SHEMOTH 20 (Exodus 20)

1 And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying,

2 “I am 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery.

3 “You have no other mighty ones against My face.

4 “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the shamayim above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,

5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim, am a jealous Ĕl, visiting the wickedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,

6 but showing kindness to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My Commands.

7 “You do not bring the Name of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim to naught, for 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught.

8 “Remember the Shabbath day, to qadosh it.

9 “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,

10 but the seventh day is a Shabbath of 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 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 cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

11 “For in six days 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 made the shamayim and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 baraḵ the Shabbath day and qadosh it.

12 “Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the land which 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 your Elohim is giving you.

13 “You do not murder.

14 “You do not commit adultery.

15 “You do not steal.

16 “You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.

17 “You do not covet your neighbour’s house, you do not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, or whatever belongs to your neighbour.”

18 And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the sound of the ram’s horn, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance,

19 and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.”

20 And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His reverence be before you, so that you do not sin.”

21 So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the dense cloud where Elohim was.

22 And 𐤉𐤄𐤅𐤄 said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the shamayim.

23 ‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves.

24 ‘Make an altar of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your cattle. In every place where I cause My Name to be remembered I shall come to you and baraḵ you.

25 ‘And if you make Me an altar of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it.

26 ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My altar, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’