An exhortation to obedience,
Deuteronomy 11:1 Therefore shalt thou love Yahweh thy God, and keep his observance, and his statutes, and his regulations, and his commandments, all the days.
by their own experience of God's great works,
Deuteronomy 11:2 And ye must know, today, (for not with your sons [do I speak] who know not, neither have they seen) the discipline of Yahweh your God,his greatness, his firm hand, and his stretched-out arm; Deuteronomy 11:3 and his signs, and his doings, which he did in the midst of Egypt,unto Pharaoh king of Egypt, and unto all his land; Deuteronomy 11:4 and what he did unto the forces of Egyptunto his horses and unto his chariots, in that he caused the waters of the Red Sea to flow over their faces, when they were pursuing after you,and so Yahweh destroyed them (unto this day); Deuteronomy 11:5 and what he did unto you, in the desert,until ye came in as far as this place; Deuteronomy 11:6 and what he did to Dathan and to Abiram, sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, in that the earth opened wide her mouth, and swallowed-up them and their households, and their tents,and all the living things that attended them, in the midst of all Israel. Deuteronomy 11:7 For, yours, are the eyes that have seen every great deed of Yahweh,which he hath done.
and by promise of God's great blessings.
Deuteronomy 11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandment which I am commanding thee, today,that ye may be strong, and so enter and possess the land, whither ye are passing over to possess it; Deuteronomy 11:9 and that ye may prolong your days upon the soil which Yahweh sware unto your fathers, to give unto them and unto their seed,a land flowing with milk and honey.
Deuteronomy 11:10 For, the land which thou art entering to possess, not like the land of Egypt, it is, from whence ye came out,where thou didst sow thy seed, and then water it with thy foot, like a garden of herbs; Deuteronomy 11:11 but, the land whereinto ye are passing over to possess it, is a land of hills, and valleys,which, of the rain of the heavens, doth drink water: Deuteronomy 11:12 a land which Yahweh thy God careth for,continually are the eyes of Yahweh thy God upon it, from the beginning of the year, even unto the end of the year.
A careful study is required in God's Words.
Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if ye will, hearken, unto my commandments, which, I am commanding you, today,to love Yahweh your God, and to serve him, with all your heart, and with all your soul, Deuteronomy 11:14 then [saith he] I will give the rain of your land in its season, the early rain and the latter rain; so shalt thou gather in thy corn, and thy new wine, and thine oil; Deuteronomy 11:15 and I will give grass in thy field for thy cattle,and thou shalt eat and be satisfied.
An exhortation to obedience by threatenings.
Deuteronomy 11:16 Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart be befooled,and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and bow down to them. Deuteronomy 11:17 So would the anger of Yahweh kindle upon you, and he would shut up the heavens, that there should be no rain, and, the ground, would not yield her increase,so should ye perish speedily, from off the good land, which Yahweh is giving unto you.
Deuteronomy 11:18 Therefore shall ye lay these my words upon your heart, and upon your soul,and bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall serve as bands between your eyes; Deuteronomy 11:19 and ye shall teach them unto your children, by speaking of them,when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up; Deuteronomy 11:20 and thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and within thy gates: Deuteronomy 11:21 that your days may multiply, and the days of your children, upon the soil which Yahweh sware unto your fathers, to give unto them,like the days of the heavens upon the earth.
Deuteronomy 11:22 For, if ye do, indeed keep, all this commandment, which I am commanding you to do it,to love Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him, Deuteronomy 11:23 then will Yahweh dispossess all these nations, from before you,and ye shall dispossess nations greater and stronger than ye: Deuteronomy 11:24 every place whereon the sole of your foot shall tread, yours, shall it be,from the desert and the Lebanon, from the riverthe river Euphrates, even unto the hinder sea, shall be your boundary. Deuteronomy 11:25 No man shall stand before you,the dread of you and the fear of you, will Yahweh your God put forth over the face of all the land, whereon ye shall tread, as he spake unto you.
The blessing and curse is set before them.
Deuteronomy 11:26 See! I am setting before you, today,a blessing, and a curse: Deuteronomy 11:27 the blessing, when ye shall hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, which I am commanding you, today; Deuteronomy 11:28 and, the curse, if ye shall not hearken unto the commandments of Yahweh your God, but shall turn aside out of the way which I am commanding you, today,to go after other gods, which ye know not. Deuteronomy 11:29 And it shall come to pass, when Yahweh thy God shall bring thee into the land, which thou art entering to possess, then shalt thou put the blessing, upon Mount Gerizim, and the curse, upon Mount Ebal. Deuteronomy 11:30 Are, they, not over the Jordan, on the way towards the entering in of the sun, in the land of the Canaanite, who dwelleth in the plain over against Gilgal, beside the Teacher's Terebinths? Deuteronomy 11:31 For ye are passing over the Jordan, to enter to possess the land which, Yahweh your God, is giving unto you,so shall ye possess it, and dwell therein. Deuteronomy 11:32 Therefore shall ye observe to do all the statutes and the regulations,which I am setting before you, today.