Deuteronomy 5

ISV(i) 1 Moses called all of Israel together and told them: "Listen, Israel! Today I'm going to announce God's laws and regulations so that you will learn them and take care to obey them. 2 When the LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb, 3 it was not with our ancestors that the LORD made this covenant, but with us {— } we who are here today {— } all of us who are now living. 4 The LORD spoke to you face to face on the mountain from the fire. 5 I stood at that time as mediator between the LORD and you to declare his message to you, because you were afraid of the fire and would not go up the mountain. He said: 6 ({ ΰ} - [Alef.]) "I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt {— } from the house of slavery. 7 ({ α} - [Bet.]) "You shall have no other gods besides me. 8 You shall not make for yourselves a carved image resembling any form in the heavens above, on earth below, or in the waters under the earth. 9 You shall not bow down to them in worship or serve them; because I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, punishing the children for the iniquity of their parents, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate me, 10 but showing gracious love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments. 11 ({ β} - [Gimmel.]) "You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, because the LORD will not leave the one who misuses his name unpunished. 12 ({ γ} - [Daleth.]) "Keep the Sabbath day holy, just as the LORD your God commanded. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 but the seventh day is a Sabbath for the LORD your God. You shall not do any work: neither you, your children, your male and female servants, your oxen and donkeys, all your livestock, as well as the foreigners who live among you, so that your male and female servants may rest as you do. 15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, but the LORD your God brought you out from there with great power and a show of force. Therefore the LORD your God has commanded you to observe the Sabbath day. 16 ({ δ} - [He.]) "Honor your father and your mother, just as the LORD your God commanded you, so that your life will be long and things will go well for you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you. 17 ({ ε} - [Vav.]) "You shall not murder. 18 ({ ζ} - [Zayin.]) "You shall not commit adultery. 19 ({ η} - [Cheth.]) "You shall not steal. 20 ({ θ} - [Teth.]) "You shall not testify falsely against your neighbor. 21 ({ ι} - [Yod.]) "You shall not desire your neighbor's wife, or covet your neighbor's house, fields, his male and female servants, his ox, his donkey, or anything that concerns your neighbor." 22 "These commands the LORD declared in a loud voice to your entire assembly on the mountain from out of the fire and dark clouds, and nothing more was added. He inscribed them on two tablets of stones and gave them to me. 23 "When you heard the voice from the darkness while the mountain was blazing, all the leaders and elders of your tribes came to me and said: 24 'The LORD our God truly has displayed his glory and power, for we heard him from out of the fire today. We have witnessed how God spoke to human beings, yet they lived. 25 Now therefore, why should we die? This great fire will consume us. If we continue to listen to the voice of the LORD our God any longer, we'll die. 26 For what mortal man has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the fire like we did, and lived? 27 As for you, go near and listen to everything that the LORD our God will say to you. Then repeat it to us, then we will listen and obey.' 28 "The LORD heard what you said. He said to me: 'I've heard what this people said. Everything they said was good. 29 If only they would commit to fear me and keep all my commands, then it will go well with them and their children forever. 30 "'Go and tell them to return to their tents, 31 but you stand here with me and I'll speak to you all the commands, decrees, and laws that you must teach them to observe in the land that I'm giving you to possess. 32 You must be careful to do what the LORD your God commanded you, turning neither to the left nor to the right. 33 Walk in every way that the LORD your God commanded you, so that life may go well for you, and so that you will prolong your days in the land that you will possess.'"