THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 5
THE BIBLE - DOUAY-RHEIMS - BOOK 5
THE HOLY BIBLE
Translated from the Latin Vulgate
Diligently Compared with the Hebrew Greek
and Other Editions in Divers Languages
THE OLD TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Douay
A.D. 1609 & 1610
THE NEW TESTAMENT
First Published by the English College at Rheims
The Whole Revised and Diligently Compared with
the Latin Vulgate by Bishop Richard Challoner
THE BOOK OF DEUTERONOMY
This Book is called DEUTERONOMY which signifies a SECOND LAW because
it repeats and inculcates the ordinances formerly given on mount Sinai
with other precepts not expressed before. The Hebrews from the first
words in the book call it ELLE HADDEBARIM.
Deuteronomy Chapter 1
A repetition of what passed at Sinai and Cadesbarne: and of the people's
murmuring and their punishment.
1:1. These are the words which Moses spoke to all Israel beyond the
Jordan in the plain wilderness over against the Red Sea beetween
Pharan and Thophel and Laban and Haseroth where there is very much
1:2. Eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to
1:3. In the fortieth year the eleventh month the first day of the
month Moses spoke to the children of Israel all that the Lord had
commanded him to say to them:
1:4. After that he had slain Sehon king of the Amorrhites who dwelt in
Hesebon: and Og king of Basan who abode in Astaroth and in Edrai
1:5. Beyond the Jordan in the land of Moab. And Moses began to expound
the law and to say:
1:6. The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb saying: You have stayed long
enough in this mountain:
1:7. Turn you and come to the mountain of the Amorrhites and to the
other places that are next to it the plains and the hills and the vales
towards the south and by the sea shore the land of the Chanaanites
and of Libanus as far as the great river Euphrates.
1:8. Behold said he I have delivered it to you: go in and possess it
concerning which the Lord swore to your fathers Abraham Isaac and
Jacob that he would give it to them and to their seed after them.
1:9. And I said to you at that time:
1:10. I alone am not able to bear you: for the Lord your God hath
multiplied you and you are this day as the stars of heaven for
1:11. (The Lord God of your fathers add to this number many thousands
and bless you as he hath spoken.)
1:12. I alone am not able to bear your business and the charge of you
and your differences.
1:13. Let me have from among you wise and understanding men and such
whose conversation is approved among your tribes that I may appoint
them your rulers.
1:14. Then you answered me: The thing is good which thou meanest to do.
1:15. And I took out of your tribes men wise and honourable and
appointed them rulers tribunes and centurions and officers over
fifties and over tens who might teach you all things.
1:16. And I commanded them saying: Hear them and judge that which is
just: whether he be one of your country or a stranger.
1:17. There shall be no difference of persons you shall hear the little
as well as the great: neither shall you respect any man's person
because it is the judgment of God. And if any thing seem hard to you
refer it to me and I will hear it.
1:18. And I commanded you all things that you were to do.
1:19. And departing from Horeb we passed through the terrible and vast
wilderness which you saw by the way of the mountain of the Amorrhite
as the Lord our God had commanded us. And when we were come into
1:20. I said to you: You are come to the mountain of the Amorrhite
which the Lord our God will give to us.
1:21. See the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee: go up and possess
it as the Lord our God hath spoken to thy fathers: fear not nor be any
1:22. And you came all to me and said: Let us send men who may view the
land and bring us word what way we shall go up and to what cities we
1:23. And because the saying pleased me I sent of you twelve men one
of every tribe:
1:24. Who when they had set forward and had gone up to the mountains
came as far as the valley of the cluster: and having viewed the land
1:25. Taking of the fruits thereof to shew its fertility they brought
them to us and said: The land is good which the Lord our God will give
1:26. And you would not go up but being incredulous to the word of the
Lord our God
1:27. You murmured in your tents and said: The Lord hateth us and
therefore he hath brought us out of the land of Egypt that he might
deliver us into the hand of the Amorrhite and destroy us.
1:28. Whither shall we go up? the messengers have terrified our hearts
saying: The multitude is very great and taller than we: the cities are
great and walled up to the sky we have seen the sons of the Enacims
Walled up to the sky... A figurative expression signifying the walls to
be very high.
1:29. And I said to you: Fear not neither be ye afraid of them:
1:30. The Lord God who is your leader himself will fight for you as
he did in Egypt in the sight of all.
1:31. And in the wilderness (as thou hast seen) the Lord thy God hath
carried thee as a man is wont to carry his little son all the way that
you have come until you came to this place.
1:32. And yet for all this you did not believe the Lord your God
1:33. Who went before you in the way and marked out the place wherein
you should pitch your tents in the night shewing you the way by fire
and in the day by the pillar of a cloud.
1:34. And when the Lord had heard the voice of your words he was angry
and swore and said:
1:35. Not one of the men of this wicked generation shall see the good
land which I promised with an oath to your fathers:
1:36. Except Caleb the son of Jephone: for he shall see it and to him I
will give the land that he hath trodden upon and to his children
because he hath followed the Lord.
