||haec sunt verba quae locutus est Moses ad omnem Israhel trans Iordanem in solitudine campestri contra mare Rubrum inter Pharan et Thophel et Laban et Aseroth ubi auri est plurimum
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 gold.
||undecim diebus de Horeb per viam montis Seir usque Cadesbarne
Eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir to Cadesbarne.
||quadragesimo anno undecimo mense prima die mensis locutus est Moses ad filios Israhel omnia quae praeceperat illi Dominus ut diceret eis
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:
||postquam percussit Seon regem Amorreorum qui habitavit in Esebon et Og regem Basan qui mansit in Aseroth et in Edrai
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,
||trans Iordanem in terra Moab coepitque Moses explanare legem et dicere
Beyond the Jordan in the land of Moab. And Moses began to expound the law, and to say:
||Dominus Deus noster locutus est ad nos in Horeb dicens sufficit vobis quod in hoc monte mansistis
The Lord our God spoke to us in Horeb, saying: You have stayed long enough in this mountain:
||revertimini et venite ad montem Amorreorum et ad cetera quae ei proxima sunt campestria atque montana et humiliora loca contra meridiem et iuxta litus maris terram Chananeorum et Libani usque ad flumen magnum Eufraten
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.
||en inquit tradidi vobis ingredimini et possidete eam super qua iuravit Dominus patribus vestris Abraham et Isaac et Iacob ut daret illam eis et semini eorum post eos
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.
||dixique vobis illo in tempore
And I said to you at that time:
||non possum solus sustinere vos quia Dominus Deus vester multiplicavit vos et estis hodie sicut stellae caeli plurimae
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 multitude.
||Dominus Deus patrum vestrorum addat ad hunc numerum multa milia et benedicat vobis sicut locutus est
(The Lord God of your fathers add to this number many thousands, and bless you as he hath spoken.)
||non valeo solus vestra negotia sustinere et pondus ac iurgia
I alone am not able to bear your business, and the charge of you and your differences.
||date e vobis viros sapientes et gnaros et quorum conversatio sit probata in tribubus vestris ut ponam eos vobis principes
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.
||tunc respondistis mihi bona res est quam vis facere
Then you answered me: The thing is good which thou meanest to do.
||tulique de tribubus vestris viros sapientes et nobiles et constitui eos principes tribunos et centuriones et quinquagenarios ac decanos qui docerent vos singula
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.
||praecepique eis dicens audite illos et quod iustum est iudicate sive civis sit ille sive peregrinus
And I commanded them, saying: Hear them, and judge that which is just: whether he be one of your country, or a stranger.
||nulla erit distantia personarum ita parvum audietis ut magnum nec accipietis cuiusquam personam quia Dei iudicium est quod si difficile vobis aliquid visum fuerit referte ad me et ego audiam
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.
||praecepique omnia quae facere deberetis
And I commanded you all things that you were to do.
||profecti autem de Horeb transivimus per heremum terribilem et maximam quam vidistis per viam montis Amorrei sicut praeceperat Dominus Deus noster nobis cumque venissemus in Cadesbarne
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 Cadesbarne,
||dixi vobis venistis ad montem Amorrei quem Dominus Deus noster daturus est nobis
I said to you: You are come to the mountain of the Amorrhite, which the Lord our God will give to us.
||vide terram quam Dominus Deus tuus dat tibi ascende et posside eam sicut locutus est Dominus Deus patribus tuis noli metuere nec quicquam paveas
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 way discouraged.
||et accessistis ad me omnes atque dixistis mittamus viros qui considerent terram et renuntient per quod iter debeamus ascendere et ad quas pergere civitates
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 shall go.
||cumque mihi sermo placuisset misi e vobis duodecim viros singulos de tribubus suis
And because the saying pleased me, I sent of you twelve men, one of every tribe:
||qui cum perrexissent et ascendissent in montana venerunt usque ad vallem Botri et considerata terra
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,
||sumentes de fructibus eius ut ostenderent ubertatem adtulerunt ad nos atque dixerunt bona est terra quam Dominus Deus noster daturus est nobis
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 us.
||et noluistis ascendere sed increduli ad sermonem Domini Dei nostri
And you would not go up, but being incredulous to the word of the Lord our God,
||murmurati estis in tabernaculis vestris atque dixistis odit nos Dominus et idcirco eduxit nos de terra Aegypti ut traderet in manu Amorrei atque deleret
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.
||quo ascendemus nuntii terruerunt cor nostrum dicentes maxima multitudo est et nobis in statura procerior urbes magnae et ad caelum usque munitae filios Enacim vidimus ibi
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 there.
||et dixi vobis nolite metuere nec timeatis eos
And I said to you: Fear not, neither be ye afraid of them:
||Dominus Deus qui ductor est vester pro vobis ipse pugnabit sicut fecit in Aegypto videntibus cunctis
The Lord God, who is your leader, himself will fight for you, as he did in Egypt in the sight of all.
||et in solitudine ipse vidisti portavit te Dominus Deus tuus ut solet homo gestare parvulum filium suum in omni via per quam ambulasti donec veniretis ad locum istum
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.
||et nec sic quidem credidistis Domino Deo vestro
And yet for all this you did not believe the Lord your God,
||qui praecessit vos in via et metatus est locum in quo tentoria figere deberetis nocte ostendens vobis iter per ignem et die per columnam nubis
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.
||cumque audisset Dominus vocem sermonum vestrorum iratus iuravit et ait
And when the Lord had heard the voice of your words, he was angry and swore, and said:
||non videbit quispiam de hominibus generationis huius pessimae terram bonam quam sub iuramento pollicitus sum patribus vestris
Not one of the men of this wicked generation shall see the good land, which I promised with an oath to your fathers:
||praeter Chaleb filium Iepphonne ipse enim videbit eam et ipsi dabo terram quam calcavit et filiis eius quia secutus est Dominum
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.
||nec miranda indignatio in populum cum mihi quoque iratus Dominus propter vos dixerit nec tu ingredieris illuc
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.
||sed Iosue filius Nun minister tuus ipse intrabit pro te hunc exhortare et robora et ipse terram sorte dividat Israheli
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.
||parvuli vestri de quibus dixistis quod captivi ducerentur et filii qui hodie boni ac mali ignorant distantiam ipsi ingredientur et ipsis dabo terram et possidebunt eam
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 possess it.
||vos autem revertimini et abite in solitudinem per viam maris Rubri
But return you and go into the wilderness by the way of the Red Sea.
||et respondistis mihi peccavimus Domino ascendemus atque pugnabimus sicut praecepit Dominus Deus noster cumque instructi armis pergeretis in montem
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,
||ait mihi Dominus dic ad eos nolite ascendere neque pugnetis non enim sum vobiscum ne cadatis coram inimicis vestris
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.
||locutus sum et non audistis sed adversantes imperio Domini et tumentes superbia ascendistis in montem
I spoke, and you hearkened not: but resisting the commandment of the Lord, and swelling with pride, you went up into the mountain.
||itaque egressus Amorreus qui habitabat in montibus et obviam veniens persecutus est vos sicut solent apes persequi et cecidit de Seir usque Horma
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.
||cumque reversi ploraretis coram Domino non audivit vos nec voci vestrae voluit adquiescere
And when you returned and wept before the Lord, he heard you not, neither would he yield to your voice.
||sedistis ergo in Cadesbarne multo tempore
So you abode in Cadesbarne a long time.