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Torah 28 Reading Devotion

Deuteronomy 31-34

Jehovah thy God, He will go over before thee; 31.3

I will proclaim the name of jehovah; 32.3

The eternal God is a dwelling-place, 33.27

The sons of Israel hearkened unto him, 34.9

Chapter 31

א וַיֵּלֶךְ, מֹשֶׁה; וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. 1

And Moses went and spoke these words unto all Israel.

ב וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה אָנֹכִי הַיּוֹם–לֹא-אוּכַל עוֹד, לָצֵאת וְלָבוֹא; וַיהוָה אָמַר אֵלַי, לֹא תַעֲבֹר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. 2

And he said unto them:

‘I am a hundred and twenty years old this day; I can no more go out and come in; and jehovah hath said unto me:

Thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

ג יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, הוּא-יַשְׁמִיד אֶת-הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה מִלְּפָנֶיךָ–וִירִשְׁתָּם; יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, הוּא עֹבֵר לְפָנֶיךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה. 3

Jehovah thy God, He will go over before thee; He will destroy these masses from before thee, and thou shalt dispossess them; and Joshua, he shall go over before thee, as jehovah hath spoken.

ד וְעָשָׂה יְהוָה, לָהֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לְסִיחוֹן וּלְעוֹג מַלְכֵי הָאֱמֹרִי, וּלְאַרְצָם–אֲשֶׁר הִשְׁמִיד, אֹתָם. 4

And jehovah will do unto them as He did to Sihon and to Og, the kings of the Amorites, and unto their land; whom He destroyed.

ה וּנְתָנָם יְהוָה, לִפְנֵיכֶם; וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לָהֶם–כְּכָל-הַמִּצְוָה, אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אֶתְכֶם. 5

And jehovah will deliver them up before you, and ye shall do unto them according unto all the commandment which I have commanded you.

ו חִזְקוּ וְאִמְצוּ, אַל-תִּירְאוּ וְאַל-תַּעַרְצוּ מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, הוּא הַהֹלֵךְ עִמָּךְ–לֹא יַרְפְּךָ, וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ. {ס} 6

Be strong and of good courage, fear not, nor be affrighted at them; for jehovah thy God, He it is that doth go with thee; He will not fail thee, nor forsake thee.’ {S}

ז וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה לִיהוֹשֻׁעַ, וַיֹּאמֶר אֵלָיו לְעֵינֵי כָל-יִשְׂרָאֵל חֲזַק וֶאֱמָץ–כִּי אַתָּה תָּבוֹא אֶת-הָעָם הַזֶּה, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתָם לָתֵת לָהֶם; וְאַתָּה, תַּנְחִילֶנָּה אוֹתָם. 7

And Moses called unto Joshua, and said unto him in the sight of all Israel:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt go with this people into the land which jehovah hath sworn unto their fathers to give them; and thou shalt cause them to inherit it.

ח וַיהוָה הוּא הַהֹלֵךְ לְפָנֶיךָ, הוּא יִהְיֶה עִמָּךְ–לֹא יַרְפְּךָ, וְלֹא יַעַזְבֶךָּ; לֹא תִירָא, וְלֹא תֵחָת. 8

And jehovah, He it is that doth go before thee; He will be with thee, He will not fail thee, neither forsake thee; fear not, neither be dismayed.’

ט וַיִּכְתֹּב מֹשֶׁה, אֶת-הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, וַיִּתְּנָהּ אֶל-הַכֹּהֲנִים בְּנֵי לֵוִי, הַנֹּשְׂאִים אֶת-אֲרוֹן בְּרִית יְהוָה; וְאֶל-כָּל-זִקְנֵי, יִשְׂרָאֵל. 9 And Moses wrote this torah, and delivered it unto the priests the sons of Levi, that bore the ark of the covenant of jehovah, and unto all the elders of Israel.

י וַיְצַו מֹשֶׁה, אוֹתָם לֵאמֹר: מִקֵּץ שֶׁבַע שָׁנִים, בְּמֹעֵד שְׁנַת הַשְּׁמִטָּה–בְּחַג הַסֻּכּוֹת. 10

And Moses commanded them, saying:

‘At the end of every seven years, in the set time of the year of release, in the feast of tabernacles,

יא בְּבוֹא כָל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, לֵרָאוֹת אֶת-פְּנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בַּמָּקוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יִבְחָר: תִּקְרָא אֶת-הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, נֶגֶד כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל–בְּאָזְנֵיהֶם. 11

when all Israel is come to appear before jehovah thy God in the place which He shall choose, thou shalt read this torah before all Israel in their hearing.

יב הַקְהֵל אֶת-הָעָם, הָאֲנָשִׁים וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטַּף, וְגֵרְךָ, אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ–לְמַעַן יִשְׁמְעוּ וּלְמַעַן יִלְמְדוּ, וְיָרְאוּ אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְשָׁמְרוּ לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת. 12

Assemble the people, the men and the women and the little ones, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear jehovah your God, and observe to do all the words of this law;

יג וּבְנֵיהֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדְעוּ, יִשְׁמְעוּ וְלָמְדוּ–לְיִרְאָה, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם: כָּל-הַיָּמִים, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם חַיִּים עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן שָׁמָּה, לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. {פ} 13

and that their sons, who have not known, may hear, and learn to reverence jehovah your God, as long as ye live in the land whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.’ {P}

יד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הֵן קָרְבוּ יָמֶיךָ לָמוּת–קְרָא אֶת-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ וְהִתְיַצְּבוּ בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד, וַאֲצַוֶּנּוּ; וַיֵּלֶךְ מֹשֶׁה וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ, וַיִּתְיַצְּבוּ בְּאֹהֶל מוֹעֵד. 14

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thy days approach that thou must die; call Joshua, and present yourselves in the tent of meeting, that I may give him a charge.’

And Moses and Joshua went, and presented themselves in the tent of meeting.

