Deuteronomy 10

New Tablets of Stone

1 "At that time the LORD said to me, 1 'Hew for yourself two tablets of stone like the first, and come up to Me on the mountain and make yourself an a ark of wood. 2 'And I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets, which you broke; and b you shall put them in the ark.' 3 "So I made an ark of acacia wood, hewed two tablets of stone like the first, and went up the mountain, having the two tablets in my hand. 4 "And He wrote on the tablets according to the first writing, the Ten 2 Commandments, c which the LORD had spoken to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the LORD gave them to me. 5 "Then I turned and d came down from the mountain, and e put the tablets in the ark which I had made; f and there they are, just as the LORD commanded me."

6 (Now the children of Israel journeyed from the wells of Bene Jaakan to Moserah, where Aaron g died, and where he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered as priest in his 3 stead. 7 h From there they journeyed to Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of 4 rivers of water. 8 At that time i the LORD 5 separated the tribe of Levi j to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, k to stand before the LORD to minister to Him and l to bless in His name, to this day. 9 m Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is his inheritance, just as the LORD your God promised him.)

10 "As at the first time, n I stayed in the mountain forty days and forty nights; o the LORD also heard me at that time, and the LORD chose not to destroy you. 11 p "Then the LORD said to me, 'Arise, begin your journey before the people, that they may go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give them.'

Circumcise Your Heart

12 "And now, Israel, q what does the LORD your God require of you, but to fear the LORD your God, to walk in all His ways and to r love Him, to serve the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13 "and to keep the commandments of the LORD and His statutes which I command you today s for your 6 good? 14 "Indeed heaven and the highest heavens belong to the t LORD your God, also the earth with all that is in it. 15 "The LORD delighted only in your fathers, to love them; and He chose their 7 descendants after them, you above all peoples, as it is this day. 16 "Therefore circumcise the foreskin of your u heart, and be v stiff-necked 8 no longer. 17 "For the LORD your God is w God of gods and x Lord of lords, the great God, y mighty and awesome, who z shows no partiality nor takes a bribe. 18 a "He administers justice for the fatherless and the widow, and loves the stranger, giving him food and clothing. 19 "Therefore love the stranger, for you were strangers in the land of Egypt. 20 b "You shall fear the LORD your God; you shall serve Him, and to Him you shall hold fast, and take oaths in His name. 21 "He is your praise, and He is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen. 22 "Your fathers went down to Egypt with seventy persons, and now the LORD your God has made you as the stars of heaven in multitude.

