Deuteronomy 6 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 "Now this [is] the commandment, the rules and the regulations, that Yahweh your God charged to teach [to] you [for you] {to observe} in the land that you [are] about to cross [over] into to 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 so that you may revere Yahweh your God by keeping all his statutes and his commandments that I [am] commanding you, you and your children and {grandchildren}, all the days of your life and so you may live long [lives]. 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 And you shall hear, Israel, and be careful to observe [these instructions], so that {it may go well for you} and that you may multiply greatly, [just] as Yahweh, the God of your ancestors, {promised} you, [in] a land 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, Israel, Yahweh our God, Yahweh is unique. 4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.
5 And you shall love Yahweh your God with all of your heart and with all of your soul and with all of your 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 that I am commanding you {today} shall be on your heart. 6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.
7 And you shall recite them to your children, and you shall talk about them at [the time of] your living in your house and at [the time of] your going on the road and at [the time of] your lying down and at [the time of] your rising [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 you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as an emblem between your eyes. 8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.
9 And you shall write them on the doorframe of your house and on your gates. 9 Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10 "And then it will happen [that] when Yahweh your God will bring you to the land that he swore to your ancestors, to Abraham, to Isaac, and to Jacob, to give to you large and fine cities that 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 and houses full of all [sorts] of good things that you did not fill, and hewn cisterns that you did not hew, vineyards and olive groves that you did not plant, and {you have eaten your fill}, 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 for yourself, so that you [do] not forget Yahweh, who brought you out from the land of Egypt from 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 "You shall fear Yahweh your God, and you shall serve him, and by his name you shall swear. 13 Fear the LORD your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.
14 You shall not go after other gods from 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 Yahweh your God [is] a jealous god in your midst, {so that the anger of Yahweh your God would be kindled}, and he would 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 put Yahweh your God to [the] test, as you tested [him] at Massah. 16 Do not test the LORD your God as you did at Massah.
17 You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God and his legal provisions and his rules that 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 eyes of Yahweh, so that {it shall go well} for you and [so that] you may go and you may take possession of the good land that Yahweh swore for 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 by driving out all [of] your enemies {before you}, [just] as Yahweh {has promised}. 19 thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the LORD said.
20 "When your child asks you in the future, {saying}, 'What [is the meaning of] the legal provisions and the rules and the regulations that Yahweh our God commanded for 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 child, 'We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and Yahweh brought us out from 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 Yahweh gave great and awesome signs and wonders in Egypt against Pharaoh and against his entire household {in our presence}. 22 Before our eyes the LORD sent miraculous signs and wonders--great and terrible--upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.
23 But [he] brought us out from there in order to bring us [here] to give 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 And [so] Yahweh commanded us to observe all [of] these rules [and] to revere Yahweh our God {for our benefit} {all the days that we live}, {as it is 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 And it shall be righteousness for us if we diligently observe [and] do all [of] this commandment {before} Yahweh 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."