The Anglish Moot

The Ten Bodewords []

1 You shall have no other gods but me.

2 You shall not hew a likeness of anything in heaven above or on the earth beneath or in the water under the earth. You shall not bow yourself before them or give them worship: for I, IEUE your God, am a grudging God who will not give his worth to another: and of them that hate me, I will wreak woe upon the bairns for the sins of their fathers unto the third and fourth after-bearings;  and for a thousand after-bearings I will show mildness of heart on the bairns of those who love me, and keep my bodewords,

3 You shall not take the name of IEUE your God worthlessly, for the All-ruler will not hold him guiltless who mispeaks his name.

4 You shall bear in mind the Sabbath and keep it holy. You are to till the ground on six days and do all your work: But the seventh is the Sabbath day of IEUE your God and on that day you shall do no work, neither you nor your son or daughter, nor your bondsman or your dey, your cattle or the outlander who is amongst you. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, and the sea, and everything in them, and he took his rest on the seventh day: for this ground the All-ruler blessed to the seventh day and hallowed it;

5 You shall give worth to your father and to your mother, so that your life may be long in the land which IEUE your God is giving you.

6 You shall do no murder.

7 You shall not break the wedlock oath.

8 You shall not steal.

9 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

10 You shall not crave your neighbour's house, or his bondsmen or his deys or his ox or his ass or anything which is his.