1And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.2The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.3The LORD made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.4The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,5(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,6I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage.7Thou shalt have none other gods before me.8Thou shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:9Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,10And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.11Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.12Keep the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.13Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:14But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.15And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.16Honour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.17Thou shalt not kill.18Neither shalt thou commit adultery.19Neither shalt thou steal.20Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.21Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.22These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.23And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;24And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he liveth.25Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.26For who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have , and lived?27Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it , and do it .28And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.29O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!30Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.31But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.32Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.33Ye shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.
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The Ten Commandments
1And Moses summoned all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the rules that I speak in your hearing today, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them.2The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. (Ex 19:5; De 4:23)3Not with our fathers did the Lord make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive today. (Heb 8:9)4The Lord spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire, (Ex 33:11; Nu 14:14; De 34:10; Jud 6:22)5while I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord. For you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said: (Ex 19:16; Ex 20:18; Ex 20:21; Ex 24:2; Ga 3:19)6“‘I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. (Ex 20:2)7“You shall have no other gods before me.8“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.9You shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,10but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments. (Ex 20:6; Jer 32:18)11“You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.12“Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.13Six days you shall labor and do all your work,14but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. On it you shall not do any work, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant, or your ox or your donkey or any of your livestock, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. (Ex 16:29; Ex 23:12; Heb 4:4)15You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day. (De 4:34; De 15:15; De 16:12; De 24:18; De 24:22)16“Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you. (De 4:40)17“You shall not murder. (Mt 5:21; Mt 5:27; Lu 18:20; Jas 2:11)18“And you shall not commit adultery. (De 5:17)19“And you shall not steal.20“And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.21“And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. And you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, or his male servant, or his female servant, his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’22“These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me. (Ex 24:12; De 4:11; De 9:10)23And as soon as you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders. (De 4:12)24And you said, ‘Behold, the Lord our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire. This day we have seen God speak with man, and man still live. (Ex 19:19; De 3:24; De 4:33)25Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us. If we hear the voice of the Lord our God any more, we shall die. (De 18:16)26For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire as we have, and has still lived? (De 5:24)27Go near and hear all that the Lord our God will say, and speak to us all that the Lord our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.’ (Ex 20:19)28“And the Lord heard your words, when you spoke to me. And the Lord said to me, ‘I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you. They are right in all that they have spoken. (De 18:17)29Oh that they had such a heart as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their descendants forever! (De 4:40; De 32:29; Ps 81:13; Isa 48:18; Mt 23:37; Lu 19:42)30Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.”31But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you the whole commandment and the statutes and the rules that you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land that I am giving them to possess.’ (Ga 3:19)32You shall be careful therefore to do as the Lord your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. (De 17:20; De 28:14; Jos 1:7; Jos 23:6; 2Ki 22:2; Pr 4:27)33You shall walk in all the way that the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land that you shall possess. (De 4:40; De 10:12; De 30:16; Jer 7:23; Lu 1:6)