Jesus also, that he might sanctify the people with his own blood, suffered outside the gate.  Therefore, let us go forth to him outside the camp, bearing his reproach.  For we have no continuing city here, but we seek one to come.

 
 
 

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Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 1

¶1. These are the words that Moses spoke to all Israel on this side of the Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain opposite Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban and Hazeroth, and Dizahab,

2.eleven days’ journey from Horeb by way of mount Seir to Kadesh-Barnea.

¶3. And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel, according to all that Jehovah had commanded him for them,

4.after he had killed Sihon, king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth near Edrei.

5. On this side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law, saying,

6.“Jehovah our God spoke to us at Horeb, saying, ‘You have stayed long enough at this mountain.

7.Turn, and depart, and go to the mount of the Amorites and to all the places near it: in the plain, in the hill country, and in the low country, and in the Negeb, and the seacoast – the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

8.See, I have set the land before you! Go in and take possession of the land that Jehovah swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to them, and to their seed after them.’

9.And I spoke to you at that time, saying, ‘I am not able to bear you by myself.

10.Jehovah your God has multiplied you, and behold, today, you are like the stars of heaven for number.

11.(May Jehovah, God of your fathers, increase you a thousand times more than you are now, and bless you just as He said to you.)

12.How can I alone bear your trouble, and your burden, and your strife?

13.Provide for yourselves men, wise and discerning, and known throughout your tribes, and I will make them your chiefs.’

14.And you answered me and said, ‘The thing that you have said to do is good.’

15.And I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and I made them chiefs over you, rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, and rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens, and officers, throughout your tribes.

16.And I commanded your judges at that time, saying, ‘Hear the cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between each man and his brother, or the stranger with him.

17.You shall not have respect of persons in judgment; you shall hear the lesser as you hear the greater; do not be intimidated by a man, for the judgment is God’s. And bring a matter that is too difficult for you to me, and I will hear it.’

18.And I commanded you at that time that you should do all these things.

19.And we departed from Horeb as Jehovah our God commanded us, and we went through all the great and dreadful wilderness that you saw on the way to the mount of the Amorites, and we came to Kadesh·barnea.

20.And I said to you, ‘You have come to the mount of the Amorites that Jehovah our God is giving to us.

21.See, Jehovah your God has set the land before you. Go up! Possess it, just as Jehovah, God of your fathers, said to you; do not be afraid or dismayed.’

22.Then all of you approached me and said, ‘Let us send men before us, and they shall search out the land for us, and bring us word again concerning the way by which we should go up into it, and of the cities into which we shall come.’

23.And the thing was good in my eyes, so I took twelve men of you, one from each tribe.

24.And they turned and went up into the hill country, and they came to the valley of Eshcol and spied it out.

25.And they took some of the fruit of the land in their hands and brought it down to us. And they brought us word again, and said, ‘The land which Jehovah our God is giving us is good.’

26.Yet, you would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of Jehovah your God.

27.And you murmured in your tents and said, ‘Because of Jehovah’s hatred of us, He brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us up into the hand of the Amorites, to annihilate us.

28.Where shall we go up? Our brothers have discouraged our heart, saying, “The people are greater and taller than we; the cities are great and fortified up to heaven. And besides, we saw sons of Anakim there.”’

29.And I said to you, ‘Do not tremble, and do not be afraid of them.

30.Jehovah your God who goes before you, He shall fight for you, just as he did everything for you in Egypt before your eyes,

31.and in the wilderness, where you saw that Jehovah your God carried you, as a man carries his child, in all the way that you traveled until you came to this place.

32.But, in this thing, you would not believe in Jehovah your God,

33.who went before you in the way to search out a place for you to camp, in the fire by night and in a cloud by day, to show you the way that you should go.

34.And Jehovah heard the sound of your words and was angry, and He swore, saying,

35.I will damn myself if one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land that I swore to give to your fathers,

36.except Caleb ben-Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him and to his children will I give the land on which he trod because he fully followed Jehovah.’

37.Jehovah was also angry with me on account of you, saying, ‘You also shall not enter there.

38.Joshua ben-Nun, who stands before you, he shall enter there. Encourage him, for he will cause Israel to inherit it.

39.And your little ones whom you said would be a prey, and your children who in that day had no understanding of good or evil, they shall enter there and to them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

40.But as for you, turn yourselves and journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.’

41.And you answered and said to me, ‘We have sinned against Jehovah. We will go up and fight, according to all that Jehovah our God commanded us.’ And each of you put on his weapons of war, and you were ready to go up to the mount.

42.And Jehovah said to me, ‘Say to them, “You shall neither go up nor fight, for I will not be in your midst, lest you be smitten before your enemies.”’

43.And I spoke to you, and you would not listen, but you rebelled against the word of Jehovah, and presumptuously went up to the mount.

44.And the Amorites who dwelt in that mount came out to meet you, and they pursued you as bees do, and crushed you in Seir as far as Hormah.

45.And you returned and wept before Jehovah, but Jehovah neither listened to your voice, nor gave ear to you.

46.Then you remained at Kadesh many days, according to the time that you dwelt there.”

Deuteronomy 2

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¶1. “Then we turned and journeyed into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea, as Jehovah had said to me, and for many days we traveled around Mount Seir.

2.And Jehovah spoke to me, saying,

3.You have traveled around this mountain long enough. Turn northward.

4.And command the people, saying, “You are passing through the territory of your brothers, the children of Esau, who dwell in Seir, and they shall be afraid of you. So, take great care.

5.Do not contend with them, for I am not giving you any of their land, not so much as for the sole of a foot to tread upon, because I have given Mount Seir to Esau as a possession.

6.You shall buy food from them with money, that you may eat, and you shall also purchase water from them with money, that you may drink.”’

7.Truly, Jehovah your God has blessed you in every work of your hands. He knows your travels through this great wilderness these forty years. Jehovah your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing.

8.And we passed on from our brothers, the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, by the way of the Arabah from Elath and from Ezion·gaber, and we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

9.And Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not harass Moab, nor contend with them in battle, for I am not giving you any of his land as a possession, because I gave Ar to the children of Lot as a possession.’

10.(The Emim dwelt in it before them, a people great and numerous and tall, like the Anakim.

11.They were also considered to be Rephaim like the Anakim, but the Moabites call them Emim.

12.And the Horim dwelt in Seir before them, but the children of Esau dispossessed them and annihilated them from before them, and dwelt there instead of them, just as Israel did to the land of its possession that Jehovah gave to them.)

13.‘Rise up now and pass over the wadi of Zared.’ So, we crossed the wadi of Zared.

14.And the time from when we went from Kadesh·barnea until we passed over the brook Zared was thirty-eight years, until all the generation of the men of war were gone from the midst of the camp, just as Jehovah had sworn to them.

15.For the hand of Jehovah was indeed against them, to destroy them from the midst of the camp, until they were gone.

16.And it came to pass when all the men of war had completely died out from the midst of the people,

17.that Jehovah spoke to me, saying,

18.‘Today, you are passing through the territory of Moab, through Ar,

19.and you will approach near to the children of Ammon. Do not harass them, nor contend with them, for I am not giving any of the land of the children of Ammon to you as a possession, because I gave it to the children of Lot as a possession.

