THE SECOND BOOK OF
E X O D U S
Exodus 20 ©
God gives Moses the ten commandments upon mount Sinai, vs. 1, etc. With thunder, lightnings, the sound of trumpets, etc, wherewith the people are terrified, 18. Moses comforts them, 20. God forbids them most earnestly all idolatry, 23. What kind of altar God will have built unto Himself, 24.
AND God 1spake all 2these words, saying,
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, 3outa of the house of bondage.
Thou shalt have 4no other gods before me.
5Thoub shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in 6heaven above, or that is 7in the earth beneath, or that is 8in the water under the earth:
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve 9them: for I the LORD thy God am 10a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon 11the children 12unto the third and fourth 13generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Thouc shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God 14in vain; for the LORD will not hold him 15guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Rememberd the sabbath day, 16to keep it holy.
Sixe days shalt thou 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, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy 17cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
For in sixf days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and 18hallowed it.
¶Honourg thy father and thy mother: 19that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
Thouh shalt not kill.
Thoui shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.
Thou shalt not 20bear false witness against thy 21neighbour.
Thouj shalt not covet 22thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
¶And all the people saw the thunderings, and the 23lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, 24they removed, and stood afar off.
Andk they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come 25to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
Andl the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
¶And the LORD said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen 26that I have talked with you from heaven.
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
¶An altar of earth thou shalt makem unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy 27burnt offerings, and thy 28peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places 29where I record my name 30I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
Andn if thou wilt make me an altar 31of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
Neither shalt thou go up 32by steps unto mine altar, 33that thy nakedness be not discovered 34thereon.