Keep my decrees and laws,(A) for the person who obeys them will live by them.(B) I am the Lord.

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Obedience Commanded

Now, Israel, hear the decrees(A) and laws I am about to teach(B) you. Follow them so that you may live(C) and may go in and take possession of the land the Lord, the God of your ancestors, is giving you.

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

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29 “You warned(A) them in order to turn them back to your law, but they became arrogant(B) and disobeyed your commands. They sinned against your ordinances, of which you said, ‘The person who obeys them will live by them.’(C) Stubbornly they turned their backs(D) on you, became stiff-necked(E) and refused to listen.(F)

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16 Whoever keeps commandments keeps their life,
    but whoever shows contempt for their ways will die.(A)

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Give ear and come to me;
    listen,(A) that you may live.(B)
I will make an everlasting covenant(C) with you,
    my faithful love(D) promised to David.(E)

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11 I gave them my decrees and made known to them my laws, by which the person who obeys them will live.(A)

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13 “‘Yet the people of Israel rebelled(A) against me in the wilderness. They did not follow my decrees but rejected my laws(B)—by which the person who obeys them will live—and they utterly desecrated my Sabbaths.(C) So I said I would pour out my wrath(D) on them and destroy(E) them in the wilderness.(F)

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21 “‘But the children rebelled against me: They did not follow my decrees, they were not careful to keep my laws,(A) of which I said, “The person who obeys them will live by them,” and they desecrated my Sabbaths. So I said I would pour out my wrath on them and spend my anger(B) against them in the wilderness.(C)

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10 I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life(A) actually brought death.

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