The Geneva Bible 1587 Edition
one of the most historically significant translations of the Bible into the English language,
preceding the King James translation by 51 years.
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1 And it shall come to pass, when all these things are come upon thee, the blessing and the curse, which I have set before thee, and thou shalt By calling to mind both his mercies and his plagues. call [them] to mind among all the nations, whither the LORD thy God hath driven thee,
2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thine In true repentance there is no hypocrisy. heart, and with all thy soul;
3 Then the Lord thy God wil cause thy captiues to returne, and haue compassion vpon thee, and wil returne, to gather thee out of all the people, where the Lord thy God had scattered thee.
4 If [any] of thine be driven out unto the outmost [parts] of Even to the worlds end. heaven, from thence will the LORD thy God gather thee, and from thence will he And bring you into your country. fetch thee:
5 And the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, & thou shalt possesse it, and he will shewe thee fauour, and will multiplie thee aboue thy fathers.
6 And the LORD thy God will God will purge all your wicked affections, a thing that is not in your own power to do. circumcise thine heart, and the heart of thy seed, to love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, that thou mayest live.
7 And the Lorde thy God will lay all these curses vpon thine enemies, and on them, that hate thee, and that persecute thee.
8 If we will have God work in us with his Holy Spirit, we must turn again to him by repentance. And thou shalt return and obey the voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
9 And the LORD thy God will make thee plenteous in every work of thine hand, in the fruit of thy body, and in the fruit of thy cattle, and in the fruit of thy land, for good: for the LORD will again He does not mean that God is subject to these passions, to rejoice, or to be sad: but he uses this manner of speech to declare the love that he has for us. rejoice over thee for good, as he rejoiced over thy fathers:
10 Because thou shalt obey the voyce of the Lord thy God, in keeping his comandements, and his ordinances, which are written in the booke of this Law, when thou shalt returne vnto the Lord thy God with all thine heart & with al thy soule.
11 For this commandment which I command thee this day, it [is] The law is so evident that no one can pretend ignorance. not hidden from thee, neither [is] it far off.
12 It is not in heauen, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go vp for vs to heauen, & bring it vs, and cause vs to heare it, that we may doe it?
13 Neither [is] it beyond the By heaven and the sea he means places most far distant. sea, that thou shouldest say, Who shall go over the sea for us, and bring it unto us, that we may hear it, and do it?
14 But the Even the law and the gospel. word [is] very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that thou mayest By faith in Christ. do it.
15 Beholde, I haue set before thee this day life and good, death and euill,
16 In that I command thee this day So that to love and obey God, is only life and happiness. to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest He adds these promises to signify that it is for our profit that we love him, and not for his. live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
17 But if thine heart turne away, so that thou wilt not obey, but shalt be seduced and worship other gods, and serue them,
18 I pronounce vnto you this day, that ye shal surely perish, ye shall not prolong your dayes in the lande, whither thou passest ouer Iorden to possesse it.
19 I call heaven and earth to record this day against you, [that] I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing: therefore That is, love and obey God; which is not in man's power, but only God's Spirit works it in his elect. choose life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
20 By louing the Lorde thy God, by obeying his voyce, and by cleauing vnto him: for he is thy life, and the length of thy dayes: that thou mayest dwell in the lande which the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers, Abraham, Izhak, and Iaakob, to giue them.Presented by The Common Man's Prospective. Copyright© 1999-2012 Ernest C. Marsh