1 Every commandment which I am commanding you today you shall take heed to do,
that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land of which Jehovah has sworn
to your fathers.
2 And you shall remember that Jehovah your God has led you all the way these forty
years in the wilderness, to humble you and test you, to know what was in your heart,
whether you would keep His commandments or not.
3 And He humbled you, allowed you to hunger, and fed you with manna which you had
not known nor had your fathers known, to make you know that man does not live by bread
alone; but man lives by every Word that proceeds from the mouth of Jehovah.
4 Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years.
5 You have come to know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so Jehovah your
God chastens you.
6 Therefore you shall keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, to walk in His ways
and to fear Him.
7 For Jehovah your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of
fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills;
8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil
9 a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you shall lack nothing; a
land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper.
10 When you have eaten and been filled, then you shall bless Jehovah your God for the
good land which He has given you.
11 Beware that you do not forget Jehovah your God by not keeping His commandments,
His judgments, and His statutes which I am commanding you today,
12 lest, when you have eaten and been filled, and have built beautiful houses and dwelt in
13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are
multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;
14 when your heart is lifted up, and you forget Jehovah your God who brought you out of
the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;
15 who led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with the fiery serpents and
scorpions and thirsty land with no water; who has brought water for you out of the rock of
16 who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers had not known, to
humble you and to test you, to do you good in the end;
17 you say in your heart, My power and the might of my hand have acquired me this
18 But you shall remember Jehovah your God, for it is He who gives you power to
acquire wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He has sworn to your fathers, as
it is this day.
19 And it shall be, if you cease caring, to forget Jehovah your God, and have walked after
other gods, and have served them and bowed down to them, I testify against you this day
that you shall perish to extermination.
20 As the nations which Jehovah is destroying before you, so you shall perish, because
you would not obey the voice of Jehovah your God.