Remember the Lord Your God

Deuteronomy 8

1 "Every commandment which I command you today a you must 1 be careful to observe, that you may live and b multiply, 2 and go in and possess the land of which the LORD 3 swore to your fathers. 2 "And you shall remember that the LORD your God c led you all the way these forty years in the wilderness, to humble you and d test you, e to know what was in your heart, whether you would keep His commandments or not. 3 "So He humbled you, f allowed you to hunger, and g fed you with manna which you did not know nor did your fathers know, that He might make you know that man shall h not live by bread alone; but man lives by every word that proceeds from the mouth of the LORD. 4 i "Your garments did not wear out on you, nor did your foot swell these forty years. 5 j "You should 4 know in your heart that as a man chastens his son, so the LORD your God chastens you. 6 "Therefore you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, k to walk in His ways and to fear Him. 7 "For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good land, l a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, that flow out of valleys and hills; 8 "a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey; 9 "a land in which you will eat bread without scarcity, in which you will lack nothing; a land whose stones are iron and out of whose hills you can dig copper. 10 m "When you have eaten and are full, then you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

11 "Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today, 12 n "lest - when you have eaten and are 5 full, and have built beautiful houses and dwell in them; 13 "and when your herds and your flocks multiply, and your silver and your gold are 6 multiplied, and all that you have is multiplied; 14 o "when your heart 7 is lifted up, and you p forget the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage; 15 "who q led you through that great and terrible wilderness, r in which were fiery serpents and scorpions and thirsty land where there was no water; s who brought water for you out of the flinty rock; 16 "who fed you in the wilderness with t manna, which your fathers did not know, that He might humble you and that He might test you, u to do you good in the end - 17 "then you say in your heart, 'My power and the might of my hand have gained me this wealth.' 18 "And you shall remember the LORD your God, v for it is He who gives you power to get wealth, w that He may 8 establish His covenant which He swore to your fathers, as it is this day. 19 "Then it shall be, if you by any means forget the LORD your God, and follow other gods, and serve them and worship them, x I testify against you this day that you shall surely perish. 20 "As the nations which the LORD destroys before you, y so you shall perish, because you would not be obedient to the voice of the LORD your God.

