1 "At that time the Lord said to me, l 'Cut for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to me on the mountain and m make an ark of wood. 2 And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets that you broke, and n you shall put them in the ark.' 3 So I made an ark o of acacia wood, and p cut two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain with the two tablets in my hand. 4 And q he wrote on the tablets, in the same writing as before, the Ten Commandments 1 r that the Lord had spoken to you on the mountain out of the midst of the fire s on the day of the assembly. And the Lord gave them to me. 5 Then I turned and t came down from the mountain and u put the tablets in the ark that I had made. v And there they are, as the Lord commanded me."
6 (The people of Israel w journeyed from Beeroth Bene-jaakan 2 to Moserah. x There Aaron died, and there he was buried. And his son Eleazar ministered as priest in his place. 7 y From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land with brooks of water. 8 At that time z the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi a to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord b to stand before the Lord to minister to him and c to bless in his name, to this day. 9 d Therefore Levi has no portion or inheritance with his brothers. The Lord is his inheritance, as the Lord your God said to him.)
10 e "I myself stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights, f and the Lord listened to me that time also. The Lord was unwilling to destroy you. 11 g And the Lord said to me, 'Arise, go on your journey at the head of the people, so that they may go in and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers to give them.'
12 "And now, Israel, h what does the Lord your God require of you, but i to fear the Lord your God, j to walk in all his ways, k to love him, to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 and l to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today m for your good? 14 Behold, n to the Lord your God belong heaven and the heaven of heavens, o the earth with all that is in it. 15 Yet p the Lord set his heart in love on your fathers and chose their offspring after them, you above all peoples, as you are this day. 16 Circumcise therefore q the foreskin of your heart, and be no longer r stubborn. 17 For the Lord your God is s God of gods and t Lord of lords, u the great, the mighty, and the awesome God, who is v not partial and takes no bribe. 18 w He executes justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the sojourner, giving him food and clothing. 19 x Love the sojourner, therefore, for you were sojourners in the land of Egypt. 20 i You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him and y hold fast to him, and z by his name you shall swear. 21 a He is your praise. He is your God, b who has done for you these great and terrifying things that your eyes have seen. 22 Your fathers went down to Egypt c seventy persons, and now the Lord your God has made you d as numerous as the stars of heaven.English Standard Version (ESV) The Holy Bible, English Standard Version Copyright © 2001 by Crossway Bibles, a division of Good News Publishers.