(The Israelites journeyed from Beeroth-bene-jaakan a to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; his son Eleazar succeeded him as priest.
From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with flowing streams.
At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day.
Therefore Levi has no allotment or inheritance with his kindred; the Lord is his inheritance, as the Lord your God promised him.)
I stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights, as I had done the first time. And once again the Lord listened to me. The Lord was unwilling to destroy you.
The Lord said to me, "Get up, go on your journey at the head of the people, that they may go in and occupy the land that I swore to their ancestors to give them."
So now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
and to keep the commandments of the Lord your God b and his decrees that I am commanding you today, for your own well-being.
Although heaven and the heaven of heavens belong to the Lord your God, the earth with all that is in it,
yet the Lord set his heart in love on your ancestors alone and chose you, their descendants after them, out of all the peoples, as it is today.
Circumcise, then, the foreskin of your heart, and do not be stubborn any longer.
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