are "The Ten Commandments"?
The Ten Commandments are a set of basic rules regarding our
behavior, mostly negative in
construction, that appear in the ancient Hebrew
scriptures and where directed at
the Israelites as God’s chosen people. Tradition holds
that these rules were delivered to the Israelites by God via
Moses, who climbed to the top of Mount Sinai during the
Hebrews’ journey through the desert from Egypt to Canaan.
They are, then, God’s requirements for how the Hebrews are
supposed to behave.
The Ten Commandments are also called the Decalogue (or
Decalog). This is a word derived from the Greek deka,
which means ten, and logos, which means word. It is
common in some religious circles to refer to the Ten
Commandments as the Ten Words and even list them in the form
of “First Word, Second Word, etc.”
The Ten Commandments can be found in the Bible starting
at Exodus 20:3 and ending at Exodus
And God spake all these words, saying,
the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of
Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Ten Commandments WILL NOT
SAVE YOU! We are SAVED
BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH!
For by grace are ye saved through faith; and that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God: Not of works, lest any man should boast.
(KJV: Ephesians 2:8-9)
shalt have no other gods before me.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any
likeness of any thing
in heaven above, or that is
in the earth beneath, or that
is in the water under the
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
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
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.
the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days
shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
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:
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
thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon
the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
scriptures are taken from the Authorized King James
Version of the Holy Bible.