A Good Land to Be Possessed
8 1 'All the command which I am commanding thee to-day ye observe to do, so that ye live, and have multiplied, and gone in, and possessed the land which Jehovah hath sworn to your fathers; 2 and thou hast remembered all the way which Jehovah thy God hath caused thee to go these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble thee to try thee, to know that which 'is' in thy heart, whether thou dost keep His commands or not. 3 'And He doth humble thee, and cause thee to hunger and doth cause thee to eat the manna (which thou hast not known, even thy fathers have not known), in order to cause thee to know that not by bread alone doth man live, but by every produce of the mouth of Jehovah man doth live. 4 'Thy raiment hath not worn out from off thee, and thy foot hath not swelled these forty years, 5 and thou hast known, with thy heart, that as a man chastiseth his son Jehovah thy God is chastising thee, 6 and thou hast kept the commands of Jehovah thy God, to walk in His ways, and to fear Him. 7 'For Jehovah thy God is bringing thee in unto a good land, a land of brooks of waters, of fountains, and of depths coming out in valley and in mountain: 8 a land of wheat, and barley, and vine, and fig, and pomegranate; a land of oil olive and honey; 9 a land in which without scarcity thou dost eat bread, thou dost not lack anything in it; a land whose stones 'are' iron, and out of its mountains thou dost dig brass;
10 and thou hast eaten, and been satisfied, and hast blessed Jehovah thy God, on the good land which he hath given to thee.
Warning against Forgetting the LORD
11 'Take heed to thyself, lest thou forget Jehovah thy God so as not to keep His commands, and His judgments, and His statutes which I am commanding thee to-day; 12 lest thou eat, and hast been satisfied, and good houses dost build, and hast inhabited; 13 and thy herd and thy flock be multiplied, and silver and gold be multiplied to thee; and all that is thine be multiplied: 14 'And thy heart hath been high, and thou hast forgotten Jehovah thy God (who is bringing thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants; 15 who is causing thee to go in the great and the terrible wilderness—burning serpent, and scorpion, and thirst—where there is no water; who is bringing out to thee waters from the flinty rock; 16 who is causing thee to eat manna in the wilderness, which thy fathers have not known, in order to humble thee, and in order to try thee, to do thee good in thy latter end), 17 and thou hast said in thy heart, My power, and the might of my hand, hath made for me this wealth: 18 'And thou hast remembered Jehovah thy God, for He it 'is' who is giving to thee power to make wealth, in order to establish His covenant which He hath sworn to thy fathers as 'at' this day. 19 'And it hath been—if thou really forget Jehovah thy God, and hast gone after other gods, and served them, and bowed thyself to them, I have testified against you to-day that ye do utterly perish; 20 as the nations whom Jehovah is destroying from your presence, so ye perish; because ye hearken not to the voice of Jehovah your God.
The LORD Will Destroy the Nations of Canaan
9 1 'Hear, Israel, thou art passing over to-day the Jordan, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself; cities great and fenced in the heavens; 2 a people great and tall, sons of Anakim, whom thou—thou hast known, (and thou—thou hast heard: Who doth station himself before sons of Anak?) 3 and thou hast known to-day, that Jehovah thy God 'is' He who is passing over before thee—a fire consuming; He doth destroy them, and He doth humble them before thee, and thou hast dispossessed them, and destroyed them hastily, as Jehovah hath spoken to thee. 4 'Thou dost not speak in thy heart (in Jehovah thy God's driving them away from before thee), saying, For my righteousness hath Jehovah brought me in to possess this land, seeing for the wickedness of these nations is Jehovah dispossessing them from thy presence; 5 not for thy righteousness, and for the uprightness of thy heart, art thou going in to possess their land; but for the wickedness of these nations is Jehovah thy God dispossessing them from before thee; and in order to establish the word which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob;
Israel's Rebellion at Horeb
6 and thou hast known, that not for thy righteousness is Jehovah thy God giving to thee this good land to possess it, for a people stiff of neck thou 'art'.
