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38 to dispossess nations greater and stronger than you and brought you here this day to give you their land as your property.[a] 39 Today realize and carefully consider that the Lord is God in heaven above and on earth below—there is no other! 40 Keep his statutes and commandments that I am setting forth[b] today so that it may go well with you and your descendants and that you may enjoy longevity in the land that the Lord your God is about to give you as a permanent possession.”

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  1. Deuteronomy 4:38 tn Heb “(as) an inheritance,” that is, landed property that one can pass on to one’s descendants.
  2. Deuteronomy 4:40 tn Heb “commanding” (so NRSV).