were afraid because of the fire, and didn’t go
up onto the mountain;) saying, 6 “I am Yahweh your God, who brought you
out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. 7 You shall have no
other gods before me.
8 “You shall not make an engraved image for yourself, nor any
likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth
beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: 9 you shall not bow down
yourself to them, nor serve them; for I, Yahweh, your God, am a jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and on
the fourth generation of those who hate me; 10 and showing loving kindness
to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 “You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh
will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
12 “Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded
you. 13 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work; 14 but the
seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh your God: in it you shall not do
any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your man-servant, nor
your maid-servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor
your stranger who is within your gates; that your man-servant and your
maid-servant may rest as well as you. 15 You shall remember that you were
a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out of there
by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh your God
commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
16 “Honor your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you;
that your days may be long, and that it may go well with you, in the land
which Yahweh your God gives you.
17 “You shall not murder.
18 “Neither shall you commit adultery.
19 “Neither shall you steal.
20 “Neither shall you give false testimony against your neighbor.
21 “Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife; neither shall you desire
your neighbor’s house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant,
his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”
22 These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly on the mountain out of
the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great
voice: and he added no more. He wrote them on two tables of stone, and gave
them to me. 23 It happened, when you heard the voice out of the midst
of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came
near to me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders; 24 and
you said, Behold, Yahweh our God has shown 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 does speak with man, and he lives. 25 Now therefore
why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice
of Yahweh our God any more, then we shall die. 26 For who is there of all
flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst
of the fire, as we have, and lived? 27 Go you near, and hear all that
Yahweh our God shall say: and speak you to us all that Yahweh our God shall
speak to you; and we will hear it, and do it. 28 Yahweh heard the voice of
your words, when you spoke to me; and Yahweh said to me, I have heard
the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you: they
have well said all that they have spoken. 29 Oh that there were such a
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 forever! 30 Go
tell them, Return you to your tents. 31 But as for you, stand you
here by me, and I will speak to you all the commandment, and the statutes,
and the ordinances, which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the
land which I give them to possess it. 32 You shall observe to do
therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you: you shall not turn aside
to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in all the way
which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it
may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land
which you shall possess.
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