32 “Give ear, kO heavens, and I will speak,
and let lthe earth hear the words of my mouth.
2 May mmy teaching drop as the rain,
and nlike showers upon the herb.
ascribe ogreatness to our God!
for rall his ways are justice.
A God of faithfulness and swithout iniquity,
they are no longer his children tbecause they are blemished;
they are ua crooked and twisted generation.
who xmade you and established you?
7 yRemember the days of old;
zask your father, and he will show you,
8 When the Most High agave to the nations their inheritance,
when he bdivided mankind,
he fixed the borders1 of the peoples
according to the number of the sons of God.2
10 “He found him cin a desert land,
he dencircled him, he cared for him,
he ekept him as the apple of his eye.
11 fLike an eagle that stirs up its nest,
12 gthe Lord alone guided him,
hno foreign god was with him.
13 iHe made him ride on the high places of the land,
and he suckled him with jhoney out of the rock,
with fat3 of lambs,
with the very finest4 of the wheat—
and you drank foaming wine made from mthe blood of the grape.
pyou grew fat, stout, and sleek;
and scoffed at sthe Rock of his salvation.
16 tThey stirred him to jealousy with strange gods;
17 uThey sacrificed to demons that were no gods,
to vnew gods that had come recently,
and you xforgot the God who gave you birth.
19 y“The Lord saw it and spurned them,
because of the provocation of zhis sons and his daughters.
20 And he said, a‘I will hide my face from them;
21 bThey have made me jealous with what is no god;
they have provoked me to anger cwith their idols.
So dI will make them jealous with those who are no people;
I will provoke them to anger with ea foolish nation.
22 For fa fire is kindled by my anger,
and it burns to gthe depths of Sheol,
hI will spend my arrows on them;
I will send ithe teeth of beasts against them,
with the venom of jthings that crawl in the dust.
25 kOutdoors the sword shall bereave,
26 lI would have said, “I will cut them to pieces;
mI will wipe them from human memory,”
lest they should say, n“Our hand is triumphant,
and there is ono understanding in them.
29 pIf they were wise, they would understand this;
they would qdiscern their latter end!
30 How could rone have chased a thousand,
unless their Rock shad sold them,
31 For ttheir rock is not as our Rock;
uour enemies are by themselves.
32 For their vine vcomes from the vine of Sodom
their grapes are grapes of wpoison;
33 their wine is the poison of xserpents
ysealed up in my treasuries?
afor the time when their foot shall slip;
for bthe day of their calamity is at hand,
dand have compassion on his servants,
and there is none remaining, ebond or free.
37 Then he will say, f‘Where are their gods,
gthe rock in which they took refuge,
39 “‘See now that hI, even I, am he,
iI kill and I make alive;
jI wound and I heal;
40 For kI lift up my hand to heaven
and mmy sword shall devour flesh—
from the nlong-haired heads of the enemy.’
bow down to him, all gods,10
He repays those who hate him12
44 Moses came and recited all the words of this song in the hearing of the people, he and qJoshua15 the son of Nun. 45 And when Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel, 46 he said to them, r“Take to heart all the words by which I am warning you today, sthat you may command them to your children, that they may be careful to do all the words of this law. 47 For it is no empty word for you, tbut your very life, and by this word you shall live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess.”
48 That very day the Lord spoke to Moses, 49 “Go up uthis mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, which is in the land of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the land of Canaan, which I am giving to the people of Israel for a possession. 50 And die on the mountain which you go up, and be gathered to your people, as vAaron your brother died in Mount Hor and was gathered to his people, 51 wbecause you broke faith with me in the midst of the people of Israel at the waters of Meribah-kadesh, in the wilderness of Zin, and because you did not treat me as holy in the midst of the people of Israel. 52 For xyou shall see the land before you, but you shall not go there, into the land that I am giving to the people of Israel.”