12 It is not up in heaven, so that you have to ask, “Who will ascend into heaven(A) to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”(B) 13 Nor is it beyond the sea,(C) so that you have to ask, “Who will cross the sea to get it and proclaim it to us so we may obey it?”(D) 14 No, the word is very near you; it is in your mouth and in your heart so you may obey it.(E)

15 See, I set before you today life(F) and prosperity,(G) death(H) and destruction.(I)

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Though they dig down to the depths below,(A)
    from there my hand will take them.
Though they climb up to the heavens above,(B)
    from there I will bring them down.(C)
Though they hide themselves on the top of Carmel,(D)
    there I will hunt them down and seize them.(E)
Though they hide from my eyes at the bottom of the sea,(F)
    there I will command the serpent(G) to bite them.(H)

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