The Ten Commandments
The Ten Commandments
Explanation of the Ten Commandments including Jesus expansion of six commandments in his sermon on the Mount!
EXODUS 20; DEUTERONOMY 5; MATTHEW 5 & 6; & 22:34-40
(KJV, Oxford Univ Press 1967, Scofield 1909,1945)
v.1 God spoke all these words saying,
v.2. I'm the Lord thy God who have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
v.3 (1) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
v.4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any carved image or 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.
v,5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them nor serve them for I'm the Lord thy God am
a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth
generations of them that hate me
v.6 and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.
v.7 (2) 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.
v.8 (3) Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.
v.9 Six days shalt thou labor and do all thy work
v.10 but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any
work, thou nor thy son nor thy daughter, thy man servant nor thy maidservant
nor they cattle nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
v. 11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that are in them
and rested the seventh day. Wherefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day
and hallowed it.
v.12 (4) Honor thy father and thy mother that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
v.13 (5) Thou shalt not murder.
v.14 (6) Thou shalt not commit adultery.
v.15 (7) Thou shalt not steal.
v.16 (8) Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
v.17 (9) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors' house.
(10) Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors' wife nor his manservant nor his maidservant
nor his ox nor his ass nor anything that is thy neighbors'.
v.1 Moses called all Israel and said unto them, Hear O Israel the statues and
ordinances which I speak in your ears this day that you may learn them and
keep them and do them.
v.2 The Lord our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
v.3 The Lord made not this covenant with our fathers but with us who are all of us here alive this day.
v.4 The Lord talked with you face to face in the mount out of the midst of the fire saying:
v.5 I am the Lord thy God who brought thee out of the land of Egypt from the house of bondage.
v.6 (1) Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
v.7 Thou shalt not make thee any carved image nor any likeness of anything that is in
heaven above or that is in the earth beneath or that is in the waters beneath the earth.
v.8 Thou shalt not bow down thyself unto 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 generations of them who hate me.
v.9 and showing mercy unto thousands of them who love me and keep my commandments.
v.10 (2) Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain for the Lord will
not hold him guiltless who taketh his name in vain.
v.11 (3) Keep the Sabbath day to sanctify it as the Lord thy God hath commanded thee.
v.12 Six days thou shalt labor and do all thy work
v.13 But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God. Thou shalt not do any work,
thou nor thy son nor thy daughter nor thy manservant nor thy maidservant nor thine ox
nor ass nor any of thy cattle nor thy stranger who is within thy gates that thy manservant
and thy maidservant may rest as well as thee.
v.14 Remember that thou was a servant in the land of Egypt and the Lord thy God brought
thee out from there through a mighty hand and by an outstretched arm. Therefore,
the Lord thy God commanded thee to keep the Sabbath day.
v.15 (4) Honor thy father and thy mother as the Lord thy God has commanded thee that thy days
may be prolonged and that it may go well with thee in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
v.16 (5) Thou shalt not murder.
v.17 (6) Neither shalt thou commit adultery.
v.18 (7) Neither shalt thou steal.
v.19 (8) Neither shalt thou bear false witness against thy neighbor.
v.20 (9) Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbor's wife.
v.21 (10) neither shalt thou covet thy neighbor's house, his field, or his manservant
or his maidservant, his ox or his ass or anything that is thy neighbor's.
Note: In modern English, we can change the KJV words: thou to you, thy and thee to you or your, shalt to shall and kill to murder (the correct word) for easier reading. This change does not effect the meaning of the words except from kill to murder.
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