These be the words which Moses spoke unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the
wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between Paran, and Tophel,
and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2 (There are eleven days journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir unto
3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first
day of the month, that Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, according unto
all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;
4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in Heshbon, and
Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law,
6 The LORD our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in
7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the Amorites, and unto
all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the hills, and in the vale, and
in the south, and by the sea side, to the land of the Canaanites, and unto
Lebanon, unto the great river, the river Euphrates.
8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the
LORD swore unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and
to their seed after them.
9 And I spoke unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself
10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the
stars of heaven for multitude.
11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many more as ye
are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
12 How can I myself alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and your
13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I will
make them rulers over you.
14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us
15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads
over you, captains over thousands, and captains over hundreds, and captains over
fifties, and captains over tens, and officers among your tribes.
16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes between your
brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his brother, and the
stranger that is with him.
17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well
as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is
God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear
18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and terrible
wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD
our God commanded us; and we came to Kadesh-barnea.
20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites, which the
LORD our God doth give unto us.
21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and possess it,
as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear not, neither be
22 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send men before
us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word again by what way
we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a tribe:
24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of
Eshcol, and searched it out.
25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down
unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land which the LORD
our God doth give us.
26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of
the LORD your God:
27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath
brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hand of the
Amorites, to destroy us.
28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart, saying, The
people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great and walled up to
heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you, according
to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bore
thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came
into this place.
32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch your tents
in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by
34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying,
35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good
land, which I swore to give unto your fathers,
36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I give the
land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he hath wholly
followed the LORD.
37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also shalt not
go in thither.
38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go in
thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your children,
which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they shall go in
thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.
40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the
way of the Red sea.
41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD, we will
go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us. And when
ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the
42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up, neither fight; for I am
not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
43 So I spoke unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against you, and
chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto Hormah.
45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to
your voice, nor give ear unto you.
46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.
1 Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red
sea, as the LORD spoke unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2 And the LORD spoke unto me, saying,
3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the coast of your
brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and they shall be afraid of
you: take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore:
5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much
as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall also buy
water of them for money, that ye may drink.
7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand: he
knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years the LORD
thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which dwelt in
Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from Ezion-gaber, we turned
and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither contend with
them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for a possession; because
I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.
10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many, and tall, as
11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites call them
12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir formerly; but the children of Esau succeeded
them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead;
as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the
14 And the space in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over
the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the generation of the men
of war were wasted out from among the host, as the LORD swore unto them.
15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them from among
the host, until they were consumed.
16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among
17 That the LORD spoke unto me, saying,
18 Thou art to pass over through Ar the coast of Moab, this day:
19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, distress them
not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the land of the children
of Ammon any possession; because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a
20 ( That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time;
and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD destroyed
them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead:
22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he destroyed the
Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even
unto this day:
23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which
came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.)
24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon: behold, I have
given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to
possess it, and contend with him in battle.
25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the
nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report of thee, and
shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of
Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the highway, I will neither
turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me water for
money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites which dwell in
Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the land which the LORD
our God giveth us.
30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the LORD thy God
hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he might deliver him
into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and his land
before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his land.
32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz.
33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons,
and all his people.
34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the men, and
the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to remain:
35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of the
cities which we took.
36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from the city
that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city too strong for
us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor unto any
place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the mountains, nor unto
whatsoever the LORD our God forbade us.
1 Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and Og the king of Bashan came
out against us, he and all his people, to battle at Edrei.
2 And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will deliver him, and all his
people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst
unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which dwelt at Heshbon.
3 So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og also, the king of Bashan, and
all his people: and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.
4 And we took all his cities at that time, there was not a city which we took
not from them, threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in
5 All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled
towns a great many.
6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly
destroying the men, women, and children, of every city.
7 But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey to
8 And we took at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites the
land that was on this side Jordan, from the river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
9 (Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the Amorites call it Shenir;)
10 All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and
Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
11 For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of giants; behold, his
bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the children of Ammon?
nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the
cubit of a man.
12 And this land, which we possessed at that time, from Aroer, which is by the
river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the
Reubenites and to the Gadites.
13 And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the kingdom of Og, gave I unto
the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, with all Bashan, which was
called the land of giants.
14 Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of
Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after his own name, Bashan-havoth-jair,
unto this day.
15 And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
16 And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the
river Arnon half the valley, and the border even unto the river Jabbok, which is
the border of the children of Ammon;
17 The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof, from Chinnereth even unto
the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under Ashdoth-pisgah eastward.
18 And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD your God hath given you
this land to possess it: ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the
children of Israel, all that are meet for the war.
19 But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle, (for I know that ye
have much cattle,) shall abide in your cities which I have given you;
20 Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren, as well as unto you, and
until they also possess the land which the LORD your God hath given them beyond
Jordan: and then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have
21 And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine eyes have seen all that
the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings: so shall the LORD do unto all
the kingdoms whither thou passest.
22 Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall fight for you.
23 And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
24 O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy greatness, and thy mighty
hand: for what God is there in heaven or in earth, that can do according to thy
works, and according to thy might?
25 I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land that is beyond Jordan,
that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
26 But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and would not hear me: and the
LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto me of this matter.
27 Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and
northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold it with thine eyes: for thou
shalt not go over this Jordan.
28 But 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 thou
29 So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.
1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments,
which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the
land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish
aught from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I
3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor: for all the men
that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God
commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep 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 say, Surely
this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD
our God is in all things that we call upon him for?
8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so
righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the
things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the
days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
10 Especially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when
the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear
my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon
the earth, and that they may teach their children.
11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with
fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
12 And the LORD spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice
of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice.
13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform,
even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments,
that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of
similitude on the day that the LORD spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of
any figure, the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged
fowl that flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any
fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun,
and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to
worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all
nations under the whole heaven.
20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace,
even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.
21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and swore that I
should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land,
which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance:
22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over,
and possess that good land.
23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God,
which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any
thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
24 For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a jealous God.
25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have
remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven
image, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD
thy God, to provoke him to anger:
26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon
utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye
shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.
27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in
number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you.
28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which
neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if
thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.
30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, even
in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto
31 (For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither
destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.
32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day
that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heaven unto
the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or
hath been heard like it?
33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire,
as thou hast heard, and live?
34 Or hath God attempted to go and take him a nation from the midst of another
nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty
hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that
the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
35 Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God;
there is none else beside him.
36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee:
and upon earth he showed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of
the midst of the fire.
37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them,
and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt;
38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to
bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that the LORD he is
God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else.
40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command
thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee,
and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, forever.
41 Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
42 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbor unawares,
and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he
43 Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and
Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of 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 unto the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt,
46 On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of
Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of
Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt:
47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of
the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sunrising;
48 From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Zion,
which is Hermon,
49 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the
plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
1 And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes
and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and
keep, and do them.
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, 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 mount out of the midst of the
5 (I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to show you the word of the
LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;)
6 I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the
house of bondage.
7 Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that
is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters
beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy
God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children
unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
10 And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my
11 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will
not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12 Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labor, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not
do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy
maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy
stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may
rest as well as thou.
15 And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD
thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out
arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 Honor thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee;
that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land
which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
17 Thou shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy
neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or
his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbor's.
22 These words the LORD spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out of the
midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice:
and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered
them unto me.
23 And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the
darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even
all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
24 And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath showed us his glory and his
greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have
seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.
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 hath heard the voice of the living God
speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
27 Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou
unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it,
and do it.
28 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke unto me; and the
LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which
they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all
my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the
commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them,
that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God 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 ye shall possess.
1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, 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.
3 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 hath 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 swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give
thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,
11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst 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
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD
thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the
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 swore 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
21 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and the
LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:
22 And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon
Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:
23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the
land which he swore 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 hath commanded us.
1 When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to
possess it, and hath cast out many nations before thee, the Hittites, and the
Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the
Hivites, and the Jebusites, seven nations greater and mightier than thou;
2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite
them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show
mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give
unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.
4 For they will turn away thy son from following me, that they may serve other
gods: so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and destroy thee
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; ye shall destroy their altars, and break
down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with
6 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God: the LORD thy God hath chosen
thee to be a special people unto himself, above all people that are upon the
face of the earth.
