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Deuteronomy 32

Moses' song, which setteth forth God's mercy and vengeance.

Deuteronomy 32:1 Herken (O ye heauens) I wyll speake: and let the earth heare the wordes of my mouth. Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctryne droppe as doth the raine, and my speach flowe as doth the dew. Euen as the rayne vpon the grasse, and as the droppes vpon the herbe. Deuteronomy 32:3 For I wyl call vpon the name of the LORDE, geue ye the glory vnto oure God. Deuteronomy 32:4 Perfecte are the workes of the Stone, for all his wayes are righteous. God is true, and no wickednes is there in him, righteous and iust is he. Deuteronomy 32:5 The frowarde and ouerthwarte generacion hath marred them selues to himwarde and are not his children, because of their deformyte. Deuteronomy 32:6 Thankest thou the LORDE yi God so, thou foolish and vnwyse people? Is not he thy father and thy LORDE? Hath he not made the, and prepared the?

Deuteronomy 32:7 Remembre the dayes that are past, considre the yeares of the generacions afore tyme. Axe thy father, he shall shewe the: thine elders, they shal tell the. Deuteronomy 32:8 Whan the most Hyghest deuyded ye nacions and scatred the children of men. Then set he the borders of the nacions acordinge to the nombre of the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:9 For the LORDES parte is his folke, Iacob is the meetlyne of his enheritaunce. Deuteronomy 32:10 He founde him in the wyldernesse, euen in the drye deserte where he roared. He led him aboute, and gaue him vnderstondinge: He kepte him as the aple of his eye. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an Aegle stereth vp hir nest, and flotereth ouer hir yonge: Euen so stretched he out his fethers, and toke him and bare him on his wynges. Deuteronomy 32:12 The LORDE onely was his gyde, & there was no straunge God with him. Deuteronomy 32:13 He caried him ouer ye heigth of the earth, and fed him with the increase of the felde. He caused him sucke hony out of the rocke, and oyle out of the harde stone. Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of the kyne, and mylke of the shepe, with the fat of the lambes, and rammes of the sonnes of Basan, and he goates with the fat of the kydneys, and wheate: And gaue him drynke of the very bloude of grapes.

