Observe therefore all the commands1 I am giving you today, so that you may have the strength to go in and take over the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,29
and so that you may live long3 in the land that the LORD swore4 to your forefathers to give to them and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.510
The land you are entering to take over is not like the land of Egypt,6 from which you have come, where you planted your seed and irrigated it by foot as in a vegetable garden.
But the land you are crossing the Jordan to take possession of is a land of mountains and valleys7 that drinks rain from heaven.812
It is a land the LORD your God cares for; the eyes9 of the LORD your God are continually on it from the beginning of the year to its end.
So if you faithfully obey10 the commands I am giving you today--to love11 the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul12--
then I will send rain13 on your land in its season, both autumn and spring rains,14 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine and oil.
I will provide grass15 in the fields for your cattle, and you will eat and be satisfied.1616
Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.1717
Then the LORD's anger18 will burn against you, and he will shut19 the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,20 and you will soon perish21 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.22