Deuteronomy 11:1

Love and Obey the LORD

1 Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.

Deuteronomy 11:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.
ESV
1 "You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always.
NLT
1 “You must love the LORD your God and always obey his requirements, decrees, regulations, and commands.
MSG
1 So love God, your God; guard well his rules and regulations; obey his commandments for the rest of time.
CSB
1 "Therefore, love the Lord your God and always keep His mandate and His statutes, ordinances, and commands.

Deuteronomy 11:1 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 11:1

Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God
Because he is so great and glorious in himself, and because he had done such great and good things for them, the Israelites, particularly in the multiplication of them, the last thing mentioned:

and keep his charge;
whatsoever the Lord had charged them to observe, even what follow:

and his statutes and his judgments, and his commandments, alway;
all his laws, ceremonial, judicial, and moral; and that constantly and continually, all the days of their lives.

Deuteronomy 11:1 In-Context

1 Love the LORD your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always.
2 Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the LORD your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;
3 the signs he performed and the things he did in the heart of Egypt, both to Pharaoh king of Egypt and to his whole country;
4 what he did to the Egyptian army, to its horses and chariots, how he overwhelmed them with the waters of the Red Sea as they were pursuing you, and how the LORD brought lasting ruin on them.
5 It was not your children who saw what he did for you in the wilderness until you arrived at this place,

Cross References 2

  • 1. S Deuteronomy 6:5; Deuteronomy 10:12
  • 2. S Leviticus 8:35; Zechariah 3:7