New American Bible (Revised Edition)
6 (A)Take to heart these words which I command you today.(B) 7 Keep repeating them to your children. Recite them when you are at home and when you are away, when you lie down and when you get up.(C) 8 Bind them on your arm as a sign[a] and let them be as a pendant on your forehead.(D) 9 Write them on the doorposts of your houses and on your gates.(E)Read full chapter
- 6:8 Bind them…as a sign: these injunctions were probably meant merely in a figurative sense; cf. Ex 13:9, 16. In the late postexilic period, they were taken quite literally, and devout Jews tied on their arms and foreheads “phylacteries,” boxes containing strips of parchment on which these words were inscribed; cf. Mt 23:5.