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Deuteronomy 10:12–22

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Fear the Lord

12 And now, Israel, what does the Lord your God ask of yout but to fearu the Lord your God, to walkv in obedience to him, to love him,w to serve the Lordx your God with all your hearty and with all your soul,z 13 and to observe the Lord’s commandsa and decrees that I am giving you today for your own good?b

14 To the Lord your God belong the heavens,c even the highest heavens,d the earth and everything in it.e 15 Yet the Lord set his affection on your ancestors and lovedf them, and he chose you,g their descendants, above all the nations—as it is today.h 16 Circumcisei your hearts,j therefore, and do not be stiff-neckedk any longer. 17 For the Lord your God is God of godsl and Lord of lords,m the great God, mighty and awesome,n who shows no partialityo and accepts no bribes.p 18 He defends the cause of the fatherless and the widow,q and loves the foreigner residing among you, giving them food and clothing.r 19 And you are to loves those who are foreigners,t for you yourselves were foreigners in Egypt.u 20 Fear the Lord your God and serve him.v Hold fastw to him and take your oaths in his name.x 21 He is the one you praise;y he is your God, who performed for you those greatz and awesome wondersa you saw with your own eyes. 22 Your ancestors who went down into Egypt were seventy in all,b and now the Lord your God has made you as numerous as the stars in the sky.c

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