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2 a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know and of whom you have heard it said, ‘aWho can stand before the sons of Anak?’
3 “Know therefore today that ait is the Lord your God who is crossing over before you as ba consuming fire. He will destroy them and He will subdue them before you, so that cyou may drive them out and destroy them quickly, just as the Lord has spoken to you.
4 “aDo not say in your heart when the Lord your God has driven them out before 1you, ‘Because of my righteousness the Lord has brought me in to possess this land,’ but it is bbecause of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord is dispossessing them before you.
5 “It is anot for your righteousness or for the uprightness of your heart that you are going to possess their land, but it is because of the wickedness of these nations that the Lord your God is driving them out before you, in order to confirm bthe 1oath which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
7 “Remember, do not forget how you provoked the Lord your God to wrath in the wilderness; afrom the day that you left the land of Egypt until you arrived at this place, you have been rebellious against the Lord.
8 “Even aat Horeb you provoked the Lord to wrath, and the Lord was so angry with you that He would have destroyed you.
9 “When I went up to the mountain to receive the tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant which the Lord had made with you, then I remained on the mountain forty days and nights; aI neither ate bread nor drank water.
10 “The Lord gave me the two tablets of stone awritten by the finger of God; and on them were all the words which the Lord had spoken with you at the mountain from the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly.
11 “It came about aat the end of forty days and nights that the Lord gave me the two tablets of stone, the tablets of the covenant.
12 “aThen the Lord said to me, ‘Arise, go down from here quickly, for your people whom you brought out of Egypt have acted corruptly. They have bquickly turned aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made a molten image for themselves.’
15 “aSo I turned and came down from the mountain while the mountain was burning with fire, and the two tablets of the covenant were in my two hands.
18 “aI fell down before the Lord, bas at the first, forty days and nights; cI neither ate bread nor drank water, dbecause of all your sin which you had committed in doing what was evil in the sight of the Lord to provoke Him to anger.
21 “aI took your 1sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small until it was as fine as dust; and I threw its dust into the brook that came down from the mountain.
23 “When the Lord sent you from aKadesh-barnea, saying, ‘bGo up and possess the land which I have given you,’ then you rebelled against the 1command of the Lord your God; cyou neither believed Him nor listened to His voice.
24 “aYou have been rebellious against the Lord from the day I knew you.
26 “aI prayed to the Lord and said, ‘O Lord God, do not destroy Your people, even Your inheritance, whom You have redeemed through Your greatness, whom You have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
28 ‘Otherwise the land from which You brought us may say, “aBecause the Lord was not able to bring them into the land which He had 1promised them and because He hated them He has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.”
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