"a1Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chosebtheir descendantsafter them. And He c2personallybrought you from Egypt by His greatpower,
38driving out from before you nationsgreater and mightierthan you, to bring you in and 3to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.
39"Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that 4the LORD, He is God in heavenabove and on the earthbelow ; there is noother.
"5So you shall keep His statutes and His commandmentswhich I am dgiving you today, that 6it may gowell with you and with your childrenafter you, and 7that you may elivelong on the landwhich the LORD your God is giving you for alltime."
418ThenMosessetapartthreecitiesacross the Jordan to the feast ,
that a manslayer might fleethere, whounintentionallyslew his neighborwithout having enmity toward him in timepast ; and by fleeing to one of thesecities he might live :
439Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.
Now this is the lawwhichMosessetbefore the sons of Israel ;
45these are the testimonies and the statutes and the ordinanceswhichMosesspoke to the sons of Israel, when they came out from Egypt,
46across the Jordan, in the valley10oppositeBeth-peor, in the land of 11Sihonking of the Amoriteswholived at Heshbon, whomMoses and the sons of Israelgdefeated when they came out from Egypt.
They tookpossession of his land and the land of 12Ogking of Bashan, the twokings of the Amorites, who were across the Jordan to the heast ,