For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land1--a land with streams and pools of water, with springs flowing in the valleys and hills;28
a land with wheat and barley,3 vines4 and fig trees,5 pomegranates, olive oil and honey;69
a land where bread7 will not be scarce and you will lack nothing;8 a land where the rocks are iron and you can dig copper out of the hills.910
When you have eaten and are satisfied,10 praise the LORD your God for the good land he has given you.
Be careful that you do not forget11 the LORD your God, failing to observe his commands, his laws and his decrees that I am giving you this day.
Otherwise, when you eat and are satisfied, when you build fine houses and settle down,1213
and when your herds and flocks grow large and your silver and gold increase and all you have is multiplied,
then your heart will become proud and you will forget13 the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
He led you through the vast and dreadful desert,14 that thirsty and waterless land, with its venomous snakes15 and scorpions. He brought you water out of hard rock.1616
He gave you manna17 to eat in the desert, something your fathers had never known,18 to humble and to test19 you so that in the end it might go well with you.
You may say to yourself,20 "My power and the strength of my hands21 have produced this wealth for me."