7 The LORD did not set his love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more
in number than any people; for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he
had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand,
and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of
9 Know therefore that the LORD thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which
keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to
a thousand generations;
10 And repayeth them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not
be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
11 Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep,
and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the
mercy which he swore unto thy fathers:
13 And he will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee: he will also bless
the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy wine, and
thine oil, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep, in the land
which he swore unto thy fathers to give thee.
14 Thou shalt be blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female
barren among you, or among your cattle.
15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the
evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon
all them that hate thee.
16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver
thee; thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their
gods; for that will be a snare unto thee.
17 If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations are more than I; how can I
18 Thou shalt not be afraid of them: but shalt well remember what the LORD thy
God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt;
19 The great temptations which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders,
and the mighty hand, and the stretched out arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought
thee out: so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the people of whom thou art
20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that
are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.
21 Thou shalt not be frightened at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a
mighty God and terrible.
22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and
little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the beasts of the field
increase upon thee.
23 But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them
with a mighty destruction, until they be destroyed.
24 And he shall deliver their kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy
their name from under heaven: there shall no man be able to stand before thee,
until thou have destroyed them.
25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not
desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be
snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26 Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a
cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly
abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.
1 All 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
swore unto your fathers.
2 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 thee, to know what
was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or not.
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
know 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
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 his
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;
8 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 hills 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 keeping his
commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this
12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and
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 lifted 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, wherein 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 might prove thee, to do thee good at thy
17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine 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 swore 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.
1 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 Anakims, 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 them, 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 uprightness 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 swore 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 stiffnecked 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 spoke
with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 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 forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves;
they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have
made them a molten image.
13 Furthermore the LORD spoke unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and,
behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under
heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and
the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had
made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the
LORD had commanded you.
17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them
before your eyes.
18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty
nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which
ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was
wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time
20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed
for Aaron also the same time.
21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and
stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I
cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD
23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess
the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the
LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down
at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy
people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness,
which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the
stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:
28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not
able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated
them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by
thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.
1 At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the
first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which
thou didst break, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the
first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten
commandments, which the LORD spoke unto you in the mount out of the midst of the
fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the
ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
6 And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of
Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son
ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land
of rivers of waters.
8 At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to
bless in his name, unto this day.
9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his
inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty
nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not
11 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that
they may go in and possess the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give
12 And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the
LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD
thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
13 To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee
this day for thy good?
14 Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earth
also, with all that therein is.
15 Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their
seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a
mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
18 He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the
stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
19 Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou
cleave, and swear by his name.
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and
terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
22 Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the
LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his
statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, always.
2 And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known,
and which have not seen the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatness,
his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,
3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto
Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
4 And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their
chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued
after you, and how the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;
5 And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;
6 And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben:
how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and
their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of
7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did.
8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day,
that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess
9 And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD swore unto your
fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and
10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of
Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it
with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys,
and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for the eyes of the LORD thy God are
always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my
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,
14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain
and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and
15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and
16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside,
and serve other gods, and worship them;
17 And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven,
that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish
quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and
bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your
19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in
thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when
thou risest up.
20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy
21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land
which the LORD swore unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon
22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you,
to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave
23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall
possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from
the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the
uttermost sea shall your coast be.
25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall
lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread
upon, as he hath said unto you.
26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command
you this day:
28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but
turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods,
which ye have not known.
29 And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto
the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon
mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.
30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down,
in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal,
beside the plains of Moreh?
31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD
your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.
32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before
you this day.
1 These are the statutes and judgments, which ye shall observe to do in the
land, which the LORD God of thy fathers giveth thee to possess it, all the days
that ye live upon the earth.
2 Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall
possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and
under every green tree:
3 And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their
groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and
destroy the names of them out of that place.
4 Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
5 But unto the place which the LORD your God shall choose out of all your tribes
to put his name there, even unto his habitation shall ye seek, and thither thou
6 And thither ye shall bring your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices, and your
tithes, and heave offerings of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill
offerings, and the firstlings of your herds and of your flocks:
7 And there ye shall eat before the LORD your God, and ye shall rejoice in all
that ye put your hand unto, ye and your households, wherein the LORD thy God
hath blessed thee.
8 Ye shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man
whatsoever is right in his own eyes.
9 For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD
your God giveth you.
10 But when ye go over Jordan, and dwell in the land which the LORD your God
giveth you to inherit, and when he giveth you rest from all your enemies round
about, so that ye dwell in safety;
11 Then there shall be a place which the LORD your God shall choose to cause his
name to dwell there; thither shall ye bring all that I command you; your burnt
offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave offering of your
hand, and all your choice vows which ye vow unto the LORD:
12 And ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God, ye, and your sons, and your
daughters, and your menservants, and your maidservants, and the Levite that is
within your gates; forasmuch as he hath no part nor inheritance with you.
13 Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place
that thou seest:
14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou
shalt offer thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command
15 Notwithstanding thou mayest kill and eat flesh in all thy gates, whatsoever
thy soul lusteth after, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he
hath given thee: the unclean and the clean may eat thereof, as of the roebuck,
and as of the hart.
16 Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall pour it upon the earth as water.
17 Thou mayest not eat within thy gates the tithe of thy corn, or of thy wine,
or of thy oil, or the firstlings of thy herds or of thy flock, nor any of thy
vows which thou vowest, nor thy freewill offerings, or heave offering of thine
18 But thou must eat them before the LORD thy God in the place which the LORD
thy God shall choose, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant,
and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within thy gates: and thou shalt
rejoice before the LORD thy God in all that thou puttest thine hands unto.
19 Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest
upon the earth.
20 When the LORD thy God shall enlarge thy border, as he hath promised thee, and
thou shalt say, I will eat flesh, because thy soul longeth to eat flesh; thou
mayest eat flesh, whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
21 If the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to put his name there be too
far from thee, then thou shalt kill of thy herd and of thy flock, which the LORD
hath given thee as I have commanded thee, and thou shalt eat in thy gates
whatsoever thy soul lusteth after.
22 Even as the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the
unclean and the clean shall eat of them alike.
23 Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou
mayest not eat the life with the flesh.
24 Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
25 Thou shalt not eat it; that it may go well with thee, and with thy children
after thee, when thou shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
26 Only thy holy things which thou hast, and thy vows, thou shalt take, and go
unto the place which the LORD shall choose:
27 And thou shalt offer thy burnt offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the
altar of the LORD thy God: and the blood of thy sacrifices shall be poured out
upon the altar of the LORD thy God, and thou shalt eat the flesh.
28 Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well
with thee, and with thy children after thee forever, when thou doest that which
is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
29 When the LORD thy God shall cut off the nations from before thee, whither
thou goest to possess them, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their
30 Take heed to thyself that thou be not snared by following them, after that
they be destroyed from before thee; and that thou inquire not after their gods,
saying, How did these nations serve their gods? even so will I do likewise.
31 Thou shalt not do so unto the LORD thy God: for every abomination to the
LORD, which he hateth, have they done unto their gods; for even their sons and
their daughters they have burnt in the fire to their gods.
32 What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add
thereto, nor diminish from it.
1 If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a
sign or a wonder,
2 And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spoke unto thee, saying,
Let us go after other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them;
3 Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of
dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your
God with all your heart and with all your soul.
4 Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his
commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.
5 And that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams, shall be put to death; because he
hath spoken to turn you away from the LORD your God, which brought you out of
the land of Egypt, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, to thrust thee
out of the way which the LORD thy God commanded thee to walk in. So shalt thou
put the evil away from the midst of thee.
6 If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the
wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee
secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known,
thou, nor thy fathers;
7 Namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee,
or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth even unto the other end of
8 Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye
pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:
9 But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him
to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.
10 And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die; because he hath sought to
thrust thee away from the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
11 And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness
as this is among you.
12 If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath
given thee to dwell there, saying,
13 Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have
withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods,
which ye have not known;
14 Then shalt thou inquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if
it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;
15 Thou shalt surely smite the inhabitants of that city with the edge of the
sword, destroying it utterly, and all that is therein, and the cattle thereof,
with the edge of the sword.
16 And thou shalt gather all the spoil of it into the midst of the street
thereof, and shalt burn with fire the city, and all the spoil thereof every
whit, for the LORD thy God: and it shall be a heap forever; it shall not be
17 And there shall cleave naught of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the
LORD may turn from the fierceness of his anger, and show thee mercy, and have
compassion upon thee, and multiply thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers;
18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his
commandments which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the
eyes of the LORD thy God.
1 Ye are the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor
make any baldness between your eyes for the dead.
2 For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God, and the LORD hath chosen
thee to be a peculiar people unto himself, above all the nations that are upon
3 Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing.
4 These are the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the sheep, and the goat,
5 The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the
pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois.
6 And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth the cleft into two claws,
and cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat.
7 Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that
divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew
the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.
8 And the swine, because it divideth the hoof, yet cheweth not the cud, it is
unclean unto you: ye shall not eat of their flesh, nor touch their dead carcass.
9 These ye shall eat of all that are in the waters: all that have fins and
scales shall ye eat:
10 And whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it is unclean unto
11 Of all clean birds ye shall eat.
12 But these are they of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and the ossifrage,
and the osprey,
13 And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind,
14 And every raven after his kind,
15 And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckoo, and the hawk after his kind,
16 The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan,
17 And the pelican, and the gier-eagle, and the cormorant,
18 And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19 And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be
20 But of all clean fowls ye may eat.
21 Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto
the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it
unto an alien: for thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not
seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
22 Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth
forth year by year.
23 And thou shalt eat before the LORD thy God, in the place which he shall
choose to place his name there, the tithe of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine
oil, and the firstlings of thy herds and of thy flocks; that thou mayest learn
to fear the LORD thy God always.
24 And if the way be too long for thee, so that thou art not able to carry it;
or if the place be too far from thee, which the LORD thy God shall choose to set
his name there, when the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
25 Then shalt thou turn it into money, and bind up the money in thine hand, and
shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose:
26 And thou shalt bestow that money for whatsoever thy soul lusteth after, for
oxen, or for sheep, or for wine, or for strong drink, or for whatsoever thy soul
desireth: and thou shalt eat there before the LORD thy God, and thou shalt
rejoice, thou, and thine household,
27 And the Levite that is within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he
hath no part nor inheritance with thee.
28 At the end of three years thou shalt bring forth all the tithe of thine
increase the same year, and shalt lay it up within thy gates:
29 And the Levite, (because he hath no part nor inheritance with thee,) and the
stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, which are within thy gates, shall
come, and shall eat and be satisfied; that the LORD thy God may bless thee in
all the work of thine hand which thou doest.
1 At the end of every seven years thou shalt make a release.
2 And this is the manner of the release: Every creditor that lendeth aught unto
his neighbor shall release it; he shall not exact it of his neighbor, or of his
brother; because it is called the LORD's release.
3 Of a foreigner thou mayest exact it again: but that which is thine with thy
brother thine hand shall release;
4 Save when there shall be no poor among you; for the LORD shall greatly bless
thee in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance to
5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe
to do all these commandments which I command thee this day.
6 For the LORD thy God blesseth thee, as he promised thee: and thou shalt lend
unto many nations, but thou shalt not borrow; and thou shalt reign over many
nations, but they shall not reign over thee.
7 If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy
gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden
thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:
8 But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him
sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.
9 Beware that there be not a thought in thy wicked heart, saying, The seventh
year, the year of release, is at hand; and thine eye be evil against thy poor
brother, and thou givest him naught; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and
it be sin unto thee.
10 Thou shalt surely give him, and thine heart shall not be grieved when thou
givest unto him: because that for this thing the LORD thy God shall bless thee
in all thy works, and in all that thou puttest thine hand unto.
11 For the poor shall never cease out of the land: therefore I command thee,
saying, Thou shalt open thine hand wide unto thy brother, to thy poor, and to
thy needy, in thy land.
12 And if thy brother, a Hebrew man, or a Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and
serve thee six years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from
13 And when thou sendest him out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away
14 Thou shalt furnish him liberally out of thy flock, and out of thy floor, and
out of thy winepress: of that wherewith the LORD thy God hath blessed thee thou
shalt give unto him.
15 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and
the LORD thy God redeemed thee: therefore I command thee this thing today.
16 And it shall be, if he say unto thee, I will not go away from thee; because
he loveth thee and thine house, because he is well with thee;
17 Then thou shalt take an awl, and thrust it through his ear unto the door, and
he shall be thy servant forever. And also unto thy maidservant thou shalt do
18 It shall not seem hard unto thee, when thou sendest him away free from thee;
for he hath been worth a double hired servant to thee, in serving thee six
years: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all that thou doest.
19 All the firstling males that come of thy herd and of thy flock thou shalt
sanctify unto the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work with the firstling of thy
bullock, nor shear the firstling of thy sheep.
20 Thou shalt eat it before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the
LORD shall choose, thou and thy household.
21 And if there be any blemish therein, as if it be lame, or blind, or have any
ill blemish, thou shalt not sacrifice it unto the LORD thy God.
22 Thou shalt eat it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean person shall
eat it alike, as the roebuck, and as the hart.
23 Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground
1 Observe the month of Abib, and keep the passover unto the LORD thy God: for in
the month of Abib the LORD thy God brought thee forth out of Egypt by night.
2 Thou shalt therefore sacrifice the passover unto the LORD thy God, of the
flock and the herd, in the place which the LORD shall choose to place his name
3 Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened
bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the
land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth
out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.
4 And there shall be no leavened bread seen with thee in all thy coast seven
days; neither shall there any thing of the flesh, which thou sacrificedst the
first day at even, remain all night until the morning.
5 Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of thy gates, which the LORD
thy God giveth thee:
6 But at the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place his name in,
there thou shalt sacrifice the passover at even, at the going down of the sun,
at the season that thou camest forth out of Egypt.
7 And thou shalt roast and eat it in the place which the LORD thy God shall
choose: and thou shalt turn in the morning, and go unto thy tents.
8 Six days thou shalt eat unleavened bread: and on the seventh day shall be a
solemn assembly to the LORD thy God: thou shalt do no work therein.
9 Seven weeks shalt thou number unto thee: begin to number the seven weeks from
such time as thou beginnest to put the sickle to the corn.
10 And thou shalt keep the feast of weeks unto the LORD thy God with a tribute
of a freewill offering of thine hand, which thou shalt give unto the LORD thy
God, according as the LORD thy God hath blessed thee:
11 And thou shalt rejoice before the LORD thy God, thou, and thy son, and thy
daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite that is within
thy gates, and the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are among
you, in the place which the LORD thy God hath chosen to place his name there.
12 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt
observe and do these statutes.
13 Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast
gathered in thy corn and thy wine:
14 And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and
thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the
fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.
15 Seven days shalt thou keep a solemn feast unto the LORD thy God in the place
which the LORD shall choose: because the LORD thy God shall bless thee in all
thine increase, and in all the works of thine hands, therefore thou shalt surely
16 Three times in a year shall all thy males appear before the LORD thy God in
the place which he shall choose; in the feast of unleavened bread, and in the
feast of weeks, and in the feast of tabernacles: and they shall not appear
before the LORD empty:
17 Every man shall give as he is able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy
God which he hath given thee.
18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy
God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with
19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a
gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the
20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and
inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
21 Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the
LORD thy God, which thou shalt make thee.
22 Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.
1 Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God any bullock, or sheep, wherein
is blemish, or any evilfavoredness: for that is an abomination unto the LORD thy
2 If there be found among you, within any of thy gates which the LORD thy God
giveth thee, man or woman, that hath wrought wickedness in the sight of the LORD
thy God, in transgressing his covenant,
3 And hath gone and served other gods, and worshiped them, either the sun, or
moon, or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded;
4 And it be told thee, and thou hast heard of it, and inquired diligently, and,
behold, it be true, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought in
5 Then shalt thou bring forth that man or that woman, which have committed that
wicked thing, unto thy gates, even that man or that woman, and shalt stone them
with stones, till they die.
6 At the mouth of two witnesses, or three witnesses, shall he that is worthy of
death be put to death; but at the mouth of one witness he shall not be put to
7 The hands of the witnesses shall be first upon him to put him to death, and
afterward the hands of all the people. So thou shalt put the evil away from
8 If there arise a matter too hard for thee in judgment, between blood and
blood, between plea and plea, and between stroke and stroke, being matters of
controversy within thy gates: then shalt thou arise, and get thee up into the
place which the LORD thy God shall choose;
9 And thou shalt come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that
shall be in those days, and inquire; and they shall show thee the sentence of
10 And thou shalt do according to the sentence, which they of that place which
the LORD shall choose shall show thee; and thou shalt observe to do according to
all that they inform thee:
11 According to the sentence of the law which they shall teach thee, and
according to the judgment which they shall tell thee, thou shalt do: thou shalt
not decline from the sentence which they shall show thee, to the right hand, nor
to the left.
