THE FIFTH BOOK OF
D E U T E R O N O M Y
Deuteronomy 11 ©
Moses exhorts Israel again to the keeping of God’s commandments, first, with the account of God’s mercies and benefits manifested towards them, v. 1, etc. Second, with a description of the land of promise, 9. Third, with a promise of seasonable weather and fruitfulness of the land, 13. Fourth, with threatening of the contrary in case of back-sliding, 16. An exhortation to have God’s commandments continually before their eyes, and to teach them their children with fair and special promises, 18. A presentation of blessing and curse, 26. Prompting from it the pronouncement of charge and order at their arrival in Canaan, 29.
THEREFORE thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and 1keep his charge, and his 2statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, 3alway.
And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the 4chastisement of the LORD your God, his 5greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,
And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;
And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto 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 the LORD hath destroyed them unto this day;
And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;
And what he did untoa Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their 6households, and their tents, and all the 7substance 8that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:
But 9your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD which he did.
Therefore shall ye keep 10all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that 11floweth with milk and honey.
¶For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it 12with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water 13of the rain of heaven:
A land which the LORD thy God 14careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
¶And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken 15diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
16That I will give you the rain of your 17land in his due season, 18the first rain and 19the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside,b and serve other gods, and worship them;
And then the LORD's wrath be kindled against you, and he 20shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
¶Therefore shall ye layc up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and 21bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontletsd between your eyes.
And ye shall teache them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, 22as the days of heaven upon the earth.
¶For if ye shall 23diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess 24greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
Every place 25whereonf the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: 26from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the 27uttermost sea shall your coast be.
There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay 28the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, asg he hath said unto you.
¶Behold, I 29set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.
And it shall come to pass, when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, thath thou 30shalt 31put the 32blessing upon mount Gerizim, and thei33curse upon mount Ebal.
34Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaignj over against Gilgal, beside the plains of 35Moreh?
For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the LORD your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.
And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.