1 Therefore you shall love Jehovah your God, and keep His charge, His statutes, His
judgments, and His commandments always.
2 Know today that I am not speaking with your children, who have not known and who
have not seen the chastening of Jehovah your God, His greatness and His mighty hand and
His outstretched arm;
3 His signs and His works which He did in the midst of Egypt, to Pharaoh king of Egypt,
and to all his land;
4 what He did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and their chariots: how He made the
waters of the Red Sea overflow them as they pursued you, and how Jehovah destroyed
them to this day;
5 what He has done for you in the wilderness to come to this place;
6 and what He has done to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how
the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, their houses, their tents, and all the
substance at their feet, in the midst of all Israel;
7 but your eyes have been seeing every great work of Jehovah which He has done.
8 Therefore you shall keep every commandment which I am commanding you today,
that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land which you are crossing over to
9 and that you may prolong your days in the land which Jehovah has sworn to your
fathers, to give to them and their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey.
10 For the land which you are going to possess is not like the land of Egypt from which
you have come, where you sowed your seed and watered it by foot, as a vegetable garden;
11 but the land which you are crossing over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which
drinks water from the rain of the heavens,
12 a land for which Jehovah your God cares; the eyes of Jehovah your God are always
upon it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
13 And it shall be that if you give heed to obey My commandments which I am
commanding you today, to love Jehovah your God and serve Him with all your heart and
with all your soul,
14 then I will give you the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain,
that you may gather in your grain, your new wine, and your oil.
15 And I will produce grass in your fields for your livestock, that you may eat and be
16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart not be deceived, and you turn aside and serve
other gods and bow down to them,
17 and the anger of Jehovah burn against you, and He shut up the heavens so that there be
no rain, and the land yield no produce, and you perish quickly from the good land which
Jehovah is giving to you.
18 Therefore you shall fix these words of mine in your hearts and in your souls, and shall
bind them as a sign on your hands, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
19 You shall teach them to your children, speaking of them when you sit in your house,
when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up.
20 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
21 that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land of which
Jehovah has sworn to your fathers to give to them, like the days of the heavens above the
22 For if you give heed to keep all these commandments which I am commanding you to
do; to love Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to cleave unto Him;
23 then Jehovah will drive out all these nations before you, and you shall dispossess nations that are greater and mightier than yourselves.
24 Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours: from the wilderness
and Lebanon, from the river, the River Euphrates, even to the western Sea, shall be your
25 No man shall be able to stand against you; Jehovah your God will put the dread of you
and the fear of you upon all the land where you tread, as He has spoken to you.
26 Behold, I set before you today a blessing and a curse:
27 the blessing, if you obey the commandments of Jehovah your God which I am
commanding you today;
28 and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of Jehovah your God, but turn
aside from the way which I am commanding you today, to go after other gods which you
have not known.
29 And it shall be, when Jehovah your God brings you into the land which you are going
in to possess, that you shall put the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount
30 Are they not on the other side of the Jordan, toward the setting sun, in the land of the
Canaanites who dwell in the plain opposite Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh.
31 For you are crossing over the Jordan to go in to possess the land which Jehovah your
God is giving you, and you shall possess it and dwell in it.
32 And take heed to do all the statutes and judgments which I am setting before you