  1. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:1
    Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I teach you to observe, that you may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers is giving you.
    Deuteronomy 6:24
    And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
  2. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 30:16
    In that I command you today to love the LORD your God, to walk in His ways, and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His judgments, that you may live and multiply; and the LORD your God will bless you in the land which you go to possess.
  3. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 1:3
    Now it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spoke to the children of Israel according to all that the LORD had given him as commandments to them.
    Deuteronomy 2:7
    "For the LORD your God has blessed you in all the work of your hand. He knows your trudging through this great wilderness. These forty years the LORD your God has been with you; you have lacked nothing."'
    Deuteronomy 29:5
    And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
    Psalms 136:16
    To Him who led His people through the wilderness, For His mercy endures forever.
    Amos 2:10
    Also it was I who brought you up from the land of Egypt, And led you forty years through the wilderness, To possess the land of the Amorite.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 16:4
    Then the LORD said to Moses, "Behold, I will rain bread from heaven for you. And the people shall go out and gather a certain quota every day, that I may test them, whether they will walk in My law or not.
  5. Cross References
    John 2:25
    And had no need that anyone should testify of man, for He knew what was in man.
  6. Cross References
    Exodus 16:2
    Then the whole congregation of the children of Israel complained against Moses and Aaron in the wilderness.
    Exodus 16:3
    And the children of Israel said to them, "Oh, that we had died by the hand of the LORD in the land of Egypt, when we sat by the pots of meat and when we ate bread to the full! For you have brought us out into this wilderness to kill this whole assembly with hunger.
  7. Cross References
    Exodus 16:12
    "I have heard the complaints of the children of Israel. Speak to them, saying, 'At twilight you shall eat meat, and in the morning you shall be filled with bread. And you shall know that I am the LORD your God.'"
    Exodus 16:14
    And when the layer of dew lifted, there, on the surface of the wilderness, was a small round substance, as fine as frost on the ground.
    Exodus 16:35
    And the children of Israel ate manna forty years, until they came to an inhabited land; they ate manna until they came to the border of the land of Canaan.
  8. Cross References
    Matthew 4:4
    But He answered and said, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds from the mouth of God.'
    Luke 4:4
    But Jesus answered him, saying, "It is written, 'Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word of God.'
  9. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 29:5
    And I have led you forty years in the wilderness. Your clothes have not worn out on you, and your sandals have not worn out on your feet.
    Nehemiah 9:21
    Forty years You sustained them in the wilderness; They lacked nothing; Their clothes did not wear out And their feet did not swell.
  10. Cross References
    2 Samuel 7:14
    I will be his Father, and he shall be My son. I...
    Psalms 89:30 - 33
    If his sons forsake My law And do not walk in M...
    Proverbs 3:11
    My son, do not despise the chastening of the LO...
    Proverbs 3:12
    For whom the LORD loves He corrects, Just as a ...
    Hebrews 12:5 - 11
    And you have forgotten the exhortation which sp...
    Revelation 3:19
    As many as I love, I rebuke and chasten. Theref...
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 5:33
    You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you, that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.
  12. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 11:9 - 12
    "and that you may prolong your days in the land which the LORD swore to give your fathers, to them and their descendants, 'a land flowing with milk and honey.'
    Jeremiah 2:7
    I brought you into a bountiful country, To eat its fruit and its goodness. But when you entered, you defiled My land And made My heritage an abomination.
  13. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:11
    Houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant - when you have eaten and are full -
    Deuteronomy 6:12
    Then beware, lest you forget the LORD who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
  14. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 28:47
    Because you did not serve the LORD your God with joy and gladness of heart, for the abundance of everything.
    Proverbs 30:9
    Lest I be full and deny You, And say, "Who is the LORD?" Or lest I be poor and steal, And profane the name of my God.
    Hosea 13:6
    When they had pasture, they were filled; They were filled and their heart was exalted; Therefore they forgot Me.
  15. Cross References
    1 Corinthians 4:7
    For who makes you differ from another? And what do you have that you did not receive? Now if you did indeed receive it, why do you boast as if you had not received it?
  16. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 8:11
    Beware that you do not forget the LORD your God by not keeping His commandments, His judgments, and His statutes which I command you today.
    Psalms 106:21
    They forgot God their Savior, Who had done great things in Egypt.
  17. Cross References
    Isaiah 63:12 - 14
    Who led them by the right hand of Moses, With His glorious arm, Dividing the water before them To make for Himself an everlasting name.
  18. Cross References
    Numbers 21:6
    So the LORD sent fiery serpents among the people, and they bit the people; and many of the people of Israel died.
  19. Cross References
    Exodus 17:6
    Behold, I will stand before you there on the rock in Horeb; and you shall strike the rock, and water will come out of it, that the people may drink." And Moses did so in the sight of the elders of Israel.
    Numbers 20:11
    Then Moses lifted his hand and struck the rock twice with his rod; and water came out abundantly, and the congregation and their animals drank.
  20. Cross References
    Exodus 16:15
    So when the children of Israel saw it, they said to one another, "What is it?" For they did not know what it was. And Moses said to them, "This is the bread which the LORD has given you to eat.
  21. Cross References
    Jeremiah 24:5
    Thus says the LORD, the God of Israel: 'Like these good figs, so will I acknowledge those who are carried away captive from Judah, whom I have sent out of this place for their own good, into the land of the Chaldeans.
    Jeremiah 24:6
    For I will set My eyes on them for good, and I will bring them back to this land; I will build them and not pull them down, and I will plant them and not pluck them up.
    Hebrews 12:11
    Now no chastening seems to be joyful for the present, but painful; nevertheless, afterward it yields the peaceable fruit of righteousness to those who have been trained by it.
  22. Cross References
    Proverbs 10:22
    The blessing of the LORD makes one rich, And He adds no sorrow with it.
    Hosea 2:8
    For she did not know That I gave her grain, new wine, and oil, And multiplied her silver and gold - Which they prepared for Baal.
  23. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:8
    But because the LORD loves you, and because He would keep the oath which He swore to your fathers, the LORD has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
    Deuteronomy 7:12
    Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the LORD your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers.
  24. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:26
    I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that you will soon utterly perish from the land which you cross over the Jordan to possess; you will not prolong your days in it, but will be utterly destroyed.
    Deuteronomy 30:18
    I announce to you today that you shall surely perish; you shall not prolong your days in the land which you cross over the Jordan to go in and possess.
  25. Cross References
    Daniel 9:11
    Yes, all Israel has transgressed Your law, and has departed so as not to obey Your voice; therefore the curse and the oath written in the Law of Moses the servant of God have been poured out on us, because we have sinned against Him.
    Daniel 9:12
    And He has confirmed His words, which He spoke against us and against our judges who judged us, by bringing upon us a great disaster; for under the whole heaven such has never been done as what has been done to Jerusalem.
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