Debarim 3:23 - 7:11

23 "And I pleaded with יהוה at that time, saying,

24  ‘O Master יהוה, You have begun to show Your servant Your greatness and Your strong hand, for who is a mighty one in the shamayim or on earth who does according to Your works and according to Your might?

25 ‘I pray, let me pass over and see the good land beyond the Yardĕn, this good hill country, and Leḇanon.'

26 "But יהוה was enraged with me, for your sake, and would not listen to me, and יהוה said to me, ‘Enough of that! Speak no more to Me about this matter.

27  ‘Go up to the top of Pisgah, and lift up your eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and look with your eyes, for you do not pass over this Yardĕn.

28 ‘But command Yahoshua, and strengthen him and make him brave, for he shall pass over before this people and causes them to inherit the land which you see.'

29 "And we dwelt in the valley opposite Bĕyth Peʽor.

Deuteronomy 4

1  "And now, O Yisra'ĕl, listen to the Laws and the Right-Rulings which I am teaching you to do, so that you live, and shall go in and possess the land which יהוה Elohim of your fathers is giving you.

2 "Do not add to the Word which I command you, and do not take away from it, so as to guard the Commands of יהוה your Elohim which I am commanding you.

3 "Your eyes have seen what יהוה did at Baʽal Peʽor, for יהוה your Elohim has destroyed from your midst all the men who followed Baʽal Peʽor.

4 "But you who are clinging to יהוה your Elohim are alive today, every one of you.

5 "See, I have taught you Laws and Right-Rulings, as יהוה my Elohim commanded me, to do thus in the land which you go to possess.

6  "And you shall guard and do them, for this is your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these Laws, and they shall say, ‘Only a wise and understanding people is this great nation!'

7  "For what great nation is there which has Elohim so near to it, as יהוה our Elohim is to us, whenever we call on Him?

8 "And what great nation is there that has such Laws and righteous Right-Rulings like all this Torah which I put before you this day?

9 "Only, guard yourself, and guard your ḥai diligently, lest you forget the Words your eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from your heart all the days of your life. And you shall make them known to your children and your grandchildren.

10  "The day when you stood before יהוה your Elohim in Ḥorĕḇ, יהוה said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me and I make them hear My Words, so that they learn to revere Me all the days they live on the earth and teach their children.'

11 "And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of the shamayim - darkness and cloud, dense cloud.

12 "And יהוה spoke to you out of the midst of the fire. You heard a voice of words, but saw no form, you only heard a voice.

13  "And He made known to you His Covenant which He commanded you to do, the Ten Words, and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.

14 "And יהוה commanded me at that time to teach you Laws and Right-Rulings, for you to do them in the land which you pass over to possess.

15 "Therefore, diligently guard yourselves, for you saw no form when יהוה spoke to you at Ḥorĕḇ out of the midst of the fire,

16  lest you should do corruptly and shall make for yourselves a carved image in the form of any figure - the likeness of male or female,

17 the likeness of any beast that is on the earth or the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the shamayim,

18 the likeness of any creature that creeps on the ground or the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;

19  and lest you lift up your eyes to the shamayim, and shall see the sun, and the moon, and the stars - all the host of the shamayim - and you be drawn away into bowing down to them and serving them, which יהוה your Elohim has allotted to all the peoples under all the shamayim.

20  "But יהוה has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, out of Mitsrayim, to be His people, an inheritance, as it is today.

21  "And יהוה was enraged with me because of your words, and swore that I would not pass over the Yardĕn, and that I would not enter the good land which יהוה your Elohim is giving you as an inheritance.

22 "For I am to die in this land, I am not passing over the Yardĕn, but you are passing over, and shall possess that good land.

23  "Guard yourselves, lest you forget the Covenant of יהוה your Elohim which He made with you, and shall make for yourselves a carved image in the form of whatever יהוה your Elohim has commanded you.

24 "For יהוה your Elohim is a consuming fire, a jealous Ěl.

25 "When you bring forth children and grandchildren, and shall grow old in the land, and shall do corruptly and make a carved image in the form of whatever, and shall do what is evil in the eyes of יהוה your Elohim to provoke Him,

26  "I shall call the shamayim and earth to witness against you on that day, that you soon completely perish from the land which you pass over the Yardĕn to possess - you do not prolong your days in it but are completely destroyed.

27 "And יהוה shall scatter you among the peoples, and you shall be left few in number among the gentiles where יהוה drives you.

28 "And there you shall serve mighty ones, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

29 "But from there you shall seek יהוה your Elohim, and shall find, when you search for Him with all your heart and with all your being.

