1Give ear, O Shomayim, and I will speak; and hear, O Ha'Aretz, the words of my mouth. 2My teaching shall drop as the matar, my speech shall distil as the tal, as the small rain upon the tender herb, and as the showers upon the esev; 3Because I will publish the Shem of Hashem; ascribe ye greatness unto Eloheinu. 4He is the Tzur, His po'al is tamim; for all His ways are mishpat; El Emunah and without avel (iniquity), tzaddik and yashar is He. 5They have corrupted themselves, their mum is not His; the defect is in His banim; a dor ikesh u'petaltol (a perverse and crooked generation). 6Do ye thus repay Hashem, O foolish people without chacham? Is not He Avicha that hath bought thee? Hath He not made thee, and established thee? 7Remember the yemot olam, consider shenot dor v'dor: ask Avicha, and he will show thee; thy zekenim, and they will tell thee. 8When HaElyon divided to the Goyim their nachalah, when He separated the Bnei Adam, He set the gevulot (borders) of the people according to the number of the Bnei Yisroel. 9For Hashem's chelek is His people; Ya'akov is the chevel (allotment) of His nachalah. 10He found him in an eretz midbar, and in a barren and howling wilderness; He encircled him, He granted him discernment, He preserved him as the pupil of His eye. 11As a nesher stirreth up her ken (nest), fluttereth over her young, spreadeth her wings, taketh them up, beareth them on her wings, 12So Hashem alone did lead him, and there was no el nekhar (strange g-d) with him. 13He made him ride on the high places of Eretz, that he might eat the tenuvot sadeh (increase of the fields); and He made to suckle him devash out of the rock, and shemen out of the flinty rock; 14Butter of cattle, and cholov tzon, with fat of lambs, and rams of the breed of Bashan, and goats, with chittah (wheat) as fat as kidneys; and thou didst drink the pure dahm of the grape. 15But Yeshurun grew fat, and kicked; thou art grown fat, thou art grown thick, thou art covered with fatness; then he forsook G-d which made him, and lightly esteemed the Tzur of his Yeshuah (Salvation). 16They provoked Him to jealousy with zarim (foreign g-ds), with to'evot (abominations) provoked they Him to anger. 17They sacrificed unto shedim (demons), not to G-d; to elohim whom they knew not, to chadashim (new g-ds), new arrivals, whom Avoteichem feared not. 18Of the Tzur that fathered thee thou art unmindful, and hast forgotten El that formed thee. 19And when Hashem saw it, He spurned them, because of the provoking of His banim, and of His banot. 20And He said, I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end shall be; for they are a very perverse generation, banim in whom is no faithfulness. 21They have moved Me to jealousy with that which is lo El (not G-d), they have provoked Me to anger with their vanities; and I will move them to jealousy with those which are lo Am (a nonpeople); I will provoke them to anger with a goy naval (foolish, senseless nation) [Ro 10:19]. 22For an eish is kindled in Mine anger, and shall burn unto the lowest Sheol, and shall devour Eretz and her increase, and set on fire the foundations of harim. 23I will heap disasters upon them; I will spend Mine khitzim (arrows) upon them. 24They shall be burned with hunger, and devoured with burning heat, and with bitter destruction; I will also send the teeth of beasts upon them, with the venom of serpents of the aphar (dust). 25The cherev without, and terror within, shall destroy both the bochur and the betulah, the suckling also with the man of gray hairs. 26I said, I will dash them in pieces, I would make the remembrance of them to cease from among men; 27Were it not that I feared the wrath of the enemy, lest their adversaries should misinterpret, and lest they should say, Our hand is triumphant, and Hashem hath not done all this. 28For they are a goy (nation) void of sense, neither is there any seichel in them. 29O that they were wise, that they had seichel, that they would consider their acharit (latter end, future)! 30How should echad chase an elef (thousand), and shnayim (two) put ten thousand to flight, except their tzur had sold them, and Hashem had shut them up? 31For their tzur is not like Tzureinu, even our enemies themselves being conceders. 32For their gefen is of the gefen of Sodom, and of the fields of Amora (Gomorrah); their grapes are grapes of poison, their clusters are bitter; 33Their yayin is the venom of serpents, and the deadly poison of asps. 34Is not this laid up in store with Me, and sealed up among My otzrot (treasures)? 35To Me belongeth nakam (vengeance) and recompence; their foot shall slip in due time; for the Yom of their calamity is at hand, and the things that shall come upon them make haste. 36For Hashem shall judge His people, and relent for His avadim, when He seeth that their power is gone, and there is none left, slave or free. 37And He shall say, Where are their elohim, their tzur in whom they trusted, 38Which did eat the fat of their zevakhim (sacrifices), and drank the yayin of their nesakhim (drink offerings)? Let them rise up and help you, and be your shelter. 39See now that I, even I, am He, and there is no elohim besides Me: I kill, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; neither is there any that can deliver out of My hand. 40For I lift up My hand to Shomayim, and say, Chai Anochi L'Olam (I live forever). 41If I sharpen My glittering cherev, and Mine hand take hold on mishpat; I will render nakam (vengeance) to Mine enemies, and will reward them that hate Me. 42I will make Mine khitzim (arrows) drunk with dahm, and My cherev shall devour basar; and that with the dahm of the slain and of the captives, from the head of leaders of the foe. 43Rejoice, O ye Goyim, with His people: for He will avenge the dahm of His avadim, and will render nakam (vengeance) to His adversaries, and will make kapporah for the land of His people. 44And Moshe came and spoke kol divre hashirah in the hearing of the people, he, and Hoshea ben Nun. 45And Moshe made an end of speaking all these devarim to kol Yisroel; 46And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the devarim which I testify among you today, which ye shall command your banim to be shomer to do, kol divrei hatorah hazot. 47For it is not an idle thing for you; because it is Chayyeichem (your life); and through this thing ye shall prolong your yamim in ha'adamah, whither ye go over Yarden to possess it. 48And Hashem spoke unto Moshe that very same day, saying, 49Get thee up into this mountain range Avarim, unto Mt Nevo, which is in Eretz Moav, that is opposite Yericho; and view Eretz Kena'an, which I give unto the Bnei Yisroel for a possession; 50And in the mount whither thou goest up ye will die, and be gathered unto thy people; as Aharon thy brother died in Mt Hor, and was gathered unto his people; 51Because you trespassed against Me among the Bnei Yisroel at the waters of Merivat Kadesh, in the midbar of Tzin; because lo kiddashtem (not ye upheld as holy) Me in the midst of the Bnei Yisroel. 52Therefore from a distance thou shalt see ha'aretz; but thou shalt not enter thither into ha'aretz which I give the Bnei Yisroel.
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