20.(It was considered to be a land of Rephaim, for Rephaim dwelt there before them, and the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

21.a people great, and numerous, and tall like the Anakim, but Jehovah annihilated them from before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place,

22.just as He did for the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, when He annihilated the Hori from before them, and they dispossessed them and dwelt in their place, until this day.

23.And as for the Avim who dwelt in the villages reaching to Azzah, the Caphtorim, who came forth from Caphtor, annihilated them and dwelt in their place.)

24.Rise up, set out and pass over the wadi of Arnon. See, I have given Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land, into your hand. Begin to take possession and contend with him in battle.

25.This day I will begin to put dread of you and fear of you on the faces of the nations under the whole heaven, who shall hear a report about you, and tremble and be in anguish because of you.’

¶26. And from the wilderness of Kedemoth, I sent messengers to Sihon, king of Heshbon, with words of peace, saying,

27.‘Let me pass through your land. I will travel only on the road; I will not turn aside to the right or the left.

28.Sell me food for money, that I may eat, and give me water for money, that I may drink. Only, let me pass through on foot,

29.just as the children of Esau who dwell in Seir, and the Moabites who dwell in Ar, did for me, until I pass over the Jordan to the land that our God has given us.’

30.But Sihon, king of Heshbon, would not let us pass through him, for Jehovah your God had made his spirit stubborn, and hardened his heart, so that He might deliver him into your hand at that time.

31.And Jehovah said to me, ‘See, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before you. Begin to dispossess him, that you may take possession of his land.’

32.Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, for battle at Jahaz.

33.And Jehovah our God delivered him up before us, and we struck down him and his son and all his people.

34.And we took all his cities at that time and devoted every city to destruction, men, and the women, and the little ones; we left not one survivor.

35.Only, we took the beasts as spoil for ourselves with the plunder of the cities which we had taken.

36.From Aroer, which is on the bank of the wadi of Arnon, even the city that is by the wadi, to as far as Gilead, there was not a town which was too strong for us. Jehovah our God delivered them all up before us.

37.Only, you did not approach the land of the children of Ammon: not along the bank of the wadi of Jabbok, nor to cities of the hill country, nor to any place that Jehovah our God forbad.”

Deuteronomy 3

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¶1. “Then we turned and went up the way of Bashan, and Og, king of Bashan, came out against us for battle, he and all his people, at Edrei.

2.And Jehovah said to me, ‘Do not be afraid of him for I have given him into your hand, and all his people, and his land, and you shall do to him just as you did to Sihon, king of the Amorites who dwelt in Heshbon.’

3.So, Jehovah our God also delivered Og, king of Bashan, and his people into our hand, and we struck him down until not one survivor was left to him.

4.And we took all his cities at that time. There was not a town which we did not take from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

5.All these cities were fortified with high walls, gates, and bars, besides a great many unwalled villages.

6.And we devoted them to destruction just as we did to Sihon, king of Heshbon, destroying every city, men, the women, and the little ones.

7.Only, all the beasts, and the plunder of the cities, we took as spoil for ourselves.

8.Thus, we took from the hand of the two kings of the Amorites at that time the land which is on the other side of the Jordan, from the Arnon River to Mount Hermon.

9.(The Sidonians call Hermon, Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir.)

10.All the cities of the plain, and all the Gilead, and all Bashan as far as Salchar and Edrei, cities of of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

11.(Now, only Og, king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the giants (Rephaim). Behold, his bed was a bed of iron. Is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon? Nine cubits is its length, and four cubits its width, by the cubit of a man.)”

¶12. “And this land we took possession of at that time, from Aroer, which is by the Arnon River, and half of the hill country of Gilead, and its cities, I gave to the Reubenites, and to the Gadites.

13.And the rest of Gilead, and all of Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I gave to half the tribe of Manasseh, all the region of Argob, with all Bashan. (The same was called the land of giants.)

14.Jair ben-Manasseh took all the region of Argob as far as the border of the Geshurites and the Maachathites, and he called them, that is, Bashan, Havoth-Jair after his name, as it is to this day.

15.And I gave Gilead to Machir.

16.And to the Reubenites and to the Gadites I gave from Gilead as far as the Arnon River, the middle of its valley as the border, and to the Jabbok River, the border of the children of Ammon,

17.and the plain, and the Jordan, and the territory from Chinnereth, even as far as the sea of the plain, the Salt Sea, below the slopes of Pisgah to the east.”

¶18. “And I commanded you at that time, saying, ‘Jehovah your God has given you this land to possess it. All your men of war shall pass over armed before your brethren, the children of Israel.

19.But your wives and your little ones, and your livestock (I know that you have much livestock) shall remain in your cities which I have given you,

20.until Jehovah your God gives rest to your brethren as He has for you, and they, too, possess the land which Jehovah your God is giving to them beyond the Jordan. Then you shall return each man to his possession which I have given you.’”

21.I also commanded Joshua at that time, saying, ‘Your eyes have seen all that Jehovah your God did to these two kings. Thus shall Jehovah do to all the kingdoms to which you are passing over.

22.Do not fear them, for Jehovah your God, He is fighting for you!’”

¶23. “And I sought favor of Jehovah at that time, saying,

24.‘O Lord Jehovah, you have begun to show your servant your greatness and your mighty hand. For what God is there in the heavens or in the earth who can do such as your works and your mighty deeds.

25.I beg you, let me cross over and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, this good hill country, and the Lebanon.’

26.But Jehovah was cross with me for your sakes, and He would not listen to me. And Jehovah said to me, ‘Enough from you! Never speak to me of this matter again.

27.Go up to the top of Pisgah and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see it with your eyes, but you shall not pass over this Jordan.

28.And charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him, for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which you shall see.’

29.And we remained in the valley before Beth·peor.

Deuteronomy 4

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¶1. “Therefore, O Israel, listen now to the statutes and to the judgments which I am teaching you to do, so that you may live when you go in and possess the land which Jehovah, God of your fathers, is giving to you.

2.You shall not add to the word that I am commanding you, and you shall not take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.

3.Your eyes saw what Jehovah did because of Baal-peor, for Jehovah your God destroyed from your midst all the men who went after Baal-peor.

4.But you who held fast to Jehovah your God are all alive today.

5.Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, as Jehovah my God commanded me, to do in the land which you are entering in to possess.

6.And you shall keep them and do them, for that will be your wisdom and your understanding in the eyes of the nations which hear all these statutes. And they will say, ‘Surely, this great nation is a wise and understanding people!’

7.For what great nation has a god so close to it, as Jehovah our God is in all that we call upon him?

8.And what great nation has statutes and judgments as righteous as all this law which I am setting before you today?

9.Only, take heed to yourself and keep your soul diligently, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen, and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. And make them known to your children and to your children’s children,

10.that the day you stood before Jehovah your God at Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, ‘Gather the people to me, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all their days that they live on the land, and that they might teach their children’.

11.And you drew near and stood below the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, and darkness, a cloud, and thick darkness.

12.And Jehovah spoke to you from the midst of the fire. You heard the sound of words, but you did not see a form; you heard a voice only.

