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5 Mosebog 8

Advarsel mod at glemme Herren

1I skal nøje overholde alle de befalinger, jeg i dag pålægger jer. Gør I det, vil I få lov at tage det land i besiddelse, Herren lovede jeres forfædre, og I vil få et godt liv og blive et stort folk. Husk på, hvordan Herren i 40 år førte sit folk gennem ørkenen for at ydmyge dem og sætte dem på prøve, for at se, om de var villige til at adlyde ham. Han ydmygede dem ved først at lade dem sulte og derefter give dem manna, en form for mad, som hverken de eller deres forfædre havde set før, for at lære dem, at et menneske ikke lever af brød alene, men af hvert ord, som Gud taler. I alle de 40 år blev deres tøj ikke slidt op, og deres fødder ikke opsvulmede. I må forstå, at når Herren straffede dem, gjorde han det til deres eget bedste, nøjagtig som når forældre opdrager deres børn.

Adlyd Herren, jeres Guds, befalinger, gå på hans veje og hav ærefrygt for ham. Herren vil føre jer ind i et godt land, et frodigt land med bakker og dale, med floder og kilder, der gennemstrømmer landet, et land med hvede og byg, med vinranker, figentræer, granatæbletræer, oliventræer og honning, et land med masser af føde og uden mangel på noget, et land, hvor der findes jernmalm, og hvor I kan bryde kobber i bjergene. 10 Når I har spist jer mætte i landets overflod, skal I lovprise Herren, jeres Gud, for det gode land, han har givet jer.

11 Men pas på, at I ikke midt i jeres overflod glemmer Herren, jeres Gud, så I ikke længere holder hans love og befalinger. 12-13 Når I spiser jer mætte og oplever fremgang, når I har bygget prægtige huse, når jeres velstand øges, og jeres besætninger vokser, 14 må I passe ekstra på, at I ikke bliver selvsikre, så I glemmer Herren, der reddede jer fra at være slaver i Egypten. 15 Tag jer i agt, at I ikke glemmer den Gud, der førte sit folk gennem den store og farlige ørken, hvor der er giftige slanger og skorpioner, og som midt i det udtørrede land lod vand springe frem fra den nøgne klippe. 16 Han gav dem manna i ørkenen, mad, som deres forfædre aldrig har smagt, for at ydmyge dem og sætte dem på prøve for senere at kunne velsigne dem. 17 Derved ville han undgå, at folket i fremtiden ville tro, at deres fremgang skyldes dem selv og deres egen dygtighed. 18 Husk altid på, at jeres velstand kommer fra Herren, jeres Gud, der trofast holder fast ved den pagt, han oprettede med jeres forfædre.

19 Men hvis I glemmer Herren, jeres Gud, så I dyrker andre guder, kan jeg forsikre jer om, at det bliver jeres undergang, 20 og at I bliver udryddet på samme måde, som Herren vil udrydde de folk, han jager bort foran jer. Sådan går det, hvis I er ulydige imod Herren, jeres Gud.

King James Version

Deuteronomy 8

1All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the Lord sware unto your fathers.

And thou shalt remember all the way which the Lord thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, and to prove thee, to know what was in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

And he humbled thee, and suffered thee to hunger, and fed thee with manna, which thou knewest not, neither did thy fathers know; that he might make thee know that man doth not live by bread only, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of the Lord doth man live.

Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy foot swell, these forty years.

Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, so the Lord thy God chasteneth thee.

Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.

For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and depths that spring out of valleys and hills;

A land of wheat, and barley, and vines, and fig trees, and pomegranates; a land of oil olive, and honey;

A land wherein thou shalt eat bread without scarceness, thou shalt not lack any thing in it; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills thou mayest dig brass.

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lord thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:

12 Lest when thou hast eaten and art full, and hast built goodly houses, and dwelt therein;

13 And when thy herds and thy flocks multiply, and thy silver and thy gold is multiplied, and all that thou hast is multiplied;

14 Then thine heart be lifted up, and thou forget the Lord thy God, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage;

15 Who led thee through that great and terrible wilderness, wherein were fiery serpents, and scorpions, and drought, where there was no water; who brought thee forth water out of the rock of flint;

16 Who fed thee in the wilderness with manna, which thy fathers knew not, that he might humble thee, and that he might prove thee, to do thee good at thy latter end;

17 And thou say in thine heart, My power and the might of mine hand hath gotten me this wealth.

18 But thou shalt remember the Lord thy God: for it is he that giveth thee power to get wealth, that he may establish his covenant which he sware unto thy fathers, as it is this day.

19 And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them, I testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before your face, so shall ye perish; because ye would not be obedient unto the voice of the Lord your God.