Deuteronomy 30:16

16 If you obey the commands of the Lord your God, which I give you today, if you love him, obey him, and keep all his laws, then you will prosper and become a nation of many people. The Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are about to occupy.

Deuteronomy 30:16 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 30:16

In that I command thee this day to love the Lord thy God
Which is the sum and substance of the first table of the law, and includes the whole worship of God, the contrary to which are idolatry, superstition, and will worship, from which Moses had been dissuading and deterring them:

to walk in his ways;
which he has prescribed, as his will to walk in, and his law directs to:

and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments;
his laws, moral, ceremonial, and judicial, Moses had been repeating and reciting:

that thou mayest live and multiply;
live in the land of Canaan, and have a numerous offspring and posterity to succeed and continue in it, which is confirmed by what follows:

and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest
to possess it;
with health and happiness, with an affluence of all good things, in the land of Canaan they were just entering into to take possession of.

Deuteronomy 30:16 In-Context

14 No, it is here with you. You know it and can quote it, so now obey it.
15 "Today I am giving you a choice between good and evil, between life and death.
16 If you obey the commands of the Lord your God, which I give you today, if you love him, obey him, and keep all his laws, then you will prosper and become a nation of many people. The Lord your God will bless you in the land that you are about to occupy.
17 But if you disobey and refuse to listen, and are led away to worship other gods,
18 you will be destroyed - I warn you here and now. You will not live long in that land across the Jordan that you are about to occupy.

Footnotes 1

  • [a]. [One ancient translation] If you obey the commands of the Lord your God; [Hebrew does not have these words.]