23 Moses said to the Lord, “The people cannot come up Mount Sinai,(A) because you yourself warned us, ‘Put limits(B) around the mountain and set it apart as holy.’”

24 The Lord replied, “Go down and bring Aaron(C) up with you. But the priests and the people must not force their way through to come up to the Lord, or he will break out against them.”(D)

25 So Moses went down to the people and told them.

The Ten Commandments(E)

20 And God spoke(F) all these words:(G)

“I am the Lord your God,(H) who brought you out(I) of Egypt,(J) out of the land of slavery.(K)

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

“You shall not make for yourself an image(M) 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(N) them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God,(O) punishing the children for the sin of the parents(P) to the third and fourth generation(Q) of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand(R) 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.(S)

“Remember the Sabbath(T) day by keeping it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work,(U) 10 but the seventh day is a sabbath(V) 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. 11 For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth,(W) the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested(X) on the seventh day.(Y) Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.

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

13 “You shall not murder.(AC)

14 “You shall not commit adultery.(AD)

15 “You shall not steal.(AE)

16 “You shall not give false testimony(AF) against your neighbor.(AG)

17 “You shall not covet(AH) 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(AI) and saw the mountain in smoke,(AJ) they trembled with fear.(AK) They stayed at a distance


  1. Exodus 20:3 Or besides

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