Deuteronomy 11:12

12 a land that the LORD your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year!

Deuteronomy 11:12 Meaning and Commentary

Deuteronomy 11:12

A land which the Lord thy God careth for
In a very particular and special manner; otherwise he has a general care of the whole world, and all the parts of it; for as the earth is his, and the fulness thereof, his providential care reaches everywhere; but as this spot was what he had chosen for his own residence, and the place of his worship, and for an habitation for his peculiar people; he exercised a more peculiar care over it, to make it fruitful, commodious, and pleasant; or which "he seeketh" F9; that is, the good of it, and to make it convenient, useful, and delightful to his people; yea, which he sought for and desired for his own habitation, ( Psalms 132:13 Psalms 132:14 ) ,

the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of
the year even unto the end of the year;
his eyes of providence, to give the former and the latter rain, and that there be seedtime and harvest in their seasons, and that the fruits of it be produced at their proper time; some at the beginning, others at the end of the year, and others in the intervening months, and all wisely suited to the good of the inhabitants of it.


F9 (vrd) "quaerit", Pagninus; "quaerens", Montanus.

Deuteronomy 11:12 In-Context

10 For the land you are about to enter and take over is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, where you planted your seed and made irrigation ditches with your foot as in a vegetable garden.
11 Rather, the land you will soon take over is a land of hills and valleys with plenty of rain—
12 a land that the LORD your God cares for. He watches over it through each season of the year!
13 “If you carefully obey the commands I am giving you today, and if you love the LORD your God and serve him with all your heart and soul,
14 then he will send the rains in their proper seasons—the early and late rains—so you can bring in your harvests of grain, new wine, and olive oil.
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