« Deuteronomy 1 »
King James Bible
The Command to Leave Sinai
1These [be] the words which Moses spake 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
Kadeshbarnea.) 3And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first [day]
of the month, [that] Moses spake unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had
given him in commandment unto them; 4After 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: 5On this side
Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare this law, saying,
6The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this mount:
7Turn 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. 8Behold, I
have set the land before you: go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers,
Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
Moses Appoints Leaders
9And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone: 10The 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!) 12How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden,
and your strife? 13Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes, and I
will make them rulers over you. 14And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast
spoken [is] good [for us] to do. 15So 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.
16And 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. 17Ye
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 it. 18And I commanded you at that time all the things which
ye should do.
Twelve Spies Sent Out
19And 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 Kadeshbarnea. 20And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites,
which the LORD our God doth give unto us. 21Behold, 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 discouraged.
22And 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. 23And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one of a
tribe: 24And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and
searched it out. 25And 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.
26Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your
God: 27And 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. 28Whither
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. 29Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them. 30The 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; 31And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bare
thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came into this place. 32Yet in
this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God, 33Who went in the way before you, to search you
out a place to pitch your tents [in], in fire by night, to shew you by what way ye should go, and in
a cloud by day.
34And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and sware, saying, 35Surely there
shall not one of these men of this evil generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto
your fathers, 36Save 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. 37Also
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. 39Moreover 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. 40But [as for] you, turn you, and take your
journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
The Defeat at Hormah
41Then 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 hill. 42And 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.
43So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against the commandment of the
LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill. 44And 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. 45And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not hearken to
your voice, nor give ear unto you. 46So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days
that ye abode [there].
« Deuteronomy 2 »
King James Bible
Wanderings in the Wilderness
1Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD
spake unto me: and we compassed mount Seir many days. 2And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
3Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward. 4And 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:
5Meddle 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. 6Ye 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. 7For
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
8And 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 Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the
wilderness of Moab. 9And 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. 10The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and
many, and tall, as the Anakims; 11Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the
Moabites call them Emims. 12The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; 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. 13Now rise up, [said I],
and get you over the brook Zered. And we went over the brook Zered. 14And the space in which
we came from Kadeshbarnea, 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 sware unto them. 15For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them
from among the host, until they were consumed.
16So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people,
17That the LORD spake unto me, saying, 18Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab,
this day: 19And [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 possession. 20(That also was
accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them
Zamzummims; 21A 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: 22As 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: 23And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, [even]
unto Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their
King Sihon Defeated
24Rise 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. 25This 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.
26And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words
of peace, saying, 27Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I will neither
turn unto the right hand nor to the left. 28Thou 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. 30But 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. 31And 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.
32Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at Jahaz. 33And the LORD our God
delivered him before us; and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people. 34And 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: 35Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of
the cities which we took. 36From 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: 37Only 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 forbad us.
« Deuteronomy 3 »
King James Bible
King Og Defeated
1Then 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. 2And 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. 3So 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. 4And 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 Bashan. 5All these
cities [were] fenced with high walls, gates, and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many. 6And
we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men,
women, and children, of every city. 7But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a
prey to ourselves.
8And 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;) 10All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan,
unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 11For 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.
Division of the Land
12And 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. 13And 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. 14Jair the son of
Manasseh took all the country of Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them
after his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day. 15And I gave Gilead unto Machir. 16And 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; 17The
plain also, and Jordan, and the coast [thereof], from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain,
[even] the salt sea, under Ashdothpisgah eastward.
18And 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. 19But 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; 20Until 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 given you. 21And 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. 22Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he shall
fight for you.
Moses Forbidden to Cross the Jordan
23And I besought the LORD at that time, saying, 24O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to shew 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? 25I pray thee, let me go over, and see the
good land that [is] beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon. 26But 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. 27Get 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. 28But 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 shalt see.
29So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
« Deuteronomy 4 »
King James Bible
An Exhortation to Obedience
(Leviticus 25:18-22; Deuteronomy 11:1-7; Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
1Now 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. 2Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish
[ought] from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command
you. 3Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed
Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. 4But ye that did cleave unto
the LORD your God [are] alive every one of you this day.
5Behold, 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. 6Keep 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. 7For 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]? 8And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and
judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
9Only 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[Specially] 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. 11And 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.
12And the LORD spake 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. 13And he declared unto you his covenant, which he
commanded you to perform, [even] ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of
stone. 14And 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.
Warning against Idolatry
(Deuteronomy 12:29-32; Ezekiel 6:1-7)
15Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day
[that] the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: 16Lest ye corrupt
[yourselves], and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or
female, 17The likeness of any beast that [is] on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that
flieth in the air, 18The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish
that [is] in the waters beneath the earth: 19And 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. 20But 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.
21Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware 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: 22But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and
possess that good land. 23Take 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. 24For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire,
[even] a jealous God.
25When 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: 26I 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.
27And 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. 28And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's
hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29But 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. 30When 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 his voice; 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 sware unto them.
The Lord Alone is God
32For 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? 33Did [ever] people hear
the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? 34Or hath God
assayed 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? 35Unto thee
it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he [is] God; [there is] none else beside
him. 36Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth
he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. 37And
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; 38To 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. 39Know 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. 40Thou 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, for ever.
Cities of Refuge
(Numbers 35:6-34; Deuteronomy 19:1-14; Joshua 20:1-9)
41Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; 42That the slayer might
flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that
fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: 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
Introduction to the Law
44And this [is] the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: 45These [are] the testimonies,
and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they
came forth out of Egypt, 46On this side Jordan, in the valley over against Bethpeor, 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: 47And 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; 48From
Aroer, which [is] by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which [is] Hermon, 49And
all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of
« Deuteronomy 5 »
King James Bible
The Covenant in Horeb
1And 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. 2The LORD our God
made a covenant with us in Horeb. 3The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with
us, [even] us, who [are] all of us here alive this day. 4The LORD talked with you face to face in the
mount out of the midst of the fire, 5(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you
the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;)
The Ten Commandments
6I [am] the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of
7Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
8Thou 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: 9Thou 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, 10And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my
11Thou 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.
12Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee. 13Six days thou
shalt labour, and do all thy work: 14But 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. 15And 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.
16Honour 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
17Thou shalt not kill.
18Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19Neither shalt thou steal.
20Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his
field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any [thing] that [is] thy
Moses Intercedes for the People
(Exodus 20:18-21; Hebrews 12:18-29)
22These words the LORD spake 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. 23And 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; 24And ye said, Behold, the LORD our
God hath shewed 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. 25Now 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. 26For 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? 27Go 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].
28And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake 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. 29O that there were such an 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 for ever! 30Go say to them, Get you into your tents again. 31But 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. 32Ye 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. 33Ye 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.
« Deuteronomy 6 »
King James Bible
The Greatest Commandment
(Matthew 22:34-40; Mark 12:28-34)
1Now 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: 2That
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. 3Hear 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.
4Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God [is] one LORD: 5And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all
thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 6And these words, which I command thee
this day, shall be in thine heart: 7And 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. 8And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and
they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy
house, and on thy gates.
10And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware
unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which
thou buildedst not, 11And 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. 13Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him,
and shalt swear by his name. 14Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which
[are] round about you; 15(For the LORD thy God [is] a jealous God among you) lest the anger of
the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.
16Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted [him] in Massah. 17Ye shall diligently keep
the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath
commanded thee. 18And thou shalt do [that which is] right and good in the sight of the LORD: that
it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD
sware unto thy fathers, 19To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath
Teach Your Children
20[And] when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What [mean] the testimonies, and the
statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you? 21Then 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: 22And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt,
upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes: 23And he brought us out from thence,
that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers. 24And 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. 25And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to
do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
« Deuteronomy 7 »
King James Bible
Casting out the Nations
1When 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; 2And 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 shew mercy unto
them: 3Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his
son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son. 4For 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 suddenly. 5But 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 fire. 6For thou
[art] an 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.
7The 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: 8But 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 Egypt. 9Know 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; 10And 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. 11Thou shalt therefore keep the
commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
12Wherefore 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 sware unto thy
fathers: 13And 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 sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 14Thou shalt be
blessed above all people: there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your
cattle. 15And 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. 16And
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.
17If thou shalt say in thine heart, These nations [are] more than I; how can I dispossess them?
18Thou shalt not be afraid of them: [but] shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto
Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt; 19The 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 afraid. 20Moreover
the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves
from thee, be destroyed. 21Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God [is] among
you, a mighty God and terrible. 22And 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. 23But the LORD thy God shall deliver them unto thee, and shall destroy them with a mighty
destruction, until they be destroyed. 24And 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. 25The 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. 26Neither 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.
« Deuteronomy 8 »
King James Bible
Remember the Lord Your God
1All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live,
and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. 2And 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 no. 3And 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. 4Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty
years. 5Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, [so] the LORD
thy God chasteneth thee. 6Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to
walk in his ways, and to fear him. 7For 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; 8A land of wheat, and
barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; 9A 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. 10When thou hast eaten and art full, then
thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
11Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his
judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12Lest [when] thou hast eaten and
art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein]; 13And [when] thy herds and thy flocks
multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14Then 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; 15Who 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; 16Who 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 latter end; 17And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of [mine] hand hath
gotten me this wealth. 18But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee
power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is]
this day. 19And 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. 20As
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.
« Deuteronomy 9 »
King James Bible
Assurance of Victory
1Hear, 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, 2A 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! 3Understand 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.
4Speak 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. 5Not 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 sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy
righteousness; for thou [art] a stiffnecked people.
The Golden Calf
7Remember, [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. 8Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the
LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you. 9When 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: 10And the
LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them [was
written] according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst
of the fire in the day of the assembly. 11And 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. 12And
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. 13Furthermore the LORD
spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it [is] a stiffnecked people: 14Let 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.
15So 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. 16And 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. 17And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two
hands, and brake them before your eyes. 18And 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. 19For 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 also. 20And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have
destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time. 21And 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.
22And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
23Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadeshbarnea, 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. 24Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the
day that I knew you.
25Thus 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. 26I 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. 27Remember thy
servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their
wickedness, nor to their sin: 28Lest 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. 29Yet they [are] thy people and
thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.
« Deuteronomy 10 »
King James Bible
The New Tablets of Stone
1At 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. 2And I will write on the tables the words
that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark. 3And 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. 4And he wrote on the tables, according to the first
writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake 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. 5And 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.
6And 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. 7From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of
rivers of waters. 8At 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. 9Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD [is] his
inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
10And 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 destroy thee. 11And the LORD
said unto me, Arise, take [thy] journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the
land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
A Call to Obedience
12And 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, 13To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this
day for thy good? 14Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens [is] the LORD'S thy God, the
earth [also], with all that therein [is]. 15Only 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. 16Circumcise
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. 17For 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: 18He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the
stranger, in giving him food and raiment. 19Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers
in the land of Egypt. 20Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt
thou cleave, and swear by his name. 21He [is] thy praise, and he [is] thy God, that hath done for
thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen. 22Thy 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.
