Ohio State University Leaf 05
This leaf is from an early thirteenth century French copy of St. Jerome's edition of the Bible. At 32.4 x 22.5cm, the leaf is one of the larger in the collection. The vellum is very thin, fine, and white, with only a minimum of yellowing, due to dirt rather than the quality of the vellum. Holes from both the binding and lining, which is in lead, are evident. The bulk of the text is in black ink, with decoration and highlight in both red and blue. Decorations are minimal, including a few squiggle flourishes accompanying the marginal chapter numbers, as well as book names and the beginnings of verses, and guide letters for the initials. See Denison University Leaf 05 for more information on this manuscript.
Text: Deuteronomy 5:5-7:4 (recto) and 7:4-9:6 (verso).
Reconstruction Note! In Ege's original manuscript, this leaf was followed by what is now Leaf 05 in the Denison University portfolio. Together they contain the text of Deuteronomy 5:5-12:29.
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ístis enim ignem, et non ascendístis in montem. Et ait: Ego Dóminus Deus tuus, qui edúxi te de terra Ægýpti, de domo servitútis. Non habébis deos aliénos in conspéctu meo. Non fácies tibi scúlptile, nec similitúdinem ómnium, quæ in cælo sunt désuper, et quæ in terra deórsum, et quæ versántur in aquis sub terra. Non adorábis ea, et non coles. Ego enim sum Dóminus Deus tuus: Deus æmulátor, reddens iniquitátem patrum super fílios in tértiam et quartam generatiónem his qui odérunt me: et fáciens misericórdiam in multa míllia diligéntibus me, et custodiéntibus præcépta mea. Non usurpábis nomen Dómini Dei tui frustra: quia non erit impúnitus qui super re vana nomen ejus assúmpserit. Obsérva diem sábbati, ut sanctífices eum, sicut præcépit tibi Dóminus Deus tuus. Sex diébus operáberis, et fácies ómnia ópera tua. Séptimus dies sábbati est, id est, réquies Dómini Dei tui. Non fácies in eo quidquam óperis tu, et fílius tuus, et fília, servus et ancílla, et bos, et ásinus, et omne juméntum tuum, et peregrínus qui est intra portas tuas: ut requiéscat servus tuus, et ancílla tua, sicut et tu. Meménto quod et ipse servíeris in Ægýpto, et edúxerit te inde Dóminus Deus tuus in manu forti, et bráchio exténto. Idcírco præcépit tibi ut observáres diem sábbati. Honóra patrem tuum et matrem, sicut præcépit tibi Dóminus Deus tuus, ut longo vivas témpore, et bene sit tibi in terra, quam Dóminus Deus tuus datúrus est tibi. Non occídes, neque mœcháberis, furtúmque non fácies: nec lóqueris contra próximum tuum falsum testimónium. Non concupísces uxórem próximi tui: non domum, non agrum, non servum, non ancíllam, non bovem, non ásinum, et univérsa quæ illíus sunt. Hæc verba locútus est Dóminus ad omnem multitúdinem vestram in monte de médio ignis et nubis, et calíginis, voce magna, nihil addens ámplius: et scripsit ea in duábus tábulis lapídeis, quas trádidit mihi. Vos autem postquam audístis vocem de médio tenebrárum, et montem árdere vidístis, accessístis ad me omnes príncipes tríbuum et majóres natu, atque dixístis: Ecce osténdit nobis Dóminus Deus noster majestátem et magnitúdinem suam: vocem ejus audívimus de médio ignis, et probávimus hódie, quod loquénte Deo cum hómine, víxerit homo. Cur ergo moriémur, et devorábit nos ignis hic máximus? si enim audiérimus ultra vocem Dómini Dei nostri, moriémur. Quid est omnis caro, ut áudiat vocem Dei vivéntis, qui de médio ignis lóquitur sicut nos audívimus, et possit vívere? Tu magis accéde: et audi cuncta quæ díxerit Dóminus Deus noster tibi: loquerísque ad nos, et nos audiéntes faciémus ea. Quod cum audísset Dóminus, ait ad me: Audívi vocem verbórum pópuli hujus quæ locúti sunt tibi: bene ómnia sunt locúti. Quis det talem eos habére mentem, ut tímeant me, et custódiant univérsa mandáta mea in omni témpore, ut bene sit eis et fíliis eórum in sempitérnum? Vade et dic eis: Revertímini in tentória vestra. Tu vero hic sta mecum, et loquar tibi ómnia mandáta mea, et cæremónias atque judícia: quæ docébis eos, ut fáciant ea in terra, quam dabo illis in possessiónem. Custodíte ígitur et fácite quæ præcépit Dóminus Deus vobis: non declinábitis neque ad déxteram, neque ad sinístram: sed per viam, quam præcépit Dóminus Deus vester, ambulábitis, ut vivátis, et bene sit vobis, et proteléntur dies in terra possessiónis vestræ. VI. Hæc sunt præcépta, et cæremó-
