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Deuteronomy 9
New Living Translation

Victory by God’s Grace

9"Listen, O Israel! Today you are about to cross the Jordan River to take over the land belonging to nations much greater and more powerful than you. They live in cities with walls that reach to the sky!H8085H3478H5674H3383H3117H935H3423H1471H1419H6099H5892H1419H1219H8064 2The people are strong and tall—descendants of the famous Anakite giants. You've heard the saying, 'Who can stand up to the Anakites?'H5971H1419H7311H1121H6062H3045H8085H3320H6440H1121H6061 3But recognize today that the LORD your God is the one who will cross over ahead of you like a devouring fire to destroy them. He will subdue them so that you will quickly conquer them and drive them out, just as the LORD has promised.H3045H3117H3068H430H5674H6440H398H784H8045H3665H6440H3423H6H4118H3068H1696 4"After the LORD your God has done this for you, don't say in your hearts, 'The LORD has given us this land because we are such good people!' No, it is because of the wickedness of the other nations that he is pushing them out of your way.H559H3824H3068H430H1920H6440H559H6666H3068H935H3423H776H7564H1471H3068H3423H6440 5It is not because you are so good or have such integrity that you are about to occupy their land. The LORD your God will drive these nations out ahead of you only because of their wickedness, and to fulfill the oath he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.H6666H3476H3824H935H3423H776H7564H1471H3068H430H3423H6440H6965H1697H3068H7650H1H85H3327H3290 6You must recognize that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land because you are good, for you are not—you are a stubborn people.H3045H3068H430H5414H2896H776H3423H6666H6203H7186H5971

Remembering the Gold Calf

7"Remember and never forget how angry you made the LORD your God out in the wilderness. From the day you left Egypt until now, you have been constantly rebelling against him.H2142H7911H3068H430H7107H4057H4480H3117H3318H776H4714H935H4725H4784H5973H3068 8Even at Mount Sinai you made the LORD so angry he was ready to destroy you.H2722H7107H3068H7107H3068H599H8045 9This happened when I was on the mountain receiving the tablets of stone inscribed with the words of the covenant that the LORD had made with you. I was there for forty days and forty nights, and all that time I ate no food and drank no water.H5927H2022H3947H3871H68H3871H1285H3068H3772H3427H2022H705H3117H705H3915H398H3899H8354H4325 10The LORD gave me the two tablets on which God had written with his own finger all the words he had spoken to you from the heart of the fire when you were assembled at the mountain.H3068H5414H8147H3871H68H3789H676H430H1697H3068H1696H2022H8432H784H3117H6951 11"At the end of the forty days and nights, the LORD handed me the two stone tablets inscribed with the words of the covenant.H7093H705H3117H705H3915H3068H5414H8147H3871H68H3871H1285 12Then the LORD said to me, 'Get up! Go down immediately, for the people you brought out of Egypt have corrupted themselves. How quickly they have turned away from the way I commanded them to live! They have melted gold and made an idol for themselves!'H3068H559H6965H3381H4118H5971H3318H4714H7843H4118H5493H1870H6680H6213H4541 13"The LORD also said to me, 'I have seen how stubborn and rebellious these people are.H3068H559H559H7200H5971H6203H7186H5971 14Leave me alone so I may destroy them and erase their name from under heaven. Then I will make a mighty nation of your descendants, a nation larger and more powerful than they are.'H7503H8045H4229H8034H8064H6213H854H1471H6099H7227 15"So while the mountain was blazing with fire I turned and came down, holding in my hands the two stone tablets inscribed with the terms of the covenant.H6437H3381H2022H2022H1197H784H8147H3871H1285H8147H3027 16There below me I could see that you had sinned against the LORD your God. You had melted gold and made a calf idol for yourselves. How quickly you had turned away from the path the LORD had commanded you to follow!H7200H2398H3068H430H6213H4541H5695H5493H4118H1870H3068H6680 17So I took the stone tablets and threw them to the ground, smashing them before your eyes.H8610H8147H3871H7993H5921H8147H3027H7665H5869 18"Then, as before, I threw myself down before the LORD for forty days and nights. I ate no bread and drank no water because of the great sin you had committed by doing what the LORD hated, provoking him to anger.H5307H6440H3068H7223H705H3117H705H3915H398H3899H8354H4325H2403H2398H6213H7451H5869H3068H3707 19I feared that the furious anger of the LORD, which turned him against you, would drive him to destroy you. But again he listened to me.H3025H6440H639H2534H3068H7107H8045H3068H8085H6471 20The LORD was so angry with Aaron that he wanted to destroy him, too. But I prayed for Aaron, and the LORD spared him.H3068H3966H599H175H8045H6419H175H6256 21I took your sin—the calf you had made—and I melted it down in the fire and ground it into fine dust. Then I threw the dust into the stream that flows down the mountain.H3947H2403H5695H6213H8313H784H3807H2912H3190H1854H6083H7993H6083H5158H3381H2022 22"You also made the LORD angry at Taberah, Massah, and Kibroth-hattaavah.H8404H4532H6914H3068H7107 23And at Kadesh-barnea the LORD sent you out with this command: 'Go up and take over the land I have given you.' But you rebelled against the command of the LORD your God and refused to put your trust in him or obey him.H3068H7971H6947H559H5927H3423H776H5414H4784H6310H3068H430H539H8085H6963 24Yes, you have been rebelling against the LORD as long as I have known you.H4784H3068H3117H3045 25"That is why I threw myself down before the LORD for forty days and nights—for the LORD said he would destroy you.H5307H6440H3068H705H3117H705H3915H5307H3068H559H8045 26I prayed to the LORD and said, 'O Sovereign LORD, do not destroy them. They are your own people. They are your special possession, whom you redeemed from Egypt by your mighty power and your strong hand.H6419H3068H559H136H3069H7843H5971H5159H6299H1433H3318H4714H2389H3027 27Please overlook the stubbornness and the awful sin of these people, and remember instead your servants Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.H2142H5650H85H3327H3290H6437H7190H5971H7562H2403 28If you destroy these people, the Egyptians will say, "The Israelites died because the LORD wasn't able to bring them to the land he had promised to give them." Or they might say, "He destroyed them because he hated them; he deliberately took them into the wilderness to slaughter them."H776H3318H559H3068H3201H935H776H1696H8135H3318H4191H4057 29But they are your people and your special possession, whom you brought out of Egypt by your great strength and powerful arm.'H5971H5159H3318H1419H3581H5186H2220


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