Deuteronomy 6:20-25

The Greatest Commandment

20 x "When your son asks you in time to come, 'What is the meaning of the testimonies and the statutes and the rules that the Lord our God has commanded you?' 21 then you shall say to your son, y 'We were Pharaoh's slaves in Egypt. And the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22 And z the Lord showed signs and wonders, great and grievous, against Egypt and against Pharaoh and all his household, before our eyes. 23 And he brought us out from there, that he might bring us in and give us the land that he swore to give to our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, a to fear the Lord our God, b for our good always, that c he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. 25 And d it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to do all this commandment before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us.'

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 12:26
    And when your children say to you, 'What do you mean by this service?
    Exodus 13:14
    And when in time to come your son asks you, 'What does this mean?' you shall say to him, 'By a strong hand the Lord brought us out of Egypt, from the house of slavery.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 20:2
    I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
  3. Cross References
    Psalms 135:9
    Who in your midst, O Egypt, sent signs and wonders against Pharaoh and all his servants.
    Deuteronomy 4:34
    Or has any god ever attempted to go and take a nation for himself from the midst of another nation, by trials, by signs, by wonders, and by war, by a mighty hand and an outstretched arm, and by great deeds of terror, all of which the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
  4. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:2
    That you may fear the Lord your God, you and your son and your son's son, by keeping all his statutes and his commandments, which I command you, all the days of your life, and that your days may be long.
    Deuteronomy 6:13
    It is the Lord your God you shall fear. Him you shall serve and by his name you shall swear.
  5. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 10:13
    And to keep the commandments and statutes of the Lord, which I am commanding you today for your good?
    Jeremiah 32:39
    I will give them one heart and one way, that they may fear me forever, for their own good and the good of their children after them.
  6. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:1
    And now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the rules that I am teaching you, and do them, that you may live, and go in and take possession of the land that the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.
    Deuteronomy 8:1
    The whole commandment that I command you today you shall be careful to do, that you may live and multiply, and go in and possess the land that the Lord swore to give to your fathers.
    Leviticus 18:5
    You shall therefore keep my statutes and my rules; if a person does them, he shall live by them: I am the Lord.
    Psalms 41:2
    The Lord protects him and keeps him alive; he is called blessed in the land; you do not give him up to the will of his enemies.
  7. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 24:13
    You shall restore to him the pledge as the sun sets, that he may sleep in his cloak and bless you. And it shall be righteousness for you before the Lord your God.
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