Deuteronomy 6 KJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess 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 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged . 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 Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth 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 Hear , O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD: 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might. 5 Love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength.
6 And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart: 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down , and when thou risest 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 And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 And it shall be, when the LORD thy God shall have brought thee into the land which he sware unto thy fathers, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give thee great and goodly cities, which thou buildedst not, 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 all good things, which thou filledst not, and wells digged , which thou diggedst not, vineyards and olive trees, which thou plantedst not; when thou shalt have eaten and be 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 beware lest thou forget the LORD, which brought thee forth out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 12 be careful that you do not forget the LORD, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13 Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 Ye shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the people which are round about you; 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
15 (For the LORD thy God is a jealous God among you) lest the anger of the LORD thy God be kindled against thee, and destroy thee from off 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 Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 Ye shall diligently keep the commandments of the LORD your God, and his testimonies, and his statutes, which he hath commanded thee. 17 Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.
18 And thou shalt do that which is right and good in the sight of the LORD: that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest go in and possess the good land which the LORD sware unto thy 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 cast out all thine enemies from before thee, as the LORD hath spoken . 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 And when thy son asketh thee in time to come, saying , What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD our God hath 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 Then thou shalt say unto thy son, We were Pharaoh's bondmen in Egypt; and 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 And the LORD shewed signs and wonders, great and sore, upon Egypt, upon Pharaoh, and upon all his household, 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 brought us out from thence, that he might bring us in , to give us the land which he sware unto 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 commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive , as it is at 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 shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the LORD our God, as he hath 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."