Deuteronomy 32

Chapter 32

Israel will sing the song of Moses and acclaim: God speaks to heaven and earth; the children of Israel were known in the premortal life; God chose them in this life; they forgot the Rock of their salvation; He sent terror, a sword, and vengeance upon them; there is no God beside Him—Moses will be gathered to his people.

1 aGive ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and bhear, O earth, the cwords of my mouth.

2 My doctrine shall drop as the arain, my bspeech shall distil as the cdew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:

3 Because I will apublish the name of the Lord: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

4 He is the aRock, his work is bperfect: for all his ways are cjudgment: a God of truth and without iniquity, djust and right is he.

5 They have corrupted themselves, atheir spot is not the spot of his bchildren: they are a cperverse and crooked dgeneration.

6 Do ye thus arequite the Lord, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy bfather that hath cbought thee? hath he not dmade thee, and established thee?

7 aRemember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: bask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.

8 When the most High divided to the anations their binheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the cbounds 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 ainheritance.

10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he aled him about, he instructed him, he kept him as the bapple of his eye.

11 As an aeagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:

12 So the Lord alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with him.

13 He made him ride on the ahigh places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;

14 Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pure ablood of the bgrape.

15 But aJeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen bfat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he cforsook God which made him, and lightly esteemed the dRock of his salvation.

16 They aprovoked him to bjealousy with strange cgods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.

17 They asacrificed unto devils, bnot to God; to cgods whom they knew not, to new dgods that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.

18 Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that aformed thee.

19 And when the Lord saw it, he aabhorred them, because of the bprovoking of his sons, and of his daughters.

20 And he said, I will ahide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a bvery froward generation, children in whom is no cfaith.

21 They have moved me to ajealousy with that which is not God; they have bprovoked me to canger with their vanities: and I will move them to djealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.

22 For a afire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

23 I will heap amischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.

24 They shall be aburnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.

25 The asword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.

26 I said, I would ascatter 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 should behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is ahigh, and the Lord hath not done all this.

28 For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.

29 O that they were awise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter bend!

30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to aflight, except their Rock had sold them, and the Lord had shut them up?

31 For their rock is not as our aRock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

32 For their vine is of the vine of aSodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:

33 Their awine is the poison of bdragons, and the cruel venom of asps.

34 Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?

35 To me belongeth avengeance, and brecompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their ccalamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.

36 For the Lord shall ajudge his people, and brepent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is none cshut up, or left.

37 And he shall say, Where are their agods, their rock in whom they btrusted,

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 I, even I, aam he, and there is no god bwith me: cI kill, and I make dalive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.

40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I alive for ever.

41 If I whet my glittering asword, 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 my sword shall devour flesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.

43 Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will aavenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be bmerciful unto his land, and to his people.

44 And Moses came and spake all the words of this asong in the ears of the people, he, and bHoshea the son of Nun.

45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to aall Israel:

46 And he said unto them, Set your ahearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your bchildren to observe to do, all the words of this law.

47 For it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall aprolong 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 this mountain Abarim, unto mount aNebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is bover against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:

50 And adie in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as bAaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people:

51 Because ye atrespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of bMeribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.

52 Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.