God's mercy in restoring the two tables,
Deuteronomy 10:1 In the same time the Lord said vnto me, Hewe thee two Tables of stone like vnto the first, and come vp vnto me into the Mount, and make thee an Arke of wood, Deuteronomy 10:2 And I will write vpon the Tables ye wordes that were vpon the first Tables, which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the Arke. Deuteronomy 10:3 And I made an Arke of Shittim wood, and hewed two Tables of stone like vnto the first, and went vp into the Mountaine, and the two Tables in mine hand. Deuteronomy 10:4 Then he wrote vpon the Tables according to the first writing (the tenne commandements, which the Lord spake vnto you in the Mount out of the middes of the fire, in the day of the assemblie) and the Lord gaue them vnto me. Deuteronomy 10:5 And I departed, and came downe from the Mount, and put the Tables in the Arke which I had made: and there they be, as the Lorde commanded me.
in continuing the priesthood,
Deuteronomy 10:6 And ye children of Israel tooke their iourney from Beeroth of the children of Iaakan to Mosera, where Aaron dyed, and was buried, and Eleazar his sonne became Priest in his steade. Deuteronomy 10:7 From thence they departed vnto Gudgodah, and from Gudgodah to Iotbath a land of running waters.
in separating the tribe of Levi,
Deuteronomy 10:8 The same time ye Lord separated the tribe of Leui to beare the Arke of the couenant of the Lord, and to stand before ye Lord, to minister vnto him, and to blesse in his Name vnto this day. Deuteronomy 10:9 Wherefore Leui hath no part nor inheritance with his brethren: for the Lord is his inheritance, as the Lord thy God hath promised him.
in hearkening unto Moses' suit for the people.
Deuteronomy 10:10 And I taried in the mount, as at ye first time, fourtie dayes and fourtie nightes, and the Lorde heard me at that time also, and the Lorde would not destroy thee. Deuteronomy 10:11 But the Lord said vnto me, Arise, goe forth in the iourney before the people, that they may goe in and possesse the land, which I sware vnto their fathers to giue vnto them.
An exhortation unto obedience.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And nowe, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but to feare the Lord thy God, to walke in all his wayes, & to loue him, and to serue the Lord thy God, with all thine heart, and with all thy soule? Deuteronomy 10:13 That thou keepe the commaundements of the Lord, and his ordinances, which I commaunde thee this day, for thy wealth? Deuteronomy 10:14 Beholde, heauen, & the heauen of heauens is the Lords thy God, and the earth, with all that therein is. Deuteronomy 10:15 Notwithstanding, the Lord set his delite in thy fathers to loue them, and did choose their seede after them, euen you aboue all people, as appeareth this day. Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and harden your neckes no more. Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lord your God is God of gods, and Lord of lordes, a great God, mightie and terrible, which accepteth no persons nor taketh reward: Deuteronomy 10:18 Who doeth right vnto the fatherlesse and widowe, & loueth the stranger, giuing him foode and rayment. Deuteronomy 10:19 Loue ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:20 Thou shalt feare the Lord thy God: thou shalt serue him, and thou shalt cleaue vnto him, and shalt sweare by his Name. Deuteronomy 10:21 He is thy praise, and hee is thy God, that hath done for thee these great & terrible things, which thine eyes haue seene. Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went downe into Egypt with seuentie persons, and now the Lord thy God hath made thee, as ye starres of ye heauen in multitude.