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Deuteronomy [Second Torah] 1

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1These are the words which Moses Drawn out spoke to all Israel God prevails beyond the Jordan Descender in the wilderness, in the Arabah over against Suf, between Paran, Tophel, Laban White, Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
2It is eleven days’ journey from Horeb Desert by the way of Mount Seir to Kadesh Barnea Consecrated Son-inconstant.
3In the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, Moses Drawn out spoke to the children of Israel God prevails, according to all that Adonai had given Moses Drawn out, words of enjoinings to them;
4after he had struck Sihon the king of the Amorites Descendants of Talkers, who lived in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, who lived in Ashtaroth, at Edrei.
5Beyond the Jordan Descender, in the land of Moab From father, Moses Drawn out began to declare this Torah ·Teaching·, saying,
6“Yahweh Eloheikhem Yahweh our God spoke to us in Horeb Desert, saying, ‘You have lived long enough at this mountain.
7Turn, and take your journey, and go to the hill country of the Amorites Descendants of Talkers, and to all the places near there, in the Arabah, in the hill country, and in the lowland, and in the South, and by the seashore, the land of the Canaanites Descendants of Humbled, and Lebanon, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates Fruitful.
8Behold, I have set the land before you. Go in and possess the land which Adonai swore to your fathers, to Abraham Father of a multitude, to Isaac Laughter, and to Jacob Supplanter, to give to them and to their offspring after them.’”
9I spoke to you at that time, saying, “I am not able to bear you myself alone.
10Adonai your God has multiplied you, and behold, you are today as the stars of the sky for multitude.
11Adonai , the God of your fathers, make you a thousand times as many as you are, and bless you, as he has promised you! (2)
12How can I myself alone bear your problems, your burdens, and your strife?
13Take wise men of understanding and well known according to your tribes, and I will make them heads over you.”
14You answered me, and said, “The thing which you have spoken is good to do.”
15So I took the heads of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made them heads over you, captains of thousands, and captains of hundreds, and captains of fifties, and captains of tens, and officers, according to your tribes.
16I enjoined your judges at that time, saying, “Sh'ma ·Hear obey· cases between your brothers, and judge righteously between a man and his brother, and the foreigner who is living with him.
17You shall not show partiality in judgment; you shall sh'ma ·hear obey· the small and the great alike. You shall not be afraid of the face of man, for the judgment is God’s. The case that is too hard for you, you shall bring to me, and I will sh'ma ·hear obey· it.”
18I enjoined you at that time all the things which you should do.

19We traveled from Horeb Desert, and went through all that great and terrible wilderness which you saw, by the way to the hill country of the Amorites Descendants of Talkers, as Yahweh Eloheikhem Yahweh our God enjoined us; and we came to Kadesh Barnea Consecrated Son-inconstant.
20I said to you, “You have come to the hill country of the Amorites Descendants of Talkers, which Yahweh Eloheikhem Yahweh our God gives to us.
21Behold, Adonai your God has set the land before you. Go up, take possession, as Adonai , the God of your fathers, has spoken to you. Don’t be afraid, neither be dismayed.” (3)
22You came near to me, everyone of you, and said, “Let us send men before us, that they may search the land for us, and bring us word again of the way by which we must go up, and the cities to which we shall come.”
23The thing pleased me well. I took twelve men of you, one man for every tribe.
24They turned and went up into the hill country, and came to the valley of Eshcol, and spied it out.
25They took some of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought it down to us, and brought us word again, and said, “It is a good land which Yahweh Eloheikhem Yahweh our God gives to us.”
26Yet you wouldn’t go up, but rebelled against the order of Adonai your God.
27You murmured in your tents, and said, “Because Adonai hated us, he has brought us out of the land of Egypt Abode of slavery, to deliver us into the hand of the Amorites Descendants of Talkers, to destroy us.
28Where are we going up? Our brothers have made our heart melt, saying, ‘The people are greater and taller than we. The cities are great and fortified up to the sky. Moreover we have seen the sons of the Anakim there!’”
29Then I said to you, “Don’t dread, neither be afraid of them.
30Adonai your God who goes before you, he will fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt Abode of slavery before your eyes,
31and in the wilderness, where you have seen how that Adonai your God bore you, as a man does bear his son, in all the way that you went, until you came to this place.”
32Yet in this thing you didn’t believe Adonai your God,
33who went before you on the way, to seek out a place for you to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way you should go, and in the cloud by day.
34Adonai sh'ma ·heard obeyed· the voice of your words, and was angry, and swore, saying,
35“Surely not one of these men of this evil generation shall see the good land, which I swore to give to your fathers,
36except Caleb the son of Jephunneh. He shall see it. I will give the land that he has trodden on to him, and to his children, because he has wholly followed Adonai .”

37Also Adonai was angry with me for your sakes, saying, “You also shall not go in there.
38Joshua Salvation Yah the son of Nun, who stands before you, shall go in there. Encourage him, for he shall cause Israel God prevails to inherit it. (4)
39Moreover your little ones, whom you said should be captured or killed, and your children, who today have no knowledge of good or evil, they shall go in there, and I will give it to, and they shall possess it.
40But as for you, turn, and take your journey into the wilderness by the way to the Sea of Suf Reed Sea.”
41Then you answered and said to me, “We have sinned against Adonai , we will go up and fight, according to all that Yahweh Eloheikhem Yahweh our God enjoined us.” Every man of you put on his weapons of war, and presumed to go up into the hill country.
42Adonai said to me, “Tell them, ‘Don’t go up, neither fight; for I am not among you; lest you be struck before your enemies.’”
43So I spoke to you, and you didn’t sh'ma ·hear obey·; but you rebelled against the order of Adonai , and were presumptuous, and went up into the hill country.
44The Amorites Descendants of Talkers, who lived in that hill country, came out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and beat you down in Seir, even to Hormah.
45You made teshuvah ·complete return· and wept before Adonai ; but Adonai didn’t sh'ma ·hear obey· unto your voice, nor turn his ear to you.
46So you stayed in Kadesh many days, according to the days that you remained.