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The sig of Muses. vites, which bare the ark of the cove-¡bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel: nant of the LORD, saying, 26 Take this book of the law, and 9 For the Lono's portion is his peoput it in the side of the ark of the ple; Jacob is the lot of mis inheritance. covenant of the Lono your God,that|| 10 He found him in a desert land, and it may be there for a witness against in the waste howling wilderness; he thee. led him about, he instructed bim, he 27 For I know thy rebellion,and thy kept him as the apple of his eye. stiff 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 1 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 befall you in the latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger through the work of your hands.
30 And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended.
IVE ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, ✪ earth, the words of my mouth.
2. My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass: 3 Because I will publish the name of the Lonn: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4. He is the Rock,his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth, and without iniquity, just and right is he.
11. As an eagle surretli up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth fabroad her wings, taketh them, bear eth them on her wings;
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him. 13 He made him ride ou the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck boney out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock :
14 Butter of kiue, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape. 15 T But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsock. God which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
19 And when the LORD saw it, be abhorred them, because of the pro voking of his sons and of his daugh
5 They have corrupted themselves; 20 And he said, I will hide my face their spot is not the spot of his children: from them, 1 will see what their end they are a perverse and crooked gen|shall be; for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, Ofaith. foolish people and unwise? is not he 21 They have moved me to jealousy thy father that hath bought thee? hath with that which is not God; they have he not made thee,and established thee? provoked me to anger with their van 7 T Remember the days of old, con-ities: and I will move them to jealousy sider the years of many generations: with those which are not a people; I ask thy father, and he will show thee; will provoke them to anger with a thy elders, and they will tell thee. Toolish nation.
S When the Most High divided to the 22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, mations their inheritance, when he and shall burn unto the lowest hell, ccparated the sons of Adam, he set theland shall consume the earth with her
The song of Muses. mcrease, and set on tire the founda-drink-oflerings? let them rise up and tions of the mountains. help you, and be your protection. 23 I will heap mischief's upon them; 39 See now that I, even 1, am he, and I will spend mшe arrows upon them. there is no god with me: I kill, and 24 They shall be burnt with hunger, I make alive; I wound, and I heal: and devoured with burning heat, and neither is there any that can deliver with bitter destruction: 1 will also out of my hand. send the teeth of beasts upon them,| with the poison of serpents of the dust. 25 The sword witliout, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man, and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever. 41 11 whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold on judgment, I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me. 26 I said, I would scatter them into 42 1 will make mine arrows drunk corners, I would make the remem-with blood,and my sword shall devour brance of them to cease from among flesh; and that with the blood of the slain, and of the captives, from the be27 Were it not that I feared the ginning of revenges upon the enemy. wrath of the enemy, lest their ad- 43 Kejoice, O ye nations, with his versaries should behave themselves people; for he will avenge the blood strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
44 T And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears cf the people, he and Hoshea the son of
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would con-Nun. sider their latter end !
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to fight, ex cept their Rock had sold them, and the Lond had shut thein up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of
33 Their wine is the poison of drag-
45 And Moses made an end of speak. fing all these words to all Israel; 46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do,all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life; and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land whither ye go over Jordau to possess it.
48 And the LORD spake untoMoses that self-same day, saying,
49 Get thee up into this mountain
is gone, and there is none shut up, or 51 Because ye trespassed against me
52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of lsrael. CHAP. XXXIII.
the LORD be his land, for the precious
AND this is the blessing Where Wilens put for the the thin
Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before his death. 2 And he said, The Lono came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he shined forth from monnt Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints from his right hand went a fery law for them.
3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand; and they sat down at thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills, 16 And for the precious things of the earth, and fulness thereof; and for the good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph,and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his brethren.
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the horus of unicorns: with them be shall push the people together to the euds of the earth and they are the ten thou5 And he was king in Jeshurun, jsands of Ephraim, and they are the when the heads of the people, and thousands of Manasseb. the tribes of Israel were gathered together.
