Make your own free website on Tripod.com

The Ten Commandments

TABLE OF CONTENTS

Commandment 1

"I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before me" (Ex 20:2-3).
"I am the LORD, who brought you out of Ur" (Gen 15:7);
"I am Almighty God, walk before me and be blameless" (Gen 17:1);
"I am the God of your father--the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob" (Ex 3:6).
"Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves" (Gen 35:2)
"and against all the gods of Egypt I will execute judgment: I am the LORD" (Ex 12:12).
"Now I know that the LORD is greater than all the gods; for in the very thing in which they behaved proudly, He was above them" (Ex 18:11)
"This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, for I would have denied God who is above" (Job 31:28)
"Then Job answered the LORD and said, 'I know that you can do everything, And that no purpose of Yours can be withheld from you'" (Job 42:1-2).
"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Matt 4:10).
"You shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind. This is the first and the great commandment" (Matt 22:37).
"And you shall love the LORD your God with all your heart, with all your soul, with all your mind, and with all your strength. This is the first commandment" (Mark 12:30).
"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Luke 4:8).
Paul said, "God, who made the world and everything in it...they should seek the Lord" (Acts 17:24,27).
Paul also said, "I worship the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the Law" (Acts 24:14).
"But then indeed, when you did not know God, you served those things which by nature are not God" (Gal 4:8).
"And what agreement has the temple of God have with idols?" (II Cor 6:16).
"you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God" (I Thess 1:9).
"Let no one deceive you by any means; for that Day will not come unless the falling away comes first, and the man of sin is revealed, the son of perdition, who opposes and exalts himself above all that is called God or that is worshiped, so he sits as God in the temple of God, showing himself that he is God" (2 Thess 2:3-4).
"Do not love the world or the things in the world. If anyone loves the world, the love of the Father is not in him" (I John 2:15); which is another way of saying, put nothing in the world before God.
"If anyone worships the beast and his image, and receives his mark on his forehead or on his hand, he himself shall also drink of the wine of the wrath of God" (Rev 14:9).
"Then I saw the souls of those who had been beheaded for their witness to Jesus and for the word of God, who had not worshiped the beast or his image" (Rev 20:4).
"But the...unbelieving...shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev 21:8).

Commandment 2

""You shall not make for yourself a carved image--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; you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. For I, the LORD your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generations of those who hate Me, but showing mercy to thousands, to those who love Me and keep My commandments" (Ex.20:4-6)
"'Put away the foreign gods that are among you, purify yourselves'...So they gave Jacob all the foreign gods which were in their hands, and the earrings which were in their ears and Jacob hid them" (Gen 35:2,4)
"If I have observed the sun when it shines, or the moon moving in brightness, so that my heart has been secretly enticed, and my mouth has kissed my hand; This also would be an iniquity deserving of judgment, For I would have denied God who is above" (Job 31:26-28) (note this is believed to be part of idol worship).
"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Matt 4:10).
"You shall worship the LORD your God, and Him only you shall serve" (Luke 4:8).
"God is spirit, and those who worship Him must worship in spirit and truth" (John 4:24).
"But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam...to eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:14).
"Nevertheless, I have a few things against you, because you allow...My servants to...eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:20).
"we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols" (Acts 15:20).
"Now while Paul waited for them in Athens, his spirit was provoked within him when he saw that the city was given over to idols...Then Paul stood in the midst of the Areopagus and said...'God, who made the world and everything in it, since He is Lord of heaven and earth, does not dwell in temples made with hands. Nor is He worshiped with men's hands, as though He needed anything'" (Acts 17:16,22,24-25).
"Professing to be wise, they became fools, and changed the glory of the incorruptible God into an image made like corruptible man--and birds and four footed animals and creeping things" (Rom 1:22-23).
"But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is...an idolater" (I Cor 5:11).
"Neither... idolators...will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor 6:9-10).
"And do not become idolaters as were some of them...Therefore, my beloved, flee from idolatry" (I Cor 10:7,14).
"And what agreement has the temple of God have with idols?" (II Cor 6:16).
"Now the works of the flesh are evident...idolatry" (Gal 5:19,20).
"For this you know that no...idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God" (Eph 5:5).
"Therefore put to death...covetousness, which is idolatry" (Col 3:5).
"you turned to God from idols" (I Thess 1:9).
"we write to them to abstain from things polluted by idols" (Acts 15:20)
"abominable idolatries" (I Peter 4:3).
"Little children, keep yourselves from idols" (I John 5:21).
"But I have a few things against you, because you have there those who hold the doctrine of Balaam...to eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:14).
"Nevertheless, I have a few things against you, because you allow...My servants to...eat things sacrificed to idols" (Rev 2:20).
"But the rest of mankind, who were not killed by these plagues, did not repent of the works of their hands, that they should not worship demons, and idols of gold, silver, brass, stone, and wood, which can neither see nor hear nor walk" (Rev 9:20).
"But ...idolaters...shall have their part in the lake which burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev 21:8).
"But outside are...idolaters" (Rev 22:15).

