13Fear the Lord your God, serve him only and take your oaths in his name.

14Do not follow other gods, the gods of the peoples around you;

15for the Lord your God, who is among you, is a jealous God and his anger will burn against you, and he will destroy you from the face of the land.

16Do not test the Lord your God as you did at Massah.

17Be sure to keep the commands of the Lord your God and the stipulations and decrees he has given you.

18Do what is right and good in the Lord 's sight, so that it may go well with you and you may go in and take over the good land that the Lord promised on oath to your forefathers,

19thrusting out all your enemies before you, as the Lord said.

20In the future, when your son asks you, "What is the meaning of the stipulations, decrees and laws the Lord our God has commanded you?"

21tell him: "We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, but the Lord brought us out of Egypt with a mighty hand.

22Before our eyes the Lord sent miraculous signs and wonders-great and terrible-upon Egypt and Pharaoh and his whole household.

23But he brought us out from there to bring us in and give us the land that he promised on oath to our forefathers.

24The Lord commanded us to obey all these decrees and to fear the Lord our God, so that we might always prosper and be kept alive, as is the case today.

25And if we are careful to obey all this law before the Lord our God, as he has commanded us, that will be our righteousness."