And Moses recited the words of this song from beginning to end in the hearing of the whole assembly of Israel: (Deuteronomy 31:30)

Listen, O heavens, and I will speak; hear, O earth, the words of my mouth. (Deuteronomy 32:1)

Let my teaching fall like rain and my words descend like dew, like showers on new grass, like abundant rain on tender plants. (Deuteronomy 32:2)

I will proclaim the name of the LORD. Oh, praise the greatness of our God! (Deuteronomy 32:3)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:4)

They have acted corruptly toward him; to their shame they are no longer his children, but a warped and crooked generation. (Deuteronomy 32:5)

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? (Deuteronomy 32:6)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:7)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:8)

For the LORD's portion is his people, Jacob his allotted inheritance. (Deuteronomy 32:9)

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, (Deuteronomy 32:10)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:11)

The LORD alone led him; no foreign god was with him. (Deuteronomy 32:12)

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, (Deuteronomy 32:13)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:14)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:15)

They made him jealous with their foreign gods and angered him with their detestable idols. (Deuteronomy 32:16)

They sacrificed to demons, which are not God - gods they had not known, gods that recently appeared, gods your fathers did not fear. (Deuteronomy 32:17)

You deserted the Rock, who fathered you; you forgot the God who gave you birth. (Deuteronomy 32:18)

The LORD saw this and rejected them because he was angered by his sons and daughters. (Deuteronomy 32:19)

"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. (Deuteronomy 32:20)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:21)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:22)

"I will heap calamities upon them and spend my arrows against them. (Deuteronomy 32:23)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:24)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:25)

I said I would scatter them and blot out their memory from mankind, (Deuteronomy 32:26)

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.'" (Deuteronomy 32:27)

They are a nation without sense, there is no discernment in them. (Deuteronomy 32:28)

If only they were wise and would understand this and discern what their end will be! (Deuteronomy 32:29)

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? (Deuteronomy 32:30)

For their rock is not like our Rock, as even our enemies concede. (Deuteronomy 32:31)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:32)

Their wine is the venom of serpents, the deadly poison of cobras. (Deuteronomy 32:33)

"Have I not kept this in reserve and sealed it in my vaults? (Deuteronomy 32:34)

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." (Deuteronomy 32:35)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:36)

He will say: "Now where are their gods, the rock they took refuge in, (Deuteronomy 32:37)

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! (Deuteronomy 32:38)

"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. (Deuteronomy 32:39)

I lift my hand to heaven and declare: As surely as I live forever, (Deuteronomy 32:40)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:41)

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." (Deuteronomy 32:42)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:43)

Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people. (Deuteronomy 32:44)

When Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel, (Deuteronomy 32:45)

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. (Deuteronomy 32:46)

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." (Deuteronomy 32:47)


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