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Isahluko 20

1 UNkulunkulu wakhuluma onke lawa mazwi, wathi:
2 “NginguJehova uNkulunkulu wakho owakukhipha ezweni laseGibithe, indlu yobugqila.
3 “Ungabi nabanye onkulunkulu ngaphandle kwami.
4 “Ungazenzeli izithombe ezibaziweyo, namfanekiso wokusezulwini ngaphezulu, nowokusemhlabeni phansi, nowokusemanzini phansi komhlaba;
5 ungazikhothameli, ungazikhonzi, ngokuba mina Jehova uNkulunkulu wakho nginguNkulunkulu onomhawu, ngihambela ububi bawoyise kubantwana kuso isizukulwane sesithathu nesesine sabangizondayo,
6 kepha ngibenzela umusa abayizinkulungwane abangithandayo, bagcine imiyalelo yami.
7 “Ungaliphathi ngeze igama likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho, ngokuba uJehova akayikumyeka oliphatha ngeze igama lakhe.
8 “Khumbula usuku lwesabatha, ulungcwelise.
9 Izinsuku eziyisithupha uyakusebenza, uwenze wonke umsebenzi wakho;
10 kepha usuku lwesikhombisa luyisabatha likaJehova uNkulunkulu wakho; awuyikusebenza msebenzi ngalo, wena nendodana yakho, nendodakazi yakho, nenceku yakho, nencekukazi yakho, nezinkomo zakho, nomfokazi osemzini wakho;
11 ngokuba ngezinsuku eziyisithupha uJehova wenza izulu nomhlaba, nolwandle, nakho konke okukukho, waphumula ngosuku lwesikhombisa; ngalokho uJehova walubusisa usuku lwesabatha, walungcwelisa.
12 “Yazisa uyihlo nonyoko, ukuze izinsuku zakho zibe zinde ezweni uJehova uNkulunkulu wakho akunika lona.
13 “Ungabulali.
14 “Ungaphingi.
15 “Ungebi.
16 “Ungafakazi amanga ngomakhelwane wakho.
17 “Ungafisi indlu yomakhelwane wakho; ungafisi umfazi womakhelwane wakho, nenceku yakhe, nencekukazi yakhe, nenkabi yakhe, nembongolo yakhe, nokunye okomakhelwane wakho.”
18 Bonke abantu babona ukuduma nokunyazima kombani, nezwi lecilongo, nentaba ithunqa; kwathi abantu sebebonile, bathuthumela, bema kude.
19 Bathi kuMose: “Khuluma wena kithi, sizwe; kepha uNkulunkulu makangakhulumi kithi, funa sife.”
20 UMose wayesethi kubantu: “Ningesabi, ngokuba uNkulunkulu uze ukuba anivivinye, ukumesaba kube semehlweni enu, ukuze ningoni.”
21 Abantu bema kude; uMose wasondela ebumnyameni obunzima, lapho ekhona uNkulunkulu.
22 UJehova wayesethi kuMose: “Yisho kanje kubantwana bakwa-Israyeli, uthi: ‘Nibonile nani uqobo ukuthi ngikhulumile kini ngisezulwini.
23 Aniyikwenza lutho olungaphandle kwami; onkulunkulu besiliva nawonkulunkulu begolide aniyikuzenzela bona.
24 “ ‘Wongenzela i-altare lomhlabathi, unikele phezu kwalo iminikelo yakho yokushiswa neminikelo yakho yokuthula, izimvu zakho nezinkomo zakho; ezindaweni zonke lapho ngilenza ukuba likhunjulwe khona igama lami, ngiyakuza kuwe, ngikubusise.
25 Uma ungenzela i-altare ngamatshe, awuyikulakha ngamatshe abaziweyo, ngokuba uma uphakamisela kulo ingwedo yakho, ulingcolisile.
26 Awuyikukhwela e-altare lami ngezikhwelo, funa kwambulwe ubunqunu bakho.’