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32:1 “Give ear, O heavens, and I will speak,and let the earth hear the words of my mouth.
2 May my teaching drop as the rain,my speech distill as the dew,like gentle rain upon the tender grass,and like showers upon the herb.
3 For I will proclaim the name of the Lord;ascribe greatness to our God!
4 “The Rock, his work is perfect,for all his ways are justice.A God of faithfulness and without iniquity,just and upright is he.
5 They have dealt corruptly with him;they are no longer his children because they are blemished;they are a crooked and twisted generation.
6 Do you thus repay the Lord,you foolish and senseless people?Is not he your father, who created you,who 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 divided mankind,he fixed the borders of the peoplesaccording to the number of the sons of God.
9 But the Lord’s portion is his people,Jacob his allotted heritage.
10 “He found him in a desert land,and in the howling waste of the wilderness;he encircled him, he cared for him,he kept him as the apple of his eye.
11 Like an eagle that stirs up its nest,that flutters over its young,spreading out its wings, catching them,bearing them on its pinions,
12 the Lord alone guided him,no foreign god was with him.
13 He made him ride on the high places of the land,and he ate the produce of the field,and he suckled him with honey out of the rock,and oil out of the flinty rock.
14 Curds from the herd, and milk from the flock,with fat of lambs,rams of Bashan and goats,with the very finest of the wheat—and you drank foaming wine made from the blood of the grape.
15 “But Jeshurun grew fat, and kicked;you grew fat, stout, and sleek;then he forsook God who made himand scoffed at the Rock of his salvation.
16 They stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;with abominations they provoked him to anger.
17 They sacrificed to demons that were no gods,to gods they had never known,to new gods that had come recently,whom your fathers had never dreaded.
18 You were unmindful of the Rock that bore you,and you forgot the God who gave you birth.
19 “The Lord saw it and spurned them,because of the provocation of his sons and his daughters.
20 And he said, ‘I will hide my face from them;I will see what their end will be,for they are a perverse generation,children in whom is no faithfulness.
21 They have made me jealous with what is no god;they have provoked me to anger with their idols.So I will make them jealous with those who are no people;I will provoke them to anger with a foolish nation.
22 For a fire is kindled by my anger,and it burns to the depths of Sheol,devours the earth and its increase,and sets on fire the foundations of the mountains.
23 “‘And I will heap disasters upon them;I will spend my arrows on them;
24 they shall be wasted with hunger,and devoured by plagueand poisonous pestilence;I will send the teeth of beasts against them,with the venom of things that crawl in the dust.
25 Outdoors the sword shall bereave,and indoors terror,for young man and woman alike,the nursing child with the man of gray hairs.
26 I would have said, I will cut them to pieces;I will wipe them from human memory,
27 had I not feared provocation by the enemy,lest their adversaries should misunderstand,lest they should say, Our hand is triumphant,it was not the Lord who did all this.’
28 “For they are a nation void of counsel,and there is no understanding in them.
29 If they were wise, they would understand this;they would discern their latter end!
30 How could one have chased a thousand,and two have put ten thousand to flight,unless their Rock had sold them,and the Lord had given them up?
31 For their rock is not as our Rock;our enemies are by themselves.
32 For their vine comes from the vine of Sodomand from the fields of Gomorrah;their grapes are grapes of poison;their clusters are bitter;
33 their wine is the poison of serpentsand the cruel venom of asps.
34 “‘Is not this laid up in store with me,sealed up in my treasuries?
35 Vengeance is mine, and recompense,for the time when their foot shall slip;for the day of their calamity is at hand,and their doom comes swiftly.’
36 For the Lord will vindicate his peopleand have compassion on his servants,when he sees that their power is goneand there is none remaining, bond or free.
37 Then he will say, ‘Where are their gods,the rock in which they took refuge,
38 who ate the fat of their sacrificesand drank the wine of their drink offering?Let them rise up and help you;let them be your protection!
39 “‘See now that I, even I, am he,and there is no god beside me;I kill and I make alive;I wound and I heal;and there is none that can deliver out of my hand.
40 For I lift up my hand to heavenand swear, As I live forever,
41 if I sharpen my flashing swordand my hand takes hold on judgment,I will take vengeance on my adversariesand will repay those who hate me.
42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood,and my sword shall devour flesh—with the blood of the slain and the captives,from the long-haired heads of the enemy.’
43 “Rejoice with him, O heavens;bow down to him, all gods,for he avenges the blood of his childrenand takes vengeance on his adversaries.He repays those who hate himand cleanses his people’s land.”
44 Moses came and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and Joshua the son of Nun.
45 And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,
46 he said to them, “Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, that you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law.
47 For it is no empty word for you, but your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”
Moses’ Death Foretold48 That very day the Lord spoke to Moses,
49 “Go up this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel for a possession.
50 And die on the mountain which you go up, and be gathered to your people, as Aaron your brother died in Mount Hor and was gathered to his people,
51 because you broke faith with me in the midst of the people of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, and because you did not treat me as holy in the midst of the people of Israel.
52 For you shall see the land before you, but you shall not go there, into the land that I am giving to the people of Israel.”
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4:1 Therefore, my brothers, whom I love and long for, my joy and crown, stand firm thus in the Lord, my beloved.
Exhortation, Encouragement, and Prayer2 I entreat Euodia and I entreat Syntyche to agree in the Lord.
3 Yes, I ask you also, true companion, help these women, who have labored side by side with me in the gospel together with Clement and the rest of my fellow workers, whose names are in the book of life.
4 Rejoice in the Lord always; again I will say, rejoice.
5 Let your reasonableness be known to everyone. The Lord is at hand;
6 do not be anxious about anything, but in everything by prayer and supplication with thanksgiving let your requests be made known to God.
7 And the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and your minds in Christ Jesus.
8 Finally, brothers, whatever is true, whatever is honorable, whatever is just, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is commendable, if there is any excellence, if there is anything worthy of praise, think about these things.
9 What you have learned and received and heard and seen in me—practice these things, and the God of peace will be with you.
God’s Provision10 I rejoiced in the Lord greatly that now at length you have revived your concern for me. You were indeed concerned for me, but you had no opportunity.
11 Not that I am speaking of being in need, for I have learned in whatever situation I am to be content.
12 I know how to be brought low, and I know how to abound. In any and every circumstance, I have learned the secret of facing plenty and hunger, abundance and need.
13 I can do all things through him who strengthens me.
14 Yet it was kind of you to share my trouble.
15 And you Philippians yourselves know that in the beginning of the gospel, when I left Macedonia, no church entered into partnership with me in giving and receiving, except you only.
16 Even in Thessalonica you sent me help for my needs once and again.
17 Not that I seek the gift, but I seek the fruit that increases to your credit.
18 I have received full payment, and more. I am well supplied, having received from Epaphroditus the gifts you sent, a fragrant offering, a sacrifice acceptable and pleasing to God.
19 And my God will supply every need of yours according to his riches in glory in Christ Jesus.
20 To our God and Father be glory forever and ever. Amen.
Final Greetings21 Greet every saint in Christ Jesus. The brothers who are with me greet you.
22 All the saints greet you, especially those of Caesar’s household.
23 The grace of the Lord Jesus Christ be with your spirit.
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