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These be the words which Moses spake unto all Israel
on this side Jordan in the wilderness, in the plain over against the Red
sea, between Paran, and Tophel, and Laban, and Hazeroth, and Dizahab.
(There are eleven days' journey from Horeb by the
way of mount Seir unto Kadeshbarnea.)
And it came to pass in the fortieth year, in the
eleventh month, on the first day of the month, that Moses spake unto the
children of Israel, according unto all that the LORD had given him in
commandment unto them;
After he had slain Sihon the king of the Amorites,
which dwelt in Heshbon, and Og the king of Bashan, which dwelt at
Astaroth in Edrei:
On this side Jordan, in the land of Moab, began
Moses to declare this law, saying,
The LORD our God spake unto us in Horeb, saying, Ye
have dwelt long enough in this mount:
Turn you, and take your journey, and go to the mount
of the Amorites, and unto all the places nigh thereunto, in the plain,
in the hills, and in the vale, and in the south, and by the sea side, to
the land of the Canaanites, and unto Lebanon, unto the great river, the
Behold, I have set the land before you: go in and
possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers, Abraham, Isaac,
and Jacob, to give unto them and to their seed after them.
And I spake unto you at that time, saying, I am not
able to bear you myself alone:
The LORD your God hath multiplied you, and, behold,
ye are this day as the stars of heaven for multitude.
(The LORD God of your fathers make you a thousand
times so many more as ye are, and bless you, as he hath promised you!)
How can I myself alone bear your cumbrance, and your
burden, and your strife?
Take you wise men, and understanding, and known
among your tribes, and I will make them rulers over you.
And ye answered me, and said, The thing which thou
hast spoken is good for us to do.
So I took the chief of your tribes, wise men, and
known, and made them heads over you, captains over thousands, and
captains over hundreds, and captains over fifties, and captains over
tens, and officers among your tribes.
And I charged your judges at that time, saying, Hear
the causes between your brethren, and judge righteously between every
man and his brother, and the stranger that is with him.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye
shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the
face of man; for the judgment is God's: and the cause that is too hard
for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.
And I commanded you at that time all the things
which ye should do.
And when we departed from Horeb, we went through all
that great and terrible wilderness, which ye saw by the way of the
mountain of the Amorites, as the LORD our God commanded us; and we came
And I said unto you, Ye are come unto the mountain
of the Amorites, which the LORD our God doth give unto us.
Behold, the LORD thy God hath set the land before
thee: go up and possess it, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath said
unto thee; fear not, neither be discouraged.
And ye came near unto me every one of you, and said,
We will send men before us, and they shall search us out the land, and
bring us word again by what way we must go up, and into what cities we
And the saying pleased me well: and I took twelve
men of you, one of a tribe:
And they turned and went up into the mountain, and
came unto the valley of Eshcol, and searched it out.
And they took of the fruit of the land in their
hands, and brought it down unto us, and brought us word again, and said,
It is a good land which the LORD our God doth give us.
Notwithstanding ye would not go up, but rebelled
against the commandment of the LORD your God:
And ye murmured in your tents, and said, Because the
LORD hated us, he hath brought us forth out of the land of Egypt, to
deliver us into the hand of the Amorites, to destroy us.
Whither shall we go up? our brethren have
discouraged our heart, saying, The people is greater and taller than we;
the cities are great and walled up to heaven; and moreover we have seen
the sons of the Anakims there.
Then I said unto you, Dread not, neither be afraid
The LORD your God which goeth before you, he shall
fight for you, according to all that he did for you in Egypt before your
And in the wilderness, where thou hast seen how that
the LORD thy God bare thee, as a man doth bear his son, in all the way
that ye went, until ye came into this place.
Yet in this thing ye did not believe the LORD your
Who went in the way before you, to search you out a
place to pitch your tents in, in fire by night, to show you by what way
ye should go, and in a cloud by day.
