ImmerseBeginnings NLT - Page 335

D e u teronom y
Then he will ask, ‘Where are their gods,
the rocks they fled to for refuge?
Where now are those gods,
who ate the fat of their sacrifices
and drank the wine of their offerings?
Let those gods arise and help you!
Let them provide you with shelter!
Look now; I myself am he!
There is no other god but me!
I am the one who kills and gives life;
I am the one who wounds and heals;
no one can be rescued from my powerful hand!
Now I raise my hand to heaven
and declare, “As surely as I live,
when I sharpen my flashing sword
and begin to carry out justice,
I will take revenge on my enemies
and repay those who reject me.
I will make my arrows drunk with blood,
and my sword will devour ­flesh—
the blood of the slaughtered and the captives,
and the heads of the enemy leaders.”’
“Rejoice with him, you heavens,
and let all of God’s angels worship him.
Rejoice with his people, you Gentiles,
and let all the angels be strengthened in him.
For he will avenge the blood of his children;
he will take revenge against his enemies.
He will repay those who hate him
and cleanse his people’s land.”
So Moses came with Joshua son of Nun and recited all the words of this
song to the people.
When Moses had finished reciting all these words to the people of Israel,
he added: “Take to heart all the words of warning I have given you today.
Pass them on as a command to your children so they will obey every word
of these instructions. These instructions are not empty ­words—­they are
your life! By obeying them you will enjoy a long life in the land you will
occupy when you cross the Jordan River.”

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