Book 5: Deuteronomy
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
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
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
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,
[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,
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;
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
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,'
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,
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
for the day of their calamity is close by,
and destiny speeds towards them.
Verse 36: When Ad-noy
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
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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