The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
E. C. Marsh
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1 When the Lorde thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possesse it, and shall roote out many nations before thee: the Hittites, and the Girgashites, and the Amorites, and the Canaanites, and the Perizzites, and the Hiuites, and the Iebusites, seuen nations greater and mightier then thou,
2 And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them Into thy power. before thee; thou shalt smite them, [and] utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor shew mercy unto them:
3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them, neither giue thy daughter vnto his sonne, nor take his daughter vnto thy sonne.
4 For they wil cause thy sonne to turne away from me, and to serue other gods: then will the wrath of the Lord waxe hote against you and destroy thee suddenly.
5 But thus shall ye deal with them; God would have his service pure without idolatrous ceremonies and superstitions. (Deu_12:3). ye shall destroy their altars, and break down their images, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven images with fire.
6 For thou art an holy people vnto the Lord thy God, the Lorde thy God hath chosen thee, to be a precious people vnto himselfe, aboue all people that are vpon the earth.
7 The Lord did not set his loue vpon you, nor chose you, because ye were mo in number then any people: for ye were the fewest of all people:
8 But because the LORD Freely, finding no cause in you more than in others so to do. loved you, and because he would keep the oath which he had sworn unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondmen, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 Know therefore And so put difference between him and idols. that the LORD thy God, he [is] God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him and keep his commandments to a thousand generations;
10 And repayeth Meaning revealed, or in this life. them that hate him to their face, to destroy them: he will not be slack to him that hateth him, he will repay him to his face.
11 Keepe thou therefore the commaundements, and the ordinances, and the lawes, which I commaund thee this day to doe them.
12 Wherefore it shall come to pass, if ye hearken to these judgments, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep unto thee the covenant and the This covenant is grounded in his free grace: therefore in recompensing their obedience, he respects his mercy and not their merits. mercy which he sware unto thy fathers:
13 And he wil loue thee, and blesse thee, and multiplie thee: he will also blesse the fruite of thy wombe, and the fruite of thy land, thy corne and thy wine, and thine oyle and the increase of thy kine, and the flockes of thy sheepe in the land, which he sware vnto thy fathers to giue thee.
14 Thou shalt be blessed aboue all people: there shall be neither male nor female barren among you, nor among your cattell.
15 Moreouer, the Lorde will take away from thee all infirmities, and will put none of the euill diseases of Egypt (which thou knowest) vpon thee, but wil send them vpon all that hate thee.
16 And thou shalt consume all the people which the LORD thy God shall deliver thee; We should not be merciful when God commands severity. thine eye shall have no pity upon them: neither shalt thou serve their gods; for that [will be] a snare unto thee.
17 If thou say in thine heart, These nations are moe then I, how can I cast them out?
18 Thou shalt not feare them, but remember what the Lord thy God did vnto Pharaoh, and vnto all Egypt:
19 The great tentations which thine eyes sawe, and the signes and wonders, and the mighty hand and stretched out arme, whereby the Lorde thy God brought thee out: so shall the Lord thy God do vnto all ye people, whose face thou fearest.
20 Moreover the LORD thy God will send the There is not a creature so small, that I will not arm it to fight on your side against them. hornet among them, until they that are left, and hide themselves from thee, be destroyed.
21 Thou shalt not feare them: for the Lorde thy God is among you, a God mightie & dreadful.
22 And the LORD thy God will put out those nations before thee by little and little: thou mayest not consume them at once, lest the It is to your advantage that God does not accomplish his promise as soon as you would wish. beasts of the field increase upon thee.
23 But the Lord thy God shall giue them before thee, and shall destroy them with a mightie destruction, vntill they be brought to naught.
24 And he shall deliuer their Kings into thine hand, and thou shalt destroy their name from vnder heauen: there shall no man be able to stand before thee, vntill thou hast destroyed them.
25 The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold [that is] on them, nor take [it] unto thee, lest thou And be enticed to idolatry. be snared therein: for it [is] an abomination to the LORD thy God.
26 Bring not therefore abomination into thine house, lest, thou be accursed like it, but vtterly abhorre it, and count it most abominable: for it is accursed.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh