Bible: Exodus 20:1-7


The Decalogue


God spoke all these words: 2 

20:2I, 3  the Lord, am your God, 4  who brought you 5  from the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 6 

20:3You shall have no 7  other gods before me. 8 

20:4You shall not make for yourself a carved image 9  or any likeness 10  of anything 11  that is in heaven above or that is on the earth beneath or that is in the water below. 12  20:5 You shall not bow down to them or serve them, 13  for I, the Lord, your God, am a jealous 14  God, responding to 15  the transgression of fathers by dealing with children to the third and fourth generations 16  of those who reject me, 17  20:6 and showing covenant faithfulness 18  to a thousand generations 19  of those who love me and keep my commandments.

20:7You shall not take 20  the name of the Lord your God in vain, 21  for the Lord will not hold guiltless 22  anyone who takes his name in vain.

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