Deuteronomy 10

NSB(i) 1 »Jehovah said to me: ‘Cut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ones. Come up to me on the mountain, and build an ark of wood for yourself. 2 »‘I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you shattered. You must place them in the Ark.’ 3 »I made an Ark out of acacia wood and cut out two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then I took the two tablets in my hands and went up on the mountain. 4 »He wrote on the tablets, like the former writing. It was the Ten Commandments (Ten Words) that Jehovah proclaimed to you on the mountain. It was from the middle of the fire on the day of the assembly. Jehovah gave them to me. 5 »Then I came down from the mountain and put the tablets in the Ark I had made. They are there just as Jehovah commanded me. 6 The sons of Israel set out from Beeroth Bene-jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died. He was buried there. Eleazar his son ministered as priest in his place. 7 From there they set out to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water. 8 Jehovah then set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the Ark of the covenant of Jehovah. They were to stand before Jehovah to serve and pronounce blessings in his name until this day. 9 Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers. Jehovah is his inheritance; just as Jehovah your God spoke to him. 10 »I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights like the first time. Jehovah listened to me this time also. Jehovah was not willing to destroy you. 11 »‘Jehovah said to me: ‘Arise and proceed on your journey ahead of the people. That way they may go in and possess the land that I swore to their fathers to give them.’ 12 »Now, O Israel, what does Jehovah your God require from you? You are to respect Jehovah your God. Walk in all his ways and love him! Serve Jehovah your God with all your heart and with all your being. 13 »Obey Jehovah’s commandments and his statutes I am commanding you today for your good! 14 »Behold, heaven and the highest heavens belong to Jehovah your God, even the earth and all that is in it. 15 »Yet Jehovah set his affection on your fathers. He loved them. He chose you their descendants above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 »Circumcise your heart, and do not stiffen your neck. (Circumcise: Cut short the foreskin.) (Remove hardness of the heart.) 17 »Jehovah your God is the God of gods and the Lord of lords! He is the great, the powerful, and the awesome God who does not show partiality nor take a bribe. 18 »He executes justice for the orphan and the widow. He shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing. 19 »Love those who are aliens. For you were also aliens in the land of Egypt. 20 »Respect Jehovah your God and serve him. Hold fast to him and take your oaths in his name. 21 »He is your praise! He is your God! He performed for you those great and awesome things you saw with your own eyes. 22 »Your fathers traveled to Egypt, seventy persons in all. Now Jehovah your God has made you as numerous as the stars of the universe (physical heavens).