Exodus 20
King James 2000

The Ten Commandments

1And God spoke all these words, saying,

2I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3You shall have no other gods before me.

4You shall not make unto yourself 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 water under the earth:

5You shall not bow down yourself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD your 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;

6And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

7You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that takes his name in vain.

8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9Six days shall you labor, and do all your work:

10But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD your God: in it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that is within your gates:

11For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day: therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honor your father and your mother: that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God gives you.

13You shall not kill.

14You shall not commit adultery.

15You shall not steal.

16You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17You shall not covet your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor any thing that is your neighbor's.

18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they moved, and stood far off.

19And they said unto Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.

20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God has come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.

21And the people stood far off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

22And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus you shall say unto the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

23You shall not make to be with me gods of silver, neither shall you make unto you gods of gold.

Altar of Sacrifice

24An altar of earth you shall make for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings, and your peace offerings, your sheep, and your oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto you, and I will bless you.

25And if you will make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone: for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have polluted it.

26Neither shall you go up by steps unto my altar, that your nakedness be not exposed on it.

Exodus 19
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