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, and was
wroth, and sware, saying,
Surely there shall not one of these men of this evil
generation see that good land, which I sware to give unto your fathers,
Save Caleb the son of Jephunneh; he shall see it,
and to him will I give the land that he hath trodden upon, and to his
children, because he hath wholly followed the LORD.
Also the LORD was angry with me for your sakes,
saying, Thou also shalt not go in thither.
But Joshua the son of Nun, which standeth before
thee, he shall go in thither: encourage him: for he shall cause Israel
to inherit it.
Moreover your little ones, which ye said should be a
prey, and your children, which in that day had no knowledge between good
and evil, they shall go in thither, and unto them will I give it, and
they shall possess it.
But as for you, turn you, and take your journey into
the wilderness by the way of the Red sea.
Then ye answered and said unto me, We have sinned
against the LORD, we will go up and fight, according to all that the
LORD our God commanded us. And when ye had girded on every man his
weapons of war, ye were ready to go up into the hill.
And the LORD said unto me, Say unto them, Go not up,
neither fight; for I am not among you; lest ye be smitten before your
So I spake unto you; and ye would not hear, but
rebelled against the commandment of the LORD, and went presumptuously up
into the hill.
And the Amorites, which dwelt in that mountain, came
out against you, and chased you, as bees do, and destroyed you in Seir,
even unto Hormah.
And ye returned and wept before the LORD; but the
LORD would not hearken to your voice, nor give ear unto you.
So ye abode in Kadesh many days, according unto the
days that ye abode there.
Then we turned, and took our journey into the
wilderness by the way of the Red sea, as the LORD spake unto me: and we
compassed mount Seir many days.
And the LORD spake unto me, saying,
Ye have compassed this mountain long enough: turn
And command thou the people, saying, Ye are to pass
through the coast of your brethren the children of Esau, which dwell in
Seir; and they shall be afraid of you: take ye good heed unto yourselves
Meddle not with them; for I will not give you of
their land, no, not so much as a foot breadth; because I have given
mount Seir unto Esau for a possession.
Ye shall buy meat of them for money, that ye may
eat; and ye shall also buy water of them for money, that ye may drink.
For the LORD thy God hath blessed thee in all the
works of thy hand: he knoweth thy walking through this great wilderness:
these forty years the LORD thy God hath been with thee; thou hast lacked
And when we passed by from our brethren the children
of Esau, which dwelt in Seir, through the way of the plain from Elath,
and from Eziongaber, we turned and passed by the way of the wilderness
And the LORD said unto me, Distress not the
Moabites, neither contend with them in battle: for I will not give thee
of their land for a possession; because I have given Ar unto the
children of Lot for a possession.
The Emims dwelt therein in times past, a people
great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
Which also were accounted giants, as the Anakims;
but the Moabites call them Emims.
The Horims also dwelt in Seir beforetime; but the
children of Esau succeeded them, when they had destroyed them from
before them, and dwelt in their stead; as Israel did unto the land of
his possession, which the LORD gave unto them.
Now rise up, said I, and get you over the brook
Zered. And we went over the brook Zered.
And the space in which we came from Kadeshbarnea,
until we were come over the brook Zered, was thirty and eight years;
until all the generation of the men of war were wasted out from among
the host, as the LORD sware unto them.
For indeed the hand of the LORD was against them, to
destroy them from among the host, until they were consumed.
So it came to pass, when all the men of war were
consumed and dead from among the people,
That the LORD spake unto me, saying,
Thou art to pass over through Ar, the coast of Moab,
And when thou comest nigh over against the children
of Ammon, distress them not, nor meddle with them: for I will not give
thee of the land of the children of Ammon any possession; because I have
given it unto the children of Lot for a possession.
(That also was accounted a land of giants: giants
dwelt therein in old time; and the Ammonites call them Zamzummims;
A people great, and many, and tall, as the Anakims;
but the LORD destroyed them before them; and they succeeded them, and
dwelt in their stead:
As he did to the children of Esau, which dwelt in
Seir, when he destroyed the Horims from before them; and they succeeded
them, and dwelt in their stead even unto this day:
And the Avims which dwelt in Hazerim, even unto
Azzah, the Caphtorims, which came forth out of Caphtor, destroyed them,
and dwelt in their stead.)
Rise ye up, take your journey, and pass over the
river Arnon: behold, I have given into thine hand Sihon the Amorite,
king of Heshbon, and his land: begin to possess it, and contend with him
This day will I begin to put the dread of thee and
the fear of thee upon the nations that are under the whole heaven, who
shall hear report of thee, and shall tremble, and be in anguish because
And I sent messengers out of the wilderness of
Kedemoth unto Sihon king of Heshbon with words of peace, saying,
Let me pass through thy land: I will go along by the
high way, I will neither turn unto the right hand nor to the left.
Thou shalt sell me meat for money, that I may eat;
and give me water for money, that I may drink: only I will pass through
on my feet;
(As the children of Esau which dwell in Seir, and
the Moabites which dwell in Ar, did unto me;) until I shall pass over
Jordan into the land which the LORD our God giveth us.
But Sihon king of Heshbon would not let us pass by
him: for the LORD thy God hardened his spirit, and made his heart
obstinate, that he might deliver him into thy hand, as appeareth this
And the LORD said unto me, Behold, I have begun to
give Sihon and his land before thee: begin to possess, that thou mayest
inherit his land.
Then Sihon came out against us, he and all his
people, to fight at Jahaz.
And the LORD our God delivered him before us; and we
smote him, and his sons, and all his people.
And we took all his cities at that time, and utterly
destroyed the men, and the women, and the little ones, of every city, we
left none to remain:
Only the cattle we took for a prey unto ourselves,
and the spoil of the cities which we took.
From Aroer, which is by the brink of the river of
Arnon, and from the city that is by the river, even unto Gilead, there
was not one city too strong for us: the LORD our God delivered all unto
Only unto the land of the children of Ammon thou
camest not, nor unto any place of the river Jabbok, nor unto the cities
in the mountains, nor unto whatsoever the LORD our God forbad us.
Then we turned, and went up the way to Bashan: and
Og the king of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, to
battle at Edrei.
And the LORD said unto me, Fear him not: for I will
deliver him, and all his people, and his land, into thy hand; and thou
shalt do unto him as thou didst unto Sihon king of the Amorites, which
dwelt at Heshbon.
So the LORD our God delivered into our hands Og
also, the king of Bashan, and all his people: and we smote him until
none was left to him remaining.
And we took all his cities at that time, there was
not a city which we took not from them, threescore cities, all the
region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
All these cities were fenced with high walls, gates,
and bars; beside unwalled towns a great many.
And we utterly destroyed them, as we did unto Sihon
king of Heshbon, utterly destroying the men, women, and children, of
But all the cattle, and the spoil of the cities, we
took for a prey to ourselves.
And we took at that time out of the hand of the two
kings of the Amorites the land that was on this side Jordan, from the
river of Arnon unto mount Hermon;
(Which Hermon the Sidonians call Sirion; and the
Amorites call it Shenir;)
All the cities of the plain, and all Gilead, and all
Bashan, unto Salchah and Edrei, cities of the kingdom of Og in Bashan.
For only Og king of Bashan remained of the remnant
of giants; behold, his bedstead was a bedstead of iron; is it not in
Rabbath of the children of Ammon? nine cubits was the length thereof,
and four cubits the breadth of it, after the cubit of a man.
And this land, which we possessed at that time, from
Aroer, which is by the river Arnon, and half mount Gilead, and the
cities thereof, gave I unto the Reubenites and to the Gadites.
And the rest of Gilead, and all Bashan, being the
kingdom of Og, gave I unto the half tribe of Manasseh; all the region of
Argob, with all Bashan, which was called the land of giants.
Jair the son of Manasseh took all the country of
Argob unto the coasts of Geshuri and Maachathi; and called them after
his own name, Bashanhavothjair, unto this day.
And I gave Gilead unto Machir.
And unto the Reubenites and unto the Gadites I gave
from Gilead even unto the river Arnon half the valley, and the border
even unto the river Jabbok, which is the border of the children of Ammon;
The plain also, and Jordan, and the coast thereof,
from Chinnereth even unto the sea of the plain, even the salt sea, under
And I commanded you at that time, saying, The LORD
your God hath given you this land to possess it: ye shall pass over
armed before your brethren the children of Israel, all that are meet for
But your wives, and your little ones, and your
cattle, (for I know that ye have much cattle,) shall abide in your
cities which I have given you;
Until the LORD have given rest unto your brethren,
as well as unto you, and until they also possess the land which the LORD
your God hath given them beyond Jordan: and then shall ye return every
man unto his possession, which I have given you.
And I commanded Joshua at that time, saying, Thine
eyes have seen all that the LORD your God hath done unto these two
kings: so shall the LORD do unto all the kingdoms whither thou passest.
Ye shall not fear them: for the LORD your God he
shall fight for you.
And I besought the LORD at that time, saying,
O Lord GOD, thou hast begun to show thy servant thy
greatness, and thy mighty hand: for what God is there in heaven or in
earth, that can do according to thy works, and according to thy might?
I pray thee, let me go over, and see the good land
that is beyond Jordan, that goodly mountain, and Lebanon.
But the LORD was wroth with me for your sakes, and
would not hear me: and the LORD said unto me, Let it suffice thee; speak
no more unto me of this matter.
Get thee up into the top of Pisgah, and lift up
thine eyes westward, and northward, and southward, and eastward, and
behold it with thine eyes: for thou shalt not go over this Jordan.
But charge Joshua, and encourage him, and strengthen
him: for he shall go over before this people, and he shall cause them to
inherit the land which thou shalt see.
So we abode in the valley over against Bethpeor.
Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and
unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live,
and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you,
neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments
of the LORD your God which I command you.
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of
Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath
destroyed them from among you.
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are
alive every one of you this day.
Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even
as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither
ye go to possess it.
Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom
and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all
these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and
For what nation is there so great, who hath God so
nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is in all things that we call upon him
And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes
and judgments so righteous as all this law, which I set before you this
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul
diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and
lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them
thy sons, and thy sons' sons;
Specially the day that thou stoodest before the LORD
thy God in Horeb, when the LORD said unto me, Gather me the people
together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear
me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may
teach their children.
And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the
mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds,
and thick darkness.
And the LORD spake unto you out of the midst of the
fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude; only ye
heard a voice.
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he
commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon
two tables of stone.
And the LORD commanded me at that time to teach you
statutes and judgments, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go
over to possess it.
Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves; for ye
saw no manner of similitude on the day that the LORD spake unto you in
Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
Lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven
image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
The likeness of any beast that is on the earth, the
likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground,
the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when
thou seest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of
heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the
LORD thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.
But the LORD hath taken you, and brought you forth out
of the iron furnace, even out of Egypt, to be unto him a people of
inheritance, as ye are this day.
Furthermore the LORD was angry with me for your sakes,
and sware that I should not go over Jordan, and that I should not go in
unto that good land, which the LORD thy God giveth thee for an
But I must die in this land, I must not go over
Jordan: but ye shall go over, and possess that good land.
Take heed unto yourselves, lest ye forget the covenant
of the LORD your God, which he made with you, and make you a graven image,
or the likeness of any thing, which the LORD thy God hath forbidden thee.
For the LORD thy God is a consuming fire, even a
When thou shalt beget children, and children's
children, and ye shall have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt
yourselves, and make a graven image, or the likeness of any thing, and
shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
I call heaven and earth to witness against you this
day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye go
over Jordan to possess it; ye shall not prolong your days upon it, but
shall utterly be destroyed.
