The 10 commandments

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The 10 commandments
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2011-04-05 18:16:43
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  1. 1st commandment
    You shall have no other gods
  2. 1st meaning
    We should fear, love and trust in God above all things
  3. 2nd commandment
    You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God
  4. 2nd meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use satainic arts, lie or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise and give thanks
  5. 3rd commandment
    Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy
  6. 3rd meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not despise preaching and His word, put hold it sacred and gladly hear and learn it
  7. 4th commandment
    Honor your father and your mother
  8. 4th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not despise our parents and other authorities, but honor them, serve and obey them, love and cherish them
  9. 5th commandment
    You shall not murder
  10. 5th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not hurt or harm our neighbor in his body, but help and support him in every bodily need
  11. 6th commandment
    You shall not commit adultery
  12. 6th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we lead a sexually pure and decent life in what we say and do, and husband and wife honor and love each other
  13. 7th commandment
    You shall not steal
  14. 7th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not take our neighbor's money or possesions, or get them in any dishonest way, but help him to improve and protect his possessions and income
  15. 8th commandment
    You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor
  16. 8th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not tell lies about our neighbor, betray him, slander him, or hurt his reputation, but defend him, speak well of him, and explain everything in the kindest way
  17. 9th commandment
    You shall not covet your neighbors house
  18. 9th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not scheme to get our neighbor's house, inheritance or home, or get it in a way which only appears right, but help and be of service to him in keeping it
  19. 10th commandment
    You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant or maidservant, his ox or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor
  20. 10th meaning
    We should fear and love God so that we do not entice or force away our neighbor's wife, workers, ot animals, or turn against him, but urge them to stay and do their duty
  21. Closing
    He says, "I, the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing the children for the sins of the fathers to the third and fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing love to a thousand generations of those who love me and keep my commandments
  22. Closing meaning
    God threatens to punish all who break these commandments. Therefore, we should fear His wrath and not do anything against them. But he promises grace and every blessing to all who keep these commandments. Therefore we should also love and trust in Him and gladly do what He commands

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