Exodus 20:2

“I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.”

King James Version (KJV)

Other Translations

I am the Lord thy God, which haue brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage:
- King James Version (1611) - View 1611 Bible Scan

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
- New American Standard Version (1995)

I am Jehovah thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- American Standard Version (1901)

I am the Lord your God who took you out of the land of Egypt, out of the prison-house.
- Basic English Bible

I am Jehovah thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- Darby Bible

I am the LORD thy God, who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- Webster's Bible

I am Yahweh your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- World English Bible

I [am] Jehovah thy God, who hath brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of a house of servants.
- Youngs Literal Bible

I am the LORD thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
- Jewish Publication Society Bible

Bible commentary

Wesley's Notes for Exodus 20:2


20:2 I am the Lord thy God - Herein, God asserts his own authority to enact this law; and proposeth himself as the sole object of that religious worship which is enjoined in the four first commandments. They are here bound to obedience. Because God is the Lord, Jehovah, self - existent, independent, eternal, and the fountain of all being and power; therefore he has an incontestable right to command us. He was their God; a God in covenant with them; their God by their own consent. He had brought them out of the land of Egypt - Therefore they were bound in gratitude to obey him, because he had brought them out of a grievous slavery into a glorious liberty. By redeeming them, he acquired a farther right to rule them; they owed their service to him, to whom they owed their freedom. And thus, Christ, having rescued us out of the bondage of sin, is entitled to the best service we can do him. The four first commandments, concern our duty to God (commonly called the first - table.) It was fit those should be put first, because man had a Maker to love before he had a neighbour to love, and justice and charity are then only acceptable to God when they flow from the principles of piety.


Discussion for Exodus 20

  • Sheila price
    There is no scripture for Sunday sabboth as it is the beginning of the week. Saturday, the seventh day will always be the sabboth and it is for rest. Mark 2:27 And he said unto them, The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath: God rested on the 7th day as are we to.We can worship and work on Sunday. That being said a man can worship any and everyday if he wishes. Colossians 2:16
  • Sean tabb
    IRENE123: where do you get your supporting scripture or instructions to worship or "keep Sunday as the Sabbath?"
  • Librarygal143
    I am lucky to have a great dad and stepmom, who love me and are good people. I thank God for them.
  • Brother Daniel FC
    To Irene 123: Hi Irene, Good to meet you again. Worshiping God every day of the week is not only OK, it is desirable. But missing your special appointment with God on Saturday Sabbath, My holy day, as He calls it, is not OK. Isa. 58:13. I can tell you for sure; God never changed His Sabbath, from the Creation: But, people did, and that’s not right. Jesus observed His Sabbath: Let's follow Him!
  • Brother Daniel FC
    There are only a few cases in the Bible when God writes with His own finger messages , to communicate with man i.e. To us: The Ten Commandments, to Belshazzar, Dan. 5:25, and to the people that brought the woman caught in adultery Jn. 8. In every instance the addressee s was terrified and listened. Today, we dare mock God when He says If you love me keep my commandments Jn. 14:15 What shame!
  • Cephas
    O sing unto the LORD a new song for he hath done marvellous things: his right hand, and his holy arm, hath gotten him the victory. Saying, Amen: Blessing, and glory, and wisdom, and thanksgiving, and honour, and power, and might, be unto our God for ever and ever. Amen.

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