Deuteronomy 32

CLV(i) 1 Give ear, O heavens, and let me speak, and hear O earth, the sayings of my mouth. 2 My monition shall trickle as rain, and my saying shall distil as night mist:As drizzle on verdure, and as the showers on herbage. 3 For the name of Yahweh am I proclaiming:Grant greatness to our Elohim! 4 The Rock--flawless is His contrivance, for all His ways are righteous judgment. The El of faithfulness and without iniquity; just and upright is He. 5 They have become corrupt before Him; no longer are they His sons because of their blemish:A generation perverse and twisted. 6 Is this what you requite to Yahweh, you decadent and unwise people? Is not He your Father Who acquired you? He Himself made you and established you. 7 Remember the days of the eon; understand the years of generation after generation. Ask your father, and he shall tell you, your elders, and they shall say to you. 8 When the Supreme gave the nations allotments, when He parted the sons of Adam, He stationed the boundaries of the peoples according to the number of the sons of El. 9 For the portion of Yahweh is His people; Jacob is the line of His allotment. 10 He found him in a wilderness country, and in a chaos, a howling desolation. He surrounded him; He made him understand; He preserved him as the pupil of His eye. 11 As a vulture rouses up its nest, hovers over its fledglings, spreads its wings, takes it, bears it on its pinions, 12 thus Yahweh alone guided him, and with him was no foreign el;" 13 He made him ride on fane heights of the land and made him eat produce of the field; He made him suckle honey from the crag and oil from the flinty rock, 14 clotted cream of the herd and milk of the flock, with fat of butting rams and rams of Bashan-breed and he-goats, with the fat of the wheat germ. And from the blood of the grape you drank turbid wine. 15 When Yeshurun grew stout and kicked (you will be stout, thick and burly), then he abandoned Eloah Who had made him and disgraced the Rock of his salvation. 16 They made Him jealous with alien gods, with abhorrences they provoked Him to vexation. 17 They sacrificed to demons, not Eloah, to elohim--they had not known them before--to new ones that came from nearby; your fathers were not horrified by them. 18 The Rock Who generated you, you were oblivious of Him, and you forgot the El travailing with you. 19 Yahweh saw and spurned them because of the vexation caused by His sons and His daughters. 20 And he said:Let Me conceal My face from them; I shall examine what their latter days are to be. For they are a wayward generation, sons with no faithfulness in them. 21 As for them, they make Me jealous with a non-el. They provoke Me to vexation with their idols of vanity. As for Me, I shall make them jealous with a non-people; with a decadent nation shall I cause them vexation. 22 For a fire will be kindled by My anger, and it shall glow unto the unseen beneath; it shall devour the earth and its crop, and it shall set aflame the foundations of the mountains. 23 I shall cause evils to sweep up over them; I shall exhaust My arrows among them 24 who are gaunt with famine, fought by pestilence and bitter sting:Even the tooth of beasts shall I send among them along with the venom of skulkers of the soil. 25 From the outside, the sword shall bereave, and from the chambers, the dread of war, even for the man in his prime, even for the virgin, the suckling along with the grey-haired man. 26 I would say:I might blow them away, I might eradicate their remembrance from mortals, 27 unless I shrank away from the vexation of the enemy; lest their foes misconstrue, lest they say:Our hand is high, and it was not Yahweh Who contrived all this. 28 For they are a nation whose counsel is destructive, and there is no understanding in them. 29 O that they were wise; they would proceed intelligently in this; they would understand about their latter days! 30 How could one pursue a thousand or two put a myriad to flight, if it were not that their Rock had sold them, and Yahweh had surrounded them? 31 For their rock is not like our Rock; even our enemies are umpires. 32 For their vine is from the vine of Sodom and from the terraces of Gomorrah; their grapes are grapes of poison, and the clusters are bitterness to them;" 33 their wine is as the fury of snakes and the poison of cobras, as cruel. 34 Is it not amassed with Me, sealed among My treasure. 35 for the day of vengeance and repayment, for the season when their foot shall slip? For the day of their calamity is near, and impending doom hurries upon them. 36 For Yahweh shall adjudicate His people and show Himself merciful over His servants when He sees that the power of their hand has departed and has become nil for both the restrained and the ones set free. 37 Then Yahweh will ask:Where are their elohim, the rock in whom they took refuge, 38 who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their libations? Let them rise up and help you; let them become a concealment over you. 39 See now that I, I am He, and there is no other elohim besides Me. I Myself put to death, and I keep alive; I have transfixed, and I Myself shall heal, and there is no one who could reclaim from My hand!" 40 For I lift My hand to the heavens and declare:As I am the Life for the eon, 41 when I whet My flashing sword and My hand lays hold on judgment, I shall return vengeance to My foes, and to My haters shall I make repayment. 42 I shall make My arrows drunk with blood, and My sword shall devour flesh, the blood of the one mortally wounded and the captive, from the head of the enemy commanders. 43 Jubilate, O heavens, together with Him, and worship Him, all the messengers of Elohim! Jubilate, O nations, with His people! For the blood of His servants shall He avenge, vengeance to His foes shall He return, and a propitiatory shelter shall He make for the ground of His people. 44 Moses came and spoke all the words of this song in the ears of the people, he and Hosea son of Nun. 45 When Moses concluded speaking all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them:Set your heart on all the words which I am testifying among you today, so that you may enjoin them on your sons to observe to obey all the words of this law. 47 For it is not an empty word for you; it means your life, and by this word you may prolong your days on the ground where you are crossing over the Jordan to tenant it. 48 Yahweh spoke to Moses on this very day, saying. 49 Go up to this mount of the Abarim range (Mount Nebo which is in the country of Moab that is overlooking Jericho), and see the land of Canaan that I am giving to the sons of Israel for a holding;" 50 and die on the mount where you are going up, and be gathered to your people, just as Aaron your brother died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people, 51 because both of you offended Me in the midst of the sons of Israel at the waters of Meribah at Kadesh in the wilderness of Zin, because neither of you hallowed Me in the midst of the sons of Israel. 52 For from a distance shall you see the land, yet you shall not enter there into the land that I am giving to the sons of Israel.