Deuteronomy 6

Chapter 6

Moses proclaims, The Lord our God is one Lord, and, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God—The children of Israel are commanded to teach their children—Moses exhorts them to keep the commandments, testimonies, and statutes of the Lord that they may prosper.

1 Now these are the commandments, the astatutes, and the bjudgments, which the Lord your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:

2 That thou mightest fear the Lord thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son’s son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be aprolonged.

3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and aobserve to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

4 aHear, O Israel: The Lord our God is bone Lord:

5 And thou shalt alove the Lord thy God with all thine bheart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy cmight.

6 And these awords, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine bheart:

7 And thou shalt ateach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt btalk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

8 And thou shalt abind them for a bsign upon thine hand, and they shall be as cfrontlets between thine eyes.

9 And thou shalt write them upon the aposts of thy house, and on thy gates.

10 And it shall be, when the Lord thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not,

11 And houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged, which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be full;

12 Then beware lest thou aforget the Lord, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.

13 Thou shalt afear the Lord thy God, and bserve him, and shalt cswear by his name.

14 Ye shall not go after aother bgods, of the gods of the people which are round about you;

15 (For the Lord thy God is a ajealous God among you) lest the banger of the Lord thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

16 Ye shall not atempt the Lord your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

17 Ye shall adiligently keep the bcommandments of the Lord your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

18 And thou shalt do that which is aright and good in the sight of the Lord: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the Lord bsware unto thy fathers,

19 To acast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the Lord hath spoken.

20 And when thy son aasketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the btestimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the Lord our God hath commanded you?

21 Then thou shalt say unto thy ason, We were Pharaoh’s bondmen in Egypt; and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand:

22 And the Lord shewed signs and wonders, great and asore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes:

23 And he brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

24 And the Lord acommanded us to do all these statutes, to bfear the Lord our God, for our cgood always, that he might dpreserve us alive, as it is at this day.

25 And it shall be our arighteousness, if we bobserve to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us.