1 Audi, Israel: Tu transgredieris hodie Iordanem, ut possideas nationes maximas et fortiores te, civitates ingentes et ad caelum usque muratas,
2 populum magnum atque sublimem, filios Enacim, quos ipse nosti et audisti, quibus nullus potest ex adverso resistere.
3 Scies ergo hodie quod Dominus Deus tuus ipse transibit ante te ignis devorans, qui conteret eos atque subiciet ante faciem tuam, ut velociter expellas et deleas eos, sicut locutus est tibi.
4 Ne dicas in corde tuo, cum deleverit eos Dominus Deus tuus in conspectu tuo: "Propter iustitiam meam introduxit me Dominus, ut terram hanc possiderem" cum propter impietates nationum istarum expellat eas Dominus ante te.
5 Neque enim propter iustitiam tuam et aequitatem cordis tui ingredieris, ut possideas terras earum, sed quia illae egerunt impie, introeunte te, Dominus Deus tuus expellet eos ante te, et ut compleat verbum suum Dominus, quod sub iuramento pollicitus est patribus tuis, Abraham, Isaac et Iacob.
6 Scito igitur quod non propter iustitiam tuam Dominus Deus tuus dederit tibi terram hanc optimam in possessionem, cum durissimae cervicis sis populus.
7 Memento et ne obliviscaris quomodo ad iracundiam provocaveris Dominum Deum tuum in solitudine; ex eo die, quo egressus es ex Aegypto, usque ad locum istum adversum Dominum contendistis.
8 Nam et in Horeb provocastis eum, et iratus delere vos voluit,
9 quando ascendi in montem, ut acciperem tabulas lapideas, tabulas pacti, quod pepigit vobiscum Dominus, et perseveravi in monte quadraginta diebus ac noctibus panem non comedens et aquam non bibens.
10 Deditque mihi Dominus duas tabulas lapideas scriptas digito Dei et continentes omnia verba, quae vobis locutus est in monte de medio ignis, quando contio populi congregata est.
11 Cumque transissent quadraginta dies et totidem noctes, dedit mihi Dominus duas tabulas lapideas, tabulas foederis,
12 dixitque mihi: "Surge et descende hinc cito, quia peccavit populus tuus, quem eduxisti de Aegypto: deseruerunt velociter viam, quam praecepi eis, feceruntque sibi conflatile"
13 Rursumque ait Dominus ad me: "Cerno quod populus iste durae cervicis sit;
14 dimitte me, ut conteram eos et deleam nomen eorum sub caelo et faciam te in gentem, quae hac fortior et maior sit"
15 Cumque reversus de monte ardente descenderem et duas tabulas foederis utraque tenerem manu
16 vidissemque vos peccasse Domino Deo vestro et fecisse vobis vitulum conflatilem ac deseruisse velociter viam eius, quam Dominus vobis praeceperat,
17 arripui duas tabulas et proieci eas de manibus meis confregique eas in conspectu vestro;
18 et procidi ante Dominum, sicut prius quadraginta diebus et noctibus panem non comedens et aquam non bibens propter omnia peccata vestra, quae gessistis contra Dominum et eum ad iracundiam provocastis;
19 timui enim indignationem et iram illius, qua adversum vos concitatus delere vos voluit. Et exaudivit me Dominus etiam hac vice.
20 Adversum Aaron quoque vehementer iratus voluit eum conterere; et pro illo similiter tunc deprecatus sum.
21 Peccatum autem vestrum, quod feceratis, id est vitulum, arripiens igne combussi et in frusta comminuens omninoque in pulverem redigens proieci in torrentem, qui de monte descendit.
22 In Tabera quoque et in Massa et in Cibrottaava provocastis Dominum;
23 et quando misit Dominus vos de Cadesbarne dicens: "Ascendite et possidete terram, quam dedi vobis" contempsistis imperium Domini Dei vestri et non credidistis ei neque vocem eius audire voluistis;
24 semper fuistis rebelles contra Dominum a die, qua nosse vos coepi.
25 Et iacui coram Domino quadraginta diebus ac noctibus, quibus eum suppliciter deprecabar, ne deleret vos, ut fuerat comminatus.
26 Et orans dixi: Domine Deus, ne disperdas populum tuum et hereditatem tuam, quam redemisti in magnitudine tua, quos eduxisti de Aegypto in manu forti.
27 Recordare servorum tuorum Abraham, Isaac et Iacob; ne aspicias duritiam populi huius et impietatem atque peccatum,
28 ne forte dicant habitatores terrae, de qua eduxisti nos: "Non poterat Dominus introducere eos in terram, quam pollicitus est eis, et oderat illos; idcirco eduxit, ut interficeret eos in solitudine"
29 Attamen ipsi sunt populus tuus et hereditas tua, quos eduxisti in fortitudine tua magna et in brachio tuo extento.
King James Version
1 Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven,
2 A people great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can stand before the children of Anak!
3 Understand therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face: so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as the LORD hath said unto thee.
4 Speak not thou in thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out from before thee.
5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
6 Understand therefore, that the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.
7 ¶ Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.
8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.
9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:
10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
11 And it came to pass at the end of forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.
12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded them; they have made them a molten image.
13 Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people:
14 Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation mightier and greater than they.
15 So I turned and came down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.
16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had commanded you.
17 And I took the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and brake them before your eyes.
18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to anger.
19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also.
20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same time.
21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the mount.
22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath.
23 Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you; then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his voice.
24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD from the day that I knew you.
25 Thus I fell down before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy you.
26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance, which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their wickedness, nor to their sin:
28 Lest the land whence thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay them in the wilderness.
29 Yet they are thy people and thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty power and by thy stretched out arm.