Deuteronomy 30:1-3

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.

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 30:1-3 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 30:1-3 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.

Cross References 9

  • 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

Footnotes 1

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