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Exodus Chapter 20

1 and~he~will~much~SPEAK(Verb) (וַיְדַבֵּר / wai'da'beyr) Elohiym (אֱלֹהִים / e'lo'him) AT (אֵת / eyt) ALL (כָּל / kol) the~WORD~s (הַדְּבָרִים / ha'de'va'rim) the~THESE (הָאֵלֶּה / ha'ey'leh) to~>~SAY(Verb) (לֵאמֹר / ley'mor)

and Elohiym spoke all these words saying,

2 I (אָנֹכִי / a'no'khi) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) Elohiym~you(ms) (אֱלֹהֶיךָ / e'lo'hey'kha) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) I~did~make~GO.OUT(Verb)~you(ms) (הוֹצֵאתִיךָ / ho'tsey'ti'kha) from~LAND (מֵאֶרֶץ / mey'e'rets) Mits'rayim (מִצְרַיִם / mits'ra'yim) from~HOUSE (מִבֵּית / mi'beyt) SERVANT~s (עֲבָדִים / a'va'dim)

I am YHWH your Elohiym, who made you go out from the land of Mits'rayim, from the house of servants.

3 NOT (לֹא / lo) he~will~EXIST(Verb) (יִהְיֶה / yih'yeh) to~~you(ms) (לְךָ / lê'kha) Elohiym (אֱלֹהִים / e'lo'him) OTHER~s (אֲחֵרִים / a'hhey'rim) UPON (עַל / al) FACE~s~me (פָּנָי / pa'nai) [387]

Another Elohiym will not exist for you in my face.

4 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~DO(Verb) (תַעֲשֶׂה / ta'a'seh) to~~you(ms) (לְךָ / lê'kha) SCULPTURE (פֶסֶל / phe'sel) and~ALL (וְכָל / wê'khol) RESEMBLANCE (תְּמוּנָה / tê'mu'nah) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) in~the~SKY~s2 (בַּשָּׁמַיִם / ba'sha'ma'yim) from~UPWARD (מִמַּעַל / mi'ma'al) and~WHICH (וַאֲשֶׁר / wa'a'sher) in~the~LAND (בָּאָרֶץ / ba'a'rets) from~UNDER (מִתָּחַת / mi'ta'hhat) and~WHICH (וַאֲשֶׁר / wa'a'sher) in~the~WATER~s2 (בַּמַּיִם / ba'ma'yim) from~UNDER (מִתַּחַת / mi'ta'hhat) to~the~LAND (לָאָרֶץ / la'a'rets)

You will not make for you a sculpture and any resemblance which is in the skies above, and which is in the land below, and which is in the waters below the land.

5 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~self~BEND.DOWN(Verb) (תִשְׁתַּחֲוֶה / tish'ta'hha'weh) to~~them(m) (לָהֶם / la'hem) and~NOT (וְלֹא / wê'lo) you(ms)~will~be~make~SERVE(Verb)~them(m) (תָעָבְדֵם / ta'av'deym) GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) I (אָנֹכִי / a'no'khi) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) Elohiym~you(ms) (אֱלֹהֶיךָ / e'lo'hey'kha) MIGHTY.ONE (אֵל / eyl) ZEALOUS (קַנָּא / qa'na) REGISTER(Verb)~ing(ms) (פֹּקֵד / po'qeyd) TWISTEDNESS (עֲו‍ֹן / a'won) FATHER~s (אָבֹת / a'vot) UPON (עַל / al) SON~s (בָּנִים / ba'nim) UPON (עַל / al) THIRD.GENERATION~s (שִׁלֵּשִׁים / shi'ley'shim) and~UPON (וְעַל / wê'al) FOURTH.GENERATION~s (רִבֵּעִים / ri'bey'im) to~HATE(Verb)~ing(mp)~me (לְשֹׂנְאָי / lê'son'ai)

You will not bend yourself down to them, and you will not be made to serve them, given that I am YHWH your Elohiym, the mighty one of zealousness, registering the twistedness of the fathers upon the sons, upon the third generation, and upon the fourth generation, to the ones hating me,

6 and~DO(Verb)~ing(ms) (וְעֹשֶׂה / wê'o'seh) KINDNESS (חֶסֶד / hhe'sed) to~the~THOUSAND~s (לַאֲלָפִים / la'a'la'phim) to~LOVE(Verb)~ing(mp)~me (לְאֹהֲבַי / lê'o'ha'vai) and~to~SAFEGUARD(Verb)~ing(mp) (וּלְשֹׁמְרֵי / ul'shom'rey) DIRECTIVE~s~me (מִצְו‍ֹתָי / mits'otai)

and doing kindness to the thousands, to the ones loving me, and to the ones safeguarding my directives.