« Deuteronomy 11 »
King James Bible
Rewards of Obedience
(Leviticus 25:18-22; Deuteronomy 4:1-14; Deuteronomy 28:1-14)
1Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his
judgments, and his commandments, alway. 2And 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, 3And his miracles, and his acts, which
he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land; 4And 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; 5And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place; 6And
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 all Israel: 7But your eyes have seen all the great acts
of the LORD which he did.
God's Great Blessings
8Therefore 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 it; 9And that ye may prolong
[your] days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their
seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey. 10For 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: 11But the land, whither ye go to possess it, [is] a
land of hills and valleys, [and] drinketh water of the rain of heaven: 12A 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.
13And 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, 14That 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 thine oil. 15And I will send grass in thy
fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full. 16Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be
not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them; 17And [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
Remember God's Words
18Therefore 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 eyes. 19And 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. 20And thou shalt write them upon the door posts
of thine house, and upon thy gates: 21That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your
children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven
upon the earth. 22For 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 unto him; 23Then will
the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and
mightier than yourselves. 24Every 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. 25There 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.
A Blessing and a Curse
26Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse; 27A blessing, if ye obey the
commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day: 28And 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.
29And 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? 31For 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. 32And ye shall observe to do all the statutes
and judgments which I set before you this day.
« Deuteronomy 12 »
King James Bible
One Place for Worship
1These [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. 2Ye 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: 3And 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. 4Ye shall not do so unto
the LORD your God. 5But 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 shalt come:
6And 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: 7And 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.
8Ye shall not do after all [the things] that we do here this day, every man whatsoever [is] right in
his own eyes. 9For ye are not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which the LORD your
God giveth you. 10But [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; 11Then 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: 12And 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.
13Take heed to thyself that thou offer not thy burnt offerings in every place that thou seest: 14But
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 thee.
15Notwithstanding 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. 16Only ye shall not eat the blood; ye shall
pour it upon the earth as water. 17Thou 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 hand: 18But 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.
19Take heed to thyself that thou forsake not the Levite as long as thou livest upon the earth.
20When 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. 21If 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. 22Even as
the roebuck and the hart is eaten, so thou shalt eat them: the unclean and the clean shall eat [of]
them alike. 23Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood [is] the life; and thou mayest
not eat the life with the flesh. 24Thou shalt not eat it; thou shalt pour it upon the earth as water.
25Thou 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. 26Only thy holy things which thou hast, and
thy vows, thou shalt take, and go unto the place which the LORD shall choose: 27And 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
28Observe and hear all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with
thy children after thee for ever, when thou doest [that which is] good and right in the sight of the
LORD thy God.
Warning against Idolatry
(Deuteronomy 4:15-31; Ezekiel 6:1-7)
29When 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 land; 30Take 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.
31Thou 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.
32What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish
« Deuteronomy 13 »
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Idolaters to Be Put to Death
1If there arise among you a prophet, or a dreamer of dreams, and giveth thee a sign or a wonder,
2And the sign or the wonder come to pass, whereof he spake unto thee, saying, Let us go after
other gods, which thou hast not known, and let us serve them; 3Thou 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. 4Ye 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. 5And 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.
6If 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 the earth; 8Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him;
neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him: 9But 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. 10And 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. 11And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such
wickedness as this is among you.
Idolatrous Cities to Be Destroyed
12If 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; 14Then 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; 15Thou 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. 16And 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 an heap for ever; it shall not be built again.
17And there shall cleave nought of the cursed thing to thine hand: that the LORD may turn from
the fierceness of his anger, and shew thee mercy, and have compassion upon thee, and multiply
thee, as he hath sworn unto thy fathers; 18When 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.
« Deuteronomy 14 »
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Clean and Unclean Animals
(Leviticus 11:1-47; Acts 10:9-16)
1Ye [are] the children of the LORD your God: ye shall not cut yourselves, nor make any baldness
between your eyes for the dead. 2For thou [art] an 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
3Thou shalt not eat any abominable thing. 4These [are] the beasts which ye shall eat: the ox, the
sheep, and the goat, 5The hart, and the roebuck, and the fallow deer, and the wild goat, and the
pygarg, and the wild ox, and the chamois. 6And every beast that parteth the hoof, and cleaveth
the cleft into two claws, [and] cheweth the cud among the beasts, that ye shall eat. 7Nevertheless
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. 8And 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 carcase.
9These ye shall eat of all that [are] in the waters: all that have fins and scales shall ye eat: 10And
whatsoever hath not fins and scales ye may not eat; it [is] unclean unto you.
11[Of] all clean birds ye shall eat. 12But these [are they] of which ye shall not eat: the eagle, and
the ossifrage, and the ospray, 13And the glede, and the kite, and the vulture after his kind, 14And
every raven after his kind, 15And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after
his kind, 16The little owl, and the great owl, and the swan, 17And the pelican, and the gier eagle,
and the cormorant, 18And the stork, and the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
19And every creeping thing that flieth [is] unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten. 20[But of] all
clean fowls ye may eat.
21Ye 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] an holy people
unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother's milk.
