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Deuteronomy 6 GW/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 These are the commands, laws, and rules the LORD your God commanded me to teach you. Obey them after you enter the land and take possession of it. 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 As long as you live, you, your children, and your grandchildren must fear the LORD your God. All of you must obey all his laws and commands that I'm giving you, and you will live a long time. 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, Israel, and be careful to obey these laws. Then things will go well for you and your population will increase in a land flowing with milk and honey, as the LORD God of your ancestors promised you. 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 Listen, Israel: The LORD is our God. The LORD is the only God. 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart, 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 Take to heart these words that I give you today. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 Repeat them to your children. Talk about them when you're at home or away, when you lie down or 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 [Write them down, and] tie them around your wrist, and wear them as headbands as a reminder. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 The LORD your God will bring you into the land and give it to you, as he swore to your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. This land will have large, prosperous cities 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 Your houses will be filled with all kinds of things that you didn't put there. You will have cisterns that you didn't dig and vineyards and olive trees that you didn't plant. After you have eaten all that you want, 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 be careful that you don't forget the LORD, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt. 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 You must fear the LORD your God, serve him, and take your oaths only in his name. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 Never worship any of the gods worshiped by the people around you. 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
15 If you do, the LORD your God will become very angry with you and will wipe you off the face of the earth, because the LORD your God, who is with you, is a God who does not tolerate rivals. 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 Never test the LORD your God as you did at Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 Be sure to obey the commands of the LORD your God and the regulations and laws 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 the LORD considers right and good. Then things will go well for you, and you will enter and take possession of that good land which the LORD promised to your ancestors with an oath. 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 You will see the LORD expel your enemies as he said he would. 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 In the future your children will ask you, "What do these regulations, laws, and rules which the LORD our God commanded you mean to 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 used his mighty hand to bring us out of there. 21 tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the LORD brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.
22 Right before our eyes the LORD did miraculous signs and amazing things that were spectacular but terrible for Egypt, Pharaoh, and his whole family. 22 Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
23 The LORD led us out of there to bring us here and give us this land he promised to our ancestors with an oath. 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 The LORD our God commanded us to obey all these laws and to fear him. These laws are for our own good as long as we live so that he will preserve our lives. It's still true today. 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 This is how we'll have the LORD's approval: If we faithfully obey all these laws in the presence of the LORD our God, as he has 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."