4:1And now, Israel, hearken to the statutes and to the ordinances which I teach you, to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which Jehovah the God of your fathers giveth you.
4:2Ye shall not add to the word which I command you, neither shall ye take from it, that ye may keep the commandments of Jehovah your God which I command you.
4:4but ye that did cleave to Jehovah your God are alive every one of you this day.
4:5See, I have taught you statutes and ordinances, even as Jehovah my God commanded me, that ye may do so in the land into which ye enter to possess it.
4:6And ye shall keep and do them; for that will be your wisdom and your understanding before the eyes of the peoples that shall hear all these statutes, and say, Verily this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
4:7For what great nation is there that hath God near to them as Jehovah our God is in everything we call upon him for?
4:8And what great nation is there that hath righteous statutes and ordinances, as all this law which I set before you this day?
4:9Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things that thine eyes have seen (and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life; but thou shalt make them known to thy sons and to thy sons' sons),
4:10the day that thou stoodest before Jehovah thy God in Horeb, when Jehovah said to me, Gather me the people together, that I may cause them to hear my words, that they may learn them, and fear me all the days that they live upon the earth, and teach them to their children.
4:11And ye came near and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire to the heart of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and obscurity.
4:12And Jehovah spoke to you from the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but ye saw no form; only ye heard a voice.
4:13And he declared to you his covenant, which he commanded you to do, the ten words; and he wrote them on two tables of stone.
4:14And Jehovah commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and ordinances, that ye might do them in the land whither ye are passing over to possess it.
4:15And take great heed to your souls (for ye saw no form on the day that Jehovah spoke to you in Horeb from the midst of the fire),
4:16lest ye corrupt yourselves, and make you a graven image, the form of any figure, the pattern of male or female,
4:17the pattern of any beast that is on the earth, the pattern of any winged fowl that flieth in the heaven,
4:18the pattern of anything that creepeth on the ground, the pattern of any fish that is in the waters under the earth;
4:19and lest thou lift up thine eyes to the heavens, and see the sun, and the moon, and the stars, the whole host of heaven, and be drawn away and bow down to them and serve them, which Jehovah thy God hath assigned unto all peoples under the whole heaven.
4:20But you hath Jehovah taken, and hath brought you forth out of the iron furnace, out of Egypt, that ye might be to him a people of inheritance, as it is this day.
4:21And Jehovah was angry with me on your account, and swore that I should not go over the Jordan, and that I should not enter in to that good land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee for an inheritance;
4:22for I shall die in this land, I shall not go over the Jordan; but ye shall go over, and possess this good land.
4:23Take heed to yourselves lest ye forget the covenant of Jehovah your God, which he made with you, and make yourselves a graven image, the form of anything which Jehovah thy God hath forbidden thee.
4:24For Jehovah thy God is a consuming fire, a jealous łGod.
4:25When thou begettest sons, and sons' sons, and ye have remained long in the land, and shall corrupt yourselves, and make a graven image, the form of anything, and do evil in the sight of Jehovah thy God, to provoke him to anger,
4:26I call heaven and earth to witness against you this day, that ye shall soon utterly perish from off the land whereunto ye pass over the Jordan to possess it: ye shall not prolong your days on it, but shall be utterly destroyed.
4:27And Jehovah will scatter you among the peoples, and ye shall be left a small company among the nations to which Jehovah will lead you.
4:28And ye shall there serve gods, the work of men's hands, wood and stone, which neither see, nor hear, nor eat, nor smell.
4:29And from thence ye shall seek Jehovah thy God, and thou shalt find him, if thou shalt seek him with thy whole heart and with thy whole soul.
4:30In thy tribulation, and when all these things shall come upon thee, at the end of days, thou shalt return to Jehovah thy God, and shalt hearken to his voice,
4:31-- for Jehovah thy God is a merciful łGod, -- he will not forsake thee, neither destroy thee, nor forget the covenant of thy fathers which he swore unto them.
4:32For ask now of the days that are past, which were before thee, since the day that God created man on the earth, and from one end of the heavens to the other end of the heavens, whether there hath been anything as this great thing is, or if anything hath been heard like it?
4:33Did ever people hear the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as thou hast heard, and live?
4:34Or hath God essayed to come to take him a nation from the midst of a nation, by trials, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a powerful hand, and by a stretched-out arm, and by great terrors, according to all that Jehovah your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
4:35Unto thee it was shewn, that thou mightest know that Jehovah, he is God -- there is none other besides him.
4:36From the heavens he made thee hear his voice, that he might instruct thee; and on the earth he shewed thee his great fire; and thou heardest his words from the midst of the fire.
4:37And because he loved thy fathers, and chose their seed after them, he brought thee out with his countenance, with his great power, out of Egypt,
4:38to dispossess nations from before thee greater and mightier than thou art, to bring thee in, to give thee their land for an inheritance, as it is this day.
4:39Thou shalt know therefore this day, and consider it in thy heart, that Jehovah, he is God in the heavens above, and on the earth beneath: there is none else.
4:40And thou shalt keep his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may be well with thee and with thy sons after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days on the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee, for ever.
