Then MosessummonedallIsrael and said to them: "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinanceswhich I am speakingtoday in your ahearing, that you may learn them and observeb them carefully.
"The LORD our Godmade1a covenant with us at Horeb.
"2The LORD did not makethiscovenant with our fathers, but with us, with allthose of cus aliveheretoday.
"The LORDspoke to you 3face to face at the mountain4from the midst of the fire,
while 5I was standingbetween the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the word of the LORD ; 6for you were afraidbecause of the fire and did not go up the mountain. dHe said,
'7I am the LORD your Godwhobrought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of eslavery.
'8You shall havenoothergodsfbefore Me.
'9You shall not make for yourself gan idol, or anylikeness of what is in heavenabovehor on the earthbeneathior in the waterunder the earth.
'You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealousGod, 10visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,
but 11showinglovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
'12You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not jleave him unpunishedwhotakes His name in vain.
'13Observe the sabbathday to keep it holy, as the LORD your Godcommanded you.
13'Sixdays you shall labor and doall your work,
but 14the seventhday is a sabbath of the LORD your God ; in it you shall not doanywork, you or your son or your daughter or your maleservant or your femaleservant or your ox or your donkey or any of your cattle or your sojournerwhokstays with you, so that your maleservant and your femaleservant may rest as well as you.
'15You shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your Godbrought you out of there by a mightyhand and by an outstretchedarm ; therefore the LORD your Godcommanded you to observe the sabbathday.
'16Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, 17that your days may be prolonged and that it may gowell with you on the landwhich the LORD your Godgives you.
'18You shall not murder.
'19You shall not commitadultery.
'20You shall not steal.
'21You shall not bearfalsewitness against your neighbor.
'22You shall not covet your neighbor'swife, and you shall not desire your neighbor'shouse, his field or his maleservant or his femaleservant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'
22"Thesewords the LORDspoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud and of the thickgloom, with a greatvoice, and He addednomore. 23He wrote them on twotablets of stone and gave them to me.
"And when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you camenear to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders.
"You said, 'Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire ; we have seentoday that Godspeaks with man, yet he lives.
'24Now then why should we die ? For thisgreatfire will consume us; if we hear the voice of the LORD our Godanylonger, then we will die.
'For 25who is there of allfleshwho has heard the voice of the livingGodspeaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived ?
'lGonear and hearall that the LORD our Godsays ; then speak to us all that the LORD our Godspeaks to you, and we will hear and do it.'
"The LORDheard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, 26and the LORDsaid to me, 'I have heard the voice of the words of thispeoplewhich they have spoken to you. They have donewell in all that they have spoken.
'27Oh that they hadsuch a heart in them, that they would fear Me and 28keepall My commandmentsalways , that 29it may be well with them and with their sonsforever !
30'Go, say to them, "Return to your tents."
'30But as for you, standhere by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgmentswhich you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the landwhich I give them to possess.'
"So you shall observe to dojust as the LORD your God has commanded you; 31you shall not turnaside to the right or to the left.
"32You shall walk in all the waywhich the LORD your God has commanded you, 33that you may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the landwhich you will possess.