Give ear , O ye heavens, and I will speak ; and hear , O earth, the words of my mouth.2
My doctrine shall drop as the rain, my speech shall distil as the dew, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the grass:3
Because I will publish the name of the LORD:ascribe ye greatness unto our God.4
He is the Rock, his work is perfect: for all his ways are judgment: a God of truth and without iniquity,just and right is he.
They have corrupted themselves, their spot is not the spot of his children: they are a perverse and crookedgeneration.6
Do ye thus requite the LORD, O foolishpeople and unwise? is not he thy father that hath bought thee? hath he not made thee, and established thee?
7Remember the days of old,consider the years of manyagenerations:ask thy father, and he will shew thee; thy elders, and they will tell thee.
When the most Highdivided to the nations their inheritance , when he separated the sons of Adam, he set the bounds of the people according to the number of the children of Israel.9
For the LORD'Sportion is his people;Jacob is the lotb of his inheritance.10
He found him in a desertland, and in the wastehowlingwilderness; he led him about , he instructed him, he kept him as the apple of his eye.11
As an eagle stirreth up her nest,fluttereth over her young, spreadeth abroad her wings,taketh them, beareth them on her wings:12
So the LORDalone did lead him, and there was no strangegod with him.
He made him ride on the high places of the earth, that he might eat the increase of the fields; and he made him to suckhoney out of the rock, and oil out of the flintyrock;14Butter of kine, and milk of sheep, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the fat of kidneys of wheat; and thou didst drink the pureblood of the grape.15
But Jeshurun waxed fat , and kicked : thou art waxen fat , thou art grown thick , thou art covered with fatness; then he forsookGod which made him, and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.16
They provoked him to jealousy with strange gods, with abominations provoked they him to anger .
They sacrificed unto devils, not to God; to gods whom they knew not, to new gods that camenewlyup , whom your fathersfeared not.
Of the Rock that begat thee thou art unmindful , and hast forgottenGod that formed thee.
And when the LORDsaw it, he abhorredc them, because of the provoking of his sons, and of his daughters.20
And he said , I will hide my face from them, I will see what their end shall be: for they are a very frowardgeneration,children in whom is no faith.21
They have moved me to jealousy with that which is notGod; they have provoked me to anger with their vanities: and I will move them to jealousy with those which are not a people; I will provoke them to anger with a foolishnation.22
For a fire is kindled in mine anger, and shall burnd unto the lowesthell, and shall consume the earth with her increase, and set on fire the foundations of the mountains.23
I will heapmischiefs upon them; I will spend mine arrows upon them.
They shall be burnt with hunger, and devoured with burning heat,e and with bitterdestruction: I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the poison of serpents of the dust.25
The swordwithout, and terrorwithin,f shall destroy both the young man and the virgin, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs.26
I said , I would scatter them into corners , I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men:27
Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy , lest their adversaries should behave themselves strangely , and lest they should say , Our hand is high , and the LORD hath not done all this.
For they are a nationvoid of counsel, neither is there any understanding in them.
O that they were wise , that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!30
How should onechase a thousand, and two put tenthousand to flight , except their Rock had soldthem, and the LORD had shut them up ?
For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves being judges.32
For their vine is of the vineg of Sodom, and of the fields of Gomorrah: their grapes are grapes of gall, their clusters are bitter:33
Their wine is the poison of dragons, and the cruelvenom of asps.34
Is not this laid up in store with me, and sealed up among my treasures?35
To me belongeth vengeance, and recompence; their foot shall slide in due time: for the day of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste .
For the LORD shall judge his people, and repent himself for his servants, when he seeth that their powerh is gone , and there is none shut up , or left .
And he shall say , Where are their gods, their rock in whom they trusted ,
Which did eat the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offerings? let them rise up and help you, and be your protection.39See now that I, even I, am he, and there is no god with me: I kill , and I make alive ; I wound , and I heal : neither is there any that can deliver out of my hand.40
For I lift up my hand to heaven, and say , I live for ever.41
If I whet my glitteringsword, and mine hand take hold on judgment; I will rendervengeance to mine enemies, and will reward them that hate me.
I will make mine arrowsdrunk with blood, and my sword shall devourflesh; and that with the blood of the slain and of the captives, from the beginning of revenges upon the enemy .
43Rejoice ,i O ye nations, with his people: for he will avenge the blood of his servants, and will rendervengeance to his adversaries, and will be merciful unto his land, and to his people.44
And Mosescame and spake all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he, and Hosheaj the son of Nun.45
And Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel:46
And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command your children to observe to do , all the words of this law.47
For it is not a vainthing for you; because it is your life: and through this thing ye shall prolong your days in the land, whither ye go overJordan to possess it.
And the LORDspake unto Moses that selfsameday,saying ,
Get thee up into this mountainAbarim, unto mountNebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is over againstJericho; and behold the land of Canaan, which I give unto the children of Israel for a possession:50
And die in the mount whither thou goest up , and be gathered unto thy people; as Aaron thy brotherdied in mountHor, and was gathered unto his people:51
Because ye trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah-Kadesh , in the wilderness of Zin; because ye sanctified me not in the midst of the children of Israel.52
Yet thou shalt see the land before thee; but thou shalt not go thither unto the land which I give the children of Israel.