Deuteronomy 32-34 New American Standard Bible

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32 1  " Give ear , O heavens , and let me speak ; And let the earth hear the words of my mouth . 2  " Let my teaching drop as the rain , My speech distill as the dew , As the droplets on the fresh grass And as the showers on the herb . 3  " For I proclaim the name of the Lord ; Ascribe greatness to our God ! 4  " The Rock ! His work is perfect , For all His ways are just ; A God of faithfulness and without injustice , Righteous and upright is He. 5  " They have acted corruptly toward Him, They are not His children , because of their defect ; But are a perverse and crooked generation . 6  "Do you thus repay the Lord , O foolish and unwise e people ? Is not He your Father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.

7  "Remember the days of old , Consider the years of all generations . Ask your father , and he will inform you, Your elders , and they will tell you. 8  " When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance , When He separated the sons of man , He set the boundaries of the peoples According to the number of the sons of Israel . 9  " For the Lord'S portion is His people ; Jacob is the allotment of His inheritance . 10  " He found him in a desert land , And in the howling waste of a wilderness ; He encircled him, He cared for him, He guarded him as the pupil of His eye . 11  " Like an eagle that stirs up its nest , That hovers over its young , He spread His wings and caught them, He carried them on His pinions . 12  " The Lord alone guided him, And there was no foreign god with him. 13  " He made him ride on the high places of the earth , And he ate the produce of the field ; And He made him suck honey from the rock , And oil from the flinty rock , 14  Curds of cows , and milk of the flock , With fat of lambs , And rams , the breed of Bashan , and goats , With the finest e of the wheat - And of the blood of grapes you drank wine .

15  " But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked - You are grown fat , thick , and sleek - Then he forsook God who made him, And scorned the Rock of his salvation . 16  " They made Him jealous with strange gods; With abominations they provoked Him to anger . 17  " They sacrificed to demons who were not God , To gods whom they have not known , New gods who came lately , Whom your fathers did not dread . 18  "You neglected the Rock who begot you, And forgot the God who gave you birth .

19  " The Lord saw this, and spurned them Because of the provocation of His sons and daughters . 20  "Then He said , 'I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; For they are a perverse generation , Sons in whom is no faithfulness . 21  ' They have made Me jealous with what is not God ; They have provoked Me to anger with their idols . So I will make them jealous with those who are not a people ; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation , 22  For a fire is kindled in My anger , And burns to the lowest part of Sheol , And consumes the earth with its yield , And sets on fire the foundations of the mountains . 23  ' I will heap misfortunes on them; I will use My arrows on them. 24  ' They will be wasted by famine , and consumed by plague And bitter destruction ; And the teeth of beasts I will send upon them, With the venom of crawling things of the dust . 25  ' Outside e the sword will bereave , And inside e terror - Both young man and virgin , The nursling with the man of gray hair .

26  'I would have said , " I will cut them to pieces , I will remove the memory of them from men ," 27  Had I not feared the provocation by the enemy , That their adversaries would misjudge , That they would say , " Our hand is triumphant , And the Lord has not done all this ."' 28  " For they are a nation lacking in counsel , And there is no understanding in them. 29  " Would that they were wise , that they understood this , That they would discern their future ! 30  " How could one chase a thousand , And two put ten thousand to flight , Unless e e their Rock had sold them, And the Lord had given them up? 31  "Indeed their rock is not like our Rock , Even our enemies themselves judge this. 32  "For their vine is from the vine of Sodom , And from the fields of Gomorrah ; Their grapes are grapes of poison , Their clusters , bitter . 33  "Their wine is the venom of serpents , And the deadly poison of cobras . 34  ' Is it not laid up in store with Me, Sealed up in My treasuries ? 35  ' Vengeance is Mine, and retribution , In due time their foot will slip ; For the day of their calamity is near , And the impending things are hastening upon them.' 36  " For the Lord will vindicate His people , And will have compassion on His servants , When He sees that their strength is gone , And there is none remaining, bond or free . 37  "And He will say , ' Where are their gods , The rock in which they sought refuge ? 38  ' Who ate the fat of their sacrifices , And drank the wine of their drink offering ? Let them rise up and help you, Let them be your hiding place !

39  ' See now that I, I am He, And there is no god besides Me; It is I who put to death and give life . I have wounded and it is I who heal , And there is no one who can deliver from My hand . 40  'Indeed , I lift up My hand to heaven , And say , as I live forever , 41  If I sharpen My flashing sword , And My hand takes hold on justice , I will render vengeance on My adversaries , And I will repay those who hate Me. 42  ' I will make My arrows drunk with blood , And My sword will devour flesh , With the blood of the slain and the captives , From the long-haired leaders of the enemy .' 43  " Rejoice , O nations , with His people ; For He will avenge the blood of His servants , And will render vengeance on His adversaries , And will atone for His land and His people ."

44  Then Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people , he, with Joshua the son of Nun . 45  When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel , 46  he said to them, " Take to your heart all the words with which I am warning you today , which you shall command your sons to observe carefully , even all the words of this law . 47  "For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life . And by this word you will prolong your days in the land , which you are about to cross the Jordan to possess ."

