Book 5: Deuteronomy


Chapter 32

Verse 1: Hearken, O heaven as I declare, let the earth hear my mouth's sayings.

Verse 2: Let my instruction flow like rainfall, let my saying drip like dew; like storm winds on verdure, and like raindrops on grass.

Verse 3: When I pronounce Ad-noy's name, give greatness to our G-d,

Verse 4: The Almighty's works are flawless, for all His ways are just; A G-d of faithfulness without injustice; He is righteous and upright.

Verse 5: Destructiveness does not affect Him, it is His children's defect; a warped and twisted generation.

Verse 6: Is it with Ad-noy that you deal this way? base people lacking wisdom. Is He not your Father, who made you His? He made you and gave you a base.

Sheini (Second Aliyah)

Verse 7: Remember world history, study the generational epochs. Ask your father and he will relate to you, your elders and they will tell you.

Verse 8: When the Exalted One bequeathed nations, when He set apart the sons of man; He established the boundaries of peoples according to the number of Bnei Yisroel.

Verse 9: Because [of] Ad-noy's portion, His people, Yaakov the cable of His heritage.

Verse 10: He found them in a wilderness country, in arid, shrieking desolation. He encircled them, He granted them understanding, He sheltered them like the pupil of His eye.

Verse 11: Like an eagle who rouses his nest, fluttering over his young, He extends His wings, grasps them, He bears them on His wing.

Verse 12: Ad-noy conducted them alone, without [opposition by] alien gods.

Sh'lishi (Third Aliyah)

Verse 13: He shall transport them over the summit of the earth where they will consume the produce of the fields; and He shall nurture them with honey of bedrock and oil of staunchest rock mass.

Verse 14: Butter-fat of cattle and milk of sheep with the fat of lambs, and rams native to Bashan and goats, with the fat of wheat kidneys, and the wine-flavored blood of the grapes will you drink.

Verse 15: Yeshurun grew fat and rebelled, you grew fat, you have become thick, and are covered with fat; he forsook the G-d who made him, he insulted the Rock of his salvation.

Verse 16: They incited His vengeance with strangers, with loathsomeness did they spite Him.

Verse 17: They slaughtered to ineffectual demons, gods they did not know; novelties, lately arrived--- your forefathers were not awed by them.

Verse 18: The Rock Who bore you, you disregarded; you forsook the Almighty Who delivered you.

Revi'i (Fourth Aliyah)

Verse 19: Ad-noy saw and was angered, by the spite of His sons and His daughters.

Verse 20: He said, "I will hide My face from them, I will see what their end will be; for they are an upsetting generation sons who are devoid of breeding.

Verse 21: They have incited Me to vengeance with a non-god--- have spited Me with their idols; and I will incite them with a non-people, I shall anger them with a faithless nation.

Verse 22: For a fire shall blaze in My anger, that will burn till the lowest grave; it shall consume the land and its produce, and enflame the bases of mountains.

Verse 23: I shall amass iniquity against them, I shall deplete my arrows against them.

Verse 24: Bloated with hunger, and embattled with demons and slashed by Meriri; and the teeth of animals will I send against them along with the venom of dust-crawlers.

Verse 25: From without, the sword shall decimate, and from within chambers, terror; both lad and lass, suckling and aged man.

Verse 26: I thought, 'I shall abandon them,' I would eliminate from mankind mention of them.

Verse 27: Were it not for the enemy's amassed rage, lest their oppressors estrange; lest they say, 'Our armed might has prevailed, and not Ad-noy has performed all this.'

Verse 28: For those nations squander counsel, they lack intelligence.

Chamishi (Fifth Aliyah)

Verse 29: Were they wise they would grasp this, they would contemplate their ending.

Verse 30: How can one pursue a thousand, and two make ten thousand flee? Unless their Almighty [lit. rock] has dealt them away, and Ad-noy has delivered them?

Verse 31: For their mighty one is not like our Almighty, yet our enemies sit in judgement.

Verse 32: For their grapevine is of the grapevine of Sedom and from the fields of Amorah; their grapes are grapes of bitter herbs. clusters galling to them.

Verse 33: Like caustic serpents' venom is their wine, and [like] the gall of adders, cruel.

Verse 34: Is this not sequestered with Me, sealed in My treasuries.

Verse 35: Vengeance is with Me, and shall administer retribution at the time that they shall stumble for the day of their calamity is close by, and destiny speeds towards them.

Verse 36: When Ad-noy administers justice against His people and He will reconsider about His servants; when He sees the power surging, and none are structured or fortified.

Verse 37: He shall say, "Where is their god the rock on which they relied for shelter?

Verse 38: They ate the fat of their sacrifices, they drank the wine of their libation? Let them arise and help you, let them serve as your shield.

Verse 39: Now observe! For it is I! I am the One! and no god matches Me; I put to death and make live, I smite and I heal and no one can rescue from My grasp.

Shishi (Sixth Aliyah)

Verse 40: For I shall lift My hand heavenward, and I shall say, 'I live forever.'

Verse 41: If I whet My saber to a gleam, and hold judgement in My grasp. I shall wreak vengeance on My foes and My spiters will I pay.

Verse 42: I shall make My arrows drunk with blood and My saber shall consume flesh; for the blood of the slaughtered and the captives, for the original savagery of the enemy."

Verse 43: Let the nations extol His people for He shall avenge the blood of His servants and wreak vengeance on His enemies and reconcile His land, His people.

Shevi'i (Seventh Aliyah)

Verse 44: Moshe came and he spoke all the words of this song in the hearing of the people; he and Hoshe'a, the son of Nun.

Verse 45: When Moshe finished speaking all these words to all of Yisroel,

Verse 46: He said to them, "Focus your thoughts on all the statements that I am bringing to witness against you today; which you are to command to your sons to guard and to fulfill all the statements of this Torah.

Verse 47: For it is not a futile thing for you, for it is your life; and by this matter will you live long on the land that you are crossing the Yardein there to inherit."


Verse 48: Ad-noy spoke to Moshe at the very height of that day, saying,

Verse 49: "Go up to this Mount Ho'avorim, Mount Nevo, which is in the land of Moav, that faces Yereicho; and see the land of Canaan that I am giving to Bnei Yisroel as inheritance.

Verse 50: And die on the mountain upon which you are going up and be gathered unto your people, just as your brother Aharon died in Hor Hohor and was gathered unto his people.

Verse 51: Because you were unfaithful to Me amid Bnei Yisroel at the waters of argument at Kodeish in the Tzin wilderness; because of [the fact] that you did not sanctify Me amid Bnei Yisroel.

Verse 52: For from afar will you see the land but you will not come there to the land that I am giving to Bnei Yisroel."

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