Debarim 7:12 - 11:25

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12  "And it shall be, because you hear these Right-Rulings, and shall guard and do them, that יהוה your Elohim shall guard with you the Covenant and the kindness which He swore to your fathers,

13  and shall love you and baraḵ you and increase you, and shall baraḵ the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your land, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your cattle and the offspring of your flock, in the land of which He swore to your fathers to give you.

14 "Baruḵ are you above all peoples - there is not going to be a barren man or a barren woman among you or among your livestock.

15 "And יהוה shall turn away from you all sickness and put on you none of the evil diseases of Mitsrayim which you have known, but He shall put them on all those who hate you.

16 "And you shall consume all the peoples whom יהוה your Elohim is delivering over to you - your eye shall not pardon them. And do not serve their mighty ones, for that is a snare to you.

17 "When you say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I, I am unable to drive them out,'

18 do not be afraid of them. Remember well what יהוה your Elohim did to Pharaoh and to all Mitsrayim,

19 the great trials which your eyes saw, and the signs and the wonders, the strong hand and the outstretched arm, by which יהוה your Elohim brought you out. יהוה your Elohim does so to all the peoples of whom you are afraid.

20 "And יהוה your Elohim also sends the hornet among them until those who are left, who hide themselves from you, are destroyed.

21 "Do not be afraid of them, for יהוה your Elohim, the great and awesome Ěl, is in your midst.

22 "And יהוה your Elohim shall drive out those nations before you, little by little. You are not allowed to destroy them at once, lest the beasts of the field become too numerous for you.

23 "But יהוה your Elohim shall deliver them over to you and destroy them with a great destruction until they are consumed.

24 "And He shall give their sovereigns into your hand, and you shall destroy their name from under the shamayim. No one is going to be able to stand against you until you have destroyed them.

25 "The carved images of their mighty ones you are to burn with fire. Do not covet the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, lest you be snared by it, for it is an abomination to יהוה your Elohim.

26 "And do not bring an abomination into your house, lest you be accursed like it. Utterly loathe it and utterly hate it, for it is accursed.

Deuteronomy 8

1  "Guard to do every Command which I command you today, that you might live, and shall increase, and go in, and shall possess the land of which יהוה swore to your fathers.

2  "And you shall remember that יהוה your Elohim led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you, prove you, to know what is in your heart, whether you guard His Commands or not.

3  "And He humbled you, and let you suffer hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, to make you know that man does not live by bread alone, but by all that comes from the mouth of יהוה.

4 "Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.

5 "Thus you shall know in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so יהוה your Elohim disciplines you,

6 therefore you shall guard the Commands of יהוה your Elohim, to walk in His Ways and to revere Him.

7  "For יהוה your Elohim is bringing you into a good land, a land of streams of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills,

8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey,

9 a land in which you eat bread without scarcity, in which you do not lack at all, a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you dig copper.

10 "And you shall eat and be satisfied, and shall baraḵ יהוה your Elohim for the good land which He has given you.

11 "Be on guard, lest you forget יהוה your Elohim by not guarding His Commands, and His Right-Rulings, and His Laws which I command you today,

12 lest you eat and shall be satisfied, and build lovely houses and shall dwell in them,

13 and your herds and your flocks increase, and your silver and your gold are increased, and all that you have is increased,

14 that your heart then becomes lifted up, and you forget יהוה your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, from the house of bondage,

15 who led you through that great and awesome wilderness - fiery serpents and scorpions and thirst - where there was no water, who brought water for you out of the flinty rock,

16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, in order to humble you and to try you, to do you good in the end,

17 you then shall say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand have made for me this wealth!'

18  "But you shall remember יהוה your Elohim, for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, in order to establish His Covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is today.

19  "And it shall be, if you by any means forget יהוה your Elohim, and follow other mighty ones, and serve them and bow yourself to them, I have warned you this day that you shall certainly perish.

20 "Like the nations which יהוה is destroying before you, so you are to perish, because you did not obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim.  

Deuteronomy 9

1  "Hear, O Yisra'ĕl: You are passing over the Yardĕn today, to go in to dispossess nations greater and stronger than yourself, cities great and walled up to the shamayim,

2 a people great and tall, the descendants of the Anaqim, whom you know, and of whom you heard it said, ‘Who does stand before the descendants of Anaq?'

