Exodus 20

Posted on June 6, 2020No Comment
And God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who
brought you out of Egypt,
out of the land of slavery.

“You shall have no other
gods before me.

“You shall not make for
yourself an image in the
form of anything in heaven
above or on the earth beneath
or in the waters below.
You shall not bow down
to them or worship them;
for I, the Lord your God,
am a jealous God,
punishing the children
for the sin of the parents
to the third and fourth generation
of those who hate me,
but showing love to a
thousand generations of
those who love me and
keep my commandments.

“You shall not misuse
the name of the Lord your God,
for the Lord will not hold
anyone guiltless who misuses his name.

“Remember the Sabbath day
by keeping it holy.
Six days you shall labor
and do all your work, but
the seventh day is a sabbath
to the Lord your God. On it
you shall not do any work,
neither you, nor your son
or daughter, nor your male
or female servant, nor your
animals, nor any foreigner
residing in your towns.
For in six days the Lord
made the heavens and the earth,
the sea, and all that is in
them, but he rested on
the seventh day.
Therefore the Lord blessed
the Sabbath day and made it holy.

“Honor your father and
your mother, so that you
may live long in the land
the Lord your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not give false
testimony against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet
your neighbor’s house.
You shall not covet your
neighbor’s wife, or
his male or female servant,
his ox or donkey, or
anything that belongs
to your neighbor.”

When the people saw
the thunder and lightning
and heard the trumpet and
saw the mountain in smoke,
they trembled with fear.
They stayed at a distance
and said to Moses,
“Speak to us yourself
and we will listen. But
do not have God speak
to us or we will die.”

Moses said to the people,
“Do not be afraid. God
has come to test you,
so that the fear of God
will be with you
to keep you from sinning.”

The people remained
at a distance, while
Moses approached the
thick darkness where God was.

Then the Lord said to Moses,
“Tell the Israelites this:
‘You have seen for yourselves
that I have spoken to you
from heaven: Do not make
any gods to be alongside me;
do not make for yourselves
gods of silver or gods of gold.

“ ‘Make an altar of earth
for me and sacrifice on it
your burnt offerings and
fellowship offerings, your
sheep and goats and your cattle.
Wherever I cause my name
to be honored, I will come
to you and bless you. If you
make an altar of stones for me,
do not build it with dressed
stones, for you will defile
it if you use a tool on it.

Exodus 20:1‭-‬25 NIV

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