1 Listen, heavens, while I speak; hear, earth, the words that I shall say!
Deut 4:26 Isa 1:2 Deut 30:19 Deut 31:28 Jer 6:19 Ps 50:4 Jer 2:12
2 May my teaching fall like the rain, may my word drop down like the dew, like showers on the grass, like light rain on the turf!
Isa 55:10-11 Ps 72:6 Job 29:22-23 Mic 5:7 1Cor 3:6-8 2Sam 23:4 Hos 6:4
3 For I shall proclaim the name of Yahweh. Oh, tell the greatness of our God!
Jer 10:6 1Chr 29:11 Eph 1:19 John 17:26 Ps 150:2 Deut 3:24 Deut 5:24
4 He is the Rock, his work is perfect, for all his ways are equitable. A trustworthy God who does no wrong, he is the Honest, the Upright One!
Ps 18:30-31 Ps 92:15 Deut 32:18 Deut 32:30-31 Dan 4:37 Job 34:10 Ps 18:2
5 They have acted perversely, those he fathered without blemish, a deceitful and underhand brood.
Deut 31:29 Isa 1:4 Matt 17:17 Phil 2:15 Luke 9:41 2Cor 11:3 Acts 7:51
6 Is this the return you make to Yahweh? O people brainless and unwise! Is this not your father, who gave you being, who made you, by whom you subsist?
Isa 63:16 Ps 74:2 1John 3:1 Isa 44:2 1Cor 6:20 Isa 64:8 John 8:41
7 Think back on the days of old, think over the years, down the ages. Question your father, let him explain to you, your elders, and let them tell you!
Ps 44:1 Job 8:8-10 Ps 77:5-6 Ps 78:3-4 Deut 4:32 Exod 13:14 Isa 46:9
8 When the Most High gave the nations each their heritage, when he partitioned out the human race, he assigned the boundaries of nations according to the number of the children of God,
Acts 17:26 Acts 7:48 Dan 4:17 Dan 5:18 Gen 10:15 Gen 10:25 Gen 11:8-9
9 but Yahweh's portion was his people, Jacob was to be the measure of his inheritance.
Jer 10:16 1Pet 2:9-10 Exod 19:5-6 1Kgs 8:51 1Sam 10:1 Jer 51:19 1Kgs 8:53
10 In the desert he finds him, in the howling expanses of the wastelands. He protects him, rears him, guards him as the pupil of his eye.
Ps 17:8 Zech 2:8 Jer 2:6 Prov 7:2 Hos 13:5 Deut 8:15-16 Neh 9:19-21
11 Like an eagle watching its nest, hovering over its young, he spreads out his wings to hold him, he supports him on his pinions.
Exod 19:4 Isa 63:9 Isa 31:5 Isa 40:31 Isa 46:4 Heb 11:3 Rev 12:4
12 Yahweh alone is his guide; no alien god for him!
Ps 78:52-53 Deut 1:31 Deut 32:39 Isa 43:11-12 Isa 44:7-8 Isa 46:4 Isa 63:9-13
13 He gives him the heights of the land to ride, he feeds him on the yield of the mountains, he gives him honey from the rock to taste, and oil from the flinty crag;
Isa 58:14 Job 29:6 Ps 81:16 Ezek 36:2 Deut 33:26 Deut 33:29 Ezek 21:17
14 curds from the cattle, milk from the flock, and the richness of the pasture, rams of Bashan's breed, and goats, the richness of the wheat kernel; the fermented blood of the grape for drink.
Gen 49:11 Ps 81:16 Ps 147:14 2Sam 17:29 Amos 4:1 Ezek 39:18 Gen 18:8
15 Jacob has eaten to his heart's content, Jeshurun, grown fat, has now lashed out. (You have grown fat, gross, bloated.) He has disowned the God who made him, and dishonoured the Rock, his salvation,
Deut 31:20 Hos 13:6 Deut 32:4 Ps 89:26 1Sam 2:29 2Sam 22:47 Acts 28:27
16 whose jealousy they aroused with foreigners -- with things detestable they angered him.
1Cor 10:22 Ps 78:58 1Kgs 14:22 2Kgs 23:13 Deut 5:9 Deut 7:25 Lev 18:27
17 They sacrificed to demons who are not God, to gods hitherto unknown to them, to newcomers of yesterday whom their ancestors had never respected.
Judg 5:8 Deut 28:64 Lev 17:7 1Cor 8:4 1Cor 10:19-20 1Tim 4:1 Deut 32:21
18 (You forget the Rock who fathered you, the God who made you, you no longer remember.)
Isa 17:10 Deut 32:4 Hos 8:14 Jer 2:32 Ps 106:21 Deut 6:12 Deut 8:11
19 Yahweh saw it and, in anger, he spurned his sons and daughters.
Ps 106:40 Isa 1:2 Judg 2:14 Amos 3:2-3 Jer 11:15 Jer 44:21-23 Lam 2:6
20 'I shall hide my face from them,' he said, 'and see what will become of them. For they are a deceitful brood, children with no loyalty in them.
Deut 31:17-18 Deut 32:5 Isa 65:2-5 Luke 7:31-32 2Chr 20:20 Deut 31:29 Hos 9:12
21 They have roused me to jealousy with a non-god, they have exasperated me with their idols. In my turn I shall rouse them to jealousy with a non-people, I shall exasperate them with a stupid nation.
Rom 10:19 1Kgs 16:26 1Kgs 16:13 Hos 1:10 Jonah 2:8 Rom 9:25 Deut 32:16
22 Yes, a fire has blazed from my anger, it will burn right down to the depths of Sheol; it will devour the earth and all its produce, it will set fire to the footings of the mountains.
Lam 4:11 Jer 15:14 Isa 24:19-20 Jer 17:4 Mic 1:4 Num 16:35 Ps 86:13
23 I shall hurl disasters on them, on them I shall use up all my arrows.
Ezek 5:16 Lam 3:13 Ps 7:12-13 Deut 28:15 Deut 29:21 Ezek 14:21 Isa 24:17-18
24 They will be weakened by hunger, eaten away by plague and the bitter scourge. Against them I shall send the fang of wild animals and the poison of snakes that glide in the dust.
Lev 26:22 Ezek 5:17 Amos 5:18-19 Amos 9:3 Deut 28:22 Deut 28:53 Ezek 14:15
25 Outside, the sword bereaves, while inside terror will reign. Young man and girl alike will perish, suckling and greybeard both together.
Ezek 7:15 Lam 1:20 2Chr 36:17 2Cor 7:5 Isa 30:16 Jer 9:21 Lam 2:19-22
26 I should crush them to dust, I said, I should wipe out all memory of them,
Deut 28:64 Deut 4:27 Deut 28:25 Deut 28:37 Isa 63:16 Lev 26:33 Lev 26:38
27 did I not fear the boasting of the enemy.' But do not let their foes be mistaken! Do not let them say, 'We have got the upper hand and Yahweh plays no part in this.'
Ps 140:8 1Sam 12:22 Dan 4:30-37 Exod 32:12 Ezek 20:13-14 Ezek 20:20-22 Isa 10:8-15
28 What a short-sighted nation this is, how thoroughly imperceptive!
Jer 4:22 Deut 32:6 Isa 27:11 1Cor 3:19 Hos 4:6 Isa 29:14 Jer 8:9
29 Were they wise, they would succeed, they would be able to read their destiny.
Deut 5:29 Ps 81:13 Isa 47:7 Lam 1:9 Hos 14:9 Isa 10:3 Isa 48:18-19
30 How else could one man rout a thousand, how could two put ten thousand to flight, were it not that their Rock has sold them, that Yahweh has delivered them up?
Lev 26:8 Josh 23:10 Isa 30:17 Ps 44:12 1Sam 14:15-17 Judg 2:14 Judg 3:8
31 But their rock is not like our Rock; our enemies cannot pray for us!
1Sam 2:2 1Sam 4:8 Exod 14:25 Dan 2:47 Dan 3:29 Dan 6:26-27 Ezra 1:3
32 For their vine springs from the stock of Sodom and from the groves of Gomorrah: their grapes are poisonous grapes, their clusters are bitter;
Deut 29:18 Ezek 16:45-51 Isa 1:10 Heb 12:15 Isa 5:4 Jer 2:21 Lam 4:6
33 their wine is snakes' poison, the vipers' cruel venom.
Ps 58:4 Jer 8:14 Job 20:14-16 Ps 140:3 Rom 3:13
34 But he, is he not safe with me, sealed inside my treasury?
Hos 13:12 Job 14:17 Jer 2:22 Rom 2:5 1Cor 4:5 Rev 20:12-13
35 Vengeance is mine, I will pay them back, for the time when they make a false step. For the day of their ruin is close, doom is rushing towards them, for he will see to it that their power fails. that neither serf nor free man remains.
2Pet 2:3 Rom 12:19 Heb 10:30 2Pet 3:8-10 Nah 1:2 1Pet 2:8 Deut 32:43
36 (For Yahweh will see his people righted, he will take pity on his servants.)
Ps 135:14 Ps 106:45 1Kgs 14:10 1Kgs 21:21 2Kgs 9:8 2Kgs 14:26 Judg 2:18
37 'Where are their gods then?' he will ask, 'the rock where they sought refuge,
Jer 2:28 Judg 10:14 2Kgs 3:13
38 who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their libations?' Let these arise and help you, let these be the shelter above you!
Ezek 16:18-19 Hos 2:8 Judg 10:14 Lev 21:21 Ps 50:13 Zeph 2:11
39 See now that I, I am he, and beside me there is no other god. It is I who deal death and life; when I have struck, it is I who heal (no one can rescue anyone from me).
Hos 6:1 1Sam 2:6 Isa 45:22 Job 5:18 Isa 43:13 Isa 45:5 Isa 46:4
40 Yes, I raise my hand to heaven, and I say, 'As surely as I live for ever,
Gen 14:22 Heb 6:17-18 Exod 6:8 Jer 4:2 Num 14:28-30 Rev 10:5-6
41 When I have whetted my flashing sword, I shall enforce justice, I shall return vengeance to my foes, I shall take vengeance on my foes.
Isa 66:16 Isa 27:1 Isa 34:5-6 Ps 7:12 2Tim 3:4 Deut 5:9 Deut 32:35
42 I shall make my arrows drunk with blood, and my sword will feed on flesh: the blood of the wounded and the prisoners, the dishevelled heads of the enemy!'
Deut 32:23 Jer 46:10 Ezek 35:6-8 Ezek 38:21-22 Isa 34:6-8 Jer 16:10 Jer 30:14
43 Heavens, rejoice with him, let all the children of God pay him homage! Nations, rejoice with his people, let God's envoys tell of his power! For he will avenge the blood of his servants, he will return vengeance to my foes, he will repay those who hate him and purify his people's country.
Rev 19:2 Ps 85:1 Rev 6:10 2Kgs 9:7 Deut 32:35 Job 13:24 Luke 19:27
44 Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and recited all the words of this song in the people's hearing.
Num 13:8 Num 13:16 Deut 31:22 Deut 31:30
45 When Moses had finished reciting these words to all Israel,
46 he said to them, 'Take all these words to heart; I intend them today to be evidence against you. You must order your children to keep and observe all the words of this Law.
1Chr 22:19 Ezek 40:4 Deut 11:18 Prov 3:1-4 Deut 4:9 Deut 6:6-7 Heb 2:1
47 You must not think of this as empty words, for the Law is your life, and by its means you will live long in the country which you are crossing the Jordan to possess.'
Lev 18:5 Prov 4:22 1Pet 3:10-12 1Tim 4:8 1Tim 6:6-8 2Pet 1:3 2Pet 1:16
48 Yahweh spoke to Moses that same day and said to him,
49 'Climb this mountain of the Abarim, Mount Nebo, in the country of Moab, opposite Jericho, and view the Canaan which I am giving to the Israelites as their domain.
Num 27:12 2Cor 5:1 Deut 34:1-5 Isa 33:17 Num 33:47-48
50 Die on the mountain you have climbed, and be gathered to your people, as your brother Aaron died on Mount Hor and was gathered to his people.
Gen 25:8 Num 33:38 Dan 12:13 Gen 15:15 Gen 25:17 Gen 49:33 Num 20:24-29
51 Because, with the other Israelites, you broke faith with me at the Waters of Meribah-Kadesh in the desert of Zin, because you did not make my holiness clear to the Israelites;
Num 27:14 1Pet 4:17 1Kgs 13:21-26 Deut 3:23-27 Isa 8:13 Lev 10:3 Num 20:11-14
52 you may only see the country from outside; you cannot enter it -- the country which I am giving to the Israelites.'
Deut 34:1-4 Deut 1:37 Deut 3:27 Deut 32:49 Heb 11:13 Heb 11:39 Num 27:12