Promises of God

12 (A)Then it shall come about, because you listen to these judgments and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you [a]His covenant and [b]His lovingkindness which He swore to your forefathers. 13 He will (B)love you and bless you and (C)multiply you; He will also bless the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground, your grain and your new wine and your oil, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock, [c]in the land which He swore to your forefathers to give you. 14 You shall be blessed above all peoples; there will be no male or female (D)barren among you or among your cattle. 15 (E)The Lord will remove from you all sickness; and He will not put on you any of the harmful diseases of Egypt which you have known, but He will lay them on all who hate you. 16 You shall consume all the peoples whom the Lord your God will deliver to you; (F)your eye shall not pity them, nor shall you serve their gods, for that would be (G)a snare to you.

17 “If you should say in your heart, ‘These nations are greater than I; how can I (H)dispossess them?’ 18 you shall not be afraid of them; you shall well (I)remember what the Lord your God did to Pharaoh and to all Egypt: 19 (J)the great trials which your eyes saw and the signs and the wonders and the mighty hand and the outstretched arm by which the Lord your God brought you out. So shall the Lord your God do to all the peoples of whom you are afraid. 20 Moreover, the Lord your God will send (K)the hornet against them, until those who are left and hide themselves from you perish. 21 You shall not dread [d]them, for (L)the Lord your God is in your midst, (M)a great and awesome God. 22 (N)The Lord your God will clear away these nations before you little by little; you will not be able to put an end to them quickly, for the [e]wild beasts would grow too numerous for you. 23 (O)But the Lord your God will deliver them before you, and will [f]throw them into great confusion until they are destroyed. 24 (P)He will deliver their kings into your hand so that you will make their name perish from under heaven; (Q)no man will be able to stand before you until you have destroyed them. 25 The graven images of their gods you are to (R)burn with fire; you shall (S)not covet the silver or the gold that is on them, nor take it for yourselves, or you will be (T)snared by it, for it is an (U)abomination to the Lord your God. 26 You shall not bring an abomination into your house, and like it come under the (V)ban; you shall utterly detest it and you shall utterly abhor it, for it is something banned.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 7:12 Lit the
  2. Deuteronomy 7:12 Lit the
  3. Deuteronomy 7:13 Lit on the ground
  4. Deuteronomy 7:21 Lit from before them
  5. Deuteronomy 7:22 Lit beasts of the field
  6. Deuteronomy 7:23 Lit confuse them with

13 “It shall come about, (A)if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, (B)to love the Lord your God and to serve Him (C)with all your heart and all your soul,

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Blessings at Gerizim

28 (A)Now it shall be, if you diligently [a]obey the Lord your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the Lord your God (B)will set you high above all the nations of the earth. All these blessings will come upon you and (C)overtake you if you [b]obey the Lord your God:

“Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be (D)in the [c]country.

“Blessed shall be the [d]offspring of your [e]body and the [f]produce of your ground and the [g]offspring of your beasts, the increase of your herd and the young of your flock.

“Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl.

“Blessed shall you be (E)when you come in, and blessed shall you be when you go out.

“The Lord shall cause your enemies who rise up against you to be [h]defeated before you; they will come out against you one way and will flee before you seven ways. The Lord will command the blessing upon you in your barns and in (F)all that you put your hand to, and He will bless you in the land which the Lord your God gives you. (G)The Lord will establish you as a holy people to Himself, as He swore to you, if you keep the commandments of the Lord your God and walk in His ways. 10 So all the peoples of the earth will see that [i](H)you are called by the name of the Lord, and they will be afraid of you. 11 (I)The Lord will make you abound in prosperity, in the [j]offspring of your [k]body and in the [l]offspring of your beast and in the [m]produce of your ground, in the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give you. 12 The Lord will open for you His good storehouse, the heavens, to give rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hand; and (J)you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow. 13 (K)The Lord will make you the head and not the tail, and you only will be above, and you will not be underneath, if you listen to the commandments of the Lord your God, which I charge you today, to [n]observe them carefully, 14 and (L)do not turn aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right or to the left, to go after other gods to serve them.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 28:1 Lit listen to the voice of
  2. Deuteronomy 28:2 Lit listen to the voice of
  3. Deuteronomy 28:3 Or field
  4. Deuteronomy 28:4 Lit fruit
  5. Deuteronomy 28:4 Lit womb
  6. Deuteronomy 28:4 Lit fruit
  7. Deuteronomy 28:4 Lit fruit
  8. Deuteronomy 28:7 Lit smitten
  9. Deuteronomy 28:10 Lit the name of the Lord is called upon you
  10. Deuteronomy 28:11 Lit fruit
  11. Deuteronomy 28:11 Or womb
  12. Deuteronomy 28:11 Lit fruit
  13. Deuteronomy 28:11 Lit fruit
  14. Deuteronomy 28:13 Lit keep and do

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