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Deuteronomy 6:11-21 (Good News Translation)

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11 The houses will be full of good things which you did not put in them, and there will be wells that you did not dig, and vineyards and olive orchards that you did not plant. When the Lord brings you into this land and you have all you want to eat, 12 make certain that you do not forget the Lord who rescued you from Egypt, where you were slaves. 13 Honor the Lord your God, worship only him, and make your promises in his name alone. 1 14 Do not worship other gods, any of the gods of the peoples around you. 15 If you do worship other gods, the Lord's anger will come against you like fire and will destroy you completely, because the Lord your God, who is present with you, tolerates no rivals. 16 "Do not put the Lord your God to the test, as you did at Massah. 2 17 Be sure that you obey all the laws that he has given you. 18 Do what the Lord says is right and good, and all will go well with you. You will be able to take possession of the fertile land that the Lord promised your ancestors, 19 and you will drive out your enemies, as he promised. 20 "In times to come your children will ask you, "Why did the Lord our God command us to obey all these laws?' 21 Then tell them, "We were slaves of the king of Egypt, and the Lord rescued us by his great power.
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