Love the Lord Your God
1These are the commands, decrees and laws the Lord your God directed me to teach you to observe in the land that you are crossing the Jordan to possess, 2so that you, your children and their children after them may fear the Lord your God as long as you live by keeping all his decrees and commands that I give you, and so that you may enjoy long life. 3Hear, Israel, and be careful to obey so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in a land flowing with milk and honey, just as the Lord, the God of your ancestors, promised you.
4Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.6:4 Or The Lord our God is one Lord; or The Lord is our God, the Lord is one; or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone 5Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength. 6These commandments that I give you today are to be on your hearts. 7Impress them on your children. Talk about them when you sit at home and when you walk along the road, when you lie down and when you get up. 8Tie them as symbols on your hands and bind them on your foreheads. 9Write them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates.
10When the Lord your God brings you into the land he swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to give you—a land with large, flourishing cities you did not build, 11houses filled with all kinds of good things you did not provide, wells you did not dig, and vineyards and olive groves you did not plant—then when you eat and are satisfied, 12be careful that you do not forget the Lord, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
13Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name. 14Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you; 15for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land. 16Do not put the Lord your God to the test as you did at Massah. 17Be sure to keep the commands of the Lord your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you. 18Do what is right and good in the Lord’s sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land the Lord promised on oath to your ancestors, 19thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.
20In the future, when your son asks you, “What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?” 21tell him: “We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand. 22Before our eyes the Lord sent signs and wonders—great and terrible—on Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household. 23But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land he promised on oath to our ancestors. 24The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today. 25And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness.”
1“你们的上帝耶和华吩咐我教导你们以下的诫命、律例和典章，以便你们在将要占领的土地上遵行。 2这样，你们就会得享长寿，你们及子孙就会终生敬畏你们的上帝耶和华，遵守祂借我吩咐你们的一切律例和诫命。 3以色列人啊，你们要留心听，谨慎遵行，以便你们在那奶蜜之乡可以凡事顺利、子孙众多，正如你们祖先的上帝耶和华给你们的应许。 4听啊，以色列人，耶和华是我们的上帝，耶和华是独一的。 5你们要全心、全意、全力爱你们的上帝耶和华。 6要将我今天吩咐你们的话牢记在心， 7并教导你们的儿女，无论在家在外，或起或卧，都要讲论这些律例和诫命。 8要把它们系在手上、戴在额上作记号， 9要写在城门上和自家的门框上。
10“你们的上帝耶和华将带你们进入祂向你们祖先亚伯拉罕、以撒和雅各起誓要赐给你们的土地。那里的宏伟城邑不是你们建造的， 11满屋的美物不是你们积攒的，井不是你们挖掘的，葡萄园和橄榄树也不是你们栽种的。你们在那里吃饱喝足之后， 12要小心，不可忘记把你们从受奴役之地——埃及救出来的耶和华。 13要敬畏你们的上帝耶和华，事奉祂，凭祂的名起誓。 14不可随从周围各族的神明， 15免得你们的上帝耶和华向你们发怒，把你们从世上消灭；因为祂住在你们当中，祂痛恨不贞。
16“不可像在玛撒那样试探你们的上帝耶和华。 17要谨遵你们的上帝耶和华吩咐你们的诫命、法度和律例。 18你们要做耶和华视为正与善的事，以便你们可以凡事顺利，得到耶和华起誓赐给你们祖先的佳美之地， 19赶出所有敌人，正如耶和华所言。
20“将来你们的子孙会问，‘我们的上帝耶和华给你们颁布这些法度、律例和典章是什么意思？’ 21你们要告诉他们，‘我们曾在埃及做法老的奴隶，耶和华用大能的手领我们离开埃及。 22我们亲眼看见耶和华行伟大而可畏的神迹奇事，惩罚埃及和法老全家。 23祂带领我们离开埃及，为要把我们带进祂起誓赐给我们祖先的这片土地。 24我们的上帝耶和华吩咐我们遵守这一切律例、敬畏祂，以便我们可以常常受益，生命无忧，正如今日的情形。 25如果我们按照我们的上帝耶和华的吩咐，在祂面前谨遵这一切诫命，我们便被算为义人。’