A Women’s Lectionary – Third Sunday of Easter
11 You shall not make wrongfulA useB of the nameC of the LordD your God,E for the Lord will not acquitF anyone who misusesG his name.
12 ObserveH the sabbathI dayJ and keep it holy,K as the Lord your God commandedL you.
13 SixM days you shall laborN and doO allP your work.Q
14 But the seventhR day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do anyS work—you, or your sonT or your daughter,U or your maleV or female slave,W
or your oxX or your donkey,Y or any of your livestock,Z or the resident alienAA in your towns,BB so that your male and female slave may restCC as well as you.
15 RememberDD that you were a slaveEE in the landFF of Egypt,GG and the Lord your God broughtHH you out
from there with a mightyII handJJ and an outstretchedKK arm;LL thereforeMM the Lord your God commanded you to keepNN the sabbath day.
16 HonorOO your fatherPP and your mother,QQ as the Lord your God commanded you, so that your days may be longRR and that it may go wellSS with you in the landTT that the Lord your God is givingUU you.
17 You shall not murder.VV
18 Neither shall you commit adultery.WW
19 Neither shall you steal.XX
20 Neither shall you bearYY falseZZ witnessAAA against your neighbor.BBB
21 Neither shall you covetCCC your neighbor’s wife.DDD Neither shall you desireEEE your neighbor’s house,FFF or field,GGG or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anythingHHH that belongs to your neighbor.
22 These wordsIII the Lord spokeJJJ with a loudKKK voiceLLL to your wholeMMM assemblyNNN at the mountain,OOO
out ofPPP the fire,QQQ the cloud,RRR and the thick darkness,SSS and he added no more.TTT
He wroteUUU them on twoVVV stoneWWW tablets,XXX and gave them to me.
Image credit: “The sculpture of Moses in the synagogue in Szydłów, Poland” – Photo by Jakub Hałun, 2006.