12Praise Yahweh, Jerusalem!
Praise your God, Zion!
13For he has strengthened the bars of your gates.
He has blessed your children within you.
14He makes peace in your borders.
He fills you with the finest of the wheat.
15He sends out his commandment to the earth.
His word runs very swiftly.
16He gives snow like wool,
and scatters frost like ashes.
17He hurls down his hail like pebbles.
Who can stand before his cold?
18He sends out his word, and melts them.
He causes his wind to blow, and the waters flow.
19He shows his word to Jacob;
his statutes and his ordinances to Israel.
20He has not done this for just any nation.
They don’t know his ordinances.
12 And now, O Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you? Only that you fear the Lord your God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord your God with your whole heart and with your whole soul,
13 and that you keep the commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies, which I am instructing to you this day, so that it may be well with you.
14 Lo, heaven belongs to the Lord your God, and the heaven of heaven, and the earth, and all the things that are within these.
15 Now the Lord was closely joined to your fathers, and he loved them, and he chose their offspring after them, that is, you yourselves, out of all the nations, just as is being proven today.
16 Therefore, circumcise the foreskin of your heart, and no longer stiffen your neck.
17 For the Lord your God himself is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, a God great and powerful and terrible, who favors no person and accepts no bribe.
18 He accomplishes judgment for the orphan and the widow. He loves the sojourner, and he gives him food as well as clothing.
19 Therefore, you also should love sojourners, for you also were new arrivals in the land of Egypt.
20 You shall fear the Lord your God, and him alone shall you serve. You shall cling to him, and you shall swear by his name.
21 He is your praise and your God. He has done for you these great and terrible things, which your eyes have seen.
22 As seventy souls, your fathers descended into Egypt. And now, behold, the Lord your God has multiplied you to be like the stars of heaven."
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