Deuteronomy 28:1
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New International Version
If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully follow all his commands I give you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.

New Living Translation
"If you fully obey the LORD your God and carefully keep all his commands that I am giving you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the world.

English Standard Version
“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the LORD your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

New American Standard Bible
"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

King James Bible
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

Holman Christian Standard Bible
Now if you faithfully obey the LORD your God and are careful to follow all His commands I am giving you today, the LORD your God will put you far above all the nations of the earth.

International Standard Version
"Indeed, if you diligently obey the LORD your God to carry out all his commands that I'm giving you today, then the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth.

NET Bible
"If you indeed obey the LORD your God and are careful to observe all his commandments I am giving you today, the LORD your God will elevate you above all the nations of the earth.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
Carefully obey the LORD your God, and faithfully follow all his commands that I'm giving you today. If you do, the LORD your God will place you high above all the other nations in the world.

Jubilee Bible 2000
And it shall come to pass if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God to keep and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all the Gentiles of the earth;

King James 2000 Bible
And it shall come to pass, if you shall hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth:

American King James Version
And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth:

American Standard Version
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Jehovah thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that Jehovah thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth:

Douay-Rheims Bible
Now if thou wilt hear the voice of the Lord thy God, to do and keep all his commandments, which I command thee this day, the Lord thy God will make thee higher than all the nations that are on the earth.

Darby Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of Jehovah thy God, to take heed to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that Jehovah thy God will set thee supreme above all nations of the earth;

English Revised Version
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all the nations of the earth:

Webster's Bible Translation
And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently to the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day; that the LORD thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth:

World English Bible
It shall happen, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of Yahweh your God, to observe to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that Yahweh your God will set you on high above all the nations of the earth:

Young's Literal Translation
'And it hath been, if thou dost hearken diligently to the voice of Jehovah thy God, to observe to do all His commands which I am commanding thee to-day, that Jehovah thy God hath made thee uppermost above all the nations of the earth,
Parallel Commentaries
Matthew Henry's Concise Commentary

28:1-14 This chapter is a very large exposition of two words, the blessing and the curse. They are real things and have real effects. The blessings are here put before the curses. God is slow to anger, but swift to show mercy. It is his delight to bless. It is better that we should be drawn to what is good by a child-like hope of God's favour, than that we be frightened to it by a slavish fear of his wrath. The blessing is promised, upon condition that they diligently hearken to the voice of God. Let them keep up religion, the form and power of it, in their families and nation, then the providence of God would prosper all their outward concerns.

Pulpit Commentary

Verse 1. - The blessing. The condition sine qua non of all enjoyment of the Divine bounty was obedience on the part of the people to the word and Law of Jehovah their God. This rendered, the blessing would come on them rich and full, and abide with them (cf. vers. 2, 9, 13, 14).

Gill's Exposition of the Entire Bible

And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God,.... In his law, and by his prophets:

to observe and to do all his commandments, which I command thee this day; for without observing them to do them, hearing them would be to little purpose, and they were all of them to be observed and done, the lesser and weightier matters of the law as they were commanded by Moses in the name of the Lord, and as they would be taught, explained, and enforced by the prophets:

that the Lord thy God will set thee on high above all nations of the earth: as they were in the times of David and Solomon; See Gill on Deuteronomy 26:19.

Jamieson-Fausset-Brown Bible Commentary

CHAPTER 28

De 28:1-68. The Blessings for Obedience.

1. if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of the Lord thy God—In this chapter the blessings and curses are enumerated at length, and in various minute details, so that on the first entrance of the Israelites into the land of promise, their whole destiny was laid before them, as it was to result from their obedience or the contrary.

Deuteronomy 28:1 Additional Commentaries
Context
The Blessings of Obedience
1"Now it shall be, if you diligently obey the LORD your God, being careful to do all His commandments which I command you today, the LORD your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. 2"All these blessings will come upon you and overtake you if you obey the LORD your God:…
Cross References
Exodus 15:26
He said, "If you listen carefully to the LORD your God and do what is right in his eyes, if you pay attention to his commands and keep all his decrees, I will not bring on you any of the diseases I brought on the Egyptians, for I am the LORD, who heals you."

Exodus 23:22
If you listen carefully to what he says and do all that I say, I will be an enemy to your enemies and will oppose those who oppose you.

Exodus 23:25
Worship the LORD your God, and his blessing will be on your food and water. I will take away sickness from among you,

Leviticus 26:3
"'If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey my commands,

Deuteronomy 7:12
If you pay attention to these laws and are careful to follow them, then the LORD your God will keep his covenant of love with you, as he swore to your ancestors.

Deuteronomy 11:13
So if you faithfully obey the commands I am giving you today--to love the LORD your God and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul--

Deuteronomy 11:27
the blessing if you obey the commands of the LORD your God that I am giving you today;

Deuteronomy 26:19
He has declared that he will set you in praise, fame and honor high above all the nations he has made and that you will be a people holy to the LORD your God, as he promised.

Deuteronomy 28:13
The LORD will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the LORD your God that I give you this day and carefully follow them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.

1 Chronicles 14:2
And David knew that the LORD had established him as king over Israel and that his kingdom had been highly exalted for the sake of his people Israel.

Isaiah 1:19
If you are willing and obedient, you will eat the good things of the land;

Isaiah 3:10
Tell the righteous it will be well with them, for they will enjoy the fruit of their deeds.
Treasury of Scripture

And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to the voice of the LORD your God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command you this day, that the LORD your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth:

If thou shalt

Deuteronomy 11:13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments …

Deuteronomy 15:5 Only if you carefully listen to the voice of the LORD your God, to …

Deuteronomy 27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, …

Exodus 15:26 And said, If you will diligently listen to the voice of the LORD …

Leviticus 26:3 If you walk in my statutes, and keep my commandments, and do them;

Psalm 106:3 Blessed are they that keep judgment, and he that does righteousness …

Psalm 111:10 The fear of the LORD is the beginning of wisdom: a good understanding …

Isaiah 1:19 If you be willing and obedient, you shall eat the good of the land:

Isaiah 3:10 Say you to the righteous, that it shall be well with him: for they …

Isaiah 55:2,3 Why do you spend money for that which is not bread? and your labor …

Jeremiah 11:4 Which I commanded your fathers in the day that I brought them forth …

Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass, if they will diligently learn the ways …

Jeremiah 17:24 And it shall come to pass, if you diligently listen to me, said the LORD…

Luke 11:28 But he said, Yes rather, blessed are they that hear the word of God, …

to do all

Psalm 119:6,128 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect to all your commandments…

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments …

John 15:14 You are my friends, if you do whatever I command you.

Galatians 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for …

James 2:10,11 For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, …

will set

Deuteronomy 26:19 And to make you high above all nations which he has made, in praise, …

Psalm 91:14 Because he has set his love on me, therefore will I deliver him: …

Psalm 148:14 He also exalts the horn of his people, the praise of all his saints; …

Luke 9:48 And said to them, Whoever shall receive this child in my name receives …

Romans 2:7 To them who by patient continuance in well doing seek for glory and …

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