Deuteronomy 5:1–21

The Ten Commandments Reviewed

5 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. aThe Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb. The Lord bdid not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive. cThe Lord talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire. dI stood between the Lord and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the Lord; for eyou were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain. He said:

6 f‘I am the Lord your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of 1bondage.

7 g‘You shall have no other gods 2before Me.

8 h‘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 ibow 3down to them nor serve them. For I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, 4visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, 10 jbut showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and 5keep My commandments.

11 k‘You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him 6guiltless who takes His name in vain.

12 l‘Observe the Sabbath day, to 7keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 mSix days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is the nSabbath 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 oAnd remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there pby a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

16 q‘Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, rthat your days may be long, and that it may be well with syou in the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

17 t‘You shall not murder.

18 u‘You shall not commit adultery.

19 v‘You shall not steal.

20 w‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21 x‘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.’

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