For the land, whither thou goest in to possess it, is not as the land of Egypt, from whence ye came out, where thou sowedst thy seed, and wateredst it with thy foot, as a garden of herbs:
 But the land, whither ye go to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinketh water of the rain of heaven:
 A land which the LORD thy God careth for: the eyes of the LORD thy God are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even unto the end of the year.
 And it shall come to pass, if ye shall hearken diligently unto my commandments which I command you this day, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul,
 That I will give you the rain of your land in his due season, the first rain and the latter rain, that thou mayest gather in thy corn, and thy wine, and thine oil.
 And I will send grass in thy fields for thy cattle, that thou mayest eat and be full.
 Take heed to yourselves, that your heart be not deceived, and ye turn aside, and serve other gods, and worship them;
 And then the LORD’s wrath be kindled against you, and he shut up the heaven, that there be no rain, and that the land yield not her fruit; and lest ye perish quickly from off the good land which the LORD giveth you.
 Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
 And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
 And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
 That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
 Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
 Every place whereon the soles of your feet shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even unto the uttermost sea shall your coast be.
 There shall no man be able to stand before you: for the LORD your God shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that ye shall tread upon, as he hath said unto you.
 Hear diligently my speech, and let this be your consolations.
 Suffer me that I may speak; and after that I have spoken, mock on.
 As for me, is my complaint to man? and if it were so, why should not my spirit be troubled?
 Mark me, and be astonished, and lay your hand upon your mouth.
 Even when I remember I am afraid, and trembling taketh hold on my flesh.
 Wherefore do the wicked live, become old, yea, are mighty in power?
 Their seed is established in their sight with them, and their offspring before their eyes.
 Their houses are safe from fear, neither is the rod of God upon them.
 Their bull gendereth, and faileth not; their cow calveth, and casteth not her calf.
 They send forth their little ones like a flock, and their children dance.
 They take the timbrel and harp, and rejoice at the sound of the organ.
 They spend their days in wealth, and in a moment go down to the grave.
 Therefore they say unto God, Depart from us; for we desire not the knowledge of thy ways.
 What is the Almighty, that we should serve him? and what profit should we have, if we pray unto him?
 Lo, their good is not in their hand: the counsel of the wicked is far from me.
 How oft is the candle of the wicked put out! and how oft cometh their destruction upon them! God distributeth sorrows in his anger.
 They are as stubble before the wind, and as chaff that the storm carrieth away.
 God layeth up his iniquity for his children: he rewardeth him, and he shall know it.
 His eyes shall see his destruction, and he shall drink of the wrath of the Almighty.
 For what pleasure hath he in his house after him, when the number of his months is cut off in the midst?
 Shall any teach God knowledge? seeing he judgeth those that are high.
 One dieth in his full strength, being wholly at ease and quiet.
 His breasts are full of milk, and his bones are moistened with marrow.
 And another dieth in the bitterness of his soul, and never eateth with pleasure.
 They shall lie down alike in the dust, and the worms shall cover them.
 Behold, I know your thoughts, and the devices which ye wrongfully imagine against me.
 For ye say, Where is the house of the prince? and where are the dwelling places of the wicked?
 Have ye not asked them that go by the way? and do ye not know their tokens,
 That the wicked is reserved to the day of destruction? they shall be brought forth to the day of wrath.
 Who shall declare his way to his face? and who shall repay him what he hath done?
 Yet shall he be brought to the grave, and shall remain in the tomb.
 The clods of the valley shall be sweet unto him, and every man shall draw after him, as there are innumerable before him.
 How then comfort ye me in vain, seeing in your answers there remaineth falsehood?
 Hearken unto me, O house of Jacob, and all the remnant of the house of Israel, which are borne by me from the belly, which are carried from the womb:
 And even to your old age I am he; and even to hoar hairs will I carry you: I have made, and I will bear; even I will carry, and will deliver you.
 To whom will ye liken me, and make me equal, and compare me, that we may be like?
 They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith; and he maketh it a god: they fall down, yea, they worship.
 They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth; from his place shall he not remove: yea, one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.
 Remember this, and shew yourselves men: bring it again to mind, O ye transgressors.
 Remember the former things of old: for I am God, and there is none else; I am God, and there is none like me,
 Declaring the end from the beginning, and from ancient times the things that are not yet done, saying, My counsel shall stand, and I will do all my pleasure:
 Calling a ravenous bird from the east, the man that executeth my counsel from a far country: yea, I have spoken it, I will also bring it to pass; I have purposed it, I will also do it.
 Hearken unto me, ye stouthearted, that are far from righteousness:
 I bring near my righteousness; it shall not be far off, and my salvation shall not tarry: and I will place salvation in Zion for Israel my glory.
 Come down, and sit in the dust, O virgin daughter of Babylon, sit on the ground: there is no throne, O daughter of the Chaldeans: for thou shalt no more be called tender and delicate.
 Take the millstones, and grind meal: uncover thy locks, make bare the leg, uncover the thigh, pass over the rivers.
 Thy nakedness shall be uncovered, yea, thy shame shall be seen: I will take vengeance, and I will not meet thee as a man.
 As for our redeemer, the LORD of hosts is his name, the Holy One of Israel.