ear, O aheaven
, and let me speak;
And let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
my teaching drop like the arain
Let my speech distill like the dew,
Like raindrops upon tender grass,
And like abundant bshowers
the name of Jehovah will I declare.
Ascribe greatness to our God!
— perfect is His work,
For all His bways
A God of faithfulness and without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He.
dealt with Him — their blemish is not His 1sons
A twisted and acrooked
generation are they
you repay Jehovah with this,
Foolish and unwise people?
Is He not your aFather
who bought you?
Was it not He who bmade
you and established you?
the days of long ago;
Consider the years of generation upon generation;
Ask your father, and he will inform you;
Your elders, and they will tell you.
High gave the nations their
When He bdivided
the sons of 1man
He set the cborders
of the peoples
According to the number of Israel’s children.
Jehovah’s portion is His people;
Jacob is the allotment of His ainheritance
found him in a land of awilderness
And in a howling desert waste;
He encircled him, cared for him with all attention;
He guarded him like the bpupil
of His eye.
rouses his nest,
Hovers over his young,
Spreads his bwings
, takes them, And
bears them up upon his pinions;
Jehovah alone aled
And there was bno
strange god with Him.
made him ride on the ahigh
places of the earth,
And he ate the produce of the field;
And He made him suck bhoney
out of a crag,
out of flint rock:
of cows and milk of sheep,
With fat of lambs,
And rams, the offspring of Bashan, and goats,
With the choicest awheat
And the bblood
of the grape you drank as fermenting wine.
grew fat and kicked —
You have become bfat
, you have grown thick, you have gorged yourself —
And forsook God, who made him,
And treated the cRock
of his salvation disdainfully.
made Him ajealous
with strange gods
With abominations they provoked Him to anger.
sacrificed to 1ademons
, to those who were
no god, To
gods they did not know, To
new ones who had recently come up,
Before whom your fathers had not shuddered.
have neglected the aRock
who begot you
And have forgotten the God who travailed with you.
Jehovah saw and held them
Because of anger provoked by His asons
He said, I will ahide
My face from them;
I will see what their latter end will be.
For they are a generation of perversions,
Children in whom is no faithfulness.
have made Me ajealous
with a non-God;
They have provoked Me to anger with their 1bvanities
Hence I will make them cjealous
with a dnon
With a foolish nation I will provoke them to anger.
is kindled in My anger
And burns unto nethermost 1Sheol
And it devours the earth and its produce
And sets ablaze the foundations of the mountains.
will heap evils on them;
I will use up My aarrows
shall be sucked up by famine,
And eaten up by fire bolt
And bitter destruction;
And I will send the teeth of beasts against them,
With the venom of those that crawl in the dust.
sword shall bereave outside,
And inside, terror; Taking
both the young man and the virgin,
The suckling with the gray-haired man.
would have said, I will ascatter
I will cause the memory of them to cease from among men;
I dreaded the vexation from the enemy;
Lest their adversaries misjudge;
Lest they say, Our hand is exalted,
And it is
not Jehovah who
has wrought all this.
they are a nation destitute of counsel,
And there is ano
understanding in them.
they had been wise, they would have comprehended athis
They would have perceived their latter end.
chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Were it not that their Rock sold them,
And Jehovah delivered them up?
their rock is not like our aRock
And of this
our enemies are judges.
their vine is from Sodom’s vine,
And from Gomorrah’s fields;
Their grapes are the grapes of poison;
Clusters of bitterness have they.
wine is the venom of serpents
And the cruel poison of cobras.
this not laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up in My treasuries?
is Mine and so
For the time when their foot slips;
Because the day of their calamity has drawn near,
And the things destined to happen to them hasten.
Jehovah will 1execute
judgment for His people,
And He will have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their
support is gone,
And that neither fettered nor free remain.
He will say, aWhere
are their gods,
The rock they sought refuge in,
ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise up and help you;
be a shelter over you.
now that I, I am He,
And there is no god with Me.
It is I who kill, and I amake
I wound, and it is I who bheal
there is no one who can deliver from My hand.
up My hand to heaven
And say, As I blive
I sharpen My flashing sword,
And My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will repay My adversaries with vengeance,
And those who hate Me will I recompense.
will make My arrows drunk with blood,
And My sword will devour flesh —
With the blood of the slain and of the captives, The flesh
of the long-haired 1leaders
of the enemy.
, you nations, with
Because He will bavenge
the blood of His servants,
And He will repay His adversaries with vengeance
And will cover the guilt
of His land and
of His people.
The word of Moses and Joshua to the people
Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and aHoshea
the son of Nun.
Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel.
he said to them, Set your heart on all these words which I am testifying to you today. You shall command them to your achildren
that they may be certain to do all the words of this law.
it is not a matter too vain for you, because it is your alife
; and by this matter you will extend your days upon the land into which you are crossing over the Jordan to possess.
The death of Moses, and his successor
The death of Moses
Jehovah spoke to Moses that same day, saying,
up to this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, which faces Jericho, and see the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the children of Israel as a possession;
die in the mountain to which you are going up, and be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother died in Mount Hor and was gathered to his people;
were unfaithful to Me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because 1you
did not 2sanctify
Me among the children of Israel.
from a distance you shall asee
the land, yet you shall 1not
go there into the land which I am giving to the children of Israel.