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Deuteronomy 11

An exhortation to obedience,

Deuteronomy 11:1 Therfore shalt thou loue the LORDE yi God, & kepe his comaundemetes, his ordinaunces, his lawes, & his preceptes all yi life loge.

by their own experience of God's great works,

Deuteronomy 11:2 And vnderstode this daye, that which youre childre knowe not: Which haue not sene the nurtoure of the LORDE yor God, & his greatnesse, & his mightie hande, & his stretched out arme, Deuteronomy 11:3 & his tokens and actes which he dyd amonge the Egipcias, vnto Pharao the kynge of Egipte, & to all his londe, Deuteronomy 11:4 & what he dyd to the power of ye Egipcians, & vnto their horses & charettes, whan he broughte the waters of the reed see vpo them, as they folowed after you, & how ye LORDE hath broughte them to naught vnto this daye: Deuteronomy 11:5 & what he dyd vnto you in the wildernesse, vntyll ye came vnto this place: Deuteronomy 11:6 what he dyd vnto Dathan and Abiram the children of Eliab the sonne of Ruben, how the earth opened hir mouth and swalowed them with their housholdes & tetes all their good that they had in the myddes amonge all Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 For youre eyes haue sene the greate workes of ye LORDE, which he hath done.

and by promise of God's great blessings.

Deuteronomy 11:8 Therfore shal ye kepe all the commaundementes which I commaunde you this daye, that ye maye be stronge to come in, and to conquere the londe, whither ye go to possesse it, Deuteronomy 11:9 & that ye maye lyue longe in the londe, which the LORDE sware vnto youre fathers, to geue vnto them and to their sede, eue a londe that floweth with mylke and hony:

Deuteronomy 11:10 For the londe whither thou commest in, to possesse it, is not as the londe of Egipte, whence ye came out, where thou sowedest thy sede, and waterdest it at thy fote as a garden of herbes: Deuteronomy 11:11 but it hath hilles and valleys, which drynke water of the rayne of heauen, Deuteronomy 11:12 a londe that the LORDE thy God careth for. And the eyes of the LORDE thy God are allwaye therin from the begynnynge of the yeare vnto the ende,

A careful study is required in God's Words.

Deuteronomy 11:13 Yf ye shal herken therfore vnto my commaundementes, which I commaunde you this daye, yt ye loue the LORDE youre God, and serue him, with all youre hert and with all youre soule Deuteronomy 11:14 then wyl I geue rayne vnto youre lode in due season, early and late, that thou mayest gather in thy corne, thy wyne and thine oyle: Deuteronomy 11:15 and I wyll geue grasse vpon thy felde for thy catell, that ye maye eate & be fylled.

An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.

Deuteronomy 11:16 But bewarre, yt youre hert be not disceaued, that ye go asyde, & serue other goddes, & worshipe them, Deuteronomy 11:17 and then the wrath of the LORDE waxe whote vpo you, and he shut vp the heaue, that there come no rayne, and the earth geue not hir increase, & ye perishe shortly from the good lode, which the LORDE hath geuen you.

Deuteronomy 11:18 Put vp therfore these my wordes in youre hertes and in youre soules, and bynde the for a signe vpon youre handes, yt they maye be a token of remembraunce before yor eyes: Deuteronomy 11:19 and teach them youre children, so that thou talke therof, whan thou syttest in thine house, or walkest by the waye: whan thou lyest downe, and whan thou rysest vp: Deuteronomy 11:20 and wryte them vpon the postes of thine house, and vpon thy gates, Deuteronomy 11:21 that thou and thy children maye lyue longe in the londe, which the LORDE sware vnto thy fathers to geue them, as longe as the dayes of heauen endure vpon earth.

Deuteronomy 11:22 For yf ye shal kepe all these commaundementes which I commaunde you, so that ye do therafter, that ye loue the LORDE youre God, and walke in all his wayes, and cleue vnto him, Deuteronomy 11:23 then shall the LORDE dryue out all these nacions before you, so that ye shall coquere greater and mightier nacions then ye youre selues are. Deuteronomy 11:24 All the places that the soles of youre fete treade vpon, shalbe yours, from the wyldernes, and fro mount Libanus, and from the water Euphrates vnto ye vttemost see shal youre coastes be. Deuteronomy 11:25 Noman shal be able to wtstonde you. The LORDE youre God shal let the feare and drede of you come vpon all ye londes wherin ye go, like as he hath promysed you.

The blessing and curse is set before them.

Deuteronomy 11:26 Beholde, I laye before you this daye the blessynge and the curse. Deuteronomy 11:27 The blessynge, yf ye be obedient vnto the commaundementes of the LORDE youre God, which I commaunde you this daye. Deuteronomy 11:28 The curse, yf ye wyl not be obedient to the commaundementes of the LORDE youre God, but turne out of the waye, which I comaunde you this daye, so that ye walke after other goddes, whom ye knowe not. Deuteronomy 11:29 Whan ye LORDE yi God hath broughte the in to the londe, whither thou commest in to possesse it, then shalt thou geue the blessynge vpon mount Grisim, and the curse vpon mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 11:30 which are beyonde Iordane the waye towarde the goinge downe of the Sonne, in the lode of the Cananites, which dwell in ye playne felde ouer agaynst Gilgal, besyde the Oke groue of More. Deuteronomy 11:31 For ye shal go ouer Iordane, that ye maye come in to take possession of the londe, which the LORDE youre God hath geuen you, to conquere it, and to dwell therin. Deuteronomy 11:32 Take hede now therfore, that ye do acordinge vnto all the ordinaunces and lawes, which I laye before you this daye.

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