32 Give ear, aO ye heavens, and I will speak;
And hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 bMy doctrine cshall drop as the rain,
My speech shall distil as the dew,
As the small rain upon the tender herb,
And das the showers upon the grass:
3 Because I will publish the name of the Lord:
Ascribe ye egreatness unto our God.
4 He is fthe Rock, his work is perfect:
For gall his ways are judgment:
hA God of truth and iwithout iniquity,
Just and right is he.
5 †They have corrupted themselves, ||their spot is not the spot of his children:
They are a kperverse and kcrooked generation.
6 Do ye thus lrequite the Lord,
O foolish people and unwise?
Is not he mthy father that hath nbought thee?
Hath he not omade thee, and established thee?
Consider the years of †many generations:
pAsk thy father, and he will shew thee;
Thy elders, and they will tell thee.
8 When the most High qdivided to the nations their inheritance,
When he rseparated the sons of Adam,
He set the bounds of the people
According to the number of the children of Israel.
9 For the Lord’s portion is his people;
Jacob is the †lot of his inheritance.
10 He found him sin a desert land,
And in the twaste howling uwilderness;
He ||led him about, he instructed him,
He kept him as xthe apple of his eye.
11 yAs an eagle stirreth up her nest,
zFluttereth over her young,
Spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them,
yBeareth them on her wings:
12 So the Lord alone did lead him,
And there was no strange god with him.
13 aHe made him ride on the high places of the earth,
That he might eat the increase of the fields;
And he made him to suck bhoney out of the rock,
And coil out of dthe flinty rock;
14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep,
With fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan,
And goats, with ethe fat of kidneys of wheat;
And thou didst drink the pure fblood of the grape.
15 But gJeshurun waxed fat, and hkicked:
iThou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness;
Then he jforsook God which kmade him,
And lightly esteemed the lRock of his salvation.
16 mThey provoked him to jealousy with strange gods,
With abominations provoked they him to anger.
17 nThey sacrificed unto devils, ||not to God;
To gods whom they knew not,
To new gods that came newly up,
Whom your fathers feared not.
18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful,
And hast oforgotten God that formed thee.
19 pAnd when the Lord saw it, he ||abhorred them,
Because of the provoking of qhis sons, and of his daughters.
20 And he said, rI will hide my face from them,
I will see what their end shall be:
For they are a svery froward generation,
Children in whom is no faith.
21 tThey have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God;
They have provoked me to anger uwith their vanities:
And xI will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people;
I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For ya fire is kindled in mine anger,
And ||shall burn unto the lowest hell,
And z||shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire zthe foundations of the mountains.
23 I will heap mischiefs upon them;
aI will spend mine arrows upon them.
24 They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with †burning heat,
And with bitter destruction:
I will also send bthe teeth of beasts upon them,
With the poison cof serpents of the dust.
25 dThe sword without,
And terror †within, shall †destroy
Both the young man and the virgin,
The suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
26 eI said, I would scatter them into corners,
I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
27 Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy,
Lest their adversaries fshould behave themselves strangely,
And lest they should gsay, ||Our hand is high,
And the Lord hath not done all this.
28 For they are a nation void of counsel,
hNeither is there any understanding in them.
29 iO that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would consider jtheir latter end!
30 How should kone chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Except their Rock lhad sold them,
And the Lord had shut them up?
31 For mtheir rock is not as our Rock,
nEven our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For their vine ||is of the vine of oSodom,
And of the fields of Gomorrah:
Their grapes are grapes of pgall,
Their clusters are bitter:
33 Their wine is qthe poison of dragons,
And the cruel pvenom of rasps.
34 Is not this laid up in store with me,
And ssealed up among my treasures?
35 tTo me belongeth vengeance, and recompence;
Their foot shall slide in due time:
For uthe day of their calamity is at hand,
And the things that shall come upon them make haste.
36 wFor the Lord shall judge his people,
xAnd repent himself for his servants,
When he seeth that their †power is gone,
And ythere is none shut up, or left.
37 And he shall say, zWhere are their gods,
Their rock in whom they trusted,
38 Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offerings?
Let them rise up and help you,
And be †your protection.
39 See now that aI, even I, am he,
And there is no god with me:
bI kill, and I make alive;
cI wound, and I heal:
Neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For dI lift up my hand to heaven,
And say, I live for ever.
41 If I whet my glittering esword,
And mine hand take hold on judgment;
I will render vengeance to mine enemies,
And will reward them that hate me.
42 I will make mine arrows drunk with blood,
And fmy sword shall devour flesh;
And that with the blood of the slain and of the captives,
From the beginning of grevenges upon the enemy.
43 ||hRejoice, O ye nations, with his people:
For he will iavenge the blood of his servants,
And kwill render vengeance to his adversaries,
And will be merciful unto his lland, and to his people.
44 And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and ||Hoshea the son of Nun. 45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel: 46 And he said unto them, mSet your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law. 47 For it is not a vain thing for you; nbecause it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
48 And the Lord spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying, 49 Get thee up into othis mountain Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession: 50 And die in the mount whither thou goest up, and pbe gathered unto thy people; as qAaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people: 51 rBecause ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of ||Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel. 52 sYet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.
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