At that time Yahweh said to me, Hew two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me in the mount, and make an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark. 3 So I made an ark of acacia wood, and hewed two tables of stone like the first, and went up in the mount, having the two tables in my hand. 4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spoke to you in the mount out of the middle of the fire in the day of the assembly: and Yahweh gave them to me. 5 And I turned and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are as Yahweh commanded me. 6 (And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s office in his place. 7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. 8 At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day. 9 Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brethren; Yahweh is his inheritance, as Yahweh your Elohim spoke to him.) 10 And I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights: and Yahweh listened to me that time also; Yahweh would not destroy you. 11 And Yahweh said to me, Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give unto them.
12 And now, Israel, what
does Yahweh your Elohim require of you, but to fear Yahweh your Elohim, to walk
in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve Yahweh your Elohim with all your
heart and with all your soul, 13 to keep the commandments of Yahweh, and his
statutes, which I command you this day for your good? 14 Behold, to Yahweh your
Elohim belongs heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is in
it. 15 Yet Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose
their seed after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day. 16
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked. 17
For Yahweh your Elohim, he is El of elohim, and sovereign of Rulers, the great
El, the mighty, and the terrible, who regards not persons, nor takes reward. 18
He executes justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the sojourner, in
giving him food and raiment. 19 Therefore love the sojourner; for you were
sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 You shall fear Yahweh your Elohim; him you
shall serve; and to him you shall hold fast, and by his name shall you swear.
21 He is your praise, and he is your Elohim, that has done for you these great
and terrible things, which your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down into
Egypt with seventy persons; and now Yahweh your Elohim has made you as the
stars of heaven for multitude.
Therefore you shall love Yahweh your Elohim, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his ordinances, and his commandments, always. 2 And know you this day: for I speak not with your children that have not known, and that have not seen the correction of Yahweh your Elohim, his greatness, his mighty hand, and his outstretched arm, 3 and his signs, and his works, which he did in the midst of Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt, and to all his land; 4 and what he did to the army of Egypt, to their horses, and to their chariots; how he made the water of the Red Sea to overwhelm them as they pursued after you, and how Yahweh has destroyed them to this day; 5 and what he did to you in the wilderness, until you came to this place; 6 and what he did to Dathan and Abiram, the sons of Eliab, the son of Reuben; how the earth opened its mouth, and swallowed them up, and their households, and their tents, and every living thing that followed them, in the middle of all Israel: 7 but your eyes have seen all the great work of Yahweh which he did. 8 Therefore shall you keep every commandment which I command you this day, that you may be strong, and go in and possess the land, which you go over to possess; 9 and that you may prolong your days in the land, which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give to them and to their seed, a land flowing with milk and honey. 10 For the land, which you go in to possess, is not as the land of Egypt, from where you came out, where you sowed your seed, and watered it with your foot, as a garden of herbs; 11 but the land, where you go over to possess it, is a land of hills and valleys, and drinks water of the rain of heaven, 12 a land which Yahweh your Elohim cares for: the eyes of Yahweh your Elohim are always upon it, from the beginning of the year even to the end of the year.
13 And it shall come to pass, if you shall listen diligently to my commandments which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your Elohim, and to serve him with all your heart and with all your soul, 14 that I will give the rain of your land in its season, the earlier rain and the later rain, that you may gather in your grain, and your new wine, and your oil. 15 And I will give grass in your fields for your cattle, and you shall eat and be full. 16 Take heed to yourselves, lest your heart becomes deceived, and you turn aside, and serve other elohim, and worship them; 17 and the anger of Yahweh is kindled against you, and he shuts up the heavens, so that there shall be no rain, and the land shall not yield its fruit; and you perish quickly from off the good land which Yahweh gives you.
18 Therefore shall you retain these my words in your heart and in your soul; and you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes. 19 And you shall teach them your children, talking of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. 20 And you shall write them upon the door-posts of your house, and upon your gates; 21 that your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which Yahweh swore to your fathers to give them, as the days of the heavens above the earth. 22 For if you shall diligently keep every commandment which I command you, to do it, to love Yahweh your Elohim, to walk in all his ways, and to hold fast to him; 23 then Yahweh will drive out all these nations from before you, and you shall dispossess nations greater and mightier than yourselves. 24 Every place on which the sole of your foot shall tread shall be yours: from the wilderness, and Lebanon, from the river, the river Euphrates, even to the western sea shall be your border. 25 There shall no man be able to stand before you: Yahweh your Elohim shall lay the fear of you and the dread of you upon all the land that you shall tread upon, as he has spoken to you.
26 Behold, I set before
you this day a blessing and a curse: 27 the blessing, if you listen to the
commandments of Yahweh your Elohim, which I command you this day; 28 and the curse,
if you do not listen to the commandments of Yahweh your Elohim, but turn aside
out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other elohim, which
you have not known. 29 And it shall come to pass, when Yahweh your Elohim
brings you into the land to which you are going to possess it, that you shall
set the blessing upon mount Gerizim, and the curse upon mount Ebal. 30 Are they
not beyond the Jordan, behind the way of the going down of the sun, in the land
of the Canaanites that dwell in the Arabah, over against Gilgal, beside the
oaks of Moreh? 31 For you are to pass over the Jordan to go in to possess the
land which Yahweh your Elohim gives you, and you shall possess it, and dwell in
it. 32 And you shall observe to do all the statutes and the ordinances which I
set before you today.