-niæ, atque judícia, quæ mandávit Dóminus Deus vester ut docérem vos, et faciátis ea in terra, ad quam transgredímini possidéndam: ut tímeas Dóminum Deum tuum, et custódias ómnia mandáta et præcépta ejus, quæ ego præcípio tibi, et fíliis, ac nepótibus tuis, cunctis diébus vitæ tuæ, ut prolongéntur dies tui. Audi, Israël, et obsérva ut fácias quæ præcépit tibi Dóminus, et bene sit tibi, et multiplíceris ámplius, sicut pollícitus est Dóminus Deus patrum tuórum tibi terram lacte et melle manántem. Audi, Israël: Dóminus Deus noster, Dóminus unus est. Díliges Dóminum Deum tuum ex toto corde tuo, et ex tota ánima tua, et ex tota fortitúdine tua. Erúntque verba hæc, quæ ego præcípio tibi hódie, in corde tuo: et narrábis ea fíliis tuis, et meditáberis in eis sedens in domo tua, et ámbulans in itínere, dórmiens atque consúrgens. Et ligábis ea quasi signum in manu tua, erúntque et movebúntur inter óculos tuos, scribésque ea in límine, et óstiis domus tuæ. Cumque introdúxerit te Dóminus Deus tuus in terram, pro qua jurávit pátribus tuis Ábraham, Ísaac, et Jacob, et déderit tibi civitátes magnas et óptimas, quas non ædificásti, domos plenas cunctárum opum, quas non exstruxísti, cistérnas, quas non fodísti, vinéta et olivéta, quæ non plantásti, et coméderis, et saturátus fúeris: cave diligénter ne obliviscáris Dómini, qui edúxit te de terra Ægýpti, de domo servitútis. Dóminum Deum tuum timébis, et illi soli sérvies, ac per nomen illíus jurábis. Non íbitis post deos aliénos cunctárum géntium, quæ in circúitu vestro sunt: quóniam Deus æmulátor Dóminus Deus tuus in médio tui: nequándo irascátur furor Dómini Dei tui contra te, et áuferat te de superfície terræ. Non tentábis Dóminum Deum tuum, sicut tentásti in loco tentatiónis. Custódi præcépta Dómini Dei tui, ac testimónia et cæremónias, quas præcépit tibi: et fac quod plácitum est et bonum in conspéctu Dómini, ut bene sit tibi: et ingréssus possídeas terram óptimam, de qua jurávit Dóminus pátribus tuis, ut deléret omnes inimícos tuos coram te, sicut locútus est. Cumque interrogáverit te fílius tuus cras, dicens: Quid sibi volunt testimónia hæc, et cæremóniæ, atque judícia, quæ præcépit Dóminus Deus noster nobis? dices ei: Servi erámus Pharaónis in Ægýpto, et edúxit nos Dóminus de Ægýpto in manu forti: fecítque signa atque prodígia magna et péssima in Ægýpto contra Pharaónem, et omnem domum illíus in conspéctu nostro, et edúxit nos inde, ut introdúctis daret terram, super qua jurávit pátribus nostris. Præcepítque nobis Dóminus ut faciámus ómnia legítima hæc, et timeámus Dóminum Deum nostrum, ut bene sit nobis cunctis diébus vitæ nostræ, sicut est hódie. Erítque nostri miséricors, si custodiérimus et fecérimus ómnia præcépta ejus coram Dómino Deo nostro, sicut mandávit nobis. VII. Cum introdúxerit te Dóminus Deus tuus in terram, quam possessúrus ingredíeris, et deléverit gentes multas coram te, Hethaeum, et Gergezaeum, et Amorrhaeum, Chananaeum, et Pherezaeum, et Hevaeum, et Jebusaeum, septem gentes multo majóris númeri quam tu es, et robustióres te: tradiderítque eas Dóminus Deus tuus tibi, percúties eas usque ad interneciónem. Non iníbis cum eis fœdus, nec miseréberis eárum, neque sociábis cum eis conjúgia. Fíliam tuam non dabis fílio ejus, nec fíliam illíus accípies fílio tuo: quia sedúcet fílium tuum, ne sequátur me, et ut magis sérviat diis aliénis: irascetúrque furor Dómini, et delébit te ci-
5 I was the mediator and stood between the Lord and you at that time, to shew you his words, for you feared the fire, and went not up into the mountain, and he said: 6 I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage 7 Thou shalt not have strange gods in my sight. 8 Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any things, that are in heaven above, or that are in the earth beneath, or that abide in the waters under the earth. 9 Thou shalt not adore them, and thou shalt not serve them. For I am the Lord thy God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon their children unto the third and fourth generation, to them that hate me, 10 And shewing mercy unto many thousands, to them that love me, and keep my commandments. 11 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for he shall not be unpunished that taketh his name upon a vain thing. 12 Observe the day of the sabbath, to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee. 13 Six days shalt thou labour, and shalt do all thy works. 14 The seventh is the day of the sabbath, that is, the rest of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any work therein, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant nor thy maidservant, nor thy ox, nor thy ass, nor any of thy beasts, nor the stranger that is within thy gates: that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest, even as thyself. 15 Remember that thou also didst serve in Egypt, and the Lord thy God brought thee out from thence with a strong hand, and a stretched out arm. Therefore hath he commanded thee that thou shouldst observe the sabbath day. 16 Honour thy father and mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee, that thou mayst live a long time, and it may be well with thee in the land, which the Lord thy God will give thee. 17 Thou shalt not kill. 18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery. 19 And thou shalt not steal. 20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour. 21 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife: nor his house, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his. 22 These words the Lord spoke to all the multitude of you in the mountain, out of the midst of the fire and the cloud, and the darkness, with a loud voice, adding nothing more: and he wrote them in two tables of stone, which he delivered unto me. 23 But you, after you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, and saw the mountain burn, came to me, all the princes of the tribes and the elders, and you said: 24 Behold the Lord our God hath shewn us his majesty and his greatness, we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire, and have proved this day that God speaking with man, man hath lived. 