DEUTERONOMY 5, 8:5-10 [42.642-2 {941}]

Including The Ten Commandments

Deuteronomy 5:1-6a [42.642 {941} Top Fragment, Column 1]

5:1 Then Moses summoned all Israel, and said to them, "Hear, O Israel, the statutes and the ordinances which I am speaking today in your hearing, that you may learn them and observe them carefully.

2 "The LORD our God made a covenant with us at Horeb.

3 "The LORD did not make this covenant with our fathers, but with us, with all those of us alive here today today. {lit. with us, we, those here today, all of us who live today.}

4 "The LORD spoke to you face to face at the mountain from the midst of the fire,

5 while I was standing between the LORD and you at that time, to declare to you the words of the LORD your God; for you were afraid because of the fire and did not go up the mountain. He said,

6 `I am the LORD your God,

Deuteronomy 5:6b-14a [42.642 {941} Top Fragment, Column 2]

who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.

7 `You shall have no other gods before Me.

8 `You shall not make for yourself an idol of% or$ or any likeness of what is in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth.

9 `You shall not worship them or serve them; for I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers on the children, and on the third and the fourth generations of those who hate Me,

10 but showing lovingkindness to thousands, to those who love Me and keep His% My$ My commandments.

11 `You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not leave him unpunished who takes His name in vain.

12 `Observe ......... the sabbath day to keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.

13 `In% Six days you shall labor and do all your work,

14 but on the seventh day is a sabbath of the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work on it, you or your son or your daughter or your male servant or your female servant or your ox or your donkey

Deuteronomy 5:14b-21 [42.642 {941} Top Fragment, Column 3]

or any of your cattle or your sojourner who stays with you, so that your male servant and your female servant may rest as well as you.

15 `And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out of there by a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to observe keep the sabbath day. to make it holy. "For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and rested on the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day to make it holy. {approx.=Exod 20:11}

16 `Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God has commanded you, that your days may be prolonged, and that it may go well with you on the land which the LORD your God gives you.

17 `You shall not murder.

18 `And% You shall not commit adultery.

19 `And% You shall not steal.

20 `And% You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

21 `And% You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, and you shall not desire covet {different Hebrew word than MT} your neighbor's house, his field or his male servant or his female servant, his ox or his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.'

Deuteronomy 5:22-28a [42.642 {941} Top Fragment, Column 4]

22 "These words the LORD spoke to all your assembly at the mountain from the midst of the fire, darkness, of the cloud and of the thick gloom, with a great voice, and He added no more. And He wrote them on two tablets of stone and gave them to me.

23 "And it came about, when you heard the voice from the midst of the darkness, while the mountain was burning with fire, that you came near to me, all the heads of your tribes and your elders.

24 "And you said, `Behold, the LORD our God has shown us His glory and His greatness, and we have heard His voice from the midst of the fire; we have seen today that the LORD God speaks with man, yet he lives.

25 `Now then why should we die? For this great fire will consume us; if we continue% to% hear the voice of the LORD our God any longer, then we shall die.

26 `For who is there of all flesh, who has heard the voice of the living God speaking from the midst of the fire, as we have, and lived?

27 `Go near and hear all that the LORD our God says speaks; then speak to us all that{above line} the LORD our God will speak to you, and we will hear and do it.'

28 "And the LORD heard the voice of your words when you spoke to me,

Deuteronomy 5:28b-33 [42.642 {941} Top Fragment, Column 5]

and the LORD said to me, `I have heard the voice of the words of this people which they have spoken to you. They have done well in all that they have spoken.

29 `Oh that they had such a heart in them, that they would fear Me, and keep all My commandments always, that it may be well with them and with their sons forever!

30 `Go, say to them, "Return to your tents."

31 `But as for you, stand here by Me, that I may speak to you all the commandments and the statutes and the judgments which you shall teach them, that they may observe them in the land which I give them to possess.'

32 "So you shall observe to do just as the LORD your God has commanded you; you shall not turn aside to the right or to the left.

33 "You shall walk in all the way which the LORD your God has commanded you {above line}, that you may live, and that it may be well with you, and that you may prolong your days in the land which you shall possess.

6:1 "Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the LORD your God has commanded

Deuteronomy 8:5-10 [42.642 {941} Bottom Fragment]

8:5 "Thus you are to know in your heart that the LORD your God was disciplining you just as a man disciplines his son.

6 "Therefore, you shall keep the commandments of the LORD your God, to walk in His ways and to fear love Him. .......................

7 "For the LORD your God is bringing you into a good and broad land, a land of brooks of water, of fountains and springs, flowing forth in valleys and hills;

8 a land of wheat and barley, of vines and fig trees and pomegranates, a land of olive oil and honey;

...........................{blank line}...........................

9 a land where you shall eat food without scarcity, in which you shall not lack anything; a land whose stones are iron, and out of whose hills {spelled differently} you can dig copper. ...........

10 "When you have eaten and are satisfied, you shall bless the LORD your God for the good land which He has given you.

Key to the English Text Reconstructions

SIMILARITIES: Regular = MT yes, DSS yes; Italics = MT yes, DSS probable; Small Type = MT yes, DSS hole

DIFFERENCES: Italics/Bold (Blue) = MT yes, DSS no; Underline/Bold (Red) = DSS yes, MT no; Underline (Purple) = DSS probable, MT no

OTHER: .... = blank space, apparently with no writing; $ = present in NASB, but missing in MT; % = correction of NASB to make it reflect MT; Phrase in {brackets} = explanation.

ABBREVIATIONS: MT = Masoretic Text (1,000 years old); DSS = Dead Sea Scrolls (2,000 years old); NASB = New American Standard Bible, a literal English Bible translation