טו וַיֵּרָא יְהוָה בָּאֹהֶל, בְּעַמּוּד עָנָן; וַיַּעֲמֹד עַמּוּד הֶעָנָן, עַל-פֶּתַח הָאֹהֶל. 15

And jehovah appeared in the Tent in a pillar of cloud; and the pillar of cloud stood over the door of the Tent.

טז וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, הִנְּךָ שֹׁכֵב עִם-אֲבֹתֶיךָ; וְקָם הָעָם הַזֶּה וְזָנָה אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהֵי נֵכַר-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר הוּא בָא-שָׁמָּה בְּקִרְבּוֹ, וַעֲזָבַנִי, וְהֵפֵר אֶת-בְּרִיתִי אֲשֶׁר כָּרַתִּי אִתּוֹ. 16

And jehovah said unto Moses:

‘Behold, thou art about to sleep with thy fathers; and this people will rise up, and go astray after the foreign gods of the land, whither they go to be among them, and will forsake Me, and break My covenant which I have made with them.

יז וְחָרָה אַפִּי בוֹ בַיּוֹם-הַהוּא וַעֲזַבְתִּים וְהִסְתַּרְתִּי פָנַי מֵהֶם, וְהָיָה לֶאֱכֹל, וּמְצָאֻהוּ רָעוֹת רַבּוֹת, וְצָרוֹת; וְאָמַר, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, הֲלֹא עַל כִּי-אֵין אֱלֹהַי בְּקִרְבִּי, מְצָאוּנִי הָרָעוֹת הָאֵלֶּה. 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 come upon them; so that they will say in that day:

Are not these evils come upon us because our God is not among us?

יח וְאָנֹכִי, הַסְתֵּר אַסְתִּיר פָּנַי בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא, עַל כָּל-הָרָעָה, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה: כִּי פָנָה, אֶל-אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים. 18

And I will surely hide My face in that day for all the evil which they shall have wrought, in that they are turned unto other gods.

יט וְעַתָּה, כִּתְבוּ לָכֶם אֶת-הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, וְלַמְּדָהּ אֶת-בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, שִׂימָהּ בְּפִיהֶם: לְמַעַן תִּהְיֶה-לִּי הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, לְעֵד–בִּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 19

Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach thou it the sons of Israel; put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for Me against the sons of Israel.

כ כִּי-אֲבִיאֶנּוּ אֶל-הָאֲדָמָה אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לַאֲבֹתָיו, זָבַת חָלָב וּדְבַשׁ, וְאָכַל וְשָׂבַע, וְדָשֵׁן; וּפָנָה אֶל-אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, וַעֲבָדוּם, וְנִאֲצוּנִי, וְהֵפֵר אֶת-בְּרִיתִי. 20

For when I shall have brought them into the land which I swore unto their fathers, flowing with milk and honey; and they shall have eaten their fill, and waxen fat; and turned unto other gods, and served them, and despised Me, and broken My covenant;

כא וְהָיָה כִּי-תִמְצֶאןָ אֹתוֹ רָעוֹת רַבּוֹת, וְצָרוֹת, וְעָנְתָה הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת לְפָנָיו לְעֵד, כִּי לֹא תִשָּׁכַח מִפִּי זַרְעוֹ: כִּי יָדַעְתִּי אֶת-יִצְרוֹ, אֲשֶׁר הוּא עֹשֶׂה הַיּוֹם, בְּטֶרֶם אֲבִיאֶנּוּ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי. 21

then it shall come to pass, when many evils and troubles are come upon them, that this song shall testify before them as a witness; for it shall not be forgotten out of the mouths of their seed; for I know their imagination how they do even now, before I have brought them into the land which I swore.’

כב וַיִּכְתֹּב מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַשִּׁירָה הַזֹּאת, בַּיּוֹם הַהוּא; וַיְלַמְּדָהּ, אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 22

So Moses wrote this song the same day, and taught it the sons of Israel.

כג וַיְצַו אֶת-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, וַיֹּאמֶר חֲזַק וֶאֱמָץ–כִּי אַתָּה תָּבִיא אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לָהֶם; וְאָנֹכִי, אֶהְיֶה עִמָּךְ. 23

And he gave Joshua the son of Nun a charge, and said:

‘Be strong and of good courage; for thou shalt bring the sons of Israel into the land which I swore unto them; and I will be with thee.’

כד וַיְהִי כְּכַלּוֹת מֹשֶׁה, לִכְתֹּב אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה-הַזֹּאת–עַל-סֵפֶר: עַד, תֻּמָּם. 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,

כה וַיְצַו מֹשֶׁה אֶת-הַלְוִיִּם, נֹשְׂאֵי אֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יְהוָה לֵאמֹר. 25

that Moses commanded the Levites, that bore the ark of the covenant of jehovah, saying:

כו לָקֹחַ, אֵת סֵפֶר הַתּוֹרָה הַזֶּה, וְשַׂמְתֶּם אֹתוֹ, מִצַּד אֲרוֹן בְּרִית-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם; וְהָיָה-שָׁם בְּךָ, לְעֵד. 26

‘Take this book of the law, and put it by the side of the ark of the covenant of jehovah your God, that it may be there for a witness against thee.

כז כִּי אָנֹכִי יָדַעְתִּי אֶת-מֶרְיְךָ, וְאֶת-עָרְפְּךָ הַקָּשֶׁה; הֵן בְּעוֹדֶנִּי חַי עִמָּכֶם הַיּוֹם, מַמְרִים הֱיִתֶם עִם-יְהוָה, וְאַף, כִּי-אַחֲרֵי מוֹתִי. 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 jehovah; and how much more after my death?

כח הַקְהִילוּ אֵלַי אֶת-כָּל-זִקְנֵי שִׁבְטֵיכֶם, וְשֹׁטְרֵיכֶם; וַאֲדַבְּרָה בְאָזְנֵיהֶם, אֵת הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, וְאָעִידָה בָּם, אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ. 28

Assemble 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 witness against them.

