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This 1768 parchment (612×502 mm) by Jekuthiel Sofer emulated the 1675 Decalogue at Amsterdam Esnoga synagogue.[1]
.The Ten Commandments, or Decalogue, are a list of religious and moral imperatives that, according to the Hebrew Bible, were spoken by God (referred to in several names) to the people of Israel from the mountain referred to as Mount Sinai [2] or Horeb,[3] and later authored by God and given to Moses in the form of two stone tablets.^ God will clear up the names of his people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed, and stone him with stones.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.They are recognized as a moral foundation in Judaism, Christianity and Islam.^ As against that chain there are the offshoots like christianity and islam which are like eroded mountains, so far out of touch do they seem with the idea of nothingness.
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^ It makes sense because I regard judaic notions as foundational ideas, regarding both morality and moral life.
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[4]
In Biblical Hebrew, the commandments are called עשרת הדברים (transliterated Aseret ha-Dvarîm) and in Rabbinical Hebrew עשרת הדברות (transliterated Aseret ha-Dibrot), both translatable as "the ten words." The English name "Decalogue" is derived from the Greek translation δεκάλογος dekalogos "ten terms", found in the Septuagint at Exodus 34:28[5] and Deuteronomy 10:4.[6]
.The phrase "Ten Commandments" is generally used to refer to similar passages in Exodus 20:2–17[7] and Deuteronomy 5:6–21.[8] Some scholars distinguish between this "Ethical Decalogue" and a different series of ten commandments in Exodus 34:11–27[9] that they call the "Ritual Decalogue". Although Exodus 34 contains ten imperative statements, the passages in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 contain fourteen or fifteen.^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
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^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
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^ The greatest difference between people, as to how they actually live, from day to day, lies in their economic standing.
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However, the Bible assigns the count of ten to both lists.[10] .Various denominations divide these statements into ten in different ways, and may also translate the Commandments differently.^ Well, the doctrine of soul — a religious concept — is common to them — although different religions may vest it in different ways, and have different ideas about how the soul develops.
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^ I work on it, too, in my own way — but I am inspired by a different methodological axiom, a variant of the re-entrancy phenomenon, for example.
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^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
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Text of the Ten Commandments

.The lists known as the Ten Commandments are given in passages in two books of the Bible: Exodus 20:2–17, Exodus 34:11–27 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21.^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.These passages are provided in English below, using the New Revised Standard Version translation and formatting.^ One of these days, I’ll figure out how to use the RSS feed, to get the RSS to send new comments to some post to me.
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Various religions and denominations group the commandments differently; see the Division of the Commandments section for a detailed accounting. The Exodus 34 passage is divergent and covered elsewhere.
The Ten Commandments
Exodus 20:2–17 Deuteronomy 5:6–21 Exodus 34:11–27
2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;
.3 Do not have any other gods before me.^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
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^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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^ We come now to the commandment, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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.4 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.^ And, when you imagine yourself to have some form, you — in effect — are making an idol of God, too.
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^ On this day a Christian makes his sallies out to heaven; his soul is lifted above the earth; and can this be without delight?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Sabbath on earth is a shadow and type of the glorious rest and eternal Sabbath we hope for in heaven, when God shall be the temple, and the Lamb shall be the light of it.
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5 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and the fourth generation of those who reject me,
.6 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.^ VII. And keep my commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But who can keep all his commandments?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Keep my commandments.
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.7 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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^ The Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Use duty, but do not trust to it; for then you make it a god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.8 Remember the Sabbath day and keep it holy.^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a preface to this commandment, he has put a memento to it, Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.9 For six days you shall labour and do all your work.^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
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^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SIX days shalt thou labour.
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.10 But the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, your son or your daughter, your male or female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns.^ This is to do the devils work on Gods day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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.11 For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested the seventh day; therefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and consecrated it.^ As Jacob got the blessing from his brother, so the Sabbath got the blessing from all other days in the week.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, &c.
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^ By the word of the Lord were the heavens made.
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.12 Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.^ The lusts of your father you will do.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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13 You shall not murder.
14 You shall not commit adultery.
15 You shall not steal.
.16 You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.^ There is bearing false witness for another.
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^ A false witness shall not be unpunished.
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^ Thou shalt not bear false witness.
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.17 You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbours house.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He even said, later, you must treat your neighbor as yourself — hinting, I would claim, in the case of a female neighbor, that just as it is not good for her to be alone, so it is not good for him to be alone, either.
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6 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery;
.7 you shall have no other gods before me.^ Thou shalt have no other gods.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt have no other Gods before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.8 You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.^ And, when you imagine yourself to have some form, you — in effect — are making an idol of God, too.
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^ From serving on earth, you shall be taken up to reign in heaven, and shall sit with Christ upon his throne.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Our nature is prone to this sin as dry wood to take fire; and, indeed, what need of so many words in the commandment: Thou shalt not make any graven image, or the likeness of anything in heaven, earth, water, sun, moon, stars, male, female, fish; Thou shalt not bow down to them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

9 You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the Lord your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me,
.10 but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.^ That does mean, quite precisely, that the State should allow those chosen loved ones to do to my empty body just what I have asked them to do — in honor and in love of who I had been.
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^ (Perhaps my writing style evidences such taint, of elitism — for I only seem to write for those who have developed a nuanced understanding of “grammar” and “rhetoric”.
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^ Who will show me the river and ask my name?
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.11 You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not acquit anyone who misuses his name.^ Because he has wronged you, will you therefore wrong God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we use Gods name in idle discourse.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12 Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the Lord your God commanded you.^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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^ I probably will keep trying, but if you don’t hear from me for weeks at a time it is not because I haven’t been reading and thinking about your wonderful comments and ideas.
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.13 For six days you shall labour and do all your work.^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ SIX days shalt thou labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14 But the seventh day is a sabbath to the Lord your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you.^ We may see God in the works of his fingers.
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^ This is to do the devils work on Gods day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the Lord your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day.^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As a preface to this commandment, he has put a memento to it, Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.16 Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.^ It is your Fathers good pleasure to give you the kingdom.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does God command us to honour father and mother?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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17 You shall not murder.
18 Neither shall you commit adultery.
19 Neither shall you steal.
.20 Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor.^ There is bearing false witness for another.
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^ Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bearing false witness against another.
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.21 Neither shall you covet your neighbor’s wife.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
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^ Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbours house.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Neither shall you desire your neighbor’s house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.^ And, likewise, then, how much more so should you not also leave the corners of your fields unharvested as well!” .
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^ Such phrases as “are you a man or a mouse?” would be understood to be a question, applicable to either a male or a female, as a species distinction, not a sexually loaded or biased question.
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^ He even said, later, you must treat your neighbor as yourself — hinting, I would claim, in the case of a female neighbor, that just as it is not good for her to be alone, so it is not good for him to be alone, either.
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.11 Observe what I command you today.^ The thing I would have you now observe is, that the commandment of keeping the Sabbath was not abrogated with the ceremonial law, but is purely moral, and the observation of it is to be continued to the end of the world.
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.See, I will drive out before you the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Hittites, the Perizzites, the Hivites, and the Jebusites.^ Bill Dithmer Says: July 23rd, 2006 at 9:22 am I see here that if you ask the wrong question then your post is left out.
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^ When you see the picture of death drawn in their faces, administer to their necessities; be temporal saviours to then; draw them out of the waters of affliction with a silver cord of charity.
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.12 Take care not to make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land to which you are going, or it will become a snare among you.^ May not the Lord justly take up a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because blood toucheth blood?
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^ I would request but this of you, that you take as much care for the saving of your souls as you do for getting an estate.
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^ Let the children come to mean” could mean: do not destroy all of mankind, take care of God’s world, of the life He has given for you to live, as a guest in it!
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13 You shall tear down their altars, break their pillars, and cut down their sacred poles
.14 (for you shall worship no other god, because the Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God).^ Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
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^ There is no God he believes in, or worships.
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^ Thou shalt have no other gods.
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.15 You shall not make a covenant with the inhabitants of the land, for when they prostitute themselves to their gods and sacrifice to their gods, someone among them will invite you, and you will eat of the sacrifice.^ If they will not provide for you, God will.
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^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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^ I can see no ground of hope for such as make away with themselves; for they die in the very act of sin, and cannot have time to repent.
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16 And you will take wives from among their daughters for your sons, and their daughters who prostitute themselves to their gods will make your sons also prostitute themselves to their gods.
.17 You shall not make cast idols.^ And, when you imagine yourself to have some form, you — in effect — are making an idol of God, too.
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18 You shall keep the festival of unleavened bread. .For seven days you shall eat unleavened bread, as I commanded you, at the time appointed in the month of Abib; for in the month of Abib you came out from Egypt.^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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^ You can check out any time you like, but you can never leave.” .
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^ The sinple answer is no, God never created evil, but out of love, created human beings (however you wish to think that creation came about, be it in six days or through millennia of evolution) with freedom.
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19 All that first opens the womb is mine, all your male livestock, the firstborn of cow and sheep.
20 The firstborn of a donkey you shall redeem with a lamb, or if you will not redeem it you shall break its neck. .All the firstborn of your sons you shall redeem.^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All your evaluation of the source does is tell you that we have arranged the facts in a certain way.
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^ To you who have a well-grounded hope that you shall not feel this wrath, which you have deserved, let me exhort you to be very thankful to God, who has given his Son to save you from this tremendous wrath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.No one shall appear before me empty-handed.^ One shall say, I am the Lords: and another shall subscribe with his hand unto the Lord; like soldiers that subscribe their names in the muster roll.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Say not I shall sink under this burden; or as David, I shall one day perish by the hand of Saul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 For six days you shall work, but on the seventh day you shall rest; even in ploughing time and in harvest time you shall rest.^ Thus you see how the seventh-day Sabbath came to be changed to the first-day Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And, can you accept other theologies, as to how they credibly propose that soul enters the body at other times than conception (or even, here, fertilization)?
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.22 You shall observe the festival of weeks, the first fruits of wheat harvest, and the festival of ingathering at the turn of the year.^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the souls festival-day, on which the graces act their part: the other days of the week are most employed about earth, this day about heaven; then you gather straw, now pearl.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.23 Three times in the year all your males shall appear before the Lord God, the God of Israel.^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel, the apple of Gods eye, a peculiar treasure to him above all people, were in the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What is done to the saints, God takes as done to himself ( 2 Kings 19: 22 ); and the Lord will undo all that afflict Zion.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.24 For I will cast out nations before you, and enlarge your borders; no one shall covet your land when you go up to appear before the Lord your God three times in the year.^ You can put out one finger.
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^ Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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.25 You shall not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven, and the sacrifice of the festival of the passover shall not be left until the morning.^ I incline to think he was not, for Christ said to the disciples, This is my blood, which is shed for you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And they shall no more offer their sacrifices unto devils.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.26 The best of the first fruits of your ground you shall bring to the house of the Lord your God.^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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^ As you would be careful to preserve the natural heat in your body, so be careful to preserve the heat of love to God in your soul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let them have but corn and oil, and you shall never hear them complain of the want of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You shall not boil a kid in its mother’s milk.
.27 The Lord said to Moses: Write these words; in accordance with these words I have made a covenant with you and with Israel.^ By the word of the Lord were the heavens made.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Division of the commandments as listed in Exodus 20

