THE FIFTH BOOK OF
D E U T E R O N O M Y
Deuteronomy 5 ©
A repetition of the Ten Commandments of God, with a preface thereunto, v. 1. etc. Of the terror and the people’s request that they might not hear God’s voice as such anymore, but that God would speak unto them by Moses, 22. The Lord consents thereunto, 30. An exhortation unto obedience, 32.
AND Moses called all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
The LORD our God 1made a covenanta with us in 2Horeb.
The LORD made not 3this covenant with 4our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.
5The LORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,
(I stood between the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraidb by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,
¶ 6Icam the LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of 7bondage.
Thou shalt have none other gods before me.
Thoud shalt not make thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the waters beneath the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a 8jealouse God, visiting the 9iniquity of the fathers upon the children 10unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,
And 11shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not 12take the namef of the LORD thy God in 13vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Keep the sabbathg day to sanctify it, 14as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.
Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:
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, nor thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.
And remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence through a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.
¶Honourh thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; that thy days may be 15prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thoui shalt not kill.
Neitherj shalt thou commit adultery.
Neither shalt thou steal.
Neither shalt thou 16bear false witness against thy neighbour.
Neither shalt thou desirek thy neighbour’s 17wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour's.
¶These words the LORD spake unto all your assembly in the mount out of the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a great voice: and he 18added no more. And he wrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.
And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, (for the mountain did burn with fire,) that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;
And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and 19he liveth.
Now therefore 20why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.
For who is there of all 21flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, andl lived?
Go thou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speakm thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.
And the LORD heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and the LORD said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: 22they have well said all that they have spoken.
23O that there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!
Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.
But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the 24commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.
Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside 25to the right hand or to the left.
Ye shall walk in all the 26ways which the LORD your God hath commanded you, that ye may live, and that it may be well with you, and that ye may prolong your days in the land which ye shall possess.