Deuteronomy

Deuteronomy 5 ©

1A commemoration of the covenant in Horeb. 6The ten commandments. The first table. 16The second table. 22At the people's request Moses receiveth the law from God.

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AND Moses called aall Israel, and said unto them, bHear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and 1keep, and do them.

b ch. 4.1.
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The cLORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

c Ex. 19.5,6; 24.8. ch. 4.23.
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The LORD dmade not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.

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The eLORD talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,

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(I stood fbetween the LORD and you at that time, to shew you the word of the LORD: for ye were afraid by reason of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,

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¶I am gthe LORD thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of 2bondage.

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Thou hshalt have none other gods before me.

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Thou ishalt 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:

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Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them: jfor I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me,

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And kshewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

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Thou lshalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain: for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Keep mthe sabbath day to sanctify it, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee.

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Six days thou shalt labour, and do all thy work:

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But the seventh day is the nsabbath 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 othy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy manservant and thy maidservant may rest as well as thou.

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And premember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and that the LORD thy God brought thee out thence qthrough a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm: therefore the LORD thy God commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.

q ch. 4.34,37.
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rHonour thy father and thy mother, as the LORD thy God hath commanded thee; sthat thy days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

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Neither shalt thou commit adultery.

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Neither shalt thou steal.

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Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbour.

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Neither ushalt thou desire thy neighbour's wife, 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.

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¶These vwords 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 added no more. And he wwrote them in two tables of stone, and delivered them unto me.

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And it came to pass, xwhen 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 yheads of your tribes, and your elders;

x Ex. 20.18,19. He. 12.18-21. ch. 4.11.
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And ye said, Behold, the LORD our God hath shewed us his glory and his greatness, and zwe have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that God doth talk with man, and he aliveth.

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Now therefore why should we die? bfor this great fire will consume us: if we 3hear the voice of the LORD our God any more, then we shall die.

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For cwho is there of all flesh, that hath heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

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Go dthou near, and hear all that the LORD our God shall say: and speak thou unto us all that the LORD our God shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.

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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: ethey have well said all that they have spoken.

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O fthat there were such an heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my commandments always, gthat it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!

g ch. 4.40.
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Go say to them, Get you into your tents again.

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But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will hspeak unto thee all the commandments, 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.

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Ye ishall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

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Ye shall jwalk in all the ways 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.