Deuteronomy 29 ©

Moses repeats the great and manifold favors of God bestowed thus far on the people, v. 1, etc. He thereupon exhorts and engages them, in the presence of the LORD, to keep faithfully His covenant, made with them and their posterity, 9. Admonishes them to beware of unbelief, careless contempt, and breaking of the covenant of God, with threatening of fearful destruction, 18. He concludes with a short and doctrinal speech, containing the end and use of the revealed Word of God, 29.


THESE are the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to 1make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, 2beside the covenant which he made with them in 3Horeb.


¶And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Yea 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;


Theb great 4temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:


Yet the LORD hath not given you 5an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.


And 6I have led you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old 7upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old upon thy foot.


Ye have not eaten 8bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: 9that ye might know that I am the LORD your God.


And when ye came unto this place, Sihonc the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out against us unto battle, and we smote them:


And we took their land, and gave it ford an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.


Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do them, 10that ye may prosper in all that ye do.


11Ye 12stand 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,


Your little ones, your wives, and thy 13stranger that is in thy camp, from the 14hewere of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:


That thou shouldest enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his 15oath, 16which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:


That he may establish thee to day for 17a people unto himself, and that he may be unto thee 18a God, as he hath said unto thee, and asf he hath sworn unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.


Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this 19oath;


But 20with 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:


(For ye know how we have dwelt in the land of Egypt; and how we came through the nations which ye passed by;


And ye have seen their abominations, and their 21idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)


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 rootg that beareth 22gall and wormwood;h


And it come to pass, when 23he heareth the words of this 24curse, that he 25bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the 26imagination of mine heart, to add 27drunkenness to thirst:


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.


And the LORD shall separate him 28unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this book of the law:


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 29say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;


And that the whole land thereof is brimstone, and salt, and 30burning, 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:


Even all nations shall say, Whereforei hath the LORD done thus unto this land? 31what meaneth the heat of this great anger?


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:


For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they 32knew not, and whom he had not 33given unto them:


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


And the LORD rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, 34as it is this day.


35The secret things belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may do all the words of this law.