The Song of Moses

Deuteronomy 31

30 Then Moses spoke in the hearing of all the assembly of Israel the words of this song until they were ended:

Deuteronomy 32

1 "Give a ear, O heavens, and I will speak;
And hear, O b earth, the words of my mouth.
2 Let c my 1 teaching drop as the rain,
My speech distill as the dew,
d As raindrops on the tender herb,
And as showers on the grass.
3 For I proclaim the e name of the LORD:
f Ascribe greatness to our God.

4 He is g the Rock, h His work is perfect;
For all His ways are justice,
i A God of truth and j without injustice;
Righteous and upright is He.
5 "They k have corrupted themselves;
They are not His children,
Because of their blemish:
A l perverse and crooked generation.
6 Do you thus m deal 2 with the LORD,
O foolish and unwise people?
Is He not n your Father, who o bought you?
Has He not p made you and established you?
7 "Remember q the days of old,
Consider the years of many generations.
r Ask your father, and he will show you;
Your elders, and they will tell you:
8 When the Most High s divided their inheritance to the nations,
When He t separated the sons of Adam,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
According to the number of the 3 children of Israel.
9 For u the LORD's portion is His people;
Jacob is the place of His inheritance.

10 "He found him v in a desert land
And in the wasteland, a howling wilderness;
He encircled him, He instructed him,
He w kept him as the 4 apple of His eye.
11 x As an eagle stirs up its nest,
Hovers over its young,
Spreading out its wings, taking them up,
Carrying them on its wings,
12 So the LORD alone led him,
And there was no foreign god with him.
13 "He y made him ride in the heights of the earth,
That he might eat the produce of the fields;
He made him draw honey from the rock,
And oil from the flinty rock;
14 Curds from the cattle, and milk of the flock,
z With fat of lambs;
And rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,
With the choicest wheat;
And you drank wine, the a blood of the grapes.

15 "But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked;
b You grew fat, you grew thick,
You are obese!
Then he c forsook God who d made him,
And scornfully esteemed the e Rock of his salvation.
16 f They provoked Him to jealousy with foreign gods;
With 5 abominations they provoked Him to anger.
17 g They sacrificed to demons, not to God,
To gods they did not know,
To new gods, new arrivals
That your fathers did not fear.
18 h Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful,
And have i forgotten the God who fathered you.

19 "And j when the LORD saw it, He spurned them,
Because of the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
20 And He said: 'I will hide My face from them,
I will see what their end will be,
For they are a perverse generation,
k Children in whom is no faith.
21 l They have provoked Me to jealousy by what is not God;
They have moved Me to anger m by their 6 foolish idols.
But n I will provoke them to jealousy by those who are not a nation;
I will move them to anger by a foolish nation.
22 For o a fire is kindled in My anger,
And shall burn to the 7 lowest 8 hell;
It shall consume the earth with her increase,
And set on fire the foundations of the mountains.

23 'I will p heap disasters on them;
q I will spend My arrows on them.
24 They shall be wasted with hunger,
Devoured by pestilence and bitter destruction;
I will also send against them the r teeth of beasts,
With the poison of serpents of the dust.
25 The sword shall destroy outside;
There shall be terror within
For the young man and virgin,
The nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
26 s I would have said, "I will dash them in pieces,
I will make the memory of them to cease from among men,"
27 Had I not feared the wrath of the enemy,
Lest their adversaries should misunderstand,
Lest they should say, t "Our hand is high;
And it is not the LORD who has done all this." '

28 "For they are a nation void of counsel,
Nor is there any understanding in them.
29 u Oh, that they were wise, that they understood this,
That they would consider their v latter end!
30 How could one chase a thousand,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock w had sold them,
And the LORD had surrendered them?
31 For their rock is not like our Rock,
x Even our enemies themselves being judges.
32 For y their vine is of the vine of Sodom
And of the fields of Gomorrah;
Their grapes are grapes of gall,
Their clusters are bitter.
33 Their wine is z the poison of serpents,
And the cruel a venom of cobras.

34 ' Is this not b laid up in store with Me,
Sealed up among My treasures?
35 c Vengeance is Mine, and recompense;
Their foot shall slip in due time;
d For the day of their calamity is at hand,
And the things to come hasten upon them.'
36 "For e the LORD will judge His people
f And have compassion on His servants,
When He sees that their power is gone,
And g there is no one remaining, bond or free.
37 He will say: h 'Where are their gods,
The rock in which they sought refuge?
38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices,
And drank the wine of their drink offering?
Let them rise and help you,
And be your refuge.

