1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes and judgments which Jehovah your
God has commanded to teach you, to do them in the land which you are crossing over to
2 that you may fear Jehovah your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments
which I am commanding you, you and your sons and your grandsons, all the days of your
life, and that your days may be prolonged.
3 Therefore hear, O Israel, and take heed to do it, that it may be well with you, and that
you may multiply greatly as Jehovah the God of your fathers has promised you; a land
flowing with milk and honey.
4 Hear, O Israel: Jehovah our God, Jehovah is one.
5 And you shall love Jehovah your God with all your heart, with all your soul, exceedingly
in every way.
6 And these Words which I am commanding you today shall be in your heart.
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.
8 You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your
9 You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.
10 And it shall be, when Jehovah your God shall have brought you into the land of which
He has sworn to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you great and good
cities which you have not built,
11 houses full of all good things, which you have not filled, hewn-out wells which you
have not dug, vineyards and olive trees which you have not planted; when you have eaten
and are full;
12 then be on guard that you not forget Jehovah who brought you out of the land of
Egypt, from the house of bondage.
13 You shall fear Jehovah your God and serve Him, and swear by His name.
14 You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you
15 (for Jehovah your God is a jealous Mighty God among you), lest the anger of Jehovah
your God burn against you and destroy you from off the face of the earth.
16 You shall not tempt Jehovah your God as you tempted Him in Massah.
17 You shall take heed to keep the commandments of Jehovah your God, His
testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you.
18 And you shall do what is right and good in the eyes of Jehovah, that it may be well
with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which Jehovah has sworn to
19 to cast out all your enemies before you, as Jehovah has spoken.
20 When your son asks you in the future, saying, What are the testimonies, the statutes,
and the judgments which Jehovah our God has commanded you?
21 then you shall say to your son: We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and Jehovah
brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;
22 and Jehovah gave signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt,
Pharaoh, and all his house.
23 And He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of
which He had sworn to our fathers.
24 And Jehovah commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Jehovah our God, for our
good always, to preserve us alive, as it is this day.
25 And it shall be righteousness for us if we take heed to do all these commandments
before Jehovah our God, as He has commanded us.