NASB — Deuteronomy 8 — KJV

God’s Gracious Dealings

1 “All the commandments that I am commanding you today you shall be careful to do, that you amay live and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD swore [to give] to your forefathers. 2 aYou shall remember all the way which the LORD your God has bled you in the wilderness these forty years, that He might humble you, ctesting you, to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 He humbled you and let you be hungry, and fed you with manna which you did not know, nor did your fathers know, that He might make you Iunderstand that aman does not live by bread alone, but man lives by everything that proceeds out of the mouth of the LORD. 4 aYour clothing did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 aThus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son. 6 Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to Ifear Him. 7 For athe LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills; 8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9 a land where you will eat food without scarcity, in which you will not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 When ayou have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

[1] aDt 4:1
[2] aDt 8:16 bPs 136:16; Am 2:10 cEx 15:25; 20:20; 2Ch 32:31
[3] ILit know aMt 4:4; Lk 4:4
[4] aDt 29:5; Ne 9:21
[5] aDt 4:36; 2S 7:14; Pv 3:12; He 12:6; Rv 3:19
[6] IOr reverence
[7] aDt 11:9-12; Jr 2:7
[10] aDt 6:11

11 ¶ “IBeware that you do not aforget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments and His ordinances and His statutes which I am commanding you today; 12 otherwise, awhen you have eaten and are satisfied, and have built good houses and lived [in them], 13 and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and gold multiply, and all that you have multiplies, 14 then your heart will become Iproud and you will aforget the LORD your God who brought you out from the land of Egypt, out of the house of IIslavery. 15 He led you through athe great and terrible wilderness, [with its] bfiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty ground where there was no water; He cbrought water for you out of the rock of flint. 16 In the wilderness He fed you manna awhich your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might btest you, to do good for you Iin the end. 17 Otherwise, ayou may say in your heart, ‘My power and the strength of my hand made me this wealth.’ 18 But you shall remember the LORD your God, for ait is He who is giving you power to make wealth, that He may confirm His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as [it is] this day. 19 It shall come about if you ever forget the LORD your God and go after other gods and serve them and worship them, aI testify against you today that you will surely perish. 20 Like the nations that the LORD makes to perish before you, so ayou shall perish; because you would not listen to the voice of the LORD your God.

[11] ILit Take heed to yourself aDt 4:9
[12] aPv 30:9; Ho 13:6
[14] ILit lifted up IILit slaves aDt 8:11; Ps 106:21
[15] aDt 1:19; Jr 2:6 bNu 21:6 cEx 17:6; Nu 20:11; Dt 32:13; Ps 78:15; 114:8
[16] ILit at your end aEx 16:15 bDt 8:2
[17] aDt 9:4
[18] aPv 10:22; Ho 2:8
[19] aDt 4:26; 30:18
[20] aEzk 5:5-17


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An exhortation to obedience in regard of God's dealing with them.

1 ¶ All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers. 2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, [and] to prove thee, to know what [was] in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no. 3 And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live. 4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years. 5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, [so] the LORD thy God chasteneth thee. 6 Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him. 7 For the LORD thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills; 8 A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey; 9 A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any [thing] in it; a land whose stones [are] iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass. 10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee. 11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day: 12 Lest [when] thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt [therein]; 13 And [when] thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied; 14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the LORD thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, [wherein were] fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where [there was] no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint; 16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end; 17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of [mine] hand hath gotten me this wealth. 18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as [it is] this day. 19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the LORD thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish. 20 As the nations which the LORD destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the LORD your God.

[1] Dt 4:1; 5:32; 6:1; Ps 119:4; 1Th 4:1.
[2] Gn 22:1; Ex 15:25; 16:4; Dt 1:3, 33; 2:7; 7:18; 8:16; 13:3; 29:5; 2Ch 32:25, 31; 33:12, 19; Jb 33:17; 42:5; Ps 77:11; 81:7; 106:7; 136:16; Pv 17:3; Is 2:17; Jr 17:9; Am 2:10; Mal 3:2; Lk 18:14; Jn 2:25; Ep 2:11; Jm 1:3; 4:6, 10; 1P 1:7; 5:5; 2P 1:12; 3:1; Rv 2:23.
[3] Ex 16:2, 12; Ps 37:3; 78:23; 104:27; 105:40; Mt 4:4; Lk 4:4; 12:29; 1Co 10:3; He 13:5.
[4] Dt 29:5; Ne 9:21; Mt 26:25.
[5] Dt 4:9, 23; 2S 7:14; Jb 5:17; Ps 89:32; 94:12; Pv 3:12; Is 1:3; Ezk 12:3; 18:28; 1Co 11:32; He 12:5; Rv 3:19.
[6] Ex 18:20; Dt 5:33; 1S 12:24; 2Ch 6:31; Ps 128:1; Lk 1:6.
[7] Ex 3:8; Dt 6:10; 11:10; Ne 9:24; Ps 65:9; Ezk 20:6.
[8] Dt 32:14; 2S 4:6; 1K 5:11; 2Ch 2:10; Ps 81:16; 147:14; Is 7:23; Jr 5:17; Ezk 27:17; Ho 2:8, 22; Mi 4:4; Hab 3:17; Jn 6:9, 13.
[9] Dt 33:25; Jsh 22:8; 1Ch 22:14; Jb 28:2.
[10] Dt 6:11; 1Ch 29:14; Ps 103:2; Pv 3:9; Mt 14:19; Jn 6:23; Ro 14:6; 1Co 10:31; 1Th 5:18; 1Ti 4:4.
[11] Ps 106:21; Pv 1:32; 30:9; Ezk 16:10; Ho 2:8.
[12] Dt 28:47; 31:20; 32:15; Pv 30:9; Ec 2:4; Jr 22:14; Ezk 11:3; Ho 13:5; Am 5:11; Hg 1:4; Lk 17:28.
[13] Gn 13:1; Jb 1:3; Ps 39:6; Lk 12:13.
[14] Dt 8:11; 17:20; 2Ch 26:16; 32:25; Ps 106:21; Jr 2:6, 31; 1Co 4:7.
[15] Ex 17:5; Nu 20:11; 21:6; Dt 1:19; Ps 78:15; 105:41; 114:8; 136:16; Is 35:7; 63:12; Jr 2:6; Ho 13:5; 1Co 10:4.
[16] Ex 16:15; Dt 8:2, 3; Jr 24:5; Lm 3:26; Ro 8:28; 2Co 4:17; He 12:10; Jm 1:12; 1P 1:7.
[17] Dt 7:17; 9:4; Is 10:8; Dn 4:30; Ho 12:8; Hab 1:16; 1Co 4:7.
[18] Dt 7:8, 12; Ps 127:1; 144:1; Pv 10:22; Ho 2:8.
[19] Dt 4:26; 28:58; 29:25; 30:18; Jsh 23:13; 1S 12:25; Dn 9:2; Am 3:2; Zp 1:18; 3:6; Lk 12:47; 13:3, 5.
[20] 2Ch 36:16; Dn 9:11.


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