.The passage in Exodus 20 contains more than ten imperative statements, totalling 14 or 15 in all.^ Ahab did more than all this.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I laboured more abundantly than they all, yet not I, but the grace of God which was with me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If the devil should come and carry away all that are guilty of bodily uncleanness in this nation, I fear more would be carried away than would be left behind.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.While the Bible itself assigns the count of "10", using the Hebrew phrase aseret had'varim ('the 10 words', 'statements' or 'things'), this phrase does not appear in Exodus 20.[10] Various religions parse the commandments differently.^ His position, I would say, seems to be that being finds itself in the midst of already being, almost as if origin does not matter: it’s like waking up in the middle of things.
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^ Bill Fleming Says: September 5th, 2006 at 10:30 am I have a friend who does this thing ablut what there is to know, what we know, and what we don’t.
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^ Yes, I use the word “existence” as a property only of a physical world and of the practice of treating all such existents as merely things.
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The table below highlights those differences.
Division of the Ten Commandments by religion/denomination
Commandment Jewish (Talmudic)**** Anglican, Reformed, and other Christian Orthodox Catholic, Lutheran**
I am the Lord your God 1 preface 1 1
You shall have no other gods before me 2 1
You shall not make for yourself an idol 2 2
You shall not make wrongful use of the name of your God 3 3 3 2
Remember the Sabbath and keep it holy 4 4 4 3
Honor your father and mother 5 5 5 4
You shall not murder* 6 6 6 5
You shall not commit adultery 7 7 7 6
You shall not steal*** 8 8 8 7
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor 9 9 9 8
You shall not covet your neighbor's wife 10 10 10 9
You shall not covet anything that belongs to your neighbor 10
Notes:
* The Roman Catholic Church uses the translation 'kill' (less specific and more inclusive) instead of 'murder'.[11]
** Some .Lutheran churches use a slightly different division of the Ninth and Tenth Commandments (9. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house; 10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his workers, or his cattle, or anything that is your neighbor’s).^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt see thy childrens children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Covetousness is a breach of the eighth commandment Thou shalt not steal.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[12]
*** Sources within Judaism assert that this is a reference to kidnapping, whereas Leviticus 19:11 is the Biblical reference banning the stealing of property. .This understanding is based on the Talmudical hermeneutic known as דבר הלמד מעניינו/davar ha-lamed me-inyano (literally 'something proved by the context'), by which this must refer to a capital offense just as the previous two commandments refer to capital offenses.^ In a sense it seems our efforts to define, describe and even prove God’s existence do just that - make God into something that justifies worship.
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^ That coherency, that seeming flow of consciousnesss and communication between two discreet individuals came — just as bearcreekbat suggested it does — literally out of nowhere.
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^ In jazz improvisation there is a little lick my son and I have come to understand as a “signification.” No one else calls it that, just we two.
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[13]
**** The "Talmudic Division" is the breakdown held by modern Judaism, and dates to at least the Third Century. The "Philonic Division", which dates to the first century, is found in the writings of Philo and Josephus. They ended the first commandment after verse 3 and list the second commandment as verses 4-6, similar to most Protestants (non-Lutheran) and the Eastern Orthodox Church.[14]

Biblical narrative

Moses with the Ten Commandments by Rembrandt (1659)
.The first Biblical text to refer the commandments are found in Chapter 20[15] of the Book of Exodus, in which they are spoken by God to the Children of Israel.^ There are many in the ministry so ignorant that they had need to be taught the first principles of the oracles of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed, and stone him with stones.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The biblical passages also refer to ten commandments being written by God on stone, in the form of two stone tablets known as the Tablets of Stone,[16] also referred to as "Tablets of Testimony"[17] or "Tablets of the Covenant",[18] that God gave to Moses during 40 day-and-night stay on Mount Horeb.^ The sum of this commandment is, that we should sanctify God in our hearts, and give him a precedence above all created beings.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The law called for obedience, but though it required brick, it gave no straw; but in the gospel, God, with his commands, gives power.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How can he, being dead, keep the commandments of God perfectly?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Moses then gave them to the people of Israel in the third month after their Exodus from Egypt. .Israel's receipt of the commandments occurred on the third day of preparations at the foot of the mount.^ And now, Israel, what does the Lord require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, and to keep his statutes, which I command thee this day, for thy good?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[19]

The broken set and the second set

.The Biblical narrative continues that after receiving the commandments and returning from Mount Horeb, Moses saw that the Israelites had "defiled themselves", and that his brother, Aaron, had made a Golden Calf and an altar in front of it.^ Aaron was to make atonement for the altar, to show that the most holy offering has defilement in it, and needs atonement to be made for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Mention is not made in Scripture of womans receiving the sacrament; but who doubts but the command, Take, eat, this is my body, concerns them?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Moses, in terrible anger, broke the tablets.[20]
.God later offered Moses to inscribe two other tablets, to replace the ones Moses smashed.^ He that devotes any time of the Sabbath to worldly business, is a worse thief than he who robs on the highway; for the one does but rob man, but the other robs God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One says to the other, “Why should I believe in God?
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[21] Moses appears as the writer in Exodus,[22] God himself in Deuteronomy.[23] This second set, brought down from Mount Sinai by Moses,[24] was placed in the Ark of the Covenant,[25] hence designated as the "Ark of the Testimony."[26]

Reference after the Book of Exodus

.The Bible also makes other references to the commandments.^ We all make our decisions with reference to what we have learned through our own experience and the wisdom of others.
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^ In other notes, I have called it the phenomenon of re-entrancy, which may make the outcomes of the system, itself, “unpredictable.” (I have left references to the re-entrancy phenomenon, with regard to this matter, in other notes, on a previous thread.
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References to them and the consequences for not following them are found throughout the Book of Deuteronomy.

Religious interpretations

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.In Judaism, the Ten Commandments are associated with the religious instructions outlined in the Torah, which is the first set of books in the Hebrew Bible.^ But the commandment forbids setting up an image for religious use or worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Classical Jewish interpretations

.The arrangement of the commandments on the two tablets is interpreted in different ways in the classical Jewish tradition.^ The two interpretations are but one thing, valued differently, by some sense of morality?
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.Rabbi Hanina ben Gamaliel says that each tablet contained five commandments, "but the Sages say ten on one tablet and ten on the other".[27] Because the commandments establish a covenant, it is likely that they were duplicated on both tablets.^ Stem cells, (zygotes and blastocysts) given their pluropotency, are still “one.” You could say they are “nothing” or “everything” and be equally correct.
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^ And, soon enough, I discover that I am but one of others, and that they are all crowded in this house, with me, sometimes helping me, as a child under protection, sometimes not.
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^ One says to the other, “Why should I believe in God?
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This can be compared to diplomatic treaties of Ancient Egypt, in which a copy was made for each party.[28]
According to the Talmud, the compendium of traditional Rabbinic Jewish law, tradition, and interpretation, the Biblical verse "the tablets were written on both their sides"[29], implies that the carving went through the full thickness of the tablets. .The stones in the center part of some letters were not connected to the rest of the tablet, but they did not fall out.^ Some would not bow to the idol in the sight of others, but they would secretly bow to it; but though this was out of mans sight, it was not out of Gods sight.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some complain they find no benefit by the word preached; perhaps they did not pray for their minister as they should.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There went out some of the people on the seventh day for to gather, and they found none.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Moreover, the writing was also legible from both sides; it was not a mirror image of the text on the other side. The Talmud regards both phenomena as miraculous.[30]

Significance of the Decalogue

.The Torah includes hundreds of commandments (generally enumerated in Rabbinic Judaism as 613 mitzvot), including the ten from the Decalogue.^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.When compared to the whole canon of Jewish law, the Ten Commandments are not given any greater significance in observance or special status.^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This condemns the church of Rome, which, instead of obeying the whole moral law, blots out one commandment, and dispenses with others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The rule of obedience being the moral law, comprehended in the Ten Commandments, the next question is: .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

In fact, when undue emphasis was being placed on them, their daily communal recitation was discontinued.[31] .Jewish tradition does, however, recognize them as the ideological basis for the rest of the commandments; a number of works (starting with Rabbi Saadia Gaon) have made groupings of the commandments according to their links with the Ten Commandments.^ They rested the Sabbath-day, according to the commandment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The traditional Rabbinical Jewish belief is that the observance of these commandments and the other mitzvot are required solely of the Jewish people, and that the laws incumbent on humanity in general are outlined in the seven Noahide Laws (several of which overlap with the Ten Commandments).^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ People deny individual personal responsibility by looking outside to find guidance in resolving these issues - to God, or to some other model.
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^ This condemns the church of Rome, which, instead of obeying the whole moral law, blots out one commandment, and dispenses with others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the era of the Sanhedrin transgressing any one of six of the Ten Commandments theoretically carried the death penalty, the exceptions being the First Commandment, honoring your father and mother, saying God's name in vain, and coveting, though this was rarely enforced due to a large number of stringent evidentiary requirements imposed by the oral law.^ In the commandment the father is named first, but here the mother is first named.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Does God command us to honour father and mother?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We take Gods name in vain: .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Traditional division and interpretation

.According to the Medieval Sefer ha-Chinuch, the first four statements concern the relationship between God and humans, while the next six statements concern the relationships between people.^ Christians speak about a hypostatic union, and describe the relationship between Christ’s divinity and humanity as a communication idiomatum.
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^ It doesn’t seem essential to faith, its practice or its service, as we understand the relationship between God and man.
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^ Such a statement wrongfully closes the gap in being between God and man.
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Rabbinic literature holds that the Ten Statements in fact contain 14 or 15 distinct instructions; see listing under Yitro (parsha).
.
  1. "I am the LORD your God who brought you out of the land of Egypt, from the house of slavery.^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I brought thee out of the house of bondage.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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    .You shall have no other gods before Me..."^ There is really no other god.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ II. That we must have no other god.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    This commandment is to believe in the existence of God and His influence on events in the world [32], and that the goal of the redemption from Egypt was to become His servants (Rashi). It prohibits belief in or worship of any additional deities.
    .
  2. "Do not make an image or any likeness of what is in the heavens above..."^ Fervent prayer, like a powder engine set against heavens gates, makes them fly open.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We preach to men to get their hearts in heaven; but where covetousness is predominant, it chains them to earth, and makes them like the woman which Satan had bowed together, that she could not lift up herself.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    This prohibits the construction or fashioning of "idols" in the likeness of created things (beasts, fish, birds, people) and worshipping them.
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  3. "Do not swear falsely by the name of the LORD..."^ Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God and serve him, and swear by his name.
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    ^ Ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane my name.
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    This commandment is to never take the name of God in a vain, pointless or insincere oath.[33]
  4. "Remember [zachor] the Sabbath day and keep it holy" (the version in Deuteronomy reads shamor, "observe")
    The seventh day of the week is termed .Shabbat and is holy, just as God ceased creative activity during Creation.^ In other words, was God trying to see if he could create some friends he could talk to instead of just a bunch of puppets?
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    The aspect of zachor is performed by declaring the greatness of the day (kiddush), by having three festive meals, and by engaging in Torah study and pleasurable activities. The aspect of shamor is performed by abstaining from productive activity (39 melachot) on the Shabbat.
  5. "Honor your father and your mother..."
    The obligation to honor one's parents is an obligation that one owes to God and fulfills this obligation through one's actions towards one's parents.
  6. "Do not murder"
    Murdering a human being is a capital sin.[34]
  7. "Do not commit adultery."
    Adultery is defined as sexual intercourse between a man and a married woman who is not his wife.[33]
  8. "Do not steal."
    According to the .Talmud,[35] this commandment refers to kidnapping and not to theft of material property, as theft of property is forbidden elsewhere,[36] and it is not a capital offense.^ The thing forbidden in this commandment, is meddling with another mans property.
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    In this context it is to be taken as "do not kidnap."
  9. "Do not bear false witness against your neighbor"
    One must not bear false witness in a court of law or other proceeding.
  10. "Do not covet your neighbor's wife"
    One is forbidden to desire and plan how one may obtain that which God has given to another. .Maimonides makes a distinction in codifying the laws between the instruction given here in Exodus (You shall not covet) and that given in Deuteronomy (You shall not desire), according to which one does not violate the Exodus commandment unless there is a physical action associated with the desire, even if this is legally purchasing an envied object.^ I shall make it appear that covetousness is a breach of all the ten commandments.
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    ^ Where one relation is named in the commandment, there another relation is included.
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    ^ Thus you see how vile a sin covetousness is; it is a mother sin; it is a plain breach of every one of the ten commandments.
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Use in Jewish ritual

