Thursday, June 9, 2011

The 10 Commandments

With Shavous being over now. I wanted to post the 10 commandments. The following was originally posted on

1. "I am the Lord your G-d, Who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.

2. "You shall have no other gods before Me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image, nor any manner of likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You
shall not bow down to them, nor serve them. For I the Lord your G-d am a jealous G-d, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children of the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto the thousandth generation of them that love Me and keep My commandments.

3. "You shall not take the name of the Lord your G-d in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that takes His name in vain.

4. "Remember the Sabbath Day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work; but the seventh day is a Sabbath unto the Lord your G-d. On it you shall not do any manner of work -- you, your son, your daughter, your man-servant, your maid-servant, your cattle, and your stranger that is within your gates. For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea and all that in them is, and rested on the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day, and hallowed it.

5. "Honor your father and mother, so that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your G-d gives you.

6. "You shall not murder.

7. "You shall not commit adultery.

8. "You shall not steal.

9. "You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10. "You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, his manservant, his maid-servant, his ox, his ass, nor anything that is your neighbor's."


  1. What's interesting is that the commandments about G-d paralell the ones with people. Like #1 and 5 etc. The commentary mentions the specifics. thanks for sharing this

  2. I agree with you. Some of the commandments about g-d paralell the ones with people. Beliving there is one god is not neccecarly something all people belive tho. Honoring your mother and father is indeed a commandents people should follow today. Do they? ehhh not always. thank you for commenting.

  3. honor= adoration, integrity, source of fairness, credit & distinction, merit and value; to worship/adore... as people, we can only strive with diligence to follow each of these commandments. Didn't God already know we were not perfect when he gave us these commandments. Maybe his idea of forgiveness is greater than we are capable of giving to ourselves and one another. Thanks for sharing, always(XI)

  4. hi thank you for commenting. I'm sure god does indeed have forgivness greater then we are capable of as, the whole world was created for you. hashem loves each and everyone of us, and always will.