Exodus 20 CEB/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then God spoke all these words: 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 I am the LORD your God who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 You must have no other gods before me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 Do not make an idol for yourself—no form whatsoever—of anything in the sky above or on the earth below 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 Do not bow down to them or worship them, because I, the LORD your God, am a passionate God. I punish children for their parents' sins even to the third and fourth generations of those who hate 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 But I am loyal and gracious to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. 6 but showing love to a thousand [ generations] of those who love me and keep my commandments.
7 Do not use the LORD your God's name as if it were of no significance; the LORD won't forgive anyone who uses his name that way. 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 Sabbath day and treat it as holy. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 Six days you may work and do all your tasks, 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. Do not do any work on it—not you, your sons or daughters, your male or female servants, your animals, or the immigrant who is living with 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 Because the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them in six days, but rested on the seventh day. That is why the LORD blessed the Sabbath 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 Honor your father and your mother so that your life will be long on the fertile land that 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 kill. 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 testify falsely against your neighbor. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 Do not desire your neighbor's house. Do not desire and try to take your neighbor's wife, male or female servant, ox, donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor. 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 all the people witnessed the thunder and lightning, the sound of the horn, and the mountain smoking, the people shook with fear and 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 They said to Moses, "You speak to us, and we'll listen. But don't let God speak to us, or we'll 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 said to the people, "Don't be afraid, because God has come only to test you and to make sure you are always in awe of God so that you don't 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 The people stood at a distance while Moses approached the thick darkness in which God was present. 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22 The LORD said to Moses: "Say this to the Israelites: You saw for yourselves how I spoke with 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 Don't make alongside me gods of silver or gold 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 from fertile soil on which to sacrifice your entirely burned offerings, your well-being sacrifices, your sheep, and your oxen. I will come to you and bless you in every place where I make sure my name is remembered. 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 But if you do make for me an altar from stones, don't build it with chiseled stone since using your chisel on the stone will make it impure. 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 Don't climb onto my altar using steps: then your genitals won't be exposed by doing so." 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'