Moses Permitted to See the Land of Canaan

48  The Lord spoke to Moses that very same day , saying , 49  " Go up to this mountain of the Abarim , Mount Nebo , which is in the land of Moab opposite e Jericho , and look at the land of Canaan , which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession . 50  "Then die on the mountain where e you ascend , and be gathered to your people , as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people , 51  because e you broke faith with Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh e , in the wilderness of Zin , because e you did not treat Me as holy in the midst of the sons of Israel . 52  " For you shall see the land at a distance e , but you shall not go there , into the land which I am giving the sons of Israel ."

Moses Blesses the Tribes of Israel

33 1  Now this is the blessing with which Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death . 2  He said , " The Lord came from Sinai , And dawned on them from Seir ; He shone forth from Mount Paran , And He came from the midst of ten thousand holy ones ; At His right hand there was flashing lightning for them. 3  " Indeed , He loves the people ; All Your holy ones are in Your hand , And they followed in Your steps ; Everyone receives of Your words . 4  " Moses charged us with a law , A possession for the assembly of Jacob . 5  " And He was king in Jeshurun , When the heads of the people were gathered , The tribes of Israel together .

6  " May Reuben live and not die , Nor his men be few ." 7  And this regarding Judah ; so he said , "Hear , O Lord , the voice of Judah , And bring him to his people . With his hands he contended for them, And may You be a help against his adversaries ."

8  Of Levi he said , "Let Your Thummim and Your Urim belong to Your godly man , Whom You proved at Massah , With whom You contended at the waters of Meribah ; 9  Who said of his father and his mother , 'I did not consider them'; And he did not acknowledge his brothers , Nor did he regard his own sons , For they observed Your word , And kept Your covenant . 10  " They shall teach Your ordinances to Jacob , And Your law to Israel . They shall put incense before You, And whole burnt offerings on Your altar . 11  "O Lord , bless his substance , And accept the work of his hands ; Shatter the loins of those who rise up against him, And those who hate him, so that they will not rise again."

12  Of Benjamin he said , " May the beloved of the Lord dwell in security by Him, Who shields him all the day , And he dwells between His shoulders ." 13  Of Joseph he said , " Blessed of the Lord be his land , With the choice things of heaven , with the dew , And from the deep lying beneath , 14  And with the choice yield of the sun , And with the choice produce of the months . 15  "And with the best things of the ancient mountains , And with the choice things of the everlasting hills , 16  And with the choice things of the earth and its fullness , And the favor of Him who dwelt in the bush . Let it come to the head of Joseph , And to the crown of the head of the one distinguished among his brothers . 17  "As the firstborn of his ox , majesty is his, And his horns are the horns of the wild ox ; With them he will push the peoples , All at once , to the ends of the earth . And those are the ten thousands of Ephraim , And those are the thousands of Manasseh ."

18  Of Zebulun he said , "Rejoice , Zebulun , in your going forth , And, Issachar , in your tents . 19  " They will call peoples to the mountain ; There they will offer righteous sacrifices ; For they will draw out the abundance of the seas , And the hidden treasures of the sand ." 20  Of Gad he said , "Blessed is the one who enlarges Gad ; He lies down as a lion , And tears the arm , also the crown of the head . 21  " Then he provided the first part for himself, For there the ruler's portion was reserved ; And he came with the leaders of the people ; He executed the justice of the Lord , And His ordinances with Israel ."

22  Of Dan he said , "Dan is a lion's whelp , That leaps forth from Bashan ." 23  Of Naphtali he said , " O Naphtali , satisfied with favor , And full of the blessing of the Lord , Take possession of the sea and the south ." 24  Of Asher he said , "More blessed than sons is Asher ; May he be favored by his brothers , And may he dip his foot in oil . 25  " Your locks will be iron and bronze , And according to your days , so will your leisurely walk be.

26  " There is none like the God of Jeshurun , Who rides the heavens to your help , And through the skies in His majesty . 27  " The eternal God is a dwelling place , And underneath are the everlasting arms ; And He drove out the enemy from before e you, And said , 'Destroy !' 28  " So Israel dwells in security , The fountain of Jacob secluded , In a land of grain and new wine ; His heavens also drop down dew . 29  " Blessed are you, O Israel ; Who is like you, a people saved by the Lord , Who is the shield of your help And the sword of your majesty ! So your enemies will cringe before you, And you will tread upon their high places ."

The Death of Moses

34 1  Now Moses went up from the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo , to the top of Pisgah , which is opposite e Jericho . And the Lord showed him all the land , Gilead as far as Dan , 2  and all Naphtali and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh , and all the land of Judah as far as the western sea , 3  and the Negev and the plain in the valley of Jericho , the city of palm trees , as far as Zoar . 4  Then the Lord said to him, "This is the land which I swore to Abraham , Isaac , and Jacob , saying , 'I will give it to your descendants '; I have let you see it with your eyes , but you shall not go over there ."

5  So Moses the servant of the Lord died there in the land of Moab , according to the word of the Lord . 6  And He buried him in the valley in the land of Moab , opposite Beth-peor ; but no man knows his burial place to this day . 7  Although Moses was one hundred and twenty years old when he died , his eye was not dim , nor his vigor abated . 8  So the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days ; then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses came to an end .

9  Now Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom , for Moses had laid his hands on him; and the sons of Israel listened to him and did as the Lord had commanded Moses . 10  Since that time no prophet has risen in Israel like Moses , whom the Lord knew face to face , 11  for all the signs and wonders which the Lord sent him to perform in the land of Egypt against Pharaoh , all his servants , and all his land , 12  and for all the mighty power and for all the great terror which Moses performed in the sight of all Israel .

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