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The 10 Commandments

Abbreviated list, with traditional numbering

  1. You shall have no other Gods before me

  2. You shall not make or bow down to an idol

  3. You shall not take God's name in vain

  4. Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy

  5. Honour 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 bear false witness against your neighbour

  10. You shall not covet

 


The 10 Commandments

Exodus 20:2-17

Full version with traditional numbering (NKJV)

  1. “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.

  2. “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.

  3. “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.

  4. “Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 10 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. 11 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.

  5. 12 “Honour your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.

  6. 13 “You shall not murder.

  7. 14 “You shall not commit adultery.

  8. 15 “You shall not steal.

  9. 16 “You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

  10. 17 “You shall not covet your neighbour’s house; you shall not covet your neighbour’s wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour’s.”

The 10 Commandments

Deuteronomy 5:6-21

Full version with traditional numbering (NKJV)

  1. ‘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.

  2. ‘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, 10 but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments.

  3. 11 ‘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.

  4. 12 ‘Observe the Sabbath day, to keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you. 13 Six days you shall labor and do all your work, 14 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. 15 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.

  5. 16 ‘Honour 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.

  6. 17 ‘You shall not murder.

  7. 18 ‘You shall not commit adultery.

  8. 19 ‘You shall not steal.

  9. 20 ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.

  10. 21 ‘You shall not covet your neighbour’s wife; and you shall not desire your neighbour’s house, his field, his male servant, his female servant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that is your neighbour’s.’


Some people consider them to be only 'suggestions', while others make an attempt to practise at least some of them. Very few view these commandments for what they really are —our loving Creator’s gift to humanity.

The 10 Commandments were designed to protect us, our families and communities.  Properly understood, they not only apply to today's world, but they can also transform the way we think and how we approach the problems and difficult of life.  Our free booklet, The Ten Commandments, provides a clear overview and demonstrates their validity in our daily lives.

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  • Geoff

    16 October 2013 at 22:09 | #

    Very helpful booklet - thanks!

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