Deuteronomy 32:1-47 - Song Of Moses
listen, earth, to the words of my mouth.
and my word settle like dew,
like gentle rain on new grass
and showers on tender plants.
Declare the greatness of our God!
all His ways are entirely just.
A faithful God, without prejudice,
He is righteous and true.
this is their defect
but a devious and crooked generation.
you foolish and senseless people?
Isn’t He your Father and Creator?
Didn’t He make you and sustain you?
consider the years long past.
Ask your father, and he will tell you,
your elders, and they will teach you.
and divided the human race,
He set the boundaries of the peoples
according to the number of the people of Israel.
Jacob, His own inheritance.
in a barren, howling wilderness;
He surrounded him, cared for him,
and protected him as the pupil of His eye.
and hovers over His young;
He spreads His wings, catches him,
and lifts him up on His pinions.
with no help from a foreign god.
and eat the produce of the field.
He nourished him with honey from the rock
and oil from flint-like rock,
with the fat of lambs,
rams from Bashan, and goats,
with the choicest grains of wheat;
you drank wine from the finest grapes.
you became fat, bloated, and gorged.
He abandoned the God who made him
and scorned the Rock of his salvation.
they enraged Him with detestable practices.
to gods they had not known,
new gods that had just arrived,
which your fathers did not fear.
you forgot the God who gave birth to you.
provoked to anger by His sons and daughters.
I will see what will become of them,
for they are a perverse generation—
with their so-called gods;
they have enraged Me with their worthless idols.
So I will provoke their jealousy
with an inferior people;
I will enrage them with a foolish nation.
and burns to the depths of Sheol;
it devours the land and its produce,
and scorches the foundations of the mountains.
I will use up My arrows against them.
ravaged by pestilence and bitter plague;
I will unleash on them wild beasts with fangs,
as well as venomous snakes that slither in the dust.
and inside, there will be terror;
the young man and the young woman will be killed,
the infant and the gray-haired man.
and blot out the memory of them from mankind,
or feared that these foes might misunderstand
and say: ‘Our own hand has prevailed;
it wasn’t the Lord who did all this.’”
with no understanding at all.
they would understand their fate.
or two put ten thousand to flight,
unless their Rock had sold them,
unless the Lord had given them up?
even our enemies concede.
and from the fields of Gomorrah.
Their grapes are poisonous;
their clusters are bitter.
the deadly poison of cobras.
sealed up in My vaults?
In time their foot will slip,
for their day of disaster is near,
and their doom is coming quickly.”
and have compassion on His servants
when He sees that their strength is gone
and no one is left—slave or free.
the ‘rock’ they found refuge in?
and drank the wine of their drink offerings?
Let them rise up and help you;
there is no God but Me.
I bring death and I give life;
I wound and I heal.
No one can rescue anyone from My hand.
As surely as I live forever,
and My hand takes hold of judgment,
I will take vengeance on My adversaries
and repay those who hate Me.
while My sword devours flesh—
the blood of the slain and the captives,
the heads of the enemy leaders.”
for He will avenge the blood of His servants.
He will take vengeance on His adversaries;
He will purify His land and His people.
44 Moses came with Joshua