NASB — Deuteronomy 29 — KJV

The Covenant in Moab

1 IaThese are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the sons of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the bcovenant which He had made with them at Horeb.

[1] ICh 28:69 in Heb aLv 26:46; 27:34 bDt 5:2, 3

2IAnd Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “You have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and all his servants and all his land; 3 athe great trials which your eyes have seen, those great signs and wonders. 4 Yet to this day athe LORD has not given you a heart to know, nor eyes to see, nor ears to hear. 5 I have led you forty years in the wilderness; ayour clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandal has not worn out on your foot. 6 aYou have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or strong drink, in order that you might know that I am the LORD your God. 7 aWhen you Ireached this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon and Og the king of Bashan came out to meet us for battle, but we IIdefeated them; 8 and we took their land and agave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites, and the half-tribe of the Manassites. 9 aSo keep the words of this covenant to do them, bthat you may prosper in all that you do.

[2] ICh 29:1 in Heb
[3] aDt 4:34; 7:19
[4] aIs 6:9, 10; Ezk 12:2; Mt 13:14; Ac 28:26, 27; Ro 11:8
[5] aDt 8:4
[6] aDt 8:3
[7] ILit came to IILit smote aNu 21:21-24, 33, 35; Dt 2:26-3:17
[8] aNu 32:32, 33; Dt 3:12, 13
[9] aDt 4:6; 1K 2:3 bJsh 1:7

10 ¶ “You stand today, all of you, before the LORD your God: your chiefs, your tribes, your elders and your officers, [even] all the men of Israel, 11 your little ones, your wives, and the alien who is within your camps, from athe one who chops your wood to the one who draws your water, 12 that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today, 13 in order that He may establish you today as His people and that aHe may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

[11] aJsh 9:21, 23, 27
[13] aGn 17:7; Ex 6:7

14 ¶ “Now not with you alone am I amaking this covenant and this oath, 15 abut both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today 16 (for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed; 17 moreover, you have seen their abominations and their idols [of] awood, stone, silver, and gold, which [they had] with them); 18 aso that there will not be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; that there will not be among you ba root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood. 19 It shall be when he hears the words of this curse, that he will Iboast, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart in order IIto destroy the watered [land] with the dry.’ 20 The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and aHis jealousy will Ibburn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will IIrest on him, and the LORD will cblot out his name from under heaven. 21 Then the LORD will single him out for Iadversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant awhich are written in this book of the law.

[14] aJr 31:31; He 8:7, 8
[15] aAc 2:39
[17] aEx 20:23; Dt 4:28; 28:36
[18] aDt 13:6 bDt 32:32; He 12:15
[19] ILit bless himself in his heart III.e. to destroy everything
[20] ILit smoke IILit lie down aPs 79:5; Ezk 23:25 bPs 74:1; 80:4 cEx 32:33; Dt 9:14; 2K 14:27
[21] ILit evil aDt 30:10

22 ¶ “Now the generation to come, your sons who rise up after you and athe foreigner who comes from a distant land, when they see the plagues of the land and the diseases with which the LORD has Iafflicted it, will say, 23 ‘All its land is abrimstone and salt, ba burning waste, Iunsown and unproductive, and no grass grows in it, like the overthrow of cSodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and in His wrath.’ 24 All the nations will say, ‘aWhy has the LORD done thus to this land? Why this great Ioutburst of anger?’ 25 Then [men] will say, ‘aBecause they forsook the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt. 26 They went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods whom they have not known and whom He had not Iallotted to them. 27 Therefore, the anger of the LORD burned against that land, ato bring upon it every curse which is written in this book; 28 and athe LORD uprooted them from their land in anger and in fury and in great wrath, and cast them into another land, as [it is] this day.’

[22] ILit made it sick aJr 19:8; 49:17; 50:13
[23] ILit it is not sown and does not cause to sprout aGn 19:24; Is 34:9; Jr 17:6; Zp 2:9 bIs 1:7; 64:11 cJde 7
[24] ILit heat a1K 9:8; Jr 22:8
[25] a2K 17:9-23; 2Ch 36:13-21
[26] ILit portioned
[27] aDn 9:11
[28] a2Ch 7:20; Ps 52:5; Pv 2:22; Ezk 19:12, 13

29 ¶ “aThe secret things belong to the LORD our God, but bthe things revealed belong to us and to our sons forever, that we may observe all the words of this law.

[29] aAc 1:7 bJn 5:39; Ac 17:11; 2Ti 3:16


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1 ¶ These [are] the words of the covenant, which the LORD commanded¬ Moses to make¬ with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, beside the covenant which he made¬ with them in Horeb.

[1] Ex 19:3; 24:2; Lv 26:44; Dt 4:10, 13, 23; 5:2; 29:12, 21, 25; 2K 23:3; Jr 11:2, 6; 31:32; 34:18; Ac 3:25; He 8:9.

Moses exhorteth them to obedience, by the memory of the works they had seen.

2 ¶ And Moses called¬ unto all Israel, and said¬ unto them, Ye have seen¬ all that the LORD did¬ before your eyes in the land of Egypt unto Pharaoh, and unto all his servants, and unto all his land; 3 The great temptations which thine eyes have seen,¬ the signs, and those great miracles: 4 Yet the LORD hath not given¬ you an heart to perceive,¬ and eyes to see,¬ and ears to hear,¬ unto this day. 5 And I have led¬ you forty years in the wilderness: your clothes are not waxen old¬ upon you, and thy shoe is not waxen old¬ upon thy foot. 6 Ye have not eaten¬ bread, neither have ye drunk¬ wine or strong drink: that ye might know¬ that I [am] the LORD your God. 7 And when ye came¬ unto this place, Sihon the king of Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, came out¬ against¬ us unto battle, and we smote¬ them: 8 And we took¬ their land, and gave¬ it for an inheritance unto the Reubenites, and to the Gadites, and to the half tribe of Manasseh. 9 Keep¬ therefore the words of this covenant, and do¬ them, that ye may prosper¬ in all that ye do.¬

[2] Ex 8:12; 19:4; Jsh 24:5; Ps 78:43; 105:27.
[3] Dt 4:32; 7:18; Ne 9:9.
[4] Dt 2:30; Pv 20:12; Is 6:9; 63:17; Ezk 36:26; Mt 13:11; Jn 8:43; 12:38; Ac 28:26; Ro 11:7; 2Co 3:15; Ep 4:18; 2Th 2:10; 2Ti 2:25; Jm 1:13.
[5] Dt 1:3; 8:2, 4; Jsh 9:5, 13; Ne 9:21; Mt 6:31; 10:10.
[6] Ex 16:12, 35; Nu 16:14; 20:8; Dt 8:3; Ne 9:15; Ps 78:24; 1Co 9:25; 10:4; Ep 5:18.
[7] Nu 21:21; 32:33; Dt 2:24; 3:1; Ps 135:10; 136:17.
[8] Nu 32:33; Dt 3:12.
[9] Dt 4:6; 29:1; Jsh 1:7; 1K 2:3; Ps 25:10; 103:17; Is 56:1, 4; Jr 50:5; Lk 11:28; He 13:20.

All are presented before the LORD to enter into his Covenant.

10 ¶ Ye stand¬ this day all of you before the LORD your God; your captains of your tribes, your elders, and your officers,¬ [with] all the men of Israel, 11 Your little ones, your wives, and thy stranger that [is] in thy camp, from the hewer¬ of thy wood unto the drawer¬ of thy water: 12 That thou shouldest enter¬ into covenant with the LORD thy God, and into his oath, which the LORD thy God maketh¬ with thee this day: 13 That he may establish¬ thee to day for a people unto himself, and [that] he may be unto thee a God, as he hath said¬ unto thee, and as he hath sworn¬ unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob. 14 Neither with you only do I make¬ this covenant and this oath; 15 But with [him] that standeth¬ here with us this day before the LORD our God, and also with [him] that [is] not here with us this day: 16 (For ye know¬ how we have dwelt¬ in the land of Egypt; and how we came¬ through the nations which ye passed by;¬ 17 And ye have seen¬ their abominations, and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which [were] among them:)

[10] Dt 4:10; 31:12; 2Ch 23:16; 34:29; Ne 8:2; 9:1, 38; 10:28; Jol 2:16; Rv 6:15; 20:12.
[11] Ex 12:38, 48; Nu 11:4; Dt 5:14; Jsh 9:21; Ga 3:28; Col 3:11.
[12] Gn 15:10; Ex 19:5; Dt 5:2; 29:14; Jsh 24:25; 2K 11:17; 2Ch 15:12; Ne 10:28.
[13] Gn 17:7; 26:3; 28:13; Ex 6:7; Dt 7:6; 26:18; 28:9; Jr 31:31; 32:38; He 11:16.
[14] Jr 31:31; He 8:7.
[15] Dt 5:3; Jr 32:39; 50:5; Ac 2:39; 1Co 7:14.
[16] Dt 2:4, 9, 19, 24; 3:1.
[17] Dt 29:17.

The great wrath on him that flattereth himself in his wickedness.

