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Deuteronomy 32 (WEBP)

[1] Give ear, you heavens, and I will speak. Let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
[2] My doctrine will drop as the rain. My speech will condense as the dew, as the misty rain on the tender grass, as the showers on the herb.
[3] For I will proclaim Yahweh’s name. Ascribe greatness to our God!
[4] The Rock: his work is perfect, for all his ways are just. A God of faithfulness who does no wrong, just and right is he.
[5] They have dealt corruptly with him. They are not his children, because of their defect. They are a perverse and crooked generation.
[6] Is this the way you repay Yahweh, foolish and unwise people? Isn’t he your father who has bought you? He has made you and established you.
[7] Remember the days of old. Consider the years of many generations. Ask your father, and he will show you; your elders, and they will tell you.
[8] When the Most High gave to the nations their inheritance, when he separated the children of men, he set the bounds of the peoples according to the number of the children of Israel.
[9] For Yahweh’s portion is his people. Jacob is the lot of his inheritance.
[10] He found him in a desert land, in the waste howling wilderness. He surrounded him. He cared for him. He kept him as the apple of his eye.
[11] As an eagle that stirs up her nest, that flutters over her young, he spread abroad his wings, he took them, he bore them on his feathers.
[12] Yahweh alone led him. There was no foreign god with him.
[13] He made him ride on the high places of the earth. He ate the increase of the field. He caused him to suck honey out of the rock, oil out of the flinty rock;
[14] butter from the herd, and milk from the flock, with fat of lambs, rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with the finest of the wheat. From the blood of the grape, you drank wine.
[15] But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked. You have grown fat. You have grown thick. You have become sleek. Then he abandoned God who made him, and rejected the Rock of his salvation.
[16] They moved him to jealousy with strange gods. They provoked him to anger with abominations.
[17] They sacrificed to demons, not God, to gods that they didn’t know, to new gods that came up recently, which your fathers didn’t dread.
[18] Of the Rock who became your father, you are unmindful, and have forgotten God who gave you birth.
[19] Yahweh saw and abhorred, because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.
[20] He said, “I will hide my face from them. I will see what their end will be; for they are a very perverse generation, children in whom is no faithfulness.
[21] They have moved me to jealousy with that which is not God. They have provoked me to anger with their vanities. I will move them to jealousy with those who are not a people. I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
[22] For a fire is kindled in my anger, that burns to the lowest Sheol,° devours the earth with its increase, and sets the foundations of the mountains on fire.
[23] “I will heap evils on them. I will spend my arrows on them.
[24] They shall be wasted with hunger, and devoured with burning heat and bitter destruction. I will send the teeth of animals on them, with the venom of vipers that glide in the dust.
[25] Outside the sword will bereave, and in the rooms, terror on both young man and virgin, the nursing infant with the gray-haired man.
[26] I said that I would scatter them afar. I would make their memory to cease from among men;
[27] were it not that I feared the provocation of the enemy, lest their adversaries should judge wrongly, lest they should say, ‘Our hand is exalted; Yahweh has not done all this.’ ”
[28] For they are a nation void of counsel. There is no understanding in them.
[29] Oh that they were wise, that they understood this, that they would consider their latter end!
[30] How could one chase a thousand, and two put ten thousand to flight, unless their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had delivered them up?
[31] For their rock is not as our Rock, even our enemies themselves concede.
[32] For their vine is of the vine of Sodom, of the fields of Gomorrah. Their grapes are poison grapes. Their clusters are bitter.
[33] Their wine is the poison of serpents, the cruel venom of asps.
[34] “Isn’t this laid up in store with me, sealed up among my treasures?
[35] Vengeance is mine, and recompense, at the time when their foot slides, for the day of their calamity is at hand. Their doom rushes at them.”
[36] For Yahweh will judge his people, and have compassion on his servants, when he sees that their power is gone, that there is no one remaining, shut up or left at large.
[37] He will say, “Where are their gods, the rock in which they took refuge,
[38] which ate the fat of their sacrifices, and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let them rise up and help you! Let them be your protection.