7 'Remember—do not forget—that 'with' which thou hast made Jehovah thy God wroth in the wilderness; even from the day that thou hast come out of the land of Egypt till your coming in unto this place rebels ye have been with Jehovah; 8 even in Horeb ye have made Jehovah wroth, and Jehovah sheweth Himself angry against you—to destroy you. 9 'In my going up into the mount to receive the tables of stone (tables of the covenant which Jehovah hath made with you), and I abide in the mount forty days and forty nights; bread I have not eaten, and water I have not drunk; 10 and Jehovah giveth unto me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God, and on them according to all the words which Jehovah hath spoken with you in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly. 11 'And it cometh to pass, at the end of forty days and forty nights, Jehovah hath given unto me the two tables of stone—tables of the covenant, 12 and Jehovah saith unto me, Rise, go down, hasten from this, for thy people hath done corruptly, whom thou hast brought out of Egypt; they have turned aside hastily out of the way which I have commanded them—they have made to themselves a molten thing! 13 'And Jehovah speaketh unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and lo, a people stiff of neck it 'is'; 14 desist from Me, and I destroy them, and blot out their name from under the heavens, and I make thee become a nation more mighty and numerous than it. 15 'And I turn, and come down from the mount, and the mount is burning with fire, and the two tables of the covenant on my two hands, 16 and I see, and lo, ye have sinned against Jehovah your God; ye have made to yourselves a molten calf; ye have turned aside hastily out of the way which Jehovah hath commanded you. 17 'And I lay hold on the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and break them before your eyes, 18 and I throw myself before Jehovah, as at first, forty days and forty nights; bread I have not eaten, and water I have not drunk, because of all your sins which ye have sinned, by doing the evil thing in the eyes of Jehovah, to make Him angry. 19 'For I have been afraid because of the anger and the fury with which Jehovah hath been wroth against you, to destroy you; and Jehovah doth hearken unto me also at this time. 20 'And with Aaron hath Jehovah shewed himself very angry, to destroy him, and I pray also for Aaron at that time; 21 and your sin, which ye have made—the calf—I have taken, and I burn it with fire, and beat it, grinding well till that it 'is' small as dust, and I cast its dust unto the brook which is going down out of the mount. 22 'And in Taberah, and in Massah, and in Kibroth-Hattaavah, ye have been making Jehovah wroth: 23 and in Jehovah's sending you from Kadesh-Barnea, saying, Go up, and possess the land which I have given to you, then ye provoke the mouth of Jehovah your God, and have not given credence to Him, nor hearkened to His voice; 24 rebels ye have been with Jehovah from the day of my knowing you. 25 'And I throw myself before Jehovah, the forty days and the forty nights, as I had thrown myself, for Jehovah hath said—to destroy you; 26 and I pray unto Jehovah, and say, Lord Jehovah, destroy not Thy people, and Thine inheritance, whom Thou hast ransomed in Thy greatness; whom Thou hast brought out of Egypt with a strong hand; 27 be mindful of Thy servants, of Abraham, of Isaac, and of Jacob, turn not unto the stiffness of this people, and unto its wickedness, and unto its sin; 28 lest the land say from which Thou hast brought us out, Because of Jehovah's want of ability to bring them in unto the land of which He hath spoken to them, and because of His hating them, He brought them out to put them to death in the wilderness; 29 and they 'are' Thy people, and Thine inheritance, whom Thou hast brought out by Thy great power, and by Thy stretched-out arm!
The Second Tables of Stone
10 1 'At that time hath Jehovah said unto me, Grave for thee two tables of stone, like the first, and come up unto Me, into the mount, and thou hast made for thee an ark of wood, 2 and I write on the tables the words which were on the first tables, which thou hast broken, and thou hast placed them in the ark; 3 and I make an ark of shittim wood, and grave two tables of stone like the first, and go up to the mount, and the two tables in my hand. 4 'And He writeth on the tables, according to the first writing, the Ten Matters, which Jehovah hath spoken unto you in the mount, out of the midst of the fire, in the day of the assembly, and Jehovah giveth them unto me, 5 and I turn and come down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made, and they are there, as Jehovah commanded me. 6 'And the sons of Israel have journeyed from Beeroth of the sons of Jaakan to Mosera, there Aaron died, and he is buried there, and Eleazar his son doth act as priest in his stead; 7 thence they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. 8 'At that time hath Jehovah separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah, to serve Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day, 9 therefore there hath not been to Levi a portion and inheritance with his brethren; Jehovah Himself 'is' his inheritance, as Jehovah thy God hath spoken to him. 10 'And I—I have stood in the mount, as the former days, forty days and forty nights, and Jehovah hearkeneth unto me also at that time; Jehovah hath not willed to destroy thee. 11 'And Jehovah saith unto me, Rise, go to journey before the people, and they go in and possess the land which I have sworn to their fathers to give to them.
What God Requires
12 'And now, Israel, what is Jehovah thy God asking from thee, except to fear Jehovah thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, 13 to keep the commands of Jehovah, and His statutes which I am commanding thee to-day, for good to thee? 14 'Lo, to Jehovah thy God 'are' the heavens and the heavens of the heavens, the earth and all that 'is' in it; 15 only in thy fathers hath Jehovah delighted—to love them, and He doth fix on their seed after them—on you, out of all the peoples as 'at' this day; 16 and ye have circumcised the foreskin of your heart, and your neck ye do not harden any more; 17 for Jehovah your God—He 'is' God of the gods, and Lord of the lords; God, the great, the mighty, and the fearful; who accepteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe; 18 He is doing the judgment of fatherless and widow, and loving the sojourner, to give to him bread and raiment. 19 'And ye have loved the sojourner, for sojourners ye were in the land of Egypt. 20 'Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, Him thou dost serve, and to Him thou dost cleave, and by His name thou dost swear. 21 He 'is' thy praise, and He 'is' thy God, who hath done with thee these great and fearful 'things' which thine eyes have seen: 22 with seventy persons did thy fathers go down to Egypt, and now hath Jehovah thy God made thee as stars of the heavens for multitude.