Scripture for Today Exodus 20: 1-20

20)And God spoke all these words, saying:

2)”I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

3)”You shall have no other gods before Me.

4″You shall not make for yourself a carved image—any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is the water under the earth:

5)you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I , the Lord your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me.

6)but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

7)You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.

8)”Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

9)Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

10)but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord your God. In it you shall do no work: you , nor your son, nor your daughter , nor your male servant, nor your female servant, nor you cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates.

11)For in six days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it.

12)”Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

13″You shall not murder.

14)”You shall not commit adultery.

15)”You shall not steal.

16)”You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

17)”You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor’s.

18)Now all the people witnessed the thundering, the lightning flashes the sound of the trumpet, and the mountain smoking; and when people saw it, they trembled and stood far off.

19)Then they said to Moses, “You speak with us, and we will hear; but let not God speak with us, lest we die.”

20)And Moses said to the people, “Do not fear, for God has come to test you, and that His fear may be before you, so that you may not sin.”

Scripture taken from the Holy Bible NKJV copyright 1982 by Thomas Nelson, Inc.


  1. Is it just me, or has the 10 commandments changed in recent years? Thou shalt have no other Gods… and Thou shalt not create graven images were all part of the 1st commandment. Then Commandment 10 used to be two commandments: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods and Thou shalt not covet they neighbor’s wife. — This has been shortened to “Thou shalt not covet”.


    1. I know in my 70 years there has been a serious decline in the churches and the distance between the last days of Jesus Christ and his teachings and now has been filled with those who have all but obliterated the possibility of the many divisions to come to understanding one another. Thank heavens he is returning to save us again from ourselves.


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