The: International Standard Version (ISV)
Exodus 20:1-17

Then God spoke all these words: “I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt— from the house of slavery.
  1. You are to have no other gods as a substitute for me.
  2. You are not to craft for yourselves an idol or anything resembling what is in the skies above, or on earth beneath, or in the water sources under the earth. You are not to bow down to them in worship or serve them, because I, the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the guilt of parents on children, to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing gracious love to the thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
  3. You are not to misuse the name of the Lord your God,[e] because the Lord will not leave unpunished the one who misuses his name.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day, maintaining its holiness. Six days you are to labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. You are not to do any work—neither you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male or female servant, nor your livestock, nor any foreigner who lives among you— because the Lord made the heavens, the earth, the sea, and everything that is in them in six days. Then he rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
  5. Honor your father and your mother, so that you may live long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.
  6. You are not to commit murder.
  7. You are not to commit adultery.
  8. You are not to steal.
  9. You are not to give false testimony against your neighbor.
  10. You are not to desire your neighbor’s house, nor your neighbor’s wife, his male or female servant, his ox, his donkey, nor anything else that pertains to your neighbor.
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