These are the statutes and the ordinances which you shall observe to do in the land which Yahweh, the Elohim of your fathers, has given you to possess it, all the days that you live upon the earth. 2 You shall surely destroy all the places in which the nations that you shall dispossess served their elohim, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree: 3 and you shall break down their altars, and dash in pieces their pillars, and burn their Asherim with fire; and you shall hew down the carved images of their elohim; and you shall destroy their name out of that place. 4 You shall not do so to Yahweh your Elohim. 5 But unto the place which Yahweh your Elohim shall choose out of all your tribes, to put his name there, even to his habitation shall you seek, and to that place you shall come; 6 and to that place you shall bring your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, and your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and your vows, and your freewill-offerings, and the firstlings of your herd and of your flock: 7 and there you shall eat before Yahweh your Elohim, and you shall rejoice in all that you put your hand to, you and your households, in which Yahweh your Elohim has blessed you. 8 You shall not do after all the things that we do here this day, every man whatever is right in his own eyes; 9 for you have not as yet come to the rest and to the inheritance, which Yahweh your Elohim has given you. 10 But when you go over the Jordan, and dwell in the land which Yahweh your Elohim causes you to inherit, and he gives you rest from all your enemies around you, so that you dwell in safety; 11 then it shall come to pass that to the place which Yahweh your Elohim shall choose, to cause his name to dwell there, there shall you bring all that I command you: your burnt-offerings, and your sacrifices, your tithes, and the heave-offering of your hand, and all your choice vows which you vow to Yahweh. 12 And you shall rejoice before Yahweh your Elohim, you, and your sons, and your daughters, and your menservants, and your maid-servants, and the Levite that is within your gates, since he has no portion or inheritance with you. 13 Take heed to yourself that you offer not your burnt-offerings in every place that you see; 14 but in the place which Yahweh shall choose in one of your tribes, there you shall offer your burnt-offerings, and there you shall do all that I command you.
15 However, you may kill and eat flesh within all your gates, after all the desire of your soul, according to the blessing of Yahweh your Elohim which he has given you: the unclean and the clean may eat of it, as of the gazelle, and as of the hart. 16 Only you shall not eat the blood; you shall pour it out on the earth as water. 17 You may not eat within your gates the tithe of your grain, or of your new wine, or of your oil, or the firstlings of your herd or of your flock, nor any of your vows which you vow, nor your freewill-offerings, nor the heave-offering of your hand; 18 but you shall eat them before Yahweh your Elohim in the place which Yahweh your Elohim shall choose, you, and your son, and your daughter, and your manservant, and your maid-servant, and the Levite that is within your gates: and you shall rejoice before Yahweh your Elohim in all that you put your hand unto. 19 Take heed to yourself that you forsake not the Levite as long as you live in your land.
20 When Yahweh your Elohim shall enlarge your border, as he has promised you, and you shall say, I will eat flesh, because your soul desires to eat flesh; you may eat flesh, after all the desire of your soul. 21 If the place which Yahweh your Elohim shall choose, to put his name there, is too far from you, then you shall kill of your herd and of your flock, which Yahweh has given you, as I have commanded you; and you may eat within your gates, after all the desire of your soul. 22 Even as the gazelle and as the hart is eaten, so you shall eat of it: the unclean and the clean may eat of it alike. 23 Only be sure that you eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and you shall not eat the life with the flesh. 24 You shall not eat it; you shall pour it out on the earth as water. 25 You shall not eat it; that it may go well with you, and with your children after you, when you shall do that which is right in the eyes of Yahweh. 26 Only your holy things which you have, and your vows, you shall take, and go to the place which Yahweh shall choose: 27 and you shall offer your burnt-offerings, the flesh and the blood, upon the altar of Yahweh your Elohim; and the blood of your sacrifices shall be poured out upon the altar of Yahweh your Elohim; and you shall eat the flesh. 28 Observe and hear all these words which I command you, that it may go well with you, and with your children after you forever, when you do that which is good and right in the eyes of Yahweh your Elohim.
29 When Yahweh your Elohim shall cut off the nations from before you, where you go in to dispossess them, and you dispossess them, and dwell in their land; 30 take heed to yourself that you are not ensnared to follow them, after they are destroyed from before you; and that you inquire not after their elohim, saying, How do these nations serve their elohim? even so will I do likewise. 31 You shall not do so unto Yahweh your Elohim: for every abomination to Yahweh, which he hates, have they done unto their elohim; for even their sons and their daughters they burn in the fire to their elohim.
32 Whatever I command you, that shall you observe to do: you shall not add to it, nor diminish from it.