Old Testament - Deuteronomy
4 But you who did cleave to the LORD your God are all alive this day. 5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, as the LORD my God has commanded me, that you should do them in the land which you are entering, to possess it. 6 And you shall keep them, therefore, and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations which shall hear all these statutes, and will say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For what nation is there so great, whose god is so near to it as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that has laws and judgments so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day? 9 Only take heed for yourselves, 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; but declare them to your children and your children’s children. 10 The day that you stood before the LORD your God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, Gather the people together before me, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to worship me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children. 11 And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 12 And the LORD spoke to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of the words, but saw no form; there was only a voice. 13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tablets of stone. 14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land into which you are going to possess it. 15 Take therefore good heed to yourselves; for you saw no manner of form on the day that the LORD spoke to you at Horeb out of the midst of the fire; 16 Lest you corrupt yourselves, and make for yourselves images and the forms of any figure, the likeness of male or female.
21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me on your account, and swore that I should not cross this Jordan, and that I should not enter the good land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance; 22 Because I must die in this land. I must not cross this Jordan; but you shall cross it and possess that good land.
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you shall soon utterly perish from off the land which you are going across the Jordan to possess; you shall not live long upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and you shall be left few in number among the nations where the LORD your God shall scatter you.
31 (For the LORD your God is a merciful God), he will not destroy you, neither forsake you, nor forget the covenant which he swore to your fathers.
33 Did any other people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?
36 Out of heaven he made you to hear his voice, that he might teach you; and upon earth he showed you his great fire; he made you to hear his words out of the midst of the fire. 37 And because he loved your fathers, therefore he chose their descendants after them, and brought you out of Egypt with his own person, with a mighty power; 38 To destroy nations from before you, who are greater and mightier than you are, to bring you in, to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is this day. 39 Know therefore this day, and cause your heart to repent, for it is the LORD who is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath; there is none else besides him. 40 You must keep therefore his statutes and his commandments, which I command you this day, that it may be well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD your God gives you for ever."
AND Moses called all Israel, and said to them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your presence this day, that you may learn them, and keep and do them. 2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3 It was not with our fathers that the LORD made this covenant, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day. 4 The LORD talked with you face to face in the mountain out of the midst of the fire, 5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the words of the LORD your God; for you were afraid because of the fire, and did not go up into the mountain), saying,"
"6 I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 7 You shall have no other gods besides me. 8 You shall not make for yourself any graven image or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the waters under the earth; 9 You shall not worship them, nor serve them; for I the LORD your God am a zealous God, visiting the iniquities of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, 10 But showing mercy to thousands of generations of those who love me and keep my commandments. 11 You shall not take an oath by the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes an oath by his name in vain. 12 Keep the sabbath day and sanctify it, as the LORD your God has commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; 14 But the seventh day is the sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your cattle, nor the sojourner that is in your towns; that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you. 15 And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD your God brought you out thence by a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm; therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to keep the sabbath day. 16 Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 17 You shall not kill. 18 You shall not commit adultery. 19 You shall not steal. 20 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. 21 You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, neither shall you covet your neighbor’s house, nor his field, nor his vineyard, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor’s. 22 These words the LORD spoke to all the assembly on the mountain out of the midst of the fire, in the cloud and in the thick darkness, with a loud voice which cannot be measured. And he wrote them upon two tablets of stone, and gave them to me."
"23 And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness and saw the mountain burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders; 24 And you said, Behold, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire; and have seen this day that God does talk with man, and that he lives. 25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die. 26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? 27 Go near and hear all that the LORD our God shall say; and speak to us all that the LORD our God shall speak to you; and we will hear it and do it. 28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when you spoke to me; and the LORD said to me, I have heard the voice of the people and the words which they have spoken to you; they have well said all that they have spoken. 29 O that there were such a heart in them, to worship, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them and with their children for ever! 30 Go and say to them, Return to your tents. 31 But as for you, stand here before me, and I will tell you all my commandments and my statutes and my judgments, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess. 32 You must observe and do therefore as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess."