.The Mishnah records that it was the practice, in the Temple, to recite the Ten Commandments every day before the reading of the Shema (as preserved, for example, in the Nash Papyrus from c.^ Thus you see how vile a sin covetousness is; it is a mother sin; it is a plain breach of every one of the ten commandments.
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^ Moses said, I call heaven and earth to record this day, that I have set before you life and death.
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.150 BCE); but that this practice was abolished in the synagogues so as not to give ammunition to heretics who claimed that they were the only important part of Jewish law.^ It is said that his language, in a sense, is only understood by someone who is well versed in German itself, as to its language practices.
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^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
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^ So, Israel failed to search its own memory, to ask how they ought to dislodge the other from the land, by purchasing it and not by killing those who might claim it as their own.
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.In the normal course of the reading of the Torah, the Ten Commandments are read twice a year: the Exodus version in parashat Yitro around late January-February, and the Deuteronomy version in parashat Va'etchanan in August-September.^ September 2009 August 2009 July 2009 June 2009 May 2009 April 2009 March 2009 February 2009 January 2009 December 2008 November 2008 October 2008 September 2008 August 2008 July 2008 June 2008 May 2008 April 2008 March 2008 February 2008 January 2008 December 2007 November 2007 October 2007 September 2007 August 2007 July 2007 June 2007 May 2007 April 2007 March 2007 February 2007 January 2007 December 2006 November 2006 October 2006 September 2006 August 2006 July 2006 June 2006 May 2006 April 2006 March 2006 February 2006 January 2006 December 2005 November 2005 October 2005 September 2005 August 2005 July 2005 June 2005 May 2005 April 2005 March 2005 February 2005 January 2005 December 2004 November 2004 October 2004 September 2004 .
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In addition, the Exodus version constitutes the main Torah reading for the festival of Shavuot. .It is widespread custom for the congregation to stand while they are being read.^ And, maybe, like Ceasar’s wife, they stand exemplarily, as being above any reasonable suspicion.
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.In printed Bibles the Ten Commandments carry two sets of cantillation marks.^ God has set two natural fences to keep in the tongue, the teeth and lips; and this commandment is a third fence set about it, that it should not break forth into evil.
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^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
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.The ta'am 'elyon (upper accentuation), which makes each Commandment into a separate verse, is used for public Torah reading, while the ta'am tachton (lower accentuation), which divides the text into verses of more even length, is used for private reading or study.^ In a sense it seems our efforts to define, describe and even prove God’s existence do just that - make God into something that justifies worship.
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^ Hence, when you hand me a good canvas, I may put a lot of effort into a better quality sketch, to make an idea, perhaps, more thinkable.
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^ Shape clay into a vessel; It is the space within that makes it useful.
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.It is thought that these differences originally represented the difference between the customs of Eretz Yisrael and those of Babylonia.^ Now, logic does not know the difference between these obviously temporal propositions, of following the going.
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^ I shall have to explore, as it were, the difference between “source” and “origin”.
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[citation needed] As it happens, the verse numbering in Christian Bibles follows the ta'am elyon while that in Jewish Bibles follows the ta'am tachton. In Jewish Bibles the references to the Ten Commandments are therefore Exodus 20:2–14[38] and Deuteronomy 5:6–18.[39]

Samaritan

The Samaritan Pentateuch varies in the ten commandments passages, both in that their Deuteronomical version of the passage is much closer to that in Exodus, and in the addition of a commandment on the sanctity of Mount Gerizim.
The text of the commandment follows:
And it shall come to pass when the Lord thy God will bring thee into the land of the Canaanites whither thou goest to take possession of it, thou shalt erect unto thee large stones, and thou shalt cover them with lime, and thou shalt write upon the stones all the words of this Law, and it shall come to pass when ye cross the Jordan, ye shall erect these stones which I command thee upon .Mount Gerizim, and thou shalt build there an altar unto the Lord thy God, an altar of stones, and thou shalt not lift upon them iron, of perfect stones shalt thou build thine altar, and thou shalt bring upon it burnt offerings to the Lord thy God, and thou shalt sacrifice peace offerings, and thou shalt eat there and rejoice before the Lord thy God.^ Thou shalt see thy childrens children.
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^ That thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, the Lord Thy God.
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^ Thou shalt guide me with thy counsel.
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.That mountain is on the other side of the Jordan at the end of the road towards the going down of the sun in the land of the Canaanites who dwell in the Arabah facing Gilgal close by Elon Moreh facing Shechem.^ So, Israel failed to search its own memory, to ask how they ought to dislodge the other from the land, by purchasing it and not by killing those who might claim it as their own.
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^ This givenness of existence is akin to the quality of thrown-ness that other philosophers mention: as if we were those who were thrown into existence (and thus, at the end, also thrown out of existence?
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^ Pray that righteousness and peace may kiss each other, that so glory may dwell in our land.
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Christianity

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Christians believe that Jesus is the mediator of the New Covenant (see Hebrews 8:6).
^ See the riches of Gods goodness, who will not only be the God of believers, but takes their seed into covenant with them.
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^ God did not cancel his covenant with them even though we believe that there is a new covenant in Christ.
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His famous Sermon on the Mount representing Mount Zion is considered by many Christian scholars to be the antitype [41] of the Ten Commandments proclamation (Old Covenant) by Moses from Mount Sinai.
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Reference by Jesus

In the New Testament, Jesus repeated some of the commandments in Matthew 19:16–19[42] and condensed them into two general commands in another:
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‘“You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.” This is the greatest and first commandment.^ In all your counsels and commands let them read love.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What shall we do in order to love God aright?
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^ If it be a sincere love, we love God with all our heart.
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And a second is like it: “You shall love your neighbour as yourself.” On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.’
Here Jesus is quoting the Hebrew Bible, namely Deuteronomy 6:5[43] and Leviticus 19:18[44] respectively.

Catholic and Lutheran Christianity

The Lutheran (Protestant) and Catholic division of the commandments both follow the one established by St. Augustine, following the then current synagogue scribal division. .The first three commandments govern the relationship between God and humans, the fourth through eighth govern public relationships between people, and the last two govern private thoughts.^ Christians speak about a hypostatic union, and describe the relationship between Christ’s divinity and humanity as a communication idiomatum.
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^ It doesn’t seem essential to faith, its practice or its service, as we understand the relationship between God and man.
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^ Sex is a mitzvah — one of the first commandments of God – See Genesis 1 — on the duty to procreate.
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.For additional information on the Catholic understanding of the Ten Commandments, see the Catechism of the Catholic Church (1994), sections 2052–2557.[45] References to the Catechism are provided below for each commandment as well as the interpretation used by Lutherans and Catholics.^ Thus you see how vile a sin covetousness is; it is a mother sin; it is a plain breach of every one of the ten commandments.
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^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
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^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
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The following text is from Deuteronomy 5:6–5:21[46] New Revised Standard Version
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  1. "I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery; you shall have no other gods before me.^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
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    ^ Thou shalt have no other gods.
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    ^ Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods?
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    .You shall not make for yourself an idol, whether in the form of anything that is in heaven above, or that is on the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.^ And, when you imagine yourself to have some form, you — in effect — are making an idol of God, too.
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    ^ From serving on earth, you shall be taken up to reign in heaven, and shall sit with Christ upon his throne.
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    ^ Our nature is prone to this sin as dry wood to take fire; and, indeed, what need of so many words in the commandment: Thou shalt not make any graven image, or the likeness of anything in heaven, earth, water, sun, moon, stars, male, female, fish; Thou shalt not bow down to them.
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    .You shall not bow down to them or worship them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, punishing children for the iniquity of parents, to the third and fourth generation of those who reject me, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments."^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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    ^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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    ^ That does mean, quite precisely, that the State should allow those chosen loved ones to do to my empty body just what I have asked them to do — in honor and in love of who I had been.
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    Catholic teaching distinguishes between .dulia—paying honor, respect and veneration to saints and also indirectly to God through contemplation of objects such as paintings and statues—and latria— adoration directed to God alone.^ The contemplation of this would work in us such a frame of heart as is suitable to a holy God; it would make us reverence his name and hallow his day.
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    ^ It is vain for Papists to say, they give God the worship of the heart, and the image only the worship of the body; for the worship of the body is due to God, as well as the worship of the heart; and to give an outward veneration to an image is to give the adoration to a creature which belongs to God only.
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    ^ Magistrates may have a civil respect or veneration, but God only should have a religious adoration.
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    (See Catechism 2084–2141).[47]
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  2. "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not acquit anyone who misuses his name."^ The Lord, whose name is Jealous, is a jealous God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Use duty, but do not trust to it; for then you make it a god.
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    ^ When we use Gods name in idle discourse.
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    This commandment prohibits not just swearing but also the misappropriation of religious language in order to commit a crime, participating in occult practices, and blaspheming against places or people that are holy to God. (See Catechism 2142–2167).[48]
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  3. "Observe the sabbath day and keep it holy, as the LORD your God commanded you.^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We keep the Sabbath-day holy, by consecrating and dedicating this day to the service of the high God.
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    ^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
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    .Six days you shall labor and do all your work.^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
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    ^ All your evaluation of the source does is tell you that we have arranged the facts in a certain way.
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    ^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
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    .But the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; you shall not do any work—you, or your son or your daughter, or your male or female slave, or your ox or your donkey, or any of your livestock, or the resident alien in your towns, so that your male and female slave may rest as well as you.^ We may see God in the works of his fingers.
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    ^ This is to do the devils work on Gods day.
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    ^ The Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
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    .Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the LORD your God brought you out from there with a mighty hand and an outstretched arm; therefore the LORD your God commanded you to keep the sabbath day."^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
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    ^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
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    ^ Obey the voice of the Lord God, and do his commandments.
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    The Catechism states that the "first day" of the week, or Sunday, has replaced the Jewish Sabbath—the completion of creation—as the Lord's day because it "recalls the new creation inaugurated by the Resurrection of Christ." The Catholic Church teaches that Catholics are obliged to attend .Mass on Sunday and to avoid any unnecessary work that distracts from keeping the Lord's day.^ And now, Israel, what does the Lord require of thee, but to fear the Lord thy God, and to keep his statutes, which I command thee this day, for thy good?
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    ^ That you may throw off distracting thoughts and drowsiness on the Lords-day, and may hear the word with reverend attention, consider .
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    ^ It is good to rest on the Sabbath-day from the works of our calling; but if we rest from labour and do no more, the ox and the ass keep the Sabbath as well as we; for they rest from labour.
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    (see Catechism 2168-2195).[49]
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  4. "Honor your father and your mother, as the LORD your God commanded you, so that your days may be long and that it may go well with you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you."^ That thy days may be long in the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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    ^ Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
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    ^ Does God command us to honour father and mother?
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    This commandment emphasizes the family as part of God's design, as well as an extended metaphor that God uses for his relationship with his creation. (See Catechism 2197–2257.)[50]
  5. "(Roman Catholic - New American Bible) You shall not kill / (Lutheran - New International Version) You shall not murder"
    The right of states to execute criminals is not absolutely forbidden by this commandment. However, other methods of protecting society (incarceration, .rehabilitation) are increasingly available and more in keeping with other Christian moral teaching.^ A good Christian makes gospel piety and moral equity kiss each other.
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    ^ That is, a moral decision is more likely to be flawed when it is made without consulting other members of your reference groups.
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    ^ Tolle is more or less zen oriented, but adapts christian, and a few islamic and other sect ideas, as well.
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    Catholics (along with many Lutherans) also consider abortion sinful and a violation of this commandment. War, if rigorous conditions of moral legitimacy are met (that is, the "use of arms must not produce evils and disorders graver than the evil to be eliminated"), is not a violation because "governments cannot be denied the right of lawful self-defense, once all peace efforts have failed." (See Catechism 2258–2330).[51]
  6. "Neither shall you commit adultery."
    Adultery is the breaking of the holy bond between husband and wife, and is thus a sacrilege. This commandment includes not just the act of adultery, but lust as well. (See Catechism 2331–2400).[52]
  7. "Neither shall you steal."
    (See Catechism 2401–2463).[53]
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  8. "Neither shall you bear false witness against your neighbor."^ There is bearing false witness for another.
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    ^ A false witness shall not be unpunished.
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    ^ There is a twofold bearing false witness: 1.
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    This commandment forbids misrepresenting the truth in relations with others. This also forbids lying. (See Catechism 2464–2513).[54]
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  9. "Neither shall you covet your neighbor's wife."^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbours wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbours house.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (See Catechism 2514–2533).[55]
    .
  10. "Neither shall you desire your neighbor's house, or field, or male or female slave, or ox, or donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor."^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Therefore you are banging your head against a wall, because fertilizing an egg in a lab is not only legal, it’s neither “moral” or “immoral.” It’s merely an act.
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    ^ If a prince were to come to your house, what preparation would you make for his entertainment!
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (See Catechism 2534–2557).[56]
.The Commandments are seen as general "subject headings" for moral theology, in addition to being specific commandments in themselves.^ The rule of obedience being the moral law, comprehended in the Ten Commandments, the next question is: .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thus, the commandment to honor father and mother is seen as a heading for a general rule to respect legitimate authority, including the authority of the state.^ In the commandment the father is named first, but here the mother is first named.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I honor, in short, my fathers and my mothers, by distinguishing between what I have received as inheiritance and what I have (possibly) earned by dint of my own labors.” .
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^ The idea of “source” is connected to the idea of “origin”, for our language contains a generative rule: everything-that-is has some state that precedes it.
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.The commandment not to commit adultery is traditionally taken to be a heading for a general rule to be sexually pure, the specific content of the purity depending, of course, on whether one is married or not.^ The meaning of the commandment is not only that we should not stain our bodies with adultery, but that we should keep our souls pure.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How we give expression to that sexuality is purely a matter of self-discipline — and one component of that discipline is sublimation.
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^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.In this way, the Ten Commandments can be seen as dividing up all of morality.^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And, way up on top of all that, DL somehow has the sensation that he, somehow, is in control.
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.They are also to be seen as the most fundamental of guidance on how to achieve progress in meditation or prayer—the obvious example being that it would be difficult to consider a rising spirit when the heart was planning murder.^ If anguish and trouble were sufficient for repentance, then the damned would be most penitent, for they are most in anguish of mind.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Even if they can’t be quantified, however, I consider them part of being, just as do you, because we both recognize the existence of non-physical concepts.
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^ It made a perfect introduction into Being & Nothingness, which I still consider the most profound (and accurate) treatise that I have read.
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Protestant Christianity

