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Exodus 20 BBE/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 And God said all these words: 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 You are to have no other gods but me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 You are not to make an image or picture of anything in heaven or on the earth or in the waters 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 You may not go down on your faces before them or give them worship: for I, the Lord your God, am a God who will not give his honour to another; and I will send punishment on the children for the wrongdoing of their fathers, to the third and fourth generation of my haters; 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 I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws. 6 but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 You are not to make use of the name of the Lord your God for an evil purpose; whoever takes the Lord's name on his lips for an evil purpose will be judged a sinner by the Lord 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 Keep in memory the Sabbath and let it be a holy day. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 On six days do all your work: 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; on that day you are to do no work, you or your son or your daughter, your man-servant or your woman-servant, your cattle or the man from a strange country who is living among you: 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 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and everything in them, and he took his rest on the seventh day: for this reason the Lord has given his blessing to the seventh day 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 Give honour to your father and to your mother, so that your life may be long in the land which the Lord 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 Do not put anyone to death without cause. 13 "You shall not murder.
14 Do not be false to the married relation. 14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 Do not take the property of another. 15 "You shall not steal.
16 Do not give false witness against your neighbour. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 Let not your desire be turned to your neighbour's house, or his wife or his man-servant or his woman-servant or his ox or his ass or anything which is his. 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 watching the thunderings and the flames and the sound of the horn and the mountain smoking; and when they saw it, they kept far off, shaking with fear. 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, To your words we will give ear, but let not the voice of God come to our ears, for fear death may come on us. 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, Have no fear: for God has come to put you to the test, so that fearing him you may be kept from 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 kept their places far off, but Moses went near to the dark cloud where God was. 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22 And the Lord said to Moses, Say to the children of Israel, You yourselves have seen that my voice has come 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 Gods of silver and gods of gold you are not to 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 Make for me an altar of earth, offering on it your burned offerings and your peace-offerings, your sheep and your oxen: in every place where I have put the memory of my name, I will come to you and give you my blessing. 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 me an altar of stone do not make it of cut stones: for the touch of an instrument will make it unclean. 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 And do not go up by steps to my altar, for fear that your bodies may be seen uncovered. 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'