1: And G-d spoke all these words, saying:
(Ed: The Ten Commandments Follow in Bold)
2: I am HaShem thy G-d , who brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage (Ed: Commandment 1).
3: Thou shalt have no other gods before Me (Ed: Commandment 2).
4: Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any
manner of 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 ;
5: thou shalt not bow down unto them, nor serve them; for I
HaShem thy G-d am a jealous G-d, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the
children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me;
6: and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them
that love Me and keep My commandments.
7: Thou shalt not take the name of HaShem thy G-d in vain (Ed: Commandment 3); for
HaShem will not hold him guiltless that taketh His name in vain .
8: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. (Ed: Commandment 4)
9: Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
10: but the seventh day is a sabbath unto HaShem thy G-d, in
it thou shalt not do any manner of work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter,
nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that
is within thy gates;
11: in six days HaShem made heaven and earth, the
sea, and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore
HaShem blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12: Honour thy father and thy mother (Ed: Commandment 5), that
thy days may be long upon the land which HaShem thy G-d giveth thee.
13: Thou shalt not murder (Ed: Commandment 6); Thou shalt not commit adultery (Ed: Commandment 7); Thou shalt not steal (Ed: Commandment 8); Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour (Ed: Commandment 9).
14: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house; thou shalt not
covet thy neighbour's wife (Ed: Commandment 10), nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his
ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of
the horn, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled,
and stood afar off.
16 And they said unto Moses: 'Speak thou with us, and we will
hear; but let not G-d speak with us, lest we die.'
17 And Moses said unto the people: 'Fear not; for G-d is come
to prove you, and that His fear may be before you, that ye sin not.'
18 And the people stood afar off; but Moses drew near unto
the thick darkness where G-d was.
19 And HaShem said unto
Moses: Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel: Ye yourselves have seen
that I have talked with you from heaven.
20 Ye shall not make with Me--gods of silver, or gods of
gold, ye shall not make unto you.
21 An altar of earth thou shalt make unto Me, and shalt
sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and
thine oxen; in every place where I cause My name to be mentioned I will come
unto thee and bless thee.
22 And if thou make Me an altar of stone, thou shalt not
build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast
23 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto Mine altar, that
thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.
Sources: Portions copyright © 1997 by Benyamin Pilant, All Rights Reserved
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