and to observe the LORD's commands1 and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?214
To the LORD your God belong the heavens,345 even the highest heavens,67 the earth and everything in it.815
Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved9 them, and he chose you,10 their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today.1116
Circumcise12 your hearts,13 therefore, and do not be stiff-necked14 any longer.
For the LORD your God is God of gods15 and Lord of lords,16 the great God, mighty and awesome,17 who shows no partiality18 and accepts no bribes.1918
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,20 and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.2119
And you are to love22 those who are aliens,23 for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.2420
Fear the LORD your God and serve him.25 Hold fast26 to him and take your oaths in his name.2721
He is your praise;28 he is your God, who performed for you those great29 and awesome wonders30 you saw with your own eyes.
Your forefathers who went down into Egypt were seventy in all,31 and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.32