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Deuteronomy 30:11-20 (English Standard Version)

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The Choice of Life and Death

11 "For this commandment that I command you today 1is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. 12 2It is not in heaven, that you should say, 'Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' 13 Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, 'Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?' 14 But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it. 15 "See, 3I have set before you today life and good, death and evil. 16 If you obey the commandments of the LORD your Goda that I command you today, 4by loving the LORD your God, by walking in his ways, and by keeping his commandments and his statutes and his rules,b then you shall live and multiply, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land that you are entering to take possession of it. 17 But if 5your heart turns away, and you will not hear, but are drawn away to worship other gods and serve them, 18 6I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess. 19 I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, 7blessing and curse. Therefore choose life, that you and your offspring may live, 20 loving the LORD your God, obeying his voice 8and holding fast to him, for 9he is your life and length of days, that you may dwell in 10the land that the LORD swore to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them."
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