Israel Urged to Obey God’s Law

“Now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which (A)I am teaching you to perform, so that (B)you may live and go in and take possession of the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you. (C)You shall not add to the word which (D)I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.

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31 (A)Behold, days are coming,” declares the Lord, “when I will make a (B)new covenant with the house of Israel and with the house of Judah, 32 not like the (C)covenant which I made with their fathers in the day I (D)took them by the hand to bring them out of the land of Egypt, My (E)covenant which they broke, although I was a husband to them,” declares the Lord. 33 “But (F)this is the covenant which I will make with the house of Israel after those days,” declares the Lord, “(G)I will put My law within them and on their heart I will write it; and (H)I will be their God, and they shall be My people. 34 They will (I)not teach again, each man his neighbor and each man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ for they will all (J)know Me, from the least of them to the greatest of them,” declares the Lord, “for I will (K)forgive their iniquity, and their (L)sin I will remember no more.”

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17 “Do not think that I came to abolish the (A)Law or the Prophets; I did not come to abolish but to fulfill. 18 For truly I say to you, (B)until heaven and earth pass away, not [a]the smallest letter or stroke shall pass from the Law until all is accomplished.

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Footnotes

  1. Matthew 5:18 Lit one iota (Heb yodh) or one projection of a letter (serif)

22 No one puts new wine into old wineskins; otherwise the wine will burst the skins, and the wine is lost and the skins as well; but one puts new wine into fresh wineskins.”

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