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Torah Readings 24 “The graven images of their heroes shall ye burn with fire” 6/20/17

Deuteronomy דְּבָרִים

Chapter 1
א אֵלֶּה הַדְּבָרִים, אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּעֵבֶר, הַיַּרְדֵּן: בַּמִּדְבָּר בָּעֲרָבָה מוֹל סוּף בֵּין-פָּארָן וּבֵין-תֹּפֶל, וְלָבָן וַחֲצֵרֹת–וְדִי זָהָב. 1
These are the words which Moses spoke unto all Israel beyond the Jordan;
in the wilderness, in the Arabah, over against Suph, between Paran and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Di-zahab.

ב אַחַד עָשָׂר יוֹם מֵחֹרֵב, דֶּרֶךְ הַר-שֵׂעִיר, עַד, קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ. 2
It is eleven days journey from Horeb unto Kadesh-barnea by the way of mount Seir.

ג וַיְהִי בְּאַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, בְּעַשְׁתֵּי-עָשָׂר חֹדֶשׁ בְּאֶחָד לַחֹדֶשׁ; דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֹתוֹ, אֲלֵהֶם. 3
And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment unto them;

ד אַחֲרֵי הַכֹּתוֹ, אֵת סִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר יוֹשֵׁב, בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן–וְאֵת, עוֹג מֶלֶךְ הַבָּשָׁן, אֲשֶׁר-יוֹשֵׁב בְּעַשְׁתָּרֹת, בְּאֶדְרֶעִי. 4
after he had smitten Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who dwelt in Ashtaroth, at Edrei;

ה בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, בְּאֶרֶץ מוֹאָב, הוֹאִיל מֹשֶׁה, בֵּאֵר אֶת-הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת לֵאמֹר. 5
beyond the Jordan, in the land of Moab, took Moses upon him to expound this law, saying:

ו יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ דִּבֶּר אֵלֵינוּ, בְּחֹרֵב לֵאמֹר: רַב-לָכֶם שֶׁבֶת, בָּהָר הַזֶּה. 6
The LORD our God spoke unto us in Horeb, saying:
‘Ye have dwelt long enough in this mountain;

ז פְּנוּ וּסְעוּ לָכֶם, וּבֹאוּ הַר הָאֱמֹרִי וְאֶל-כָּל-שְׁכֵנָיו, בָּעֲרָבָה בָהָר וּבַשְּׁפֵלָה וּבַנֶּגֶב, וּבְחוֹף הַיָּם–אֶרֶץ הַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַלְּבָנוֹן, עַד-הַנָּהָר הַגָּדֹל נְהַר-פְּרָת. 7
turn you, and take your journey, and go to the hill-country of the Amorites and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the Arabah, in the hill-country, and in the Lowland, and in the South, and by the sea-shore;
the land of the Canaanites, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.

ח רְאֵה נָתַתִּי לִפְנֵיכֶם, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; בֹּאוּ, וּרְשׁוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב לָתֵת לָהֶם, וּלְזַרְעָם אַחֲרֵיהֶם. 8
Behold, I have set the land before you:
go in and possess the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.’

ט וָאֹמַר אֲלֵכֶם, בָּעֵת הַהִוא לֵאמֹר: לֹא-אוּכַל לְבַדִּי, שְׂאֵת אֶתְכֶם. 9
And I spoke unto you at that time, saying:
‘I am not able to bear you myself alone;

י יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, הִרְבָּה אֶתְכֶם; וְהִנְּכֶם הַיּוֹם, כְּכוֹכְבֵי הַשָּׁמַיִם לָרֹב. 10
the LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.–

יא יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבוֹתֵכֶם, יֹסֵף עֲלֵיכֶם כָּכֶם–אֶלֶף פְּעָמִים; וִיבָרֵךְ אֶתְכֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר לָכֶם. 11
The LORD, the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as He hath promised you!–

יב אֵיכָה אֶשָּׂא, לְבַדִּי, טָרְחֲכֶם וּמַשַּׂאֲכֶם, וְרִיבְכֶם. 12
How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and your strife?

יג הָבוּ לָכֶם אֲנָשִׁים חֲכָמִים וּנְבֹנִים, וִידֻעִים–לְשִׁבְטֵיכֶם; וַאֲשִׂימֵם, בְּרָאשֵׁיכֶם. 13
Get you, from each one of your tribes, wise men, and understanding, and full of knowledge, and I will make them heads over you.’

יד וַתַּעֲנוּ, אֹתִי; וַתֹּאמְרוּ, טוֹב-הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר-דִּבַּרְתָּ לַעֲשׂוֹת. 14
And ye answered me, and said:
‘The thing which thou hast spoken is good for us to do.’

טו וָאֶקַּח אֶת-רָאשֵׁי שִׁבְטֵיכֶם, אֲנָשִׁים חֲכָמִים וִידֻעִים, וָאֶתֵּן אוֹתָם רָאשִׁים, עֲלֵיכֶם: שָׂרֵי אֲלָפִים וְשָׂרֵי מֵאוֹת, וְשָׂרֵי חֲמִשִּׁים וְשָׂרֵי עֲשָׂרֹת, וְשֹׁטְרִים, לְשִׁבְטֵיכֶם. 15
So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and full of knowledge, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, tribe by tribe.

טז וָאֲצַוֶּה, אֶת-שֹׁפְטֵיכֶם, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, לֵאמֹר: שָׁמֹעַ בֵּין-אֲחֵיכֶם וּשְׁפַטְתֶּם צֶדֶק, בֵּין-אִישׁ וּבֵין-אָחִיו וּבֵין גֵּרוֹ. 16
And I charged your judges at that time, saying:
‘Hear the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.

יז לֹא-תַכִּירוּ פָנִים בַּמִּשְׁפָּט, כַּקָּטֹן כַּגָּדֹל תִּשְׁמָעוּן–לֹא תָגוּרוּ מִפְּנֵי-אִישׁ, כִּי הַמִּשְׁפָּט לֵאלֹהִים הוּא; וְהַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר יִקְשֶׁה מִכֶּם, תַּקְרִבוּן אֵלַי וּשְׁמַעְתִּיו. 17
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment;
ye shall hear the small and the great alike;
ye shall not be afraid of the face of any man;
for the judgment is God’s;
and the cause that is too hard for you ye shall bring unto me, and I will hear it.’

יח וָאֲצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, אֵת כָּל-הַדְּבָרִים, אֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשׂוּן. 18
And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.

יט וַנִּסַּע מֵחֹרֵב, וַנֵּלֶךְ אֵת כָּל-הַמִּדְבָּר הַגָּדוֹל וְהַנּוֹרָא הַהוּא אֲשֶׁר רְאִיתֶם דֶּרֶךְ הַר הָאֱמֹרִי, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, אֹתָנוּ; וַנָּבֹא, עַד קָדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ. 19
And we journeyed from Horeb, and went through all that great and dreadful wilderness which ye saw, by the way to the hill-country of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us;
and we came to Kadesh-barnea.

כ וָאֹמַר, אֲלֵכֶם: בָּאתֶם עַד-הַר הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נֹתֵן לָנוּ. 20
And I said unto you:
‘Ye are come unto the hill-country of the Amorites, which the LORD our God giveth unto us.

כא רְאֵה נָתַן יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְפָנֶיךָ–אֶת-הָאָרֶץ: עֲלֵה רֵשׁ, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֶיךָ לָךְ–אַל-תִּירָא, וְאַל-תֵּחָת. 21
Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee;
go up, take possession, as the LORD, the God of thy fathers, hath spoken unto thee;
fear not, neither be dismayed.’

כב וַתִּקְרְבוּן אֵלַי, כֻּלְּכֶם, וַתֹּאמְרוּ נִשְׁלְחָה אֲנָשִׁים לְפָנֵינוּ, וְיַחְפְּרוּ-לָנוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ; וְיָשִׁבוּ אֹתָנוּ, דָּבָר–אֶת-הַדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר נַעֲלֶה-בָּהּ, וְאֵת הֶעָרִים אֲשֶׁר נָבֹא אֲלֵיהֶן. 22
And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said:
‘Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us back word of the way by which we must go up, and the cities unto which we shall come.’

כג וַיִּיטַב בְּעֵינַי, הַדָּבָר; וָאֶקַּח מִכֶּם שְׁנֵים עָשָׂר אֲנָשִׁים, אִישׁ אֶחָד לַשָּׁבֶט. 23
And the thing pleased me well;
and I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe;

כד וַיִּפְנוּ וַיַּעֲלוּ הָהָרָה, וַיָּבֹאוּ עַד-נַחַל אֶשְׁכֹּל; וַיְרַגְּלוּ, אֹתָהּ. 24
and they turned and went up into the mountains, and came unto the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.

כה וַיִּקְחוּ בְיָדָם מִפְּרִי הָאָרֶץ, וַיּוֹרִדוּ אֵלֵינוּ; וַיָּשִׁבוּ אֹתָנוּ דָבָר, וַיֹּאמְרוּ, טוֹבָה הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נֹתֵן לָנוּ. 25
And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us back word, and said:
‘Good is the land which the LORD our God giveth unto us.’

כו וְלֹא אֲבִיתֶם, לַעֲלֹת; וַתַּמְרוּ, אֶת-פִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. 26
Yet ye would not go up, but rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God;

כז וַתֵּרָגְנוּ בְאָהֳלֵיכֶם, וַתֹּאמְרוּ, בְּשִׂנְאַת יְהוָה אֹתָנוּ, הוֹצִיאָנוּ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרָיִם–לָתֵת אֹתָנוּ בְּיַד הָאֱמֹרִי, לְהַשְׁמִידֵנוּ. 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.

כח אָנָה אֲנַחְנוּ עֹלִים, אַחֵינוּ הֵמַסּוּ אֶת-לְבָבֵנוּ לֵאמֹר עַם גָּדוֹל וָרָם מִמֶּנּוּ, עָרִים גְּדֹלֹת וּבְצוּרֹת, בַּשָּׁמָיִם; וְגַם-בְּנֵי עֲנָקִים, רָאִינוּ שָׁם. 28
Whither are we going up?
our brethren have made our heart to melt, saying:
The people is greater and taller than we;
the cities are great and fortified up to heaven;
and moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there.’

כט וָאֹמַר, אֲלֵכֶם: לֹא-תַעַרְצוּן וְלֹא-תִירְאוּן, מֵהֶם. 29
Then I said unto you:
‘Dread not, neither be afraid of them.

ל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם הַהֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵיכֶם, הוּא יִלָּחֵם לָכֶם: כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה אִתְּכֶם, בְּמִצְרַיִם–לְעֵינֵיכֶם. 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;

לא וּבַמִּדְבָּר, אֲשֶׁר רָאִיתָ, אֲשֶׁר נְשָׂאֲךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר יִשָּׂא-אִישׁ אֶת-בְּנוֹ–בְּכָל-הַדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר הֲלַכְתֶּם, עַד-בֹּאֲכֶם עַד-הַמָּקוֹם הַזֶּה. 31
and in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy God bore thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went, until ye came unto this place.