6T Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
18 T And of Zebulun he said,Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
19 They shall call the people unto the 7 ¶ And this is the blessing of Ju-mountain; there they shall offer sadah and he said, Hear, LORD, the crifices of righteousness: for they shall voice of Judah, and bring him unto suck of the abundance of the seas, and bis people; let his hands be suflicient of treasures hid in the sand. for him, and be thou a help to him from his enemies.
ST And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom thou didst prove at Massab, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;
20 ¶ And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad; he dwelleth as a lion, and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
21. And be provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of the lawgiver, was he seated; and he 9 Who said unto his father and to his came with the heads of the people, he mother, I have not seen him; neither executed the justice of the LORD, and did he acknowledge his brethren, nor his judgments, with Israel. knew his own children: for they have 22 ¶ And of Dan he said, Dan is a observed thy word, and kept thy cov-lion's whelp; he shall leap from Ba
10 They shall teach Jacob thy judg. 23 T And of Naphtali he said, O () ments, and Israel thy law: they shall Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and put incense before thee, and whole full with the blessing of the LORD; burnt-sacrifice upon thine altar. possess thou the west and the south. 11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and 24 T And of Asher he said, Let Asher accept the work of his hands; smite be blessed with children: let him he through the loins of them that rise acceptable to his brethren, and let him against him, and of them that hate dip his foot in oil. him, that they rise not again.
25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; 12 ¶ And of Benjamin ne said, The land as thy days, so shall thy strength beloved of the LORD shall dwell in [be.
safety by him; and the LORD shall 26 ¶ There is none like unto the God cover him all the day long, and he of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the shall dwell between his shoulders. heaven in thy help, and in his excel13 And of Joseph he said, Blesscd of (lency on the sky.
Moses vicwath the
lund, and dieth. 27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and caused the to see it with thine eyes, underneath are the everlasting arms; but thou shalt not go over thither. and he shall thrust out the enemy from 6 T So Moses, the servant of the before thee, and shall say, Destroy Lonv, died there, in the land of Moab, them. according to the word of the Lord. 28 Israel then shall dwell in safety 6 And he buried him in a valley is. alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be the land of Moab, over against Bethupon a land of corn and wine; also peor; but no man knoweth of his his heavens shall drop down dew. sepulchre unto this day. 29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD, the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency !| and thine enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places.
AND Moses went up from the plains
7 ¶ And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died; his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 ¶ And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days: so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
91 And Joshua the son of Nun was
of Moab unto the mountain of full of the spirit of wisdom; for MoNebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is ses had laid his hands upon him; and over against Jericho: and the Lond the children of Israel nearkened unto showed him all the land of Gilead, him, and did as the LORD commanded unto Da, Moses.
101 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face :
2. And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judab, unto the utmost sea, 3 And the south, and the plain of the 11 In all the signs and the wonders valley of Jericho, the city of palm-which the LORD sent him to do in the trees, unto Zoar.
4 And the Lord said unto him, This is the land which I sware unto Abraham, unto Isaac,and unto Jacob, say ing, I will give it unto thy seed: I have
land of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all
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be with thee: I will not fail thee, nor
NOW after the death of Moses the forsake thee.
servant of the LORD, it came to 6 Be strong, and of a good courage; pass that the LORD spake unto Joshua for unto this people shalt thou divide the son of Nun, Moses' minister, say-for an inheritance the land which I ing,
2 Moses my servant is dead; now therefore arise, go over this Jordan, thou, and all this people, unto the land which I do give to them, even to the children of Israel.
3 Every place that the sole of your foot shall tread upon, that have 1 given unto you, as 1 said unto Moses.
sware unto their fathers to give them. 7 Only be thou strong, and very cour ageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law which Moses my servaut commanded thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whitherso ever thou goest.
