ear, O ye heavens, and I will speak; and hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the
tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:
I will publish the name of the LORD: ascribe ye greatness unto our God.
4He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,
just and right is he.
5They have corrupted
themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crooked generation.
6Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolish people and unwise? is not he thy father
that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7Remember the days of old, consider the years of many generations: ask thy father, and he will shew
thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
the Most High divided to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people
according to the number of the children of Israel.
the LORD's portion is his people; Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
10He found him in a desert land, and in the waste howling wilderness; he led him about, he instructed
him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.
an eagle stirreth up her nest, fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings, taketh them, beareth them on her wings:
12So the LORD alone did lead him, and there
was no strange god with him.
13He made him
ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suck honey out of the
rock, and oil out of the flinty rock;
of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat;
and thou didst drink the pure blood of the grape.
Jeshurun waxed fat, and kicked: thou art waxen fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook God
which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger.
17They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods
that came newly up, whom your fathers feared not.
the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten God that formed thee.
19And when the LORD saw it, he abhorred them, because of the provoking of his sons,
and of his daughters.
20And he said, I will
hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very froward generation, children in whom is no
21They have moved me to jealousy with
that which is not God; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which
are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest hell, and shall consume the earth
with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23I will heap mischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
24They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter
destruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.
25The sword without, and terror within, shall destroy both the young man and the
virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.
said, I would scatter them into corners, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:
27Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should
behave themselves strangely, and lest they should say, Our hand is high, and the LORD hath not done all this.
28For they are a nation void of counsel, neither is there any understanding in
29O that they were wise, that they understood
this, that they would consider their latter end!
should one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, except their Rock had sold them, and the LORD had shut them
31For their rock is not as our Rock, even
our enemies themselves being judges.
their vine is of the vine of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:
33Their wine is the poison of dragons, and
the cruel venom of asps.
34Is not this laid
up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?
me belongeth vengeance and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the
things that shall come upon them make haste.
the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their power is gone, and there is
none shut up, or left.
37And he shall say,
Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted,
did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your
39See now that I, even I, am he,
and there is no god with me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal: neither is there any that can deliver out of my
40For I lift up my hand to heaven, and
say, I live for ever.
41If I whet my glittering
sword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will render vengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
42I will make mine arrows drunk with blood, and my sword shall devour flesh; and
that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy.
43Rejoice, O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants,
and will render vengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.
44And Moses came and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people,
he, and Hoshea the son of Nun.
made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:
he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children
to observe to do, all the words of this law.
it is not a vain thing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither
ye go over Jordan to possess it.
LORD spake unto Moses that selfsame day, saying,
thee up into this mountain 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 children of Israel for a possession:
50And 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:
ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of MeribahKadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because ye
sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.
thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.