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Deuteronomy 11:16-26 (Bible in Basic English)

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16 But take care that your hearts are not turned to false ways so that you become servants and worshippers of other gods; 17 For if you do so, the wrath of the Lord will be burning against you, and the heaven will be shut up so that there is no rain and the land will give no fruit; and in a very little time you will be cut off from the good land which the Lord is giving you. 18 So keep these words deep in your heart and in your soul, and have them fixed on your hand for a sign and marked on your brow; 19 Teaching them to your children, and talking of them when you are at rest in your house or walking by the way, when you go to sleep and when you get up: 20 Writing them on the pillars of your houses and over the doors of your towns: 21 So that your days, and the days of your children, may be long in the land which the Lord by his oath to your fathers said he would give them, like the days of the eternal heavens. 22 For if you take care to keep all the orders which I give you, and to do them; loving the Lord your God and walking in all his ways and being true to him: 23 Then the Lord will send these nations in flight before you, and you will take the lands of nations greater and stronger than yourselves. 24 Every place where you put your foot will be yours: from the waste land and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates as far as the Great Sea, will be the limits of your land. 25 All people will give way before you: for the Lord your God will put the fear of you on all the land through which you go, as he has said. 26 Today I put before you a blessing and a curse:
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