6:3 Pay attention, Israel, and be careful to do this so that it may go well with you and that you may increase greatly in number 1 – as the Lord, God of your ancestors, 2 said to you, you will have a land flowing with milk and honey.
1 tn Heb “may multiply greatly” (so NASB, NRSV); the words “in number” have been supplied in the translation for clarity.
3 tn Heb “the
sn Verses 4-5 constitute the so-called Shema (after the first word שְׁמַע, shÿma’, “hear”), widely regarded as the very heart of Jewish confession and faith. When Jesus was asked what was the greatest commandment of all, he quoted this text (Matt 22:37-38).