13 “And it shall come about, (A)if you listen obediently to my commandments which I am commanding you today, (B)to love the Lord your God and to serve Him (C)with all your heart and all your soul, 14 that [a](D)He will provide rain for your land in its season, the [b](E)early and [c]late rain, so that you may gather your grain, your new wine, and your oil. 15 [d](F)He will also provide grass in your field for your cattle, and (G)you will eat and be satisfied. 16 [e](H)Beware that your hearts are not easily deceived, and that you do not turn away and serve other gods, and worship them. 17 Otherwise, (I)the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and He will (J)shut up the sky (K)so that there will be no rain, and the ground will not yield its produce; then (L)you will quickly perish from the good land which the Lord is giving you.

18 (M)You shall therefore take these words of mine to [f]heart and to soul; and you shall tie them as a sign on your [g]hand, and they shall be as [h]frontlets [i]on your forehead. 19 (N)You shall also teach them to your sons, speaking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk along the road, when you lie down, and when you get up. 20 (O)And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 so that (P)your days and the days of your sons may be increased on the land which the Lord swore to your fathers to give them, as [j](Q)long as the heavens are above the earth.

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 11:14 As in some ancient versions; MT I
  2. Deuteronomy 11:14 I.e., autumn
  3. Deuteronomy 11:14 I.e., spring
  4. Deuteronomy 11:15 As in some ancient versions; MT I
  5. Deuteronomy 11:16 Lit Watch yourselves
  6. Deuteronomy 11:18 Lit your heart
  7. Deuteronomy 11:18 Or forearm
  8. Deuteronomy 11:18 Or phylacteries
  9. Deuteronomy 11:18 Lit between your eyes
  10. Deuteronomy 11:21 Lit the days of the heavens