לב וּבַדָּבָר, הַזֶּה–אֵינְכֶם, מַאֲמִינִם, בַּיהוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם. 32
Yet in this thing ye do not believe the LORD your God,

לג הַהֹלֵךְ לִפְנֵיכֶם בַּדֶּרֶךְ, לָתוּר לָכֶם מָקוֹם–לַחֲנֹתְכֶם: בָּאֵשׁ לַיְלָה, לַרְאֹתְכֶם בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֲשֶׁר תֵּלְכוּ-בָהּ, וּבֶעָנָן, יוֹמָם. 33
Who went before you in the way, to seek you out a place to pitch your tents in:
in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go, and in the cloud by day.’

לד וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה, אֶת-קוֹל דִּבְרֵיכֶם; וַיִּקְצֹף, וַיִּשָּׁבַע לֵאמֹר. 34
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and swore, saying:

לה אִם-יִרְאֶה אִישׁ בָּאֲנָשִׁים הָאֵלֶּה, הַדּוֹר הָרָע הַזֶּה–אֵת, הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּעְתִּי, לָתֵת לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם. 35
‘Surely there shall not one of these men, even this evil generation, see the good land, which I swore to give unto your fathers,

לו זוּלָתִי כָּלֵב בֶּן-יְפֻנֶּה, הוּא יִרְאֶנָּה, וְלוֹ-אֶתֵּן אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר דָּרַךְ-בָּהּ, וּלְבָנָיו–יַעַן, אֲשֶׁר מִלֵּא אַחֲרֵי יְהוָה. 36
save Caleb the son of Jephunneh, he shall see it;
and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children;
because he hath wholly followed the LORD.’

לז גַּם-בִּי הִתְאַנַּף יְהוָה, בִּגְלַלְכֶם לֵאמֹר: גַּם-אַתָּה, לֹא-תָבֹא שָׁם. 37
Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying:
Thou also shalt not go in thither;

לח יְהוֹשֻׁעַ בִּן-נוּן הָעֹמֵד לְפָנֶיךָ, הוּא יָבֹא שָׁמָּה; אֹתוֹ חַזֵּק, כִּי-הוּא יַנְחִלֶנָּה אֶת-יִשְׂרָאֵל. 38
Joshua the son of Nun, who standeth before thee, he shall go in thither;
encourage thou him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.

לט וְטַפְּכֶם אֲשֶׁר אֲמַרְתֶּם לָבַז יִהְיֶה, וּבְנֵיכֶם אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יָדְעוּ הַיּוֹם טוֹב וָרָע–הֵמָּה, יָבֹאוּ שָׁמָּה; וְלָהֶם אֶתְּנֶנָּה, וְהֵם יִירָשׁוּהָ. 39
Moreover your little ones, that ye said should be a prey, and your children, that this day have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall possess it.

מ וְאַתֶּם, פְּנוּ לָכֶם; וּסְעוּ הַמִּדְבָּרָה, דֶּרֶךְ יַם-סוּף. 40
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea.’

מא וַתַּעֲנוּ וַתֹּאמְרוּ אֵלַי, חָטָאנוּ לַיהוָה–אֲנַחְנוּ נַעֲלֶה וְנִלְחַמְנוּ, כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּנוּ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ; וַתַּחְגְּרוּ, אִישׁ אֶת-כְּלֵי מִלְחַמְתּוֹ, וַתָּהִינוּ, לַעֲלֹת הָהָרָה. 41
Then ye answered and said unto me:
‘We have sinned against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God commanded us.’
And ye girded on every man his weapons of war, and deemed it a light thing to go up into the hill-country.

מב וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, אֱמֹר לָהֶם לֹא תַעֲלוּ וְלֹא-תִלָּחֲמוּ–כִּי אֵינֶנִּי, בְּקִרְבְּכֶם; וְלֹא, תִּנָּגְפוּ, לִפְנֵי, אֹיְבֵיכֶם. 42
And the LORD said unto me:
‘Say unto them:
Go not up, neither fight;
for I am not among you;
lest ye be smitten before your enemies.’

מג וָאֲדַבֵּר אֲלֵיכֶם, וְלֹא שְׁמַעְתֶּם; וַתַּמְרוּ אֶת-פִּי יְהוָה, וַתָּזִדוּ וַתַּעֲלוּ הָהָרָה. 43
So I spoke unto you, and ye hearkened not;
but ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill-country.

מד וַיֵּצֵא הָאֱמֹרִי הַיֹּשֵׁב בָּהָר הַהוּא, לִקְרַאתְכֶם, וַיִּרְדְּפוּ אֶתְכֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר תַּעֲשֶׂינָה הַדְּבֹרִים; וַיַּכְּתוּ אֶתְכֶם בְּשֵׂעִיר, עַד-חָרְמָה. 44
And the Amorites, that dwell in that hill-country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even unto Hormah.

מה וַתָּשֻׁבוּ וַתִּבְכּוּ, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה; וְלֹא-שָׁמַע יְהוָה בְּקֹלְכֶם, וְלֹא הֶאֱזִין אֲלֵיכֶם. 45
And ye returned and wept before the LORD;
but the LORD hearkened not to your voice, nor gave ear unto you.

מו וַתֵּשְׁבוּ בְקָדֵשׁ, יָמִים רַבִּים, כַּיָּמִים, אֲשֶׁר יְשַׁבְתֶּם. 46
So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye abode there.

Chapter 2
א וַנֵּפֶן וַנִּסַּע הַמִּדְבָּרָה, דֶּרֶךְ יַם-סוּף, כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה, אֵלָי; וַנָּסָב אֶת-הַר-שֵׂעִיר, יָמִים רַבִּים. {ס} 1
Then we turned, and took our journey into the wilderness by the way to the Red Sea, as the LORD spoke unto me;
and we compassed mount Seir many days. {S}

ב וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר. 2
And the LORD spoke unto me, saying:

ג רַב-לָכֶם, סֹב אֶת-הָהָר הַזֶּה; פְּנוּ לָכֶם, צָפֹנָה. 3
‘Ye have compassed this mountain long enough;
turn you northward.

ד וְאֶת-הָעָם, צַו לֵאמֹר, אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים בִּגְבוּל אֲחֵיכֶם בְּנֵי-עֵשָׂו, הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּשֵׂעִיר; וְיִירְאוּ מִכֶּם, וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם מְאֹד. 4
And command thou the people, saying:
Ye are to pass through the border of your brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir;
and they will be afraid of you; take ye good heed unto yourselves therefore;

ה אַל-תִּתְגָּרוּ בָם–כִּי לֹא-אֶתֵּן לָכֶם מֵאַרְצָם, עַד מִדְרַךְ כַּף-רָגֶל: כִּי-יְרֻשָּׁה לְעֵשָׂו, נָתַתִּי אֶת-הַר שֵׂעִיר. 5
contend not with them;
for I will not give you of their land, no, not so much as for the sole of the foot to tread on;
because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.

ו אֹכֶל תִּשְׁבְּרוּ מֵאִתָּם בַּכֶּסֶף, וַאֲכַלְתֶּם; וְגַם-מַיִם תִּכְרוּ מֵאִתָּם, בַּכֶּסֶף–וּשְׁתִיתֶם. 6
Ye shall purchase food of them for money, that ye may eat;
and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.

ז כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בֵּרַכְךָ, בְּכֹל מַעֲשֵׂה יָדֶךָ–יָדַע לֶכְתְּךָ, אֶת-הַמִּדְבָּר הַגָּדֹל הַזֶּה: זֶה אַרְבָּעִים שָׁנָה, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ עִמָּךְ–לֹא חָסַרְתָּ, דָּבָר. 7
For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the work of thy hand;
He hath known thy walking through this great wilderness;
these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee;
thou hast lacked nothing.’

ח וַנַּעֲבֹר מֵאֵת אַחֵינוּ בְנֵי-עֵשָׂו, הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּשֵׂעִיר, מִדֶּרֶךְ הָעֲרָבָה, מֵאֵילַת וּמֵעֶצְיֹן גָּבֶר; {ס} וַנֵּפֶן, וַנַּעֲבֹר, דֶּרֶךְ, מִדְבַּר מוֹאָב. 8
So we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, from the way of the Arabah, from Elath and from Ezion-geber. {S}
And we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.

ט וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, אַל-תָּצַר אֶת-מוֹאָב, וְאַל-תִּתְגָּר בָּם, מִלְחָמָה: כִּי לֹא-אֶתֵּן לְךָ מֵאַרְצוֹ, יְרֻשָּׁה–כִּי לִבְנֵי-לוֹט, נָתַתִּי אֶת-עָר יְרֻשָּׁה. 9
And the LORD said unto me:
‘Be not at enmity with Moab, neither contend with them in battle;
for I will not give thee of his land for a possession;
because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a possession.–

י הָאֵמִים לְפָנִים, יָשְׁבוּ בָהּ–עַם גָּדוֹל וְרַב וָרָם, כָּעֲנָקִים. 10
The Emim dwelt therein aforetime, a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim;

יא רְפָאִים יֵחָשְׁבוּ אַף-הֵם, כָּעֲנָקִים; וְהַמֹּאָבִים, יִקְרְאוּ לָהֶם אֵמִים. 11
these also are accounted Rephaim, as the Anakim;
but the Moabites call them Emim.

יב וּבְשֵׂעִיר יָשְׁבוּ הַחֹרִים, לְפָנִים, וּבְנֵי עֵשָׂו יִירָשׁוּם וַיַּשְׁמִידוּם מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיֵּשְׁבוּ תַּחְתָּם: כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יִשְׂרָאֵל, לְאֶרֶץ יְרֻשָּׁתוֹ, אֲשֶׁר-נָתַן יְהוָה, לָהֶם. 12
And in Seir dwelt the Horites aforetime, but the children of Esau succeeded them;
and they destroyed them from before them, and dwelt in their stead;
as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.–

יג עַתָּה, קֻמוּ וְעִבְרוּ לָכֶם–אֶת-נַחַל זָרֶד; וַנַּעֲבֹר, אֶת-נַחַל זָרֶד. 13
Now rise up, and get you over the brook Zered.’
And we went over the brook Zered.

יד וְהַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר-הָלַכְנוּ מִקָּדֵשׁ בַּרְנֵעַ, עַד אֲשֶׁר-עָבַרְנוּ אֶת-נַחַל זֶרֶד, שְׁלֹשִׁים וּשְׁמֹנֶה, שָׁנָה–עַד-תֹּם כָּל-הַדּוֹר אַנְשֵׁי הַמִּלְחָמָה, מִקֶּרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה, כַּאֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה, לָהֶם. 14
And the days in which we came from Kadesh-barnea, until we were come over the brook Zered, were thirty and eight years;
until all the generation, even the men of war, were consumed from the midst of the camp, as the LORD swore unto them.

טו וְגַם יַד-יְהוָה הָיְתָה בָּם, לְהֻמָּם מִקֶּרֶב הַמַּחֲנֶה, עַד, תֻּמָּם. 15
Moreover the hand of the LORD was against them, to discomfit them from the midst of the camp, until they were consumed.

טז וַיְהִי כַאֲשֶׁר-תַּמּוּ כָּל-אַנְשֵׁי הַמִּלְחָמָה, לָמוּת–מִקֶּרֶב הָעָם. {ס} 16
So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead from among the people, {S}

יז וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה, אֵלַי לֵאמֹר. 17
that the LORD spoke unto me saying:

יח אַתָּה עֹבֵר הַיּוֹם אֶת-גְּבוּל מוֹאָב, אֶת-עָר. 18
‘Thou art this day to pass over the border of Moab, even Ar;

יט וְקָרַבְתָּ, מוּל בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן–אַל-תְּצֻרֵם, וְאַל-תִּתְגָּר בָּם: כִּי לֹא-אֶתֵּן מֵאֶרֶץ בְּנֵי-עַמּוֹן לְךָ, יְרֻשָּׁה–כִּי לִבְנֵי-לוֹט, נְתַתִּיהָ יְרֻשָּׁה. 19
and when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon, harass them not, nor contend with them;
for I will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon for a possession;
because I have given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.–

כ אֶרֶץ-רְפָאִים תֵּחָשֵׁב, אַף-הִוא: רְפָאִים יָשְׁבוּ-בָהּ, לְפָנִים, וְהָעַמֹּנִים, יִקְרְאוּ לָהֶם זַמְזֻמִּים. 20
That also is accounted a land of Rephaim:
Rephaim dwelt therein aforetime;
but the Ammonites call them Zamzummim,

כא עַם גָּדוֹל וְרַב וָרָם, כָּעֲנָקִים; וַיַּשְׁמִידֵם יְהוָה מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיִּירָשֻׁם וַיֵּשְׁבוּ תַחְתָּם. 21
a people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakim;
but the LORD destroyed them before them;
and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead;

כב כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה לִבְנֵי עֵשָׂו, הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּשֵׂעִיר–אֲשֶׁר הִשְׁמִיד אֶת-הַחֹרִי, מִפְּנֵיהֶם, וַיִּירָשֻׁם וַיֵּשְׁבוּ תַחְתָּם, עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 22
as He did for the children of Esau, that dwell in Seir, when He destroyed the Horites from before them;
and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day;

כג וְהָעַוִּים הַיֹּשְׁבִים בַּחֲצֵרִים, עַד-עַזָּה–כַּפְתֹּרִים הַיֹּצְאִים מִכַּפְתֹּר, הִשְׁמִידֻם וַיֵּשְׁבוּ תַחְתָּם. 23
and the Avvim, that dwelt in villages as far as Gaza, the Caphtorim, that came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt in their stead.–

כד קוּמוּ סְּעוּ, וְעִבְרוּ אֶת-נַחַל אַרְנֹן–רְאֵה נָתַתִּי בְיָדְךָ אֶת-סִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ-חֶשְׁבּוֹן הָאֱמֹרִי וְאֶת-אַרְצוֹ, הָחֵל רָשׁ; וְהִתְגָּר בּוֹ, מִלְחָמָה. 24
Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the valley of Arnon;
behold, I have given into thy hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon, and his land;
begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.

כה הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה, אָחֵל תֵּת פַּחְדְּךָ וְיִרְאָתְךָ, עַל-פְּנֵי הָעַמִּים, תַּחַת כָּל-הַשָּׁמָיִם–אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁמְעוּן שִׁמְעֲךָ, וְרָגְזוּ וְחָלוּ מִפָּנֶיךָ. 25
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee upon the peoples that are under the whole heaven, who, when they hear the report of thee, shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.’

כו וָאֶשְׁלַח מַלְאָכִים מִמִּדְבַּר קְדֵמוֹת, אֶל-סִיחוֹן מֶלֶךְ חֶשְׁבּוֹן, דִּבְרֵי שָׁלוֹם, לֵאמֹר. 26
And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying:

כז אֶעְבְּרָה בְאַרְצֶךָ, בַּדֶּרֶךְ בַּדֶּרֶךְ אֵלֵךְ: לֹא אָסוּר, יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאול. 27
‘Let me pass through thy land;
I will go along by the highway, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.

כח אֹכֶל בַּכֶּסֶף תַּשְׁבִּרֵנִי וְאָכַלְתִּי, וּמַיִם בַּכֶּסֶף תִּתֶּן-לִי וְשָׁתִיתִי; רַק, אֶעְבְּרָה בְרַגְלָי. 28
Thou shalt sell me food for money, that I may eat;
and give me water for money, that I may drink;
only let me pass through on my feet;

כט כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשׂוּ-לִי בְּנֵי עֵשָׂו, הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּשֵׂעִיר, וְהַמּוֹאָבִים, הַיֹּשְׁבִים בְּעָר–עַד אֲשֶׁר-אֶעֱבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ נֹתֵן לָנוּ. 29
as the children of Esau that dwell in Seir, and the Moabites that dwell in Ar, did unto me;
until I shall pass over the Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.’

ל וְלֹא אָבָה, סִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ חֶשְׁבּוֹן, הַעֲבִרֵנוּ, בּוֹ: כִּי-הִקְשָׁה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-רוּחוֹ, וְאִמֵּץ אֶת-לְבָבוֹ, לְמַעַן תִּתּוֹ בְיָדְךָ, כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה. {ס} 30
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him;
for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that He might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day. {S}

לא וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה, אֵלַי, רְאֵה הַחִלֹּתִי תֵּת לְפָנֶיךָ, אֶת-סִיחֹן וְאֶת-אַרְצוֹ; הָחֵל רָשׁ, לָרֶשֶׁת אֶת-אַרְצוֹ. 31
And the LORD said unto me:
‘Behold, I have begun to deliver up Sihon and his land before thee;
begin to possess his land.’

לב וַיֵּצֵא סִיחֹן לִקְרָאתֵנוּ הוּא וְכָל-עַמּוֹ, לַמִּלְחָמָה–יָהְצָה. 32
Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Jahaz.

לג וַיִּתְּנֵהוּ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, לְפָנֵינוּ; וַנַּךְ אֹתוֹ וְאֶת-בָּנָו, וְאֶת-כָּל-עַמּוֹ. 33
And the LORD our God delivered him up before us;
and we smote him, and his sons, and all his people.

לד וַנִּלְכֹּד אֶת-כָּל-עָרָיו, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, וַנַּחֲרֵם אֶת-כָּל-עִיר מְתִם, וְהַנָּשִׁים וְהַטָּף: לֹא הִשְׁאַרְנוּ, שָׂרִיד. 34
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed every city, the men, and the women, and the little ones;
we left none remaining;

לה רַק הַבְּהֵמָה, בָּזַזְנוּ לָנוּ, וּשְׁלַל הֶעָרִים, אֲשֶׁר לָכָדְנוּ. 35
only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, with the spoil of the cities which we had taken.

לו מֵעֲרֹעֵר אֲשֶׁר עַל-שְׂפַת-נַחַל אַרְנֹן וְהָעִיר אֲשֶׁר בַּנַּחַל, וְעַד-הַגִּלְעָד, לֹא הָיְתָה קִרְיָה, אֲשֶׁר שָׂגְבָה מִמֶּנּוּ: אֶת-הַכֹּל, נָתַן יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ לְפָנֵינוּ. 36
From Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, and from the city that is in the valley, even unto Gilead, there was not a city too high for us:
the LORD our God delivered up all before us.

לז רַק אֶל-אֶרֶץ בְּנֵי-עַמּוֹן, לֹא קָרָבְתָּ: כָּל-יַד נַחַל יַבֹּק, וְעָרֵי הָהָר, וְכֹל אֲשֶׁר-צִוָּה, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ. 37
Only to the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not near;
all the side of the river Jabbok, and the cities of the hill-country, and wheresoever the LORD our God forbade us.

Chapter 3
א וַנֵּפֶן וַנַּעַל, דֶּרֶךְ הַבָּשָׁן; וַיֵּצֵא עוֹג מֶלֶךְ-הַבָּשָׁן לִקְרָאתֵנוּ הוּא וְכָל-עַמּוֹ, לַמִּלְחָמָה–אֶדְרֶעִי. 1
Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan;
and Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, unto battle at Edrei.

ב וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, אַל-תִּירָא אֹתוֹ–כִּי בְיָדְךָ נָתַתִּי אֹתוֹ וְאֶת-כָּל-עַמּוֹ, וְאֶת-אַרְצוֹ; וְעָשִׂיתָ לּוֹ–כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשִׂיתָ לְסִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר יוֹשֵׁב בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן. 2
And the LORD said unto me:
‘Fear him not;
for I have delivered him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand;
and thou shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon.’

ג וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ בְּיָדֵנוּ, גַּם אֶת-עוֹג מֶלֶךְ-הַבָּשָׁן–וְאֶת-כָּל-עַמּוֹ; וַנַּכֵּהוּ, עַד-בִּלְתִּי הִשְׁאִיר-לוֹ שָׂרִיד. 3
So the LORD our God delivered into our hand Og also, the king of Bashan, and all his people;
and we smote him until none was left to him remaining.

ד וַנִּלְכֹּד אֶת-כָּל-עָרָיו, בָּעֵת הַהִוא–לֹא הָיְתָה קִרְיָה, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-לָקַחְנוּ מֵאִתָּם: שִׁשִּׁים עִיר כָּל-חֶבֶל אַרְגֹּב, מַמְלֶכֶת עוֹג בַּבָּשָׁן. 4
And we took all his cities at that time;
there was not a city which we took not from them;
threescore cities, all the region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.

ה כָּל-אֵלֶּה עָרִים בְּצֻרֹת, חוֹמָה גְבֹהָה–דְּלָתַיִם וּבְרִיחַ: לְבַד מֵעָרֵי הַפְּרָזִי, הַרְבֵּה מְאֹד. 5
All these were fortified cities, with high walls, gates, and bars;
beside the unwalled towns a great many.

ו וַנַּחֲרֵם אוֹתָם–כַּאֲשֶׁר עָשִׂינוּ, לְסִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ חֶשְׁבּוֹן: הַחֲרֵם כָּל-עִיר מְתִם, הַנָּשִׁים וְהַטָּף. 6
And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon king of Heshbon, utterly destroying every city, the men, and the women, and the little ones.

ז וְכָל-הַבְּהֵמָה וּשְׁלַל הֶעָרִים, בַּזּוֹנוּ לָנוּ. 7
But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we took for a prey unto ourselves.

