The Abundance of the Land of Promise
11:8 Now pay attention to all the commandments18 I am giving19 you today, so that you may be strong enough to enter and possess the land where you are headed,20 11:9 and that you may enjoy long life in the land the Lord promised to give to your ancestors21 and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 11:10 For the land where you are headed22 is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, a land where you planted seed and which you irrigated by hand23 like a vegetable garden. 11:11 Instead, the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy24 is one of hills and valleys, a land that drinks in water from the rains,25 11:12 a land the Lord your God looks after.26 He is constantly attentive to it27 from the beginning to the end of the year.28 11:13 Now, if you pay close attention29 to my commandments that I am giving you today and love30 the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being,31 11:14 then he promises,32 “I will send rain for your land33 in its season, the autumn and the spring rains,34 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. 11:15 I will provide pasture35 for your livestock and you will eat your fill.”
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