Deuteronomy 8:1-6 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Be careful to obey all the commands I am giving you today. Then you will live and multiply, and you will enter and occupy the land the LORD swore to give your ancestors. 1 Be careful to follow every command I am giving you today, so that you may live and increase and may enter and possess the land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers.
2 Remember how the LORD your God led you through the wilderness for forty years, humbling you and testing you to prove your character, and to find out whether or not you would really obey his commands. 2 Remember how the LORD your God led you all the way in the desert these forty years, to humble you and to test you in order to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commands.
3 Yes, he humbled you by letting you go hungry and then feeding you with manna, a food previously unknown to you and your ancestors. He did it to teach you that people need more than bread for their life; real life comes by feeding on every word of the LORD. 3 He humbled you, causing you to hunger and then feeding you with manna, which neither you nor your fathers had known, to teach you that man does not live on bread alone but on every word that comes from the mouth of the LORD.
4 For all these forty years your clothes didn't wear out, and your feet didn't blister or swell. 4 Your clothes did not wear out and your feet did not swell during these forty years.
5 So you should realize that just as a parent disciplines a child, the LORD your God disciplines you to help you. 5 Know then in your heart that as a man disciplines his son, so the LORD your God disciplines you.
6 "So obey the commands of the LORD your God by walking in his ways and fearing him. 6 Observe the commands of the LORD your God, walking in his ways and revering him.