1Therefore you shall love Yahweh your God, and keep his charge, and
his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always.
you this day: for I don’t speak with your children who have not known,
and who have not seen the chastisement of Yahweh your God, his greatness, his
mighty hand, and his outstretched arm,
3and his signs, and his works,
which he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all
4and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to
their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overflow them as they
pursued after you, and how Yahweh has destroyed them to this day;
what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place;
6and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of
Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their
households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in
the midst of all Israel:
7but your eyes have seen all the great work of
Yahweh which he did.
8Therefore shall you keep all the commandment
which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and
possess the land, where you go over to possess it;
you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh swore to your
fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and
10For the land, where you go in to possess it, isn’t as the land
of Egypt, from whence you came out, where you sowed your seed, and
watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs;
11but the land, where
you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and
drinks water of the rain of the sky,
12a land which Yahweh your God cares
for: the eyes of Yahweh your God are always on it, from the beginning of the
year even to the end of the year.
13It shall happen, if you shall
listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love
Yahweh your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
14that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the former rain
and the latter rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine,
and your oil.
15I will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you
shall eat and be full.
16Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be
deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
17and the anger of Yahweh be kindled against you, and he shut up the sky,
so that there shall be no rain, and the land shall not yield its fruit; and
you perish quickly from off the good land which Yahweh gives you.
18Therefore shall you lay up these my words in your heart and in
your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they
shall be for symbols between your eyes.
19You shall teach them your
children, talking of them, when you sit in your house, and when you walk by
the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
20You shall write
them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates;
21that your days
may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh
swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the
22For if you shall diligently keep all this commandment which
I command you, to do it, to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways,
and to cleave to him;
23then will Yahweh drive out all these nations from
before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than
24Every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread shall
be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river
Euphrates, even to the hinder sea shall be your border.
25There shall no
man be able to stand before you: Yahweh your God shall lay the fear of you
and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread on, as he has
spoken to you.
26Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a
27the blessing, if you shall listen to the commandments of
Yahweh your God, which I command you this day;
28and the curse, if
you shall not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your God, but turn
aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods,
which you have not known.
29It shall happen, when Yahweh your God
shall bring you into the land where you go to possess it, that you shall set
the blessing on Mount Gerizim, and the curse on Mount Ebal.
beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land
of the Canaanites who dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the
oaks of Moreh?
31For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to
possess the land which Yahweh your God gives you, and you shall possess
it, and dwell therein.
32You shall observe to do all the statutes
and the ordinances which I set before you this day.