Restoration Promised

30 “So it will be when all of these things have come upon you, (A)the blessing and the curse which I have placed before you, and you [a]call them to mind (B)in all the nations where the Lord your God has scattered you, and you (C)return to the Lord your God and [b]obey Him (D)with all your heart and soul in accordance with everything that I am commanding you today, you and your sons, then the Lord your God will (E)restore [c]you from captivity, and have compassion on you, and (F)will gather you again from all the peoples where the Lord your God has (G)scattered you. If any of your scattered countrymen are at the [d]ends of the earth, (H)from there the Lord your God will gather you, and from there He will [e]bring you back. (I)The Lord your God will bring you into the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it; and He will be good to you and (J)make you more numerous than your fathers.

“Moreover, (K)the Lord your God will circumcise your heart and the hearts of your [f]descendants, (L)to love the Lord your God with all your heart and all your soul, so that you may live. (M)And the Lord your God will [g]inflict all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you. And you will again [h]obey the Lord, and [i]follow all His commandments which I am commanding you today. (N)Then the Lord your God will prosper you [j]abundantly in every work of your hand, in the [k]children of your womb, the [l]offspring of your cattle, and in the [m]produce of your ground, for (O)the Lord will again rejoice over you for good, just as He rejoiced over your fathers; 10 [n]if you [o]obey the Lord your God, to keep His commandments and His statutes which (P)are written in this Book of the Law, [p]if you turn to the Lord your God (Q)with all your heart and soul.

11 “For this commandment which I am commanding you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it far away. 12 It is not in heaven, [q]that you could say, ‘(R)Who will go up to heaven for us and get it for us, and proclaim it to us, so that we may [r]follow it?’ 13 Nor is it beyond the sea, [s]that you could say, ‘Who will cross the sea for us and get it for us and proclaim it to us, so that we may [t]follow it?’ 14 On the contrary, the word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart, that you may [u]follow it.

Choose Life

15 “See, (S)I have placed before you today life and [v]happiness, and death and [w]adversity, 16 in that I am commanding you today (T)to love the Lord your God, to walk in His ways and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, so that you (U)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 (V)you will certainly perish. You will not prolong your days in the land where you are crossing the Jordan to enter [x]and take possession of it. 19 (W)I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that I have placed before you life and death, (X)the blessing and the curse. So choose life in order that you may live, you and your [y]descendants, 20 (Y)by loving the Lord your God, by obeying His voice, and (Z)by holding close to Him; (AA)for [z]this is your life and the length of your days, [aa]so that you may live in (AB)the land which the Lord swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give them.”

Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 30:1 Lit return them to your heart
  2. Deuteronomy 30:2 Lit listen to His voice
  3. Deuteronomy 30:3 Lit your captivity
  4. Deuteronomy 30:4 Lit end of the sky
  5. Deuteronomy 30:4 Lit take you
  6. Deuteronomy 30:6 Lit seed
  7. Deuteronomy 30:7 Lit give
  8. Deuteronomy 30:8 Lit listen to the voice of
  9. Deuteronomy 30:8 Lit perform
  10. Deuteronomy 30:9 Lit for good
  11. Deuteronomy 30:9 Lit fruit
  12. Deuteronomy 30:9 Lit fruit
  13. Deuteronomy 30:9 Lit fruit
  14. Deuteronomy 30:10 Or for you will
  15. Deuteronomy 30:10 Lit listen to the voice of
  16. Deuteronomy 30:10 Or for you will
  17. Deuteronomy 30:12 Lit to say
  18. Deuteronomy 30:12 Lit perform
  19. Deuteronomy 30:13 Lit to say
  20. Deuteronomy 30:13 Lit perform
  21. Deuteronomy 30:14 Lit perform
  22. Deuteronomy 30:15 Lit good
  23. Deuteronomy 30:15 Lit evil
  24. Deuteronomy 30:18 Lit to
  25. Deuteronomy 30:19 Lit seed
  26. Deuteronomy 30:20 Lit that
  27. Deuteronomy 30:20 Lit to dwell