Commandment 3

"You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain, for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain" (Ex.20:7).
"It may be that my sons have sinned and cursed God in their hearts" (Job 1:5)
"Curse God and die!" (Job 2:9)
Interestingly, those called of God are not to be cursed either, "And I will curse him who curses you" (Gen 12:3).
"Therefore I say to you, every sin and blasphemy will be forgiven men, but the blasphemy against the Spirit will not be forgiven men" (Matt 12:31).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts,...blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"they are all under sin...Whose mouth is full of cursing and bitterness" (Rom 3:9,14).
"Let all...evil speaking be put away from you" (Eph 4:31).
"But now you yourselves are to put off all these:...blasphemy, filthy language out of your mouth" (Col 3:8).
"they may learn not to blaspheme" (I Tim 1:20).
But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be...blasphemers" (II Tim 3:1,2).
"Out of the same mouth proceed blessing and cursing. My brethren, these things ought not to be so" (James 3:10).
"He is the antichrist who denies the Father and the Son" (I John 2:22).

Commandment 4

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD your God. In it you shall do not work: you, nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male servant, no your female servant, nor your cattle, nor your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and hallowed it" (Ex.20:8-11).
"And on the seventh day God ended His work which He had done, and He rested on the seventh day from all His work which He had done. Then God blessed the seventh day and sanctified it, because in it He rested from all His work which God had created and made" (Gen 2:2-3).
"Tomorrow is a Sabbath rest, a holy Sabbath to the LORD...So the people rested on the seventh day" (Ex 16:23,30).
"What man is there among you who has one sheep, and it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out? Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore, it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath" (Matt 12:11-12).
"And pray that your flight may not be in winter or on the Sabbath" (Matt 24:20); there would be no reason to pray this if the Sabbath was not going to be in existence. "And He said to them, 'The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath. Therefore the Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath'" (Mk 2:27); this verse makes it clear which day is the Lord's Day.
"And when the Sabbath had come, He began to teach in the synagogue" (Mk 6:2).
"And as His custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read" (Luke 4:16).
"Then He went down to Capernaum, a city of Galilee, and was teaching them on the Sabbaths" (Luke 4:31).
"The Son of Man is also Lord of the Sabbath...Is it lawful on the Sabbath to do good or to do evil, to save life or to destroy?" (Luke 6:5,9).
"But the ruler of the synagogue answered with indignation, because Jesus had healed on the Sabbath...The Lord then answered him and said, 'Hypocrite...So ought not this woman...be loosed from this bond on the Sabbath?'" (Luke 13:14-16).
"'Is it lawful to heal on the Sabbath?'...And they could not answer Him regarding these things" (Luke 14:3,6).
"are you angry with Me because I made a man completely well on the Sabbath?" (John 7:23).
"Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures...And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks" (Acts 17:2;18:4 see also 13:14,27,42,44).
"let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give to him who has need" (Eph 4:28)
"For even when we were with you, we commanded you this: 'If anyone will not work, neither shall he eat'" (II Thess 3:10); (recall that the requirement to work is also part of the Sabbath command, thus even that portion of the commandment is repeated in the New Testament.)
"And to whom did He swear they would not enter His rest, but to those who did not obey?" (Heb 3:18).
"For He has spoken in a certain place of the seventh day in this way: 'And God rested on the seventh day from all His works'" (Heb 4:4).
"There remains therefore a rest (literally sabbatismos, 'Sabbath rest') for the people of God. For he who has entered His rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His" (Heb 4:9-10).
"That day was the Preparation and the Sabbath drew near...And they rested on the Sabbath in accordance with the commandment" (Luke 23:54,56)
"But when they departed from Pegra, they came to Antioch in Pisidia, and went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day and sat down" (Acts 13:14), they seemed to be following this admonition from John, "He who says he abides in Him ought also to walk just as He walked" (I John 2:6), since Jesus always went to the synagogues on the Sabbath (Luke 4:16).