  1. Cross References
    Exodus 25:10
    And they shall make an ark of acacia wood; two and a half cubits shall be its length, a cubit and a half its width, and a cubit and a half its height.
  2. Cross References
    Exodus 25:16
    And you shall put into the ark the Testimony which I will give you.
    Exodus 25:21
    You shall put the mercy seat on top of the ark, and in the ark you shall put the Testimony that I will give you.
  3. Cross References
    Exodus 20:1
    And God spoke all these words, saying:
    Exodus 34:28
    So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
  4. Cross References
    Exodus 34:29
    Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.
  5. Cross References
    Exodus 40:20
    He took the Testimony and put it into the ark, inserted the poles through the rings of the ark, and put the mercy seat on top of the ark.
  6. Cross References
    1 Kings 8:9
    Nothing was in the ark except the two tablets of stone which Moses put there at Horeb, when the LORD made a covenant with the children of Israel, when they came out of the land of Egypt.
  7. Cross References
    Numbers 20:25 - 28
    Take Aaron and Eleazar his son, and bring them up to Mount Hor.
    Numbers 33:38
    Then Aaron the priest went up to Mount Hor at the command of the LORD, and died there in the fortieth year after the children of Israel had come out of the land of Egypt, on the first day of the fifth month.
  8. Cross References
    Numbers 33:32 - 34
    They moved from Bene Jaakan and camped at Hor Hagidgad.
  9. Cross References
    Numbers 3:6
    Bring the tribe of Levi near, and present them before Aaron the priest, that they may serve him.
  10. Cross References
    Numbers 4:5
    When the camp prepares to journey, Aaron and his sons shall come, and they shall take down the covering veil and cover the ark of the Testimony with it.
    Numbers 4:15
    And when Aaron and his sons have finished covering the sanctuary and all the furnishings of the sanctuary, when the camp is set to go, then the sons of Kohath shall come to carry them; but they shall not touch any holy thing, lest they die. These are the things in the tabernacle of meeting which the sons of Kohath are to carry.
    Numbers 10:21
    Then the Kohathites set out, carrying the holy things. (The tabernacle would be prepared for their arrival.)
  11. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 18:5
    For the LORD your God has chosen him out of all your tribes to stand to minister in the name of the LORD, him and his sons forever.
  12. Cross References
    Numbers 6:23
    Speak to Aaron and his sons, saying, 'This is the way you shall bless the children of Israel. Say to them:
  13. Cross References
    Numbers 18:20
    Then the LORD said to Aaron: "You shall have no inheritance in their land, nor shall you have any portion among them; I am your portion and your inheritance among the children of Israel.
    Numbers 18:24
    "For the tithes of the children of Israel, which they offer up as a heave offering to the LORD, I have given to the Levites as an inheritance; therefore I have said to them, 'Among the children of Israel they shall have no inheritance.'"
    Deuteronomy 18:1
    The priests, the Levites - all the tribe of Levi - shall have no part nor inheritance with Israel; they shall eat the offerings of the LORD made by fire, and His portion.
    Deuteronomy 18:2
    Therefore they shall have no inheritance among their brethren; the LORD is their inheritance, as He said to them.
    Ezekiel 44:28
    It shall be, in regard to their inheritance, that I am their inheritance. You shall give them no possession in Israel, for I am their possession.
  14. Cross References
    Exodus 34:28
    So he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments.
    Deuteronomy 9:18
    And I fell down before the LORD, as at the first, forty days and forty nights; I neither ate bread nor drank water, because of all your sin which you committed in doing wickedly in the sight of the LORD, to provoke Him to anger.
  15. Cross References
    Exodus 32:14
    So the LORD relented from the harm which He said He would do to His people.
  16. Cross References
    Exodus 33:1
    Then the LORD said to Moses, "Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.
  17. Cross References
    Micah 6:8
    He has shown you, O man, what is good; And what does the LORD require of you But to do justly, To love mercy, And to walk humbly with your God?
  18. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:5
    You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your strength.
    Matthew 22:37
    Jesus said to him, " 'You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind.
    1 Timothy 1:5
    Now the purpose of the commandment is love from a pure heart, from a good conscience, and from sincere faith.
  19. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 6:24
    And the LORD commanded us to observe all these statutes, to fear the LORD our God, for our good always, that He might preserve us alive, as it is this day.
  20. Cross References
    Nehemiah 9:6
    You alone are the LORD; You have made heaven, The heaven of heavens, with all their host, The earth and everything on it, The seas and all that is in them, And You preserve them all. The host of heaven worships You.
    Psalms 68:33
    To Him who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old! Indeed, He sends out His voice, a mighty voice.
    Psalms 115:16
    The heaven, even the heavens, are the LORD's; But the earth He has given to the children of men.
  21. Cross References
    Leviticus 26:41
    And that I also have walked contrary to them and have brought them into the land of their enemies; if their uncircumcised hearts are humbled, and they accept their guilt -
    Deuteronomy 30:6
    And the LORD your God will circumcise your heart and the heart of your descendants, to love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul, that you may live.
    Jeremiah 4:4
    Circumcise yourselves to the LORD, And take away the foreskins of your hearts, You men of Judah and inhabitants of Jerusalem, Lest My fury come forth like fire, And burn so that no one can quench it, Because of the evil of your doings.
    Romans 2:28
    For he is not a Jew who is one outwardly, nor is circumcision that which is outward in the flesh.
    Romans 2:29
    But he is a Jew who is one inwardly; and circumcision is that of the heart, in the Spirit, not in the letter; whose praise is not from men but from God.
  22. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 9:6
    Therefore understand that the LORD your God is not giving you this good land to possess because of your righteousness, for you are a stiff-necked people.
    Deuteronomy 9:13
    Furthermore the LORD spoke to me, saying, 'I have seen this people, and indeed they are a stiff-necked people.
  23. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 4:35
    To you it was shown, that you might know that t...
    Deuteronomy 4:39
    Therefore know this day, and consider it in you...
    Isaiah 44:8
    Do not fear, nor be afraid; Have I not told you...
    Isaiah 46:9
    Remember the former things of old, For I am God...
    Daniel 2:47
    The king answered Daniel, and said, "Truly your...
    1 Corinthians 8:5
    For even if there are so-called gods, whether i...
    1 Corinthians 8:6
    Yet for us there is one God, the Father, of who...
  24. Cross References
    Revelation 19:16
    And He has on His robe and on His thigh a name written: KING OF KINGS AND LORD OF LORDS.
  25. Cross References
    Deuteronomy 7:21
    You shall not be terrified of them; for the LORD your God, the great and awesome God, is among you.
  26. Cross References
    Acts 10:34
    Then Peter opened his mouth and said: "In truth I perceive that God shows no partiality.
  27. Cross References
    Exodus 22:22 - 24
    You shall not afflict any widow or fatherless child.
    Psalms 68:5
    A father of the fatherless, a defender of widows, Is God in His holy habitation.
    Psalms 146:9
    The LORD watches over the strangers; He relieves the fatherless and widow; But the way of the wicked He turns upside down.
  28. Cross References
    Matthew 4:10
    Then Jesus said to him, "Away with you, Satan! For it is written, 'You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve.'
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