ח וַנִּקַּח בָּעֵת הַהִוא, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, מִיַּד שְׁנֵי מַלְכֵי הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן–מִנַּחַל אַרְנֹן, עַד-הַר חֶרְמוֹן. 8
And we took the land at that time out of the hand of the two kings of the Amorites that were beyond the Jordan, from the valley of Arnon unto mount Hermon–

ט צִידֹנִים יִקְרְאוּ לְחֶרְמוֹן, שִׂרְיֹן; וְהָאֱמֹרִי, יִקְרְאוּ-לוֹ שְׂנִיר. 9
which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion, and the Amorites call it Senir–

י כֹּל עָרֵי הַמִּישֹׁר, וְכָל-הַגִּלְעָד וְכָל-הַבָּשָׁן, עַד-סַלְכָה, וְאֶדְרֶעִי–עָרֵי מַמְלֶכֶת עוֹג, בַּבָּשָׁן. 10
all the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all Bashan, unto Salcah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.–

יא כִּי רַק-עוֹג מֶלֶךְ הַבָּשָׁן, נִשְׁאַר מִיֶּתֶר הָרְפָאִים–הִנֵּה עַרְשׂוֹ עֶרֶשׂ בַּרְזֶל, הֲלֹה הִוא בְּרַבַּת בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן: תֵּשַׁע אַמּוֹת אָרְכָּהּ, וְאַרְבַּע אַמּוֹת רָחְבָּהּ–בְּאַמַּת-אִישׁ. 11
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant of the Rephaim;
behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron;
is it not in Rabbah of the children of Ammon?
nine cubits was the length thereof, and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.–

יב וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת יָרַשְׁנוּ, בָּעֵת הַהִוא; מֵעֲרֹעֵר אֲשֶׁר-עַל-נַחַל אַרְנֹן, וַחֲצִי הַר-הַגִּלְעָד וְעָרָיו–נָתַתִּי, לָראוּבֵנִי וְלַגָּדִי. 12
And this land we took in possession at that time; from Aroer, which is by the valley of Arnon, and half the hill-country of Gilead, and the cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites;

יג וְיֶתֶר הַגִּלְעָד וְכָל-הַבָּשָׁן, מַמְלֶכֶת עוֹג–נָתַתִּי, לַחֲצִי שֵׁבֶט הַמְנַשֶּׁה: כֹּל חֶבֶל הָאַרְגֹּב לְכָל-הַבָּשָׁן, הַהוּא יִקָּרֵא אֶרֶץ רְפָאִים. 13
and the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, the kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half-tribe of Manasseh;
all the region of Argob–all that Bashan is called the land of Rephaim.

יד יָאִיר בֶּן-מְנַשֶּׁה, לָקַח אֶת-כָּל-חֶבֶל אַרְגֹּב, עַד-גְּבוּל הַגְּשׁוּרִי, וְהַמַּעֲכָתִי; וַיִּקְרָא אֹתָם עַל-שְׁמוֹ אֶת-הַבָּשָׁן חַוּ‍ֹת יָאִיר, עַד הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 14
Jair the son of Manasseh took all the region of Argob, unto the border of the Geshurites and the Maacathites, and called them, even Bashan, after his own name, Havvoth-jair, unto this day.–

טו וּלְמָכִיר, נָתַתִּי אֶת-הַגִּלְעָד. 15
And I gave Gilead unto Machir.

טז וְלָראוּבֵנִי וְלַגָּדִי נָתַתִּי מִן-הַגִּלְעָד, וְעַד-נַחַל אַרְנֹן, תּוֹךְ הַנַּחַל, וּגְבֻל–וְעַד יַבֹּק הַנַּחַל, גְּבוּל בְּנֵי עַמּוֹן. 16
And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave from Gilead even unto the valley of Arnon, the middle of the valley for a border;
even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;

יז וְהָעֲרָבָה, וְהַיַּרְדֵּן וּגְבֻל–מִכִּנֶּרֶת, וְעַד יָם הָעֲרָבָה יָם הַמֶּלַח, תַּחַת אַשְׁדֹּת הַפִּסְגָּה, מִזְרָחָה. 17
the Arabah also, the Jordan being the border thereof, from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the Arabah, the Salt Sea, under the slopes of Pisgah eastward.

יח וָאֲצַו אֶתְכֶם, בָּעֵת הַהִוא לֵאמֹר: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, נָתַן לָכֶם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת לְרִשְׁתָּהּ–חֲלוּצִים תַּעַבְרוּ לִפְנֵי אֲחֵיכֶם בְּנֵי-יִשְׂרָאֵל, כָּל-בְּנֵי-חָיִל. 18
And I commanded you at that time, saying:
‘The LORD your God hath given you this land to possess it;
ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all the men of valour.

יט רַק נְשֵׁיכֶם וְטַפְּכֶם, וּמִקְנֵכֶם, יָדַעְתִּי, כִּי-מִקְנֶה רַב לָכֶם–יֵשְׁבוּ, בְּעָרֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי, לָכֶם. 19
But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle–
I know that ye have much cattle–
shall abide in your cities which I have given you;

כ עַד אֲשֶׁר-יָנִיחַ יְהוָה לַאֲחֵיכֶם, כָּכֶם, וְיָרְשׁוּ גַם-הֵם, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם נֹתֵן לָהֶם בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן; וְשַׁבְתֶּם, אִישׁ לִירֻשָּׁתוֹ, אֲשֶׁר נָתַתִּי, לָכֶם. 20
until the LORD give rest unto your brethren, as unto you, and they also possess the land which the LORD your God giveth them beyond the Jordan;
then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

כא וְאֶת-יְהוֹשׁוּעַ צִוֵּיתִי, בָּעֵת הַהִוא לֵאמֹר: עֵינֶיךָ הָרֹאֹת, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר עָשָׂה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם לִשְׁנֵי הַמְּלָכִים הָאֵלֶּה–כֵּן-יַעֲשֶׂה יְהוָה לְכָל-הַמַּמְלָכוֹת, אֲשֶׁר אַתָּה עֹבֵר שָׁמָּה. 21
And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying:
‘Thine eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two kings;
so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou goest over.

כב לֹא, תִּירָאוּם: כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, הוּא הַנִּלְחָם לָכֶם. {ס} 22
Ye shall not fear them;
for the LORD your God, He it is that fighteth for you.’ {S}

כג וָאֶתְחַנַּן, אֶל-יְהוָה, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, לֵאמֹר. 23
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying:

כד אֲדֹנָי יְהוִה, אַתָּה הַחִלּוֹתָ לְהַרְאוֹת אֶת-עַבְדְּךָ, אֶת-גָּדְלְךָ, וְאֶת-יָדְךָ הַחֲזָקָה–אֲשֶׁר מִי-אֵל בַּשָּׁמַיִם וּבָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-יַעֲשֶׂה כְמַעֲשֶׂיךָ וְכִגְבוּרֹתֶךָ. 24
‘O Lord GOD, Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy greatness, and Thy strong hand;
for what god is there in heaven or on earth, that can do according to Thy works, and according to Thy mighty acts?

כה אֶעְבְּרָה-נָּא, וְאֶרְאֶה אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר, בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן: הָהָר הַטּוֹב הַזֶּה, וְהַלְּבָנֹן. 25
Let me go over, I pray Thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly hill-country, and Lebanon.’

כו וַיִּתְעַבֵּר יְהוָה בִּי לְמַעַנְכֶם, וְלֹא שָׁמַע אֵלָי; וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, רַב-לָךְ–אַל-תּוֹסֶף דַּבֵּר אֵלַי עוֹד, בַּדָּבָר הַזֶּה. 26
But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and hearkened not unto me;
and the LORD said unto me:
‘Let it suffice thee;
speak no more unto Me of this matter.

כז עֲלֵה רֹאשׁ הַפִּסְגָּה, וְשָׂא עֵינֶיךָ יָמָּה וְצָפֹנָה וְתֵימָנָה וּמִזְרָחָה–וּרְאֵה בְעֵינֶיךָ: כִּי-לֹא תַעֲבֹר, אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן הַזֶּה. 27
Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with thine eyes;
for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

כח וְצַו אֶת-יְהוֹשֻׁעַ, וְחַזְּקֵהוּ וְאַמְּצֵהוּ: כִּי-הוּא יַעֲבֹר, לִפְנֵי הָעָם הַזֶּה, וְהוּא יַנְחִיל אוֹתָם, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תִּרְאֶה. 28
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him;
for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.’

כט וַנֵּשֶׁב בַּגָּיְא, מוּל בֵּית פְּעוֹר. {פ} 29
So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor. {P}

Chapter 4
א וְעַתָּה יִשְׂרָאֵל, שְׁמַע אֶל-הַחֻקִּים וְאֶל-הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְלַמֵּד אֶתְכֶם, לַעֲשׂוֹת–לְמַעַן תִּחְיוּ, וּבָאתֶם וִירִשְׁתֶּם אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֵיכֶם, נֹתֵן לָכֶם. 1
And now, O Israel, hearken unto the statutes and unto the ordinances, which I teach you, to do them;
that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD, the God of your fathers, giveth you.

ב לֹא תֹסִפוּ, עַל-הַדָּבָר אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם, וְלֹא תִגְרְעוּ, מִמֶּנּוּ–לִשְׁמֹר, אֶת-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי, מְצַוֶּה אֶתְכֶם. 2
Ye shall not add unto the word which I Myself command you, neither shall ye diminish from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.

ג עֵינֵיכֶם, הָרֹאוֹת, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה יְהוָה, בְּבַעַל פְּעוֹר: כִּי כָל-הָאִישׁ, אֲשֶׁר הָלַךְ אַחֲרֵי בַעַל-פְּעוֹר–הִשְׁמִידוֹ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, מִקִּרְבֶּךָ. 3
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did in Baal-peor;
for all the men that followed the Baal of Peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from the midst of thee.

ד וְאַתֶּם, הַדְּבֵקִים, בַּיהוָה, אֱלֹהֵיכֶם–חַיִּים כֻּלְּכֶם, הַיּוֹם. 4
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

ה רְאֵה לִמַּדְתִּי אֶתְכֶם, חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוַּנִי, יְהוָה אֱלֹהָי: לַעֲשׂוֹת כֵּן–בְּקֶרֶב הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם בָּאִים שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 5
Behold, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the midst of the land whither ye go in to possess it.

ו וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם–כִּי הִוא חָכְמַתְכֶם וּבִינַתְכֶם, לְעֵינֵי הָעַמִּים: אֲשֶׁר יִשְׁמְעוּן, אֵת כָּל-הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה, וְאָמְרוּ רַק עַם-חָכָם וְנָבוֹן, הַגּוֹי הַגָּדוֹל הַזֶּה. 6
Observe therefore and do them;
for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples, that, when they hear all these statutes, shall say:
‘Surely this great group is a wise and understanding people.’

ז כִּי מִי-גוֹי גָּדוֹל, אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ אֱלֹהִים קְרֹבִים אֵלָיו, כַּיהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, בְּכָל-קָרְאֵנוּ אֵלָיו. 7
For what great goy is there, that hath God so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is whensoever we call upon Him?

ח וּמִי גּוֹי גָּדוֹל, אֲשֶׁר-לוֹ חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים צַדִּיקִם, כְּכֹל הַתּוֹרָה הַזֹּאת, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לִפְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם. 8
And what great goy is there, that hath statutes and ordinances so righteous as all this law, which I Myself set before you this day?

