1 And Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them: Hear, O Israel, the statutes and
judgments which I am speaking in your ears today, that you may learn them and take heed
to do them.
2 Jehovah our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 Jehovah did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, all those of us who are
alive here today.
4 Jehovah talked with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.
5 I stood between Jehovah and you at that time, to declare to you the Word of Jehovah
(for you were afraid of the presence of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain),
6 I am Jehovah your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of
7 You shall have no other gods before Me.
8 You shall not make for yourself a carved image; any likeness of anything in the heavens
above, or in the earth beneath, or in the waters under the earth;
9 you shall not bow down to them nor serve them; for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous
Mighty God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the sons to the third and fourth
generations of those who hate Me,
10 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.
11 You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not hold
him guiltless who takes His name in vain.
12 Keep the Sabbath day, to be holy, as Jehovah 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 Jehovah your God. In it you shall do no work:
you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor
your ox, nor your donkey, nor any of your cattle, nor your sojourner who is within your
gates, that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.
15 And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah your God
brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore
Jehovah your God has commanded you to keep the Sabbath day.
16 Honor your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God has commanded you, that
your days may be prolonged, and that it may be well with you in the land which Jehovah
your God is giving to you.
17 You shall not murder.
18 You shall not commit adultery.
19 You shall not steal.
20 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
21 You shall not desire your neighbor's wife; and you shall not covet your neighbor's
house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is
22 These words Jehovah has spoken to all your assembly, on the mountain from the midst
of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and He has added no
more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
23 And so it was, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the
mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and
24 And you said, Behold, Jehovah our God has shown us His glory and His greatness,
and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. We have seen this day that God
speaks with man, yet he lives.
25 Now therefore, why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the
voice of Jehovah our God anymore, then we shall die!
26 For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from
the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?
27 You go near and hear all that Jehovah our God shall say, and you speak to us all that
Jehovah our God shall speak to you; and we will hear and do it.
28 And Jehovah heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and Jehovah said
to me: I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you.
They have done well in all that they have spoken.
29 Oh, that this heart of theirs would be fully yielded, to fear Me and to keep all My
commandments at all times, that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
30 Go and say to them, Return to your tents.
31 But as for you, stand here by Me, and I will speak to you all the commandments, 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.
32 Therefore, take heed to do as Jehovah your God has commanded you; do not turn
aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 You shall walk in all the ways which Jehovah your God has commanded you, that you
may live and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land
which you shall possess.