Vehayah -

Part Two of the Shema in Hebrew

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Vehayah: the Second Passage

The second part of the Shema is from Deuteronomy 11:13-21, beginning with the word vehaya. It declares the Jew's acceptance of the commandments and stresses the blessings that come through obedience to Adonai and the consequences that come through disobedience.

Tallit
Deuteronomy 11:13-21 (BHS)

Transliteration:  Vehayah im-shamoa' tishme'u el-mitzvotai asher anokhi metzaveh etkhem haiyom le'ahavah et-Adonai eloheikhem u'le'avdo b'khol-levavkhem u'vkhol-nafshekhem. venatati metar-artzekhem be'ito yoreh u'malkosh ve'asafta deganekha ve'tiroshkha ve'yitzharekha. venatati eisev b'sadekha livhemtekha v'akhalta vesava'ta. hishameru lakhem pen yifteh levavkhem vesadtem va'avadtem elohim acheirim vehishtachavitem lahem.  vecharah af-Adonai bakhem ve'atzar et-tashamayim velo-yiheyeh matar veha'adamah lo titen et-yevulah va'avadtem meharah mei'al ha'aretz hatovah asher Adonia notein lakhem. vesamtem et-devarai eileh al-levavkhem ve'al-nafshekhem uk'shartem otam le'ot al-yedkhem vehayi letotafot bein eineikhem. ve'limadtem otam et-beneikhem ledabeir bam beshivtekha beveitekha uvlekhtekha vaderekh uv'sharkhbekha uv'kumekha. u'khtavtam al-mezuzot beitekha u'vish'arekha. lema'an yirbu yemeikhem yimei beneikhem al ha'adamah asher nishba Adonai. la'avoteikhem lateit lahem kimei hashamayim al-ha'aretz.

Translation:  AND IF YOU WILL indeed obey my commandments that I command you today, to love the LORD your God, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, he will give the rain for your land in its season, the early rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain and your wine and your oil. And he will give grass in your fields for your livestock, and you shall eat and be full. Take care lest your heart be deceived, and you turn aside and serve other gods and worship them; then the anger of the LORD will be kindled against you, and he will shut up the heavens, so that there will be no rain, and the land will yield no fruit, and you will perish quickly off the good land that the LORD is giving you. "You shall therefore lay up these words of mine in your heart and in your soul, and you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall teach them to your children, talking of them when you are sitting in your house, and when you are walking by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise. You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates, that your days and the days of your children may be multiplied in the land that the LORD swore to your fathers to give them, as long as the heavens are above the earth.

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