Deuteronomy 10:17-21

17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
19 Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him and cleave to him, and by his name you shall swear.
21 He is your praise; he is your God, who has done for you these great and terrible things which your eyes have seen.

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Deuteronomy 10:17-21 Meaning and Commentary

INTRODUCTION TO DEUTERONOMY 10

In this chapter an account is given of an order to Moses to hew two tables of stone, on which the Lord would write the words that were on the first, and to make an ark and put them into it, all which was accordingly done, De 10:1-5 and of some of the journeys of the children of Israel, De 10:6,7 and of the separation of the tribe of Levi to the service of the sanctuary, De 10:8,9 and of Moses's stay in the mount forty days and nights, and his success there, and the direction he had to lead on the people of Israel towards Canaan's land, De 10:10,11 and who by various arguments are exhorted to fear the Lord, and serve him, and keep his commands, De 10:12-22.

Deuteronomy 10:17-21 In-Context

15 yet the LORD set his heart in love upon your fathers and chose their descendants after them, you above all peoples, as at this day.
16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer stubborn.
17 For the LORD your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the terrible God, who is not partial and takes no bribe.
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing.
19 Love the sojourner therefore; for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve him and cleave to him, and by his name you shall swear.
21 He is your praise; he is your God, who has done for you these great and terrible things which your eyes have seen.
22 Your fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons; and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of heaven for multitude.
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