In English language translation, the Torah verses state:
'' Listen, Israel, God is our Lord, God is One. Love God your Lord with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your might. These words which I am commanding you today must remain on your heart. Teach them to your children and speak of them when you are at home, when travelling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Bind [these words] as a sign on your hand, and let them be an emblem in the center of your head. Also '''write them on [parchments affixed to] the doorposts of your houses and gates'''.
''If you are careful to pay heed to my commandments, which I am prescribing to you today, and if you love God your Lord with all your heart and soul, [then God has made this promise]: 'I will grant the fall and spring rains in your land at their proper time, so that you will have an ample harvest of grain, oil and wine. I will grant forage in your fields for your animals, and you will eat and be satisfied.' Be careful that your heart not be tempted to go astray and worship other gods, bowing down to them. God's anger will then be directed against you, and He will lock up the skies so that t will not be any rain. The land will not give forth its crops, and you will rapidly vanish from the good land that God is giving you. Place these words of mine on your heart and soul. Bind them as a sign on your arm, and let them be an insignia in the center of your head. Teach your children to speak of them, when you are at home, when traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Also '''write them on [parchments affixed to] the doorposts of your houses and gates'''. [If you do this,] you and your children will long endure on the land that God swore to your ancestors, [promising that] He would give it to them as long as the heavens are above the earth.''
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