10 And He said: “Behold, qI make a covenant. Before all your people I will rdo 2marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord. For it is san awesome thing that I will do with you. 11 tObserve what I command you this day. Behold, uI am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite. 12 vTake heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst. 13 But you shall wdestroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and xcut down their wooden images 14 (for you shall worship yno other god, for the Lord, whose zname is Jealous, is a ajealous God), 15 lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they bplay the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them cinvites you and you deat of his sacrifice, 16 and you take of ehis daughters for your sons, and his daughters fplay the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods.
17 g“You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.
18 “The Feast of hUnleavened Bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Abib; for in the imonth of Abib you came out from Egypt.
19 j“All 3that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep. 20 But kthe firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem.
“And none shall appear before Me lempty-handed.
21 m“Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.
23 n“Three times in the year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the Lord God of Israel. 24 For I will ocast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.
25 “You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, pnor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning.
26 q“The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother’s milk.”
27 Then the Lord said to Moses, “Write rthese words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.” 28 sSo he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And tHe wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the 4Ten Commandments.
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