The Ten Commandments.
Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these wordes and sayde: Exodus 20:2 I am the Lorde thy God, which haue brought the out of the lande of Egipte, oute of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt haue none other goddes in my syght. Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt make the no grauen ymage, nether any symilitude that is in heauen aboue, ether in the erth benethe, or in the waters vnder the erth. Exodus 20:5 Thou shalt not worshyppe them, nether serue them: for I the Lorde thy God, am a gelouse God, and vyset þe synne of the fathers vpon the chyldren vnto the thyrde and fourth generacyon of them that hate me: Exodus 20:6 and shewe mercye vnto thousandes in them that loue me and kepe my commaundementes. Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lorde thy God in vayne, for the Lorde wyll not holde him gyltlesse that taketh his name in vayne. Exodus 20:8 Remembre the Sabbath daye that thou sanctifye it. Exodus 20:9 Sixe dayes shalt thou laboure and do all that thou hast to do: Exodus 20:10 but the seuenth daye is the Sabbath of the Lorde thy God, in it thou shalt do no maner of worke, thou and thy sonne, and thy daughter, thy man seruaunte and thy mayde seruaunte, thy catell and the straunger that is within thy gates. Exodus 20:11 For in syxe dayes the Lorde made heauen and erth, the see and all that in them is, and rested the seuenth daye: wherfore þe Lorde blessed the Sabbath daye and halowed it.
Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father & thy mother, that thy dayes maye be longe in the lande which þe Lord thy God geueth the. Exodus 20:13 Thou shalt not kyll. Exodus 20:14 Thou shalt not breake wedlocke. Exodus 20:15 Thou shalt not steale. Exodus 20:16 Thou shalt not bere false witnesse agenst thy neyghboure. Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not couet thy neyghbours house: nether shalt þu couet thy neyghbours wyfe, or hys man seruaunte, or hys mayde, or his oxe, or his asse, or whatsoeuer thy neyboure hath.
The people are afraid.
Exodus 20:18 And all the people sawe the thunder and the lyghtenynge, and the noyse of the trompe, and the mountayne smokynge, And when the people sawe it, they remoued and stode a farre of, Exodus 20:19 and sayde vnto Moses: talke thou with vs, and we wyll heare: but let not God talke with vs, lest we dye.
Moses comforteth them.
Exodus 20:20 And Moses sayde vnto the people: feare not, for God is come to proue you, and that his feare maye be in youre face, that ye synne not. Exodus 20:21 And the people stode a farre of, and Moses went into the thycke clowde where God was.
Idolatry is forbidden.
Exodus 20:22 And the Lorde sayde vnto Moses: thus thou shalt saye vnto the chyldren of Israel. Ye haue sene that I haue talked with you from oute of heauen. Exodus 20:23 Ye shall not make therfore with me goddes of syluer neyther shall ye make you goddes of golde.
Of what sort the altar should be.
Exodus 20:24 An alter of erth thou shalt make vnto me, and theron offer thy burntofferynges and thy peace offerynges, thy shepe and thyne oxen. In all places where I shall put the remembraunce of my name thyther I wyll come vnto the and blesse the. Exodus 20:25 And yf thou wylt make me an alter of stone, se thou make it not of hewen stone. Els yf thou lyfte vp thy tole vpon it, thou hast poluted it. Exodus 20:26 Neyther shalt thou goo vp by steppes vnto myne alter, that thy fylthynesse be not shewed there on.