1 At that time Jehovah said to me, Hew for yourself two tablets of stone like the first,
and come up to Me on the mountain and make yourself an ark of wood.
2 And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you have
broken; and you shall put them in the ark.
3 And I made an ark of acacia wood, hewed two tablets of stone like the first, and went up
into the mountain, having the two tablets in my hand.
4 And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten Commandments,
which Jehovah had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of
the assembly; and Jehovah gave them to me.
5 And I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark which I
had made; and there they are, as Jehovah had commanded me.
6 (Now the children of Israel journeyed from the wells of the sons of Jaakan to Moserah,
where Aaron died, and where he was buried; and Eleazar his son served as priest in his
7 From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of
rivers of water.
8 At that time Jehovah had separated the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the covenant of
Jehovah, to stand before Jehovah to serve Him and to bless in His name, to this day.
9 Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; Jehovah is his
inheritance, just as Jehovah your God has spoken to him.)
10 And, as at the first time, I stayed in the mountain forty days and forty nights; Jehovah
also had given heed to me at that time, and Jehovah had consented to not destroy you.
11 And Jehovah said to me, Arise, proceed on your journey before the people, that they
may go in and possess the land which I have sworn to their fathers to give to them.
12 And now, Israel, what is Jehovah your God asking of you, but to fear Jehovah your
God, to walk in all His ways and to love Him, to serve Jehovah your God with all your
heart and with all your soul,
13 and to keep the commandments of Jehovah and His statutes which I am commanding
you today for your good.
14 Behold, the heavens and the Heaven of the heavens, and also the earth with all that is
in it, belong to Jehovah your God.
15 Jehovah has longed for your fathers, to love them; and He chose their seed after them,
you out of all peoples, as it is this day.
16 Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and be stiff-necked no more;
17 for Jehovah your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great Mighty God, mighty
and awesome, who shows no partiality nor takes a bribe.
18 He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, to give
him food and clothing.
19 Therefore love the sojourner, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear Jehovah your God; you shall serve Him, and cleave to Him, and you
shall swear by His name.
21 He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome
things which your eyes have seen.
22 Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now Jehovah your God
has made you as the stars of the heavens for multitude.