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Exodus 19

The Second Book of Moses, Called Exodus

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Chapter 20

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And Elohim spake all these words, saying,

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I am Yahweh thy Elohim, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

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Thou shalt have no other elohim before me.

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Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.

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Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Yahweh thy Elohim am a jealous El, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me,

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and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my mitzwah.

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Thou shalt not take the name of Yahweh thy Elohim in vain; for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

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Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

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Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work;

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but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Yahweh thy Elohim: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

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for in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Yahweh blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

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Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee.

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Thou shalt not murder.

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Thou shalt not commit adultery.

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Thou shalt not steal.

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Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

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Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.

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And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off.

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And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.

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And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for Elohim is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not.

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And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where Elohim was.

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And Yahweh said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.

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Ye shall not make other elohim with me; elohim of silver, or elohim of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

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An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in every place where I record my name I will come unto thee and I will bless thee.

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And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.

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Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.

Exodus 21

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