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                                            First   Commandment                                                                             

                              "Thou shalt have no other gods before me."   Exodus 20: 3

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                        Second   Commandment

"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. 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; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments."   Exodus 20: 4 - 6

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                       +     Worship of false gods  ( 15 )

                       tHIRD   COMMANDMENT               

"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."   Exodus 20: 7

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                      FOURTH    COMMANDMENT               

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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 man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the Sabbath day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.   Exodus 20: 8 - 11

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                         FIFTH    COMMANDMENT               

"Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee."  Exodus 20: 12

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                        SIXTH    COMMANDMENT               

         "Thou shalt not kill."   Exodus 20: 13

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                       Seventh    COMMANDMENT               

                          "Thou shalt not commit adultery."   Exodus 20: 14

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                        eighTH    COMMANDMENT               

                            "Thou shalt not steal."     Exodus 20: 15

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                        NINTH    COMMANDMENT               

                 "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor."  Exodus 20: 16

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                       TENTH    COMMANDMENT               

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife,  nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's."  Exodus 20: 17

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After the Lord had given them such evidences of his power, he tells them who he is: "I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage." The same God who exalted his power among the Egyptians, now speaks his law:  {1SP 235.2}
     "Thou shalt have no other gods before me.  {1SP 235.3}
     "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. 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; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love me and keep my commandments.  {1SP 235.4}
     "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.  {1SP 236.1}
     "Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, 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 man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates; for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the Sabbath day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day, and hallowed it.  {1SP 236.2}
     "Honor thy father and thy mother, that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.  {1SP 236.3}
     "Thou shalt not kill.  {1SP 236.4}
     "Thou shalt not commit adultery.  {1SP 236.5}
     "Thou shalt not steal.  {1SP 236.6}
     "Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.  {1SP 236.7}
     "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's."  {1SP 236.8}

The first and second commandments spoken by Jehovah are precepts against idolatry; for idolatry, if practiced, would lead men to great lengths in sin and rebellion, and result in the offering of human sacrifices. God would guard against the least approach to such abominations. The first four commandments were given to show men their duty to God. The fourth is the connecting link between the great God and man. The Sabbath, especially, was given for the benefit of man, and for the honor of God. These last six precepts show the duty of man to his fellow-man.  {1SP 236.9}

 

 Additional reading:   Patriarchs and Prophets, Chapter 24   "The Law Given"

 

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