39 'Now see that i I, even I, am He,
And j there is no God besides Me;
k I kill and I make alive;
I wound and I heal;
Nor is there any who can deliver from My hand.
40 For I raise My hand to heaven,
And say, "As I live forever,
41 l If I 9 whet My glittering sword,
And My hand takes hold on judgment,
I will render vengeance to My enemies,
And repay those who hate Me.
42 I will make My arrows drunk with blood,
And My sword shall devour flesh,
With the blood of the slain and the captives,
From the heads of the leaders of the enemy." '

43 "Rejoice, m O Gentiles, with His 10 people;
For He will n avenge the blood of His servants,
And render vengeance to His adversaries;
He o will provide atonement for His land and His people."

44 So Moses came with 11 Joshua the son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. 45 Moses finished speaking all these words to all Israel, 46 and he said to them: p "Set your hearts on all the words which I testify among you today, which you shall command your q children to be careful to observe - all the words of this law. 47 "For it is not a 12 futile thing for you, because it is your r life, and by this word you shall prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess."

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
    Psalms 50:4
    He shall call to the heavens from above, And to the earth, that He may judge His people:
    Isaiah 1:2
    Hear, O heavens, and give ear, O earth! For the LORD has spoken: "I have nourished and brought up children, And they have rebelled against Me.
  2. Cross References
    Jeremiah 6:19
    Hear, O earth! Behold, I will certainly bring calamity on this people - The fruit of their thoughts, Because they have not heeded My words Nor My law, but rejected it.
  3. Cross References
    Isaiah 55:10
    For as the rain comes down, and the snow from heaven, And do not return there, But water the earth, And make it bring forth and bud, That it may give seed to the sower And bread to the eater.
    Isaiah 55:11
    So shall My word be that goes forth from My mouth; It shall not return to Me void, But it shall accomplish what I please, And it shall prosper in the thing for which I sent it.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 72:6
    He shall come down like rain upon the grass before mowing, Like showers that water the earth.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:58
    If you do not carefully observe all the words of this law that are written in this book, that you may fear this glorious and awesome name, THE LORD YOUR GOD.
  6. Cross References
    1 Chronicles 29:11
    Yours, O LORD, is the greatness, The power and the glory, The victory and the majesty; For all that is in heaven and in earth is Yours; Yours is the kingdom, O LORD, And You are exalted as head over all.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:15
    But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
    Deuteronomy 32:18
    Of the Rock who begot you, you are unmindful, And have forgotten the God who fathered you.
    Deuteronomy 32:30
    How could one chase a thousand, And two put ten thousand to flight, Unless their Rock had sold them, And the LORD had surrendered them?
    Psalms 18:2
    The LORD is my rock and my fortress and my deliverer; My God, my strength, in whom I will trust; My shield and the horn of my salvation, my stronghold.
  8. Cross References
    2 Samuel 22:31
    As for God, His way is perfect; The word of the LORD is proven; He is a shield to all who trust in Him.
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:9
    Therefore know that the LORD your God, He is God, the faithful God who keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments.
    Isaiah 65:16
    So that he who blesses himself in the earth Shall bless himself in the God of truth; And he who swears in the earth Shall swear by the God of truth; Because the former troubles are forgotten, And because they are hidden from My eyes.
    Jeremiah 10:10
    But the LORD is the true God; He is the living God and the everlasting King. At His wrath the earth will tremble, And the nations will not be able to endure His indignation.
  10. Cross References
    Job 34:10
    Therefore listen to me, you men of understanding: Far be it from God to do wickedness, And from the Almighty to commit iniquity.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:25
    When you beget children and grandchildren and have grown old in the land, and act corruptly and make a carved image in the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of the LORD your God to provoke Him to anger.
    Deuteronomy 31:29
    "For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands."
  12. Cross References
    Philippians 2:15
    That you may become blameless and harmless, children of God without fault in the midst of a crooked and perverse generation, among whom you shine as lights in the world.
  13. Cross References
    Psalms 116:12
    What shall I render to the LORD For all His benefits toward me?
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 4:22
    Then you shall say to Pharaoh, 'Thus says the LORD: "Israel is My son, My firstborn.
