Search Bible
Click for Help   Click for QuickNav   Click for Advanced Search Options
Search ESV
Your Bible Version is the ESV
Go to Top
Link to This Page Cite This Page
Share this page Follow the BLB
Printable Page
Left Context Bar Edge 1Left Context Bar BackgroundLeft Context Bar Edge 2Previous BookPrevious ChapterQuick NavNext ChapterNext BookCopy VersesCopy OptionsShow StrongsFormat by Verse or ParagraphListen to the BibleRed Letter OnRight Context Bar Edge 2Right Context Bar BackgroundRight Context Bar Edge 1
The Blue Letter Bible

Deuteronomy 11 :: English Standard Version (ESV)

toggle collapse
Choose a new font size and typeface
Listen to the Bible

Love and Serve the Lord

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:1 - “You shall therefore love the LORD your God and keep his charge, his statutes, his rules, and his commandments always.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:2 - And consider today (since I am not speaking to your children who have not known or seen it), consider the discipline[fn] of the LORD your God, his greatness, his mighty hand and his outstretched arm,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:3 - his signs and his deeds that he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to all his land,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:4 - and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses and to their chariots, how he made the water of the Red Sea flow over them as they pursued after you, and how the LORD has destroyed them to this day,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:5 - and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:6 - and what he did to Dathan and Abiram the sons of Eliab, son of Reuben, how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, with their households, their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the midst of all Israel.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:7 - For your eyes have seen all the great work of the LORD that he did.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:8 - “You shall therefore keep the whole commandment that I command you today, that you may be strong, and go in and take possession of the land that you are going over to possess,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:9 - and that you may live long in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give to them and to their offspring, a land flowing with milk and honey.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:10 - For the land that you are entering to take possession of it is not like the land of Egypt, from which you have come, where you sowed your seed and irrigated it,[fn] like a garden of vegetables.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:11 - But the land that you are going over to possess is a land of hills and valleys, which drinks water by the rain from heaven,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:12 - a land that the LORD your God cares for. The eyes of the LORD your God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year to the end of the year.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:13 - “And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:14 - he[fn] will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:15 - And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:16 - Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them;
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:17 - then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:18 - “You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:19 - You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:20 - You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:21 - that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:22 - For if you will be careful to do all this commandment that I command you to do, loving the LORD your God, walking in all his ways, and holding fast to him,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:23 - then the LORD will drive out all these nations before you, and you will dispossess nations greater and mightier than you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:24 - Every place on which the sole of your foot treads shall be yours. Your territory shall be from the wilderness to[fn] the Lebanon and from the River, the river Euphrates, to the western sea.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:25 - No one shall be able to stand against you. The LORD your God will lay the fear of you and the dread of you on all the land that you shall tread, as he promised you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:26 - “See, I am setting before you today a blessing and a curse:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:27 - the blessing, if you obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you today,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:28 - and the curse, if you do not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside from the way that I am commanding you today, to go after other gods that you have not known.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:29 - And when the LORD your God brings you into the land that you are entering to take possession of it, you shall set the blessing on Mount Gerizim and the curse on Mount Ebal.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:30 - Are they not beyond the Jordan, west of the road, toward the going down of the sun, in the land of the Canaanites who live in the Arabah, opposite Gilgal, beside the oak[fn] of Moreh?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:31 - For you are to cross over the Jordan to go in to take possession of the land that the LORD your God is giving you. And when you possess it and live in it,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 11:32 - you shall be careful to do all the statutes and the rules that I am setting before you today.
ESV Footnotes
Or instruction
Hebrew watered it with your feet
Samaritan, Septuagint, Vulgate; Hebrew I; also verse 15
Hebrew and
Septuagint, Syriac; see Genesis 12:6. Hebrew oaks, or terebinths

The Holy Bible, English Standard Version copyright © 2001, 2007, 2011, 2016 by Crossway Books and Bibles, a Publishing Ministry of Good News Publishers. Used by permission. All rights reserved.

See detailed copyright information.

For more information on this translation, see the ESV Preface.

BLB Searches
Search the Bible
Search ESV

Advanced Options

Other Searches

Multi-Verse Retrieval
Search ESV

Let's Connect
Daily Devotionals

Blue Letter Bible offers several daily devotional readings in order to help you refocus on Christ and the Gospel of His peace and righteousness.

Daily Bible Reading Plans

Recognizing the value of consistent reflection upon the Word of God in order to refocus one's mind and heart upon Christ and His Gospel of peace, we provide several reading plans designed to cover the entire Bible in a year.

One-Year Plans

Two-Year Plan

Donate Contact

Blue Letter Bible study tools make reading, searching and studying the Bible easy and rewarding.

Blue Letter Bible is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization