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.”
122 Give your servant la pledge of good;
let not mthe insolent oppress me.
123 My neyes long for your salvation
and oteach me your statutes.
127 Therefore I rlove your commandments
I hate every sfalse way.
129 Your testimonies are twonderful;
therefore my soul ukeeps them.
it imparts vunderstanding to the simple.
because I ylong for your commandments.
132 zTurn to me and be gracious to me,
133 aKeep steady my steps according to your promise,
and let no iniquity bget dominion over me.
134 cRedeem me from man's oppression,
135 dMake your face shine upon your servant,
and eteach me your statutes.
136 My eyes fshed streams of tears,
because people gdo not keep your law.
137 hRighteous are you, O Lord,
138 You have appointed your testimonies in irighteousness
and in all jfaithfulness.
139 My kzeal consumes me,
140 Your promise is well ltried,
and your servant mloves it.
yet I do not nforget your precepts.
and your law is otrue.
but your commandments are my pdelight.
59 Behold, bthe Lord's hand is not shortened, that it cannot save,
2 cbut your iniquities have made a separation
3 dFor your hands are defiled with blood
4 eNo one enters suit justly;
fthey conceive mischief and give birth to iniquity.
6 gTheir webs will not serve as clothing;
7 hTheir feet run to evil,
ino one who treads on them knows peace.
jwe hope for light, and behold, darkness,
10 kWe grope for the wall like the blind;
lamong those in full vigor we are like dead men.
mwe moan and moan like doves;
nwe hope for justice, but there is none;
ospeaking oppression and revolt,
14 pJustice is turned back,
The Lord saw it, and it displeased him1
16 qHe saw that there was no man,
17 rHe put on righteousness as a breastplate,
and wrapped himself in szeal as a cloak.
18 tAccording to their deeds, so will he repay,
uto the coastlands he will render repayment.
19 vSo they shall fear the name of the Lord from the west,
21 “And as for me, zthis is my covenant with them,” says the Lord: “My Spirit that is upon you, aand my words that I have put in your mouth, shall not depart out of your mouth, or out of the mouth of your offspring, or out of the mouth of your children's offspring,” says the Lord, “from this time forth and forevermore.”
7 r“Judge not, that you be not judged. 2 sFor with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and twith the measure you use it will be measured to you. 3 Why do you see the speck that is in your brother's eye, but udo not notice the log that is in your own eye? 4 Or how can you say to your brother, ‘Let me take the speck out of your eye,’ when there is the log in your own eye? 5 You hypocrite, first take the log out of your own eye, and then you will see clearly to take the speck out of your brother's eye.
7 y“Ask, zand it will be given to you; aseek, and you will find; bknock, and it will be opened to you. 8 For everyone who asks receives, and the one who seeks finds, and to the one who knocks it will be opened. 9 Or which one of you, if his son asks him for cbread, will give him ca stone? 10 Or if he asks for a fish, will give him a serpent? 11 If you then, dwho are evil, know how to give good gifts to your children, how much more will zyour Father who is in heaven give good things to those who ask him!
13 g“Enter by the narrow gate. For the gate is wide and the way is easy1 that leads to destruction, and those who enter by it are many. 14 For the gate is narrow and hthe way is hard that leads to life, and ithose who find it are few.
15 j“Beware of false prophets, who come to you in sheep's clothing but inwardly are kravenous wolves. 16 You will recognize them lby their fruits. Are grapes gathered from thornbushes, or figs from thistles? 17 So, mevery healthy tree bears good fruit, but the diseased tree bears bad fruit. 18 A healthy tree cannot bear bad fruit, nor can a diseased tree bear good fruit. 19 nEvery tree that does not bear good fruit is cut down and thrown into the fire. 20 Thus you will recognize them lby their fruits.
21 o“Not everyone who psays to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will qenter the kingdom of heaven, but the one who rdoes the will of my Father who is in heaven. 22 sOn that day tmany will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not uprophesy in your name, and cast out demons vin your name, and do many mighty works in your name?’ 23 tAnd then will I declare to them, ‘I wnever knew you; xdepart from me, yyou workers of lawlessness.’
24 z“Everyone then who hears these words of mine and does them will be like aa wise man who built his house on the rock. 25 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on the rock. 26 And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not do them will be like aa foolish man who built his house on the sand. 27 And the rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell, and great was the fall of it.”