1At that time Yahweh said to me, Hew you two tables of stone like
the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood.
2I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which
you broke, and you shall put them in the ark.
3So I made an ark of acacia
wood, and hewed two tables of stone like the first, and went up onto the
mountain, having the two tables in my hand.
4He wrote on the tables,
according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which Yahweh spoke to
you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly:
and Yahweh gave them to me.
5I turned and came down from the mountain,
and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are as Yahweh
6(The children of Israel traveled from Beeroth Bene Jaakan
to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son
ministered in the priest’s office in his place.
7From there they traveled
to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water.
8At that time Yahweh set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the
covenant of Yahweh, to stand before Yahweh to minister to him, and to bless
in his name, to this day.
9Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance
with his brothers; Yahweh is his inheritance, according as Yahweh your God
spoke to him.)
10I stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty
days and forty nights: and Yahweh listened to me that time also; Yahweh would
not destroy you.
11Yahweh said to me, Arise, take your journey before the
people; and they shall go in and possess the land, which I swore to their
fathers to give to them.
12Now, Israel, what does Yahweh your God require
of you, but to fear Yahweh your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love
him, and to serve Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul,
13to keep the commandments of Yahweh, and his statutes, which I command
you this day for your good?
14Behold, to Yahweh your God belongs heaven
and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein.
Yahweh had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their seed
after them, even you above all peoples, as at this day.
therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked.
Yahweh your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the
mighty, and the awesome, who doesn’t regard persons, nor takes reward.
18He does execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loves the
foreigner, in giving him food and clothing.
19Therefore love the
foreigner; for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
fear Yahweh your God; him shall you serve; and to him shall you cleave, and
by his name shall you swear.
21He is your praise, and he is your God, who
has done for you these great and awesome things, which your eyes have seen.
22Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now Yahweh
your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.