Exodus 20 NIRV/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Here are all of the words God spoke. He said, 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 "I am the LORD your God. I brought you out of Egypt. That is the land where you were slaves. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 "Do not put any other gods in place of me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 "Do not make statues of gods that look like anything in the sky or on the earth or in the waters. 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. I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God. I punish the children for the sin of their parents. I punish the grandchildren and great-grandchildren 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 for all time to come I show love to all 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 misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will find guilty 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 to keep the Sabbath day holy. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 Do all of your work in six days. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath in honor of the LORD your God. Do not do any work on that day. The same command applies to your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, and your animals. It also applies to any outsiders who live in your cities. 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 made the heavens and the earth. I made the oceans and everything in them. But I rested on the seventh day. So I 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 mother. Then you will live a long time in the land 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 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 give false witness against your neighbor. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 "Do not long for anything that belongs to your neighbor. Do not long for your neighbor's house, wife, male or female servant, ox or donkey." 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 The people saw the thunder and lightning. They heard the trumpet. They saw the mountain covered with smoke. They trembled with fear and stayed 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, "Speak to us yourself. Then we'll listen. But don't let God speak to us. If he does, 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. God has come to put you to the test. He wants you to have respect for him. That will keep you from sinning." 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 Moses approached the thick darkness where God was. But the people remained a long way off. 21 The people remained at a distance, while Moses approached the thick darkness where God was.
22 Then the LORD said to Moses, "Here is what you must tell the people of Israel. Say to them, 'You have seen for yourselves what I said 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 put any other gods in place of me. Do not make silver or gold statues of them 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 an altar out of dirt for me. Sacrifice your burnt offerings and friendship offerings on it. Sacrifice your sheep, goats and cattle on it. I will come to you and bless you everywhere I cause my name to be honored. 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 out of stones in honor of me, do not build it with blocks of stone. You will make it "unclean" if you use a tool on 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 " 'Do not walk up steps to my altar. If you do, someone might see your naked body under your robes.' 26 And do not go up to my altar on steps, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.'