1Moses called out to all Israel, saying to them: "Israel! Listen to the regulations and the case laws that I'm recounting in your hearing right now. Learn them and carefully do them.2The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Mount Horeb.3The LORD didn't make this covenant with our ancestors but with us—all of us who are here and alive right now.4The LORD spoke with you face-to-face on the mountain from the very fire itself.5At that time, I was standing between the LORD and you, declaring to you the LORD's word, because you were terrified of the fire and didn't go up on the mountain." The LORD said:6I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.7You must have no other gods before me.8Do 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.9Do 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.10But I am loyal and gracious to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.11Do 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.12Keep the Sabbath day and treat it as holy, exactly as the LORD your God commanded:13Six days you may work and do all your tasks,14but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God. Don't do any work on it—not you, your sons or daughters, your male or female servants, your oxen or donkeys or any of your animals, or the immigrant who is living among you—so that your male and female servants can rest just like you.15Remember that you were a slave in Egypt, but the LORD your God brought you out of there with a strong hand and an outstretched arm. That's why the LORD your God commands you to keep the Sabbath day.16Honor your father and your mother, exactly as the LORD your God requires, so that your life will be long and so that things will go well for you on the fertile land that the LORD your God is giving you.17Do not kill.18Do not commit adultery.19Do not steal.20Do not testify falsely against your neighbor.21Do not desire and try to take your neighbor's wife. Do not crave your neighbor's house, field, male or female servant, ox, donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.
4Israel, listen! Our God is the LORD! Only the LORD!5Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength.6These words that I am commanding you today must always be on your minds.7Recite them to your children. Talk about them when you are sitting around your house and when you are out and about, when you are lying down and when you are getting up.8Tie them on your hand as a sign. They should be on your forehead as a symbol.9Write them on your house's doorframes and on your city's gates.