THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Exodus xx. 1-17.

And God spake all these words, saying, 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.

Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven
image, or any likeness of anything that is in
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath,
or that is in the water under the earth: 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 gene-
ration of them that hate Me; and showing
mercy unto thousands of them that love Me,
and keep My commandments.

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.

Remember the sabbath day, to keep it
holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all
thy work: but the seventh day is the sab-
bath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt
not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy
daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-
servant, 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.

Honor thy father and thy mother: that
thy days may be long upon the land which
the Lord thy God giveth thee.

Thou shalt not kill.

Thou shalt not commit adultery.

Thou shalt not steal.

Thou shalt not bear false witness against
thy neighbor.

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house,
thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife, nor
his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor
his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy
neighbor’s.

Lord, have mercy upon us, and incline our
hearts to keep these laws, through Jesus Christ
our Saviour. Amen.

Hear also what our Lord Jesus Christ
saith:

Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all
thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with
all thy mind. This is the first and great
commandment. And the second is like unto
it: Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
On these two commandments hang all the
law and the prophets. (Matt. xxii. 37-40.)

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