Deuteronomy 11



1 And thou shalt love Jehovah thy God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His judgments, and His commandments, all the days.

2 And know you today; for I speak not with your sons who have· not ·known, and who have not seen the chastisement of Jehovah your God, His greatness, His firm hand, and His stretched·​·out arm,

3 and His signs, and His deeds, which He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land;

4 and what He did to the forces of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how He caused the waters of the Suph sea to flow·​·over them when they pursued after you, and how Jehovah made· them ·perish even·​·to this day;

5 and what He did to you in the wilderness, until you came into this place;

6 and what He did to Dathan and to Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth gaped·​·open with her mouth, and swallowed· them ·up, and their houses, and their tents, and every being* that was at their feet, in the midst of all Israel;

7 but your eyes have seen all the great deeds of Jehovah which He did.

8 And you shall keep all the commandments which I command you today, so·​·that you may be·​·firm, and come and possess the land, whither you cross·​·over to possess it;

9 and that you may prolong your days on the ground, which Jehovah promised to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land that flows with milk and honey.

10 For the land, whither thou goest·​·in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence you came out, where thou didst sow thy seed, and didst water it with thy foot, as a garden of vegetables;

11 but the land, whither you cross·​·over to possess it, is a land of mountains and vales, and drinks water of the rain of the heavens;

12 a land which Jehovah thy God inquires·​·after; the eyes of Jehovah thy God are continually on it, from the beginning of the year, and until the last of the year.

13 And it shall be, if hearkening you shall hearken to My commandments which I command you today, to love Jehovah your God, and to serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14 that I will give you the rain of your land in its time, the earlier·​·rain and the later·​·rain, that thou mayest gather thy grain, and thy must*, and thine olive·​·oil.

15 And I will give the herb in thy fields for thy beast, that thou mayest eat and be satisfied.

16 Take·​·heed to yourselves, that your heart be not enticed, and you turn·​·aside, and serve other gods, and bow·​·down to them;

17 and the anger of Jehovah be·​·fierce against you, and He restrain the heavens, and there be not rain, and the ground give not her produce; and you perish hastily from upon the good land which Jehovah gives to you.

18 And you shall set these My words in your heart and in your soul, and tie them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

19 And you shall teach them to your sons, speaking of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest in the way, and when thou liest·​·down, and when thou risest·​·up.

20 And thou shalt write them on the doorposts of thy house, and on thy gates;

21 so·​·that your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the ground which Jehovah promised to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens are on the earth.

22 For if keeping you shall keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love Jehovah your God, to walk in all His ways, and to stick to Him;

23 then will Jehovah dispossess all these nations from before you, and you shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

24 Every place on which the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours; from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even·​·to the sea behind shall be your border.

25 There shall no man be able to stand·​·forth before you; for Jehovah your God shall put the dread of you and the fear of you on the faces of all the land that you shall tread upon, as He has spoken to you.

26 Behold, I put before you this day a blessing and a curse;

27 a blessing, if you hearken to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I command you today;

28 and a curse, if you will not hearken to the commandments of Jehovah your God, but turn·​·aside from the way which I command you today, to go after other gods, which you have not known.

29 And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God has brought· thee ·in to the land whither thou goest·​·in to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon Mount Gerizim, and the curse upon Mount Ebal.

30 Are they not across Jordan, after the way where the sun goes·​·in, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the desert next·​·to Gilgal, beside the oak·​·groves of Moreh?

31 For you shall cross·​·over the Jordan to go·​·in to possess the land which Jehovah your God gives you, and you shall possess her, and dwell in her.

32 And you shall take·​·heed to do all the statutes and judgments which I put before you today.


Thanks to the Kempton Project for the permission to use this New Church translation of the Word.