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B. The testimony of God (the law) revealing God to His people 20:1-17
Exo. 20 :1 20:1 aAnd God spoke all these 1words, saying,
Exo. 20 :2 20:2 I am 1aJehovah your God, who bbrought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the slave house;
Exo. 20 :3 20:3 You shall have no aother gods 1before Me.
Exo. 20 :4 20:4 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.
Exo. 20 :5 20:5 You shall not bow down to them, and you shall not aserve them; for I, Jehovah your God, am a bjealous God, cvisiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me,
Exo. 20 :6 20:6 Yet showing alovingkindness to 1thousands of generations of those who 2love Me and keep My commandments.
Exo. 20 :7 20:7 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.
Exo. 20 :8 20:8 Remember the 1aSabbath day so as to sanctify it.
Exo. 20 :9 20:9 aSix days you shall labor and do all your work,
Exo. 20 :10 20:10 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.
Exo. 20 :11 20:11 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.
Exo. 20 :12 20:12 aHonor your father and your mother, that your days may be extended upon the land which 1Jehovah your God is giving you.
Exo. 20 :13 20:13 1aYou shall not bkill.
Exo. 20 :14 20:14 aYou shall not commit adultery.
Exo. 20 :15 20:15 aYou shall not steal.
Exo. 20 :16 20:16 aYou shall not testify with false testimony against your neighbor.
Exo. 20 :17 20:17 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.
C. The negative aspect of the law 20:18-21
Exo. 20 :18 20:18 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.
Exo. 20 :19 20:19 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.
Exo. 20 :20 20:20 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.
Exo. 20 :21 20:21 And the people stood at a distance, and Moses drew near to the deep adarkness where God was.
D. The statutes of the law concerning the worship of God 20:22-26
Exo. 20 :22 20:22 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.
Exo. 20 :23 20:23 You shall not make other gods besides Me; gods of 1silver or agods of 1gold, you shall not make for yourselves.
Exo. 20 :24 20:24 An 1altar of 2earth 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 you.
Exo. 20 :25 20:25 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 it.
Exo. 20 :26 20:26 Neither shall you go up by 1steps to My altar, so that your 2nakedness may not be uncovered on it.
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