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.* ^f And all the people answered together, and said, Al l tTiat the Lord hath spoken, we will do. And Moses returned the words of the people unto the Lord.
9 And the Lord said unto Moses, Lo, I come unto thee in a thick cloud, that the people may hear when I speak with ihee, and believe thee for ever. And Moses told the words •of the people unto the Lord.
10 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go unto the people, and sanctify them to day and to morrow, and let them wash their clothes,
11 And be ready against die third day; for the third day the Lord will comedown in the sight of all the people upqn mount Sinai.
12 And thou shalt set bounds unto the people round about, saying, Take heed to yourselves, that ye go not up into the mount, or touch the border of it: whosoever toucheth the mount shall be surely put to death:
13 There shall not an hand touch it, but he shall surely b« stoned, or shot through; whether it be beast or man, it shall not live: when the trampet souadeth long, they shall come up to the mount.
14 And Moses went down from the mount unto the people, and sanctified the people; and they washed their clothes.
15 And he said unto the people, Be ready against the third day: come not at your wives.
16 % And it came to pass on the third day in the morning, that there were thunders and lightnings, and a thick cloud upon the mount, and the voice of the trumpet exceeding loud; so that all the people that tcas in the camp trembled.
17 And Moses brought forth the people out of the camp to meet with God, and they stood at the nether part of tlifi mount.
18 And Mount Sinai was altogether on a smoke, because the Lord descended upon it in fire: and the smoke thereof ascended as the smoke of a furuace, and the whole mount quaked greatly.
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19 -And when the voice of the trumpet sounded long, and waxed louder and louder, Moses spake, and God answered him by a voice.
fi0 And the Lord came down upon mount Sinai, on the top of the mount: and the Lord called Moses up to the top of the mount, and Moses went up.
21 And the Lord said unto Moses, Go down, charge the people, lest they break through unto the Lord to gaze, and many of them perish.
22 And let the priests also, which come near to the Lordi sanctify themselves, lest the Lo K D break forth upon them.
23 And Moses said unto the Lord, The people cannot come up to mount Sinai: for tfiou chargedst us, saying, Set bounds about the mount, and sanctify it.
£4 And the Lord said unto him, Away, get thee down, and thou shalt come up, thou and Aaron with thee: but let not the priests and the people break through to come up unto the Lord, lest he break forth upon them.
£5 So Moses went down unto the people, and spake unto them,
CHAP. XX. 1 The ten command ..ents. 22 Idolatry forbidden. 24 Of
what sort the altar should be. ^^ND God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Lgypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have-no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth genet alian of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy nuto thousands of them that leve me, and keep 'ny commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God
-' :"! in fn *-ain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh Jiis name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy pod: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man servant, nor thy makl servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and aii that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lo Rd thy God giveth thee.
15 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery, lo Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man servant, nor his maid servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.
18 AndaU the people saw the thunderings and the lightnings, and the noise of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they removed, and stood afar off.
19 And they said unto Moses, Speak thou witli us, and we will hear: but let not God speak with us, lest we die.
20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before your faces, that ye sin not.
21 And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.
22 If And the Lord said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye have seen that I have talked with you from heaven.
23 Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you gods of gold.
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24 ^ f An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peaceofferings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where 1 record my name, I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
25 And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
1 sin exhortation to obedience. 41 Moses appointelh the
three cities of refuge on this side Jordan. 'VTOW therefore hearken, O Israel, unto the statutes and unto the judgments which I teach you, for to do them, that ye may live, and go in and possess the land which the Lord God of your fathers givetli you.
2 Ye shall not add unto the word which I command you, neither shall ye diminish ought from it, that ye may keep the commandments of the Lord your God which I command you.
3 Your eyes have seen what the Lord did, because of Baal-peor: for all the men that followed Baal-peor, the Lord thy God hath destroyed them from among you.
4 But ye that did cleave unto the Lord your God are alive every one of you this day.
5 Behold, I have taught you statutes and judgments, even as the Lord my God commanded me, that ye should do so in the land whither ye go to possess it.
6 Keep therefore and do them; for this is your wisdom and your understanding in the sight of the nations which shall hear all these statutes, and say, Surely this great nation is a wise and understanding people.
7 For what nation is there so great, who hath God so nis,h unto them as the Lord our God is in all things that we rail upon him for?
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• And what nation is there so great, that hath statutes and judgment? so righteous as all this law which I set before you this day?
9 Only take heed to thyself, and keep thy soul diligently, lest thou forget the things which thine eyes have seen, and lest they depart from thy heart all the days of thy life: but teach them thy sons, and thy sons' sous;
10 Specially the day that thou stoodest before the Lord thy God hi Horeb, when the Lord said unto me, Gather me the people together, and I will make them hear my words, that they may learn to fear me all the days that they shall live upon the earth, and that they may teach their children.
11 And ye came near, and stood under the mountain; and the mountain burned with fire unto the midst of heaven, with darkness, clouds, and thick darkness.
la And the Lord spake unto you out of the midst of the fire: ye heard the voice of the words, but saw no similitude'; only ye heard a voice.
13 And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.
14 And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you statutes and judgments that ye might do them in the land whither ye go over to possess it.
15 Take ye therefore good heed unto yourselves: for ye saw no manner of similitude on the day tiiut the Lord spake urito you in Horeb out of the midst of the fire:
16 Lest ye corrupt yourselves and make you a graven image, the similitude of any figure, the likeness of male or female,
17 The likeness of any beast that is .on ths earth, the likeness of any winged fowl that flieth in the air,
18 The likeness of any thing that creepeth on the ground, the likeness of any fish that is in the waters beneath the earth:
19 And lest thou lift up thine eyes unto heaven, and when thou seest the sun and the moon, and ihe stars, even all the host of heaven, shouldest be driven to worship them, and serve them, which the Lord thy God hath divided unto all nations under the whole heaven.