Exodus 20
American Standard Version
The Ten Commandments

1And God spake all these words, saying,

2I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

4Thou shalt not make unto thee a graven image, nor 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. 5Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto them, nor serve them, for I Jehovah thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, upon the third and upon the fourth generation of them that hate me, 6and showing lovingkindness unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.

7Thou shalt not take the name of Jehovah thy God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

8Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 9Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work; 10but the seventh day is a sabbath unto Jehovah thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 11for in six days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore Jehovah blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

12Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long in the land which Jehovah thy God giveth thee.

13Thou shalt not kill.

14Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15Thou shalt not steal.

16Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

17Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's.

Moses Comforts the People

18And all the people perceived the thunderings, and the lightnings, and the voice of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking: and when the people saw it, they trembled, and stood afar off. 19And they said unto Moses, Speak thou with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die. 20And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come to prove you, and that his fear may be before you, that ye sin not. 21And the people stood afar off, and Moses drew near unto the thick darkness where God was.

Idolatry is Forbidden

22And Jehovah said unto Moses, Thus thou shalt say unto the children of Israel, Ye yourselves have seen that I have talked with you from heaven. 23Ye shall not make other gods with me; gods of silver, or gods of gold, ye shall not make unto you.

The Altar of Sacrifice

24An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt-offerings, and thy peace-offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in every place where I record my name I will come unto thee and I will bless thee. 25And if thou make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of hewn stones; for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it. 26Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not uncovered thereon.

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1. The ten commandments are spoken by Jehovah
18. The people are afraid, but Moses comforts them
21. Idolatry is forbidden
23. Of what sort the altar should be
Exodus 1: The Israelites Multiply in Egypt

Exodus 2: The Birth of Moses

Exodus 3: Moses at the Burning Bush

Exodus 4: Moses' Staff

Exodus 5: Pharaoh's First Refusal

Exodus 6: God Promises Deliverance

Exodus 7: I Will Stretch Out My Hand

Exodus 8: The Second Plague: Frogs

Exodus 9: The Fifth Plague: Livestock

Exodus 10: The Eighth Plague: Locusts

Exodus 11: The Plague on the Firstborn Foretold

Exodus 12: The First Passover

Exodus 13: Dedication of the Firstborn

Exodus 14: Pharaoh Pursues the Israelites

Exodus 15: Moses' Song of Deliverance

Exodus 16: Manna and Quail From Heaven

Exodus 17: Water From the Rock

Exodus 18: The Visit of Jethro

Exodus 19: Israel at Mount Sinai

Exodus 20: The Ten Commandments

Exodus 21: Laws for Servants

Exodus 22: Property Laws

Exodus 23: Justice and Mercy

Exodus 24: The Covenant Sealed

Exodus 25: Offerings for the Tabernacle

Exodus 26: The Ten Curtains of the Tabernacle

Exodus 27: The Bronze Altar

Exodus 28: Garments for the Priests

Exodus 29: Consecration of the Priests

Exodus 30: The Altar of Incense

Exodus 31: Bezaleel and Oholiab the Craftsmen

Exodus 32: The Golden Calf

Exodus 33: The Command to Leave Sinai

Exodus 34: The Tablets Are Replaced

Exodus 35: The Sabbath

Exodus 36: The Tabernacle Underwritten

Exodus 37: Constructing The Ark

Exodus 38: The Altar of Burnt Offerings

Exodus 39: The Ephod

Exodus 40: The Tabernacle Set Up

Exodus 19
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