11:13 Now, if you pay close attention 1 to my commandments that I am giving you today and love 2 the Lord your God and serve him with all your mind and being, 3 11:14 then he promises, 4 “I will send rain for your land 5 in its season, the autumn and the spring rains, 6 so that you may gather in your grain, new wine, and olive oil. 11:15 I will provide pasture 7 for your livestock and you will eat your fill.”
11:16 Make sure you do not turn away to serve and worship other gods! 8 11:17 Then the anger of the Lord will erupt 9 against you and he will close up the sky 10 so that it does not rain. The land will not yield its produce, and you will soon be removed 11 from the good land that the Lord 12 is about to give you.
[11:14] 4 tn The words “he promises” do not appear in the Hebrew text but are needed in the translation to facilitate the transition from the condition (v. 13) to the promise and make it clear that the Lord is speaking the words of vv. 14-15.
[11:14] 6 sn The autumn and the spring rains. The “former” (יוֹרֶה, yoreh) and “latter” (מַלְקוֹשׁ, malqosh) rains come in abundance respectively in September/October and March/April. Planting of most crops takes place before the former rains fall and the harvests follow the latter rains.