[39] “See now that I myself am he. There is no god with me. I kill and I make alive. I wound and I heal. There is no one who can deliver out of my hand.
[40] For I lift up my hand to heaven and declare, as I live forever,
[41] if I sharpen my glittering sword, my hand grasps it in judgment; I will take vengeance on my adversaries, and will repay those who hate me.
[42] I will make my arrows drunk with blood. My sword shall devour flesh with the blood of the slain and the captives, from the head of the leaders of the enemy.”
[43] Rejoice, you nations, with his people, for he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will take vengeance on his adversaries, and will make atonement for his land and for his people.°
[44] Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Joshua the son of Nun.
[45] Moses finished reciting all these words to all Israel.
[46] He said to them, “Set your heart to all the words which I testify to you today, which you shall command your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
[47] For it is no vain thing for you, because it is your life, and through this thing you shall prolong your days in the land, where you go over the Jordan to possess it.”
[48] Yahweh spoke to Moses that same day, saying,
[49] “Go up into this mountain of Abarim, to Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, that is across from Jericho; and see the land of Canaan, which I give to the children of Israel for a possession.
[50] 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;
[51] because you trespassed against me among the children of Israel at the waters of Meribah of Kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin; because you didn’t uphold my holiness among the children of Israel.
[52] For you shall see the land from a distance; but you shall not go there into the land which I give the children of Israel.”

Deuteronomy 32:22 Sheol is the place of the dead.
Deuteronomy 32:43 For this verse, LXX reads: Rejoice, you heavens, with him, and let all the angels of God worship him; rejoice you Gentiles, with his people, and let all the sons of God strengthen themselves in him; for he will avenge the blood of his sons, and he will render vengeance, and recompense justice to his enemies, and will reward them that hate him; and the Lord shall purge the land of his people.

Scripture quotations are taken from The World English Bible™ of, 2020 stable text edition. It is in the public domain.

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Deuteronomy 32 (KJVS)

[1] Give ear H238 (8685), O ye heavens H8064, and I will speak H1696 (8762); and hear H8085 (8799), O earth H776, the words H561 of my mouth H6310.
[2] My doctrine H3948 shall drop H6201 (8799) as the rain H4306, my speech H565 shall distil H5140 (8799) as the dew H2919, as the small rain H8164 upon the tender herb H1877, and as the showers H7241 upon the grass H6212:
[3] Because I will publish H7121 (8799) the name H8034 of the LORD H3068: ascribe H3051 (8798) ye greatness H1433 unto our God H430.
[4] [He is] the Rock H6697, his work H6467 [is] perfect H8549: for all his ways H1870 [are] judgment H4941: a God H410 of truth H530 and without iniquity H5766, just H6662 and right H3477 [is] he.
[5] They have corrupted H7843 (8765) themselves, their spot H3971 [is] not [the spot] of his children H1121: [they are] a perverse H6141 and crooked H6618 generation H1755.
[6] Do ye thus requite H1580 (8799) the LORD H3068, O foolish H5036 people H5971 and unwise H2450? [is] not he thy father H1 [that] hath bought H7069 (8804) thee? hath he not made H6213 (8804) thee, and established H3559 (8787) thee?
[7] Remember H2142 (8798) the days H3117 of old H5769, consider H995 (8798) the years H8141 of many H1755 generations H1755: ask H7592 (8798) thy father H1, and he will shew H5046 (8686) thee; thy elders H2205, and they will tell H559 (8799) thee.
[8] When the most High H5945 divided H5157 to the nations H1471 their inheritance H5157 (8687), when he separated H6504 (8687) the sons H1121 of Adam H120, he set H5324 (8686) the bounds H1367 of the people H5971 according to the number H4557 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[9] For the LORD’S H3068 portion H2506 [is] his people H5971; Jacob H3290 [is] the lot H2256 of his inheritance H5159.
[10] He found H4672 (8799) him in a desert H4057 land H776, and in the waste H8414 howling H3214 wilderness H3452; he led him about H5437 (8779), he instructed H995 (8787) him, he kept H5341 (8799) him as the apple H380 of his eye H5869.