7 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~LIFT.UP(Verb) (תִשָּׂא / ti'sa) AT (אֶת / et) TITLE (שֵׁם / sheym) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) Elohiym~you(ms) (אֱלֹהֶיךָ / e'lo'hey'kha) to~the~FALSENESS (לַשָּׁוְא / la'sha'we) GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) NOT (לֹא / lo) he~will~much~ACQUIT(Verb) (יְנַקֶּה / yê'na'qeh) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) AT (אֵת / eyt) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) he~will~LIFT.UP(Verb) (יִשָּׂא / yi'sa) AT (אֶת / et) TITLE~him (שְׁמוֹ / shê'mo) to~the~FALSENESS (לַשָּׁוְא / la'sha'we)

You will not lift up the title of YHWH your Elohiym for the falseness, given that YHWH will not acquit one who will lift up his title for the falseness.

8 >~REMEMBER(Verb) (זָכוֹר / za'khor) AT (אֶת / et) DAY (יוֹם / yom) the~CEASING (הַשַּׁבָּת / ha'sha'bat) to~>~much~SET.APART(Verb)~him (לְקַדְּשׁוֹ / lê'qad'sho)

Remember the day of ceasing, to set him apart.

9 SIX (שֵׁשֶׁת / shey'shet) DAY~s (יָמִים / ya'mim) you(ms)~will~SERVE(Verb) (תַּעֲבֹד / ta'a'vod) and~you(ms)~did~DO(Verb) (וְעָשִׂיתָ / wê'a'si'ta) ALL (כָּל / kol) BUSINESS~you(ms) (מְלַאכְתֶּךָ / mê'lakh'te'kha)

Six days you will serve, and you will do all your business,

10 and~DAY (וְיוֹם / wê'yom) the~SEVENTH (הַשְּׁבִיעִי / hash'vi'i) CEASING (שַׁבָּת / sha'bat) to~YHWH (לַיהוָה / la'YHWH) Elohiym~you(ms) (אֱלֹהֶיךָ / e'lo'hey'kha) NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~DO(Verb) (תַעֲשֶׂה / ta'a'seh) ALL (כָל / khol) BUSINESS (מְלָאכָה / mê'la'khah) YOU(MS) (אַתָּה / a'tah) and~SON~you(ms) (וּבִנְךָ / u'vin'kha) and~DAUGHTER~you(ms) (וּבִתֶּךָ / u'vi'te'kha) SERVANT~you(ms) (עַבְדְּךָ / av'de'kha) and~BONDWOMAN~you(ms) (וַאֲמָתְךָ / wa'a'mat'kha) and~BEAST~you(ms) (וּבְהֶמְתֶּךָ / uv'hem'te'kha) and~IMMIGRANT~you(ms) (וְגֵרְךָ / wê'ger'kha) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) in~GATE~s~you(ms) (בִּשְׁעָרֶיךָ / bish'a'rey'kha)

and the seventh day is a ceasing to YHWH your Elohiym, you will not do any business, you and your son and your daughter, your servant and your bondwoman, and your beast, and your immigrant which is in your gates.

11 GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) SIX (שֵׁשֶׁת / shey'shet) DAY~s (יָמִים / ya'mim) he~did~DO(Verb) (עָשָׂה / a'sah) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) AT (אֶת / et) the~SKY~s2 (הַשָּׁמַיִם / ha'sha'ma'yim) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) the~LAND (הָאָרֶץ / ha'a'rets) AT (אֶת / et) the~SEA (הַיָּם / hai'yam) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) ALL (כָּל / kol) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) in~~them(m) (בָּם / bam) and~he~will~REST(Verb) (וַיָּנַח / wai'ya'nahh) in~the~DAY (בַּיּוֹם / ba'yom) the~SEVENTH (הַשְּׁבִיעִי / hash'vi'i) UPON (עַל / al) SO (כֵּן / keyn) he~did~much~KNEEL(Verb) (בֵּרַךְ / bey'rakh) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) AT (אֶת / et) DAY (יוֹם / yom) the~CEASING (הַשַּׁבָּת / ha'sha'bat) and~he~will~much~SET.APART(Verb)~him (וַיְקַדְּשֵׁהוּ / wai'qad'shey'hu)

