18 Fix these words of mine in your hearts and minds; tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.(A) 19 Teach them to your children,(B) talking about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.(C) 20 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates,(D) 21 so that your days and the days of your children may be many(E) in the land the Lord swore to give your ancestors, as many as the days that the heavens are above the earth.(F)

22 If you carefully observe(G) all these commands I am giving you to follow—to love(H) the Lord your God, to walk in obedience to him and to hold fast(I) to him— 23 then the Lord will drive out(J) all these nations(K) before you, and you will dispossess nations larger and stronger than you.(L) 24 Every place where you set your foot will be yours:(M) Your territory will extend from the desert to Lebanon, and from the Euphrates River(N) to the Mediterranean Sea. 25 No one will be able to stand against you. The Lord your God, as he promised you, will put the terror(O) and fear of you on the whole land, wherever you go.(P)

26 See, I am setting before you today a blessing(Q) and a curse(R) 27 the blessing(S) if you obey the commands of the Lord your God that I am giving you today; 28 the curse if you disobey(T) the commands of the Lord your God and turn from the way that I command you today by following other gods,(U) which you have not known.

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