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Following are the Ten Commandments listed in Exodus 20 as given to the
Children of Israel at Mount Sinai. The Ten Commandments are also found in
Deuteronomy 5. The Ten Commandments here are presented in eight different
versions of the Bible and two columns for side-by-side comparison.
*King James Version*
And God spake all these words, saying,Â I am the Lord thy God, which have
brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
1. *Thou shalt have no other gods before me.*
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.*Â 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 shewing mercy unto thousands of them
that love me, and keep my commandments.
3. *Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain;*Â for the
Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh
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I am the LORD thy God
Thou shalt have no other gods
No graven images or likenesses
Not take the LORD's name in vain
Remember the sabbath day
Honour thy father and thy mother
Thou shalt not kill
Thou shalt not commit adultery
Thou shalt not steal
Thou shalt not bear false witness
Thou shalt not covet
Tablets of Stone
Catholic doctrine view
This is an image of a copy of the 1675 Ten Commandments, at the Amsterdam
Esnoga synagogue, produced on parchment in 1768 by Jekuthiel Sofer, a
prolific Jewish eighteenth century scribe in Amsterdam. It has Hebrew
language writing in two columns separated between, and surrounded by,
ornate flowery patterns.
This 1768 parchment (612Ã502 mm) by Jekuthiel Sofer emulated the 1675
Ten Commandments at the Amsterdam Esnoga synagogue.^
The *Ten Commandments*, also known as the *Decalogue*, are a set of
biblical principles relating to ethics and worship, which play a
fundamental role in Judaism, Christianity, and Islam. They include
instructions to worship only God and to keep the sabbath, and prohibitions
against idolatry, blasphemy, murder, theft, dishonesty, and adultery.
Different groups follow slightly different traditions for interpreting and
The Ten Commandments appear twice in the Hebrew Bible, in the books of
Exodus and Deuteronomy. According to the story in Exodus, God inscribed
them on two stone tablets, which he gave to Moses on Mount Sinai. Modern
scholarship has found likely influences in Hittite and Mesopotamian laws
and treaties, but is divided over
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