Deuteronomy 29:1 These are the wordes of the appoyntment which the Lord commaunded Moses to make with the chyldren of Israell in the lande of Moab, besyde the appoyntment which he made with them in Horeb.
Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the memory of the works they had seen.
Deuteronomy 29:2 And Moses called vnto al Israel & sayd vnto them: Ye haue sene al that the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, vnto Pharao & vnto all hys seruauntes, and vnto al his land, Deuteronomy 29:3 and the great temptacions whiche thyne eyes haue sene and those great myracles and wonders: Deuteronomy 29:4 & yet the Lord hath not geuen you an herte to perceyue, nor eyes to se, nor eares to heere vnto thys daye. Deuteronomy 29:5 And I haue led you .xl. yere in the wyldernesse: & youre clothes are not waxed olde vpon you, nor thy shooes are waxed old vpon thy fete. Deuteronomy 29:6 Ye haue eaten no bread nor droncke wyne or strounge drynke: that ye myghte knowe, how that he is the Lorde your God. Deuteronomy 29:7 And at the last ye came vnto this place, & Sehon the kynge of Hesbon and Og kynge of Basan came out agaynst you vnto battel, and we smote them Deuteronomy 29:8 and toke thier lande and gaue it an herytaunce vnto the Rubenytes and Gadites & to the half tribe of Manasse Kepe Deuteronomy 29:9 therfore þe wordes of this appoyntment and do them, that ye maye vnderstande all that ye ought to do.
All are presented before the LORD to enter into his Covenant.
Deuteronomy 29:10 Ye stand here this day euery one of you before the Lord your God, both the heades of your trybes your elders, youre officers & all the men of Israel: Deuteronomy 29:11 youre chyldren, your wiues and the straungers that are in thyne host, from þe hewer of thy wood vnto þe drawer of thy water: Deuteronomy 29:12 þt thou shuldest come vnder the appoyntment of the Lorde thy God, & vnder his oth which the Lord the God maketh with the this day. Deuteronomy 29:13 For to make the a people vnto him selfe, & that he maye be vnto the a God, as he hath sayde vnto the & he hath sworne vnto thy fathers Abraham, Isaac and Iacob. Deuteronomy 29:14 Also I make not this bonde and this othe with you onlye: Deuteronomy 29:15 but both with him þt standeth here with vs this daye before the Lorde oure god, and also with him that is not here with vs this daye. Deuteronomy 29:16 For ye knowe howe we haue dwelt in the lande of Egypte, and how we came thorow the myddes of þe nacions which we passed by. Deuteronomy 29:17 And ye haue sene their abhominacions and their ydolles: wod: stone, siluer and gold which they had.
The great wrath on him that flattereth himself in his wickedness.
Deuteronomy 29:18 Lest there be among you man or woman kynred or trybe, þt turneth away in hys hert thys day from the Lord our God, to go and serue the goddes of these nacions: & lest there be amonge you some roote that beareth gall and wormwod, Deuteronomy 29:19 so that when he heareth the wordes of this curse, he blesse him self in his hert saying: I shall haue peace. I wyll therfore worke after the luste of myne owne hert, that the droncken may perysh with the thyrstye. Deuteronomy 29:20 And so the Lorde wyll not be mercyfull vnto hym, but then the wrath of the lord & his gelousye, smoke agaynst that man, & al the curses that are written in thys boke lyght vpon hym, and the Lorde do out hys name from vnder heauen, Deuteronomy 29:21 and separate hym vnto euell out of all the trybes of Israell accordyng vnto al the curses of the appoyntement that is written in the boke of this lawe. Deuteronomy 29:22 So that the generacion to come of youre chyldren that shall ryse vp after you and the straunger that shal come from a ferre land, say when they se the plages of that lande, & the diseases wherwith the Lord hath smytten it Deuteronomy 29:23 how all the land is burnt vp wyth bremstone & salt, & þt it is nether sowne nor beareth, nor any grasse groweth therin, after the ouerthrowing of Sodome, Gomor, Adama and Zeboim: which the Lord ouerthrewe in his wrath and angre. Deuteronomy 29:24 And then shal al nacions also say: wherfore hath the Lorde done of this facion vnto this lande? O how fearse is this great wrath? Deuteronomy 29:25 And men shal saye: because they lefte the testament of the Lorde God of their fathers which he made with them, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 29:26 And they went & serued straunge goddes & worshipped them: goddes which they knew not and which had geuen them nought. Deuteronomy 29:27 And therfore the wrath of the Lorde waxed whote vpon that lande to bryng vpon it all the curses that are written in this boke. Deuteronomy 29:28 And the Lorde cast them out of their lande in angre, wrath and greate furyousnesse, and cast them in to a straunge land, as it is come to passe this day.
Secret things belong to the LORD.
Deuteronomy 29:29 The secrettes of the Lord oure God are opened vnto vs and our children for euer, that we do all the wordes of this lawe.