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not return to thee.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt A.C. 1451. not eat thereof: thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and * shall not be restored to thee: thy + Heb. shall sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt have none to rescue them.
32 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.
33 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:
34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
35 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.
36 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.
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, g, Kinix and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall & XXV. 9. lead thee. 38 "Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and I. Mir: vi. 15.
Hagi. . shalt gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it.
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
40 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.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but + thou shalt | Heb. they not enjoy them; for they shall go into captivity.
42 AŬ thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust Iconsume.
Or, possess. 43 The stranger that is within thee shall get above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45 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:
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
shall not be thine.
& Lev, xxvi. 29. 2 Kin vi.
47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 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.
49 The Lord shall bring a nation against thee from far,
from the end of the earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a naHeb. hear. tion whose tongue thou shalt not understand ; + Heb. strong 50 A nation t of fierce countenance, which shall not re
gard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young:
51 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.
52 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.
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thy own body, the i bam, iz flesh of thy sons and of thy daughters, which the LORD thy 1 Heb. belly. God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the straitness,
wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee.
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 leave :
55 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.
56 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,
57 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. 58 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;
59 Then the Lord will make thy plagues wonderful, and
Heb. after. birth.
the plagues of thy seed, even great plagues, and of long con- A.C. 1451. tinuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long continuance.
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of this law, them will the LORD *bring Heb. cause upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were e as the stars of heaven for multitude; because thou would- Ch. x. 22. est not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
63 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.
64 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.
65 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 :
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
67 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.
68 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. Concluding Appeal of Moses to the People.
DEUTERONOMY XXIX. 1 Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the memory of the works they have seen.
10 Au are presented before the Lord to enter into his covenant. 18 The great wrath on him that flattereth himself in his wickedness. 29 Secret things belong unto God.
1 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.
u Ex.xix. 4.
X Ch. iv. 6.
A.C. 1451. 2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them,
u 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;
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles :
4 Yet the Lord hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
5 Ånd 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.
6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am the LORD
7 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 :
8 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.
9 * Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do 1 Kings ii. 3. them, that ye may prosper in all that
do. 10 | 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,
11 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 :
12 That thou shouldest * enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day :
13 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 Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
15 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 day :
16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their + Heb. dungy + idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among
18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or
* Heh. pass.
* Or, a poi. sonful herb.
Heb, the of
drunken to the thirsty.
* Heb. is written.
with the LORD hath made it sick.
family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from A.C. 1451. 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;
19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of + Heb. rosin. this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the fimagination of mine 0r, stubheart, to add § drunkenness to thirst: 20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the
anger 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.
21 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 :
22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise
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 Heb, whereupon it;
23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, y like the overthrow of Sodom, and y. Gen. xix.
24 Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath :
24 Even all nations shall say, - Wherefore hath the LORD 1 Kings ix: done thus unto this land ? what meaneth the heat of this 8. 9. great anger?
25 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:
26 For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and I whom he had not for, who had
not given to given unto them :
27 And the anger of the Lord was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book :
28 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.
29 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.
portion. $ Heb. divided