Deuteronomy 4

Great(i) 1 And now herken O Israel vnto the ordinaunces and lawes which I teache you, for to do them, that so ye maye lyue & go in and conquere the lande, which the Lord God of youre fathers geueth you. 2 Ye shall put nothinge vnto the worde which I commaunde you, nether do ought therfrom, that ye maye kepe the commaundementes of the Lord youre God which I commaunde you. 3 Youre eyes haue sene what the Lorde dyd vnto Baal Peor for all the men that folowed Baal Peor, the Lorde youre God hath destroyed from amonge you. 4 But ye that cleue vnto the Lorde youre God, are alyue euery one of you this daye. 5 Behold I haue taught you ordinaunces and lawes, soch as the Lorde my God commaunded me, that ye shulde do euen so in the lande, whether ye go to possesse it. 6 Kepe them therfore and do them, for that is youre wysdome & vnderstandynge in the syghte of the nacyons: that they maye heare all these ordinaunces, and saye: Surely it is a wyse and vnderstandynge people: it is a greate nacyon. 7 For what other nacyon is so greate, that Goddes come so nye vnto: as the Lorde oure God is nye vnto vs, in all thynges as oft as we call vnto him? 8 Ye, & what nacyon is so greate, that hath ordinaunces & lawes so righteous, as all this lawe whyche I sett before you this daye? 9 Take hede to thy selfe therfore, and kepe thy soule diligently, that thou forget not the thynges which thyne eyes haue sene, & that they departe not out of thyne harte, all the dayes of thy lyfe: but teache them thy sonnes & thy sonnes sonnes: 10 Specially the daye that thou stodest before the Lord thy God in Horeb, when the Lord sayed vnto me: gether me the people together, and I wyll make them heare my wordes, that they maye lerne to feare me all the dayes that they shall lyue vpon the erth and that they maye teache their chyldren: 11 ye came and stode also vnder the hyll, and the hyll burnt with fyre: euen vnto the myddes of heauen, & there was darcknesse, clowdes & myst. 12 And the Lorde spake vnto you out of the myddes of the fyre, & ye herde the voyce of the wordes but sawe no ymage, saue herde a voyce onely. 13 And he declared vnto you his couenaunt which he commaunded you to do, euen .x. verses, which he wrote vpon two tables of stone. 14 And the Lorde commaunded me that same ceason, that I shulde teach you ordinaunces and lawes, which ye ought to do in the lande whether ye go to possesse it. 15 Take therfore good hede vnto youre selues as pertaynynge vnto youre soules, for ye sawe no maner of ymage in the daye that the Lorde spake vnto you in Horeb out of the myddes of the fyre: lest ye marre youre selues 16 and make you a grauen ymage and picture of eny maner of fygure: the lykenesse of man or woman, 17 the lycknesse of any maner of beast that is on the erth, or the lykenesse of any maner feathered foule that flyeth in the ayre, 18 or the lyknesse of any maner worme that crepeth on the erth, or the liknesse of any maner fyshe that is in the waters beneth the erth. 19 Ye and leste thou lyfte vp thyne eyes vnto heuen and when thou seyst the sonne, the moone and the starres with all the hoost of heauen, shuldest be desceaued, and shuldest worshippe and serue the thynges, which the Lorde thy God hath made to serue all nacyons vnder the whole heauen. 20 But the Lorde hath taken you, & brought you out of the yron fornace: euen out of Egypte, to be vnto him a people and enheritaunce, as ye be this daye. 21 Furthermoare, the Lorde was angrye with me for youre sakes, and sware, that I shulde not go ouer Iordan, and that I shulde not go in vnto that good land, which the Lorde thy God geueth the to enheritaunce. 22 But I must dye in thys land, and shall not go ouer Iordan. But ye shall go ouer, and conquere that good lande. 23 Take hede vnto youre selues, that ye forgett not the appoyntement of the Lorde your God whyche he made with you, and that ye make you no grauen ymage, or any pycture, that the Lorde thy God hath forbydden the. 24 For the Lorde thy God is a consumynge fyre, and a gelouse God. 25 If thou dost beget chyldren childrens children, & whan ye haue dwelt in the lande, ye do wikedly, & make any maner of grauen ymage, and worke euell in the syghte of the Lord thy God, to prouoke him to anger, 26 I call heauen and erth to recorde agaynst you thys daye, that ye shall shortely perish from of the lande, whether ye go ouer Iordan to possesse it: ye shall not prolonge youre dayes therin, but shall vtterly be destroyed 27 And the Lord shall skater you amonge the nacyons, and ye shalbe lefte fewe in nombre amonge the people, whether the Lorde shall brynge you: 28 and there ye shall serue goddes, whyche are the worke of mans hande, wood and stone, which nether se, nor heare, nor eate, nor smell. 29 And there thou shalt seke the Lorde thy God: & shalt fynde hym, yf thou seke hym wt all thyne herte, and with all thy soule. 30 Whan thou are in tribulacyon, and when all these thynges (that be here spoken of) are come vpon the euen in the later dayes, thou shalt be obedient vnto his voyce. 31 For the Lord thy God is a mercyfull God: he will not forsake the, nether destroye the nor forget the appoyntement of thy fathers, which he sware vnto them. 32 For aske of the dayes that are past, which were before the sence the daye that God created man vpon the erth, and (aske) from the one syde of heauen vnto the other, yf euer there came to passe soch a greate thing, or whether any soche lyke thynge hath bene herde. 33 Dyd euer a nacyon heare the voyce of God speakynge out of the myddes of a fyre, as thou hast herde, and yet lyued? 34 other whether God assayed to go and take hym a people from amonge nacyons thorowe temptacions, signes wondres, warre, a myghtie hande, a stretched out arme, and thorowe greate syghtes, accordynge vnto all that the Lord youre God dyd vnto you in Egypte before youre eyes? 35 Unto the it was shewed, that thou myghtest knowe, howe that the Lorde he is God, and that there is none other but he. 36 Out of heauen he made the heare his voyce, that he myght nourter the, and vpon erth he shewed the hys greate fyre, & thou heardest his wordes out of the myddes of the fyre. 37 And because he loued thy fathers, he chose theyr seed after them, and broughte the out in his syght, & with his myghtie power out of Egipte: 38 to thrust out nacyons great & myghtyer then thou, before the, and to brynge the in, & to geue the their lande to enheritaunce: as it is come to passe thys daye. 39 Understande therfore thys daye, & turne it to thyne hert, that the Lorde, he is God in heauen aboue, and vpon the erth beneth: neyther is there any other. 40 Thou shalt kepe therfore his ordinaunces, and hys commaundementes which I commaunde the thys daye, that it maye go well with the and with thy chyldren after the, & that thou mayst prolonge thy dayes vpon the erth, which the Lord thy God geueth the thy lyfe longe. 41 Then Moses seuered thre cyties on the other syde Iordan towarde the sonne rysynge, 42 that he shulde flye thyther, which had kylled hys neyghboure vnwares, & hated hym not in tyme past, & therfore shulde flye vnto one of the same cyties, and lyue: 43 Namely, Bezer in the wyldernesse, euen in the playne contre of the trybe of Ruben: and Ramoth in Gilead of the trybe of Gad, and Golan in Basan of the trybe of Manasse. 44 And so thys is the lawe which Moses set before the chyldren of Israel. 45 These are the witnesse, statutes, and ordinaunces, whych Moses tolde the chyldren of Israel after they came out of Egypte, 46 on the other syde Iordan, in the valey ouer agaynst the house of Peor, in the lande of Sehon kynge of the Amorites which dwelt at Hesbon: whom Moses and the chyldren of Israel smote, after they were come out of Egypte, 47 & conquered hys lande, & the lande of Og kynge Basan two kynges of the Amorites, whych were on the other syde Iordan towarde the sonne risynge: 48 from Aroer whych is by the bancke of the ryuer Arnon, vnto Mount Syon whych is Hermon, 49 and all the playne on the other syde Iordan eastwarde: euen vnto the see, which is in the playne vnder the springes of the hyll.