Your Daily Readings – Verse of the Day – Exodus 20:4 – 6 – The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition – April 15, 2020

Exodus 20

Exod 20:1 And Elohim spoke all these Words, saying,
Exod 20:2 “I am יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim, who brought you out of the land of Mitsrayim, out of the house of slavery.
Exod 20:3 “You have no other mighty ones against My face.
Exod 20:4 “You do not make for yourself a carved image, or any likeness of that which is in the heavens above, or which is in the earth beneath, or which is in the waters under the earth,
Exod 20:5 you do not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim am a jealous Ěl, visiting the crookedness of the fathers on the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Exod 20:6 but showing loving-commitment to thousands, to those who love Me and guard My commands.
Exod 20:7 “You do not bring (a) the Name of יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim to naught, for יהוה (Yahweh) does not leave the one unpunished who brings His Name to naught. Footnote: a Or lift up, or take.
Exod 20:8 “Remember the Sabbath day, to set it apart.
Exod 20:9 “Six days you labour, and shall do all your work,
Exod 20:10 but the seventh day is a Sabbath (b) of יהוה (Yahweh) 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. Footnote: b There are other Sabbaths, but this is the weekly Sabbath.
Exod 20:11 “For in six days יהוה (Yahweh) made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore יהוה (Yahweh) blessed the Sabbath day and set it apart.
Exod 20:12 “Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which יהוה (Yahweh) your Elohim is giving you.
Exod 20:13 “You do not murder.
Exod 20:14 “You do not commit adultery.
Exod 20:15 “You do not steal.
Exod 20:16 “You do not bear false witness against your neighbour.
Exod 20:17 “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.”
Exod 20:18 And all the people saw the thunders, the lightning flashes, the voice of the shophar, and the mountain smoking. And the people saw it, and they trembled and stood at a distance,
Exod 20:19 and said to Mosheh, “You speak with us and we hear, but let not Elohim speak with us, lest we die.”
Exod 20:20 And Mosheh said to the people, “Do not fear, for Elohim has come to prove you, and in order that His fear be before you, so that you do not sin.”
Exod 20:21 So the people stood at a distance, but Mosheh drew near the thick darkness where Elohim was.
Exod 20:22 And יהוה (Yahweh) said to Mosheh, “Say this to the children of Yisra’ĕl: ‘You yourselves have seen that I have spoken to you from the heavens.
Exod 20:23 ‘You do not make besides Me mighty ones of silver, and you do not make mighty ones of gold for yourselves.
Exod 20:24 ‘Make a slaughter-place of earth for Me, and you shall slaughter on it your ascending 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 bless you.
Exod 20:25 ‘And if you make Me a slaughter-place of stone, do not build it of cut stone, for if you use your chisel on it, you have profaned it.
Exod 20:26 ‘Nor do you go up by steps to My slaughter-place, lest your nakedness be exposed on it.’

The Scriptures by Institute For Scripture Research – 2009 Edition

 

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