1Moses/I summoned all the people of Israel and said to them, “You Israeli people, listen to all the rules and regulations that I am giving to you today. Learn them and be sure to obey them.
2When we were at Sinai Mountain, Yahweh our God made an agreement with us.
3But this agreement was not only for our ancestors. He made it also for us who are alive now.
4Yahweh spoke with us face-to-face on that mountain, from the middle of the fire.
5On that day, I stood between your ancestors and Yahweh to tell them what he said, because they were afraid of the fire, and they did not climb up the mountain. This is what Yahweh said:
6‘I am Yahweh your God, the one you worship. I am the one who brought you out of the land of Egypt. I am the one who freed you from being slaves there.
7You must worship only me; you must not worship any other god.
8You must not carve/make for yourselves any idol that represents anything in the sky or anything that is on the ground or anything that swims in the water.
9You must not bow down to any idol and worship it, because I am Yahweh God, and I ◄am very jealous/want you to worship me only►. I punish those who sin and hate me. I punish not only them, but I will punish ◄their descendants, down to the third and fourth generation/their children and grandchildren and great-grandchildren►.
10But I will steadfastly love ◄thousands of generations/all the descendants► of those who love me and obey my commandments (OR, I will love for thousands of generations).
11Do not use/speak my name carelessly (OR, for wrong/evil purposes), because I am Yahweh God, the one whom you should worship, and I will certainly punish those who use/speak my name for wrong/evil purposes LIT.
12Do not forget that the seventh day of every week is mine. Dedicate those days to me just like I, Yahweh your God, am commanding you.
13There are six days each week for you to do all your work,
14but the seventh day is a rest day, a day dedicated to me, Yahweh your God. On that day you must not do any work. You and your sons and daughters and your male and female slaves must not work. You must not even force your livestock to work, and you must not tell foreigners to work, those who are living in your country. You must allow your slaves to rest on that day just like you do.
15Do not forget that you were slaves in Egypt, and that I, Yahweh your God, brought you out from there by my very great power. DOU, MTY That is the reason that I am commanding that all of you must rest on the seventh/Sabbath day each week.
16Honor/Respect your fathers and your mothers, just like I, Yahweh your God, am commanding you, in order that you may live a long time in the land that I, Yahweh your God, will give you, and in order that things will go well for you there.
17Do not murder anyone.
18Do not ◄commit adultery/have sex with anyone other than your spouse►.
19Do not steal anything.
20Do not tell lies about anyone when you are speaking in a court.
21Do not ◄covet/desire to have► someone else's wife, someone else's house, someone else's fields, someone else's male slave or female slave, someone else's livestock, someone else's donkeys, or anything else that another person owns.’
22Those are the commandments that Yahweh spoke to your ancestors. When they were gathered there at the bottom of the mountain, he spoke with a very loud voice from the middle of the fire, and there were dark clouds surrounding the mountain. He spoke only those ten commandments, no more. Then he wrote them on two stone tablets and gave them to me.
23After your ancestors heard Yahweh's voice when he spoke to them out of the darkness, while there was a big fire burning on the mountain, their leaders and elders came to me,
24and one of them said, ‘Listen to us! Yahweh our God showed us that he is very great and glorious when we heard him speak MTY from the fire. Today we have realized that it is possible for us humans to continue to live even though God has spoken to us.
25But we are afraid that we will die RHQ if we hear Yahweh our God speak MTY to us again; his terrible fire will destroy/kill us.
26◄Who has/Certainly no human has► remained alive after hearing the all-powerful God speak MTY to them from a fire.
27So Moses, you go up the mountain and listen to everything that Yahweh our God will say. Then come back and tell us everything that he has said, and we will listen to what he has said and obey it.’
28Yahweh heard your leaders say that, so when I went back up the mountain, Yahweh said to me, ‘I have heard what your leaders have said, and what they have said is right/correct.
29I surely wish that they would always think like that and revere me and obey all my commandments, in order that things may go well for them and for their descendants forever.
30So go down and tell them to return to their tents.
31But then you come back up here and stand near me, and I will give to you all the rules and regulations that I want them to obey. Then you can teach them to the people, in order that they will obey them when they are in the land that I am giving to them.’
32So I went back down to the people, and I said to them, ‘Be sure that you do everything that Yahweh our God has commanded us to do. Do not disobey any of his laws.
33Conduct your lives as Yahweh our God has commanded us to do, in order that you may live a long time, and in order that things will go well for you when you are living in the land that you will occupy.’ ”