כט כִּי יָדַעְתִּי, אַחֲרֵי מוֹתִי כִּי-הַשְׁחֵת תַּשְׁחִתוּן, וְסַרְתֶּם מִן-הַדֶּרֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר צִוִּיתִי אֶתְכֶם; וְקָרָאת אֶתְכֶם הָרָעָה, בְּאַחֲרִית הַיָּמִים–כִּי-תַעֲשׂוּ אֶת-הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה, לְהַכְעִיסוֹ בְּמַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵיכֶם. 29

For I know that after my death ye will in any wise deal corruptly, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you; and evil will befall you in the end of days; because ye will do that which is evil in the sight of jehovah, to provoke Him through the work of your hands.’

ל וַיְדַבֵּר מֹשֶׁה, בְּאָזְנֵי כָּל-קְהַל יִשְׂרָאֵל, אֶת-דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה, הַזֹּאת–עַד, תֻּמָּם. {ש} 30

And Moses spoke in the ears of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song, until they were finished: {P}

Chapter 32

א הַאֲזִינוּ הַשָּׁמַיִם, וַאֲדַבֵּרָה; {ס} וְתִשְׁמַע הָאָרֶץ, אִמְרֵי-פִי. {ר} 1

Give ear, ye heavens, and I will speak; and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.

ב יַעֲרֹף כַּמָּטָר לִקְחִי, {ס} תִּזַּל כַּטַּל אִמְרָתִי, {ר} כִּשְׂעִירִם עֲלֵי-דֶשֶׁא, {ס} וְכִרְבִיבִים עֲלֵי-עֵשֶׂב. {ר} 2

My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew; as the small rain upon the tender grass, and as the showers upon the herb.

ג כִּי שֵׁם יְהוָה, אֶקְרָא: {ס} הָבוּ גֹדֶל, לֵאלֹהֵינוּ. {ר} 3

For I will proclaim the name of jehovah; ascribe ye greatness unto our God.

ד הַצּוּר תָּמִים פָּעֳלוֹ, {ס} כִּי כָל-דְּרָכָיו מִשְׁפָּט: {ר} אֵל אֱמוּנָה וְאֵין עָוֶל, {ס} צַדִּיק וְיָשָׁר הוּא. {ר} 4

The Rock, His work is perfect; for all His ways are justice; a God of faithfulness and without iniquity, just and right is He.

ה שִׁחֵת לוֹ לֹא, בָּנָיו מוּמָם: {ס} דּוֹר עִקֵּשׁ, וּפְתַלְתֹּל. {ר} 5

Is corruption His? No; His sons’s is the blemish; a generation crooked and perverse.

ו הַ לְיְהוָה, תִּגְמְלוּ-זֹאת– {ס} עַם נָבָל, וְלֹא חָכָם: {ר} הֲלוֹא-הוּא אָבִיךָ קָּנֶךָ, {ס} הוּא עָשְׂךָ וַיְכֹנְנֶךָ. {ר} 6

Do ye thus requite jehovah, O foolish people and unwise? is not He thy father that hath gotten thee? hath He not made thee, and established thee?

ז זְכֹר יְמוֹת עוֹלָם, בִּינוּ שְׁנוֹת דֹּר-וָדֹר; {ס} שְׁאַל אָבִיךָ וְיַגֵּדְךָ, זְקֵנֶיךָ וְיֹאמְרוּ לָךְ. {ר} 7

Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations; ask thy father, and he will declare unto thee, thine elders, and they will tell thee.

ח בְּהַנְחֵל עֶלְיוֹן גּוֹיִם, {ס} בְּהַפְרִידוֹ בְּנֵי אָדָם; {ר} יַצֵּב גְּבֻלֹת עַמִּים, {ס} לְמִסְפַּר בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ר} 8

When the Most High gave to the masses their inheritance, when He separated the sons of men, He set the borders of the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.

ט כִּי חֵלֶק יְהוָה, עַמּוֹ: {ס} יַעֲקֹב, חֶבֶל נַחֲלָתוֹ. {ר} 9

For the portion of jehovah is His people, Jacob the lot of His inheritance.

י יִמְצָאֵהוּ בְּאֶרֶץ מִדְבָּר, {ס} וּבְתֹהוּ יְלֵל יְשִׁמֹן; {ר} יְסֹבְבֶנְהוּ, יְבוֹנְנֵהוּ– {ס} יִצְּרֶנְהוּ, כְּאִישׁוֹן עֵינוֹ. {ר} 10

He found him in a desert land, and in the waste, a howling wilderness; He compassed him about, He cared for him, He kept him as the apple of His eye.

יא כְּנֶשֶׁר יָעִיר קִנּוֹ, עַל-גּוֹזָלָיו יְרַחֵף; {ס} יִפְרֹשׂ כְּנָפָיו יִקָּחֵהוּ, יִשָּׂאֵהוּ עַל-אֶבְרָתוֹ. {ר} 11

As an eagle that stirreth up her nest, hovereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her pinions–

יב יְהוָה, בָּדָד יַנְחֶנּוּ; {ס} וְאֵין עִמּוֹ, אֵל נֵכָר. {ר} 12

Jehovah alone did lead him, and there was no strange god with Him.

יג יַרְכִּבֵהוּ עַל-במותי (בָּמֳתֵי) אָרֶץ, {ס} וַיֹּאכַל תְּנוּבֹת שָׂדָי; {ר} וַיֵּנִקֵהוּ דְבַשׁ מִסֶּלַע, {ס} וְשֶׁמֶן מֵחַלְמִישׁ צוּר. {ר} 13 He made him ride on the high places of the earth, and he did eat the fruitage of the field; and He made him to suck honey out of the crag, and oil out of the flinty rock;

יד חֶמְאַת בָּקָר וַחֲלֵב צֹאן, {ס} עִם-חֵלֶב כָּרִים וְאֵילִים {ר} בְּנֵי-בָשָׁן וְעַתּוּדִים, {ס} עִם-חֵלֶב, כִּלְיוֹת חִטָּה; {ר} וְדַם-עֵנָב, תִּשְׁתֶּה-חָמֶר. {ס} 14

Curd of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and he-goats, with the kidney-fat of wheat; and of the blood of the grape thou drankest foaming wine.

