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Deuteronômio 8

1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observeShowing that it is not enough to hear the word, unless we express it by the example of our lives.to do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.

2 And thou shalt remember all the way which the LORD thy God led thee these forty years in the wilderness, to humble thee, [and] toWhich is declared in afflictions, either by patience, or by grudging against God's visitation.prove thee, to know what [was] in thine heart, whether thou wouldest keep his commandments, or no.

3 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 byMan does not live by meat only, but by the power of God, who gives it strength to nourish us.bread only, but by every [word] that proceedeth out of the mouth of the LORD doth man live.

4 Thy raiment waxed not old upon thee, neither did thy footAs those that go barefoot.swell, these forty years.

5 Thou shalt also consider in thine heart, that, as a man chasteneth his son, [so] the LORD thy GodSo that his affliction are signs of his fatherly love toward us.chasteneth thee.

6 Therefore shalt thou keepe the commaundements of the Lorde thy God, that thou mayest walke in his wayes, and feare him.

7 For the Lord thy God bringeth thee into a good land, a land in the which are riuers of water and fountaines, and depthes that spring out of valleis and mountaines:

8 A land of wheate and barley, and of vineyards, and figtrees, and pomegranates: a land of oyle oliue and hony:

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

10 When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shaltTo receive God's benefits and not be thankful, is to despise God in them.bless the LORD thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

11 Beware that thou forget not the Lorde thy God, not keeping his commandements, and his lawes, and his ordinances, which I commaunde thee this day:

12 Lest when thou hast eaten and filled thy selfe, and hast built goodly houses & dwelt therein,

13 And thy beastes, and thy sheepe are increased, and thy siluer and golde is multiplied, and all that thou hast is increased,

14 Then thine heartBy attributing God's benefits to your own wisdom and labour, or to good fortune.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 was thy guide in the great and terrible wildernes (wherein were fierie serpents, & scorpions, and drought, where was no water, who brought forth water for thee out of ye rock of flint:

16 Who fed thee in the wildernesse with MAN, which thy fathers knewe not) to humble thee, and and to proue thee, that he might doe thee good at thy latter ende.

17 Beware least thou say in thine heart, My power, and the strength of mine owne hand hath prepared me this abundance.

18 But thou shalt remember the LORD thy God: for [it is] he thatIf things concerning this life proceed only from God's mercy, how much more do spiritual gifts and everlasting life.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, IOr take to witness the heaven and the earth, as in (Deu_4:26).testify against you this day that ye shall surely perish.

20 As the nations which the Lord destroyeth before you, so ye shall perish, because ye woulde not be obedient vnto the voyce of the Lord your God.

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