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Exodus Chapter 20

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Guido Reni 1624, Public domain, via Wikimedia Commons
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20:1 AND Elohimאֱלֹהִים
romanized: ʾĔlōhīm: [(ʔ)eloˈ(h)im]), the plural of אֱלוֹהַּ‎ (ʾĔlōah), is a Hebrew word meaning “gods”. Although the word is plural, in the Hebrew Bible it most often takes singular verbal or pronominal agreement and refers to a single deity particularly the God of Israel In other verses it refers to the singular gods of other nations or to deities in the plural A name for GOD — God The Creator
spoke all these words, saying,

No Other Gods

20:2 I [am] YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God, which have brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

20:3 You shall have no other gods besides me.
20:4
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
20:5
You shall not bow down to them, and serve them for I YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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 falsely the name of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God ; for YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
will not clear one who swears falsely by His Name

Remember the Sabbath


20:8 Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.
20:9 Six days shall you labor, and do all your work
20:10 But the seventh day [is] the Sabbath of YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
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 YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them [is], and rested the seventh day wherefore YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Honor Father and Mother


20:12 Honor your father and your mother that your days may be long upon the land which YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
your God gives ya’ll .
20:13 You shall not kill.
20:14 You shall not commit adultery.
20:15 You shall not steal.
20:16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
20:17 You shall not yearn to possess Your neighbor’s house, you shall not yearn to possess 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 Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, Speak you with us, and we will hear but let not God speak with us, unless we die.
20:20 And Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
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 Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
drew near to the thick darkness where God [was].

Idolatry forbidden


20:22 And YAHWEH יְהֹוָה
Hebrew Yəhōwā, one vocalization of the Tetragrammaton יהוה‎ (YHWH), the proper name of the God of Israel in the Hebrew Bible/Old Testament. It is considered one of the seven names of God in Judaism and a form of God’s name in Christianity. Covenant making covenant keeping GOD. For more info click here
said to Mosesמשה
Meaning of the name: Linguist Abraham Yahuda, based on the spelling given in the Tanakh, argues that it combines “water” or “seed” and “pond, expanse of water,” thus yielding the sense of “child of the Nile” click here
, 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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