[11] As an eagle H5404 stirreth up H5782 (8686) her nest H7064, fluttereth H7363 (8762) over her young H1469, spreadeth abroad H6566 (8799) her wings H3671, taketh H3947 (8799) them, beareth H5375 (8799) them on her wings H84:
[12] [So] the LORD H3068 alone H910 did lead H5148 (8686) him, and [there was] no strange H5236 god H410 with him.
[13] He made him ride H7392 (8686) on the high places H1116 of the earth H776, that he might eat H398 (8799) the increase H8570 of the fields H7704; and he made him to suck H3243 (8686) honey H1706 out of the rock H5553, and oil H8081 out of the flinty H2496 rock H6697;
[14] Butter H2529 of kine H1241, and milk H2461 of sheep H6629, with fat H2459 of lambs H3733, and rams H352 of the breed H1121 of Bashan H1316, and goats H6260, with the fat H2459 of kidneys H3629 of wheat H2406; and thou didst drink H8354 (8799) the pure H2561 blood H1818 of the grape H6025.
[15] But Jeshurun H3484 waxed fat H8080 (8799), and kicked H1163 (8799): thou art waxen fat H8080 (8804), thou art grown thick H5666 (8804), thou art covered H3780 (8804) [with fatness]; then he forsook H5203 (8799) God H433 [which] made H6213 (8804) him, and lightly esteemed H5034 (8762) the Rock H6697 of his salvation H3444.
[16] They provoked him to jealousy H7065 (8686) with strange H2114 (8801) [gods], with abominations H8441 provoked they him to anger H3707 (8686).
[17] They sacrificed H2076 (8799) unto devils H7700, not to God H433; to gods H430 whom they knew H3045 (8804) not, to new H2319 [gods that] came H935 newly H7138 up H935 (8804), whom your fathers H1 feared H8175 (8804) not.
[18] Of the Rock H6697 [that] begat H3205 (8804) thee thou art unmindful H7876 (8799), and hast forgotten H7911 (8799) God H410 that formed H2342 (8789) thee.
[19] And when the LORD H3068 saw H7200 (8799) [it], he abhorred H5006 (8799) [them], because of the provoking H3708 of his sons H1121, and of his daughters H1323.
[20] And he said H559 (8799), I will hide H5641 (8686) my face H6440 from them, I will see H7200 (8799) what their end H319 [shall be]: for they [are] a very froward H8419 generation H1755, children H1121 in whom [is] no faith H529.
[21] They have moved me to jealousy H7065 (8765) with [that which is] not H3808 God H410; they have provoked me to anger H3707 (8765) with their vanities H1892: and I will move them to jealousy H7065 (8686) with [those which are] not a people H5971; I will provoke them to anger H3707 (8686) with a foolish H5036 nation H1471.
[22] For a fire H784 is kindled H6919 (8804) in mine anger H639, and shall burn H3344 (8799) unto the lowest H8482 hell H7585, and shall consume H398 (8799) the earth H776 with her increase H2981, and set on fire H3857 (8762) the foundations H4144 of the mountains H2022.
[23] I will heap H5595 (8686) mischiefs H7451 upon them; I will spend H3615 (8762) mine arrows H2671 upon them.
[24] [They shall be] burnt H4198 with hunger H7458, and devoured H3898 (8803) with burning heat H7565, and with bitter H4815 destruction H6986: I will also send H7971 (8762) the teeth H8127 of beasts H929 upon them, with the poison H2534 of serpents H2119 (8801) of the dust H6083.
[25] The sword H2719 without H2351, and terror H367 within H2315, shall destroy H7921 (8762) both the young man H970 and the virgin H1330, the suckling H3243 (8802) [also] with the man H376 of gray hairs H7872.
