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The Ten Commandments...
And Mosheh called all Yisra`el, and said to them, `Hear, O Yisra`el, the laws and right-rulings which I speak in your hearing today. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them.
' YHWH our Elohim made a covenant with us in Horeb.
' YHWH did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, those who are here today, all of us who are alive.
' YHWH spoke with you face to face on the mountain from the midst of the fire.
'I stood between YHWH and you at that time, to declare to you the Word of YHWH - for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up the mountain - saying:
'I am YHWH your Elohim who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of bondage.
'You have no other mighty ones against My face.
'You do not make for yourself a carved image, any likeness of which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,
you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, YHWH your Elohim, am a jealous El, visiting the crookedness of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
(Topics: How to love God)
'You do not bringd the Name of YHWH your Elohim to naught, for YHWH does not leave him unpunished who brings His Name to naught.
'Guard the Sabbath day, to set it apart, as YHWH your Elohim commanded you.
What does God want us to do on His Sabbaths? (Topics: The Sabbath)
'Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
but the seventh day is a Sabbathe of YHWH your Elohim. You do not do any 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 stranger who is within your gates, so that your male servant and your female servant rest as you do.
Can the Sabbath be on any day? Who does it apply to? (See also:
Leviticus 23:3) (Topics: The Sabbath, Different laws for Jews and Gentiles?)
'And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Mitsrayim, and that YHWH your Elohim brought you out from there by a strong hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore YHWH your Elohim commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
'Respect your father and your mother, as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you, so that your days are prolonged, and so that it is well with you on the soil which YHWH your Elohim is giving you.
'You do not murder.
'You do not commit adultery.
'You do not steal.
'You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.
'You do not covet your neighbour's wife, nor do you desire your neighbour's house, his field, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.'
'These Wordsf YHWH spoke to all your assembly, in the mountain from the midst of the fire, of the cloud, and of the thick darkness, with a loud voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.
'And it came to be, 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 your elders,
and said, 'See, YHWH our Elohim has shown us His esteem and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire. Today we have seen that Elohim speaks with man - and he lives!
'And now why should we die? For this great fire is consuming us. If we hear the voice of YHWH our Elohim any more, then we shall die.
'For who is there of all flesh who has heard the voice of the living Elohim speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and does live?
'You go near and hear all that YHWH our Elohim says, and speak to us all that YHWH our Elohim says to you, and we shall hear and do it.'
'And YHWH heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me, and YHWH 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.
'Oh, that they had such a heart in them, to fear Me and to guard all My commands always, so that it might be well with them and with their children forever!
'Go, say to them, 'Return to your tents.'
'But you, stand here by Me, and let Me speak to you all the commands, and the laws, and the right-rulings which you are to teach them. And they shall do them in the land which I am giving them to possess.'
'And you shall guard to do as YHWH your Elohim has commanded you - do not turn aside, to the right or to the left.
'Walk in all the way which YHWH your Elohim has commanded you, so that you live and it be well with you. And you shall prolong your days in the land which you possess.