God's mercy in restoring the two tables,
Deuteronomy 10:1 At that time the Lord said to me: Hew thee two tables of stone like the former, and come up to me into the mount: and thou shalt make an ark of wood, Deuteronomy 10:2 And I will write on the tables the words that were in them, which thou brokest before, and thou shalt put them in the ark. Deuteronomy 10:3 And I made an ark of setim wood. And when I had hewn two tables of stone like the former, I went up into the mount, having them in my hands. Deuteronomy 10:4 And he wrote in the tables, according as he had written before, the ten words, which the Lord spoke to you in the mount from the midst of the fire, when the people were assembled: and he gave them to me. Deuteronomy 10:5 And returning from the mount, I came down, and put the tables into the ark, that I had made, and they are there till this present, as the Lord commanded me.
in continuing the priesthood,
Deuteronomy 10:6 And the children of Israel removed their camp from Beroth, of the children of Jacan into Mosera, where Aaron died and was buried, and Eleazar his son succeeded him in the priestly office. Deuteronomy 10:7 From thence they came to Gadgad, from which place they departed, and camped in Jetebatha, in a land of waters and torrents.
in separating the tribe of Levi,
Deuteronomy 10:8 At that time he separated the tribe of Levi, to carry the ark of the covenant of the Lord, and to stand before him in the ministry, and to bless in his name until this present day. Deuteronomy 10:9 Wherefore Levi hath no part nor possession with his brethren: because the Lord himself is his possession, as the Lord thy God promised him.
in hearkening unto Moses' suit for the people.
Deuteronomy 10:10 And I stood in the mount, as before, forty days and nights: and the Lord heard me this time also, and would not destroy thee. Deuteronomy 10:11 And he said to me: Go, and walk before the people, that they may enter, and possess the land, which I swore to their fathers that I would give them.
An exhortation unto obedience.
Deuteronomy 10:12 And now, Israel, what doth the Lord thy God require of thee, but that thou fear the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways, and love him, and serve the Lord thy God, with all thy heart, and with all thy soul: Deuteronomy 10:13 And keep the commandments of the Lord, and his ceremonies, which I command thee this day, that it may be well with thee? Deuteronomy 10:14 Behold heaven is the Lord's thy God, and the heaven of heaven, the earth and all things that are therein. Deuteronomy 10:15 And yet the Lord hath been closely joined to thy fathers, and loved them and chose their seed after them, that is to say, you, out of all nations, as this day it is proved. Deuteronomy 10:16 Circumcise therefore the foreskin of your heart, and stiffen your neck no more. Deuteronomy 10:17 Because the Lord your God he is the God of gods, and the Lord of lords, a great God and mighty and terrible, who accepteth no person nor taketh bribes. Deuteronomy 10:18 He doth judgment to the fatherless and the widow, loveth the stranger, and giveth him food and raiment. Deuteronomy 10:19 And do you therefore love strangers, because you also were strangers in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:20 Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him only: to him thou shalt adhere, and shalt swear by his name. Deuteronomy 10:21 He is thy praise, and thy God, that hath done for thee these great and terrible things, which thy eyes have seen. Deuteronomy 10:22 In seventy souls thy fathers went down into Egypt: and behold now the Lord thy God hath multiplied thee as the stars of heaven.