Good Soil

A teacher took two bowls, one bowl with very little dirt in it and another bowl almost full of dirt.

She put tomato plant seeds in both.

The plant in the shallow bowl sprouted very quickly, and grew very tall in just a few days.

It then started to yellow and died.

All before any sprout at all was seen in the deep bowl.

All this time the plant in the deep bowl was growing roots all unseen under the dirt.

It grew into a full strong plant and gave fruit.

Favor with Men

Is it scriptural to pray for “favor with men”?



Psa 5:11 But let all who put their trust in You rejoice; let them always shout for joy, because You defend them. And let those who love Your name be joyful in You.

Psa 5:12 For You; O Jehovah, will bless the righteous; with favor You will surround him as with a shield.

— For those who take joy in the Lord, He is our defender (our advocate) and acts on our behalf. His favor surrounds us like a shield and protects us from the devices of the wicked.

Psa 90:16 Let your work appear to your servants; your glory to their children.

Psa 90:17 Let the favor of the Lord our God be on us; establish the work of our hands for us; yes, establish the work of our hands.

— God blesses and multiplies the effectiveness of our efforts

Psa 35:27 Let them shout for joy and be glad, who favor my righteous cause. Yes, let them say continually, “The LORD be magnified, who has pleasure in the prosperity of his servant!”

— There are rewards for those who help the cause of one of God’s children

Pro 3:1 My son, forget not my law; but let your heart keep my commandments;

Pro 3:2 for they shall add length of days, and long life, and peace to you.

Pro 3:3 Let not mercy and truth forsake you; tie them around your neck; write them upon the tablet of your heart;

Pro 3:4 and you shall find favor and good understanding in the sight of God and man.

Pro 3:5 Trust in Jehovah with all your heart, and lean not to your own understanding.

Pro 3:6 In all your ways acknowledge Him, and He shall direct your paths.

— When we walk in God’s wisdom, mercy, and truth we will be sensitive to His will. When we walk in line with His Word, His Spirit goes before us preparing our way and planting favor in the hearts of men we have to deal with in the natural. This favor promotes good understanding of both sides of the issue.

— Satan attempts to whisper lies and author confusion in the minds of those we do business with in an effort to steal away what God has given to us. While we don’t have authority over other people’s will, we DO have authority over satan and his minions in Jesus’ name. We can rebuke the efforts of satan to sow confusion in not only our minds, but the minds of others as well.

Pro 8:32 “Now therefore, My sons, listen to Me, for blessed are those who keep My ways.

Pro 8:33 Hear instruction, and be wise. Don’t refuse it.

Pro 8:34 Blessed is the man who hears Me, watching daily at My gates, waiting at My door posts.

Pro 8:35 For whoever finds Me, finds life, and will obtain favor from the LORD.

Pro 14:9 Fools laugh at sin, but among the righteous there is favor.

Pro 21:10 The soul of the wicked desires evil; his neighbor finds no favor in his eyes.

Pro 11:27 He who carefully seeks good gets favor; but he who seeks mischief, it shall come to him.

Pro 14:35 The king’s favor is toward a wise servant, but his wrath is against him who causes shame.

Pro 13:15 Good understanding wins favor; but the way of the unfaithful is hard.

— Notice a trend, using God’s wisdom in dealing with people results in favor with men.

Pro 28:23 He who rebukes a man shall afterwards find more favor than he who flatters with the tongue.

— Being upfront and honest wins favor, just remember to speak the truth in love.

Pro 16:7 When a man’s ways please Jehovah, He makes even his enemies to be at peace with him.

— Here we see a promise that God will intervene and make peace with our enemies, but first we must do our part.

Jos 11:20 For it was of Jehovah to harden their hearts, to come against Israel in battle, that he might utterly destroy them, that they might have no favor, but that he might destroy them, as Jehovah commanded Moses.

— This makes a connection between hardness of heart and favor.

Gal 1:9 As we have said before, so say I now again, if any man preacheth unto you any gospel other than that which ye received, let him be anathema.

Gal 1:10 For am I now seeking the favor of men, or of God? or am I striving to please men? if I were still pleasing men, I should not be a servant of Christ.

— Keep in mind the goal is to please God and gain God’s favor. Favor with men follows those who put God first. We ask God to help give us favor among men in order to help further God’s causes, not our own. To ask for favor in faith, we must first be sure we are carrying out God’s plan.



1Sa 2:26 And the child Samuel went on growing both in stature and in goodness, both with Jehovah and also with men.

