1At that time the Lord said to me, “Cut two stone tablets like the first, and come up to me onto the mountain, and make an ark of wood. 2I will write on the tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke, and you shall put them in the ark.” 3So I made an ark of acacia wood, and cut two stone tablets like the first, and went up onto the mountain, having the two tablets in my hand. 4He wrote on the tablets, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the Lord spoke to you on the mountain out of the middle of the fire in the day of the assembly; and the Lord gave them to me. 5I turned and came down from the mountain, and put the tablets in the ark which I had made; and there they are as the Lord commanded me.
6(The children of Israel travelled from Beeroth Bene Jaakan to Moserah. There Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son ministered in the priest’s office in his place. 7From there they travelled to Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbathah, a land of brooks of water. 8At that time the Lord set apart the tribe of Levi to bear the ark of the Lord’s covenant, to stand before the Lord to minister to him, and to bless in his name, to this day. 9Therefore Levi has no portion nor inheritance with his brothers; the Lord is his inheritance, according as the Lord your God spoke to him.)
10I stayed on the mountain, as at the first time, forty days and forty nights; and the Lord listened to me that time also. The Lord would not destroy you. 11The Lord said to me, “Arise, take your journey before the people; and they shall go in and possess the land which I swore to their fathers to give to them.”
12Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you, but to fear the Lord your God, to walk in all his ways, to love him, and to serve the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul, 13to keep the Lord’s commandments and statutes, which I command you today for your good? 14Behold, to the Lord your God belongs heaven, the heaven of heavens, and the earth, with all that is therein. 15Only the Lord had a delight in your fathers to love them, and he chose their offspring after them, even you above all peoples, as it is today. 16Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and be no more stiff-necked. 17For the Lord your God, he is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great God, the mighty, and the awesome, who doesn’t respect persons or take bribes. 18He executes justice for the fatherless and widow and loves the foreigner in giving him food and clothing. 19Therefore love the foreigner, for you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. 20You shall fear the Lord your God. You shall serve him. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name. 21He is your praise, and he is your God, who has done for you these great and awesome things which your eyes have seen. 22Your fathers went down into Egypt with seventy persons; and now the Lord your God has made you as the stars of the sky for multitude.