Young's Literal Translation

Deuteronomy 32

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

Deuteronomy 32:1 'Give ear, O heavens, and I speak; And thou dost hear, O earth, sayings of my mouth! Deuteronomy 32:2 Drop as rain doth My doctrine; Flow as dew doth My sayings; As storms on the tender grass, And as showers on the herb, Deuteronomy 32:3 For the Name of Jehovah I proclaim, Ascribe ye greatness to our God! Deuteronomy 32:4 The Rock!—perfect [is] His work, For all His ways [are] just; God of stedfastness, and without iniquity: Righteous and upright [is] He. Deuteronomy 32:5 It hath done corruptly to Him; Their blemish is not His sons', A generation perverse and crooked! Deuteronomy 32:6 To Jehovah do ye act thus, O people foolish and not wise? Is not He thy father—thy possessor? He made thee, and doth establish thee.

Deuteronomy 32:7 Remember days of old—Understand the years of many generations—Ask thy father, and he doth tell thee; Thine elders, and they say to thee: Deuteronomy 32:8 In the Most High causing nations to inherit, In His separating sons of Adam—He setteth up the borders of the peoples By the number of the sons of Israel. Deuteronomy 32:9 For Jehovah's portion [is] His people, Jacob [is] the line of His inheritance. Deuteronomy 32:10 He findeth him in a land—a desert, And in a void—a howling wilderness, He turneth him round—He causeth him to understand—He keepeth him as the apple of His eye. Deuteronomy 32:11 As an eagle waketh up its nest, Over its young ones fluttereth, Spreadeth its wings—taketh them, Beareth them on its pinions;— Deuteronomy 32:12 Jehovah alone doth lead him, And there is no strange god with him. Deuteronomy 32:13 He maketh him ride on high places of earth, And he eateth increase of the fields, And He maketh him suck honey from a rock, And oil out of the flint of a rock; Deuteronomy 32:14 Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, and rams, sons of Bashan, And he-goats, with fat of kidneys of wheat; And of the blood of the grape thou dost drink wine!

Deuteronomy 32:15 And Jeshurun waxeth fat, and doth kick: Thou hast been fat—thou hast been thick, Thou hast been covered. And he leaveth God who made him, And dishonoureth the Rock of his salvation. Deuteronomy 32:16 They make Him zealous with strangers, With abominations they make Him angry. Deuteronomy 32:17 They sacrifice to demons—no god! Gods they have not known—New ones—from the vicinity they came; Not feared them have your fathers! Deuteronomy 32:18 The Rock that begat thee thou forgettest, And neglectest God who formeth thee. Deuteronomy 32:19 And Jehovah seeth and despiseth—For the provocation of His sons and His daughters. Deuteronomy 32:20 And He saith: I hide My face from them, I see what [is] their latter end; For a froward generation [are] they, Sons in whom is no stedfastness. Deuteronomy 32:21 They have made Me zealous by 'no-god,' They made Me angry by their vanities; And I make them zealous by 'no-people,' By a foolish nation I make them angry. Deuteronomy 32:22 For a fire hath been kindled in Mine anger, And it burneth unto Sheol—the lowest, And consumeth earth and its increase, And setteth on fire foundations of mountains. Deuteronomy 32:23 I gather upon them evils, Mine arrows I consume upon them. Deuteronomy 32:24 Exhausted by famine, And consumed by heat, and bitter destruction. And the teeth of beasts I send upon them, With poison of fearful things of the dust. Deuteronomy 32:25 Without bereave doth the sword, And at the inner-chambers—fear, Both youth and virgin, Suckling with man of grey hair. Deuteronomy 32:26 I have said: I blow them away, I cause their remembrance to cease from man; Deuteronomy 32:27 If not—the anger of an enemy I fear, Lest their adversaries know—Lest they say, Our hand is high, And Jehovah hath not wrought all this. Deuteronomy 32:28 For a nation lost to counsels [are] they, And there is no understanding in them. Deuteronomy 32:29 If they were wise—They deal wisely [with] this; They attend to their latter end: Deuteronomy 32:30 How doth one pursue a thousand, And two cause a myriad to flee! If not—that their rock hath sold them, And Jehovah hath shut them up? Deuteronomy 32:31 For not as our Rock [is] their rock, (And our enemies [are] judges!) Deuteronomy 32:32 For of the vine of Sodom their vine [is], And of the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes [are] grapes of gall—They have bitter clusters; Deuteronomy 32:33 The poison of dragons [is] their wine And the fierce venom of asps. Deuteronomy 32:34 Is it not laid up with Me? Sealed among My treasures? Deuteronomy 32:35 Mine [are] vengeance and recompense, At the due time—doth their foot slide; For near is a day of their calamity, And haste do things prepared for them. Deuteronomy 32:36 For Jehovah doth judge His people, And for His servants doth repent Himself. For He seeth—the going away of power, And none is restrained and left. Deuteronomy 32:37 And He hath said, Where [are] their gods—The rock in which they trusted; Deuteronomy 32:38 Which the fat of their sacrifices do eat, They drink the wine of their libation! Let them arise and help you, Let it be for you a hiding-place! Deuteronomy 32:39 See ye, now, that I—I [am] He, And there is no god with Me: I put to death, and I keep alive; I have smitten, and I heal; And there is not from My hand a deliverer, Deuteronomy 32:40 For I lift up unto the heavens My hand, And have said, I live—to the age! Deuteronomy 32:41 If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me—I repay! Deuteronomy 32:42 I make drunk Mine arrows with blood, And My sword devoureth flesh, From the blood of the pierced and captive, From the head of the freemen of the enemy. Deuteronomy 32:43 Sing ye nations—[with] his people, For the blood of His servants He avengeth, And vengeance He turneth back on His adversaries, And hath pardoned His land—His people.'

Deuteronomy 32:44 And Moses cometh and speaketh all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Hoshea son of Nun; Deuteronomy 32:45 and Moses finisheth to speak all these words unto all Israel,

He exhorteth them to set their hearts upon it.

Deuteronomy 32:46 and saith unto them, 'Set your heart to all the words which I am testifying against you to-day, that ye command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law, Deuteronomy 32:47 for it [is] not a vain thing for you, for it [is] your life, and by this thing ye prolong days on the ground whither 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 Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, in this self-same day, saying, Deuteronomy 32:49 'Go up unto this mount Abarim, mount Nebo, which [is] in the land of Moab, which [is] on the front of Jericho, and see the land of Canaan which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession; Deuteronomy 32:50 and die in the mount whither thou art going up, and be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother hath died in the mount Hor, and is gathered unto his people: Deuteronomy 32:51 'Because ye trespassed against me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribath-Kadesh, the wilderness of Zin—because ye sanctified Me not in the midst of the sons of Israel; Deuteronomy 32:52 but over-against thou seest the land, and thither thou dost not go in, unto the land which I am giving to the sons of Israel.'

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