Exodus 20:1-17 MSG/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 God spoke all these words: 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 I am God, your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of a life of slavery. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 No other gods, only me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 No carved gods of any size, shape, or form of anything whatever, whether of things that fly or walk or swim. 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 Don't bow down to them and don't serve them because I am God, your God, and I'm a most jealous God, punishing the children for any sins their parents pass on to them to the third, and yes, even to the fourth generation 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'm unswervingly loyal to the thousands 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 No using the name of God, your God, in curses or silly banter; God won't put up with the irreverant use of 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 Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 8 "Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
9 Work six days and do everything you need to do. 9 Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to God, your God. Don't do any work - not you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your servant, nor your maid, nor your animals, not even the foreign guest visiting in your town. 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 God made Heaven, Earth, and sea, and everything in them; he rested on the seventh day. Therefore God blessed the Sabbath day; he set it apart as a holy day. 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 so that you'll live a long time in the land that God, 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 No murder. 13 "You shall not murder.
14 No adultery. 14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 No stealing. 15 "You shall not steal.
16 No lies about your neighbor. 16 "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 No lusting after your neighbor's house - or wife or servant or maid or ox or donkey. Don't set your heart on 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."