.There are many different denominations of Protestantism, and it is impossible to generalize in a way that covers them all.^ I have made many more notes about the ideas you have expressed in comment 527, but if I include them all here, this post will get way too long I think.
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^ Broad is the way that leadeth to destruction, and many there be which go in thereat.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I would say, thus, also there is a judgment of possibilities — of how we resolve the questions of difference, in being, as we encounter them, face to face, or in all our ways of hiding from one another.
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However, this diversity arose historically from fewer sources, the various teachings of which can be summarized, in general terms.
.Lutherans, Reformed (Calvinists) and Anglicans, and Anabaptists all taught, and their descendants still predominantly teach, that the Ten Commandments have both an explicitly negative content, and an implied positive content.^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The other commandments have an affirmative in them only, or a negative; this fourth commandment has both an affirmative in it and a negative.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ III. THE positive duty implied in the command is, that we should do all the good we can to ourselves and others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Besides those things that ought not to be done, there are things which ought not to be left undone.^ And, we can ask, when there is some harm that another alleges, of those acts, shall we let this be, or ought something to be done?
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^ And if I recall, when I touched on it with Sem the last time, we just sort of left it on the table as one of those things we might pick up later.
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.So that, besides not transgressing the prohibitions, a faithful abiding by the commands of God includes keeping the obligations of love.^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How shall we keep Gods commandments?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Keeping Gods commandments must be voluntary.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The ethic contained in the Ten Commandments and indeed in all of Scripture is, "Love the Lord your God with all of your heart, and mind, and soul, and strength, and love your neighbor as yourself", and, "Do unto others as you would have them do unto you."^ You have your idea of God, we have ours.
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^ And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel;The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
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^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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Ten Commandments, by Lucas Cranach the Elder.
.Lutherans theorize that there is an antithesis between these two sides of the Word of God, the positive and the negative.^ God spake all these words.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I. There is in these words a solemn command.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Love and gratitude is a guide to those under the Gospel, and the prohibitions are for unbelievers and profane people. .This antithesis between Law and Gospel runs through every ethical command, according to Lutheran understanding.^ The law called for obedience, but though it required brick, it gave no straw; but in the gospel, God, with his commands, gives power.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The law requires that we worship God as our Creator; the gospel, that we worship him in and through Christ.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Anabaptists have held that the commandments of God are the content of the covenant established through Christ: faith is faithfulness, and thus, belief is essentially the same thing as obedience.^ Obedience must be in and through Christ.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Set the eyes of your faith on Christ-God-man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Faith believes that God will provide; that he who feeds the birds will feed his children; that he who clothes the lilies will clothe his lambs; and thus faith overcomes the world.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Reformed and Anglicans have taught the abiding validity of the commandments, and call it a summation of the "moral law", binding on all people.^ The commands of the moral law reach the heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This condemns the church of Rome, which, instead of obeying the whole moral law, blots out one commandment, and dispenses with others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The law called for obedience, but though it required brick, it gave no straw; but in the gospel, God, with his commands, gives power.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.However, they emphasize the union of the believer with Christ - so that the will and power to perform the commandments does not arise from the commandment itself, but from the gift of the Holy Spirit.^ They who advance the power of their will in matters of salvation, without the medicinal grace of Christ, do absolutely put themselves under the covenant of works.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When parents lay commands upon their children which they cannot perform without wronging their consciences.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That this ordinance is for believers only, because none else can have communion with Christ in these holy mysteries.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Apart from this grace, the commandment is only productive of condemnation, according to this family of doctrine.
.Modern Evangelicalism, under the influence of dispensationalism, commonly denies that the commandments have any abiding validity as a requirement binding upon Christians; however, they contain principles which are beneficial to the believer.^ The commandments require not only outward actions, but inward affections; they require not only the outward act of obedience, but the inward affection of love.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Men never do evil as cheerfully and completely as when they do it from religious conviction.” As we all know, Hitler was a Christian, fully believing he was doing God’s work.
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^ When parents lay commands upon their children which they cannot perform without wronging their consciences.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Dispensationalism is particularly emphatic about the dangers of legalism, and thus, in a distinctive way de-emphasizes the teaching of the law (see also antinomianism). Somewhat analogously, Pentecostalism and the Charismatic movement typically emphasizes the guidance of the Holy Spirit, and the freedom of the Christian from outward commandments, sometimes in antithesis to the letter of the Law. .Quakers and Pietists have historically set themselves against the Law as a form of commandment binding on Christians, and have emphasized the inner guidance and liberty of the believer, so that the law is fulfilled not merely by avoiding what the Law prohibits, but by carrying out what the Spirit of God urges upon their conscience.^ It is against the law of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Are we able to stand out against God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are not able to stand it out in defiance against God.
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Typical Protestant view

.For those Christians who believe that the Ten Commandments continue to be binding for Christians (see also Old Testament—Christian view of the Law), their negative and positive content can be summarized as follows.^ God speaks of it no less than ten times in the Old Testament, I brought you out of the land of Egypt; an idolatrous place.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thus you see how vile a sin covetousness is; it is a mother sin; it is a plain breach of every one of the ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hence, I believe that any argument that I have is truly with those who maintain that their idea of god is better than my (idea of) God.
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Preface: vs 1–2
.Implies the obligation to keep all of the commandments of God, in gratitude because of the abundance of his mercy.^ God has mercy of all dimensions.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We must have respect to all Gods commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


.Forbids ingratitude to God and denial that he is our God.^ To suggest that God is part of nothingness seems to negate the very source of our being and to seek a substitute that denies nothingness itself.
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.
  1. vs 3
    Enjoins that God must be known and acknowledged to be the only true God, and our God; and, to worship him and to make him known as he has been made known to us.^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by his having an interest in us.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We do not believe in him, love him, worship him as God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If we trust to our duties to save us, we make them a god.
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    .Forbids not worshiping and glorifying the true God as God, and as our God; and forbids giving worship and glory to any other, which is due to him alone.
  2. vs 4–6
    Requires receiving, observing, and keeping pure and entire, all such religious worship and ordinances as God has appointed; and zeal in resisting those who would corrupt worship; because of God's ownership of us, and interest in our salvation.^ We do not believe in him, love him, worship him as God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by standing up for his interest.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


