1"Take heed that you do not do your charitable deeds before men, to be seen by them. Otherwise you have no reward from your Father in heaven.2Therefore, when you do a charitable deed, do not sound a trumpet before you as the hypocrites do in the synagogues and in the streets, that they may have glory from men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.3But when you do a charitable deed, do not let your left hand know what your right hand is doing,4that your charitable deed may be in secret; and your Father who sees in secret will Himself reward you openly. 5"And when you pray, you shall not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.6But you, when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly. 7And when you pray, do not use vain repetitions as the heathen do. For they think that they will be heard for their many words.8Therefore do not be like them. For your Father knows the things you have need of before you ask Him.9In this manner, therefore, pray: Our Father in heaven, Hallowed be Your name.10Your kingdom come. Your will be done On earth as it is in heaven.11Give us this day our daily bread.12And forgive us our debts, As we forgive our debtors.13And do not lead us into temptation, But deliver us from the evil one. For Yours is the kingdom and the power and the glory forever. Amen. 14"For if you forgive men their trespasses, your heavenly Father will also forgive you.15But if you do not forgive men their trespasses, neither will your Father forgive your trespasses.16"Moreover, when you fast, do not be like the hypocrites, with a sad countenance. For they disfigure their faces that they may appear to men to be fasting. Assuredly, I say to you, they have their reward.17But you, when you fast, anoint your head and wash your face,18so that you do not appear to men to be fasting, but to your Father who is in the secret place; and your Father who sees in secret will reward you openly.
1Then the Lord said to Moses, "Depart and go up from here, you and the people whom you have brought out of the land of Egypt, to the land of which I swore to Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob, saying, 'To your descendants I will give it.'2And I will send My Angel before you, and I will drive out the Canaanite and the Amorite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.3Go up to a land flowing with milk and honey; for I will not go up in your midst, lest I consume you on the way, for you are a stiff-necked people."4And when the people heard this bad news, they mourned, and no one put on his ornaments.5For the Lord had said to Moses, "Say to the children of Israel, 'You are a stiff-necked people. I could come up into your midst in one moment and consume you. Now therefore, take off your ornaments, that I may know what to do to you.' "6So the children of Israel stripped themselves of their ornaments by Mount Horeb.7Moses took his tent and pitched it outside the camp, far from the camp, and called it the tabernacle of meeting. And it came to pass that everyone who sought the Lord went out to the tabernacle of meeting which was outside the camp.8So it was, whenever Moses went out to the tabernacle, that all the people rose, and each man stood at his tent door and watched Moses until he had gone into the tabernacle.9And it came to pass, when Moses entered the tabernacle, that the pillar of cloud descended and stood at the door of the tabernacle, and the Lord talked with Moses.10All the people saw the pillar of cloud standing at the tabernacle door, and all the people rose and worshiped, each man in his tent door.11So the Lord spoke to Moses face to face, as a man speaks to his friend. And he would return to the camp, but his servant Joshua the son of Nun, a young man, did not depart from the tabernacle.12Then Moses said to the Lord, "See, You say to me, 'Bring up this people.' But You have not let me know whom You will send with me. Yet You have said, 'I know you by name, and you have also found grace in My sight.'13Now therefore, I pray, if I have found grace in Your sight, show me now Your way, that I may know You and that I may find grace in Your sight. And consider that this nation is Your people."14And He said, "My Presence will go with you, and I will give you rest."15Then he said to Him, "If Your Presence does not go with us, do not bring us up from here.16For how then will it be known that Your people and I have found grace in Your sight, except You go with us? So we shall be separate, Your people and I, from all the people who are upon the face of the earth."17So the Lord said to Moses, "I will also do this thing that you have spoken; for you have found grace in My sight, and I know you by name."18And he said, "Please, show me Your glory."19Then He said, "I will make all My goodness pass before you, and I will proclaim the name of the Lord before you. I will be gracious to whom I will be gracious, and I will have compassion on whom I will have compassion."20But He said, "You cannot see My face; for no man shall see Me, and live."21And the Lord said, "Here is a place by Me, and you shall stand on the rock.22So it shall be, while My glory passes by, that I will put you in the cleft of the rock, and will cover you with My hand while I pass by.23Then I will take away My hand, and you shall see My back; but My face shall not be seen."
