Deuteronomy 61And these are the commands, and the statutes, and the judgments, as many as the Lord our God gave commandment, to teach you to do so in the land on which you enter to inherit it. 2That you may fear the Lord your God, and keep all His statutes, and His commandments, which I command you today, you, and your sons, and your sons' sons, all the days of your life, that you may live many days. 3Therefore hear, O Israel, and observe to do them, that it may be well with you, and that you may be greatly multiplied, as the Lord God of your fathers said that He would give you a land flowing with milk and honey. And these are the statutes and the judgments, which the Lord commanded the children of Israel in the wilderness, when they had gone forth from the land of Egypt. 4Hear, O Israel, The Lord our God is one Lord. 5And you shall love the Lord your God with all your mind, and with all your soul, and all your strength. 6And these words, all that I command you this day, shall be in your heart and in your soul. 7And you shall teach them to your children, and you shall speak of them sitting in the house, and walking by the way, and lying down, and rising up. 8And you shall fasten them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be immovable before your eyes. 9And you shall write them on the lintels of your houses and of your gates. 10And it shall come to pass, when the Lord your God has brought you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, and to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give you great and beautiful cities which you did not build, 11houses full of all good things which you did not fill, wells dug in the rock which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, then having eaten and been filled, 12beware lest you forget the Lord your God that brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 13You shall fear the Lord your God, and Him only shall you serve; and you shall cleave to Him, and by His name you shall swear. 14Go not after other gods, of the gods of the nations round about you, 15for the Lord your God in the midst of you is a jealous God, lest the Lord your God be very angry with you, and destroy you from off the face of the earth. 16You shall not tempt the Lord your God, as you tempted Him in the temptation. 17You shall by all means keep the commandments of the Lord your God, the testimonies, and the statutes, which He has commanded you. 18And you shall do that which is pleasing and good before the Lord your God, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and inherit the good land, which the Lord swore to your fathers, 19to chase all your enemies from before your face, as the Lord said. 20And it shall come to pass, when your son shall ask you at a future time, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God has commanded us? 21Then shall you say to your son, We were slaves to Pharaoh in the land of Egypt, and the Lord brought us forth from there with a mighty hand, and with an outstretched arm. 22And the Lord did great signs and wonders in Egypt, on Pharaoh and on his house before us. 23And He brought us out from there to give us this land, which He swore to give to our fathers. 24And the Lord commanded us to observe all these ordinances; to fear the Lord our God, that it may be well with us forever, that we may live, as it is this day. 25And there shall be mercy to us, if we take heed to keep all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.
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