10:3 And I made an ark [of] a shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
(a) Which is a wood of long endurance.
10:4 And he wrote on the tables, according to the
first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount
out of the midst of the fire in the day of the b
assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
(b) When you were assembled to receive the Law.
10:6 And the children of Israel
took their journey from Beeroth of the children of Jaakan to c
Mosera: there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son
ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
(c) This mountain was also called Hor, (Numbers
10:8 At that time the LORD
separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to
stand before the LORD to d minister unto
him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.
(d) That is, to offer sacrifice, and to declare
the Law to the people.
10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor e
inheritance with his brethren; the LORD [is] his inheritance, according as the
LORD thy God promised him.
(e) So God turned the curse of Jacob to a
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God f
require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to
love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy
(f) For all our sins and transgressions God
requires nothing but to turn to him and obey him.
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose their seed
after them, [even] you above all people, as [it is] this day.
(g) Although he was Lord of heaven and earth, he
chose no one but you.
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiffnecked.
(h) Cut off all your evil affections, (Jeremiah
Thou shalt fear the LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou
cleave, and i swear by his name.
(i) Read (Deuteronomy