See, I have taught1 you decrees and laws2 as the LORD my God commanded3 me, so that you may follow them in the land you are entering4 to take possession of it.
Observe5 them carefully, for this will show your wisdom6 and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, "Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people."77
What other nation is so great8 as to have their gods near9 them the way the LORD our God is near us whenever we pray to him?
And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws10 as this body of laws I am setting before you today?