Deuteronomy 5:1-21 & 6:4-9
5:1 MosesI convenedII allIII IsraelIV and said to them:
“Hear,V O Israel, the statutesVI and ordinancesVII
that I am addressingVIII to youIX today;X you shall learnXI them and observe them diligently.XII
2 The LordXIII our GodXIV madeXV a covenantXVI with us at Horeb.XVII
3 Not with our ancestorsXVIII did the Lord make this covenant but with us, who are all of us here aliveXIX today. 4 The Lord spokeXX with you faceXXI to face
at the mountain,XXII out ofXXIII the fire.XXIV 5 (At that timeXXV I was standingXXVI
betweenXXVII the Lord andXXVIII you to declareXXIX to you the wordXXX of the Lord, for you were afraidXXXI because ofXXXII the fire and did not go upXXXIII the mountain.)
And he said:
6 “‘I am the Lord your God, who broughtXXXIV you out of the landXXXV of Egypt,XXXVI out of the houseXXXVII of slavery;XXXVIII
7 you shall haveXXXIX no otherXL godsXLI beforeXLII me.
8 “‘You shall not makeXLIII for yourself an idol,XLIV whether in the formXLV
of anythingXLVI that is in heavenXLVII aboveXLVIII
or that is on the earthXLIX beneathL or that is in the waterLI underLII the earth.
9 You shall not bow downLIII to them or serveLIV them, for I the Lord your God am a jealousLV God,LVI
punishingLVII childrenLVIII for the iniquityLIX of parentsLX to the thirdLXI and fourthLXII generation of those who rejectLXIII me
10 but showingLXIV steadfast loveLXV to the thousandthLXVI generation
of those who loveLXVII me and keepLXVIII my commandments.LXIX
11 “‘You shall not make wrongfulLXX useLXXI of the nameLXXII of the Lord your God,LXXIII for the Lord will not acquitLXXIV anyone who misusesLXXV his name.
12 “‘ObserveLXXVI the SabbathLXXVII dayLXXVIII and keep it holy,LXXIX
as the Lord your GodLXXX commandedLXXXI you. 13 SixLXXXII days you shall laborLXXXIII and doLXXXIV all your work.LXXXV
14 But the seventhLXXXVI day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God;LXXXVII you shall not do anyLXXXVIII work—you, or your sonLXXXIX or your daughter,XC
or your maleXCI or female slave,XCII or your oxXCIII or your donkey,XCIV or any of your livestock,XCV
or the resident alienXCVI in your towns,XCVII so that your male and female slave may restXCVIII as well as you.
15 RememberXCIX that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your GodC brought you out from there with a mightyCI handCII
and an outstretchedCIII arm;CIV thereforeCV the Lord your GodCVI commanded you to keepCVII the Sabbath day.
16 “‘HonorCVIII your fatherCIX and your mother,CX as the Lord your GodCXI commanded you,
so that your days may be longCXII and that it may go wellCXIII with you in the landCXIV that the Lord your GodCXV is givingCXVI you.
17 “‘You shall not murder.CXVII
18 “‘Neither shall you commit adultery.CXVIII
19 “‘Neither shall you steal.CXIX
20 “‘Neither shall you bearCXX falseCXXI witnessCXXII against your neighbor.CXXIII
21 “‘Neither shall you covetCXXIV your neighbor’s wife.CXXV
“‘Neither shall you desireCXXVI your neighbor’s house, or field,CXXVII or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.’”
6:4 “Hear, O Israel: The Lord is our God,CXXVIII the Lord alone.CXXIX 5 You shall love the Lord your GodCXXX with all your heartCXXXI
and with all your soulCXXXII and with all your might.CXXXIII 6 KeepCXXXIV these words that I am commanding you today in your heart. 7 ReciteCXXXV them to your children and talkCXXXVI about them
when you areCXXXVII at homeCXXXVIII and when you areCXXXIX
away,CXL when you lie downCXLI and when you rise.CXLII
8 BindCXLIII them as a signCXLIV on your hand, fixCXLV them as an emblemCXLVI
onCXLVII your forehead,CXLVIII 9 and writeCXLIX them on the doorpostsCL of your house and on your gates.CLI
Image credit: “Giving of the Ten Commandments” by Lette Valeska, 1948.