12 “So now, Isra’el, all that Adonai your God asks from you is to fear Adonai your God, follow all his ways, love him and serve Adonai your God with all your heart and all your being;
13 to obey, for your own good, the mitzvot and regulations of Adonai which I am giving you today.
14 See, the sky, the heaven beyond the sky, the earth and everything on it all belong to Adonai your God.
15 Only Adonai took enough pleasure in your ancestors to love them and choose their descendants after them — yourselves — above all peoples, as he still does today.
16 Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart; and don’t be stiffnecked any longer!
17 For Adonai your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty and awesome God, who has no favorites and accepts no bribes.
18 He secures justice for the orphan and the widow; he loves the foreigner, giving him food and clothing.
19 Therefore you are to love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt.
20 You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him, cling to him and swear by his name.
21 He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things, which you have seen with your own eyes.
22 Your ancestors went down into Egypt with only seventy people, but now Adonai your God has made your numbers as many as the stars in the sky!
1 “Therefore, you are to love Adonai your God and always obey his commission, regulations, rulings and mitzvot.
2 Today it is you I am addressing — not your children, who haven’t known or experienced the discipline of Adonai your God, his greatness, his strong hand, his outstretched arm,
3 his signs and his actions which he did in Egypt to Pharaoh the king of Egypt and to his entire country.
4 They didn’t experience what he did to Egypt’s army, horses and chariots — how Adonaioverwhelmed them with the water of the Sea of Suf as they were pursuing you, so that they remain destroyed to this day.
5 They didn’t experience what he kept doing for you in the desert until you arrived at this place;
6 or what he did to Datan and Aviram, the sons of Eli’av the descendant of Re’uven — how the earth opened its mouth and swallowed them up, along with their households, tents and every living thing in their company, there in front of all Isra’el.
7 But you have seen with your own eyes all these great deeds of Adonai.
8 Therefore, you are to keep every mitzvah I am giving you today; so that you will be strong enough to go in and take possession of the land you are crossing over to conquer;
9 and so that you will live long in the land Adonai swore to give to your ancestors and their descendants, a land flowing with milk and honey.