Obedience Commanded

Now, Israel, hear the decrees(A) and laws I am about to teach(B) you. Follow them so that you may live(C) and may go in and take possession of the land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you. Do not add(D) to what I command you and do not subtract(E) from it, but keep(F) the commands(G) of the Lord your God that I give you.

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Observe(A) them carefully, for this will show your wisdom(B) and understanding to the nations, who will hear about all these decrees and say, “Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.”(C) What other nation is so great(D) as to have their gods near(E) them the way the Lord our God is near us whenever we pray to him? And what other nation is so great as to have such righteous decrees and laws(F) as this body of laws I am setting before you today?

Only be careful,(G) and watch yourselves closely so that you do not forget the things your eyes have seen or let them fade from your heart as long as you live. Teach(H) them to your children(I) and to their children after them.

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