13.And He declared His covenant which He commanded you to do, the ten commandments, and He wrote them on two stone tablets.

14.And Jehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land to which you are going over to possess it.”

¶15. “Therefore, be very watchful for your souls, for you saw no form at all on the day Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire,

16.lest you be corrupted and make for yourselves an idol, any form of a figure in the likeness of a male or female:

17.a likeness of any beast that is on the earth; a likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky;

18.a likeness of anything that creeps on the ground; a likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth,

19.or lest you lift up your eyes to the heavens and regard the sun, and the moon, and the stars – all the host of heaven – and are led astray and worship them and serve those things which Jehovah your God provided for all the nations under the whole heaven.

20.For Jehovah took you, and He brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be His as an inherited people, as it is this day.”

¶21. “Again, Jehovah was angry with me on account of your words , and He swore that I should not cross over the Jordan, and not enter into that good land which Jehovah your God is giving to you as an inheritance,

22.that I must die in this land. There is no crossing over the Jordan for me, but you are crossing over, and you will take possession of that good land.

23.Take heed to yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Jehovah your God which He made with you, and you make for yourselves an idol, the likeness of anything, which Jehovah your God forbad you.

24.Truly, Jehovah your God is a consuming fire; He is a jealous God.”

25. “When you have fathered children and children of children, and have continued long in the land, and then you corrupt yourselves and make an idol, the likeness of anything, and you do evil in the sight of Jehovah your God to provoke Him to anger,

26.I call heaven and earth as witness against you, that you will certainly quickly perish from the land to which you passed over the Jordan to possess it. You will not prolong your days in it, but you shall be utterly destroyed.

27.And Jehovah shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the nations to which Jehovah shall drive you away.

28.And there you shall serve gods of the work of man’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

29.Yet, if from there you seek Jehovah your God, then you shall find Him, when you search after Him with all your heart and with all your soul.

30.When you are in distress and all these things come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to Jehovah your God and obey His voice.

31.For Jehovah your God is a compassionate God; He will not abandon you. He shall not destroy you, and He will not forget the covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

32.For ask, I pray you, regarding the former days which were before you, from the day when God created man upon the earth, and from one end of the heavens to the other, whether there has been the like of this great thing, or has the like been heard of?

33.Has a people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you heard it, and lived?

34.Or has a god determined to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation through tests {7:19;29:3, with signs, and with wonders, and in battle with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Jehovah your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?

35.To you it was shown that you might know that Jehovah, He is God! There is no other besides Him!

36.From heaven He caused you to hear His voice that He might instruct you, and upon the earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.

37.And because He loved your fathers, He also chose their seed after them, and with great strength has brought you out from Egypt into His presence,

38.to dispossess before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in to give you the land as an inheritance, as it is this day.

39.Know, then, today, and take it into your heart that Jehovah, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below. There is no other.

40.Therefore, you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you this day that it may go well for you and for your children after you, and so that you might prolong forever the days on the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you.”

¶41. At that time, Moses separated three cities on this side of the Jordan toward sunrise,

42.to which a manslayer, who kills his neighbor unintentionally and who did not hate him in times past, might flee, and that having fled to one of these cities he can then live:

43.Bezer in the wilderness of the plain country of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.

¶44. And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:

45.These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments which Moses spoke to the children of Israel when they came out from Egypt,

46.on this side of the Jordan, in the valley before Baal·peor, in the land of Sihon, king of the Amorites who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel struck down when they came out from Egypt.

47. And they possessed his land, and the land of Og, king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites who were on the side of the Jordan towards sunrise,

48.from Aroer, which is on the bank of the wadi of Arnon, and as far as Mount Sion, which is Hermon,

49.and all the plain on the eastward side of the Jordan, as far as the sea of the plain, below the slopes of Pisgah.

Deuteronomy 5

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¶1. Then Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the judgments which I speak in your ears today and learn them and take care to do them.

2.Jehovah our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.

3.Jehovah did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those of us here – all of us alive today.

4.Jehovah spoke with you face to face in the mount from the midst of the fire,

5.(I was standing between Jehovah and you at that time to make the word of the Lord known to you, for you were afraid of the presence of the fire and would not go up to the mount), saying,

6.‘I am Jehovah your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

¶7.You shall have no other god besides me.

¶8.You shall not make for yourself an idol, or any likeness of what is in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth.

9.You shall not bow down to them or serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, even to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,

10.and showing mercy to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.

¶11.You shall not bear the name of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless who bears His name in vain.

¶12.Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah your God commanded you.

13.Six days shall you labor and do all your work,

14.but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Jehovah your God. You shall do no work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male slave or your female slave, or your ox, or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or a foreigner who is in your gates, so that your male slave and your female slave may rest as you do.

15.(For remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that Jehovah your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore, Jehovah your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.)

¶16.Honor your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God commanded you, so that your days may be long, and so that it will go well for you, upon the land that Jehovah your God is giving you.

¶17.You shall not kill.

¶18.And you shall not commit adultery.

¶19.And you shall not steal.

¶20.And you shall not testify deceitfully against your neighbor.

¶21.And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male slave or his female slave, his ox or his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.’

22. These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly on the mountain from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness with a great voice, and He added no more, but He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

23.And it came to pass that when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness and the mountain burning with the fire, then you drew near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders,

24.that you said, ‘Behold, Jehovah our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire! This day, we have seen that God can speak with man, and yet, he live.

25.So why should we now die? For this great fire will consume us if we hear the voice of Jehovah our God again, and we will die!

26.For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and lived?

27.You go near and hear all that Jehovah our God says, and then you tell us everything that Jehovah our God said to you, and we will hear it and do it.’

28.And Jehovah heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and Jehovah said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people that they spoke to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.

29.Who will give them to have such a heart, to fear me always and to keep all my commandments, that it might be well with them and their children forever?’

30.Go, say to them, “Return to your tents.”

31.But as for you, stand here with me, and I will speak to you every commandment, and the statutes and the judgments, which you will teach them that they may do them in the land which I am giving them to possess.’

32.Therefore, you shall observe to do just as Jehovah your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or the left.

33.You shall walk in all the way which Jehovah your God has commanded you, so that you may live, and it go well for you, and you prolong the days in the land which you shall possess.

Deuteronomy 6

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¶1. “And this is the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments, which Jehovah your God commanded me to teach you to do in the land to which you are going over to possess it,

2.so that you might fear Jehovah your God to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I am commanding you, you and your son and your son’s son, all the days of your life, and that your days might be prolonged.

3.Hear, then, O Israel, and take care to do them that it may be well for you, and that in the land flowing with milk and honey you might increase as greatly as Jehovah, God of your fathers, spoke concerning you.

4.Hear, O Israel! Jehovah our God is Jehovah alone!

5.You shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, and with all your souls, and with all your might.”

6.And these words which I command you today shall be upon your heart.

7.And you shall inculcate them into your children and speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

8.And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9.And you shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates.

