“‘If you follow my decrees and are careful to obey(A) my commands, I will send you rain(B) in its season,(C) and the ground will yield its crops and the trees their fruit.(D) Your threshing will continue until grape harvest and the grape harvest will continue until planting, and you will eat all the food you want(E) and live in safety in your land.(F)

“‘I will grant peace in the land,(G) and you will lie down(H) and no one will make you afraid.(I) I will remove wild beasts(J) from the land, and the sword will not pass through your country. You will pursue your enemies,(K) and they will fall by the sword before you. Five(L) of you will chase a hundred, and a hundred of you will chase ten thousand, and your enemies will fall by the sword before you.(M)

“‘I will look on you with favor and make you fruitful and increase your numbers,(N) and I will keep my covenant(O) with you. 10 You will still be eating last year’s harvest when you will have to move it out to make room for the new.(P) 11 I will put my dwelling place[a](Q) among you, and I will not abhor you.(R) 12 I will walk(S) among you and be your God,(T) and you will be my people.(U) 13 I am the Lord your God,(V) who brought you out of Egypt(W) so that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians; I broke the bars of your yoke(X) and enabled you to walk with heads held high.

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  1. Leviticus 26:11 Or my tabernacle

Blessings for Obedience

28 If you fully obey the Lord your God and carefully follow(A) all his commands(B) I give you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations on earth.(C) All these blessings will come on you(D) and accompany you if you obey the Lord your God:

You will be blessed(E) in the city and blessed in the country.(F)

The fruit of your womb will be blessed, and the crops of your land and the young of your livestock—the calves of your herds and the lambs of your flocks.(G)

Your basket and your kneading trough will be blessed.

You will be blessed when you come in and blessed when you go out.(H)

The Lord will grant that the enemies(I) who rise up against you will be defeated before you. They will come at you from one direction but flee from you in seven.(J)

The Lord will send a blessing on your barns and on everything you put your hand to. The Lord your God will bless(K) you in the land he is giving you.

The Lord will establish you as his holy people,(L) as he promised you on oath, if you keep the commands(M) of the Lord your God and walk in obedience to him. 10 Then all the peoples on earth will see that you are called by the name(N) of the Lord, and they will fear you. 11 The Lord will grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of your womb, the young of your livestock(O) and the crops of your ground—in the land he swore to your ancestors to give you.(P)

12 The Lord will open the heavens, the storehouse(Q) of his bounty,(R) to send rain(S) on your land in season and to bless(T) all the work of your hands. You will lend to many nations but will borrow from none.(U) 13 The Lord will make you the head, not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands of the Lord your God that I give you this day and carefully follow(V) them, you will always be at the top, never at the bottom.(W) 14 Do not turn aside from any of the commands I give you today, to the right or to the left,(X) following other gods and serving them.

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He remembers his covenant(A) forever,
    the promise he made, for a thousand generations,
the covenant he made with Abraham,(B)
    the oath he swore to Isaac.

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20 You will be faithful to Jacob,
    and show love to Abraham,(A)
as you pledged on oath to our ancestors(B)
    in days long ago.(C)

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