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Exodus 20 LEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And God spoke all these words, saying, 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 "I [am] Yahweh, your God, who brought you out from the land of Egypt, from the house of slaves. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 "There shall be for you no other gods before me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 "You shall not make for yourself a divine image [with] any form that [is] in the heavens above or that [is] in the earth below or that [is] in the water below 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 You will not bow down to them, and you will not serve them, because I [am] Yahweh your God, a jealous God, punishing [the] guilt of [the] parents on the children on [the] third and on [the] fourth [generations] of those hating me, 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 and showing loyal love to thousands [of generations] of those loving me and of those keeping my commandments. 6 but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 "You shall not {misuse the name of Yahweh your God}, because Yahweh will not leave unpunished [anyone] who {misuses his 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 "Remember the day of the Sabbath, to consecrate it. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 Six days you will work, and you will do all your work. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 But the seventh day [is] a Sabbath for Yahweh your God; you will not do any work--you or your son or your daughter, your male slave or your female slave, or your animal, or your alien who [is] in your gates-- 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 because [in] six days Yahweh made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that [is] in them, and on the seventh day he rested. Therefore Yahweh blessed the seventh day and consecrated it. 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 "Honor your father and your mother, so that your days can be long on the land that Yahweh your God [is] 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 "You shall not murder. 13 "You shall not murder.
14 "You shall not commit adultery. 14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 "You shall not steal. 15 "You shall not steal.
16 "You shall not testify against your neighbor [with] a false witness. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 "You shall not covet the house of your neighbor; you will not covet the wife of your neighbor or his male servant or his female servant or his ox or his donkey or anything that [is] your neighbor's." 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 And all the people [were] seeing the thunder and the lightning and the sound of the ram's horn and the mountain smoking, and the people saw, and they trembled, and they stood at a distance. 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 And they said to Moses, "You speak with us, and we will listen, but let not God speak with us, lest we 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 And Moses said to the people, "Do not be afraid. God has come to test you so that his fear will be before you so that you do 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 And the people stood at a distance, and Moses approached the very thick cloud where God was. 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22 And Yahweh said to Moses, "Thus you will say to the {Israelites}, 'You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens. 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 You will not make alongside me gods of silver, and gods of gold you will not make for yourselves. 23 Do not make any gods to be alongside me; do not make for yourselves gods of silver or gods of gold.
24 An altar of earth you will make for me, and you will sacrifice on it your burnt offerings and your fellowship offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause my name to be remembered, I will come to you, and I will 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 And if you make an altar of stones for me, you will not build them [as] hewn stone, because if you use your chisel on it, you have defiled it. 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 You will not go up with steps onto my altar, that your nakedness not be exposed on it.' 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'