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

  • Steve morrow
    EXODUS 20:6 AND SHOWING MERCY UNTO THOUSANDS OF THEM THAT LOVE ME AND KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS ***** GENESIS 26:5 BECAUSE THAT ABRAHAM OBEYED MY VOICE AND KEPT MY CHARGE MY COMMANDMENTS MY STATUTES AND MY LAWS ***** DEUTERONOMY 7:12 WHEREFORE IT SHALL COME TO PASS -- IF -- YOU HEARKEN TO THESE JUDGEMENTS AND KEEP AND DO THEM THAT THE LORD THY GOD SHALL KEEP UNTO THEE THE COVENANT AND THE MERCY .....
  • Irene123
    Quote: The MAJORITY of 'christians' don't want to be thought of as fanatic; that's why they worship on Sunday. unquote. I worship on Sun., Mon., and Tues., but I'm not a MAJORITY Christian. We baptize in the NAME of Jesus Christ - Acts 2:38 - with the EVIDENCE of speaking in tongues - Acts 10:46, 19:6, 8:18 (and when Simon SAW ...) "saw" refers to something TANGIBLE; cont.
  • Irene123
    I will make this even - shorter; Matt. 4:4; "IT IS WRITTEN ..... "; Deut. 8:3.
  • Irene123
    The 'sabbath' has been researched - by Jesus Himself, no less - Mk. 2:27.
  • A disciple
    We cannot come to God without His guidance and direction and protection; for we would perish instantly in His presence. From the beginning, the word of our redemption and salvation was uttered by God and it is all under His authority that we even be allowed to live. The commandments are for us to learn from Him, to seek His nature as our example, to become like Him; because that's why we are made.
  • Peter

    to Jeanette
    I have been thinking of replying to your comment but i did't know why. Then later i though of it, your comment makes me feel good. Thank you. I like it, it just makes me feel good.
    Have a good day, keep up the good work.

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