ט רַק הִשָּׁמֶר לְךָ וּשְׁמֹר נַפְשְׁךָ מְאֹד, פֶּן-תִּשְׁכַּח אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים אֲשֶׁר-רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ וּפֶן-יָסוּרוּ מִלְּבָבְךָ, כֹּל, יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ; וְהוֹדַעְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ, וְלִבְנֵי בָנֶיךָ. 9
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes saw, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life;
but make them known unto thy children and thy children’s children;

י יוֹם, אֲשֶׁר עָמַדְתָּ לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּחֹרֵב, בֶּאֱמֹר יְהוָה אֵלַי הַקְהֶל-לִי אֶת-הָעָם, וְאַשְׁמִעֵם אֶת-דְּבָרָי: אֲשֶׁר יִלְמְדוּן לְיִרְאָה אֹתִי, כָּל-הַיָּמִים אֲשֶׁר הֵם חַיִּים עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, וְאֶת-בְּנֵיהֶם, יְלַמֵּדוּן. 10
the day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me:
‘Assemble Me the people, and I will make them hear My words that they may learn to fear Me all the days that they live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.’

יא וַתִּקְרְבוּן וַתַּעַמְדוּן, תַּחַת הָהָר; וְהָהָר בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ, עַד-לֵב הַשָּׁמַיִם–חֹשֶׁךְ, עָנָן וַעֲרָפֶל. 11
And ye came near and stood under the mountain;
and the mountain burned with fire unto the heart of heaven, with darkness, cloud, and thick darkness.

יב וַיְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֲלֵיכֶם, מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ: קוֹל דְּבָרִים אַתֶּם שֹׁמְעִים, וּתְמוּנָה אֵינְכֶם רֹאִים זוּלָתִי קוֹל. 12
And the LORD spoke unto you out of the midst of the fire;
ye heard the voice of words, but ye saw no form;
only a voice.

יג וַיַּגֵּד לָכֶם אֶת-בְּרִיתוֹ, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה אֶתְכֶם לַעֲשׂוֹת–עֲשֶׂרֶת, הַדְּבָרִים; וַיִּכְתְּבֵם, עַל-שְׁנֵי לֻחוֹת אֲבָנִים. 13
And He declared unto you His covenant, which He commanded you to perform, even the ten words;
and He wrote them upon two tables of stone.

יד וְאֹתִי צִוָּה יְהוָה, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, לְלַמֵּד אֶתְכֶם, חֻקִּים וּמִשְׁפָּטִים: לַעֲשֹׂתְכֶם אֹתָם–בָּאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 14
And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.

טו וְנִשְׁמַרְתֶּם מְאֹד, לְנַפְשֹׁתֵיכֶם: כִּי לֹא רְאִיתֶם, כָּל-תְּמוּנָה, בְּיוֹם דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֲלֵיכֶם בְּחֹרֵב, מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ. 15
Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves–
for ye saw no manner of form on the day that the LORD spoke unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire–

טז פֶּן-תַּשְׁחִתוּן–וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לָכֶם פֶּסֶל, תְּמוּנַת כָּל-סָמֶל: תַּבְנִית זָכָר, אוֹ נְקֵבָה. 16
lest ye deal corruptly, and make you a graven image, even the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,

יז תַּבְנִית, כָּל-בְּהֵמָה אֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ; תַּבְנִית כָּל-צִפּוֹר כָּנָף, אֲשֶׁר תָּעוּף בַּשָּׁמָיִם. 17
the likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,

יח תַּבְנִית, כָּל-רֹמֵשׂ בָּאֲדָמָה; תַּבְנִית כָּל-דָּגָה אֲשֶׁר-בַּמַּיִם, מִתַּחַת לָאָרֶץ. 18
the likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water under the earth;

יט וּפֶן-תִּשָּׂא עֵינֶיךָ הַשָּׁמַיְמָה, וְרָאִיתָ אֶת-הַשֶּׁמֶשׁ וְאֶת-הַיָּרֵחַ וְאֶת-הַכּוֹכָבִים כֹּל צְבָא הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְנִדַּחְתָּ וְהִשְׁתַּחֲוִיתָ לָהֶם, וַעֲבַדְתָּם–אֲשֶׁר חָלַק יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֹתָם, לְכֹל הָעַמִּים, תַּחַת כָּל-הַשָּׁמָיִם. 19
and lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon and the stars, even all the host of heaven, thou be drawn away and worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath allotted unto all the peoples under the whole heaven.

כ וְאֶתְכֶם לָקַח יְהוָה, וַיּוֹצִא אֶתְכֶם מִכּוּר הַבַּרְזֶל מִמִּצְרָיִם, לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם נַחֲלָה, כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 20
But you hath the LORD taken and brought forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, to be unto Him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

כא וַיהוָה הִתְאַנַּף-בִּי, עַל-דִּבְרֵיכֶם; וַיִּשָּׁבַע, לְבִלְתִּי עָבְרִי אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן, וּלְבִלְתִּי-בֹא אֶל-הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ נַחֲלָה. 21
Now the LORD was angered with me for your sakes, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance;

כב כִּי אָנֹכִי מֵת בָּאָרֶץ הַזֹּאת, אֵינֶנִּי עֹבֵר אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן; וְאַתֶּם, עֹבְרִים, וִירִשְׁתֶּם, אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַטּוֹבָה הַזֹּאת. 22
but I must die in this land, I must not go over the Jordan;
but ye are to go over, and possess that good land.

כג הִשָּׁמְרוּ לָכֶם, פֶּן-תִּשְׁכְּחוּ אֶת-בְּרִית יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, אֲשֶׁר כָּרַת, עִמָּכֶם; וַעֲשִׂיתֶם לָכֶם פֶּסֶל תְּמוּנַת כֹּל, אֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. 23
Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which He made with you, and make you a graven image, even the likeness of any thing which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.

כד כִּי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵשׁ אֹכְלָה הוּא: אֵל, קַנָּא. {פ} 24
For the LORD thy God is a devouring fire, a jealous God. {P}

כה כִּי-תוֹלִיד בָּנִים וּבְנֵי בָנִים, וְנוֹשַׁנְתֶּם בָּאָרֶץ; וְהִשְׁחַתֶּם, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם פֶּסֶל תְּמוּנַת כֹּל, וַעֲשִׂיתֶם הָרַע בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה-אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְהַכְעִיסוֹ. 25
When thou shalt beget children, and children’s children, and ye shall have been long in the land, and shall deal corruptly, and make a graven image, even the form of any thing, and shall do that which is evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke Him;

כו הַעִידֹתִי בָכֶם הַיּוֹם אֶת-הַשָּׁמַיִם וְאֶת-הָאָרֶץ, כִּי-אָבֹד תֹּאבֵדוּן מַהֵר, מֵעַל הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים אֶת-הַיַּרְדֵּן שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ: לֹא-תַאֲרִיכֻן יָמִים עָלֶיהָ, כִּי הִשָּׁמֵד תִּשָּׁמֵדוּן. 26
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over the Jordan to possess it;
ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed.

כז וְהֵפִיץ יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם, בָּעַמִּים; וְנִשְׁאַרְתֶּם, מְתֵי מִסְפָּר, בַּגּוֹיִם, אֲשֶׁר יְנַהֵג יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם שָׁמָּה. 27
And the LORD shall scatter you among the peoples, and ye shall be left few in number among the nations, whither the LORD shall lead you away.

כח וַעֲבַדְתֶּם-שָׁם אֱלֹהִים, מַעֲשֵׂה יְדֵי אָדָם: עֵץ וָאֶבֶן–אֲשֶׁר לֹא-יִרְאוּן וְלֹא יִשְׁמְעוּן, וְלֹא יֹאכְלוּן וְלֹא יְרִיחֻן. 28
And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.

כט וּבִקַּשְׁתֶּם מִשָּׁם אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, וּמָצָאתָ: כִּי תִדְרְשֶׁנּוּ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשֶׁךָ. 29
But from thence ye will seek the LORD thy God;
and thou shalt find Him, if thou search after Him with all thy heart and with all thy soul.

ל בַּצַּר לְךָ–וּמְצָאוּךָ, כֹּל הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה; בְּאַחֲרִית, הַיָּמִים, וְשַׁבְתָּ עַד-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, וְשָׁמַעְתָּ בְּקֹלוֹ. 30
In thy distress, when all these things are come upon thee, in the end of days, thou wilt return to the LORD thy God, and hearken unto His voice;

לא כִּי אֵל רַחוּם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לֹא יַרְפְּךָ וְלֹא יַשְׁחִיתֶךָ; וְלֹא יִשְׁכַּח אֶת-בְּרִית אֲבֹתֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לָהֶם. 31
for the LORD thy God is a compassionate God;
He will not fail thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which He swore unto them.

לב כִּי שְׁאַל-נָא לְיָמִים רִאשֹׁנִים אֲשֶׁר-הָיוּ לְפָנֶיךָ, לְמִן-הַיּוֹם אֲשֶׁר בָּרָא אֱלֹהִים אָדָם עַל-הָאָרֶץ, וּלְמִקְצֵה הַשָּׁמַיִם, וְעַד-קְצֵה הַשָּׁמָיִם: הֲנִהְיָה, כַּדָּבָר הַגָּדוֹל הַזֶּה, אוֹ, הֲנִשְׁמַע כָּמֹהוּ. 32
For ask now of the days past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and from the one end of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?

לג הֲשָׁמַע עָם קוֹל אֱלֹהִים מְדַבֵּר מִתּוֹךְ-הָאֵשׁ, כַּאֲשֶׁר-שָׁמַעְתָּ אַתָּה–וַיֶּחִי. 33
Did ever a people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?

לד אוֹ הֲנִסָּה אֱלֹהִים, לָבוֹא לָקַחַת לוֹ גוֹי מִקֶּרֶב גּוֹי, בְּמַסֹּת בְּאֹתֹת וּבְמוֹפְתִים וּבְמִלְחָמָה וּבְיָד חֲזָקָה וּבִזְרוֹעַ נְטוּיָה, וּבְמוֹרָאִים גְּדֹלִים: כְּכֹל אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה לָכֶם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, בְּמִצְרַיִם–לְעֵינֶיךָ. 34
Or hath God assayed to go and take Him a nation from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by an outstretched arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before thine eyes?

לה אַתָּה הָרְאֵתָ לָדַעַת, כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים: אֵין עוֹד, מִלְּבַדּוֹ. 35
Unto thee it was shown, that thou mightest know that the LORD, He is God;
there is none else beside Him.

לו מִן-הַשָּׁמַיִם הִשְׁמִיעֲךָ אֶת-קֹלוֹ, לְיַסְּרֶךָּ; וְעַל-הָאָרֶץ, הֶרְאֲךָ אֶת-אִשּׁוֹ הַגְּדוֹלָה, וּדְבָרָיו שָׁמַעְתָּ, מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ. 36
Out of heaven He made thee to hear His voice, that He might instruct thee;
and upon earth He made thee to see His great fire;
and thou didst hear His words out of the midst of the fire.

לז וְתַחַת, כִּי אָהַב אֶת-אֲבֹתֶיךָ, וַיִּבְחַר בְּזַרְעוֹ, אַחֲרָיו; וַיּוֹצִאֲךָ בְּפָנָיו בְּכֹחוֹ הַגָּדֹל, מִמִּצְרָיִם. 37
And because He loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, and brought thee out with His presence, with His great power, out of Egypt,

לח לְהוֹרִישׁ, גּוֹיִם גְּדֹלִים וַעֲצֻמִים מִמְּךָ–מִפָּנֶיךָ; לַהֲבִיאֲךָ, לָתֶת-לְךָ אֶת-אַרְצָם נַחֲלָה–כַּיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 38
to drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day;

לט וְיָדַעְתָּ הַיּוֹם, וַהֲשֵׁבֹתָ אֶל-לְבָבֶךָ, כִּי יְהוָה הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים, בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל וְעַל-הָאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת: אֵין, עוֹד. 39
know this day, and lay it to thy heart, that the LORD, He is God in heaven above and upon the earth beneath;
there is none else.

