Moses' song, which setteth forth God's mercy and vengeance.
Deuteronomy 32:1 Heare O heauen, what I shal speake, and heare O earth, the wordes of my mouth. Deuteronomy 32:2 My doctrine droppe as doth the raine and my speache flowe as doth the dewe, as the miselyng vpon the herbes, and as the droppes vpon the grasse. Deuteronomy 32:3 For I wyl cal on the name of the Lord: Magnifye the myght of our God. Deuteronomy 32:4 He is a rocke and perfect are his dedes for al hys wayes are with descrecion. God is faythful, & without wyckednes, both ryghtuouse and iust is he. Deuteronomy 32:5 The frowarde and ouerthwart generacion hath marred them selfes to himward, & are not his sonnes for their deformities sake Deuteronomy 32:6 Doest thou so rewarde the Lord? O foleish nation and vnwise, Is not he thy father and thyne owner? hath he not made the & ordeyned the?
Deuteronomy 32:7 Remembre the dayes that are past: consider the yeres from tyme to tyme. Aske thy father, and he wyl shewe the, thy elders and they wyl tel the. Deuteronomy 32:8 When the most hyghest gaue the nations an enheritaunce, & deuided the sonnes of Adam, he put the borders of þe nations, fast by the multitude of the children of Israell. Deuteronomy 32:9 For the Lordes part is hys folke, & Iacob is the portion of hys enheritaunce. Deuteronomy 32:10 He found hym in a desert land, in a voide ground, and a roring wildernes. He led him about, & gaue hym vnderstandynge, & kepte hym as the aple of hys eye. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an Egle that steareth vp hir nest & flotereth ouer the yonge, he streatched out hys wynges & toke him vp, & bare him on his shoulders. Deuteronomy 32:12 The Lorde alone was hys guide and there was no straunge God with hym. Deuteronomy 32:13 He sett hym vp vpon an hye land, and he ate the encrease of the feyldes. And he gaue hym honye to sucke oute of the rocke, & oyle out of the hard stone. Deuteronomy 32:14 With butter of kyne & mylcke of the shepe, with fatt of the lambes and fat rammes and he gotes wyth fat kidneies with wheate. And of the bloud of grapes thou dronkest wyne.
Deuteronomy 32:15 And Israel waxed fat and kycked. Thou wast fat, thycke and smothe. And he let God goo that made him & despised the rocke that saued him. Deuteronomy 32:16 They angred him with straunge Goddes, and with abhominations prouoked him, Deuteronomy 32:17 They offered vnto felde deuils and not to God, & to Gods whych they knewe not, & to newe Gods that came newly vp which theyr fathers feared not. Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the rocke that begate the, thou arte vnmyndfull & hast forgote God that made the. Deuteronomy 32:19 And when the Lord sawe it, he was angry bicause of the prouokyng of hys sonnes and daughters. Deuteronomy 32:20 And he sayd: I wyl hyde my face frome them & wyll se what their ende shall be. For they are a frowarde generation & chyldren in whom is no faith. Deuteronomy 32:21 They haue angred me wt that which is no God, & prouoked me wyth theyr vanities. And I agayne wyll anger them wyth them whiche are no people, and wyl prouoke them wyth a folysh nation. Deuteronomy 32:22 For fyre is kindeled in my wrath, and shal burne vnto the bottome of hell. And shall consume the earth wyth hyr encrease, & set a fyre the bottomes of the mountaines. Deuteronomy 32:23 I wyll heape mischeues vpon them & wyl spend al myne arrowes at them. Deuteronomy 32:24 Burnt with hongre & consumed with heat and wt bytter pestelence. I wyll also sende the teeth of beastes vppon them and poyson serpentes. Deuteronomy 32:25 Withoute forthe, the swerde shal robbe them of theyr chyldren: and wythin in the chamber, feare: both younge menne and yong womenne & the suckelynges wyth the men of gray heades. Deuteronomy 32:26 I haue determined to skatter them thorowoute the worlde, and to make awaye the remembraunce of theym from amonge men. Deuteronomy 32:27 Were it not that I feared