טו וַיִּשְׁמַן יְשֻׁרוּן וַיִּבְעָט, {ר} שָׁמַנְתָּ עָבִיתָ כָּשִׂיתָ; {ס} וַיִּטֹּשׁ אֱלוֹהַּ עָשָׂהוּ, {ר} וַיְנַבֵּל צוּר יְשֻׁעָתוֹ. {ס} 15

But Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked–

thou didst wax fat, thou didst grow thick, thou didst become gross–

and he forsook God who made him, and contemned the Rock of his yeshua.

טז יַקְנִאֻהוּ, בְּזָרִים; {ר} בְּתוֹעֵבֹת, יַכְעִיסֻהוּ. {ס} 16

They roused Him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations did they provoke Him.

יז יִזְבְּחוּ, לַשֵּׁדִים לֹא אֱלֹהַּ– {ר} אֱלֹהִים, לֹא יְדָעוּם; {ס} חֲדָשִׁים מִקָּרֹב בָּאוּ, {ר} לֹא שְׂעָרוּם אֲבֹתֵיכֶם. {ס} 17 They sacrificed unto demons, no-gods, gods that they knew not, new gods that came up of late, which your fathers dreaded not.

יח צוּר יְלָדְךָ, תֶּשִׁי; {ר} וַתִּשְׁכַּח, אֵל מְחֹלְלֶךָ. {ס} 18

Of the Rock that begot thee thou wast unmindful, and didst forget God that bore thee.

יט וַיַּרְא יְהוָה, וַיִּנְאָץ, {ר} מִכַּעַס בָּנָיו, וּבְנֹתָיו. {ס} 19

And jehovah saw, and spurned, because of the provoking of His sons and His daughters.

כ וַיֹּאמֶר, אַסְתִּירָה פָנַי מֵהֶם– {ר} אֶרְאֶה, מָה אַחֲרִיתָם: {ס} כִּי דוֹר תַּהְפֻּכֹת הֵמָּה, {ר} בָּנִים לֹא-אֵמֻן בָּם. {ס} 20 And He said:

‘I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; for they are a very froward generation, sons in whom is no faithfulness.

כא הֵם קִנְאוּנִי בְלֹא-אֵל, {ר} כִּעֲסוּנִי בְּהַבְלֵיהֶם; {ס} וַאֲנִי אַקְנִיאֵם בְּלֹא-עָם, {ר} בְּגוֹי נָבָל אַכְעִיסֵם. {ס} 21

They have roused Me to jealousy with a no-god; they have provoked Me with their vanities; and I will rouse them to jealousy with a no-people; I will provoke them with vile masses.

כב כִּי-אֵשׁ קָדְחָה בְאַפִּי, {ר} וַתִּיקַד עַד-שְׁאוֹל תַּחְתִּית; {ס} וַתֹּאכַל אֶרֶץ וִיבֻלָהּ, {ר} וַתְּלַהֵט מוֹסְדֵי הָרִים. {ס} 22 For a fire is kindled in My nostril, and burneth unto the depths of the nether-world, and devoureth the earth with her produce, and setteth ablaze the foundations of the mountains.

כג אַסְפֶּה עָלֵימוֹ, רָעוֹת; {ר} חִצַּי, אֲכַלֶּה-בָּם. {ס} 23

I will heap evils upon them; I will spend Mine arrows upon them;

כד מְזֵי רָעָב וּלְחֻמֵי רֶשֶׁף, {ר} וְקֶטֶב מְרִירִי; {ס} וְשֶׁן-בְּהֵמֹת, אֲשַׁלַּח-בָּם, {ר} עִם-חֲמַת, זֹחֲלֵי עָפָר. {ס} 24

The wasting of hunger, and the devouring of the fiery bolt, and bitter destruction; and the teeth of beasts will I send upon them, with the venom of crawling things of the dust.

כה מִחוּץ, תְּשַׁכֶּל-חֶרֶב, וּמֵחֲדָרִים, אֵימָה; גַּם-בָּחוּר, {ר} גַּם-בְּתוּלָה–יוֹנֵק, עִם-אִישׁ שֵׂיבָה. {ס} 25

Without shall the sword bereave, and in the chambers terror; slaying both young man and virgin, the suckling with the man of gray hairs.

כו אָמַרְתִּי, אַפְאֵיהֶם; {ר} אַשְׁבִּיתָה מֵאֱנוֹשׁ, זִכְרָם. {ס} 26

I thought I would make an end of them, I would make their memory cease from among men;

כז לוּלֵי, כַּעַס אוֹיֵב אָגוּר– {ר} פֶּן-יְנַכְּרוּ, צָרֵימוֹ: {ס} פֶּן-יֹאמְרוּ יָדֵנוּ רָמָה, {ר} וְלֹא יְהוָה פָּעַל כָּל-זֹאת. {ס} 27 Were it not that I dreaded the enemy’s provocation, lest their adversaries should misdeem, lest they should say:

Our hand is exalted, and not jehovah hath wrought all this.’

כח כִּי-גוֹי אֹבַד עֵצוֹת, הֵמָּה; {ר} וְאֵין בָּהֶם, תְּבוּנָה. {ס} 28

For they are masses void of counsel, and there is no understanding in them.

כט לוּ חָכְמוּ, יַשְׂכִּילוּ זֹאת; {ר} יָבִינוּ, לְאַחֲרִיתָם. {ס} 29

If they were wise, they would understand this, they would discern their latter end.

ל אֵיכָה יִרְדֹּף אֶחָד, אֶלֶף, {ר} וּשְׁנַיִם, יָנִיסוּ רְבָבָה: {ס} אִם-לֹא כִּי-צוּרָם מְכָרָם, {ר} וַיהוָה הִסְגִּירָם. {ס} 30

How should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had given them over and jehovah had delivered them up?