10.And it shall be that when Jehovah your God has brought you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to you great and goodly cities which you did not build,

11.and houses full of every good thing which you did not fill, and wells already dug which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are full,

12.then beware, lest you forget Jehovah who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

13.You shall fear Jehovah your God, and Him shall you serve, and you shall swear by His name.

14.You shall not go after other gods, gods of the peoples who are round about you,

15.(for Jehovah your God is a jealous God in your midst), lest the anger of Jehovah your God be kindled against you, and He exterminate you from the face of the land.

16.You shall not test Jehovah your God as you tested Him in Massah.

17.You shall diligently keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, and His testimonies, and His statutes, which He has commanded you.

18.And you shall do what is right and good in the eyes of Jehovah, so that it may go well for you, and you go in and possess the good land which Jehovah swore to your fathers,

19.to drive out all your enemies before you just as Jehovah said.

20.When your child asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What are these testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments which Jehovah our God commanded you?’,

21.then you shall say to your child, ‘We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt, but Jehovah brought us out from Egypt with a mighty hand.

22.And Jehovah gave signs and wonders, great and grievous, on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes.

23.And He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in to give us the land which He swore to our fathers.

24.And Jehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for our good all the days, that He might keep us alive, as it is this day.

25. And it will be our righteousness before Jehovah our God if we are careful to do all this law just as He has commanded us.’”

Deuteronomy 7

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¶1. “When Jehovah your God brings you into the land to which you are going to possess it, then He will cast out many nations before you – the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites – seven nations more numerous and mightier than you.

2.And Jehovah your God shall deliver them before you, and you shall strike them down, utterly devoting them to destruction. Make no covenant with them and show them no favor.

3.And do not intermarry yourselves with them. Do not give your daughter to his son, nor shall you take his daughter for your son.

4.For it will turn your son away from following me, and he will serve other gods. Then Jehovah’s anger will be kindled against you, and He will quickly annihilate you.

5.But you shall do thus to them: pull down their altars, and break down their pillars, and cut down their sacred groves, and burn up their idols with fire.

6.For you are a holy people to Jehovah your God; Jehovah your God chose you to be to Him a treasured people, from all the people who are on the face of the earth.

7.Jehovah did not set His love on you, nor choose you, because you were more numerous than any people, for you were the fewest of all peoples.

8. But because of Jehovah’s love for you and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, Jehovah brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slaves, out of the hand of Pharaoh, King of Egypt.

9.Therefore, you know that Jehovah your God, He is God, the faithful God, who keeps the covenant and the mercy for those who love Him and who keep His commandments, for a thousand generations,

10.and repays to their face those who hate Him, to destroy them. He will not delay concerning him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face.

11.So, take heed to the commandment and the statutes, and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.

12.And it shall come to pass because you take heed to these judgments and keep them and do them, that Jehovah your God will keep for you the covenant and mercy which He swore to your fathers.

13.And He will love you, and bless you, and multiply you. He will also bless the fruit of your womb, and the fruit of your land – your grain, and your new wine, and your fresh oil, the firstlings of your cattle , and the ewes of your flock – on the land which He swore to your fathers to give to you.

14.You shall be blessed above all peoples. There shall not be a male or female barren among you, or your livestock.

15.And Jehovah will remove all sickness from you and all the malignant diseases of the Egyptians which you have known. He will not lay them upon you but shall put them upon all who hate you.

16.And you shall consume all the nations which Jehovah your God delivers to you. Your eye shall have no compassion on them, neither shall you serve their gods, for that will be a snare to you.

17.If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are more numerous than I! How can I dispossess them?’,

18.do not be afraid of them. You surely remember what Jehovah your God did to Pharaoh and all the Egyptians;

19.the great tests which your eyes beheld, and the signs, and the wonders, and the strong hand and the outstretched arm with which Jehovah your God brought you out. Thus will Jehovah your God do to all the peoples whose presence you fear.

20.And Jehovah your God will also send the hornet among them, until those who remain and who hide themselves perish before you.

21.Do not tremble before them, for Jehovah your God is among you, a great and fearful God.

22.Now, Jehovah your God will cast out these nations before you little by little. You will not destroy them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase against you.

23.But Jehovah your God will deliver them up before you, and He shall discomfit them with great confusion until they are exterminated.

24.And He shall deliver their kings into your hand, and you shall blot out their name from under heaven. No man will be able to stand before you, until you have exterminated them.

25.The idols of their gods you shall burn up with fire. You shall not covet the silver and gold on them and take it for yourself lest you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to Jehovah your God.

26.And you shall not bring an abomination into your house and become a devoted thing like it. You shall utterly detest it and abhor it, for it is thing devoted to destruction.”

Deuteronomy 8

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¶1. “Every commandment that I command you today, you shall take care to do, so that you may live, and multiply, and enter in and possess the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers.

2.And remember all the way which Jehovah your God led you these forty years in the wilderness to humble you, to test you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep his commandments or not.

3.For He humbled you and caused you to hunger, then fed you with the manna which neither you knew, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man does not live by bread only, but by everything that comes from the mouth of Jehovah does man live.

4.Your garment did not wear out upon you, and your foot did not blister these forty years.

5.Know also in your heart, that just as a man chastens his child, Jehovah your God has chastened you.

6.Therefore, keep the commandments of Jehovah your God to walk in His ways and to fear Him.

7.For Jehovah your God is bringing you into a good land: a land of rivers of water, of springs, and depths that come forth in the valley and the mountain;

8.a land of wheat, and barley, and vine, and fig, and pomegranate; a land of oil and honey;

9.a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, you shall lack nothing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose mountains you may dig copper;

10.and you shall eat and be full. Then you shall bless Jehovah your God for the good land which He has given you.

11.Beware of yourself, lest you forget Jehovah your God to not keep His commandments, and His judgments, and His statutes, which I am commanding you today,

12.lest when you eat and are full, and build good houses and live in them,

13.and your herds and your flocks multiply, and silver and gold multiplies to you, yea, all that you have multiplies,

14.that your heart be lifted up and you forget Jehovah your God: who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;

15.who led you through the great and fearful and arid wilderness, (with fiery serpent and scorpion), where there was no water; who brought forth water for you from the flinty rock;

16.who fed you manna in the wilderness which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you, and that He might test you, to do good for you in your latter time;

17.and you say in your heart, ‘My power and the might of my hand brought me this wealth’.

18.But, remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gave you power to produce wealth, so that He may establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

19.For it shall be, if you ever forget Jehovah your God, and you go after other gods, and serve them and worship them – I testify against you today – that you shall certainly perish.

20.Like the nations which Jehovah is causing to be destroyed before you, so shall you be destroyed because you did not take heed to the voice of Jehovah your God.

Deuteronomy 9

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¶1. “Hear, O Israel. You are passing over the Jordan today, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than you, cities great and walled up to heaven,

2.a people great and tall, children of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, ‘Who can stand before the children of Anak?

3.Know then today, that Jehovah your God, He is going over before you. As a consuming fire He will annihilate them, and He shall humble them before you, and you shall dispossess them and destroy them quickly, just as Jehovah has said to you.

