After you have had children and grandchildren and have lived in the land a long time--if you then become corrupt3 and make any kind of idol,4 doing evil5 in the eyes of the LORD your God and provoking him to anger,
I call heaven and earth as witnesses6 against you7 this day that you will quickly perish8 from the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess. You will not live there long but will certainly be destroyed.
Ask24 now about the former days, long before your time, from the day God created man on the earth;25 ask from one end of the heavens to the other.26 Has anything so great27 as this ever happened, or has anything like it ever been heard of ?
Has any god ever tried to take for himself one nation out of another nation,29 by testings,30 by miraculous signs31 and wonders,32 by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm,33 or by great and awesome deeds,34 like all the things the LORD your God did for you in Egypt before your very eyes?
Keep43 his decrees and commands,44 which I am giving you today, so that it may go well45 with you and your children after you and that you may live long46 in the land the LORD your God gives you for all time.