Deuteronomy 4:32–40

32 “For rask now concerning the days that are past, which were before you, since the day that God created man on the earth, and ask sfrom one end of heaven to the other, whether any great thing like this has happened, or anything like it has been heard. 33 tDid any people ever hear the voice of God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as you have heard, and live? 34 Or did God ever try to go and take for Himself a nation from the midst of another nation, uby trials, vby signs, by wonders, by war, wby a mighty hand and xan outstretched arm, yand by great 1terrors, according to all that the Lord your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes? 35 To you it was shown, that you might know that the Lord Himself is God; zthere is none other besides Him. 36 aOut of heaven He let you hear His voice, that He might instruct you; on earth He showed you His great fire, and you heard His words out of the midst of the fire. 37 And because bHe loved your fathers, therefore He chose their 2descendants after them; and cHe brought you out of Egypt with His Presence, with His mighty power, 38 ddriving out from before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in, to give you their land as an inheritance, as it is this day. 39 Therefore know this day, and consider it in your heart, that ethe Lord Himself is God in heaven above and on the earth beneath; there is no other. 40 fYou shall therefore keep His statutes and His commandments which I command you today, that 3it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may 4prolong your days in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for all time.”

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