[26] I said H559 (8804), I would scatter them into corners H6284 (8686), I would make the remembrance H2143 of them to cease H7673 (8686) from among men H582:
[27] Were it not H3884 that I feared H1481 (8799) the wrath H3708 of the enemy H341 (8802), lest their adversaries H6862 should behave themselves strangely H5234 (8762), [and] lest they should say H559 (8799), Our hand H3027 [is] high H7311 (8804), and the LORD H3068 hath not done H6466 (8804) all this.
[28] For they [are] a nation H1471 void H6 (8802) of counsel H6098, neither [is there any] understanding H8394 in them.
[29] O that H3863 they were wise H2449 (8804), [that] they understood H7919 (8686) this, [that] they would consider H995 (8799) their latter end H319!
[30] How should one H259 chase H7291 (8799) a thousand H505, and two H8147 put ten H7233 thousand H505 to flight H5127 (8686), except H3808 their Rock H6697 had sold H4376 (8804) them H3588, and the LORD H3068 had shut them up H5462 (8689)?
[31] For their rock H6697 [is] not as our Rock H6697, even our enemies H341 (8802) themselves [being] judges H6414.
[32] For their vine H1612 [is] of the vine H1612 of Sodom H5467, and of the fields H7709 of Gomorrah H6017: their grapes H6025 [are] grapes H6025 of gall H7219, their clusters H811 [are] bitter H4846:
[33] Their wine H3196 [is] the poison H2534 of dragons H8577, and the cruel H393 venom H7219 of asps H6620.
[34] [Is] not this laid up in store H3647 (8803) with me, [and] sealed up H2856 (8803) among my treasures H214?
[35] To me [belongeth] vengeance H5359, and recompence H8005; their foot H7272 shall slide H4131 (8799) in [due] time H6256: for the day H3117 of their calamity H343 [is] at hand H7138, and the things that shall come H6264 upon them make haste H2363 (8804).
[36] For the LORD H3068 shall judge H1777 (8799) his people H5971, and repent H5162 (8691) himself for his servants H5650, when he seeth H7200 (8799) that [their] power H3027 is gone H235 (8804), and [there is] none H657 shut up H6113 (8803), or left H5800 (8803).
[37] And he shall say H559 (8804), Where [are] their gods H430, [their] rock H6697 in whom they trusted H2620 (8804),
[38] Which did eat H398 (8799) the fat H2459 of their sacrifices H2077, [and] drank H8354 (8799) the wine H3196 of their drink offerings H5257? let them rise up H6965 (8799) and help H5826 (8799) you, [and] be your protection H5643.
[39] See H7200 (8798) now that I, [even] I, [am] he, and [there is] no god H430 with me: I kill H4191 (8686), and I make alive H2421 (8762); I wound H4272 (8804), and I heal H7495 (8799): neither [is there any] that can deliver H5337 (8688) out of my hand H3027.
[40] For I lift up H5375 (8799) my hand H3027 to heaven H8064, and say H559 (8804), I live H2416 for ever H5769.
[41] If I whet H8150 (8804) my glittering H1300 sword H2719, and mine hand H3027 take hold H270 (8799) on judgment H4941; I will render H7725 (8686) vengeance H5359 to mine enemies H6862, and will reward H7999 (8762) them that hate H8130 (8764) me.
[42] I will make mine arrows H2671 drunk H7937 (8686) with blood H1818, and my sword H2719 shall devour H398 (8799) flesh H1320; [and that] with the blood H1818 of the slain H2491 and of the captives H7633, from the beginning H7218 of revenges H6546 upon the enemy H341 (8802).
[43] Rejoice H7442 (8685), O ye nations H1471, [with] his people H5971: for he will avenge H5358 (8799) the blood H1818 of his servants H5650, and will render H7725 (8686) vengeance H5359 to his adversaries H6862, and will be merciful H3722 (8765) unto his land H127, [and] to his people H5971.
[44] And Moses H4872 came H935 (8799) and spake H1696 (8762) all the words H1697 of this song H7892 in the ears H241 of the people H5971, he, and Hoshea H1954 the son H1121 of Nun H5126.