    Deuteronomy 1:31
    'and in the wilderness where you saw how the LORD your God carried you, as a man carries his son, in all the way that you went until you came to this place.'
    Isaiah 63:16
    Doubtless You are our Father, Though Abraham was ignorant of us, And Israel does not acknowledge us. You, O LORD, are our Father; Our Redeemer from Everlasting is Your name.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 74:2
    Remember Your congregation, which You have purchased of old, The tribe of Your inheritance, which You have redeemed - This Mount Zion where You have dwelt.
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:15
    But Jeshurun grew fat and kicked; You grew fat, you grew thick, You are obese! Then he forsook God who made him, And scornfully esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
  17. Cross References
    Psalms 44:1
    We have heard with our ears, O God, Our fathers have told us, The deeds You did in their days, In days of old:
  18. Cross References
    Exodus 12:26
    "And it shall be, when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?'
    Exodus 13:14
    So it shall be, when your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is this?' that you shall say to him, 'By strength of hand the LORD brought us out of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
    Psalms 78:5 - 8
    For He established a testimony in Jacob, And appointed a law in Israel, Which He commanded our fathers, That they should make them known to their children.
  19. Cross References
    Acts 17:26
    And He has made from one blood every nation of men to dwell on all the face of the earth, and has determined their preappointed times and the boundaries of their dwellings.
  20. Cross References
    Genesis 11:8
    So the LORD scattered them abroad from there over the face of all the earth, and they ceased building the city.
  21. Cross References
    Exodus 19:5
    Now therefore, if you will indeed obey My voice and keep My covenant, then you shall be a special treasure to Me above all people; for all the earth is Mine.
  22. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:6
    Neither did they say, 'Where is the LORD, Who brought us up out of the land of Egypt, Who led us through the wilderness, Through a land of deserts and pits, Through a land of drought and the shadow of death, Through a land that no one crossed And where no one dwelt?
    Hosea 13:5
    I knew you in the wilderness, In the land of great drought.
  23. Cross References
    Psalms 17:8
    Keep me as the apple of Your eye; Hide me under the shadow of Your wings.
    Proverbs 7:2
    Keep my commands and live, And my law as the apple of your eye.
    Zechariah 2:8
    For thus says the LORD of hosts: "He sent Me after glory, to the nations which plunder you; for he who touches you touches the apple of His eye.
  24. Cross References
    Isaiah 31:5
    Like birds flying about, So will the LORD of hosts defend Jerusalem. Defending, He will also deliver it; Passing over, He will preserve it.
  25. Cross References
    Isaiah 58:14
    Then you shall delight yourself in the LORD; And I will cause you to ride on the high hills of the earth, And feed you with the heritage of Jacob your father. The mouth of the LORD has spoken.
  26. Cross References
    Psalms 81:16
    He would have fed them also with the finest of wheat; And with honey from the rock I would have satisfied you.
  27. Cross References
    Genesis 49:11
    Binding his donkey to the vine, And his donkey's colt to the choice vine, He washed his garments in wine, And his clothes in the blood of grapes.
  28. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:20
    When I have brought them to the land flowing with milk and honey, of which I swore to their fathers, and they have eaten and filled themselves and grown fat, then they will turn to other gods and serve them; and they will provoke Me and break My covenant.
  29. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:4
    Alas, sinful nation, A people laden with iniquity, A brood of evildoers, Children who are corrupters! They have forsaken the LORD, They have provoked to anger The Holy One of Israel, They have turned away backward.
  30. Cross References
    Isaiah 51:13
    And you forget the LORD your Maker, Who stretched out the heavens And laid the foundations of the earth; You have feared continually every day Because of the fury of the oppressor, When he has prepared to destroy. And where is the fury of the oppressor?
  31. Cross References
    Psalms 95:1
    Oh come, let us sing to the LORD! Let us shout joyfully to the Rock of our salvation.
  32. Cross References
    Psalms 78:58
    For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images.
    1 Corinthians 10:22
    Or do we provoke the Lord to jealousy? Are we stronger than He?
  33. Cross References
    Revelation 9:20
    But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk.
  34. Cross References
    Isaiah 17:10
    Because you have forgotten the God of your salvation, And have not been mindful of the Rock of your stronghold, Therefore you will plant pleasant plants And set out foreign seedlings.
