Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 6 ©

1The end of the law is obedience: 3an exhortation thereto. 20What they are required to teach their children concerning it.

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

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That thou mightest bfear 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 cthy days may be prolonged.

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dHear 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 ethe land that floweth with milk and honey.

e Ex. 3.8.
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Hear, O Israel: fThe LORD our God is one LORD:

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

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

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And thou shalt 2teach 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.

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

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

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And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall khave 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,

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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; lwhen thou shalt have eaten and be full;

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Then beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of 3bondage.

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

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

o ch. 13.7.
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(For pthe 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.

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¶Ye qshall not *tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

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

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And sthou 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,

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

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And uwhen thy son asketh thee 4in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath commanded you?

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

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And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and 5*sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, wbefore our eyes:

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And he brought us out from thence, that xhe might bring us in, to give us the land which he sware unto our fathers.

x Ex. 3.8. ch. 4.37,38. v.10,11. ch. 7.7,8; 8.5.
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And the yLORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, zfor our good always, that ahe might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.

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