Commandment 5

"Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the LORD your God is giving you" (Ex.20:12).
"Adam, the son of God" (Luke 3:38)
"Because you have heeded the voice of your wife, and eaten from the tree of which I commanded you, saying, 'You shall not eat it of it": Cursed is the ground for your sake" (Gen 3:17).
Notice that later a blessing of land is promised for those who obey this commandment (Ex 20:12; Duet 5:16).
"For God commanded saying, 'Honor your father and your mother' and 'He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death'" (Matt 15:4).
"Honor your father and your mother" (Mk 10:19).
"You know the commandments:...Honor your father and your mother" (Luke 18:20).
"being filled with all unrighteousness...disobediant to parents" (Rom 1:29,30).
"Children obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 'Honor your father and mother', which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth" (Eph 6:1-3).
"the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience" (Col 3:6).
"Children obey your parents in all things, for this is well pleasing to the Lord" (Col 3:20).
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be...disobediant to parents" (II Tim 3:1,2).
"They have a heart trained in covetous practices and are accursed children" (II Peter 2:14).
"Behold what manner of love the Father has bestowed upon us, that we should be called children of God" (I John 3:1).


Commandment 6

"You shall not murder" (Ex.20:13).
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning" (John 8:44) (since the devil was a murderer from the beginning it seems clear that murder was not allowed before Mount Sinai).
"Cain rose up against Abel his brother and killed him...And He said, 'The voice of your brother's blood cries out to Me from the ground. So now you are cursed from the earth" (Gen 4:8,10).
"Then the king of Egypt spoke...'When you do the duties of a midwife for the Hebrew women, and see them on the birth stools, if it is a son, then you shall kill him'...But the midwives feared God, and did not do as the king of Egypt commanded them" (Ex 1:15-17)
"The murderer rises with the light; He kills the poor and needy" (Job 24:14).
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder', and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment. But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment" (Matt 5:21-22).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders...These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"You shall not murder" (Matt 19:18).
"...murders...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:21,23).
"Do not murder" (Mk 10:19).
"You know the commandments:...Do not murder" (Luke 18:20).
"being filled with all unrighteousness...murder" (Rom 1:29).
"You shall not murder" (Rom 13:9).
"Now the works of the flesh are evident...murders" (Gal 5:19,21).
"the lawless and insubordinate...murders...manslayers" (I Tim 1:9).
"But let none of you suffer as a murderer" (I Peter 4:15).
"For He who said, 'Do not commit adultery,' also said, 'Do not murder'. Now if you do no commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law" (James 2:11-12).
"You lust...You murder" (James 4:2).
"Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and we know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him" (I John 3:15).
"And they did not repent of their murders" (Rev 9:21).
"he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword" (Rev 13:10).
"But ...murderers...shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev 21:8).
"But outside are...murderers" (Rev 22:15).

Commandment 7

"You shall not commit adultery" (Ex.20:14).
"his master's wife cast longing eyes on Joseph, and she said, 'Lie with me.' But he refused...'How then can I do this great wickedness, and sin against God?'" (Gen 39:7-9)
"The eye of the adulterer waits for the twilight, saying, 'No eye will see me'; and he disguises his face" (Job 24:15).
Job, a married man, said, "I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?" (Job 31:1).
"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not commit adultery'. But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart" (Matt 5:27-28).
"But I say to you that whoever divorces his wife for any reason except sexual immorality causes her to commit adultery; and whoever marries a woman who is divorced commits adultery" (Matt 5:32).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...adulteries, fornications...These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery, and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery" (Matt 19:9).
"You shall not commit adultery" (Matt 19:18).
"...adulteries, fornications...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:21,23).
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery against her. And if a woman divorces her husband and marries another, she commits adultery" (Mk 10:11-12).
"Do not commit adultery" (Mk 10:19).
"Whoever divorces his wife and marries another commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced from her husband commits adultery" (Luke 16:18).
"You know the commandments: Do not commit adultery" (Luke 18:20).
"'Teacher, this woman was caught in adultery'...And Jesus said to her...'sin no more'" (John 8:4,11).
"Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation" (Rev 2:22).
"being filled with all unrighteousness, sexual immorality" (Rom 1:29)
"So then if, while her husband lives, she marries another man, she will be called an adulteress" (Rom 7:3).
"You shall not commit adultery" (Rom 13:9).
"But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is sexually immoral" (I Cor 5:11).
"Neither... adulterers, nor homosexuals...will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor 6:9-10).
"Nor let us commit sexual immorality as some of them did" (I Cor 10:8).
"Now the works of the flesh are evident...adultery, fornication" (Gal 5:19).
"For this you know that no fornicator...has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God" (Eph 5:5)
"the lawless and insubordinate...fornicators...sodomites" (I Tim 1:9,10).
"fornicators and adulterers God will judge" (Heb 13:4).
"Do not commit adultery" (James 2:11).
"You lust...Adulterers and adulteresses!" (James 4:2,4).
"having eyes full of adultery and that cannot cease from sin" (II Peter 2:14).
"the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes...is not of the Father but is of the world" (I John 2:16).
"Indeed I will cast her into a sickbed, and those who commit adultery with her into great tribulation" (Rev 2:22).
"And they did not repent of ...their sexual immoralities" (Rev 9:21).
"But the...sexual immoral...shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev 21:8).
"But outside are...sexually immoral" (Rev 22:15).

Commandment 8

"You shall not steal" (Ex.20:15).
"So my righteousness will answer for me...everyone that is not speckled and spotted among the goats, and brown among the lambs, will be considered stolen, if it is with me" (Gen 30:33)
"'With whomever you find your gods, do not let him live. In the presence of our brethren identify what I have of yours and take it with you.' For Jacob did not know that Rachel had stolen them" (Gen 31:32).
"How then could we steal silver or gold from your lord's house. With whomever of your servants it is found, let him die" (Gen 44:8-9).
"He kills the poor and needy; And in the night he is like a thief" (Job 24:14).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...thefts...These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"You shall not steal" (Matt 19:18).
"It is written, 'My house shall be called a house of prayer', but you have made it a den of thieves" (Matt 21:13).
"...thefts...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:22-23).
"Do not steal" (Mk 10:19).
"You know the commandments:... Do not steal" (Luke 18:20).
"You shall not steal" (Rom 13:9).
"nor thieves...will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor 6:10).
"I have been...in perils of robbers" (II Cor 11:25-26).
"Let him who stole, steal no longer" (Eph 4:28).
"But let none of you suffer as...a thief" (I Peter 4:15).
John seems to have expanded on the theme of this commandment when he wrote, "whoever has this world's goods, and sees his brother in need, and shuts up his heart from him, how does the love of God abide in him" (I John 3:17).
"And they did not repent of ...their thefts" (Rev 9:21).