  35. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:32
    Can a virgin forget her ornaments, Or a bride her attire? Yet My people have forgotten Me days without number.
  36. Cross References
    Judges 2:14
    And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
  37. Cross References
    Matthew 17:17
    Then Jesus answered and said, "O faithless and perverse generation, how long shall I be with you? How long shall I bear with you? Bring him here to Me.
  38. Cross References
    Psalms 78:58
    For they provoked Him to anger with their high places, And moved Him to jealousy with their carved images.
  39. Cross References
    Psalms 31:6
    I have hated those who regard useless idols; But I trust in the LORD.
  40. Cross References
    Romans 10:19
    But I say, did Israel not know? First Moses says: "I will provoke you to jealousy by those who are not a nation, I will move you to anger by a foolish nation.
  41. Cross References
    Numbers 16:33 - 35
    So they and all those with them went down alive into the pit; the earth closed over them, and they perished from among the assembly.
    Psalms 18:7
    Then the earth shook and trembled; The foundations of the hills also quaked and were shaken, Because He was angry.
    Psalms 18:8
    Smoke went up from His nostrils, And devouring fire from His mouth; Coals were kindled by it.
    Lamentations 4:11
    The LORD has fulfilled His fury, He has poured out His fierce anger. He kindled a fire in Zion, And it has devoured its foundations.
  42. Cross References
    Exodus 32:12
    Why should the Egyptians speak, and say, 'He brought them out to harm them, to kill them in the mountains, and to consume them from the face of the earth'? Turn from Your fierce wrath, and relent from this harm to Your people.
    Deuteronomy 29:21
    And the LORD would separate him from all the tribes of Israel for adversity, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Law.
    Deuteronomy 29:24
    "All nations would say, 'Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?'
  43. Cross References
    Psalms 7:12
    If he does not turn back, He will sharpen His sword; He bends His bow and makes it ready.
    Psalms 7:13
    He also prepares for Himself instruments of death; He makes His arrows into fiery shafts.
  44. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:22
    I will also send wild beasts among you, which shall rob you of your children, destroy your livestock, and make you few in number; and your highways shall be desolate.
  45. Cross References
    Ezekiel 20:23
    Also I raised My hand in an oath to those in the wilderness, that I would scatter them among the Gentiles and disperse them throughout the countries.
  46. Cross References
    Isaiah 10:12 - 15
    Therefore it shall come to pass, when the Lord has performed all His work on Mount Zion and on Jerusalem, that He will say, "I will punish the fruit of the arrogant heart of the king of Assyria, and the glory of his haughty looks.
  47. Cross References
    Psalms 81:13
    Oh, that My people would listen to Me, That Israel would walk in My ways!
    Luke 19:42
    Saying, "If you had known, even you, especially in this your day, the things that make for your peace! But now they are hidden from your eyes.
  48. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 31:29
    "For I know that after my death you will become utterly corrupt, and turn aside from the way which I have commanded you. And evil will befall you in the latter days, because you will do evil in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger through the work of your hands."
  49. Cross References
    Judges 2:14
    And the anger of the LORD was hot against Israel. So He delivered them into the hands of plunderers who despoiled them; and He sold them into the hands of their enemies all around, so that they could no longer stand before their enemies.
    Psalms 44:12
    You sell Your people for next to nothing, And are not enriched by selling them.
  50. Cross References
    1 Samuel 4:7
    So the Philistines were afraid, for they said, "God has come into the camp!" And they said, "Woe to us! For such a thing has never happened before.
    1 Samuel 4:8
    Woe to us! Who will deliver us from the hand of these mighty gods? These are the gods who struck the Egyptians with all the plagues in the wilderness.
    Jeremiah 40:2
    And the captain of the guard took Jeremiah and said to him: "The LORD your God has pronounced this doom on this place.
    Jeremiah 40:3
    Now the LORD has brought it, and has done just as He said. Because you people have sinned against the LORD, and not obeyed His voice, therefore this thing has come upon you.
  51. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:8 - 10
    So the daughter of Zion is left as a booth in a vineyard, As a hut in a garden of cucumbers, As a besieged city.
  52. Cross References
    Psalms 58:4
    Their poison is like the poison of a serpent; They are like the deaf cobra that stops its ear.
  53. Cross References
    Romans 3:13
    Their throat is an open tomb; With their tongues they have practiced deceit"; "The poison of asps is under their lips".
