The Ten Commandments:  Exodus 20:1-17 (CEV)

1God said to the people of Israel:

2I am the LORD your God, the one who brought you out of Egypt when you were slaves.

3Do not worship any god except me.

4Do not make idols that look like anything in the sky or on earth or in the ocean under the earth. 5Don't bow down and worship idols. I am the LORD your God, and I demand all your love. If you reject me, I will punish your families for three or four generations. 6But if you love me and obey my laws, I will be kind to your families for thousands of generations.

7Do not misuse my name. I am the LORD your God, and I will punish anyone who misuses my name.

8Remember that the Sabbath Day belongs to me. 9You have six days when you can do your work, 10but the seventh day of each week belongs to me, your God. No one is to work on that dayŚnot you, your children, your slaves, your animals, or the foreigners who live in your towns. 11In six days I made the sky, the earth, the oceans, and everything in them, but on the seventh day I rested. That's why I made the Sabbath a special day that belongs to me.

12Respect your father and your mother, and you will live a long time in the land I am giving you.

13Do not murder.

14Be faithful in marriage.

15Do not steal.

16Do not tell lies about others.

17Do not want anything that belongs to someone else. Don't want anyone's house, wife or husband, slaves, oxen, donkeys or anything else.