11:1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his
charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his
11:2 And know ye this day: for [I speak] not with your children
who have not known, and who have not seen the chastisement of
the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his
11:3 And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst
of Egypt, to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land;
11:4 And what he did to the army of Egypt, to 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 to this day;
11:5 And what he did to you in the wilderness, until ye came to
11:6 And what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab,
the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and
swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and
all the substance that [was] in their possession, in the midst
of all Israel:
11:7 But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the LORD
which he did.
11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all 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;
11:9 And that ye may prolong [your] days in the land which the
LORD swore to your fathers to give to them, and to their seed,
a land that floweth with milk and honey.
11:10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, [is]
not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou
didst sow thy seed, and water [it] with thy foot, as a garden
11:11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, [is] a land of
hills and valleys, [and] drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
11:12 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the
LORD thy God [are] always upon it, from the beginning of the
year even to the end of the year.
11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently
to 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,
11:14 That I will give [you] the rain of your land in its due
season, the former rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest
gather in thy corn, and thy wine and thy oil.
11:15 And I will give grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that
thou mayest eat and be full.
11:16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived,
and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
11:17 And [then] the LORD'S wrath shall be kindled against you,
and he shall shut up the heaven, that there shall be no rain,
and the land shall not yield her fruit; and [lest] ye perish
quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
11:18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and
in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that
they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
11:19 And ye shall teach them to your children, speaking of them
when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the
way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
11:20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thy
house, and upon thy gates:
11:21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your
children, in the land which the LORD swore to your fathers to
give to them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
11:22 For if ye shall diligently 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 to him;
11:23 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before
you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than
11:24 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 uttermost sea shall
your limit be.
11:25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: [for] the
LORD your God shall lay the fear of you, and the dread of you
upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said to
11:26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse:
11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your
God which I command you this day;
11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the
LORD your God, but turn aside from the way which I command you
this day, to go after other gods which ye have not known.
11:29 And it shall come to pass when the LORD thy God hath
brought thee in to the land whither thou goest to possess it,
that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the
curse upon mount Ebal.
11:30 [Are] they not on the other side of Jordan, by the way
where the sun goeth down in the land of the Canaanites, who
dwell in the plain over against Gilgal, beside the plains of
11:31 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 in it.
11:32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments
which I set before you this day.