“‘You must keep my Sabbaths and fear my sanctuary. I am the Lord.
You must keep my Sabbaths and reverence
But Joseph answered them, “Don’t be afraid. Am
Each of you must respect his mother and his father,
You must never forget the agreement I made with you, and you must not worship other gods.
Instead you must worship the Lord your God; then he will rescue you from the power of all your enemies.”
‘Do not fear, because I made a promise to your ancestors when they left Egypt, and my spirit
Do not be afraid of the king of Babylon whom you now fear.
So now, don’t be afraid. I will provide for you and your little children.” Then he consoled them and spoke kindly
You must follow the Lord your God and revere only him; and you must observe his commandments, obey him, serve him, and remain loyal to him.
Be strong and courageous! Do not fear or tremble before them, for the Lord your God is the one who is going with you. He will not fail you or abandon you!”
I said to you, “I am the Lord your God! Do not worship
The Lord made an agreement
You must carefully obey at all times the rules, regulations, law, and commandments he wrote down for you. You must not worship other gods.
Gedaliah took an oath so as to give them and their troops some assurance of safety.
“Be strong and brave! Don’t be afraid and don’t panic
“Do not say, ‘Conspiracy,’ every time these people say the word.
Tell those who panic,
Listen to me, you who know what is right, you people who are aware of my law!
Do not fear, wild animals!