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10 commandments in pictograph

Exodus 20:1-17

Holman Christian Standard Bible (HCSB)

The Ten Commandments

20 Then ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, the-Judges, etc..] spoke all these words:

I am the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] your ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, Mighty(-ones), etc..], who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the place of slavery.
Do not have other ‘gods’ [‘eloha: deities, etc..] besides Me.
Do not make an idol for yourself, whether in the shape of anything in the heavens above or on the earth below or in the waters under the earth. You must not bow down to them or worship them; for I, the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] your ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, Mighty(-ones), etc..], am a jealous ‘God’ [Eloah: Deity, etc..], punishing the children for the fathers’ sin, to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing faithful love to a thousand generations of those who love Me and keep My commands.
Do not misuse ‘the name of the Lord’ [ha-shem YHWH: the-Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] your ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, Mighty(-ones), etc..], because the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] will not leave anyone unpunished who misuses ‘His’ [ha-Ga’al’s: the-Redeemer’s, the-Deliverer’s, etc] ‘name’ [ha-shem YHWH: the-Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym].
Remember the ‘Sabbath’ [Shabbath: Rest, Cease, etc..] day, to keep it ‘holy’ [qodesh: consecrated, dedicated, etc..]: You are to labor six days and do all your work, 10 but the seventh day is a ‘Sabbath’ [Shabbath: Rest, cease, etc..] to the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] your ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, Mighty(-ones), etc..]. You must not do any work—you, your son or daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the foreigner who is within your gates. 11 For the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and everything in them in six days; then ‘He’ [ha-‘Iysh: the-Husbandman, the-Steward, etc..] rested on the seventh day. Therefore the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] blessed the Sabbath day and declared it ‘holy’ [qodesh: consecrated, dedicated, etc..].
12 Honor your father and your mother so that you may have a long life in the land that the Lord’ [YHWH: Name, Word and Works, of Israel’s ‘Elohiym] your ‘God’ [ha-‘Elohiym: the-Magistrates, Mighty(-ones), etc..] is giving you.
13 Do not murder.
14 Do not commit adultery.
15 Do not steal.
16 Do not give false testimony against your neighbor.
17 Do not covet your neighbor’s house. Do not covet your neighbor’s wife, his male or female slave, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.

Strong’s Hebrew Lexicon:

G-d: 430 ‘elohiym el-o-heem’ plural of 433; gods in the ordinary sense; but specifically used (in the plural thus, especially with the article) of the supreme God; occasionally applied by way of deference to magistrates; and sometimes as a superlative:angels, X exceeding, God (gods)(-dess, -ly), X (very) great[ones], judges, X mighty[ones].

El’oah: 433 ‘elowahh el-o’-ah; rarely (shortened) >eloahh {el-o’-ah probably prolonged (emphat.) from 410; a deity or the Deity:–God, god. See 430.

His: 1350 ga’al gaw-al’ a primitive root, to redeem (according to the Oriental law of kinship), i.e. to be the next of kin (and as such to buy back a relative’s property, marry his widow, etc.):–X in any wise, X at all, avenger, deliver[-er], (do, perform the part of near, next) kinsfolk(-man), purchase, ransom, redeem(-er), revenger.

Sabbath: 7673 shabath shaw-bath’ a primitive root; to repose, i.e. desist from exertion; used in many implied relations (causative, figurative or specific):–(cause to, let, make to) cease, celebrate, cause (make) to fail, keep (sabbath), suffer to be lacking, leave, put away (down), (make to) rest, rid, still, take away.

Holy: 6944 qodesh ko’-desh from 6942; a sacred place or thing; rarely abstract, sanctity:–consecrated (thing), dedicated (thing), hallowed (thing), holiness, (X most) holy (X day, portion, thing), saint, sanctuary.

He: 376 ‘iysh eesh contracted for 582 (or perhaps rather from an unused root meaning to be extant); a man as an individual or a male person; often used as an adjunct to a more definite term (and in such cases frequently not expressed in translation):–also, another, any (man), a certain, + champion, consent, each, every (one), fellow, (foot-, husband-)man, (good-, great, mighty) man, he, high (degree), him (that is), husband, man(-kind), + none, one, people, person, + steward, what (man) soever, whoso(-ever), worthy. Compare 802.

Other Definitions:

YHWH (YH): Modern scholars generally agree that YHWH is derived from the Hebrew triconsonantal root היה (h-y-h), “to be, become, come to pass”,[3] an archaic form of which is הוה (h-w-h),[4] with a third person masculine y- prefix, equivalent to English “he”. They connect it to Exodus 3:14, where ‘the divinity’ [‘Elohiym of Israel] who spoke with Moses responds to a question about his name by declaring: אֶהְיֶה אֲשֶׁר אֶהְיֶה (Ehyeh asher ehyeh),I am that I am” or “I will be what I will be”[5](in Biblical Hebrew the form of the verb here is not associated with any particular English tense).[6][7][8]

[THE NAME THAT EXPRESSES THE WORD AND WORKS OF ISRAEL’S ‘ELOHIYM; “I WILL BE WHAT I WILL BE”]…. Cont’d at Source: Tetragrammaton

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