25 Why shall we die therefore, and why shall this exceeding great fire consume us: for if we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die. 26 What is all flesh, that it should hear the voice of the living God, who speaketh out of the midst of the fire, as we have heard, and be able to live? 27 Approach thou rather: and hear all things that the Lord our God shall say to thee, and thou shalt speak to us, and we will hear and will do them. 28 And when the Lord had heard this, he said to me: I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they spoke to thee: they have spoken all things well. 29 Who shall give them to have such a mind, to fear me, and to keep all my commandments at all times, that it may be well with them and with their children for ever? 30 Go and say to them: Return into your tents. 31 But stand thou here with me, and I will speak to thee all my commandments, and ceremonies and judgments: which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land, which I will give them for a possession. 32 Keep therefore and do the things which the Lord God hath commanded you: you shall not go aside neither to the right hand, nor to the left. 33 But you shall walk in the way that the Lord your God hath commanded, that you may live, and it may be well with you, and your days may be long in the land of your possession.
1 These are the precepts, and ceremonies, and judgments, which the Lord your God commanded that I should teach you, and that you should do them in the land into which you pass over to possess it: 2 That thou mayst fear the Lord thy God, and keep all his commandments and precepts, which I command thee, and thy sons, and thy grandsons, all the days of thy life, that thy days may be prolonged. 3 Hear, O Israel, and observe to do the things which the Lord hath commanded thee, that it may be well with thee, and thou mayst be greatly multiplied, as the Lord the God of thy fathers hath promised thee a land flowing with milk and honey. 4 Hear, O Israel, the Lord our God is one Lord. 5 Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul, and with thy whole strength. 6 And these words which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart: 7 And thou shalt tell them to thy children, and thou shalt meditate upon them sitting in thy house, and walking on thy journey, sleeping and rising. 8 And thou shalt bind them as a sign on thy hand, and they shall be and shall move between thy eyes. 9 And thou shalt write them in the entry, and on the doors of thy house. 10 And when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, for which he swore to thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob: and shall have given thee great and goodly cities, which thou didst not build, 11 Houses full of riches, which thou didst not set up, cisterns which thou didst not dig, vineyards and oliveyards, which thou didst not plant, 12 And thou shalt have eaten and be full: 13 Take heed diligently lest thou forget the Lord, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and shalt serve him only, and thou shalt swear by his name. 14 You shall not go after the strange gods of all the nations, that are round about you: 15 Because the Lord thy God is a jealous God in the midst of thee: lest at any time the wrath of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and take thee away from the face of the earth. 16 Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God, as thou temptedst him in the place of temptation. 17 Keep the precepts of the Lord thy God, and the testimonies and ceremonies which he hath commanded thee. 18 And do that which is pleasing and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with thee: and going in thou mayst possess the goodly land, concerning which the Lord swore to thy fathers, 19 That he would destroy all thy enemies before thee, as he hath spoken. 20 And when thy son shall ask thee to morrow, saying: What mean these testimonies, and ceremonies and judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded us? 21 Thou shalt say to him: We were bondmen of Pharao in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand. 22 And he wrought signs and wonders great and very grievous in Egypt against Pharao, and all his house, in our sight, 23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in and give us the land, concerning which he swore to our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded that we should do all these ordinances, and should fear the Lord our God, that it might be well with us all the days of our life, as it is at this day. 25 And he will be merciful to us, if we keep and do all his precepts before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.
