Deuteronomy 30 ©
Great mercies promised unto the penitent. The commandment is of obvious interpretation. Death and life are set before the people.
AND it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the ablessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and bthou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
And cshalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, dwith all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
That ethen the LORD thy God will turn thy captivity, and have compassion upon thee, and will return and fgather thee from all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath scattered thee.
gIf any of thine be driven out unto the outmost parts of heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee:
And mthe 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 nrejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
If othou 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.
qIt is not in heaven, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go up for us to heaven, and bring 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 very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest do it.
In that I scommand thee this day tto love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his 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.
I xcall heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore ychoose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
That thou mayest zlove the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and athat thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy blife, and the length of thy days: that thou mayest cdwell in the land dwhich the LORD sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.