The tables of stone containing the Ten Commandments are placed in the ark—All that God requires is that Israel love and serve Him—How great and mighty is the Lord!
1 At that time the Lord said unto me, Hew thee two atables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an bark of wood.
2 And I will awrite on the tables the words that were in the first tables bwhich thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of ashittim wood, and hewed two btables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
4 And he awrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the Lord gave them unto me.
5 And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the Lord commanded me.
6 ¶ And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there aAaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s office in his stead.
7 From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to aJotbath, a land of brivers of waters.
8 ¶ At that time the Lord aseparated the tribe of bLevi, to cbear the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister unto him, and to dbless in his name, unto this day.
9 Wherefore aLevi hath no bpart nor inheritance with his brethren; the Lord is his cinheritance, according as the Lord thy God promised him.
10 And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the Lord hearkened unto me at that time also, and the Lord would not destroy thee.
11 And the Lord said unto me, Arise, take thy ajourney before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
12 ¶ And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God arequire of thee, but to bfear the Lord thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to cserve the Lord thy God with all thy dheart and with all thy soul,
13 To keep the acommandments of the Lord, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy bgood?
14 Behold, the heaven and the aheaven of heavens is the Lord’s thy God, the bearth also, with call that therein is.
15 aOnly the Lord had a delight in thy fathers to blove them, and he cchose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
16 aCircumcise therefore the foreskin of your bheart, and be no more cstiffnecked.
17 For the Lord your aGod is bGod of gods, and cLord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, dwhich eregardeth not persons, nor taketh freward:
18 He adoth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and bloveth the cstranger, in giving him dfood and raiment.
19 aLove ye therefore the bstranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou acleave, and bswear by his name.
21 He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these agreat and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
22 Thy afathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now the Lord thy God hath made thee as the bstars of heaven for multitude.