1 When the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land, which thou art going in to possess, and shall have destroyed many nations before thee, the Hethite, and the Gergezite, and the Amorrhite, and the Chanaanite, and the Pherezite, and the Hevite, and the Jebusite, seven nations much more numerous than thou art, and stronger than thou: 2 And the Lord thy God shall have delivered them to thee, thou shalt utterly destroy them. Thou shalt make no league with them, nor shew mercy to them: 3 Neither shalt thou make marriages with them. Thou shalt not give thy daughter to his son, nor take his daughter for thy son: 4 For she will turn away thy son from following me, that he may rather serve strange gods, and the wrath of the Lord will be kindled, and will quickly destroy thee...
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-to. Quin pótius hæc faciétis eis: aras eórum subvértite, et confríngite státuas, lucósque succídite, et sculptília combúrite: quia pópulus sanctus es Dómino Deo tuo. Te elégit Dóminus Deus tuus, ut sis ei pópulus peculiáris de cunctis pópulis, qui sunt super terram. Non quia cunctas gentes número vincebátis, vobis junctus est Dóminus, et elégit vos, cum ómnibus sitis pópulis paucióres: sed quia diléxit vos Dóminus, et custodívit juraméntum, quod jurávit pátribus vestris: eduxítque vos in manu forti, et redémit de domo servitútis, de manu Pharaónis regis Ægýpti. Et scies, quia Dóminus Deus tuus, ipse est Deus fortis et fidélis, custódiens pactum et misericórdiam diligéntibus se, et his qui custódiunt præcépta ejus in mille generatiónes: et reddens odiéntibus se statim, ita ut dispérdat eos, et ultra non dífferat, prótinus eis restítuens quod meréntur. Custódi ergo præcépta et cæremónias atque judícia, quæ ego mando tibi hódie ut fácias. Si postquam audíeris hæc judícia, custodíeris ea, et féceris, custódiet et Dóminus Deus tuus pactum tibi, et misericórdiam quam jurávit pátribus tuis: et díliget te, ac multiplicábit, benedicétque frúctui ventris tui, et frúctui terræ tuæ, fruménto tuo, atque vindémiæ, óleo, et arméntis, grégibus óvium tuárum super terram, pro qua jurávit pátribus tuis ut daret eam tibi. Benedíctus eris inter omnes pópulos. Non erit apud te stérilis utriúsque sexus, tam in homínibus quam in grégibus tuis. Áuferet Dóminus a te omnem languórem: et infirmitátes Ægýpti péssimas, quas novísti, non ínferet tibi, sed cunctis hóstibus tuis. Devorábis omnes pópulos, quos Dóminus Deus tuus datúrus est tibi. Non parcet eis óculus tuus, nec sérvies diis eórum, ne sint in ruínam tui. Si díxeris in corde tuo: Plures sunt gentes istæ quam ego: quómodo pótero delére eas? noli metúere, sed recordáre quæ fécerit Dóminus Deus tuus Pharaóni, et cunctis Ægýptiis, plagas máximas, quas vidérunt óculi tui, et signa atque porténta, manúmque robústam, et exténtum bráchium, ut edúceret te Dóminus Deus tuus: sic fáciet cunctis pópulis, quos métuis. Ínsuper et crabrónes mittet Dóminus Deus tuus in eos, donec déleat omnes atque dispérdat qui te fúgerint, et látere potúerint. Non timébis eos, quia Dóminus Deus tuus in médio tui est, Deus magnus et terríbilis: ipse consúmet natiónes has in conspéctu tuo paulátim atque per partes. Non póteris eas delére páriter: ne forte multiplicéntur contra te béstiæ terræ. Dabítque eos Dóminus Deus tuus in conspéctu tuo: et interfíciet illos, donec pénitus deleántur. Tradétque reges eórum in manus tuas, et dispérdes nómina eórum sub cælo: nullus póterit resístere tibi, donec cónteras eos. Sculptília eórum igne combúres: non concupísces argéntum et aurum, de quibus facta sunt, neque assúmes ex eis tibi quidquam, ne offéndas, proptérea quia abominátio est Dómini tui: nec ínferes quíppiam ex idólo in domum tuam, ne fias anáthema, sicut et illud est. Quasi spurcítiam detestáberis, et velut inquinaméntum ac sordes abominatióni habébis, quia anáthema est. VIII. Omne mandátum, quod ego præcípio tibi hódie, cave diligénter ut fácias, ut possítis vívere, et multiplicémini, ingressíque possideátis terram, pro qua jurávit Dóminus pátribus vestris. Et recordáberis cuncti itíneris, per quod addúxit te Dóminus Deus tuus quadragínta annis per desértum, ut afflígeret te, atque tentáret, et nota fíerent quæ in tuo ánimo versabántur, utrum
