Moses' song, which setteth forth God's mercy and vengeance.
Deuteronomy 32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak, And let the earth hear the sayings of my mouth: Deuteronomy 32:2 Let my teaching drop as the rain, Let my speech distil as the dew,As copious rains on tender grass, As myriad drops on seeding plants. Deuteronomy 32:3 When, the name of Yahweh, I proclaim, Ascribe ye greatness unto our God: Deuteronomy 32:4 A Rock! faultless his work, For, all his ways, are just,A GOD of faithfulness and without perversity, Right and fair, is he! Deuteronomy 32:5 They have broken faith with him, to be no sons of histheir fault,A generation twisted and crooked. Deuteronomy 32:6 Is it, Yahweh, ye thus requite, O impious people and unwise? Is not, he, thy father who begat thee? He, that made thee, and established thee?
Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember the days of age-past times, Remark the years of many generations,Ask thy father, and he will tell thee, Thine elders, and they will say to thee: Deuteronomy 32:8 When the Most High gave inheritances unto the nations, When he spread abroad the sons of Adam, He set the bounds of the peoples, According to the number of the sons of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:9 For, Yahweh's portion, is his people,Jacob, his inherited possession. Deuteronomy 32:10 He met him in a desert land, And in the howling waste of a wilderness,He encompassed him, watched over him, Shielded him, as the pupil of his own eye. Deuteronomy 32:11 As, an eagle, stirreth up his nest, Over his young ones, fluttereth,Spreadeth abroad his wings, taketh one, Beareth it up on his pinions, Deuteronomy 32:12 Yahweh alone, did lead him,And there was with him no GOD of a stranger. Deuteronomy 32:13 He made him ride on the high places of the land, Caused him to eat the increase of the fields,And gave him to suck honey out of the cliff, And oil out of the rock of flint: Deuteronomy 32:14 Curds of kine and milk of sheep,With fat of well-fed lambs, Yea rams bred in Bashan and he-goats, With the white of the kernels of wheat,And, the blood of the grape, thou didst drink as it foamed.
Deuteronomy 32:15 Then Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: Thou wast fat, Thou wast thick, Thou wast gorged,So he forsook the GOD who made him, And treated as foolish his Rock of salvation. Deuteronomy 32:16 They moved him to jealousy with foreign [gods],With abominations, angered they him: Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrificed to mischievous demons, to a No-GOD, Gods whom they knew not,New ones lately come in, Your fathers never shuddered at them! Deuteronomy 32:18 Of the Rock who had begotten thee, thou wast unmindful,And didst forget GOD who had given thee birth. Deuteronomy 32:19 When Yahweh saw, he derided,Because his sons and his daughters gave provocation. Deuteronomy 32:20 So he said:I will hide any face from them, I will see, what will be their hereafter,For, a generation given to intrigue, they are, Sons, whom there is no trusting; Deuteronomy 32:21 They, have moved me to jealousy with a No-GOD, They have angered me with their vanities: I, therefore, will move them to jealousy, with a No-people, With an impious nation, will I anger them. Deuteronomy 32:22 For, a fire, is kindled in mine anger, And shall burn as far as hades beneath,And consume the earth with her produce, And set ablaze the foundations of the mountains: Deuteronomy 32:23 I will heap on them, calamities,Mine arrows, will I spend upon them: Deuteronomy 32:24 The meltings of hunger, The devourings of fever, And the dangerous pestilence,And, the tooth of beasts, will I send among them, With the poison of crawlers of the dust: Deuteronomy 32:25 Without, shall the sword bereave, In the inmost recesses, terror,[To] both young man and virgin, Suckling, with man of grey hairs. Deuteronomy 32:26 I said, I would puff them away, I would destroy from mortals, their memory; Deuteronomy 32:27 Were it not that, the taunt of the foe, I feared, Lest their adversaries should mistake,Lest they should sayOur own hand, is exalted, It is, not Yahweh, therefore, who hath wrought all this! Deuteronomy 32:28 For, a nation of vanished sagacity, they are,And there is in them no understanding. Deuteronomy 32:29 If they had been wise, they would have understood this,They would have given heed to their hereafter! Deuteronomy 32:30 Oh! how would, one, have chased, a thousand! And, two, put, ten thousand, to flight,Were it not that, their Rock, had sold them, And, Yahweh, had abandoned them; Deuteronomy 32:31 For, not like our Rock, is their rock,Our enemies themselves, being judges; Deuteronomy 32:32 For, of the vine of Sodom, is their vine, And of the vineyards of Gomorrah,Their grapes, are grapes of gall, Clusters of bitter things, are theirs: Deuteronomy 32:33 The poison of large serpents, is their wine,Yea the fierce venom of asps. Deuteronomy 32:34 Is not, that, stored up with me,Sealed up amongst my treasures; Deuteronomy 32:35 Unto the days of vengeance and requital: Unto the time their foot shall totter? For, near, is the day of their fate, And their destiny speedeth on. Deuteronomy 32:36 For Yahweh will vindicate his people, And, upon his servants, will have compassion,When he seeth that strength is exhausted, And there is no one shut up or at large, Deuteronomy 32:37 Then will he say, Where are their gods, The rock, in whom they have trusted; Deuteronomy 32:38 Who used to eat, the fat of their sacrifices, To drink the wine of their libations? Let them rise up, and help you, Let them be over you for a coveting! Deuteronomy 32:39 See, now, that, I, I, am, he that is, And there are no gods with me,I, killand make alive, I wound, and, I, heal, And there, is none, who, from my hand, can deliver, Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up unto the heavens my hand,And say, Living, am, I, unto times age-abiding: Deuteronomy 32:41 If I whet my flashing sword, And my hand take hold on justice, I will return vengeance unto mine adversaries, And, them who hate me, will I requite: Deuteronomy 32:42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, And, my sword, shall devour flesh,With, the blood of the slain, and the captive, With [the flesh of] the chief leader of the foe. Deuteronomy 32:43 Shout for joy O ye nations [with] his people, For, the blood of his servants, he avengeth,And, vengeance, he returneth unto his adversaries, And is propitious unto the soil of his people.
Deuteronomy 32:44 So Moses came in and spake all the words of this Song in the hearing of the people,he and Hoshea, son of Nun. Deuteronomy 32:45 And, when, Moses, made an end of speaking all these words unto all Israel,
He exhorteth them to set their hearts upon it.
Deuteronomy 32:46 he said unto themApply your hearts unto all the words which I am witnessing against you, today,how that ye must command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law; Deuteronomy 32:47 for it is not, too small a thing, for you, for, it, is your life,and, hereby, shall ye prolong your days upon the soil whereunto ye are passing over the Jordan to possess it.
God sendeth him up to mount Nebo, to see the land, and die.
Deuteronomy 32:48 And Yahweh spake unto Moses, on this selfsame day, saying: Deuteronomy 32:49 Get thee up into this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, which is over against Jerichoand behold the land of Canaan, which I, am giving unto the sons of Israel, for a possession; Deuteronomy 32:50 and die thou in the mount whither thou art going up, and be withdrawn unto thy kinsfolk,as Aaron thy brother died, in Mount Hor, and was withdrawn unto his kinsfolk; Deuteronomy 32:51 for that ye acted unfaithfully against me, in the midst of the sons of Israel, regarding the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the desert of Zin,for that ye hallowed me not in the midst of the sons of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:52 Yet, over against thee, shalt thou behold the land,but, thereinto, shalt thou not enter, into the land which I am giving unto the sons of Israel.