Exodus 20:1-7 NLT/NIV - Online Parallel Bible

 
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1 Then God instructed the people as follows: 1 And God spoke all these words:
2 "I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from slavery in Egypt. 2 "I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
3 "Do not worship any other gods besides me. 3 "You shall have no other gods before me.
4 "Do not make idols of any kind, whether in the shape of birds or animals or fish. 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 must never worship or bow down to them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not share your affection with any other god! I do not leave unpunished the sins of those who hate me, but I punish the children for the sins of their parents to the third and fourth generations. 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 lavish my love on those who love me and obey my commands, even for a thousand generations. 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 not let you go unpunished if you misuse 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.