Even our livestock must go with us; not a hoof will be left behind because we will take some of them to worship Yahweh our God. We will not know what we will use to worship Yahweh until we get there.”
“Please don’t leave us,” Moses said, “since you know where we should camp in the wilderness, and you can serve as our eyes.
and be careful not to neglect the Levite, as long as you live in your land.
Don’t abandon your friend or your father’s friend,
and don’t go to your brother’s house
in your time of calamity;
better a neighbor nearby than a brother far away.
You have not deserted your brothers even once this whole time but have carried out the requirement of the command of the Lord your God.
for I am giving you good instruction.
Don’t abandon my teaching.
Don’t abandon wisdom, and she will watch over you;
love her, and she will guard you.
She didn’t give up her promiscuity that began in Egypt, when men slept with her in her youth, caressed her virgin nipples, and poured out their lust on her.