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.
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1 These [are] the That is, the articles, or conditions. words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made with them in At the first giving of the law, which was forty years earlier. Horeb.
2 And Moses called all Israel, and said vnto them, Ye haue seene all that the Lorde did before your eyes in the lande of Egypt vnto Pharaoh and vnto all his seruantes, and vnto all his lande,
3 The The proofs of my power. great temptations which thine eyes have seen, the signs, and those great miracles:
4 Yet the LORD hath not He shows that it is not in man's power to understand the mysteries of God if it is not given to him from above. given you an heart to perceive, and eyes to see, and ears to hear, unto this day.
5 And I haue led you fourty yere in the wildernesse: your clothes are not waxed olde vpon you, neyther is thy shooe waxed olde vpon thy foote.
6 Ye have not eaten Made by man's art, but manna, which is called the bread of angels. bread, neither have ye drunk wine or strong drink: that ye might know that I [am] the LORD your God.
7 After, ye came vnto this place, and Sihon King of Heshbon, and Og King of Bashan came out against vs vnto battell, and we slewe them,
8 And tooke their lande, and gaue it for an inheritance vnto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the halfe tribe of Manasseh.
9 Keepe therefore the wordes of this couenant and doe them, that ye may prosper in all that ye shall doe.
10 Ye stand this day all of you before the LORD your Who knows your hearts, and therefore you may not think to conceal from him. God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers, [with] all the men of Israel,
11 Your children, your wiues, and thy stranger that is in thy campe from the hewer of thy wood, vnto the drawer of thy water,
12 That thou shouldest Alluding to them, that when they made a sure covenant, divided a beast in two, and past between the parts divided, (Gen_15:10). enter into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh with thee this day:
13 For to establish thee this day a people vnto him selfe, and that he may be vnto thee a God, as he hath said vnto thee, and as he hath sworne vnto thy fathers, Abraham, Izhak, and Iaakob.
14 Neither make I this couenant, & this othe with you onely,
15 But with [him] that standeth here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with [him] Meaning, their posterity. that [is] not here with us this day:
16 For ye knowe, how we haue dwelt in the land of Egypt, and how we passed thorowe the middes of the nations, which ye passed by.
17 And ye haue seene their abominations and their idoles (wood, and stone, siluer and golde) which were among them,
18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away this day from the LORD our God, to go [and] serve the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you Such sin, as the bitter fruit of it might choke and destroy you. a root that beareth gall and wormwood;
19 And it come to pass, when he heareth the words of this curse, that he bless himself in his heart, saying, I shall have peace, though I walk in the imagination of mine heart, to add For as he that is thirsty desires to drink much so he that follows his appetites seeks by all means and yet cannot be satisfied. drunkenness to thirst:
20 The Lord will not be mercifull vnto him, but then the wrath of the Lorde and his ielousie shall smoke against that man, and euery curse that is written in this booke, shall light vpon him, and the Lorde shall put out his name from vnder heauen,
21 And the Lord shall separate him vnto euil out of all the tribes of Israel, according vnto all the curses of the couenant, that is written in the booke of this Lawe.
22 So that the God's plagues on those who rebel against him will be so strong, that all ages will be astonished. generation to come of your children that shall rise up after you, and the stranger that shall come from a far land, shall say, when they see the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid upon it;
23 (For all that land shall burne with brimstone and salt: it shall not be sowen, nor bring forth, nor any grasse shall growe therein, like as in the ouerthrowing of Sodom, and Gomorah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the Lord ouerthrewe in his wrath and in his anger)
24 Then shall all nations say, Wherefore hath the Lorde done thus vnto this lande? how fierce is this great wrath?
25 And they shall answere, Because they haue forsaken the couenant of the Lorde God of their fathers, which he had made with them, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt,
26 And went and serued other gods and worshipped them: euen gods which they knewe not, and which had giuen them nothing,
27 Therefore the wrath of the Lorde waxed hot against this land, to bring vpon it euery curse that is written in this booke.
28 And ye Lord hath rooted them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and hath cast them into another land, as appeareth this day.
29 The Moses by this proves their curiosity, who seek those things that are only known to God: and their negligence who do not regard that which God has revealed to them, as the law. secret [things belong] unto the LORD our God: but those [things which are] revealed [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do all the words of this law.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh