Deuteronomy 30:1-10

Prosperity After Turning to the LORD

1 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,
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 your God will restore your fortunes[a] and have compassion on you and gather you again from all the nations where he scattered you.
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 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.
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 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
8 You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
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 ancestors,
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.

Deuteronomy 30:1 in Other Translations

KJV
1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt call them to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
ESV
1 "And when all these things come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you call them to mind among all the nations where the LORD your God has driven you,
NLT
1 “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 LORD your God has exiled you, take to heart all these instructions.
MSG
1 Here's what will happen. While you're out among the nations where God has dispersed you and the blessings and curses come in just the way I have set them before you, and you and your children take them seriously
CSB
1 "When all these things happen to you-the blessings and curses I have set before you-and you come to your senses [while you are] in all the nations where the Lord your God has driven you,

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 30

This chapter contains some gracious promises of the conversion of the Jews in the latter day, of their calling things to mind that have befallen them, of their repentance, and the circumcision of their hearts to love the Lord, of the return of them to their own land, and of the great increase of them, and of their enjoyment of plenty of good things, De 30:1-10; in it is an account of the Gospel, or word of faith, which at this time should be brought near to the Jews, and be received by them, De 30:11-14; and for the present Moses desires them to consider what he now set before them, and what would be the consequences of receiving or rejecting it, and so what it would be most proper for them to make choice of, De 30:15-20.

Deuteronomy 30:1-10 In-Context

1 When all these blessings and curses I have set before you come on you and you take them to heart wherever the LORD your God disperses you among the nations,
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 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 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 He will bring you to the land that belonged to your ancestors, and you will take possession of it. He will make you more prosperous and numerous than your ancestors.
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 The LORD your God will put all these curses on your enemies who hate and persecute you.
8 You will again obey the LORD and follow all his commands I am giving you today.
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 ancestors,
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 Now what I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you or beyond your reach.
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 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 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.

Cross References 22

  • 1. ver 15,19; S Deuteronomy 11:26
  • 2. Leviticus 26:40-45; S Deuteronomy 4:32; Deuteronomy 28:64; Deuteronomy 29:28; 1 Kings 8:47
  • 3. S Deuteronomy 4:30; Nehemiah 1:9
  • 4. Deuteronomy 4:29; Psalms 119:2
  • 5. Psalms 14:7; Psalms 53:6; Psalms 85:1; Psalms 126:4; Jeremiah 30:18; Jeremiah 33:11; Ezekiel 16:53; Joel 3:1; Zephaniah 2:7
  • 6. Deuteronomy 13:17
  • 7. S Genesis 48:21; Psalms 147:2; Jeremiah 32:37; Ezekiel 34:13
  • 8. S Genesis 11:4; Deuteronomy 4:27
  • 9. Isaiah 11:11; Jeremiah 12:15; Jeremiah 16:15; Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 29:14; Jeremiah 48:47; Jeremiah 49:6
  • 10. Psalms 19:6
  • 11. Isaiah 17:6; Isaiah 24:13; Isaiah 27:12; Isaiah 40:11; Isaiah 49:5; Isaiah 56:8; Ezekiel 20:34,41; Ezekiel 34:13
  • 12. Nehemiah 1:8-9; Isaiah 11:12; Isaiah 41:5; Isaiah 42:10; Isaiah 43:6; Isaiah 48:20; Isaiah 62:11; Jeremiah 31:8,10; Jeremiah 50:2
  • 13. Jeremiah 29:14
  • 14. S Deuteronomy 7:13
  • 15. S Deuteronomy 6:24; S Deuteronomy 10:16; Jeremiah 32:39
  • 16. Deuteronomy 6:5
  • 17. S Genesis 12:3
  • 18. Deuteronomy 7:15
  • 19. Deuteronomy 28:11; Jeremiah 1:10; Jeremiah 24:6; Jeremiah 31:28; Jeremiah 32:41; Jeremiah 42:10; Jeremiah 45:4
  • 20. S Deuteronomy 28:63
  • 21. S Deuteronomy 28:61
  • 22. S Deuteronomy 4:29

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. Or "will bring you back from captivity"
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