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hath commanded you : ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which
CH AP. VI. 1 The end of the law is obedience. 3 An exhortation thereto. NOW
OW these are the commandments, the statutes, and the
juegments which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to
possess it :
2 That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life, and that thy days may be prolonged.
8 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers haih promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord.
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
6 And these words which I command thee this day shall be in thine heart:
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
8 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
. 9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee, great and goodly cities, which thou buildest not, 11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst D
not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not, when thou shalt have eaten, and be full;
12 Then beware lest thou forget the LORD which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) Jest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes which he hath commanded thee.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD ; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good 'land which the LORD-sware unto thy fathers,
19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments which the Lord our God hath commanded you?
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bond-meņ in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand :
22 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his houshold, before our eyes :
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he lath coinmanded us.
CHAP. VIII. 1 An exhortation to obedience in regurd of God's dealing
with them. A LL the commandments which I command thee this day
shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thce, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee kuow that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.
4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell these forty years.
5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in lois ways, and to fear him.
7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains, and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
A land of wheat and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates, a land of oil-olive, and honey;
9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose bills thou mayest dig brass.
10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not D 2
keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day :
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
14 Then thine heart be listed up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, weherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint ;
16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he miglit prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.
18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day,
19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.
CHAP. IX. 1 Moses dissuadeth them from the opinion of their own
righteousness, by rehearsing their several rebellions. HEAR, O Israel : Thou art to pass over Jordan this day,
to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakiins, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak;
3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy thein, and he shall bring them down before thy face : so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the Lord hath said unto thee.
4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the Lord hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightne?s of thine heart dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers' Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore,that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiff-necked people.
7 Remember, and forget not how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness : from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the Lord to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you, to have destroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly.
Il And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought D3