The Bible List of 10 Commandments
Contrary to popular belief in current times, the 10 Commandments were *not* abolished with the Old Testament Law as many pastors and fellow Christians would have you believe today. Jesus specifically says in JOHN 14:15 “If you love Me, keep My commandments”.
In fact, the first law given to us from God was on the Seventh Day of creation when He proclaimed it to be “Sabbath – A Holy Day of Rest“, well over 2,000 years before He gave Moses His new list of ten commandments. Sabbath worship was law even for Adam and Eve, long before sin was first committed. God is perfect. He doesn’t make mistakes, and He doesn’t change His mind. Search your heart. Does it make sense that God would one day decide His holy day of worship, and rest, was no longer a Holy day at all? That it’s, OK for us to just pick any day to worship Him that we want, or that’s more convenient for us? Is it OK when your children do whatever they want?
The list of 10 commandments was given to us by God Himself, for the purpose of His glorification, and our moral guidelines. They are *not* optional and refusal to follow them can create problems, depression, sadness and feelings of loneliness. When you’re obedient to your Father, you are rewarded greatly by Him. Happiness, self-fulfillment, love and joy take the place of anger, frustration and suffering in your life.
Notice the differences of the various religions interpretation of the original Hebrew texts. I personally put the most stock in the Jewish version as it was the first, and is by far the oldest verified written account of the original scriptures. See: “Sabbath – Make GOD Happy With You” for additional biblical references and a more in-depth explanation of Sabbath observance.
List of Ten Commandments Comparison Chart
New King James (NKJV) (Exodus 20)
New Jerusalem Bible (NJB)
|I am the Lord your God who has brought you out of the land of Egypt. You shall have no other gods before Me.||Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.||There is no other god beside God. (47:19)||Thou shalt not have other gods besides Me.|
|II||You shall not make for yourself any carved image- any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, or in the water under the earth. You shall not bow down to them nor serve them.||Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.||Do not subject God’s name to your casual swearing, that you may appear righteous, pious, or to attain credibility among the people. (2:224)||Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord thy God in vain.|
|III||You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord your God will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.||Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.||We are told in the Quran that the Sabbath was only decreed for the Jews. (16:124) God, however, ordered us to make every effort and drop all businesses to attend the congregational (Friday) prayer. The Submitters may tend to their business during the rest of the day. O you who believe, when the Congregational Prayer (Salat Al-Jumu`ah) is announced on Friday, you shall hasten to the commemoration of God, and drop all business. (62:9)||Remember to keep holy the Lord’s day.|
|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 no work[…]
For in 6 days the Lord made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested on the Seventh Day. Therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath Day and hallowed it.
|Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it Holy.||….and your parents shall be honored. As long as one or both of them live, you shall never say to them, “Uff” (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably. (17:23)||Honor thy father and thy mother.|
|V||Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long upon the land which the Lord your God is giving you.||Honor thy father and thy mother.||…anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people. (5:32)||Thou shalt not murder.|
|VI||You shall not murder.||Thou shalt not kill.||You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behaviour. (17:32)||Thou shalt not commit adultery.|
|VII||You shall not commit adultery.||Thou shalt not commit adultery.||The thief, male or female, you shall mark their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from God. (5:38 – 39)||Thou shalt not steal.|
|VIII||You shall not
|Thou shalt not steal.||Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart. (2:283)||Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.|
|IX||You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.||Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.||And do not covet what we bestowed upon any other people. Such are temporary ornaments of this life, whereby we put them to the test. What your Lord provides for you is far better, and everlasting.(20:131)||Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.|
|X||You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor.||Thou shalt not covet.||My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols. (14:35)||Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.|