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Write these laws on the door frames of your homes and on your town gates.

Worship Only the Lord

Moses said to Israel:

10 The Lord promised your ancestors Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob that he would give you this land. Now he will take you there and give you large towns, with good buildings that you didn’t build, 11 and houses full of good things that you didn’t put there. The Lord will give you wells[a] that you didn’t have to dig, and vineyards and olive orchards that you didn’t have to plant. But when you have eaten so much that you can’t eat any more,

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Footnotes

  1. 6.11 wells: Cisterns cut into the rock to collect rainwater.

Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.(A)

10 When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build,(B) 11 houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig,(C) and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied,(D)

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