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Exodus 20 GNT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke, and these were his words: 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 "I am the Lord your God who brought you out of Egypt, where you were slaves. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 "Worship no god but me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 "Do not make for yourselves images of anything in heaven or on earth or in the water under the earth. 4 "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.
5 Do not bow down to any idol or worship it, because I am the Lord your God and I tolerate no rivals. I bring punishment on those who hate me and on their descendants down to the third and fourth generation. 5 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,
6 But I show my love to thousands of generations of those who love me and obey my laws. 6 but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 "Do not use my name for evil purposes, for I, the Lord your God, will punish anyone who misuses my name. 7 "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
8 "Observe the Sabbath and keep it holy. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 You have six days in which to do your work, 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is a day of rest dedicated to me. On that day no one is to work - neither you, your children, your slaves, your animals, nor the foreigners who live in your country. 10 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 animals, nor the alien within your gates.
11 In six days I, the Lord, made the earth, the sky, the seas, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That is why I, the Lord, blessed the Sabbath and made it holy. 11 For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
12 "Respect your father and your mother, so that you may live a long time in the land that I am giving you. 12 "Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
13 "Do not commit murder. 13 "You shall not murder.
14 "Do not commit adultery. 14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 "Do not steal. 15 "You shall not steal.
16 "Do not accuse anyone falsely. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 "Do not desire another man's house; do not desire his wife, his slaves, his cattle, his donkeys, or anything else that he owns." 17 "You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."
18 When the people heard the thunder and the trumpet blast and saw the lightning and the smoking mountain, they trembled with fear and stood a long way off. 18 When the people saw the thunder and lightning and heard the trumpet and saw the mountain in smoke, they trembled with fear. They stayed at a distance
19 They said to Moses, "If you speak to us, we will listen; but we are afraid that if God speaks to us, we will die." 19 and said to Moses, "Speak to us yourself and we will listen. But do not have God speak to us or we will die."
20 Moses replied, "Don't be afraid; God has only come to test you and make you keep on obeying him, so that you will not sin." 20 Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you, so that the fear of God will be with you to keep you from sinning."
21 But the people continued to stand a long way off, and only Moses went near the dark cloud where God was. 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22 The Lord commanded Moses to tell the Israelites: "You have seen how I, the Lord, have spoken to you from heaven. 22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Tell the Israelites this: 'You have seen for yourselves that I have spoken to you from heaven:
23 Do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gold to be worshiped in addition to me. 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
24 Make an altar of earth for me, and on it sacrifice your sheep and your cattle as offerings to be completely burned and as fellowship offerings. In every place that I set aside for you to worship me, I will come to you and bless you. 24 " 'Make an altar of earth for me and sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and fellowship offerings, your sheep and goats and your cattle. Wherever I cause my name to be honored, I will come to you and bless you.
25 If you make an altar of stone for me, do not build it out of cut stones, because when you use a chisel on stones, you make them unfit for my use. 25 If you make an altar of stones for me, do not build it with dressed stones, for you will defile it if you use a tool on it.
26 Do not build an altar for me with steps leading up to it; if you do, you will expose yourselves as you go up the steps. 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'