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

  • Peter A. Okebukola
    The Lord is ever unshaken in His directive to us as contained in the first two Commandments- to love Him with all our heart. Deuteronomy 30: 20 reminds us again: That thou mayest love the LORD thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voice, and that thou mayest cleave unto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy days.
  • David P. Alaniz
    Our destinies are not set. God allows us to make our own choices. If we come to know him through his son Jesus the Christ, in all we do, we will make the right choices in our daily life's which will be pleasing unto him. Although God knows in advance what decisions we will make he does give us the freedom of choice and to have a free will and does not interfere.
  • BSP
    Verses 11 through 14 show that God's commandments are not too high or too difficult for us to reach and obey.
  • ShilohS
    It does mean that along with us, our line "MAY" accept the Lord, as it says. We will teach them of Him. They will have free choice, of course.
  • Roger Daub
    I believe that it is very applicable to the people of God today, just as it was to the people of Israel then. We need to follow the leading of the Word and the Holy Spirit. We must choose life, which comes in Christ Jesus, not doctrine.
  • Lilian
    God is longing to be good to us, He is a good Shepherd that always lay down his life for us all we do is to believe him only and obey his words for He is our life and our SAVIOR he is good God all the time thanks for your blood Lord amen

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