    .Prohibits the worshiping of God by images, or by confusion of any creature with God, or any other way not appointed in his Word.^ To worship God by an image, God takes as done to the image itself.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The thing prohibited in this commandment is image-worship.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God will make it up some way or other in this life.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(According to the traditional presbyterian and reformed view, this commandment also prohibits any man-made inventions to worship, which formed a basis for their criticism of Roman Catholic liturgies.^ The thing prohibited in this commandment is image-worship.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In Eden, Man and Woman both made arguments of bad faith, from the point of view of responsibility for conduct that they chose to perform.
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    ^ And, traditional theologies always have answered, obviously god came before man, because god made man.
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    )
  3. .
  4. vs 7
    Enjoins a holy and a reverent use of God’s names, titles, attributes, ordinances, Word, and works.^ Namely, these seem to be words of command (or demand) to the being of God.
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    .Forbids all abuse of anything by which God makes Himself known.^ Many a man makes an idol of his wit and parts; he deifies himself, but how often does God take the wise in their own craftiness!
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    ^ What is done to the saints, God takes as done to himself ( 2 Kings 19: 22 ); and the Lord will undo all that afflict Zion.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The Egyptians, instead of the true God, worshipped corruptible man; they deified their king Apis, forbidding all, under pain of death, to say that he was a man.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Some Protestants, especially in the tradition of pacifism, read this Commandment as forbidding any and all oaths, including judicial oaths and oaths of allegiance to a government, noting that human weakness cannot foretell whether such oaths will in fact be vain.
  5. vs 8–11
    Requires setting apart to God such set times as are appointed in his Word.^ When Christ says, Swear not at all; he forbids such swearing as takes Gods name in vain.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I. The case of an unregenerate man is such, that he cannot perfectly obey all Gods commands.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ But what man can obey all Gods commandments?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Many Protestants are increasingly concerned that the values of the marketplace do not dominate entirely, and deprive people of leisure and energy needed for worship, for the creation of civilized culture.^ Now, I think I say, faithfully, as to what language ought to be, that no esoteric insider values ought to dominate its exoteric value, as a promise of the people, to themselves.
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    .The setting of time apart from and free from the demands of commerce is one of the foundations of a decent human society.^ Clemens Alexandrinus reports of one of the emperors of Rome, who, on the day of set worship for his gods, put aside warlike affairs and spent the time in devotion.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ His taking the bread was one part of his consecration of the elements, and setting them apart for a holy use.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It is sacrilege to rob for civil work the time which God has set apart for his worship.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    See Sabbath.
    .Forbids the omission, or careless performance, of the religious duties, using the day for idleness, or for doing that which is in itself sinful; and prohibits requiring of others any such omission, or transgression, on the designated day.
  6. vs 12
    The only commandment with explicitly positive content, rather than a prohibition; it connects all of the temporal blessings of God, with reverence for and obedience to authority, and especially for father and mother.^ But the commandment forbids setting up an image for religious use or worship.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thus God is infinitely better than all other things.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Obedience must be extensive, it must reach to all Gods commands.
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    .Forbids doing anything against, or failing to give, the honor and duty which belongs to anyone, whether because they possess authority or because they are subject to authority.
  7. vs 13
    Requires all lawful endeavors to preserve our own life, and the life of others.^ We should preserve our own life and soul.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ This commandment requires that we should also endeavour to preserve our own souls.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We are to preserve the life of others.
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    .Forbids taking away of our own life, or the life of our neighbor, unjustly (Just taking of life includes self-defense, executions by the magistrate and times of war.^ It is, so I say, the time of our life that is ever going.
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    ^ And, sometimes, it is as if time itself acquired its significance, or its meaning!, from how we think of it — as time is the resource of our life that we spend (use) when we pause to think, or turn from thinking, to some (other?
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    ^ In this commandment is a sin forbidden, which is murder, Thou shalt not kill, and a duty implied, which is, to preserve our own life, and the life of others.
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    ); and, anything that tends toward depriving life. .By extension it condemns even verbal abuse and anger, as exmplified by Christ's interpretation in the sermon on the mount.
  8. vs 14
    Enjoins protection of our own and our neighbor’s chastity, in heart, speech, and behavior.^ If Christ had enjoined us to have given him thousands of rams, or to have parted with the fruit of our bodies, would we not have done it?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Such as those who came after those ancient times, speaking the many passages organized into Talmud, or even some of the many later commentators, even those in our own times.
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    ^ We fall short in everything, but God looks upon us in our Surety; and Christ having fulfilled all righteousness, it is as if we had fulfilled the law in our own persons.
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    .Forbids all unchaste thoughts, words, and actions.
  9. vs 15
    Requires a defense of all lawful things that further the wealth and outward estate of ourselves and others.^ A thought without words that says it all.
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    ^ And, even so, they still mostly sublimate the all-but-overwhelming sexual urges that arise in them, from their very nature, as being animals, among other things.
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    ^ Maybe all we can do is forbid people, in the name of their preferred doctrines of the soul, from incorporating their religious beliefs into law, excluding the views of other past, present and possible future religions.
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    .Prohibits whatever deprives our neighbor, or ourselves, of lawfully gained wealth or outward estate.
  10. vs 16
    Requires the maintaining and promoting of truth between people, and of our neighbor’s good name and our own, especially in witness-bearing.^ Especially His own people?
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    ^ Good discourse brings holy truths into our memories, and fastens them upon our hearts.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Truth, for God spake it; and goodness, for there is nothing the commandment enjoins, but it is for our good.
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    .Forbids whatsoever is prejudicial to truth, or injurious to our own, or our neighbor’s, good name.
  11. vs 17
    Enjoins contentment with our own condition, and a charitable attitude toward our neighbor and all that is his, being thankful for his sake that he has whatever is beneficial to him, as we are for those things that benefit us.^ Our loving him is from his loving us.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I do always those things which please him.
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    ^ SO that all have not the benefit of salvation by him.
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    Forbids discontent or envy, prohibits any grief over the betterment of our neighbor's estate, and all inordinate desires to obtain for ourselves, or scheming to wrest for our benefit, anything that is his.

Islam

.In Islam Moses (Musa) is venerated as one of the greatest prophets of God.^ If they hear not Moses and the prophets, neither will they be persuaded though one rose from the dead.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

However, Islam also teaches that the texts of the Torah and the Gospels have been corrupted from their divine originals over the years, due to carelessness and self-interest. Despite this purported corruption, messages from the Torah and the Gospels still coincide closely with certain verses in the Qur'an. This is by-and-large the case with the Ten Commandments. Consequently, despite the Ten Commandments not being explicitly mentioned in the Qur'an they are substantially similar to the following verses in the Qur'an (using Jewish numbering of the Commandments):
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  1. "There is no other god beside God."^ What is it to have other gods besides the true God?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no God he believes in, or worships.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Thou shalt have no other gods.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (Qur'an 47:19)
  2. "My Lord, make this a peaceful land, and protect me and my children from worshiping idols." (Qur'an 14:35)
  3. "And make not Allah's (name) an excuse in your oaths against doing good, or acting rightly, or making peace between persons; for Allah is One Who heareth and knoweth all things." (Qur'an 2:224) This quranic verse is not entirely analogous to the Old Testament's "You shall not make wrongful use of the name of the Lord your God..." Verse 2:224 is explained by the Prophet Muhammad as: "If anyone takes a solemn oath [that he would do or refrain from doing such-and such a thing], and thereupon realizes that something else would be a more righteous course, then let him do that which is more righteous, and let him break his oath and then atone for it" (Bukhari and Muslim; and other variants of the same Tradition in other compilations).
  4. "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." (Qur'an 62:9) According to the teachings of Islam, the Sabbath was abrogated by the revelation for Muhammed. Furthermore, the Sabbath was only decreed for the Jews. .(Qur'an 16:124) God, however, ordered Muslims to make every effort to drop all business to attend the congregational (Friday) prayer.^ In a sense it seems our efforts to define, describe and even prove God’s existence do just that - make God into something that justifies worship.
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    ^ We pass it on, generation after generation: God is a Nothingness that man can not make, and it is forbidden to try to do so, as a wasted effort, of bad faith.
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    ^ If God is within the realm of being, however, then why does he deserve more recognition, more appreciation, more worship, than all other forms of being?
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    .Believers are permitted to go about their affairs during the rest of the day.
  5. "....and your parents shall be honoured.^ Although my responses take time, I am inclined to keep on learning about your ideas and your reactions to my positions, as long as Blogmore Gods permit.
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    ^ Good versus bad solutions: do you really feel better about your own being, believeing it to be finite, or not?
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    .As long as one or both of them live, you shall never (even) say to them, "Uff" (the slightest gesture of annoyance), nor shall you shout at them; you shall treat them amicably."^ You could say zero, or you could say one.
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    ^ Stem cells, (zygotes and blastocysts) given their pluropotency, are still “one.” You could say they are “nothing” or “everything” and be equally correct.
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    ^ He says, you shall not set up any statue, image, nor picture, to represent me; these things I hate.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (Qur'an 17:23)
  6. "....anyone who murders any person who had not committed murder or horrendous crimes, it shall be as if he murdered all the people." (Qur'an 5:32)
  7. "You shall not commit adultery; it is a gross sin, and an evil behaviour." (Qur'an 17:32)
  8. "They shall not steal." (Al-Mumtahanah 60: 12) and "The thief, male or female, you shall cut off their hands as a punishment for their crime, and to serve as an example from God. .God is Almighty, Most Wise."^ God, in this respect, is most fit to be a lawgiver: he is wise in heart.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (Qur'an 5:38)
  9. "Do not withhold any testimony by concealing what you had witnessed. Anyone who withholds a testimony is sinful at heart." (Qur'an 2:283)
  10. "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."^ And, if you can’t make it out on your own, then the species, as a whole, is better off without you — because you turn out to be less healthy, more genetically “damaged” I’d guess.
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    ^ It would be a statement, perhaps, that your experiences provided the data from which you somehow learned ther nature of what you deem to be responsibility.
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    ^ You better open your mind a little Sibby, or you’ll be pushed off the right leading edge of the earth.
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    (Qur'an 20:131)
.It can also be noted that in the 17th chapter, "Al-Israa" ("The Night Journey"), verses [Qur'an 17:22], the Qur'an provides a set of moral stipulations which are "among the (precepts of) wisdom, which thy Lord has revealed to thee" that can be reasonably categorised as ten in number.^ You are looking for reasons to hate the Church, and because the Church is the only organization that has provided these sort of numbers, you assume that it is the worst offender.
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According to S. A. Nigosian, Professor of religious studies at the University of Toronto, these resemble the Ten Commandments in the Bible and "represents the fullest statement of the code of behavior every Muslim must follow". [57] It should be noted however, that these verses are not regarded by Islamic scholars as being somehow set apart from any other moral stipulations in the Qur'an, nor are they regarded as a substitute, replacement or abrogation of some other set of commandments as found in the previous revelations.
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  1. Worship only God: Take not with Allah another object of worship; or thou (O man!^ Thou shalt not be for another man Hos 3: 3 .
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ To worship God by an image, God takes as done to the image itself.
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    ^ It is not only a day of honour to God, but a day of blessing to us; it is not only a day wherein we give God worship, but a day wherein he gives us grace.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ) wilt sit in disgrace and destitution. .(17:22)
  2. Be kind, honourable and humble to one's parents: Thy Lord hath decreed that ye worship none but Him, and that ye be kind to parents.^ And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel;The Lord our God is one Lord: and thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
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    ^ And, yet, from the point of the individual, in his knowing, one characteristic of the experience of this kind of total worship of God would be the experience of what should be the ever accompanying fact of worship, itself.
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    Whether one or both of them attain old age in thy life, say not to them a word of contempt, nor repel them, but address them in terms of honour. .(17:23) And, out of kindness, lower to them the wing of humility, and say: "My Lord!^ O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suppose a king, to redeem a captive, should part with his crown of gold, and when he had done this should say to the redeemed man, All I desire of thee in lieu of my kindness, is to believe that I love thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Lord, dig the earth out of my heart; teach me how to possess the world, and not love it; how to hold it in my hand, and not let it get into my heart.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    bestow on them thy Mercy even as they cherished me in childhood." .(17:24)
  3. Be neither miserly nor wasteful in one's expenditure: And render to the kindred their due rights, as (also) to those in want, and to the wayfarer: But squander not (your wealth) in the manner of a spendthrift.^ You then clarify that your arguments merely suggest reasons why one might want to worship, but you do not command it.
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    (17:26) Verily spendthrifts are brothers of the Evil Ones; and the Evil One is to his Lord (himself) ungrateful. .(17:27) And even if thou hast to turn away from them in pursuit of the Mercy from thy Lord which thou dost expect, yet speak to them a word of easy kindness.^ Hast thou been affected with the word?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If thou turn away thy foot from the Sabbath.
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    ^ Lord, give me the cream of thy mercies; let me have mercy and loving kindness.
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    .(17:28) Make not thy hand tied (like a niggard's) to thy neck, nor stretch it forth to its utmost reach, so that thou become blameworthy and destitute.^ Thou openest thy hand, and satisfies the desire of every living thing.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As by virtue of baptism thou art a Christian, and professes that Christ is thy head, and thou art a member of Christ; therefore, what an injury is it to Christ, to take the members of Christ, and make them the members of a harlot?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We preach to men to give freely to Christs poor; but covetousness makes them like the man in the gospel, who had a withered hand.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(17:29)
  4. Do not engage in 'mercy killings' for fear of starvation: Kill not your children for fear of want: We shall provide sustenance for them as well as for you.^ Hey Abe, I want you to take your boy Ike, lay him out on the alter over there, and take out your knife, and… .
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    ^ Well then, DL, (a Spartan might say) perhaps you should be killed.
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    ^ I don’t know that you are that material, BCB! I’d doubt it but, in fact, I have concluded you are not, and that you know the essentials of your own nothingness, as well.
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    Verily the killing of them is a great sin. .(17:31)
  5. Do not commit adultery: Nor come nigh to adultery: for it is a shameful (deed) and an evil, opening the road (to other evils).^ While you relieve not such as are in want, you walk in opposition to the gospel; you cause it to be evil spoken of, and lay it open to the lash and censure of others.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(17:32)
  6. Do not kill unjustly: Nor take life - which Allah has made sacred - except for just cause.^ To take away the life of any public person enhances the murder, and makes it greater, as to kill a judge upon the bench, because he represents the kings person.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The artist works up a piece just enough so that it takes on its own life.
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    ^ No…that would never happen…too many votes to lose…a public relations disaster… Yet that’s what it would take to “save just one life.” .
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    .And if anyone is slain wrongfully, we have given his heir authority (to demand qisas or to forgive): but let him not exceed bounds in the matter of taking life; for he is helped (by the Law).^ It is lawful to do works of mercy, as helping a neighbour when either life or estate are in danger.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If the sinner has Satan at his right hand, let him take heed that he be not at Gods left hand.
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    ^ He seems to help another by letting him have money in his necessity, but gets him into bonds, and sucks out his very blood and marrow.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .(17:33)
  7. Care for orphaned children: Come not nigh to the orphan's property except to improve it, until he attains the age of full strength...^ Let the children come to mean” could mean: do not destroy all of mankind, take care of God’s world, of the life He has given for you to live, as a guest in it!
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    ^ Their care in bringing up their children is a sign their hearts are full of love to them.
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    ^ We read, that a man who was in a journey might not come to the Passover, because his mind was full of secular cares, and his thoughts were taken up about his journey.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    (17:34)
  8. Keep one's promises: ...fulfil (every) engagement [i.e. promise/covenant], for (every) engagement will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning). .(17:34)
  9. Be honest and fair in one's interactions: Give full measure when ye measure, and weigh with a balance that is straight: that is the most fitting and the most advantageous in the final determination.^ Yes, there is an “objective” measurement, in our collective choices, of how we chosoe to be with one another.
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    .(17:35)
  10. Do not be arrogant in one's claims or beliefs: And pursue not that of which thou hast no knowledge; for every act of hearing, or of seeing or of (feeling in) the heart will be enquired into (on the Day of Reckoning).^ There is no debate about to be or not to be — there is only this ought or ought not to be, a question we are constantly deciding, answering, by our every act of our living.
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    ^ Owning up to one’s acts — even confession, when justly accused — may not be compelled by a Court of Man, but there is no Fifth Amendment before God.
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    ^ But, I am not sure that any person ever attains this mastery, so that every act is the most moral one that they ought to do.
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    (17:36) Nor walk on the earth with insolence: for thou canst not rend the earth asunder, nor reach the mountains in height. (17:37)

