New Tablets of Stone1“At that time the Lord said to me, a‘Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to me on the mountain and bmake an ark of wood. 2And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you broke, and cyou shall put them in the ark.’ 3So I made an ark dof acacia wood, and ecut two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand. 4And fhe wrote on the tablets, in the same writing as before, the Ten Commandments ▼
▼Hebrew wordshthat the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire ion the day of the assembly. And the Lord gave them to me. 5Then I turned and jcame down from the mountain and kput the tablets in the ark that I had made. lAnd there they are, as the Lord commanded me.”
6(The people of Israel mjourneyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan ▼
▼Or the wells of the Bene-jaakanto Moserah. oThere Aaron died, and there he was buried. And his son Eleazar ministered as priest in his place. 7 pFrom there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with brooks of water. 8At that time qthe Lord set apart the tribe of Levi rto carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord sto stand before the Lord to minister to him and tto bless in his name, to this day. 9 uTherefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The Lord is his inheritance, as the Lord your God said to him.)
10 v“I myself stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights, wand the Lord listened to me that time also. The Lord was unwilling to destroy you. 11 xAnd the Lord said to me, ‘Arise, go on your journey at the head of the people, so that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.’
Circumcise Your Heart12“And now, Israel, ywhat does the Lord your God require of you, but zto fear the Lord your God, aato walk in all his ways, abto love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13and acto keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today adfor your good? 14Behold, aeto the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, afthe earth with all that is in it. 15Yet agthe Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 16Circumcise therefore ahthe foreskin of your heart, and be no longer aistubborn. 17For the Lord your God is ajGod of gods and akLord of lords, althe great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is amnot partial and takes no bribe. 18 anHe executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. 19 aoLove the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 apYou shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and aqhold fast to him, and arby his name you shall swear. 21 asHe is your praise. He is your God, atwho has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. 22Your fathers went down to Egypt auseventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you avas numerous as the stars of heaven.
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