See, I set before you today life1 and prosperity,2 death3 and destruction.416
For I command you today to love5 the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live6 and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them,
I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed.7 You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you8 that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.9 Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
and that you may love10 the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life,11 and he will give12 you many years in the land13 he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.