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before the Lord our Maker; whose dominion is an everlasting dominion, and his kingdom is from generation to generation.

DECALOGUE.

Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them : for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me ; and shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Remember the sabbath-day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work : but the seventh day is the sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates : for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the sabbath-day, and hallowed it.

Honour thy father and thy mother; that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.
Thou shalt not commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

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Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Who is like unto thee, O Lord, amongst the gods? who is like thee, glorious in holiness, fearful in praises, doing wonders! Of old hast thou laid the foundation of the earth : and the heavens are the work of thy hands. They shall perish, but thou shalt endure, yea all of them shall wax old like a garment: as a vesture shalt thou change them, and they shall be changed.

Thou art worthy O Lord, to receive glory, and honour, and power: for thou hast created all things, and for thy pleasure they are, and were created.

The gods that have not made the heavens and the earth, even they shall perish from under these heavens. But the Lord is the true God, he is the living God, and an everlasting King: the blessed and only Potentate, the King of kings, and Lord of lords. At his wrath the earth shall tremble, and the nations shall not be able to abide his indignation. All the inhabitants of the earth are reputed as nothing: and he doeth according to his will in the army of heaven, and among the inhabitants of the earth: and none can stay his hand, or say unto him, What doest thou ?

Know therefore that the Lord thy God, he is God, the faithful God, which keepeth covenant and mercy with them that love him, and keep his commandments, to a thousand generations. Ye shall not fear other gods, nor bow yourselves to them, nor serve them, nor sacrifice to

Exod. 20 : 3. Exod. 15:11. Ps. 102 : 25, 26. Rev. 4: 11. Jer. 10 : 11. 1 Tim. 6 : 15. Jer. 10:10. Dan. 4 : 35. Deut. 7: 9. 2 Kings 17 : 35.

them. And it shall be, if thou do at all forget the Lord thy God, and walk after other gods, and serve them, and worship them: I testify against you this day, that ye shall surely perish.

If thy brother, the son of thy mother, or thy son, or thy daughter, or the wife of thy bosom, or thy friend, which is as thine own soul, entice thee secretly, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which thou hast not known, thou nor thy fathers : namely, of the gods of the people which are round about you, nigh unto thee, or far off from thee, from the one end of the earth, even unto the other end of the earth ; thou shalt not consent unto him nor hearken unto him, neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him. But thou shalt surely kill him: thine hand shall be first upon him, to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people. And thou shalt stone him with stones, that he die: because he hath sought to thrust thee away from the Lord thy God, which brought thee out of the land of Egypt, from the house of bondage. And all Israel shall hear, and fear, and shall do no more any such wickedness as this is, among you.

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Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me ; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the

Deut. 8: 19. Deut. 13 : 6-11. Exod. 20 : 4.-6. Deut. 12 : 2, 3.

nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree.

And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire ; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place.

Their land is full of idols: they worship the work of their own hands, that which their own fingers have made. And the mean man boweth down, and the great man humbleth himself.

O house of Israel, ye have borne the tabernacle of your Moloch and Chiun your images, the stars of your god, which ye made to yourselves; and wrath came upon Judah and Jerusalem for this their trespass. A drought is upon her waters, and they shall be dried up: for it is the land of graven images, and they are mad upon their idols. And I will destroy your high places, and cut down your images, and cast your carcasses upon the carcasses of your idols, and my soul shall abhor you. Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land to bow down into it : for I am the Lord your God.

To whom will ye liken God? or what likeness will ye compare unto him? He that is so impoverished that he hath no oblation, chooseth a tree that will not rot; he seeketh unto him a cunning workman, to prepare a graven image that shall not be moved. They lavish gold out of the bag, and weigh silver in the balance, and hire a goldsmith and he maketh it a god, they fall down, yea, they worship. They bear him upon the shoulder, they carry him, and set him in his place, and he standeth;

from his place shall he not remove: yea one shall cry unto him, yet can he not answer, nor save him out of his trouble.

What profiteth the graven image, that the maker Isaiah 2: 8,9. Amos 5: 25, 26. 2 Chro. 24: 15. Jer. 50 : 38. Lev. 26 : 36. Lev. 26 : 1.

thereof hath graven it; the molten image, and a teacher of lies, that the maker of his work, trusteth therein to make dumb idols. They have mouths, but they speak not: eyes have they, but they see not. They have ears but they hear not, noses have they, but they smell not. They have hands but they handle not, feet have they, but they walk not: neither speak they through their throat. They that make them are like unto them: so is every one that trusteth in them. Confounded be all they that trust in graven images, that boast themselves of idols. Woe unto him that saith to the wood, Awake: to the dumb stone, Arise, it shall teach.

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Thou shalt not tåke the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the Lord.

The son of an Israelitish woman, whose father was an Egyptian, went out among the children of Israel ; and this son of the Israelitish woman, and a man of Israel strove together in the camp. And the Israelitish woman's son blasphemed the name of the Lord, and cursed, and they brought him unto Moses. And they put him in ward, that the mind of the Lord might be showed them. And the Lord spake unto Moses, saying, Bring forth him that hath cursed without the camp, and let all that heard him lay their hands upon his head, and let all the congregation stone him.

And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, say, ing, Whosoever curseth his God shall bear his sin. And he that blasphemeth the name of the Lord, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly

Ps. 115: 5-8.

Ps. 97 : 7.

Hab. 2: 19,

Exod. 20: 7.

Lev. 19: 12.

Lev. 24: 10.

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