Now therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments, which I teach you, for to do them
, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the LORD God of your fathers giveth you.
Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought
from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the LORD your God which I command you.
Your eyes have seen what the LORD did because of Baalpeor: for all the men that followed Baalpeor, the LORD thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
But ye that did cleave unto the LORD your God are
alive every one of you this day.
Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the LORD my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
Keep therefore and do them
; for this is
your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations, which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is
a wise and understanding people.
For what nation is there so
great, who hath
nigh unto them, as the LORD our God is
in all things that
we call upon him for
And what nation is there so
great, that hath statutes and judgments so
righteous as all this law, which I set before you this day?
Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sons;