Deuteronomy 1


1:1 These [are] the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on the
 east side of Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over
 against Suf, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and
 Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
1:2 ([There are] eleven days [journey] from Horeb by the way of
 mount Seir to Kadesh-barnea.)
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh
 month, on the first [day] of the month, [that] Moses spoke to
 the children of Israel, according to all that the LORD had
 given him in commandment to them;
1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt
 in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt at Astaroth in
 Edrei:
1:5 On the east side of Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses
 to declare this law, saying,
1:6 The LORD our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt
 long enough in this mount:
1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the
 Amorites, and to all [the places] nigh to it, in the plain, on
 the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the
 sea-side, to the land of the Canaanites, and to Lebanon, to the
 great river, the river Euphrates.
1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess
 the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
 and Jacob, to give to them and to their seed after them.
1:9 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I am not able to
 bear you myself alone:
1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and behold, ye [are]
 this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so
 many more as ye [are], and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
1:12 How can I alone bear your encumbrance, and your burden, and
 your strife?
1:13 Take ye wise men, and understanding, and known among your
 tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast
 spoken [is] good [for us] to do.
1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known,
 and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and
 captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains
 over tens, and officers among your tribes.
1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [the
 causes] between your brethren, and judge righteously between
 [every] man and his brother, and the stranger [that is] with
 him.
1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; [but] ye shall
 hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of
 the face of man; for the judgment [is] God's: and the cause
 that is too hard for you, bring to me, and I will hear it.
1:18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye
 should do.
1:19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that
 great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the
 mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and
 we came to Kadesh-barnea.
1:20 And I said to you, Ye have come to the mountain of the
 Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give to us.
1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go
 up [and] possess [it], as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said
 to thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
1:22 And ye came near to me every one of you, and said, We will
 send men before us, and they shall explore the land for us, and
 bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what
 cities we shall come.
1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of
 you, one of a tribe:
1:24 And they turned and ascended the mountain, and came to the
 valley of Eshcol, and explored it.
1:25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and
 brought [it] down to us, and brought us word again, and said,
 [It is] a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
1:26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, but rebelled against
 the commandment of the LORD your God:
1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD
 hated us, he hath brought us forth from the land of Egypt, to
 deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our
 heart, saying, The people [are] greater and taller than we; the
 cities [are] great and walled up to heaven; and moreover, we
 have seen the sons of the Anakims there.
1:29 Then I said to you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
1:30 The LORD your God who goeth before you; he shall fight for
 you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your
 eyes;
1:31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how the LORD
 thy God bore thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way
 that ye went, until ye came into this place.
1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
1:33 Who went in the way before you, to search out for you a
 place to pitch your tents [in], in fire by night, to show you
 by what way ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
1:34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth,
 and swore, saying,
1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil
 generation see that good land, which I swore to give to your
 fathers,
1:36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to
 him will I give the land that he hath trod upon, and to his
 children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying,
 Thou also shalt not go in thither.
1:38 [But] Joshua the son of Nun, who standeth before thee, he
 shall go in thither. Encourage him: for he shall cause Israel
 to inherit it.
1:39 Moreover, your little ones, which ye said should be a prey,
 and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between
 good and evil, they shall go in thither, and to them will I
 give it, and they shall possess it.
1:40 But [as for] you, turn ye, and take your journey into the
 wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
1:41 Then ye answered and said to me, We have sinned against the
 LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD
 our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his
 weapons of war, ye were ready to ascend the hill.
1:42 And the LORD said to me, Say to them, Go not up, neither
 fight; for I [am] not among you; lest ye be smitten before your
 enemies.
1:43 So I spoke to you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled
 against the commandment of the LORD, and presumptuously
 ascended the hill.
1:44 And the Amorites, who dwelt on that mountain, came out
 against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in
 Seir, [even] to Hormah.
1:45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD
 would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear to you.
1:46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according to the days that
 ye abode [there].
 
 

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