1And the Lord said to Moses, "Cut two tablets of stone like the first ones, and I will write on these tablets the words that were on the first tablets which you broke.2So be ready in the morning, and come up in the morning to Mount Sinai, and present yourself to Me there on the top of the mountain.3And no man shall come up with you, and let no man be seen throughout all the mountain; let neither flocks nor herds feed before that mountain."4So he cut two tablets of stone like the first ones. Then Moses rose early in the morning and went up Mount Sinai, as the Lord had commanded him; and he took in his hand the two tablets of stone.5Now the Lord descended in the cloud and stood with him there, and proclaimed the name of the Lord.6And the Lord passed before him and proclaimed, "The Lord, the Lord God, merciful and gracious, longsuffering, and abounding in goodness and truth,7keeping mercy for thousands, forgiving iniquity and transgression and sin, by no means clearing the guilty, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children and the children's children to the third and the fourth generation."8So Moses made haste and bowed his head toward the earth, and worshiped.9Then he said, "If now I have found grace in Your sight, O Lord, let my Lord, I pray, go among us, even though we are a stiff-necked people; and pardon our iniquity and our sin, and take us as Your inheritance."10And He said: "Behold, I make a covenant. Before all your people I will do marvels such as have not been done in all the earth, nor in any nation; and all the people among whom you are shall see the work of the Lord. For it is an awesome thing that I will do with you.11Observe what I command you this day. Behold, I am driving out from before you the Amorite and the Canaanite and the Hittite and the Perizzite and the Hivite and the Jebusite.12Take heed to yourself, lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land where you are going, lest it be a snare in your midst.13But you shall destroy their altars, break their sacred pillars, and cut down their wooden images14(for you shall worship no other god, for the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God),15lest you make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, and they play the harlot with their gods and make sacrifice to their gods, and one of them invites you and you eat of his sacrifice,16and you take of his daughters for your sons, and his daughters play the harlot with their gods and make your sons play the harlot with their gods.17You shall make no molded gods for yourselves.18"The Feast of Unleavened Bread you shall keep. Seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, in the appointed time of the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt.19All that open the womb are Mine, and every male firstborn among your livestock, whether ox or sheep.20But the firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb. And if you will not redeem him, then you shall break his neck. All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem. And none shall appear before Me empty-handed.21"Six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; in plowing time and in harvest you shall rest.22And you shall observe the Feast of Weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest, and the Feast of Ingathering at the year's end.23Three times in the year all your men shall appear before the Lord, the Lord God of Israel.24For I will cast out the nations before you and enlarge your borders; neither will any man covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.25"You shall not offer the blood of My sacrifice with leaven, nor shall the sacrifice of the Feast of the Passover be left until morning.26The first of the firstfruits of your land you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God. You shall not boil a young goat in its mother's milk."27Then the Lord said to Moses, "Write these words, for according to the tenor of these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel."28So he was there with the Lord forty days and forty nights; he neither ate bread nor drank water. And He wrote on the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Commandments. 29Now it was so, when Moses came down from Mount Sinai (and the two tablets of the Testimony were in Moses' hand when he came down from the mountain), that Moses did not know that the skin of his face shone while he talked with Him.30So when Aaron and all the children of Israel saw Moses, behold, the skin of his face shone, and they were afraid to come near him.31Then Moses called to them, and Aaron and all the rulers of the congregation returned to him; and Moses talked with them.32Afterward all the children of Israel came near, and he gave them as commandments all that the Lord had spoken with him on Mount Sinai.33And when Moses had finished speaking with them, he put a veil on his face.34But whenever Moses went in before the Lord to speak with Him, he would take the veil off until he came out; and he would come out and speak to the children of Israel whatever he had been commanded.35And whenever the children of Israel saw the face of Moses, that the skin of Moses' face shone, then Moses would put the veil on his face again, until he went in to speak with Him.
1A soft answer turns away wrath, But a harsh word stirs up anger.2The tongue of the wise uses knowledge rightly, But the mouth of fools pours forth foolishness.3The eyes of the Lord are in every place, Keeping watch on the evil and the good.4A wholesome tongue is a tree of life, But perverseness in it breaks the spirit.5A fool despises his father's instruction, But he who receives correction is prudent.6In the house of the righteous there is much treasure, But in the revenue of the wicked is trouble.7The lips of the wise disperse knowledge, But the heart of the fool does not do so.8The sacrifice of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But the prayer of the upright is His delight.9The way of the wicked is an abomination to the Lord, But He loves him who follows righteousness.10Harsh discipline is for him who forsakes the way, And he who hates correction will die.11Hell and Destruction are before the Lord; So how much more the hearts of the sons of men.12A scoffer does not love one who corrects him, Nor will he go to the wise.13A merry heart makes a cheerful countenance, But by sorrow of the heart the spirit is broken.14The heart of him who has understanding seeks knowledge, But the mouth of fools feeds on foolishness.15All the days of the afflicted are evil, But he who is of a merry heart has a continual feast.16Better is a little with the fear of the Lord, Than great treasure with trouble.17Better is a dinner of herbs where love is, Than a fatted calf with hatred.18A wrathful man stirs up strife, But he who is slow to anger allays contention.19The way of the lazy man is like a hedge of thorns, But the way of the upright is a highway.20A wise son makes a father glad, But a foolish man despises his mother.21Folly is joy to him who is destitute of discernment, But a man of understanding walks uprightly.22Without counsel, plans go awry, But in the multitude of counselors they are established.23A man has joy by the answer of his mouth, And a word spoken in due season, how good it is!24The way of life winds upward for the wise, That he may turn away from hell below.25The Lord will destroy the house of the proud, But He will establish the boundary of the widow.26The thoughts of the wicked are an abomination to the Lord, But the words of the pure are pleasant.27He who is greedy for gain troubles his own house, But he who hates bribes will live.28The heart of the righteous studies how to answer, But the mouth of the wicked pours forth evil.29The Lord is far from the wicked, But He hears the prayer of the righteous.30The light of the eyes rejoices the heart, And a good report makes the bones healthy. 31The ear that hears the rebukes of life Will abide among the wise.32He who disdains instruction despises his own soul, But he who heeds rebuke gets understanding.33The fear of the Lord is the instruction of wisdom, And before honor is humility.