Exodus 20:1-4, 7-9, 12-20
1 Then GodA spokeB all these words:C
2 I am the LordD your God, who brought you out of the landE of Egypt,F out of the houseG of slavery;H 3 you shall have no other godsI before me.J
4 You shall not make for yourself an idol,K whether in the formL of anything that is in heavenM above, or that is on the earthN beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
7 You shall not makeO wrongfulP use of the nameQ of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquitR anyone who misusesS his name.
8 RememberT the sabbathU day, and keep it holy.V 9 Six days you shall laborW and do all your work.X
12 HonorY your father and your mother, so that your days may be longZ in the landAA that the Lord your God is giving you.
13 You shall not murder.BB
14 You shall not commit adultery.CC
15 You shall not steal.DD
16 You shall not bearEE falseFF witnessGG against your neighbor.HH
17 You shall not covetII your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife,JJ or male or female slave,KK or ox,LL or donkey,MM or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
18 When all the peopleNN witnessedOO the thunderPP and lightning,QQ
the soundRR of the trumpet,SS and the mountain smoking, they were afraidTT and trembledUU and stoodVV at a distance,
19 and said to Moses,WW “You speak to us, and we will listen;XX but do not let God speak to us, or we will die.” 20 Moses said to the people, “Do not be afraid;YY
for God has come only toZZ testAAA you and to put the fearBBB of him upon youCCC so that you do not sin.”DDD
Image credit: “Ten Commandments, Mural Detail” photo by cobalt123 in Antonito, Colorado, 2012.