Great mercies are promised to the penitent: God's commandment is feasible. Life and death are set before them.
1 Now when all these things shall be come upon thee, the blessing or the curse, which I have set forth before thee, and thou shalt be touched with repentance of thy heart among all the nations, into which the Lord thy God shall have scattered thee,
Cum ergo venerint super te omnes sermones isti, benedictio sive maledictio, quam proposui in conspectu tuo : et ductus poenitudine cordis tui in universis gentibus, in quas disperserit te Dominus Deus tuus,
2 And shalt return to him, and obey his commandments, as I command thee this day, thou and thy children, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul:
et reversus fueris ad eum, et obedieris ejus imperiis, sicut ego hodie praecipio tibi, cum filiis tuis, in toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua :
3 The Lord thy God will bring back again thy captivity, and will have mercy on thee, and gather thee again out of all the nations, into which he scattered thee before.
reducet Dominus Deus tuus captivitatem tuam, ac miserebitur tui, et rursum congregabit te de cunctis populis, in quos te ante dispersit.
4 If thou be driven as far as the poles of heaven, the Lord thy God will fetch thee back from thence,
Si ad cardines caeli fueris dissipatus, inde te retrahet Dominus Deus tuus,
5 And will take thee to himself, and bring thee into the land which thy fathers possessed, and thou shalt possess it: and blessing thee, he will make thee more numerous than were thy fathers.
et assumet, atque introducet in terram, quam possederunt patres tui, et obtinebis eam : et benedicens tibi, majoris numeri te esse faciat quam fuerunt patres tui.
6 The Lord thy God will circumcise thy heart, and the heart of thy seed: that then mayst love the Lord thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul, that thou mayst live.
Circumcidet Dominus Deus tuus cor tuum, et cor seminis tui, ut diligas Dominum Deum tuum in toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua, ut possis vivere.
7 And he will turn all these curses upon thy enemies, and upon them that hate and persecute thee.
Omnes autem maledictiones has convertet super inimicos tuos, et eos qui oderunt te et persequuntur.
8 But thou shalt return, and hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and shalt do all the commandments which I command thee this day:
Tu autem reverteris, et audies vocem Domini Dei tui, faciesque universa mandata quae ego praecipio tibi hodie :
9 And the Lord thy God will make thee abound in all the works of thy hands, in the fruit of thy womb, and in the fruit of thy cattle, in the fruitfulness of thy land, and in the plenty of all things. For the Lord will return to rejoice over thee in all good things, as he rejoiced in thy fathers:
et abundare te faciet Dominus Deus tuus in cunctis operibus manuum tuarum, in sobole uteri tui, et in fructu jumentorum tuorum, in ubertate terrae tuae, et in rerum omnium largitate. Revertetur enim Dominus, ut gaudeat super te in omnibus bonis, sicut gavisus est in patribus tuis :
10 Yet so if thou hear the voice of the Lord thy God, and keep his precepts and ceremonies, which are written in this law: and return to the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul.
si tamen audieris vocem Domini Dei tui, et custodieris praecepta ejus et caeremonias, quae in hac lege conscripta sunt : et revertaris ad Dominum Deum tuum in toto corde tuo, et in tota anima tua.
11 This commandment, that I command thee this day is not above thee, nor far off from thee:
Mandatum hoc, quod ego praecipio tibi hodie, non supra te est, neque procul positum,
12 Nor is it in heaven, that thou shouldst say: Which of us can go up to heaven to bring it unto us, and we may hear and fulfill it in work?
nec in caelo situm, ut possis dicere : Quis nostrum valet ad caelum ascendere, ut deferat illud ad nos, et audiamus atque opere compleamus?
13 Nor is it beyond the sea: that thou mayst excuse thyself, and say: Which of us can cross the sea, and bring it unto us: that we may hear, and do that which is commanded?
neque trans mare positum : ut causeris, et dicas : Quis ex nobis poterit transfretare mare, et illud ad nos usque deferre, ut possimus audire et facere quod praeceptum est?
14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth and in thy heart, that thou mayst do it.
sed juxta te est sermo valde, in ore tuo, et in corde tuo, ut facias illum.
15 Consider that I have set before thee this day life and good, and on the other hand death and evil:
Considera quod hodie proposuerim in conspectu tuo, vitam et bonum, et e contrario mortem et malum :
16 That thou mayst love the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and keep his commandments and ceremonies and judgments, and thou mayst live, and he may multiply thee, and bless thee in the land, which thou shalt go in to possess.
ut diligas Dominum Deum tuum, et ambules in viis ejus, et custodias mandata illius ac caeremonias atque judicia : et vivas, atque multiplicet te, benedicatque tibi in terra, ad quam ingredieris possidendam.
17 But if thy heart be turned away, so that thou wilt not hear, and being deceived with error thou adore strange gods, and serve them:
Si autem aversum fuerit cor tuum, et audire nolueris, atque errore deceptus adoraveris deos alienos, et servieris eis :
18 I foretell thee this day that thou shalt perish, and shalt remain but a short time in the land, to which thou shalt pass over the Jordan, and shalt go in to possess it.
praedico tibi hodie quod pereas, et parvo tempore moreris in terra, ad quam, Jordane transmisso, ingredieris possidendam.
19 I call heaven and earth to witness this day, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing. Choose therefore life, that both thou and thy seed may live:
Testes invoco hodie caelum et terram, quod proposuerim vobis vitam et mortem, benedictionem et maledictionem. Elige ergo vitam, ut et tu vivas, et semen tuum :
20 And that thou mayst love the Lord thy God, and obey his voice, and adhere to him (for he is thy life, and the length of thy days,) that thou mayst dwell in the land, for which the Lord swore to thy fathers Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that he would give it them.
et diligas Dominum Deum tuum, atque obedias voci ejus, et illi adhaereas ( ipse est enim vita tua, et longitudo dierum tuorum), ut habites in terra, pro qua juravit Dominus patribus tuis, Abraham, Isaac, et Jacob, ut daret eam illis.