Commandment 9

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor" (Ex.20:16).
"You are of your father the devil, and the desires of your father you want to do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and does not stand in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaks a lie, he speaks from his own resources, for he is a liar and the father of it " (John 8:44)
"Then the serpent said to the woman, "You will not surely die"...The woman said, 'The serpent deceived me, and I ate'. So the LORD God said to the serpent: 'Because you have done this, you are cursed'"(Gen 3:4,13-14).
"But you forgers of lies, you are all worthless physicians" (Job 13:4).
"Now if it is not so, who will prove me a liar, and make my speech worth nothing?" (Job 24:25)
"My lips will not speak wickedness, nor my tongue utter deceit" (Job 27:4).
"Should I lie concerning my right?" (Job 34:6).
"For truly my words are not false" (Job 36:4).
"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord. But I say to you, do not swear at all" (Matt 5:33-34).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...false witness...These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"You shall not bear false witness" (Matt 19:18).
"Do not bear false witness" (Mk 10:19).
"You know the commandments:...Do not bear false witness" (Luke 18:20).
"And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars" (Rev 2:2).
"You shall not bear false witness" (Rom 13:9)
"I do not lie" (Gal 1:19)
"Therefore, putting away lying, 'Let each of you speak truth with his neighbor" (Eph 4:25).
"Do not lie to one another" (Col 3:9)
"the lawless and insubordinate...liars...perjurers" (I Tim 1:9,10).
"Now the Spirit expressly says that in latter times some will depart from the faith, giving heed to deceiving spirits and doctrines of demons, speaking lies in hypocrisy" (I Tim 4:1-2).
"But know this, that in the last days perilous times will come: For men will be...slanderers" (II Tim 3:1,3).
"God, who cannot lie" (Titus 1:2)
"it is impossible for God to lie" (Heb 6:18).
"Ananias, why has Satan filled your heart to lie...You have not lied to men but to God" (Acts 5:3,4).
"They also set up false witnesses" (Acts 6:13).
"having a good conscience, that when they defame you as evildoers, those who defile your good conduct in Christ may be ashamed" (I Peter 3:16).
"By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not stumble" (II Peter 2:3).
He who says 'I know Him', and does not keep His commandments is a liar, and the truth is not in him" (I John 2:4).
"I have not written to you because you do not know the truth, but because you know it, and that no lie is of the truth" (I John 2:21).
"And you have tested those who say they are apostles and are not, and have found them liars" (Rev 2:22).
"But ...liars...shall have their part in the lake that burns with fire and brimstone, which is the second death" (Rev 21:8).
"But outside are...whoever loves and practices a lie" (Rev 22:15).

Commandment 10

"You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbor's" (Ex.20:17).
"So when the woman saw...a tree desirable to make one wise, she took of its fruit and ate" (Gen 3:6).
"Then the LORD saw that the wickedness of man was great in the earth, and that every intent of the thoughts of his heart was only evil continually" (Gen 6:5
); because this law in effect God decided to destroy humankind with the flood (Gen 6:7).
"Moreover you shall select from all the people able men, such as fear God, men of truth, hating covetousness" (Ex 18:21).
"I have made a covenant with my eyes; Why then should I look upon a young woman?" (Job 31:1).
"If my heart has been enticed by a woman, or if I have lurked at my neighbors door, then let my wife grind for another, and let others bow down over her. For that would be wickedness; yes it would be iniquity deserving of judgment" (Job 31:9-11)
"Do not worry about your life, what you will eat or what you will drink, nor about your body, what you will put on" (Matt 6:25).
"For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts...These are the things which defile a man" (Matt 15:19-20).
"...covetousness...All these evil things come from within and defile a man" (Mk 7:22-23).
"being filled with all unrighteousness...covetousness" (Rom 1:29).
"You shall not covet" (Rom 7:7)
"You shall not covet" (Rom 13:9).
"But now I have written to you not to keep company with anyone named a brother, who is...covetous" (I Cor 5:11).
"nor covetous...will inherit the kingdom of God" (I Cor 6:10)
"we should not lust after evil things as they also lusted" (I Cor 10:6)
"you shall not fulfill the lust of the flesh" (Gal 5:16).
"For this you know that no fornicator...nor covetous man, who is an idolater, has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and God" (Eph 5:5).
"Therefore put to death...covetousness, which is idolatry" (Col 3:5).
"For neither at any time did we use flattering words, as you know, nor a cloak for covetousness" (I Thess 2:5).
"Let your conduct be without covetousness; be content with such things as you have" (Heb 13:5).
"By covetousness they will exploit you with deceptive words; for a long time their judgment has not been idle, and their destruction does not stumble" (II Peter 2:3).
"You lust...and covet" (James 4:2).
"They have a heart trained in covetous practices and are accursed children" (II Peter 2:14).
"For all that is in the world--the lust of the flesh, the lust of the eyes, and the pride of life--is not of the Father but is of the world" (I John 2:16).