6 “For you are a 2holy people to the Lord your God; ithe Lord your God has chosen you to be a people for Himself, a special treasure above all the peoples on the face of the earth. 7 The Lord did not set His jlove on you nor choose you because you were more in number than any other people, for you were kthe least of all peoples; 8 but lbecause the Lord loves you, and because He would keep mthe oath which He swore to your fathers, nthe Lord has brought you out with a mighty hand, and redeemed you from the house of 3bondage, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.
9 “Therefore know that the Lord your God, He is God, othe faithful God pwho keeps covenant and mercy for a thousand generations with those who love Him and keep His commandments; 10 and He repays those who hate Him to their face, to destroy them. He will not 4be qslack with him who hates Him; He will repay him to his face. 11 Therefore you shall keep the commandment, the statutes, and the judgments which I command you today, to observe them.
12 “Then it shall come to pass, because you listen to these judgments, and keep and do them, that the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the mercy which He swore to your fathers.