The Jews were commanded to write the divine name on the posts (mezuzoth') of their doors (De 6:9). The Jews, misunderstanding this injunction, adopted the custom of writing on a slip of parchment these verses (De 6:4-9,13-21), which they enclosed in a reed or cylinder and fixed on the right-hand door-post of every room in the house.
Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might. read more. And these words, which I command you this day, shall be in your heart: And you shall teach them diligently unto 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. And you shall bind them for a sign upon your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house, and on your gates.
And you shall write them upon the doorposts of your house, and on your gates.
You shall fear the LORD your God, and serve him, and shall swear by his name. You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people who are round about you; read more. (For the LORD your God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD your God be kindled against you, and destroy you from off the face of the earth. You shall not test the LORD your God, as you tested him in Massah. You shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he has commanded you. And you shall do that which 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 unto your fathers, To cast out all your enemies from before you, as the LORD has spoken. And when your son asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God has commanded you? Then you shall say unto your son, We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt; and the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand: