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thy God to keep his Com- was established upon BETTER PROmandments and his Statutes MISES.
7 For if that first Covenant had which were written in this been faultless, then should no Place Book of the Law, and if have been fought for the second. thou turn unto the LORD thy faith, Behold, the DAYS COME (faith
8 For finding fault with them, he God with all thine Heart, the Lord) when I will make a new and with all thy Soul :
COVENANT with the House of Israel, 11 For this Commandment
and with the House of Judah:
9 Not according to the Covenant which I command thee this that I made with their Fathers, in Day, it is not hidden from the Day when I took them by the
Hand to lead them out of the Land thee, neither is it far off.
of Egypt; because they continued not in my COVENANT, and I regarded them not, faith the LORD.
10 For this is the Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those Days, faith the LORD; I will put my Laws into their MIND, and WRITE them in their HEARTS, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a People.
ul And they shall not teach every Man his Neighbour, and every Man his Brother, saying, Know the LORD : for all thall KNOW Me, from the least to the greatest
12 For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their Sins and their Iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he faith, A NEW COVENANT, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxech old, is ready to vanilh away.
I 2 x It is not in HEAVEN, Rom. X. 6 The RIGHTEOUSNESS that thou shouldst say, Who which is of Faith, speaketh on this
wise, Say not in thine Heart, Who shall
go up for us to Heaven, shall ascend into HEAVEN? (that is and bring it unto us, that we to bring Christ down from above. )
7 Or who shall descend into the may HEAR IT, and DO IT?
Deep? (that is to bring up. CHRIST 13 Neither is it beyond again from the Dead.) the Sea, that thou shouldst 8 But what faith it The WORD is fay, Who shall go over the in thy Heart : that is the Word of
NIGH THEE, even in thy MOUTH, and Sea for us, and bring it unto Faith which we preach. us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the WORD is very NIGH unto THEE, in thy Mouth, and in thy HEART, that thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this Day Life and Good, and DEATH and Evil.
16 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 postess it.
17 But if thine Heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away and worfhip other Gods, and serve thein:
18 I denounce unto you this Day, that ye shall sureLY PERISH, and that ye shall not prolong your Days upon the Land whither thou pastest over Jordan to go to possess it. 19 y I call Heaven and
9 Ezek. xxxiii. II As I live, faith Earth to record this Day a- the LORD God, I have no Pleasure gainst you, that I have set in the Death of the Wicked, but before you Like and DEATH, and LIVE: TURN ye, turn ye from
that the WICKED TURN from his Way BLESSING and CURSING : your evil Ways ; for why will ye therefore chuse Life, that DIE, O House of Israel
John iii. 16 God so LOVED the both thou and thy Seed may world, that he gave his onry begotLIVE:
ten Son, that whosoever BELIEV ETH in him, should not PERISH, but have
EVERLASTING LIFE. 17 For God sent not his Son into the World to CONDEMN the WORLD ; but that the World through him might be saved.
20 2 That thou mayest * John i. 1 In the Beginning was LOVE the LORD thy God, God, and the Word was God.
the WORD, and the Word was with and that thou mayest obey 2 The same was in the Beginning his Voice, and that thou may
with God. est cleave unto him (for he and without him was not any thing
3 All Things were made by him ; is thy Life, and the LENGTH made that was made. of thy Days) that thou may, was the Light of Mex.
4 In him was Life, and the LIFE est dwell in the Land which
John viii. 12 Then spake JESUS UNthe Lord sware unto thy to them, saying, I am the Light of Fathers to give them.
the WORLD: he that FOLLOWITH ME, Thall not walk in Darkness, but shall
have the Light of Life. John xi. 25 Jesus faid, I am the RESURRECTION, and the Life: he that BELIEV ETH in me, though he were dead, yet shall he live;
26 And whosoever LIVETH, and BELIEVETH in me, thall NEVER DIE.
CH A P. XXXI.
1 Moses encourageth the People and Joshua : 9 He delivereth
the Law unto the Priests to read it in the seventh Year to the People. 14 God giveth a Charge to Joshua ; 19 and a Song to testify against the People.
