The houses will be richly stocked with goods you did not produce. You will draw water from cisterns you did not dig, and you will eat from vineyards and olive trees you did not plant. When you have eaten your fill in this land,
be careful not to forget the LORD, who rescued you from slavery in the land of Egypt.
You must fear the LORD your God and serve him. When you take an oath, you must use only his name.
"You must not worship any of the gods of neighboring nations,
for the LORD your God, who lives among you, is a jealous God. His anger will flare up against you and wipe you from the face of the earth.
Do not test the LORD your God as you did when you complained at Massah.
You must diligently obey the commands of the LORD your God -- all the stipulations and laws he has given you.
Do what is right and good in the LORD's sight, so all will go well with you. Then you will enter and occupy the good land that the LORD solemnly promised to give your ancestors.
You will drive out all the enemies living in your land, just as the LORD said you would.
"In the future your children will ask you, 'What is the meaning of these stipulations, laws, and regulations that the LORD our God has given us?'
Then you must tell them, 'We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with amazing power.
Scripture quotations marked NLT are taken from the Holy Bible, New Living Translation, copyright 1996. Used by permission of Tyndale House Publishers, Inc., Wheaton, Illinois 60189. All rights reserved. (New Living Translation - The Bible Online)