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Deuteronomy 5
New Living Translation

Ten Commandments for the Covenant Community

5Moses called all the people of Israel together and said, "Listen carefully, Israel. Hear the decrees and regulations I am giving you today, so you may learn them and obey them!H4872H7121H3478H559H8085H3478H2706H4941H1696H241H3117H3925H8104H6213 2"The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Mount Sinai.H3068H430H3772H1285H2722 3The LORD did not make this covenant with our ancestors, but with all of us who are alive today.H3068H3772H1285H1H587H428H2416H3117 4At the mountain the LORD spoke to you face to face from the heart of the fire.H3068H1696H6440H6440H2022H8432H784 5I stood as an intermediary between you and the LORD, for you were afraid of the fire and did not want to approach the mountain. He spoke to me, and I passed his words on to you. This is what he said.H5975H3068H6256H5046H1697H3068H3372H6440H784H5927H2022H559 6"I am the LORD your God, who rescued you from the land of Egypt, the place of your slavery.H3068H430H3318H776H4714H1004H5650 7"You must not have any other god but me.H312H430H6440 8"You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind, or an image of anything in the heavens or on the earth or in the sea.H6213H6459H8544H8064H4605H776H4325H776 9You must not bow down to them or worship them, for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God who will not tolerate your affection for any other gods. I lay the sins of the parents upon their children; the entire family is affected—even children in the third and fourth generations of those who reject me.H7812H5647H3068H430H7067H410H6485H5771H1H1121H8029H7256H8130 10But I lavish unfailing love for a thousand generations on those who love me and obey my commands.H6213H2617H505H157H8104H4687 11"You must not misuse the name of the LORD your God. The LORD will not let you go unpunished if you misuse his name.H5375H8034H3068H430H7723H3068H5352H5375H8034H7723 12"Observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy, as the LORD your God has commanded you.H8104H7676H3117H6942H3068H430H6680 13You have six days each week for your ordinary work,H8337H3117H5647H6213H4399 14but the seventh day is a Sabbath day of rest dedicated to the LORD your God. On that day no one in your household may do any work. This includes you, your sons and daughters, your male and female servants, your oxen and donkeys and other livestock, and any foreigners living among you. All your male and female servants must rest as you do.H7637H3117H7676H3068H430H6213H4399H1121H1323H5650H519H7794H2543H929H1616H8179H5650H519H5117 15Remember that you were once slaves in Egypt, but the LORD your God brought you out with his strong hand and powerful arm. That is why the LORD your God has commanded you to rest on the Sabbath day.H2142H5650H776H4714H3068H430H3318H2389H3027H5186H2220H3068H430H6680H6213H7676H3117 16"Honor your father and mother, as the LORD your God commanded you. Then you will live a long, full life in the land the LORD your God is giving you.H3513H1H517H3068H430H6680H3117H748H3190H127H3068H430H5414 17"You must not murder.H7523 18"You must not commit adultery.H5003 19"You must not steal.H1589 20"You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.H6030H7723H5707H7453 21"You must not covet your neighbor's wife. You must not covet your neighbor's house or land, male or female servant, ox or donkey, or anything else that belongs to your neighbor.H2530H7453H802H183H7453H1004H7704H5650H519H7794H2543H7453 22"The LORD spoke these words to all of you assembled there at the foot of the mountain. He spoke with a loud voice from the heart of the fire, surrounded by clouds and deep darkness. This was all he said at that time, and he wrote his words on two stone tablets and gave them to me.H1697H3068H1696H6951H2022H8432H784H6051H6205H1419H6963H3254H3789H8147H3871H68H5414 23"But when you heard the voice from the heart of the darkness, while the mountain was blazing with fire, all your tribal leaders and elders came to me.H8085H6963H8432H2822H2022H1197H784H7126H7218H7626H2205 24They said, 'Look, the LORD our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice from the heart of the fire. Today we have seen that God can speak to us humans, and yet we live!H559H3068H430H7200H3519H1433H8085H6963H8432H784H7200H3117H430H1696H120H2425 25But now, why should we risk death again? If the LORD our God speaks to us again, we will certainly die and be consumed by this awesome fire.H4191H1419H784H398H8085H6963H3068H430H3254H4191 26Can any living thing hear the voice of the living God from the heart of the fire as we did and yet survive?H1320H8085H6963H2416H430H1696H8432H784H2421 27Go yourself and listen to what the LORD our God says. Then come and tell us everything he tells you, and we will listen and obey.'H7126H8085H3068H430H559H1696H3068H430H1696H8085H6213 28"The LORD heard the request you made to me. And he said, 'I have heard what the people said to you, and they are right.H3068H8085H6963H1697H1696H3068H559H8085H6963H1697H5971H1696H3190H1696 29Oh, that they would always have hearts like this, that they might fear me and obey all my commands! If they did, they and their descendants would prosper forever.H2088H4310H3824H5414H3372H8104H4687H3117H3190H1121H5769 30Go and tell them, "Return to your tents."H3212H559H7725H168H7725 31But you stand here with me so I can give you all my commands, decrees, and regulations. You must teach them to the people so they can obey them in the land I am giving them as their possession.'"H5975H5978H1696H4687H2706H4941H3925H6213H776H5414H3423 32So Moses told the people, "You must be careful to obey all the commands of the LORD your God, following his instructions in every detail.H8104H6213H3068H430H6680H5493H3225H8040 33Stay on the path that the LORD your God has commanded you to follow. Then you will live long and prosperous lives in the land you are about to enter and occupy.H3212H1870H3068H430H6680H2421H2895H748H3117H776H3423


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