The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 30:15–20

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15  See, I have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil,

15  Behold, I have set before thee this day life and death, good and evil.

15  Consider what I have set forth in your sight this day, life and good, or, on the opposite side, death and evil,

16  in that I command thee this day to love YHWH thy God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments and His statutes and His ordinances; then thou shalt live and multiply, and the YHWH thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest in to possess it.

16  If thou wilt hearken to the commands of the Lord thy God, which I command thee this day, to love the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to keep his ordinances, and his judgements; then ye shall live, and shall be many in number, and the Lord thy God shall bless thee in all the land into which thou goest to inherit it.

16  so that you may love the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, and keep his commandments and ceremonies and judgments, and so that you may live, and he may multiply you and bless you in the land, which you shall enter in order to possess.

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17  But if thy heart turn away, and thou wilt not hear, but shalt be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;

17  But if your heart will have been turned aside, so that you are not willing to listen, and, having been deceived by error, you adore strange gods and serve them,

17  But if your heart turns away, so that you will not hear, but shall go astray, and worship other gods and serve them;

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18  I declare unto you this day, that ye shall surely perish; ye shall not prolong your days upon the land, whither thou passest over the Jordan to go in to possess it.

18  I declare to you this day, that ye shall utterly perish, and ye shall by no means live long upon the land, into which ye go over Jordan to inherit it.

18  then I predict to you this day that you will perish, and you will remain for only a short time in the land, for which you shall cross the Jordan, and which you shall enter in order to possess.

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19  I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;

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20  to love YHWH thy God, to hearken to His voice, and to cleave unto Him; for that is thy life, and the length of thy days; that thou mayest dwell in the land which the YHWH swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give them.

20  and so that you may love the Lord your God, and obey his voice, and cling to him, (for he is your life and the length of your days) and so that you may live in the land, about which the Lord swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, that he would give it to them.”