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Deuteronomy 29 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are the terms of the covenant the LORD commanded Moses to make with the Israelites while they were in the land of Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Mount Sinai. 1 These are the terms of the covenant the LORD commanded Moses to make with the Israelites in Moab, in addition to the covenant he had made with them at Horeb.
2 Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them, "You have seen with your own eyes everything the LORD did in Egypt to Pharaoh and all his servants and his whole country -- 2 Moses summoned all the Israelites and said to them: Your eyes have seen all that the LORD did in Egypt to Pharaoh, to all his officials and to all his land.
3 all the great tests of strength, the miraculous signs, and the amazing wonders. 3 With your own eyes you saw those great trials, those miraculous signs and great wonders.
4 But to this day the LORD has not given you minds that understand, nor eyes that see, nor ears that hear! 4 But to this day the LORD has not given you a mind that understands or eyes that see or ears that hear.
5 For forty years I led you through the wilderness, yet your clothes and sandals did not wear out. 5 During the forty years that I led you through the desert, your clothes did not wear out, nor did the sandals on your feet.
6 You had no bread or wine or other strong drink, but he gave you food so you would know that he is the LORD your God. 6 You ate no bread and drank no wine or other fermented drink. I did this so that you might know that I am the LORD your God.
7 When we came here, King Sihon of Heshbon and King Og of Bashan came out to fight against us, but we defeated them. 7 When you reached this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out to fight against us, but we defeated them.
8 We took their land and gave it to the tribes of Reuben and Gad and to the half-tribe of Manasseh as their inheritance." 8 We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh.
9 "Therefore, obey the terms of this covenant so that you will prosper in everything you do. 9 Carefully follow the terms of this covenant, so that you may prosper in everything you do.
10 All of you -- your tribal leaders, your judges, your officers, all the men of Israel -- are standing today before the LORD your God. 10 All of you are standing today in the presence of the LORD your God--your leaders and chief men, your elders and officials, and all the other men of Israel,
11 With you are your little ones, your wives, and the foreigners living among you who chop your wood and carry your water. 11 together with your children and your wives, and the aliens living in your camps who chop your wood and carry your water.
12 You are standing here today to enter into a covenant with the LORD your God. The LORD is making this covenant with you today, and he has sealed it with an oath. 12 You are standing here in order to enter into a covenant with the LORD your God, a covenant the LORD is making with you this day and sealing with an oath,
13 He wants to confirm you today as his people and to confirm that he is your God, just as he promised you, and as he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 13 to confirm you this day as his people, that he may be your God as he promised you and as he swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.
14 But you are not the only ones with whom the LORD is making this covenant with its obligations. 14 I am making this covenant, with its oath, not only with you
15 The LORD your God is making this covenant with you who stand in his presence today and also with all future generations of Israel." 15 who are standing here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God but also with those who are not here today.
16 "Surely you remember how we lived in the land of Egypt and how we traveled through the lands of enemy nations as we left. 16 You yourselves know how we lived in Egypt and how we passed through the countries on the way here.
17 You have seen their detestable idols made of wood, stone, silver, and gold. 17 You saw among them their detestable images and idols of wood and stone, of silver and gold.
18 The LORD made this covenant with you so that no man, woman, family, or tribe among you would turn away from the LORD our God to worship these gods of other nations, and so that no root among you would bear bitter and poisonous fruit. 18 Make sure there is no man or woman, clan or tribe among you today whose heart turns away from the LORD our God to go and worship the gods of those nations; make sure there is no root among you that produces such bitter poison.
19 Let none of those who hear the warnings of this curse consider themselves immune, thinking, 'I am safe, even though I am walking in my own stubborn way.' This would lead to utter ruin! 19 When such a person hears the words of this oath, he invokes a blessing on himself and therefore thinks, "I will be safe, even though I persist in going my own way." This will bring disaster on the watered land as well as the dry.
20 The LORD will not pardon such people. His anger and jealousy will burn against them. All the curses written in this book will come down on them, and the LORD will erase their names from under heaven. 20 The LORD will never be willing to forgive him; his wrath and zeal will burn against that man. All the curses written in this book will fall upon him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.
21 The LORD will separate them from all the tribes of Israel, to pour out on them all the covenant curses recorded in this Book of the Law." 21 The LORD will single him out from all the tribes of Israel for disaster, according to all the curses of the covenant written in this Book of the Law.
22 "Then the generations to come, both your own descendants and the foreigners who come from distant lands, will see the devastation of the land and the diseases the LORD will send against it. 22 Your children who follow you in later generations and foreigners who come from distant lands will see the calamities that have fallen on the land and the diseases with which the LORD has afflicted it.
23 They will find its soil turned into sulfur and salt, with nothing planted and nothing growing, not even a blade of grass. It will be just like Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD destroyed in his anger. 23 The whole land will be a burning waste of salt and sulfur--nothing planted, nothing sprouting, no vegetation growing on it. It will be like the destruction of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in fierce anger.
24 The surrounding nations will ask, 'Why has the LORD done this to his land? Why was he so angry?'" 24 All the nations will ask: "Why has the LORD done this to this land? Why this fierce, burning anger?"
25 "And they will be told, 'This happened because the people of the land broke the covenant they made with the LORD, the God of their ancestors, when he brought them out of the land of Egypt. 25 And the answer will be: "It is because this people abandoned the covenant of the LORD, the God of their fathers, the covenant he made with them when he brought them out of Egypt.
26 They turned to serve and worship other gods that were foreign to them, gods that the LORD had not designated for them. 26 They went off and worshiped other gods and bowed down to them, gods they did not know, gods he had not given them.
27 That is why the LORD's anger burned against this land, bringing down on it all the curses recorded in this book. 27 Therefore the LORD's anger burned against this land, so that he brought on it all the curses written in this book.
28 In great anger and fury the LORD uprooted his people from their land and exiled them to another land, where they still live today!'" 28 In furious anger and in great wrath the LORD uprooted them from their land and thrust them into another land, as it is now."
29 "There are secret things that belong to the LORD our God, but the revealed things belong to us and our descendants forever, so that we may obey these words of the law." 29 The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but the things revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may follow all the words of this law.