the raylynge of theyr enemies, lest theyr aduersaries woulde be proude and saye: our hye hande hathe done all these worckes and not the Lorde. Deuteronomy 32:28 For it is a nation that hath an vnhappye forcast, and hath no vnderstanding in them: Deuteronomy 32:29 I would they were wyse and vnderstode thys & woulde consider their later ende. Deuteronomy 32:30 How it cometh that one shal chace a thousande, and two putt ten thousande of theym to flyght, excepte theyr rocke had solde them, and bicause the Lord had deliuered them. Deuteronomy 32:31 For oure rocke is not as theyr rocke, no thoughe oure enemies be iudge. Deuteronomy 32:32 But theyr vynes are of the vynes of Sodome, & of the feldes of Gomorra. Theyr grapes are grapes of gall, and theyr clusters be bitter. Deuteronomy 32:33 Theyr wyne is þe poyson of dragons, and the cruel gall of aspes. Deuteronomy 32:34 Are not such thynges layed in store wyth me, and sealed vp among my treasures? Deuteronomy 32:35 Vengeaunce is mine, and I wyll reward: theyr fete shall slyde, when the tyme cometh. For the tyme of theyr destruccion is at hand, & the tyme that shal come vpon them maketh hast. Deuteronomy 32:36 For the Lorde wyll do iustice vnto hys people, & haue compassion on hys seruauntes For it shalbe sene þt theyr power shall fayle, & at the last they shalbe prisoned & forsaken. Deuteronomy 32:37 And it shal be sayd, wher are their Gods and theyr rocke wherin they trusted? Deuteronomy 32:38 The fatt of whose sacrifices they ate and dranke the wyne of theyr drynkeofferinges, let them ryse vp and helpe you and be youre protection. Deuteronomy 32:39 Se nowe howe that I, I am he, and that there is no God but I. I can kyll and make a lyue, and what I haue smytten that I can heale: neyther is there that can deliuer anye man out of my hande. Deuteronomy 32:40 For I wyll lyfte vp myne hand to heauen, and wyl say: I lyue euer. Deuteronomy 32:41 If I whett the edge of my swerd, & mine hand take in hand to do iustice, I wil shewe vengeaunce on myne enemyes & wyl reward them that hate me. Deuteronomy 32:42 I wyl make myne arowes dronken with bloud, and my swerde shal eate fleshe of the bloude of the slayne & of the captyue and of the bare head of the enemy. Deuteronomy 32:43 Prayse ye heathen hys people, for he wil auenge the bloude of hys seruauntes, & wyl auenge hym of his aduersaries, and wyll be merciful vnto the land of hys people.
Deuteronomy 32:44 And Moses went & spake al these wordes of thys songe in the eares of the people, both he and Iosua the sonne of Nun. Deuteronomy 32:45 And when Moses had spoken al these wordes vnto the ende to al Israel,
He exhorteth them to set their hearts upon it.
Deuteronomy 32:46 then he sayd vnto them. Set your hertes vnto all the wordes whych I testify vnto you thys daye: that ye commaund them vnto your chyldren, to obserue and do all the wordes of thys lawe. Deuteronomy 32:47 For it is not a vayne worde vnto you: but it is youre lyfe, & thorow thys worde ye shall prolonge youre dayes in the lande whither ye go ouer Iordan to conquere it.
God sendeth him up to mount Nebo, to see the land, and die.
Deuteronomy 32:48 And the Lord spake vnto Moses the selfe same day, saying: Deuteronomy 32:49 get the vp into thys mountayne Abarim vnto mount Nebo, whych is in the lande of Moab ouer against Iericho. And beholde the land of Canaan whyche I gyue vnto the children of Israel to possesse. Deuteronomy 32:50 And dye in the mount which thou goest vpon and be gathered vnto thy people: As Aaron thy brother dyed in mount Hor & was gathered to his people. Deuteronomy 32:51 For ye trespaced againste me amonge the children of Israel at the waters of strife, at Cades in the wildernesse of Zin, bicause ye sanctified me not among the children of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:52 Thou shalte se the lande before the, but shalt not go thyther vnto the land which I giue the children of Israel.