1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the
curse which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where
Jehovah your God has thrust you away,
2 and you return to Jehovah your God and obey His voice, according to all that I am
commanding you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul,
3 that Jehovah your God will bring you back from captivity, and have compassion on you,
and will return and gather you from all the nations where Jehovah your God has scattered
4 If you are thrust out to the ends of the heavens, from there Jehovah your God will
gather you, and from there He will fetch you.
5 And Jehovah your God will bring you into the land which your fathers had possessed
and you had possessed. He will prosper you and multiply you more than your fathers.
6 And Jehovah your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love
Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
7 And Jehovah your God will put all these curses upon your enemies and upon those who
were hating you, who had persecuted you.
8 And you shall return and obey the voice of Jehovah and do all His commandments
which I am commanding you today.
9 Jehovah your God will make you abound in every work of your hand, in the fruit of
your womb, in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your land for good. For
Jehovah will again rejoice over you for good, as He has rejoiced over your fathers,
10 if you obey the voice of Jehovah your God, to keep His commandments and His
statutes which are written in this Book of the Law, and if you turn to Jehovah your God
with all your heart and with all your soul.
11 For this commandment which I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you
to understand, nor is it far off.
12 It is not in the heavens, for you to think: Who shall ascend into the heavens for us and
bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?
13 Nor is it beyond the sea, for you to think: Who shall go over the sea for us and bring it
to us, that we may hear it and do it?
14 But the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may do it.
15 Behold, I have set before you today life and good, death and evil;
16 in that I am commanding you today to love Jehovah your God, to walk in His ways,
and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and
multiply; and Jehovah your God will bless you in the land which you are going in to
17 But if your heart turns away so that you will not obey, and have drawn away, and
bowed down to other gods and served them,
18 I have declared to you today that you shall be exterminated to perish; you shall not
prolong your days in the land which you are crossing over the Jordan to go in and possess.
19 I call Heaven and earth to bear witness against you today, that I have set before you life
and death, the blessing and the curse. Therefore choose life, that both you and your seed
20 to love Jehovah your God, to obey His voice, and to cleave unto Him, for He is your
life and the length of your days; to dwell in the land which Jehovah has sworn to your
fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give it to them.