The Ten Commandments in the Bible

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The Ten Commandments are the laws given by the God. We can look for the Ten Commandments in the Bible, written in the exodus (chapter 20). The Ten Commandments were the two tablets written by god and given to Moses on the mountain.

Ten Commandments are written in (Exodus 20:1-17) and repeated in (Deuteronomy 5:4-21) which is given by God to Moses on the Mount of Sinai. And God himself wrote these list of Ten Commandments with his finger on two tablets that’s written in (Exodus 31:18) “When God finished speaking to Moses on Mount Sinai, he gave him the two tablets of the Agreement. And the Lord God wrote on the stones with his finger. And six on one tablet and four on another tablet. These Ten Commandments are given to obey and work according to that.

  1. Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
  2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
  3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
  4. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
  5. Honor thy father and thy mother.
  6. Thou shalt not kill.
  7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
  8. Thou shalt not steal.
  9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
  10. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.

The Ten Commandments in Old Testaments

(Exodus 20:1-17) “Then God said, “I am the lord God. I led you out of the land of Egypt where you were slaves. And for these are the commands I give you. You must not worship other gods except me. You must not worship any kind of idols. Don’t make any kind of statues or pictures of anything up in the sky or of anything on the earth or anything down in the water. Don’t worship or serve idols, because I, the Lord, am your God. I hate my people worshiping other gods. People who do sin against me, they become my enemies, and I will not leave them unpunished. And I will punish their children, grandchildren, and also their great-grandchildren. But I will be very kind to those people who love me and obey my commands. And I will be kind to their families for thousands of generations. You must not use the name of your Lord God to make empty promises. If you do (people), the Lord will surely punish you. You must remember to keep the Sabbath (lords-day) a special day. As you must work for six days in a week to do your job. But the seventh day is the day of the rest in honor of the Lord your God almighty. So on that day no one should work- not you (head), your sons and daughters, or your men and women slaves. Even all your animals and the foreigners living in your cities must not work! That is because the Lord worked six days and made the sky, the sea, the earth and everything in them. Because on the seventh day, he rested. And In this way, the Lord blessed the Sabbath – the day of rest. He made that a special day. “You must honor and respect your father as well as your mother.” Do this so that you will have full (long) life in the land that the Lord your God gives you. You must not murder. You must not commit adultery. And must not steal anything. You must not tell lies about other people. You must not want to take neighbor’s house. You must not keep an eye on his wife. And you must not want his men and women servants or his cattle or his donkeys. You must not want to have anything which belongs to another person.”

The Ten Commandments in New Testaments (or The Two Commandments)

In New Testament (Matthew 22:34-40), some Pharisees argue with Jesus Christ. “Pharisees learned that Jesus had made the Sadducee’s look so foolish that they stopped trying to argue with him. So the Pharisees had a meeting. Then one of them, an expert in the Law of Moses, asked Jesus Christ a question to test him (Jesus). He said, “Teacher, which Command in the law is the most important one?” Jesus answered that teacher, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart, mind, and all your soul. This is the first and most important commandment. And the second command is like first: ‘Love your neighbor the same as you love yourself.’ All the law and the written of the prophets take their meaning from two commands.”

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