|THE SONG OF MOSES Moses Recited This Entire Song To The Whole Assembly of Israel:|
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! The Rock, His work is perfect.
Everything He does is just and fair.
He is faithful, without sin. But Israel has become corrupt,
Blemished with sin. They are no longer His;
They are a perverse, 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 nations as an inheritance,
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 being allotted His own personal possession! In a desert land He found him,
In the waste howling wilderness, about, He led him,
He instructed him,
As the apple of His eye He kept him. As an eagle that stirreth up her nest,
That fluttereth over her young,
So He spread abroad His wings; He took him;
He bare him on His pinions: Yehovah alone did lead him,
And there was no foreign god with him. God gave them fertile hilltops,
Rolling, fertile fields, and he did eat,
Honey from a 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 Jeshurun 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 perverse, 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 hell,
Consuming the earth and its crops,
And setting its mountains on fire. I will heap mischiefs upon them;
I will spend Mine arrows upon them. I will waste them with hunger,
Burning fever, and fatal disease.
I will devour them!
I will send the teeth of beasts upon them,
With the poison of serpents of the dust. Outside, the enemies' sword—
Inside, the plague—
Shall terrorize both the young man and the virgin;
The baby nursing at the breast,
And the aged man. 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? For 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 alone am God?
I kill, and I make alive;
I wound, and I heal:
No one can deliver out of My hand. 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 the blood of the slain and captives,
And revenges upon the chief leaders of the enemy. Praise His people,
Ye gentile nations,
For He will avenge His people,
Taking vengeance upon His enemies,
Protecting His land,
Forgiving His people.
The "Song of Moses" is found in your Bible in the book of Deuteronomy 31:30—32:43. The "Song of Moses" is just one of Ten "Songs of Praise," in the Bible. The list of all Ten Songs are as follows:—
(1) Ex. 15:1—19. (2) Num. 21:17, 18. (3) Deut. 32:1—43. (4) Judg. 5:1—31. (5) 1 Sam. 2:1—10. (6) 2 Sam. 22:1—51. (7) Luke 1:46—55. (8) Luke 1:68—79. (9) Luke 2:29—32. (10) Rev. 14:3.
The "Song of Moses" is the Key to the Apocalypse, see Revelation 15:3. 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. KJV
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