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WHAT ARE THE TEN COMANDMENTS?

These 10 beneficial laws were

given by the Creator God to show

us how to live a better life now

and please God forever.

God gave the 10 Commandments

from Mount Sinai, accompanied

by smoke, earthquakes and the

blast of a trumpet to emphasize

the importance of these laws.

Moses recorded God’s words in

Exodus 20 and recounted the

event again in Deuteronomy 5.

There are only slight differences

of emphasis in the accounts.

Both versions are listed below,

along with a list of the

commandments in short form.

The numbering of the

commandments below reflects

the numbering used in much of

the Christian world, though

Catholics, Jews and others use

various numbering systems.

The 10 Commandments List,

Short Form

You shall have no other gods

before Me.

You shall not make idols.

You shall not take the name of

the LORD your God in vain.

Remember the Sabbath day, to

keep it holy.

Honor your father and your

mother.

You shall not murder.

You shall not commit adultery.

You shall not steal.

You shall not bear false witness

against your neighbor.

You shall not covet.

The 10 Commandments List in

Exodus 20:2-17

“I am the LORD your God, who

brought you out of the land of

Egypt, out of the house of

bondage. You shall have no other

gods before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself

a carved image—any likeness of

anything that is in heaven above,

or that is in the earth beneath, or

that is in the water under the

earth; you shall not bow down to

them nor serve them. For I, the

LORD your God, am a jealous God,

visiting the iniquity of the fathers

upon the children to the third

and fourth generations of those

who hate Me, but showing mercy

to thousands, to those who love

Me and keep My commandments.

“You shall not take the name of

the LORD your God in vain, for

the LORD will not hold him

guiltless who takes His name in

vain.

“Remember the Sabbath day, to

keep it holy. Six days you shall

labor and do all your work, but

the seventh day is the Sabbath of

the LORD your God. In it you shall

do no work: you, nor your son,

nor your daughter, nor your male

servant, nor your female servant,

nor your cattle, nor your stranger

who is within your gates. For in

six days the LORD made the

heavens and the earth, the sea,

and all that is in them, and rested

the seventh day. Therefore the

LORD blessed the Sabbath day

and hallowed it.

“Honor your father and your

mother, that your days may be

long upon the land which the

LORD your God is giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness

against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your

neighbor’s house; you shall not

covet your neighbor’s wife, nor

his male servant, nor his female

servant, nor his ox, nor his

donkey, nor anything that is your

neighbor’s.”

The 10 Commandments List in

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

“I am the LORD your God who

brought you out of the land of

Egypt, out of the house of

bondage. You shall have no other

gods before Me.

“You shall not make for yourself

a carved image—any likeness of

anything that is in heaven above,

or that is in the earth beneath, or

that is in the water under the

earth; you shall not bow down to

them nor serve them. For I, the

LORD your God, am a jealous God,

visiting the iniquity of the fathers

upon the children to the third

and fourth generations of those

who hate Me, but showing mercy

to thousands, to those who love

Me and keep My commandments.

“You shall not take the name of

the LORD your God in vain, for

the LORD will not hold him

guiltless who takes His name in

vain.

“Observe the Sabbath day, to

keep it holy, as the LORD your

God commanded you. Six days

you shall labor and do all your

work, but the seventh day is the

Sabbath of the LORD your God. In

it you shall do no work: you, nor

your son, nor your daughter, nor

your male servant, nor your

female servant, nor your ox, nor

your donkey, nor any of your

cattle, nor your stranger who is

within your gates, that your male

servant and your female servant

may rest as well as you. And

remember that you were a slave

in the land of Egypt, and the

LORD your God brought you out

from there by a mighty hand and

by an outstretched arm;

therefore the LORD your God

commanded you to keep the

Sabbath day.

“Honor your father and your

mother, as the LORD your God

has commanded you, that your

days may be long, and that it may

be well with you in the land

which the LORD your God is

giving you.

“You shall not murder.

“You shall not commit adultery.

“You shall not steal.

“You shall not bear false witness

against your neighbor.

“You shall not covet your

neighbor’s wife; and you shall

not desire your neighbor’s

house, his field, his male servant,

his female servant, his ox, his

donkey, or anything that is your

neighbor’s.”

Learn more about the 10

Commandments by studying

each commandment and

committing to strive to obey

them. Our free booklet God’s 10

Commandments: Still Relevant

Today

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