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Deuteronomy 5 :: New International Version (NIV)

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The Ten Commandments

(Exo 20:1–17 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:1 - Moses summoned all Israel and said: Hear, Israel, the decrees and laws I declare in your hearing today. Learn them and be sure to follow them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:2 - The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:3 - It was not with our ancestors[fn] that the LORD made this covenant, but with us, with all of us who are alive here today.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:4 - The LORD spoke to you face to face out of the fire on the mountain.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:5 - (At that time I stood between the LORD and you to declare to you the word of the LORD, because you were afraid of the fire and did not go up the mountain.) And he said:
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:6 - “I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:7 - “You shall have no other gods before[fn] me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:8 - “You shall not make for yourself an image in the form of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the waters below.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:9 - You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sin of the parents to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:10 - but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:11 - “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:12 - “Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:13 - Six days you shall labor and do all your work,
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:14 - but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God. On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your ox, your donkey or any of your animals, nor any foreigner residing in your towns, so that your male and female servants may rest, as you do.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:15 - Remember that you were slaves in Egypt and that the LORD your God brought you out of there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:16 - “Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live long and that it may go well with you in the land the LORD your God is giving you.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:17 - “You shall not murder.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:18 - “You shall not commit adultery.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:19 - “You shall not steal.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:20 - “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:21 - “You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. You shall not set your desire on your neighbor’s house or land, his male or female servant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:22 - These are the commandments the LORD proclaimed in a loud voice to your whole assembly there on the mountain from out of the fire, the cloud and the deep darkness; and he added nothing more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
(Exo 20:18–21 )
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:23 - When you heard the voice out of the darkness, while the mountain was ablaze with fire, all the leaders of your tribes and your elders came to me.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:24 - And you said, “The LORD our God has shown us his glory and his majesty, and we have heard his voice from the fire. Today we have seen that a person can live even if God speaks with them.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:25 - But now, why should we die? This great fire will consume us, and we will die if we hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:26 - For what mortal has ever heard the voice of the living God speaking out of fire, as we have, and survived?
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:27 - Go near and listen to all that the LORD our God says. Then tell us whatever the LORD our God tells you. We will listen and obey.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:28 - The LORD heard you when you spoke to me, and the LORD said to me, “I have heard what this people said to you. Everything they said was good.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:29 - Oh, that their hearts would be inclined to fear me and keep all my commands always, so that it might go well with them and their children forever!
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:30 - “Go, tell them to return to their tents.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:31 - But you stay here with me so that I may give you all the commands, decrees and laws you are to teach them to follow in the land I am giving them to possess.”
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:32 - So be careful to do what the LORD your God has commanded you; do not turn aside to the right or to the left.
Unchecked Copy BoxDeu 5:33 - Walk in obedience to all that the LORD your God has commanded you, so that you may live and prosper and prolong your days in the land that you will possess.
NIV Footnotes
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