Deuteronomy 6 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now these are the orders and the laws and the decisions which the Lord your God gave me for your teaching, so that you might do them in the land of your heritage to which you are going: 1 These are the commands, decrees and laws the LORD your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess,
2 So that living in the fear of the Lord your God, you may keep all his laws and his orders, which I give you: you and your son and your son's son, all the days of your life; and so that your life may be long. 2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the LORD your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.
3 So give ear, O Israel, and take care to do this; so that it may be well for you, and you may be greatly increased, as the Lord the God of your fathers has given you his word, in a land flowing with milk and honey. 3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised you.
4 Give ear, O Israel: the Lord our God is one Lord: 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 And the Lord your God is to be loved with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 Keep these words, which I say to you this day, deep in your hearts; 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Teaching them to your children with all care, talking of them when you are at rest in your house or walking by the way, when you go to sleep and when you get up. 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.
8 Let them be fixed as a sign on your hand, and marked on your brow; 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Have them lettered on the pillars of your houses and over the doors of your towns. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 And when the Lord your God has taken you into the land which he gave his oath to your fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, that he would give you; with great and fair towns which were not of your building; 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,
11 And houses full of good things not stored up by you, and places for storing water which you did not make, and vine-gardens and olive-trees not of your planting; and you have taken food and are full; 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant--then when you eat and are satisfied,
12 Then take care that you keep your hearts true to the Lord, who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house. 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 Let the fear of the Lord your God be in your hearts, and be his servants, taking your oaths by his name. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 Do not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples round about you; 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
15 For the Lord your God who is with you is a God who will not let his honour be given to another; or the wrath of the Lord will be burning against you, causing your destruction from the face of the earth. 15 for the LORD your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.
16 Do not put the Lord your God to the test as you did in Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 Keep with care the orders of the Lord your God, and his rules and his laws which he has given you; 17 Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.
18 And do what is upright and good in the eyes of the Lord your God, so that it may be well for you and you may go in and take for your heritage that good land from which the Lord undertook by an oath to your fathers, 18 Do what is right and good in the LORD's sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land that the LORD promised on oath to your forefathers,
19 To send out from before you all those who are against you. 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 And when your son says to you in time to come, What is the reason for these rules and laws and decisions which the Lord our God has given you? 20 In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the LORD our God has commanded you?"
21 Then you will say to your son, We were servants under Pharaoh's yoke in Egypt; and the Lord took us out of Egypt with a strong hand: 21 tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
22 And the Lord did great signs and wonders against Egypt, and against Pharaoh and all his house, before our eyes: 22 Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
23 And he took us out from that place, guiding us here to give us this land, as he said in his oath to our fathers. 23 But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that he promised on oath to our forefathers.
24 And the Lord gave us orders to keep all these laws, in the fear of the Lord our God, so that it might be well for us for ever, and that he might keep us from death, as he has done to this day. 24 The LORD commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the LORD our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.
25 And it will be our righteousness if we take care to keep all this order before the Lord our God as he has given it to us. 25 And if we are careful to obey all this law before the LORD our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness."