And know today, that Jehovah thy God is He◦ who crosses··over before thee; as a devouring fire He shall blot· them ·out, and He shall humble them before thee. And thou shalt dispossess them, and make· them ·perish hastily, as◦ Jehovah has spoken to thee.
Say not thou in thy heart, after Jehovah thy God has pushed· them ·out from before thee, saying, For my justice Jehovah has brought· me ·in to possess this land; but for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah dispossesses from before thee.
Not for thy justice, or◦ for the uprightness of thy heart, dost thou◦ go··in to possess their land; but◦ for the wickedness of these nations Jehovah thy God dispossesses them from before thee, and so··that He may secure▵ the word which Jehovah promised to thy fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.
Remember, forget not, that thou hast enraged Jehovah thy God in the wilderness; from the day that thou didst go··out from the land of Egypt, until you came to◦ this place, you have been rebellious with Jehovah.
When I was gone··up into the mountain to receive◦ the tablets of stone, even the tablets of the covenant which Jehovah cut with you, then I dwelt in the mountain forty days and forty nights, I neither did eat bread nor drink water;
and Jehovah delivered to me two tablets of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which Jehovah spoke with you in the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.
And Jehovah said to▵ me, Arise, come··down hastily from hence; for thy people whom thou hast brought··out from Egypt have corrupted themselves; they have hastily turned··aside from the way which I commanded them; they have made for themselves a molten image.
And I fell down before Jehovah, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I did neither eat bread, nor drink water, because of all your sins which you sinned, in doing evil in the eyes of Jehovah, to provoke Him.
And I took your sin which you had made, the calf, and burnt· it ·up with fire, and beat· it ·in··pieces, and ground it well, until it was made··thin as dust; and I cast its dust into▵ the brook going··down from the mountain.
And when Jehovah sent you from Kadesh-barnea, saying, Go··up and possess the land which I have given you; then you rebelled against the mouth of Jehovah your God, and you believed not, nor obeyed His voice.
And I prayed to▵ Jehovah, and said, O Lord Jehovih*, destroy not Thy people and Thine inheritance, whom Thou hast redeemed◦ in Thy greatness, whom Thou hast brought··out from Egypt with a firm hand.
lest the land whence Thou broughtest· us ·out say, Because Jehovah was· not ·able to bring them into◦ the land of which He spoke to them, and because from His hatred of them, He has brought· them ·out to make· them ·die in the wilderness.