Great mercies promised unto the repentent.
Deuteronomy 30:1 When all these wordes are come vpon the whether it be the blessyng or the cursse whych I haue set before the, yet yf thou turne vnto thyne herte amonge al the nacyons whether the Lord thy God hath truste the, Deuteronomy 30:2 and come agayne vnto the Lorde thy GOD and herken vnto hys voyce accordynge to all that I commaunde the this day: both thou and thy children with al thyne herte and al thy soule: Deuteronomy 30:3 Then the Lorde thy God wyll turne thy captiuite and haue compassyon vpon the, and goo and fet the agayn from all the nacyons, amonge which the Lord thy God shal haue scatered the. Deuteronomy 30:4 Though thou wast cast vnto þe extreme partes of heauen: euen from thence wyl the Lorde thy God gether the and from thence fett the Deuteronomy 30:5 and brynge the into the lande which thy fathers possessed, & thou shalt enioye it. And he wyl shewe the kyndnesse and multiplye the aboue thy fathers. Deuteronomy 30:6 And the Lorde the God wyll circumcise thine hert & the herte of thy sede for to loue the Lord thy God wyth al thyne hert & all thy soule, that thou mayst lyue. Deuteronomy 30:7 And the Lorde thy God wyl put al these curses vpon thyne enemies & on them that hate the, & persecute the. Deuteronomy 30:8 But thou shalt turne and herken vnto the voyce of the Lorde and do al his commaundementes which I commaund the this day. Deuteronomy 30:9 And the Lorde thy God wyl make the plentuous in all the worckes of thyne hand & in the frute of thy body, in þe frut of thy cattell & frute of thy land, & in ryches. For þe Lord wyll turne agayne & reioyce ouer them to do the good, as he reioysed ouer thy fathers: Deuteronomy 30:10 If thou herken vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God to kepe his commaundementes & ordinaunces whyche are wytten in the boke of thys lawe, if thou turne vnto the Lorde thy God with al thyne hert, and al thy soule.
The commandment is manifest.
Deuteronomy 30:11 For the commaundement whiche I commande the thys daye, is not separated from þe, neither farre of. Deuteronomy 30:12 It is not in heauen þt thou neadest to saye: who shall goo vp for vs to heauen, and fett it vs, that we may heare it, and do it: Deuteronomy 30:13 Neither is it beyond þe sea that thou shouldest say: who shal go ouer sea for vs & fet it vs that we may heare it, and do it. Deuteronomy 30:14 But the worde is verye nye vnto the: euen in thy mouth, & in thyne hert, that thou do it.
Life and death are set before them.
Deuteronomy 30:15 Beholde I haue set before you thys daye lyfe and good, death and euyll: Deuteronomy 30:16 in that I commaunde the thys daye to loue the Lorde thy God, & to walke in hys waies & to kepe his commaundementes, his ordinaunces, and his lawes: that thou maist lyue and multiply, & that the Lord thy God may blesse the, in the land whither thou goest to possessess it. Deuteronomy 30:17 But and if thyne hert turne away, so that thou wylte not heare: but shalt go astraye & worshyp straunge Goddes and serue them, Deuteronomy 30:18 I pronounce vnto you thys daye, that ye shall surely perysh, and that ye shal not prolonge your daies vpon the land whither thou passest ouer Iordan to go and possesse it. Deuteronomy 30:19 I cal to recorde thys daye vnto you, heauen and earth, that I haue set before you life and death, blessynge & cursinge: but chose lyfe, that thou, and thy sede may liue, Deuteronomy 30:20 in that thou louest the Lord thi God, herkenest vnto his voyce, and cleauest vnto hym. For he is thy lyfe, & the length of thy daies, þt thou mayst dwell vpon the earth whych the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers: Abraham, Isaac, & Iacob, to gyue them.