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so that you might fear Adonai your God, to keep all His statutes and mitzvot that I am commanding you and your son and your son’s son all the days of your life, and so that you may prolong your days. Hear, therefore, O Israel, and take care to do this, so that it may go well with you and you may increase mightily, as Adonai the God of your fathers has promised you, in a land flowing with milk and honey.

Shema Israel, ADONAI Eloheinu, ADONAI Echad

“Hear O Israel, the Lord our God, the Lord is one[a].

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  1. Deuteronomy 6:4 Heb. Shema Israel, ADONAI Eloheinu, ADONAI echad; or Hear O Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord alone; cf. Mark 12:29; John 10:30; Eph. 4:6.