Given that six days YHWH made the skies and the land, the sea and all which is in them, and he rested in the seventh day, therefore, YHWH exalted the day of the ceasing, and he set him apart.

12 !(ms)~much~BE.HEAVY(Verb) (כַּבֵּד / ka'beyd) AT (אֶת / et) FATHER~you(ms) (אָבִיךָ / a'vi'kha) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) MOTHER~you(ms) (אִמֶּךָ / i'me'kha) to~THAT (לְמַעַן / lê'ma'an) they(m)~will~make~PROLONG(Verb)~must (יַאֲרִכוּן / ya'a'ri'khun) DAY~s~you(ms) (יָמֶיךָ / ya'mey'kha) UPON (עַל / al) the~GROUND (הָאֲדָמָה / ha'a'da'mah) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) Elohiym~you(ms) (אֱלֹהֶיךָ / e'lo'hey'kha) GIVE(Verb)~ing(ms) (נֹתֵן / no'teyn) to~~you(fs) (לָךְ / lakh)

Honor your father and your mother so that your days will be made long upon the ground which YHWH your Elohiym is giving to you.

13 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~MURDER(Verb) (תִרְצָח / tir'tsahh)

You will not murder.

14 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~COMMIT.ADULTERY(Verb) (תִנְאָף / tin'aph)

You will not commit adultery.

15 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~STEAL(Verb) (תִגְנֹב / tig'nov)

You will not steal.

16 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~AFFLICT(Verb) (תַעֲנֶה / ta'a'neh) in~COMPANION~you(ms) (בְרֵעֲךָ / vê'rey'a'kha) WITNESS (עֵד / eyd) FALSE (שָׁקֶר / sha'qer)

You will not afflict your companion with a witness of falseness.

17 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~CRAVE(Verb) (תַחְמֹד / tahh'mod) HOUSE (בֵּית / beyt) COMPANION~you(ms) (רֵעֶךָ / rey'e'kha) NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~CRAVE(Verb) (תַחְמֹד / tahh'mod) WOMAN (אֵשֶׁת / ey'shet) COMPANION~you(ms) (רֵעֶךָ / rey'e'kha) and~SERVANT~him (וְעַבְדּוֹ / wê'av'do) and~BONDWOMAN~him (וַאֲמָתוֹ / wa'a'ma'to) and~OX~him (וְשׁוֹרוֹ / wê'sho'ro) and~DONKEY~him (וַחֲמֹרוֹ / wa'hha'mo'ro) and~ALL (וְכֹל / wê'khol) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) to~COMPANION~you(ms) (לְרֵעֶךָ / lê'rey'e'kha)

You will not crave the house of your companion, you will not crave the woman of your companion, and his servant, and his bondwoman, and his ox, and his donkey, and all which belongs to your companion,

18 and~ALL (וְכָל / wê'khol) the~PEOPLE (הָעָם / ha'am) SEE(Verb)~ing(mp) (רֹאִים / ro'im) AT (אֶת / et) the~VOICE~s (הַקּוֹלֹת / ha'qo'lot) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) the~TORCH~s (הַלַּפִּידִם / ha'la'pi'dim) and~AT (וְאֵת / wê'eyt) VOICE (קוֹל / qol) the~RAM.HORN (הַשֹּׁפָר / ha'sho'phar) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) the~HILL (הָהָר / ha'har) SMOKE (עָשֵׁן / a'sheyn) and~he~will~SEE(Verb) (וַיַּרְא / wai'yar) the~PEOPLE (הָעָם / ha'am) and~they(m)~will~STAGGER(Verb) (וַיָּנֻעוּ / wai'ya'nu'u) and~they(m)~will~STAND(Verb) (וַיַּעַמְדוּ / wai'ya'am'du) from~DISTANCE (מֵרָחֹק / mey'ra'hhoq)

and all the people were seeing the thunder and the torches and the voice of the ram horn and the hill of smoke, and the people saw, and staggered, and they stood from a distance,