8 This book of the law shall not de 4 From the wilderness and this Leb-part out of thy mouth; but thou shalt anon even unto the great river, the meditate therein day and night, that river Euphrates, all the land of the thou mayest observe to do according Hittites, and unto the great sea toward to all that is written therein; för the going down of the sun, shall be then thou shalt make thy way pros. perous, and then thou shalt have good success.
5 There shall not any man be able to stand before thee all the days of thy life: as I was with Moses, so I will
9 Have not I commanded thee? Be strong and of a good courage; benot
with the spies. afraid, neither be thou dismayed: for¡ 3 And the king of Jericho sent unlo the Lord thy God is with thee whith- Rahab, saying, Bring forth the men that are come to thee, which are entered into thy house: for they be come to search out all the country,
ersoever thou goest.
10 T Then Joshua commanded the officers of the people, saying,
11 Pass through the host, and command the people, saying, Prepare you victuals; for within thee days ye shall pass over this Jordan, to go in to possess the land,which the LoRD your| God giveth you to possess it.
4 And the woman took the two men, and hid them, and said thus, There came men unto me, but I wist not whence they were;
5 And it came to pass abort the time of shutting of the gate, wuen it was 12 Aud to the Reubeuites, and to dark, that the men went out: whither The Gadites, and to half the tribe of the men went, I wot not: pursue alter Manasseb, spake Joshua, saying, them quickly; for ye shall overtake 13 Remember the word which Moses | them.
the servant of the Lord commanded| 6. But she had brought them up to you, saying, The LORD your God the roof of the house, and hid them hath given you rest, and hath given with the stalks of flax, which she had you this land.
14 Your wives, your little ones, and your cattle, shall remain in the land which Moses gave you on this side Jordan: but yë shall pass before your orethren armed, all the mighty men of valour, and help them;
15 Until the Lord have given your brethren rest, as he hath given you, and they also have possessed the land which the LORD your God giveth them: then ye shall return unto the land of your possession, and enjoy it, which Moses the LORD's servant gave you on this side Jordan toward the sun-rising,
laid in order upou the roof.
7 And the men pursued afler them the way to Jordan unto the fords and as soon as they which pursued after them were gone out, they shut the gute. 8 ¶ Aud before they were laiu down, she came up unto them upon the roof; 9. And she said unto the men, I know that the LORD hath given you the land, and that your terror is fallen upon us, and that all the inhabitants of the land faint because of you.
10 For we have heard how the LORD dried up the water of the Red Sea for you, when ye came out of Egypt; and what ye did unto the two kings of the 16 ¶ And they answered Joshua, say- Amorites, that were on the other side ing, All that thou commandest us we Jordan, Sihon and Og, whom ye utwill do, and whithersoever thou send-terly destroyed. est, we will go.
11. And as soon as we had heard these
17 According as we bearkened unto things,our hearts did melt,neither did Moses in all things, so will we heark-[there remain any more courage in any en unto thee: only the LORD thy God man, because of you: for the LORD be with ther, as he was with Moses. your God, he is God in heaven above, 18 Whosoever he be that doth rebelfand in earth beneath. against thy commandment, and will not hearken unto thy words in all that thou commandest him, he shall be put to death: only be strong and of a good courage.
12 Now therefore, I pray you, swear unto me by the LORD, since I have showed you kindness, that ye will aiso show kindness unto my father's house, and give me a true token: 13. And that ye will save alive my
AND Joshua the son of Nun sent her, any mother, and my breth
out of Shittim two men to spyren, and my sisters, and all that they secretly, saying, Go view the huid, have, and deliver our lives from even Jericho. And they went, and death.
came into a harlot's house, named 14 And the men answered her, Gur Rabab, and lodged there. life for yours, if ye utter not this our
2 And it was told the king of Jeri-business. And it shall be, when the cho, saying, Behold, there came men LORD hath given us the land, that we in hither to-night of the children of will deal kindly and truly with thee. Iarael, to search out the country. 15. Then she let them down by a cord