Analogues in other traditions

.In the Soviet Union the Moral Code of the Builder of Communism had many notions much resembling the Ten Commandments.^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
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^ The rule of obedience being the moral law, comprehended in the Ten Commandments, the next question is: .
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Controversies

Sabbath day

.The majority of Christians keep Sunday as a day of worship and rest, every week commemorating the resurrection of Jesus on the first day of the week on the Jewish calendar.^ The keeping of the first day was the practice of the apostles.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How would a modern day prophet who preached a major modification to Christianity be received?
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.Most Christian traditions teach that there is an analogy between the obligation of the Christian day of worship and the Sabbath-day ordinance, but that they are not literally identical—for a believer in Christ the Sabbath ordinance has not so much been removed as superseded, because God's very work of creation has been superseded by a "new creation" (2 Corinthians 5:17), but this belief cannot be directly substantiated by Scripture.^ This is to do the devils work on Gods day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Do they not thirst after Christ in an ordinance?
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^ We are to count the Sabbath honourable, because God has honoured it.
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.For this reason, some believe that the obligation to keep the Sabbath is not the same for Christians as in Judaism, and for support they point to examples in the New Testament, and other writings surviving from the first few centuries.^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And, there may thus be reasons, of accommodation, to accept the faith of some community, as a means of helping others as I would be helped myself.
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.Some conservative Christians, most of them within the Reformed tradition, are "Sabbatarians," believing the first day of the week or Lord's Day to be the new covenant Sabbath.^ Arnobius and most expositors understand it of the Christian Sabbath, which is called the Lords-day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of these days, I’ll figure out how to use the RSS feed, to get the RSS to send new comments to some post to me.
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^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Still others believe that the Sabbath remains as a day of rest on Saturday, reserving Sunday as a day of worship.^ They rested the Sabbath-day, according to the commandment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day; wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day and hallowed it.
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^ That a whole day be designed and set apart for his special worship, is a perpetual statute, while the church remains upon the earth, as Peter Martyr says.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.In reference to Acts 20:7, they believe that the disciples came together on the first day of the week (Sunday) to break bread and to hear the preaching of the apostle Paul.^ Here was both preaching and breaking of bread on this day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Upon the first day of the week, when the disciples came together to break bread, Paul preached unto them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The keeping of the first day was the practice of the apostles.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Many Christians use this text as a defense for Sunday sacredness.
.The Seventh-day Adventists, Seventh-Day Baptists, True Jesus Church, United Church of God, Living Church of God and some other churches disagree with some of these views.^ What is it to have other gods besides the true God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ One of these days, I’ll figure out how to use the RSS feed, to get the RSS to send new comments to some post to me.
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^ Some would not bow to the idol in the sight of others, but they would secretly bow to it; but though this was out of mans sight, it was not out of Gods sight.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.They argue that the custom of meeting for worship on Sunday originated in paganism, specifically Sol Invictus and Mithraism (in which sun-god worship took place on Sunday) and constitutes an explicit rejection of the commandment to keep the seventh day holy.^ After all, they also worship the God of Abraham.
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^ Or does it mean that one God of many has chosen you and commands you to worship only that one God, and to disrespect the rest of the Gods?
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^ And, even, then, from a strict reading of the apparent command, to worship, I actually see no explicit command to worship, as such.
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.Instead, they keep Saturday as the Sabbath as a memorial to God's work of creation (Genesis 2:1–3, Exodus 20:8–11, Exodus 16:23,29–30) believing that none of the ten commandments can ever be destroyed (Matthew 5:17–19, Exodus 31:16).^ God commands us to believe, and why so?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For example, if you believed God had commanded kashrut of you, but not of others, then you need not fight with others to eat only kosher foods.
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^ These things I will that thou affirm, that they which have believed in God, might be careful to maintain good works.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Seventh-day sabbatarians point to the fact that the seventh day Sabbath was kept by the majority of Christian groups until the 2nd and 3rd century, by most until the 4th and 5th century, and a few thereafter, but because of opposition to Judaism after the Jewish-Roman wars, the original custom was gradually replaced by Sunday as the day of worship.^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No matter, he is without a doubt the most inovative and original thinker of the 20th century, and perhpas in all of history, In my humble opinion of course.
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^ Thus you see how the seventh-day Sabbath came to be changed to the first-day Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The history of these changes is certainly not altogether lost regardless of any belief in a suppression of the facts by a conspiracy of the pagans of the Roman Empire and the clergy of the Catholic Church.^ If change comes slowly to the Catholic Church, I can’t think of the adjective that describes the spped with which change occurs in middle eastern culture.
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^ The Catholic Church has a long and marked history of such disciplinary practices.
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See Great Apostasy.
Jews had come to be loathed in the Roman Empire after the Jewish-Roman wars, and this led to the criminalization of the Jewish Sabbath. Hatred of Jews is apparent in the Council of Laodicea (4th Century AD) where Canon 37–38 states: "It is not lawful to receive portions sent from the feasts of Jews or heretics, nor to feast together with them." and "It is not lawful to receive unleavened bread from the Jews, nor to be partakers of their impiety." .[58] In keeping with this rejection of the Jews, this Roman council also criminalized the Jewish Sabbath as can be seen in Canon 29 of the Council Laodicea: "Christians must not judaize by resting on the Sabbath, but must work on that day, rather honoring the Lord's Day; and, if they can, resting then as Christians.^ See here the Christians duty, to keep the Sabbath-day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They rested the Sabbath-day, according to the commandment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lords day is a day of holy rest.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

But if any shall be found to be judaizers, let them be anathema (excommunicated) from Christ."[58]

Killing or murder

.Multiple translations exist of the sixth commandment; the Hebrew words לא תרצח are variously translated as "thou shalt not kill" or "thou shalt not murder."^ Thou shalt not kill.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is included in the commandment, Thou shalt not kill.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Covetousness is a breach of the sixth commandment; Thou shalt not kill.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Older Protestant translations of the Bible, those based on the Vulgate and Roman Catholic translations usually render it as "Thou shalt not kill," whereas Jewish and newer Protestant versions tend to use "You shall not murder." There is controversy as to which translation is more faithful, and both forms are quoted in support of many opposing ethical standpoints.
The Vulgate (Latin) translation has Non occides, i.e. "Thou shalt not kill." .English translations using "kill" include the King James (Authorised) (1611) [although note Matthew 19:18 "do no murder," following the Vulgate non homicidium facies], the American Standard (1901) and Revised Standard (American Protestant, 1952) Versions.^ Oh, my version is not King James (or Douay) standard language.
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^ To take away the life of any public person enhances the murder, and makes it greater, as to kill a judge upon the bench, because he represents the kings person.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is contrary to the commandment, Thou shalt do no murder, which implies that we are to use all proper means for the preservation of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Almost all Roman Catholic translations, including the Douay-Rheims Bible (1609/1752), the New American Bible (1970), the New Jerusalem Bible (1985) and the Christian Community Bible (1986), have "kill." Martin Luther (German, 1534) also uses töten (kill).
.Protestant translations using "murder" include the New International Version (American, 1978), New American Standard Bible (American, 1971), New English Bible (British Protestant, 1970), and the New King James (American, 1982), New Revised Standard (American, 1989) and English Standard (American Protestant, 2001) Versions.^ Oh, my version is not King James (or Douay) standard language.
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.Jewish translations almost all use "murder," including the Jewish Publication Society of America Version (1917), the Judaica Press tanach (1963) and the Living Torah (1981).^ That is the esential meaning of a public discourse: all private languages (including esoteric ones) must yield to public languages.
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^ Or, why do almost all conflicts seem to polarize on difference in “belief systems” that have to do, in essence with different models for living, ones that are “spiritual”, if you will?
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^ Such a being is portrayed well by the New Testament figure of Jesus, or by the Torah’s Moses — and even by the lives of many other sainted persons, all over the world.
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A Jewish exception to this pattern is the Artscroll or Stone Edition tanach (1996).
The Old Testament's examples of killings sanctioned by God are often cited in defense of the view that "murder" is a more accurate translation. Additionally, the Hebrew word for "kill" is הרג (harog), while the Hebrew word for "murder" is רצח (retzach), which is found in the Ten Commandments לא תרצח (lo tirtzach). .In the fullness of the Old Testament Exodus 20:13 is abundantly evidenced as prohibiting unjust killing, rather than a universal injunction against all killing, as retzach is never used in reference to the slaying of animals, nor the taking of life in war, while its most frequent use is in reference to involuntary manslaughter and secondarily for murderers.^ What is the life of a stem cell that I should not take it, as something that is given to me to use, as I will?
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^ He would rather part with Christ than with all his earthly possessions.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To take away the life of any public person enhances the murder, and makes it greater, as to kill a judge upon the bench, because he represents the kings person.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You shall not steal

.Significant voices of academic theologians (such as German Old Testament scholar A. Alt: Das Verbot des Diebstahls im Dekalog (1953)) suggest that commandment "you shall not steal" was originally intended against stealing people—against abductions and slavery, in agreement with the Jewish interpretation of the statement as "you shall not kidnap" (e.g.^ Such children, or monsters shall I say, are to blame who are ashamed of their parents when they are old and fallen into decay; and when they ask for bread give them a stone.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This suggestion seems contrary to many scriptural verses, but as you and Sem often have told me, these verses are subject to multiple interpretations.
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^ Mind you, I have nothing against interpreting judaic notions against the setting of other metaphysics.
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as stated by Rashi).

