Do not let yourselves be led away from the Lord to worship and serve other gods.
If you do, the Lord will become angry with you. He will hold back the rain, and your ground will become too dry for crops to grow. Then you will soon die there, even though it is a good land that he is giving you.
"Remember these commands and cherish them. Tie them on your arms and wear them on your foreheads as a reminder. 119
Teach them to your children. Talk about them when you are at home and when you are away, when you are resting and when you are working.
Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.
Then you and your children will live a long time in the land that the Lord your God promised to give to your ancestors. You will live there as long as there is a sky above the earth.
"Obey faithfully everything that I have commanded you: Love the Lord your God, do everything he commands, and be faithful to him.
Then he will drive out all those nations as you advance, and you will occupy the land belonging to nations greater and more powerful than you.
All the ground that you march over will be yours. Your territory will extend from the desert in the south to the Lebanon Mountains in the north, and from the Euphrates River in the east to the Mediterranean Sea in the west. 225
Wherever you go in that land, the Lord your God will make the people fear you, as he has promised, and no one will be able to stop you.
"Today I am giving you the choice between a blessing and a curse -