Deuteronomy Chapter Twenty-Nine
These are the words of the covenant, which IaHUeH commanded Mosheh to make with the children of Ieshrael in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.
And Mosheh called unto all Ieshrael, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that IaHUeH did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land;
The great trials which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
Yet IaHUeH hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
And 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.
Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I am IaHUeH your Elohim.
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:
And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Menashsheh.
Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
Ye stand this day all of you before IaHUeH your Elohim; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Ieshrael,
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:
That thou shouldest enter into covenant with IaHUeH thy Elohim, and into His oath, which IaHUeH thy Elohim maketh with thee this day:
That He may establish thee to day for a people unto Himself, and that He may be unto thee an Elohim, as He hath said unto thee, and as He hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Ietschaq, and to Iaaqob.
Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
But with him that standeth here with us this day before IaHUeH our Elohim, and also with him that is not here with us this day:
(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;
And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)
Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from IaHUeH our Elohim, to go and serve the "mighty ones" of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
IaHUeH will not spare him, but then the anger of IaHUeH and His jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and IaHUeH shall blot out his name from under heaven.
And IaHUeH shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Ieshrael, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:
So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after 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 IaHUeH hath laid upon it;
And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which IaHUeH overthrew in His anger, and in His wrath:
Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath IaHUeH done thus unto this land? what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of IaHUeH Elohim of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them forth out of the land of Egypt:
For they went and served other "mighty ones", and worshipped them, "mighty ones" whom they knew not, and whom He had not given unto them:
And the anger of IaHUeH was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book:
And IaHUeH 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.
The secret things belong unto IaHUeH our Elohim: 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. Deuteronomy(?) Chapter Thirty And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither IaHUeH thy Elohim hath driven thee,
And shalt return unto IaHUeH thy Elohim, and shalt obey His voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
That then IaHUeH thy Elohim will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither IaHUeH thy Elohim hath scattered thee.
If any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will IaHUeH thy Elohim gather thee, and from thence will He fetch thee: And IaHUeH thy Elohim will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and He will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
And IaHUeH thy Elohim will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love IaHUeH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
And IaHUeH thy Elohim will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
And thou shalt return and obey the voice of IaHUeH, and do all His commandments which I command thee this day.
And IaHUeH thy Elohim will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for IaHUeH will again rejoice over thee for good, as He rejoiced over thy fathers:
thou shalt hearken unto the voice of IaHUeH thy Elohim, to keep His commandments and His statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto IaHUeH thy Elohim with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love IaHUeH thy Elohim, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and IaHUeH thy Elohim shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other "mighty ones", and serve them;
I decare unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Iarden to go to possess it.
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love IaHUeH thy Elohim, and that thou mayest obey His voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto Him: for He is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which IaHUeH sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Ietschaq, and to Iaaqob, to give them.
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