custodíres mandáta illíus, an non. Afflíxit te penúria, et dedit tibi cibum manna, quod ignorábas tu et patres tui: ut osténderet tibi quod non in solo pane vivat homo, sed in omni verbo quod egréditur de ore Dei. Vestiméntum tuum, quo operiebáris, nequáquam vetustáte defécit, et pes tuus non est súbtritus, en quadragésimus annus est: ut recógites in corde tuo, quia sicut érudit fílium suum homo, sic Dóminus Deus tuus erudívit te, ut custódias mandáta Dómini Dei tui, et ámbules in viis ejus, et tímeas eum. Dóminus enim Deus tuus introdúcet te in terram bonam, terram rivórum, aquarúmque et fóntium, in cujus campis et móntibus erúmpunt fluviórum abýssi: terram fruménti, hórdei ac vineárum, in qua ficus, et malogranáta, et olivéta nascúntur: terram ólei ac mellis, ubi absque ulla penúria cómedes panem tuum, et rerum ómnium abundántia perfrúeris: cujus lápides ferrum sunt, et de móntibus ejus æris metálla fodiúntur: ut cum coméderis, et satiátus fúeris, benedícas Dómino Deo tuo pro terra óptima, quam dedit tibi. Obsérva, et cave nequándo obliviscáris Dómini Dei tui, et négligas mandáta ejus atque judícia et cæremónias, quas ego præcípio tibi hódie: ne postquam coméderis et satiátus fúeris, domos pulchras ædificáveris, et habitáveris in eis, habuerísque arménta boum, et óvium greges, argénti et auri, cunctarúmque rerum cópiam, elevétur cor tuum, et non reminiscáris Dómini Dei tui, qui edúxit te de terra Ægýpti, de domo servitútis, et ductor tuus fuit in solitúdine magna atque terríbili, in qua erat serpens flatu adúrens, et scórpio, ac dipsas, et nullæ omníno aquæ: qui edúxit rivos de petra duríssima, et cibávit te manna in solitúdine, quod nesciérunt patres tui. Et postquam afflíxit ac probávit, ad extrémum misértus est tui, ne díceres in corde tuo: Fortitúdo mea, et robur manus meæ, hæc mihi ómnia præstitérunt: sed recórderis Dómini Dei tui, quod ipse vires tibi præbúerit, ut impléret pactum suum, super quo jurávit pátribus tuis, sicut præsens índicat dies. Sin autem oblítus Dómini Dei tui, secútus fúeris deos aliénos, coluerísque illos et adoráveris: ecce nunc prædíco tibi quod omníno dispéreas. Sicut gentes, quas delévit Dóminus in intróitu tuo, ita et vos períbitis, si inobediéntes fuéritis voci Dómini Dei vestri. IX. Audi, Israël: tu transgredíeris hódie Jordánem, ut possídeas natiónes máximas et fortióres te, civitátes ingéntes, et ad cælum usque murátas, pópulum magnum atque sublímem, fílios Enácim, quos ipse vidísti et audísti, quibus nullus potest ex advérso resístere. Scies ergo hódie quod Dóminus Deus tuus ipse transíbit ante te, ignis dévorans atque consúmens, qui cónterat eos, et déleat atque dispérdat ante fáciem tuam velóciter, sicut locútus est tibi: ne dicas in corde tuo, cum deléverit eos Dóminus Deus tuus in conspéctu tuo: Propter justítiam meam introdúxit me Dóminus ut terram hanc possidérem, cum propter impietátes suas istæ delétæ sint natiónes. Neque enim propter justítias tuas, et æquitátem cordis tui ingredíeris, ut possídeas terras eárum: sed quia illæ égerunt ímpie, introëúnte te delétæ sunt: et ut compléret verbum suum Dóminus, quod sub juraménto pollícitus est pátribus tuis, Ábraham, Ísaac, et Jacob. Scito ergo quod non propter justítias tuas Dóminus Deus tuus déderit tibi terram hanc óptimam in possessiónem, cum duríssimæ
...were bowed down that they might rest in Ar, and lie down in the borders of the Moabites. 16 When they went from that place, the well appeared whereof the Lord said to Moses: Gather the people together, and I will give them 5 But thus rather shall you deal with them: Destroy their altars, and break their statues, and cut down their groves, and burn their graven things. 6 Because thou art a holy people to the Lord thy God. The Lord thy God hath chosen thee, to be his peculiar people of all peoples that are upon the earth. 7 Not because you surpass all nations in number, is the Lord joined unto you, and hath chosen you, for you are the fewest of any people: 8 But because the Lord hath loved you, and hath kept his oath, which he swore to your fathers: and hath brought you out with a strong hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, out of the hand of Pharao the king of Egypt. 9 And thou shalt know that the Lord thy God, he is a strong and faithful God, keeping his covenant and mercy to them that love him, and to them that keep his commandments, unto a thousand generations: 10 And repaying forthwith them that hate him, so as to destroy them, without further delay immediately rendering to them what they deserve. 11 Keep therefore the precepts and ceremonies and judgments, which I command thee this day to do. 12 If after thou hast heard these judgments, thou keep and do them, the Lord thy God will also keep his covenant to thee, and the mercy which he swore to thy fathers: 13 And he will love thee and multiply thee, and will bless the fruit of thy womb, and the fruit of thy land, thy corn, and thy vintage, thy oil, and thy herds, and the flocks of thy sheep upon the land, for which he swore to thy fathers that he would give it thee. 14 Blessed shalt thou be among all people. No one shall be barren among you of either sex, neither of men nor cattle. 15 The Lord will take away from thee all sickness: and the grievous infirmities of Egypt, which thou knowest, he will not bring upon thee, but upon thy enemies. 16 Thou shalt consume all the people, which the Lord thy God will deliver to thee. Thy eye shall not spare them, neither shalt thou serve their gods, lest they be thy ruin. 17 If thou say in thy heart: These nations are more than I, how shall I be able to destroy them? 18 Fear not, but remember what the Lord thy God did to Pharao and to all the Egyptians, 19 The exceeding great plagues, which thy eyes saw, and the signs and wonders, and the strong hand, and the stretched out arm, with which the Lord thy God brought thee out: so will he do to all the people, whom thou fearest. 20 Moreover the Lord thy God will send also hornets among them, until he destroy and consume all that have escaped thee, and could hide themselves. 21 Thou shalt not fear them, because the Lord thy God is in the midst of thee, a God mighty and terrible: 22 He will consume these nations in thy sight by little and little and by degrees. Thou wilt not be able to destroy them altogether: lest perhaps the beasts of the earth should increase upon thee. 23 But the Lord thy God shall deliver them in thy sight: and shall slay them until they be utterly destroyed. 24 And he shall deliver their kings into thy hands, and thou shalt destroy their names from under Heaven: no man shall be able to resist thee, until thou destroy them. 25 Their graven things thou shalt burn with fire: thou shalt not covet the silver and gold of which they are made, neither shalt thou take to thee any thing thereof, lest thou offend, because it is an abomination to the Lord thy God. 26 Neither shalt thou bring any thing of the idol into thy house, lest thou become an anathema, like it. Thou shalt detest it as dung, and shalt utterly abhor it as uncleanness and filth, because it is an anathema. 1 All the commandments, that I command thee this day, take great care to observe: that you may live, and be multiplied, and going in may possess the land, for which the Lord swore to your fathers. 2 And thou shalt remember all the way through which the Lord thy God hath brought thee for forty years through the desert, to afflict thee and to prove thee, and that the things that were in thy heart might be made known, whether thou wouldst keep his commandments or no. 3 He afflicted thee with want, and gave thee manna for thy food, which neither thou nor thy fathers knew: to shew that not in bread alone doth man live, but in every word that proceedeth from the mouth of God. 4 Thy raiment, with which thou wast covered, hath not decayed for age, and thy foot is not worn, lo this is the fortieth year, 5 That thou mayst consider in thy heart, that as a man traineth up his son, so the Lord thy God hath trained thee up. 6 That thou shouldst keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and fear him. 7 For the Lord thy God will bring thee into a good land, of brooks and of waters, and of fountains: in the plains of which and the hills deep rivers break out: 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vineyards, wherein fig trees and pomegranates, and oliveyards grow: a land of oil and honey. 9 Where without any want thou shalt eat thy bread, and enjoy abundance of all things: where the stones are iron, and out of its hills are dug mines of brass: 10 That when thou hast eaten, and art full, thou mayst bless the Lord thy God for the excellent land which he hath given thee. 11 Take heed, and beware lest at any time thou forget the Lord thy God, and neglect his commandments and judgments and ceremonies, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest after thou hast eaten and art filled, hast built goodly houses, and dwelt in them, 13 And shalt have herds of oxen and flocks of sheep, and plenty of gold and of silver, and of all things, 14 Thy heart be lifted up, and thou remember not the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage: 15 And was thy leader in the great and terrible wilderness, wherein there was the serpent burning with his breath, and the scorpion and the dipsas, and no waters at all: who brought forth streams out of the hardest rock, 16 And fed thee in the wilderness with manna which thy fathers knew not. And after he had afflicted and proved thee, at the last he had mercy on thee, 17 Lest thou shouldst say in thy heart: My own might, and the strength of my own hand have achieved all these things for me. 18 But remember the Lord thy God, that he hath given thee strength, that he might fulfil his covenant, concerning which he swore to thy fathers, as this present day sheweth. 