NOW these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments which the LORD your God commanded me to teach you, that you shall do them in the land into which you are going to possess it; 2 That you may fear the LORD your God, to keep all his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, which I commanded you, this day, you and your son and your son’s son, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged. 3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe and do them; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase greatly; for the LORD God of your fathers has promised you that he will give you a land that flows with milk and honey."
"4 Hear, O Israel: the LORD our God is one LORD; 5 And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 And these words which I command you this day shall be in your heart: 7 And you shall repeat them diligently to your children, and shall talk 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 for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as a token between your eyes. 9 And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates. 10 And it shall be, when the LORD your God shall have brought you into the land which he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you great and goodly cities, which you did not build, 11 And houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, and cisterns digged, which you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees, which you did not plant; when you shall eat and be full; 12 Then take heed lest you forget the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 You shall reverence the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name. 14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the people who are round about you, 15 (For the LORD your God is a zealous God among you) test the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth. 16 You shall not tempt the LORD your God, as you tempted him with temptations."
"17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God and his testimonies and his statutes, which he has commanded you. 18 And you shall de that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to your fathers, 19 And defeat all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken. 20 And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments which the LORD our God has commanded you? 21 Then you shall say to your son, We were Pharaoh’s slaves in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand; 22 And the LORD wrought signs and great wonders, and plagues in Egypt against Pharaoh and against all his army, before our eyes; 23 And the LORD brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land which he swore to our fathers. 24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to revere 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 and do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us."
8 But it was because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oaths which he had sworn to your fathers, that the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and delivered you out of the house of bondage from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt, 9 That you may know therefore that the LORD your God, he is God, the faithful God, who keeps covenant and mercy with those that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations, 10 And repays those that hate him during their lifetime; he requites them that he may destroy them; he shall not be slack to those that hate him, but he repays them during their lifetime. 11 You shall therefore keep the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which I command you this day, and do them."
"12 Wherefore if you hearken to these judgments, and keep them and do them, the LORD your God shall keep with you the covenant and the 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 wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the flocks of your sheep, in the land which he swore to your fathers to give you.
25 The graven images of their gods you shall burn with fire; you shall not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you become unclean with it; for it is an abomination before the LORD your God.
3 And he humbled you and suffered you to hunger and fed you with manna, which you did not know, neither did your fathers know; that he might make you to understand that man does not live by bread alone; but by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD does man live. 4 Your clothes did not wear out upon you, neither did your feet go bare during these forty years. 5 You must know in your heart that, as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you. 6 Therefore you must keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in his ways and fear him.
11 Take heed, lest you forget the LORD your God, in not keeping his commandments and his judgments and his statutes, which I command you this day; 12 Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses, and dwell in them; 13 And when your flocks and herds multiply, and your silver and gold are multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 Then your heart be lifted up, and you forget the LORD your God, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 Who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, a place of fiery serpents and scorpions and droughts, a place where there was no water; who brought you forth water out of the flinty rock; 16 Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at the end; 17 And you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth. 18 But you shall remember the LORD your God; for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And if you do forget the LORD your God, and walk after other gods and serve them and worship them. I have testified against you this day that you shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LORD destroyed before you, so shall you perish if you are not obedient to the voice of the LORD your God."
HEAR, O Israel: You are to cross the Jordan this day, to go in to destroy nations greater and mightier than yourselves, cities great and fenced up to heaven.
4 Do not say in your heart, after the LORD your God has defeated them from before you, It is because of my righteousness that the LORD has brought me in to possess this land; but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the LORD is destroying them from before you. 5 It is not because of your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, that you are going in to possess their land; but it is because of the sins of these nations the LORD your God is destroying them from before you, and that he may perform the word which he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Know therefore, that it is not because of your righteousness that the LORD your God is giving you this good land to possess it; for you are a stiffnecked people."
"7 Remember, and forget not, how you provoked the LORD your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day that you came out of Egypt until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against the LORD. 8 Also in Horeb you provoked the LORD to wrath, so the LORD was angry enough with you to have destroyed you. 9 When I went up on the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the LORD made with you, and I abode on the mountain forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water; 10 And the LORD gave me two tablets of stone, written with the finger of God; and on them were written all the words which the LORD had spoken with you in the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. 11 And at the end of forty days and forty nights, the LORD gave me two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant. 12 And the LORD said to me, Arise and go down quickly from here; for your people whom you have brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they have quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; and they have made themselves a molten image. 13 Furthermore the LORD said to me, I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 14 Now let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.
12 And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you, but to revere the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 To keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? 14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens belongs to the LORD your God, the earth also, with all that therein is. 15 Only the LORD had a delight in your fathers and he loved them, and he chose their descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
THEREFORE you shall love the LORD your God, and keep his precepts, his statutes, his judgments, and his commandments, always.
13 And if you shall hearken diligently to the commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul.
18 Therefore you shall lay up these commandments in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hands, that they may be a token between your eyes. 19 And you shall teach them to your children, that they may talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
27 Blessings, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God which I am commanding you this day: 28 And curses, if you will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, and if you turn aside from the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which you have not known.
2 You must destroy all the places wherein the nations whom you are to possess worshipped, and all their gods upon high mountains and upon the hills and under every green tree.
28 Observe and hear all these commandments which I command you this day, that it may go well with you and with your children after you for ever, when you do that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD your God.
IF there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and give you a sign or a wonder, 2 And the sign or the wonder of which he speaks to you come to pass, and then he shall say to you, Come, let us go after other gods, which you have not known, and let us serve them; 3 You shall not listen to the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams; for the LORD your God is proving you, to know whether you love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 4 You shall walk after the LORD your God, and reverence him and keep his commandments and obey him, and you shall serve him and cleave to him.
YOU are the children of the LORD your God; you shall not make tattooed patterns in the skin, nor any baldness between your eyes for the dead. 2 For you are a holy people to the LORD your God, and the LORD has chosen you to be a beloved people to himself, above all the peoples that are on the face of the earth. 3 You shall not eat any abominable thing. 4 These are the beasts which you shall eat: the ox, the sheep, the goat, 5 The hart, the gazelle, the roebuck, the wild goat, the buffalo, the rock-goat, the mountain goat. 6 Every animal that parts the hoof and has the hoof divided into two parts and chews the cud among the animals, that you shall eat. 7 Nevertheless you shall not eat of these that chew the cud, or of these that have the hoof divided, such as the camel, the hare, and the coney; for they chew the cud, but their hoofs are not divided; therefore they are unclean for you. 8 And the swine, because it divides the hoof, but does not chew the cud, is unclean for you; you shall not eat of their meat, nor touch their dead carcasses. 9 These you shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and scales you shall eat: 10 And whatever does not have fins and scales, you shall not eat; it is unclean for you. 11 Of all clean birds you shall eat. 12 But these are the ones of which you shall not eat: the eagle, the vulture, and the raven after its kind, 13 The ostrich, and the hawk after its kind, 14 The owl, the pelican, the crow, 15 The little owl, the night hawk, and the bee eater, 16 The stork, the hoopoe after its kind, 17 The desert cock, and the peacock, 18 And all the brood of these birds is unclean for you, you shall not eat them. 19 But of all dean birds you shall eat. 20 You shall not eat of anything that is unclean, but you shall give it to the stranger who is in your towns, that he may eat it.
AT the end of every seven years you shall make a release. 2 And this is the manner of the release: every creditor shall release any debt which his neighbor owes him; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his brother; because it is called the year of the LORD’S release. 3 Of a foreigner you may exact it again; but that which you have with your brother (kindred) you shall release, 4 So that there will be no poor among you; for the LORD your God shall greatly bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you for an inheritance to possess. 5 If you hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe to do all these commandments which I command you this day. 6 For the LORD your God shall bless you, as he promised you; and you shall 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 there is among you a poor person of one of your brethren within any of your towns in the land which the LORD your God gives you, you shall not harden your heart, nor shut your hand from your poor brother: 8 But you shall open your hand wide to him, and shall surely lend him whatsoever he lacks. 9 Beware that there be not a wicked thought in your heart, and you say, The seventh year, the year of release, is near; and your eye be evil toward your poor brother, and you give him nothing; and he cry to the LORD against you, and it be sin to you. 10 You shall surely give to him, and your heart shall not be displeased when you give to him; because for this thing the LORD your God shall bless you in all your works and in all things that you undertake. 11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land; therefore I command you, saying, You shall open your hand wide to your poor brother and to the needy in your land."
