Chapter 9

Moses recalls the rebellions of the children of Israel.

9:1 Hear, O Israel You [are] about to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than yourself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
9:2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom you know, and [of whom ] you have heard [say], Who can stand before the children of Anak!
9:3 Understand therefore this day, that Yehovah your God [is] he which goes over before you; [as] a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before your face so shall you drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as Yehovah has said to you.
9:4 Speak not you in your heart, after that Yehovah your God has cast them out from before you, saying, For my righteousness Yehovah has brought me in to possess this land but for the wickedness of these nations Yehovah does drive them out from before you.
9:5 Not for your righteousness, or for the uprightness of your heart, do you go to possess their land but for the wickedness of these nations Yehovah your God does drive them out from before you, and that he may perform the word which Yehovah sware to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
9:6 Understand therefore, that Yehovah your God gives you not this good land to possess it for your righteousness ; for you [are] a stiffnecked people.
9:7 Remember, [and] forget not, how you provokedst Yehovah your God to wrath in the wilderness from the day that you did depart out of the land of Egypt, until ya'll came to this place, ya'll have been rebellious against Yehovah.
9:8 Also in Horeb ya'll provoked Yehovah to wrath, so that Yehovah was angry with you to have destroyed you.
9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant which Yehovah made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water
9:10 And Yehovah delivered to me two tables of stone written with the finger of God ; and on them [was written] according to all the words, which Yehovah spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
9:11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, [that] Yehovah gave me the two tables of stone, [even] the tables of the covenant.
9:12 And Yehovah said to me, Arise, get you down quickly from for this reason ; for your people which you has brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted [themselves]; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.
9:13 Furthermore Yehovah spake to me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it [is] a stiffnecked people
9:14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.
9:15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire and the two tables of the covenant [were] in my two hands.
9:16 And I looked, and, behold, ya'll had sinned against Yehovah your God, [and] had made you a molten calf ya'll had turned aside quickly out of the way which Yehovah had commanded you.
9:17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.
9:18 And I fell down before Yehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ya'll sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of Yehovah, to provoke him to anger.
9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, by which Yehovah was angry against you to destroy you. But Yehovah listened to me at that time also.
9:20 And Yehovah was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which ya'll had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, [and] ground [it] very small, [even] until it was as small as dust and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibrothhattaavah, ya'll provoked Yehovah to wrath.
9:23 Likewise when Yehovah sent you from Kadeshbarnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ya'll rebelled against the commandment of Yehovah your God, and ya'll believed him not, nor listened to his voice.
9:24 ya'll have been rebellious against Yehovah from the day that I knew you.
9:25 This I fell down before Yehovah forty days and forty nights, as I fell down [at the first]; because Yehovah had said he would destroy you.
9:26 I prayed therefore to Yehovah, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not your people and your inheritance, which you has redeemed through your greatness, which you has brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
9:27 Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob ; look not to the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin
9:28 Unless the land where you brought us out say, Because Yehovah was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
9:29 Yet they [are] your people and your inheritance, which you brought out by your mighty power and by your stretched out arm.

Deuteronomy Index || Main Index

Chapter 1 || Chapter 2 || Chapter 3 || Chapter 4 || Chapter 5 || Chapter 6 || Chapter 7 || Chapter 8 || Chapter 9 || Chapter 10

Chapter 11 || |Chapter 12 || Chapter 13 || Chapter 14 || Chapter 15 || Chapter 16 || Chapter 17 || Chapter 18 || Chapter 19 || Chapter 20

Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34