God's Laws: The Ten Commandments

God's Laws: The Ten Commandments
Page Published: Tuesday, August 6, 2013

God's Laws: The Ten Commandments

1 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before me. (Exodus 20:2-3)

2 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 20:4)

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 20:5)

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

3 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)

4 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. 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: 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. (Exodus 20:8-11)

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

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

7 Thou shalt not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14

8 Thou shalt not steal.

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

10 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. (Exodus 20:17)


The Ten Commandments Condensed: (sometimes easier to memorize)

Number 1: Thou Shalt Have No Other Gods Beside Me

Number 2: Thou Shalt Not Worship Any Graven Images

Number 3: Thou Shalt Not Take the Name of the Lord Thy God in Vain

Number 4: Remember the Sabbath Day to Rest and Keep it Holy

Number 5: Honor Thy Father and Thy Mother

Number 6: Thou Shalt Not Kill

Number 7: Thou Shalt Not Commit Adultery

Number 8: Thou Shalt Not Steal

Number 9: Thou Shalt Not Bear False Witness

Number 10: Thou Shalt Not Covet Anything That is Thy Neighbor's


Here are some scripture verses (Psalms 19:7-11 KJV) about keeping The Ten Commandments...

7 The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of the Lord is sure, making wise the simple.

8 The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.

9 The fear of the Lord is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the Lord are true and righteous altogether.

10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

11 Moreover by them is thy servant warned: and in keeping of them there is great reward.