Matthew Bible

Exodus 20

The Ten Commandments.

Exodus 20:1 And God spake all these woordes & sayd: Exodus 20:2 I am the Lorde thy God, which haue brought the out of the lande of Egipte and out of the house of bondage. Exodus 20:3 Thou shalt haue none other Goddes in my sight. Exodus 20:4 Thou shalt make the no grauen ymage neyther any similitude þt is in heauen aboue either in the earth beneth, or in the water that is beneth þe earth. Exodus 20:5 Se that thou neither bowe thy self vnto them neither serue them: for I the Lord thy God, am a gelouse God, & viset the synne of the fathers vppon the chyldren vnto the thyrd and fourth generacion of them that hate me: Exodus 20:6 and yet shew mercy vnto thousandes among them that loue me and kepe my commaundementes. Exodus 20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vayne, for the Lord wil not hold him giltlesse that taketh his name in vayne. Exodus 20:8 Remembre the Sabbath daye that thou sanctifie it. Exodus 20:9 Sixe dayes mayst thou laboure and do all that thou hast to do: Exodus 20:10 but the seuenth day is the Sabbath daye of the Lord thy God, in it thou shalt do no maner worke: nether thou nor thy sonne, nor thy doughter, neither thy man seruaunte nor thy mayde seruaunt, neither thy cattel neither yet the straunger that is within thy gates. Exodus 20:11 For in sixe dayes þe Lord made both heauen & earth & the sea & all that in them is and rested the seuenth day: wherfore the Lord blessed the Sabbath daye and halowed it.

Exodus 20:12 Honour thy father & thy mother, that thy dayes may be longe in the lande which the Lorde 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 shalte beare no false witnesse agaynst thy neyghboure. Exodus 20:17 Thou shalt not couet thy neighbours house neither shalt couet thy neighbours wyfe, his man seruaunt, his mayde, his oxe, his asse or oughte that is hys.

The people are afraid.

Exodus 20:18 And all the people sawe the thunder & the lighteninge & the noyse of the horne, & howe the mountayne smoked. And when the people sawe it, they remoued & stode a ferre of Exodus 20:19 and sayde vnto Moyses: talke thou with vs & we wil heare but let not God talke with vs lest we dye.

Moses comforteth them.

Exodus 20:20 And Moses sayd vnto þe people fear not, for God is come to proue you, & that his feare maye be among you that ye sinne not. Exodus 20:21 And the people stode a farre of, & Moses went into the thicke cloude where God was

Idolatry is forbidden.

Exodus 20:22 And the Lord sayde vnto Moses: thus thou shalt saye vnto the children of Israel: Ye haue sene how that I haue talked with you from out of heauen. Exodus 20:23 Ye shal not make therfore with me goddes of syluer nor goddes of golde: in no wise shal ye do it.

Of what sort the altar should be.

Exodus 20:24 An aulter of erth thou shalte make vnto me and thereon offer thy burntofferynges & thy peace offeringes, and thy shepe and thyne oxen. And in all places where I shall put the remembraunce of my name, thither I will come vnto the & blesse the. Exodus 20:25 But and if thou wilt make me an aulter of stone, se thou make it not of hewed stone, for if thou lift vp thy tole vpon it, thou shalt polute it. Exodus 20:26 Moreouer thou shalt not go vp wt steppes vnto myne aulter, that thy nakednesse be not shewed thereon.

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