19 But if thou forget the Lord thy God, and follow strange gods, and serve and adore them: behold now I foretell thee that thou shalt utterly perish. 20 As the nations, which the Lord destroyed at thy entrance, so shall you also perish, if you be disobedient to the voice of the Lord your God. 1 Hear, O Israel: Thou shalt go over the Jordan this day; to possess nations very great, and stronger than thyself, cities great, and walled up to the sky, 2 A people great and tall, the sons of the Enacims, whom thou hast seen, and heard of, against whom no man is able to stand. 3 Thou shalt know therefore this day that the Lord thy God himself will pass over before thee, a devouring and consuming fire, to destroy and extirpate and bring them to nothing before thy face quickly, as he hath spoken to thee. 4 Say not in thy heart, when the Lord thy God shall have destroyed them in thy sight: For my justice hath the Lord brought me in to possess this land, whereas these nations are destroyed for their wickedness. 5 For it is not for thy justices, and the uprightness of thy heart that thou shalt go in to possess their lands: but because they have done wickedly, they are destroyed at thy coming in: and that the Lord might accomplish his word, which he promised by oath to thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 6 Know therefore that the Lord thy God giveth thee not this excellent land in possession for thy justices, for thou art a verywater. 17 Then Israel sung this song: Let the well spring up. They sung thereto: 18 The well, which the princes dug, and the chiefs of the people prepared by the direction of the lawgiver, and with their staves. And they marched from the wilderness to Mathana. 19 From Mathana unto Nahaliel: from Nahaliel unto Bamoth. 20 From Bamoth, is a valley in the country of Moab, to the top of Phasga, which looked towards the desert. 21 And Israel sent messengers to Sehon king of the Amorrhites, saying: 22 I beseech thee that I may have leave to pass through thy land: we will not go aside into the fields or the vineyards, we will not drink waters of the wells, we will go the king's highway, till we be past thy borders. 23 And he would not grant that Israel should pass by his borders: but rather gathering an army, went forth to meet them in the desert, and came to Jasa, and fought against them. 24 And he was slain by them with the edge of the sword, and they possessed his land from the Arnon unto the Jeboc, and to the confines of the children of Ammon: for the borders of the Ammonites, were kept with a strong garrison. 25 So Israel took all his cities, and dwelt in the cities of the Amorrhite, to wit, in Hesebon, and in the villages thereof. 26 Hesebon was the city of Sehon the king of the Amorrhites, who fought against the king of Moab: and took all the land, that had been of his dominions, as far as the Arnon. 27 Therefore it is said in the proverb: Come into Hesebon, let the city of Sehon be built and set up: 28 A fire is gone out of Hesebon, a flame from the city of Sehon, and hath consumed Ar of the Moabites, and the inhabitants of the high places of the Arnon. 29 Woe to thee Moab: thou art undone, O people of Chamos. He hath given his sons to flight, and his daughters into captivity to Sehon the king of the Amorrhites. 30 Their yoke is perished from Hesebon unto Dibon, they came weary to Nophe, and unto Medaba. 31 So Israel dwelt in the land of the Amorrhite. 32 And Moses sent some to take a view of Jazer: and they took the villages of it, and conquered the inhabitants. 33 And they turned themselves, and went up by the way of Basan, and Og the king of Basan came against them with all his people, to fight in Edrai. 34 And the Lord said to Moses: Fear him not, for I have delivered him and all his people, and his country into thy hand: and thou shalt do to him as thou didst to Sehon the king of the Amorrhites, the inhabitant of Hesebon. 35 So they slew him also with his sons, and all his people, not letting any one escape, and they possessed his land.
