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The Ten Commandments

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God gave Moses the Ten Laws (or Commandments) on Mt. Sinai.

The Ten Commandments
(New International Version)

1. You shall have no other gods before me.
2. You shall not make for yourselves an idol.
3. You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4. Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5. Honor your father and your mother.
6. You shall not murder.
7. You shall not commit adultery.
8. You shall not steal.
9. You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10. You shall not covet.

While Moses was gone on the mountain, Aaron gathered the people's gold and made an idol shaped like a calf. When Moses saw what they had done, he crushed the golden calf into powder and poured it into the water. Moses made the people drink the water.

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God sent Moses up the mountain so that he could receive the Ten Commandments. Up to now, there were no laws that the people had to follow, so God felt the need to provide rules on how His people were to love Him and to treat others. The first four commandments told how to respect God, and the last six dealt with how to deal with others.

How do you treat God? Do you put Him first in your life? Do you honor your parents? The commandments given to Moses are still applicable today as we honor man and God.

This story about the Ten Commandments can be found in the Bible in Exodus, chapters 19 and 20.

Memory Verse

The Ten Commandments
(King James Version)

1. Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
2. Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.
3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
5. Honour thy father and thy mother.
6. Thou shalt not kill.
7. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
8. Thou shalt not steal.
9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
10. Thou shalt not covet.

Exodus 20:1-17


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