The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 8:7–20

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For YHWH thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths, springing forth in valleys and hills;

For the Lord thy God will bring thee into a good and extensive land, where there are torrents of waters, and fountains of deep places issuing through the plains and through the mountains

For the Lord your God will lead you into a good land: a land of brooks and waters and fountains, in which deep rivers burst forth from its plains and mountains,

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a land of wheat and barley, and vines and fig-trees and pomegranates; a land of olive-trees and honey;

a land of crops, barley, and vineyards, in which fig and pomegranate and olive trees spring up, a land of oil and honey.

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a land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

a land on which thou shalt not eat thy bread with poverty, and thou shalt not want any thing upon it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of its mountains thou shalt dig brass.

In that place, without any need, you shall eat your bread and enjoy an abundance of all things: where the stones are like iron, and where ore for brass is dug out of its mountains.

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10  And thou shalt eat and be satisfied, and bless YHWH thy God for the good land which He hath given thee.

10  So then, when you have eaten and been satisfied, you should bless the Lord your God for the excellent land which he has given to you.

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11  Beware lest thou forget YHWH thy God, in not keeping His commandments, and His ordinances, and His statutes, which I command thee this day;

11  Be observant and cautious, lest at sometime you may forget the Lord your God, and neglect his commandments, as well as the judgments and ceremonies, which I instruct to you this day.

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12  lest when thou hast eaten and art satisfied, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

12  Otherwise, after you have eaten and been satisfied, and have built beautiful houses and have lived in them,

12  Lest when you have eaten and are full, and have built beautiful houses, and dwell in them;

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13  and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

13  and have obtained herds of oxen, and flocks of sheep, and a plentitude of gold and silver and all things,

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14  then thy heart be lifted up, and thou forget YHWH thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage;

14  thou shouldest be exalted in heart, and forget the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage

14  your heart might be lifted up, and you might not remember the Lord your God, who led you away from the land of Egypt, from the house of servitude,

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15  who led thee through the great and dreadful wilderness, wherein were serpents, fiery serpents, and scorpions, and thirsty ground where was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

15  and who was your leader in the great and terrible wilderness, in which there was the serpent with a burning breath, and the scorpion, and the snake of thirst, and no waters at all. He led streams out of the hardest rock,

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16  who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that He might afflict thee, and that He might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

16  and he nourished you in the wilderness with Manna, which your fathers had not known. And after he had afflicted and tested you, in the very end, he took pity on you.

16  Who fed you in the wilderness with manna, which your fathers did not know, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at the end;

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17  and thou say in thy heart: 'My power and the might of my hand hath gotten me this wealth.'

17  Lest thou shouldest say in thine heart, My strength, and the power of mine hand have wrought for me this great wealth.

17  Otherwise, you might say in your heart: ‘My own strength, and the power of my own hand, have brought forth all these things for me.’

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18  But thou shalt remember YHWH thy God, for it is He that giveth thee power to get wealth, that He may establish His covenant which He swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

18  But remember the Lord your God, that he himself has provided you with strength, so that he may fulfill his covenant, about which he swore to your fathers, just as the present day reveals.

18  But you shall remember the LORD your God; for it is he who gives you power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he swore to your fathers, as it is this day.

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19  And it shall be, if thou shalt forget YHWH thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I forewarn you this day that ye shall surely perish.

19  And it shall come to pass if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and shouldest go after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall surely perish.

19  But if you forget the Lord your God, so that you follow foreign gods, and serve and adore them: behold, I now foretell to you that you shall utterly perish.

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20  As the nations that YHWH maketh to perish before you, so shall ye perish; because ye would not hearken unto the voice of the YHWH your God.

20  As also the other nations which the Lord God destroys before your face, so shall ye perish, because ye hearkened not to the voice of the Lord your God.