10:27 The fear of the Lord. See 1:7; 9:10 and notes. Harmony with God, here recognized as coming through the provisions of the covenant, means harmony with life. As in the fifth commandment, the blessings of God are seen in terms of a lengthy and fruitful life in the Promised Land (Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16 note). See 2:20–22; 3:2 and note.