30 "In your distress, when all these words shall come upon you in the latter days, then you shall return to יהוה your Elohim and shall obey His voice.

31 "For יהוה your Elohim is a compassionate Ěl, He does not forsake you, nor destroy you, nor forget the Covenant of your fathers which He swore to them.

32  "For ask now of the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that Elohim created man on the earth, and ask from one end of the shamayim to the other end of the shamayim, whether there has been a Word as great as this, or has been heard like it.

33 "Has a people heard the voice of Elohim speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live?

34  "Or has Elohim tried to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of a nation by trials, and by signs, and by wonders, and by battle, and by a strong hand and an outstretched arm, and by great fearsome deeds, according to all that יהוה your Elohim did for you in Mitsrayim before your eyes?

35 "You have been shown it, to know that יהוה Himself is Elohim; there is no one beside Him.

36  "From the shamayim He let you hear His voice, to instruct you, and on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire.

37  "And because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them, and brought you out of Mitsrayim with His Presence, with His great power,

38 to drive out from before you nations greater and stronger than you, to bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is today.

39 "And you shall know today, and shall recall to your heart that יהוה Himself is Elohim in the shamayim above and on the earth beneath; there is none else.

40  "And you shall guard His Laws and His Commands which I command you today, so that it is well with you and with your children after you, and so that you prolong your days on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you for all time."

41 Then Mosheh separated three cities beyond the Yardĕn, toward the rising of the sun,

42  for him who killed someone to flee there, he who kills his neighbour unintentionally, without having hated him in time past, and might flee to one of these cities and live:

43 Betser in the wilderness in the level land for the Re'uḇĕnites, and Ramoth in Gilʽaḏ for the Gaḏites, and Golan in Bashan for the Menashshites.

44 And this is the Torah which Mosheh set before the children of Yisra'ĕl.

45 These are the Witnesses, and the Laws, and the Right-Rulings which Mosheh spoke to the children of Yisra'ĕl after they came out of Mitsrayim,

46 beyond the Yardĕn, in the valley opposite Bĕyth Peʽor, in the land of Siḥon sovereign of the Amorites, who dwelt at Ḥeshbon, whom Mosheh and the children of Yisra'ĕl had smitten after they came out of Mitsrayim.

47 And they took possession of his land and the land of Oḡ sovereign of Bashan, two sovereigns of the Amorites, who were beyond the Yardĕn, toward the rising of the sun,

48  from Aroʽĕr, which is on the bank of the wadi Arnon, even to Mount Siyon, which is Ḥermon,

49 and all the desert plain beyond the Yardĕn as far as the Sea of the Araḇah, below the slopes of Pisgah.

Deuteronomy 5

1 And Mosheh called all Yisra'ĕl, and said to them, "Hear, O Yisra'ĕl, the Laws and Right-Rulings which I speak in your hearing today. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them.

2 "יהוה our Elohim made a Covenant with us in Ḥorĕḇ.

3 "יהוה did not make this Covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive.

4 "יהוה spoke with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.

5  "I stood between יהוה and you at that time, to declare to you the Word of יהוה - for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain - saying:

6 ‘I am יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage.

7 ‘You have no other mighty ones against My face.

8  ‘You do not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of which is in the shamayim above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,

9 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim, am a jealous Ěl, visiting the wickedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

10  but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My Commands.

11 ‘You do not bring the Name of יהוה your Elohim to naught, for יהוה does not leave him unpunished who brings His Name to naught.

12 ‘Guard the Shabbath day, to qadosh it, as יהוה your Elohim commanded you.

13 ‘Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,

14 but the seventh day is a Shabbath of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work - you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, so that your male servant and your female servant rest as you do.

15  ‘And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim, and that יהוה your Elohim brought you out from there by a strong hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore יהוה your Elohim commanded you to observe the Shabbath day.

16 ‘Respect your father and your mother, as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that your days are prolonged, and so that it is well with you on the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.

17 ‘You do not murder.

18 ‘You do not commit adultery.

19 ‘You do not steal.

20 ‘You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.

21 ‘You do not covet your neighbour's wife, nor do you desire your neighbour's house, his field, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.'

22 "These Words יהוה spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the dense cloud, with a loud voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

23  "And it came to be, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders,

24 and said, ‘See, יהוה our Elohim has shown us His esteem and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. Today we have seen that Elohim speaks with man - and he lives!

25 ‘And now why should we die? For this great fire is consuming us. If we hear the voice of יהוה our Elohim any more, then we shall die.