Luk 2:52 And Jesus advanced in wisdom and stature, and in favor with God and men.

— These two verses show a growing in wisdom and goodness that parallels a growing in favor.

Act 2:46 And continuing daily with one mind in the temple, and breaking bread at every house, they were sharing food with great happiness and simplicity of heart [fig., generosity],

Act 2:47 praising God and having favor with all the people. So the Lord was daily adding the ones being saved to the Assembly [or, Church, and throughout book].

— Here the overflowing of love and cooperation in the early church won favor for the christians among all the people.

Gen 39:21 And Jehovah was with Joseph, and extended mercy to him, and gave him favour in the eyes of the chief of the tower-house.

— This is the story of Joseph and how God promoted Joseph to the second most powerful man in egypt due to Jospeh’s faithfulness and wisdom.

Gen 50:4 And when the days of weeping for him were past, Joseph spake unto the house of Pharaoh, saying, If now I have found favor in your eyes, speak, I pray you, in the ears of Pharaoh, saying,

Gen 50:5 My father made me swear, saying, Lo, I die: in my grave which I have digged for me in the land of Canaan, there shalt thou bury me. Now therefore let me go up, I pray thee, and bury my father, and I will come again.

— Here favor of the pharoh is sought so that Joseph can carry out a covenant Joseph made with his father (Israel).

Act 7:9 “And the patriarchs having become jealous, sold Joseph into Egypt; and [yet] God was with him,

Act 7:10 and delivered him out of all his afflictions and gave to him favor and wisdom before Pharaoh, king of Egypt, and he appointed him [as] a ruler over Egypt and all his house.

— This recounts the story of Joseph

Dan 1:8 And Daniel purposed in his heart that he would not pollute himself with the king’s delicate food, nor with the wine which he drank; and he requested of the prince of the eunuchs that he might not have to pollute himself.

Dan 1:9 And God granted Daniel favour and mercy before the prince of the eunuchs.

— As with Joseph, Daniel found favor with men. Later, favor of the King would lead to Daniel being promoted.

1Ki 11:19 Chadad found great favor in the sight of Par`oh, so that he gave him as wife the sister of his own wife, the sister of Tachpenes the queen.

— Example of favor at work

Est 2:17 The king loved Ester more than all the women, and she obtained favor and kindness in his sight more than all the virgins; so that he set the royal crown on her head, and made her queen instead of Vashti.

— Example of favor at work

Neh 1:11 O Master, listen to me, listen to your servant’s prayer–and yes, to all your servants who delight in honoring you–and make me successful today so that I get what I want from the king.” I was cupbearer to the king.

— Nehmiah praying to God for favor with the king so that Nehmiah could go and rebuild Jerusalem.

— (from Matthew Henry’s Commentary) He concludes with a particular petition, that God would prosper him in his undertaking, and give him favour with the king: this man he calls him, for the greatest of men are but men before God; they must know themselves to be so (Psa_9:20), and others must know them to be so. Who art thou that thou shouldst be afraid of a man? Mercy in the sight of this man is what he prays for, meaning not the king’s mercy, but mercy from God in his address to the king. Favour with men is then comfortable when we can see it springing from the mercy of God.

Act 26:27 King Agrippa, believest thou the prophets? I know that thou believest.

Act 26:28 Then Agrippa said unto Paul, Almost thou persuadest me to be a Christian.

Act 26:29 And Paul said, I would to God, that not only thou, but also all that hear me this day, were both almost, and altogether such as I am, except these bonds.

Act 26:30 And when he had thus spoken, the king rose up, and the governor, and Bernice, and they that sat with them:

Act 26:31 And when they were gone aside, they talked between themselves, saying, This man doeth nothing worthy of death or of bonds.

Act 26:32 Then said Agrippa unto Festus, This man might have been set at liberty, if he had not appealed unto Caesar.

— Here Paul find favor of King Agrippa after giving a wisely worded and annointed defense

Exo 3:20 And I will put forth my hand, and smite Egypt with all my wonders which I will do in the midst thereof: and after that he will let you go.

Exo 3:21 And I will give this people favor in the sight of the Egyptians: and it shall come to pass, that, when ye go, ye shall not go empty.

Exo 3:22 But every woman shall ask of her neighbor, and of her that sojourneth in her house, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold, and raiment: and ye shall put them upon your sons, and upon your daughters; and ye shall despoil the Egyptians.

Exo 11:2 Speak now in the ears of the people, and let them ask every man of his neighbor, and every woman of her neighbor, jewels of silver, and jewels of gold.