Deuteronomy 32:15 And whan he was fat and had ynough, he waxed wanton. He is fat, and thicke, and smothe, & hath letten God go, that made him, and despysed the rocke of his saluacion. Deuteronomy 32:16 He hath prouoked him to indignacion, thorow straunge goddes, and thorow abhominacion hath he angred him. Deuteronomy 32:17 They offred vnto felde deuels, & not vnto their God. Vnto goddes whom they knewe not, eue vnto new goddes, yt came newly vp, whom their fathers honoured not. Deuteronomy 32:18 Thy rocke that begat ye, hast thou despysed: and hast forgotten God that made the. Deuteronomy 32:19 And whan the LORDE sawe it, he was moued vnto wrath ouer his sonnes and his doughters. Deuteronomy 32:20 And he sayde: I wyll hyde my face from them, I wyll se what their ende shal be: for it is a frowarde generacion, they are childre in whom is no fayth. Deuteronomy 32:21 They haue prouoked me in it that is not God: wt their vanites haue they angred me. And I agayne wil prouoke them, by those that are no people: by a foolish nacion wil I anger them. Deuteronomy 32:22 For the fyre is kyndled in my wrath, and shal burne vnto ye nethermost hell, and shal consume the londe with the increase therof, and set the foundacions of ye mountaynes on fyre. Deuteronomy 32:23 I wil heape myscheues vpo them, I wil spende all myne arowes at them. Deuteronomy 32:24 They shal pyne awaye thorow honger, & be consumed of the feuers, and of bytter sicknesses. I wil sende amonge them ye tethe of beestes, and furious serpentes. Deuteronomy 32:25 Without shall the swearde robbe them, & feare in the chambers, both the yonge man and yonge woman, the suckynge children wt the gray headed man. Deuteronomy 32:26 I wyll saye: Where are they? I shall make their remembraunce to ceasse from amonge men. Deuteronomy 32:27 Yf the wrath of the enemies were not gathered, lest their enemies shulde be proude, & might saie: Oure hande is hye, and: The LORDE hath not done all this. Deuteronomy 32:28 For it is a people, wherin is no councell, and there is no vnderstondinge in them. Deuteronomy 32:29 O that they were wyse & vnderstode this, that they wolde cosidre what shulde happe vnto them her after. Deuteronomy 32:30 How cometh it, yt one shall chace a thousande of them, and yt two shal put ten thousande to flyghte? Is it not so, euen because their rocke hath solde them, and because the LORDE hath geuen them ouer? Deuteronomy 32:31 For oure rocke is not as their rocke, of this are oure enemies iudges themselues. Deuteronomy 32:32 Their vyne is of the vyne of Sodom, and of the feldes of Gomorra: their grapes are the grapes of gall, they haue bytter clusters. Deuteronomy 32:33 Their wyne is the poyson of Dragons, & the furious gall of Adders. Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not this hid with me, and sealed vp in my treasures? Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeaunce is myne, and I wyll rewarde in due season. Their fote shall slyde, for the tyme of their destruccio is at honde, and the thinge that is to come vpon them, maketh haiste. Deuteronomy 32:36 For the LORDE shall iudge his people, and shal haue compassion on his seruauntes. For he shal considre that their power is awaie, and that it is gone with them, which were shut vp and remayned ouer. Deuteronomy 32:37 And he shal saye: Where are their goddes, their rocke wherin they trusted? Deuteronomy 32:38 Of whose sacrifices they ate ye fatt, and dranke the wyne of their drynkofferinges? Let them ryse vp and helpe you, and be youre proteccion. Deuteronomy 32:39 Se now that I I am, and that there is none other God but I. I can kyll and make alyue: what I haue smytten, that can I heale: and there is noman able to delyuer out of my hande. Deuteronomy 32:40 For I wil lifte vp my hande to heauen, & wyl saye: I lyue euer. Deuteronomy 32:41 Yf I whet ye edge of my swerde, and my hande take holde of iudgment, then wyll I auenge me on myne enemies, and rewarde them that hate me. Deuteronomy 32:42 I wil make myne arowes dronken with bloude, and my swerde shal eate flesh ouer ye bloude of the slayne, and ouer the captyuite, and in that the enemies heade shall be discouered. Deuteronomy 32:43 Reioyse ye Heythen with his people: for he wil auenge the bloude of his seruauntes, and wyl auenge him on his enemies, & wil be mercifull vnto the londe of his people.

Deuteronomy 32:44 And Moses came and spake all the wordes of this songe in the eares of the people, he and Iosua the sonne of Nun. Deuteronomy 32:45 Now wha Moses had made an ende of speakinge all these wordes vnto all Israel,

He exhorteth them to set their hearts upon it.

Deuteronomy 32:46 he sayde vnto the: Take to hert all ye wordes, which I testifye vnto you this daye, that ye commaunde youre children, to obserne and do all the wordes of this lawe. Deuteronomy 32:47 For it is no vaine worde vnto you, but it is yor life: & this worde shal prolonge youre life in ye londe, whither ye go ouer Iordane to conquere it.

God sendeth him up to mount Nebo, to see the land, and die.

Deuteronomy 32:48 And ye LORDE spake vnto Moses ye same daie, & sayde: Deuteronomy 32:49 Get the vp to this mount Abarim, vpon mount Nebo, which lyeth in ye londe of the Moabites ouer agaynst Iericho, & beholde the londe of Canaan, which I shall geue vnto the children of Israel in possessio. Deuteronomy 32:50 And dye thou vpon the mount, whan thou art come vp, and be gathered vnto thy people, like as Aaron thy brother dyed vpon mount Hor, and was gathered vnto his people: Deuteronomy 32:51 Because ye trespaced agaynst me amonge the children of Israel by the water of stryfe at Cades in the wildernesse of Zin, and sanctified me not amonge the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:52 For thou shalt se the londe ouer against the, which I geue vnto ye children of Israel but thou shalt not come in to it.

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