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Deuteronomy 6 NKJV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Now this is the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over 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 that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, and that your 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 Therefore hear, O Israel, and be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may multiply greatly as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you--'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 "Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one! 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 You shall 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 "And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise 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 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 "So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities which you did not 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 full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant--when you have eaten 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 beware, lest you forget the Lord who brought you 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 You shall fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and shall take oaths in His name. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you 14 Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;
15 (for the Lord your God is a jealous God among you), lest the anger of the Lord your God be aroused against you and destroy you 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 "You shall not tempt the Lord your God as you tempted Him in Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. 17 Be sure to keep the commands of the LORD your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.
18 And you shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore 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 cast out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has spoken. 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 "When your son asks you in time to come, saying, 'What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the Lord our God has 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 you shall say to your son: 'We were slaves of Pharaoh 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 showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household. 22 Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
23 Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He swore 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 commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is 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 Then it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before 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."