The Scriptures (ISR 1998)
1And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying,
2“I am יהוה your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery.
3“You have no other mighty ones against My face.
4“You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,
5you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
6but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
8“Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
9“Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
10but the seventh day is a Sabbatha of יהוה your Elohim. You do not do any work – you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.
11“For in six days יהוה made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.
12“Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה your Elohim is giving you.
13“You do not murder.
14“You do not commit adultery.
15“You do not steal.
16“You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.
17“You do not covet your neighbour’s house, you do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.”
18And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the sound of the ram’s horn, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance,
19and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.”
20And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”
21So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was.
22And יהוה said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens.
23‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves.
24‘Make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and bless you.
25‘And if you make Me an altar of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it.
26‘Nor do you go up by steps to My altar, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’