1:37. Neither is his indignation against the people to be wondered at
since the Lord was angry with me also on your account and said: Neither
shalt thou go in thither.
1:38. But Josue the son of Nun thy minister he shall go in for thee:
exhort and encourage him and he shall divide the land by lot to Israel.
1:39. Your children of whom you said that they should be led away
captives and your sons who know not this day the difference of good and
evil they shall go in: and to them I will give the land and they shall
1:40. But return you and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red
1:41. And you answered me: We have sinned against the Lord: we will go
up and fight as the Lord our God hath commanded. And when you went
ready armed unto the mountain
1:42. The Lord said to me: Say to them: Go not up and fight not for I
am not with you: lest you fall before your enemies.
1:43. I spoke and you hearkened not: but resisting the commandment of
the Lord and swelling with pride you went up into the mountain.
1:44. And the Amorrhite that dwelt in the mountains coming out and
meeting you chased you as bees do: and made slaughter of you from Seir
as far as Horma.
1:45. And when you returned and wept before the Lord he heard you not
neither would he yield to your voice.
1:46. So you abode in Cadesbarne a long time.
Deuteronomy Chapter 2
They are forbid to fight against the Edomites Moabites and Ammonites.
Their victory over Sehon king of Hesebon.
2:1. And departing from thence we came into the wilderness that leadeth
to the Red Sea as the Lord had spoken to me: and we compassed mount
Seir a long time.
2:2. And the Lord said to me:
2:3. You have compassed this mountain long enough: go toward the north:
2:4. And command thou the people saying: You shall pass by the borders
of your brethren the children of Esau who dwell in Seir and they will
be afraid of you.
2:5. Take ye then good heed that you stir not against them. For I will
not give you of their land so much as the step of one foot can tread
upon because I have given mount Seir to Esau for a possession.
2:6. You shall buy meats of them for money and shall eat: you shall draw
waters for money and shall drink.
2:7. The Lord thy God hath blessed thee in every work of thy hands: the
Lord thy God dwelling with thee knoweth thy journey how thou hast
passed through this great wilderness for forty years and thou hast
2:8. And when we had passed by our brethren the children of Esau that
dwelt in Seir by the way of the plain from Elath and from Asiongaber
we came to the way that leadeth to the desert of Moab.
2:9. And the Lord said to me: Fight not against the Moabites neither go
to battle against them: for I will not give thee any of their land
because I have given Ar to the children of Lot in possession.
2:10. The Emims first were the inhabitants thereof a people great and
strong and so tall that like the race of the Enacims
2:11. They were esteemed as giants and were like the sons of the
Enacims. But the Moabites call them Emims.
2:12. The Horrhites also formerly dwelt in Seir: who being driven out
and destroyed the children of Esau dwelt there as Israel did in the
land of his possession which the Lord gave him.
2:13. Then rising up to pass the torrent Zared we came to it.
2:14. And the time that we journeyed from Cadesbarne till we passed over
the torrent Zared was thirty-eight years: until all the generation of
the men that were fit for war was consumed out of the camp as the Lord
2:15. For his hand was against them that they should perish from the
midst of the camp.
2:16. And after all the fighting men were dead
2:17. The Lord spoke to me saying:
2:18. Thou shalt pass this day the borders of Moab the city named Ar:
2:19. And when thou comest nigh the frontiers of the children of Ammon
take heed thou fight not against them nor once move to battle: for I
will not give thee of the land of the children of Ammon because I have
given it to the children of Lot for a possession.
2:20. It was accounted a land of giants: and giants formerly dwelt in
it whom the Ammonites call Zomzommims
2:21. A people great and many and of tall stature like the Enacims
whom the Lord destroyed before their face: and he made them to dwell in
2:22. As he had done in favour of the children of Esau that dwell in
Seir destroying the Horrhites and delivering their land to them which
they possess to this day.
2:23. The Hevites also that dwelt in Haserim as far as Gaza were
expelled by the Cappadocians: who came out of Cappadocia and destroyed
them and dwelt in their stead.
2:24. Arise ye and pass the torrent Arnon: Behold I have delivered into
thy hand Sehon king of Hesebon the Amorrhite and begin thou to possess
his land and make war against him.
2:25. This day will I begin to send the dread and fear of thee upon the
nations that dwell under the whole heaven: that when they hear thy name
they may fear and tremble and be in pain like women in travail.
2:26. So I sent messengers from the wilderness of Cademoth to Sehon the
king of Hesebon with peaceable words saying:
2:27. We will pass through thy land we will go along by the highway: we
will not turn aside neither to the right hand nor to the left.
2:28. Sell us meat for money that we may eat: give us water for money
and so we will drink. We only ask that thou wilt let us pass through
2:29. As the children of Esau have done that dwell in Seir and the
Moabites that abide in Ar: until we come to the Jordan and pass to the
land which the Lord our God will give us.
