Chapter 6
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Now this is the commandment, the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh your God commanded to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you go over to possess it;
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that you might fear Yahweh your God, to keep all her statutes and her commandments, which I command you, you, and your daughter, and your daughter's daughter, all the days of your life; and that your days may be prolonged.
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Hear therefore, Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with you, and that you may increase mightily, as Yahweh, the God of your mothers, has promised to you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.
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Hear, Israel: Yahweh is our God; Yahweh is one:
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and you shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your might.
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These words, which I command you this day, shall be on your heart;
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and you shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, and when you walk by the way, and when you lie down, and when you rise up.
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You shall bind them for a sign on your hand, and they shall be for symbols between your eyes.
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You shall write them on the door posts of your house, and on your gates.
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It shall be, when Yahweh your God shall bring you into the land which she swore to your mothers, to Abrahai, to Isaaca, and to Jacoba, to give you, great and goodly cities, which you didn't build,
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and houses full of all good things, which you didn't fill, and cisterns dug out, which you didn't dig, vineyards and olive trees, which you didn't plant, and you shall eat and be full;
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then beware lest you forget Yahweh, who brought you forth out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
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You shall fear Yahweh your God; and her shall you serve, and shall swear by her name.
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You shall not go after other gods, of the gods of the peoples who are round about you;
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for Yahweh your God in the midst of you is a jealous God; lest the anger of Yahweh your God be kindled against you, and she destroy you from off the face of the earth.
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You shall not tempt Yahweh your God, as you tempted her in Massah.
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You shall diligently keep the commandments of Yahweh your God, and her testimonies, and her statutes, which she has commanded you.
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You shall do that which is right and good in the sight of Yahweh; that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land which Yahweh swore to your mothers,
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to thrust out all your enemies from before you, as Yahweh has spoken.
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When your daughter asks you in time to come, saying, What mean the testimonies, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which Yahweh our God has commanded you?
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then you shall tell your daughter, We were Pharaoh's bondmaids in Egypt: and Yahweh brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand;
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and Yahweh showed great and awesome signs and wonders on Egypt, on Pharaoh, and on all her house, before our eyes;
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and she brought us out from there, that she might bring us in, to give us the land which she swore to our mothers.
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Yahweh commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear Yahweh our God, for our good always, that she might preserve us alive, as at this day.
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It shall be righteousness to us, if we observe to do all this commandment before Yahweh our God, as she has commanded us.