OBSERVE the month of Abib and keep the passover to the LORD your God; because in the month of Abib the LORD your God brought you out of Egypt by night. 2 You shall therefore sacrifice the passover to the LORD, of the flock and the herd, at the place where the LORD your God shall choose to set his name. 3 You shall eat no leavened bread with it; but seven days you shall eat unleavened bread with it, even the bread of affliction; for you came forth out of Egypt in haste; that you may remember the day when you came forth out of Egypt all the days of your life.
18 You shall appoint to yourselves judges and scribes in all your cities, which the LORD your God gives you, throughout your tribes; and they shall judge the people with just judgment. 19 You shall not pervert judgment; you shall not be partial, neither take a bribe; for a bribe blinds the eyes of the wise men in judgment, and perverts the cause of the innocent. 20 But you must judge your neighbor righteously, that you may live and go in and inherit the land which the LORD your God gives you.
15 A single witness shall not rise up against a man for any offense, or for any crime, in whatever offense or crime he may commit; on the testimony of two witnesses, or on the testimony of three witnesses, shall a charge be established. 16 If a false witness rise up against any man, and testify against him that which is wrong; 17 Then both the men between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the LORD, before the priests and the judges who shall be in those days; 18 And the judges shall investigate the case diligently; and, behold, if the witness has deliberately testified falsely against his brother; 19 Then you shall do to him as he had thought to do to his brother; so shall you put the evil away from among you.
5 A woman shall not wear any garment that pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garments; for whosoever does these things is an abomination in the sight of the LORD your God.
14 You shall not cheat the wages of a hired laborer who is poor and needy, whether he is of your brethren or of the strangers who are in your cities; 15 But you shall pay him his wages on the same day, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and it is because of his wages that he places himself at your disposal; lest he cry against you to the LORD, and it be sin against you. 16 The fathers shall not be put to death for their children, neither shall the children be put to death for their fathers; but every man shall be put to death for his own sin. 17 You shall not pervert the justice due to the stranger, nor to the orphan; nor take a widow’s garment as a pledge; 18 But you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD your God delivered you from there; therefore I command you to do this thing: 19 When you reap the harvest in your field, and have forgotten a sheaf in the field, you shall not return to fetch it; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow, that the LORD your God may bless you in all the works of your hands. 20 When you beat your olive trees, you shall not go over the boughs again; it shall be for the stranger, for the orphan, and for the widow. 21 When you gather the grapes of your vineyard, you shall not glean it afterward; it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow. 22 And you shall remember that you were a bondman in Egypt; therefore I command you to do this thing.
14 You shall not have in your house different measures, a large and a small. 15 But you shall have a perfect and just weight; a perfect and a just measure shall you have, that your days may be prolonged in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
14 And the Levites shall speak and say to all the people of Israel with a loud voice, 15 Cursed be the man who makes any graven or molten images, for they are an abomination before the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and puts them in a secret place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen. 16 Cursed be he who reviles his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 17 Cursed be he who removes his neighbor’s landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen. 18 Cursed be he who causes a blind man to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say, Amen. 19 Cursed be he who perverts the judgment of the stranger, the fatherless, and the widow. And all the people shall say, Amen. 20 Cursed be he who lies with his father’s wife; and thus uncovers his father’s skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen. 21 Cursed be he who lies with any kind of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen. 22 Cursed be he who lies with his sister, the daughter of his father, or the daughter of his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen. 23 Cursed be he who lies with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say, Amen. 24 Cursed be he who smites his neighbor secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen. 25 Cursed be he who takes a bribe to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say. Amen. 26 Cursed be he who does not confirm all the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall say, Amen."
