A commemoration of the covenant in Horeb. The ten commandments. The first table. The second table. At the people's request Moses receiveth the law from God.
1 And Moses called 1all Israel, and said unto them, 2Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and akeep, and do them.
2 The 1Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 The Lord 1made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4 The 1Lord talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
5 (i stood 1between the Lord and you at that time, to shew you the word of the Lord: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
6 ¶ I am 1the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of abondage.
7 Thou 1shalt have none other gods before me.
8 Thou 1shalt not make 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 waters beneath the earth:
9 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: 1for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
10 And 1shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
11 Thou 1shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
12 Keep 1the sabbath day to sanctify it, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
13 Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
14 But the seventh day is the 1sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor 2thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
15 And 1remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord thy God brought thee out thence 2through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
16 ¶ 1Honour thy father and thy mother, as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee; 2that thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
17 Thou 1shalt not kill.
18 Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
19 Neither shalt thou steal.
20 Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.
21 Neither 1shalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
22 ¶ These 1words the Lord spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he added no more. And he 2wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
23 And it came to pass, 1when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the 2heads of your tribes, and your elders;
24 And ye said, Behold, the Lord our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and 1we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he 2liveth.
25 Now therefore why should we die? 1for this great fire will consume us: if we ahear the voice of the Lord our God any more, then we shall die.
26 For 1who is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
27 Go 1thou near, and hear all that the Lord our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the Lord our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
28 And the Lord heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the Lord said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: 1they have well said all that they have spoken.
29 O 1that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, 2that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
30 Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
31 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will 1speak unto thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
32 Ye 1shall observe to do therefore as the Lord your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 Ye shall 1walk in all the ways which the Lord your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.