[45] And Moses H4872 made an end H3615 (8762) of speaking H1696 (8763) all these words H1697 to all Israel H3478:
[46] And he said H559 (8799) unto them, Set H7760 (8798) your hearts H3824 unto all the words H1697 which I testify H5749 (8688) among you this day H3117, which ye shall command H6680 (8762) your children H1121 to observe H8104 (8800) to do H6213 (8800), all the words H1697 of this law H8451.
[47] For it [is] not a vain H7386 thing H1697 for you; because it [is] your life H2416: and through this thing H1697 ye shall prolong H748 (8686) [your] days H3117 in the land H127, whither ye go over H5674 (8802) Jordan H3383 to possess H3423 (8800) it.
[48] And the LORD H3068 spake H1696 (8762) unto Moses H4872 that selfsame H6106 day H3117, saying H559 (8800),
[49] Get thee up H5927 (8798) into this mountain H2022 Abarim H5682, [unto] mount H2022 Nebo H5015, which [is] in the land H776 of Moab H4124, that [is] over against H6440 Jericho H3405; and behold H7200 (8798) the land H776 of Canaan H3667, which I give H5414 (8802) unto the children H1121 of Israel H3478 for a possession H272:
[50] And die H4191 (8798) in the mount H2022 whither thou goest up H5927 (8802), and be gathered H622 (8735) unto thy people H5971; as Aaron H175 thy brother H251 died H4191 (8804) in mount H2022 Hor H2023, and was gathered H622 (8734) unto his people H5971:
[51] Because ye trespassed H4603 (8804) against me among H8432 the children H1121 of Israel H3478 at the waters H4325 of Meribah-Kadesh H4808 H6946, in the wilderness H4057 of Zin H6790; because ye sanctified H6942 (8765) me not in the midst H8432 of the children H1121 of Israel H3478.
[52] Yet thou shalt see H7200 (8799) the land H776 before [thee]; but thou shalt not go H935 (8799) thither unto the land H776 which I give H5414 (8802) the children H1121 of Israel H3478.

Young’s Literal Translation

Deuteronomy 32 (YLT)

[1] ‘Give ear, O heavens, and I speak; And thou dost hear, O earth, sayings of my mouth!
[2] Drop as rain doth My doctrine; Flow as dew doth My sayings; As storms on the tender grass, And as showers on the herb,
[3] For the Name of Jehovah I proclaim, Ascribe ye greatness to our God!
[4] The Rock!-perfect is His work, For all His ways are just; God of stedfastness, and without iniquity: Righteous and upright is He.
[5] It hath done corruptly to Him; Their blemish is not His son?’, A generation perverse and crooked!
[6] To Jehovah do ye act thus, O people foolish and not wise? Is not He thy father-thy possessor? He made thee, and doth establish thee.
[7] Remember days of old- Understand the years of many generations- Ask thy father, and he doth tell thee; Thine elders, and they say to thee:
[8] In the Most High causing nations to inherit, In His separating sons of Adam- He setteth up the borders of the peoples By the number of the sons of Israel.
[9] For Jehovah’s portion is His people, Jacob is the line of His inheritance.
[10] He findeth him in a land-a desert, And in a void-a howling wilderness, He turneth him round- He causeth him to understand- He keepeth him as the apple of His eye.
[11] As an eagle waketh up its nest, Over its young ones fluttereth, Spreadeth its wings-taketh them, Beareth them on its pinions;-
[12] Jehovah alone doth lead him, And there is no strange god with him.
[13] He maketh him ride on high places of earth, And he eateth increase of the fields, And He maketh him suck honey from a rock, And oil out of the flint of a rock;
[14] Butter of the herd, and milk of the flock, With fat of lambs, and rams, sons of Bashan, And he-goats, with fat of kidneys of wheat; And of the blood of the grape thou dost drink wine!
[15] And Jeshurun waxeth fat, and doth kick: Thou hast been fat-thou hast been thick, Thou hast been covered. And he leaveth God who made him, And dishonoureth the Rock of his salvation.
[16] They make Him zealous with strangers, With abominations they make Him angry.
[17] They sacrifice to demons-no god! Gods they have not known- New ones-from the vicinity they came; Not feared them have your fathers!
