The testimony of God (the law) revealing God to His people
God spoke all these 1words
I am 1aJehovah
your God, who bbrought
you out of the land of Egypt, out of the slave house;
You shall have no aother
You shall not amake
for yourself an 1idol
, nor the 2form
of anything that is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water beneath the earth.
You shall not bow down to them, and you shall not aserve
them; for I, Jehovah your God, am a bjealous
the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Yet showing alovingkindness
of generations of those who 2love
Me and keep My commandments.
You shall not take the aname
of Jehovah your God in vain, for Jehovah will not hold guiltless him who takes His name in vain.
Remember the 1aSabbath
day so as to sanctify it.
days you shall labor and do all your work,
But the aseventh
day is a Sabbath 1to
Jehovah your God; you shall not do any work, you nor your son nor your daughter, your male servant nor your female servant, nor your cattle nor the sojourner with you, who is within your gates.
For in asix
days Jehovah made heaven and earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore Jehovah blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.
your father and your mother, that your days may be extended upon the land which 1Jehovah
your God is giving you.
shall not bkill
shall not commit adultery.
shall not steal.
shall not testify with false testimony against your neighbor.
You shall not 1acovet
your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that belongs to your neighbor.
The negative aspect of the law
And all the people witnessed the thunder and the flashes of lightning and the sound of the atrumpet and the mountain smoking; and when the people witnessed it, they 1trembled
and stood at a distance.
And they said to Moses, aYou
speak with us, and we will listen; but do not let God speak with us, so we do not bdie
And Moses said to the people, Do not be afraid; for God has come in order to atest
you and in order that the bfear
of Him may be before you, so that you do not sin.
And the people stood at a distance, and Moses drew near to the deep adarkness
where God was.
The statutes of the law concerning the worship of God
And Jehovah said to Moses, 1Thus
shall you say to the children of Israel, You yourselves have seen that I have 2aspoken
to you from heaven.
You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of 1silver
, you shall not make for yourselves.
you shall make for Me, and you shall 1sacrifice
on it your burnt offerings and your peace offerings, your sheep and your oxen; in every place where I cause My 3aname
to be remembered, I will 4come
to you and 4bbless
And if you make Me an altar of astone
, you shall not build it of hewn stones; for if you lift up your tool upon it, you have 1polluted
Neither shall you go up by 1steps
to My altar, so that your 2nakedness
may not be uncovered on it.