The Lord reveals the Ten Commandments—Israel is to bear witness that the Lord has spoken from heaven—The children of Israel are forbidden to make gods of silver or gold—They are to make altars of unhewn stones and sacrifice to the Lord thereon.
1 And God all these , saying,
2 the thy , which have brought thee out of the land of , out of the house of .
3 Thou shalt have other before me.
4 Thou shalt make unto thee any , or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a God, the of the upon the unto the third and fourth generation of them that me;
6 And shewing unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my .
7 Thou shalt not take the of the Lord thy God in ; for the Lord will not hold him that his name in vain.
8 Remember the day, to keep it .
9 days shalt thou , and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy that is within thy gates:
11 For in days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord the sabbath day, and it.
12 ¶ thy and thy : that thy may be upon the which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not .
14 Thou shalt not commit .
15 Thou shalt not .
16 Thou shalt not bear against thy .
17 Thou shalt not thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s , nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
18 ¶ And all the people the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people it, they , and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, : for is to you, and his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
22 ¶ And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
24 ¶ An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn : for if thou lift up thy upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26 Neither shalt thou go up by unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not thereon.