12 And the man that will do presumptuously, and will not hearken unto the priest
that standeth to minister there before the LORD thy God, or unto the judge, even
that man shall die: and thou shalt put away the evil from Israel.
13 And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more presumptuously.
14 When thou art come unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, and
shalt possess it, and shalt dwell therein, and shalt say, I will set a king over
me, like as all the nations that are about me;
15 Thou shalt in any wise set him king over thee, whom the LORD thy God shall
choose: one from among thy brethren shalt thou set king over thee: thou mayest
not set a stranger over thee, which is not thy brother.
16 But he shall not multiply horses to himself, nor cause the people to return
to Egypt, to the end that he should multiply horses: forasmuch as the LORD hath
said unto you, Ye shall henceforth return no more that way.
17 Neither shall he multiply wives to himself, that his heart turn not away:
neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
18 And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he
shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the
priests the Levites:
19 And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life:
that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law
and these statutes, to do them:
20 That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not
aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that
he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of
1 The priests the Levites, and all the tribe of Levi, shall have no part nor
inheritance with Israel: they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire,
and his inheritance.
2 Therefore shall they have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD is
their inheritance, as he hath said unto them.
3 And this shall be the priest's due from the people, from them that offer a
sacrifice, whether it be ox or sheep; and they shall give unto the priest the
shoulder, and the two cheeks, and the maw.
4 The firstfruit also of thy corn, of thy wine, and of thine oil, and the first
of the fleece of thy sheep, shalt thou give him.
5 For the LORD thy God hath chosen him out of all thy tribes, to stand to
minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.
6 And if a Levite come from any of thy gates out of all Israel, where he
sojourned, and come with all the desire of his mind unto the place which the
LORD shall choose;
7 Then he shall minister in the name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren
the Levites do, which stand there before the LORD.
8 They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of
9 When thou art come into the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou
shalt not learn to do after the abominations of those nations.
10 There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his
daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of
times, or an enchanter, or a witch,
11 Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a
12 For all that do these things are an abomination unto the LORD: and because of
these abominations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee.
13 Thou shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God.
14 For these nations, which thou shalt possess, hearkened unto observers of
times, and unto diviners: but as for thee, the LORD thy God hath not suffered
thee so to do.
15 The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of
thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;
16 According to all that thou desiredst of the LORD thy God in Horeb in the day
of the assembly, saying, Let me not hear again the voice of the LORD my God,
neither let me see this great fire any more, that I die not.
17 And the LORD said unto me, They have well spoken that which they have spoken.
18 I will raise them up a Prophet from among their brethren, like unto thee, and
will put my words in his mouth; and he shall speak unto them all that I shall
19 And it shall come to pass, that whosoever will not hearken unto my words
which he shall speak in my name, I will require it of him.
20 But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have
not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even
that prophet shall die.
21 And if thou say in thine heart, How shall we know the word which the LORD
hath not spoken?
22 When a prophet speaketh in the name of the LORD, if the thing follow not, nor
come to pass, that is the thing which the LORD hath not spoken, but the prophet
hath spoken it presumptuously: thou shalt not be afraid of him.
1 When the LORD thy God hath cut off the nations, whose land the LORD thy God
giveth thee, and thou succeedest them, and dwellest in their cities, and in
2 Thou shalt separate three cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the
LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.
3 Thou shalt prepare thee a way, and divide the coasts of thy land, which the
LORD thy God giveth thee to inherit, into three parts, that every slayer may
4 And this is the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may
live: Whoso killeth his neighbor ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past;
5 As when a man goeth into the wood with his neighbor to hew wood, and his hand
fetcheth a stroke with the axe to cut down the tree, and the head slippeth from
the helve, and lighteth upon his neighbor, that he die; he shall flee unto one
of those cities, and live:
6 Lest the avenger of the blood pursue the slayer, while his heart is hot, and
overtake him, because the way is long, and slay him; whereas he was not worthy
of death, inasmuch as he hated him not in time past.
7 Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt separate three cities for thee.
8 And if the LORD thy God enlarge thy coast, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers,
and give thee all the land which he promised to give unto thy fathers;
9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments to do them, which I command thee
this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt
thou add three cities more for thee, beside these three:
10 That innocent blood be not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth
thee for an inheritance, and so blood be upon thee.
11 But if any man hate his neighbor, and lie in wait for him, and rise up
against him, and smite him mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these
12 Then the elders of his city shall send and fetch him thence, and deliver him
into the hand of the avenger of blood, that he may die.
13 Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent
blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.
14 Thou shalt not remove thy neighbor's landmark, which they of old time have
set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy
God giveth thee to possess it.
15 One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin,
in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of
three witnesses, shall the matter be established.
16 If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him that which
17 Then both the men, between whom the controversy is, shall stand before the
LORD, before the priests and the judges, which shall be in those days;
18 And the judges shall make diligent inquisition: and, behold, if the witness
be a false witness, and hath testified falsely against his brother;
19 Then shall ye do unto him, as he had thought to have done unto his brother:
so shalt thou put the evil away from among you.
20 And those which remain shall hear, and fear, and shall henceforth commit no
more any such evil among you.
21 And thine eye shall not pity; but life shall go for life, eye for eye, tooth
for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
1 When thou goest out to battle against thine enemies, and seest horses, and
chariots, and a people more than thou, be not afraid of them: for the LORD thy
God is with thee, which brought thee up out of the land of Egypt.
2 And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the priest shall
approach and speak unto the people,
3 And shall say unto them, Hear, O Israel, ye approach this day unto battle
against your enemies: let not your hearts faint, fear not, and do not tremble,
neither be ye terrified because of them;
4 For the LORD your God is he that goeth with you, to fight for you against your
enemies, to save you.
5 And the officers shall speak unto the people, saying, What man is there that
hath built a new house, and hath not dedicated it? let him go and return to his
house, lest he die in the battle, and another man dedicate it.
6 And what man is he that hath planted a vineyard, and hath not yet eaten of it?
let him also go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and
another man eat of it.
7 And what man is there that hath betrothed a wife, and hath not taken her? let
him go and return unto his house, lest he die in the battle, and another man
8 And the officers shall speak further unto the people, and they shall say, What
man is there that is fearful and fainthearted? let him go and return unto his
house, lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart.
9 And it shall be, when the officers have made an end of speaking unto the
people, that they shall make captains of the armies to lead the people.
10 When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace
11 And it shall be, if it make thee answer of peace, and open unto thee, then it
shall be, that all the people that is found therein shall be tributaries unto
thee, and they shall serve thee.
12 And if it will make no peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then
thou shalt besiege it:
13 And when the LORD thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt
smite every male thereof with the edge of the sword:
14 But the women, and the little ones, and the cattle, and all that is in the
city, even all the spoil thereof, shalt thou take unto thyself; and thou shalt
eat the spoil of thine enemies, which the LORD thy God hath given thee.
15 Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities which are very far off from thee,
which are not of the cities of these nations.
16 But of the cities of these people, which the LORD thy God doth give thee for
an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
17 But thou shalt utterly destroy them; namely, the Hittites, and the Amorites,
the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites; as the LORD
thy God hath commanded thee:
18 That they teach you not to do after all their abominations, which they have
done unto their gods; so should ye sin against the LORD your God.
19 When thou shalt besiege a city a long time, in making war against it to take
it, thou shalt not destroy the trees thereof by forcing an axe against them: for
thou mayest eat of them, and thou shalt not cut them down (for the tree of the
field is man's life) to employ them in the siege:
20 Only the trees which thou knowest that they be not trees for meat, thou shalt
destroy and cut them down; and thou shalt build bulwarks against the city that
maketh war with thee, until it be subdued.
