Chapter 20 (the commandments)


20:1 And Eloheem spake all these words, saying,

No Other Gods

20:2 I [am] Yehovah your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
You shall have no other gods besides me.
You shall not make for yourself any sculptured image, or any likeness [of any thing] that [is] in heaven above, or that [is] in the earth beneath, or that [is] in the water under the earth
You shall not bow down to them, and serve them for I Yehovah your God [am]
a jealous God, visiting the guilt of the parents upon the children to the third and fourth [generation] of them that reject me;
20:6 And showing mercy to thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

20:7 You shall not swear falsley the name of Yehovah your God ; for Yehovah will not clear one who swears falsely by His Name

Remember the Sabbath

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
20:9 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work
But the seventh day [is] the Sabbath of Yehovah your God [in it] you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger that [is] within your gates
20:11 For [in] six days Yehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day wherefore Yehovah blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honor Father and Mother

Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which Yehovah your God gives ya'll .
20:13 You shall not kill.
20:14 You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
20:17 You shall not covet Your neighbor's house, you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that [is] your neighbor's.
20:18 And all the people saw the thunder, and the lightning, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking and when the people saw [it], they fell back, and stood far off.
20:19 And they said to Moses, Speak you with us, and we will hear but let not God speak with us, unless we die.
And Moses said to the people, Fear not for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that you sin not.
20:21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the thick darkness where God [was].

Idolatry forbiden

20:22 And Yehovah said to Moses, This you shall say to the children of Israel, You have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
20:23 You shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall you make to you gods of gold.

The altar

20:24 An altar of earth you shall make to Me, and shall sacrifice thereon your burnt offerings, and your sacrifices of well-being, your sheep, and your oxen in all places where I record my name I will come to you, and I will bless you.
20:25 And if you will make me an altar of stone, you shall not build it of hewn stone for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have profaned them.
20:26 Neither shall you go up by steps to My altar, that your nakedness be not exposed upon it.

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Chapter 21 || Chapter 22 || Chapter 23 || Chapter 24 || Chapter 25 || Chapter 26 || Chapter 27 || Chapter 28 || Chapter 29 || Chapter 30

Chapter 31 || Chapter 32 || Chapter 33 || Chapter 34 || Chapter 35 || Chapter 36 || Chapter 37 || Chapter 38 || Chapter 39 || Chapter 40