1 And they went forward and encamped in the plains of Moab, over against where Jericho is situate beyond the Jordan. 2 And Balac the son of Sephor, seeing all that Israel had done to the Amorrhite, 3 And that the Moabites were in great fear of him, and were not able to sustain his assault, 4 He said to the elders of Madian: So will this people destroy all that dwell in our borders, as the ox is wont to eat the grass to the very roots. Now he was at that time king in Moab. 5 He sent therefore messengers to Balaam the son of Beor, a soothsayer, who dwelt by the river of the land of the children of Ammon, to call him, and to say: Behold a people is come out of Egypt, that hath covered the face of the earth, sitting over against me. 6 Come therefore, and curse this people, because it is mightier than I: if by any means I may beat them and drive them out of my land: for I know that he whom thou shalt bless is blessed, and he whom thou shalt curse is cursed. 7 And the ancients of Moab, and the elders of Madian, went with the price of divination in their hands. And when they were come to Balaam, and had told him all the words of Balac: 8 He answered: Tarry here this night, and I will answer whatsoever the Lord shall say to me. And while they stayed with Balaam, God came and said to him: 9 What mean these men that are with thee? 10 He answered: Balac the son of Sephor king of the Moabites hath sent to me, 11 Saying: Behold a people that is come out of Egypt, hath covered the face of the land: come and curse them, if by any means I may fight with them and drive them away. 12 And God said to Balaam: Thou shalt not go with them, nor shalt thou curse the people: because it is blessed. 13 And he rose in the morning and said to the princes: Go into your country, because the Lord hath forbid me to come with you. 14 The princes returning, said to Balac: Balaam would not come with us. 15 Then he sent many more and more noble than he had sent before: 16 Who, when they were come to Balaam, said: Thus saith Balac the son of Sephor, Delay not to come to me: 17 For I am ready to honour thee, and will give thee whatsoever thou wilt: come and curse this people. 18 Balaam answered: If Balac would give me his house full of silver and gold, I cannot alter the word of the Lord my God, to speak either more or less. 19 I pray you to stay here this night also, that I may know what the Lord will answer me once more. 20 God therefore came to Balaam in the night, and said to him: It these men be come to call thee, arise and go with them: yet so, that thou do what I shall command thee. 21 Balaam arose in the morning, and saddling his ass went with them. 22 And God was angry. And an angel of the Lord stood in the way against Balaam, who sat on the ass, and had two servants with him. 23 The ass seeing the angel standing in the way, with a drawn sword, turned herself out of the way, and went into the field. And when Balaam beat her, and had a mind to bring her again to the way, 24 The angel stood in a narrow place between two walls, wherewith the vineyards were enclosed. 25 And the ass seeing him, thrust herself close to the wall, and bruised the foot of the rider. But he beat her again: 26 And nevertheless the angel going on to a narrow place, where there was no way to turn aside either to the right hand or to the left, stood to meet him. 27 And when the ass saw the angel standing, she fell under the feet of the rider: who being angry beat her sides more vehemently with a staff. 28 And the Lord opened the mouth of the ass, and she said: What have I done to thee? Why strikest thou me, lo, now this third time? 29 Balaam answered: Because thou hast deserved it, and hast served me ill: I would I had a sword that I might kill thee. 30 The ass said: Am not I thy beast, on which thou hast been always accustomed to ride until this present day? tell me if I ever did the like thing to thee. But he said: Never. 31 Forthwith the Lord opened the eyes of Balaam, and he saw the angel standing in the way with a drawn sword, and he worshipped him falling flat on the ground. 32 And the angel said to him: Why beatest thou thy ass these three times? I am come to withstand thee, because thy way is perverse, and contrary to me: 33 And unless the ass had turned out of the way, giving place to me who stood against thee, I had slain thee, and she should have lived. 34 Balaam said: I have sinned, not knowing that thou didst stand against me: and now if it displease thee that I go, I will return. 35 The angel said: Go with these men, and see thou speak no other thing than what I shall command thee. He went therefore with the princes. 36 And when Balac heard it he came forth to meet him in a town of the Moabites, that is situate in the uttermost borders of Arnon. 37 And he said to Balaam: I sent messengers to call thee, why didst thou not come immediately to me? was it because I am not able to reward thy coming? 38 He answered him: Lo, here I am: shall I have power to speak any other thing but that which God shall put in my mouth? 39 So they went on together, and came into a city...