32:1 Give ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O
earth, the words of my mouth.
32:2 My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distill
as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the
showers upon the grass:
32:3 Because I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye
greatness to our God.
32:4 [He is] the Rock, his work [is] perfect: for all his ways
[are] judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity: just and
right [is] he.
32:5 They have corrupted themselves, their spot [is] not [the
spot] of his children: [they are] a perverse and crooked
32:6 Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise?
[is] not he thy father [that] hath bought thee? hath he not
made thee, and established thee?
32:7 Remember the days of old, consider the years of many
generations: ask thy father, and he will show thee; thy elders,
and they will tell thee.
32:8 When the Most High divided to the nations their
inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the
bounds of the people according to the number of the children of
32:9 For the LORD'S portion [is] his people; Jacob [is] the lot
of his inheritance.
32:10 He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling
wilderness; he led him about, he instructed him, he kept him as
the apple of his eye.
32:11 As an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her
young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on
32:12 [So] the LORD alone did lead him, and [there was] no
strange God with him.
32:13 He made him ride on the high 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;
32:14 Butter of cows, 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 blood of the grape.
32:15 But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou hast waxed fat,
thou art grown thick, thou art covered [with fatness]; then he
forsook God [who] made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of
32:16 They provoked him to jealousy with strange [gods], with
abominations they provoked him to anger.
32:17 They sacrificed to devils, not to God; to gods which they
knew not, to new [gods that] came newly up, whom your fathers
32:18 Of the Rock [that] begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast
forgotten God that formed thee.
32:19 And when the LORD saw [it], he abhorred [them], because of
the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.
32:20 And he said, I will hide my face from them, I will see
what their end [will be]: for they [are] a very froward
generation, children in whom [is] no faith.
32:21 They have moved me to jealousy with [that which is] not
God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I
will move them to jealousy with [those who are] not a people; I
will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
32:22 For a fire is kindled in my anger, and shall burn to the
lowest hell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and
set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
32:23 I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend my arrows
32:24 [They shall be] burnt 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
32:25 The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both
the young man and the virgin, the suckling [also] with the man
of gray hairs.
32:26 I said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make
the remembrance of them to cease from among men;
32:27 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] high, and the LORD hath not
done all this.
32:28 For they [are] a nation void of counsel, neither [is there
any] understanding in them.
32:29 O that they were wise, [that] they understood this, [that]
they would consider their latter end!
32:30 How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand
to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had
shut them up?
32:31 For their rock [is] not as our Rock, even our enemies
themselves [being] judges:
32:32 For their vine [is] of the vine of Sodom, and of the
fields of Gomorrah: their grapes [are] grapes of gall, their
clusters [are] bitter:
32:33 Their wine [is] the poison of dragons, and the cruel venom
32:34 [Is] not this laid up in store with me, [and] sealed up
among my treasures?
32:35 To me [belongeth] vengeance, and recompense; their foot
shall slide in [due] time: for the day of their calamity [is]
at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste.
32:36 For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent for his
servants: when he seeth that [their] power is gone, and [there
is] none shut up, or left.
32:37 And he shall say, Where [are] their gods, [their] rock in
whom they trusted,
32:38 Which ate the fat of their sacrifices, [and] drank the
wine of their drink-offerings? let them rise up and help you,
[and] be your protection.
32:39 See now that I, [even] I [am] he, and [there is] no god
with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither
[is there any] that can deliver out of my hand.
32:40 For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say, I live for ever.
32:41 If I shall whet my glittering sword, and my hand take hold
on judgment; I will render vengeance to my enemies, and will
reward them that hate me.
32:42 I will make my 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.
32:43 Rejoice, O ye nations, [with] his people: for he will
avenge the blood of his servants, and will render vengeance to
his adversaries, and will be merciful to his land, [and] to his
32:44 And Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the
ears of the people, he and Hoshea the son of Nun.
32:45 And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all
32:46 And he said to them, Set your hearts to all the words
which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your
children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
32:47 For it [is] not a vain thing for you: because it [is] your
life; and through this thing ye shall prolong [your] days in
the land whither ye go over Jordan to possess it.
32:48 And the LORD spoke to Moses that same day, saying,
32:49 Ascend this mountain Abarim, [to] mount Nebo, which [is]
in the land of Moab, that [is] over against Jericho; and behold
the land of Canaan which I give to the children of Israel for a
32:50 And die in the mount whither thou goest, and be gathered
to thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was
gathered to his people:
32:51 Because ye trespassed against me among the children of
Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh, in the wilderness of
Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children
32:52 Yet thou shalt see the land before [thee], but thou shalt
not go thither to the land which I give the children of Israel.