Thomson(i) 1 At that time the Lord said to me, Hew thee out two tables of stone like the first, and come up to me on the mount; and thou shalt make thee an ark of wood, 2 and thou shalt write on these tables the words which were on the first tables, which thou didst break, and shalt put them in the ark. 3 So when I had made an ark of incorruptible wood, and hewed two tables of stone, like the first, and had gone up the mount with the two tables in my hand; 4 and he had written on these tables, according to the former writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spoke to you at the mount, out of the midst of the fire; and the Lord had given them to me, 5 and I had turned, and come down from the mount, and had put these tables in the ark which I had made, and they were there as the Lord commanded me, 6 then the children of Israel removed out of Beroth, the country belonging to the children of Jakin, into Misidai, the country where Aaron died, and where he was buried, and Eleazar executed the office of priest in his stead. 7 Thence they removed to Gadgad, and from Gadgad to Etabatha, a land abounding with streams of water. 8 Now the Lord, having at that time set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord, and to serve, and bless in his name, as they do at this day, 9 for this cause the Levites have no portion or lot among their brethren. The Lord is their portion, as he said to them. 10 When I had been on the mount forty days, and forty nights, the Lord hearkened to me at that time also, for the Lord was not willing to destroy you utterly; 11 and the Lord said to me, Go, march before this people, and let them go in, and take possession of the land which I solemnly promised their fathers to give them. 12 Now therefore, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, and to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the Lord thy God with thy whole heart, and with thy whole soul; 13 to keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and his rules of rectitude, which I this day command thee, that it may be well with thee? 14 Behold the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, belong to the Lord thy God, the earth also, and all that are therein. 15 Nevertheless the Lord made choice of your fathers to love them; and he chose you, their seed, after them, in preference to all the nations, as at this day. 16 Circumcise therefore the stubbornness of your hearts, and be no more stiffnecked. 17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lords; the God, great, and mighty, and awful. He respecteth not persons, nor taketh a bribe. 18 He administereth justice to the stranger, and the orphan, and the widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment. 19 Love ye therefore the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and cleave to him, and swear by his name. 21 He is thy boast; and he is thy God, who hath done for thee those great, and those marvellous things which thine eyes have seen. 22 With seventy souls thy fathers went down to Egypt, and now the Lord thy God hath made thee like the stars of heaven for multitude.