1 If one be found slain in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee to
possess it, lying in the field, and it be not known who hath slain him:
2 Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth, and they shall measure unto
the cities which are round about him that is slain:
3 And it shall be, that the city which is next unto the slain man, even the
elders of that city shall take a heifer, which hath not been wrought with, and
which hath not drawn in the yoke;
4 And the elders of that city shall bring down the heifer unto a rough valley,
which is neither eared nor sown, and shall strike off the heifer's neck there in
5 And the priests the sons of Levi shall come near; for them the LORD thy God
hath chosen to minister unto him, and to bless in the name of the LORD; and by
their word shall every controversy and every stroke be tried:
6 And all the elders of that city, that are next unto the slain man, shall wash
their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley:
7 And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither
have our eyes seen it.
8 Be merciful, O LORD, unto thy people Israel, whom thou hast redeemed, and lay
not innocent blood unto thy people of Israel's charge. And the blood shall be
9 So shalt thou put away the guilt of innocent blood from among you, when thou
shalt do that which is right in the sight of the LORD.
10 When thou goest forth to war against thine enemies, and the LORD thy God hath
delivered them into thine hands, and thou hast taken them captive,
11 And seest among the captives a beautiful woman, and hast a desire unto her,
that thou wouldest have her to thy wife;
12 Then thou shalt bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head,
and pare her nails;
13 And she shall put the raiment of her captivity from off her, and shall remain
in thine house, and bewail her father and her mother a full month: and after
that thou shalt go in unto her, and be her husband, and she shall be thy wife.
14 And it shall be, if thou have no delight in her, then thou shalt let her go
whither she will; but thou shalt not sell her at all for money, thou shalt not
make merchandise of her, because thou hast humbled her.
15 If a man have two wives, one beloved, and another hated, and they have born
him children, both the beloved and the hated; and if the firstborn son be hers
that was hated:
16 Then it shall be, when he maketh his sons to inherit that which he hath, that
he may not make the son of the beloved firstborn before the son of the hated,
which is indeed the firstborn:
17 But he shall acknowledge the son of the hated for the firstborn, by giving
him a double portion of all that he hath: for he is the beginning of his
strength; the right of the firstborn is his.
18 If a man have a stubborn and rebellious son, which will not obey the voice of
his father, or the voice of his mother, and that, when they have chastened him,
will not hearken unto them:
19 Then shall his father and his mother lay hold on him, and bring him out unto
the elders of his city, and unto the gate of his place;
20 And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and
rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.
21 And all the men of his city shall stone him with stones, that he die: so
shalt thou put evil away from among you; and all Israel shall hear, and fear.
22 And if a man have committed a sin worthy of death, and he be to be put to
death, and thou hang him on a tree:
23 His body shall not remain all night upon the tree, but thou shalt in any wise
bury him that day; (for he that is hanged is accursed of God;) that thy land be
not defiled, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance.
1 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself
from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.
2 And if thy brother be not nigh unto thee, or if thou know him not, then thou
shalt bring it unto thine own house, and it shall be with thee until thy brother
seek after it, and thou shalt restore it to him again.
3 In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his
raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother's, which he hath lost, and thou
hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.
4 Thou shalt not see thy brother's ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide
thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.
5 The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man
put on a woman's garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy
6 If a bird's nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the
ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young,
or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:
7 But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it
may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.
8 When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy
roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.
9 Thou shalt not sow thy vineyard with divers seeds: lest the fruit of thy seed
which thou hast sown, and the fruit of thy vineyard, be defiled.
10 Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.
11 Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, as of woolen and linen
12 Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith
thou coverest thyself.
13 If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her,
14 And give occasions of speech against her, and bring up an evil name upon her,
and say, I took this woman, and when I came to her, I found her not a maid:
15 Then shall the father of the damsel, and her mother, take and bring forth the
tokens of the damsel's virginity unto the elders of the city in the gate:
16 And the damsel's father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto
this man to wife, and he hateth her;
17 And, lo, he hath given occasions of speech against her, saying, I found not
thy daughter a maid; and yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity.
And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city.
18 And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
19 And they shall amerce him in a hundred shekels of silver, and give them unto
the father of the damsel, because he hath brought up an evil 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, and the tokens of virginity be not found for the
21 Then they shall bring out the damsel to the door of her father's house, and
the men of her city shall stone her with stones that she die: because she hath
wrought folly in Israel, to play the whore in her father's house: so shalt thou
put evil away from among you.
22 If a man be found lying with a woman married to a husband, then they shall
both of them die, both the man that lay with the woman, and the woman: so shalt
thou put away evil from Israel.
23 If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto a husband, and a man find her
in the city, and lie with her;
24 Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall
stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being
in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbor's wife: so thou
shalt put away evil from among you.
25 But if a man find a betrothed damsel in the field, and the man force her, and
lie with her: then the man only that lay with her shall die:
26 But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin
worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbor, and slayeth him,
even so is this matter:
27 For he found her in the field, and the betrothed damsel cried, and there was
none to save her.
28 If a man find a damsel that is a virgin, which is not betrothed, and lay hold
on her, and lie with her, and they be found;
29 Then the man that lay with her shall give unto the damsel's father fifty
shekels of silver, and she shall be his wife; because he hath humbled her, he
may not put her away all his days.
30 A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.
1 He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not
enter into the congregation of the LORD.
2 A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even to his tenth
generation shall he not enter into the congregation of the LORD.
3 An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD; even
to their tenth generation shall they not enter into the congregation of the LORD
4 Because they met you not with bread and with water in the way, when ye came
forth out of Egypt; and because they hired against thee Balaam the son of Beor
of Pethor of Mesopotamia, to curse thee.
5 Nevertheless the LORD thy God would not hearken unto Balaam; but the LORD thy
God turned the curse into a blessing unto thee, because the LORD thy God loved
6 Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy days forever.
7 Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he is thy brother: thou shalt not abhor
an Egyptian; because thou wast a stranger in his land.
8 The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of
the LORD in their third generation.
9 When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every
10 If there be among you any man, that is not clean by reason of uncleanness
that chanceth him by night, then shall he go abroad out of the camp, he shall
not come within the camp:
11 But it shall be, when evening cometh on, he shall wash himself with water:
and when the sun is down, he shall come into the camp again.
12 Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth
13 And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt
ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover
that which cometh from thee:
14 For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and
to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he
see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.
15 Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his
master unto thee:
16 He shall dwell with thee, even among you, in that place which he shall choose
in one of thy gates, where it liketh him best: thou shalt not oppress him.
17 There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the
sons of Israel.
18 Thou shalt not bring the hire of a whore, or the price of a dog, into the
house of the LORD thy God for any vow: for even both these are abomination unto
the LORD thy God.
19 Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of
victuals, usury of any thing that is lent upon usury:
20 Unto a stranger thou mayest lend upon usury; but unto thy brother thou shalt
not lend upon usury: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in all that thou
settest thine hand to in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
21 When thou shalt vow a vow unto the LORD thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay
it: for the LORD thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in
22 But if thou shalt forbear to vow, it shall be no sin in thee.
23 That which is gone out of thy lips thou shalt keep and perform; even a
freewill offering, according as thou hast vowed unto the LORD thy God, which
thou hast promised with thy mouth.
24 When thou comest into thy neighbor's vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes
thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.
25 When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbor, then thou mayest
pluck the ears with thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy
neighbor's standing corn.
1 When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she
find no favor in his eyes, because he hath found some uncleanness in her: then
let him write her a bill of divorcement, and give it in her hand, and send her
out of his house.
2 And when she is departed out of his house, she may go and be another man's
3 And if the latter husband hate her, and write her a bill of divorcement, and
giveth it in her hand, and sendeth her out of his house; or if the latter
husband die, which took her to be his wife;
4 Her former husband, which sent her away, may not take her again to be his
wife, after that she is defiled; for that is abomination before the LORD: and
thou shalt not cause the land to sin, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
5 When a man hath taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war, neither shall he
be charged with any business: but he shall be free at home one year, and shall
cheer up his wife which he hath taken.
6 No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a
man's life to pledge.
7 If a man be found stealing any of his brethren of the children of Israel, and
maketh merchandise of him, or selleth him; then that thief shall die; and thou
shalt put evil away from among you.
8 Take heed in the plague of leprosy, that thou observe diligently, and do
according to all that the priests the Levites shall teach you: as I commanded
them, so ye shall observe to do.
9 Remember what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were
come forth out of Egypt.
10 When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house
to fetch his pledge.
11 Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out
the pledge abroad unto thee.
12 And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:
13 In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down,
that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be
righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.
14 Thou shalt not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he be
of thy brethren, or of thy strangers that are in thy land within thy gates:
15 At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon
it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto
the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.
