The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 3:18–29

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18  And I commanded you at that time, saying: 'YHWH your God hath given you this land to possess it; ye shall pass over armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all the men of valour.

18  And I instructed you at that time, saying: ‘The Lord your God gives to you this land as an inheritance. Having armed yourselves, go before your brothers, the sons of Israel, all you strong men.

19  But your wives, and your little ones, and your cattle--I know that ye have much cattle--shall abide in your cities which I have given you;

19  Leave behind your wives and little ones, as well as the cattle. For I know that you have many cattle, and they should remain in the cities which I have delivered to you,

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20  until YHWH give rest unto your brethren, as unto you, and they also possess the land which the YHWH your God giveth them beyond the Jordan; then shall ye return every man unto his possession, which I have given you.

20  until the Lord your God give your brethren rest, as also he has given to you, and they also shall inherit the land, which the Lord our God gives them on the other side of Jordan; then ye shall return, each one to his inheritance which I have given you.

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21  And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying: 'Thine eyes have seen all that YHWH your God hath done unto these two kings; so shall the YHWH do unto all the kingdoms whither thou goest over.

21  Likewise, I instructed Joshua at that time, saying: ‘Your eyes have seen what the Lord your God has done to these two kings. So also will he do to all the kingdoms through which you shall pass.

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22  Ye shall not fear them; for YHWH your God, He it is that fighteth for you.'

22  You should not fear them. For the Lord your God will fight on your behalf.’

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23  And I besought YHWH at that time, saying

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24  'O Lord GOD, Thou hast begun to show Thy servant Thy greatness, and Thy strong hand; for what god is there in heaven or on earth, that can do according to Thy works, and according to Thy mighty acts?

24  ‘Lord God, you have begun to reveal your greatness and your very strong hand to your servant. For there is no other god, either in heaven or on earth, who is able to accomplish your works, or to be compared to your strength.

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25  Let me go over, I pray Thee, and see the good land that is beyond the Jordan, that goodly hill-country, and Lebanon.'

25  I will therefore go over and see this good land that is beyond Jordan, this good mountain and Antilibanus.

25  Therefore, I will cross over, and I will view this excellent land beyond the Jordan, and this singular mountain, and Lebanon.’

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26  But YHWH was wroth with me for your sakes, and hearkened not unto me; and the YHWH said unto me: 'Let it suffice thee; speak no more unto Me of this matter.

26  And the Lord because of you did not regard me, and hearkened not to me; and the Lord said to me, Let it suffice thee, speak not of this matter to me any more.

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27  Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and behold with thine eyes; for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.

27  Ascend to the summit of Pisgah, and look around with your eyes to the west, and to the north, and to the south, and to the east, and behold it. For you shall not cross this Jordan.

27  Go up to the top of the hill (Pisgah) and lift up your eyes eastward and westward and northward and southward, and behold it with your eyes; for you shall not cross this Jordan.

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28  But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen him; for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to inherit the land which thou shalt see.'

28  Instruct Joshua, and encourage and strengthen him. For he shall go before this people, and he shall distribute to them the land that you will see.’

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29  So we abode in the valley over against Beth-peor.

29  And we abode in the valley near the house of Phogor.

29  And we remained in the valley, opposite the shrine of Peor.”