Deuteronomy 29
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1These [are] the words of the covenant which YHWH has commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, apart from the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.

2And Moses calls to all Israel and says to them, “You have seen all that which YHWH has done before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land— 3the great trials which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great wonders. 4And YHWH has not given to you a heart to know, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, until this day. 5And I cause you to go in a wilderness [for] forty years; your garments have not been consumed from off you, and your shoe has not worn away from off your foot; 6you have not eaten bread, and you have not drunk wine and strong drink, so that you know that I [am] your God YHWH. 7And you come to this place, and Sihon king of Heshbon—also Og king of Bashan—comes out to meet us to battle, and we strike them, 8and take their land, and give it for an inheritance to the Reubenite, and to the Gadite, and to the half of the tribe of the Manassite; 9and you have kept the words of this covenant and done them, so that you cause all that you do to prosper.

10You are standing today, all of you, before your God YHWH: your heads, your tribes, your elderly, and your authorities, every man of Israel, 11your infants, your wives, and your sojourner who [is] in the midst of your camps, from the hewer of your wood to the drawer of your water, 12for your passing over into the covenant of your God YHWH, and into His oath which your God YHWH is making with you today, 13in order to establish you to Himself for a people today, and He Himself is your God, as He has spoken to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

14And I am not making this covenant and this oath with you alone, 15but with him who is here with us, standing before our God YHWH today, and with him who is not here with us today, 16for you have known how you dwelt in the land of Egypt, and how we passed by through the midst of the nations which you have passed by; 17and you see their abominations, and their idols of wood and stone, silver and gold, which [are] with them, 18lest there be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart is turning from our God YHWH today, to go to serve the gods of those nations, lest there be in you a root bearing the fruit of gall and wormwood; 19and it has been, in his hearing the words of this oath, that he has blessed himself in his heart, saying, I have peace, though I go on in the stubbornness of my heart—in order to sweep away the watered with the thirsty. 20YHWH is not willing to be propitious to him, for then the anger of YHWH smokes, also His zeal, against that man, and all the oath which is written in this scroll has lain down on him, and YHWH has blotted out his name from under the heavens, 21and YHWH has separated him for calamity out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the oaths of the covenant which is written in this Scroll of the Law.

22And the latter generation of your sons who rise after you, and the stranger who comes in from a far-off land, have said, when they have seen the strokes of that land and its sicknesses which YHWH has sent into it: 23The whole land is burned [with] brimstone and salt, it is not sown, nor does it shoot up, nor does any herb go up on it there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboim, which YHWH overturned in His anger and in His fury. 24Indeed, all the nations have said, Why has YHWH done thus to this land? Why the heat of this great anger? 25And they have said, Because that they have forsaken the covenant of YHWH, God of their fathers, which He made with them in His bringing them out of the land of Egypt, 26and they go and serve other gods, and bow themselves to them—gods which they have not known, and which He has not apportioned to them; 27and the anger of YHWH burns against that land, to bring in on it all the reviling that is written in this scroll, 28and YHWH plucks them from off their ground in anger, and in fury, and in great wrath, and casts them into another land, as [at] this day.

29The things hidden [belong] to our God YHWH, and the things revealed [belong] to us and to our sons for all time, to do all the words of this law.”


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Deuteronomy 28
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