Deuteronômio

1. These are the words of the agreement which Moses was ordered by the Lord to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, in addition to the agreement which he made with them in Horeb.

2. And Moses said in the hearing of all Israel, You have seen all the Lord did before your eyes in the land of Egypt to Pharaoh and to all his servants and all his land;

3. The great tests which your eyes saw, and the signs and wonders:

4. But even to this day the Lord has not given you a mind open to knowledge, or seeing eyes or hearing ears.

5. For forty years I have been your guide through the waste land: your clothing has not become old on your backs, or your shoes on your feet.

6. You have had no bread, or wine, or strong drink: so that you might see that I am the Lord your God.

7. When you came to this place, Sihon, king of Heshbon, and Og, king of Bashan, came out to make war against us and we overcame them:

8. And we took their land and gave it to the Reubenites and the Gadites and the half-tribe of Manasseh, for their heritage.

9. So keep the words of this agreement and do them, so that it may be well for you in everything you do.

10. You have come here today, all of you, before the Lord your God; the heads of your tribes, the overseers, and those who are in authority over you, with all the men of Israel,

11. And your little ones, your wives, and the men of other lands who are with you in your tents, down to the wood-cutter and the servant who gets water for you:

12. With the purpose of taking part in the agreement of the Lord your God, and his oath which he makes with you today:

13. And so that he may make you his people today, and be your God, as he has said to you, and as he made an oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

14. And not with you only do I make this agreement and this oath;

15. But with everyone who is here with us today before the Lord our God, as well as with those who are not here:

16. (For you have in mind how we were living in the land of Egypt; and how we came through all the nations which were on your way;

17. And you have seen their disgusting doings, and the images of wood and stone and silver and gold which were among them:)

18. So that there may not be among you any man or woman or family or tribe whose heart is turned away from the Lord our God today, to go after other gods and give them worship; or any root among you whose fruit is poison and bitter sorrow;

19. If such a man, hearing the words of this oath, takes comfort in the thought that he will have peace even if he goes on in the pride of his heart, taking whatever chance may give him:

20. The Lord will have no mercy on him, but the wrath of the Lord will be burning against that man, and all the curses recorded in this book will be waiting for him, and the Lord will take away his name completely from the earth.

21. He will be marked out by the Lord, from all the tribes of Israel, for an evil fate, in keeping with all the curses of the agreement recorded in this book of the law.

22. And future generations, your children coming after you, and travellers from far countries, will say, when they see the punishments of that land and the diseases which the Lord has sent on it;

23. And that all the land is a salt and smoking waste, not planted or giving fruit or clothed with grass, but wasted like Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah and Zeboiim, on which the Lord sent destruction in the heat of his wrath:

24. Truly all the nations will say, Why has the Lord done so to this land? what is the reason for this great and burning wrath?

25. Then men will say, Because they gave up the agreement of the Lord, the God of their fathers, which he made with them when he took them out of the land of Egypt:

26. And they went after other gods and gave them worship, gods who were strange to them, and whom he had not given them:

27. And so the wrath of the Lord was moved against this land, to send on it all the curse recorded in this book:

28. Rooting them out of their land, in the heat of his wrath and passion, and driving them out into another land, as at this day.

29. The secret things are the Lord our God's: but the things which have been made clear are ours and our children's for ever, so that we may do all the words of this law.

1. Now when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse which I have put before you, if the thought of them comes back to your minds, when you are living among the nations where the Lord your God has sent you,

2. And your hearts are turned again to the Lord your God, and you give ear to his word which I give you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul:

3. Then the Lord will have pity on you, changing your fate, and taking you back again from among all the nations where you have been forced to go.

4. Even if those who have been forced out are living in the farthest part of heaven, the Lord your God will go in search of you, and take you back;

5. Placing you again in the land of your fathers as your heritage; and he will do you good, increasing you till you are more in number than your fathers were.

6. And the Lord your God will give to you and to your seed a circumcision of the heart, so that, loving him with all your heart and all your soul, you may have life.

7. And the Lord your God will put all these curses on those who are against you, and on your haters who put a cruel yoke on you.

8. And you will again give ear to the voice of the Lord, and do all his orders which I have given you today.

9. And the Lord your God will make you fertile in all good things, blessing the work of your hands, and the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land: for the Lord will have joy in you, as he had in your fathers:

10. If you give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his orders and his laws which are recorded in this book of the law, and turning to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

11. For these orders which I have given you today are not strange and secret, and are not far away.

12. They are not in heaven, for you to say, Who will go up to heaven for us and give us knowledge of them so that we may do them?

13. And they are not across the sea, for you to say, Who will go over the sea for us and give us news of them so that we may do them?

14. But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may do it.

15. See, I have put before you today, life and good, and death and evil;

16. In giving you orders today to have love for the Lord your God, to go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions, so that you may have life and be increased, and that the blessing of the Lord your God may be with you in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage.

17. But if your heart is turned away and your ear is shut, and you go after those who would make you servants and worshippers of other gods:

18. I give witness against you this day that destruction will certainly be your fate, and your days will be cut short in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage on the other side of Jordan.

19. Let heaven and earth be my witnesses against you this day that I have put before you life and death, a blessing and a curse: so take life for yourselves and for your seed:

20. In loving the Lord your God, hearing his voice and being true to him: for he is your life and by him will your days be long: so that you may go on living in the land which the Lord gave by an oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.

Significados: Israel.

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