The LORD Preserves Israel1These are the words of the covenant, which the lord gave charge to Moses to establish with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant of which he ordained with them in Horeb. 2And Moses called all the sons of Israel, and he said to them, You see all as many things as [3did 1the lord 2your God] in the land of Egypt before you to Pharaoh and his attendants, and all his land; 3the [2tests 1great] which [2have seen 1your eyes]; the signs and [2miracles 1those great], by the [2hand 1strong], and the [2arm 1high]. 4And [3did not give 1the lord 2God] to you a heart to behold, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, until this day. 5And he led you forty years in the wilderness. [2did not 3become old 1Your garments], and your sandals did not wear away from your feet. 6[3bread 1You did not 2eat]; [3wine 4and 5liquor 1you did not 2drink], that you should know that I am the lord your God. 7And you came unto this place. And came forth Sihon king of Heshbon, and Og king of Bashan to meet us in war. 8And we struck them, and we took their land, and we gave it by lot to Reuben, and to Gad, and to the half tribe of Manasseh.
Guard the Covenant9And you shall guard all the words of this covenant, to do them, that you should perceive all as much as you do. 10You all stand today before the lord your God; your tribal chiefs, and your council of elders, and your judges, and your judicial recorders, every man of Israel; 11 your wives, and your children, and the foreigner in the midst of your camp; from your woodcutter and unto your water-carrier, 12to go in the covenant of the lord your God, and in his oaths, as many as the lord your God ordains for you today. 13That he should establish you to himself for a people, and he will be your God, in which manner he said to you, and in which manner he swore by an oath to your fathers -- Abraham and Isaac and Jacob. 14And not to you alone I ordain this covenant and this oath, 15but also to the ones here being with you today before the lord your God, and to the ones not being with you here today. 16For you know how we dwelt in the land of Egypt, as we went by in the midst of the nations which you went by. 17And you beheld their abominations, and their idols -- wood and stone, silver and gold, which is among them. 18Lest there is among you, a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose thought turned aside from the lord your God, to go to serve to the gods of those nations; lest there is among you a root [5upward 1germinating 2bile 3and 4bitterness]. 19And it shall be if you should hear the words of this imprecation, and one should portend in his heart, saying, [2sacred things 4to me 1May 3happen], for [2by 3the 4digression 5of my heart 1I shall go], that [3should not 4be destroyed together with 1the 2sinner] the sinless, 20in no way should God want to propitiate for him, but then [3shall be burned away 1the anger 2of the lord], and his zeal against that man. Then shall cleave to him all the imprecations of this covenant, the ones being written in [2scroll 3of the 4law 1this]. And the lord will wipe away his name from under heaven. 21And [2shall separate him 1the lord] for evils from all the sons of Israel, according to all the imprecations of the covenant, the ones being written in [2scroll 3of the 4law 1this]. 22And [3shall say 2generation 1another] -- even your sons who rise up after you, and the alien which ever should come from out of a land far off, that they shall see the calamities of that land, and its diseases, which the lord sent unto it, 23sulphur and salt incinerating; all its land shall not be sown, nor shall rise, nor should ascend upon it any green thing. As [4were eradicated 1Sodom 2and 3Gomorrah] -- Admah and Zeboim, which the lord eradicated in rage and anger, 24and [4shall say 1all 2the 3nations], Why did [2do 1the lord] thus to this land? What is [2rage 3of anger 1this great]? 25And they shall say, Because they left the covenant of the lord, God of their fathers, which he ordained with their fathers, when he led them out of the land of Egypt. 26And going, they served other gods, and they did obeisance to them, ones which they had no knowledge of, nor knowledge spread to them. 27And [2was provoked to anger 3in rage 1the lord] over that land, to bring upon it according to all the imprecations being written in [2scroll 3of the 4law 1this]. 28And [2lifted 3them 1the lord] from their land in rage and anger, and [3fit of temper 2great 1an exceedingly], and cast them into [2land 1another] as now. 29The secret things belong to the lord your God. But the open things are to you, and to your children into the eon, to do all the words of this law.
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