לא כִּי לֹא כְצוּרֵנוּ, צוּרָם; {ר} וְאֹיְבֵינוּ, פְּלִילִים. {ס} 31

For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.

לב כִּי-מִגֶּפֶן סְדֹם גַּפְנָם, {ר} וּמִשַּׁדְמֹת עֲמֹרָה: {ס} עֲנָבֵמוֹ, עִנְּבֵי-רוֹשׁ– {ר} אַשְׁכְּלֹת מְרֹרֹת, לָמוֹ. {ס} 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;

לג חֲמַת תַּנִּינִם, יֵינָם; {ר} וְרֹאשׁ פְּתָנִים, אַכְזָר. {ס} 33

Their wine is the venom of serpents, and the cruel poison of asps.

לד הֲלֹא-הוּא, כָּמֻס עִמָּדִי; {ר} חָתוּם, בְּאוֹצְרֹתָי. {ס} 34

‘Is not this laid up in store with Me, sealed up in My treasuries?

לה לִי נָקָם וְשִׁלֵּם, {ר} לְעֵת תָּמוּט רַגְלָם: {ס} כִּי קָרוֹב יוֹם אֵידָם, {ר} וְחָשׁ עֲתִדֹת לָמוֹ. {ס} 35

Vengeance is Mine, and recompense, against the time when their foot shall slip; for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that are to come upon them shall make haste.

לו כִּי-יָדִין יְהוָה עַמּוֹ, {ר} וְעַל-עֲבָדָיו יִתְנֶחָם: {ס} כִּי יִרְאֶה כִּי-אָזְלַת יָד, {ר} וְאֶפֶס עָצוּר וְעָזוּב. {ס} 36

For jehovah will judge His people, and repent Himself for His servants; when He seeth that their stay is gone, and there is none remaining, shut up or left at large.

לז וְאָמַר, אֵי אֱלֹהֵימוֹ– {ר} צוּר, חָסָיוּ בוֹ. {ס} 37

And it is said:

Where are their gods, the rock in whom they trusted;

לח אֲשֶׁר חֵלֶב זְבָחֵימוֹ יֹאכֵלוּ, {ר} יִשְׁתּוּ יֵין נְסִיכָם; {ס} יָקוּמוּ, וְיַעְזְרֻכֶם– {ר} יְהִי עֲלֵיכֶם, סִתְרָה. {ס} 38

Who did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink-offering? let him rise up and help you, let him be your protection.

לט רְאוּ עַתָּה, כִּי אֲנִי אֲנִי הוּא, {ר} וְאֵין אֱלֹהִים, עִמָּדִי: {ס} אֲנִי אָמִית וַאֲחַיֶּה, {ר} מָחַצְתִּי וַאֲנִי אֶרְפָּא, {ס} וְאֵין מִיָּדִי, מַצִּיל. {ר} 39

See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no god with Me; I kill, and I make alive; I have wounded, and I heal; and there is none that can deliver out of My hand.

מ כִּי-אֶשָּׂא אֶל-שָׁמַיִם, יָדִי; {ס} וְאָמַרְתִּי, חַי אָנֹכִי לְעֹלָם. {ר} 40

For I lift up My hand to heaven, and say:

As I live for ever,

מא אִם-שַׁנּוֹתִי בְּרַק חַרְבִּי, {ס} וְתֹאחֵז בְּמִשְׁפָּט יָדִי; {ר} אָשִׁיב נָקָם לְצָרָי, {ס} וְלִמְשַׂנְאַי אֲשַׁלֵּם. {ר} 41

If I whet My glittering sword, and My hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to Mine adversaries, and will recompense them that hate Me.

מב אַשְׁכִּיר חִצַּי מִדָּם, {ס} וְחַרְבִּי תֹּאכַל בָּשָׂר; {ר} מִדַּם חָלָל וְשִׁבְיָה, {ס} מֵרֹאשׁ פַּרְעוֹת אוֹיֵב. {ר} 42

I will make Mine arrows drunk with blood, and My sword shall devour flesh; with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the long-haired heads of the enemy.’

מג הַרְנִינוּ גוֹיִם עַמּוֹ, {ס} כִּי דַם-עֲבָדָיו יִקּוֹם; {ר} וְנָקָם יָשִׁיב לְצָרָיו, {ס} וְכִפֶּר אַדְמָתוֹ עַמּוֹ. {ר} {ש} 43

Sing aloud, O ye nations, of His people; for He doth avenge the blood of His servants, and doth render vengeance to His adversaries, and doth make expiation for the land of His people. {P}

מד וַיָּבֹא מֹשֶׁה, וַיְדַבֵּר אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַשִּׁירָה-הַזֹּאת–בְּאָזְנֵי הָעָם: הוּא, וְהוֹשֵׁעַ בִּן-נוּן. 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.

מה וַיְכַל מֹשֶׁה, לְדַבֵּר אֶת-כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה–אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. 45

And when Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel,

מו וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם, שִׂימוּ לְבַבְכֶם, לְכָל-הַדְּבָרִים, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מֵעִיד בָּכֶם הַיּוֹם: אֲשֶׁר תְּצַוֻּם, אֶת-בְּנֵיכֶם, לִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-כָּל-דִּבְרֵי הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת. 46

he said unto them:

‘Set your heart unto all the words wherewith I testify against you this day; that ye may charge your sons therewith to observe to do all the words of this law.

