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Deuteronomy 11:12

Context
NETBible

a land the Lord your God looks after. 1  He is constantly attentive to it 2  from the beginning to the end of the year. 3 

XREF

1Ki 9:3; Ezr 5:5; Ps 33:18; Ps 34:15; Jer 24:6

NET © Notes

tn Heb “seeks.” The statement reflects the ancient belief that God (Baal in Canaanite thinking) directly controlled storms and rainfall.

tn Heb “the eyes of the Lord your God are continually on it” (so NIV); NASB, NRSV “always on it.”

sn Constantly attentive to it. This attention to the land by the Lord is understandable in light of the centrality of the land in the Abrahamic covenant (cf. Gen 12:1, 7; 13:15; 15:7, 16, 18; 17:8; 26:3).

sn From the beginning to the end of the year. This refers to the agricultural year that was marked by the onset of the heavy rains, thus the autumn. See note on the phrase “the former and the latter rains” in v. 14.



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