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Deuteronomy 29

1 These are the words of the covenant which Jehovah commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He had made with them in Horeb.
2 And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: You have seen all that Jehovah has done before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land;
3 the great trials which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great wonders.
4 Yet Jehovah has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.
5 And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
6 You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, that you may know that I am Jehovah your God.
7 And when you came to this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we struck them.
8 We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, to the Gadites, and to the half-tribe of Manasseh.
9 Therefore keep the Words of this covenant, and do them, that you may be wise in all that you do.
10 All of you are standing today before Jehovah your God: your heads, your tribes, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel;
11 your little ones and your wives; and the sojourner who is in your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water;
12 to enter into the covenant with Jehovah your God, and into His oath, which Jehovah your God is making with you today,
13 to establish you today as a people for Himself, to be, Himself, your God, just as He has spoken to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
14 I am making this covenant and this oath, not only with you,
15 but with him who stands here with us today before Jehovah our God, as well as with him who is not here with us today
16 (for you know that we dwelt in the land of Egypt and that we came through the nations which you passed by,
17 and you saw their abominations and their idols among them of wood and stone and silver and gold);
18 so that there not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from Jehovah our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there not be among you a root bearing venom or bitterness;
19 and so it not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he has blessed himself in his heart, thinking, I shall have peace, even though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart; and thus to snatch away the watered with the thirsty.
20 Jehovah will not consent to forgive him; for then the anger of Jehovah and His jealousy shall smoke against that man, and every curse that is written in this book shall lie down upon him, and Jehovah shall blot out his name from under the heavens.
21 And Jehovah shall separate him from all the tribes of Israel for evil, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Law,
22 so that your children of the generations to come, who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which Jehovah has laid upon it, shall utter:
23 The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it sprout, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which Jehovah overthrew in His anger and His wrath.
24 And all the nations shall say, Why has Jehovah done thus unto this land? What is the meaning of this great burning anger?
25 Then people shall say: Because they have forsaken the covenant of Jehovah the God of their fathers, which He had made with them to bring them out of the land of Egypt;
26 for they went and served other gods and bowed down to them, gods that they had not known and that He had not apportioned to them.
27 And the anger of Jehovah burned against this land, to bring upon it every curse that is written in this Book.
28 And Jehovah uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.
29 Jehovah our God hides Himself; but reveals Himself to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Law.
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