1611 King James Bible

Deuteronomy 11

An exhortation to obedience,

Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt loue the LORD thy God, and keepe his charge, and his Statutes, and his Iudgements, and his Commandements alway.

by their own experience of God's great works,

Deuteronomy 11:2 And know you this day: for I [speake] not with your children which haue not knowen, and which haue not seene the chastisement of the LORD your God, his greatnesse, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arme, Deuteronomy 11:3 And his miracles, and his actes, which he did in the midst of Egypt, vnto Pharaoh the King of Egypt, and vnto all his land, Deuteronomy 11:4 And what hee did vnto the army of Egypt, vnto their horses, and to their charets, how he made the water of the Red sea to ouerflow them as they pursued after you, and [how] the LORD hath destroyed them vnto this day, Deuteronomy 11:5 And what hee did vnto you in the wildernesse, vntill yee came into this place, Deuteronomy 11:6 And what he did vnto Dathan, and Abiram, the sonnes of Eliab the sonne of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth and swallowed them vp, and their housholds, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession in the middest of all Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 But your eyes haue seene all the great acts of the LORD, which he did.

and by promise of God's great blessings.

Deuteronomy 11:8 Therefore shall yee keepe all the Commandements which I command you this day, that ye may be strong and goe in, and possesse the land whither ye goe to possesse it: Deuteronomy 11:9 And that yee may prolong [your] dayes in the lande which the LORD sware vnto your fathers to giue vnto them, and to their seed, a land that floweth with milke and hony.

Deuteronomy 11:10 For the land whither thou goest in to possesse it, is not as the lande of Egypt from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst [it] with thy foot, as a garden of herbes: Deuteronomy 11:11 But the lande whither ye goe to possesse it, [is] a lande of hilles and valleys, [and] drinketh water of the raine of heauen: Deuteronomy 11:12 A lande, which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God [are] alwayes vpon it, from the beginning of the yeere, euen vnto the end of the yeere.

A careful study is required in God's Words.

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to passe, if you shall hearken diligently vnto my Commandements which I command you this day, to loue the LORD your God, and to serue him with all your heart, and with all your soule; Deuteronomy 11:14 That I will giue [you] the raine of your land in his due season, the first raine and the latter raine, that thou mayest gather in thy corne, and thy wine, and thine oyle. Deuteronomy 11:15 And I will send grasse in thy fields for thy cattell, that thou mayest eate and be full.

An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.

Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heede to your selues, that your heart be not deceiued, and ye turne aside, and serue other gods, and worship them: Deuteronomy 11:17 And [then] the LORDS wrath be kindled against you, and hee shut vp the heauen, that there be no raine, and that the land yeeld not her fruit, and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giueth you.

Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay vp these my words in your heart, and in your soule, and bind them for a signe vpon your hand, that they may bee as frontlets betweene your eyes. Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shal teach them your children, speaking of them, when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest downe, and when thou risest vp. Deuteronomy 11:20 And thou shalt write them vpon the doore posts of thine house, and vpon thy gates: Deuteronomy 11:21 That your dayes may bee multiplied, and the dayes of your children, in the land which the LORD sware vnto your fathers to giue them, as the dayes of heauen vpon the earth.

Deuteronomy 11:22 For if ye shall diligently keepe all these Commaundements which I command you, to doe them, to loue the LORD your God, to walke in all his wayes, and to cleaue vnto him: Deuteronomy 11:23 Then will the LORD driue out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possesse greater nations, and mightier then your selues. Deuteronomy 11:24 Euery place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread, shall be yours: from the wildernesse, and Lebanon, from the riuer, the riuer Euphrates, euen vnto the vttermost sea, shall your coast be. Deuteronomy 11:25 There shall no man bee able to stand before you: [for] the LORD your God shall lay the feare of you, and the dread of you vpon all the land that yee shall tread vpon, as hee hath said vnto you.

The blessing and curse is set before them.

Deuteronomy 11:26 Behold, I set before you this day, a blessing and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:27 A blessing, if ye obey the Commandements of the LORD your God which I command you this day: Deuteronomy 11:28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the Commandements of the LORD your God, but turne aside out of the way, which I command you this day, to goe after other gods which yee haue not knowen. Deuteronomy 11:29 And it shall come to passe when the LORD thy God hath brought thee in, vnto the land whither thou goest to possesse it, that thou shalt put the blessing vpon mount Gerizim, and the curse vpon mount Ebal. Deuteronomy 11:30 Are they not on the other side Iordan, by the way where the Sunne goeth downe, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champion ouer against Gilgal, beside the plaines of Moreh? Deuteronomy 11:31 For ye shall passe ouer Iordan, to goe in to possesse the land which the LORD your God giueth you, and ye shall possesse it, and dwell therein. Deuteronomy 11:32 And yee shall obserue to doe all the Statutes, and Iudgements, which I set before you this day.

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