1 Then GodI spokeII allIII these words:IV
2 I am the LordV your God, who broughtVI you out of the landVII of Egypt,VIII out of the houseIX of slavery;X
3 you shall haveXI no otherXII godsXIII before me.XIV
4 You shall not makeXV for yourself an idol,XVI whether in the formXVII of anythingXVIII
that is in heavenXIX above,XX or that is on the earthXXI beneath,XXII or that is in the waterXXIII underXXIV the earth.
5 You shall not bow downXXV to them or worshipXXVI them; for I the Lord your God am a jealousXXVII God,XXVIII punishingXXIX childrenXXX
for the iniquityXXXI of parents,XXXII to the thirdXXXIII and the fourthXXXIV generation of those who rejectXXXV me,
6 but showingXXXVI steadfast loveXXXVII to the thousandthXXXVIII generation of those who loveXXXIX me and keepXL my commandments.XLI
7 You shall not makeXLII wrongfulXLIII use of the nameXLIV of the Lord your God,XLV for the Lord will not acquitXLVI anyone who misusesXLVII his name.
8 RememberXLVIII the sabbathXLIX day,L and keep it holy.LI
9 SixLII days you shall laborLIII and doLIV all your work.LV 10 But the seventhLVI day is a sabbath to the Lord your God;LVII you shall not do anyLVIII work—
you, your sonLIX or your daughter,LX your maleLXI or female slave,LXII your livestock,LXIII or the alien residentLXIV in your towns.LXV
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea,LXVI and all that is in them, but restedLXVII the seventh day; thereforeLXVIII the Lord blessedLXIX the sabbath day and consecratedLXX it.
12 HonorLXXI your fatherLXXII and your mother,LXXIII so that your days may be longLXXIV in the landLXXV that the Lord your GodLXXVI is givingLXXVII you.
13 You shall not murder.LXXVIII
14 You shall not commit adultery.LXXIX
15 You shall not steal.LXXX
16 You shall not bearLXXXI falseLXXXII witnessLXXXIII against your neighbor.LXXXIV
17 You shall not covetLXXXV your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,LXXXVI or male or female slave, or ox,LXXXVII or donkey,LXXXVIII or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
18 When all the peopleLXXXIX witnessedXC the thunderXCI and lightning,XCII
the soundXCIII of the trumpet,XCIV and the mountainXCV smoking,XCVI
theyXCVII were afraidXCVIII and trembledXCIX and stoodC at a distance,CI
19 and said to Moses,CII “You speak to us, and we will listen;CIII but do not let GodCIV speak to us, orCV we will die.”CVI
20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid;CVII for GodCVIII has comeCIX only toCX testCXI you
and toCXII putCXIII the fearCXIV of him upon youCXV so that you do notCXVI sin.”CXVII
21 Then the people stood at a distance, while Moses drew nearCXVIII to the thick darknessCXIX where GodCXX was.
22 The Lord said to Moses: Thus you shall say to the Israelites:CXXI “You have seenCXXII for yourselves that I spoke with you from heaven.
23 You shall not make gods of silverCXXIII alongside me, nor shall you make for yourselves gods of gold.CXXIV 24 You need make for me only an altarCXXV of earthCXXVI and sacrificeCXXVII on it your burnt offeringsCXXVIII
and your offerings of well-being,CXXIX your sheepCXXX and your oxen;CXXXI in everyCXXXII placeCXXXIII where I cause my name to be remembered I will come to you and bless you.
25 But if you make for me an altar of stone,CXXXIV do not buildCXXXV it of hewn stones;CXXXVI for if you useCXXXVII a chiselCXXXVIII upon it you profaneCXXXIX it.
26 You shall not go upCXL by stepsCXLI to my altar, so that your nakednessCXLII may not be exposedCXLIII on it.”
Image credit: “Moses Brings the Law from Mount Sinai” by Paul Troger, circa 1750.