26:16 Today the Lord your God is commanding you to keep these statutes and ordinances, something you must do with all your heart and soul. 1 26:17 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. 26:18 And today the Lord has declared you to be his special people (as he already promised you) so you may keep all his commandments. 26:19 Then 2 he will elevate you above all the nations he has made and you will receive praise, fame, and honor. 3 You will 4 be a people holy to the Lord your God, as he has said.