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Darby Bible Translation
The Ten Commandments
1And God spoke all these words, saying,
2I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4Thou shalt not make thyself any graven image, or any form of what is in the heavens above, or what is in the earth beneath, or what is in the waters under the earth:
5thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them; for I, Jehovah thy God, am a jealous �God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and to the fourth generation of them that hate me,
6and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
7Thou shalt not idly utter the name of Jehovah thy God; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that idly uttereth his name.
8Remember the sabbath day to hallow it.
9Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work;
10but the seventh day is the sabbath of Jehovah thy God: thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy bondman, nor thy handmaid, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
11For in six days Jehovah made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12Honour thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be prolonged in the land that Jehovah thy God giveth thee.
13Thou shalt not kill.
14Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15Thou shalt not steal.
16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17Thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not desire thy neighbour's wife, nor his bondman, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbour's.
Moses Comforts the People
(Deuteronomy 5:22-33; Hebrews 12:18-29)
18And all the people saw the thunderings, and the flames, and the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off,
19and said to Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20And Moses said to the people, Fear not; for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.
21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near to the obscurity where God was.
(Leviticus 19:1-8; 1 Corinthians 10:14-22)
22And Jehovah said to Moses, Thus shalt thou say to the children of Israel: Ye have seen that I have spoken with you from the heavens.
23Ye shall not make beside me gods of silver, and ye shall not make to you gods of gold.
The Altar of Sacrifice
24An altar of earth shalt thou make unto me, and shalt sacrifice on it thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep and thine oxen: in all places where I shall make my name to be remembered, I will come unto thee, and bless thee.
25And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone; for if thou lift up thy sharp tool upon it, thou hast profaned it.
26Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.