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Deuteronomy 8 (Lexham English Bible)

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1 "All of the commandmentsa that I [am] commanding you today you must diligently observe, so that you may live and multiply, and you may go and take possession of the land that Yahweh swore to your ancestors.b 2 And you shall remember all [of] the way that Yahweh your God led you [during] these forty years in the desert in order to humble you and to test you to know what [is] in your heart, whether you would [diligently] keep his commandments or not. 3 And he humbled you and let you go hungry, and [then] he fed you with that which you did not know nor did your ancestorsc know, in order to make you know that not by bread alone but by all [that] goes outd of the mouth of Yahweh humankind shall live. 4 Your clothing did not wear out {on you},e and your feet did not swell [during] these forty years. 5 And you should know with your heart that as a man disciplines his son, [so] Yahweh your God [is] disciplining you.f 6 So you must keep the commandments of Yahweh your God by walking in his ways and by fearing him. 7 For Yahweh your God [is] bringing you to a good land [with] streams of water, springs and underground water, welling up in the valleysg and in the hills,h 8 [to] a land of wheat and barley and vinesi and fig treesj and pomegranate trees,k a land of olive trees,l olive oil and honey; 9 [to] a land where you may eat food in it {without scarcity};m you will not find anything lacking in it, a land where its stones [are] iron and from its mountains you can mine copper. 10 And you will eat, and {you will be satisfied},n and you will bless Yahweh your God because [of] the good land that he has given to you. 11 "Take care for yourself so that you not forget Yahweh your God [by] not keeping his commandments and his regulations and his statutes that I [am] commanding you {today},o 12 lest [when] you have eaten and you are satisfied and you have built good houses and you live [in them], 13 and your herds and your flocks have multiplied, and {you have accumulated silver and gold},p and all that {you have}q has multiplied, 14 then your heart {becomes proud}r and you forget Yahweh your God, {the one who brought you out}s from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery, 15 the one leading you in the great and terrible desert [infested] with {dangerous}t snakesu and scorpionsv and parched ground, where there isw no water, [and] the one bringing out water for you from flint rock, 16 the one {feeding you}x manna in the desert, [food] that your ancestorsy did not know, in order to humble you and in order to test you [so that he could] do good to you {in the future}.z 17 And you may thinkaa in your heart, 'My strength and the might of my hand {acquired this wealth for}bb me.' 18 But you must remember Yahweh your God, for he [is] the [one] giving you strength to acquire wealth in order to confirm his covenant that he swore to your ancestorscc {as it is today}.dd 19 And it will happen [that] if you indeed forget Yahweh your God and you go after other gods and you serve them and you bow down before them, I warn you today that you will surely perish. 20 As [with] the nations that Yahweh [is] destroying {before you},ee so you shall perish because you would not obey the voice of Yahweh your God.
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