THE FIFTH BOOK OF
D E U T E R O N O M Y
Deuteronomy 30 ©
A promise of the gracious deliverance and conversion of the Jews, with an intimation of the cause of the beneficial conversion and the blessing that follows upon it, v. 1, etc. A commendation of the glorious revelation of the Word of God, 11. A proposal or offering of life and death, with an earnest protestation and exhortation to choose life and the blessing, 15.
AND it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, 1the blessing and the curse, which I have 2set before thee, and thou shalt call them 3to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
4And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
5That then the LORD thy God will turn 6thya captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will 7return and gather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
Ifbany of thine be driven out 8unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
And the LORD thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it; and he will do thee good, and multiply thee above thy fathers.
And the LORD thy God 9willc circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, 10that thou mayest live.
And the LORD thy God will put all these curses upon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
Andd the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again 11rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which are written in this book of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul.
¶For this commandment which I command thee this day, it is not 12hidden from thee,e neither is it far off.
It is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Whof shall go up for us to heaven, and 13bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
But the word is 14very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
¶See, I have set before thee this day 15life and good, and death and evil;
In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep 16his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
But if thine heart turn away, so that thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce unto you this day, that ye shall 17surely perish, and that ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over Jordan to go to possess it.
Ig18call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before 19you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for 20he is thy life, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest dwell in the land which the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.