Moses convened all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and ordinances that I am addressing to you today; you shall learn them and observe them diligently.
The Lord our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.
Not with our ancestors did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today.
The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the fire.
(At that time I was standing between the Lord and you to declare to you the words a of the Lord; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain.) And he said:
I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;
you shall have no other gods before b me.
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