18 Lest there should be among you man, or woman, or family, or tribe, whose heart turneth away¬ this day from the LORD our God, to go¬ [and] serve¬ the gods of these nations; lest there should be among you a root that beareth¬ gall and wormwood; 19 And it come to pass, when he heareth¬ the words of this curse, that he bless¬ himself in his heart, saying,¬ I shall have peace, though I walk¬ in the imagination of mine heart, to add¬ drunkenness to thirst: 20 The LORD will¬ not spare¬ him, but then the anger of the LORD and his jealousy shall smoke¬ against that man, and all the curses that are written¬ in this book shall lie¬ upon him, and the LORD shall blot out¬ his name from under heaven. 21 And the LORD shall separate¬ him unto evil out of all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written¬ in this book of the law: 22 So that the generation to come of your children that shall rise up¬ after you, and the stranger that shall come¬ from a far land, shall say,¬ when they see¬ the plagues of that land, and the sicknesses which the LORD hath laid¬ upon it; 23 [And that] the whole land thereof [is] brimstone, and salt, [and] burning, [that] it is not sown,¬ nor beareth,¬ nor any grass groweth¬ therein, like the overthrow of Sodom, and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboim, which the LORD overthrew¬ in his anger, and in his wrath: 24 Even all nations shall say,¬ Wherefore hath the LORD done¬ thus unto this land? what [meaneth] the heat of this great anger? 25 Then men shall say,¬ Because they have forsaken¬ the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which he made¬ with them when he brought them forth¬ out of the land of Egypt: 26 For they went¬ and served¬ other gods, and worshipped¬ them, gods whom they knew¬ not, and [whom] he had not given¬ unto them: 27 And the anger of the LORD was kindled¬ against this land, to bring¬ upon it all the curses that are written¬ in this book: 28 And the LORD rooted¬ them out of their land in anger, and in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast¬ them into another land, as [it is] this day.

[18] Dt 11:16; 13:1; 17:2; Jr 9:15; Ho 10:4; Am 6:12; Ac 8:23; He 3:12; 12:15.
[19] Gn 2:17; Nu 15:30, 39; Dt 17:2; 29:12; Ps 10:4, 11; 49:18; 94:6; Pv 29:1; Ec 11:9; Jr 3:17; 5:12; 7:3, 24; 28:15; 44:16, 27; Ezk 13:16, 22; Ro 1:21; 2Co 10:5; Ep 4:17; 5:6.
[20] Ex 20:5; 32:32; 34:14; Dt 9:14; 25:19; 27:15; 28:15; Ps 18:8; 69:28; 74:1; 78:50, 58; 79:5; Pv 6:34; So 8:6; Is 27:11; Jr 13:14; Ezk 5:11; 7:4, 9; 8:3, 5, 18; 9:10; 14:7; 23:25; 24:14; 36:5; Na 1:2; Zp 1:18; Ro 8:32; 11:21; 1Co 10:22; He 12:29; 2P 2:4; Rv 3:5.
[21] Jsh 7:1; Ezk 13:9; Mal 3:18; Mt 24:51; 25:32, 41, 46.
[22] Dt 29:22.
[23] Gn 14:2; 19:24; Jg 9:45; Jb 18:15; Ps 107:34; Is 34:9; Jr 17:6; 20:16; Ezk 47:11; Ho 11:8; Am 4:11; Zp 2:9; Lk 14:34; 17:29; Rv 19:20.
[24] 1K 9:8; 2Ch 7:21; Jr 22:8; Lm 2:15; 4:12; Ezk 14:23; Ro 2:5.
[25] 1K 19:10; Is 24:1; 47:6; Jr 22:9; 31:32; 40:2; 50:7; He 8:9.
[26] Dt 28:64; Jg 2:12; 5:8; 2K 17:7; 2Ch 36:12; Jr 19:3; 44:2.
[27] Lv 26:14; Dt 27:15; 28:15; 29:20; Dn 9:11.
[28] Dt 6:24; 8:18; 28:25, 36, 64; 1K 14:15; 2K 17:18, 23; 2Ch 7:20; Ezr 9:7; Ps 52:5; Pv 2:22; Jr 42:10; Dn 9:7; Lk 21:23.

Secret things belong to the LORD.

29 The secret¬ [things belong] unto the LORD our God: but those [things which are] revealed¬ [belong] unto us and to our children for ever, that [we] may do¬ all the words of this law.

[29] Dt 6:7; 30:2; Jb 11:6; 28:28; Ps 25:14; 78:2; Pv 3:32; Is 8:20; Jr 23:18; Dn 2:18, 22, 27; 4:9; Am 3:7; Mt 11:27; 13:11, 35; Jn 15:15; 20:31; 21:22; Ac 1:7; Ro 11:33; 16:25, 26; 1Co 2:16; 2Ti 1:5; 3:16.


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