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Deuteronomy 8 (English Standard Version)

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Remember the Lord Your God

1 "The whole commandment that I command you today 1you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the LORD swore to give to your fathers. 2 And you shall remember the whole way that the LORD your God has led you 2these forty years in the wilderness, that he might humble you, 3testing you 4to know what was in your heart, 5whether you would keep his commandments or not. 3 And he humbled you and 6let you hunger and 7fed you with manna, which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that he might make you know that 8man does not live by bread alone, but man lives by every worda that comes from the mouth of the LORD. 4 9Your clothing did not wear out on you and your foot did not swell these forty years. 5 Know then in your heart that, 10as a man disciplines his son, the LORD your God disciplines you. 6 So you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. 7 For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, 11a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing out in the valleys and hills, 8 a land of wheat and barley, 12of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive trees and honey, 9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 And you shall eat and be full, and you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land he has given you. 11 "Take care lest you forget the LORD your God by not keeping his commandments and his rules and his statutes, which I command you today, 12 13lest, when you have eaten and are full and have built good houses and live in them, 13 and when your herds and flocks multiply and your silver and gold is multiplied and all that you have is multiplied, 14 14then your heart be lifted up, and you 15forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, 15 who 16led you through the great and terrifying wilderness, 17with its fiery serpents and scorpions 18and thirsty ground where there was no water, 19who brought you water out of the flinty rock, 16 who fed you in the wilderness with 20manna that your fathers did not know, that he might humble you and test you, 21to do you good in the end. 17 Beware 22lest you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gotten me this wealth.' 18 You shall remember the LORD your God, for 23it is he who gives you power to get wealth, 24that he may confirm his covenant that he swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 And if you forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, 25I solemnly warn you today that you shall surely perish. 20 Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, 26so shall you perish, because you would not obey the voice of the LORD your God.
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