(a) When Moses and Aaron were gone up, or had passed the
bounds of the people, God spoke thus out of the mount
Horeb, that all the people heard.
20:3 Thou shalt have no other gods b before me.
(b) To whose eyes all things are open.
20:5 Thou shalt not c bow down thyself to them, nor serve
them: for I the LORD thy God [am] a d jealous God,
visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto
the third and fourth [generation] of them that hate me;
(c) By this outward gesture, all forms of service and
worship to idols is forbidden.
(d) And will have revenge on those who condemn my honour.
20:6 And shewing mercy unto e thousands of them that love me,
and keep my commandments.
(e) So ready is he rather to show mercy than to punish.
20:7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in f
vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh
his name in vain.
(f) Either by swearing falsely or rashly by his Name, or by
20:8 Remember the sabbath day, g to keep it holy.
(g) Which is by meditating the spiritual rest, by hearing
God's word, and resting from worldly labours.
20:12 Honour thy h father and thy mother: that thy days may be
long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
(h) By parents it is also meant all that have authority
20:13 Thou shalt not i kill.
(i) But love and preserve your brother's life.
20:14 Thou shalt not k commit adultery.
(k) But be pure in heart, word and deed.
20:15 Thou shalt not l steal.
(l) But study to save his goods.
20:16 Thou shalt not bear false m witness against thy
(m) But further his good name, and speak truth.
20:17 Thou shalt not n covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt
not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor
his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing
that [is] thy neighbour's.
(n) You may not so much as wish his hinderance in
20:20 And Moses said unto the people, Fear not: for God is come
to o prove you, and that his fear may be before your
faces, that ye sin not.
(o) Whether you will obey his precepts as you promised in
20:26 Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that
thy p nakedness be not discovered thereon.
(p) Which might be by his stooping or flying up of his