What are the commandments of God

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Ten Commandments

God revealed himself to his people on Mount Sinai and gave Moses the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets. In the Old Testament, the Ten Commandments, also called the Decalogue (Greek dekálogos = ten words), are found in two places (Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5).

The ten commandments as recorded in the second book of Moses.

In the Ten Commandments, God confirms the covenant with his people and summarizes his instructions. They are the basis of Christian action. The first three commandments deal with the relationship between people and God. The remaining seven organize the coexistence, regulate the relationships between people. It is important that this is not a legal text that deals with case law or a specified penalty for a specific offense.

The Ten Commandments are a kind of ethical and moral basic program. However, they are not to be separated from belief in God. Because love of God and neighbor form the framework of the Ten Commandments. The Christian churches interpret these commandments in the light of the gospel of Jesus Christ

There are different traditions in counting the commandments in Judaism and in the Christian churches. In the Anglican, Reformed and Orthodox Churches, the prohibition of images - "You should not make a picture" - is listed as the second commandment and the ninth and tenth commandments are understood as one commandment. The version reproduced here follows the Lutheran and Roman Catholic tradition.

The Ten Commandments

The first commandment
I am the Lord your God. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

The second commandment
Do not abuse the name of the Lord your God.

The third commandment
You should keep the holiday holy.

The fourth commandment
Honor your father and mother.

The fifth commandment
You should not kill.

The sixth commandment
You shall not commit adultery.

The seventh commandment
You shall not steal.

The eighth commandment
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

The ninth commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor's house.

The tenth commandment
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, servant, maid, cattle, or anything that your neighbor has.

ekir.de / February 18, 2010


Ten Commandments

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