An Exhortation to Love Both God and People
10:12 Now, Israel, what does the Lord your God require of you except to revere him, 1 to obey all his commandments, 2 to love him, to serve him 3 with all your mind and being, 4 10:13 and to keep the Lord’s commandments and statutes that I am giving 5 you today for your own good? 10:14 The heavens – indeed the highest heavens – belong to the Lord your God, as does the earth and everything in it. 10:15 However, only to your ancestors did he 6 show his loving favor, 7 and he chose you, their descendants, 8 from all peoples – as is apparent today. 10:16 Therefore, cleanse 9 your heart and stop being so stubborn! 10 10:17 For the Lord your God is God of gods and Lord of lords, the great, mighty, and awesome God who is unbiased and takes no bribe, 10:18 who justly treats 11 the orphan and widow, and who loves resident foreigners, giving them food and clothing.