The Ten Commandments(A)

20 And God spoke(B) all these words:(C)

“I am the Lord your God,(D) who brought you out(E) of Egypt,(F) out of the land of slavery.(G)

“You shall have no other gods before[a] me.(H)

“You shall not make for yourself an image(I) in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 20:3 Or besides

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

“Remember the Sabbath(B) day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work,(C)

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12 “Honor your father and your mother,(A) so that you may live long(B) in the land(C) the Lord your God is giving you.

13 “You shall not murder.(D)

14 “You shall not commit adultery.(E)

15 “You shall not steal.(F)

16 “You shall not give false testimony(G) against your neighbor.(H)

17 “You shall not covet(I) 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.”

18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet(J) and saw the mountain in smoke,(K) they trembled with fear.(L) They stayed at a distance 19 and said to Moses, “Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak(M) to us or we will die.”(N)

20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid.(O) God has come to test(P) you, so that the fear(Q) of God will be with you to keep you from sinning.”(R)

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