The Ten Commandments Reviewed(A)

And Moses called all Israel, and said to them: “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your hearing today, that you may learn them and be careful to observe them. (B)The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. The Lord (C)did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive. (D)The Lord talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. (E)I stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for (F)you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said:

(G)‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of [a]bondage.

(H)‘You shall have no other gods [b]before Me.

(I)‘You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not (J)bow[c] down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, [d]visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 10 (K)but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and [e]keep My commandments.

11 (L)‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him [f]guiltless who takes His name in vain.

12 (M)‘Observe the Sabbath day, to [g]keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 (N)Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is the (O)Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you. 15 (P)And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there (Q)by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

16 (R)‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, (S)that your days may be long, and that it may be well with (T)you in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

17 (U)‘You shall not murder.

18 (V)‘You shall not commit adultery.

19 (W)‘You shall not steal.

20 (X)‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21 (Y)‘You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbor’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.’

22 “These words the Lord spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and He added no more. And (Z)He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

The People Afraid of God’s Presence(AA)

23 (AB)“So it was, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders. 24 And you said: ‘Surely the Lord our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and (AC)we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God speaks with man; yet he (AD)still lives. 25 Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; (AE)if we hear the voice of the Lord our God anymore, then we shall die. 26 (AF)For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived? 27 You go near and hear all that the Lord our God may say, and (AG)tell us all that the Lord our God says to you, and we will hear and do it.

28 “Then the Lord heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and the Lord said to me: ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. (AH)They are right in all that they have spoken. 29 (AI)Oh, that they had such a heart in them that they would fear Me and (AJ)always keep all My commandments, (AK)that it might be well with them and with their children forever! 30 Go and say to them, “Return to your tents.” 31 But as for you, stand here by Me, (AL)and I will speak to you all the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I am giving them to possess.’

32 “Therefore you shall [h]be careful to do as the Lord your God has commanded you; (AM)you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left. 33 You shall walk in (AN)all the ways which the Lord your God has commanded you, that you may live (AO)and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

The Greatest Commandment

“Now this is (AP)the commandment, and these are the statutes and judgments which the Lord your God has commanded to teach you, that you may observe them in the land which you are crossing over to possess, (AQ)that you may fear the Lord your God, to keep all His statutes and His commandments which I command you, you and your son and your grandson, all the days of your life, (AR)and that your days may be prolonged. Therefore hear, O Israel, and [i]be careful to observe it, that it may be well with you, and that you may (AS)multiply greatly (AT)as the Lord God of your fathers has promised you—(AU)‘a land flowing with milk and honey.’

(AV)“Hear, O Israel: [j]The Lord our God, the Lord is one! (AW)You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, (AX)with all your soul, and with all your strength.

“And (AY)these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. (AZ)You shall teach them diligently to your children, and shall talk of them when you sit in your house, when you walk by the way, when you lie down, and when you rise up. (BA)You shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. (BB)You shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.

Caution Against Disobedience

10 “So it shall be, when the Lord your God brings you into the land of which He [k]swore to your fathers, to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, to give you large and beautiful cities (BC)which you did not build, 11 houses full of all good things, which you did not fill, hewn-out wells which you did not dig, vineyards and olive trees which you did not plant—(BD)when you have eaten and are full— 12 then beware, lest you forget the (BE)Lord who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. 13 You shall (BF)fear the Lord your God and serve Him, and (BG)shall take oaths in His name. 14 You shall not go after other gods, (BH)the gods of the peoples who are all around you 15 (for (BI)the Lord your God is a jealous God (BJ)among you), lest the anger of the Lord your God be aroused against you and destroy you from the face of the earth.

16 (BK)“You shall not [l]tempt the Lord your God (BL)as you [m]tempted Him in Massah. 17 You shall (BM)diligently keep the commandments of the Lord your God, His testimonies, and His statutes which He has commanded you. 18 And you (BN)shall do what is right and good in the sight of the Lord, that it may be well with you, and that you may go in and possess the good land of which the Lord swore to your fathers, 19 (BO)to cast out all your enemies from before you, as the Lord has spoken.