מז כִּי לֹא-דָבָר רֵק הוּא, מִכֶּם–כִּי-הוּא, חַיֵּיכֶם; וּבַדָּבָר הַזֶּה, תַּאֲרִיכוּ יָמִים עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן שָׁמָּה, לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. {פ} 47

For it is no vain thing for you; because it is your life, and through this thing ye shall prolong your days upon the land, whither ye go over the Jordan to possess it.’ {P}

מח וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֶל-מֹשֶׁה, בְּעֶצֶם הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה לֵאמֹר. 48

And jehovah spoke unto Moses that selfsame day, saying:

מט עֲלֵה אֶל-הַר הָעֲבָרִים הַזֶּה הַר-נְבוֹ, אֲשֶׁר בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, אֲשֶׁר, עַל-פְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ; וּרְאֵה אֶת-אֶרֶץ כְּנַעַן, אֲשֶׁר אֲנִי נֹתֵן לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל לַאֲחֻזָּה. 49

‘Get thee up into this mountain of Abarim, unto mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over against Jericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the sons of Israel for a possession;

נ וּמֻת, בָּהָר אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עֹלֶה שָׁמָּה, וְהֵאָסֵף, אֶל-עַמֶּיךָ: כַּאֲשֶׁר-מֵת אַהֲרֹן אָחִיךָ, בְּהֹר הָהָר, וַיֵּאָסֶף, אֶל-עַמָּיו. 50 and die in the mount whither thou goest up, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brother died in mount Hor, and was gathered unto his people.

נא עַל אֲשֶׁר מְעַלְתֶּם בִּי, בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּמֵי-מְרִיבַת קָדֵשׁ, מִדְבַּר-צִן–עַל אֲשֶׁר לֹא-קִדַּשְׁתֶּם אוֹתִי, בְּתוֹךְ בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 51

Because ye trespassed against Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribath-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified Me not in the midst of the sons of Israel.

נב כִּי מִנֶּגֶד, תִּרְאֶה אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וְשָׁמָּה, לֹא תָבוֹא–אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-אֲנִי נֹתֵן לִבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. {פ} 52

For thou shalt see the land afar off; but thou shalt not go thither into the land which I give the sons of Israel.’ {P}

Chapter 33

א וְזֹאת הַבְּרָכָה, אֲשֶׁר בֵּרַךְ מֹשֶׁה אִישׁ הָאֱלֹהִים–אֶת-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל: לִפְנֵי, מוֹתוֹ. 1

And this is the blessing wherewith Moses the man of God blessed the sons of Israel before his death.

ב וַיֹּאמַר, יְהוָה מִסִּינַי בָּא וְזָרַח מִשֵּׂעִיר לָמוֹ–הוֹפִיעַ מֵהַר פָּארָן, וְאָתָה מֵרִבְבֹת קֹדֶשׁ; מִימִינוֹ, אשדת (אֵשׁ דָּת) לָמוֹ. 2 And he said:

Jehovah came from Sinai, and rose from Seir unto them; He shined forth from mount Paran, and He came from the myriads holy, at His right hand was a fiery law unto them.

ג אַף חֹבֵב עַמִּים, כָּל-קְדֹשָׁיו בְּיָדֶךָ; וְהֵם תֻּכּוּ לְרַגְלֶךָ, יִשָּׂא מִדַּבְּרֹתֶיךָ. 3

Yea, He loveth the peoples, all His holy ones–

they are in Thy hand; and they sit down at Thy feet, receiving of Thy words.

ד תּוֹרָה צִוָּה-לָנוּ, מֹשֶׁה: מוֹרָשָׁה, קְהִלַּת יַעֲקֹב. 4

Moses commanded us a torah, an inheritance of the congregation of Jacob.

ה וַיְהִי בִישֻׁרוּן, מֶלֶךְ, בְּהִתְאַסֵּף רָאשֵׁי עָם, יַחַד שִׁבְטֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 5

And there was a king in Jeshurun, when the heads of the people were gathered, all the tribes of Israel together.

ו יְחִי רְאוּבֵן, וְאַל-יָמֹת; וִיהִי מְתָיו, מִסְפָּר. {ס} 6

Let Reuben live, and not die in that his men become few. {S}

ז וְזֹאת לִיהוּדָה, וַיֹּאמַר, שְׁמַע יְהוָה קוֹל יְהוּדָה, וְאֶל-עַמּוֹ תְּבִיאֶנּוּ; יָדָיו רָב לוֹ, וְעֵזֶר מִצָּרָיו תִּהְיֶה. {פ} 7

And this for Judah, and he said:

Hear, O jehovah, the voice of Judah, and bring him in unto his people; his hands shall contend for him, and Thou shalt be a help against his adversaries. {P}

ח וּלְלֵוִי אָמַר, תֻּמֶּיךָ וְאוּרֶיךָ לְאִישׁ חֲסִידֶךָ, אֲשֶׁר נִסִּיתוֹ בְּמַסָּה, תְּרִיבֵהוּ עַל-מֵי מְרִיבָה. 8

And of Levi he said:

Thy Thummim and Thy Urim be with Thy holy one, whom Thou didst prove at Massah, with whom Thou didst strive at the waters of Meribah;

ט הָאֹמֵר לְאָבִיו וּלְאִמּוֹ, לֹא רְאִיתִיו, וְאֶת-אֶחָיו לֹא הִכִּיר, וְאֶת-בָּנָו לֹא יָדָע: כִּי שָׁמְרוּ אִמְרָתֶךָ, וּבְרִיתְךָ יִנְצֹרוּ. 9

Who said of his father, and of his mother:

‘I have not seen him’;

neither did he acknowledge his brethren, nor knew he his own sons; for they have observed Thy word, and keep Thy covenant.

י יוֹרוּ מִשְׁפָּטֶיךָ לְיַעֲקֹב, וְתוֹרָתְךָ לְיִשְׂרָאֵל; יָשִׂימוּ קְטוֹרָה בְּאַפֶּךָ, וְכָלִיל עַל-מִזְבְּחֶךָ. 10

They shall teach Jacob Thine ordinances, and Israel Thy law; they shall put incense before Thee, and whole burnt-offering upon Thine altar.

