Deuteronomy Chapter 30
(Original 1611 KJV Bible)
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1 Great mercies promised vnto the repentant. 11 The Commaundement is manifest. 15 Death and life are set before them.
And it shall come to passe when all these things are come vpon thee, the blessing, and the curse, which I haue set before thee, and thou shalt call them to minde among all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath driuen thee,
And shalt returne vnto the Lord thy God, and shalt obey his voyce according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children with al thine heart, and with all thy soule:
Mercie to the repentant.
That then the Lord thy God will turne thy captiuitie, and haue compassion vpon thee, and wil returne and gather thee from all the nations whither the Lord thy God hath scattered thee.
If any of thine be driuen out vnto the outmost parts of heauen, from thence will the Lord thy God gather thee, and from thence will he fetch thee.4
And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possesse it: and he will doe thee good, and multiply thee aboue thy fathers.
And the Lord thy God will circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to loue the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soule, that thou mayest liue.
And the Lord thy God will put all these curses vpon thine enemies, and on them that hate thee, which persecuted thee.
And thou shalt returne and obey the voice of the Lord, and doe all his Commandements which I command thee this day.
And the Lord thy God will make thee plenteous in euery worke of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattell, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the Lord will againe reioyce ouer thee for good, as he reioyced ouer thy fathers:9
If thou shalt hearken vnto the voyce of the Lord thy God to keepe his Commandements, and his Statutes which are written in this booke of the Law, and if thou turne vnto the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soule.
¶ For this Commaundement which I command thee this day, it is not hidden from thee, neither is it farre off.
It is not in heauen, that thou shouldest say, Who shal goe vp for vs to heauen, and bring it vnto vs, that wee may heare it, and doe it?12
Neither is it beyond the sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall goe ouer the sea for vs, and bring it vnto vs, that we may heare it, and doe it?
But the word is very nigh vnto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest doe it.
Life and death.
¶ See, I haue set before thee this day, life and good, and death, and euill:
In that I command thee this day to loue the Lord thy God, to walke in his wayes, and to keepe his Commandements, and his Statutes, and his Iudgements, that thou maiest liue and multiply: and the Lord thy God shall blesse thee in the land, whither thou goest to possesse it.
But if thine heart turne away, so that thou wilt not heare, but shalt bee drawen away, and worship other gods and serue them:
I denounce vnto you this day, that ye shall surely perish, and that yee shall not prolong your dayes vpon the land, whither thou passest ouer Iordan, to goe to possesse it.
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:19
That thou maiest loue the Lord thy God, and that thou mayest obey his voyce, and that thou mayest cleaue vnto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy dayes, that thou mayest dwell in the land, which the Lord sware vnto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Iacob, to giue them.
Deuteronomy Chapter 30 Sidenote References (from Original 1611 KJV Bible):
4 Nehe.1. 9.
9 Chap.28. 11.
12 Rom. 10. 6. &c.
19 Chap.4. 26.
* Courtesy of Rare Book and Manuscript Library, University of Pennsylvania