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Deuteronomy Chapter 10

1At that time TheIAM said to me, "Cut 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 cut 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 TheIAM spoke to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and TheIAM 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 TheIAM commanded me. 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 TheIAM set apart the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of TheIAM, to stand before TheIAM to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day. 9Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers; TheIAM is his inheritance, according as TheIAM your God spoke to him.) 10I stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights: and TheIAM listened to me that time also; TheIAM would not destroy you. 11TheIAM 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 TheIAM your God require of you, but to fear TheIAM your God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve TheIAM your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13to keep the commandments of TheIAM, and his statutes, which I command you this day for your good? 14Behold, to TheIAM your God belongs heaven and the heaven of heavens, the earth, with all that is therein. 15Only TheIAM 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. 16Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. 17For TheIAM your God, he is God of gods, and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn't respect 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. 20You shall fear TheIAM your God; you shall serve him; and you shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name. 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 TheIAM your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.