Debarim 29:10 - 30:20

10 "All of you are standing today before יהוה your Elohim: your leaders, your tribes, your elders and your officers, all the men of Yisra'ĕl,

11  your little ones, your wives, and your sojourner who is in the midst of your camp, from the one who cuts your wood to the one who draws your water,

12 so that you should enter into Covenant with יהוה your Elohim, and into His oath, which יהוה your Elohim makes with you today,

13 in order to establish you today as a people for Himself, and He Himself be your Elohim, as He has spoken to you, and as He has sworn to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ.

14 "And not with you alone I am making this Covenant and this oath,

15 but with him who stands here with us today before יהוה our Elohim, as well as with him who is not here with us today.

16 "For you know how we dwelt in the land of Mitsrayim and how we passed through the nations which you passed through,

17 and you saw their abominations and their idols, wood and stone, silver and gold, which were with them,

18 lest there should be among you a man or woman or clan or tribe, whose heart turns away today from יהוה our Elohim, to go and serve the mighty ones of these nations, lest there should be among you a root bearing bitterness or wormwood.

19  "And it shall be, when he hears the words of this curse, that he should barak himself in his heart, saying, ‘I have peace though I walk in the stubbornness of my heart,' in order to add drunkenness to thirst.

20  "יהוה would not forgive him, but rather, the displeasure of יהוה and His jealousy shall burn against that man, and every curse that is written in this book shall settle on him, and יהוה shall blot out his name from under the shamayim.

21 "And יהוה shall separate him for evil, out of all the tribes of Yisra'ĕl, according to all the curses of the Covenant that are written in this Book of the Torah.

22  "And the generation to come of your children who rise up after you, and the foreigner who comes from a far land, shall say when they see the plagues of that land and the sicknesses which יהוה has sent into it:

23  ‘All its land is sulphur, salt, and burning; it is not sown, nor does it bear, nor does any grass grow there, like the overthrow of Seḏom and Amorah, Aḏmah and Tseḇoyim, which יהוה overthrew in His displeasure and His wrath.'

24 "And all nations shall say, ‘Why has יהוה done so to this land? What does the heat of this great displeasure mean?'

25 "And it shall be said, ‘Because they have forsaken the Covenant of יהוה Elohim of their fathers, which He made with them when He brought them out of the land of Mitsrayim.

26 ‘And they went and served other mighty ones and bowed themselves to them, mighty ones that they did not know and that He had not given to them,

27 therefore the displeasure of יהוה burned against this land, to bring on it every curse that is written in this book.

28 ‘And יהוה uprooted them from their land in displeasure, and in wrath, and in great rage, and cast them into another land, as it is today.'

29  "The hidden belongs to יהוה our Elohim, but what is revealed belongs to us and to our children forever, to do all the Words of this Torah.

Deuteronomy 30

1  "And it shall be, when all these words come upon you, the beraḵah and the curse which I have put before you, and you shall bring them back to your heart among all the gentiles where יהוה your Elohim drives you,

2  and shall turn back to יהוה your Elohim and obey His voice, according to all that I command you today, with all your heart and with all your being, you and your children,

3 then יהוה your Elohim shall turn back your captivity, and shall have compassion on you, and He shall turn back and gather you from all the peoples where יהוה your Elohim has scattered you.

4 "If any of you are driven out to the farthest parts under the shamayim, from there יהוה your Elohim gathers you, and from there He takes you.

5 "And יהוה your Elohim shall bring you to the land which your fathers possessed, and you shall possess it. And He shall do good to you, and increase you more than your fathers.

6 "And יהוה your Elohim shall circumcise your heart and the heart of your seed, to love יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being, so that you might live,

7 and יהוה your Elohim shall put all these curses on your enemies and on those who hate you, who persecuted you.

8 "And you shall turn back and obey the voice of יהוה and do all His Commands which I command you today.

9  "And יהוה your Elohim shall make you have excess in all the work of your hand, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your livestock, and in the fruit of your ground for good. For יהוה turns back to rejoice over you for good as He rejoiced over your fathers,

10  if you obey the voice of יהוה your Elohim, to guard His Commands and His Laws which are written in this Book of the Torah, if you turn back to יהוה your Elohim with all your heart and with all your being.

11 "For this Command which I am commanding you today, it is not too hard for you, nor is it far off.

12 "It is not in the shamayim, to say, ‘Who shall ascend into the shamayim for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?'

13 "Nor is it beyond the sea, to say, ‘Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it to us, and cause us to hear it, so that we do it?'

14 "For the Word is very near you, in your mouth and in your heart - to do it.

15  "See, I have set before you today ḥai and good, and death and evil,

16 in that I am commanding you today to love יהוה your Elohim, to walk in His Ways, and to guard His Commands, and His Laws, and His Right-Rulings. And you shall live and increase, and יהוה your Elohim shall baraḵ you in the land which you go to possess.

17 "But if your heart turns away, and you do not obey, and shall be drawn away, and shall bow down to other mighty ones and serve them,

18 "I have declared to you today that you shall certainly perish, you shall not prolong your days in the land which you are passing over the Yardĕn to enter and possess.

19 "I have called the shamayim and the earth as witnesses today against you: I have put before you ḥai and death, the beraḵah and the curse. Therefore you shall choose ḥai, so that you live, both you and your seed,

20  to love יהוה your Elohim, to obey His voice, and to cling to Him - for He is your ḥai and the length of your days - to dwell in the land which יהוה swore to your fathers, to Aḇraham, to Yitsḥaq, and to Yaʽaqoḇ, to give them."