An exhortation to obedience,
Deuteronomy 11:1 Therfore thou shalt loue the lord thy God & kepe his obseruaunces, his ordinaunces, hys lawes, & his commaundments alwaye.
by their own experience of God's great works,
Deuteronomy 11:2 Call to your mynde this daye that which youre chyldren haue nether knowen nor sene: euen the nourture of the Lorde youre God, hys greatnesse, hys myghtye hande, and hys stretched out arme: Deuteronomy 11:3 his myracles and hys actes whych he dyd in the myddes of Egypte, euen vnto Pharao the kynge of Egypte and vnto all hys lande: Deuteronomy 11:4 & what he dyd vnto the host of Egypt, vnto theyr horses & charettes howe he brought the water of the red see vpon them as they chased you behynde, & howe the Lorde hath brought them to nought vnto thys daye: Deuteronomy 11:5 & what he dyd vnto you in the wildernesse, vntyll ye came vnto thys place: Deuteronomy 11:6 & what he dyd vnto Dathan and Abiram the sonnes of Eliab the sonne of Ruben, howe the erth opened hyr mouth, and swalowed them, wyth theyr housholdes and theyr tentes, & all theyr substance that was in theyr possession, in the myddes of Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 Doutles, youre eyes haue sene all the greate actes of the Lorde whych he dyd.
and by promise of God's great blessings.
Deuteronomy 11:8 Therfore shall ye kepe all the commaundmentes, whych I commaunde the thys daye, that ye maye be stronge & go in and conquere the lande whether ye go to possesse it, Deuteronomy 11:9 & that ye maye prolonge youre dayes in the lande which the Lorde sware vnto your fathers, to geue vnto them and to theyr seed, a lande that floweth wyth mylcke and honye.
Deuteronomy 11:10 For the lande whether thou goest to possesse it, is not as the lande of Egypte þt ye came out of, where thou sowedst thy seed and wateredst it wyth thy fete as a garden of herbes: Deuteronomy 11:11 but the lande whyther ye go ouer to possesse it, is a lande that hath hylles and valeyes, and drinketh water of the rayne of heauen. Deuteronomy 11:12 Thys lande doth the Lorde thy God care for, & the eyes of the Lorde thy God are alwayes vpon it, from the begynnynge of the yeare, vnto the ende of the yeare.
A careful study is required in God's Words.
Deuteronomy 11:13 If you shall herken therfore vnto my commaundementes, whych I commaunde you thys daye, that ye loue the Lorde youre God & serue him wyth all youre herte, & wyth all youre soule Deuteronomy 11:14 I also wyll geue rayne vnto youre lande in due ceason: the fyrst rayne and the later, that thou mayest gather in thy corne, thy wyne & thyne oyle. Deuteronomy 11:15 And I will sende grasse in thy feldes for thy catell: that thou mayest eate, and fyll thy selfe.
An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.
Deuteronomy 11:16 But beware that youre herte deceaue you not & ye turne asyde, and serue straunge Goddes, and worshyp them, Deuteronomy 11:17 and then the Lord beynge wroth agaynst you, shutt vp the heauen, þt there be no rayne, and that youre lande yelde not her frute, and lest ye perysh quickly from of the good lande, whych the Lorde geueth you.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Therfore shall ye put vp these my wordes in youre herte and in youre soule, & bynde them for a sygne vpon youre hande, that they maye be as a warninge betwene your eyes, Deuteronomy 11:19 and ye shall teach them youre children that they maye talke of them, when thou syttest in thyne house, and when thou walkest by the waye: when thou lyest downe, & when thou rysest vp: Deuteronomy 11:20 yee and thou shalt wryte them vpon the dore postes of thyne house, and vpon thy gates, Deuteronomy 11:21 that your dayes maye be multiplied, & the dayes of youre children, in þe land whych the Lorde sware vnto youre fathers to geue them, as longe as the dayes of heauen last vpon the erth.
Deuteronomy 11:22 For yf ye kepe all these commaundmentes, which I commaund you so that ye do them: Namely, that ye loue the Lord youre God, & walke in all his wayes, and cleaue vnto him, Deuteronomy 11:23 Then wyll the Lorde cast out all these nacyons before you, and ye shalbe the heyres of great nacions and of them that are myghtyer then youre selues. Deuteronomy 11:24 All the places where on the soles of youre fete shall treade, shalbe youres, euen from the wildernesse and from Libanno, & from the ryuer Euphrates, euen vnto the vttemost see, shall youre coaste be. Deuteronomy 11:25 There shall no man be able to stande before you: for the Lorde youre God shall cast the feare & dreade of you vpon all the lande that ye shall treade vpon, as he hath sayde vnto you.
The blessing and curse is set before them.
Deuteronomy 11:26 Beholde, I set before you thys daye, a blessynge & a curse Deuteronomy 11:27 a blessynge: yf ye obeye the commaundmentes of the Lorde youre God whych I commaunde you thys daye. Deuteronomy 11:28 And a curse: yf ye wyll not obeye the commaundmentes of the Lorde youre God: but turne out of the waye, whych I commaunde you thys daye, to go after straunge goddes, whych ye haue not knowen. Deuteronomy 11:29 When the Lorde thy God therfore hath brought the in to the lande, whether þu goest to possesse it, thou shalt put the blessynge vpon mount Garizim, & the curse vpon mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 11:30 whych (mountaynes) are on the other syde Iordan on the backe syde of the waye towarde the goynge doune of the sonne, in þe lande of the Cananites whych dwel in the playne ouer agaynst Gilgal besyde the groue of Moreh. Deuteronomy 11:31 For ye shall passe ouer Iordane, to go in, and possesse the lande, which the Lorde your God geueth you, and ye shall conquere it, & dwell therin. Deuteronomy 11:32 Take hede therfore that ye do all the commaundementes and lawes, whych I sett before you thys daye.