It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes1 of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.
So if you faithfully obey2 the commands I am giving you today--to love3 the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul4--
then I will send rain5 on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains,6 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.
I will provide grass7 in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.816
Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.917
Then the LORD's anger10 will burn against you, and he will shut11 the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,12 and you will soon perish13 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.1419
Teach them to your children,15 talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.1620
Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,1721
so that your days and the days of your children may be many18 in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.1922
If you carefully observe20 all these commands I am giving you to follow--to love21 the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast22 to him--