20 (BP)“When your son asks you in time to come, saying, ‘What is the meaning of the testimonies, the statutes, and the judgments which the Lord our God has commanded you?’ 21 then you shall say to your son: ‘We were slaves of Pharaoh in Egypt, and the Lord brought us out of Egypt (BQ)with a mighty hand; 22 and the Lord showed signs and wonders before our eyes, great and severe, against Egypt, Pharaoh, and all his household. 23 Then He brought us out from there, that He might bring us in, to give us the land of which He [n]swore to our fathers. 24 And the Lord commanded us to [o]observe all these [p]statutes, (BR)to fear the Lord our God, (BS)for our good always, that (BT)He might preserve us alive, as it is [q]this day. 25 Then (BU)it will be righteousness for us, if we are careful to observe all these commandments before the Lord our God, as He has commanded us.’


  1. Deuteronomy 5:6 slavery
  2. Deuteronomy 5:7 besides
  3. Deuteronomy 5:9 worship them
  4. Deuteronomy 5:9 punishing
  5. Deuteronomy 5:10 observe
  6. Deuteronomy 5:11 innocent
  7. Deuteronomy 5:12 sanctify it
  8. Deuteronomy 5:32 observe
  9. Deuteronomy 6:3 Lit. observe to do
  10. Deuteronomy 6:4 Or The Lord is our God, the Lord alone, i.e., the only one
  11. Deuteronomy 6:10 promised
  12. Deuteronomy 6:16 test
  13. Deuteronomy 6:16 tested
  14. Deuteronomy 6:23 promised
  15. Deuteronomy 6:24 do
  16. Deuteronomy 6:24 ordinances
  17. Deuteronomy 6:24 today

Jesus Raises the Son of the Widow of Nain

11 Now it happened, the day after, that He went into a city called Nain; and many of His disciples went with Him, and a large crowd. 12 And when He came near the gate of the city, behold, a dead man was being carried out, the only son of his mother; and she was a widow. And a large crowd from the city was with her. 13 When the Lord saw her, He had (A)compassion on her and said to her, (B)“Do not weep.” 14 Then He came and touched the open coffin, and those who carried him stood still. And He said, “Young man, I say to you, (C)arise.” 15 So he who was dead (D)sat up and began to speak. And He (E)presented him to his mother.

16 (F)Then fear [a]came upon all, and they (G)glorified God, saying, (H)“A great prophet has risen up among us”; and, (I)“God has visited His people.” 17 And this report about Him went throughout all Judea and all the surrounding region.

John the Baptist Sends Messengers to Jesus(J)

18 (K)Then the disciples of John reported to him concerning all these things. 19 And John, calling two of his disciples to him, sent them to [b]Jesus, saying, “Are You (L)the Coming One, or [c]do we look for another?”

20 When the men had come to Him, they said, “John the Baptist has sent us to You, saying, ‘Are You the Coming One, or do we look for another?’ ” 21 And that very hour He cured many of [d]infirmities, afflictions, and evil spirits; and to many blind He gave sight.

22 (M)Jesus answered and said to them, “Go and tell John the things you have seen and heard: (N)that the blind (O)see, the lame (P)walk, the lepers are (Q)cleansed, the deaf (R)hear, the dead are raised, (S)the poor have the gospel preached to them. 23 And blessed is he who is not [e]offended because of Me.”

24 (T)When the messengers of John had departed, He began to speak to the multitudes concerning John: “What did you go out into the wilderness to see? A reed shaken by the wind? 25 But what did you go out to see? A man clothed in soft garments? Indeed those who are gorgeously appareled and live in luxury are in kings’ courts. 26 But what did you go out to see? A prophet? Yes, I say to you, and more than a prophet. 27 This is he of whom it is written:

(U)‘Behold, I send My messenger before Your face,
Who will prepare Your way before You.’

