The Abundance of the Land of Promise
11:8 Now pay attention to all the commandments 1 I am giving 2 you today, so that you may be strong enough to enter and possess the land where you are headed, 3 11:9 and that you may enjoy long life in the land the Lord promised to give to your ancestors 4 and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey. 11:10 For the land where you are headed 5 is not like the land of Egypt from which you came, a land where you planted seed and which you irrigated by hand 6 like a vegetable garden. 11:11 Instead, the land you are crossing the Jordan to occupy 7 is one of hills and valleys, a land that drinks in water from the rains, 8 11:12 a land the Lord your God looks after. 9 He is constantly attentive to it 10 from the beginning to the end of the year. 11 11:13 Now, if you pay close attention 12 to my commandments that I am giving you today and love 13 the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being, 14 11:14 then he promises, 15 “I will send rain for your land 16 in its season, the autumn and the spring rains, 17 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. 11:15 I will provide pasture 18 for your livestock and you will eat your fill.”
Exhortation to Instruction and Obedience
11:16 Make sure you do not turn away to serve and worship other gods! 19 11:17 Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 20 against you and he will close up the sky 21 so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 22 from the good land that the Lord 23 is about to give you.