Book 5: Deuteronomy
Verse 12: In the future,
as a consequence of your heeding
and your guarding and fulfilling them;
Ad-noy, your G-d, will guard for you
the covenant and the kindliness
that He swore to your forefathers.
Verse 13: He will love you,
and bless you, and multiply you;
and He will bless the fruit of your belly
and the fruit of your soil---
your grain, your wine, and your olive oil---
the offspring of your cattle,
and the herds of your sheep,
upon the soil that He swore to your forefathers
to give you.
Verse 14: You will be blessed
more than all the peoples;
there will not be among you a sterile male
or a barren female,
nor among your animals.
Verse 15: Ad-noy will remove from you all illness;
and all the harmful diseases of Egypt
that you know,
He will not place upon you,
but will give them to all your enemies.
Verse 16: You will consume all the peoples
that Ad-noy, your G-d, is giving you;
do not take pity on them.
Do not serve their gods,
because they are a snare for you.
Verse 17: Perhaps you may think to yourself,
are more numerous than I,
how can I inherit them?"
Verse 18: Do not fear them.
Recall well what Ad-noy, your G-d, did
to Pharaoh and to all the Egyptians.
Verse 19: The great tests you witnessed,
and the signs and the wonders
and the strong hand and the extended arm
Ad-noy, your G-d, took you out;
so will Ad-noy, your G-d, do
to all the peoples
that you are afraid of.
Verse 20: Also the tzir'oh
will Ad-noy, your G-d, send against them,
until the destruction
of those who survive and hide from you.
Verse 21: Do not be intimidated by them,
for Ad-noy, your G-d, is amid you,
the great and fearsome Almighty.
Verse 22: Ad-noy, your G-d, will expel these nations
before you, gradually;
you will be unable to exterminate them rapidly,
lest the wild animals multiply against you.
Verse 23: Ad-noy, your G-d, will defeat them before you,
will confuse them with great confusion
until they are destroyed.
Verse 24: He will put their kings in your hand,
and you will eliminate their name
from beneath the heavens;
no man will stand up to you
until you have destroyed them.
Verse 25: Burn the statues of their gods in fire;
do not covet the silver and gold
upon them and take it for yourself,
lest you be ensnared by it,
because it is abominated by Ad-noy, your G-d.
Verse 26: Do not bring abomination into your house [lest]
you become cheirem like it;
thoroughly revile and abominate it,
for it is cheirem.
Verse 1: The entire mitzvah
that I am commanding
are you to guard so as to fulfill;
in order that you live and multiply
and arrive to inherit the land
that Ad-noy swore to your forefathers.
Verse 2: You are to recall the entire way
on which Ad-noy, your G-d, led you
these forty years in the wilderness;
in order to oppress you,
to test you, to know what is in your heart---
will you guard His commandments or not?
Verse 3: He oppressed you and made you hungry,
and He fed you the mon
that neither you knew
nor your forefathers knew,
in order to inform you
that not by bread
alone does man live,
rather by the entire expression
of Ad-noy's word does man live.
Verse 4: Your garment did not wear out on you,
nor did your foot swell
these forty years.
Verse 5: You will know with your heart
that the way a man trains his son
does Ad-noy, your G-d, train you.
Verse 6: You are to guard the commandments
of Ad-noy, your G-d,
to go in His ways and to fear Him.
Verse 7: For Ad-noy, your G-d,
is bringing you to a good land,
a land with streams of water,
that emerge in valley and hill.
Verse 8: A land of wheat and barley,
and grapes and figs and pomegranates;
a land of oil, olives and honey.
Verse 9: A land
where you will not eat bread in poverty,
you will lack nothing there;
a land whose stones are iron,
and from whose hills you will mine copper.
Verse 10: You will eat and be full,
and you will bless Ad-noy, your G-d,
for the good land He has given you.
Sheini (Second Aliyah)
Verse 11: Look out for yourself
lest you forget Ad-noy, your G-d,
to not guard His commandments,
His laws, and His statutes
that I am commanding you today.
Verse 12: Lest you eat and be full,
and build good houses and live [in them.]
Verse 13: And your cattle and your sheep multiply,
and silver and gold multiply for you,
and everything you own multiplies.
Verse 14: And your pride increases,
and you forget Ad-noy, your G-d,
Who took you out of the land of Egypt,
from the house of slavery;
Verse 15: Who
led you through the wilderness---
the great and awesome[one]---
snake, serpent, and scorpion,
and thirst where there is no water;
Who took water out for you
from solid rock;
Verse 16: Who fed you mon in the wilderness
that your forefathers had not known,
in order to oppress you
and in order to test you,
to ultimately benefit you---
Verse 17: And you think,
"My strength and the power of my hand
have acquired this wealth for me."
Verse 18: Recall Ad-noy, your G-d,
for it is He Who gives you
counsel to acquire wealth,
in order to establish His covenant
that He swore to your forefathers this day.
Verse 19: When and if you forget
Ad-noy, your G-d,
and follow other gods,
and serve them and bow to them,
I testify about you today
that you will surely be destroyed.
Verse 20: Like the nations
that Ad-noy is destroying before you,
so will you be destroyed,
as a consequence of your not heeding
Ad-noy, your G-d.
Verse 1: Listen, Yisroel!
You are today crossing the Yardein
to come inherit nations
greater and more
powerful than you;
cities great and fortified to the sky.
Verse 2: A great and powerful people,
descendants of the Anokim,
about whom you know and heard,
"who can stand up
to the descendants of Anok?"
Verse 3: You know today that Ad-noy, your G-d,
is the One crossing before you, a consuming fire,
He will destroy them
and He will subdue them before you;
you will expel them and destroy them quickly,
as Ad-noy promised for you.
Sh'lishi (Third Aliyah)
Verse 4: Do not think,
when Ad-noy, your G-d, smashes them
before you, saying:
"Because of my righteousness
has Ad-noy brought me to inherit this land,"
and because of the wickedness of these nations
is Ad-noy expelling them before you.
Verse 5: Not because of
and the uprightness of your heart
are you coming to inherit their land.
because of the wickedness of these nations
is Ad-noy, your G-d, expelling them before you,
and in order to fulfill the matter
that Ad-noy swore to your forefathers---
to Avrohom, to Yitzchok, and to Yaakov.
Verse 6: Know
that not because of your righteousness
is Ad-noy, your G-d,
giving you this good land to inherit,
for you are a stubborn people.
Verse 7: Recall, do not forget,
how you angered Ad-noy, your G-d,
in the wilderness;
from the day you left the land of Egypt
until you arrived at this place
you have been defiers with Ad-noy.
Verse 8: And in Choreiv you angered Ad-noy,
and Ad-noy was infuriated with you
to destroy you.
Verse 9: When I went up the mountain
to take the stone tablets,
the tablets of the covenant
that Ad-noy made with you,
I remained on the
forty days and forty nights;
I ate no bread and drank no water.
Verse 10: Ad-noy gave me
the two stone tablets
written with G-d's finger
and upon them all the statements
that Ad-noy addressed to you
on the mountain from within the fire,
on the day of assembly.
Verse 11: When, at the end of forty days
and forty nights, Ad-noy gave me
the two stone tablets,
the covenant tablets,
Verse 12: Ad-noy said to me,
"Get ready! Go down quickly from here,
because your people has corrupted---
whom you took out of Egypt;
they have veered swiftly
from the way that I commanded them;
they made them a
Verse 13: Ad-noy said to me, to say,
"I have seen this people, and look,
it is a stubborn people!
Verse 14: Leave Me alone
and let Me destroy them
and eliminate their name from beneath the sky,
and let Me make you
into a nation more powerful
and numerous than they."
Verse 15: I turned and descended the mountain,
and the mountain was burning with fire;
and the two covenant tablets
were on my two hands.
Verse 16: I beheld that you had just
sinned to Ad-noy, your G-d,
you had made yourselves a molten calf;
you had veered swiftly
from the way that Ad-noy had commanded you.
Verse 17: I grasped the two tablets
and threw them from (upon) my two hands,
and smashed them before your eyes.
Verse 18: I prostrated myself before Ad-noy as before,
forty days and forty nights,
bread I did not eat
nor water did I drink;
for all of your sin that you sinned
by doing what is evil
in Ad-noy's eyes to anger Him.
Verse 19: Because I was
of the anger and the fury
that Ad-noy raged at you to destroy you;
and Ad-noy accepted my prayer
that time as well.
Verse 20: And at Aharon
Ad-noy grew very angry to destroy him;
I prayed for Aharon, too,
at that time.
Verse 21: And the sin[-object] that you made,
the calf, I took and burned it in fire.
I crushed it---thoroughly grinding it---
until it was fine---to dust;
and I threw its dust into the stream
that was flowing down from the mountain.
Verse 22: And in
Tav'eiroh and in Massoh
and in Kivros Hata'voh
you were angerers of Ad-noy.
Verse 23: And when Ad-noy sent you
from Kodeish Barnei'a, saying,
"Go up and inherit the land
that I have given you."
But you defied Ad-noy, your G-d,
and did not trust Him,
and did not heed Him.
Verse 24: Defiers have you been with Ad-noy,
from the day I know you.
Verse 25: I prostrated myself before Ad-noy
the forty days and the forty nights
that I prostrated myself,
because Ad-noy intended to destroy you.
Verse 26: I prayed to Ad-noy and said,
"Ad-noy, G-d, do not harm Your people
and Your territory that You redeemed
with Your power,
whom You took out of Egypt
with a powerful hand.
Recall Your servants---
Avrohom, Yitzchok, and Yaakov;
do not pay attention
to the stubborness of this people,
to its wickedness, and to its sin.
Verse 28: Lest [the inhabitants] say---
[of] the land that you took us out of---
'Because of Adonony's inability
to bring them to the land
that He promised for them,
and because of His hatred of them,
He took them out to kill them in the wilderness.'
Verse 29: But they are Your people, Your territory,
whom You took out with Your great power
and with Your extended arm."
Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)
Verse 1: At that time, Ad-noy said to me,
"Hew for yourself
two stone tablets like the originals,
and ascend to Me on the mountain;
and make for yourself a wooden case.
Verse 2: And I will write on the tablets
the words that were on the original tablets
that you smashed,
and you will place them in the case."
Verse 3: So I made a case of shittim wood,
and I hewed two stone tablets
like the originals,
and I ascended the mountain
with the two tablets in my hand.
Verse 4: He wrote on the tablets
like the original writing,
the ten statements
that Ad-noy addressed to you
on the mountain from within the fire
on the day of assembly,
and Ad-noy gave them
Verse 5: I turned and descended the mountain,
and placed the tablets
into the case that I had made;
and they remained there
as Ad-noy had commanded me.
Verse 6: Bnei Yisroel
traveled from Be'eiros Bnei Ya'akon to Moseiroh.
There Aharon died and was buried there;
and his son El'ozor served in his stead.
Verse 7: From there they traveled to Goodgode,
and from Goodgode to
a land with flowing streams.
Verse 8: At that time
Ad-noy separated the tribe of Leivi
to carry the case of Ad-noy's covenant,
to stand before Ad-noy to serve Him,
and to bless in His name until this day.
Verse 9: This is why Leivi had no share
or territory with his brothers:
Ad-noy is his
as Ad-noy, your G-d, promised for him.
Verse 10: And I remained on the mountain
like the previous time,
forty days and forty nights,
and Ad-noy accepted my prayer
that time, too;
Ad-noy was unwilling to harm you.
Verse 11: And Ad-noy said to me,
Go lead the people's traveling,
and let them come and inherit the land
that I swore to their forefathers
to give them."
Chamishi (Fifth Aliyah)
Verse 12: And now, Yisroel,
what is Ad-noy, your G-d,
asking of you,
other than to fear Ad-noy, your G-d,
to go in all His ways
and to love Him,
and to serve Ad-noy, your G-d,
wholeheartedly and with your whole being.
Verse 13: To guard Ad-noy's commandments
and His statutes
that I am commanding you today;
for your benefit.
Verse 14: Look! to
Ad-noy, your G-d, belong
and the heavens beyond the heavens,
the earth and all that is in it.
Verse 15: [Yet] only your forefathers
did Ad-noy desire, to love them;
and He chose their descendants after them---
you---from all the peoples, like this day.
Verse 16: You are to remove your heart's blockage,
not to make yourselves stubborn any more.
Verse 17: For Ad-noy, your G-d,
is G-d over judges
and Lord over lords;
the Almighty---the Great,
and the Awesome [One]---
Who neither exercises favoritism
nor accepts bribes.
Verse 18: Who performs justice
for orphan and widow,
and loves the convert
to give him bread and a garment.
Verse 19: You are to love the convert,
because you were strangers
in the land of Egypt.
Verse 20: You are to fear Ad-noy, your G-d,
cling to Him, and swear by His name.
Verse 21: He is your praise and He is your G-d,
Who performed with you
these great and fearsome things
that your eyes witnessed.
Verse 22: Numbering seventy people,
your forefathers went down to Egypt;
and now Ad-noy, your G-d, has placed you
like the stars of the sky, numerous.
Verse 1: You are to love
Ad-noy, your G-d,
and you are to guard His watch,
and His statutes, and His laws,
and His commandments, all the years.
Verse 2: You will know today
that not with your children
who have not known
and who have not seen
the teaching of Ad-noy, your G-d---
His greatness, His powerful hand
and His extended arm,
Verse 3: and His signs and His deeds
that He performed within Egypt,
to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and to his entire land;
Verse 4: And what He did to the Egyptian army,
to its horses and to its chariots---
that He flooded the waters of Yam Suf
when they were chasing you---
Ad-noy destroyed them until this day;
Verse 5: And what He did for you in the wilderness,
until you arrived at this place;
Verse 6: And what He did to Dosson and to Avirom
sons of Eli'ov son of Re'uven,
that the earth opened its mouth
and swallowed them
and their families and their tents
and all the sustenance at their feet
amid all of Yisroel.
Verse 7: Rather your
eyes have been witnessing
the entire overwhelming activity of Ad-noy
that He has performed.
Verse 8: You will guard the entire mitzvah
that I am commanding you today,
in order that you be encouraged
and will arrive in and inherit the land
that you are crossing over there to inherit.
Verse 9: And in order that you will last long on the land
that Ad-noy swore to your forefathers
to give to them and to their descendants,
a land flowing milk and honey.
Shishi (Sixth Aliyah)
Verse 10: For the land
where you are arriving to inherit
is not like the land of
from which you
where you planted your seed
and watered [it] on foot
like a vegetable garden.
Verse 11: Rather, the
where you are crossing to inherit
is a land of mountains and plains---
by the rain of the skies
will you drink water.
Verse 12: A land that Ad-noy, your G-d, looks after;
the eyes of Ad-noy, your G-d, are always upon it,
from the year's
until the year's end.
Verse 13: Should you thoroughly heed My commandments
that I am commanding you today---
to love Ad-noy, your
and to serve Him with all your desires
and with your entire beings,
Verse 14: I will provide
the rain of your land in its time,
fall rain and spring rain,
and you will harvest your grain
and your wine and your olive oil.
Verse 15: And I will
provide grass in your field
for your animals,
and you will eat and be full.
Verse 16: Look out for yourselves
lest your heart
and you turn away and serve other gods
and bow to them,
Verse 17: And Ad-noy's anger will be aroused
and He will restrain the skies
and there will be no rain,
and the soil will not
yield its produce,
and you will swiftly be removed
from upon the good land
that Ad-noy is giving you.
Verse 18: You are to
place these words of Mine
on your mind and on your being,
and bind them as a sign on your hand
and they will be totafos on your head;
Verse 19: And you are to teach them to your sons
to speak in them
when you sit at
and when you journey on the road,
and when you go to sleep, and when you rise;
Verse 20: And you are to write them
on the doorposts of your home and your gateways.
Verse 21: In order that they will be many---
your years and the years of your children
on the soil
that Ad-noy swore to your forefathers
to give them,
like the years of heaven on earth.
Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah) and Maftir
Verse 22: For if you truly guard
that I am commanding you to perform,
to love Ad-noy, your G-d,
to walk in all His ways
and to cling to Him.
Verse 23: Ad-noy will expel
all these nations before you,
and you will inherit nations
greater and more powerful than you.
Verse 24: Every place
that the sole of your foot steps on
will be yours,
from the wilderness and the Lebanon,
form the river---the Euphrates River---
up to the ultimate sea,
will be your boundary.
Verse 25: No man will stand up to you;
fear of you and awe of you
will Ad-noy, your G-d, place
upon the surface of the entire land
that you are
as He promised you.
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