1:1 These [are] the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this
side Jordan in the desert towards the west near the Red Sea, between
Pharan Tophol, and Lobon, and Aulon, and the gold works.
1:2 [It is] a journey of eleven days from Choreb to mount Seir as far as
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on
the first [day] of the month, Moses spoke to all the children of Israel,
according to all things which the Lord commanded him for them:
1:4 after he had smitten Seon king of the Amorites who dwelt in Esebon,
and Og the king of Basan who dwelt in Astaroth and in Edrain;
1:5 beyond Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this law,
1:6 The Lord your God spoke to us in Choreb, saying, Let it suffice you
to have dwelt [so long] in this mountain.
1:7 Turn ye and depart and enter into the mountain of the Amorites, and
[go] to all that dwell near about Araba, to the mountain and the plain
and to the south, and the land of the Chananites near the sea, and
Antilibanus, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
1:8 Behold, [God] has delivered the land before you; go in and inherit
the land, which I sware to your fathers, Abraam, and Isaac, and Jacob,
to give it to them and to their seed after them.
1:9 And I spoke to you at that time, saying, I shall not be able by
myself to bear you.
1:10 The Lord your God has multiplied you, and, behold, ye are to-day as
the stars of heaven for multitude.
1:11 The Lord God of your fathers add to you a thousand-old more than
you are, and bless you as he has spoken to you.
1:12 How shall I alone be able to bear your labour, and your burden, and
1:13 Take to yourselves wise and understanding and prudent men for your
tribes, and I will set your leaders over you.
1:14 And ye answered me and said, The thing which thou hast told us [is]
good to do.
1:15 So I took of you wise and understanding and prudent men, and I set
them to rule over you as rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds,
and rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens, and officers to your judges.
1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear [causes]
between your brethren, and judge rightly between a man and [his]
brother, and the stranger that is with him.
1:17 Thou shalt not have respect to persons in judgment, thou shalt
judge small and great equally; thou shalt not shrink from before the
person of a man, for the judgment is God's; and whatsoever matter shall
be too hard for you, ye shall bring it to me, and I will hear it.
1:18 And I charged upon you at that time all the commands which ye shall
1:19 And we departed from Choreb, and went through all that great
wilderness and terrible, which ye saw, by the way of the mountain of the
Amorite, as the Lord our God charged us, and we came as far as Cades
1:20 And I said to you, Ye have come as far as the mountain of the
Amorite, which the Lord our God gives to you:
1:21 behold, the Lord your God has delivered to us the land before you:
go up and inherit it as the Lord God of your fathers said to you; fear
not, neither be afraid.
1:22 And ye all came to me, and said, Let us send men before us, and let
them go up to the land for us; and let them bring back to us a report of
the way by which we shall go up, and of the cities into which we shall
1:23 And the saying pleased me: and I took of you twelve men, one man of
1:24 And they turned and went up to the mountain, and they came as far
as the valley of the cluster, and surveyed it.
1:25 And they took n their hands of the fruit of the land, and brought
it to you, and said, The land is good which the Lord our God gives us.
1:26 Yet ye would not go up, but rebelled against the words of the Lord
1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the Lord hated us,
he has brought us out of the land of Egypt to deliver us into the hands
of the Amorites, to destroy us.
1:28 Whither do we go up? and your brethren drew away your heart,
saying, [It is a] great nation and populous, and mightier than we; and
[there are] cities great and walled up to heaven: moreover we saw there
the sons of the giants.
1:29 And I said to you, Fear not, neither be ye afraid of them;
1:30 the Lord your God who goes before your face, he shall fight against
them together with you effectually, according to all that he wrought for
you in the land of Egypt;
1:31 and in this wilderness which ye saw, by the way of the mountain of
the Amorite; how the Lord thy God will bear thee as a nursling, as if
any man should nurse his child, through all the way which ye have gone
until ye came to this place.
1:32 And in this matter ye believed not the Lord our God,
1:33 who goes before you in the way to choose you a place, guiding you
in fire by night, shewing you the way by which ye go, and a cloud by
1:34 And the Lord heard the voice of your words, and being greatly
provoked he sware, saying,
1:35 Not one of these men shall see this good land, which I sware to
1:36 except Chaleb the son of Jephonne, he shall see it; and to him I
will give the land on which he went up, and to his sons, because he
attended to the things of the Lord.
1:37 And the Lord was angry with me for your sake, saying, Neither shalt
thou by any means enter therein.
1:38 Joshua the son of Naue, who stands by thee, he shall enter in
there; do thou strengthen him, for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
1:39 And every young child who this day knows not good or evil,-- they
shall enter therein, and to them I will give it, and they shall inherit
1:40 And ye turned and marched into the wilderness, in the way by the
1:41 And ye answered and said, We have sinned before the Lord our God;
we will go up and fight according to all that the Lord our God has
commanded us: and having taken every one his weapons of war, and being
gathered together, ye went up to the mountain.
1:42 And the Lord said to me, Tell them, Ye shall not go up, neither
shall ye fight, for I am not with you; thus shall ye not be destroyed
before your enemies.
1:43 And I spoke to you, and ye did not hearken to me; and ye
transgressed the commandment of the Lord; and ye forced your way and
went up into the mountain.
1:44 And the Amorite who dwelt in that mountain came out to meet you,
and pursued you as bees do, and wounded you from Seir to Herma.
1:45 And ye sat down and wept before the Lord our God, and the Lord
hearkened not to your voice, neither did he take heed to you.
1:46 And ye dwelt in Cades many days, as many days as ye dwelt [there].
1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side
Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between
Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
1:2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on
the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of
Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment
1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare
this law, saying,
1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long
enough in this mount:
1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the
Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the
hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the
land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the
1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land
which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to
give unto them and to their seed after them.
1:9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you
1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day
as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many
more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
1:12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and
1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes,
and I will make them rulers over you.
1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is
good for us to do.
1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made
them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over
hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and
officers among your tribes.
1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes
between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his
brother, and the stranger that is with him.
1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the
small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man;
for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring
it unto me, and I will hear it.
1:18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
1:19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and
terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the
Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
1:20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites,
which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and
possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear
not, neither be discouraged.
1:22 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send
men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word
again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one
of a tribe:
1:24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the
valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
1:25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought
it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land
which the LORD our God doth give us.
1:26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD your God:
1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us,
he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into
the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart,
saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great
and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the
1:29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you,
according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
1:31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy
God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went,
until ye came into this place.
1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
1:33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch
your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go,
and in a cloud by day.
1:34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and
1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see
that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers.
1:36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I
give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he
hath wholly followed the LORD.
1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also
shalt not go in thither.
1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go
in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your
children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they
shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall
1:40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness
by the way of the Red sea.
1:41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD,
we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God
commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye
were ready to go up into the hill.
1:42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them. Go not up, neither fight;
for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
1:43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against
the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
1:44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against
you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto
1:45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not
hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
1:46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye