Deuteronomy 6:1-9 CSB

The Greatest Commandment

1 "This is the command-the statutes and ordinances-the Lord your God has instructed [me] to teach you, so that you may follow [them] in the land you are about to enter and possess.

References for Deuteronomy 6:1

      2 [Do this] so that you may fear the Lord your God all the days of your life by keeping all His statutes and commands I am giving you, your son, and your grandson, and so that you may have a long life.
      3 Listen, Israel, and be careful to follow [them], so that you may prosper and multiply greatly, because the Lord, the God of your fathers, has promised you a land flowing with milk and honey.
      4 "Listen, Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is One.a b

      References for Deuteronomy 6:4

        • a 6:4 - Or Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is One, or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone, or The Lord our God is one Lord
        • b 6:4 - Mk 12:29,32; Jms 2:19
          5 Love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.c

          References for Deuteronomy 6:5

            • c 6:5 - Mt 22:37; Mk 12:30; Lk 10:27
              6 These words that I am giving you today are to be in your heart.
              7 Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you sit in your house and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.
              8 Bind them as a sign on your hand and let them be a symbold on your forehead.e f

              References for Deuteronomy 6:8

                • d 6:8 - Or phylactery; Mt 23:5
                • e 6:8 - Lit symbol between your eyes
                • f 6:8 - Dt 11:18; Ex 13:16
                  9 Write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.g

                  References for Deuteronomy 6:9

                    • g 6:9 - Dt 11:18-20