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Deuteronomy 6 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now these are the commandments, the regulations, and the case laws that the LORD your God commanded me to teach you to follow in the land you are entering to possess, 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 you will fear the LORD your God by keeping all his regulations and his commandments that I am commanding you—both you and your sons and daughters—all the days of your life and so that you will lengthen your life. 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 Listen to them, Israel! Follow them carefully so that things will go well for you and so that you will continue to multiply exactly as the LORD, your ancestors' God, promised you, in a land full of 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 Israel, listen! Our God is the LORD! Only the LORD! 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting 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 Tie them on your hand as a sign. They should be on your forehead as a symbol. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on your house's doorframes and on your city's gates. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 Now once the LORD your God has brought you into the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give to you—a land that will be full of large and wonderful towns that you didn't build, 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 houses stocked with all kinds of goods that you didn't stock, cisterns that you didn't make, vineyards and olive trees that you didn't plant—and you eat and get stuffed, 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 watch yourself! Don't forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 Revere the LORD your God, serve him, and take your oaths in his name! 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 Don't follow other gods, those gods of the people around you— 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
15 because the LORD your God, who is with you and among you, is a passionate God. The LORD your God's anger will burn against you, and he will wipe you off the fertile land. 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 Don't test the LORD your God the way you frustrated him at Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 You must carefully follow the LORD your God's commands along with the laws and regulations 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 Do what is right and good in the LORD's sight so that things will go well for you and so you will enter and take possession of the wonderful land that the LORD swore to your ancestors, 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 and so the LORD will drive out all your enemies from before you, just as he promised. 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 In the future, your children will ask you, "What is the meaning of the laws, the regulations, and the case laws that the LORD our God commanded 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 tell them: We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt. But the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 21 tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
22 Before our own eyes, the LORD performed great and awesome deeds of power against Egypt, Pharaoh, and his entire dynasty. 22 Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
23 But the Lord brought us out from there so that he could bring us in, giving us the land that he swore to our ancestors. 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 Then the LORD commanded us to perform all these regulations, revering the LORD our God, so that things go well for us always and so we continue to live, as we're doing right now. 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 What's more, we will be considered righteous if we are careful to do all this commandment before the LORD our God, just as he commanded 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."