The Ten Commandments

Zanita FletcherAustraliaJun 20, 2023, 12:18 AM

The book of Exodus is the second book in the Bible. It follows God’s servant Moses leading the Israelites out of slavery and through the desert towards the hoped-for Promised Land. Along the way, they stop at Mt Sinai. Moses goes up the mountain and receives from God ten commandments carved on a stone tablet. This is one of the most famous sections of the Bible, an integral story for both Jews and Christians.

These commands are commonly referred to as the Ten Commandments or the Law. But in the Bible, the word used translates into English to mean “ten words.” Many think these words are outdated and were only created for the Israelites, who couldn’t get anything right. However, God gave them to help people in every generation to love Him and love others. As one of Jesus’ disciples said, “For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments. And his commandments are not burdensome” (1 John 5:3).

The Ten Commandments found in Exodus 20 are as follows:

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