An exhortation to obedience,
Deuteronomy 11:1 Loue the Lorde thy God and kepe hys obseruaunces, hys ordinaunces, hys lawes and and hys commaundementes alwaye.
by their own experience of God's great works,
Deuteronomy 11:2 And call to mynde thys daye that whyche your children haue neither knowne nor sene: euen the nurtoure of the Lord your God, hys greatnes, hys myghty hande, and hys streatched oute arme: Deuteronomy 11:3 hys myracles and hys actes whyche he dyd amonge the Egyptians, euen vnto Pharao kynge of Egypte, and vnto all hys lande: Deuteronomy 11:4 and what he dyd vnto the hoste of the Egyptians, vnto theyr horses and charettes howe he broughte the water of the redde see vpon them as they chased you, and how the Lorde hath brought theym to noughte vnto thys daye: Deuteronomy 11:5 and what he dyd vnto you in the wyldernes, vntyll ye came vnto thys place: Deuteronomy 11:6 and what he dyd vnto Dathan and Abiram the sonns of Eliab, the sonnes of Ruben, how the earth opened hyr mouth & swalowed them with theyr housholdes and theyr tentes, & al theyr substaunce that was in theyr possession in the myddes of Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 For youre eyes haue seene all the greate dedes of the Lord whych he dyd.
and by promise of God's great blessings.
Deuteronomy 11:8 Kepe therfore al the commaundementes whiche I commaunde the thys day, that ye may be stronge and go and conquere the lande whether ye go to possesse it, Deuteronomy 11:9 & that ye maye prolonge youre dayes in the lande whyche the Lorde sware vnto your fathers to gyue vnto them and to theyr sede, a lande that floweth with milcke and hony.
Deuteronomy 11:10 For the lande whether thou goest to possesse it, is not as the Lande of Egypte whence thou camest out, wher thou sowedest thi sede and waterstest it with thy fete as a garden of herbes: Deuteronomy 11:11 but the land whither ye go ouer to possesse it, is a land of hylles and valeyes & drynketh water of the rayne of heauen, Deuteronomy 11:12 and a Land whyche the Lord thy God careth for. The eyes of the lord thy God are alwayes vpon it, from the beginnyng of the yere vnto the latter end of the yere.
A careful study is required in God's Words.
Deuteronomy 11:13 If thou shalt herken therfore vnto mi commoundementes which I commaund you this day, that ye loue the Lord your God & serue him with all your hertes and with all youre soules: Deuteronomy 11:14 then he wyll giue rayne vnto youre lande in due ceason, both the first rayne & the later, and thou shalte gather in thy corne thy wyne and thyne oyle. Deuteronomy 11:15 And he wyl sende grasse in thy feldes for thi cattel: & thou shalt eate and fyll thy selfe.
An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.
Deuteronomy 11:16 But beware that youre hertes deceyue you not that ye turne asyde and serue straunge Gods & worshyp them, Deuteronomy 11:17 & then the wrath of the Lord waxe whote vpon you, & shut vp the heauen that ther be no raine, & that your land yeld not hyr frute and that ye peryshe quyckly from of the good land, which the Lord geueth you.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Put vp therfore these mi wordes in your hertes, and in your soules, & bind them for a sygne vnto your handes, and let them be as papers of remembraunce betwene your eyes Deuteronomy 11:19 and teach them your chyldren: so that thou talke of them when thou sittest in thine house and when thou walkest by the way, & when thou liest downe, & when thou risest vp, Deuteronomy 11:20 yea, & write them vpon the dorepostes of thine house and vpon thy gates, Deuteronomy 11:21 that your dayes may be multiplyed, and the dayes of youre children vpon the earth, whych the Lord sware vnto your fathers to gyue theym, as longe as the dayes of heauen last vpon the earth.
Deuteronomy 11:22 For if ye shall kepe al these commaundementes whiche I commaund you, so that ye do them, & loue the Lord your God, and walke in all his waies & cleaue vnto him. Deuteronomy 11:23 Then wyl the Lord caste out al these nations, & ye shall conquire them which are both greater & mightier then youre selues. Deuteronomy 11:24 Al þe places whereon the solles of your fete shall treade, shall be youres euen from the wildernes and from Libanon, and from the riuer Euphrates, euen vnto the vtmost sea, shall youre coastes be. Deuteronomy 11:25 There shall no man be able to stande before you: þe Lorde your God shall caste the feare and dread of you vpon all landes whether ye shall come as he hath sayed vnto you.
The blessing and curse is set before them.
Deuteronomy 11:26 Beholde I sette before you thys daye, a blessynge, and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:27 a blessynge: if that ye herken vnto the commaundementes of the Lord Deuteronomy 11:28 And a curse: if ye wyll not herken vnto the commaundementes of the Lord your God: but turne out of the waye which I commaunde you this daye, to go after straunge Goddes which ye haue not knowne. Deuteronomy 11:29 When the Lord thy God hath brought the into the lande whether thou goest to possesse it, then put the blessyng vpon mount Garizim and the curse vpon mount Ebal, Deuteronomy 11:30 whiche are on the other syde Iordan on the backe syde of the waye towarde the goynge downe of the sunne in the Land of the Cananites whyche dwel in þe feldes ouer against Galgal beside the groue of Moreh. Deuteronomy 11:31 For ye shal go ouer to go & possesse the lande which the Lord your God geueth you, and shall conquere it and dwell therein. Deuteronomy 11:32 Take hede therfore that ye do all the commaundementes and lawes, which I set before you this day.