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5 Mosebog 11

1I skal elske Herren, jeres Gud, og altid adlyde alle hans befalinger og lovbud. Det er til jer, jeg taler, ikke til jeres efterkommere, for de har ikke som jer erfaret Herrens straf, storhed og vældige magt. De så ikke de store undere, han gjorde i Egypten mod kongen og hans folk. De oplevede ikke, hvordan Herren i Det Røde Hav druknede hele den egyptiske hær med alle dens heste og stridsvogne, der var i hælene på jer, så de én gang for alle blev uskadeliggjort. De oplevede ikke på egen krop, hvordan Herren gang på gang tog sig af sit folk under vandringen i ørkenen og helt frem til i dag. De var ikke vidne til, hvordan Datan og Abiram, Eliabs sønner af Rubens stamme, syndede imod ham, så de i folkets påsyn blev opslugt af jordens gab sammen med deres familier, telte, husstande og dyr.

Men I, I har hørt om eller selv været vidne til Herrens mægtige indgreb. Derfor skal I omhyggeligt lægge mærke til de bud, som jeg påbyder jer i dag, så I må få styrke til at gå ind og tage landet i besiddelse. Hvis I adlyder hans love, vil I få et langt og godt liv i det land, Herren lovede jeres forfædre og jer, et vidunderligt land, der ‚flyder med mælk og honning’. 10 Det land, som I skal ind og tage i besiddelse, er ikke som det land, jeres forfædre boede i. I Egypten var afgrøderne afhængige af det hårde arbejde ved vandingsanlæggene, 11 men det land, der ligger foran jer, er et frodigt land med bakker og dale, hvor regnen falder fra himlen og vander jorden, 12 et land, som Herren omsorgsfuldt våger over året rundt.

13 Hvis I vil adlyde de lovbud, jeg pålægger jer i dag, hvis I vil elske Herren, jeres Gud, og tjene ham med hele jeres hjerte, alle jeres tanker og hele jeres sjæl, 14 vil han hvert forår og efterår sende den regn, der er behov for, så I får masser af korn, vin og oliven. 15 Han vil sørge for, at der er rigeligt med græs til jeres kvæg og masser af føde til jer selv.

16 Men pas på, at I ikke bliver narret til at vende jer fra Gud og begynde at dyrke andre guder. 17 Gør I det, vil Herrens vrede blusse op imod jer, og han vil lukke for himlens sluser, så høsten slår fejl, og I går til grunde i det dejlige land, han gav jer. 18 Læg derfor omhyggeligt mærke til alle hans befalinger, bind dem om jeres hænder og pander, så I altid husker at adlyde dem. 19 Lær jeres børn dem. Tal om dem ude og hjemme, ved sengetid og om morgenen. 20 Skriv dem på jeres dørstolper, 21 for at I og jeres børn, så længe verden står, kan opleve velsignelse i det land, Herren lovede jeres forfædre.

22 Hvis I omhyggeligt adlyder de befalinger, jeg giver jer, og elsker Herren, jeres Gud, så I følger ham og holder jer til ham, 23 vil Herren jage indbyggerne ud af landet, selv om de er både flere og stærkere end jer. 24 Den jord, I indtager, skal tilhøre jer, fra Negevs ørken i syd til Libanons bjerge i nordvest, og fra Eufratfloden til Middelhavet. 25 Ingen kan holde stand imod jer, for Herren, jeres Gud, har lovet at skabe panik iblandt dem, så de flygter for jer, overalt hvor I rykker frem.

26 I dag stiller jeg jer over for et valg. Det er op til jer, om I vælger at være under Herrens velsignelse eller under hans dom. 27 Velsignelsen får I, hvis I adlyder Herren, jeres Guds, bud, som jeg pålægger jer i dag, 28 men hvis I trodser hans bud og dyrker fremmede guder, vil han dømme jer. 29 Når Herren, jeres Gud, fører jer ind i det land, I skal erobre, vil der blive udråbt velsignelse fra Garizims bjerg og dom fra Ebals bjerg.[a] 30 (De to bjerge ligger vest for Jordanfloden, ved Moras ege nær Gilgal i kanaʼanæernes land.)

31 Tiden er nu kommet, hvor I skal gå over Jordanfloden og indtage det land, som Herren har givet jer. Når I slår jer ned i landet, 32 skal I omhyggeligt følge de lovbud, jeg pålægger jer i dag.

Notas al pie

  1. 11,29 Se 5.Mos. 27,11-13, hvor de 12 stammer deles i to grupper, og den ene gruppe udråber Guds velsignelse over dem, der er lydige, mens den anden gruppe udråber forbandelsen over dem, der er ulydige.

King James Version

Deuteronomy 11

1Therefore thou shalt love the Lord thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments, alway.

And know ye this day: for I speak not with your children which have not known, and which have not seen the chastisement of the Lord your God, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his stretched out arm,

And his miracles, and his acts, which he did in the midst of Egypt unto Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and unto all his land;

And what he did unto the army of Egypt, unto their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red sea to overflow them as they pursued after you, and how the Lord hath destroyed them unto this day;

And what he did unto you in the wilderness, until ye came into this place;

And what he did unto Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben: how the earth opened her mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and all the substance that was in their possession, in the midst of all Israel:

But your eyes have seen all the great acts of the Lord which he did.

Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;

And that ye may prolong your days in the land, which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give unto them and to their seed, a land that floweth with milk and honey.

10 For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:

11 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:

12 A land which the Lord thy God careth for: the eyes of the Lord thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.

13 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,

14 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.

15 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.

16 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;

17 And then the Lord's wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the Lord giveth you.

18 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.

19 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

20 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:

21 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.

22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;

23 Then will the Lord drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.

24 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.

25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the Lord your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.

26 Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;

27 A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the Lord your God, which I command you this day:

28 And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the Lord your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

29 And it shall come to pass, when the Lord thy God hath brought thee in unto the land whither thou goest to possess it, that thou shalt put the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal.

30 Are they not on the other side Jordan, by the way where the sun goeth down, in the land of the Canaanites, which dwell in the champaign over against Gilgal, beside the plains of Moreh?

31 For ye shall pass over Jordan to go in to possess the land which the Lord your God giveth you, and ye shall possess it, and dwell therein.

32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.