16 The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the
children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for
his own sin.
17 Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless;
nor take a widow's raiment to pledge:
18 But thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt, and the LORD thy
God redeemed thee thence: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
19 When thou cuttest down thine harvest in thy field, and hast forgot a sheaf in
the field, thou shalt not go again to fetch it: it shall be for the stranger,
for the fatherless, and for the widow: that the LORD thy God may bless thee in
all the work of thine hands.
20 When thou beatest thine olive tree, thou shalt not go over the boughs again:
it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
21 When thou gatherest the grapes of thy vineyard, thou shalt not glean it
afterward: it shall be for the stranger, for the fatherless, and for the widow.
22 And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt:
therefore I command thee to do this thing.
1 If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the
judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the
2 And it shall be, if the wicked man be worthy to be beaten, that the judge
shall cause him to lie down, and to be beaten before his face, according to his
fault, by a certain number.
3 Forty stripes he may give him, and not exceed: lest, if he should exceed, and
beat him above these with many stripes, then thy brother should seem vile unto
4 Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out the corn.
5 If brethren dwell together, and one of them die, and have no child, the wife
of the dead shall not marry without unto a stranger: her husband's brother shall
go in unto her, and take her to him to wife, and perform the duty of a husband's
brother unto her.
6 And it shall be, that the firstborn which she beareth shall succeed in the
name of his brother which is dead, that his name be not put out of Israel.
7 And if the man like not to take his brother's wife, then let his brother's
wife go up to the gate unto the elders, and say, My husband's brother refuseth
to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel, he will not perform the duty of
my husband's brother.
8 Then the elders of his city shall call him, and speak unto him: and if he
stand to it, and say, I like not to take her;
9 Then shall his brother's wife come unto him in the presence of the elders, and
loose his shoe from off his foot, and spit in his face, and shall answer and
say, So shall it be done unto that man that will not build up his brother's
10 And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath his shoe
11 When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth
near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and
putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets:
12 Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her.
13 Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.
14 Thou shalt not have in thine house divers measures, a great and a small.
15 But thou shalt have a perfect and just weight, a perfect and just measure
shalt thou have: that thy days may be lengthened in the land which the LORD thy
God giveth thee.
16 For all that do such things, and all that do unrighteously, are an
abomination unto the LORD thy God.
17 Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of
18 How he met thee by the way, and smote the hindmost of thee, even all that
were feeble behind thee, when thou wast faint and weary; and he feared not God.
19 Therefore it shall be, when the LORD thy God hath given thee rest from all
thine enemies round about, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
inheritance to possess it, that thou shalt blot out the remembrance of Amalek
from under heaven; thou shalt not forget it.
1 And it shall be, when thou art come in unto the land which the LORD thy God
giveth thee for an inheritance, and possessest it, and dwellest therein;
2 That thou shalt take of the first of all the fruit of the earth, which thou
shalt bring of thy land that the LORD thy God giveth thee, and shalt put it in a
basket, and shalt go unto the place which the LORD thy God shall choose to place
his name there.
3 And thou shalt go unto the priest that shall be in those days, and say unto
him, I profess this day unto the LORD thy God, that I am come unto the country
which the LORD swore unto our fathers for to give us.
4 And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it down before
the altar of the LORD thy God.
5 And thou shalt speak and say before the LORD thy God, A Syrian ready to perish
was my father, and he went down into Egypt, and sojourned there with a few, and
became there a nation, great, mighty, and populous:
6 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard
7 And when we cried unto the LORD God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice,
and looked on our affliction, and our labor, and our oppression:
8 And the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand, and with an
outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs, and with wonders:
9 And he hath brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, even a
land that floweth with milk and honey.
10 And now, behold, I have brought the firstfruits of the land, which thou, O
LORD, hast given me. And thou shalt set it before the LORD thy God, and worship
before the LORD thy God:
11 And thou shalt rejoice in every good thing which the LORD thy God hath given
unto thee, and unto thine house, thou, and the Levite, and the stranger that is
12 When thou hast made an end of tithing all the tithes of thine increase the
third year, which is the year of tithing, and hast given it unto the Levite, the
stranger, the fatherless, and the widow, that they may eat within thy gates, and
13 Then thou shalt say before the LORD thy God, I have brought away the hallowed
things out of mine house, and also have given them unto the Levite, and unto the
stranger, to the fatherless, and to the widow, according to all thy commandments
which thou hast commanded me: I have not transgressed thy commandments, neither
have I forgotten them:
14 I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken away aught
thereof for any unclean use, nor given aught thereof for the dead: but I have
hearkened to the voice of the LORD my God, and have done according to all that
thou hast commanded me.
15 Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel,
and the land which thou hast given us, as thou sworest unto our fathers, a land
that floweth with milk and honey.
16 This day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and
judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all thine heart, and with
all thy soul.
17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways,
and to keep his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and to
hearken unto his voice:
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he
hath promised thee, and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in
name, and in honor; and that thou mayest be a holy people unto the LORD thy God,
as he hath spoken.
1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the
commandments which I command you this day.
2 And it shall be on the day when ye shall pass over Jordan unto the land which
the LORD thy God giveth thee, that thou shalt set thee up great stones, and
plaster them with plaster:
3 And thou shalt write upon them all the words of this law, when thou art passed
over, that thou mayest go in unto the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, a
land that floweth with milk and honey; as the LORD God of thy fathers hath
4 Therefore it shall be when ye be gone over Jordan, that ye shall set up these
stones, which I command you this day, in mount Ebal, and thou shalt plaster them
5 And there shalt thou build an altar unto the LORD thy God, an altar of stones:
thou shalt not lift up any iron tool upon them.
6 Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt
offer burnt offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God:
7 And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat there, and rejoice before
the LORD thy God.
8 And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this law very plainly.
9 And Moses and the priests the Levites spoke unto all Israel, saying, Take
heed, and hearken, O Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy
10 Thou shalt therefore obey the voice of the LORD thy God, and do his
commandments and his statutes, which I command thee this day.
11 And Moses charged the people the same day, saying,
12 These shall stand upon mount Gerizim to bless the people, when ye are come
over Jordan; Simeon, and Levi, and Judah, and Issachar, and Joseph, and
13 And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and Asher, and
Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali.
14 And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of Israel with a loud
15 Cursed be the man that maketh any graven or molten image, an abomination unto
the LORD, the work of the hands of the craftsman, and putteth it in a secret
place. And all the people shall answer and say, Amen.
16 Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
17 Cursed be he that removeth his neighbor's landmark. And all the people shall
18 Cursed be he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
19 Cursed be he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and
widow. And all the people shall say, Amen.
20 Cursed be he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his
father's skirt. And all the people shall say, Amen.
21 Cursed be he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall
22 Cursed be he that lieth 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 that lieth with his mother-in-law. And all the people shall say,
24 Cursed be he that smiteth his neighbor secretly. And all the people shall
25 Cursed be he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
26 Cursed be he that confirmeth not all the words of this law to do them. And
all the people shall say, Amen.
1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of
the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee
this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the
2 And all these blessings shall come on thee, and overtake thee, if thou shalt
hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
3 Blessed shalt thou be in the city, and blessed shalt thou be in the field.
4 Blessed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy ground, and the
fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
5 Blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
6 Blessed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and blessed shalt thou be when thou
7 The LORD shall cause thine enemies that rise up against thee to be smitten
before thy face: they shall come out against thee one way, and flee before thee
8 The LORD shall command the blessing upon thee in thy storehouses, and in all
that thou settest thine hand unto; and he shall bless thee in the land which the
LORD thy God giveth thee.
9 The LORD shall establish thee a holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn
unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, and walk in
10 And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by the name of the
LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee.
11 And the LORD shall make thee plenteous in goods, in the fruit of thy body,
and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy ground, in the land
which the LORD swore unto thy fathers to give thee.
12 The LORD shall open unto thee his good treasure, the heaven to give the rain
unto thy land in his season, and to bless all the work of thine hand: and thou
shalt lend unto many nations, and thou shalt not borrow.
13 And the LORD shall make thee the head, and not the tail; and thou shalt be
above only, and thou shalt not be beneath; if that thou hearken unto the
commandments of the LORD thy God, which I command thee this day, to observe and
to do them:
14 And thou shalt not go aside from any of the words which I command thee this
day, to the right hand, or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.
15 But it shall come to pass, if thou wilt not hearken unto the voice of the
LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I
command thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake
16 Cursed shalt thou be in the city, and cursed shalt thou be in the field.
17 Cursed shall be thy basket and thy store.
18 Cursed shall be the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the
increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.
19 Cursed shalt thou be when thou comest in, and cursed shalt thou be when thou
20 The LORD shall send upon thee cursing, vexation, and rebuke, in all that thou
settest thine hand unto for to do, until thou be destroyed, and until thou
perish quickly; because of the wickedness of thy doings, whereby thou hast
21 The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto thee, until he have consumed
thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it.
22 The LORD shall smite thee with a consumption, and with a fever, and with an
inflammation, and with an extreme burning, and with the sword, and with
blasting, and with mildew; and they shall pursue thee until thou perish.
23 And thy heaven that is over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that is
under thee shall be iron.
24 The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from heaven shall
it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
25 The LORD shall cause thee to be smitten before thine enemies: thou shalt go
out one way against them, and flee seven ways before them: and shalt be removed
into all the kingdoms of the earth.
26 And thy carcass shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts
of the earth, and no man shall frighten them away.
27 The LORD will smite thee with the botch of Egypt, and with the emerods, and
with the scab, and with the itch, whereof thou canst not be healed.
28 The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and blindness, and astonishment of
29 And thou shalt grope at noonday, as the blind gropeth in darkness, and thou
shalt not prosper in thy ways: and thou shalt be only oppressed and spoiled
evermore, and no man shall save thee.
30 Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie with her: thou shalt
build a house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard,
and shalt not gather the grapes thereof.
31 Thine ox shall be slain before thine eyes, and thou shalt not eat thereof:
thine ass shall be violently taken away from before thy face, and shall not be
restored to thee: thy sheep shall be given unto thine enemies, and thou shalt
have none to rescue them.
32 Thy sons and thy daughters shall be given unto another people, and thine eyes
shall look, and fail with longing for them all the day long: and there shall be
no might in thine hand.
33 The fruit of thy land, and all thy labors, shall a nation which thou knowest
not eat up; and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed always:
34 So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
35 The LORD shall smite thee in the knees, and in the legs, with a sore botch
that cannot be healed, from the sole of thy foot unto the top of thy head.
36 The LORD shall bring thee, and thy king which thou shalt set over thee, unto
a nation which neither thou nor thy fathers have known; and there shalt thou
serve other gods, wood and stone.
37 And thou shalt become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all
nations whither the LORD shall lead thee.
38 Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather but little
in; for the locust shall consume it.
39 Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress them, but shalt neither drink of the
wine, nor gather the grapes; for the worms shall eat them.
40 Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all thy coasts, but thou shalt not
anoint thyself with the oil; for thine olive shall cast his fruit.
41 Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they
shall go into captivity.
42 All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume.
43 The stranger that is within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou
shalt come down very low.
44 He shall lend to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head,
and thou shalt be the tail.
45 Moreover all these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and
overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst not unto the
voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he
46 And they shall be upon thee for a sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed
47 Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness
of heart, for the abundance of all things;
48 Therefore shalt thou serve thine enemies which the LORD shall send against
thee, in hunger, and in thirst, and in nakedness, and in want of all things: and
he shall put a yoke of iron upon thy neck, until he have destroyed thee.
49 The LORD shall bring a nation against thee from far, from the end of the
earth, as swift as the eagle flieth; a nation whose tongue thou shalt not
50 A nation of fierce countenance, which shall not regard the person of the old,
nor show favor to the young:
51 And he shall eat the fruit of thy cattle, and the fruit of thy land, until
thou be destroyed: which also shall not leave thee either corn, wine, or oil, or
the increase of thy kine, or flocks of thy sheep, until he have destroyed thee.
52 And he shall besiege thee in all thy gates, until thy high and fenced walls
come down, wherein thou trustedst, throughout all thy land: and he shall besiege
thee in all thy gates throughout all thy land, which the LORD thy God hath given
53 And thou shalt eat the fruit of thine own body, the flesh of thy sons and of
thy daughters, which the LORD thy God hath given thee, in the siege, and in the
straitness, wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee:
54 So that the man that is tender among you, and very delicate, his eye shall be
evil toward his brother, and toward the wife of his bosom, and toward the
remnant of his children which he shall leave:
55 So that he will not give to any of them of the flesh of his children whom he
shall eat: because he hath nothing left him in the siege, and in the straitness,
wherewith thine enemies shall distress thee in all thy gates.
56 The tender and delicate woman among you, which would not adventure to set the
sole of her foot upon the ground for delicateness and tenderness, her eye shall
be evil toward the husband of her bosom, and toward her son, and toward her
57 And toward her young one that cometh out from between her feet, and toward
her children which she shall bear: for she shall eat them for want of all things
secretly in the siege and straitness, wherewith thine enemy shall distress thee
in thy gates.
58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in
this book, that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY
59 Then the LORD will make thy plagues wonderful, and the plagues of thy seed,
even great plagues, and of long continuance, and sore sicknesses, and of long
60 Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases of Egypt, which thou wast
afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee.
61 Also every sickness, and every plague, which is not written in the book of
this law, them will the LORD bring upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
62 And ye shall be left few in number, whereas ye were as the stars of heaven
for multitude; because thou wouldest not obey the voice of the LORD thy God.
63 And it shall come to pass, that as the LORD rejoiced over you to do you good,
and to multiply you; so the LORD will rejoice over you to destroy you, and to
bring you to naught; and ye shall be plucked from off the land whither thou
goest to possess it.
64 And the LORD shall scatter thee among all people, from the one end of the
earth even unto the other; and there thou shalt serve other gods, which neither
thou nor thy fathers have known, even wood and stone.
65 And among these nations shalt thou find no ease, neither shall the sole of
thy foot have rest: but the LORD shall give thee there a trembling heart, and
failing of eyes, and sorrow of mind:
66 And thy life shall hang in doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and
night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
67 In the morning thou shalt say, Would God it were even! and at even thou shalt
say, Would God it were morning! for the fear of thine heart wherewith thou shalt
fear, and for the sight of thine eyes which thou shalt see.
68 And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way whereof
I spoke unto thee, Thou shalt see it no more again: and there ye shall be sold
unto your enemies for bondmen and bondwomen, and no man shall buy you.
1 These are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make
with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he
made with them in Horeb.
2 And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Ye have seen all that
the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all
his servants, and unto all his land;
3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great
4 Yet the LORD hath not given you a heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears
to hear, unto this day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen
old upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.
6 Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye
might know that I am the LORD your God.
7 And when ye came unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king
of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:
8 And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites,
and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may prosper in
all that ye do.
10 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your
tribes, your elders, and your officers, with all the men of Israel,
11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that is in thy camp, from the
hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:
12 That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his
oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
13 That he may establish thee today for a people unto himself, and that he may
be unto thee a God, as he hath said unto thee, and as he hath sworn unto thy
fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.
14 Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath;
15 But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and
also with him that is not here with us this day:
16 (For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through
the nations which ye passed by;
17 And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver
and gold, which were among them:)
18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose
heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of
these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth gall and
19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless
himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the
imagination of mine heart, to add drunkenness to thirst:
20 The LORD will not spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy
shall smoke against that man, and all the curses that are written in this book
shall lie upon him, and the LORD shall blot out his name from under heaven.
21 And the LORD shall separate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel,
according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the
22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you,
and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the
plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
23 And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it
is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, like the overthrow of
Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger,
and in his wrath:
24 Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land?
what meaneth the heat of this great anger?
25 Then men shall say, Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God
of their fathers, which he made with them when he brought them forth out of the
land of Egypt:
26 For they went and served other gods, and worshiped them, gods whom they knew
not, and whom he had not given unto them:
27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled against this land, to bring upon it all
the curses that are written in this book:
28 And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in
great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are
revealed belong unto us and to our children forever, that we may do all the
words of this law.
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the
blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them
to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to
all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart,
and with all thy soul;
3 That then the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon
thee, and will return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy
God hath scattered thee.
4 If any of thine be driven out unto the outermost parts of heaven, from thence
will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
5 And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers
possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply
thee above thy fathers.
6 And the LORD thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed,
to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou
7 And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them
that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
8 And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his
commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in
the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy
land, for good: for the LORD will again rejoice over thee for good, as he
rejoiced over thy fathers:
10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his
commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if
thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from
thee, neither is it far off.
