At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto
the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of
And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables
which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
(10:1-2) God tells Moses to make an ark, hew some stone tablets, and climb the mountain. God will write the same words
that were on the tablets that Moses broke.
And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto
the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten
commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of
the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in
the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
And the children of Israel took their journey from Beeroth of the children
of Jaakan to Mosera:
there Aaron died, and there he was buried; and Eleazar his son
ministered in the priest's office in his stead.
From thence they journeyed unto Gudgodah; and from Gudgodah to Jotbath, a
land of rivers of waters.
At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the
covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to
bless in his name, unto this day.
Wherefore Levi hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren; the LORD is
his inheritance, according as the LORD thy God promised him.
And I stayed in the mount, according to the first time, forty days and
forty nights; and the LORD hearkened unto me at that time also, and the LORD
would not destroy thee.
And the LORD said unto me, Arise, take thy journey before the people, that
they may go in and possess the land, which I sware unto their fathers to
give unto them.
And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God,
to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to
serve the LORD thy God with
all thy heart and with all thy soul,
To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command
thee this day for thy good?
Behold, the heaven and the heaven of heavens is the LORD's thy God, the
earth also, with all that therein is.
Only the LORD had a delight in thy fathers to love them, and he chose
their seed after them, even you above all people, as it is this day.
the foreskin of your heart, and be
no more stiffnecked.
Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart.
For the LORD your God
is God of gods, and Lord of lords, a great God, a mighty, and a terrible,
which regardeth not persons, nor taketh reward:
He doth execute the judgment of the fatherless and widow, and loveth the
stranger, in giving him food and raiment.
Love ye therefore the
stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.
(10:19) Love ye therefore the stranger.
After God instructs the Israelites
to mercilessly slaughter all the strangers that they encounter (Dt.7:2
), he tells them to
"love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt."
How should strangers be treated?
Thou shalt fear the
LORD thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.
He is thy praise, and he is thy God, that hath done for thee these great
and terrible things, which thine eyes have seen.
Thy fathers went down into Egypt with threescore and ten persons; and now
the LORD thy God hath made thee as the stars of heaven for multitude.