The 10 Commandments (abbreviated form to memorize)


10 Commandment tabletsThis abbreviated version of the Decalogue -- the 10 Commandments -- will be recited aloud in unison at the beginning of almost every class period in Introduction to Biblical Literature.

The Ten Commandments (decalogue=10 words) may be found in the Old Testament in Exodus 20.

  1. You shall have no other Gods before me
  2. You shall not make for yourselves an idol
  3. You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God
  4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy
  5. Honor your father and your mother
  6. You shall not murder
  7. You shall not commit adultery
  8. You shall not steal
  9. You shall not give false testimony
  10. You shall not covet

Devotional thoughts on the Ten Commandments [ read article ]

"He declared to you his covenant, the Ten Commandments." -- Deuteronomy 4:13

"In the Law, love warns; in the cross it redeems. Both are the true mirror of Him who thus defines His own character: God is love.'" -- Guthrie

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