Now thereforehearken, 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 landwhich the LORD God of yourfathersgiveth you.
Onlytakeheed to thyself, and keep thy souldiligently, lestthouforget the thingswhichthineeyeshaveseen, and lesttheydepartfrom thy heart all the days of thy life: but teachthem thy sons, and thy sons’sons;
Specially the day thatthoustoodestbefore the LORD thy God in Horeb, when the LORDsaidunto me, Gather me the peopletogether, and I willmakethemhear my words, thatthey may learn to fear me all the daysthattheyshallliveupon the earth, and thatthey may teachtheirchildren.
And lestthoulift up thineeyesuntoheaven, and whenthouseest the sun, and the moon, and the stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worshipthem, and servethem, which the LORD thy God hathdividedunto all nationsunder the wholeheaven.
Whenthoushaltbegetchildren, and children’schildren, and ye shallhaveremainedlong in the land, and shallcorruptyourselves, and make a gravenimage, or the likeness of any thing, and shall do evil in the sight of the LORD thy God, to provoke him to anger:
I callheaven and earth to witnessagainst you this day, that ye shallsoonutterlyperishfrom off the landwhereunto ye go overJordan to possess it; ye shall not prolongyourdaysupon it, but shallutterly be destroyed.
For ask now of the daysthat are past, whichwerebeforethee, since the day that God created man upon the earth, and ask from the one side of heavenunto the other, whethertherehathbeen any suchthing as thisgreatthing is, or hathbeenheardlike it?
Or hath God assayed to go and take him a nationfrom the midst of anothernation, by temptations, by signs, and by wonders, and by war, and by a mightyhand, and by a stretched out arm, and by greatterrors, according to all that the LORDyour God did for you in Egyptbeforeyoureyes?
Thoushaltkeeptherefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I commandtheethis day, that it may go wellwiththee, and with thy childrenafterthee, and thatthoumayestprolong thy daysupon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveththee, for ever.