And the LORD shall scatter you among the nations, and
ye shall be left few in number among the heathen, whither the LORD shall
And there ye shall serve gods, the work of men's
hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
But if from thence thou shalt seek the LORD thy God,
thou shalt find him, if thou seek him with all thy heart and with all thy
When thou art in tribulation, and all these things are
come upon thee, even in the latter days, if thou turn to the LORD thy God,
and shalt be obedient unto his voice;
(For the LORD thy God is a merciful God;) he will not
forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers
which he sware unto them.
For ask now of the days that are past, which were
before thee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask
from the one side of heaven unto the other, whether there hath been any
such thing as this great thing is, or hath been heard like it?
Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking out of
the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nation from
the midst of another nation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and
by war, and by a mighty hand, and by a stretched out arm, and by great
terrors, according to all that the LORD your God did for you in Egypt
before your eyes?
Unto thee it was showed, that thou mightest know that
the LORD he is God; there is none else beside him.
Out of heaven he made thee to hear his voice, that he
might instruct thee: and upon earth he showed thee his great fire; and
thou heardest his words out of the midst of the fire.
And because he loved thy fathers, therefore he chose
their seed after them, and brought thee out in his sight with his mighty
power out of Egypt;
To drive out nations from before thee greater and
mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an
inheritance, as it is this day.
Know therefore this day, and consider it in thine
heart, that the LORD he is God in heaven above, and upon the earth
beneath: there is none else.
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his
commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with
thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy
days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.
Then Moses severed three cities on this side Jordan
toward the sun rising;
That the slayer might flee thither, which should kill
his neighbour unawares, and hated him not in times past; and that fleeing
unto one of these cities he might live:
Namely, Bezer in the wilderness, in the plain country,
of the Reubenites; and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites; and Golan in
Bashan, of the Manassites.
And this is the law which Moses set before the
children of Israel:
These are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which Moses spake unto the children of Israel, after they came
forth out of Egypt,
On this side Jordan, in the valley over against
Bethpeor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites, who dwelt at Heshbon,
whom Moses and the children of Israel smote, after they were come forth
out of Egypt:
And they possessed his land, and the land of Og king
of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, which were on this side Jordan
toward the sun rising;
From Aroer, which is by the bank of the river Arnon,
even unto mount Sion, which is Hermon,
And all the plain on this side Jordan eastward, even
unto the sea of the plain, under the springs of Pisgah.
And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them,
Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears
this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers,
but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount
out of the midst of the fire,
(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to
show you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire,
and went not up into the mount;) saying,
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the
land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve
them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of
the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of
them that hate me,
And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love
me and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in
vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in
Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy
God hath commanded thee.
Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy
God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor
thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy
gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of
Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a
mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God
commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy
God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may
go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thou shalt not kill.
Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
Neither shalt thou steal.
Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife,
neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his
manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is
These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in
the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick
darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in
two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of
the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that
ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your
And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath showed us
his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the
midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man,
and he liveth.
Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire
will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then
we shall die.
For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the
voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we
have, and lived?
Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God
shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak
unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye
spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the
words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well
said all that they have spoken.
O that there were such an heart in them, that they
would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be
well with them, and with their children for ever!
Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will
speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the
judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the
land which I give them to possess it.
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your
God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to
Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your
God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with
you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall
Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and
the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye
might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep
all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and
thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days
may be prolonged.
Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that
it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD
God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with
milk and honey.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
And these words, which I command thee this day,
shall be in thine heart:
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy
children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and
when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou
And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand,
and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy
house, and on thy gates.
And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have
brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham,
to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou
And houses full of all good things, which thou
filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and
olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be
Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought
thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and
shalt swear by his name.
Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the
people which are round about you;
(For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you)
lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy
thee from off the face of the earth.
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted
him in Massah.
Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the
LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath
And thou shalt do that which is right and good in
the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou
mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy
To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as
the LORD hath spoken.
And when thy son asketh thee in time to come,
saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments,
which the LORD our God hath commanded you?
Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's
bondmen in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty
And the LORD showed signs and wonders, great and
sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our
And he brought us out from thence, that he might
bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.
And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes,
to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us
alive, as it is at this day.
And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to
do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded