Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD
your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son. 6
Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD
your God, to walk in His ways and to fear Him. 7
For the LORD
your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8
a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9
a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10
When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD
your God for the good land which He has given you.
11Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; 12otherwise, when you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived in them, 13and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, 14then your heart will become proud and you will forget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 15He led you through the great and terrible wilderness, with its fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He brought water for you out of the rock of flint. 16In the wilderness He fed you manna which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, to do good for you in the end. 17Otherwise, you may say in your heart, My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth. 18But you shall remember the LORD your God, for it is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, I testify against you today that you will surely perish. 20Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so you shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.
Parallel VersesAmerican Standard Version
And thou shalt consider in thy heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Jehovah thy God chasteneth thee.
That thou mayst consider in thy heart, that as a man traineth up his son, so the Lord thy God hath trained thee up.
Darby Bible Translation
And know in thy heart that, as a man chasteneth his son, so Jehovah thy God chasteneth thee;
English Revised Version
And thou shalt consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
Webster's Bible Translation
Thou shalt also consider in thy heart, that as a man chasteneth his son, so the LORD thy God chasteneth thee.
World English Bible
You shall consider in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so Yahweh your God chastens you.
Young's Literal Translation
and thou hast known, with thy heart, that as a man chastiseth his son Jehovah thy God is chastising thee,
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