4.But when Jehovah your God thrusts them out from before you, do not think in your heart, saying, ‘Because of my righteousness Jehovah brought me in to possess this land’, for it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Jehovah is driving them out from before you.

5.Not because of your righteousness or because of the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations is the Lord your God driving them out from before you, to establish the word which Jehovah swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

6.Know then, that Jehovah your God is not giving this good land to you to possess it because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people,

7.Remember! Do not forget that you provoked Jehovah your God to wrath in the wilderness, for from the day that you came out of the land of Egypt until you came to this place you have been rebellious against the Lord.

8.And at Horeb, you provoked Jehovah to wrath, and Jehovah was angry with you so as to have destroyed you.

9.When I went up into the mount to receive the stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant which Jehovah made with you, then I remained in the mount forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water.

10.And Jehovah gave me the two stone tablets, written by the finger of God, and on them were all the words that Jehovah had spoken with you in the mount from the midst of the fire on the day of the Assembly.

11.And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that Jehovah gave me the two stone tablets, the tablets of the covenant.

12.Then Jehovah said to me, ‘Get up! Go down from here quickly, for your people whom you brought out from Egypt have corrupted themselves. They have turned aside quickly from the way which I commanded them. They have made for themselves a molten image.’

13.Jehovah also spoke to me, saying, ‘I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiff-necked people.

14.Leave Me alone, and I will annihilate them and blot out their name from under heaven, and I will make you into a nation mightier and greater than it.’

15.Then I turned and went down from the mount, and the mount was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

16.And I looked, and behold, you had sinned against Jehovah your God and had made for yourselves a molten calf. You had turned aside quickly from the way which Jehovah had commanded you.

17.And I took the two tablets and cast them out of my two hands, and I shattered them before your eyes.

18.Then I threw myself down before Jehovah, as before, forty days and forty nights. I neither ate bread nor drank water because of all your sin that you had sinned in doing evil in the sight of Jehovah, provoking him to anger.

19.For I was afraid of the anger and fury with which Jehovah raged against you, to destroy you. But Jehovah listened to me at that time also.

20.And Jehovah was very angry with Aaron so as to have destroyed him, and I also prayed for Aaron at that time.

21.And I took your sin, the calf that you had made, and I burned it with fire, and I crushed it, grinding it thoroughly until it was ground fine as dust, and I cast the dust into the stream that descended from the mount.

22.(And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth·hattavah, you provoked Jehovah to wrath.

23.And when Jehovah sent you from Kadesh·barnea, saying, ‘Go up and take possession of the land which I have given to you’, then you rebelled against the commandment of Jehovah your God, and you did not believe Him, and you did not listen to His voice.

24.You have been rebellious against Jehovah from the day I knew you.)

25.And I threw myself down before Jehovah forty days and forty nights, as I had thrown myself down before , because Jehovah had thought to annihilate you.

26.And I prayed to Jehovah, and said, ‘My Lord Jehovah, do not destroy your people and your inheritance which you redeemed through your greatness, whom you brought out of the land of Egypt with a mighty hand.

27.Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. Do not regard the stubbornness of this people, or its wickedness, or its sin.

28.Lest the land from which you brought us out from says, “Because Jehovah was not able to bring them to the land of which He had spoken to them, and because of His hatred of them, He brought them out to kill them in the wilderness.”

29.For they are your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your mighty power and with your outstretched arm.’”

Deuteronomy 10

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¶1. “At that time, Jehovah said to me, ‘Hew out for yourself two stone tablets like the first ones, and come up the mount to me, and make for yourself a wooden ark.

2.And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you shattered, and you shall put them in the ark.’

3.And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two stone tablets like the first ones, and I went up the mount with the two tablets in my hand.

4.And He wrote on the tablets the same writing as on the first, the ten commandments which Jehovah spoke to you in the mount, from the midst of the fire on the day of the Assembly; and Jehovah gave them to me.

5.And I turned and came down from the mount and put the tablets in the ark that I had made. And they are there, as Jehovah commanded me.

¶6.(And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera. There Aaron died and was buried, and Eleazar his son ministered as priest in his place.

7.From there they journeyed to Gudgod, and from Gudgod to Jotbath, a land of streams of water.)

¶8.At that time, Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before Jehovah to minister, and to bless in His Name, as until this day.

9.Therefore, there is no portion and no inheritance for Levi with his brethren. Jehovah is his inheritance as Jehovah your God spoke to him.

10.And I stayed in the mount according to the days of the first time, forty days and forty nights, and Jehovah listened to me at that time also; Jehovah would not destroy you.

11.And Jehovah said to me, ‘Get up and go on your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them.’

¶12. So, Israel, what does Jehovah your God ask of you now, except to fear Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul,

13.to keep the commandments of Jehovah, and His statutes, which I command you today for your good?

14.Behold, the heavens and the heaven of the heavens is Jehovah’s your God, the earth, and all that is in it!

15.Yet, Jehovah delighted in your fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them – you – from all the peoples, as it is this day.

16.Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and do not stiffen your neck!

17.For Jehovah your God, He is God of the gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, mighty and dreadful, who has no respect of persons, and He will not take a bribe.

18.He executes judgment for orphan and widow, and He loves the sojourner giving him food and clothing.

19.Therefore, you shall love the sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.

20.You shall fear Jehovah your God; Him shall you serve, and to Him shall you cling, and you shall swear by His name.

21.He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done these great and fearful things with you, which your eyes have seen.

22.Your fathers went down to Egypt as seventy persons, but, now, Jehovah your God has made you as the stars of heaven for number.”

Deuteronomy 11

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¶1. “You shall therefore love Jehovah your God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His judgments, and His commandments always.

2.And this day you have known, (but not your children who have not known and who have not seen the chastening of Jehovah your God) , His greatness, His mighty hand, and His outstretched arm,

3.and His signs, and His works, which He did in the midst of the Egyptians to Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and to all his land,

4.and what He did to the army of Egypt, to its horses, and to its chariotry when He caused the waters of the Red Sea to overflow their faces as they pursued after you, and that Jehovah destroyed them until this day,

5.and what He did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place,

6.and what He did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab ben-Reuben, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing which was with them, in the midst of all Israel.

7.Yea, your eyes have seen all the great work of Jehovah which He did.

8.Therefore, you shall keep every commandment which I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land to which you are going over to possess it,

9.and that you may prolong the days on the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey.”

10. “But, the land where you are going in to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from where you came out, where you sowed your seed and watered it with your foot, as a garden of green herbs.

11.For the land where you are going over to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinks water from the rain of heaven,

12.a land for which Jehovah your God cares; the eyes of Jehovah your God are upon it continually, from the beginning of the year until the end of the year.

13.And it shall come to pass, if you diligently hearken to my commandments which I am commanding you today, to love Jehovah your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14.that I will give your land rain in its season, early rain and latter rain, and you will gather your grain, and your new wine, and your fresh oil.

15.And I will send grass in your field for your cattle, and you shall eat and be full.

16.Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn away and serve other gods, and you worship them.

17.For the anger of Jehovah will be kindled against you, and He will shut up the heavens and there will be no rain, and the land will not yield its produce, and you will quickly perish from the good land which Jehovah had given you.