26  ‘For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

27 ‘You go near and hear all that יהוה our Elohim says, and speak to us all that יהוה our Elohim says to you, and we shall hear and do it.'

28 "And יהוה heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and יהוה said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.

29 ‘Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to revere Me and to guard all My Commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

30 ‘Go, say to them, "Return to your tents."

31 ‘But you, stand here by Me, and let Me speak to you all the Commands, and the Laws, and the Right-Rulings which you are to teach them. And they shall do them in the land which I am giving them to possess.'

32 "And you shall guard to do as יהוה your Elohim has commanded you - do not turn aside, to the right or to the left.

33 "Walk in all the way which יהוה your Elohim has commanded you, so that you live and it be well with you. And you shall prolong your days in the land which you possess.

Deuteronomy 6

1 "And this is the Command, the Laws and Right-Rulings which יהוה your Elohim has commanded, to teach you to do in the land which you are passing over to possess,

2  so that you revere יהוה your Elohim, to guard all His Laws and His Commands which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your days be prolonged.

3  "And you shall hear, O Yisra'ĕl, and shall guard to do, that it might be well with you, and that you increase greatly as יהוה Elohim of your fathers has spoken to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

4 "Hear, O Yisra'ĕl: יהוה our Elohim, יהוה is one!

5 "And you shall love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart, and with all your being, and with all your might.

6 "And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart,

7 and you shall impress them upon your children, and shall speak of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up,

8 and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

9 "And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

10  "And it shall be, when יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give you great and good cities which you did not build,

11  and houses filled with all kinds of goods, which you did not fill, and wells dug which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you shall eat and be satisfied -

12 be on guard, lest you forget יהוה who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage.

13  "Revere יהוה your Elohim and serve Him, and swear by His Name.

14 "Do not go after other mighty ones, the mighty ones of the peoples who are all around you,

15 for יהוה your Elohim is a jealous Ěl in your midst, lest the displeasure of יהוה your Elohim burn against you, then He shall destroy you from the face of the earth.

16 "Do not try יהוה your Elohim as you tried Him in Massah.

17 "Diligently guard the Commands of יהוה your Elohim, and His Witnesses, and His Laws which He has commanded you.

18  "And you shall do what is right and good in the eyes of יהוה, that it might be well with you, and you shall go in and possess the good land of which יהוה swore to your fathers,

19 to drive out all your enemies from before you, as יהוה has spoken.

20 "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of the Witnesses, and the Laws, and the Right-Rulings which יהוה our Elohim has commanded you?'

21 then you shall say to your son, ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Mitsrayim, and יהוה brought us out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand,

22 and יהוה sent signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Mitsrayim, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes.

23 ‘And He brought us out from there, to bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore to our fathers.

24 ‘And יהוה commanded us to do all these Laws, to revere יהוה our Elohim, for our good always, to keep us alive, as it is today.

25 ‘And it is righteousness for us when we guard to do all this Command before יהוה our Elohim, as He has commanded us.'

Deuteronomy 7

1 "When יהוה your Elohim brings you into the land which you go to possess, He shall also clear away many nations before you: the Ḥittites and the Girgashites and the Amorites and the Kenaʽanites and the Perizzites and the Ḥiwwites and the Yeḇusites, seven nations greater and mightier than you.

2 "And when יהוה your Elohim gives them over to you, you shall smite them and put them under the ban, completely. Make no covenant with them, and show them no favour.

3 "And do not intermarry with them - you do not give your daughter to his son, and you do not take his daughter for your son,

4 for he turns your sons away from following Me, to serve other mighty ones. Then the displeasure of יהוה shall burn against you and promptly destroy you.

5 "But this is what you do to them: Break down their altars, and smash their pillars, and cut down their Ashĕrim, and burn their carved images with fire.

6 "For you are a qodesh people to יהוה your Elohim. יהוה your Elohim has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a treasured possession above all the peoples on the face of the earth.

7 "יהוה did not place His love on you nor choose you because you were more numerous than any other people, for you were the least of all peoples,

8 but because of יהוה loving you, and because of Him guarding the oath which He swore to your fathers, יהוה has brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim.

9  "And you shall know that יהוה your Elohim, He is Elohim, the trustworthy Ěl guarding Covenant and kindness for a thousand generations with those who love Him, and those who guard His Commands,

10 but repaying those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He does not delay with him who hates Him, He repays him to his face.

11 "And you shall guard the Command, and the Laws, and the Right-Rulings which I command you today, to do them.