Blessings for Obedience
28 If you fully obey the LORD your God and
carefully follow all his commands I give
you today, the LORD your God will set you high
above all the nations on earth. 2All these blessings
will come on you and accompany you if you obey
the LORD your God:
3You will be blessed in the city and
blessed in the country.
4The fruit of your womb will be blessed,
and the crops of your land and the young of
your livestock—the calves of your herds
and the lambs of your flocks.
5Your basket and your kneading trough
will be blessed.
6You will be blessed when you come in
and blessed when you go out.
7The LORD will grant that the enemies who rise
up against you will be defeated before you. They
will come at you from one direction but flee from
you in seven.
8The LORD will send a blessing on your barns
and on everything you put your hand to. The
LORD your God will bless you in the land he is
9The LORD will establish you as his holy people,
as he promised you on oath, if you keep the
commands of the LORD your God and walk in
obedience to him. 10Then all the peoples on earth
will see that you are called by the name of the
LORD, and they will fear you. 11The LORD will
grant you abundant prosperity—in the fruit of
your womb, the young of your livestock and the
crops of your ground—in the land he swore to
your ancestors to give you.
12The LORD will open the heavens, the storehouse
of his bounty, to send rain on your land in
season and to bless all the work of your hands.
You will lend to many nations but will borrow
from none. 13The LORD will make you the head,
not the tail. If you pay attention to the commands
of the LORD your God that I give you this day and
carefully follow them, you will always be at the
top, never at the bottom. 14Do not turn aside from
any of the commands I give you today, to the
right or to the left, following other gods and serving