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And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon you, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before you, and you shall call [them] to mind among all the nations, whither ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha has driven you.
30:2 And shall return to ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha, and shall shema (obey) His voice according to all that I command you this day, you and your children, with all your heart, and with all your soul;
30:3 That then ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha will turn your captivity, and have compassion upon you, and will return and gather you from all the nations, whither ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha has scattered you.
If any of you be exile to the outmost parts of heavens, from thence will ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha gather you, and from there will HE will bring you:
30:5 And ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha will bring you into the eretz which your avot possessed, and you shall possess it; and he will do you good, and multiply you above your avot.
30:6 וּמָל יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ אֶת-לְבָבְךָ וְאֶת-לְבַב זַרְעֶךָ לְאַהֲבָה אֶת-יְהֹוָה אֱלֹהֶיךָ בְּכׇל-לְבָבְךָוּבְכׇל-נַפְשְךָ לְמַעַן חַיֶּיךָ׃Umal ADONAI Eloheicha et-levavecha ve'et-levav zar'echa le'ahavah et-ADONAI Eloheicha bechol-levavecha uvechol-nafshecha lema'an chayeicha.
And ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha will circumcise your heart, and the heart of your seed, to love ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha with all your heart, and with all your soul, that you may live.
30:7 (RY:iii, LY:v)
And ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha will put all these curses upon your enemies, and on them that hate you, which persecuted you.
30:8 And you shall return and shema (obey) the voice of ADONAI (יהוה), and do all His mitzvot which I command you this day.
30:9 And ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha will make you plenteous in every work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your eretz, for good: for ADONAI (יהוה) will again rejoice over you for good, as he rejoiced over your avot:
30:10 If you shall obey to the voice of ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha, to keep His mitzvot and His chukot which are written in this sefer haTorah, [and] if you turn to ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha with all your heart, and with all your soul.
For this mitzvah which I command you this day, it [is] not hidden from you, neither [is] it far off.
30:12 It [is] not in shamayim, that you should say, Who shall go up for us to shamayim, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:13 Neither [is] it beyond the sea, that you should say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, that we may hear it, and do it?
30:14 But the word [is] very nigh to you, in your mouth, and in your heart, that you may do it.
See, I have set before you this day life and good, and death and evil;
30:16 In that I command you this day to love ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha, to halak in His ways, and to keep His mitzvot and His chukot and His mishpatim, that you may live and multiply: and ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha shall bless you in the eretz whither you go to possess it.
30:17 But if your heart turn away, so that you will not hear, but shall be drawn away, and worship other gods, and serve them;
I denounce to you this day, that you shall surely perish, [and that] you shall not prolong [your] days upon the eretz, whither you passest over Yarden to go to possess it.
30:19 I call shamayim and eretz to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both you and your seed may live:
30:20 That you may love ADONAI (יהוה) Eloheicha, [and] that you may shema (obey) His voice, and that you may cleave to Him: for he [is] your life, and the length of your days: that you may dwell in the eretz which ADONAI (יהוה) sware to your avot, to Avraham, to Yitzhak, and to Ya'akov, to give them.
Go to Index pageThis covenant was centered around repentance (30:2, 8) and its rewards included a promise of a regathering of Israel from among the nations (30:3-4) a circumcised heart (30:2, 6) Israel would be his people and He would be their Elohim (29:13); a promise of land (30:5) and life (30:6, 15, 19).