VIN(i) 1 "These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God commanded me to teach you. Obey them after you enter the land and take possession of it. 2 so that you, your children, and your grandchildren may fear the LORD your God. Keep all his decrees and commandments that I'm giving you every day of your life, so you may live a long time. 3 "Listen, O Israel, and be careful to obey these laws. Things will go well for you and your population will increase in a land flowing with milk and honey. This is what the LORD the God of your ancestors promised you. 4 Hear, Israel: the LORD is our God, the LORD is one. 5 And you will love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might. 6 These words, which I command you today, shall be on your heart; 7 Repeat them to your sons, and speak of them when you sit in your house, when you walk on the road, when you lie down and when you arise. 8 Tie them as reminders on your forearm, bind them on your forehead, 9 and write them on the door frames of your house and on your gates." 10 "When the LORD your God brings you to the land that he promised to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, he will give you large and beautiful cities that you didn't build, 11 houses filled with every good thing that you didn't supply, wells that you didn't dig, and vineyards and olive groves that you didn't plant. When you eat and are satisfied, 12 "Beware that you do not forget the LORD, for he brought you out of Egypt your house of bondage. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him, and make your oaths in his name. 14 Do not follow other gods, from the gods of the peoples around you. 15 For the LORD your God who is among you is a jealous God. He will turn his anger against you and destroy you from the surface of the land." 16 Do not test the LORD your God, as you tested him at Massah. 17 Be sure to observe the commands of the LORD your God, his testimonies and his decrees that he gave you. 18 Do what is good and right in the LORD's sight so it may go well with you. Then you'll enter and possess the good land that the LORD your God promised to your ancestors, 19 expelling all your enemies before you, as the LORD said." 20 "In the future your son will ask you: 'What is the meaning of these laws and regulations that the LORD our God has commanded you?' 21 tell him, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with great power. 22 Before our very eyes, the LORD did great and terrible signs and wonders in Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to his entire household. 23 and he brought us out from there to bring us in, - to give us the land he oathed to our fathers. 24 Then the LORD commanded us to observe all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God for our own good, so that he may keep us alive as we are today. 25 And if we are careful to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, as He has commanded us, it shall be our righteousness.