מ וְשָׁמַרְתָּ אֶת-חֻקָּיו וְאֶת-מִצְו‍ֹתָיו, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם, אֲשֶׁר יִיטַב לְךָ, וּלְבָנֶיךָ אַחֲרֶיךָ–וּלְמַעַן תַּאֲרִיךְ יָמִים עַל-הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לְךָ כָּל-הַיָּמִים. {פ} 40
And thou shalt keep His statutes, and His commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever. {P}

מא אָז יַבְדִּיל מֹשֶׁה שָׁלֹשׁ עָרִים, בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, מִזְרְחָה, שָׁמֶשׁ. 41
Then Moses separated three cities beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising;

מב לָנֻס שָׁמָּה רוֹצֵחַ, אֲשֶׁר יִרְצַח אֶת-רֵעֵהוּ בִּבְלִי-דַעַת, וְהוּא לֹא-שֹׂנֵא לוֹ, מִתְּמֹל שִׁלְשֹׁם; וְנָס, אֶל-אַחַת מִן-הֶעָרִים הָאֵל–וָחָי. 42
that the manslayer might flee thither, that slayeth his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in time past;
and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live:

מג אֶת-בֶּצֶר בַּמִּדְבָּר בְּאֶרֶץ הַמִּישֹׁר, לָראוּבֵנִי; וְאֶת-רָאמֹת בַּגִּלְעָד לַגָּדִי, וְאֶת-גּוֹלָן בַּבָּשָׁן לַמְנַשִּׁי. 43
Bezer in the wilderness, in the table-land, for the Reubenites;
and Ramoth in Gilead, for the Gadites;
and Golan in Bashan, for the Manassites.

מד וְזֹאת, הַתּוֹרָה, אֲשֶׁר-שָׂם מֹשֶׁה, לִפְנֵי בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל. 44
And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel;

מה אֵלֶּה, הָעֵדֹת, וְהַחֻקִּים, וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים–אֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר מֹשֶׁה אֶל-בְּנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּצֵאתָם מִמִּצְרָיִם. 45
these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Moses spoke unto the children of Israel, when they came forth out of Egypt;

מו בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן בַּגַּיְא, מוּל בֵּית פְּעוֹר, בְּאֶרֶץ סִיחֹן מֶלֶךְ הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר יוֹשֵׁב בְּחֶשְׁבּוֹן–אֲשֶׁר הִכָּה מֹשֶׁה וּבְנֵי יִשְׂרָאֵל, בְּצֵאתָם מִמִּצְרָיִם. 46
beyond the Jordan, in the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, when they came forth out of Egypt;

מז וַיִּירְשׁוּ אֶת-אַרְצוֹ וְאֶת-אֶרֶץ עוֹג מֶלֶךְ-הַבָּשָׁן, שְׁנֵי מַלְכֵי הָאֱמֹרִי, אֲשֶׁר, בְּעֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן–מִזְרַח, שָׁמֶשׁ. 47
and they took his land in possession, and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were beyond the Jordan toward the sunrising;

מח מֵעֲרֹעֵר אֲשֶׁר עַל-שְׂפַת-נַחַל אַרְנֹן, וְעַד-הַר שִׂיאֹן–הוּא חֶרְמוֹן. 48
from Aroer, which is on the edge of the valley of Arnon, even unto mount Sion–
the same is Hermon–

מט וְכָל-הָעֲרָבָה עֵבֶר הַיַּרְדֵּן, מִזְרָחָה, וְעַד, יָם הָעֲרָבָה–תַּחַת, אַשְׁדֹּת הַפִּסְגָּה. {פ} 49
and all the Arabah beyond the Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the Arabah, under the slopes of Pisgah. {P}

Chapter 5
א וַיִּקְרָא מֹשֶׁה, אֶל-כָּל-יִשְׂרָאֵל, וַיֹּאמֶר אֲלֵהֶם שְׁמַע יִשְׂרָאֵל אֶת-הַחֻקִּים וְאֶת-הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי דֹּבֵר בְּאָזְנֵיכֶם הַיּוֹם; וּלְמַדְתֶּם אֹתָם, וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם לַעֲשֹׂתָם. 1
And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them:
Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and observe to do them.

ב יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, כָּרַת עִמָּנוּ בְּרִית–בְּחֹרֵב. 2
The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

ג לֹא אֶת-אֲבֹתֵינוּ, כָּרַת יְהוָה אֶת-הַבְּרִית הַזֹּאת: כִּי אִתָּנוּ, אֲנַחְנוּ אֵלֶּה פֹה הַיּוֹם כֻּלָּנוּ חַיִּים. 3
The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

ד פָּנִים בְּפָנִים, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה עִמָּכֶם בָּהָר–מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ. 4
The LORD spoke with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire–

ה אָנֹכִי עֹמֵד בֵּין-יְהוָה וּבֵינֵיכֶם, בָּעֵת הַהִוא, לְהַגִּיד לָכֶם, אֶת-דְּבַר יְהוָה: כִּי יְרֵאתֶם מִפְּנֵי הָאֵשׁ, וְלֹא-עֲלִיתֶם בָּהָר לֵאמֹר. {ס} 5
I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to declare unto you the word of the LORD;
for ye were afraid because of the fire, and went not up into the mount–
saying: {S}

ו אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצֵאתִיךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים: לֹא-יִהְיֶה לְךָ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים, עַל-פָּנָי. 6
I Myself am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.

ז לֹא-תַעֲשֶׂה לְךָ פֶסֶל, כָּל-תְּמוּנָה, אֲשֶׁר בַּשָּׁמַיִם מִמַּעַל, וַאֲשֶׁר בָּאָרֶץ מִתָּחַת–וַאֲשֶׁר בַּמַּיִם, מִתַּחַת לָאָרֶץ. 7
Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, even any manner of likeness, of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

ח לֹא-תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה לָהֶם, וְלֹא תָעָבְדֵם: כִּי אָנֹכִי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֵל קַנָּא–פֹּקֵד עֲו‍ֹן אָבוֹת עַל-בָּנִים וְעַל-שִׁלֵּשִׁים וְעַל-רִבֵּעִים, לְשֹׂנְאָי. 8
Thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them;
for I Myself the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate Me,

ט וְעֹשֶׂה חֶסֶד, לַאֲלָפִים–לְאֹהֲבַי, וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מצותו (מִצְו‍ֹתָי). {ס} 9
and showing kindness unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments. {S}

י לֹא תִשָּׂא אֶת-שֵׁם-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לַשָּׁוְא: כִּי לֹא יְנַקֶּה יְהוָה, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-יִשָּׂא אֶת-שְׁמוֹ לַשָּׁוְא. {ס} 10
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain;
for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. {S}

יא שָׁמוֹר אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת, לְקַדְּשׁוֹ, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ. 11
Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the LORD thy God commanded thee.

יב שֵׁשֶׁת יָמִים תַּעֲבֹד, וְעָשִׂיתָ כָּל-מְלַאכְתֶּךָ. 12
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;

יג וְיוֹם, הַשְּׁבִיעִי–שַׁבָּת, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: לֹא תַעֲשֶׂה כָל-מְלָאכָה אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ-וּבִתֶּךָ וְעַבְדְּךָ-וַאֲמָתֶךָ וְשׁוֹרְךָ וַחֲמֹרְךָ וְכָל-בְּהֶמְתֶּךָ, וְגֵרְךָ אֲשֶׁר בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ–לְמַעַן יָנוּחַ עַבְדְּךָ וַאֲמָתְךָ, כָּמוֹךָ. 13
but the seventh day is a sabbath unto the LORD thy God, in it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates;
that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou.

יד וְזָכַרְתָּ, כִּי עֶבֶד הָיִיתָ בְּאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, וַיֹּצִאֲךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ מִשָּׁם, בְּיָד חֲזָקָה וּבִזְרֹעַ נְטוּיָה; עַל-כֵּן, צִוְּךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֶת-יוֹם הַשַּׁבָּת. {ס} 14
And thou shalt remember that thou was a servant in the land of Egypt, and the LORD thy God brought thee out thence by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm;
therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day. {S}

טו כַּבֵּד אֶת-אָבִיךָ וְאֶת-אִמֶּךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוְּךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ–לְמַעַן יַאֲרִיכֻן יָמֶיךָ, וּלְמַעַן יִיטַב לָךְ, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ. {ס} 15
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God commanded thee;
that thy days may be long, and that it may go well with thee, upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. {S}

טז לֹא תִרְצָח, {ס} וְלֹא תִנְאָף; {ס} וְלֹא תִגְנֹב, {ס} וְלֹא-תַעֲנֶה בְרֵעֲךָ עֵד שָׁוְא. {ס} 16
Thou shalt not murder. {S}
Neither shalt thou commit adultery. {S}
Neither shalt thou steal. {S}
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. {S}

יז וְלֹא תַחְמֹד, אֵשֶׁת רֵעֶךָ; {ס} וְלֹא תִתְאַוֶּה בֵּית רֵעֶךָ, שָׂדֵהוּ וְעַבְדּוֹ וַאֲמָתוֹ שׁוֹרוֹ וַחֲמֹרוֹ, וְכֹל, אֲשֶׁר לְרֵעֶךָ. {ס} 17
Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s wife; {S}
neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s. {S}

יח אֶת-הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֶל-כָּל-קְהַלְכֶם בָּהָר, מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ הֶעָנָן וְהָעֲרָפֶל–קוֹל גָּדוֹל, וְלֹא יָסָף; וַיִּכְתְּבֵם, עַל-שְׁנֵי לֻחֹת אֲבָנִים, וַיִּתְּנֵם, אֵלָי. 18
These words the LORD spoke unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice, and it went on no more.
And He wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me.

יט וַיְהִי, כְּשָׁמְעֲכֶם אֶת-הַקּוֹל מִתּוֹךְ הַחֹשֶׁךְ, וְהָהָר, בֹּעֵר בָּאֵשׁ; וַתִּקְרְבוּן אֵלַי, כָּל-רָאשֵׁי שִׁבְטֵיכֶם וְזִקְנֵיכֶם. 19
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain did burn with fire, that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;

כ וַתֹּאמְרוּ, הֵן הֶרְאָנוּ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ אֶת-כְּבֹדוֹ וְאֶת-גָּדְלוֹ, וְאֶת-קֹלוֹ שָׁמַעְנוּ, מִתּוֹךְ הָאֵשׁ; הַיּוֹם הַזֶּה רָאִינוּ, כִּי-יְדַבֵּר אֱלֹהִים אֶת-הָאָדָם וָחָי. 20
and ye said:
‘Behold, the LORD our God hath shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire;
we have seen this day that God doth speak with man, and he liveth.

