The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 10:1–22

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At that time YHWH said unto me: 'Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto Me into the mount; and make thee an ark of wood.

At that time the Lord said to me, Hew for thyself two stone tables as the first, and come up to me into the mountain, and thou shalt make for thyself an ark of wood.

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And I will write on the tables the words that were on the first tables which thou didst break, and thou shalt put them in the ark.'

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So I made an ark of acacia-wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in my hand.

And so, I made an ark of setim wood. And when I had hewn two tablets of stone like the former, I ascended onto the mountain, having them in my hands.

And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.

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And He wrote on the tables according to the first writing, the ten words, which YHWH spoke unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the YHWH gave them unto me.

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And I turned and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they are, as YHWH commanded me.--

And returning from the mountain, I descended and placed the tablets in the ark, which I had made, and they are still there even now, just as the Lord instructed me.

And the children of Israel journeyed from Beeroth-benejaakan to Moserah; there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest's office in his stead.

Then the sons of Israel moved their camp, from Beeroth among the sons of Jaakan, into Moserah, where Aaron died and was buried, and where his son Eleazar was installed in the priesthood in his place.

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From thence they journeyed unto Gudgod; and from Gudgod to Jotbah, a land of brooks of water.--

Thence they departed to Gadgad; and from Gadgad to Etebatha, a land wherein are torrents of water.

From thence they journeyed and camped at Gudgodah; and from there they journeyed and camped in Jotbath, a land of rivers of waters. From there they journeyed and camped in Barnea. From there they journeyed and camped in Ezivot-Gabar. From there they journeyed and camped in the holy wilderness of Zin. From there they journeyed and camped in mountain Hur. And he is dying there Aaron and he is burried there. And Elazar became a priest instead of him.

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At that time YHWH separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the YHWH, to stand before the LORD to minister unto Him, and to bless in His name, unto this day.

At that time, he separated the tribe of Levi, so that he would carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and stand before him in the ministry, and speak blessings in his name, even to the present day.

At that time the LORD set apart the tribe of Levi, to carry the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister to him, and to bless the name of the LORD, to this day.

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Wherefore Levi hath no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; YHWH is his inheritance, according as the YHWH thy God spoke unto him.--

Therefore the Levites have no part nor inheritance among their brethren; the Lord himself is their inheritance, as he said to them.

As a result, Levi has no portion or possession with his brothers. For the Lord himself is his possession, just as the Lord your God promised him.

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10  Now I stayed in the mount, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights; and YHWH hearkened unto me that time also; the YHWH would not destroy thee.

10  And I stayed before the LORD on the mountain according to the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the LORD hearkened to me at that time also, and the LORD would not destroy you.

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11  And YHWH said unto me: 'Arise, go before the people, causing them to set forward, that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore unto their fathers to give unto them.'

11  And the Lord said to me, Go, set out before this people, and let them go in and inherit the land, which I sware to their fathers to give to them.

11  And he said to me: ‘Go forth and walk before the people, so that they may enter and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers that I would deliver to them.’

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12  And now, Israel, what doth YHWH thy God require of thee, but to fear the YHWH thy God, to walk in all His ways, and to love Him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul;

12  And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only that you fear the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul,

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13  to keep for thy good the commandments of YHWH, and His statutes, which I command thee this day?

13  and that you keep the commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies, which I am instructing to you this day, so that it may be well with you.

13  And To keep the commandments of the LORD God of you, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

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14  Behold, unto YHWH thy God belongeth the heaven, and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that therein is.

14  Lo, heaven belongs to the Lord your God, and the heaven of heaven, and the earth, and all the things that are within these.

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15  Only YHWH had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and He chose their seed after them, even you, above all peoples, as it is this day.

15  Only the Lord chose your fathers to love them, and he chose out their seed after them, even you, beyond all nations, as at this day.

15  Now the Lord was closely joined to your fathers, and he loved them, and he chose their offspring after them, that is, you yourselves, out of all the nations, just as is being proven today.

16  Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.

16  Therefore ye shall circumcise the hardness of your heart, and ye shall not harden your neck.

16  Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and no longer stiffen your neck.

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17  For YHWH your God, He is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awful, who regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward.

17  For the Lord your God, he is God of gods, and the Lord of lords, the great, and strong, and terrible God, who does not accept persons, nor will he by any means accept a bribe

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18  He doth execute justice for the fatherless and widow, and loveth the stranger, in giving him food and raiment.

18  executing judgement for the stranger and orphan and widow, and he loves the stranger to give him food and raiment.

18  He accomplishes judgment for the orphan and the widow. He loves the sojourner, and he gives him food as well as clothing.

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19  Love ye therefore the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

19  And ye shall love the stranger; for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

19  Therefore, you also should love sojourners, for you also were new arrivals in the land of Egypt.

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20  Thou shalt fear YHWH thy God; Him shalt thou serve; and to Him shalt thou cleave, and by His name shalt thou swear.

20  You shall fear the Lord your God, and him alone shall you serve. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.

20  You shall revere the LORD your God; him shall you serve, and to him shall you cleave, and swear by his name.

21  He is thy glory, and He is thy God, that hath done for thee these great and tremendous things, which thine eyes have seen.

21  He is your praise and your God. He has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.

21  For he is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and wonderful things which your eyes have seen.

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22  Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now YHWH thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.

22  As seventy souls, your fathers descended into Egypt. And now, behold, the Lord your God has multiplied you to be like the stars of heaven.”