Exo 11:3 And Jehovah gave the people favor in the sight of the Egyptians. Moreover the man Moses was very great in the land of Egypt, in the sight of Pharaoh’s servants, and in the sight of the people.

Exo 12:35 And the sons of Israel did according to the word of Moses. And they asked from the Egyptians articles of silver and articles of gold, and clothing.

Exo 12:36 And Jehovah gave favor to the people in the eyes of the Egyptians. And they granted their requests. And they plundered Egypt.

— Here God plants favor toward the Israelites in the hearts of the egyptian peoples. Notice that the egyptian peoples generously give away their valuables to the Israelites.



Sometimes it helps to understand what something is by describing what it is not…

1) Don’t pray to override someone’s will, God does not force anyone’s will

2) Don’t pray for *unfair* consideration or preference

3) Don’t expect God’s blessing on something that he forbids or something you do for any reason other than for His glory.

4) Don’t pray for bad things, punishment, or evil to befall another person

5) Don’t pray that your screwups be covered up (Note: if you do make a mistake and plant a seed of discord, after you sincerely confess and repent, i believe you can curse the seed that it not take root or bear evil fruit – Mat 21:19)



At this point, I do not believe it is necessarily scriptural to “pray for favor with men” the way I’ve seen some folks do it.

I believe that the way I have seen people praying this way is actually not done in faith and if it isn’t explicitly witchcraft, then it is really close. What I have observed is people asking God intercede for them that they be given them special preference above other people to:

1) cover up their mistakes,

2) get unfair advantage,

3) manipulate people,

4) get something that they want without any consideration or submission to God’s will.

There are no examples of Jesus, His disciples, or Paul praying this way.

The only example I can find is in the old testement (Neh 1:11) where Nehmiah asks God for favor with the King so that Nehemiah could go and rebuild Jerusalem, which was something that

God had put into Nehemiah’s heart to do in the first place (Neh 2:12)

There are examples of humans favoring God’s people and good things coming of that. In all cases the recipients of the favor were not seeking the favor from men, but were seeking God’s will, God’s grace, and God’s glory. God then worked in the hearts of the decision makers to “smooth” the way.

Now having said all that, if someone hasn’t yet found scriptures to pray fullly in faith, and in the meantime in prayer asks for “favor with men”, if in their heart they understand that to mean that they get fair treatment and that these “men” not stand in the way of God’s will and purposes, then I’m not going to say they are doing something necesarily wrong.

However, if in their hearts they are trying to get God to manipulate people so that they get an advantage or that their own purposes are accomplished, then that is clearly witchcraft, and it isn’t God that hears or answers that kind of prayer.

Instead, I would pray for God’s wisdom and that I would be faithful to Him. That is scriptural as in James 1:5 “But if any of you lacketh wisdom, let him ask of God, who giveth to all liberally and upbraideth not; and it shall be given him.”

There are oodles of examples in scripture of people whose faithfulness and wisdom results in them gaining the favor of God and men. Jesus, Samuel, Joseph, Daniel, Shadrack, Meshack, Abendigo, Paul are just to name a few.



Here are some things we can do (this just scratches the surface)…

What to do:

1) Thank God that no weapon formed against you will prosper (Isa 54:17)

2) Know that greater is He in you that he that is in the world (1John 4:4, John 14:30)

3) Rebuke satan from authoring confusion, strife, circulating lies, gossip, or evil speaking (Isa 54:17, 1Co 14:33, James 3:16)

4) Make sure what you are doing is in faith and to the glory of God, then you know that God will bless it and will promote you before men. (1Pe 5:6)

5) Ask God to bless and multiply the effects of your efforts (Deu 14:29, Isa 65:23)

6) Ask God for His wisdom in what you say and do and that you recognize opportunities that are placed before you (Jam 1:5, Pro 12:14, 1Cor 2:16)

7) Ask God to bless and grant wisdom to those you are transacting with (Pro 12:14)

8) Ask God for grace in the hearts of the decision makers that a way is made for you to carry out God’s will (Neh 1:11)

9) Agree with God’s Word that all things work together for good for those called according to His purpose (Rom 8:28)

10) God exalts us when we humble ourselves Mat 18:4 “Therefore, whoever will humble himself like this young child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.”

Also, have no fear

1) Thanks be to God who gives me the victory through Jesus, He always causes me to triumph (1Cor 15:57, 2Cor 2:14)

2) I can do all things through Christ who strengthens me (Phil 4:13)

3) If God be for me, who can stand against me? (Rom 8:31)

4) God has not given me a spirit of fear, but of power, love, and a sound mind (2Tim 1:7, Psalm 27:1, Joshua 1:9, Heb 13:5-6, Rom 8:31, Isa 54:14, Psa 91, Psa 23)

5) God will keep me in perfect peace because my mind is stayed on Him (Isa 26:3, 2Cor 10:5-6, 1Pet 5:7, Phil 4:6-7, Phil 4:8, Joh 14:27, Col 3:15, Psa 119:165, Heb 12:14, James 3:16, Mat 5:9)

Above All:

Thank God and give Him glory for every good thing.

Every good gift and every perfect gift is from above and comes down from the Father of lights, with whom is no variableness nor shadow of turning. (Jam 1:17)

Decide in advance, that regardless of the outcome of any endeavor, you will praise and glorify the Lord.

Good Thing

Pro 5:18 So be happy with your wife and find your joy with the woman you married-

Pro 5:18 Let thy fountain be blessed; And rejoice in the wife of thy youth.

Pro 12:4 A helpful wife is a jewel for her husband, but a shameless wife will make his bones rot.

Pro 12:4 A good wife is her husband’s pride and joy; but a wife who brings shame on her husband is like a cancer in his bones.

Pro 18:22 A man’s greatest treasure is his wife– she is a gift from the LORD.

Pro 18:22 Whoso findeth a wife findeth a good thing, And obtaineth favor of Jehovah.

Pro 19:14 House and riches are an inheritance from fathers; But a prudent wife is from Jehovah.

Pro 31:10 A truly good wife is the most precious treasure a man can find!

Pro 31:10 “Who can find a wife with a strong character? She is worth far more than jewels.

Pro 31:10 How hard it is to find a capable wife! She is worth far more than jewels!

Pro 31:10 A good woman is hard to find, and worth far more than diamonds.

Pro 31:11 Her husband trusts her without reserve, and never has reason to regret it.

Pro 31:12 Never spiteful, she treats him generously all her life long.

Pro 31:13 She shops around for the best yarns and cottons, and enjoys knitting and sewing.

Pro 31:14 She’s like a trading ship that sails to faraway places and brings back exotic surprises.

Pro 31:15 She’s up before dawn, preparing breakfast for her family and organizing her day.

Pro 31:16 She looks over a field and buys it, then, with money she’s put aside, plants a garden.

Pro 31:17 First thing in the morning, she dresses for work, rolls up her sleeves, eager to get started.

Pro 31:18 She senses the worth of her work, is in no hurry to call it quits for the day.

Pro 31:19 She’s skilled in the crafts of home and hearth, diligent in homemaking.

Pro 31:20 She’s quick to assist anyone in need, reaches out to help the poor.

Pro 31:21 She doesn’t worry about her family when it snows; their winter clothes are all mended and ready to wear.

Pro 31:22 She makes her own clothing, and dresses in colorful linens and silks.

Pro 31:23 Her husband is greatly respected when he deliberates with the city fathers.

Pro 31:24 She designs gowns and sells them, brings the sweaters she knits to the dress shops.

Pro 31:25 Her clothes are well-made and elegant, and she always faces tomorrow with a smile.

Pro 31:26 When she speaks she has something worthwhile to say, and she always says it kindly.

Pro 31:27 She keeps an eye on everyone in her household, and keeps them all busy and productive.

Pro 31:28 Her children respect and bless her; her husband joins in with words of praise:

Pro 31:29 “Many women have done wonderful things, but you’ve outclassed them all!”

Pro 31:30 Charm can mislead and beauty soon fades. The woman to be admired and praised is the woman who lives in the Fear-of-GOD.

Pro 31:31 Give her everything she deserves! Festoon her life with praises!


Eze 18:2 What mean ye, that ye use this proverb concerning the land of Israel, saying, The fathers have eaten sour grapes, and the children’s teeth are set on edge?

Eze 18:3 As I live, saith the Lord GOD, ye shall not have occasion any more to use this proverb in Israel.

Eze 18:4 Behold, all souls are mine; as the soul of the father, so also the soul of the son is mine: the soul that sinneth, it shall die.

The people were using an old “saying” or proverb as an excuse for their condition.

Basically blaming their current condition on the sins of their fathers and “excusing” their own behavior.

As long as they use this excuse they are denying the delivering power of God in their lives.


Forgivness does not necessarily wipe out all the consequences.

If you knowingly go into a situation that God has said not to do, or that there are bad consequences to doing a certain thing, God will forgive you if you repent — however, you will still have to deal with the consequences of your decisions.

Truly, God forgets our sin when we repent and the eternal consequences are mitigated; however, the temporal consequences we still have to deal with.

Can think of there being both “vertical” and “horizontal” consequences to sin, disobedience, and foolish behavior.

Jesus’ death on the cross paid for the “vertical” consequences and restored our relationship with the Father. When we confess our sins and receive what Jesus did for us, then our sins are forgiven and God remembers our sin no more.

What folks sometimes get confused about is when they still get hit with the “horizontal” consequences of their behavior.

When we have wronged someone else, it is important that we take the initiative to do everything we can to seek restoration.

Immediately They Are Offended

Think of a time that you were offended by someone.

You very probably had every justifiable right to be offended by someone else’s actions.

They could have done something that would be considered as hurtful by any reasonable person in the same situation.

It was something that would have caused anyone to be hurt, and so you feel fully reasonable and justified in feeling hurt by their actions.

Now, at this point you have a choice.

Yes, even though you might be completely justified in being hurt, you still have a choice.

Popular psychology, society, your parents, friends, and favorite tv personalities would all say that you don’t have a choice. That if someone does something hurtful to you, you don’t have a choice but to feel hurt. That if you don’t accept the hurt and learn to cope with it, that you are in denial.

I’m not talking about denying that someone did something hurtful. I’m not talking about saying that what they did was in any way “right”, “ok”, acceptable, permissible, or something that can be ignored or rationalized away. I’m not even saying that they don’t deserve to be punished for what they did.

Truly, if someone does something hurtful to you, they are responsible for those actions and the consequences regardless of how you react to it.

Hello, did you get that? If someone does something hurtful to you, they are responsible for those actions and their consequences regardless of how you react to it.

Choosing not to react in kind to someone’s offense does not alleviate that person of the responsibility for what they have done; all you do is decide to let God judge them instead of you.

Trust me, God is a much better judge than you ever could be.

What I am saying is that you have a choice in how much you let what they did impact your life.

It will only impact you as much as you let it. It will only have as much power over you as you let it. It will only be as big as you make it. It will only control you as much as you tolerate it. You will only be victim to it as much as you allow it.

It doesn’t take any faith or special talent for you to accept the hurt and let it take root in your heart. Anyone can do that.

It is the natural reaction of your flesh. The flesh will want to internalize the hurt, and use the hurt as an excuse to have a pity party and pass that hurt on to someone else.

Your flesh loves pity parties. Your flesh loves it when people feel sorry for you and sympathize with you. Your flesh wants to have everyone agree with you, that you have been wronged, and the other person is the bad guy. Your flesh wants the excuse of being a victim for your own poor behavior. Your flesh wants the excuse to turn around and do hurtful things back and feel fully justified in your reaction. Your flesh wants you to listen to your emotions and feelings.

I tell you, when you do that, when you internalize that hurt and react to it, it is its own “reward”.

Otherwise, when you do that, you are reacting under your own power and not trusting God to act on your behalf. If you are not trusting God to act in your behalf, then He won’t.

By not trusting God to act, you are effectively saying: “God, this person deserves my scorn and I don’t want you to interfere. I can handle it, I can punish them better than you can.”

Interestingly enough, people will react this way, and then turn around and get mad at God for not doing anything about their situation.

They will let the evil act plant a seed of bitterness in them. They will water those bitter seeds by “meditating” or rehearsing/replaying the hurt over and over (oh, yeah, the flesh really loves to do that too!) that way they can feel the hurt over and over again.

The more they do this, the stronger it takes root in their heart. Out of the overflow of hurt and bitterness in their heart, they turn around and pour it out on people around them. This continues the cycle of hurt, it sows hurt and bitterness in others around you.

Instead of letting it get so far, nip it immediately. Choose not to be offended.

If you choose not to be offended, if you choose not to be hurt, then this is effectively saying: “God, I trust you to take care of me. I see your love as being bigger, more influential, and more powerful than anything anyone else can do to me.”

Romans 12:17-21
Repay no one evil for evil. Provide things honest in the sight of all men. If it is possible, as far as is in you, being in peace with all men. Not avenging yourselves, beloved, but giving place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is Mine, I will repay, says the Lord.” Therefore if your enemy hungers, feed him. If he thirsts, give him drink. For in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head. Do not be overcome by evil, but overcome evil with good.

The Message Bible puts it this way:
Rom 12:19 Don’t insist on getting even; that’s not for you to do. “I’ll do the judging,” says God. “I’ll take care of it.”

