Deuteronomy 6:2-12 NIV

2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear1 the LORD your God as long as you live2 by keeping all his decrees and commands3 that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.4

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3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey5 so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly6 in a land flowing with milk and honey,7 just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised8 you.

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4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.a9

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    • a 6:4 - Or "The LORD our God is one LORD"; or "The LORD is our God, the LORD is one"; or "The LORD is our God, the LORD alone"
      5 Love10 the LORD your God with all your heart11 and with all your soul and with all your strength.12

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      6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.13

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      7 Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up.14

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      8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.15

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          9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.16

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          10 When the LORD your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you--a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,17

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          11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig,18 and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant--then when you eat and are satisfied,19

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          12 be careful that you do not forget20 the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

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