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Deuteronomy / 申命纪 Chapter 8

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Lesson from the past 8:1-11:7

Trusting ADONAI for Food

8:1 Kol ha Mitzvot which I tzavah you this day shall you shomer to do, that you may live, and multiply, and go in and yaresh (possess) haeretz which ADONAI (יהוה) sware to your avot.

8:2 And you shall zakar kol haderek which ADONAI  Eloheicha led you these arba'im shanah (forty years) in the midbar, to humble you, [and] to prove you, to know what [was] in l'vavcha, whether you would Shomer his mitzvot, or no.

8:3 And he humbled you, and suffered you to hunger, and fed you with mana, which you knewest not, neither did your avot know; that he might make you know that man does not live by lechem only, but by every [word] that proceeds out of the mouth of ADONAI (יהוה) does man live.

8:4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon you, neither did your foot swell, these arba'im shanah (forty years).

8:5 You shall also consider in l'vavcha, that, as a man chastens his son, [so] ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha chastens you.

8:6 Therefore you shall Shomer mitzvot ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha, halak in His Derek, and to fear him.

8:7 For ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha brings you into a good eretz, a eretz brooks of mayim, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

8:8 A eretz wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a eretz oil olive, and honey;

8:9 A eretz wherein you shall eat lechem without scarceness, you shall not lack any [thing] in it; a eretz whose stones [are] iron, and out of whose hills you may dig brass.

8:10 When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha for the good eretz which he has given you.

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A Warning About Forgetting to Obey ADONAI in Times of Prosperity

8:11 (ii)

Beware that you forget not ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha, in not keeping His mitzvot, and His mishpatim, and His chukim, which I tzavah you this day:

8:12 Lest [when] you have eaten and are full, and have built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein];

8:13 And [when] your herds and your flocks multiply, and your kesef and your zahav is multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied;

8:14 Then l'vavcha be lifted up, and you forget ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha, which brought you forth out of haeretz Mitzrayim, from the house of bondage;

8:15 Who led you through that great and terrible midbar, [wherein were] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where [there was] no mayim; who brought you forth mayim out of the rock of flint;

8:16 Who fed you in the midbar with mana, which your avot knew not, that he might humble you, and that he might prove you, to do you good at your latter end;

8:17 And you say in l'vavcha, My power and the might of [mine] hand has gotten me this wealth.

8:18 But you shall zakar ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha: for [it is] he that gives you power to get wealth, that He may establish His Brit which He sware to your avot, as [it is] this day.

8:19 And it shall be, if you do at all forget ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheicha, and halak after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish.

8:20 As the goyim (nations) which ADONAI (יהוה) destroys before your face, so shall you perish; because you would not be obedient to the voice of ADONAI (יהוה)  Eloheinu.


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