19 and~they(m)~will~SAY(Verb) (וַיֹּאמְרוּ / wai'yom'ru) TO (אֶל / el) Mosheh (מֹשֶׁה / mo'sheh) !(ms)~much~SPEAK(Verb) (דַּבֵּר / da'beyr) YOU(MS) (אַתָּה / a'tah) WITH~us (עִמָּנוּ / i'ma'nu) and~we~will~HEAR(Verb)~& (וְנִשְׁמָעָה / wê'nish'ma'ah) and~DO.NOT (וְאַל / wê'al) he~will~much~SPEAK(Verb) (יְדַבֵּר / yê'da'beyr) WITH~us (עִמָּנוּ / i'ma'nu) Elohiym (אֱלֹהִים / e'lo'him) OTHERWISE (פֶּן / pen) we~will~DIE(Verb) (נָמוּת / na'mut)

and they said to Mosheh, you will speak with us and we will hear, and do not let Elohiym speak with us, otherwise we will die,

20 and~he~will~SAY(Verb) (וַיֹּאמֶר / wai'yo'mer) Mosheh (מֹשֶׁה / mo'sheh) TO (אֶל / el) the~PEOPLE (הָעָם / ha'am) DO.NOT (אַל / al) you(mp)~will~FEAR(Verb) (תִּירָאוּ / ti'ra'u) GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) to~in~CROSS.OVER(Verb) (לְבַעֲבוּר / lê'va'a'vur) >~much~TEST(Verb) (נַסּוֹת / na'sot) AT~you(mp) (אֶתְכֶם / et'khem) he~did~COME(Verb) (בָּא / ba) the~Elohiym (הָאֱלֹהִים / ha'e'lo'him) and~in~the~CROSS.OVER(Verb)~ed(ms) (וּבַעֲבוּר / u'va'a'vur) she~will~EXIST(Verb) (תִּהְיֶה / tih'yeh) FEARFULNESS~him (יִרְאָתוֹ / yir'a'to) UPON (עַל / al) FACE~s~you(mp) (פְּנֵיכֶם / pê'ney'khem) to~EXCEPT (לְבִלְתִּי / lê'vil'ti) you(mp)~will~FAIL(Verb) (תֶחֱטָאוּ / te'hhe'ta'u)

and Mosheh said to the people, do not fear, given that Elohiym came with the intention to test you, and with the intention that his fearfulness will exist upon your faces so you will not fail,

21 and~he~will~STAND(Verb) (וַיַּעֲמֹד / wai'ya'a'mod) the~PEOPLE (הָעָם / ha'am) from~DISTANCE (מֵרָחֹק / mey'ra'hhoq) and~Mosheh (וּמֹשֶׁה / u'mo'sheh) he~did~be~DRAW.NEAR(Verb) (נִגַּשׁ / ni'gash) TO (אֶל / el) the~THICK.DARKNESS (הָעֲרָפֶל / ha'a'ra'phel) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) THERE (שָׁם / sham) the~Elohiym (הָאֱלֹהִים / ha'e'lo'him)

and the people stood from a distance, and Mosheh had been drawn near to the thick darkness which there, is the Elohiym,

22 and~he~will~SAY(Verb) (וַיֹּאמֶר / wai'yo'mer) YHWH (יְהוָה / YHWH) TO (אֶל / el) Mosheh (מֹשֶׁה / mo'sheh) IN.THIS.WAY (כֹּה / koh) you(ms)~will~SAY(Verb) (תֹאמַר / to'mar) TO (אֶל / el) SON~s (בְּנֵי / bê'ney) Yisra'eyl (יִשְׂרָאֵל / yis'ra'eyl) YOU(MP) (אַתֶּם / a'tem) you(mp)~did~SEE(Verb) (רְאִיתֶם / rê'i'tem) GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) FROM (מִן / min) the~SKY~s2 (הַשָּׁמַיִם / ha'sha'ma'yim) I~did~much~SPEAK(Verb) (דִּבַּרְתִּי / di'bar'ti) WITH~you(mp) (עִמָּכֶם / i'ma'khem)

and YHWH said to Mosheh, in this way you will say to the sons of Yisra'eyl, you saw that I spoke with you from the skies.

