Deuteronomy 11:16-26 NIV

16 Be careful, or you will be enticed to turn away and worship other gods and bow down to them.1

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17 Then the LORD's anger2 will burn against you, and he will shut3 the heavens so that it will not rain and the ground will yield no produce,4 and you will soon perish5 from the good land the LORD is giving you.

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18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.6

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19 Teach them to your children,7 talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.8

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20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,9

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21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many10 in the land that the LORD swore to give your forefathers, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.11

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22 If you carefully observe12 all these commands I am giving you to follow--to love13 the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways and to hold fast14 to him--

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23 then the LORD will drive out15 all these nations16 before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.17

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24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours:18 Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River19 to the western sea.a

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    • b 11:24 - That is, the Mediterranean
      25 No man will be able to stand against you. The LORD your God, as he promised you, will put the terror20 and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.21

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      26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing22 and a curse23--

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