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thy God to keep his Com- was establithed upon BETTER PROmandments and his Statutes MISES.
7 For if that first Covenant had which were written in this been faultlers, then should no Place Book of the Law, and if have been fought for the second thou turn unto the LORD thy not the Loos thy 8 For finding fault with them, he
faith, Behold, the DAYS COME (Iaith GOD with all thine Heart, the LORD when I will make a new and with all thy Soul: COVENANT with the House of Israel, 1 For this Commandment and
mont and with the House of Judah :
9 Not according to the Covenant which I command thee this that I made with their Fathers, in Day, it is not hidden from the Day when I took them by the
Hand to lead them out of the Land thee, neither is it far off.
of Egypt; because they continued not in my COVENANT, and I regarded them not, faith the Lord.
16 For this is the Covenant that I will make with the House of Israel after those Days, faith the LORD; I will put my Laws into their MIND, and WRITE them in their Hearts, and I will be to them a God, and they shall be to me a PEOPLE.
J1 And they lhall not teach every Man his Neighbour, and every Man his Brother, saying, Know the LORD : for all shall KNOW ME, from the icaft to the greatest.
13 For I will be MERCIFUL to their UNRIGHTEOUSNESS, and their Sins and their Iniquities will I remember no more.
13 In that he faith, A NEW COVENANT, he hath made the first old. Now that which decayeth and waxeth old, is ready to vanilh away.
12 x It is not in Heaven, Rom. 8. 6 The RIGHTEOUSNESS that thou shouldst say, who wise, Say not in thine Heart, Who
which is of Faith, speaketh on this shall go up for us to Heaven, fhall ASCEND into HEAVEN? (that is and bring it unto us, that we to bring CHRIST down from above)
7 Or who shall descend into the may HEAR IT, and DO IT?
Deep? (that is to bring up CHRIST iz Neither is it beyond again from the Dead.) the Sea, that thou shouldst 8 But what faith it í The Word is
NIGH THEE, even in thy Mouth, and say, Who shall go over the in thy Heart : that is the Word of Sea for us, and bring it unto Faith which we preach. us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the WORD is very NIGH unto thee, in thy Mouth, and in thy HEART, that thou mayest Do IT.
15 See, I have set before thee this Day Life and Good, and DEATH and Evil.
16 In that I command thee this Day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his Ways, and to keep his ComMANDMENTs and his Statutes and his Judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply : and the LORD thy God shall BLESS thee in the Land whither thou goest to pofless it.
17 But if thine Heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away and worship other Gods, and ferve them :
18 I denounce unto you this Day, that ye shall SURELY PERISH, and that ye shall not prolong your Days upon the Land whither thou passeft over Jordan to go to possess it.
1o y I call Heaven and .° Ezek. xxxiii. 11 As I live, faith Earth to record this Day a- the LORD God, I have no Pleasure gainst you, that I have set in the Death of the WICKED, bot
that the Wicked TURN from his Way Delore you LIFE and DEATH, and LIVE: TURN YE, turn ye from BLESSING and CURSING : your EVIL Ways ; for why will ye therefore chuse Life, that DIE, O House of Israel
John iii. 16 God so LOVED the both thou and thy Seed may WORLD, that he gave his only begotLive :
ten Son, that whosoever BELIEVETH in him, should not PERISH, but have
EVERLASTING LIFE. 37 For God sent not his Son into the World to CONDEMN the WORLD; but that the World through him might be saved.
20 2 That thou mayest ? John i. 1 In the Beginning was Love the LORD thy God,
* LOVE, the LORD myVOD, GOD, and the WORD was God.
the WORD, and the WORD was with and that thou mayest obey2 The same was in the Beginning his Voice, and that thou may- with God.,
3 All Things were made by him; elt cleave unto him ( 10 ne and without him was not any thing is thy LIFE, and the LENGTH made that was made. of thy Days) that thou may 4 lo him was LIFE, and the LIFE
h was the Light of MEN. est dwell in the Land which
John viii. 12 Then spake JESUS ONthe LORD sware unto thy to them, saying, I am the Light of Fathers to give them.
the WORLD : he that FOLIOWSTH ME, shall not walk in Darkness, bur hall
have the LIGHT of LIFE. Febn xi. 23 Jesus said, I am the RESURRECTION, and the LIFE: he that BELIEVETH in me, though he were dead, yer shall he Live;
26 And whosoever LIVETH, and BELIEVETH in me, shall NEVER DIE.
CH A P. XXXI. 1 Mofes encourageth the People and Joshua : 9 He delivereth
the Law unto the Priests to read it in the seventh Year to the People. 14 God giveth a Charge to Jofua ; 19 and a
Song to testify against the People. Ver. 1 AND Moses went and spake these Words unto all
A Israel. 2 And he said unto them, I am an hundred and twenty Years old this Day; I can no more go out and come in : also the Lord hath said unto me, Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
3 The LORD thy God, he will go over before thee,
and he will destroy these Nations from before thee, and thou shalt pofless them: and Joshua, he shall go over before theeg as the LORD háth said.
4 And the LORD shall do unto them as he did to Sihon, and to Og, Kings of the Amorites, and unto the Land of them whom he destroyed.
5 And the LORD shall give them up before your Face, that ye may do unto them according unto all the Commandments which I have commanded you.
6 a Be STRONG and of a good · Heb. xiii. s Let your ConversaCOURAGE, fear not, nor be tion be without Coverousness; and afraid of them : for the LORD be content with such Things as ye
have ; for he hath said, I will NEthy God, he it is that doth VER LEAVE thee, nor FORSAKE thee. go with thee, he will not 6 So that we may BOLDLY SAY, The FAIL thee, nor FORSAKE
LORD is my HELPER, and I will not
fear what Man lhall do unto me. . thee.
