Exodus 20:2
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New International Version
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

New Living Translation
"I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.

English Standard Version
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Berean Study Bible
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

New American Standard Bible
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

King James Bible
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Christian Standard Bible
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Contemporary English Version
I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt where you were slaves.

Good News Translation
"I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, where you were slaves.

Holman Christian Standard Bible
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

International Standard Version
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

NET Bible
"I, the LORD, am your God, who brought you from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.

New Heart English Bible
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

GOD'S WORD® Translation
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt.

JPS Tanakh 1917
I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

New American Standard 1977
“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Jubilee Bible 2000
I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt out of the house of slavery.

King James 2000 Bible
I am the LORD your God, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

American King James Version
I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

American Standard Version
I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Douay-Rheims Bible
I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Darby Bible Translation
I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

English Revised Version
I am the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Webster's Bible Translation
I am the LORD thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

World English Bible
"I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Young's Literal Translation
I am Jehovah thy God, who hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants.
Study Bible
The Ten Commandments
1And God spoke all these words: 2“I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 3You shall have no other gods before Me.…
Cross References
Exodus 6:6
Therefore tell the Israelites: 'I am the LORD, and I will bring you out from under the yoke of the Egyptians and deliver you from their bondage. I will redeem you with an outstretched arm and with mighty acts of judgment.

Exodus 13:3
So Moses told the people, "Remember this day, the day you came out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; for the LORD brought you out of it by the strength of His hand. And nothing leavened shall be eaten.

Exodus 15:13
With loving devotion You will lead the people You have redeemed; with Your strength You will guide them to Your holy dwelling.

Exodus 15:16
and terror and dread will fall on them. By the power of Your arm they will be as still as a stone until Your people pass by, O LORD, until the people You bought pass by.

Exodus 15:26
saying, "If you will listen carefully to the voice of the LORD your God, and do what is right in His eyes, and pay attention to His commands, and keep all His statutes, then I will not bring on you any of the diseases I inflicted on the Egyptians. For I am the LORD who heals you."

Exodus 20:1
And God spoke all these words:

Exodus 29:46
And they will know that I am the LORD their God, who brought them out of the land of Egypt, so that I might dwell among them. I am the LORD their God.

Leviticus 11:45
For I am the LORD, who brought you up out of the land of Egypt to be your God; therefore be holy, because I am holy.

Leviticus 26:1
You must not make idols for yourselves or set up a carved image or sacred pillar, or place a sculpted stone in your land to bow down to it, for I am the LORD your God.

Leviticus 26:13
I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, that you would no longer be slaves to the Egyptians. I broke the bars of your yoke and enabled you to walk in uprightness.

Deuteronomy 5:6
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

Deuteronomy 7:8
But because the LORD loved you and kept the oath He swore to your fathers, He brought you out with a mighty hand and redeemed you from the house of slavery, from the hand of Pharaoh king of Egypt.

Judges 2:1
Now the Angel of the LORD went up from Gilgal to Bochim and said, "I brought you up out of Egypt and led you into the land I had promised to your fathers, and I said, 'I will never break My covenant with you,

Isaiah 43:3
For I am the LORD your God, the Holy One of Israel, your Savior; I give Egypt for your ransom, Cush and Seba in your place.

Jeremiah 2:6
They did not ask, 'Where is the LORD who brought us from the land of Egypt, who led us through the wilderness, through a land of deserts and pits, through a land of drought and darkness, a land where no one travels and no one lives?'

Jeremiah 16:14
Yet behold, the days are coming, declares the LORD, when men will no longer say, 'As surely as the LORD lives, who brought the Israelites up out of the land of Egypt.'

Jeremiah 34:13
"This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: I made a covenant with your forefathers when I brought them out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery, saying:

Ezekiel 20:7
And I said to them: "Each of you must throw away the abominations before his eyes, and you must not defile yourselves with the idols of Egypt. I am the LORD your God."

Ezekiel 20:19
I am the LORD your God; walk in My statutes, keep My ordinances, and practice them.

Amos 2:10
And I brought you up from the land of Egypt and led you forty years in the wilderness, that you might take possession of the land of the Amorite.

