Deuteronomy 5:1-3; 10:12-13; 27:1-10 NLT


1. Moses called all the people of Israel together and said, "Listen carefully, Israel. Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them!

2. "The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Mount Sinai.

3. The LORD did not make this covenant with our ancestors, but with all of us who are alive today.

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12. "And now, Israel, what does the LORD your God require of you? He requires only that you fear the LORD your God, and live in a way that pleases him, and love him and serve him with all your heart and soul.

13. And you must always obey the LORD 's commands and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good.

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1. Then Moses and the leaders of Israel gave this charge to the people: "Obey all these commands that I am giving you today.

2. When you cross the Jordan River and enter the land the LORD your God is giving you, set up some large stones and coat them with plaster.

3. Write this whole body of instruction on them when you cross the river to enter the land the LORD your God is giving you—a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the LORD, the God of your ancestors, promised you.

4. When you cross the Jordan, set up these stones at Mount Ebal and coat them with plaster, as I am commanding you today.

5. "Then build an altar there to the LORD your God, using natural, uncut stones. You must not shape the stones with an iron tool.

6. Build the altar of uncut stones, and use it to offer burnt offerings to the LORD your God.

7. Also sacrifice peace offerings on it, and celebrate by feasting there before the LORD your God.

8. You must clearly write all these instructions on the stones coated with plaster."

9. Then Moses and the Levitical priests addressed all Israel as follows: "O Israel, be quiet and listen! Today you have become the people of the LORD your God.

10. So you must obey the LORD your God by keeping all these commands and decrees that I am giving you today."