The Lord 1 then wrote on the tablets the same words, 2 the ten commandments, 3 which he 4 had spoken to you at the mountain from the middle of the fire at the time of that assembly, and he 5 gave them to me.
Today you have declared the Lord to be your God, and that you will walk in his ways, keep his statutes, commandments, and ordinances, and obey him.
if you obey the Lord your God and keep his commandments and statutes that are written in this scroll of the law. But you must turn to him 1 with your whole mind and being.
Now Joshua son of Nun was full of the spirit of wisdom, for Moses had placed his hands on him; 1 and the Israelites listened to him and did just what the Lord had commanded Moses.
Joshua defeated the whole land, including the hill country, the Negev, the lowlands, 1 the slopes, and all their kings. He left no survivors. He annihilated everything that breathed, just as the Lord God of Israel had commanded.
But they did not obey 1 their leaders. Instead they prostituted themselves to other gods and worshiped 2 them. They quickly turned aside from the path 3 their ancestors 4 had walked. Their ancestors had obeyed the Lord’s commands, but they did not. 5
Make my son Solomon willing to obey your commands, rules, and regulations, and to complete building the palace for which I have made preparations.” 1
I will not make Israel again leave the land I gave to their ancestors, 1 provided that they carefully obey all I commanded them, the whole law, the rules and regulations given to Moses.”
Shall we once again break your commandments and intermarry with these abominable peoples? Would you not be so angered by us that you would wipe us out, with no survivor or remnant?
Therefore let us enact 1 a covenant with our God to send away all these women and their offspring, in keeping with your counsel, my lord, 2 and that of those who respect 3 the commandments of our God. And let it be done according to the law.
hereby participate with their colleagues the town leaders 1 and enter into a curse and an oath 2 to adhere to 3 the law of God which was given through Moses the servant of God, and to obey 4 carefully all the commandments of the LORD our Lord, 5 along with his ordinances and his statutes.
They have built places here 1 for worship of the god Baal so that they could sacrifice their children as burnt offerings to him in the fire. Such sacrifices 2 are something I never commanded them to make! They are something I never told them to do! Indeed, such a thing never even entered my mind!
But they answered, “We do not drink wine because our ancestor Jonadab son of Rechab commanded us not to. He told us, ‘You and your children must never drink wine.
So anyone who breaks one of the least of these commands and teaches others 1 to do so will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever obeys them and teaches others to do so will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
You know the commandments: ‘Do not murder, do not commit adultery, do not steal, do not give false testimony, do not defraud, honor your father and mother.’” 1