כא וְעַתָּה, לָמָּה נָמוּת, כִּי תֹאכְלֵנוּ, הָאֵשׁ הַגְּדֹלָה הַזֹּאת; אִם-יֹסְפִים אֲנַחְנוּ, לִשְׁמֹעַ אֶת-קוֹל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ עוֹד–וָמָתְנוּ. 21
Now therefore why should we die?
for this great fire will consume us;
if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.

כב כִּי מִי כָל-בָּשָׂר אֲשֶׁר שָׁמַע קוֹל אֱלֹהִים חַיִּים מְדַבֵּר מִתּוֹךְ-הָאֵשׁ, כָּמֹנוּ–וַיֶּחִי. 22
For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

כג קְרַב אַתָּה וּשְׁמָע, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר יֹאמַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ; וְאַתְּ תְּדַבֵּר אֵלֵינוּ, אֵת כָּל-אֲשֶׁר יְדַבֵּר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ אֵלֶיךָ–וְשָׁמַעְנוּ וְעָשִׂינוּ. 23
Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God may say;
and thou shalt speak unto us all that the LORD our God may speak unto thee;
and we will hear it and do it.’

כד וַיִּשְׁמַע יְהוָה אֶת-קוֹל דִּבְרֵיכֶם, בְּדַבֶּרְכֶם אֵלָי; וַיֹּאמֶר יְהוָה אֵלַי, שָׁמַעְתִּי אֶת-קוֹל דִּבְרֵי הָעָם הַזֶּה אֲשֶׁר דִּבְּרוּ אֵלֶיךָ–הֵיטִיבוּ, כָּל-אֲשֶׁר דִּבֵּרוּ. 24
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke unto me;
and the LORD said unto me:
‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee;
they have well said all that they have spoken.

כה מִי-יִתֵּן וְהָיָה לְבָבָם זֶה לָהֶם, לְיִרְאָה אֹתִי וְלִשְׁמֹר אֶת-כָּל-מִצְו‍ֹתַי–כָּל-הַיָּמִים: לְמַעַן יִיטַב לָהֶם וְלִבְנֵיהֶם, לְעֹלָם. 25
Oh that they had such a heart as this alway, to fear Me, and keep all My commandments, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

כו לֵךְ, אֱמֹר לָהֶם: שׁוּבוּ לָכֶם, לְאָהֳלֵיכֶם. 26
Go say to them:
Return ye to your tents.

כז וְאַתָּה, פֹּה עֲמֹד עִמָּדִי, וַאֲדַבְּרָה אֵלֶיךָ אֵת כָּל-הַמִּצְוָה וְהַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר תְּלַמְּדֵם; וְעָשׂוּ בָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי נֹתֵן לָהֶם לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 27
But as for thee, stand thou here by Me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.’

כח וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם לַעֲשׂוֹת, כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם אֶתְכֶם: לֹא תָסֻרוּ, יָמִין וּשְׂמֹאל. 28
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you;
ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

כט בְּכָל-הַדֶּרֶךְ, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם אֶתְכֶם–תֵּלֵכוּ: לְמַעַן תִּחְיוּן, וְטוֹב לָכֶם, וְהַאֲרַכְתֶּם יָמִים, בָּאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר תִּירָשׁוּן. 29
Ye shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.

Chapter 6
א וְזֹאת הַמִּצְוָה, הַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, לְלַמֵּד אֶתְכֶם–לַעֲשׂוֹת בָּאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר אַתֶּם עֹבְרִים שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ. 1
Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it–

ב לְמַעַן תִּירָא אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לִשְׁמֹר אֶת-כָּל-חֻקֹּתָיו וּמִצְו‍ֹתָיו אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוֶּךָ, אַתָּה וּבִנְךָ וּבֶן-בִּנְךָ, כֹּל יְמֵי חַיֶּיךָ–וּלְמַעַן, יַאֲרִכֻן יָמֶיךָ. 2
that thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life;
and that thy days may be prolonged.

ג וְשָׁמַעְתָּ יִשְׂרָאֵל, וְשָׁמַרְתָּ לַעֲשׂוֹת, אֲשֶׁר יִיטַב לְךָ, וַאֲשֶׁר תִּרְבּוּן מְאֹד: כַּאֲשֶׁר דִּבֶּר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵי אֲבֹתֶיךָ, לָךְ–אֶרֶץ זָבַת חָלָב, וּדְבָשׁ. {פ} 3
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it;
that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD, the God of thy fathers, hath promised unto thee–
a land flowing with milk and honey. {P}

ד שְׁמַע, יִשְׂרָאֵל: יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, יְהוָה אֶחָד. 4
Hear, O Israel:
the LORD our God, the LORD is one.

ה וְאָהַבְתָּ, אֵת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּכָל-לְבָבְךָ וּבְכָל-נַפְשְׁךָ, וּבְכָל-מְאֹדֶךָ. 5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

ו וְהָיוּ הַדְּבָרִים הָאֵלֶּה, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם–עַל-לְבָבֶךָ. 6
And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;

ז וְשִׁנַּנְתָּם לְבָנֶיךָ, וְדִבַּרְתָּ בָּם, בְּשִׁבְתְּךָ בְּבֵיתֶךָ וּבְלֶכְתְּךָ בַדֶּרֶךְ, וּבְשָׁכְבְּךָ וּבְקוּמֶךָ. 7
and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

ח וּקְשַׁרְתָּם לְאוֹת, עַל-יָדֶךָ; וְהָיוּ לְטֹטָפֹת, בֵּין עֵינֶיךָ. 8
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.

ט וּכְתַבְתָּם עַל-מְזֻזוֹת בֵּיתֶךָ, וּבִשְׁעָרֶיךָ. {ס} 9
And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates. {S}

י וְהָיָה כִּי יְבִיאֲךָ יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לְאַבְרָהָם לְיִצְחָק וּלְיַעֲקֹב–לָתֶת לָךְ: עָרִים גְּדֹלֹת וְטֹבֹת, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-בָנִיתָ. 10
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land which He swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee–great and goodly cities, which thou didst not build,

יא וּבָתִּים מְלֵאִים כָּל-טוּב, אֲשֶׁר לֹא-מִלֵּאתָ, וּבֹרֹת חֲצוּבִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא-חָצַבְתָּ, כְּרָמִים וְזֵיתִים אֲשֶׁר לֹא-נָטָעְתָּ; וְאָכַלְתָּ, וְשָׂבָעְתָּ. 11
and houses full of all good things, which thou didst not fill, and cisterns hewn out, which thou didst not hew, vineyards and olive-trees, which thou didst not plant, and thou shalt eat and be satisfied–

יב הִשָּׁמֶר לְךָ, פֶּן-תִּשְׁכַּח אֶת-יְהוָה, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצִיאֲךָ מֵאֶרֶץ מִצְרַיִם, מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים. 12
then beware lest thou forget the LORD, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

יג אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ תִּירָא, וְאֹתוֹ תַעֲבֹד; וּבִשְׁמוֹ, תִּשָּׁבֵעַ. 13
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God;
and Him shalt thou serve, and by His name shalt thou swear.

יד לֹא תֵלְכוּן, אַחֲרֵי אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים–מֵאֱלֹהֵי, הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר, סְבִיבוֹתֵיכֶם. 14
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;

טו כִּי אֵל קַנָּא יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בְּקִרְבֶּךָ: פֶּן-יֶחֱרֶה אַף-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בָּךְ, וְהִשְׁמִידְךָ, מֵעַל פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה. {ס} 15
for a jealous God, even the LORD thy God, is in the midst of thee;
lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and He destroy thee from off the face of the earth. {S}

טז לֹא תְנַסּוּ, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, כַּאֲשֶׁר נִסִּיתֶם, בַּמַּסָּה. 16
Ye shall not try the LORD your God, as ye tried Him in Massah.

יז שָׁמוֹר תִּשְׁמְרוּן, אֶת-מִצְו‍ֹת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵיכֶם, וְעֵדֹתָיו וְחֻקָּיו, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּךְ. 17
Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies, and His statutes, which He hath commanded thee.

יח וְעָשִׂיתָ הַיָּשָׁר וְהַטּוֹב, בְּעֵינֵי יְהוָה–לְמַעַן, יִיטַב לָךְ, וּבָאתָ וְיָרַשְׁתָּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ הַטֹּבָה, אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע יְהוָה לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ. 18
And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD;
that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore unto thy fathers,

יט לַהֲדֹף אֶת-כָּל-אֹיְבֶיךָ, מִפָּנֶיךָ, כַּאֲשֶׁר, דִּבֶּר יְהוָה. {ס} 19
to thrust out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken. {S}

כ כִּי-יִשְׁאָלְךָ בִנְךָ מָחָר, לֵאמֹר: מָה הָעֵדֹת, וְהַחֻקִּים וְהַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר צִוָּה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ, אֶתְכֶם. 20
When thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying:
‘What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?

כא וְאָמַרְתָּ לְבִנְךָ, עֲבָדִים הָיִינוּ לְפַרְעֹה בְּמִצְרָיִם; וַיֹּצִיאֵנוּ יְהוָה מִמִּצְרַיִם, בְּיָד חֲזָקָה. 21
then thou shalt say unto thy son:
‘We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt;
and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

כב וַיִּתֵּן יְהוָה אוֹתֹת וּמֹפְתִים גְּדֹלִים וְרָעִים בְּמִצְרַיִם, בְּפַרְעֹה וּבְכָל-בֵּיתוֹ–לְעֵינֵינוּ. 22
And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our eyes.

כג וְאוֹתָנוּ, הוֹצִיא מִשָּׁם–לְמַעַן, הָבִיא אֹתָנוּ, לָתֶת לָנוּ אֶת-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֵינוּ. 23
And He brought us out from thence, that He might bring us in, to give us the land which He swore unto our fathers.

כד וַיְצַוֵּנוּ יְהוָה, לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת-כָּל-הַחֻקִּים הָאֵלֶּה, לְיִרְאָה, אֶת-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ–לְטוֹב לָנוּ כָּל-הַיָּמִים, לְחַיֹּתֵנוּ כְּהַיּוֹם הַזֶּה. 24
And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

כה וּצְדָקָה, תִּהְיֶה-לָּנוּ: כִּי-נִשְׁמֹר לַעֲשׂוֹת אֶת-כָּל-הַמִּצְוָה הַזֹּאת, לִפְנֵי יְהוָה אֱלֹהֵינוּ–כַּאֲשֶׁר צִוָּנוּ. {ס} 25
And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He hath commanded us.’ {S}

Chapter 7
א כִּי יְבִיאֲךָ, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, אֶל-הָאָרֶץ, אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה בָא-שָׁמָּה לְרִשְׁתָּהּ; וְנָשַׁל גּוֹיִם-רַבִּים מִפָּנֶיךָ הַחִתִּי וְהַגִּרְגָּשִׁי וְהָאֱמֹרִי וְהַכְּנַעֲנִי וְהַפְּרִזִּי, וְהַחִוִּי וְהַיְבוּסִי–שִׁבְעָה גוֹיִם, רַבִּים וַעֲצוּמִים מִמֶּךָּ. 1
When the LORD thy God shall bring thee into the land whither thou goest to possess it, and shall cast out many nations before thee, the Hittite, and the Girgashite, and the Amorite, and the Canaanite, and the Perizzite, and the Hivite, and the Jebusite, seven groups greater and mightier than thou;

ב וּנְתָנָם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְפָנֶיךָ–וְהִכִּיתָם: הַחֲרֵם תַּחֲרִים אֹתָם, לֹא-תִכְרֹת לָהֶם בְּרִית וְלֹא תְחָנֵּם. 2
and when the LORD thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and thou shalt smite them;
then thou shalt utterly destroy them;
thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them;

ג וְלֹא תִתְחַתֵּן, בָּם: בִּתְּךָ לֹא-תִתֵּן לִבְנוֹ, וּבִתּוֹ לֹא-תִקַּח לִבְנֶךָ. 3
neither shalt thou make marriages with them:
thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

ד כִּי-יָסִיר אֶת-בִּנְךָ מֵאַחֲרַי, וְעָבְדוּ אֱלֹהִים אֲחֵרִים; וְחָרָה אַף-יְהוָה בָּכֶם, וְהִשְׁמִידְךָ מַהֵר. 4
For he will turn away thy son from following Me, that they may serve other gods;
so will the anger of the LORD be kindled against you, and He will destroy thee quickly.

