1 “At that time the Lord said to me, ‘aCut out for yourself two tablets of stone like the former ones, and come up to Me on the mountain, and bmake an ark of wood for yourself.
2 ‘aI will write on the tablets the words that were on the former tablets which you shattered, and byou shall put them in the ark.’
3 “So aI made an ark of acacia wood and bcut out two tablets of stone like the former ones, and went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hand.
4 “He wrote on the tablets, like the former writing, athe Ten 1Commandments bwhich the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain from the midst of the fire con the day of the assembly; and the Lord gave them to me.
5 “Then I turned and acame down from the mountain and bput the tablets in the ark which I had made; cand there they are, as the Lord commanded me.”
6 (Now the sons of Israel set out from 1Beeroth aBene-jaakan to Moserah. bThere Aaron died and there he was buried and Eleazar his son ministered as priest in his place.
7 aFrom there they set out to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water.
8 aAt that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, to stand before the Lord bto serve Him and to bless in His name until this day.
9 aTherefore, Levi does not have a portion or inheritance with his brothers; the Lord is his inheritance, just as the Lord your God spoke to him.)
10 “aI, moreover, stayed on the mountain forty days and forty nights like the first time, and the Lord listened to me that time also; the Lord was not willing to destroy you.
11 “Then the Lord said to me, ‘Arise, proceed on your journey ahead of the people, that they may go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.’
12 “aNow, Israel, what does the Lord your God require from you, but to 1fear the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and blove Him, and to serve the Lord your God with call your heart and with all your soul,
13 and to keep the Lord’s commandments and His statutes which I am commanding you today for your good?
14 “Behold, ato the Lord your God belong heaven and the 1highest heavens, bthe earth and all that is in it.
15 “aYet on your fathers did the Lord set His affection to love them, and He chose their 1descendants after them, even you above all peoples, as it is this day.
16 “aSo circumcise 1your heart, and bstiffen your neck no longer.
17 “aFor the Lord your God is the God of gods and the bLord of lords, the great, the mighty, and the awesome God cwho does not show partiality nor dtake a bribe.
18 “He executes justice for athe orphan and the widow, and shows His love for the alien by giving him food and clothing.
19 “aSo show your love for the alien, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt.
20 “You shall fear the Lord your God; you shall serve Him and acling to Him, and byou shall swear by His name.
21 “He is ayour praise and He is your God, who has done these great and awesome things for you which your eyes have seen.
22 “aYour fathers went down to Egypt seventy persons in all, band now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars of heaven.
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