Deuteronomy 6



Detailed Stipulations

1 "Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it,

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

1 "Now these are the commands, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD commanded me to teach you. Obey them in the land you are entering to possess,

1 Now this is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,

2 so that you and your son and your grandson might fear the LORD your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

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 prolonged.

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.

2 That you may [reverently] fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, and keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you all the days of your life, and that your days may be prolonged.

3 "O Israel, you should listen and be careful to do it, that it may be well with you and that you may multiply greatly, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe 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.

3 Listen, Israel! Be careful to obey, so that life may go well for you and that you may increase greatly. Just as the LORD God of your ancestors told you, you'll have a land flowing with milk and honey.

3 Hear therefore, O Israel, and be watchful to do them, that it may be well with you and that you may increase exceedingly, as the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

The Essence Of The Covenant Principles

4 "Hear, O Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD is one!

4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:

4 "Listen, Israel! The LORD is our God, the LORD alone.

4 Hear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord [the only Lord].

5 "You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.

5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

5 You are to love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your soul, and all your strength.

5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your [mind and] heart and with your entire being and with all your might.

Exhortation To Teach The Covenant Principles

6 "These words, which I am commanding you today, shall be on your heart.

6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:

6 Let these words that I'm commanding you today be always on your heart.

6 And these words which I am commanding you this day shall be [first] in your [own] minds and hearts; [then]

7 "You shall teach them diligently to your sons and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way and when you lie down and when you rise up.

7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk 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.

7 Teach them repeatedly to your children. Talk about them while sitting in your house or walking on the road, and as you lie down or get up.

7 You shall whet and sharpen them so as to make them penetrate, and teach and impress them diligently upon the [minds and] hearts of your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.

8 "You shall bind them as a sign on your hand and they shall be as frontals on your forehead.

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

8 Tie them as reminders on your forearm, bind them on your forehead,

8 And you shall bind them as a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets (forehead bands) between your eyes.

9 "You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

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

9 and write them on the door frames of your house and on your gates."

9 And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Remembering God Through Obedience

10 "Then it shall come about when the LORD your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you, great and splendid cities which you did not build,

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,

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,

10 And when the Lord your God brings you into the land which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you, with great and goodly cities which you did not build,

11 and houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and hewn cisterns which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and you eat and are satisfied,

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;

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,

11 And houses full of all good things which you did not fill, and cisterns hewn out which you did not hew, and vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant, and when you eat and are full,

12 then watch yourself, that you do not forget the LORD who brought you from the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

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

12 be careful not to forget the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt and slavery.

12 Then beware lest you forget the Lord, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

13 "You shall fear only the LORD your God; and you shall worship Him and swear by His name.

13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him, and make your oaths in his name.

13 You shall [reverently] fear the Lord your God and serve Him and swear by His name [and presence].

14 "You shall not follow other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who surround you,

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

14 Do not follow other gods, from the gods of the nations around you.

14 You shall not go after other gods, any of the gods of the peoples who are round about you;

15 for the LORD your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; otherwise the anger of the LORD your God will be kindled against you, and He will wipe you off the face of the earth.

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

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."

15 For the Lord your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of the Lord your God be kindled against you, and He destroy you from the face of the earth.

Exhortation To Obey The Lord Exclusively

16 "You shall not put the LORD your God to the test, as you tested Him at Massah.

16 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

16 "Don't test the LORD your God like you did in Massah.

16 You shall not tempt and try the Lord your God as you tempted and tried Him in Massah.

17 "You should diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and His testimonies and His statutes which He has commanded you.

17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee.

17 Be sure to observe the commands of the LORD your God, his testimonies and his decrees that he gave you.

17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God and His exhortations and His statutes which He commanded you.

18 "You shall do what is right and good in the sight of the LORD, that it may be well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the LORD swore to give your fathers,

18 And thou shalt do that which is right 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 sware unto thy fathers,

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,

18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may go well with you and that you may go in and possess the good land which the Lord swore to give to your fathers,

19 by driving out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken.

19 To cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken.

19 expelling all your enemies before you, as the LORD said."

19 To cast out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has promised.

Exhortation To Remember The Past

20 "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What do the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments mean which the LORD our God commanded you?'

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

20 "When your son asks you in the future, "What is the meaning of the instructions, decrees, and ordinances that the LORD our God commanded you?'

20 When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?

21 then you shall say to your son, 'We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, and the LORD brought us from Egypt with a mighty hand.

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

21 tell him, "We were slaves to Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with great power.

21 Then you shall say to your son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

22 'Moreover, the LORD showed great and distressing signs and wonders before our eyes against Egypt, Pharaoh and all his household;

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

22 Before our very eyes, the LORD did great and terrible signs and wonders in Egypt, to Pharaoh, and to his entire household.

22 And the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and evil, against Egypt, against Pharaoh, and all his household, before our eyes;

23 He brought us out from there in order to bring us in, to give us the land which He had sworn to our fathers.'

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.

23 But as for us, he brought us out from there to bring us into the land and give it to us, as he promised our ancestors.

23 And He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in to give us the land which He swore to give our fathers.

24 "So the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God for our good always and for our survival, as it is today.

24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

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.

24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to [reverently] fear the Lord our God for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.

25 "It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as He commanded us.

25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.

25 It will be credited as righteousness for us, if we're careful to obey the entire Law in the presence of the LORD our God, as he commanded.'"

25 And it will be accounted as righteousness (conformity to God's will in word, thought, and action) for us if we are watchful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.



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