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Deuteronomy 4 :: Legacy Standard Bible (LSB)

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Keep the Commandments of Yahweh

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:1 -

“So now, O Israel, listen to the statutes and the judgments which I am teaching you to do, so that you may live and go in and take possession of the land which Yahweh, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:2 - “You shall not add to the word which I am commanding you, nor take away from it, that you may keep the commandments of Yahweh your God which I am commanding you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:3 - “Your eyes have seen what Yahweh has done in the case of Baal-peor, for all the men who walked after Baal-peor, Yahweh your God has destroyed [fn]them from among you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:4 - “But you who clung to Yahweh your God are alive today, every one of you.
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“See, I have taught you statutes and judgments just as Yahweh my God commanded me, that you should do thus in the land where you are entering to possess it.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:6 - “You shall keep and do them, for that is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the peoples who will hear all these statutes and say, ‘Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:7 - “For what great nation is there that has a god so near to it as is Yahweh our God whenever we call on Him?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:8 - “Or what great nation is there that has statutes and judgments as righteous as this whole law which I am setting before you today?
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“Only keep yourself and keep your soul very carefully, lest you forget the things which your eyes have seen and lest they depart from your heart all the days of your life. But make them known to your sons and to your grandsons.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:10 - Remember the day you stood before Yahweh your God at Horeb, when Yahweh said to me, ‘Assemble the people to Me, that I may cause them to hear My words so they may learn to [fn]fear Me all the days they live on the earth, and that they may teach their children.’
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:11 - “And you came near and stood at the foot of the mountain, and the mountain burned with fire to the very heart of the heavens: darkness, cloud, and dense gloom.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:12 - “Then Yahweh spoke to you from the midst of the fire; you heard the sound of words, but you saw no form—only a voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:13 - “So He declared to you His covenant which He commanded you to do, that is, the Ten [fn]Commandments; and He wrote them on two tablets of stone.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:14 - “And Yahweh commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it.
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“So keep your souls very carefully, since you did not see any form on the day Yahweh spoke to you at Horeb from the midst of the fire,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:16 - lest you act corruptly and make a graven image for yourselves in the form of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:17 - the likeness of any animal that is on the earth, the likeness of any winged bird that flies in the sky,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:18 - the likeness of anything that creeps on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the water below the earth,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:19 - and lest you lift up your eyes to heaven and see the sun and the moon and the stars, all the host of heaven, and be drawn away and worship them and serve them, those which Yahweh your God has apportioned for all the peoples under the whole heaven.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:20 - “But Yahweh has taken you and brought you out of the iron furnace, from Egypt, to be a people for His own inheritance, as today.
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“Now Yahweh was angry with me on your account and swore that I would not cross the Jordan, and that I would not enter the good land which Yahweh your God is giving you as an inheritance.

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:22 - “For I will die in this land, I shall not cross the Jordan, but you shall cross and take possession of this good land.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:23 - “So keep yourselves, lest you forget the covenant of Yahweh your God which He cut with you and make for yourselves a graven image in the form of anything against which Yahweh your God has commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:24 - “For Yahweh your God is a consuming fire, a jealous God.
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“When you [fn]become the father of children and children’s children and remain long in the land and act corruptly and make [fn]a graven image in the form of anything and do that which is evil in the sight of Yahweh your God so as to provoke Him to anger,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:26 - I call heaven and earth to witness against you today, that you will surely perish quickly from the land where you are going over the Jordan to possess it. You shall not prolong your days on it, but will be utterly destroyed.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:27 - “And Yahweh will scatter you among the peoples, and you will remain few in number among the nations where Yahweh drives you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:28 - “And there you will serve gods, the work of man’s hands, wood and stone, which neither see nor hear nor eat nor smell.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:29 - “But from there you will seek Yahweh your God, and you will find Him, for you will search for Him with all your heart and all your soul.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:30 - “When you are in distress and all these things have come upon you, in the last days you will return to Yahweh your God and listen to His voice.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:31 - “For Yahweh your God is a compassionate God; He will not fail you nor destroy you nor forget the covenant with your fathers which He swore to them.
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“Indeed, ask now concerning the former days which were before you, since the day that God created [fn]man on the earth, and inquire from one end of the heavens to the other. Has anything been done like this great thing, or has anything been heard like it?

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:33 - “Has any people heard the voice of God speaking from the midst of the fire, as you have heard it, and lived?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:34 - “Or has a god tried to go to take for himself a nation from within another nation with trials, with signs and wonders and with war and with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm and with great terrors, [fn]as Yahweh your God did for you in Egypt before your eyes?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:35 - “To you it was shown that you might know that Yahweh, He is God; there is no other besides Him.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:36 - “Out of the heavens He caused you to hear His voice to discipline you; and on earth He caused you to see His great fire, and you heard His words from the midst of the fire.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:37 - [fn]Because He loved your fathers, therefore He chose their seed after them. And He [fn]personally brought you from Egypt by His great power,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:38 - dispossessing before you nations greater and mightier than you, to bring you in and to give you their land for an inheritance, as it is today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:39 - “Know therefore today, and take it to your heart, that Yahweh, He is God in heaven above and on the earth below; there is no other.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:40 - “So you shall keep His statutes and His commandments which I am commanding you today, that it may go well with you and with your children after you, and that you may prolong your days on the land which Yahweh your God is giving you for all the days.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:41 -

Then Moses set apart three cities across the Jordan to the east toward the sunrise,

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:42 - that a manslayer might flee there, who slew his neighbor [fn]without premeditation, [fn]not hating him previously; so he shall flee to one of these cities that he might live:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:43 - Bezer in the wilderness on the plateau for the Reubenites, and Ramoth in Gilead for the Gadites, and Golan in Bashan for the Manassites.
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Now this is the law which Moses set before the sons of Israel;

Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:45 - these are the testimonies and the statutes and the judgments which Moses spoke to the sons of Israel when they came out from Egypt,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:46 - across the Jordan, in the valley opposite Beth-peor, in the land of Sihon king of the Amorites who lived at Heshbon, whom Moses and the sons of Israel struck down when they came out from Egypt.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:47 - And they took possession of his land and the land of Og king of Bashan, the two kings of the Amorites, who were across the Jordan to the east toward the sunrise,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:48 - from Aroer, which is on the edge of the [fn]valley of Arnon, even as far as Mount Sion (that is, Hermon),
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 4:49 - with all the Arabah across the Jordan to the east, even as far as the sea of the Arabah, [fn]at the foot of the slopes of Pisgah.
LSB Footnotes
Lit him
Or reverence
Lit Words
Lit beget
Or an idol
Or Adam
Lit according to all that
Lit And instead, because
Lit with His presence
Lit without knowledge
Lit and he was not hating him previously
Or wadi
Lit under

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