Deuteronomy 5

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Deuteronomy 5

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1. And Moses called all Israel and said to them, “Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day so that you may learn them and keep and do them.

2. The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.

3. The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, all of us here, alive today.

4. The LORD talked with you face to face in the mountain out of the midst of the fire;

5. (I stood between the LORD and you at that time to show you the word of the LORD, for you were afraid because of the fire, and did not go up into the mountain,) saying,

6. ‘I am the LORD your God Who brought you out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage.

7. You shall have no other gods before Me.

8. You shall not make a graven image for yourself of any likeness of anything that is in the heavens above, or on the earth beneath, or in the waters beneath the earth.

9. You shall not bow yourself down to them, nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me,

10. But showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.

11. You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold the one guiltless who takes His name in vain.

12. Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it as the LORD your God has commanded you.

13. Six days you shall labor and do all your work.

14. But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall not do any work, you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your manservant, nor your maidservant, nor your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger within your gates, so that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.

15. And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and with an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.

16. Honor your father and your mother as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you in the land which the LORD your God gives you.

17. You shall not murder.

18. And you shall not commit adultery.

19. And you shall not steal.

20. And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21. And you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor shall you covet your neighbor’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his donkey, or any thing that is your neighbor’s.’

22. The LORD spoke these words to all your assembly in the mountain out of the midst of the fire of the cloud and of the thick darkness with a great voice. And He added no more.starThe phrase “added no more” means: God ceased to speak directly to the people. However, He continued speaking to Moses, giving him additional commandments, statutes and judgments.pointer And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and delivered them to me.

23. And it came to pass when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, for the mountain burned with fire, you came near me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders,

24. And you said, ‘Behold, the LORD our God has revealed His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice out of the midst of the fire. We have seen today that God talks with man yet he still lives.

25. Now therefore why 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.

26. For who of all flesh has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

27. You go near and hear all that the LORD our God shall say. And you speak to us all that the LORD our God shall speak to you, and we will hear it, and do it.’

28. And the LORD heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me. And the LORD said to me, ‘I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken to you. They have well said all that they have spoken.

29. Oh, that there were such a heart in them that they would fear Me and keep all My commandments always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!

30. Go say to them, “Go into your tents again.”

31. But as for you, you stand here by Me, and I will speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I am giving them, to possess it.’

32. And you shall be careful to do as the LORD your God has commanded you. You shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.

33. You shall walk in all the ways which the LORD your God has commanded you so that you may live and that it may be well with you, and you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.”

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