3 "And you shall know today that יהוה your Elohim is He who is passing over before you as a consuming fire - He destroys them and subdues them before you. So you shall dispossess them and destroy them quickly, as יהוה has said to you.

4 "Do not think in your heart, after יהוה your Elohim has driven them out before you, saying, ‘Because of my righteousness יהוה has brought me in to possess this land.' But it is because of the wickedness of these nations that יהוה is driving them out from before you.

5 "It is not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart that you go in to possess their land, but because of the wickedness of these nations that יהוה your Elohim drives them out from before you, in order to establish the word which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ.

6 "And you shall know that יהוה your Elohim is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.

7 "Remember, do not forget how you provoked to wrath יהוה your Elohim in the wilderness. From the day that you came out of the land of Mitsrayim until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against יהוה.

8 "Even in Ḥorĕḇ you made יהוה wroth, so that יהוה was enraged with you, to destroy you.

9 "When I went up into the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the Covenant which יהוה made with you, then I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights. I did not eat bread nor did I drink water.

10  "Then יהוה gave me the two tablets of stone written with the finger of Elohim, and on them were all the Words which יהוה had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

11 "And it came to be, at the end of forty days and forty nights, that יהוה gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the Covenant.

12 "Then יהוה said to me, ‘Arise, go down quickly from here, for your people whom you brought out of Mitsrayim have acted corruptly. They have quickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them, they have made themselves a moulded image.'

13 "And יהוה spoke to me, saying, ‘I have seen this people, and look, they are a stiff-necked people.

14 ‘Leave Me alone, so that I destroy them and blot out their name from under the shamayim, and make of you a nation stronger and greater than they.'

15 "So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire. And the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.

16 "And I looked and saw that you had sinned against יהוה your Elohim, and had made for yourselves a moulded calf! You had quickly turned aside from the way which יהוה had commanded you.

17 "And I took the two tablets and threw them out of my two hands and broke them before your eyes,

18 "and I fell down before יהוה, as at the first, forty days and forty nights. I did not eat bread and I did not drink water, because of all your sins which you committed in doing evil in the eyes of יהוה, to provoke Him.

19 "For I was afraid of the displeasure and rage with which יהוה was wroth with you, to destroy you. But יהוה listened to me that time once more.

20 "And יהוה was very enraged with Aharon, to destroy him, so I prayed for Aharon at that time also.

21  "And I took your sin, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it and ground it very small, until it was as fine as dust. And I threw its dust into the stream that came down from the mountain.

22 "And at Taḇʽĕrah and at Massah and at Qiḇroth Hatta'awah you made יהוה wroth.

23  "And when יהוה sent you from Qaḏĕsh Barnĕa, saying, ‘Go up and possess the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the word of יהוה your Elohim, and you neither trusted Him nor listened to His voice.

24 "You have been rebellious against יהוה from the day that I knew you.

25 "So I fell down before יהוה the forty days and forty nights, for I fell down because יהוה had said He would destroy you.

26 "And I prayed to יהוה, and said, ‘O Master יהוה, do not destroy Your people and Your inheritance whom You have redeemed in Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Mitsrayim with a strong hand.

27 ‘Remember Your servants, Aḇraham, Yitsḥaq, and Yaʽaqoḇ. Do not look on the stubbornness of this people, or on their wickedness or on their sin,

28 lest the land from which You brought us should say, "Because יהוה was not able to bring them to the land which He promised them, and because He hated them, He has brought them out to kill them in the wilderness."

29 ‘And they are Your people and Your inheritance, whom You brought out by Your great power and by Your outstretched arm.'

Deuteronomy 10

1  "At that time יהוה said to me, ‘Hew for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to Me on the mountain. And you shall make yourself an ark of wood,

2 then I write on the tablets the Words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. And you shall put them in the ark.'

3 "So I made an ark of acacia wood, hewed two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain, with the two tablets in my hand.

4  "And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten Words, which יהוה had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly. Then יהוה gave them to me,

5 and I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark which I had made. And they are there, as יהוה commanded me."

6 Now the children of Yisra'ĕl departed from the wells of Benĕy Yaʽaqan to Mosĕrah. Aharon died there, and he was buried there. And Elʽazar his son became kohen in his place.

