you, that ye should earnestly
CONTEND for the Faith which was Land of Egypt, and redeem- once delivered unto the Saints. ed you out of the House of
4 For there are certain Men crept Bondage, to thrust thee out in unawares, who were before of old
ordained to this Condemnation, unof the Way which the LORD Godiy Men turning the Grace
of thy God commanded thee to our God into LASCIVIOUSNESS, and walk in) so shalt thou put the denying the only LORD God, and our
LORD JESUS CHRIST. Evil away from the midst of
Zeph. iii. 4 Her PROPHETS are LIGHT, thee.
and TREACHEROUS Perfoos: her PRIESTS 6 If thy Brother the Son have POLLUTED the SANCTUARY, they
have done Violence to the Law. of thy Mother, or thy Son, or thy Daughter, or the Wife of thy Bosom, or thy Friend, which is as thine own Soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other Gods (which thou hast not known, thou nor thy Fathers;
7. Namely, of the Gods of the People which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one End of the Earth even unto the other End of the Earth.)
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto şim ; neither shall thine Eye pity him, neither shalt thoạ spare, neither shalt thou conceal him. 9 But thou shalt surely kill him ; thine Hand shall be
· Ver. 15 T God will RAISE in time paft unto the FATHERS, by
first upon him, to put him to Death, and afterwards the Hand of all the People.
10 And thou shalt stone him with Stones, that he die : because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the Land of Egypt, from the House of Bondage.
u And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such Wickedness as this is among you.
12 If thou shalt bear say in one of thy Cities which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying,
13 Certain Men, the Children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the Inhabitants of their City, saying, Let us go and serve other Gods (which ye have not known)
14 Then shalt thou enquire and make Search, and ask diligently : and behold if it be Truth, and the Thing certain, that such Abomination is wrought among you:
15 Thou shalt surely smite the Inhabitants of that City with the Edge of the Sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the Cattle thereof, with the Edge of the Sword.
16 And thou shalt gather all the Spoil of it into the midst of the Street thereof, and shalt burn with Fire the City and all the Spoil thereof every whit, for the Lord thy God: and it shall be an Heap for ever, it shall not be built again.
17 And there shall cleave nought of the cursed Thing to thine Hand : that the Lord may turn from the Fierceness of his Anger, and shew thee Mercy and have Compaflion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy Fathers;
18 When thou shalt hearken to the Voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his Commandments, which I command thee this Day, to do that which is right in the Eyes of the LORD thy God.
CH A P. XVIII. i The Lord is the Priests and Levites Inheritance. 15 Christ the Prophet is to be heard. 20 The presumptuous Prophet is d
d Heb. i. I GOD who at sundry
times and in divers manners fpake UP unto thee a PROPHET from the Prophets,