Remember the long way that the Lord your God has led you these forty years in the wilderness, in order to humble you, testing you to know what was in your heart, whether or not you would keep his commandments.
He humbled you by letting you hunger, then by feeding you with manna, with which neither you nor your ancestors were acquainted, in order to make you understand that one does not live by bread alone, but by every word that comes from the mouth of the Lord.
The clothes on your back did not wear out and your feet did not swell these forty years.
Know then in your heart that as a parent disciplines a child so the Lord your God disciplines you.
Therefore keep the commandments of the Lord your God, by walking in his ways and by fearing him.
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