Rebellious People - Deuteronomy 9

Hear, O Israel: Thou art to pass over Jordan this  day, to go in to possess nations greater and mightier than thyself, cities great and fenced up to heaven. Deuteronomy 9:1

Deuteronomy 9:2 A people  great and tall, the children of the Anakims, whom thou  knowest, and of whom thou hast heard say, Who can  stand before the children of Anak! 

Deuteronomy 9:3 Understand  therefore this day, that the LORD thy God is he which  goeth over before thee; as a consuming fire he shall  destroy them, and he shall bring them down before thy face:  so shalt thou drive them out, and destroy them quickly, as  the LORD hath said unto thee. 

Deuteronomy 9:4 Speak not thou in  thine heart, after that the LORD thy God hath cast them out  from before thee, saying, For my righteousness the LORD  hath brought me in to possess this land: but for the  wickedness of these nations the LORD doth drive them out  from before thee. 

Deuteronomy 9:5 Not for thy righteousness, or for the  uprightness of thine heart, dost thou go to possess their  land: but for the wickedness of these nations the LORD thy  God doth drive them out from before thee, and that he may  perform the word which the LORD sware unto thy fathers,  Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. 

Deuteronomy 9:6 Understand therefore, that  the LORD thy God giveth thee not this good land to possess  it for thy righteousness; for thou art a stiffnecked people.  

Deuteronomy 9:7 Remember, and forget not, how thou provokedst  the LORD thy God to wrath in the wilderness: from the day  that thou didst depart out of the land of Egypt, until ye came  unto this place, ye have been rebellious against the LORD.  

Deuteronomy 9:8 Also in Horeb ye provoked the LORD to wrath, so  that the LORD was angry with you to have destroyed you.  

Deuteronomy 9:9 When I was gone up into the mount to receive the  tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant which the  LORD made with you, then I abode in the mount forty days  and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water:  

Deuteronomy 9:10 And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of  stone written with the finger of God; and on them was  written according to all the words, which the LORD spake  with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day  of the assembly. 

Deuteronomy 9:11 And it came to pass at the end of  forty days and forty nights, that the LORD gave me the  two tables of stone, even the tables of the covenant.  

Deuteronomy 9:12 And the LORD said unto me, Arise, get thee down  quickly from hence; for thy people which thou hast brought  forth out of Egypt have corrupted themselves; they are  quickly turned aside out of the way which I commanded  them; they have made them a molten image. 

Deuteronomy 9:13  Furthermore the LORD spake unto me, saying, I have seen  this people, and, behold, it is a stiffnecked people: 

Deuteronomy 9:14  Let me alone, that I may destroy them, and blot out their  name from under heaven: and I will make of thee a nation  mightier and greater than they. 

Deuteronomy 9:15 So I turned and came  down from the mount, and the mount burned with fire: and  the two tables of the covenant were in my two hands.  

Deuteronomy 9:16 And I looked, and, behold, ye had sinned against the  LORD your God, and had made you a molten calf: ye had  turned aside quickly out of the way which the LORD had  commanded you. 

Deuteronomy 9:17 And I took the two tables, and cast  them out of my two hands, and brake them before your  eyes. 

Deuteronomy 9:18 And I fell down before the LORD, as at the  first, forty days and forty nights: I did neither eat bread, nor  drink water, because of all your sins which ye sinned, in  doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke him to  anger. 

Deuteronomy 9:19 For I was afraid of the anger and hot displeasure, wherewith the LORD was wroth against you to  destroy you. But the LORD hearkened unto me at that time  also. 

Deuteronomy 9:20 And the LORD was very angry with Aaron to  have destroyed him: and I prayed for Aaron also the same  time. 

Deuteronomy 9:21 And I took your sin, the calf which ye had  made, and burnt it with fire, and stamped it, and ground  it very small, even until it was as small as dust: and I  cast the dust thereof into the brook that descended out of the  mount. 

Deuteronomy 9:22 And at Taberah, and at Massah, and at  Kibroth-hattaavah, ye provoked the LORD to wrath. 

Deuteronomy 9:23  Likewise when the LORD sent you from Kadesh-barnea,  saying, Go up and possess the land which I have given you;  then ye rebelled against the commandment of the LORD  your God, and ye believed him not, nor hearkened to his  voice. 

Deuteronomy 9:24 Ye have been rebellious against the LORD  from the day that I knew you. 

Deuteronomy 9:25 Thus I fell down  before the LORD forty days and forty nights, as I fell down  at the first; because the LORD had said he would destroy  you. 

Deuteronomy 9:26 I prayed therefore unto the LORD, and said, O  Lord GOD, destroy not thy people and thine inheritance,  which thou hast redeemed through thy greatness, which  thou hast brought forth out of Egypt with a mighty hand.   

Deuteronomy 9:27 Remember thy servants, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob;  look not unto the stubbornness of this people, nor to their  wickedness, nor to their sin: 

Deuteronomy 9:28 Lest the land whence  thou broughtest us out say, Because the LORD was not able  to bring them into the land which he promised them, and  because he hated them, he hath brought them out to slay  them in the 

Deuteronomy 9:29 Yet they are thy people and  thine inheritance, which thou broughtest out by thy mighty  power and by thy stretched out arm.  

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