  54. Cross References
    Jeremiah 2:22
    For though you wash yourself with lye, and use much soap, Yet your iniquity is marked before Me," says the Lord GOD.
  55. Cross References
    Psalms 94:1
    O LORD God, to whom vengeance belongs - O God, to whom vengeance belongs, shine forth!
    Romans 12:19
    Beloved, do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord.
    Hebrews 10:30
    For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people.
  56. Cross References
    2 Peter 2:3
    By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not slumber.
  57. Cross References
    Psalms 135:14
    For the LORD will judge His people, And He will have compassion on His servants.
    Hebrews 10:30
    For we know Him who said, "Vengeance is Mine, I will repay," says the Lord. And again, "The LORD will judge His people.
  58. Cross References
    Psalms 106:45
    And for their sake He remembered His covenant, And relented according to the multitude of His mercies.
    Jeremiah 31:20
    Is Ephraim My dear son? Is he a pleasant child? For though I spoke against him, I earnestly remember him still; Therefore My heart yearns for him; I will surely have mercy on him, says the LORD.
  59. Cross References
    2 Kings 14:26
    For the LORD saw that the affliction of Israel was very bitter; and whether bond or free, there was no helper for Israel.
  60. Cross References
    Judges 10:14
    "Go and cry out to the gods which you have chosen; let them deliver you in your time of distress."
    Jeremiah 2:28
    But where are your gods that you have made for yourselves? Let them arise, If they can save you in the time of your trouble; For according to the number of your cities Are your gods, O Judah.
  61. Cross References
    Isaiah 41:4
    Who has performed and done it, Calling the generations from the beginning? 'I, the LORD, am the first; And with the last I am He.'
    Isaiah 43:10
    You are My witnesses," says the LORD, "And My servant whom I have chosen, That you may know and believe Me, And understand that I am He. Before Me there was no God formed, Nor shall there be after Me.
  62. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 32:12
    So the LORD alone led him, And there was no foreign god with him.
    Isaiah 45:5
    I am the LORD, and there is no other; There is no God besides Me. I will gird you, though you have not known Me.
  63. Cross References
    1 Samuel 2:6
    The LORD kills and makes alive; He brings down to the grave and brings up.
    Psalms 68:20
    Our God is the God of salvation; And to GOD the Lord belong escapes from death.
  64. Cross References
    Isaiah 1:24
    Therefore the Lord says, The LORD of hosts, the Mighty One of Israel, "Ah, I will rid Myself of My adversaries, And take vengeance on My enemies.
    Isaiah 66:16
    For by fire and by His sword The LORD will judge all flesh; And the slain of the LORD shall be many.
    Jeremiah 50:28 - 32
    The voice of those who flee and escape from the land of Babylon Declares in Zion the vengeance of the LORD our God, The vengeance of His temple.
  65. Cross References
    Romans 15:10
    And again he says: "Rejoice, O Gentiles, with His people!
  66. Cross References
    2 Kings 9:7
    You shall strike down the house of Ahab your master, that I may avenge the blood of My servants the prophets, and the blood of all the servants of the LORD, at the hand of Jezebel.
    Revelation 6:10
    And they cried with a loud voice, saying, "How long, O Lord, holy and true, until You judge and avenge our blood on those who dwell on the earth?
    Revelation 19:2
    "For true and righteous are His judgments, because He has judged the great harlot who corrupted the earth with her fornication; and He has avenged on her the blood of His servants shed by her."
  67. Cross References
    Psalms 65:3
    Iniquities prevail against me; As for our transgressions, You will provide atonement for them.
    Psalms 79:9
    Help us, O God of our salvation, For the glory of Your name; And deliver us, and provide atonement for our sins, For Your name's sake!
    Psalms 85:1
    LORD, You have been favorable to Your land; You have brought back the captivity of Jacob.
  68. Cross References
    Ezekiel 40:4
    And the man said to me, "Son of man, look with your eyes and hear with your ears, and fix your mind on everything I show you; for you were brought here so that I might show them to you. Declare to the house of Israel everything you see.
    Ezekiel 44:5
    And the LORD said to me, "Son of man, mark well, see with your eyes and hear with your ears, all that I say to you concerning all the ordinances of the house of the LORD and all its laws. Mark well who may enter the house and all who go out from the sanctuary.
  69. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:19
    You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
  70. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:3
    So He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD.
    Deuteronomy 30:15 - 20
    See, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil.
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