Israelites grieved for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty
days, until the time of weeping and mourning was over.
Now Joshua son of Nun was filled with the spirit[r] of
wisdom because Moses had laid his hands on him. So the
Israelites listened to him and
Their wine is the venom of serpents,
the deadly poison of cobras.
Have I not kept this in reserve
and sealed it in my vaults?
It is mine to avenge; I will repay.
In due time their foot will slip;
their day of disaster is near
and their doom rushe
and say, Our hand has triumphed;
the LORD has not done all this.
They are a nation without sense,
there is no discernment in them.
If only they were wise and would understand this
and discern what their end will be!
How could one man chase a thou
You deserted the Rock, who fathered you;
you forgot the God who gave you birth.
The LORD saw this and rejected them
because he was angered by his sons and daughters.
I will hide my face from them, he said,
and see what their end will be;
It will devour the earth and its harvests
and set afire the foundations of the mountains.
I will heap calamities on them
and spend my arrows against them.
I will send wasting famine against them,
consuming pestilence and deadly plague;
I will send a
with curds and milk from herd and flock
and with fattened lambs and goats,
with choice rams of Bashan
and the finest kernels of wheat.
You drank the foaming blood of the grape.
Jeshurun[f] grew fat and kicked;
filled with food, they became heavy and
For the LORDs portion is his people,
Jacob his allotted inheritance.
In a desert land he found him,
in a barren and howling waste.
He shielded him and cared for him;
he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
like an eagle that stirs up its nest
A faithful God who does no wrong,
upright and just is he.
They are corrupt and not his children;
to their shame they are a warped and crooked generation.
Is this the way you repay the LORD,
you foolish and unwise people?
Is he not your Father, your Cr
disaster will fall on you because you will do evil in the sight
of the LORD and arouse his anger by what your hands have
The Song of Moses
And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to
end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Isra
Let them rise up to help you!
Let them give you shelter!
See now that I myself am he!
There is no god besides me.
I put to death and I bring to life,
I have wounded and I will heal,
and no one can deliver out of my hand.
I lift my hand to heaven and
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.
Rejoice, you nations, with his people,[h][i]
for he will avenge the blood of his servants;
he will take vengeance on his enemies
and make atonement for his land and people.
Dan is a lions cub,
springing out of Bashan.
About Naphtali he said:
Naphtali is abounding with the favor of the LORD
and is full of his blessing;
he will inherit southward to the lake.
About Asher he said:
Most blessed of sons is Asher;
let him be
34 Then Moses climbed Mount Nebo from the plains of Moab
to the top of Pisgah, across from Jericho. There
the LORD showed him the whole landfrom Gilead to
Dan, 2 all of Naphtali, the territory of Ephraim and Manasseh,
all the land of Judah as far as the M
Rejoice, Zebulun, in your going out,
and you, Issachar, in your tents.
They will summon peoples to the mountain
and there offer the sacrifices of the righteous;
they will feast on the abundance of the seas,
on the treasures hidden in the sand.
He teaches your precepts to Jacob
and your law to Israel.
He offers incense before you
and whole burnt offerings on your altar.
Bless all his skills, LORD,
and be pleased with the work of his hands.
Strike down those who rise against him,
his foes t
with the best the sun brings forth
and the finest the moon can yield;
with the choicest gifts of the ancient mountains
and the fruitfulness of the everlasting hills;
with the best gifts of the earth and its fullness
and the favor of him who dwelt
And this he said about Judah:
Hear, LORD, the cry of Judah;
bring him to his people.
With his own hands he defends his cause.
Oh, be his help against his foes!
About Levi he said:
Your Thummim and Urim belong
to your faithful servant.
You tested him a
The LORD came from Sinai
and dawned over them from Seir;
he shone forth from Mount Paran.
He came with[k] myriads of holy ones
from the south, from his mountain slopes.[l]
Surely it is you who love the people;
all the holy ones are in your hand.
On that same day the LORD told Moses, 49 Go up into the
Abarim Range to Mount Nebo in Moab, across from
Jericho, and view Canaan, the land I am giving the Israelites
as their own possession. 50 There on the mountain that you
have climbed you will die a
my face in that day because of all their wickedness in turning
to other gods.
Now write down this song and teach it to the Israelites and
have them sing it, so that it may be a witnessfor me against
them. 20 When I have brought them into the land flowi
the land I promised them on oath, and I myself will be with
After Moses finished writing in a book the words of this
law from beginning to end, 25 he gave this command to the
Levites who carried the ark of the covenant of
the LORD: 26 Take this Bo
that your eyes will see. 68 The LORD will send you back in
ships to Egypt on a journey I said you should never make
again. There you will offer yourselves for sale to your
enemies as male and female slaves, but no one will buy you.
Renewal of the Covenant
the wilderness, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the
sandals on your feet.6 You ate no bread and drank no wine or
other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I
am the LORD your God.
When you reached this place, Sihon king of Hesh
gentle that she would not venture to touch the ground with the
sole of her footwill begrudge the husband she loves and her
own son or daughter 57 the afterbirth from her womb and the
children she bears. For in her dire need she intends to eat
you no grain, new wine or olive oil, nor any calves of your
herds or lambs of your flocks until you are ruined. 52 They will
lay siege to all the cities throughout your land until the high
fortified walls in which you trust fall down. They will besiege
the stars in the sky will be left but few in number, because you
did not obey the LORD your God.63 Just as it
pleased the LORD to make you prosper and increase in number,
so it will please him to ruin and destroy you. You will be
uprooted from the land yo
will not live in it. You will plant a vineyard, but you will not
even begin to enjoy its fruit.31 Your ox will be slaughtered
before your eyes, but you will eat none of it. Your donkey will
be forcibly taken from you and will not be returned. Your
All these curses will come on you. They will pursue you and
overtake you until you are destroyed, because you did not
obey the LORD your God and observe the commands and
decrees he gave you. 46 They will be a sign and a wonder to
you and your descendan
become a thing of horror, a byword and an object of
ridicule among all the peoples where the LORD will drive you.
You will sow much seed in the field but you will harvest
little, because locusts will devour it. 39 You will plant
vineyards and cultivate
the LORD is making with you this day and sealing with an
oath, 13 to confirm you this day as his people, that he may be
your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers,
Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 14 I am making this covenant, with
its oath, not