Exodus 20
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1And God speaks all these words, saying,

2“I [am] your God YHWH, who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants.

3You have no other Gods before Me.

4You do not make a carved image for yourself, or any likeness 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 yourself to them, nor serve them: for I, your God YHWH, [am] a zealous God, charging iniquity of fathers on sons, on a third and on a fourth [generation] of those hating Me, 6and doing kindness to thousands, of those loving Me and keeping My commands.

7You do not take up the Name of your God YHWH for a vain thing, for YHWH does not acquit him who takes up His Name for a vain thing.

8Remember the Sabbath day to sanctify it; 9six days you labor and have done all your work, 10and the seventh day [is] a Sabbath to your God YHWH; you do not do any work, you, and your son, and your daughter, your manservant, and your handmaid, and your livestock, and your sojourner who is within your gates— 11for [in] six days YHWH has made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that [is] in them, and rests in the seventh day; therefore YHWH has blessed the Sabbath day and sanctifies it.

12Honor your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged on the ground which your God YHWH is giving to you.

13You do not murder.

14You do not commit adultery.

15You do not steal.

16You do not answer [with] a false testimony against your neighbor.

17You do not desire the house of your neighbor, you do not desire the wife of your neighbor, or his manservant, or his handmaid, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything which [is] your neighbor’s.”

18And all the people are seeing the voices, and the flames, and the sound of the horn, and the mountain smoking; and the people see, and move, and stand far off, 19and say to Moses, “Speak with us, and we hear, and do not let God speak with us, lest we die.” 20And Moses says to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to try you, and in order that His fear may be before your faces—that you do not sin.” 21And the people stand far off, and Moses has drawn near to the thick darkness where God [is].

22And YHWH says to Moses, “Thus you say to the sons of Israel: You have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens; 23you do not make gods of silver and gods of gold [to be] with Me—you do not make [any idol] for yourselves.

24You make an altar of earth for Me, and you have sacrificed on it your burnt-offerings and your peace-offerings, your flock and your herd; in every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I come to you, and have blessed you. 25And if you make an altar of stones for Me, you do not build them of hewn work; when you have waved your tool over it, then you defile it; 26neither do you go up by steps on My altar, that your nakedness is not revealed on it.


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