God*1 spoke all these words, saying, 2 “I am Yahweh your
God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 You shall have no other gods before me.
4 “You shall not make for yourselves an idol, nor any image of anything
that is in the heavens above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in
the water under the earth: 5 you shall not bow yourself down to them, nor
serve them, for I, Yahweh your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity
of the fathers on the children, on the third and on the fourth generation of
those who hate me, 6 and showing loving kindness to thousands of those who
love me and keep my commandments.
7 “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.
8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9 You shall labor six
days, and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to Yahweh
your God. You shall not do any work in it, you, nor your son, nor your
daughter, your man-servant, nor your maid-servant, nor your cattle, nor your
stranger who is within your gates; 11 for in six days Yahweh made heaven
and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day;
therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath day, and made it holy.
12 “Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the
land which Yahweh your God gives you.
13 “You shall not murder.
14 “You shall not commit adultery.
15 “You shall not steal.
16 “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your
neighbor’s wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor
his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.”
18 All the people perceived the thunderings, the lightnings, the sound of
the trumpet, and the mountain smoking. When the people saw it, they trembled,
and stayed at a distance. 19 They said to Moses, “Speak with us yourself,
and we will listen; but don’t let God speak with us, lest we die.”
20 Moses said to the people, “Don’t be afraid, for God has come to test
you, and that his fear may be before you, that you won’t sin.” 21 The
people stayed at a distance, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where
22 Yahweh said to Moses, “This is what you shall tell the children of
Israel: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from
heaven. 23 You shall most certainly not make alongside of me gods of
silver, or gods of gold for yourselves. 24 You shall make an altar of
earth for me, and shall sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your
peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen. In every place where I record my
name I will come to you and I will bless you. 25 If you make me an altar
of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool
on it, you have polluted it. 26 Neither shall you go up by steps to my
altar, that your nakedness may not be exposed to it.’
1 After “God,” the Hebrew has the two letters “Aleph Tav”
(the first and last letters of the Hebrew alphabet), not as a word, but as a
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