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Deuteronomy 29 :: New King James Version (NKJV)

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The Covenant Renewed in Moab
God Renews His Promise to Israel
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:1 - These are the words of the covenant which the LORD commanded Moses to make with the children of Israel in the land of Moab, besides the covenant which He made with them in Horeb.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:2 - Now Moses called all Israel and said to them: “You have seen all that the LORD did before your eyes in the land of Egypt, to Pharaoh and to all his servants and to all his land—
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:3 - “the great trials which your eyes have seen, the signs, and those great wonders.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:4 - “Yet the LORD has not given you a heart to perceive and eyes to see and ears to hear, to this very day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:5 - “And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:6 - “You have not eaten bread, nor have you drunk wine or similar drink, that you may know that I am the LORD your God.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:7 - “And when you came to this place, Sihon king of Heshbon and Og king of Bashan came out against us to battle, and we conquered them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:8 - “We took their land and gave it as an inheritance to the Reubenites, to the Gadites, and to half the tribe of Manasseh.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:9 - “Therefore keep the words of this covenant, and do them, that you may prosper in all that you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:10 - “All of you stand today before the LORD your God: your leaders and your tribes and your elders and your officers, all the men of Israel,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:11 - “your little ones and your wives—also the stranger who is in your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water—
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:12 - “that you may enter into covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath, which the LORD your God makes with you today,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:13 - “that He may establish you today as a people for Himself, and that He may be God to you, just as He has spoken to you, and just as He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:14 - “I make this covenant and this oath, not with you alone,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:15 - “but with him who stands here with us today before the LORD our God, as well as with him who is not here with us today
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:16 - (for you know that we dwelt in the land of Egypt and that we came through the nations which you passed by,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:17 - and you saw their abominations and their idols which were among them—wood and stone and silver and gold);
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:18 - “so that there may not be among you man or woman or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of these nations, and that there may not be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:19 - “and so it may not happen, when he hears the words of this curse, that he blesses himself in his heart, saying, ‘I shall have peace, even though I follow the dictates[fn] of my heart’—as though the drunkard could be included with the sober.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:20 - “The LORD would not spare him; for then the anger of the LORD and His jealousy would burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book would settle on him, and the LORD would blot out his name from under heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:21 - “And the LORD would separate him from all the tribes of Israel for adversity, according to all the curses of the covenant that are written in this Book of the Law,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:22 - “so that the coming generation of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, would say, when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which the LORD has laid on it:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:23 - ‘The whole land is brimstone, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Sodom and Gomorrah, Admah, and Zeboiim, which the LORD overthrew in His anger and His wrath.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:24 - “All nations would say, ‘Why has the LORD done so to this land? What does the heat of this great anger mean?’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:25 - “Then people would say: ‘Because they have forsaken the covenant of the LORD God of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Egypt;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:26 - ‘for they went and served other gods and worshiped them, gods that they did not know and that He had not given to them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:27 - ‘Then the anger of the LORD was aroused against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:28 - ‘And the LORD uprooted them from their land in anger, in wrath, and in great indignation, and cast them into another land, as it is this day.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 29:29 - “The secret things belong to the LORD our God, but those things which are revealed belong to us and to our children forever, that we may do all the words of this law.
NKJV Footnotes
Or stubbornness

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