Ver. 1 AND Mofes went and spake these Words unto all
Israel. 2 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. 3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee,
and he will destroy these Nations from before thee, and thou Thalt pofless them : and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as the Lord hath faid.
4 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 destroyed.
5 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. 6 a Be STRONG and of a good
• Heb. xiii. s Let your ConverseCourage, fear not, nor be ion be without Coverousness; and afraid of them : for the LORD be content with such things as ye thy God, he it is that doth have ; for he hath said, 1°will ne
VER LEAVE thee, nor FORSAKE thee. go with thee, he will not 6 So that we may BOLDLY SAY, The FAIL thee, nor FORSAKE LORD is my Helper, and I will not
fear what Man lhall do unto me. thee.
7 6 And Mofes called unto sira. xli. 1 Keep Silence before Joshua, and said unto him me, o Mlands, and let the People
RENBw their STRENGTH : Let them in the sight of all Israel, Be come near, then let them speak : let STRONG and of a good Cou- us near together to Judgrage : for thou must go with
8 But thou Israel art my Servant, this People unto the Land Jacob whom I have chosen, the Seed which the LORD hath sworn of Abraham my Friend. unto their Fathers to give the Ends of the Earth, and called
9 Thou whom I have taken from them; and thou shalt cause thee from the chief Men thereof, them to inherit it.
and said unto thee, Thou art my 8 And the LORD, he it is Servant, I have chosen thee, and
not cast thee away. that doth go before thee, he 10 FEAR thou not, for I am with will be with thee, he will not thee : be not DISMAYED, for I am fail thee, neither forsake thee: yea, I will help thee, yea, I will up
thy God: I will STRENGTHEN thee, fear not, neither be dismay- HOLD thee with the Right Hand of ed,
my RIGHTEOUSNESS. 9 And Mofes 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.
10 And Mofes commanded them, saying, At the End of every seven Years, in the Solemnity of the Year of Release, in the Feast of Tabernacles,
1 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall chuse: thou shalt read this Law before all Israel, in their hearing.
12 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 OẾSERVE to do all the WORDS of this Law :
13 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 posless it.
14 And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thy Days approach that thou must dit : call Joshua, and presene yourselves in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, that I may give him a Charge. And Mofes and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tabernacle of the Congregation,
15 And the LORD appeared in the Tabernacle in a PILLAR of a CLOUD : and the Pillar of the Cloud stood orer the Door of the Tabernacle.
16 And the LORD faid unto Moses, Behold, thou fhalt 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 amongit them, and will FORSAKE me, and break my Covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my Anger shall be kindled against them in that Day, and I will FORSAKE them, and I will yide my Face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many Evils and Troubles shall befal them, so that they will say in that Day, Are not thefe Evils come upon us, because our God is not AMONGST us?
18 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 other Gods.
19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and TEACH it the CHILDREN of Israel : put it in their Mouths, that this Sone may be a Witness for me against the Children of Israel.
20 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 fiHed themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other Gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my Covenant.
21 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 IMAGI.
NATION which they go about, even now before I have brought them into the Land which I sware.
22 Moses therefore wrote this Song the same Day, and taught it the Children of Israel.
23 And he gave Joshua a Charge, and faid, 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 thee.
24 And it came to pass when Moses had made an end of writing the WORDS of thiş Law in a Book, until they were finished;
25 That Moses commanded the Levites which bare the Ark of the Covenant of the Lord, saying,
26 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.
27 For I know thy Rebellion, and thy ftiff 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?
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 befal you in the LATTER Days, because ye will do Evil in the light of the LORD, to provoke him to Anger through the Work of Your Hands.
CH A P. XXXII. y Moses's Song, which setteth forth God's Mercy and Vengeance ;
46 He exhorteth them to set their Hearts upon it. Ver. ',
VIVE EAR, O ye Heavens, and I will speak;
and O , Mouth,
2 My DOCTRINE shall · Ifa. lv. 10 As the Rain cometh DROP as the RAIN : my and returneth not thither, but was
down, and the Snow from HEAVEN, Speech shall DISTIL as the TERETH the EARTH, and maketh it Dew, as the small RAIN BRING forth and Bud, that it may upon the tender Herb, and give Seed to the Sower, and Bread
to the Eater: