So Moses Recited This Entire Song
To The Whole Assembly Of Israel:

(Deuteronomy 31:30)

Listen, O heavens and earth!
Listen to what I say!

My words shall fall upon you
Like the gentle rain and dew,
Like rain upon the tender grass,
Like showers on the hillside.

I will proclaim the greatness of the LORD.
How glorious He is! He is the Rock. His work is perfect.
Everything He does is just and fair.
He is faithful, without sin.

But Israel has become corrupt,
Smeared with sin. They are no longer His;
They are a stubborn, twisted generation.

Is this the way you treat Yehovah?
O foolish people,
Is not God your Father?
Has He not created you?
Has he not established you and made you strong?

Remember the days of long ago!
(Ask your father and the aged men;
They will tell you all about it.)

When the Most High divided up the world among the nations,
He separated the sons of Adam,
Setting Peoples their boundaries,
According to the number of the children of Israel

For the LORD'S portion is His people;
Jacob is His own personal possession!

God protected them in the howling wilderness
As though they were the apple of His eye.

He spreads His wings over them,
Even as an eagle overspreads her young.
She carries them upon her wings-
As does the Lord his people!

When the LORD alone was leading them,
And they lived without foreign gods,

God gave them fertile hilltops,
Rolling, fertile fields,
Honey from the rock,
And olive oil from stony ground!

He gave them milk and meat-
Choice Bashan rams, and goats-
And the finest of the wheat;
They drank the sparkling wine.

But Israel was soon overfed;
Yes, fat and bloated;
Then, in plenty, they forsook their God.
They shrugged away the Rock of their salvation.

Israel began to follow foreign gods,
And Yehovah was very angry;
He was jealous of His people.

They sacrificed to heathen gods,
To new gods never before worshiped.

They spurned the Rock who had made them,
Forgetting it was God who had given them birth.

God saw what they were doing,
And detested them!
His sons and daughters were insulting Him.

He said, I will abandon them;
See what happens to them then!
For they are a stubborn, faithless generation.

They have made Me very jealous of their idols,
Which are not gods at all.
Now I, in turn, will make them jealous
By giving My affections
To the foolish Gentile nations of the world.

For My anger has kindled a fire
That burns to the depths of the underworld,
Consuming the earth and all of its crops,
And setting its mountains on fire.

I will heap evils upon them
And shoot them down with My arrows.

I will waste them with hunger,
Burning fever, and fatal disease.
I will devour them! I will set wild beasts upon them,
To rip them apart with their teeth;
And deadly serpents
Crawling in the dust.

Outside, the enemies' sword-
Inside, the plague-
Shall terrorize young men and girls alike;
The baby nursing at the breast,
And aged men.

I had decided to scatter them to distant lands,
So that even the memory of them
Would disappear.

But then I thought,
My enemies will boast,
Israel is destroyed by our own might;
It was not the LORD
Who did it!

Israel is a stupid nation;
Foolish, without understanding.

Oh, that they were wise!
Oh, that they could understand!
Oh, that they would know what they are getting into!

How could one single enemy chase a thousand of them,
And two put ten thousand to flight,
Unless their Rock had abandoned them,
Unless the LORD had destroyed them?

But the rock of other nations
Is not like our Rock;
Prayers to their gods are valueless.

They act like men of Sodom and Gomorrah:
Their deeds are bitter with poison;

They drink the wine of serpent venom.

But Israel is My special people,
Sealed as jewels within My treasury.

Vengeance is Mine,
And I decree the punishment of all her enemies:
Their doom is sealed.

The LORD will see His people righted,
And will have compassion on them when they slip.
He will watch their power ebb away,
Both slave and free.

Then God will ask,
Where are their gods-
The rocks they claimed to be their refuge?

Where are these gods now,
To whom they sacrificed their fat and wine?
Let those gods arise,
And help them!

Don't you see that I, even I, am He?
I kill and make live.
I wound and heal-
No one delivers from My power.

I raise My hand to heaven
And vow by My existence for ever,
I will whet the lightning of My sword!
And hurl My punishments upon My enemies!

My arrows shall be drunk with blood!
My sword devours the flesh and blood
Of all the slain and captives.
The heads of the enemy
Are gory with blood.

Praise His people,
Ye gentile nations,
For He will avenge His people,
Taking vengeance on His enemies,
Purifying His land
And His people.
The Song Of Moses Is Found In
Deuteronomy 31:30  Through  Deuteronomy 32:43
Revelation 15:2-3
 2  And I saw as it were a sea of glass mingled with fire: and them that had gotten the victory over the beast, and over his image, and over his mark, and over the number of his name, stand on the sea of glass, having the harps of God.
 3  And they sing the song of Moses the servant of God, and the song of the Lamb, saying, Great and marvellous are thy works, Lord God Almighty; just and true are thy ways, thou King of saints.

Back to Short Studies

website security