Moses recites the prophetic song he wrote the Israelites as commanded by G-d in parschat Vayelech
On that day, Moses wrote down the song and taught it to the children of Israel.
“…God of trust and no violence,
Righteous and upright is God.
But the children of God are so persistent in their crookedness,
they are so corrupt.
Ask yourselves, “Is this how you repay God?”
O people withered and in no way wise!
Is God not your Father Who calls you The Almighty’s own?
Did God not form you when God gave you your purpose?
Israel, also known as Jacob, is the lot of God’s inheritance.
…God surrounds him, instructs him, watches over him
as the apple of God’s eye.
Then Israel became overwhelmed with fat
and forsook God Who had made him
and regarded as worthless the Rock of God’s salvation.
They impaired God’s rights with alien gods
Angering God with abominations.
They made offerings to demons, non-gods,
Deities of whom they knew nothing,
New deities whom your fathers never dreaded.
…God saw this and turned away in disdain and said,
ÎI will hide My face from My sons and daughters.
…I could make their memory disappear from among mankind
but the oppressors of the Israelites could misunderstand
They might say, “Our hand is high;
It is not God that caused all this!”
God will judge God’s people
and reveal God’s changed decree concerning God’s servants.
See now that I am indeed “I”
And there is no god beside Me;
I kill and restore life;
I have inflicted wounds, and I will heal
Nothing can be snatched from My hand.
Therefore O nations, make God’s people’s lot a happy one,
For God will avenge the blood of God’s servants
And God will turn back vengeance upon God’s enemies,
And God’s people will atone for God’s world.”