Deuteronomy 32:1-9 NIV

1 Listen,1 O heavens,2 and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.3

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2 Let my teaching fall like rain4 and my words descend like dew,56 like showers7 on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.

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3 I will proclaim8 the name of the LORD.9 Oh, praise the greatness10 of our God!

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4 He is the Rock,11 his works are perfect,12 and all his ways are just. A faithful God13 who does no wrong, upright14 and just is he.15

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      5 They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation.a16

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        • a 32:5 - Or "Corrupt are they and not his children, / a generation warped and twisted to their shame"
          6 Is this the way you repay17 the LORD, O foolish18 and unwise people?19 Is he not your Father,20 your Creator,b who made you and formed you?21

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            • b 32:6 - Or "Father, who bought you"
              7 Remember the days of old;22 consider the generations long past.23 Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.24

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              8 When the Most High25 gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind,26 he set up boundaries27 for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.c28

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                • c 32:8 - Masoretic Text; Dead Sea Scrolls (see also Septuagint) "sons of God"
                  9 For the LORD's portion29 is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.30

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