Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 29 ©

2Moses exhorteth the people to obedience by the memory of the works they had seen. 10They are all presented before the Lord to enter into covenant with him, and warned of the danger of flattering themselves in wickedness. Revealed things alone belong to men.

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THESE are athe 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.

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

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The cgreat temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:

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

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

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

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

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

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Keep itherefore the words of this covenant, and do them, that ye may jprosper in all that ye do.

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¶Ye kstand 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,

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Your little ones, your wives, and thy lstranger that is in thy camp, from mthe *hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water:

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That thou nshouldest 1enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:

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

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Neither with you only qdo I make this covenant and this oath;

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But with him that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with him that is rnot here with us this day:

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

s Ex. 1; 2. Nu. 20; 21. ch. 11.
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And ye have seen their abominations, and their 2idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were among them:)

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Lest tthere 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 3gall and u*wormwood;

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And it come to pass, when he vheareth the words of this curse, that he wbless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk xin the 4imagination of mine heart, to yadd 5drunkenness to thirst:

v v.12,18.
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The LORD will znot spare him, but then the anger of the LORD and ahis jealousy shall smoke against that man, and all the bcurses that are written in this book shall lie upon him, and the LORD cshall blot out his name from under heaven.

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And the LORD shall dseparate him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that 6are written in this book of the law:

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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 7which the LORD hath laid upon it;

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And that the whole land thereof is e*brimstone, and salt, and burning, that it is not sown, nor beareth, nor any grass groweth therein, flike the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew in his anger, and in his wrath:

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

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Then men shall say, hBecause 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:

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For ithey went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods whom they knew not, and 8whom he had not 9given unto them:

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

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And the LORD krooted 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.

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The lsecret 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.