The Bible in Its Traditions

Deuteronomy 10:12–11:1

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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.”

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11:1  Therefore thou shalt love YHWH thy God, and keep His charge, and His statutes, and His ordinances, and His commandments, alway.

“And so, love the Lord your God, and observe his precepts and ceremonies, his judgments and commandments, at all times.

THEREFORE you shall love the LORD your God, and keep his precepts, his statutes, his judgments, and his commandments, always.