God's mercy in restoring the two tables,
Deuteronomy 10:1 In the same ceason the Lord sayde vnto me hewe þe two tables of stone lyke vnto the fyrst, and come vp vnto me in to the mount, & make the an Arcke of wood, Deuteronomy 10:2 & I will wryte in the tables, the wordes þt were in the fyrst tables which thou brakest, & thou shalt put them in the arcke. Deuteronomy 10:3 And I made an arcke of sethim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like vnto the fyrst, and went vp in to the mountayne, hauynge the two tables in myne hande. Deuteronomy 10:4 And he wrote in the tables accordynge to the fyrst writynge (the ten verses whiche the Lorde spake vnto you in the mount out of the myddes of the fyre, in the daye of the gatherynge together) and the Lord gaue them vnto me. Deuteronomy 10:5 And I departed, and came downe from the hyll, and put the tables in the arcke which 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 theyr iourney from Beroth of the chyldren of Iakan to Mosera, where Aaron dyed, and was buryed, and Eleazer hys sonne became preast in hys stead: Deuteronomy 10:7 From thence they departed vnto Gadgad: & from Gadgad to Iathbath a land which hath riuers of water.
in separating the tribe of Levi,
Deuteronomy 10:8 The same ceason the Lorde separated the trybe of Leui to beare the arcke of the appoyntment of the Lorde, & to stande before the Lorde, & to ministre vnto hym & to blesse in his name vnto thys daye. Deuteronomy 10:9 Wherfore the Leuites haue no parte nor enheritaunce wyth theyr brethren: But the Lorde is theyr enheritaunce, as the Lorde thy God hath promysed them.
in hearkening unto Moses' suit for the people.
Deuteronomy 10:10 And I taryed in the mount, euen as at the fyrst time .xl. dayes and .xl. nyghtes, and the Lorde herkened vnto me at that tyme also, & the Lorde wolde not destroye the. Deuteronomy 10:11 And the Lorde sayde vnto me: vp, and go forth in the iourneys before the people, þt they maye go in, and conquere the lande which I sware vnto theyr fathers, to geue vnto them.
An exhortation unto obedience.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And nowe Israel, what doth the Lord thy God requier of the but to feare the Lorde thy God, and to walke in all hys wayes, to loue hym, and to serue the Lorde thy God with all thyne herte & with all thy soule: Deuteronomy 10:13 Namely, that thou kepe the commaundmentes of the Lorde, and hys ordinaunces whych I commaunde the thys daye, for thy welth. Deuteronomy 10:14 Beholde, heauen and the heauen of heauens is the Lordes thy God, and the erth wyth all þt therin is: Deuteronomy 10:15 Notwythstondynge, the Lord had a lust vnto thy fathers to loue them, and chose theyr seed after them, euen you, aboue all nacyons, as thou seest thys daye. Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcyse therfore the foreskynne of youre harte, and be no more stiffnecked: Deuteronomy 10:17 For the Lorde your God, is God of Goddes, and Lorde of Lordes, a greate God, a myghtye and a terrible whych regardeth no mans person nor taketh gyfte: Deuteronomy 10:18 He doeth ryght vnto the fatherlesse & wedowe, and loueth the straunger, to geue hym fode and rayment. Deuteronomy 10:19 Loue ye therfore the straunger also: for ye were straungers youre selues in the lande of Egypte. Deuteronomy 10:20 Thou shalt feare the Lorde thy God, & hym (onely) shalt thou serue, to hym shalt thou cleue, and swere by hys name Deuteronomy 10:21 he is thy prayse and thy God, that hath done for the these greate and terrible thynges, whych thyne eyes haue sene. Deuteronomy 10:22 Thy fathers went doune in to Egypte with .lxx. soules, and nowe the Lorde thy God hath made the & multiplyed the, as the starres of heauen.