Let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
Ascribe greatness to our God!
for all his ways are just;
a God of faithfulness and without iniquity,
just and right is he.
They are not his children because of their defect. They are a perverse and crooked generation.
foolish people and unwise?
Isn’t he your father who has bought you?
He has made you and established you.
Consider the years of many generations.
Ask your father, and he will show you;
your elders, and they will tell you.
Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
in the waste howling wilderness.
He surrounded him. He cared for him.
He kept him as the apple of his eye.
that flutters over her young,
he spread abroad his wings, he took them,
he carried them on his feathers.
There was no foreign god with him.
He ate the increase of the field.
He caused him to suck honey out of the rock,
oil out of the flinty rock;
with fat of lambs,
rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats,
with the finest of the wheat.
Of the blood of the grape you drank wine.
You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek.
Then he forsook God who made him
and lightly esteemed the Rock of his salvation.
With abominations they made him angry.
to gods that they did not know,
to new gods that came up recently
that your fathers did not dread.
and have forgotten God who gave you birth.
because he was angered by his sons and his daughters.
I will see what their end will be,
for they are a very perverse generation,
children in whom is no faithfulness.
burns to the lowest Sheol,
devours the earth with its increase
and sets the foundations of the mountains on fire.
I will use up all my arrows on them.
and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction.
I will send the teeth of animals on them,
with the poison of crawling things of the dust.
and in the rooms, terror;
on both young man and virgin,
the nursing infant with the gray–haired man.
I would make their memory to cease from among men;
lest their adversaries should judge wrongly,
lest they should say, “Our hand is exalted,
Yahweh has not done all this.”
There is no understanding in them.
that they would consider their latter end!
and two put 10,000 to flight
unless their Rock had sold them,
and Yahweh had given them up?
even our enemies themselves being judges.
of the fields of Gomorrah.
Their grapes are grapes of gall,
their clusters are bitter.
The cruel venom of asps.
sealed up among my treasures?
at the time when their foot slides;
for the day of their calamity is at hand.
The things that are to come on them will make haste.’
the rock in whom they took refuge,
my hand take hold on judgment;
I will render vengeance to my adversaries
and will recompense those who hate me.
My sword will devour flesh
with the blood of the slain and the captives,
from the head of the leaders of the enemy.”
for he will avenge the blood of his servants.
He will render vengeance to his adversaries
and will make expiation for his land, for his people.”
44Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Joshua the son of Nun.
45Moses made an end of speaking all these words to all Israel.
46He said to them, “Set your heart to all the words that I testify to you this day, which you may command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
47For it is no vain thing for you because it is your life, and through this thing you will prolong your days in the land where you go over the Jordan to possess it.”
48Yahweh spoke to Moses that same day, saying,
49“Go up into this mountain of Abarim, to Mount Nebo that is in the land of Moab that is over against Jericho, and see the land of Canaan that I give to the children of Israel for a possession;
50and die on the mountain where you go up, and be gathered to your people as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people:
51because you trespassed against me in the midst of the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah of Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, because you didn’t sanctify me in the midst of the children of Israel.
52For you will see the land before you, but you will not go there into the land that I give the children of Israel.”