When all these blessings and curses1 I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,22
and when you and your children return3 to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart4 and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,
then the LORD your God will restore your fortunesa5 and have compassion6 on you and gather7 you again from all the nations where he scattered8 you.94
Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens,10 from there the LORD your God will gather11 you and bring you back.125
He will bring13 you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous14 than your fathers.
The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants,15 so that you may love16 him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
The LORD your God will put all these curses17 on your enemies who hate and persecute you.188
You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land.19 The LORD will again delight20 in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers,
if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law21 and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.22
Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.2312
It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven24 to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"2513
Nor is it beyond the sea,26 so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"2714
No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.2815
See, I set before you today life29 and prosperity,30 death31 and destruction.3216
For I command you today to love33 the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live34 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.35 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 you36 that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses.37 Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
and that you may love38 the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life,39 and he will give40 you many years in the land41 he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.