Deuteronomy: Chapter 06 (1534)

The boke of Deuteronomium. The .vi. Chapter.

  1. These are the commaundmentes, ordinaunces and lawes which the Lorde youre God commaunded to teach you, that ye might doo them in the londe whother ye goo to possesse it:
  2. that thou mightest feare the Lorde thy God, to kepe all his ordinaunces and his commaundmentes which I commaunde the, both thou and thy sonne and thy sonnes sonne all dayes off thy lyfe, that thy dayes maye be prolonged.
  3. Heare therfore Israel and take hede that thou doo thereafter, that it maye goo well with the and that ye maye encrease myghtely: eue as the Lord God of thy fathers hath promysed the, a lode that floweth with mylk ad hony
  4. Heare Israel, the Lorde thy God is Lorde only
  5. and thou shalt loue the Lorde thy God with all thyne harte, with all thy soule and with all thy myght.
  6. And these wordes which I commaunde the this daye, shalbe in thine herte
  7. ad thou shalt whett them on thy childern, and shalt talke of them when thou art at home in thyne housse and as thou walkest by the waye, ad when thou lyest doune and when thou rysest vpp:
  8. and thou shalt bynde them for a sygne vppon thyne hande. And they shalbe papers off remembraunce betwene thyne eyes,
  9. and shalt write them vppon the postes of thy housse ad vppon thy gates.
  10. And when the Lorde thy God hath borught the in to the lond which he sware vnto thy fathers Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, to geue the with greate and goodly cities which thou byldest not,
  11. and housses full of all maner goodes which thou filledest not, and welles dygged which thou dyggedest not, ad vynes and olyue trees which thou plantedest not, ad whe thou hast eaten, and art full:
  12. Then beware lest thou forget the Lorde which broughte the out off the lande of Egipte the housse of bondage.
  13. But feare the Lorde thy God and serue hym, and swere by his name,
  14. and se that ye walke not after straunge goddes of the Goddes off the nacyons whiche are aboute you.
  15. For the Lorde thy God is a gelouse God among you lest the wrath of the Lorde thy God waxe hotte vppon the and destroye the from the erth.
  16. Ye shall not tempte the Lorde youre God as ye dyd at Masa.
  17. But se that ye kepe the commaundmentes of the Lorde youre God, his witnesses and his ordinaunces which he hath commaunded the,
  18. and se thou doo that which is right and good in the syghte of the Lorde: that thou mayst prospere and that thou mayst goo ad coquere that good lade which the Lorde sware vnto thy fathers,
  19. and that the Lorde maye cast out all thine enemies before the as he hath sayed.
  20. When thy sonne axeth the in tyme to come sayenge: What meaneth the witnesses, ordinaunces and lawes which the Lorde oure God hath commaunded you?
  21. Then thou shalt saye vnto thy sonne: We were bondmen vnto Pharao in Egipte, but the Lorde brought vs out of Egipte with a mightie hande.
  22. And the Lorde shewed signes and wondres both greate ad evell vppon Egipte, Pharao and vppon all his housholde, before oure eyes
  23. and broughte vs from thence: to brynge vs in ad to geue vs the londe which he sware vnto oure fathers.
  24. And therfore comaunded vs to do all these ordinaunces ad for to feare the Lord oure God, for oure welth alwayes and that he might saue vs, as it is come to passe this daye.
  25. Moreouer it shalbe rightuousnes vnto vs before the Lorde oure God, yf we take hede to kepe all these comaundmetes as he hath commaunded vs,
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