Deuteronomy 4


4:1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, to the statutes and to the
 judgments, which I teach you, to do [them], that ye may live,
 and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your
 fathers giveth you.
4:2 Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither
 shall ye diminish [aught] from it, that ye may keep the
 commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
4:3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor:
 for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath
 destroyed them from among you.
4:4 But ye who adhered to the LORD your God, [are] alive every
 one of you this day.
4:5 Behold, I have taught you statutes, and judgments, even as
 the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land
 whither ye go to possess it.
4:6 Keep therefore and do [them]; for this [is] your wisdom and
 your understanding in the sight of the nations, which will hear
 all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation [is] a
 wise and understanding people.
4:7 For what nation [is there so] great, which [hath] God [so]
 nigh to them, as the LORD our God [is] in all [things that] we
 call upon him [for]?
4:8 And what nation [is there so] great, that hath statutes and
 judgments [so] righteous as all this law, which I set before
 you this day?
4:9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently,
 lest thou shouldst forget the things which thy eyes have seen,
 and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life:
 but teach them to thy sons, and thy sons' sons:
4:10 [Specially] the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy
 God in Horeb, when the LORD said to me, Assemble the people to
 me, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to
 fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and
 [that] they may teach their children.
4:11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
 mountain burned with fire to the midst of heaven, with
 darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
4:12 And the LORD spoke to you out of the midst of the fire: ye
 heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only [ye
 heard] a voice.
4:13 And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you
 to perform, [even] ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two
 tables of stone.
4:14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you
 statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land
 whither ye go over to possess it.
4:15 Take ye therefore good heed to yourselves; for ye saw no
 manner of similitude on the day [that] the LORD spoke to you in
 Horeb out of the midst of the fire;
4:16 Lest ye corrupt [yourselves], and make to you a graven
 image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or
 female,
4:17 The likeness of any beast that [is] on the earth, the
 likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
4:18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the
 likeness of any fish that [is] in the waters beneath the earth:
4:19 And lest thou shouldst lift up thy eyes to heaven, and when
 thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, [even] all the
 host of heaven, shouldst be driven to worship them, and serve
 them, which the LORD thy God hath divided to all nations under
 the whole heaven.
4:20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you out of the
 iron furnace, [even] from Egypt, to be to him a people of
 inheritance, as [ye are] this day.
4:21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and
 swore that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not
 enter that good land which the LORD thy God giveth thee [for]
 an inheritance:
4:22 But I must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but
 ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
4:23 Take heed to yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the
 LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven
 image, [or] the likeness of any [thing] which the LORD thy God
 hath forbidden thee.
4:24 For the LORD thy God [is] a consuming fire, [even] a
 jealous God.
4:25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children,
 and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt
 [yourselves], and make a graven image, [or] the likeness of any
 [thing], and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to
 provoke him to anger:
4:26 I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day,
 that ye shall soon utterly perish from the land to which ye go
 over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong [your] days
 upon it, but shall be utterly destroyed.
4:27 And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and ye
 shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD
 shall lead you.
4:28 And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands,
 wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor
 smell.
4:29 But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou
 shalt find [him], if thou shalt seek him with all thy heart,
 and with all thy soul.
4:30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things have
 come upon thee, [even] in the latter days, if thou shalt turn
 to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient to his voice;
4:31 (For the LORD thy God [is] a merciful God;) he will not
 forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of
 thy fathers, which he swore to them.
4:32 For ask now of the days that are past, which were before
 thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and
 [ask] from the one side of heaven to the other, whether there
 hath been [any such thing] as this great thing [is], or hath
 been heard like it?
4:33 Did [ever] people hear the voice of God speaking from the
 midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
4:34 Or hath God essayed to go [and] take him a nation from the
 midst of [another] nation, by temptations, by signs, and by
 wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an
 out-stretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that
 the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
4:35 To thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD
 he [is] God; [there is] none besides him.
4:36 Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might
 instruct thee; and upon earth he showed thee his great fire;
 and thou heardst his words from the midst of the fire.
4:37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their
 seed after them, and brought thee out of Egypt in his sight
 with his mighty power.
4:38 To drive out nations from before thee, greater and mightier
 than thou [art], to bring thee in, to give thee their land
 [for] an inheritance, as [it is] this day.
4:39 Know therefore this day, and consider [it] in thy heart,
 that the LORD he [is] God in heaven above, and upon the earth
 beneath: [there is] none else.
4:40 Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes and his commandments
 which I command thee this day, that it may be well with thee,
 and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong
 [thy] days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee,
 for ever.
4:41 Then Moses set apart three cities on the side of Jordan,
 towards the sun-rising;
4:42 That the slayer might flee thither, who should kill his
 neighbor unawares, and when he had not hated him in times past;
 and that fleeing to one of these cities he might live:
4:43 [Namely], Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of
 the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan
 in Bashan, of the Manassites.
4:44 And this [is] the law which Moses set before the children
 of Israel.
4:45 These [are] the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
 judgments, which Moses spoke to the children of Israel, after
 they came forth from Egypt,
4:46 On the east side of Jordan, in the valley over against
 Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt
 at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after
 they had come forth from Egypt:
4:47 And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king of
 Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who [were] on the side of
 Jordan, towards the sun-rising;
4:48 From Aroer, which [is] by the bank of the river Arnon, even
 to mount Sion, which [is] Hermon,
4:49 And all the plain on the side of Jordan eastward, even to
 the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
 
 

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