'And this is the command, the statutes and the
judgments which Jehovah your God hath commanded to teach you, to do in the land
which ye are passing over thither to possess it,
so that thou dost fear Jehovah thy God, to keep all His
statutes and His commands, which I am commanding thee, thou, and thy son, and
thy son's son, all days of thy life, and so that thy days are prolonged.
'And thou hast heard, O Israel, and observed to do, that it
may be well with thee, and that thou mayest multiply exceedingly, as Jehovah,
God of thy fathers, hath spoken to thee, in the land flowing with milk
'Hear, O Israel, Jehovah our God is one Jehovah;
and thou hast loved Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and
with all thy soul, and with all thy might,
and these words which I am commanding thee to-day have been
on thine heart,
and thou hast repeated them to thy sons, and spoken of them
in thy sitting in thine house, and in thy walking in the way, and in thy lying
down, and in thy rising up,
and hast bound them for a sign upon thy hand, and they have
been for frontlets between thine eyes,
and thou hast written them on door-posts of thy house, and
on thy gates.
'And it hath been, when Jehovah thy God doth bring thee in
unto the land which He hath sworn to thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to
Jacob, to give to thee -- cities great and good, which thou hast not built,
and houses full of all good things which thou hast not
filled, and wells digged which thou hast not digged, vineyards and olive-yards
which thou hast not planted, and thou hast eaten, and been satisfied;
'Take heed to thyself lest thou forget Jehovah who hath
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants;
Jehovah thy God thou dost fear, and Him thou dost serve, and
by His name thou dost swear;
ye do not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples
who are round about you;
for a zealous God is Jehovah thy God in thy midst --
lest the anger of Jehovah thy God burn against thee, and He hath destroyed thee
from off the face of the ground.
'Ye do not try Jehovah your God as ye tried in Massah;
ye do diligently keep the commands of Jehovah your God, and
His testimonies, and His statutes which He hath commanded thee,
and thou hast done that which is right and good in the eyes
of Jehovah, so that it is well with thee, and thou hast gone in and possessed
the good land which Jehovah hath sworn to thy fathers,
to drive away all thine enemies from thy presence, as
Jehovah hath spoken.
'When thy son asketh thee hereafter, saying, What are
the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which Jehovah our God
hath commanded you?
then thou hast said to thy son, Servants we have been to
Pharaoh in Egypt, and Jehovah bringeth us out of Egypt by a high hand;
and Jehovah giveth signs and wonders, great and sad, on
Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all his house, before our eyes;
and us He hath brought out thence, in order to bring us in,
to give to us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.
And Jehovah commandeth us to do all these statutes, to fear
Jehovah our God, for good to ourselves all the days, to keep us alive, as at
and righteousness it is for us, when we observe to do all
this command before Jehovah our God, as He hath commanded us.