So if you faithfully obey1 the commands I am giving you today--to love2 the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul3--
then I will send rain4 on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains,5 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.
I will provide grass6 in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.716
Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.817
Then the LORD's anger9 will burn against you, and he will shut10 the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,11 and you will soon perish12 from the good land the LORD is giving you.
Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.1319
Teach them to your children,14 talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.1520
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,1621
so that your days and the days of your children may be many17 in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.1822
If you carefully observe19 all these commands I am giving you to follow--to love20 the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast21 to him--
then the LORD will drive out22 all these nations23 before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.2424
Every place where you set your foot will be yours:25 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River26 to the western sea.a25
No man will be able to stand against you. The LORD your God, as he promised you, will put the terror27 and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.2826
See, I am setting before you today a blessing29 and a curse30--
the blessing31 if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today;
the curse if you disobey32 the commands of the LORD your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods,33 which you have not known.