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day; left any of you be HARDNED through the DECEITFULNESS of Sin.

14 For we are made PARTAKERS of Christ, if we HOLD the Beginning of our CONFIDENCE STEDFAST unto the END;

15 While it is said, To-day if ye will hear his voice, liarden not your Hearts, as in the Provocation.

16 For some when they had heard, did provoke : howbeit, not all that came out of Egypt by Moses.

17 But with whom was he grieved forty Years ? was it not with them that had finned, whose Carcases fell in the Wilderness.

18 And to whom sware he that they should not enter into his Reit, but to them that BELIEVED NOT.

19 So we see that they could not enter in, because of LSBELIEF.


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CH A P. I. . I Mofes in the End of the fortieth Year briefly rehearseth the

Story, 6 of God's Promise ; 34 and his Anger for their

Incredulity, 41 and Disobedience. Ver. 1

THESE be the Words which Moses

spake unto all Israel on this side Jordan in the Wilderness, in the Plain over against the Red Sea.

3. And it came to pass in the FOR

Tieth Year, in the eleventh Month, an the first Day of the Month, that Moles spake unto the


Children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in Commandment unto them.

4 After he had llain Sihon the King of the Amorites, and 1 Oz the King of Bashan.

5 On this fide Jordan, in the Land of Moab, began Moses to declare this Law, saying,

6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long enough in this Mount :

7 Turn you, and take your Journey, and go to the À Mount of the Amorites, and by the Sea-side, to the Land of

the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great River the River Euphrates.

8 Behold, I have set the Land before you : go in and POSSESS the Land which the LORD sware unto your Fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give unto them, and to their Seed after them.

9 And I spake unto you at that Time, saying, I am not able to bear you myself alone :

10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and behold you are this Day as the STARS of Heaven for MulTITUDE.

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)

12 How can I myself alone bear your Cumbrance, and your Burden, and your Strife?

13 Take ye WISE Men and understanding, and known among your Tribes, and I will make them Rulers over you.

14. And ye answered me, and said, The Thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.

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.

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. 17 3 Ye shall not Respect ' Prov. xxiv. 23 It is not good to

have RESPECT of Persons in Judge Persons in JUDGMENT, but

MENT. you shall HEAR the SMALL James ii. 1 Have not the Farth of 23 well as the GREAT; cur LORD JESUS CHRIST, the LORD of

you . 8 If ye fulfil the Royal Law, acthe Face of Man, for the

cording to the Scripture, Thog Ihalt JUDGMENT is God's : and love thy Neighbour as thyfelf, ye the Cause that is too hard do well.

But if ye have RESPECT TO Peafor you, bring it unto me,

ng "umo me, sons, ye COMMIT Sin, and are conand I will hear it.

vinced of the Law as Transgresors. 18 And I commanded you

* 6 Lift up your Eyes to the

Heavens, and look upon the Eanb at that I ime and we Imgs beneath : for the HEAVEN'S thall VAwhich ye Nould do.

Nish away like Smoak, and the EARTH 10. And when we departed thall wax old like a Garment, and

they that dwell therein thall die in from Horeb, we went through like manner: but my Saly ATION Chall all that great and TERRIBLE be for ever, and my RIGHTEOUSNESS


12 I, even I am he that COMFORT 20 And I said unto you, ETH you : who art thou, that thoa Ye are come unto the Moun- fhouldest BE AFRAID of a Man that

shall die, and of the Son of Man tain of the Amorites, which

which Thall be made as Grass. the LORD our God doth give Jer, xxii. 3 Thus faith the LORD, unto us.


OUSNESS, and deliver the SPOILED Out 21 Behold, the LORD thy

of the Hand of the OPPRESSOR ; and God hath set the Land before do no Wrong, do no VIOLENCE TO thee : go up and possess it, the STRANGER, the FATHERLESS, nor

the Widow, neither shed innocent as the LORD God of thy Blood. Fathers hath said unto thee;. 4 For if ye do this Thing indeed, FEAR NOT, neither be dif- then shall there enter in by the Gates

of this House, Kings fitting upon the couraged.

Throne of David. 22 And ye came near un- s But if ye will not hear thefe to me every one of you, and

nd Words, I swear by anyfelf, saith the

U LORD, that this House shall become said, We will send Men be- a DESOLATION. fore us, and they shall search us out the Land, and bring us word again by what Way we must go up, and into what Cities we shall come.'

23 And the Saying pleased me well : and I took twelve Men of you, one of a Tribe.

24 And they turned and went up into the Mountain, and came unto the Valley of Elhcol, and searched it out.

25 And they took of the Fruit of the Land in their Hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good Land, which the LORD our God doth GIVE US.

26 Notwithstanding, ye would not go up, but REBELLED against the Commandment of the LORD your God.

27 And ye MURMURED in your Tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the


Land of Egypt, to deliver us into the Hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.

28 Whither shall we go up? our Brethren have discouraged our Heart, saying, The People is 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.

29 Then I said unto you, DREAD NOT, neither be AFRAID of them.

30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall Fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your Eyes.

31 And in the Wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy GOD BARE thee as a Man doth bear his Son, in all the Way that ye went, until ye came into this Place.

32 Yet in this Thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,

33 Who went in the Way before you to search you out a Place to pitch your Tents in, in Fire by Night to shew you by what Way you should go, and in a Cloud by Day.

34 And the LORD heard the Voice of your Words, and was wroth, saying,

35 Surely there shall not one of these Men, of this evil Generation fee that good Land which I sware to give unto your Fathers;

36 Save Caleb, he shall see it, and to him will I give the Land that he hath troden upon, and to his Children, because he hath WHOLLY FOLLOWED the LORD.

37. Also the LORD was angry with me for your Sakes, laying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.

38 But Joshua, which standeth before thee, he shall go in thither. ENCOURAGE him : for he shall cause ISRAEL to inherit it.

39 Moreover, your Little ones, which ye faid should be a Prey, and your CHILDREN which in that Day had no Knowledge between Good and Evil, they shall go in this ther, and unto them will I give it, and they shall POSSES $

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40 But as for you, TURN ye, and take your Journey into the WILDERNESS, by the Way of the Red Sea.

41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have finned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to

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