Choose Life

15 “See, (A)I have placed before you today life and [a]happiness, and death and [b]adversity, 16 in that I am commanding you today (B)to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, so that you (C)may live and become numerous, and that the Lord your God may bless you in the land where you are entering to take possession of it. 17 But if your heart turns away and you will not obey, but allow yourself to be led astray and you worship other gods and serve them, 18 I declare to you today that (D)you will certainly perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter [c]and take possession of it. 19 (E)I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have placed before you life and death, (F)the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your [d]descendants, 20 (G)by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and (H)by holding close to Him; (I)for [e]this is your life and the length of your days, [f]so that you may live in (J)the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 30:15 Lit good
  2. Deuteronomy 30:15 Lit evil
  3. Deuteronomy 30:18 Lit to
  4. Deuteronomy 30:19 Lit seed
  5. Deuteronomy 30:20 Lit that
  6. Deuteronomy 30:20 Lit to dwell