Deuteronomy 3-4 Young’s Literal Translation

Israel Conquers Og of Bashan

3 1  'And we turn, and go up the way to Bashan, and Og king of Bashan cometh out to meet us, he and all his people, to battle, 'to' Edrei. 2  'And Jehovah saith unto me, Fear him not, for into thy hand I have given him, and all his people, and his land, and thou hast done to him as thou hast done to Sihon king of the Amorite who is dwelling in Heshbon. 3  'And Jehovah our God giveth into our hands also Og king of Bashan, and all his people, and we smite him till there hath not been left to him a remnant; 4  and we capture all his cities at that time, there hath not been a city which we have not taken from them, sixty cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan. 5  All these 'are' cities fenced with high walls, two-leaved doors and bar, apart from cities of villages very many; 6  and we devote them, as we have done to Sihon king of Heshbon, devoting every city, men, the women, and the infants; 7  and all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we have spoiled for ourselves. 8  'And we take, at that time, the land out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorite, which is beyond the Jordan, from the brook Arnon unto mount Hermon; 9  (Sidonians call Hermon, Sirion; and the Amorites call it Senir,) 10  all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan, 11  for only Og king of Bashan had been left of the remnant of the Rephaim; lo, his bedstead 'is' a bedstead of iron; is it not in Rabbath of the sons of Ammon? nine cubits its length, and four cubits its breadth, by the cubit of a man.

Reuben, Gad, and Half of Manasseh Settle East of the Jordan

12  'And this land we have possessed, at that time; from Aroer, which 'is' by the brook Arnon, and the half of mount Gilead, and its cities, I have given to the Reubenite, and to the Gadite; 13  and the rest of Gilead and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, I have given to the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of Argob, to all that Bashan, called the land of Rephaim. 14  'Jair son of Manasseh hath taken all the region of Argob, unto the border of Geshuri, and Maachathi, and calleth them by his own name, Bashan-Havoth-Jair, unto this day. 15  And to Machir I have given Gilead. 16  'And to the Reubenite and to the Gadite I have given from Gilead even unto the brook Arnon, the middle of the valley and the border, even unto Jabbok the brook, the border of the sons of Ammon, 17  and the plain, and the Jordan, and the border, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, the salt sea, under the springs of Pisgah, at the 'sun'-rising. 18  'And I command you, at that time, saying, Jehovah your God hath given to you this land to possess it; armed ye pass over before your brethren the sons of Israel, all the sons of might. 19  Only, your wives, and your infants, and your cattle—I have known that ye have much cattle—do dwell in your cities which I have given to you, 20  till that Jehovah give rest to your brethren like yourselves, and they also have possessed the land which Jehovah your God is giving to them beyond the Jordan, then ye have turned back each to his possession, which I have given to you.

21  'And Jehoshua I have commanded at that time, saying, Thine eyes are seeing all that which Jehovah your God hath done to these two kings—so doth Jehovah to all the kingdoms whither thou are passing over; 22  fear them not, for Jehovah your God, He is fighting for you.

Moses Not Permitted to Enter Canaan

23  'And I entreat for grace unto Jehovah, at that time, saying, 24  Lord Jehovah, Thou—Thou hast begun to shew Thy servant Thy greatness, and Thy strong hand; for who 'is' a God in the heavens or in earth who doth according to Thy works, and according to Thy might? 25  Let me pass over, I pray Thee, and see the good land which 'is' beyond the Jordan, this good hill-country, and Lebanon. 26  'And Jehovah sheweth himself wroth with me, for your sake, and hath not hearkened unto me, and Jehovah saith unto me, Enough for thee; add not to speak unto Me any more about this thing: 27  go up 'to' the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and see with thine eyes—for thou dost not pass over this Jordan; 28  and charge Jehoshua, and strengthen him, and harden him, for he doth pass over before this people, and he doth cause them to inherit the land which thou seest. 29  'And we dwell in a valley over-against Beth-Peor.

Moses Exhorts Israel to Obedience

4 1  'And now, Israel, hearken unto the statutes, and unto the judgments which I am teaching you to do, so that ye live, and have gone in, and possessed the land which Jehovah God of your fathers is giving to you. 2  Ye do not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor diminish from it, to keep the commands of Jehovah your God which I am commanding you. 3  'Your eyes are seeing that which Jehovah hath done in Baal-Peor, for every man who hath gone after Baal-Peor, Jehovah thy God hath destroyed him from thy midst; 4  and ye who are cleaving to Jehovah your God, 'are' alive, all of you, to-day. 5  'See, I have taught you statutes and judgments, as Jehovah my God hath commanded me—to do so, in the midst of the land whither ye are going in to possess it; 6  and ye have kept and done 'them' (for it 'is' your wisdom and your understanding) before the eyes of the peoples who hear all these statutes, and they have said, Only, a people wise and understanding 'is' this great nation. 7  'For which 'is' the great nation that hath God near unto it, as Jehovah our God, in all we have called unto him? 8  and which 'is' the great nation which hath righteous statutes and judgments according to all this law which I am setting before you to-day?

Israel's Experience at Horeb

9  'Only, take heed to thyself, and watch thy soul exceedingly, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they turn aside from thy heart, all days of thy life; and thou hast made them known to thy sons, and to thy sons' sons. 10  'The day when thou hast stood before Jehovah thy God in Horeb—in Jehovah's saying unto me, Assemble to Me the people, and I cause them to hear My words, so that they learn to fear Me all the days that they are alive on the ground, and their sons they teach;— 11  and ye draw near and stand under the mountain, and the mountain is burning with fire unto the heart of the heavens—darkness, cloud, yea, thick darkness: 12  'And Jehovah speaketh unto you out of the midst of the fire; a voice of words ye are hearing and a similitude ye are not seeing, only a voice; 13  and He declareth to you His covenant, which He hath commanded you to do, the Ten Matters, and He writeth them upon two tables of stone. 14  'And me hath Jehovah commanded at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, for your doing them in the land whither ye are passing over to possess it;

Warning against Idolatry

15  and ye have been very watchful of your souls, for ye have not seen any similitude in the day of Jehovah's speaking unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire, 16  lest ye do corruptly, and have made to you a graven image, a similitude of any figure, a form of male or female— 17  a form of any beast which 'is' in the earth—a form of any winged bird which flieth in the heavens— 18  a form of any creeping thing on the ground—a form of any fish which 'is' in the waters under the earth; 19  'And lest thou lift up thine eyes towards the heavens, and hast seen the sun, and the moon, and the stars, all the host of the heavens, and thou hast been forced, and hast bowed thyself to them, and served them, which Jehovah thy God hath apportioned to all the peoples under the whole heavens. 20  'And you hath Jehovah taken, and He is bringing you out from the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be to Him for a people—an inheritance, as 'at' this day. 21  'And Jehovah hath shewed himself wroth with me because of your words, and sweareth to my not passing over the Jordan, and to my not going in unto the good land which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee—an inheritance; 22  for I am dying in this land; I am not passing over the Jordan, and ye are passing over, and have possessed this good land. 23  'Take heed to yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which He hath made with you, and have made to yourselves a graven image, a similitude of anything 'concerning' which Jehovah thy God hath charged thee: 24  for Jehovah thy God is a fire consuming—a zealous God. 25  'When thou begettest sons and sons' sons, and ye have become old in the land, and have done corruptly, and have made a graven image, a similitude of anything, and have done the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him to anger:— 26  I have caused to testify against you this day the heavens and the earth, that ye do perish utterly hastily from off the land whither ye are passing over the Jordan to possess it; ye do not prolong days upon it, but are utterly destroyed; 27  and Jehovah hath scattered you among the peoples, and ye have been left few in number among the nations, whither Jehovah leadeth you, 28  and ye have served there gods, work of man's hands, wood and stone, which see not, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29  'And—ye have sought from thence Jehovah thy God, and hast found, when thou seekest Him with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, 30  in distress 'being' to thee, and all these things have found thee, in the latter end of the days, and thou hast turned back unto Jehovah thy God, and hast hearkened to His voice; 31  for a merciful God 'is' Jehovah thy God; He doth not fail thee, nor destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers, which He hath sworn to them. 32  'For, ask, I pray thee, at the former days which have been before thee, from the day that God prepared man on the earth, and from the 'one' end of the heavens even unto the 'other' end of the heavens, whether there hath been as this great thing—or hath been heard like it? 33  Hath a people heard the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, thou—and doth live? 34  Or hath God tried to go in to take to Himself, a nation from the midst of a nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a strong hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terrors—according to all that Jehovah your God hath done to you, in Egypt, before your eyes? 35  Thou, thou hast been shewn 'it', to know that Jehovah He 'is' God; there is none else besides Him. 36  'From the heavens He hath caused thee to hear His voice, to instruct thee, and on earth He hath shewed thee His great fire, and His words thou hast heard out of the midst of the fire. 37  'And because that He hath loved thy fathers, He doth also fix on their seed after them, and doth bring thee out, in His presence, by His great power, from Egypt: 38  to dispossess nations greater and stronger than thou, from thy presence, to bring thee in to give to thee their land—an inheritance, as 'at' this day. 39  'And thou hast known to-day, and hast turned 'it' back unto thy heart, that Jehovah He 'is' God, in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath—there is none else; 40  and thou hast kept His statutes and His commands which I am commanding thee to-day, so that it is well to thee, and to thy sons after thee, and so that thou prolongest days on the ground which Jehovah thy God is giving to thee—all the days.'

The Cities of Refuge East of the Jordan

41  Then Moses separateth three cities beyond the Jordan, towards the sun-rising, 42  for the fleeing thither of the man-slayer, who slayeth his neighbour unknowingly, and he is not hating him heretofore, and he hath fled unto one of these cities, and he hath lived: 43  Bezer, in the wilderness, in the land of the plain, of the Reubenite; and Ramoth, in Gilead, of the Gadite; and Golan, in Bashan, of the Manassahite.

Moses Recounts Israel's Law

44  And this 'is' the law which Moses hath set before the sons of Israel; 45  these 'are' the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses hath spoken unto the sons of Israel, in their coming out of Egypt, 46  beyond the Jordan, in the valley over-against Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon, king of the Amorite, who is dwelling in Heshbon, whom Moses and the sons of Israel have smitten, in their coming out of Egypt, 47  and they possess his land, and the land of Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorite who 'are' beyond the Jordan, 'towards' the sun-rising; 48  from Aroer, which 'is' by the edge of the brook Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which 'is' Hermon— 49  and all the plain beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.


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