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Deuteronomy 5 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Moses called all Israel together. He said to them, Attention, Israel. Listen obediently to the rules and regulations I am delivering to your listening ears today. Learn them. Live them. 1 Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, O Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
2 God, our God, made a covenant with us at Horeb. 2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.
3 God didn't just make this covenant with our parents; he made it also with us, with all of us who are alive right now. 3 It was not with our fathers that the LORD made this covenant, but with us, with all of us who are alive here today.
4 God spoke to you personally out of the fire on the mountain. 4 The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.
5 At the time I stood between God and you, to tell you what God said. You were afraid, remember, of the fire and wouldn't climb the mountain. He said: 5 (At that time I stood between the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.) And he said:
6 I am God, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of slaves. 6 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
7 No other gods, only me. 7 "You shall have no other gods before me.
8 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. 8 "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.
9 Don't bow down to them and don't serve them because I am God, your God, and I'm a most jealous God. I hold parents responsible for any sins they pass on to their children to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation. 9 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 fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
10 But I'm lovingly loyal to the thousands who love me and keep my commandments. 10 but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won't put up with the irreverent use of his name. 11 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
12 No working on the Sabbath; keep it holy just as God, your God, commanded you. 12 "Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
13 Work six days, doing everything you have to do, 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath, a Rest Day - no work: not you, your son, your daughter, your servant, your maid, your ox, your donkey (or any of your animals), and not even the foreigner visiting your town. That way your servants and maids will get the same rest as you. 14 but the seventh day 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, 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.
15 Don't ever forget that you were slaves in Egypt and God, your God, got you out of there in a powerful show of strength. That's why God, your God, commands you to observe the day of Sabbath rest. 15 Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
16 Respect your father and mother - God, your God, commands it! You'll have a long life; the land that God is giving you will treat you well. 16 "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
17 No murder. 17 "You shall not murder.
18 No adultery. 18 "You shall not commit adultery.
19 No stealing. 19 "You shall not steal.
20 No lies about your neighbor. 20 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
21 No coveting your neighbor's wife. And no lusting for his house, field, servant, maid, ox, or donkey either - nothing that belongs to your neighbor! 21 "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."
22 These are the words that God spoke to the whole congregation at the mountain. He spoke in a tremendous voice from the fire and cloud and dark mist. And that was it. No more words. Then he wrote them on two slabs of stone and gave them to me. 22 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; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
23 As it turned out, when you heard the Voice out of that dark cloud and saw the mountain on fire, you approached me, all the heads of your tribes and your leaders, 23 When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was ablaze with fire, all the leading men of your tribes and your elders came to me.
24 and said, 24 And you said, "The LORD our God has shown us his glory and his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a man can live even if God speaks with him.
25 But why risk it further? This huge fire will devour us if we stay around any longer. If we hear God's voice anymore, we'll die for sure. 25 But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.
26 Has anyone ever known of anyone who has heard the Voice of God the way we have and lived to tell the story? 26 For what mortal man has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?
27 "From now on, you go and listen to what God, our God, says and then tell us what God tells you. We'll listen and we'll do it." 27 Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey."
28 God heard what you said to me and told me, "I've heard what the people said to you. They're right - good and true words. 28 The LORD heard you when you spoke to me and the LORD said to me, "I have heard what this people said to you. Everything they said was good.
29 What I wouldn't give if they'd always feel this way, continuing to revere me and always keep all my commands; they'd have a good life forever, they and their children! 29 Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
30 "Go ahead and tell them to go home to their tents. 30 "Go, tell them to return to their tents.
31 But you, you stay here with me so I can tell you every commandment and all the rules and regulations that you must teach them so they'll know how to live in the land that I'm giving them as their own." 31 But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and laws you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess."
32 So be very careful to act exactly as God commands you. Don't veer off to the right or the left. 32 So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.
33 Walk straight down the road God commands so that you'll have a good life and live a long time in the land that you're about to possess. 33 Walk in all the way that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.