“In the future, when you experience all these blessings and curses I have listed for you, and when you are living among the nations to which the your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions.
If at that time you and your children return to the your God, and if you obey with all your heart and all your soul all the commands I have given you today,
then the your God will restore your fortunes. He will have mercy on you and gather you back from all the nations where he has scattered you.
Even though you are banished to the ends of the earth, the your God will gather you from there and bring you back again.
References for Deuteronomy 30:4
The your God will return you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will possess that land again. Then he will make you even more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors!
“The your God will change your heart and the hearts of all your descendants, so that you will love him with all your heart and soul and so you may live!
References for Deuteronomy 30:6
The your God will inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate and persecute you.
Then you will again obey the and keep all his commands that I am giving you today.
“The your God will then make you successful in everything you do. He will give you many children and numerous livestock, and he will cause your fields to produce abundant harvests, for the will again delight in being good to you as he was to your ancestors.
The your God will delight in you if you obey his voice and keep the commands and decrees written in this Book of Instruction, and if you turn to the your God with all your heart and soul.
“This command I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, and it is not beyond your reach.
It is not kept in heaven, so distant that you must ask, ‘Who will go up to heaven and bring it down so we can hear it and obey?’
It is not kept beyond the sea, so far away that you must ask, ‘Who will cross the sea to bring it to us so we can hear it and obey?’
No, the message is very close at hand; it is on your lips and in your heart so that you can obey it.
“Now listen! Today I am giving you a choice between life and death, between prosperity and disaster.
For I command you this day to love the your God and to keep his commands, decrees, and regulations by walking in his ways. If you do this, you will live and multiply, and the your God will bless you and the land you are about to enter and occupy.
“But if your heart turns away and you refuse to listen, and if you are drawn away to serve and worship other gods,
then I warn you now that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live a long, good life in the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy.
“Today I have given you the choice between life and death, between blessings and curses. Now I call on heaven and earth to witness the choice you make. Oh, that you would choose life, so that you and your descendants might live!
You can make this choice by loving the your God, obeying him, and committing yourself firmly to him. This is the key to your life. And if you love and obey the , you will live long in the land the swore to give your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob.”
References for Deuteronomy 30:20