The X. Commandments

Hark Israel and what I say

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Hark Israel and what I say,
give heed to understand:
I am the Lord thy God that brought
thee out of Egypt land,
Even from the house wherein thou didst
in thraldome live a slave:
None other God at all before
my presence shalt thou have.

No manner graven image shalt
thou make at all to thee:
Nor any figure like by thee
shall counterfeited be,
Of any thing in Heaven above,
nor in the earth below:
Nor in the waters beneath the earth,
to them thou shalt not bow.

Nor shalt them serve: the Lord thy God
a jealous Goad am I:
That punish parents faults, unto
the third and fourth degree,
Upon their children that me hate;
and mercy do display
To thousands of such as me love,
and my precepts obey.

The Name thou of the Lord thy God
in vaine shalt never use:
For him that takes his Name in vaine
the Lord will not excuse.
Remember that thou holy keep
the sacred Sabbath Day:
Six daies thou labour shalt and do
thy needfull works alway.

The seventh day the Lord thy God
hat set to rest upon:
No work then shalt hou do in it,
ne thou nor yet thy sonne,
Thy dauther, servant, nor thy maid,
thine oxe, nor yet thine asse:
Nor stranger that within thy gates
hath his abiding place.

For in six daies, God heaven and earth,
and all therein did make
And after those his rest he did
upon the seventh day take.
Wherefore he blest the day that he
for resting did ordaine:
And sacred to himselfe alone
appointed to remaine.

Yeeld honour to thy parents, that
prolong'd thy daies may be
Upon the land which the Lord
thy God hath given thee.
Thou shalt not murther. Thou shalt not
commit adultery.
Thou shalt not steale. Nor witnesse false
against thy neighbour be.

Thou shalt not covet house that to
thy neighbour doth belong:
Ne covet shalt in having of
his wife to do him wrong:
Nor his man-servnat nor his maid,
nor Oxe nor Asse of his:
Nor any other thing that to
thy neighbour proper is.

Source: The Whole Booke of Psalmes: collected into English meeter #F12

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First Line: Hark Israel and what I say
Title: The X. Commandments


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The Whole Booke of Psalmes: collected into English meeter #F12

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