the gods who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings?1 Let them rise up to help you! Let them give you shelter!
"See now that I myself am He!2 There is no god besides me.3 I put to death4 and I bring to life,5 I have wounded and I will heal,6 and no one can deliver out of my hand.740
I lift my hand8 to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,941
when I sharpen my flashing sword10 and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance11 on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.1242
I will make my arrows drunk with blood,13 while my sword devours flesh:14 the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders."
Rejoice,15 O nations, with his people,ab for he will avenge the blood of his servants;16 he will take vengeance on his enemies17 and make atonement for his land and people.1844
Moses came with Joshuac19 son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel,
he said to them, "Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day,20 so that you may command21 your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
They are not just idle words for you--they are your life.22 By them you will live long23 in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."