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- King James Bible "Authorized Version", Cambridge Edition
I call heauen and earth to record this day against you, that I haue set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may liue:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan
"I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your descendants,
- New American Standard Version (1995)
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
- American Standard Version (1901)
Let heaven and earth be my witnesses against you this day that I have put before you life and death, a blessing and a curse: so take life for yourselves and for your seed:
- Basic English Bible
I call heaven and earth to witness this day against you: life and death have I set before you, blessing and cursing: choose then life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed,
- Darby Bible
I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
- Webster's Bible
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before you life and death, the blessing and the curse: therefore choose life, that you may live, you and your seed;
- World English Bible
`I have caused to testify against you to-day the heavens and the earth; life and death I have set before thee, the blessing and the reviling; and thou hast fixed on life, so that thou dost live, thou and thy seed,
- Youngs Literal Bible
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that I have set before thee life and death, the blessing and the curse; therefore choose life, that thou mayest live, thou and thy seed;
- Jewish Publication Society Bible
30:19 Chuse life - They shall have life that chuse it: they that chuse the favour of God, and communion with him, shall have what they chuse. They that come short of life and happiness, must thank themselves only. They had had them, if they had chosen them, when they were put to their choice: but they die, because they will die.
Solomon Susan's comment on 2014-08-17 10:13:50:
Deuteronomy 30 19 is clear to me. The choice of what I want in Life is mine. I decide the path I travel. God has shown to me the path he prepared for me through his word which is life that will lead me to an unending success. it 's now my responsibility to follow and take a hold of what God has for me.If I decide not to follow God 's path I choose death but Susan have decided to follow him all the way. I love Jesus Christ
Kenneth's comment on 2013-09-27 16:40:09:
I've heard and read this passage many times and it seems i get deeper revelation each time. I think most, when asked this question would definitely say life. Death, in it's common definition has a negative reaction and association. It's when we try to define our own path for our distorted understanding of life thats the problem. We can come up with many examples of what would give us a full life but it will always fall short. The life that God offers is far beyond amazing. It's more than you can imagine. And I think I haven't scratched the surface yet. We're just not willing to do it his way. Who better to knows how to enjoy life than the one who created it? You wouldn't trust your car repairs to a physician. Why gamble with your life?
Kath's comment on 2013-08-28 15:45:00:
Interestingly-there are only two choices given-blessing or cursing-life or death-but many people's ignorance to the truth-they think that by not making a choice that they are safe-thats the deception!in truth-by not actively seeking fellowship with Him-they have made their choice-'my people perish from the lack of knowledge-and so let everyone be encouraged to seek Him-for God willp that none shall perish and those who beleive in their heart and confess with their mouth shall be saved!
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