20:3-17 (New Century Version)
must not have any other gods except me.
must not make for yourselves an idol that looks like anything in the
sky above or on the earth below or in the water below the land.
must not worship or serve any idol, because I, the LORD your God, am
a jealous God. If you hate me, I will punish your children, and even
your grandchildren and great-grandchildren.
6But I show kindness to
thousands who love me and obey my commands.
must not use the name of the LORD your God thoughtlessly; the LORD
will punish anyone who misuses his name.
to keep the Sabbath holy.
9Work and get everything done during six
days each week,
10but the seventh day is a day of rest to honor the
LORD your God. On that day no one may do any work: not you, your son
or daughter, your male or female slaves, your animals, or the
foreigners living in your cities. 11The reason is that in six days
the LORD made everything—the sky, the earth, the sea, and
everything in them. On the seventh day he rested. So the LORD
blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
your father and your mother so that you will live a long time in the
land that the LORD your God is going to give you.
must not murder anyone.
must not be guilty of adultery.
must not steal.
must not tell lies about your neighbor.
must not want to take your neighbor’s house. You must not want his
wife or his male or female slaves, or his ox or his donkey, or
anything that belongs to your neighbor."
you have these blessings, do your best to add these things to your
lives: to your faith, add goodness; and to your goodness, add
knowledge; and to your knowledge, add self-control; and to your
self-control, add patience; and to your patience, add service for
God; and to your service for God, add kindness for your brothers and
sisters in Christ; and to this kindness, add love. If all these
things are in you and are growing, they will help you to be useful
and productive in your knowledge of our Lord Jesus Christ.