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HANDOUT 2: The Ten Commandments

Traditional adaptations from Hebrew scripture, Exodus 20:2-14.

Jewish Ten Commandments

1. I am the Lord your G-d.

2. You shall have no other gods before me; You shall not make for yourself an idol.

3. You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your G-d.

4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and 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 neighbor (lie).

10. You shall not covet anything belonging to your neighbor.

Protestant Ten Commandments

Preface: I am the Lord your God.

1. You shall have no other gods before me.

2. You shall not make unto you any graven images.

3. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.

4. Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy.

5. Honor your father and mother.

6. You shall not murder.

7. You shall not commit adultery.

8. You shall not steal.

9. You shall not bear false witness.

10. You shall not covet anything belonging to your neighbor.

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Last updated on Thursday, October 27, 2011.

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