Idolatry

.Christianity holds that the essential element of the commandment not to make "any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above" is "and bow down and worship it". Roman Catholicism specifically holds that one may build and use "likenesses", as long as the object is not worshipped.^ Though he does not bow down to an idol, if he worships the graven image in his coins, he is an idolater.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This forbids not making an image for civil use.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the commandment forbids setting up an image for religious use or worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.As a result, many Roman Catholic Churches and services feature images, some feature statues, and in some Orthodox services, icons are venerated.^ Next, Sem argues that sexual abuse is no more prevalent in the Catholic Church than in many other churches, or in the population as a whole.
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.For most Roman Catholics, this practice is understood as fulfilling the observance of this commandment, as they understand these images are not being worshipped.^ The thing prohibited in this commandment is image-worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Instead, my experiences with these little folks is that they insist on being responsible and become impatient when we, as protective adults, attempt to remove responsibility from them.” .
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^ Of course I think I understand BF’s position - he appears to express no need for worship or fawning over some theoretical spiritual being.
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.Eastern Orthodoxy traditionally teaches that while images of God, the Father, remain prohibited, depictions of Jesus as the incarnation of God as a visible human are permissible.^ It teaches lies; it represents God in a visible shape, who is invisible.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it be not lawful to make the image of God the Father, yet may we not make an image of Christ, who took upon him the nature of man?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

To emphasize the theological importance of the incarnation, the Orthodox Church encourages the use of icons in church and private devotions, but generally prefers a non-naturalistic, two-dimensional depiction as a reminder of this theological aspect. In modern use (usually as a result of Roman Catholic influence), more naturalistic images and images of the Father, however, also appear occasionally in Orthodox churches, but statues, i.e. three-dimensional depictions, continue to be banned.
For Jews and Muslims veneration violates this commandment. .Jews and Muslims read this commandment as prohibiting the use of idols and images in any way.^ The thing prohibited in this commandment is image-worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But the commandment forbids setting up an image for religious use or worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some Protestants will picture Jesus in his human form, while refusing to make any image of God or Jesus in Heaven.^ To make a true image of God is impossible.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The intent of making images and pictures is to worship them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God will make it up some way or other in this life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Some Christians oppose the making of any religious images at all, while others have been critical of particular denominations' use of such images in worship.^ But the commandment forbids setting up an image for religious use or worship.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All else would be an elaboration of the particulars of the “event”, such as would distinguish it from some other such “event”.
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^ This forbids not making an image for civil use.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

(See iconoclasm.) .In particular, the Orthodox have criticized the Roman Catholic use of decorative statues, Roman Catholics have criticized the Orthodox veneration of icons, and some Protestant groups have criticized the use of stained-glass windows by many other denominations.^ Second, as to moral decision making, what ought to be recognized as critical is that individuals both need and require the social support of some kindred reference groups.
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^ But, again, the critical property of being, as an attribution to self and to others, is this ability to draw a distinction, such as marks consciousness, to serve some purpose by an intentional use of space(time).
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^ It’s nothing really critical to fight about, unless someone tries to use force to compel others to accept the answer he has chosen, for his own reasons.
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Jehovah's Witnesses criticize the use of all of the above, as well as the use of the cross. Amish people forbid any sort of graven image, such as photographs.

Public debates in the United States

Ten Commandments display at the Texas State Capitol in Austin.
There is an ongoing[citation needed] dispute in the United States concerning the posting of the Ten Commandments on public property. Certain conservative religious groups have taken the banning of officially-sanctioned prayer from public schools by the U.S. Supreme Court as a threat to the expression of religion in public life. In response, they have successfully lobbied many state and local governments to display the Ten Commandments in public buildings. Posting the Decalogue on a public building can take a sectarian stance, if numbered. .Protestants and Orthodox, Roman Catholics, and Jews number the commandments differently.^ Under such difficult circumstances, it appears unlikely that Catholics will tolerate Jews, Protestants will tolerate Catholics, Moslems will tolerate Protestants, etc., ad infinitum, as to all varying formations.
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However, this problem can be circumnavigated by simply not numbering the commandments, as was done at the Texas capitol (shown here). .Hundreds of these monuments—including some of those causing dispute—were originally placed by director Cecil B. DeMille as a publicity stunt to promote his 1956 film The Ten Commandments.^ Obesity is a vast public health problem; it is “caused” by the false and misleading promotion of those many products that so obscenely contain fats.
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^ These may serve to give us some light into the sense and meaning of the commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[59]
Others oppose the posting of the Ten Commandments on public property, arguing that it violates the establishment clause of the First Amendment to the Constitution of the United States.
.In contrast, groups supporting the public display of the Ten Commandments claim that the commandments are not necessarily religious but represent the moral and legal foundation of society, and are appropriate to be displayed as a historical source of present day legal codes.^ That is, all the words of the moral law, which is usually styled the decalogue, or ten commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Second, as to moral decision making, what ought to be recognized as critical is that individuals both need and require the social support of some kindred reference groups.
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^ The morality or substance of the fourth commandment does not lie in keeping the seventh day precisely, but keeping one day in seven is what God has appointed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Also, some argue that prohibiting the public practice of religion is a violation of the first amendment's guarantee of freedom of religion.^ Ah, the institutions of “faith”, as practices of some community — that is, religion.
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.Those in the opposition counter that several of the commandments are explicitly religious and that statements of monotheism like "Thou shalt have no other gods before me" are unacceptable to many religious viewpoints, such as atheists or followers of polytheistic religions.^ In it thou shalt do no manner of work.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We come now to the commandment, Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is really no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Putting aside the constitutional issue of whether the constitution prohibits the posting of the commandments, there is clearly a legitimate political and civil rights issue regarding whether the posting of what could be construed as religious doctrine alienated religious minorities and created the appearance of impropriety by making it appear that a state church had been established, creating the impression that the very intent of the establishment clause was being undermined.^ I think Jesus may have put the second commandment in there just to make sure people didn’t go off on an ego trip.
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^ But, there, I rediscovered that I had neglected the only things I had ever really wanted to do: talk about political society and the well being of man, to laugh and sing and dance.
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^ Says: September 17th, 2006 at 3:17 pm In post #360, Stan inquires whether there is any other way to think, except in language.
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The Ten Commandments on a monument on the grounds of the Texas State Capitol
.In addition, it has been argued[citation needed] if the Commandments are posted, it would require that members of other religions be allowed to post the particular tenets of their religions as well.^ That is how we find the sense of the moral assertion: “I shall treat others as I would treat myself”, the implicit corollary of which is just this: “I shall expect others to treat me as well as I treat them”.
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^ Though he was scourged and crucified, he was well contented with what he had done, and, if it were needful, he would do it again.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I cite philosophers so that people see that I am operating from a widely accepted world view, and because it allows other well informed readers to make certain presumptions without necessitating a lengthy post that requires the development of certain first principles.
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.For example, an organization by the name of Summum has won court cases against municipalities in Utah for refusing to allow the group to erect a monument of Summum aphorisms next to the Ten Commandments.^ If they command against God, they lose their right of being obeyed, and in this case we must unchild ourselves.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

The cases were won on the grounds that Summum's right to freedom of speech was denied and the governments had engaged in discrimination. Instead of allowing Summum to erect its monument, the local governments chose to remove their Ten Commandments.
.This incident shows another practical reason why not posting religious doctrine on government property is expedient; it is unlikely that a believer in the commandments would appreciate having a shrine to another religion placed next to them,[citation needed] and taken to its logical outcome (as shown by the Summum incident), it is clear that permitting religious speech through the mouthpiece of the state is impractical, given the reality of the diversity of religious belief and non-belief in the United States.^ God commands us to believe, and why so?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He commands us to believe: and why?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ (Course, his fellow Jews in the days he wrote were dismayed with his positions, for one reason or another, of practicality… or of fear.
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.Rather than enforcing any religious belief, or irreligion, many feel that the state ought to be neutral on the subject of religion, and allow people to find their own faith, rather than have the state endorse or appear to endorse any particular beliefs.^ In short, lets back away from a pointless argument about science ( most of us aren’t scientists) and religious faith( Wrongly identified as conservative beliefs) and let’s talk about how much the government ought to be able to tell you about your own business.
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^ Your arguments appear to be focused on the philosophy of the issues, and you seem intent upon helping people expand their own thinking rather than seeking to kill, jail, or judge those people with different moral viewpoints.
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^ We would rather physically die first.” I posit that such a feeling is a function of the desire to find an alternate outside existence upon which to transfer our responsibility.
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.In response, still others argue that this can amount to State imposition of a minority belief of secularism and moral relativity, rather than the State reflecting the will of a majority, emphasizing the impossibility of the State so fully separating itself from any belief system.^ Being” a predator gives the false sense of “being” something other than free and responsible.
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^ It is a saying of Anselm, If hell were on one side, and sin on the other, I would rather leap into hell, than willingly sin against my God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I am not sure I understand the concept of atonal melodies, other than thinking of using blue notes, and transitory notes for a contrasting effect in a typical major or minor scale.
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.Some religious Jews oppose the posting of the Ten Commandments in public schools, as they feel it is wrong for public schools to teach their children Judaism.^ The ten commandments are a chain of pearls to adorn us, they are our treasury to enrich us; they are more precious than lands of spices, or rocks of diamonds.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What should they have done, when commanded to slaughter others, the non-combatant men, women and children of the previous occupants of the promised land?
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^ Some think if they have motions in their hearts to break off their sins, and become religious, it is repentance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The argument is that if a Jewish parent wishes to teach their child to be a Jew, then this education should come only from practicing Jews.^ It should teach parents, teens, and children — all who are competent to learn self-defense, and then, too, teach the defense of those who are most charged to our care.
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^ When we come to the sacrament, as the Jews did before the passover, we should search for leaven, and having found it we should burn it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ After all, Catholics teaching medicine can only lead to practices like leaching, blood letting, balancing the humors, and the occasional exorcism.
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.This position is based on the demographic fact that the vast majority of public school teachers in the United States are not Jews; the same is true for the students.^ Can the same be said of the public schools?
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.This same reasoning and position is also held by many believers in other religions.^ This raises the next issue of whether a single deity theory is more reasonable, logical, or believable than positing multiple deities?
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^ He treats all religions the same, I am sure — just as he also finds little of value in philosophy or other speculative activities.
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^ I believe taxation is best when it rests on the idea of sharing responsibility for the common well-being of all, especially of those many others who are down-trodden, for one reason on another.
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.Many Christians have some concerns about this as well; for example, can Catholic parents count on Protestant or Orthodox Christian teachers to tell their children their particular understanding of the commandments?^ I’m curious then, what say the Protestants about the Catholics?
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^ This can summarily described as a “collective concern” for the truth about individual well-being, that it leads to a fundamental kind of equality.
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^ When parents lay commands upon their children which they cannot perform without wronging their consciences.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Differences in the interpretation and translation of these commandments, as noted above, can sometimes be significant.
Organizations such as the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU) have launched lawsuits challenging the posting of the Ten Commandments in public buildings. .Opponents of these displays include a number of religious groups, including some Christian denominations, both because they don't want government to be issuing religious doctrine, and because they feel strongly that the commandments are inherently religious.^ These doctrines always displace uncertainty, about personal responsibility — they dispose of it.
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^ Some say they have good hearts, though they want knowledge; as if one should say, his eye is good, but it wants sight.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I don’t play woodwinds, I just love to listen to them because they are so expressive.
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Many commentators see this issue as part of a wider culture war between liberal and conservative elements in American society. In response to the perceived attacks on traditional society, other legal organizations, such as the Liberty Counsel, have risen to advocate the conservative interpretation.

