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The Holman Christian Standard Bible

Exodus 20:3–17

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Do not have other gods besides Me. x

Do not make an idol y for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, z punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations a of those who hate Me, but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands. b

Do not misuse the name of the Lord your God, because the Lord will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses His name. c

Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy: d You are to labor six days and do all your work, e 10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. f 11 For the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then He rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and declared it holy.

12 Honor your father and your mother g so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

13 Do not murder. h

14 Do not commit adultery. i

15 Do not steal. j

16 Do not give false testimony against your neighbor. k

17 Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor. l

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