(Leviticus 27:30-34; Deuteronomy 26:1-15; Nehemiah 13:10-14)
22Thou shalt truly tithe all the increase of thy seed, that the field bringeth forth year by year. 23And
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. 24And 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: 25Then
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: 26And 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, 27And the Levite that [is] within thy gates; thou shalt not forsake him; for he hath no
part nor inheritance with thee.
28At 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: 29And 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.
« Deuteronomy 15 »
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The Seventh Year
(Exodus 23:10-13; Leviticus 25:1-7)
1At the end of [every] seven years thou shalt make a release. 2And this [is] the manner of the
release: Every creditor that lendeth [ought] unto his neighbour shall release [it]; he shall not exact
[it] of his neighbour, or of his brother; because it is called the LORD'S release. 3Of a foreigner thou
mayest exact [it again]: but [that] which is thine with thy brother thine hand shall release; 4Save
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 possess it: 5Only 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. 6For 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.
Generosity in Lending and Giving
7If 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: 8But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient
for his need, [in that] which he wanteth. 9Beware 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 nought; and he cry unto the LORD against thee, and it be sin unto
thee. 10Thou 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. 11For 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
Release of Hebrew Servants
12[And] if thy brother, an Hebrew man, or an Hebrew woman, be sold unto thee, and serve thee six
years; then in the seventh year thou shalt let him go free from thee. 13And when thou sendest him
out free from thee, thou shalt not let him go away empty: 14Thou 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. 15And 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
to day. 16And 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; 17Then thou shalt take an aul, and thrust [it]
through his ear unto the door, and he shall be thy servant for ever. And also unto thy maidservant
thou shalt do likewise.
18It 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.
19All 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.
20Thou shalt eat [it] before the LORD thy God year by year in the place which the LORD shall
choose, thou and thy household. 21And 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. 22Thou shalt eat
it within thy gates: the unclean and the clean [person shall eat it] alike, as the roebuck, and as the
hart. 23Only thou shalt not eat the blood thereof; thou shalt pour it upon the ground as water.
« Deuteronomy 16 »
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The Feast of the Passover
(Exodus 12:14-28; Leviticus 23:4-8; Numbers 28:16-25)
1Observe 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. 2Thou 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 there. 3Thou 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. 4And 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. 5Thou mayest not sacrifice the passover within any of
thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee: 6But 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. 7And 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. 8Six 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].
The Feast of Weeks
9Seven 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. 10And 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: 11And 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. 12And
thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in Egypt: and thou shalt observe and do these
The Feast of Tabernacles
13Thou shalt observe the feast of tabernacles seven days, after that thou hast gathered in thy corn
and thy wine: 14And 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. 15Seven 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 rejoice.
16Three 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: 17Every man [shall give] as he is
able, according to the blessing of the LORD thy God which he hath given thee.
Judges and Justice
18Judges 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 just judgment. 19Thou 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 righteous. 20That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that
thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Forbidden Forms of Worship
21Thou shalt not plant thee a grove of any trees near unto the altar of the LORD thy God, which
thou shalt make thee. 22Neither shalt thou set thee up [any] image; which the LORD thy God
« Deuteronomy 17 »
King James Bible
1Thou shalt not sacrifice unto the LORD thy God [any] bullock, or sheep, wherein is blemish, [or]
any evilfavouredness: for that [is] an abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Purge the Idolater
2If 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, 3And hath gone and served other gods, and worshipped them, either the sun, or moon,
or any of the host of heaven, which I have not commanded; 4And 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 Israel: 5Then 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. 6At 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 death.
7The 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 among you.
Courts of Law
8If 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; 9And thou shalt
come unto the priests the Levites, and unto the judge that shall be in those days, and inquire; and
they shall shew thee the sentence of judgment: 10And thou shalt do according to the sentence,
which they of that place which the LORD shall choose shall shew thee; and thou shalt observe to
do according to all that they inform thee: 11According 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 shew thee, [to] the right hand, nor [to] the left. 12And
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. 13And all the people shall hear, and fear, and do no more
Election and Duties of Kings
14When 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; 15Thou 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. 16But 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. 17Neither shall he multiply wives to himself,
that his heart turn not away: neither shall he greatly multiply to himself silver and gold.
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: 19And 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: 20That 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 Israel.
« Deuteronomy 18 »
King James Bible
Provision for Priests and Levites
(1 Corinthians 9:1-18)
1The 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. 2Therefore shall they
have no inheritance among their brethren: the LORD [is] their inheritance, as he hath said unto
3And 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.
4The 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. 5For 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 for ever.
6And 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; 7Then he shall minister in the
name of the LORD his God, as all his brethren the Levites [do], which stand there before the LORD.
8They shall have like portions to eat, beside that which cometh of the sale of his patrimony.
9When 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. 10There 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, 11Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a
wizard, or a necromancer. 12For 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. 13Thou
shalt be perfect with the LORD thy God. 14For 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].
A New Prophet
15The 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; 16According 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. 17And the LORD said unto me, They
have well [spoken that] which they have spoken. 18I 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 command him. 19And 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. 20But 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. 21And if thou say in thine heart, How
shall we know the word which the LORD hath not spoken? 22When 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.
« Deuteronomy 19 »
King James Bible
Cities of Refuge
(Numbers 35:6-34; Deuteronomy 4:41-43; Joshua 20:1-9)
1When 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 their houses; 2Thou shalt separate three
cities for thee in the midst of thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it. 3Thou
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 flee thither.
4And this [is] the case of the slayer, which shall flee thither, that he may live: Whoso killeth his
neighbour ignorantly, whom he hated not in time past; 5As when a man goeth into the wood with
his neighbour 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 neighbour, that he die; he shall flee unto
one of those cities, and live: 6Lest 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. 7Wherefore I command thee, saying, Thou shalt
separate three cities for thee.
8And 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; 9If 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: 10That innocent blood be
not shed in thy land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for] an inheritance, and [so] blood be
11But if any man hate his neighbour, and lie in wait for him, and rise up against him, and smite him
mortally that he die, and fleeth into one of these cities: 12Then 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. 13Thine
eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away [the guilt of] innocent blood from Israel, that it may
go well with thee.
14Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour'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.
The Testimony of Witnesses
15One 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. 16If a false witness rise up against any man to testify against him [that which is]
wrong; 17Then 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; 18And the judges shall make
diligent inquisition: and, behold, [if] the witness [be] a false witness, [and] hath testified falsely
against his brother; 19Then 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. 20And those which remain shall hear, and fear,
and shall henceforth commit no more any such evil among you. 21And thine eye shall not pity;
[but] life [shall go] for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.
« Deuteronomy 20 »
King James Bible
Laws of Warfare
1When 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. 2And it shall be, when ye are come nigh unto the battle, that the
priest shall approach and speak unto the people, 3And 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; 4For the LORD your God [is] he that goeth with
you, to fight for you against your enemies, to save you. 5And 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. 6And 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. 7And 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 take her. 8And 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. 9And 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
10When thou comest nigh unto a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. 11And 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. 12And if it will make no
peace with thee, but will make war against thee, then thou shalt besiege it: 13And when the LORD
thy God hath delivered it into thine hands, thou shalt smite every male thereof with the edge of the
sword: 14But 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. 15Thus shalt thou do unto all the cities [which are] very far off
from thee, which [are] not of the cities of these nations. 16But of the cities of these people, which
the LORD thy God doth give thee [for] an inheritance, thou shalt save alive nothing that breatheth:
17But 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:
18That 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.
19When 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:
20Only 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
« Deuteronomy 21 »
King James Bible
The Atonement for an Unsolved Murder
1If [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: 2Then thy elders and thy judges shall come forth,
and they shall measure unto the cities which [are] round about him that is slain: 3And it shall be,
[that] the city [which is] next unto the slain man, even the elders of that city shall take an heifer,
which hath not been wrought with, [and] which hath not drawn in the yoke; 4And 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 the valley: 5And 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]: 6And 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: 7And they shall answer and say, Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our
eyes seen [it]. 8Be 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 forgiven them. 9So
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.
Marrying a Captive Woman
10When 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, 11And seest among the captives a beautiful
woman, and hast a desire unto her, that thou wouldest have her to thy wife; 12Then thou shalt
bring her home to thine house; and she shall shave her head, and pare her nails; 13And 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. 14And 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.
Inheritance Rights of the Firstborn
15If 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: 16Then 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: 17But 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.
A Rebellious Son
18If 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:
19Then 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; 20And 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. 21And 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.
Cursed is Anyone Hung on a Tree
22And 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: 23His 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.
« Deuteronomy 22 »
King James Bible
1Thou 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. 2And 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. 3In 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. 4Thou 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.
5The 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 God.
6If 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.
8When 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.
9Thou 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.
10Thou shalt not plow with an ox and an ass together.
11Thou shalt not wear a garment of divers sorts, [as] of woollen and linen together.
12Thou shalt make thee fringes upon the four quarters of thy vesture, wherewith thou coverest
13If any man take a wife, and go in unto her, and hate her, 14And 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: 15Then 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: 16And the damsel's
father shall say unto the elders, I gave my daughter unto this man to wife, and he hateth her;
17And, 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. 18And the elders of that city shall take that man and chastise him;
19And they shall amerce him in an 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.
20But if this thing be true, [and the tokens of] virginity be not found for the damsel: 21Then 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.
22If a man be found lying with a woman married to an 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.
23If a damsel [that is] a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie
with her; 24Then 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 neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.
25But 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: 26But 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 neighbour, and slayeth
him, even so [is] this matter: 27For he found her in the field, [and] the betrothed damsel cried, and
[there was] none to save her.
28If 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; 29Then 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.
30A man shall not take his father's wife, nor discover his father's skirt.
« Deuteronomy 23 »
King James Bible
Exclusion from the Congregation
1He that is wounded in the stones, or hath his privy member cut off, shall not enter into the
congregation of the LORD. 2A 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. 3An 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 for ever: 4Because 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. 5Nevertheless 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 thee. 6Thou shalt not seek their peace nor their prosperity all thy
days for ever.
7Thou shalt not abhor an Edomite; for he [is] thy brother: thou shalt not abhor an Egyptian;
because thou wast a stranger in his land. 8The children that are begotten of them shall enter into
the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.
Uncleanness in the Camp
9When the host goeth forth against thine enemies, then keep thee from every wicked thing.
10If 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: 11But 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].
12Thou shalt have a place also without the camp, whither thou shalt go forth abroad: 13And 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: 14For 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
15Thou shalt not deliver unto his master the servant which is escaped from his master unto thee:
16He 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.
17There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel. 18Thou
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.
19Thou shalt not lend upon usury to thy brother; usury of money, usury of victuals, usury of any
thing that is lent upon usury: 20Unto 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.
21When 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 thee. 22But if thou shalt forbear to vow,
it shall be no sin in thee. 23That 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.
24When thou comest into thy neighbour's vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine
own pleasure; but thou shalt not put [any] in thy vessel.
25When thou comest into the standing corn of thy neighbour, then thou mayest pluck the ears with
thine hand; but thou shalt not move a sickle unto thy neighbour's standing corn.
« Deuteronomy 24 »
King James Bible
Law of Divorce
(Matthew 5:31-32; Luke 16:18-18)
1When a man hath taken a wife, and married her, and it come to pass that she find no favour 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. 2And when she is departed out of his
house, she may go and be another man's [wife]. 3And [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; 4Her 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
5When 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
6No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh [a man's] life to
7If 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.
8Take 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. 9Remember
what the LORD thy God did unto Miriam by the way, after that ye were come forth out of Egypt.
10When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.
11Thou shalt stand abroad, and the man to whom thou dost lend shall bring out the pledge abroad
unto thee. 12And if the man [be] poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge: 13In 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.
14Thou shalt not oppress an 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: 15At 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.
16The 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.
17Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, [nor] of the fatherless; nor take a widow's
raiment to pledge: 18But 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.
19When 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. 20When 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
21When 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. 22And thou shalt remember that thou wast a
bondman in the land of Egypt: therefore I command thee to do this thing.
« Deuteronomy 25 »
King James Bible
Laws of Fairness
1If 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 wicked. 2And 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. 3Forty 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 thee.
4Thou shalt not muzzle the ox when he treadeth out [the corn].
Widowhood and Marriage
5If 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 an husband's brother unto her. 6And 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. 7And 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. 8Then 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; 9Then
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 house. 10And his name shall be called in Israel, The house of him that hath
his shoe loosed.
11When 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: 12Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity [her].
Standard Weights and Measures
13Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small. 14Thou 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. 16For all that do such things, [and] all that do unrighteously, [are] an
abomination unto the LORD thy God.
Blot Out Amalek
17Remember what Amalek did unto thee by the way, when ye were come forth out of Egypt;
18How 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. 19Therefore 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].
« Deuteronomy 26 »
King James Bible
Offering Firstfruits and Tithes
(Leviticus 27:30-34; Deuteronomy 14:22-29; Nehemiah 13:10-14)
1And 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; 2That 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. 3And 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 sware
unto our fathers for to give us. 4And the priest shall take the basket out of thine hand, and set it
down before the altar of the LORD thy God. 5And 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: 6And the Egyptians evil
entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid upon us hard bondage: 7And when we cried unto the LORD
God of our fathers, the LORD heard our voice, and looked on our affliction, and our labour, and our
oppression: 8And 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: 9And he hath
brought us into this place, and hath given us this land, [even] a land that floweth with milk and
honey. 10And 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:
11And 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] among you.
12When 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 be filled; 13Then 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]: 14I have not eaten thereof in my mourning, neither have I taken
away [ought] thereof for [any] unclean [use], nor given [ought] 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. 15Look down from thy holy habitation, from heaven, and bless thy people Israel,
and the land which thou hast given us, as thou swarest unto our fathers, a land that floweth with
milk and honey.
Obey the Lord's Commands
16This 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. 17Thou 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: 18And 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; 19And to make thee high above all nations which he hath
made, in praise, and in name, and in honour; and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the
LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
« Deuteronomy 27 »
King James Bible
The Altar on Mount Ebal
1And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments
which I command you this day. 2And 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 plaister
them with plaister: 3And 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 promised thee. 4Therefore 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 plaister them with plaister. 5And 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.
6Thou shalt build the altar of the LORD thy God of whole stones: and thou shalt offer burnt
offerings thereon unto the LORD thy God: 7And thou shalt offer peace offerings, and shalt eat
there, and rejoice before the LORD thy God. 8And thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of
this law very plainly.
9And Moses and the priests the Levites spake unto all Israel, saying, Take heed, and hearken, O
Israel; this day thou art become the people of the LORD thy God. 10Thou shalt therefore obey the
voice of the LORD thy God, and do his commandments and his statutes, which I command thee
Curses Pronounced from Ebal
11And Moses charged the people the same day, saying, 12These 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 Benjamin: 13And these shall stand upon mount Ebal to curse; Reuben, Gad, and
Asher, and Zebulun, Dan, and Naphtali. 14And the Levites shall speak, and say unto all the men of
Israel with a loud voice,
15Cursed [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.
16Cursed [be] he that setteth light by his father or his mother. And all the people shall say, Amen.
17Cursed [be] he that removeth his neighbour's landmark. And all the people shall say, Amen.
18Cursed [be] he that maketh the blind to wander out of the way. And all the people shall say,
19Cursed [be] he that perverteth the judgment of the stranger, fatherless, and widow. And all the
people shall say, Amen.
20Cursed [be] he that lieth with his father's wife; because he uncovereth his father's skirt. And all
the people shall say, Amen.
21Cursed [be] he that lieth with any manner of beast. And all the people shall say, Amen.
22Cursed [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.
23Cursed [be] he that lieth with his mother in law. And all the people shall say, Amen.
24Cursed [be] he that smiteth his neighbour secretly. And all the people shall say, Amen.
25Cursed [be] he that taketh reward to slay an innocent person. And all the people shall say, Amen.