18.Therefore, lay up these words in your heart, and in your soul, and bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

19.And you shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, and when you are walking along the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.

20.And you shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates,

21.so that your days will be multiplied, and the days of your children, on the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers to give to you, as the days of heaven on the earth.

22.For if you will diligently keep all these commandments which I command you today, to do them, to love Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cling to Him,

23.then Jehovah will dispossess all these nations before you, and you will possess nations greater and mightier than yourselves.

24.Every place that the sole of your foot treads upon shall be yours, from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, and as far as the sea beyond shall be your territory.

25.No man will stand before you. Jehovah your God will put the dread of you and the fear of you upon the face of all the land which you tread upon, just as He said to you.”

¶26. “Behold, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse:

27.the blessing when you obey the commandments of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you today,

28.and the curse if you do not obey the commandments of Jehovah your God, but turn aside from the way that I command you today, to walk after other gods which you have not known.

29.And it shall come to pass that when Jehovah your God brings you into the land where you are going in to possess it, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim, and the curse upon Mount Ebor.

30.Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, toward the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the plain against Gilgal, beside the Oak of Moreh?

31.For you shall cross over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you, and you shall possess it and dwell in it.

32.And you shall observe to do all the statutes, and the judgments which I have set before you today.”

Deuteronomy 12

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¶1. “These are the statutes, and the judgments which you shall take heed to do in the land which Jehovah, God of your fathers, gave to you to possess it all the days that you live on the land.

2.You shall utterly destroy all the places where the nations that you shall dispossess served their gods, upon the high mountains and upon the hills, and under every green tree.

3.And you shall tear down their altars, and break down their pillars, and burn up their sacred groves with fire, and cut down the idols of their gods, and blot out their name from that place.

4.You shall not do such unto Jehovah your God.

5.But only to the place where Jehovah your God chooses out of all your tribes to set His name there for His dwelling shall you seek, and there shall you come.

6. And there, you shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill offerings, and the firstborn of your herd and your flock.

7. And there, you shall eat before Jehovah your God, and you shall rejoice in all your hand does, you and your households with which Jehovah your God has blessed you.

8. You shall not do altogether as we are doing here, today, each one doing whatever is right in his own eyes,

9.for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance that Jehovah your God is giving you.

10. But when you have crossed over the Jordan and have settled in the land which Jehovah your God will cause you to inherit, and when He has given you rest from all your enemies round about and you dwell in safety,

11.then there will be a place which Jehovah your God will choose as a dwelling place for His name. There shall you bring all that I have commanded you: your burnt offerings and your sacrifices, your tithes and the offering of your hand, and all the best of your votive offerings which you may vow to Jehovah.

12.And you, and your sons and your daughters, and your male slaves and your female slaves, shall rejoice before Jehovah your God with the Levite who is within your gates, because he has no portion or inheritance with you.

13.Take heed to yourself, that you do not offer your burnt offerings at any place that you see.

14.but only at the place that Jehovah will choose in one of your tribes. There you shall offer your burnt offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.

15.Except, you may kill and eat flesh, all that your soul desires, within any of your gates, according to the blessing which Jehovah your God gives to you. The unclean and the clean may eat it, whether gazelle or stag.

16.Only, do not eat the blood. You shall pour it out on the ground like water.

17.You cannot eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your fresh oil, or of the firstborn of your herd or your flock, or any of your vows which you vow, or your freewill offerings, or any excise offering of your hand,

18.but you, and your son and your daughter, and your male slave and your female slave, and the Levite who is within your gate, must eat those before Jehovah your God at the place which Jehovah your God chooses, and you shall rejoice before Jehovah your God in all your hand does.

19.Take heed to yourself, lest you forsake the Levite all your days upon the land.”

¶20. “When Jehovah your God enlarges your territory, just as He has said to you, and you say ‘I will eat flesh’, because your soul desires to eat flesh, you may eat flesh, whatever your soul desires.

21.If the place where Jehovah your God chooses to set His name is distant from you, then you may kill an animal from your herd or your flock which Jehovah has given to you, just as I commanded you, and you may eat whatever your soul desires within your gates.

22.Just as the gazelle or stag is eaten, so may you eat it, the unclean and the clean alike may eat it.

23.Only, be certain not to eat the blood because the blood is the life, and you shall not eat the life with the flesh.

24.You shall not eat it! You shall pour it out on the ground like water.

25.You shall not eat it so that it will go well for you and your children after you, because you are doing what is right in the sight of Jehovah.

26.But your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take up and go to the place which Jehovah shall choose.

27.And you shall offer the flesh and the blood of your burnt offerings on the altar of Jehovah your God, and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out on the altar of Jehovah your God, and you shall eat the flesh.

28.Take heed and hear all these words which I command you, so that it will go well for you and your children after you forever, because you are doing what is good and right in the sight of Jehovah your God.”

¶29. “When Jehovah your God has cut off the nations before you where you are going in to dispossess them, and you have dispossessed them and dwell in their land.

30.Take heed to yourself, lest you be snared by following them, after they have been exterminated before you, and lest you enquire of their gods, saying, ‘How did these nations serve their gods? Yea, I also will do likewise.’

31.You shall not do so for Jehovah your God, for every abomination to Jehovah which He hates they do for their gods, yea, even their sons and their daughters they burn up in the fire for their gods.

32.Be careful to do everything that I command you; do not add to it or take away from it.”

Deuteronomy 13

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¶1. Now, if a prophet rise up in your midst, or a dreamer of dreams, and gives you a sign or a wonder,

2.and the sign or the wonder come to pass that he spoke to you, and if he says, “Let us go after other gods which you have not known, and serve them,”

3.do not heed the words of that prophet or that dreamer of dreams, for Jehovah your God is testing you, to know whether you love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

4. You shall follow after the Lord your God, and Him shall you fear, and His commandments shall you keep, and His voice shall you heed, and Him shall you serve, and to Him shall you cling!

5. And that prophet or dreamer of dreams shall be put to death because he spoke apostasy against Jehovah your God, the One who brought you out from the land of Egypt and redeemed you from the house of bondage , to thrust you out from the way that the Lord your God commanded you to walk in. And you shall purge the evil from your midst.

6. If your brother, the son of your mother, or your son, or your daughter, or the wife of your bosom, or your friend who is as your own soul entices you secretly, saying, “Let us go and serve other gods that you have not known, you or your fathers,

7.even the gods of the peoples who are about you, who are close to you or far from you, even from one end of the earth to the other end,

8.you shall not give in to him, nor listen to him! Nor shall your eye pity him; nor shall you spare or conceal him!

9. But you shall kill him! Your own hand shall be first against him, to put him to death, and afterward, the hand of all the people.

10.And you shall stone him with stones, and he shall die, because he sought to thrust you away from Jehovah your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

11.And all Israel shall hear of it and fear, and they shall not do this wicked thing any more in your midst.

12.If you shall hear someone in one of your cities which Jehovah your God has given to you to dwell there, saying,

13.“Men, children of Belial, have gone out from among you, and they have thrust away the inhabitants of their city, saying, ‘Let us go and serve other gods’, which you have not known,

14.then you shall inquire and search out and question thoroughly, and behold, if it be true, and the thing certain that this abomination has been committed in your midst,

15.you shall surely strike down the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the sword. Devote it to destruction, and all that is in it, even its cattle, with edge of the sword.