7 6 And Moses called unto Ifa. xli. 1 Keep Silence before Joshua, and said unto him
me, o Idlands, and let the People
RENBW their STRENGTH : Let them in the fight of all Israel, Be come near, then let them speak : lec STRONG and of a good Cou- us come near together to Judge rage : for thou must go with
8 But thou Israel art my Servant, this People unto the Land Jacob whom I have chosen, the Seed which the Lord hath sworn of Abraham my Friend.
9 Thou whom I have taken from unto their Fathers to give th
their rathers to give the Ends of the Earth, and called them; and thou shalt cause thee from the chief Men thereof, them to inherit it.
-and said unto thee, Thou art my
Servant, I have chosen thee, and 8 And the LORD, he it is
And the LORD, ne it is not cast thec away. that doth go before thee, he 10 Fear thou not, for I am with will be with thee, he will not thee : be not DISMAYED, for I am
thy God: I will STRENGTHEN chce, fail thee, neither forsake thee: 1411 thee, neither forlake inee: yea, I will HELP thee, yea, I will upfear not, neither be dismay- Hold thee with the Right Hand of ed.
ty RIGHTEOUSNESS. 9 And Moses wrote this Law, and delivered it unto the Priests the Sons of Levi, which bare the Ark of the Covemant of the LORD, and unto all the Elders of Israel.
10 And Moses commanded them, saying, At the End of every seven Years, in the Solemnity of the Year of Release, in the Feast of Tabernacles,
u When all Israel is come to appear before the LORD thy God, in the Place which he shall chuse ; thou shalt read this Law before all Israel, in their hearing.
12 Gather the People together, Men, and Women, and Children, and thy Stranger that is within thy Gates, that
they may hear, and that they may learn, and FEAR the. LORD your God, and OBSERVE to do all the WORDS of this Law :
13 And that their CHILDREN which have not known any thing, may hear and LEARN to FEAR the LORD your God, as long as ye live in the Land whither ye go over Jordan to poffefs it.
14 Alid" the LORD said unto Moses, Behold, thy Days approach that thou must Die : call Joshua, and present yourselves in the Tabernacle of the Congregation, that I may give him a Charge. And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the Tabernacle of the Congregation.
15 And the LORD appeared in the Tabernacle in a PilLAR of a CLOUD : and the Pillar of the Cloud stood over The Door of the Tabernacle.
16 And the Lord said unto Moses, Behold, thou shalt SLEFP with thy Fathers, and this People will rise up, and go a whoring after the Gods of the Strangers of the Land · whither they go to be amongst them, and will FORSAKE me, and break my Covenant which I have made with them.
17 Then my Anger shall be kindled against them in that Day, and I will FORSAKE them, and I will hide my Face from them, and they shall be devoured, and many Evils and Troubles shall befal them, so that they will say in that Day, Are not these Evils come upon us, because our God is not AMONGST us?
18 And I will surely hide my Face in that Day, for all the Evils which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other Gods.
19 Now therefore write ye this Song for you, and TEACH it the CHILDREN of Israel : put it in their Mouths, that this Song may be a Witness for me against the Children of Israel.
20 For when I shall have brought them into the Land which I sware unto their Fathers, that floweth with Milk and Honey ; and they shall have eaten and filled themselves, and waxen fat; then will they turn unto other Gods, and serve them, and provoke me, and break my Covenant.
21 And it shall come to pass when MANY Evils and Troubles are befallen ther, that this Song shall TESTIFY against them as a WITNESS : for it shall not be forgotten out of the Mouths of their secd : for I know their İMAGI
NATION which they go about, even now before I have brought them into the Land which I sware.
22 Moses therefore wrote this song the same Day, and taught it the Children of Israel.
23 And he gave Joshua a Charge, and said, Be STRONG and of a good COURAGE : for thou shalt bring the Children of Israel into the Land which I sware unto them : and I will be with thee.
24 And it came to pass when Moses had made an end of writing the Words of this Law in a Book, until they were finished;
25 That Mofes commanded the Levites which bare the Ark of the Covenant of the LORD, saying,
26 Take this Book of the Law, and put it in the Side of the Ark of the Covenant of rhe LORD your God, that it may be there for a Witness against thee.
27 For I know thy Rebellion, and thy stiff Neck : behold, while I am yet alive with you this Day, ye have been REBELLIOUS against the LORD ; and how much more after my Death ?
28 Gather unto me all the Elders of your Tribes, and your Officers, that I may speak these Words in their Ears, and call Heaven and Earth to record against them.
29 For I know that after my Death ye will utterly CORRUPT yourselves, and turn aside from the Way which I have commanded you : and Evil will befal you in the LATTER Days, because ye will do Evil in the light of the LORD, to provoke him to ANGER through the Work of your Hands.
ou : and Elide from the will utterly
CH A P. XXXII. 1 Moses's Song, which fetteth forth God's Mercy and Vengeance : 46 He exhortetb them to set their Hearts upon it.
Ver, i nIVE EAR, Oye HEAVENS, and I will speak;
Vand HEAR, O EARTH, the WORDS of my Mouth.
2 My DOCTRINE shall c Ifa. lv. To As the Rain comech DROP as the Rain : my,
down, and the Snow from HEAVEN,
• Ty and returneth not thither, but wASPEECH Thall DISTIL as the TERETH the EARTH, and maketh it Dew, as the small Rain BRING FORTH and BUD, that it may upon the tender Herb, and
à give Seed to the Sower, and Bread me cod, and to the Eater: