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The Ten Commandments

The Ten Commandments were written by God who is good and just.  What can we do, but to follow and understand them.  They are as a manual of life.  If we choose to veer away from it, we also choose it's consequences.

I. i am the lord thy god. Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

II. thou shalt not take the name of the lord thy god in vain.

III. Remember Thou keep holy the sabbath day.

IV. honor thy father and thy mother.
V. thou shalt not kill.

VI. thou shalt not commit adultery.

VII. thou shalt not steal.

Viii. thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

IX. thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife.

X. thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's goods.

Here are excerpts from Catholic resources to assist us in the understanding of this Commandment:

  • The Ten Commandments were given by God to the Jews on Mount Sinai.

  • The Ten Commandments were written by God on two tables of stones.

  • They are also known as the Decalogue. This contains the duty towards God and the duty towards neighbor.

  • They are binding on us who are Christians; they were imprinted on the heart of every man.

  • They are arranged in order.

  • David says to God: "Much peace have they that love Thy law, and to them there is no stumbling-block." Psalm 118

  • It is not a difficult matter to keep these commandments as long as God helps us with His grace and we implore His help.

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