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17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.[a]

18 All the people saw and heard the thunder and the lightning and the sound of the ram’s horn and the mountain smoking. The people saw,[b] and they trembled and stood far away. 19 Then they said to Moses, “Speak with us yourself, and we will listen, but do not let God speak with us, or we will die.”

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  1. Exodus 20:17 Another version of the Ten Commandments appears in Deuteronomy 5:1-21.
  2. Exodus 20:18 A variant in some ancient versions is feared.