7 From there they departed to Guḏgoḏah, and from Guḏgoḏah to Yotḇathah, a land of rivers of water.

8 At that time יהוה separated the tribe of Lĕwi to bear the ark of the covenant of יהוה, to stand before יהוה, to serve Him, and to baraḵ in His Name, to this day.

9 Therefore Lĕwi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers. יהוה is his inheritance, as יהוה your Elohim promised him.

10 "And I stayed in the mountain for forty days and forty nights. And יהוה heard me at that time also, and יהוה chose not to destroy you.

11 "And יהוה said to me, ‘Arise, go before the people, to depart, and let them go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.'

12  "And now, Yisra'ĕl, what is יהוה your Elohim asking of you, but to revere יהוה your Elohim, to walk in all His Ways and to love Him, and to serve יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being,

13 to guard the Commands of יהוה and His Laws which I command you today for your good?

14 "See, the shamayim and the shamayim of shamayim belong to יהוה your Elohim, also the earth with all that is in it.

15 "יהוה delighted only in your fathers, to love them. And He chose their seed after them, you above all peoples, as it is today.

16 "And you shall circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and harden your neck no more.

17 "For יהוה your Elohim is Elohim of mighty ones and Master of masters, the great Ěl, mighty and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.

18 "He executes right-ruling for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and a garment.

19 "And you shall love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Mitsrayim.

20 "Revere יהוה your Elohim. Serve Him, and cling to Him, and swear by His Name.

21 "He is your praise, and He is your Elohim, who has done for you these great and awesome deeds which your eyes have seen.

22 "Your fathers went down to Mitsrayim with seventy beings, and now יהוה your Elohim has made you as numerous as the stars of the shamayim.

Deuteronomy 11

1 "And you shall love יהוה your Elohim and guard His Charge: even His Laws, and His Right-Rulings, and His Commands, always.

2 "And you shall know today - for it is not your children who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of יהוה your Elohim, His greatness, His strong hand and His outstretched arm,

3 and His signs, and His works which He had done in the midst of Mitsrayim, to Pharaoh sovereign of Mitsrayim, and to all his land;

4  and that which He had done to the army of Mitsrayim, to their horses and their chariots, when He made the waters of the Sea of Reeds overflow them as they pursued you, and how יהוה has destroyed them to this day;

5 and what He had done for you in the wilderness till you came to this place;

6  and what He had done to Dathan and Aḇiram the sons of Eliyaḇ, son of Re'uḇĕn, when the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the living creatures that were in their possession, in the midst of all Yisra'ĕl.

7 "For yours are the eyes that saw all the great work of יהוה, which He did.

8  "And you shall guard every Command which I command you today, so that you are strong, and shall go in, and shall possess the land which you are passing over to possess,

9 and to prolong your days in the land which יהוה swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.

10  "For the land which you are going in to possess is not like the land of Mitsrayim from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden,

11 but the land which you are passing over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water from the rain of the shamayim,

12 a land which יהוה your Elohim looks after. The eyes of יהוה your Elohim are always on it, from the beginning of the year to the latter end of the year.

13  ‘And it shall be that if you diligently obey My Commands which I command you today, to love יהוה your Elohim and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your being,

14 then I shall give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain, and you shall gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil.

15 ‘And I shall give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be satisfied.

16 ‘Guard yourselves, lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other mighty ones and bow down to them.

17 ‘Then the displeasure of יהוה shall burn against you, and He shall shut up the shamayim, and there be no rain, and the land not give its increase. And you shall perish quickly from the good land which יהוה is giving you.

18 ‘And you shall lay up these Words of Mine in your heart and in your being, and shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.

19  ‘And you shall teach them to your children, speaking 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,

20 and shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,

21 so that your days and the days of your children are increased on the soil of which יהוה swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the shamayim on the earth.

22  ‘For if you diligently guard all these Commands which I command you, to do it, to love יהוה your Elohim, to walk in all His Ways, and to cling to Him,

23 then יהוה shall drive out all these nations before you, and you shall dispossess greater and stronger nations than you.

24 ‘Every place on which the sole of your foot treads is yours: from the wilderness, and Leḇanon, from the river, the River Perath, even to the Western Sea is your border.

25 ‘No man shall stand against you. יהוה your Elohim shall put the dread of you and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, as He has spoken to you.