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The Holy Scriptures (Jubilee Bible 2000)
Take care to do all the commandments which I command thee this day that ye may live and be multiplied and enter in and inherit the land which the LORD swore unto your fathers.
And thou shalt remember all the way by which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness to afflict thee and to prove thee to know what was in thine heart, whether thou would keep his commandments, or not.
And he afflicted thee and caused thee to hunger and sustained thee with manna, food of which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know, that he might make thee know that man does not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD shall man live.
Thy raiment never waxed old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.
And know in thine heart, that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD thy God chastens thee.
Keep, therefore, the commandments of the LORD thy God by walking in his ways and fearing him.
For the LORD thy God brings thee into a good land, a land of brooks, of waters, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills,
a land of wheat and barley and vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olives, of oil, and honey;
a land in which thou shalt eat bread without scarceness; thou shalt not lack any thing in it, a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose mountains thou may dig brass.
10Thou shalt eat and be full and bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he has given thee.
11Keep thyself, that thou forget not the LORD thy God, to not fulfill his commandments and his rights and his statutes, which I command thee this day,
12lest peradventure when thou hast eaten and art full and hast built goodly houses and dwelt therein,
13and when thy herds and thy flocks multiply and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied and all that thou hast is multiplied,
14then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery,
15who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness of burning serpents and scorpions and drought, where there was no water, who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint,
16who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, a food which thy fathers knew not, afflicting thee and proving thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;
17and thou say in thy heart, My power and the might of my hand has gotten me this wealth.
18But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God, for it is he that gives thee the power to get wealth that he may confirm his covenant which he swore unto thy fathers, as it is this day.
19And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God and walk after other gods and serve them and worship them, I protest against you this day that ye shall surely perish.
20As the Gentiles which the LORD shall destroy before your face, so shall ye perish because ye would not attend to the voice of the LORD your God.