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Deuteronomy 5

The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy

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Chapter 6

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Now this is the mitzwah, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your Elohim commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it;

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that thou mightest fear Yahweh thy Elohim, to keep all his statutes and his mitzwah, 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 prolonged.

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Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the Elohim of thy fathers, hath promised unto thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

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Hear, O Israel: Yahweh our Elohim is one Yahweh:

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and thou shalt love Yahweh thy Elohim with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

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And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be upon thy heart;

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and thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

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And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.

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And thou shalt write them upon the door-posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.

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And it shall be, when Yahweh thy Elohim shall bring 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 buildest not,

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and houses full of all good things, which thou filledst not, and cisterns hewn out, which thou hewedst not, vineyards and olive-trees, which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt eat and be full;

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then beware lest thou forget Yahweh, who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

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Thou shalt fear Yahweh thy Elohim; and him shalt thou serve, and shalt swear by his name.

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Ye shall not go after other elohim, of the elohim of the peoples that are round about you;

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for Yahweh thy Elohim in the midst of thee is a jealous El; lest the anger of Yahweh thy Elohim be kindled against thee, and he destroy thee from off the face of the earth.

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Ye shall not tempt Yahweh your Elohim, as ye tempted him in Massah.

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Ye shall diligently keep the mitzwah of Yahweh your Elohim, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

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And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of Yahweh; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which Yahweh sware unto thy fathers,

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to thrust out all thine enemies from before thee, as Yahweh hath spoken.

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When thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh our Elohim hath commanded you?

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then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt: and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;

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and Yahweh showed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his house, before our eyes;

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

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And Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our Elohim, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as at this day.

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And it shall be righteousness unto us, if we observe to do all this mitzwah before Yahweh our Elohim, as he hath commanded us.

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