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Deuteronomy 30:1-20

30  “And when all these things come true for you, the blessing and the curse that I have put before you, and you turn your hearts back among all the nations where your God Jehovah has banished you, 2  and turn back to your God Jehovah and obey him just as I am commanding you today, you and your sons, with all your heart and soul, 3*  your God Jehovah will come back to you and feel a tenderness for you and turn back and gather you out of all the peoples where your God Jehovah has scattered you: 4  if your exile be at the edge of the sky, from there your God Jehovah will gather you and from there he will take you, 5  and your God Jehovah will bring you to the country your fathers had possessed, and you shall possess it, and he will do you good and make you more numerous than your fathers. 6  And your God Jehovah will circumcise your hearts and the hearts of your descendants to love your God Jehovah with all your heart and soul so that you may live; 7  and your God Jehovah will put all these maledictions on your enemies and haters who have been pursuing you; 8  and you will come back to obeying Jehovah and living up to all his commandments which I am enjoining on you today. 9*  And your God Jehovah will make you affluent in all your affairs, in fruit of body and fruit of cattle and fruit of soil, because Jehovah will come back to delighting in your welfare as he did in your fathers’ welfare, 10**  when you obey your God Jehovah, keeping his commandments and usages written in this book of the code, because you turn back to your God Jehovah with all your heart and soul. 11  “For this commandment that I am enjoining on you today is nothing impracticable nor remote; 12  it is not in the sky for you to say ‘If only someone would go up to the sky for us and get it for us and let us have it and we might live up to it!’ 13  neither is it across the sea for you to say ‘If only someone would cross to the other side of the sea for us and get it for us and let us have it and we might live up to it!’ 14  but the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, for you to live up to. 15  “See, I have put before you today life and good, and death and evil. 16*  If you listen to the commandments of your God Jehovah that I am enjoining on you today, loving your God Jehovah, walking in his ways and keeping his usages and laws, you shall live and multiply and your God Jehovah will bless you in the country you are going into to take possession of it; 17  but if your heart turns and you do not listen, but get astray and do reverence to other gods and worship them, 18  I tell you today you shall perish; you shall not have a long time on the soil you are crossing the Jordan to get to to take possession of it. 19*  I call to witness against you today the heavens and the earth, life and death I have put before you, the blessing and the curse: choose life, so that you may live, you and your descendants; choose life, 20  to love your God Jehovah, to obey him and hold fast to him, because that is life for you and a long time to stay on the soil Jehovah swore to your fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob to give to them.”

Footnotes

30:3 Or will restore you
30:9 Lit. delighting in you for good
30:10 Or because you obey
30:10 Or when you turn back
30:16 Var. and evil, that I am commanding you today to love your God Jehovah, to walk in his ways and keep his commandments and usages and laws, and you
30:19-20 Lit. and your posterity: to love your God Jehovah