Deuteronomy 4:26–31

26 I acall heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will bsurely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not 1live long on it, but will be utterly destroyed.

27 “The Lord will ascatter you among the peoples, and you will be left few in number among the nations where the Lord drives you.

28 aThere you will serve gods, the work of man’s hands, bwood and stone, cwhich neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.

29 aBut from there you will seek the Lord your God, and you will find Him if you search for Him bwith all your heart and all your soul.

30 “When you aare in distress and all these things have come upon you, bin the latter days cyou will return to the Lord your God and listen to His voice.

31 “For the Lord your God is a acompassionate God; bHe will not fail you nor cdestroy you nor dforget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.

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