Deuteronomy 24:11-16 [43.751 Fragment 8]

24:10 "When you make your neighbor a loan of any sort, you shall not enter his house to take his pledge.

11 "You shall remain outside, and the man to whom you make the loan shall bring to you the pledge out.

12 "And if he is a poor man, you shall not sleep with his pledge.

13 You shall surely return to him the pledge when the sun goes down, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you; and it will be righteousness for you before the LORD your God.

14 "You shall not oppress a hired servant who is poor and needy, whether he is one of your countrymen or one of your aliens who is in your land in your towns.

15 "You shall give him his wages on his day before the sun sets, for he is poor and sets his heart on it; so that he may not cry against you to the LORD and it become sin in you.

16 "Fathers shall not be put to death for their sons, nor shall sons be put to death for their fathers; everyone shall be put to death for his own sin.

Deuteronomy 29:13-29:20 [43.751 Fragment 13]

29:12 {Heb 29:11} that you may enter into the covenant with the LORD your God, and into His oath which the LORD your God is making with you today,

13 {Heb 29:12} in order that He may establish you today as His people and that He may be your God, just as He spoke to you and as He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.

14 {Heb 29:13} "Now not with you alone am I making this covenant and this oath,

15 {Heb 29:14} but both with those who stand here with us today in the presence of the LORD our God and with those who are not with us here today

16 {Heb 29:15} (for you know how we lived in the land of Egypt, and how we came through the midst of the nations through which you passed.

17 {Heb 29:16} "Moreover, you have seen their abominations and their idols of wood, stone, silver, and gold, which they had with them);

18 {Heb 29:17} lest there shall be among you a man or woman, or family or tribe, whose heart turns away today from the LORD our God, to go and serve the gods of those nations; lest there shall be among you a root bearing poisonous fruit and wormwood.

19 {Heb 29:18} "And it shall be when he they hears the words of this curse, that he will boast, saying, 'I have peace though in the stubbornness of my heart I walk in order to destroy the watered land with the dry.'

20 {Heb 29:19} "The LORD shall never be willing to forgive him, but rather the anger of the LORD and His jealousy will burn against that man, and every curse which is written in this book will rest on him, and the LORD will blot out his name from under heaven.

21 {Heb 29:20} "Then the LORD will single him out for adversity from all the tribes of Israel, according to all the curses of the covenant which are written in this book of the law.

Deuteronomy 30:20-31:6, with Deut 32:45 [43.751 Fragment 1]

30:19 "I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,

20 by loving the LORD your God, by obeying His voice, and by holding fast to Him; for this is your life and the length of your days, that you may live in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them. "

31:1 So Moses went and spoke these words to all Israel.

32:45 When Moses had finished speaking all these words to all Israel,

31:2 And he said to them, "I am a hundred and twenty years old today; I am no longer able to go and to come, and the LORD has said to me, 'You shall not cross this Jordan.'

3 "It is the LORD your God who will cross ahead of you; He will destroy these nations before you, and you shall dispossess them. Joshua is the one who will cross ahead of you, just as the LORD has spoken.

4 "And the LORD will do to them just as He did to Sihon and Og, the kings of the Amorites, and to their land, when He destroyed them.

5 "And the LORD will deliver them up before you, and you shall do to them according to all the commandments which I have commanded you.

6 "Be strong and courageous, do not be afraid or tremble at them, for the LORD your God is the one who goes with you. He will not fail you or forsake you."

Key to the English Text Reconstructions

SIMILARITIES: Regular = MT yes, DSS yes; Italics = MT yes, DSS probable; Small Type = MT yes, DSS hole

DIFFERENCES: Italics/Bold (Blue) = MT yes, DSS no; Underline/Bold (Red) = DSS yes, MT no; Underline (Purple) = DSS probable, MT no

OTHER: .... = blank space, apparently with no writing; $ = present in NASB, but missing in MT; % = correction of NASB to make it reflect MT; Phrase in {brackets} = explanation.

ABBREVIATIONS: MT = Masoretic Text (1,000 years old); DSS = Dead Sea Scrolls (2,000 years old); NASB = New American Standard Bible, a literal English Bible translation