Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, O Israel, the decrees and laws1 I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
The LORD our God made a covenant2 with us at Horeb.33
It was not with our fathers that the LORD made this covenant, but with us,4 with all of us who are alive here today.54
The LORD spoke6 to you face to face7 out of the fire8 on the mountain.
(At that time I stood between9 the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid10 of the fire and did not go up the mountain.) And he said:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt,11 out of the land of slavery.127
"You shall have no other gods beforea me.
"You shall not make for yourself an idol in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.139
You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the fathers14 to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,1510
but showing love to a thousand16 [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.1711
"You shall not misuse the name18 of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.1912
"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy,20 as the LORD your God has commanded you.
Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
but the seventh day21 is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant,22 nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor the alien within your gates, so that your manservant and maidservant may rest, as you do.2315
Remember that you were slaves24 in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand25 and an outstretched arm.26 Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
"Honor your father27 and your mother,28 as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long29 and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
"You shall not murder.3018
"You shall not commit adultery.3119
"You shall not steal.3220
"You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.3321
"You shall not covet your neighbor's wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor's house or land, his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."3422
These are the commandments the LORD proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness;35 and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets36 and gave them to me.