2:30. And Sehon the king of Hesebon would not let us pass: because the
Lord thy God had hardened his spirit and fixed his heart that he might
be delivered into thy hands as now thou seest.
Hardened etc... That is in punishment of his past sins he left him to
his own stubborn and perverse disposition which drew him to his ruin.
See the note on Ex. 7.3.
2:31. And the Lord said to me: Behold I have begun to deliver unto thee
Sehon and his land begin to possess it.
2:32. And Sehon came out to meet us with all his people to fight at
2:33. And the Lord our God delivered him to us: and we slew him with his
sons and all his people.
2:34. And we took all his cities at that time killing the inhabitants
of them men and women and children. We left nothing of them:
2:35. Except the cattle which came to the share of them that took them:
and the spoils of the cities which we took:
2:36. From Aroer which is upon the bank of the torrent Arnon a town
that is situate in a valley as far as Galaad. There was not a village
or city that escaped our hands: the Lord our God delivered all unto us:
2:37. Except the land of the children of Ammon to which we approached
not: and all that border upon the torrent Jeboc and the cities in the
mountains and all the places which the Lord our God forbade us.
Deuteronomy Chapter 3
The victory over Og king of Basan. Ruben Gad and half the tribe of
Manasses receive their possession on the other side of Jordan.
3:1. Then we turned and went by the way of Basan: and Og the king of
Basan came out to meet us with his people to fight in Edrai.
3:2. And the Lord said to me: Fear him not: because he is delivered into
thy hand with all his people and his land: and thou shalt do to him as
thou hast done to Sehon king of the Amorrhites that dwelt in Hesebon.
3:3. So the Lord our God delivered into our hands Og also the king of
Basan and all his people: and we utterly destroyed them
3:4. Wasting all his cities at one time there was not a town that
escaped us: sixty cities all the country of Argob the kingdom of Og in
3:5. All the cities were fenced with very high walls and with gates and
bars besides innumerable towns that had no walls.
3:6. And we utterly destroyed them as we had done to Sehon the king of
Hesebon destroying every city men and women and children:
3:7. But the cattle and the spoils of the cities we took for our prey.
3:8. And we took at that time the land out of the hand of the two kings
of the Amorrhites that were beyond the Jordan: from the torrent Arnon
unto the mount Hermon
3:9. Which the Sidonians call Sarion and the Amorrhites Sanir:
3:10. All the cities that are situate in the plain and all the land of
Galaad and Basan as far as Selcha and Edrai cities of the kingdom of Og
3:11. For only Og king of Basan remained of the race of the giants. His
bed of iron is shewn which is in Rabbath of the children of Ammon
being nine cubits long and four broad after the measure of the cubit of
a man's hand.
3:12. And we possessed the land at that time from Aroer which is upon
the bank of the torrent Arnon unto the half of mount Galaad: and I gave
the cities thereof to Ruben and Gad.
3:13. And I delivered the other part of Galaad and all Basan the
kingdom of Og to the half tribe of Manasses all the country of Argob:
and all Basan is called the Land of giants.
3:14. Jair the son of Manasses possessed all the country of Argob unto
the borders of Gessuri and Machati. And he called Basan by his own
name Havoth Jair that is to say the towns of Jair until this present
3:15. To Machir also I gave Galaad.
3:16. And to the tribes of Ruben and Gad I gave of the land of Galaad as
far as the torrent Arnon half the torrent and the confines even unto
the torrent Jeboc which is the border of the children of Ammon:
3:17. And the plain of the wilderness and the Jordan and the borders
of Cenereth unto the sea of the desert which is the most salt sea to
the foot of mount Phasga eastward.
3:18. And I commanded you at that time saying: The Lord your God giveth
you this land for an inheritance go ye well appointed before your
brethren the children of Israel all the strong men of you.
3:19. Leaving your wives and children and cattle. For I know you have
much cattle and they must remain in the cities which I have delivered
3:20. Until the Lord give rest to your brethren as he hath given to
you: and they also possess the land which he will give them beyond the
Jordan: then shall every man return to his possession which I have
3:21. I commanded Josue also at that time saying: Thy eyes have seen
what the Lord your God hath done to these two kings: so will he do to
all the kingdoms to which thou shalt pass.
3:22. Fear them not: for the Lord your God will fight for you.
3:23. And I besought the Lord at that time saying:
3:24. Lord God thou hast begun to shew unto thy servant thy greatness
and most mighty hand for there is no other God either in heaven or
earth that is able to do thy works or to be compared to thy strength.
3:25. I will pass over therefore and will see this excellent land
beyond the Jordan and this goodly mountain and Libanus.
3:26. And the Lord was angry with me on your account and heard me not
but said to me: It is enough: speak no more to me of this matter.
3:27. Go up to the top of Phasga and cast thy eyes round about to the
west and to the north and to the south and to the east and behold
it for thou shalt not pass this Jordan.