Deu 32:1 “Hear, oh heavens, as I speak! Listen, earth, to the words from my mouth!
Deu 32:2 May my teaching fall like rain. May my speech condense like dew, like light rain on blades of grass, or showers on growing plants.
Deu 32:3 “For I will proclaim the name of Adonai. Come, declare the greatness of our God!
Deu 32:4 The Rock! His work is perfect, for all his ways are just. A trustworthy God who does no wrong, he is righteous and straight.
Deu 32:5 “He is not corrupt; the defect is in his children, a crooked and perverted generation.
Deu 32:6 You foolish people, so lacking in wisdom, is this how you repay Adonai? He is your father, who made you his! It was he who formed and prepared you!
Deu 32:7 “Remember how the old days were; think of the years through all the ages. Ask your father—he will tell you; your leaders too—they will inform you.
Deu 32:8 “When
Elyon gave each nation its heritage, when he divided the human race, he assigned the boundaries of peoples according to Isra'el's population; Deu 32:9 but Adonai's share was his own people, Yaakov his allotted heritage.
Deu 32:10 “He found his people in desert country, in a howling, wasted wilderness. He protected him and cared for him, guarded him like the pupil of his eye,
Deu 32:11 like an eagle that stirs up her nest, hovers over her young, spreads out her wings, takes them and carries them as she flies.
Deu 32:12 “Adonai alone led his people; no alien god was with him.
Deu 32:13 He made them ride on the heights of the earth. They ate the produce of the fields. He had them suck honey from the rocks and olive oil from the crags,
Deu 32:14 curds from the cows and milk from the sheep, with lamb fat, rams from Bashan and goats, with the finest wheat flour; and you drank sparkling wine from the blood of grapes.
Deu 32:15 “But Yeshurun grew fat and kicked (you grew fat, thick, gross!). He abandoned God his Maker; he scorned the Rock, his salvation.
Deu 32:16 They roused him to jealousy with alien gods, provoked him with abominations.
Deu 32:17 They sacrificed to demons, non-gods, gods that they had never known, new gods that had come up lately, which your ancestors had not feared.
Deu 32:18 You ignored the Rock who fathered you, you forgot God, who gave you birth.
Deu 32:19 “Adonai saw and was filled with scorn at his sons’ and daughters’ provocation.
Deu 32:20 He said, ‘I will hide my face from them and see what will become of them; for they are a perverse generation, untrustworthy children.
Deu 32:21 They aroused my jealousy with a non-god and provoked me with their vanities; I will arouse their jealousy with a non-people and provoke them with a vile nation.
Deu 32:22 ” ‘For my anger has been fired up. It burns to the depths of Sh’ol, devouring the earth and its crops, kindling the very roots of the hills.
Deu 32:23 I will heap disasters on them and use up all my arrows against them.
Deu 32:24 ” ‘Fatigued by hunger, they will be consumed by fever and bitter defeat; I will send them the fangs of wild beasts, and the poison of reptiles crawling in the dust.
Deu 32:25 Outside, the sword makes parents childless; inside, there is panic, as young men and girls alike are slain, sucklings and graybeards together.
Deu 32:26 ” ‘I considered putting an end to them, erasing their memory from the human race;
Deu 32:27 but I feared the insolence of their enemy, feared that their foes would mistakenly think, “We ourselves accomplished this; Adonai had nothing to do with it.”
Deu 32:28 ” ‘They are a nation without common sense, utterly lacking in discernment.
Deu 32:29 If they were wise they could figure it out and understand their destiny.
Deu 32:30 After all, how can one chase a thousand and two put ten thousand to rout, unless their Rock sells them to their enemies, unless Adonai hands them over?
Deu 32:31 For our enemies have no rock like our Rock—even they can see that!
Deu 32:32 ” ‘Rather, their vine is from the vine of S’dom, from the fields of
Amora—their grapes are poisonous, their clusters are bitter
Deu 32:3 their wine is snake poison, the cruel venom of vipers.
Deu 32:34 " 'Isn't this hidden with me, sealed in my storehouses?
Deu 32:35 Vengeance and payback are mine for the time when their foot slips; for the day of their calamity is coming soon, their doom is rushing upon them.
Deu 32:36 "Yes, Adonai will judge his people, taking pity on his servants, when he sees that their strength is gone, that no one is left, slave or free.
Deu 32:37 Then he will ask, 'Where are their gods, the rock in whom they trusted?
Deu 32:38 Who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let him get up and help you, let him protect you!
Deu 32:39 See now that I, yes, I, am he; and there is no god beside me. I put to death, and I make alive; I wound, and I heal; no one saves anyone from my hand!
Deu 32:40 'For I lift up my hand to heaven and swear, "As surely as I am alive forever,
Deu 32:41 if I sharpen my flashing sword and set my hand to judgment, I will render vengeance to my foes, repay those who hate me.
Deu 32:42 I will make my arrows drunk with blood, my sword will devour flesh—the blood of the slain and the captives, flesh from the wild-haired heads of the enemy."
Deu 32:43 "Sing out, you nations, about his people! For he will avenge the blood of his servants. He will render vengeance to his adversaries and make atonement for the land of his people.
Deu 32:44 Moshe came and proclaimed all the words of this song in the hearing of the people and of Hoshea the son of Nun.
Deu 32:45 When he had finished speaking all these words to all Isra'el,
Deu 32:46 he said to them, "Take to heart all the words of my testimony against you today, so that you can use them in charging your children to be careful to obey all the words of this Torah.
Deu 32:47 For this is not a trivial matter for you; on the contrary, it is your life! Through it you will live long in the land you are crossing the Yarden to possess.
Moses' Death Foretold
Deu 32:48.That same day Adonai said to Moshe,
Deu 32:49 "Go up into the Avarim Range, to Mount N’vo, in the land of Mo’av across from Yericho; and look out over the land of Kena`an, which I am giving the people of Isra’el as a possession.
Deu 32:50 On the mountain you are ascending you will die and be gathered to your people, just as Aharon your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.
Deu 32:51 The reason for this is that both of you broke faith with me there among the people of Isra’el at the M’rivat-Kadesh Spring, in the Tzin Desert; you failed to demonstrate my holiness there among the people of Isra’el.
Deu 32:52 So you will see the land from a distance, but you will not enter the land I am giving to the people of Isra’el.”