4:41Then Moses separated three cities on this side the Jordan toward the sun-rising,
4:42that the manslayer might flee thither, who should kill his neighbour unawares, and hated him not previously, that fleeing to one of these cities, he might live:
4:43Bezer in the wilderness, in the plateau, of the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead, of the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan, of the Manassites.
4:44And this is the law which Moses set before the children of Israel:
4:45these are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances that Moses declared to the children of Israel, when they came out of Egypt,
4:46on this side the Jordan, in the valley opposite to Beth-Peor, in the land of Sihon the king of the Amorites, who dwelt in Heshbon, whom Moses and the children of Israel smote when they came out of Egypt;
4:47and they took possession of his land, and the land of Og the king of Bashan, two kings of the Amorites, who were on this side the Jordan, toward the sun-rising;
4:48from Aroer, which is on the bank of the river Arnon, as far as mount Sion, which is Hermon,
4:49and all the plain on this side the Jordan, eastward, and as far as the sea of the plain, under the slopes of Pisgah.
5:1And Moses called to all Israel, and said to them, Hear, Israel, the statutes and the ordinances that I speak in your ears this day, and learn them, and keep them to do them.
5:2Jehovah our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
5:3Not with our fathers did Jehovah make this covenant, but with us, even us, those who are here alive all of us this day.
5:4Face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire Jehovah spoke with you
5:5(I stood between Jehovah and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Jehovah; for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up to the mountain), saying,
5:6I am Jehovah thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
5:7Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
5:8Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:
5:9thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous łGod, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,
5:10and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
5:12Keep the sabbath day to hallow it, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee.
5:13Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
5:14but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy sojourner that is within thy gates; that thy bondman and thy handmaid may rest as well as thou.
5:15And thou shalt remember that thou wast a bondman in the land of Egypt, and that Jehovah thy God brought thee out thence with a powerful hand and with a stretched-out arm; therefore Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee to observe the sabbath day.
5:16Honour thy father and thy mother, as Jehovah thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may be well with thee in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
5:17Thou shalt not kill.
5:18Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
5:19Neither shalt thou steal.
5:20Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
5:21Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
5:22These words Jehovah spoke to all your congregation on the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the obscurity, with a great voice, and he added no more; and he wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
5:23And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, and the mountain burned with fire, that ye came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
5:24and ye said, Behold, Jehovah our God has shewn us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice from the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God talks with man, and he lives.
5:25And now, why should we die? for this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of Jehovah our God any more, we shall die.
5:26For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we, and has lived?
5:27Come thou near, and hear all that Jehovah our God will say; and speak thou to us all that Jehovah our God will speak to thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
5:28And Jehovah heard the voice of your words, when ye spoke to me; and Jehovah said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people that have spoken to thee: they have well spoken all that they have spoken.
5:29Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments continually, that it might be well with them and with their sons for ever!
5:30Go, say unto them, Get you into your tents again.
5:31But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
5:32Take heed then to do as Jehovah your God hath commanded you: turn not aside to the right hand or to the left.
5:33In all the way that Jehovah your God hath commanded you shall ye walk, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
6:1And these are the commandments, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah your God commanded to teach you, that ye may do them in the land whereunto ye pass over to possess it,
6:2that thou mayest fear Jehovah 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 prolonged.
6:3And thou shalt hear, Israel, and take heed to do them; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase greatly, as Jehovah the God of thy fathers hath said unto thee, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
6:4Hear, Israel: Jehovah our God is one Jehovah;
6:5and thou shalt love Jehovah thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength.
6:6And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thy heart;
6:7and thou shalt impress them on thy sons, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thy house, and when thou goest on the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
6:8And thou shalt bind them for a sign on thy hand, and they shall be for frontlets between thine eyes.
6:9And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and upon thy gates.
6:10And it shall be, when Jehovah thy God bringeth thee into the land which he swore unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee: great and good cities which thou buildedst not,
6:11and houses full of everything good which thou filledst not, and wells digged which thou diggedst not, vineyards and oliveyards which thou plantedst not, and thou shalt have eaten and shalt be full;
6:12then beware lest thou forget Jehovah who brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
6:13Thou shalt fear Jehovah thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.
6:14Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples that are round about you;
6:15for Jehovah thy God is a jealous łGod in thy midst; lest the anger of Jehovah thy God be kindled against thee, and he destroy thee from the face of the earth.
6:16Ye shall not tempt Jehovah your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.
6:17Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.
6:18And thou shalt do what is right and good in the sight of Jehovah, that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest enter in and possess the good land which Jehovah swore unto thy fathers,
6:19thrusting out all thine enemies from before thee, as Jehovah hath spoken.
6:20When thy son shall ask thee in time to come, saying, What are the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Jehovah our God hath commanded you?
6:21then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and Jehovah brought us out of Egypt with a powerful hand;
6:22and Jehovah shewed signs and wonders, great and grievous, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, before our eyes;
6:23and he brought us out thence, that he might bring us in, to give us the land which he swore unto our fathers.
6:24And Jehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for our good continually, that he might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
6:25And it shall be our righteousness if we take heed to do all these commandments before Jehovah our God, as he hath commanded us.