1:1 These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel on this side Jordan in the desert towards the west near the Red Sea, between Pharan Tophol, and Lobon, and Aulon, and the gold works.
1:2 It is a journey of eleven days from Choreb to mount Seir as far as Cades Barne.
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, Moses spoke to all the sons of Israel, according to all things which the Lord commanded him for them:
1:4 after he had smitten Seon King of the Amorites who dwelt in Esebon, and Og the King of Basan who dwelt in Astaroth and in Edrain;
1:5 beyond Jordan in the land of Moab, Moses began to declare this Law, saying,
1:6 "The Lord your God spoke to us in Choreb, saying, Let it suffice you to have dwelt so long in this mountain.
1:7 Turn ye and depart and enter into the mountain of the Amorites, and go to all that dwell near about Araba, to the mountain and the plain and to the south, and the land of the Canaanites near the sea, and Antilibanus, as far as the great river, the river Euphrates.
1:8 Behold, God hath delivered the land before you; go in and inherit the land, which I sware to your fathers, Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, to give it to them and to their seed after them.
1:9 "And I spoke to you at that time, saying, 'I shall not be able by myself to bear you.
1:10 The Lord your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are to-day as the stars of Heaven for multitude.
1:11 The Lord God of your fathers add to you a thousand-old more than you are, and bless you as he hath spoken to you.
1:12 How shall I alone be able to bear your labour, and your burden, and your gainsayings?
1:13 Take to yourselves wise and understanding and prudent men for your tribes, and I will set your leaders over you.'
1:14 "And ye answered me and said, 'The thing which thou hast told us is good to do.'
1:15 So I took of you wise and understanding and prudent men, and I set them to rule over you as rulers of thousands, and rulers of hundreds, and rulers of fifties, and rulers of tens, and officers to your judges.
1:16 "And I charged your judges at that time, saying, 'Hear causeth between your brethren, and judge rightly between a man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
1:17 Thou shalt not have respect to persons in judgment, thou shalt judge small and great equally; thou shalt not shrink from before the person of a man, for the judgment is God's; and whatsoever matter shall be too hard for you, ye shall bring it to me, and I will hear it.'
1:18 And I charged upon you at that time all the commands which ye shall perform.
1:19 "And we departed from Choreb, and went through all that great wilderness and terrible, which ye saw, by the way of the mountain of the Amorite, as the Lord our God charged us, and we came as far as Cades Barne.
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