THE FIFTH BOOK OF
D E U T E R O N O M Y
Deuteronomy 10 ©
An account of making two other tables of the law, and the writing of the Ten Commandments in them, as also of the chest or ark, wherein they were laid up by Moses, v. 1, etc. The death of Aaron, and the setting apart of the tribe of Levi for the service of the LORD, 6. Moses’ stay on the mount, 10. A glorious exhortation unto Israel to fear God, to obey him, and to love their neighbor, especially the stranger, as also to labor for knowledge of the true God, with several arguments and motives thereunto, 12.
AT1 that time the LORD said unto me, Hewa thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an 2ark of wood.
And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
And I made an ark of 3shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
And 4he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the 5ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire 6in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there 7they be, as the LORD commanded me.
¶And the children of Israel tookb their journey from 8Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to Mosera: there Aaron died,c and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
From thence they journeyed unto 9Gudgodah;d and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters.
¶At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, 10to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless 11in his name, unto this day.
Wherefore 12Levi hath noe part nor inheritance with his brethren; 13the LORD is his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, fortyf days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkenedg unto me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy thee.
And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to give unto them.
¶And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his 14ways, and to love him, and toh serve the LORD thy God 15with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day 16for thy good?
Behold, the heaven and the heaven 17of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the earthialso, with all that therein is.
18Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
19Circumcise therefore the foreskin of yourj heart, and be no more stiffnecked.k
For the LORD your God is God of 20gods, and Lordl of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible, which regardeth notm21persons, nor taketh reward:
He 22doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
Thou shalt fearn the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve,o and to him shalt thou cleave, and 23swear by his name.
He is thy 24praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
Thy fathers went down into 25Egypt with threescore and tenp26persons; and now the LORD thy God hath made thee asq the 27stars of heaven for multitude.