I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke. Then you are to put them in the chest."13
So I made the ark out of acacia wood2 and chiseled3 out two stone tablets like the first ones, and I went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands.
The LORD wrote on these tablets what he had written before, the Ten Commandments4 he had proclaimed5 to you on the mountain, out of the fire, on the day of the assembly.6 And the LORD gave them to me.
Then I came back down the mountain7 and put the tablets in the ark8 I had made,9 as the LORD commanded me, and they are there now.106
(The Israelites traveled from the wells of the Jaakanites to Moserah.11 There Aaron died12 and was buried, and Eleazar13 his son succeeded him as priest.147
From there they traveled to Gudgodah and on to Jotbathah, a land with streams of water.158
At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi16 to carry the ark of the covenant17 of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister18 and to pronounce blessings19 in his name, as they still do today.209
That is why the Levites have no share or inheritance among their brothers; the LORD is their inheritance,21 as the LORD your God told them.)
Now I had stayed on the mountain forty days and nights, as I did the first time, and the LORD listened to me at this time also. It was not his will to destroy you.2211
"Go," the LORD said to me, "and lead the people on their way, so that they may enter and possess the land that I swore to their fathers to give them."
And now, O Israel, what does the LORD your God ask of you23 but to fear24 the LORD your God, to walk25 in all his ways, to love him,26 to serve the LORD 27 your God with all your heart28 and with all your soul,29