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Deuteronomy 10:1-22

10  “At that time Jehovah said to me ‘Shape yourself two stone tablets like the original ones and come up on the mountain to me, and make yourself a wooden ark, 2  and I will write on the tablets the words that were on the original tablets which you broke in pieces, and you shall place them in the ark.’ 3  And I made an acacia-wood ark and shaped two stone tablets like the original ones, and went up on the mountain with the two tablets in my hands, 4  and he wrote on the tablets the same as the original inscription, the ten words that Jehovah had spoken to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire on the day of the assembly; and Jehovah gave them to me, and 5  I turned round and came down from the mountain and placed the tablets in the ark I had made, so that they are there as Jehovah commanded me.” 6  (And the sons of Israel marched from the wells of the Bene-Jaʽakan to Moserah; there Aaron died, and he was buried there, and his son Eleazar succeeded him in the priesthood. 7  From there they marched to the Gudgodah, and from the Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a country of arroyos of water. 8  At that time Jehovah set apart the tribe of the Levites to carry the ark of Jehovah’s covenant, to stand before Jehovah to wait on him, and to bless in his name, to this day. 9  This is why the Levites do not have share and estate with their brothers: Jehovah is their estate, as your God Jehovah promised them.) 10  “And I stayed on the mountain a time equal to the first, forty days and forty nights; and Jehovah listened to me that time too, and Jehovah would not make away with you. 11  And Jehovah said to me ‘Set out on the march before the people, and let them go in and take possession of the country I swore to their fathers to give them.’ 12  “And now, Israel, what does your God Jehovah ask of you but to fear your God Jehovah, to walk altogether in his ways, and to love him and serve your God Jehovah with all your hearts and all your souls, 13  to keep Jehovah’s commandments and usages which I am enjoining upon you today for your good? 14  Why, the sky and the sky of the sky belong to your God Jehovah, the world and everything in it; 15  Jehovah simply took to loving your fathers, and chose their descendants after them, you, out of all peoples, as the case stands this day; 16  so circumcise your hearts and do not keep on stiffening your necks. 17  For your God Jehovah is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, invincible, terrible Deity who shows no favor and takes no bribe, 18  who does justice for orphan and widow and loves an immigrant, granting him food and clothing— 19  and you are to love the immigrant, because you were immigrants in Egypt. 20  Your God Jehovah you shall fear, him you shall worship and to him hold fast, and by his name you shall swear. 21  He is your praise and he is your God, who has done with you these great and terrible things that your eyes have seen. 22  With seventy souls your fathers went down to Egypt, and now your God Jehovah has made you numerous as the stars of the sky.