Would God tell you how to react without giving you the ability to choose to do it that way?

What does it mean to do something in faith?

Particularly in this case, reacting in faith is to choose to put more trust in God’s Word than in feelings. Acting in faith is to obey God’s Word rather than what your flesh is crying out for.

We can do everything God says we can do because of the strength that Jesus has given us. the Holy Spirit (the Comforter; the Spirit of power, love, and a sound mind) gives us the strength to manage our thoughts and reactions. change the way you think, your feelings will eventually catch up.

Pro 23:7 for as he thinks in his heart, so is he

When you put your trust in God, then that is saying to God: “I trust you to hold this person accountable for their actions. I know you can have a greater impact on them than I ever could myself.”

When you react spitefully, all you will accomplish is returning bitterness back to the person who hurt you. You react this way because you doubt that God will do anything about the situation, even though scripture clearly says that He will.

Reacting out of bitterness will only serve to harden their hearts. Within their own minds they will reason that now they are a victim and are justified in reacting… and so on the cycle goes.

By your choice you can break this cycle.

By choosing to react with love and grace this leaves the other person’s heart open to the ministering of the Spirit and the person will be more likely to realize the hurt they have done.

“For in so doing you shall heap coals of fire on his head”

Ok, so how do we prepare ourselves to react this way? Here are two areas to work on for starters.

The first area deals with what you are full of.

When offenses come, just like any other form of stress, it is a kind of pressure or press. Just like a grape (or a bug) when the pressure is on (when it is squished), whatever is inside will come out.

Luk 6:45 A good man out of the good treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is good; and an evil man out of the evil treasure of his heart bringeth forth that which is evil: for of the abundance of the heart his mouth speaketh.

What is inside of you? What have you been spending your time on? What have you been “consuming”? What have you been meditating on?

The second area involves the importance you place on yourself — a topic being treated in a future article.

Bound by Deceptive Conditions

I come across people everywhere I go who are held bound by deceptive conditions, and these conditions have come about simply because they have allowed the devil to make their minds the place of his stronghold. How are we to guard against this? The Lord has provided us with weapons that are mighty through God to the pulling down of these strongholds of the enemy, and by means of which every thought shall be brought into captivity to the obedience of Christ. The blood of Jesus Christ and His mighty name are an antidote to all the subtle seeds of unbelief that Satan would sow in your minds.

Smith Wigglesworth, Ever Increasing Faith, 1924


Deu 7:15 And the LORD will take away from thee all sickness, and will put none of the evil diseases of Egypt, which thou knowest, upon thee; but will lay them upon all them that hate thee.

Deu 28:1 And it will be, if you shall listen carefully to the voice of Jehovah your God, to observe and to do all His commandments which I command you today, Jehovah your God will set you on high above all nations of the earth.

Deu 28:2 And all these blessings shall come on you and overtake you, if you will listen to the voice of Jehovah your God.

Deu 28:3 You shall be blessed in the city, and be blessed in the field.

Deu 28:4 The fruit of your body shall be blessed, and the fruit of your ground, and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your cows, and the flocks of your sheep.

Deu 28:5 Your basket and your store shall be blessed.

Deu 28:6 You shall be blessed when you come in, and blessed when you go out.

Deu 28:7 Jehovah shall cause your enemies that rise up against you to be stricken before your face. They shall come out against you one way, and flee before you seven ways.

Deu 28:8 Jehovah shall command the blessing on you in your storehouses, and all that you set your hand to. And He shall bless you in the land which Jehovah your God gives you.

Deu 28:9 Jehovah shall establish you a holy people to Himself, as He has sworn to you, if you shall keep the commandments of Jehovah your God and walk in His ways.

Deu 28:10 And all the peoples of the earth shall see that you are called by the name of Jehovah, and they shall be afraid of you.

Deu 28:11 And Jehovah shall prosper you in goods, in the fruit of your body, and in the fruit of your cattle, and in the fruit of your ground, in the land which Jehovah swore to your fathers to give you.

Deu 28:12 Jehovah shall open to you His good treasure, the heaven to give the rain to your land in its season, and to bless all the work of your hand. And you shall loan to many nations, and you shall not borrow.

Deu 28:13 And Jehovah shall make you the head, and not the tail. And you shall be always above, and you shall not be beneath, if you listen to the commandments of Jehovah your God, which I command you today, to observe and to do them.

Deu 28:14 And you shall not go aside from any of the words which I command you today, to the right hand or the left, to go after other gods to serve them.