Pastor Ron Roddey
"Its Time To Move On"
Cornerstone Baptist Church
Rock Hill, South Carolina, USA
Sunday Evening, December 30, 2012
Deuteronomy Chapters 1 & 2
1:1 These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel on this side
Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red sea, between
Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
1:2 (There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the way of mount Seir
1:3 And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on
the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the children of
Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in commandment
1:4 After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites, which dwelt in
Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at Astaroth in Edrei:
1:5 On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began Moses to declare
this law, saying,
1:6 The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye have dwelt long
enough in this mount:
1:7 Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount of the
Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain, in the
hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to the
land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the
1:8 Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and possess the land
which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to
give unto them and to their seed after them.
1:9 And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not able to bear you
1:10 The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold, ye are this day
as the stars of heaven for multitude.
1:11 (The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand times so many
more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
1:12 How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your burden, and
1:13 Take you wise men, and understanding, and known among your tribes,
and I will make them rulers over you.
1:14 And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou hast spoken is
good for us to do.
1:15 So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and known, and made
them heads over you, captains over thousands, and captains over
hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over tens, and
officers among your tribes.
1:16 And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear the causes
between your brethren, and judge righteously between every man and his
brother, and the stranger that is with him.
1:17 Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the
small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man;
for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring
it unto me, and I will hear it.
1:18 And I commanded you at that time all the things which ye should do.
1:19 And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all that great and
terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the mountain of the
Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came to Kadeshbarnea.
1:20 And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain of the Amorites,
which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
1:21 Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before thee: go up and
possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said unto thee; fear
not, neither be discouraged.
1:22 And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said, We will send
men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and bring us word
again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we shall come.
1:23 And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve men of you, one
of a tribe:
1:24 And they turned and went up into the mountain, and came unto the
valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
1:25 And they took of the fruit of the land in their hands, and brought
it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said, It is a good land
which the LORD our God doth give us.
1:26 Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled against the
commandment of the LORD your God:
1:27 And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the LORD hated us,
he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to deliver us into
the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
1:28 Whither shall we go up? our brethren have discouraged our heart,
saying, The people is greater and taller than we; the cities are great
and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen the sons of the
1:29 Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid of them.
1:30 The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall fight for you,
according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your eyes;
1:31 And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that the LORD thy
God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way that ye went,
until ye came into this place.
1:32 Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your God,
1:33 Who went in the way before you, to search you out a place to pitch
your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way ye should go,
and in a cloud by day.
1:34 And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was wroth, and
1:35 Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil generation see
that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers.
1:36 Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it, and to him will I
give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his children, because he
hath wholly followed the LORD.
1:37 Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes, saying, Thou also
shalt not go in thither.
1:38 But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before thee, he shall go
in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel to inherit it.
1:39 Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a prey, and your
children, which in that day had no knowledge between good and evil, they
shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and they shall
1:40 But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into the wilderness
by the way of the Red sea.
1:41 Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned against the LORD,
we will go up and fight, according to all that the LORD our God
commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his weapons of war, ye
were ready to go up into the hill.
1:42 And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them. Go not up, neither fight;
for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your enemies.
1:43 So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but rebelled against
the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up into the hill.
1:44 And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came out against
you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir, even unto
1:45 And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the LORD would not
hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
1:46 So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the days that ye
2:1 Then we turned, and took our journey
into the wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto
me: and we compassed mount Seir many days.
2:2 And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
2:3 Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn you northward.
2:4 And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass through the
coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in Seir; and
they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves
2:5 Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of their land, no, not
so much as a foot breadth; because I have given mount Seir unto Esau for
2:6 Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may eat; and ye shall
also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
2:7 For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the works of thy hand:
he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness: these forty years
the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked nothing.
2:8 And when we passed by from our brethren the children of Esau, which
dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath, and from
Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness of Moab.
2:9 And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the Moabites, neither
contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee of their land for
a possession; because I have given Ar unto the children of Lot for a
2:10 The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people great, and many,
and tall, as the Anakims;
2:11 Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims; but the Moabites
called them Emims.
2:12 The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the children of Esau
succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from before them, and dwelt
in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of his possession, which the
LORD gave unto them.
2:13 Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook Zered. And we went
over the brook Zered.
2:14 And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea, until we were
come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years; until all the
generation of the men of war were wasted out from among the host, as the
LORD sware unto them.
2:15 For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to destroy them
from among the host, until they were consumed.
2:16 So it came to pass, when all the men of war were consumed and dead
from among the people,
2:17 That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
2:18 Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab, this day:
2:19 And when thou comest nigh over against the children of Ammon,
distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give thee of the
land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have given it
unto the children of Lot for a possession.
2:20 (That also was accounted a land of giants: giants dwelt therein in
old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
2:21 A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims; but the LORD
destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and dwelt in their
2:22 As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, when he
destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded them, and
dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
2:23 And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto Azzah, the
Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them, and dwelt
in their stead.)
2:24 Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the river Arnon:
behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite, king of Heshbon,
and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him in battle.
2:25 This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and the fear of thee
upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who shall hear report
of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because of thee.
2:26 And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of Kedemoth unto Sihon
king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
2:27 Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the high way, I
will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
2:28 Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat; and give me
water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through on my feet;
2:29 (As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and the Moabites
which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over Jordan into the
land which the LORD our God giveth us.
2:30 But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by him: for the
LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart obstinate, that he
might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this day.
2:31 And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to give Sihon and
his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest inherit his
2:32 Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his people, to fight at
2:33 And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we smote him, and
his sons, and all his people.
2:34 And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly destroyed the
men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we left none to
2:35 Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves, and the spoil of
the cities which we took.
2:36 From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of Arnon, and from
the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there was not one city
too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto us:
2:37 Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou camest not, nor
unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities in the
mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbade us.