Deuteronomy 30:19

“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:”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

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

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Deuteronomy 30:19


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.


Discussion for Deuteronomy 30

  • DeAnne Hatcher for verse 20
    God gives us the choice and then makes a promise. Over and over again the Lord wants to bless us, but we must choose to listen and obey!
  • Anne
    verse 19 admonishes us which choice to make, 'choose life that both you and your seed shall live '
  • It is apparent from this verse that our knowledge of evil comes from. God and not satan.
  • Lemigio James for verse 19
    Not making a choice is a choice in itself.
  • David
    God 's Word is simple to understand and accessible to all of us. It challenges us to choose the way of life that will lead us to eternal life. It cautions us aginst making choices that may lead us away from our God to destruction. God loves us through His Son our Lord Jesus Christ and has made the way to salvation easy for us.
  • Richie Allen for verse 19
    Any man or woman that was lead to this verse has something to be very joyous about. God has given us what we all need. Our tree of life. Choose life that you and your family may live.

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