The Ten Commandments

 

The Foundation of the Ten Commandments 1

Jesus Questioned by the Pharisees 1

Jesus Questioned by the Scribes 2

The Ten Commandments 2

Commandment 01 - Put God First 2

Commandment 02 - Donít Make Or Worship Idols 2

Commandment 03 - Donít Curse 3

Commandment 04 - Donít Work On Sunday 3

Commandment 05 - Honour Your Parents 3

Commandment 06 - Donít Commit Murder 3

Commandment 07 - Donít Commit Adultery 3

Commandment 08 - Donít Steal 3

Commandment 09 - Donít Lie 3

Commandment 10 - Donít Covet 4

The Consequence Of Breaking One Commandment 4

Other Details 4

Written On Both Sides 4

Carved By Moses 4

Written By God 4

The Writing Was The Writing Of God 4

Written With The Finger Of God 4

Written With The Finger Of God 5

Kept In The Ark Of The Covenant/Testimony 5

Old Testament 5

New Testament 5

 

 

The Foundation of the Ten Commandments

Jesus Questioned by the Pharisees

Matthew 22:34 (KJV) But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together.

Matthew 22:35 (KJV) Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,

Matthew 22:36 (KJV) Master, which is the great commandment in the law?

Matthew 22:37 (KJV)† Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.

Matthew 22:38 (KJV) This is the first and great commandment.

Matthew 22:39 (KJV) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Matthew 22:40 (KJV) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Jesus Questioned by the Scribes

Mark 12:28 (KJV) And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?

Mark 12:29 (KJV) And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:

Mark 12:30 (KJV) And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.

Mark 12:31 (KJV) And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.

Mark 12:32 (KJV) And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:

Mark 12:33 (KJV) And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Mark 12:34 (KJV) And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

The Ten Commandments

Exodus 20:1 (KJV) And God spake all these words, saying,

Exodus 20:2 (KJV) I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

Commandment 01 - Put God First

Exodus 20:3 (KJV) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Commandment 02 - Donít Make Or Worship Idols

Exodus 20:4 (KJV) Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Exodus 20:5 (KJV) Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Exodus 20:6 (KJV) And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Commandment 03 - Donít Curse

Exodus 20:7 (KJV) Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

Commandment 04 - Donít Work On Sunday

Exodus 20:8 (KJV) Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.

Exodus 20:9 (KJV) Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:

Exodus 20:10 (KJV) But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

Exodus 20:11 (KJV) For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.

Commandment 05 - Honour Your Parents

Exodus 20:12 (KJV) Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Commandment 06 - Donít Commit Murder

Exodus 20:13 (KJV) Thou shalt not kill.

Commandment 07 - Donít Commit Adultery

Exodus 20:14 (KJV) Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Commandment 08 - Donít Steal

Exodus 20:15 (KJV) Thou shalt not steal.

Commandment 09 - Donít Lie

Exodus 20:16 (KJV) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

Commandment 10 - Donít Covet

Exodus 20:17 (KJV) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's.

The Consequence Of Breaking One Commandment

James 2:10 (KJV) For whosoever shall keep the whole law, and yet offend in one point, he is guilty of all.

James 2:11 (KJV) For he that said, Do not commit adultery, said also, Do not kill. Now if thou commit no adultery, yet if thou kill, thou art become a transgressor of the law.

Other Details

Written On Both Sides

Exodus 32:15 (KJV) And Moses turned, and went down from the mount, and the two tables of the testimony were in his hand: the tables were written on both their sides; on the one side and on the other were they written.

Carved By Moses

Exodus 34:1 (KJV) And the LORD said unto Moses, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first: and I will write upon these tables the words that were in the first tables, which thou brakest.

Written By God

The Writing Was The Writing Of God

Exodus 32:16 (KJV) And the tables were the work of God, and the writing was the writing of God, graven upon the tables.

Exodus 32:17 (KJV) And when Joshua heard the noise of the people as they shouted, he said unto Moses, There is a noise of war in the camp.

Written With The Finger Of God

Exodus 31:18 (KJV) And he gave unto Moses, when he had made an end of communing with him upon mount Sinai, two tables of testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.

Written With The Finger Of God

Deuteronomy 9:10 (KJV) And the LORD delivered unto me two tables of stone written with the finger of God; and on them was written according to all the words, which the LORD spake with you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly.

Kept In The Ark Of The Covenant/Testimony

Old Testament

Deuteronomy 10:1 (KJV) At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.

Deuteronomy 10:2 (KJV) And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.

Deuteronomy 10:3 (KJV) And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.

Deuteronomy 10:4 (KJV) And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.

Deuteronomy 10:5 (KJV) And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.

New Testament

Hebrews 9:1 (KJV) Then verily the first covenant had also ordinances of divine service, and a worldly sanctuary.

Hebrews 9:2 (KJV) For there was a tabernacle made; the first, wherein was the candlestick, and the table, and the shewbread; which is called the sanctuary.

Hebrews 9:3 (KJV) And after the second veil, the tabernacle which is called the Holiest of all;

Hebrews 9:4 (KJV) Which had the golden censer, and the ark of the covenant overlaid round about with gold, wherein was the golden pot that had manna, and Aaron's rod that budded, and the tables of the covenant;