AND if you shall hearken diligently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, the LORD your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth; 2 And all these blessings shall come on you, and overtake you, if you shall hearken to the voice of the LORD your God. 3 Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. 4 Blessed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your ground, the bearing of your cattle, the increase of your herds, and the flocks of your sheep. 5 Blessed shall be your breadbasket and your dough. 6 Blessed shall you be when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out. 7 The LORD shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to surrender defeated before you; they shall come out against you by one way, and flee before you by seven ways. 8 The LORD shall command blessings upon you in your storehouses, and in all that you put your hand to; and he shall bless you in the land which the LORD your God gives you. 9 The LORD shall establish you a holy people to himself, as he has sworn to you, if you shall keep all the commandments of the LORD your God and walk in his ways. 10 And all the people of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of the LORD, and they shall be afraid of you. 11 And the LORD shall enrich you in good things, in the fruit of your body and in the bearing of your cattle and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The LORD shall open to you his good storehouse, the heaven, to give you rain to your land in its season; and he will bless all the works of your hands; and you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow; and you shall rule over many nations, but they shall not rule over you. 13 And the LORD shall make you the head, and not the tail; and you shall be on top only, and you shall not be beneath; if you will hearken to the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you this day, to observe and to do them. 14 And you shall not turn aside from any of the commandments which I command you this day, to the right hand, or to the left, and you shall not go after the Gentile gods, nor serve them."
"15 But if you will not hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and do not observe and do all his commandments and his statutes which I command you this day, then all these curses shall come upon you and overtake you. 16 Cursed shall you be in the city, and cursed shall you be in the field. 17 Cursed shall be your breadbasket and your dough. 18 Cursed shall be the fruit of your body and the fruit of your land, the herds of your oxen and the flocks of your sheep. 19 Cursed shall you be when you come in, and cursed shall you be when you go out. 20 The LORD shall send upon you ruin, confusion, and rebuke in all that you set your hand to do, until you are destroyed, and until you perish quickly; because of your evil doings, because you have forsaken me. 21 The LORD shall send pestilence upon you, until he has consumed you from off the land which you are entering to possess. 22 The LORD shall afflict you with confusion and with skin disease and with an inflammation and with burning fever and with the sword and with blasting and with mildew; and they shall pursue you until you perish. 23 And the heaven that is over your head shall be brass, and the earth that is under you shall be iron. 24 The LORD shall make the rain of your land powder and dust; from heaven shall they come down upon you, until you are destroyed. 25 The LORD shall cause you to be routed before your enemies; you shall go out one way against them, but you shall flee seven ways before them; and you shall be a horror to all the kingdoms of the earth. 26 And your carcass shall be food for the fowls of the air and the beasts of the earth, and there shall be no one to drive them off. 27 The LORD will smite you with the boils of Egypt and with hemorrhoids and with leprosy and with the itch, and thereof you cannot be healed. 28 The LORD shall smite you with madness and blindness and dumbness of heart; 29 And you shall grope at noonday, as the blind grope in darkness, and you shall not prosper in your ways; and you shall be carried away violently, and oppressed and wronged all your days, and no man shall save you. 30 You shall betroth a wife, and another man shall take her; you shall build a house, and you shall not dwell in it; you shall plant a vineyard, and you shall not press grapes of it. 31 Your ox shall be slaughtered before your eyes, and you shall not eat of it; your ass shall be violently taken away from you, and shall not be restored to you; your sheep shall be given to your enemies, and you shall have none to rescue them. 32 Your sons and your daughters shall be given to another people, and your eyes shall look on, and you shall grieve over them all the day long; and there shall be no might in your hand to do anything. 33 The fruit of your land and all your labors shall a nation which you know not eat up; and you shall be only wronged and oppressed always; 34 So that you shall be blinded of the sight with which your eyes shall see. 35 The LORD shall smite you in your knees and in your legs with malignant boils that cannot be healed, from the sole of your foot to the top of your head. 36 The LORD shall drive you away, and your king whom you have set over you, to a nation that neither you nor your fathers have known; and there you shall serve other gods, of wood and stone. 37 And you shall become a horror, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations where the LORD your God shall drive you. 38 You shall carry much seed into your field, and you shall gather but little in; for the locust shall consume it. 39 You shall plant a vineyard and dress it, but you shall neither drink of the wine nor gather the grapes, because the worms shall eat it. 40 You shall have olive trees throughout all your territory, but you shall not anoint yourself with the oil; for your olives shall drop off. 41 You shall beget sons and daughters, but they shall not remain yours; for they shall go into captivity. 42 All your trees and fruits of your land shall the locust consume. 43 The stranger who is in your midst shall rise up above you very high; and you shall come down very low. 44 He shall lend to you, and you shall not lend to him; he shall be the head, and you shall be the tail."
