God's mercy in restoring the two tables,
Deuteronomy 10:1 In the same season the Lorde sayde vnto me: hewe thee two tables of stone lyke vnto the first, and come vp vnto me into the mount, and make thee an arke of wood. Deuteronomy 10:2 And I wyll wryte in the tables, the wordes that were in the first tables whiche thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the arke. Deuteronomy 10:3 And I made an arke of Sittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone lyke vnto the first, and went vp into the mountayne, hauyng the two tables in myne hande. Deuteronomy 10:4 And he wrote in the tables according to the first wrytyng, the ten commaundementes whiche the Lord spake vnto you in the mount out of the myddes of the fire, in the day when you were gathered together: and the Lorde gaue them vnto me. Deuteronomy 10:5 And I departed, and came downe from the hyll, and put the tables in the arke whiche I had made, and there they be, as the Lorde commaunded me.
in continuing the priesthood,
Deuteronomy 10:6 And the chyldren of Israel toke their iourney from Beroth of the chyldren of Iakan to Mosera, where Aaron dyed and was buryed, and Eleazer his sonne became priest in his steade. Deuteronomy 10:7 From thence they departed vnto Gudgodah: and from Gudgodah to Iethebath, a lande whiche hath riuers of waters.
in separating the tribe of Levi,
Deuteronomy 10:8 The same season the Lorde seperated the tribe of Leui, to beare the arke of the couenaunt of the Lorde, and to stande before the Lorde, and to minister vnto hym, and to blesse in his name vnto this day. Deuteronomy 10:9 Wherefore the Leuites haue no part nor inheritaunce with their brethren: but the Lorde is their inheritaunce, as the Lorde thy God hath promised them.
in hearkening unto Moses' suit for the people.
Deuteronomy 10:10 And I taryed in the mount, euen as at the first time, fourtie dayes and fourtie nyghtes: and the Lorde hearde me at that tyme also, and the Lorde would not destroy thee. Deuteronomy 10:11 And the Lorde sayde vnto me: Arise, and go foorth in the iourneys before the people, that they may go in and possesse the lande whiche I sware vnto their fathers to geue vnto them.
An exhortation unto obedience.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to feare the Lorde thy God, and to walke in all his wayes, to loue hym, and to serue the Lord thy God with all thyne heart, and with all thy soule? Deuteronomy 10:13 Namely, that thou kepe the comaundementes of the Lorde, and his ordinaunces whiche I commaunde thee this day for thy wealth. Deuteronomy 10:14 Beholde, heauen and the heauen of heauens, is the Lordes thy God, and the earth with all that therin is. Deuteronomy 10:15 Notwithstandyng, the Lorde had a delight in thy fathers to loue them, and chose their seede after them, euen you aboue all nations, as thou seest this day. Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskinne of your heart, and be no more stifnecked. Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lorde your God, is God of Gods, and Lorde of Lordes, a great God, a mightie and a terrible, whiche regardeth no mans person, nor taketh rewarde. Deuteronomy 10:18 He doth right vnto the fatherlesse and wydowe, and loueth the straunger, to geue hym foode and rayment. Deuteronomy 10:19 Loue ye therfore the straunger also: for ye were straungers your selues in the lande of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:20 Thou shalt feare the Lord thy God, and hym only shalt thou serue, to hym shalt thou cleaue, and sweare by his name. Deuteronomy 10:21 He is thy prayse, & thy God that hath done for thee these great and terrible thinges whiche thyne eyes haue seene. Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went downe into Egypt with threscore and ten persons: and nowe the Lorde thy God hath made thee & multiplied thee as the starres of heauen.