Moses summoned all Israel and said to them: Israel, listen to the laws and rules I'm telling you today. Learn them and faithfully obey them.
The LORD our God made a promise to us at Mount Horeb.
He didn't make this promise to our ancestors, but to all of us who are alive here today.
The LORD spoke to you face to face from the fire on the mountain.
I stood between the LORD and you to tell you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and didn't go up on the mountain. The LORD said:
"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of slavery in Egypt.
"Never have any other gods.
Never make your own carved idols or statues that represent any creature in the sky, on the earth, or in the water.
Never worship them or serve them, because I, the LORD your God, am a God who does not tolerate rivals. I punish children for their parents' sins to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me.