Deuteronomy 32 NCV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Hear, heavens, and I will speak. Listen, earth, to what I say. 1 Listen, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth.
2 My teaching will drop like rain; my words will fall like dew. They will be like showers on the grass; they will pour down like rain on young plants. 2 Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants.
3 I will announce the name of the Lord. 3 I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God!
4 He is like a rock; what he does is perfect, and he is always fair. He is a faithful God who does no wrong, who is right and fair. 4 He is the Rock, his works are perfect, and all his ways are just. A faithful God who does no wrong, upright and just is he.
5 They have done evil against him. To their shame they are no longer his children; they are an evil and lying people. 5 They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation.
6 This is not the way to repay the Lord, you foolish and unwise people. He is your Father and Maker, who made you and formed you. 6 Is this the way you repay the LORD, O foolish and unwise people? Is he not your Father, your Creator, who made you and formed you?
7 Remember the old days. Think of the years already passed. Ask your father and he will tell you; ask your older leaders and they will inform you. 7 Remember the days of old; consider the generations long past. Ask your father and he will tell you, your elders, and they will explain to you.
8 God Most High gave the nations their lands, dividing up the human race. He set up borders for the people and even numbered the Israelites. 8 When the Most High gave the nations their inheritance, when he divided all mankind, he set up boundaries for the peoples according to the number of the sons of Israel.
9 The Lord took his people as his share, the people of Jacob as his very own. 9 For the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance.
10 He found them in a desert, a windy, empty land. He surrounded them and brought them up, guarding them as those he loved very much. 10 In a desert land he found him, in a barren and howling waste. He shielded him and cared for him; he guarded him as the apple of his eye,
11 He was like an eagle building its nest that flutters over its young. It spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its feathers. 11 like an eagle that stirs up its nest and hovers over its young, that spreads its wings to catch them and carries them on its pinions.
12 The Lord alone led them, and there was no foreign god helping him. 12 The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him.
13 The Lord brought them to the heights of the land and fed them the fruit of the fields. He gave them honey from the rocks, bringing oil from the solid rock. 13 He made him ride on the heights of the land and fed him with the fruit of the fields. He nourished him with honey from the rock, and with oil from the flinty crag,
14 There were milk curds from the cows and milk from the flock; there were fat sheep and goats. and the best of the wheat. You drank the juice of grapes. 14 with curds and milk from herd and flock and with fattened lambs and goats, with choice rams of Bashan and the finest kernels of wheat. You drank the foaming blood of the grape.
15 Israel grew fat and kicked; they were fat and full and firm. and rejected the Rock who saved them. 15 Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; filled with food, he became heavy and sleek. He abandoned the God who made him and rejected the Rock his Savior.
16 They made God jealous with foreign gods and angry with hateful idols. 16 They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols.
17 They made sacrifices to demons, not God, to gods they had never known, new gods from nearby, gods your ancestors did not fear. 17 They sacrificed to demons, which are not God-- gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear.
18 You left God who is the Rock, your Father, and you forgot the God who gave you birth. 18 You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth.
19 The Lord saw this and rejected them; his sons and daughters had made him angry. 19 The LORD saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters.
20 He said, "I will turn away from them and see what will happen to them. They are evil people, unfaithful children. 20 "I will hide my face from them," he said, "and see what their end will be; for they are a perverse generation, children who are unfaithful.
21 They used things that are not gods to make me jealous and worthless idols to make me angry. So I will use those who are not a nation to make them jealous; I will use a nation that does not understand to make them angry. 21 They made me jealous by what is no god and angered me with their worthless idols. I will make them envious by those who are not a people; I will make them angry by a nation that has no understanding.
22 My anger has started a fire that burns down to the place of the dead. It will burn up the ground and its crops, and it will set fire to the base of the mountains. 22 For a fire has been kindled by my wrath, one that burns to the realm of death below. It will devour the earth and its harvests and set afire the foundations of the mountains.
23 "I will pile troubles upon them and shoot my arrows at them. 23 "I will heap calamities upon them and spend my arrows against them.
24 They will be starved and sick, destroyed by terrible diseases. I will send them vicious animals and gliding, poisonous snakes. 24 I will send wasting famine against them, consuming pestilence and deadly plague; I will send against them the fangs of wild beasts, the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
25 In the streets the sword will kill; in their homes there will be terror. Young men and women will die, and so will babies and gray-haired men. 25 In the street the sword will make them childless; in their homes terror will reign. Young men and young women will perish, infants and gray-haired men.
26 I will scatter them as I said, and no one will remember them. 26 I said I would scatter them and blot out their memory from mankind,
27 But I didn't want their enemy to brag; their enemy might misunderstand and say, 'We have won! The Lord has done none of this.'" 27 but I dreaded the taunt of the enemy, lest the adversary misunderstand and say, 'Our hand has triumphed; the LORD has not done all this.' "
28 Israel has no sense; they do not understand. 28 They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them.
29 I wish they were wise and understood this; I wish they could see what will happen to them. 29 If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be!
30 One person cannot chase a thousand people, and two people cannot fight ten thousand unless their Rock has sold them, unless the Lord has given them up. 30 How could one man chase a thousand, or two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, unless the LORD had given them up?
31 The rock of these people is not like our Rock; our enemies agree to that. 31 For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede.
32 Their vine comes from Sodom, and their fields are like Gomorrah. Their grapes are full of poison; their bunches of grapes are bitter. 32 Their vine comes from the vine of Sodom and from the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are filled with poison, and their clusters with bitterness.
33 Their wine is like snake poison, like the deadly poison of cobras. 33 Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras.
34 "I have been saving this, and I have it locked in my storehouses. 34 "Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults?
35 I will punish those who do wrong; I will repay them. Soon their foot will slip, because their day of trouble is near, and their punishment will come quickly." 35 It is mine to avenge; I will repay. In due time their foot will slip; their day of disaster is near and their doom rushes upon them."
36 The Lord will defend his people and have mercy on his servants. He will see that their strength is gone, that nobody is left, slaves or free. 36 The LORD will judge his people and have compassion on his servants when he sees their strength is gone and no one is left, slave or free.
37 Then he will say, "Where are their gods? Where is the rock they trusted? 37 He will say: "Now where are their gods, the rock they took refuge in,
38 Who ate the fat from their sacrifices, and who drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let those gods come to help you! Let them protect you! 38 the gods who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offerings? Let them rise up to help you! Let them give you shelter!
39 "Now you will see that I am the one God! There is no god but me. I send life and death; I can hurt, and I can heal. No one can escape from me. 39 "See now that I myself am He! There is no god besides me. I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no one can deliver out of my hand.
40 I raise my hand toward heaven and make this promise: As surely as I live forever, 40 I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever,
41 I will sharpen my flashing sword, and I will take it in my hand to judge. I will punish my enemies and pay back those who hate me. 41 when I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me.
42 My arrows will be covered with their blood; my sword will eat their flesh. The blood will flow from those who are killed and the captives. The heads of the enemy leaders will be cut off." 42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders."
43 Be happy, nations, with his people, because he will repay you for the blood of his servants. He will punish his enemies, and he will remove the sin of his land and people. 43 Rejoice, O nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants; he will take vengeance on his enemies and make atonement for his land and people.
44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun, and they spoke all the words of this song for the people to hear. 44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people.
45 When Moses finished speaking these words to all Israel, 45 When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel,
46 he said to them: "Pay careful attention to all the words I have said to you today, and command your children to obey carefully everything in these teachings. 46 he said to them, "Take to heart all the words I have solemnly declared to you this day, so that you may command your children to obey carefully all the words of this law.
47 These should not be unimportant words for you, but rather they mean life for you! By these words you will live a long time in the land you are crossing the Jordan River to take as your own." 47 They are not just idle words for you--they are your life. By them you will live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to possess."
48 The Lord spoke to Moses again that same day and said, 48 On that same day the LORD told Moses,
49 "Go up the Abarim Mountains, to Mount Nebo in the country of Moab, across from Jericho. Look at the land of Canaan that I am giving to the Israelites as their own. 49 "Go up into the Abarim Range to Mount Nebo in Moab, across from Jericho, and view Canaan, the land I am giving the Israelites as their own possession.
50 On that mountain that you climb, you will die and join your ancestors, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and joined his ancestors. 50 There on the mountain that you have climbed you will die and be gathered to your people, just as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.
51 You both sinned against me at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the Desert of Zin, and you did not honor me as holy there among the Israelites. 51 This is because both of you broke faith with me in the presence of the Israelites at the waters of Meribah Kadesh in the Desert of Zin and because you did not uphold my holiness among the Israelites.
52 So now you will only look at the land from far away. You will not enter the land I am giving the people of Israel." 52 Therefore, you will see the land only from a distance; you will not enter the land I am giving to the people of Israel."