Yet the LORD set his affection on your forefathers and loved1 them, and he chose you,2 their descendants, above all the nations, as it is today.316
Circumcise4 your hearts,5 therefore, and do not be stiff-necked6 any longer.
For the LORD your God is God of gods7 and Lord of lords,8 the great God, mighty and awesome,9 who shows no partiality10 and accepts no bribes.1118
He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,12 and loves the alien, giving him food and clothing.1319
And you are to love14 those who are aliens,15 for you yourselves were aliens in Egypt.1620
Fear the LORD your God and serve him.17 Hold fast18 to him and take your oaths in his name.1921
He is your praise;20 he is your God, who performed for you those great21 and awesome wonders22 you saw with your own eyes.
Your forefathers who went down into Egypt were seventy in all,23 and now the LORD your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.24