The Ten Commandments

These are the very difficult commandments of God.

After God had saved Israelites across the sea from Egypt, they started their journey toward the Promised Land. It was hard because they had to travel through the desert land. At first people were happy because they knew God led them, but soon they began to complain because lacked of food and water. Moses prayed to God to asked help, and God sent them bread from heaven called manna. Every morning people gathered the bread and consumed it for forty years until they reached the Promised Land.

During their long journey, they camped at one placed known Rephidim, but there was no water to drink. Again, the people started to cry asked for water. God told Moses to hold his people and showed them the giant rocks, and the water flow out from it.

They traveled for three months and finally reached the Mt. Sinai. Then God told him that the Israelites will receive exclusive and dedicated people if they just follow the laws of God. Moses came down from the mountain and told the people about God said.

On the morning of the third day, the sky started to darken. The thunder and lighting appeared. They heard a loud trumpet blasted. Moses led them to edge of the mountain. God started to talk to Moses and gave him the 10 commandments written in the two stone tables. God told Moses to announce them to all people.

And God spoke all these words, saying: ‘I am the LORD your God…

ONE: ‘You shall have no other gods before Me.’

TWO: ‘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.’

THREE: ‘You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.’

FOUR: ‘Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.’

FIVE: ‘Honor your father and your mother.’

SIX: ‘You shall not murder.’

SEVEN: ‘You shall not commit adultery.’

EIGHT: ‘You shall not steal.’

NINE: ‘You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.’

TEN: ‘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 female servant, nor his ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbors.