katapi New Study Bible - select-a-version

<< >> katapi HOME katapi New Standard Bible - OLD TESTAMENT | about Deuteronomy | KNSB: contents | by passage | with passage selection | search---> | GO TO highlighted passage ↓| in verses | select-|2|-versions | notes

Deuteronomy

The disobedience of the people.  Dt.9.1-29

1"Hear, O Israel; you are to pass over the Jordan this day, to go in to dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves, cities great and fortified up to heaven, 2a people great and tall, the sons of the Anakim, whom you know, and of whom you have heard it said, 'Who can stand before the sons of Anak? 3Know therefore this day that he who goes over before you as a devouring fire is Yahweh your God; he will destroy them and subdue them before you; so you shall drive them out, and make them perish quickly, as Yahweh has promised you.

4"Do not say in your heart, after Yahweh your God has thrust them out before you, 'It is because of my righteousness that Yahweh has brought me in to possess this land'; whereas it is because of the wickedness of these nations that Yahweh is driving them out before you. 5Not because of your righteousness or the uprightness of your heart are you going in to possess their land; but because of the wickedness of these nations Yahweh your God is driving them out from before you, and that he may confirm the word which Yahweh swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob.

6"Know therefore, that Yahweh your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness; for you are a stubborn people. 7Remember and do not forget how you provoked Yahweh your God to wrath in the wilderness; from the day you came out of the land of Egypt, until you came to this place, you have been rebellious against Yahweh. 8Even at Horeb you provoked Yahweh to wrath, and Yahweh was so angry with you that he was ready to destroy you. 9When I went up the mountain to receive the tables of stone, the tables of the covenant which Yahweh made with you, I remained on the mountain forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water. 10And Yahweh gave me the two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them were all the words which Yahweh had spoken with you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly. 11And at the end of forty days and forty nights Yahweh gave me the two tables of stone, the tables of the covenant. 12Then Yahweh said to me, 'Arise, go down quickly from here; for your people whom you have brought from Egypt have acted corruptly; they have turned aside quickly out of the way which I commanded them; they have made themselves a molten image.'

13"Furthermore Yahweh said to me, 'I have seen this people, and behold, it is a stubborn people; 14let me alone, that I may destroy them and blot out their name from under heaven; and I will make of you a nation mightier and greater than they.' 15So I turned and came down from the mountain, and the mountain was burning with fire; and the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands. 16And I looked, and behold, you had sinned against Yahweh your God; you had made yourselves a molten calf; you had turned aside quickly from the way which Yahweh had commanded you. 17So I took hold of the two tables, and cast them out of my two hands, and broke them before your eyes. 18Then I lay prostrate before Yahweh as before, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all the sin which you had committed, in doing what was evil in the sight of Yahweh, to provoke him to anger. 19For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure which Yahweh bore against you, so that he was ready to destroy you. But Yahweh hearkened to me that time also. 20And Yahweh was so angry with Aaron that he was ready to destroy him; and I prayed for Aaron also at the same time. 21Then I took the sinful thing, the calf which you had made, and burned it with fire and crushed it, grinding it very small, until it was as fine as dust; and I threw the dust of it into the brook that descended out of the mountain.

22"At Taberah also, and at Massah, and at Kibroth-hattaavah, you provoked Yahweh to wrath. 23And when Yahweh sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, 'Go up and take possession of the land which I have given you,' then you rebelled against the commandment of Yahweh your God, and did not believe him or obey his voice. 24You have been rebellious against Yahweh from the day that I knew you.

25"So I lay prostrate before Yahweh for these forty days and forty nights, because Yahweh had said he would destroy you. 26And I prayed to Yahweh, 'O Lord Yahweh, destroy not your people and your heritage, whom you have redeemed through your greatness, whom you have brought out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 27Remember your servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob; do not regard the stubbornness of this people, or their wickedness, or their sin, 28lest the land from which you brought us say, "Because Yahweh was not able to bring them into the land which he promised them, and because he hated them, he has brought them out to slay them in the wilderness." 29For they are your people and your heritage, whom you brought out by your great power and by your outstretched arm.'


<< | Deut:9 | >>

Notes: This webpage enables you to select-a-version from the Bible versions held on the katapi bible database.
This page displays the katapi New Standard Bible as flowing text.
The katapi New Standard Bible is a very light revision of the RSV. The changes are: (1) In places where 'the LORD', 'O LORD' occurs in the RSV, (it represents the tetragrammaton - YHWH - which is in the hebrew text), I have used the name 'Yahweh'.
(2) I have removed the quotation marks and hyphens that were used in so many names in the RSV as an aid to correct pronunciation. This now brings it in line with all other English versions, and makes any word-search more accurate.
(3) I have changed all (I hope!) of the RSV archaic language sections to modern.
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, copyright 1952 [2nd edition, 1971], Apocrypha, copyright 1957; The Third and Fourth Books of the Maccabees and Psalm 151, copyright 1977, by the Division of Christian Education of the National Council of the Churches of Christ in the United States of America. Used by permission. All rights reserved.
The katapi New Study Bible reference section has been incorporated into the page as follows: Links to parallel passages show below passage headings. Links to Old Testament quotations in New Testament verses show after the verse number.
Quotations of OT passages by NT authors can in most cases be viewed within their context of the OT passage as a whole, with the quoted text displayed, against a subdued background.
Any mismatches, truncated verses, other mistakes ? Please e-mail me. © this page layout: Paul Ingram 2012.