12 It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to
heaven, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the
sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that
thou mayest do it.
15 See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his
ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou
mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land
whither thou goest to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn
away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
18 I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that ye shall
not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set
before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that
both thou and thy seed may live:
20 That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice,
and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy
days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers,
to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
1 And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel.
2 And he said unto them, I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no
more go out and come in: also the LORD hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over
3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee, and he will destroy these
nations from before thee, and thou shalt possess them: and Joshua, he shall go
over before thee, as the LORD hath said.
4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon and to Og, kings of the
Amorites, and unto the land of them, whom he destroyed.
5 And the LORD shall give them up before your face, that ye may do unto them
according unto all the commandments which I have commanded you.
6 Be strong and of a good courage, fear not, nor be afraid of them: for the LORD
thy God, he it is that doth go with thee; he will not fail thee, nor forsake
7 And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel, Be
strong and of a good courage: for thou must go with this people unto the land
which the LORD hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause
them to inherit it.
8 And the LORD, he it is that doth go before thee; he will be with thee, he will
not fail thee, neither forsake thee: fear not, neither be dismayed.
9 And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi,
which bore the ark of the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of
10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the end of every seven years, in the
solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,
11 When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God in the place which
he shall choose, thou shalt read this law before all Israel in their hearing.
12 Gather the people together, men, and women, and children, and thy stranger
that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear
the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
13 And that their children, which have not known any thing, may hear, and learn
to fear the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over
Jordan to possess it.
14 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy days approach that thou must die:
call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tabernacle of the congregation, that
I may give him a charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in
the tabernacle of the congregation.
15 And the LORD appeared in the tabernacle in a pillar of a cloud: and the
pillar of the cloud stood over the door of the tabernacle.
16 And the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt sleep with thy fathers; and
this people will rise up, and go a whoring after the gods of the strangers of
the land, whither they go to be 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 hide 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 among us?
18 And I will surely hide my face in that day for all the evils which they shall
have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.
19 Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of
Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against
the children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore unto their
fathers, that floweth with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten and filled
themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other gods, and serve them,
and provoke me, and break my covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are befallen them,
that this song shall testify against them as a witness; for it shall not be
forgotten out of the mouths of their seed: for I know their imagination which
they go about, even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.
22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of
23 And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said, Be strong and of a good
courage: for thou shalt bring the children of Israel into the land which I swore
unto them: and I will be with thee.
24 And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this
law in a book, until they were finished,
25 That Moses commanded the Levites, which bore the ark of the covenant of the
26 Take this book of the law, and put it in the side of the ark of the covenant
of the LORD your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.
27 For I know thy rebellion, and thy stiff neck: behold, while I am yet alive
with you this day, ye have been rebellious against the LORD; and how much more
after my death?
28 Gather unto me all the elders of your tribes, and your officers, that I may
speak these words in their ears, and call heaven and earth to record against
29 For I know that after my death ye will utterly corrupt yourselves, and turn
aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the
latter days; because ye will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to
anger through the work of your hands.
30 And Moses spoke in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of
this song, until they were ended.
1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my
2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill as the dew, as the
small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of
truth and without iniquity, just and right is he.
5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children:
they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father
that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy
father, and he will show thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated
the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the
children of Israel.
9 For the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led
him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad
her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12 So the LORD alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the
increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil
out of the flinty rock;
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed
of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the
pure blood of the grape.
15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick,
thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God which made him, and lightly
esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked
they him to anger.
17 They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new
gods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begot thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that
19 And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his
sons, and of his daughters.
20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall
be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no faith.
21 They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God; they have provoked
me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those
which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and
shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with
bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the
poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and
the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of
them to cease from among men:
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries
should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high,
and the LORD hath not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in
29 O that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider
their latter end!
30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except
their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their
grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom of asps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me and sealed up among my treasures?
35 To me belongeth vengeance, and recompense; their foot shall slide in due
time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come
upon them make haste.
36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants,
when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none shut up, or left.
37 And he shall say, Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink
offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.
39 See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill, and I
make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my
40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live forever.
41 If I whet my glittering sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will
render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh;
and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of
revenges upon the enemy.
43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his
servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful
unto his land, and to his people.
44 And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the
people, he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:
46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify
among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all
the words of this law.
47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this
thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to
48 And the LORD spoke unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
49 Get thee up into this mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land
of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I
give unto the children of Israel for a possession:
50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people;
as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:
51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters
of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the
midst of the children of Israel.
52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto
the land which I give the children of Israel.
1 And this is the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children
of Israel before his death.
2 And he said, The LORD came from Sinai, and rose up from Seir unto them; he
shined forth from mount Paran, and he came with ten thousands of saints: from
his right hand went a fiery law for them.
3 Yea, he loved the people; all his saints are in thy hand: and they sat down at
thy feet; every one shall receive of thy words.
4 Moses commanded us a law, even the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5 And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people and the tribes of
Israel were gathered together.
6 Let Reuben live, and not die; and let not his men be few.
7 And this is the blessing of Judah: and he said, Hear, LORD, the voice of
Judah, and bring him unto his people: let his hands be sufficient for him; and
be thou a help to him from his enemies.
8 And of Levi he said, Let thy Thummim and thy Urim be with thy holy one, whom
thou didst prove at Massah, and with whom thou didst strive at the waters of
9 Who said unto his father and to his mother, I have not seen him; neither did
he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew his own children: for they have observed
thy word, and kept thy covenant.
10 They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put
incense before thee, and whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
11 Bless, LORD, his substance, and accept the work of his hands: smite through
the loins of them that rise against him, and of them that hate him, that they
rise not again.
12 And of Benjamin he said, The beloved of the LORD shall dwell in safety by
him; and the LORD shall cover him all the day long, and he shall dwell between
13 And of Joseph he said, Blessed of the LORD be his land, for the precious
things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,
14 And for the precious fruits brought forth by the sun, and for the precious
things put forth by the moon,
15 And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious
things of the lasting hills,
16 And for the precious things of the earth and fullness thereof, and for the
good will of him that dwelt in the bush: let the blessing come upon the head of
Joseph, and upon the top of the head of him that was separated from his
17 His glory is like the firstling of his bullock, and his horns are like the
horns of unicorns: with them he shall push the people together to the ends of
the earth: and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands
18 And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in
19 They shall call the people unto the mountain; there they shall offer
sacrifices of righteousness: for they shall suck of the abundance of the seas,
and of treasures hid in the sand.
20 And of Gad he said, Blessed be he that enlargeth Gad: he dwelleth as a lion,
and teareth the arm with the crown of the head.
21 And he provided the first part for himself, because there, in a portion of
the lawgiver, was he seated; and he came with the heads of the people, he
executed the justice of the LORD, and his judgments with Israel.
22 And of Dan he said, Dan is a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
23 And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favor, and full with the
blessing of the LORD: possess thou the west and the south.
24 And of Asher he said, Let Asher be blessed with children; let him be
acceptable to his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.
25 Thy shoes shall be iron and brass; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.
26 There is none like unto the God of Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven in
thy help, and in his excellency on the sky.
27 The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms: and
he shall thrust out the enemy from before thee; and shall say, Destroy them.
28 Israel then shall dwell in safety alone: the fountain of Jacob shall be upon
a land of corn and wine; also his heavens shall drop down dew.
29 Happy art thou, O Israel: who is like unto thee, O people saved by the LORD,
the shield of thy help, and who is the sword of thy excellency! and thine
enemies shall be found liars unto thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high
1 And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto the mountain of Nebo, to the
top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And the LORD showed him all the
land of Gilead, unto Dan,
2 And all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of
Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3 And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees,
4 And the LORD said unto him, This is the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto
Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying, I will give it unto thy seed: I have caused thee
to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.
5 So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according to
the word of the LORD.
6 And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against Beth-peor: but
no man knoweth of his sepulcher unto this day.
7 And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died: his eye was not
dim, nor his natural force abated.
8 And the children of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days:
so the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
9 And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid
his hands upon him: and the children of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as
the LORD commanded Moses.
10 And there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD
knew face to face,
11 In all the signs and the wonders, which the LORD sent him to do in the land
of Egypt to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land,
12 And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror which Moses showed
in the sight of all Israel.