The Ten Commandments: Deuteronomy 5:6-21 from The Living Bible6"'I am Jehovah your God who rescued you from slavery in Egypt.
7"'Never worship any god but me.
8"'Never make idols; don't worship images, whether of birds, animals, or fish. 9 10 You shall not bow down to any images nor worship them in any way, for I am the Lord your God. I am a jealous God, and I will bring the curse of a father's sins upon even the third and fourth generation of the children of those who hate me; but I will show kindness to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments.
11"'You must never use my name to make a vow you don't intend to keep.a I will not overlook that.
12"'Keep the Sabbath day holy. This is my command. 13Work the other six days, 14but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God; no work shall be done that day by you or by any of your household—your sons, daughters, servants, oxen, donkeys, or cattle; even foreigners living among you must obey this law. Everybody must rest as you do. 15Why should you keep the Sabbath? It is because you were slaves in Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out with a great display of miracles.
16"'Honor your father and mother (remember, this is a commandment of the Lord your God); if you do so, you shall have a long, prosperous life in the land he is giving you.
17"'You must not murder.
18"'You must not commit adultery.
19"'You must not steal.
20"'You must not tell lies.
21"'You must not burn with desire for another man's wife, nor envy him for his home, land, servants, oxen, donkeys, nor anything else he owns.'
a Literally, "You must not utter the name of the Lord your God to misuse it."