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5 Deuteronomy

1 And Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them, "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I speak in your hearing this day, and you shall learn them and be careful to do them. The Ten Commandments. - Ex.20.1-17
2 Yahweh our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
3 Not with our fathers did Yahweh make this covenant, but with us, who are all of us here alive this day.
4 Yahweh spoke with you face to face at the mountain, out of the midst of the fire,
5 while I stood between Yahweh and you at that time, to declare to you the word of Yahweh; for you were afraid because of the fire, and you did not go up into the mountain. He said:
6 " 'I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
7 " 'You shall have no other gods before me.
8 " 'You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth;
9 you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I Yahweh your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me,
10 but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11 " 'You shall not take the name of Yahweh your God in vain: for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
12 " 'Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Yahweh your God commanded you.
13 Six days you shall labour, and do all your work;
14 but the seventh day is a sabbath to Yahweh your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, or your manservant, or your maidservant, or your ox, or your ass, or any of your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates, that your manservant and your maidservant may rest as well as you.
15 You shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and Yahweh your God brought you out thence with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore Yahweh your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.
16 " 'Honour your father and your mother, as Yahweh your God commanded you; that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you, in the land which Yahweh your God gives you.
17 " 'You shall not kill.
18 " 'Neither shall you commit adultery.
19 " 'Neither shall you steal.
20 " 'Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbour.
21 " 'Neither shall you covet your neighbour's wife; and you shall not desire your neighbour's house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbour's.'
22 "These words Yahweh spoke to all your assembly at the mountain out of the midst of the fire, the cloud, and the thick darkness, with a loud voice; and he added no more. And he wrote them upon two tables of stone, and gave them to me.
23 And when you heard the voice out of the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes, and your elders;

The people's fear. - Ex.20.18-21
24 and you said, 'Behold, Yahweh our God has shown us his glory and greatness, and we have heard his voice out of the midst of the fire; we have this day seen God speak with man and man still live.
25 Now therefore why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we hear the voice of Yahweh our God any more, we shall die.
26 For who is there of all flesh, that has heard the voice of the living God speaking out of the midst of fire, as we have, and has still lived?
27 Go near, and hear all that Yahweh our God will say; and speak to us all that Yahweh our God will speak to you; and we will hear and do it.'
28 "And Yahweh heard your words, when you spoke to me; and Yahweh said to me, 'I have heard the words of this people, which they have spoken to you; they have rightly said all that they have spoken.
29 Oh that they had such a mind as this always, to fear me and to keep all my commandments, that it might go well with them and with their children for ever!
30 Go and say to them, "Return to your tents."
31 But you, stand here by me, and I will tell you all the commandment and the statutes and the ordinances which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.'
32 You shall be careful to do therefore as Yahweh your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
33 You shall walk in all the way which Yahweh your God has commanded you, that you may live, and that it may go well with you, and that you may live long in the land which you shall possess.
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