11:18 Fix these words of mine into your mind and being, 1 and tie them as a reminder on your hands and let them be symbols 2 on your forehead. 11:19 Teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, 3 as you lie down, and as you get up. 11:20 Inscribe them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates 11:21 so that your days and those of your descendants may be extended in the land which the Lord promised to give to your ancestors, like the days of heaven itself. 4 11:22 For if you carefully observe all of these commandments 5 I am giving you 6 and love the Lord your God, live according to his standards, 7 and remain loyal to him, 11:23 then he 8 will drive out all these nations ahead of you, and you will dispossess nations greater and stronger than you. 11:24 Every place you set your foot 9 will be yours; your border will extend from the desert to Lebanon and from the River (that is, the Euphrates) as far as the Mediterranean Sea. 10 11:25 Nobody will be able to resist you; the Lord your God will spread the fear and terror of you over the whole land on which you walk, just as he promised you.
[11:24] 9 tn Heb “the sole of your foot walks.” The placing of the foot symbolizes conquest and dominion, especially on land or on the necks of enemies (cf. Deut 1:36; Ps 7:13; Isa 63:3 Hab 3:19; Zech 9:13). See E. H. Merrill, NIDOTTE 1:992.