Obey the Ordinances1 And Moses called all Israel, and he said to them, Hear O Israel, the ordinances and the judgments! as many as I speak in your ears in this day. And you shall learn them, and guard to do them. 2 The lord your God ordained to you a covenant in Horeb. 3 Not with your fathers the lord ordained this covenant, but only with you; even you here all living today. 4 Face to face the lord spoke to you in the mountain from the midst of the fire. 5 And I stood between the lord and you in that time, to announce to you the sayings of the lord (for you were in fear from before the fire, and you did not ascend unto the mountain), saying, 6 I am the lord your God, the one leading you from out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery. 7 There shall not be [3to you 2gods 1other] before my face. 8 You shall not make for yourself a carving, nor any representation, as many as are in the heaven upward, and as many as are in the earth below, and as many as are in the waters underneath the earth. 9 You shall not do obeisance to them, nor in any way serve them; for I am the lord your God, a jealous God, repaying the sins of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation to the ones detesting me, 10 and executing mercy to thousands, to the ones loving me, and to the ones keeping my orders. 11 You shall not take the name of the lord your God in vain; for [3shall not 4cleanse 1the lord 2your God] the one taking his name in vain. 12 Guard the day of the Sabbaths! to sanctify it in which manner [3gave charge 4to you 1the lord 2your God]! 13 Six days you shall work, and do all your works. 14 But the [2day 1seventh] is a Sabbath to the lord your God. You shall not do on it any work -- you, and your son, and your daughter, your manservant, and your maidservant, your ox, and your beast of burden, and every beast of yours, and the foreigner sojourning among you, that [4should have cause to rest 1your manservant 2and 3your maidservant] as also you. 15 And you shall remember that you were a servant in the land of Egypt, and [3led 4you 1the lord 2your God] from there by [2hand 1a fortified] and with [2arm 1a high]. On account of this [3gave orders 4to you 1the lord 2your God], so as for you to guard the day of the Sabbaths, and to sanctify it. 16 Esteem your father and your mother! in which manner [3gave charge 4to you 1the lord 2your God], that good should be to you, and that [2a long time 1you may be] upon the earth, of which the lord your God gives to you. 17 You shall not murder. 18 You shall not commit adultery. 19 You shall not steal. 20 You shall not witness falsely against your neighbor [2witness 1as a lying]. 21 You shall not desire the wife of your neighbor. You shall not desire the house of your neighbor, nor his field, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his beast of burden, nor any beast of his, nor any thing as much as [2of your neighbor 1is]. 22 These are the discourses the lord spoke to all your congregation in the mountain from the midst of the fire, darkness, dimness, storm -- [2voice 1a great]; and he did not add any more. And he wrote them upon two tablets of stone, and he gave them to me. 23 And it came to pass as you heard the voice from out of the midst of the fire, and the mountain burned fire, and there came forward to me all the leaders of your tribes, and your council of elders, 24 that you said, Behold, [3showed 4to us 1the lord 2our God] his glory, and his voice we hear from the midst of the fire. In this day we beheld that God shall speak to man, and he shall live. 25 And now lest at any time we die, for [3shall completely consume 4us 2fire 1this great], if we [2should have added 3to hear 1ourselves] the voice of the lord our God any more -- then we shall die. 26 For what flesh who heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire [3as 4we 2even 1shall live]? 27 You approach and hear all as much as [3should 4say 1the lord 2our God] to you! And you shall speak to us all whatever as much as [3should speak 1the lord 2our God] to you, and we will hear, and we will do. 28 And the lord heard the voice of your words speaking to me. And the lord said to me, I heard the voice of the words of this people, as many as they spoke to you rightly, all as many as they spoke. 29 Who shall give [2to be 3thus 1their heart] in them, so as to fear me, and to guard my commandments all the days, that good might be to them and to their sons through the eon. 30 Proceed! Say to them! You return to your houses! 31 But you here stand with me! and I shall speak to you all the commandments, and the ordinances, and the judgments, as many as you shall teach them. And let them do thus in the land which I give to them by lot! 32 And you shall guard to do in which manner [3gave charge 4to you 1the lord 2your God], to not turn aside right nor left, 33 but according to every way which [3gave charge 4to you 1the lord 2your God] to go by it, so that he should rest you, and good might be to you, and you should prolong your days upon the land which you shall inherit.
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