26Cursed [be] he that confirmeth not [all] the words of this law to do them. And all the people shall
« Deuteronomy 28 »
King James Bible
The Blessings of Obedience
(Leviticus 25:18-22; Deuteronomy 4:1-14; Deuteronomy 11:1-7)
1And 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 earth: 2And all these blessings shall come on thee,
and overtake thee, if thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God.
3Blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.
4Blessed [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.
5Blessed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.
6Blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and blessed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
7The 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 seven ways. 8The 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. 9The LORD shall establish thee an holy
people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the
LORD thy God, and walk in his ways. 10And all people of the earth shall see that thou art called by
the name of the LORD; and they shall be afraid of thee. 11And 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 sware unto thy fathers to give thee. 12The 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. 13And 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]: 14And 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
The Curses of Disobedience
(Leviticus 20:1-9; Leviticus 26:14-39; 1 Samuel 15:1-9; 1 Kings 13:11-34)
15But 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 thee:
16Cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the city, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] in the field.
Cursed [shall be] thy basket and thy store.
18Cursed [shall be] the fruit of thy body, and the fruit of thy land, the increase of thy kine, and the
flocks of thy sheep.
19Cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou comest in, and cursed [shalt] thou [be] when thou goest out.
20The 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 forsaken me. 21The LORD shall make the pestilence cleave unto
thee, until he have consumed thee from off the land, whither thou goest to possess it. 22The 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. 23And thy heaven that [is] over thy head shall be brass, and the earth that
[is] under thee [shall be] iron. 24The LORD shall make the rain of thy land powder and dust: from
heaven shall it come down upon thee, until thou be destroyed.
25The 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.
26And thy carcase shall be meat unto all fowls of the air, and unto the beasts of the earth, and no
man shall fray [them] away.
27The 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. 28The LORD shall smite thee with madness, and
blindness, and astonishment of heart: 29And 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]. 30Thou shalt betroth a wife, and another man shall lie
with her: thou shalt build an house, and thou shalt not dwell therein: thou shalt plant a vineyard,
and shalt not gather the grapes thereof. 31Thine 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]. 32Thy 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. 33The fruit of thy land, and all thy labours, shall a nation which thou knowest not eat up;
and thou shalt be only oppressed and crushed alway: 34So that thou shalt be mad for the sight of
thine eyes which thou shalt see. 35The 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. 36The 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. 37And thou shalt
become an astonishment, a proverb, and a byword, among all nations whither the LORD shall lead
38Thou shalt carry much seed out into the field, and shalt gather [but] little in; for the locust shall
consume it. 39Thou shalt plant vineyards, and dress [them], but shalt neither drink [of] the wine,
nor gather [the grapes]; for the worms shall eat them. 40Thou shalt have olive trees throughout all
thy coasts, but thou shalt not anoint [thyself] with the oil; for thine olive shall cast [his fruit].
41Thou shalt beget sons and daughters, but thou shalt not enjoy them; for they shall go into
captivity. 42All thy trees and fruit of thy land shall the locust consume. 43The stranger that [is]
within thee shall get up above thee very high; and thou shalt come down very low. 44He shall lend
to thee, and thou shalt not lend to him: he shall be the head, and thou shalt be the tail.
45Moreover 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 commanded thee: 46And they shall be upon thee for a
sign and for a wonder, and upon thy seed for ever.
47Because thou servedst not the LORD thy God with joyfulness, and with gladness of heart, for the
abundance of all [things]; 48Therefore 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.
49The 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 understand; 50A nation of fierce countenance,
which shall not regard the person of the old, nor shew favour to the young: 51And 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. 52And 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 thee. 53And 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: 55So
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. 56The 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 daughter, 57And 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.
58If 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 GOD; 59Then 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 continuance. 60Moreover he will bring upon thee all the diseases
of Egypt, which thou wast afraid of; and they shall cleave unto thee. 61Also 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. 62And 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. 63And 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 nought; and ye shall be plucked
from off the land whither thou goest to possess it. 64And 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. 65And 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: 66And thy life shall hang in
doubt before thee; and thou shalt fear day and night, and shalt have none assurance of thy life:
67In 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. 68And the LORD shall bring thee into Egypt again with ships, by the way
whereof I spake 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].
« Deuteronomy 29 »
King James Bible
The Covenant in Moab
1These [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.
2And 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; 3The
great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles: 4Yet the LORD
hath not given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day. 5And 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. 6Ye have not eaten bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong
drink: that ye might know that I [am] the LORD your God. 7And 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: 8And we took their land, and gave it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to
the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh. 9Keep therefore the words of this covenant, and do
them, that ye may prosper in all that ye do.
10Ye 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, 11Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that
[is] in thy camp, from the hewer of thy wood unto the drawer of thy water: 12That thou shouldest
enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh
with thee this day: 13That he may establish thee to day 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.
14Neither with you only do I make this covenant and this oath; 15But 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; 17And ye have seen their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver
and gold, which [were] among them:) 18Lest 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 wormwood;
19And 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: 20The 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. 21And 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
22So 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: 24Even all nations shall say, Wherefore hath the LORD done thus unto this land? what
[meaneth] the heat of this great anger? 25Then 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: 26For they went and served other gods, and worshipped them, gods
whom they knew not, and [whom] he had not given unto them: 27And the anger of the LORD was
kindled against this land, to bring upon it all the curses that are written in this book: 28And 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.
29The 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.
« Deuteronomy 30 »
King James Bible
1And 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, 2And 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; 3That 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. 4If [any] of thine be driven out unto the outmost [parts] of heaven, from thence will the
LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee: 5And 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.
6And 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 mayest live. 7And the LORD thy God will
put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee. 8And
thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command
thee this day. 9And 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: 10If 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
The Choice of Life or Death
11For this commandment which I command thee this day, it [is] not hidden from thee, neither [is] it
far off. 12It [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? 13Neither [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? 14But the word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
15See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil; 16In 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. 17But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt
not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them; 18I 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 possess it. 19I 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: 20That 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 sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.
« Deuteronomy 31 »
King James Bible
Moses Encourages the People
1And Moses went and spake these words unto all Israel. 2And he said unto them, I [am] an
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 this Jordan. 3The 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. 4And 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. 5And
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. 6Be 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
Joshua to Succeed Moses
7And 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. 8And 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
The Reading of the Law
9And Moses wrote this law, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, which bare the ark of
the covenant of the LORD, and unto all the elders of Israel. 10And Moses commanded them,
saying, At the end of [every] seven years, in the solemnity of the year of release, in the feast of
tabernacles, 11When 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. 12Gather 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: 13And [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.
God's Charge to Joshua
14And 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. 15And 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. 16And 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. 17Then 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? 18And 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.
19Now 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. 20For when I shall
have brought them into the land which I sware 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. 21And 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 sware. 22Moses
therefore wrote this song the same day, and taught it the children of Israel.
23And 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 sware unto them: and I will be with
The Law Placed in the Ark
24And it came to pass, when Moses had made an end of writing the words of this law in a book,
until they were finished, 25That Moses commanded the Levites, which bare the ark of the covenant
of the LORD, saying, 26Take 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. 27For 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? 28Gather 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 them. 29For 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.
Moses Begins his Song
30And Moses spake in the ears of all the congregation of Israel the words of this song, until they
« Deuteronomy 32 »
King James Bible
The Song of Moses
1Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the
tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
3Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
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.
5They have corrupted themselves, their spot [is] not [the spot] of his children: [they are] a
perverse and crooked generation.
6Do 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?
7Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will
shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8When 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.
9For the LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot of his inheritance.
10He 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.
11As 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.
13He 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;
14Butter 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.
15But 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
16They provoked him to jealousy with strange [gods], with abominations provoked they him to
17They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new [gods that] came
newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
18Of the Rock [that] begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
19And when the LORD saw [it], he abhorred [them], because of the provoking of his sons, and of
20And 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.
21They 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.
22For 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 the mountains.
23I 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.
25The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the
suckling [also] with the man of gray hairs.
26I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from
27Were 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.
28For they [are] a nation void of counsel, neither [is there any] understanding in them.
29O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, [that] they would consider their latter end!
30How 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?
31For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves [being] judges.
32For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes
of gall, their clusters [are] bitter:
33Their 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?
35To me [belongeth] vengeance, and recompence; 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.
36For 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.
37And he shall say, Where [are] their gods, [their] rock in whom they trusted,
38Which 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.
39See 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 hand.
40For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
41If 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.
42I 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.
43Rejoice, 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.
44And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hoshea
the son of Nun. 45And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel: 46And 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. 47For 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 possess it.
Moses' Death Foretold
48And the LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, 49Get 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: 50And 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: 51Because ye trespassed against me among the
children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified
me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 52Yet thou shalt see the land before [thee]; but thou
shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
« Deuteronomy 33 »
King James Bible
The Majesty of God
1And this [is] the blessing, wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the children of Israel before
2And 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
3Yea, 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.
4Moses commanded us a law, [even] the inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.
5And he was king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people [and] the tribes of Israel were
The Blessings of the Twelve Tribes
6Let Reuben live, and not die; and let [not] his men be few.
7And 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 an help [to him] from his enemies.
8And 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 Meribah;
9Who 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.
10They shall teach Jacob thy judgments, and Israel thy law: they shall put incense before thee, and
whole burnt sacrifice upon thine altar.
11Bless, 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 his shoulders.
13And 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,
14And for the precious fruits [brought forth] by the sun, and for the precious things put forth by the
15And for the chief things of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the lasting hills,
16And for the precious things of the earth and fulness 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 brethren.
17His 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 of Manasseh.
18And of Zebulun he said, Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out; and, Issachar, in thy tents.
19They 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.
20And 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.
21And 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.
22And of Dan he said, Dan [is] a lion's whelp: he shall leap from Bashan.
23And of Naphtali he said, O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of the LORD:
possess thou the west and the south.
24And 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.
25Thy shoes [shall be] iron and brass; and as thy days, [so shall] thy strength [be].
The Excellence of Israel
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.
27The 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].
28Israel 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.
29Happy [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 places.
« Deuteronomy 34 »
King James Bible
The Death of Moses
1And 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 shewed him all the land of Gilead, unto Dan, 2And all
Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim, and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah, unto the utmost sea,
3And the south, and the plain of the valley of Jericho, the city of palm trees, unto Zoar. 4And the
LORD said unto him, This [is] the land which I sware 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. 5So Moses the servant of the LORD died there in the land of Moab, according
to the word of the LORD. 6And he buried him in a valley in the land of Moab, over against
Bethpeor: but no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day. 7And Moses [was] an hundred and
twenty years old when he died: his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated. 8And 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.
9And 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. 10And
there arose not a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom the LORD knew face to face, 11In
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, 12And in all that mighty hand, and in all the great terror
which Moses shewed in the sight of all Israel.