THE FIFTH BOOK OF MOSES CALLED
The Lord tested Israel in wilderness for forty years—Eating manna taught them that man lives by word of God—Their raiment waxed not old—The Lord chastened them—If Israel shall serve other gods, they shall perish.
the commandments which I acommand
thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord
sware unto your fathers.
And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord
thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to ahumble
thee, to know what was
in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.
And he ahumbled
thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with bmanna
, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that cman
doth not live by dbread
only, but by every eword
that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord
doth man live.
raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man achasteneth
his son, so
thy God chasteneth thee.
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord
thy God, to awalk
in his ways, and to fear him.
For the Lord
thy God bringeth thee into a agood bland
, a land of brooks of water, of cfountains
and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;
A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of aoil
olive, and honey;
A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing
in it; a land whose stones are
iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig abrass
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.
Beware that thou aforget
not the Lord
thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his bjudgments
, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;
And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;
Then thine aheart
up, and thou cforget
thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were
, and scorpions, and bdrought
, where there was
no water; who brought thee forth cwater
out of the rock of flint;
Who fed thee in the wilderness with amanna
, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might bprove
thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.
But thou shalt remember the Lord
thy God: for it is
he that giveth thee power to get awealth
, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is
And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord
thy God, and awalk
after other bgods
, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely cperish
As the nations which the Lord
destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be aobedient
unto the voice of the Lord