Deuteronomy 6:1-8 NIV

Love the LORD Your God

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,

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      2 so that you, your children and their children after them may fear1 the LORD your God as long as you live2 by keeping all his decrees and commands3 that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life.4

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      3 Hear, O Israel, and be careful to obey5 so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly6 in a land flowing with milk and honey,7 just as the LORD, the God of your fathers, promised8 you.

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      4 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God, the LORD is one.a9

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        • a 6:4 - Or "The LORD our God is one LORD"; or "The LORD is our God, the LORD is one"; or "The LORD is our God, the LORD alone"
          5 Love10 the LORD your God with all your heart11 and with all your soul and with all your strength.12

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          6 These commandments that I give you today are to be upon your hearts.13

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          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.14

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          8 Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads.15

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