16.And you shall gather its spoil into the midst of its street and burn with fire the city, and all its spoil, everything, to Jehovah your God. And it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be built again.

17.And nothing at all of the devoted thing shall cling to your hand, so that Jehovah will turn from His burning anger and grant you mercy, and have compassion on you, and multiply you, just as He swore to your fathers,

18.if you will take heed to the voice of Jehovah your God to keep all His commandments which I command you today, to do what is right in the sight of Jehovah your God.

Deuteronomy 14

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¶1. “You are the children of Jehovah your God. You shall not cut yourselves, nor shall you make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.

2.For you are a holy people unto Jehovah your God, and Jehovah has chosen you out of all the peoples who are on the face of the earth, to be to Him a treasured people.”

¶3. “You shall not eat any abominable thing.

4.These are the beasts which you may eat: the ox, the lamb of a sheep, and the kid of the goats,

5.deer, and gazelle, and roebuck, and wild goat, and wild ox, and mountain goat.

6.And every beast that divides the hoof, completely splitting the cleft into two hooves, bringing up the cud among the beasts, you may eat.

7.But this you shall not eat from among those that bring up the cud, or those that divide the hoof completely: the camel, and the arnebeth, and the rock badger, for they bring up the cud but do not divide the hoof. They shall be unclean to you.

8.And the pig, because it divides the hoof, but does not bring up the cud. It shall be unclean to you. You shall not eat from their flesh, nor shall you touch their carcass.”

¶9. “This you may eat of all that are in the waters: whatever has fin and scale, you may eat.

10.But whatever does not have fin and scale, you may not eat. It shall be unclean to you.

11.You may eat any clean bird.

12.But this is which you may not eat of them: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey,

13.and the kite, and the falcon, and the vulture after its kind,

14.and every raven after its kind,

15.and the owl, and the night hawk, and the sea gull, and the hawk after its kind,

16.and the little owl, and the great owl, and the ibis,

17.and the pelican, and the Egyptian vulture, and the cormorant,

18.and the stork, and the heron after its kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.

19.And every swarming, flying creature shall be unclean to you. They may not be eaten.

20.You may eat any clean bird.

21.You shall not eat of any carcass. You may give it to the sojourner who within your gate and he may eat it, or you may sell it to a foreigner; for you are a holy people unto Jehovah your God. Do not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.”

¶22. “You must tithe all the yield from your seed which the field produces year by year.

23.And you shall eat before Jehovah your God in the place which He will choose for His name to dwell there, a tithe of your grain, new wine, and your fresh oil, and the firstborn of your herd or your flock, so that you may learn to fear Jehovah your God always.

24.And if the way be too long for you so that you are not able to carry it, or the place where Jehovah your God chooses to set His name is too far for you because Jehovah your God has blessed you,

25.then you may exchange it into money, then bind the money in your hand and go to the place which Jehovah your God will choose.

26.And you shall spend the money on whatever your soul desires, on oxen, or on sheep, or on wine, or on strong drink, or whatever your soul desires, and you shall eat there before Jehovah your God, and you and your household shall rejoice.

27.And you shall not forsake the Levite who is within your gates, for he has no portion or inheritance with you.

28.At the end of three years you shall bring forth all the tithe of your produce in that year, and you shall lay it up within your gates.

29.And the Levite, (because he has no portion or inheritance with you), and the sojourner, and the orphan, and the widow, who are within your gates, shall come and eat, and be full, so that Jehovah your God may bless you in all the work of your hand which you do.”

Deuteronomy 15

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¶1. “At the end of seven years you shall make a release.

2.And this is the manner of the release: every creditor is to release his hand on what he lent to his neighbor; he shall not oppress his neighbor or his brother, for Jehovah’s release has been proclaimed.

3.You may exact it of a foreigner, but whatever of yours is with your brother your hand shall release,

4.except when there shall be no poor among you, for Jehovah will greatly bless you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you as an inheritance to possess it,

5.if you will but diligently hearken to the voice of Jehovah your God, to take care to do all this commandment which I command you today.

6.For Jehovah your God has blessed you, just as He said to you, and you will lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow, and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you.

7.If any of your brothers among you, in any of your gates, becomes poor in your land, which Jehovah your God is giving to you, you shall not harden your heart or close up your hand to your poor brother.

8.But you shall open your hand freely to him, and you shall certainly lend him sufficient for his need, whatever he lacks.

9.Take heed to yourself, lest there be a thought in your wicked heart, saying, ‘The seventh year, a year of release, draws near,’ and your eye be evil toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing, and then he cries out to Jehovah concerning you, and it be sin to you.

10.You shall surely give to him, and your heart shall not be grieved when you give to him, for on account of this thing, Jehovah your God will bless you in all your work, and in all your hand does.

11.For there shall never cease to be poor in the land; therefore, I command you, saying, ‘You shall open your hand freely to your brother, to your afflicted, and to your poor, in your land.’

12.If your countryman, a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold to you, and serves you six years, then in the seventh year, you shall let him go free from you.

13.And when you let him go free from you, you shall not let him go away empty-handed.

14.You must supply him amply from your flock, and from your threshing-floor, and from your winepress; from that which Jehovah your God blesses you shall you give him.

15.And you remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, but Jehovah your God redeemed you. That is why I have commanded this thing of you today.

16.But if it be that he says to you, I will not go out from you, because he loves you and your house since it is well with him with you,

17.then you shall take an awl and put it through his ear and into the door, and he shall be your servant forever. And you shall also do the same for your female slave.

18.Let it not be a hardship in your eyes when you let him go free from you; for double the wages of a hired man has he served you six years, and Jehovah your God will bless you in all that you do.”

¶19. “All the firstborn males that are born in your herd and in your flock shall you consecrate to Jehovah your God. You shall not do work with the firstborn of your bullock, nor shall you shear the firstborn of your flock.

20.You shall eat it before Jehovah your God, year by year, at the place which Jehovah shall choose, you, and your household.

21. And if there is a blemish in it, lameness, or blindness, or any ill blemish, you shall not sacrifice it to Jehovah your God.

22.You may eat it within your gates. The unclean and the clean may eat it, as for gazelle or stag.

23.Only, you shall not eat its blood. You shall pour it out on the ground like water.”

Deuteronomy 16

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¶1. “Observe the month of Abib, and keep the Passover of Jehovah your God, for in the month of Abib, Jehovah your God brought you out of Egypt by night.

2.And you shall kill Jehovah’s Passover, from flock or herd, at the place which Jehovah will choose as a dwelling place for His name.

3.You shall eat not eat leavened bread with it. Seven days shall you eat unleavened bread with it, (the bread of affliction, for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste,) so that you will remember the day when you came out of the land of Egypt all the days of your life.

4.Furthermore, no leaven shall be seen with you in all your territory for seven days, nor shall any of the flesh which you kill at evening on the first day remain to the morning.

5.You may not kill the Passover within any of your gates which Jehovah your God is giving to you,

6.but at the place which Jehovah your God will choose to place His name shall you kill the Passover, in the evening at the going down of the sun, at the season you came out of Egypt.

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14. When you come into the land that Jehovah your God is giving to you and have possessed it and settled in it, then you will say, “I will set a king over me, like all the nations that are around me.”

15. You must set over you a king whom Jehovah your God will choose; you will set one from among your brothers as king over you. You may not appoint over you a foreigner, one who is not your brother.

16. Only, he shall not multiply to himself horses, nor return the people to Egypt in order to heap up horses, for Jehovah has said to you, “You are never again to return by this way.”

17. Nor shall he multiply wives to himself, so that his heart will not turn aside, and he shall not greatly multiply silver and gold for himself.

18. And it will come to pass, when he sits on the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write for himself a copy of this law in a book from that which is before the Levitical priests.

19. And it will be with him, and he will read it all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear Jehovah his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them,

20.so that his heart will not be exalted above his brothers, so that he will not turn from the commandment, either to the right or the left, so that he may prolong his days over his kingdom, he, and his sons, in the midst of Israel.

Deuteronomy 18

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16.according to all that you asked when we were at Horeb with Jehovah your God on the day of the Assembly, saying, “I cannot hear again the voice of Jehovah my God or view any longer this great fire, lest I die!”

17. And Jehovah said to me, “What they have said is good.

18.I will raise up for them, from among their kinsmen, a prophet like you, and I will put my words into his mouth, and he will tell them all that I command him.

19.And it shall be that whoever will not listen to my words which he will speak in my name, I will require it of him.

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21. and all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die, and you shall purge the evil from your midst, and all Israel shall hear of it, and fear.

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23.you shall not allow his corpse remain on the tree, but you shall certainly bury him on that day, for a hanged man is accursed of God. And you shall not defile your land that the Lord[?] your God gave you for a possession.

Deuteronomy 22

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10. You shall not plow with an ox and a donkey together.

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15.then the father shall take the young woman, with her mother, and they shall produce the evidence of her virginity to the elders at the city gate.

16. Then the father shall say to the elders, “I gave this young woman, my daughter, to this man for a wife, and he has hated her.

17.And, behold, he has accused her of wrongful deeds, saying, “I did not find evidence of your daughter’s virginity. But here is the evidence of my daughter’s virginity.” And then they spread out the cloth before the elders of the city.

18. Then the elders of that city shall take the man and punish him.[1]

19. And they shall fine him one hundred pieces of silver and give the young woman to her father because he brought a bad name upon a virgin of Israel. And she shall be his wife. He may not put her away all his days.

20. But if this thing be true, if they do not find evidence of the young woman’s virginity,

21.then they shall bring the young woman out of the door of her father’s house, and the men of her city shall stone her with stones, and she shall die because she has committed folly in Israel, in committing whoredom in her father’s house. So shall you purge out the evil from your midst.

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17.(18 Heb.) There shall be no temple prostitute of the daughters of Israel, nor a temple prostitute of the sons of Israel.

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24. When you come into your neighbor’s vineyard, you may eat grapes as many as you like, but you may not put any into a vessel.

25. When you come into your neighbor’s standing grain, you may pluck ears of grain with your hand, but you may not wield a sickle on your neighbor’s grain.

Deuteronomy 24

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¶1. When a man takes a woman and marries her, and if it be that she does not find favor in his eyes because he finds in her some indecency, then he shall write her a certificate of divorcement, and put it in her hand, and send her away from his house.

2. When she goes out of his house, and leaves, then she may be another man’s wife.

3. But if that latter man hate her, then shall he write her a certificate of divorcement, and put it in her hand, and send her away from his house, or if it be that the latter man die who took her as his wife,

4.her first husband who sent her away may not take her again to be his wife after she has been defiled, for that is an abomination before Jehovah, that you do not bring condemnation upon the land which Jehovah your God has given you as a possession.

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64. And the Lord will scatter you among all the nations, from one end of the earth to the other, and there will you serve other gods of wood and stone that you and your fathers have not known.

65. And among those nations will you not find rest, and there will be no resting place for the sole of your foot. And there, Jehovah will give you a trembling heart, and failing eyes, and a languishing soul.

66. And your lives will hang in doubt before you, and night and day you will live in fear, and you will have no certainty in your lives.

67. In the morning you will say, “Oh, that it was evening!”, and at evening you will say, “Oh, that it was morning!” Because of the _________ your heart will feel and the sights that your eyes will see.

68. And the Lord will send you back to Egypt in ___________, by the route that I told you never to look at again. And there will you offer yourselves for sale as slaves to your enemies, male and _______, but there will be no buyer.

Deuteronomy 29

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25. And they will say, “It is because they forsook the covenant of Jehovah, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out from the land of Egypt,

26.and they went and served other gods, and bowed themselves to them, gods whom they did not know and whom He had not assigned to them.

27.And the anger of Jehovah was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book.

28.And Jehovah rooted them up out of their ground in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath, and He cast them out into another land, as it is this day.”

29. The secret things belong to the Lord our God, but things that are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may perform all the words of this law.

Deuteronomy 30

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¶1. And it shall be that when all these things have come upon you, the blessing and the curse that I have set before you, and you call them to mind in all the nations to which Jehovah your God has driven you,

2.and you return to Jehovah your God and obey His voice according to all that I command you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,

3.then Jehovah your God will return your captivity and show you compassion. Yea, Jehovah your God will relent and gather you up out of all the nations where He had scattered you.

4.Even if you have been banished to the end of heaven, from there will Jehovah your God gather you up, and from there will He fetch you.

5.And Jehovah your God will bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you will possess it, and He will do good to you and multiply you more than your fathers.

6.And Jehovah your God will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.

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30. And Moses spoke in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they were ended:

Deuteronomy 32

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¶1. Give ear, O heaven, and I will speak, and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.

2. My doctrine will drop like the rain, my speech will distill like the dew, like raindrops upon grass, like showers upon herbs,

3.for I will proclaim the name of Jehovah. Ascribe greatness to our God!

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17. They sacrificed to demons, not to God, to gods they did not know, new gods that came in from close by, whom your fathers had not feared.

18. Of the Rock who bore you, you were unmindful, and you forgot God, who travailed with you.

19. And Jehovah saw it, and He despised them because of the provocations of His sons and His daughters.

20. And He said, “Let me hide my face from them. I will see what their end will be, for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.

21. They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities. Therefore, I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

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Deuteronomy 33

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¶1. This is the blessing with which Moses, the man of God, blessed the children of Israel before his death.

2. And he said, “Jehovah came from Sinai, and appeared to them from Seir. He shone forth from Mount Paran. From His right hand came the Holy One with myriads; fire was their mandate.

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9.he who who said to his father and mother, “I do not recognize you,” and to his kinsman, “I do not acknowledge you,” and to his children, “I do not know you.” But they obeyed what you said and kept your covenant.

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Footnotes

[1] The verb here implies punishment by whipping (cf. 1Kgs. 12:11, 14).

[2] The Masoretic Text has “sons of Israel”.

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