Our Duties To God And Man

Hear O Israel: Jehovah our God is the one Lord. You shall love Jehovah

your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your


Behold, the heavens, the highest heavens, the earth and all that is on

it belong to Jehovah your God. Jehovah showed his love to your fathers

more than to any other people, and he has chosen their children after

them and you out of all the nations. Therefore,
open your heart to him

and no longer refuse to be guided by him. For Jehovah your God is God of

gods and Lord of lords, the great, the mighty, the wonderful God, who

shows no favors and takes no bribes, who sees that what is right is done

to the orphan and widow, who loves the foreigner and gives him food and

clothing. Love Jehovah your God and always keep his laws and his


You shall not deceive one another.

You shall not lie to one another.

You shall not swear falsely in my name.

You shall not wrong nor rob your neighbor.

You shall not curse the deaf.

You shall not put a stumbling-block before the blind.

You shall not tell stories about one another.

You shall not hate any one.

You shall not take vengeance nor bear a grudge against any one.

You shall love your neighbor as yourself.

You shall rise before the hoary head and honor an old man.

If a foreigner lives in your land, you shall do him no wrong. You shall

treat him as one of your own people and you shall love him as yourself.