[18] The Rock that begat thee thou forgettest, And neglectest God who formeth thee.
[19] And Jehovah seeth and despiseth- For the provocation of His sons and His daughters.
[20] And He saith: I hide My face from them, I see what is their latter end; For a froward generation are they, Sons in whom is no stedfastness.
[21] They have made Me zealous by ‘no-god,’ They made Me angry by their vanities; And I make them zealous by ‘no-people,’ By a foolish nation I make them angry.
[22] For a fire hath been kindled in Mine anger, And it burneth unto Sheol-the lowest, And consumeth earth and its increase, And setteth on fire foundations of mountains.
[23] I gather upon them evils, Mine arrows I consume upon them.
[24] Exhausted by famine, And consumed by heat, and bitter destruction. And the teeth of beasts I send upon them, With poison of fearful things of the dust.
[25] Without bereave doth the sword, And at the inner-chambers-fear, Both youth and virgin, Suckling with man of grey hair.
[26] I have said: I blow them away, I cause their remembrance to cease from man;
[27] If not-the anger of an enemy I fear, Lest their adversaries know- Lest they say, Our hand is high, And Jehovah hath not wrought all this.
[28] For a nation lost to counsels are they, And there is no understanding in them.
[29] If they were wise- They deal wisely with this; They attend to their latter end:
[30] How doth one pursue a thousand, And two cause a myriad to flee! If not-that their rock hath sold them, And Jehovah hath shut them up?
[31] For not as our Rock is their rock, (And our enemies are judges!)
[32] For of the vine of Sodom their vine is, And of the fields of Gomorrah; Their grapes are grapes of gall- They have bitter clusters;
[33] The poison of dragons is their wine And the fierce venom of asps.
[34] Is it not laid up with Me? Sealed among My treasures?
[35] Mine are vengeance and recompense, At the due time-doth their foot slide; For near is a day of their calamity, And haste do things prepared for them.
[36] For Jehovah doth judge His people, And for His servants doth repent Himself. For He seeth-the going away of power, And none is restrained and left.
[37] And He hath said, Where are their gods- The rock in which they trusted;
[38] Which the fat of their sacrifices do eat, They drink the wine of their libation! Let them arise and help you, Let it be for you a hiding-place!
[39] See ye, now, that I-I am He, And there is no god with Me: I put to death, and I keep alive; I have smitten, and I heal; And there is not from My hand a deliverer,
[40] For I lift up unto the heavens My hand, And have said, I live-to the age!
[41] If I have sharpened the brightness of My sword, And My hand doth lay hold on judgment, I turn back vengeance to Mine adversaries, And to those hating Me-I repay!
[42] I make drunk Mine arrows with blood, And My sword devoureth flesh, From the blood of the pierced and captive, From the head of the freemen of the enemy.
[43] Sing ye nations-with his people, For the blood of His servants He avengeth, And vengeance He turneth back on His adversaries, And hath pardoned His land-His people.’
[44] And Moses cometh and speaketh all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Hoshea son of Nun;
[45] and Moses finisheth to speak all these words unto all Israel,
[46] and saith unto them, ‘Set your heart to all the words which I am testifying against you to-day, that ye command your sons to observe to do all the words of this law,
[47] for it is not a vain thing for you, for it is your life, and by this thing ye prolong days on the ground whither ye are passing over the Jordan to possess it.’
[48] And Jehovah speaketh unto Moses, in this self-same day, saying,
[49] ‘Go up unto this mount Abarim, mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, which is on the front of Jericho, and see the land of Canaan which I am giving to the sons of Israel for a possession;
[50] and die in the mount whither thou art going up, and be gathered unto thy people, as Aaron thy brother hath died in the mount Hor, and is gathered unto his people:
[51] ‘Because ye trespassed against me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribath-Kadesh, the wilderness of Zin-because ye sanctified Me not in the midst of the sons of Israel;
[52] but over-against thou seest the land, and thither thou dost not go in, unto the land which I am giving to the sons of Israel.’