Deuteronomy 1


Moses Speaks to the Israelites

These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on the other side of the Jordan, in the wilderness towards the west, neighboring the red sea, between Paran Tophel and Laban, and Canyons, and Place Abounding in Gold. [2eleven 3days 4from 5Horeb 1It is a journey] by mount Seir unto Kadesh Barnea. And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, day one of the month, Moses spoke to all the sons of Israel according to all as much as the  lord gave charge to him for them, after the striking of Sihon king of the Amorites, the ones dwelling in Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan, the one dwelling in Astaroth and in Edrei. On the other side of the Jordan, in the land of Moab, Moses began to make clear this law, saying, The  lord your God spoke to you in Horeb, saying, Let it be enough for you to dwell in this mountain! [2turn 3and 4depart 1You], and enter into the mountain of the Amorites, and to all the ones adjacent to the wilderness, to the mountain, and the plain, and to the south, and the coast land of the Canaanites, and Antilebanon, unto the river of the great Euphrates! Behold! I have delivered up before you the land. Having entered, inherit the land! which I swore by an oath to your fathers, to Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them. And I said to you in that time, saying, I will not be able alone to bear you, 10 the  lord your God multiplied you. And behold, you are today as the stars of the heaven in multitude. 11 The  lord God of your fathers may he add to you as you are a thousand times more, and bless you in so far as he spoke to you! 12 How shall I be able alone to bear your toil, and support you, and your disputes?

Moses Appoints Leaders

13 Appoint to yourselves [2men 1wise], and having knowledge, and discerning among your tribes! And I will ordain them over you as your leaders. 14 And you answered to me, and said, [3is good 1The 2saying] which you spoke to do. 15 And I took from you [2men 1wise], and having knowledge, and discerning for your tribes. And I ordained them to take the lead over you -- commanders of thousands, and commanders of hundreds, and commanders of fifties, and commanders of tens, and judicial recorders for your judges. 16 And I gave charge to your judges in that time, saying, Hold a hearing between your brethren, and judge justly between a man and between his brother, and between the foreigner with him! 17 You shall not discriminate for a person in a judgment; concerning the small and according to the great you shall judge equally. In no way shall you avoid justice by accepting the person of a man, for the judgment is of God. And the matter which ever might be hard for you, you shall bear it to me, and I shall hear it. 18 And I gave charge to you at that time all the words which you shall do. 19 And departing from out of Horeb, we went through all [5wilderness 2great 3and 4dreadful 1that], which you beheld by the way of the mountain of the Amorite, in so far as [3gave charge 1the  lord 2our God] to us; and we came unto Kadesh Barnea. 20 And I said to you, You came unto the mountain of the Amorite, the one the  lord our God gives to you. 21 Behold! [3has delivered up 6to you 1the  lord 2your God 7before 8your face 4the 5land]. Ascending, you inherit it! in which manner [4spoke 1the  lord 2God 3of your fathers] to you. You should not fear nor be timid. 22 And [2came forward 3to me 1you all], and said, You should send men in front of us, and let them explore [3for us 1the 2land], and let them announce to us an answer for the way through which we shall ascend by it! and the cities into which we shall enter into them. 23 And [3was pleasing 4before 5me 1the 2saying]. And I took from you twelve men -- [2man 1one] according to tribe. 24 And turning they ascended into the mountain, and came unto Ravine of Cluster, and they spied it. 25 And they took in their hands of the fruit of the land, and carried it to you, and said, [3is good 1The 2land] which the  lord our God gives to us. 26 And you did not want to ascend, but you resisted persuasion against the word of the  lord your God. 27 And you complained in your tents, and said, Because the  lord detested us he led us out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into the hands of the Amorites, and to utterly destroy us. 28 Where do we ascend? And our brethren caused [2to abstain 1our heart], saying, [4nation 1It is a great 2and 3populous], and mightier than we; and [2cities 1great], and walled unto the heaven; moreover also [2sons 3of giants 1we saw] there. 29 And I said to you, Do not be alarmed, nor fear from them! 30 The  lord your God, the one going forth before your face, he will join in making war against them with you, according to all as much as he did for you in the land of Egypt, 31 and in this wilderness which you beheld, how as [3nurtured 4you 1the  lord 2your God], as if any [2should nurture 1man] his son, according to all the way into which you were gone, until you came unto this place. 32 And in this word you did not entrust to the  lord your God, 33 who goes forth in front of you in the way, to choose for you a place, guiding you by fire at night, showing to you the way by which you go by it, and with a cloud by day.

Caleb and Joshua Inherit the Land

34 And the  lord heard the voice of your words, and he being provoked swore by an oath, saying, 35 Shall [5see 1any 4men 2of these 3wicked] [3land 2good 1this] which I swore by an oath to their fathers, no. 36 except Caleb son of Jephunneh, this one shall see it; and to this one I shall give the land upon which he mounted, and to his sons, because of joining [4to himself 1the things 2of 3the  lord]. 37 And [3at me 2was enraged 1the  lord] because of you, saying, Nor should you in any way enter there. 38 Joshua son of Nun, the one standing beside you, this one shall enter there; you strengthen him! for he shall allot it to Israel and your children, which you said [2for 3ravaging 1to be]. 39 And every [2child 1new], whoever does not know today good or bad, this one shall enter there, and to these I shall give it, and to them they shall inherit it. 40 And you, in turning, encamped in the wilderness, the way near the red sea. 41 And you answered and said to me, We sinned before the  lord our God; we, in ascending, shall wage war according to all as much as [3gave charge 1the  lord 2our God] to us. And [2taking up 1each] the items for his warfare, and gathering together, ascended into the mountain. 42 And the  lord said to me, Say to them, You shall not ascend, nor wage war, [3not 1for 2I am] with you; and in no way shall you be broken before your enemies. 43 And I spoke to you, and you did not listen to me, and you violated the word of the  lord, and pressing forward you ascended unto the mountain. 44 And [6came forth 1the 2Amorite 3dwelling 4in 5that mountain] to meet you. And they pursued you as do the bees, and pierced you from Seir until Hormah. 45 And sitting you wept before the  lord your God, and [2did not 3listen to 1the  lord] your voice, nor took heed to you. 46 And you laid in wait in Kadesh [2days 1many], as many [2as 3at some other time 1days] you laid in wait.
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