"45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon you and shall pursue you and overtake you, until you are destroyed; because you did not hearken to the voice of the LORD your God, and did not keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded you; 46 And they shall be upon you for signs and wonders, and upon your descendants for ever. 47 Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joyfulness and with gladness of heart, for the abundance of all things; 48 Therefore you shall serve your enemies whom the LORD shall send against you, in hunger and in thirst and in nakedness and in want of all things; and he shall put a yoke of iron upon your neck, until he has destroyed you. 49 The LORD shall bring a nation against you from afar, from the ends of the earth, as swift as the eagle that flies; a nation whose language you do not understand.
10 You stand this day before the LORD your God, all the heads of your tribes, your elders and your scribes, all the men of Israel, 11 Your little ones, your wives, and the stranger who is in your camp, from the gatherer of your wood to the drawer of your water; 12 That you may not transgress the covenant of the LORD your God, and the oath of the LORD your God, which he made with you this day; 13 Because he will establish you this day a people to himself, and he will be to you the God, as he has promised you, and as he has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God; but those things that are revealed belong to us and to our children for ever, that we may keep and do all the words of this law."
14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it."
"15 See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and misfortunes; 16 In that I command you this day to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments; then you shall live; and multiply exceedingly; and the LORD your God shall bless you in the land which you are entering to possess. 17 But if your heart turns away, so that you will not hear, but shall go astray, and worship other gods and serve them; 18 I declare to you this day that you shall surely perish, and that you shall not live long in the land which you are crossing over the Jordan to possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to bear witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessings and cursings; therefore choose life, that both you and your descendants may live; 20 That you may love the LORD your God, and that you may obey his voice, and that you may cleave to him; for he is your life and the length of your days; that you may dwell in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to you."
6 Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor tremble before them; for it is the LORD your God who goes with you; he will not fail you, nor forsake you. 7 Then Moses called Joshua, and said to him in the sight of all Israel, Be strong and of good courage; for you shall bring this people into the land which the LORD has sworn to their fathers to give them; and you shall cause them to inherit it.
16 And the LORD said to Moses, Behold, you shall sleep with your fathers; and this people will rise up and go astray after strange gods of the land where they go to dwell among them, and will forsake me and break my covenant which I have made with them. 17 Then my anger shall be kindled against them in that day, and I will forsake them, and I will turn away my face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many evils and troubles shall befall them; so that they will say in that day, Are not these evils come upon us because our God is not in our midst? 18 And I will surely turn away from them in that day for all the evils which they have done, in that they have gone astray after other gods. 19 Now therefore write this song for them, and teach it to the children of Israel; and put it into their mouths; this song will be a witness for me against the children of Israel. 20 For I will bring them into the land which I swore to their fathers, a land that flows with milk and honey; and when they have eaten and are full, and live in luxury, then they will go astray after other gods and serve them, and provoke me, and break my covenant. 21 And when many evils and troubles are befallen them, then this song shall be read before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their descendants; for I know their inclination and all that they do here this day, before I have brought them into the land which I swore to their fathers."
"22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it to the children of Israel.
27 For I know how rebellious and stiffnecked you are; behold, while I am yet alive with you this day, you have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more after my death?
29 For I know that after my death you will surely become corrupt and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the latter days; when you have done evil in the sight of the LORD and have provoked him to anger through the work of your hands.
20 And he said, I will turn away my face from them, I will see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children in whom is no faith.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah; their grapes are bitter grapes, the clusters are gall to them.
35 To me belongs vengeance, and I will recompense them at the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their destruction is at hand, and the misfortune that shall come upon them makes haste.
39 See now that I. even I. am he, and there is no god besides me; I cause men to die, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; and there is none that can escape out of my hands. 40 For I lift up my hand to heaven and say, I live for ever. 41 I will whet my glittering sword as the lightning, and my hand shall take hold of judgment; I will render vengeance on those that hate me, and cause my enemies to surrender.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you, because it is your life; and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land which you are crossing the Jordan to possess.
4 And the LORD said to him, This is the land which I swore to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, I will give it to your descendants; I have permitted you to see it with your eyes, but you shall not go over to it."
"5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of the LORD.
10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face,