"You shall therefore 1love the LORD your God, and always2keep His charge, His statutes, His ordinances, and His commandments.
2"Know this day3that I am not speaking with your sonswho have not known and who have not seen the adiscipline of the LORD your God -His greatness, His mightyhand and His outstretchedarm,
and 4His signs and His workswhich He did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land;
and what He did to Egypt'sarmy, to its horses and its chariots, 5when He made the water of the bRedSea to cengulf them while they were pursuing you, and the LORDdcompletelydestroyed them;
and what He did to you in the wildernessuntil you came to thisplace;
and 6what He did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben, when the earthopened its mouth and swallowed them, their households, their tents, and 7everylivingthing that efollowed them, amongallIsrael -
but your own eyes have seenall the greatwork of the LORDwhich He did.
"You shall therefore keepeverycommandmentwhich I am commanding you today, 8so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross to possess it;
99so that you may prolong your days on the landwhich the LORDswore to your fathers to give to them and to their fdescendants, 10a landflowing with milk and honey.
"For the land, into which you are entering to possess it, is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you used to sow your seed and water it with your gfoot like a vegetablegarden.
"But 11the land into which you are about to cross to possess it, a land of hills and valleys, drinkswater from the rain of heaven,
a land for which the LORD your Godcares; 12the eyes of the LORD your God are always on it, from the hbeginning even to the end of the year.
"It shall come about, 13if you listenobediently to my commandmentswhich I am commanding you today, 14to love the LORD your God and to serve Him 15with all your heart and all your soul,
that i16He will give the rain for your land in its season, the j17early and klaterain , that you may gather in your grain and your newwine and your oil.
"l18He will givegrass in your fields for your cattle, and 19you will eat and be satisfied.
"m20Beware that your hearts are not deceived, and that you do not turnaway and serveothergods and worship them.
"Or 21the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and He will 22shut up the heavens23so that there will be norain and the ground will not yield its fruit; and 24you will perishquickly from the goodlandwhich the LORD is giving you.
"25You shall therefore nimpressthesewords of mine on your heart and on your soul; and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as ofrontalspon your forehead .
"26You shall teach them to your sons, talking of them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road and when you liedown and when you rise up.
"27You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
21so that 28your days and the days of your sons may be multiplied on the landwhich the LORDswore to your fathers to give them, as q29long as the heavens remain above the earth.
"For if you are 30careful to keepallthiscommandmentwhich I am commanding you to do, 31to love the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and 32holdfast to Him,
then the LORD will 33drive out allthesenations from before you, and you will 34dispossessnationsgreater and mightierthan you.
"35Everyplace on which the sole of your foottreads shall be yours; 36your border will be from the wilderness to Lebanon, and from the river, the riverEuphrates, as far as rthe westernsea.
"37Noman will be able to standbefore you; the LORD your God will lay the dread of you and the fear of you on all the land on which you setfoot, as He has spoken to you.
"38See, I am settingbefore you today a blessing and a curse:
the 39blessing, if you listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, which I am commanding you today;
and the 40curse, if you do not listen to the commandments of the LORD your God, but turnaside from the waywhich I am commanding you today, sby followingothergodswhich you have not known.
"It shall come about, when the LORD your Godbrings you into the landwhere you are entering to possess it, 41that you shall place the blessing on MountGerizim and the curse on MountEbal.
"Are they not across the Jordan, west of the way toward the sunset , in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Arabah, opposite42Gilgal, beside43the toaks of Moreh?
"For you are about to cross the Jordan to go in to possess the landwhich the LORD your God is giving you, and 44you shall possess it and live in it,
and you shall be careful to doall the statutes and the judgmentswhich I am settingbefore you today.