Deuteronomy 11

CHAPTER 11

Love The LORD Your God

And you shall love the  lord your God, and you shall guard his injunctions, and his ordinances, and his commandments, and his judgments all the days. And you shall know today that I do not speak to your children, as many as are not knowing, nor knew the instruction of the  lord your God, and his magnificence, and the [2hand 1fortified], and the [2arm 1high], and his signs, and his miracles as many as he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh king of Egypt, and all his land; and as many things as he did to the force of the Egyptians, their chariots, and their cavalry, as he inundated them in the water of the [2sea 1red] upon their face pursuing them from the coming after you, and [2destroyed 3them 1the  lord] until today's day; and as many things as he did to you in the wilderness, until you came into this place; and as many things as he did to Dathan and Abiram, sons of Eliab, son of Reuben; which [3opening 1the 2earth] her mouth swallowed them, and their houses, and their tents, and all their means of support with them in the midst of all Israel; for your eyes saw all the works of the  lord, the great ones, as many as he did among you today. And you shall guard all of his commandments, as many as I give charge to you today, that you should live, and should manifoldly multiply, and you should enter, and should inherit the land into which you pass over the Jordan there to inherit it; that you should prolong your days upon the land of which the  lord swore by an oath to your fathers to give to them, and to their seed after them -- a land flowing milk and honey. 10 For it is the land into which you enter there to inherit it; [2not 3as 4the 5land 6of Egypt 1it is], from where you went forth from there; whenever they sow the seed, and water with the feet, as a garden of vegetables. 11 But the land into which you enter there to inherit it, [2land 1is a mountainous] and plain; from out of the rain of the heaven it shall drink water; 12 a land which the  lord your God oversees it always, as the eyes of the  lord your God are upon it from the beginning of the year and until the completion of the year. 13 But if in hearing you should hear all his commandments, as many as I give charge to you today, to love the  lord your God, and to serve to him from [2entire 3heart 1your], and from [2entire 3soul 1your], 14 then he will give the rain for your land according to season -- early and late; and you shall carry in your grain, and your wine, and your olive oil. 15 And he shall give fodder in your fields to your cattle. And having eaten and having been filled up, 16 take heed to yourselves! not widening your heart, that you should transgress, and should serve other gods, and should do obeisance to them; 17 and [2being enraged 3should be angry 1the  lord] with you, that he should hold together the heaven, and there will not be rain, and the earth shall not give of its fruit, and you shall be destroyed quickly from the [2land 1good] which the  lord gave to you.

Affix The LORD's Words for a Sign

18 And you shall put these words into your heart, and into your soul, and you shall affix them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be unshaken before your eyes. 19 And you shall teach [2them 1your children], to speak them sitting down in the house, and going in the way, and laying in bed, and arising. 20 And you shall write them upon the lintels of your houses, and of your gates; 21 that you should multiply your days, and the days of your sons, upon the land which the  lord swore by an oath to your fathers to give to them, as the days of heaven upon the earth. 22 And it will be if hearing you should hear all these commandments which I give charge to you today, to do them, to love the  lord your God, and to go in all his ways, and to cleave to him; 23 then the  lord will cast out all these nations from your face, and you shall inherit [2nations 1great], and stronger ones than you. 24 Every place which ever [4may tread 1the 2track 3of your foot] will be yours. From the wilderness and Antilebanon, and from the river of the great river Euphrates, and unto the sea at the descent of the sun it will be your boundaries. 25 Not shall [2withstand 1any one] against your face. The fear of you and the trembling because of you [3shall place 1the  lord 2your God] upon the face of all the land, upon which ever you should mount upon it, in which manner he spoke to you.

Blessings and Curses

26 Behold, I give before you today a blessing and curse. 27 The blessing, if you should hear the commandments of the  lord your God, as many as I give charge to you today. 28 And the curse, if you do not hearken to the commandments of the  lord your God, as many as I give charge to you today, and you should wander from the way which I gave charge to you, having gone to serve other gods, ones who do not perceive. 29 Then it will be whenever [3should bring 4you 1the  lord 2your God] into the land into which you pass over there to inherit it, then you shall give the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. 30 [3not 1Behold 2are these] on the other side of the Jordan, behind the way of the descent of the sun in the land of Canaan, the people dwelling upon the descent, being next to Gilgal, neighboring the [2oak 1high]? 31 For you are passing over the Jordan, entering to inherit the land which the  lord our God gives to us by lot all the days. And you shall inherit and dwell in it. 32 And you shall guard to do all his orders, and these judgments, which I give in your presence today.
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