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Deuteronomy 4

The Fifth Book of Moses, called Deuteronomy

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And Moses called unto all Israel, and said unto them, Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and observe to do them.


Yahweh our Elohim made a covenant with us in Horeb.


Yahweh made not this covenant with our fathers, but with us, even us, who are all of us here alive this day.


Yahweh spake with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire,


(I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to show you the word of Yahweh: for ye were afraid because of the fire, and went not up into the mount;) saying,


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


Thou shalt have no other elohim before me.


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


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, and upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me;


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


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.


Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh thy Elohim commanded thee.


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


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, nor thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thine ox, nor thine ass, nor any of thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; that thy man-servant and thy maid-servant may rest as well as thou.


And thou shalt remember that thou wast a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh thy Elohim brought thee out thence by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm: therefore Yahweh thy Elohim commanded thee to keep the sabbath day.


Honor thy father and thy mother, as Yahweh thy Elohim commanded thee; that thy days may be long, and that it may go well with thee, in the land which Yahweh thy Elohim giveth thee.


Thou shalt not murder.


Neither shalt thou commit adultery.


Neither shalt thou steal.


Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.


Neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's wife; neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's house, his field, or his man-servant, or his maid-servant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is thy neighbor's.


These words Yahweh 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 wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them unto me.


And it came to pass, when ye heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that ye came near unto me, even all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;


and ye said, Behold, Yahweh our Elohim hath showed us his glory and his greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire: we have seen this day that Elohim doth speak with man, and he liveth.


Now therefore why should we die? for this great fire will consume us: if we hear the voice of Yahweh our Elohim any more, then we shall die.


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


Go thou near, and hear all that Yahweh our Elohim shall say: and speak thou unto us all that Yahweh our Elohim shall speak unto thee; and we will hear it, and do it.


And Yahweh heard the voice of your words, when ye spake unto me; and Yahweh said unto me, I have heard the voice of the words of this people, which they have spoken unto thee: they have well said all that they have spoken.


Oh that there were such a heart in them, that they would fear me, and keep all my mitzwah always, that it might be well with them, and with their children for ever!


Go say to them, Return ye to your tents.


But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto thee all the mitzwah, and the statutes, and the ordinances, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess it.


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


Ye shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your Elohim 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.

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