ה כִּי-אִם-כֹּה תַעֲשׂוּ, לָהֶם–מִזְבְּחֹתֵיהֶם תִּתֹּצוּ, וּמַצֵּבֹתָם תְּשַׁבֵּרוּ; וַאֲשֵׁירֵהֶם, תְּגַדֵּעוּן, וּפְסִילֵיהֶם, תִּשְׂרְפוּן בָּאֵשׁ. 5
But thus shall ye deal with them:
ye shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and hew down their Asherim, and burn their graven images with fire.

ו כִּי עַם קָדוֹשׁ אַתָּה, לַיהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ: בְּךָ בָּחַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לִהְיוֹת לוֹ לְעַם סְגֻלָּה, מִכֹּל הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר עַל-פְּנֵי הָאֲדָמָה. 6
For thou art a holy people unto the LORD thy God:
the LORD thy God hath chosen thee to be His own treasure, out of all peoples that are upon the face of the earth.

ז לֹא מֵרֻבְּכֶם מִכָּל-הָעַמִּים, חָשַׁק יְהוָה בָּכֶם–וַיִּבְחַר בָּכֶם: כִּי-אַתֶּם הַמְעַט, מִכָּל-הָעַמִּים. 7
The LORD did not set His love upon you, nor choose you, because ye were more in number than any people–
for ye were the fewest of all peoples–

ח כִּי מֵאַהֲבַת יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם, וּמִשָּׁמְרוֹ אֶת-הַשְּׁבֻעָה אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֵיכֶם, הוֹצִיא יְהוָה אֶתְכֶם, בְּיָד חֲזָקָה; וַיִּפְדְּךָ מִבֵּית עֲבָדִים, מִיַּד פַּרְעֹה מֶלֶךְ-מִצְרָיִם. 8
but because the LORD loved you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore unto your fathers, hath the LORD brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you out of the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

ט וְיָדַעְתָּ, כִּי-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא הָאֱלֹהִים: הָאֵל, הַנֶּאֱמָן–שֹׁמֵר הַבְּרִית וְהַחֶסֶד לְאֹהֲבָיו וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי מִצְו‍ֹתָו, לְאֶלֶף דּוֹר. 9
Know therefore that the LORD thy God, He is God;
the faithful God, who keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love Him and keep His commandments to a thousand generations;

י וּמְשַׁלֵּם לְשֹׂנְאָיו אֶל-פָּנָיו, לְהַאֲבִידוֹ: לֹא יְאַחֵר לְשֹׂנְאוֹ, אֶל-פָּנָיו יְשַׁלֶּם-לוֹ. 10
and repayeth them that hate Him to their face, to destroy them;
He will not be slack to him that hateth Him, He will repay him to his face.

יא וְשָׁמַרְתָּ אֶת-הַמִּצְוָה וְאֶת-הַחֻקִּים וְאֶת-הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים, אֲשֶׁר אָנֹכִי מְצַוְּךָ הַיּוֹם–לַעֲשׂוֹתָם. {פ} 11
Thou shalt therefore keep the commandment, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which I command thee this day, to do them. {P}

יב וְהָיָה עֵקֶב תִּשְׁמְעוּן, אֵת הַמִּשְׁפָּטִים הָאֵלֶּה, וּשְׁמַרְתֶּם וַעֲשִׂיתֶם, אֹתָם–וְשָׁמַר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ לְךָ, אֶת-הַבְּרִית וְאֶת-הַחֶסֶד, אֲשֶׁר נִשְׁבַּע, לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ. 12
And it shall come to pass, because ye hearken to these ordinances, and keep, and do them, that the LORD thy God shall keep with thee the covenant and the kindness which He swore unto thy fathers,

יג וַאֲהֵבְךָ, וּבֵרַכְךָ וְהִרְבֶּךָ; וּבֵרַךְ פְּרִי-בִטְנְךָ וּפְרִי-אַדְמָתֶךָ דְּגָנְךָ וְתִירֹשְׁךָ וְיִצְהָרֶךָ, שְׁגַר-אֲלָפֶיךָ וְעַשְׁתְּרֹת צֹאנֶךָ, עַל הָאֲדָמָה, אֲשֶׁר-נִשְׁבַּע לַאֲבֹתֶיךָ לָתֶת לָךְ. 13
and He will love thee, and bless thee, and multiply thee;
He will also bless the fruit of thy body and the fruit of thy land, thy corn and thy wine and thine oil, the increase of thy kine and the young of thy flock, in the land which He swore unto thy fathers to give thee.

יד בָּרוּךְ תִּהְיֶה, מִכָּל-הָעַמִּים: לֹא-יִהְיֶה בְךָ עָקָר וַעֲקָרָה, וּבִבְהֶמְתֶּךָ. 14
Thou shalt be blessed above all peoples;
there shall not be male or female barren among you, or among your cattle.

טו וְהֵסִיר יְהוָה מִמְּךָ, כָּל-חֹלִי; וְכָל-מַדְוֵי מִצְרַיִם הָרָעִים אֲשֶׁר יָדַעְתָּ, לֹא יְשִׂימָם בָּךְ, וּנְתָנָם, בְּכָל-שֹׂנְאֶיךָ. 15
And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness;
and He will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee, but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

טז וְאָכַלְתָּ אֶת-כָּל-הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ נֹתֵן לָךְ–לֹא-תָחוֹס עֵינְךָ, עֲלֵיהֶם; וְלֹא תַעֲבֹד אֶת-אֱלֹהֵיהֶם, כִּי-מוֹקֵשׁ הוּא לָךְ. {ס} 16
And thou shalt consume all the peoples that the LORD thy God shall deliver unto thee;
thine eye shall not pity them;
neither shalt thou serve their gods;
for that will be a snare unto thee. {S}

יז כִּי תֹאמַר בִּלְבָבְךָ, רַבִּים הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵלֶּה מִמֶּנִּי; אֵיכָה אוּכַל, לְהוֹרִישָׁם. 17
If thou shalt say in thy heart:
‘These goyim are more than I;
how can I dispossess them?’

יח לֹא תִירָא, מֵהֶם: זָכֹר תִּזְכֹּר, אֵת אֲשֶׁר-עָשָׂה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְפַרְעֹה, וּלְכָל-מִצְרָיִם. 18
thou shalt not be afraid of them;
thou shalt well remember what the LORD thy God did unto Pharaoh, and unto all Egypt:

יט הַמַּסֹּת הַגְּדֹלֹת אֲשֶׁר-רָאוּ עֵינֶיךָ, וְהָאֹתֹת וְהַמֹּפְתִים וְהַיָּד הַחֲזָקָה וְהַזְּרֹעַ הַנְּטוּיָה, אֲשֶׁר הוֹצִאֲךָ, יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ; כֵּן-יַעֲשֶׂה יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְכָל-הָעַמִּים, אֲשֶׁר-אַתָּה יָרֵא, מִפְּנֵיהֶם. 19
the great trials which thine eyes saw, and the signs, and the wonders, and the mighty hand, and the outstretched arm, whereby the LORD thy God brought thee out;
so shall the LORD thy God do unto all the peoples of whom thou art afraid.

כ וְגַם, אֶת-הַצִּרְעָה, יְשַׁלַּח יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, בָּם: עַד-אֲבֹד, הַנִּשְׁאָרִים וְהַנִּסְתָּרִים–מִפָּנֶיךָ. 20
Moreover the LORD thy God will send the hornet among them, until they that are left, and they that hide themselves, perish from before thee.

כא לֹא תַעֲרֹץ, מִפְּנֵיהֶם: כִּי-יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּקִרְבֶּךָ, אֵל גָּדוֹל וְנוֹרָא. 21
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them;
for the LORD thy God is in the midst of thee, a God great and awful.

כב וְנָשַׁל יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-הַגּוֹיִם הָאֵל, מִפָּנֶיךָ–מְעַט מְעָט: לֹא תוּכַל כַּלֹּתָם מַהֵר, פֶּן-תִּרְבֶּה עָלֶיךָ חַיַּת הַשָּׂדֶה. 22
And the LORD thy God will cast out those nations before thee by little and little;
thou mayest not consume them quickly, lest the beasts of the field increase upon thee.

כג וּנְתָנָם יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ, לְפָנֶיךָ; וְהָמָם מְהוּמָה גְדֹלָה, עַד הִשָּׁמְדָם. 23
But the LORD thy God shall deliver them up before thee, and shall discomfit them with a great discomfiture, until they be destroyed.

כד וְנָתַן מַלְכֵיהֶם, בְּיָדֶךָ, וְהַאֲבַדְתָּ אֶת-שְׁמָם, מִתַּחַת הַשָּׁמָיִם: לֹא-יִתְיַצֵּב אִישׁ בְּפָנֶיךָ, עַד הִשְׁמִדְךָ אֹתָם. 24
And He shall deliver their kings into thy hand, and thou shalt make their name to perish from under heaven;
there shall no man be able to stand against thee, until thou have destroyed them.

כה פְּסִילֵי אֱלֹהֵיהֶם, תִּשְׂרְפוּן בָּאֵשׁ; לֹא-תַחְמֹד כֶּסֶף וְזָהָב עֲלֵיהֶם, וְלָקַחְתָּ לָךְ–פֶּן תִּוָּקֵשׁ בּוֹ, כִּי תוֹעֲבַת יְהוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ הוּא. 25
The graven images of their heroes shall ye burn with fire;
thou shalt not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein;
for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.

כו וְלֹא-תָבִיא תוֹעֵבָה אֶל-בֵּיתֶךָ, וְהָיִיתָ חֵרֶם כָּמֹהוּ; שַׁקֵּץ תְּשַׁקְּצֶנּוּ וְתַעֵב תְּתַעֲבֶנּוּ, כִּי-חֵרֶם הוּא. {פ} 26
And thou shalt not bring an abomination into thy house, and be accursed like unto it;
thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it;
for it is a devoted thing. {P}

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