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Exodus 20:1–4

The Ten Commandments

1 Then God spoke all these words, saying,

2 aI am the Lord your God, bwho brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of 1slavery.

3 aYou shall have no other bgods 1before Me.

4 aYou shall not make for yourself 1an idol, or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

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Exodus 20:1–4 — The New International Version (NIV)

And God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

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

Exodus 20:1–4 — English Standard Version (ESV)

And God spoke all these words, saying,

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

“You shall have no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or 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.

Exodus 20:1–4 — King James Version (KJV 1900)

And God spake all these words, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exodus 20:1–4 — New Living Translation (NLT)

Then God gave the people all these instructions:

“I am the Lord your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.

“You must not have any other god but me.

“You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.

Exodus 20:1–4 — The New King James Version (NKJV)

And God spoke all these words, saying:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

“You shall have no other gods before Me.

“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;

Exodus 20:1–4 — New Century Version (NCV)

Then God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt where you were slaves.

“You must not have any other gods except me.

“You must not make for yourselves an idol that looks like anything in the sky above or on the earth below or in the water below the land.

Exodus 20:1–4 — American Standard Version (ASV 1901)

And God spake all these words, saying,

I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exodus 20:1–4 — 1890 Darby Bible (DARBY)

And God spoke all these words, saying, I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:

Exodus 20:1–4 — GOD’S WORD Translation (GW)

Then God spoke all these words:

“I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt.

“Never have any other god. Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.

Exodus 20:1–4 — The Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

Then God spoke all these words:

I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.

Do not have other gods besides Me.

Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth.

Exodus 20:1–4 — The New Revised Standard Version (NRSV)

Then God spoke all these words: I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.

You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

Exodus 20:1–4 — The Lexham English Bible (LEB)

And God spoke all these words, saying, “I am Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves.

“There shall be for you no other gods before me.

“You shall not make for yourself a divine image with any form that is in the heavens above or that is in the earth below or that is in the water below the earth.

Exodus 20:1–4 — New International Reader’s Version (NIrV)

Here are all of the words God spoke. He said,

“I am the Lord your God. I brought you out of Egypt. That is the land where you were slaves.

“Do not put any other gods in place of me.

“Do not make statues of gods that look like anything in the sky or on the earth or in the waters.