Deuteronomy 29:9-13

You stand this day, all of you, before your God, your tribal heads, your elders and your officials, all the men of Israel, your children, your wives, even the stranger within your camp, from the woodchopper to water drawer, to enter into the covenant of your God, which your God is concluding with you this day, with its sanctions; to the end that God may establish you this day as God’s people and be your God, as God promised you and as God swore to your fathers, Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob. I make this covenant, with its sanctions, not with you alone, but both with those who are standing here with us this day before God and with those who are not with us this day.


From the TANAKH: The New JPS Translation. According to the traditional Hebrew text. Copyright 1985 by the Jewish Publication Society. Used by permission.

 

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