Deuteronomy 11:13-21

Love and Serve the Lord

13 "And if you will indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, u to love the Lord your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 v he 1 will give the rain for your land in its season, w the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. 15 x And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and y you shall eat and be full. 16 Take care z lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and a serve other gods and worship them; 17 then b the anger of the Lord will be kindled against you, and he c will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and d you will perish quickly off the good land that the Lord is giving you.

18 e "You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and f you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 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. 20 g You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, 21 h 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, i as long as the heavens are above the earth.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:5
    You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:12
    The Lord will open to you his good treasury, the heavens, to give the rain to your land in its season and to bless all the work of your hands. And you shall lend to many nations, but you shall not borrow.
    Leviticus 26:4
    Then I will give you your rains in their season, and the land shall yield its increase, and the trees of the field shall yield their fruit.
  3. Cross References
    Job 29:23
    They waited for me as for the rain, and they opened their mouths as for the spring rain.
    Jeremiah 5:24
    They do not say in their hearts, 'Let us fear the Lord our God, who gives the rain in its season, the autumn rain and the spring rain, and keeps for us the weeks appointed for the harvest.
    Hosea 6:3
    Let us know; let us press on to know the Lord ; his going out is sure as the dawn; he will come to us as the showers, as the spring rains that water the earth.
    Joel 2:23
    Be glad, O children of Zion, and rejoice in the Lord your God, for he has given the early rain for your vindication; he has poured down for you abundant rain, the early and the latter rain, as before.
    James 5:7
    Be patient, therefore, brothers, until the coming of the Lord. See how the farmer waits for the precious fruit of the earth, being patient about it, until it receives the early and the late rains.
  4. Cross References
    Psalms 104:14
    You cause the grass to grow for the livestock and plants for man to cultivate, that he may bring forth food from the earth
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:11
    And houses full of all good things that you did not fill, and cisterns that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive trees that you did not plant - and when you eat and are full.
    Joel 2:19
    The Lord answered and said to his people, "Behold, I am sending to you grain, wine, and oil, and you will be satisfied; and I will no more make you a reproach among the nations.
  6. Cross References
    Job 31:27
    And my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 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.
    Deuteronomy 6:14
    You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are around you -
  8. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:15
    For the Lord your God in your midst is a jealous God - lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and he destroy you from off the face of the earth.
  9. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:35
    When heaven is shut up and there is no rain bec...
    2 Chronicles 6:26
    When heaven is shut up and there is no rain bec...
    2 Chronicles 7:13
    When I shut up the heavens so that there is no ...
    Deuteronomy 28:23 - 24
    And the heavens over your head shall be bronze,...
    Leviticus 26:19 - 20
    And I will break the pride of your power, and I...
    Amos 4:7
    I also withheld the rain from you when there we...
    Zechariah 14:17
    And if any of the families of the earth do not ...
    Revelation 11:6
    They have the power to shut the sky, that no ra...
  10. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will soon utterly perish from the land that you are going over the Jordan to possess. You will not live long in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
    Deuteronomy 30:18
    I declare to you today, that you shall surely perish. You shall not live long in the land that you are going over the Jordan to enter and possess.
    Joshua 23:15 - 16
    But just as all the good things that the Lord your God promised concerning you have been fulfilled for you, so the Lord will bring upon you all the evil things, until he has destroyed you from off this good land that the Lord your God has given you.
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:6
    And these words that I command you today shall be on your heart.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:8
    You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes.
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:9
    You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:40
    Therefore you shall keep his statutes and his commandments, which I command you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days in the land that the Lord your God is giving you for all time.
  15. Cross References
    Psalms 89:29
    I will establish his offspring forever and his throne as the days of the heavens.
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