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g000dbuddy 34M
55 posts
12/18/2021 9:35 pm
OUR DUTIES TO GOD AND MAN


Hear O Israel: Jehovah our God is the one Lord. You shall love Jehovah your God with all
your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
Behold, the heavens, the highest heavens, the earth and all that is on it belong to Jehovah
your God. Jehovah showed his love to your fathers more than to any other people, and he
has chosen their after them and you of all the nations. Therefore, open your
heart to him and no longer refuse to be guided by him. For Jehovah your God is God of
gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, the wonderful God, who shows no favors and
takes no bribes, who sees that what is right is done to the orphan and widow, who loves the
foreigner and gives him food and clothing. Love Jehovah your God and always keep his
laws and his commands.
You shall not deceive one another.
You shall not lie to one another.
You shall not swear falsely in my name.
You shall not wrong nor rob your neighbor.
You shall not curse the deaf.
You shall not put a stumbling-block before the blind.
You shall not tell stories about one another.
You shall not hate any one.
You shall not take vengeance nor bear a grudge against any one.
You shall love your neighbor as yourself.[55]
You shall rise before the hoary head and honor an old man.
If a foreigner lives in your land, you shall do him no wrong. You shall treat him as one of
your own people and you shall love him as yourself.

g000dbuddy 34M
45 posts
12/18/2021 9:36 pm

THE REPORT OF THE HEBREW SPIES
Moses sent certain men to explore the land of Canaan and said to them, "Go up into the
South Country and on into the highlands, and see what the land is and whether the people
who live there are strong or weak, whether they are few or many, and whether the land in
which they live is good or bad, and what kinds of cities they live in, whether in camps or in
strongholds. See whether the land is fertile or barren, whether there is wood in it or not. Be
courageous and bring some of the fruit of the land," for it was the time when the grapes first
begin to ripen.
So they went up to the South Country and came to Hebron. When they came to the valley
of Eshcol, they cut down from there a branch with one cluster of grapes and brought it away
on a pole carried by two men. They also took some pomegranates and figs. That place was
called the valley of the Grape Cluster because of the cluster which the Israelites cut down
there.
Then they returned to Moses and Aaron and all the Israelites at Kadesh and brought back
word to them and showed them the fruit of the land. They reported to Moses, "We went to
the land to which you sent us; and it indeed is full of milk and honey; and this is some of its
fruit. But the people who live in the land are strong, and the cities are very large and have
high walls about them."
Then Caleb quieted the people and said, "Let us go up at once and take it, for we are well
able to conquer it." But the men who had gone up with him said, "We are not able to
conquer the people, for they are stronger than we, and all the people whom we saw there
are very tall and large. There we saw the giants; we were as grasshoppers in our own sight,
and so we seemed to them."
All the people wept that night and cried out, "Why did Jehovah bring us to this land to fall by
the sword? Our wives and our little ones will be taken captive. Would it not be better for us
to return to Egypt?" So they said to one another, "Let us choose a leader and return to
Egypt."
Then Moses and Aaron bowed low before all the Israelites who were gathered there, and
Joshua and Caleb, who were among those[56] who explored the land, tore their clothes and
said to them, "The land which we went to explore is a very good land. If Jehovah is pleased
with us, he will bring us into this land and give it to us, a land which is full of milk and honey.
Only do not rebel against Jehovah. Fear not the people of the land, for they will supply us
with food. Their defense is taken away from over them, and Jehovah is with us; fear them
not." But the people would not trust Jehovah.
Then Jehovah said to Moses, "How long will this people despise me? How long will they
refuse to trust me in spite of all of the wonders which I have performed before their eyes? I
will send sickness upon them and destroy them, and I will make you and your family a
nation greater and mightier than theirs."
But Moses said to Jehovah, "When the Egyptians hear it, they will say, 'Jehovah has killed
them in the wilderness because he was not able to bring this people into the land which he
solemnly promised to them.' Forgive, I pray thee, the guilt of this people, because thy love is
great, even as thou hast forgiven them from the time they left Egypt even until now."
Jehovah said, "I have forgiven as you have asked; but as surely as I live and as surely as
the whole earth shall be filled with the glory of Jehovah, none of the men who have seen my
glory and my wonders which I performed in Egypt and in the wilderness, and yet have
tested me these ten times and have not listened to my voice, shall see the land which I
have solemnly promised to their fathers, neither shall any of those who despise me see it.
But I will bring my servant Caleb to the land to which he went, for he has shown a different
spirit and has faithfully followed me, and his children shall possess it. But your little ones,
who, you said, would be captives of war, I will bring in, and they shall possess the land
which you have refused. Your dead bodies shall fall in this wilderness, and your children
shall be wanderers there forty years and shall suffer for your unfaithfulness until your bodies
have all decayed in the wilderness."


g000dbuddy 34M
45 posts
12/18/2021 9:37 pm

THE LAST WORDS OF MOSES
When Moses was old, he said to all the Israelites, "I am a hundred and twenty years old this
day. I can no longer go out and come in, and Jehovah has said to me, 'You shall not go
over this[57] river Jordan.' Jehovah your God is going over before you. He will destroy these
nations before you, and you shall drive them out; and Joshua is going over to lead you as
Jehovah has commanded. Be brave and strong, do not be afraid of them, for Jehovah your
God is leading you; he will not fail you nor forsake you."
Moses also called Joshua and said to him in the presence of all Israel, "Be brave and
strong, for you shall bring this people into the land which Jehovah has promised to their
fathers to give them; and you shall give it to them. Jehovah is going before you; he will be
with you, he will not fail nor forsake you; fear not, nor be frightened."
Then Moses went up on the plains of Moab to Mount Nebo to the summit of Pisgah
opposite Jericho. And Jehovah showed him all the land, and said to him, "This is the land
which I have solemnly promised to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, saying, 'I will give it to
your children.' I have let you see it with your own eyes, but you shall not go over there."
So Moses, the servant of Jehovah, died there in the land of Moab as Jehovah had said. And
Jehovah buried him in the deep valley in the land of Moab; but to this day no man knows the
place where he was buried. Moses was a hundred and twenty years old when he died, but
his eye was not dim nor had he lost his strength. The Israelites wept for Moses on the plain
of Moab thirty days, and then the days of weeping and mourning for Moses were ended.
Joshua the son of Nun was filled with the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had laid his hands
upon him; and the Israelites listened to him and did as Jehovah commanded Moses. But in
Israel no prophet had yet arisen whom Jehovah knew as well as he did Moses.