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Deuteronomy 11:1-2 New English Translation (NET Bible)

Reiteration of the Call to Obedience

11 You must love the Lord your God and do what he requires; keep his statutes, ordinances, and commandments[a] at all times. Bear in mind today that I am not speaking[b] to your children who have not personally experienced the judgments[c] of the Lord your God, which revealed[d] his greatness, strength, and power.[e]

Footnotes:

  1. Deuteronomy 11:1 tn This collocation of technical terms for elements of the covenant text lends support to its importance and also signals a new section of paraenesis in which Moses will exhort Israel to covenant obedience. The Hebrew term מִשְׁמָרוֹת (mishmarot, “obligations”) sums up the three terms that follow—חֻקֹּת (khuqot), מִשְׁפָּטִים (mishpatim), and מִצְוֹת (mitsvot).
  2. Deuteronomy 11:2 tn Heb “that not.” The words “I am speaking” have been supplied in the translation for stylistic reasons.
  3. Deuteronomy 11:2 tn Heb “who have not known and who have not seen the discipline of the Lord.” The collocation of the verbs “know” and “see” indicates that personal experience (knowing by seeing) is in view. The term translated “discipline” (KJV, ASV “chastisement”) may also be rendered “instruction,” but vv. 2b-6 indicate that the referent of the term is the various acts of divine judgment the Israelites had witnessed.
  4. Deuteronomy 11:2 tn The words “which revealed” have been supplied in the translation to show the logical relationship between the terms that follow and the divine judgments. In the Hebrew text the former are in apposition to the latter.
  5. Deuteronomy 11:2 tn Heb “his strong hand and his stretched-out arm.”
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Deuteronomy 11:1-2 New International Version (NIV)

Love and Obey the Lord

11 Love the Lord your God and keep his requirements, his decrees, his laws and his commands always. Remember today that your children were not the ones who saw and experienced the discipline of the Lord your God: his majesty, his mighty hand, his outstretched arm;

New International Version (NIV)

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