Moses' speech in the end of the fortieth year, briefly rehearsing the story,
Deuteronomy 1:1 These be þe wordes whyche Moses spake vnto all Israel, on þe other syde Iordan in þe wyldernesse and in the feeldes by the red sea, betwene Pharan and Tophel, Laban, Hazeroth and Disahah Deuteronomy 1:2 .xi. dayes iourney from Horeb vnto Cades barne, by the way that leadeth vnto mount Seir. Deuteronomy 1:3 And it fortuned þe fyrst daye of the .xi. moneth in the fortieth yere that Moses spake vnto the chyldren of Israel accordinge vnto all that the Lorde hade geuen him in commaundement vnto them Deuteronomy 1:4 after that he had smytten Sehon þe kynge of the Amorites which dwelt in Hesbon, and Og kinge of Basan which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrai. Deuteronomy 1:5 On the other syde Iordan in the lande of Moab, Moses began to declare this lawe saying:
of God's promise,
Deuteronomy 1:6 the Lord oure God spake vnto vs in Horeb saying: Ye haue dwelt long ynough in this mount: Deuteronomy 1:7 departe therfore & take youre iourney and go vnto the hilles of the Amorites and vnto all places nye there vnto: both feldes, hylles and dales: and vnto the south & vnto the sea syde in the lande of Canaan, and vnto Libanon: euen vnto the greate ryuer Euphrates. Deuteronomy 1:8 Beholde, I haue sett þe land before you: goo in therfore & possess the land whiche the Lorde sware vnto youre fathers Abraham, Isaac and Iacob, to geue vnto them and their seade after them.
Deuteronomy 1:9 And I sayde vnto you the same season: I am not able to beare you my selfe alone Deuteronomy 1:10 For the Lorde youre God hath multiplyed you: so þt ye are this day as the starres of heauen in nombre Deuteronomy 1:11 (the Lorde God of youre fathers make you a thousande tymes so many moo as ye are, & blesse you as he hath promysed you) Deuteronomy 1:12 how (sayde I) can I my selfe alone, beare the combraunce, charge & stryfe þt is amonge you:
giving them officers,
Deuteronomy 1:13 brynge therfore men of wisedome & of vnderstandynge & expert: knowen amonge youre trybes, that I maye make them ruelars ouer you, Deuteronomy 1:14 And ye answerd me and sayde: that which thou hast spoken is good to be done. Deuteronomy 1:15 And then I toke the heades of youre tribes, men of wysdome & that were expert. and made them ruelars ouer you: captaines ouer thousandes, & ouer hundreds, ouer fyfty & ouer ten, officers a monge youre trybes. Deuteronomy 1:16 And I charged your Iudges the same time sayinge: heare youre brethren & iudge ryghteously betwene euery man and his brother and the straunger that is wyth hym. Deuteronomy 1:17 Se that ye know no man in Iudgement: but heare the small as well as the greate & be afrayed of no man, for the iudgment is Gods. And the cause that is to harde for you, bryng vnto me and I will heare it. Deuteronomy 1:18 And I commaunded you the same ceason, all the thynges whych ye should do.
of sending the spies to search the land,
Deuteronomy 1:19 And then we departed from Horeb and walked thorow all that greate & terrible wyldernesse as ye haue sene alonge by the waye that leadeth vnto the hylles of the Amorites, as the Lord our God commaunded vs, and came to Cades barne. Deuteronomy 1:20 And there I sayd vnto you: Ye are come vnto the hilles of the Amorites, which the Lorde oure God doth geue vnto vs. Deuteronomy 1:21 Beholde the Lorde thy God hath set the lande before the, goo vp and conquere it, as the Lord God of thy fathers sayeth vnto the: feare not, nether be discorraged.
Deuteronomy 1:22 And then ye came vnto me euery one and said: Let vs sende men before vs, to searche vs out the lande and to brynge vs worde agayne, both what waye we shall go vp by, and vnto what cyties we shall come. Deuteronomy 1:23 And the sayinge pleased me well and I toke .xij. men of you, of euery trybe one. Deuteronomy 1:24 And they departed and went vp into the hye contrey and came vnto the ryuer Escoll, and serched it oute, Deuteronomy 1:25 and toke of the frute of the lande in their handes and brought it doune vnto vs and brought vs worde agayne and sayde: it is a good land whyche the Lorde oure God doth geue vs. Deuteronomy 1:26 Notwithstandyng yea wold not consente to goo vp, but were dysobedyent vnto the mouth of the Lord your God, Deuteronomy 1:27 and murmured in youre tentes and sayde: because the Lord hateth vs, therfore he hath broughte vs out of the lande of Egypte, to delyuer vs into the handes of the Amorites and to destroye vs. Deuteronomy 1:28 How shall we goo vp? Oure brethren haue discorraged oure hertes sayinge: the people is greater and taller then we, and the cyties are greate and walled euen vp to heauen, & moreouer we haue sene the sonnes of the Enakimes there. Deuteronomy 1:29 And I sayde vnto you: dreade not nor be afrayed of them: Deuteronomy 1:30 The Lord your god which gothe before you, he shall fyghte for you, accordyng to al that he dyd vnto you in Egypt before your eyes Deuteronomy 1:31 and in the wyldernesse: as thou hast sene how that the Lorde thy God bare the as a man shoulde beare hys sonne, thorow out all the waye which ye haue gone vntyll ye came vnto this place. Deuteronomy 1:32 And yet for all this sayinge ye dyd not beleue the Lorde your God Deuteronomy 1:33 which gothe the way before you, to serche you oute a place to pitche your tentes in, in fyre by nyghte, that ye myghte se what way to go and in a cloude by day.
of God's anger for their incredulity,
Deuteronomy 1:34 And the Lorde heard the voyce of youre wordes and was wroth and sware sayinge, Deuteronomy 1:35 there shall not one of these men of this froward generacion se that good land which I sware to geue vnto your fathers, Deuteronomy 1:36 saue Caleb the sonne of Iephune, he shall se it, and to hym wyl I geue the land which he hath walked in and to his chyldren, because he hath contynually folowed the Lorde. Deuteronomy 1:37 Lykewyse the Lorde was angrye with me for youre sakes saying: thou also shalt not go in thither. Deuteronomy 1:38 But Iosua the sonne of Nun which standeth before the, he shall go in thither. Bolden hym therfore for he shal deuyde the herytage vnto Israell. Deuteronomy 1:39 Moreouer youre chyldren which ye sayd should be a praye, and youre sonnes which knowe nether good nor bad this day, they shal goo in thither & vnto them I wyl geue it, and they shal enioye it. Deuteronomy 1:40 But as for you, turne backe & take your iourney into the wildernesse: euen the way to the read sea.
Deuteronomy 1:41 Then ye answered and sayd vnto me: We haue sinned against the Lord: we wyl go vp & fighte, accordyng to al that the Lord our God commaunded vs. And when ye had gyrde on euery man his wepons of warre & were ready to go vp into the hilles, Deuteronomy 1:42 the Lorde sayd vnto me: say vnto them, se that ye go not vp & that ye fyghte not, for I am not amonge you: lest ye be plaged before youre enemies. Deuteronomy 1:43 And when I told you ye wold not heare: but disobeyed the mouth of the Lord, & went presumptuously vp into the hylles. Deuteronomy 1:44 Then the Amorites which dwelt in those hylles, came out against you and chased you as bees do, and hewed you in Seir, euen vnto Horma. Deuteronomy 1:45 And ye came agayne and wepte before the Lord: but the Lord wolde not heare your voice nor geue you audience. Deuteronomy 1:46 And so ye abode in Cades a long ceason.