28 For I say to you, among those born of women there is [f]not a (V)greater prophet than John the Baptist; but he who is least in the kingdom of God is greater than he.”

29 And when all the people heard Him, even the tax collectors [g]justified God, (W)having been baptized with the baptism of John. 30 But the Pharisees and [h]lawyers rejected (X)the will of God for themselves, not having been baptized by him.

31 [i]And the Lord said, (Y)“To what then shall I liken the men of this generation, and what are they like? 32 They are like children sitting in the marketplace and calling to one another, saying:

‘We played the flute for you,
And you did not dance;
We mourned to you,
And you did not weep.’

33 For (Z)John the Baptist came (AA)neither eating bread nor drinking wine, and you say, ‘He has a demon.’ 34 The Son of Man has come (AB)eating and drinking, and you say, ‘Look, a glutton and a [j]winebibber, a friend of tax collectors and sinners!’ 35 (AC)But wisdom is justified by all her children.”

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  1. Luke 7:16 seized them all
  2. Luke 7:19 NU the Lord
  3. Luke 7:19 should we expect
  4. Luke 7:21 illnesses
  5. Luke 7:23 caused to stumble
  6. Luke 7:28 NU none greater than John;
  7. Luke 7:29 declared the righteousness of
  8. Luke 7:30 the experts in the law
  9. Luke 7:31 NU, M omit And the Lord said
  10. Luke 7:34 An excessive drinker

19 Blessed be the Lord,
Who daily loads us with benefits,
The God of our salvation! Selah
20 Our God is the God of salvation;
And (A)to God the Lord belong escapes from death.

21 But (B)God will wound the head of His enemies,
(C)The hairy scalp of the one who still goes on in his trespasses.
22 The Lord said, “I will bring (D)back from Bashan,
I will bring them back (E)from the depths of the sea,
23 (F)That [a]your foot may crush them in blood,
(G)And the tongues of your dogs may have their portion from your enemies.”

24 They have seen Your [b]procession, O God,
The procession of my God, my King, into the sanctuary.
25 (H)The singers went before, the players on instruments followed after;
Among them were the maidens playing timbrels.
26 Bless God in the congregations,
The Lord, from (I)the fountain of Israel.
27 (J)There is little Benjamin, their leader,
The princes of Judah and their [c]company,
The princes of Zebulun and the princes of Naphtali.

28 [d]Your God has (K)commanded your strength;
Strengthen, O God, what You have done for us.
29 Because of Your temple at Jerusalem,
(L)Kings will bring presents to You.
30 Rebuke the beasts of the reeds,
(M)The herd of bulls with the calves of the peoples,
Till everyone (N)submits himself with pieces of silver.
Scatter the peoples who delight in war.
31 (O)Envoys will come out of Egypt;
(P)Ethiopia will quickly (Q)stretch out her hands to God.

32 Sing to God, you (R)kingdoms of the earth;
Oh, sing praises to the Lord, Selah
33 To Him (S)who rides on the heaven of heavens, which were of old!
Indeed, He sends out His voice, a (T)mighty voice.
34 (U)Ascribe strength to God;
His excellence is over Israel,
And His strength is in the clouds.
35 O God, (V)You are more awesome than Your holy places.
The God of Israel is He who gives strength and power to His people.

Blessed be God!

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  1. Psalm 68:23 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. you may dip your foot
  2. Psalm 68:24 Lit. goings
  3. Psalm 68:27 throng
  4. Psalm 68:28 LXX, Syr., Tg., Vg. Command, O God

29 He who troubles his own house (A)will inherit the wind,
And the fool will be (B)servant to the wise of heart.

30 The fruit of the righteous is a tree of life,
And (C)he who [a]wins souls is wise.

31 (D)If the righteous will be [b]recompensed on the earth,
How much more the ungodly and the sinner.

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  1. Proverbs 11:30 Lit. takes, in the sense of brings, cf. 1 Sam. 16:11
  2. Proverbs 11:31 rewarded

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