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Deuteronomy 11

An exhortation to obedience,

Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore thou shalt loue the Lord thy God, and shalt keepe that, which he commandeth to be kept: that is, his ordinances, and his lawes, and his commandements alway.

by their own experience of God's great works,

Deuteronomy 11:2 And consider this day (for I speake not to your children, which haue neither knowen nor seene) the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatnesse, his mighty hande, and his stretched out arme, Deuteronomy 11:3 And his signes, and his actes, which hee did in the middes of Egypt vnto Pharaoh the King of Egypt and vnto all his land: Deuteronomy 11:4 And what he did vnto the hoste of the Egyptians, vnto their horses, and to their charets, when he caused the waters of the red Sea to ouerflowe them, as they pursued after you, and the Lord destroied them vnto this day: Deuteronomy 11:5 And what he did vnto you in the wildernesse, vntill yee came vnto this place: Deuteronomy 11:6 And what he did vnto Dathan & Abiram the sonnes of Eliab ye sonne of Reuben, when the earth opened her mouth, & swallowed them with their housholds and their tents, and all their substance that they had in the middes of al Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 For your eyes haue seene all the great actes of the Lord which he did.

and by promise of God's great blessings.

Deuteronomy 11:8 Therefore shal ye keepe all the commandements, which I commaunde you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possesse the land whither ye goe to possesse it: Deuteronomy 11:9 Also that ye may prolong your daies in the land, which the Lorde sware vnto your fathers, to giue vnto them and to their seede, euen a lande that floweth with milke and honie.

Deuteronomy 11:10 For the land whither thou goest to possesse it, is not as the lande of Egypt, from whence ye came, where thou sowedst thy seede, and wateredst it with thy feete as a garden of herbes: Deuteronomy 11:11 But the land whither ye goe to possesse it, is a land of mountaines and valleis, and drinketh water of the raine of heauen. Deuteronomy 11:12 This land doth the Lord thy God care for: the eies of the Lord thy God are alwaies vpon it, from the beginning of the yeere, euen vnto the ende of the yeere.

A careful study is required in God's Words.

Deuteronomy 11:13 If yee shall hearken therefore vnto my commaundements, which I commaund you this day, that yee loue the Lorde your God and serue him with all your heart, and with all your soule, Deuteronomy 11:14 I also wil giue raine vnto your land in due time, the first raine & the latter, that thou maist gather in thy wheat, and thy wine, & thine oyle. Deuteronomy 11:15 Also I will send grasse in thy fieldes, for thy cattel, that thou maist eate, and haue inough.

An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.

Deuteronomy 11:16 But beware lest your heart deceiue you, and lest yee turne aside, and serue other gods, and worship them, Deuteronomy 11:17 And so the anger of the Lord be kindled against you, and he shut vp the heauen, that there be no raine, and that your lande yeelde not her fruit, and yee perish quickly from the good land, which the Lord giueth you.

Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shal ye lay vp these my words in your heart and in your soule, and binde them for a signe vpon your hand, that they may be as a frontlet betweene your eyes, Deuteronomy 11:19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them, whe thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest downe, and when thou risest vp. Deuteronomy 11:20 And thou shalt write them vpon the postes of thine house, and vpon thy gates, Deuteronomy 11:21 That your daies may be multiplied, and the daies of your children, in ye land which the Lorde sware vnto your fathers to giue them, as long as the heauens are aboue the earth.

Deuteronomy 11:22 For if ye keepe diligently all these commandements, which I command you to doe: that is, to loue the Lord your God, to walke in all his waies, and to cleaue vnto him, Deuteronomy 11:23 Then will the Lorde cast out all these nations before you, and ye shall possesse great nations and mightier then you. Deuteronomy 11:24 All the places whereon the soles of your feete shal tread, shalbe yours: your coast shalbe fro the wildernes & from Lebanon, & from the Riuer, euen the riuer Perath, vnto ye vttermost Sea. Deuteronomy 11:25 No man shall stande against you: for the Lorde your God shall cast the feare and dread of you vpon all the land that ye shal treade vpon, as he hath said vnto you.

The blessing and curse is set before them.

Deuteronomy 11:26 Beholde, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:27 The blessing, if ye obey the commandements of the Lorde your God which I command you this day: Deuteronomy 11:28 And ye curse, if ye wil not obey the commandements of the Lord your God, but turne out of the way, which I commande you this day, to go after other gods, which ye haue not knowen. Deuteronomy 11:29 When the Lord thy God therefore hath brought thee into ye lande, whither thou goest to possesse it, then thou shalt put the blessing vpon mount Gerizim, and the curse vpon mount Ebal. Deuteronomy 11:30 Are they not beyond Iorden on that part, where the sunne goeth downe in the land of the Canaanites, which dwel in the plaine ouer against Gilgal, beside the groue of Moreh? Deuteronomy 11:31 For yee shall passe ouer Iorden, to goe in to possesse the land, which ye Lorde your God giueth you, and ye shall possesse it, & dwell therein. Deuteronomy 11:32 Take heede therefore that ye doe all the commaundements and the lawes, which I set before you this day.

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