יא בָּרֵךְ יְהוָה חֵילוֹ, וּפֹעַל יָדָיו תִּרְצֶה; מְחַץ מָתְנַיִם קָמָיו וּמְשַׂנְאָיו, מִן-יְקוּמוּן. {ס} 11

Bless, O jehovah, his substance, and accept the work of his hands; smite through the loins of them that rise up against him, and of them that hate him, that they rise not again. {S}

יב לְבִנְיָמִן אָמַר–יְדִיד יְהוָה, יִשְׁכֹּן לָבֶטַח עָלָיו; חֹפֵף עָלָיו כָּל-הַיּוֹם, וּבֵין כְּתֵפָיו שָׁכֵן. {ס} 12

Of Benjamin he said:

The beloved of jehovah shall dwell in safety by Him; He covereth him all the day, and He dwelleth between his shoulders. {S}

יג וּלְיוֹסֵף אָמַר, מְבֹרֶכֶת יְהוָה אַרְצוֹ, מִמֶּגֶד שָׁמַיִם מִטָּל, וּמִתְּהוֹם רֹבֶצֶת תָּחַת. 13

And of Joseph he said:

Blessed of jehovah be his land; for the precious things of heaven, for the dew, and for the deep that coucheth beneath,

יד וּמִמֶּגֶד, תְּבוּאֹת שָׁמֶשׁ; וּמִמֶּגֶד, גֶּרֶשׁ יְרָחִים. 14

And for the precious things of the fruits of the sun, and for the precious things of the yield of the moons,

טו וּמֵרֹאשׁ, הַרְרֵי-קֶדֶם; וּמִמֶּגֶד, גִּבְעוֹת עוֹלָם. 15

And for the tops of the ancient mountains, and for the precious things of the everlasting hills,

טז וּמִמֶּגֶד, אֶרֶץ וּמְלֹאָהּ, וּרְצוֹן שֹׁכְנִי, סְנֶה; תָּבוֹאתָה לְרֹאשׁ יוֹסֵף, וּלְקָדְקֹד נְזִיר אֶחָיו. 16

And for the precious things of the earth and the fulness thereof, and the good will of Him that dwelt in the bush; let the blessing come upon the head of Joseph, and upon the crown of the head of him that is prince among his brethren.

יז בְּכוֹר שׁוֹרוֹ הָדָר לוֹ, וְקַרְנֵי רְאֵם קַרְנָיו–בָּהֶם עַמִּים יְנַגַּח יַחְדָּו, אַפְסֵי-אָרֶץ; וְהֵם רִבְבוֹת אֶפְרַיִם, וְהֵם אַלְפֵי מְנַשֶּׁה. {ס} 17

His firstling bullock, majesty is his; and his horns are the horns of the wild-ox; with them he shall gore the peoples all of them, even the ends of the earth; and they are the ten thousands of Ephraim, and they are the thousands of Manasseh. {S}

יח וְלִזְבוּלֻן אָמַר, שְׂמַח זְבוּלֻן בְּצֵאתֶךָ; וְיִשָּׂשכָר, בְּאֹהָלֶיךָ. 18

And of Zebulun he said:

Rejoice, Zebulun, in thy going out, and, Issachar, in thy tents.

יט עַמִּים, הַר-יִקְרָאוּ–שָׁם, יִזְבְּחוּ זִבְחֵי-צֶדֶק: כִּי שֶׁפַע יַמִּים יִינָקוּ, וּשְׂפֻנֵי טְמוּנֵי חוֹל. {ס} 19

They shall call peoples unto the mountain; there shall they offer sacrifices of righteousness; for they shall suck the abundance of the seas, and the hidden treasures of the sand. {S}

כ וּלְגָד אָמַר, בָּרוּךְ מַרְחִיב גָּד: כְּלָבִיא שָׁכֵן, וְטָרַף זְרוֹעַ אַף-קָדְקֹד. 20

And of Gad he said:

Blessed be He that enlargeth Gad; he dwelleth as a lioness, and teareth the arm, yea, the crown of the head.

כא וַיַּרְא רֵאשִׁית לוֹ, כִּי-שָׁם חֶלְקַת מְחֹקֵק סָפוּן; וַיֵּתֵא, רָאשֵׁי עָם–צִדְקַת יְהוָה עָשָׂה, וּמִשְׁפָּטָיו עִם-יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ס} 21 And he chose a first part for himself, for there a portion of a ruler was reserved; and there came the heads of the people, he executed the righteousness of jehovah, and His ordinances with Israel. {S}

כב וּלְדָן אָמַר, דָּן גּוּר אַרְיֵה; יְזַנֵּק, מִן-הַבָּשָׁן. 22

And of Dan he said:

Dan is a lion’s whelp, that leapeth forth from Bashan.

כג וּלְנַפְתָּלִי אָמַר–נַפְתָּלִי שְׂבַע רָצוֹן, וּמָלֵא בִּרְכַּת יְהוָה; יָם וְדָרוֹם, יְרָשָׁה. {ס} 23

And of Naphtali he said:

O Naphtali, satisfied with favour, and full with the blessing of jehovah:

possess thou the sea and the south. {S}

כד וּלְאָשֵׁר אָמַר, בָּרוּךְ מִבָּנִים אָשֵׁר; יְהִי רְצוּי אֶחָיו, וְטֹבֵל בַּשֶּׁמֶן רַגְלוֹ. 24

And of Asher he said:

Blessed be Asher above sons; let him be the favoured of his brethren, and let him dip his foot in oil.

כה בַּרְזֶל וּנְחֹשֶׁת, מִנְעָלֶךָ; וּכְיָמֶיךָ, דָּבְאֶךָ. 25

Iron and copper shall be thy bars; and as thy days, so shall thy strength be.

כו אֵין כָּאֵל, יְשֻׁרוּן: רֹכֵב שָׁמַיִם בְּעֶזְרֶךָ, וּבְגַאֲוָתוֹ שְׁחָקִים. 26

There is none like unto God, O Jeshurun, who rideth upon the heaven as thy help, and in His excellency on the skies.

כז מְעֹנָה אֱלֹהֵי קֶדֶם, וּמִתַּחַת זְרֹעֹת עוֹלָם; וַיְגָרֶשׁ מִפָּנֶיךָ אוֹיֵב, וַיֹּאמֶר הַשְׁמֵד. 27

The eternal God is a dwelling-place, and underneath are the everlasting arms; and He thrust out the enemy from before thee, and said:

‘Destroy.’

כח וַיִּשְׁכֹּן יִשְׂרָאֵל בֶּטַח בָּדָד עֵין יַעֲקֹב, אֶל-אֶרֶץ דָּגָן וְתִירוֹשׁ; אַף-שָׁמָיו, יַעַרְפוּ טָל. 28

And Israel dwelleth in safety, the fountain of Jacob alone, in a land of corn and wine; yea, his heavens drop down dew.

כט אַשְׁרֶיךָ יִשְׂרָאֵל מִי כָמוֹךָ, עַם נוֹשַׁע בַּיהוָה, מָגֵן עֶזְרֶךָ, וַאֲשֶׁר-חֶרֶב גַּאֲוָתֶךָ; וְיִכָּחֲשׁוּ אֹיְבֶיךָ לָךְ, וְאַתָּה עַל-בָּמוֹתֵימוֹ תִדְרֹךְ. {ס} 29

Happy art thou, O Israel, who is like unto thee? a people saved by jehovah, the shield of thy help, and that is the sword of thy excellency! And thine enemies shall dwindle away before thee; and thou shalt tread upon their high places. {S}

Chapter 34

א וַיַּעַל מֹשֶׁה מֵעַרְבֹת מוֹאָב, אֶל-הַר נְבוֹ, רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי יְרֵחוֹ; וַיַּרְאֵהוּ יְהוָה אֶת-כָּל-הָאָרֶץ אֶת-הַגִּלְעָד, עַד-דָּן. 1

And Moses went up from the plains of Moab unto mount Nebo, to the top of Pisgah, that is over against Jericho. And jehovah showed him all the land, even Gilead as far as Dan;

ב וְאֵת, כָּל-נַפְתָּלִי, וְאֶת-אֶרֶץ אֶפְרַיִם, וּמְנַשֶּׁה; וְאֵת כָּל-אֶרֶץ יְהוּדָה, עַד הַיָּם הָאַחֲרוֹן. 2

and all Naphtali, and the land of Ephraim and Manasseh, and all the land of Judah as far as the hinder sea;

ג וְאֶת-הַנֶּגֶב, וְאֶת-הַכִּכָּר בִּקְעַת יְרֵחוֹ עִיר הַתְּמָרִים–עַד-צֹעַר. 3

and the South, and the Plain, even the valley of Jericho the city of palm-trees, as far as Zoar.

ד וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלָיו, זֹאת הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב לֵאמֹר, לְזַרְעֲךָ, אֶתְּנֶנָּה; הֶרְאִיתִיךָ בְעֵינֶיךָ, וְשָׁמָּה לֹא תַעֲבֹר. 4

And jehovah said unto him:

‘This is the land which I swore unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, saying:

I will give it unto thy seed; I have caused thee to see it with thine eyes, but thou shalt not go over thither.’

ה וַיָּמָת שָׁם מֹשֶׁה עֶבֶד-יְהוָה, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב–עַל-פִּי יְהוָה. 5

So Moses the servant of jehovah died there in the land of Moab, according to the word of jehovah.

ו וַיִּקְבֹּר אֹתוֹ בַגַּי בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, מוּל בֵּית פְּעוֹר; וְלֹא-יָדַע אִישׁ אֶת-קְבֻרָתוֹ, עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 6

And he was buried in the valley in the land of Moab over against Beth-peor; and no man knoweth of his sepulchre unto this day.

ז וּמֹשֶׁה, בֶּן-מֵאָה וְעֶשְׂרִים שָׁנָה–בְּמֹתוֹ; לֹא-כָהֲתָה עֵינוֹ, וְלֹא-נָס לֵחֹה. 7

And Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died:

his eye was not dim, nor his natural force abated.

ח וַיִּבְכּוּ בְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-מֹשֶׁה בְּעַרְבֹת מוֹאָב, שְׁלֹשִׁים יוֹם; וַיִּתְּמוּ, יְמֵי בְכִי אֵבֶל מֹשֶׁה. 8

And the sons of Israel wept for Moses in the plains of Moab thirty days; so the days of weeping in the mourning for Moses were ended.

ט וִיהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן, מָלֵא רוּחַ חָכְמָה–כִּי-סָמַךְ מֹשֶׁה אֶת-יָדָיו, עָלָיו; וַיִּשְׁמְעוּ אֵלָיו בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל וַיַּעֲשׂוּ, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֶת-מֹשֶׁה. 9

And Joshua the son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom; for Moses had laid his hands upon him; and the sons of Israel hearkened unto him, and did as jehovah commanded Moses.

י וְלֹא-קָם נָבִיא עוֹד בְּיִשְׂרָאֵל, כְּמֹשֶׁה, אֲשֶׁר יְדָעוֹ יְהוָה, פָּנִים אֶל-פָּנִים. 10

And there hath not arisen a prophet since in Israel like unto Moses, whom jehovah knew face to face;

יא לְכָל-הָאֹתֹת וְהַמּוֹפְתִים, אֲשֶׁר שְׁלָחוֹ יְהוָה, לַעֲשׂוֹת, בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם–לְפַרְעֹה וּלְכָל-עֲבָדָיו, וּלְכָל-אַרְצוֹ. 11

in all the signs and the wonders, which jehovah sent him to do in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to all his servants, and to all his land;

יב וּלְכֹל הַיָּד הַחֲזָקָה, וּלְכֹל הַמּוֹרָא הַגָּדוֹל, אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה מֹשֶׁה, לְעֵינֵי כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל. {ש} 12

and in all the mighty hand, and in all the great terror, which Moses wrought in the sight of all Israel. {P}

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