Treasury of Scripture

I am the LORD your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

the Lord

Genesis 17:7,8 And I will establish my covenant between me and you and your seed …

Leviticus 26:1,13 You shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither raise you up …

Deuteronomy 5:6 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt, …

Deuteronomy 6:4,5 Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD…

2 Chronicles 28:5 Why the LORD his God delivered him into the hand of the king of Syria; …

Psalm 50:7 Hear, O my people, and I will speak; O Israel, and I will testify …

Psalm 81:10 I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt: …

Jeremiah 31:1,33 At the same time, said the LORD, will I be the God of all the families …

Hosea 13:4 Yet I am the LORD your God from the land of Egypt, and you shall …

Romans 3:29 Is he the God of the Jews only? is he not also of the Gentiles? Yes, …

Romans 10:12 For there is no difference between the Jew and the Greek: for the …

brought

Exodus 10:1 And the LORD said to Moses, Go in to Pharaoh: for I have hardened …

Exodus 11:1 And the LORD said to Moses, Yet will I bring one plague more on Pharaoh, …

Exodus 12:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses and Aaron in the land of Egypt saying,

Exodus 13:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 14:1 And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,

Exodus 15:1 Then sang Moses and the children of Israel this song to the LORD, …

Leviticus 19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall …

Leviticus 23:43 That your generations may know that I made the children of Israel …

out of the

Exodus 13:3 And Moses said to the people, Remember this day, in which you came …

Deuteronomy 5:15 And remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt…

Deuteronomy 7:8 But because the LORD loved you, and because he would keep the oath …

Deuteronomy 13:10 And you shall stone him with stones, that he die; because he has …

Deuteronomy 15:15 And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, …

Deuteronomy 26:6-8 And the Egyptians evil entreated us, and afflicted us, and laid on …

bondage. Heb. servants







(2) I am the Lord thy God.--The binding nature of commands upon the conscience depends upon the authority of the person who issues them. That there might be no dispute as to what the authority was in the case of the Decalogue, God prefaced the commands themselves by this distinct statement. By whomsoever they were communicated (see the first Note on Exodus 20:1), they were the commands of Jehovah Himself.

Which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.--Thus exhibiting at once Almighty power and the tenderest compassion and care. God desires the obedience which springs from love, not fear.

Verse 2. - I am the Lord thy God. The ten precepts were prefaced by this distinct announcement of who it was that uttered them. God would have the Israelites clearly understand, that he himself gave them the commandments. It is only possible to reconcile the declarations of the New Testament, that the law was given by the ministration of angels (Acts 7:53; Galatians 3:19; Hebrews 2:2) with this and other plain statements, by regarding God the Son as the actual speaker. As sent by his father, he too was, in a certain sense, an angel (i.e., a messenger). Which brought thee out of the land of Egypt. God does not appeal to his authority as creator, but to his mercy and kindness as protector and deliverer. He would be obeyed by his people from a sentiment of love, not by fear. Out of the house of bondage. Compare Exodus 13:3, 14; and for the ground of the expression, see Exodus 1:14; Exodus 6:9. I am the Lord thy God,.... This verse does not contain the first of these commands, but is a preface to them, showing that God had a right to enact and enjoin the people of Israel laws; and that they were under obligation to attend unto them with reverence, and cheerfully obey them, since he was the Lord, the eternal and immutable Jehovah, the Being of beings, who gives being to all creatures, and gave them theirs, and therefore had a right to give them what laws he pleased; and he was their God, their covenant God, in a special and peculiar manner, their King and their God, they being a Theocracy, and so more immediately under his government, and therefore had laws given them preferable to what any other people had:

which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt: where they had been afflicted many years, and reduced to great distress, but were brought forth with an high hand, and with great riches, and in a very wonderful and miraculous manner; so that they were under great obligations to yield a ready and cheerful obedience to the will of God:

out of the house of bondage: or "servants" (b); that is, where they had been servants and slaves, but now were made free, and were become a body politic, a kingdom of themselves, under their Lord, King, Lawgiver, and Saviour, Jehovah himself, and therefore to be governed by laws of his enacting; and this shows that this body of laws was delivered out to the people of Israel, and primarily belong to them; for of no other can the above things be said.

(b) "servorum", Pagninus, Montanus, Tigurine version, Junius & Tremellius, Piscator. 2. I am the Lord thy God—This is a preface to the ten commandments—the latter clause being specially applicable to the case of the Israelites, while the former brings it home to all mankind; showing that the reasonableness of the law is founded in their eternal relation as creatures to their Creator, and their mutual relations to each other.20:1,2 God speaks many ways to the children of men; by conscience, by providences, by his voice, to all which we ought carefully to attend; but he never spake at any time so as he spake the TEN COMMANDMENTS. This law God had given to man before; it was written in his heart; but sin so defaced it, that it was necessary to revive the knowledge of it. The law is spiritual, and takes knowledge of the secret thoughts, desires, and dispositions of the heart. Its grand demand is love, without which outward obedience is mere hypocrisy. It requires perfect, unfailing, constant obedience; no law in the world admits disobedience to itself. Whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all, Jas 2:10. Whether in the heart or the conduct, in thought, word, or deed, to omit or to vary any thing, is sin, and the wages of sin is death.
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