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Deuteronomy 29

Deuteronomy 29:1  
These are the words of the agreement which Moses was ordered by the Lord to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, in addition to the agreement which he made with them in Horeb.

Deuteronomy 29:2  
And Moses said in the hearing of all Israel, You have seen all the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and to all his servants and all his land;

Deuteronomy 29:3  
The great tests which your eyes saw, and the signs and wonders:

Deuteronomy 29:4  
But even to this day the Lord has not given you a mind open to knowledge, or seeing eyes or hearing ears.

Deuteronomy 29:5  
For forty years I have been your guide through the waste land: your clothing has not become old on your backs, or your shoes on your feet.

Deuteronomy 29:6  
You have had no bread, or wine, or strong drink: so that you might see that I am the Lord your God.

Deuteronomy 29:7  
When you came to this place, Sihon, king of Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, came out to make war against us and we overcame them:

Deuteronomy 29:8  
And we took their land and gave it to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for their heritage.

Deuteronomy 29:9  
So keep the words of this agreement and do them, so that it may be well for you in everything you do.

Deuteronomy 29:10  
You have come here today, all of you, before the Lord your God; the heads of your tribes, the overseers, and those who are in authority over you, with all the men of Israel,

Deuteronomy 29:11  
And your little ones, your wives, and the men of other lands who are with you in your tents, down to the wood-cutter and the servant who gets water for you:

Deuteronomy 29:12  
With the purpose of taking part in the agreement of the Lord your God, and his oath which he makes with you today:

Deuteronomy 29:13  
And so that he may make you his people today, and be your God, as he has said to you, and as he made an oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

Deuteronomy 29:14  
And not with you only do I make this agreement and this oath;

Deuteronomy 29:15  
But with everyone who is here with us today before the Lord our God, as well as with those who are not here:

Deuteronomy 29:16  
(For you have in mind how we were living in the land of Egypt; and how we came through all the nations which were on your way;

Deuteronomy 29:17  
And you have seen their disgusting doings, and the images of wood and stone and silver and gold which were among them:)

Deuteronomy 29:18  
So that there may not be among you any man or woman or family or tribe whose heart is turned away from the Lord our God today, to go after other gods and give them worship; or any root among you whose fruit is poison and bitter sorrow;

Deuteronomy 29:19  
If such a man, hearing the words of this oath, takes comfort in the thought that he will have peace even if he goes on in the pride of his heart, taking whatever chance may give him:

Deuteronomy 29:20  
The Lord will have no mercy on him, but the wrath of the Lord will be burning against that man, and all the curses recorded in this book will be waiting for him, and the Lord will take away his name completely from the earth.

Deuteronomy 29:21  
He will be marked out by the Lord, from all the tribes of Israel, for an evil fate, in keeping with all the curses of the agreement recorded in this book of the law.

Deuteronomy 29:22  
And future generations, your children coming after you, and travellers from far countries, will say, when they see the punishments of that land and the diseases which the Lord has sent on it;

Deuteronomy 29:23  
And that all the land is a salt and smoking waste, not planted or giving fruit or clothed with grass, but wasted like Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, on which the Lord sent destruction in the heat of his wrath:

Deuteronomy 29:24  
Truly all the nations will say, Why has the Lord done so to this land? what is the reason for this great and burning wrath?

Deuteronomy 29:25  
Then men will say, Because they gave up the agreement of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he took them out of the land of Egypt:

Deuteronomy 29:26  
And they went after other gods and gave them worship, gods who were strange to them, and whom he had not given them:

Deuteronomy 29:27  
And so the wrath of the Lord was moved against this land, to send on it all the curse recorded in this book:

Deuteronomy 29:28  
Rooting them out of their land, in the heat of his wrath and passion, and driving them out into another land, as at this day.

Deuteronomy 29:29  
The secret things are the Lord our God's: but the things which have been made clear are ours and our children's for ever, so that we may do all the words of this law.


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