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Deuteronomy 11:18-21

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11:18 Fix these words of mine into your mind and being, 1  and tie them as a reminder on your hands and let them be symbols 2  on your forehead. 11:19 Teach them to your children and speak of them as you sit in your house, as you walk along the road, 3  as you lie down, and as you get up. 11:20 Inscribe them on the doorframes of your houses and on your gates 11:21 so that your days and those of your descendants may be extended in the land which the Lord promised to give to your ancestors, like the days of heaven itself. 4 

1 tn Heb “heart and soul” or “heart and being.” See note on the word “being” in Deut 6:5.

2 tn On the Hebrew term טוֹטָפֹת (totafot, “reminders”), cf. Deut 6:4-9.

3 tn Or “as you are away on a journey” (cf. NRSV, TEV, NLT); NAB “at home and abroad.”

4 tn Heb “like the days of the heavens upon the earth,” that is, forever.



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