23 NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~DO(Verb)~must (תַעֲשׂוּן / ta'a'sun) AT~me (אִתִּי / i'ti) Elohiym (אֱלֹהֵי / e'lo'hey) SILVER (כֶסֶף / khe'seph) and~Elohiym (וֵאלֹהֵי / wey'lo'hey) GOLD (זָהָב / za'hav) NOT (לֹא / lo) you(mp)~will~DO(Verb) (תַעֲשׂוּ / ta'a'su) to~~you(mp) (לָכֶם / la'khem)

You must not make me a Elohiym of silver and a Elohiym of gold, you will not make them for yourselves.

24 ALTAR (מִזְבַּח / miz'bahh) GROUND (אֲדָמָה / a'da'mah) you(ms)~will~DO(Verb) (תַּעֲשֶׂה / ta'a'seh) to~~me (לִּי / li) and~you(ms)~did~SACRIFICE(Verb) (וְזָבַחְתָּ / wê'za'vahh'ta) UPON~him (עָלָיו / a'law) AT (אֶת / et) ASCENSION.OFFERING~s~you(ms) (עֹלֹתֶיךָ / o'lo'tey'kha) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) OFFERING.OF.RESTITUTION~s~you(ms) (שְׁלָמֶיךָ / shê'la'mey'kha) AT (אֶת / et) FLOCKS~you(ms) (צֹאנְךָ / tson'kha) and~AT (וְאֶת / wê'et) CATTLE~you(ms) (בְּקָרֶךָ / bê'qa're'kha) in~ALL (בְּכָל / bê'khol) the~AREA (הַמָּקוֹם / ha'ma'qom) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) I~will~make~REMEMBER(Verb) (אַזְכִּיר / az'kir) AT (אֶת / et) TITLE~me (שְׁמִי / shê'mi) I~will~COME(Verb) (אָבוֹא / a'vo) TO~you(ms) (אֵלֶיךָ / ey'ley'kha) and~I~did~much~KNEEL(Verb)~you(ms) (וּבֵרַכְתִּיךָ / u'vey'rakh'ti'kha)

You will make an altar of ground for me, and you will sacrifice upon him your ascension offerings and your offerings of restitution, your flocks and your cattle, in all the area where I will make my title remembered, I will come to you and I will exalt you,

25 and~IF (וְאִם / wê'im) ALTAR (מִזְבַּח / miz'bahh) STONE~s (אֲבָנִים / a'va'nim) you(ms)~will~DO(Verb) (תַּעֲשֶׂה / ta'a'seh) to~~me (לִּי / li) NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~BUILD(Verb) (תִבְנֶה / tiv'neh) AT~them(f) (אֶתְהֶן / et'hen) HEWN.STONE (גָּזִית / ga'zit) GIVEN.THAT (כִּי / ki) SWORD~you(ms) (חַרְבְּךָ / hhar'be'kha) [388] you(ms)~did~make~WAVE(Verb) (הֵנַפְתָּ / hey'naph'ta) UPON~her (עָלֶיהָ / a'ley'ah) and~you(ms)~will~much~DRILL(Verb)~her (וַתְּחַלְלֶהָ / wat'hhal'le'ah)

and if you will make an altar of stones, you will not build them of hewn stone, given that you waved your sword upon her, and you made her defiled,

26 and~NOT (וְלֹא / wê'lo) you(ms)~will~GO.UP(Verb) (תַעֲלֶה / ta'a'leh) in~STAIR.STEP~s (בְמַעֲלֹת / vê'ma'a'lot) UPON (עַל / al) ALTAR~me (מִזְבְּחִי / miz'be'hhi) WHICH (אֲשֶׁר / a'sher) NOT (לֹא / lo) you(ms)~will~be~REMOVE.THE.COVER(Verb) (תִגָּלֶה / ti'ga'leh) NAKEDNESS~you(ms) (עֶרְוָתְךָ / er'wat'kha) UPON~him (עָלָיו / a'law)

and you will not go up with steps upon my altar, because you will not uncover your nakedness upon him,