Deuteronomy 4

1 Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto athe statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you. 2 bYe shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you. 3 Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you. 4 But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are alive every one of you this day.

5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it. 6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is dyour wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, cSurely this great nation is a wise and understanding people. 7 For fwhat nation is there so great, who hath eGod so nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him for? 8 And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day? 9 Only take heed to thyself, and ikeep thy soul diligently, hlest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but gteach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons; 10 Specially jthe day that thou stoodest before the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.

11 And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness. 12 And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye heard a voice. 13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

14 And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it. 15 lTake ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye saw no manner of ksimilitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire: 16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, mthe likeness of male or female, 17 The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air, 18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth: 19 And lest thou olift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even nall the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven. 20 But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of inheritance, as ye are this day.

21 Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an inheritance: 22 But pI must die in this land, I must not go over Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land. 23 Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee. 24 For rthe LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even qa jealous God.

25 When thou shalt beget children, and children's children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and sshall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger: 26 tI call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but shall utterly be destroyed. 27 And the LORD ushall scatter you among the nations, and ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall lead you. 28 And vthere ye shall serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell. 29 wBut if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God, thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy soul. 30 When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are come upon thee, yeven in the latter days, if thou xturn to the LORD thy God, and shalt be obedient unto his voice; 31 (For the LORD thy God is za merciful God;) he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he sware unto them.

32 For bask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask afrom the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it? 33 Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live? 34 Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 35 Unto thee it was shewed, that thou mightest know that the LORD he is God; cthere is none else beside him. 36 dOut of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he might instruct thee: and upon earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire. 37 And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty power out of Egypt; 38 To drive out nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.

39 Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine heart, that ethe LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth beneath: there is none else. 40 fThou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, gthat it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

41 Then Moses hsevered three cities on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; 42 That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing unto one of these cities he might live: 43 Namely, iBezer in the wilderness, in the plain country, of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.

44 And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel: 45 These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they came forth out of Egypt, 46 On this side Jordan, jin the valley over against Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth out of Egypt: 47 And they possessed his land, and the land kof Og king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan toward the sunrising; 48 lFrom Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon, even unto mount Sion, which is mHermon, 49 And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.

 
Cross Ref
1aEze 20:11
Rom 10:5
2bRev 22:18
Mat 15:9
Pro 30:6
Jos 1:7
Deu 12:32
6cAct 4:13
Mal 3:12
Dan 1:20
1 Kin 10:9
1 Kin 10:6
d2 Tim 3:15
Pro 1:7
Psa 19:7
Job 28:28
7eJam 4:8
Eph 2:17
Zec 2:10
Isa 55:6
Psa 46:1
1 Kin 6:13
Lev 26:12
Exo 25:8
f2 Sam 7:23
9gEph 6:4
Pro 22:6
Psa 78:5-6
Deu 6:7
Gen 18:19
hPro 3:1,3
iPro 4:23
10jExo 19:9
Exo 19:16
Heb 12:18
15kAct 17:24-29
Isa 40:18
lMal 2:15
Jer 17:21
Pro 4:27
Pro 4:23
16mRom 1:23
19n2 Kin 17:16
Gen 2:1
oJob 31:26
Deu 17:3
22p2 Pet 1:13
24qIsa 42:8
Deu 6:15
Exo 20:5
rHeb 12:29
Isa 33:14
Deu 9:3
Exo 24:17
25s2 Kin 17:17
26tDeu 30:18-19
Isa 1:2
Mic 6:2
27uEze 12:15
Neh 1:8
Deu 28:62,64
Lev 26:33
28vAct 7:42
Jer 16:13
1 Sam 26:19
Deu 28:64
Deu 28:36
29w2 Chr 15:4
Neh 1:9
Isa 55:6
30xJer 4:1-2
yJer 23:20
Deu 31:29
Gen 49:1
31zJon 4:2
Psa 130:7
Psa 130:4
Psa 116:5
Psa 111:4
Psa 103:8
Psa 86:15
Psa 86:5
Neh 9:31
2 Chr 30:9
Num 14:18
Exo 34:6
32aMar 12:29
Mat 24:31
Isa 44:6,8
2 Sam 22:31-32
1 Sam 2:2
Exo 15:11
bJob 8:8
35cMar 12:29
Isa 45:18
Isa 45:5
2 Sam 22:32
1 Sam 2:2
Deu 32:39
36dExo 19:9
Exo 19:19
1 Chr 29:11
2 Chr 20:6
Heb 12:18
39eDan 4:35
Isa 42:8
Jos 2:11
40fLev 22:31
gDeu 5:16
Deu 6:3
Deu 6:18
Deu 22:7
Eph 6:3
41hNum 35:6
43iJos 20:8
46jDeu 3:29
47kNum 21:35
Deu 3:3-4
48lDeu 2:36
mPsa 133:3