Deuteronomy 30 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now when all these things have come on you, the blessing and the curse which I have put before you, if the thought of them comes back to your minds, when you are living among the nations where the Lord your God has sent you, 1 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come upon you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,
2 And your hearts are turned again to the Lord your God, and you give ear to his word which I give you today, you and your children, with all your heart and with all your soul: 2 and when you and your children return to the LORD your God and obey him with all your heart and with all your soul according to everything I command you today,
3 Then the Lord will have pity on you, changing your fate, and taking you back again from among all the nations where you have been forced to go. 3 then the LORD your God will restore your fortunes and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
4 Even if those who have been forced out are living in the farthest part of heaven, the Lord your God will go in search of you, and take you back; 4 Even if you have been banished to the most distant land under the heavens, from there the LORD your God will gather you and bring you back.
5 Placing you again in the land of your fathers as your heritage; and he will do you good, increasing you till you are more in number than your fathers were. 5 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your fathers, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your fathers.
6 And the Lord your God will give to you and to your seed a circumcision of the heart, so that, loving him with all your heart and all your soul, you may have life. 6 The LORD your God will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants, so that you may love him with all your heart and with all your soul, and live.
7 And the Lord your God will put all these curses on those who are against you, and on your haters who put a cruel yoke on you. 7 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
8 And you will again give ear to the voice of the Lord, and do all his orders which I have given you today. 8 You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
9 And the Lord your God will make you fertile in all good things, blessing the work of your hands, and the fruit of your body, and the fruit of your cattle, and the fruit of your land: for the Lord will have joy in you, as he had in your fathers: 9 Then the LORD your God will make you most prosperous in all the work of your hands and in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock and the crops of your land. The LORD will again delight in you and make you prosperous, just as he delighted in your fathers,
10 If you give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his orders and his laws which are recorded in this book of the law, and turning to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul. 10 if you obey the LORD your God and keep his commands and decrees that are written in this Book of the Law and turn to the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.
11 For these orders which I have given you today are not strange and secret, and are not far away. 11 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
12 They are not in heaven, for you to say, Who will go up to heaven for us and give us knowledge of them so that we may do them? 12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, "Who will ascend into heaven to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"
13 And they are not across the sea, for you to say, Who will go over the sea for us and give us news of them so that we may do them? 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, so that you have to ask, "Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?"
14 But the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, so that you may do it. 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.
15 See, I have put before you today, life and good, and death and evil; 15 See, I set before you today life and prosperity, death and destruction.
16 In giving you orders today to have love for the Lord your God, to go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions, so that you may have life and be increased, and that the blessing of the Lord your God may be with you in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage. 16 For I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commands, decrees and laws; then you will live and increase, and the LORD your God will bless you in the land you are entering to possess.
17 But if your heart is turned away and your ear is shut, and you go after those who would make you servants and worshippers of other gods: 17 But if your heart turns away and you are not obedient, and if you are drawn away to bow down to other gods and worship them,
18 I give witness against you this day that destruction will certainly be your fate, and your days will be cut short in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage on the other side of Jordan. 18 I declare to you this day that you will certainly be destroyed. You will not live long in the land you are crossing the Jordan to enter and possess.
19 Let heaven and earth be my witnesses against you this day that I have put before you life and death, a blessing and a curse: so take life for yourselves and for your seed: 19 This day I call heaven and earth as witnesses against you that I have set before you life and death, blessings and curses. Now choose life, so that you and your children may live
20 In loving the Lord your God, hearing his voice and being true to him: for he is your life and by him will your days be long: so that you may go on living in the land which the Lord gave by an oath to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob. 20 and that you may love the LORD your God, listen to his voice, and hold fast to him. For the LORD is your life, and he will give you many years in the land he swore to give to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob.