32 ‘Put this question, then, to the ages that are past, that have gone before you, from whenGod created the human race on earth: Was there ever a word so majestic, from one end ofheaven to the other? Was anything like it ever heard?
33 Did ever a people hear the voice of the living God speaking from the heart of the fire, as you have heard it, and remain alive?
34 Has it ever been known before that any god took action himself to bring one nation out of another one, by ordeals, signs, wonders, war with mighty hand and outstretched arm, by fearsome terrors — all of which things Yahweh your God has done for you before your eyes in Egypt?
35 ‘This he showed you, so that you might know that Yahweh is the true God and that there is no other.
36 To instruct you, he made you hear his voice from heaven, and on earth he let you see his great fire, and from the heart of the fire you heard his words.
37 Because he loved your ancestors and, after them, chose their descendants, he has brought you out of Egypt, displaying his presence and mighty power,
38 dispossessing for you nations who were larger and stronger than you, to make way for you and to give you their country as your heritage, as it still is today.
39 ‘Hence, grasp this today and meditate on it carefully: Yahweh is the true God, in heavenabove as on earth beneath, he and no other.
40 Keep his laws and commandments as I give them to you today, so that you and yourchildren after you may prosper and live long in the country that Yahweh your God is giving you for ever.’