The Ritual Decalogue

.The term "Ten Commandments" without a modifier is generally understood to mean the lists mentioned in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. However, there is a continuous narrative—starting in Exodus 31:18 (where the first tablets are created), through Exodus 32:19 (where these tablets are broken), Exodus 34 (where the commandments are dictated to Moses a second time), to Exodus 40:20 (where the second pair of tablets are placed in the Ark of the Covenant)—which enumerates a very different set of commandments, sometimes called the "Ritual Decalogue". Proponents of the documentary hypothesis, starting with Johann Wolfgang von Goethe, propose that the phrase "ten commandments" in this narrative (at Exodus 34:28) refers to the commandments of Exodus 34 rather than to the lists in Exodus 20 or Deuteronomy 5, and note that this is the only place in the Bible where the phrase is immediately associated with a set of commandments.^ Paul calls this the first commandment with promise.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The second commandment has a general promise to mercy; but this is the first commandment that has a particular promise made to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Property must be respected; God has set this eighth commandment as a hedge about a mans estate, and this hedge cannot be broken without sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[60] .These commentators theorize that the lists in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5 represent a historically later set of commandments, which they call the "Ethical Decalogue", and that the ten listed in Exodus 34 are the original Ten Commandments.^ The ten commandments are a chain of pearls to adorn us, they are our treasury to enrich us; they are more precious than lands of spices, or rocks of diamonds.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They leave the second commandment out of their catechism, because it makes against images; and to fill up the number of ten, they divide the tenth commandment into two.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

The great differences between the two decalogues highlight the development of sacred texts over several centuries.

Cultural references

Artist's rendering of Charlton Heston as Moses in the 1956 film by Cecil B. DeMille
The phrase "Ten Commandments" is highly familiar in Western culture and is often extended to any immutable code of conduct.[citation needed]
Two famous films of this name were directed by Cecil B. DeMille, a silent movie released in 1923, and another movie in 1956, starring Charlton Heston as Moses. The Decalogue, a 1988 Polish film, and The Ten, a 2007 American film, use the Ten Commandments as a structure for 10 smaller stories.[61]
The form and content of the Decalogue have often been parodied and satirized including Arthur Hugh Clough's poem The Latest Decalogue.[62], .Mel Brooks's film History of the World, Part I and George Carlin's stand-up.^ II. The mandatory part of the commandment implied is that we stand up for others and vindicate them when they are injured by lying lips.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The “new” part is that science has caught up to the Vedic spiritual world view.
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See also

References

  1. ^ Bibliotheca Rosenthaliana, Amsterdam
  2. ^ Exodus 19:23
  3. ^ Deuteronomy 5:2
  4. ^ Pottenger, p. 13
  5. ^ Exodus 34:28
  6. ^ Deuteronomy 10:4
  7. ^ Exodus  20:2–17
  8. ^ Deuteronomy  5:6–21
  9. ^ Exodus 34:11–27
  10. ^ a b Exodus  34:28, Deuteronomy  4:13, and Deuteronomy  10:4.
  11. ^ Catechism of Catholic Church [1], also see Ten Commandments#Killing or murder
  12. ^ Catechism Christian Doctrine of the Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland (Evangelical Lutheran Church of Finland Church Council Helsinki 2000) [2]PDF (126 KiB)
  13. ^ Commentary of Rashi to Exodus 20:13
  14. ^ The New American Cyclopaedia, George Ripley & Charles Anderson Dana, editors.
  15. ^ http://www.mechon-mamre.org/p/pt/pt0220.htm
  16. ^ Exodus  24:12
  17. ^ Exodus 31:18, 32:15
  18. ^ Deuteronomy  9 verses 9, 11, 15
  19. ^ Exodus  19
  20. ^ Exodus  32:19
  21. ^ Exodus 34:1, 34:27–28
  22. ^ 34:27, 34:28
  23. ^ Deuteronomy 4:13, 9:10, 10:4
  24. ^ Exodus  34:29
  25. ^ Exodus 25:16, 25:21, 40:20
  26. ^ Exodus  25:22, Numbers  4:5; cf. 1 Kings 8:9
  27. ^ Rabbi Ishmael. Horowitz-Rabin (ed.). ed. Mekhilta. pp. 233, Tractate de-ba-Hodesh, 5. 
  28. ^ Margaliot, Dr. Meshulam (July 2004). "What was Written on the Two Tablets?". Bar-Ilan University. http://www.biu.ac.il/JH/Parasha/eng/kitisa/mar.html. Retrieved 2006-09-20. 
  29. ^ Exodus  32:15
  30. ^ Babylonian Talmud, tractate Shabbat 104a.
  31. ^ Talmud. tractate Berachot 12a.
  32. ^ Based on the use of אָנֹכִי - as opposed to אָנִי - for "I" [3]; both additionally connote maintaining of/bringing into existence see for example Psalms 91:10 לֹא-תְאֻנֶּה אֵלֶיךָ רָעָה There shall no evil befall thee...
  33. ^ a b Rashi's commentary on the Bible
  34. ^ Sefer ha-Chinuch
  35. ^ Sanhedrin 86a
  36. ^ Leviticus 19:11
  37. ^ Yerushalmi Berakhot, Chapter 1, fol. 3c. See also Rabbi David Golinkin, Whatever Happened to the Ten Commandments?
  38. ^ Exodus  20:2–14
  39. ^ Deuteronomy  5:6–18
  40. ^ Gaster, Moses (1923). "The Samaritan Tenth Commandment". The Samaritans, Their History, Doctrines and Literature. The Schweich Lectures. http://www.the-samaritans.com/html_articles/tenth_command.htm. 
  41. ^ See also Antithesis of the Law.
  42. ^ Matthew 19:16–19
  43. ^ Deuteronomy 6:5
  44. ^ Leviticus 19:18
  45. ^ 2052–2557
  46. ^ Deuteronomy 5:6–5:21
  47. ^ Catechism 2084–2141
  48. ^ Catechism 2142–2167
  49. ^ Catechism 2168-2195
  50. ^ Catechism 2197–2257
  51. ^ Catechism 2258–2330
  52. ^ Catechism 2331–2400
  53. ^ Catechism 2401–2463
  54. ^ Catechism 2464–2513
  55. ^ Catechism 2514–2533
  56. ^ Catechism 2534–2557
  57. ^ Islam By S. A. Nigosian, p.117, Indiana University Press
  58. ^ a b http://www.newadvent.org/fathers/3806.htm
  59. ^ http://news.minnesota.publicradio.org/features/200109/10_schmitzr_laxten-m/
  60. ^ There are two other instances of the phrase in the Old Testament, at Deuteronomy 4:13 and 10:4.
  61. ^ http://www.imdb.com/title/tt0811106/
  62. ^ http://whitewolf.newcastle.edu.au/words/authors/C/CloughArthurHugh/verse/misc/lastdecalogue.html

Further reading

  • Budge, E. A. Wallis (1967). The Egyptian Book of the Dead. Dover Publications. ISBN 0-486-21866-X. 
  • Freedman, David Noel (2000). The Nine Commandments. Uncovering a Hidden Pattern of Crime and Punishment in the Hebrew Bible. Doubleday. ISBN 0-385-49986-8. 
  • Friedman, Richard Elliott (1987). Who Wrote the Bible?. Englewood Cliffs, N.J.: Prentice Hall. ISBN 0-671-63161-6. 
  • Kaufmann, Yehezkel (1960). The Religion of Israel, From Its Beginnings To the Babylonian Exile. trans. Moshe Greenberg. Chicago: University of Chicago Press. 
  • Kuntz, Paul Grimley (2004). The Ten Commandments in History: Mosaic Paradigms for a Well-Ordered Society. Wm. B. Eerdmans Publishing, Emory University Studies in Law and Religion. ISBN 0-8028-2660-1. 
  • Mendenhall, George E. (2001). Ancient Israel's Faith and History: An Introduction To the Bible In Context. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press. ISBN 0-664-22313-3. 
  • Mendenhall, George E. (1973). The Tenth Generation: The Origins of the Biblical Tradition. Baltimore: Johns Hopkins University Press. ISBN 0-8018-1267-4. 

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Quotes

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Quotes from the Bible

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  • Beloved, let us love one another: for love is of God; and every one that loveth is born of God, and knoweth God.^ Let us obey God.
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    ^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
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    ^ Let us be lovers of God.
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    He that loveth not knoweth not God; for God is love. – '"First Epistle of John", Holy Bible (King James Version)

Old Testament: Pentateuch

Genesis is a separate article.

Exodus 2, King James Version

22 And she bare him a son, and he called his name Gershom: for he said, I have been a stranger in a strange land.

Exodus 20, New International Version

.And God spoke all these words:
2"I am the Lord your God,who brought you out of Egypt, out of the land of slavery.
^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God spake all these words, then believe them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God spake all these words, then teach your children the law of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3You shall have no other gods before me."^ There is really no other god.
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^ II. That we must have no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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Exodus 21, King James Version

כד: "עין תחת עין שן תחת שן יד תחת יד רגל תחת רגל"
24 "Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot."

Exodus 22, King James Version

.18 Thou shalt not suffer a witch to live.^ Idle persons live in the breach of the commandment, Six days shalt thou labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we are commanded to live in a calling, Six days shalt thou labour, we are forbidden to live idly, and out of a calling.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Exodus 25, King James Version

.10 Proclaim liberty throughout all the land unto all the inhabitants thereof: it shall be a jubilee unto you.^ Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If ye will obey my voice, ye shall be a peculiar treasure unto me above all people; you shall be my portion, my jewels, the apple of mine eye.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For I say unto you, that none of those men which were bidden shall taste of my supper.
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Exodus 32, New American Standard Bible

כו: "ויעמד משה בשער המחנה ויאמר מי ליהוה אלי ויאספו אליו כל בני לוי"
26 Then Moses stood in the gate of the camp, and said, "Whoever is for the LORD, come to me!" And all the sons of Levi gathered together to him.

Leviticus 1, New International Version

Burnt offerings
.2...'When any of you brings an offering to the LORD, bring as your offering an animal from either the herd or the flock.^ The Lord might have demanded your children to be offered in sacrifice; he might have bid you cut and lance yourselves, or lie in hell awhile; but he only desires your love, he would only have this flower.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have chosen you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

3'If the offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he is to offer a male without defect. .He must present it at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting so that it will be acceptable to the LORD. 4He is to lay his hand on the head of the burnt offering, and it will be accepted on his behalf to make atonement for him.^ So faith in every duty lays its hand upon the head of Christ.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So we must not only bow the knee, give God adoration, but bring him presents, give him golden obedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did not Christ suffer enough upon the cross, but we must needs make him suffer more?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.5He is to slaughter the young bull before the LORD, and then Aaron's sons the priests shall bring the blood and sprinkle it against the altar on all sides at the entrance to the Tent of Meeting.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came also among them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

6He is to skin the burnt offering and cut it into pieces. .7The sons of Aaron the priest are to put fire on the altar and arrange wood on the fire.^ As the sons of Aaron were forbidden to worship an idol, so to sacrifice to God with strange fire.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8Then Aaron's sons the priests shall arrange the pieces, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood that is on the altar. 9He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to burn all of it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
10'If the offering is a burnt offering from the flock, from either the sheep or the goats, he is to offer a male without defect. 11He is to slaughter it at the north side of the altar before the LORD, and Aaron's sons the priests shall sprinkle its blood against the altar on all sides. 12He is to cut it into pieces, and the priest shall arrange them, including the head and the fat, on the burning wood that is on the altar. 13He is to wash the inner parts and the legs with water, and the priest is to bring all of it and burn it on the altar. It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.
14'If the offering to the LORD is a burnt offering of birds, he is to offer a dove or a young pigeon. 15The priest shall bring it to the altar, wring off the head and burn it on the altar; its blood shall be drained out on the side of the altar. 16He is to remove the crop with its contents and throw it to the east side of the altar, where the ashes are. .17He shall tear it open by the wings, not severing it completely, and then the priest shall burn it on the wood that is on the fire on the altar.^ It is like the fire on the altar, which was always kept burning.
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^ This fire of love is kindled from heaven; beg that it may burn upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

It is a burnt offering, an offering made by fire, an aroma pleasing to the LORD.

Leviticus 3, New International Version

Fat and blood are taboo
.17This is a lasting ordinance for the generations to come, wherever you live: You must not eat any fat or any blood.'^ To come to such an ordinance slightly, without examination, is to come in an undue manner, and is like eating the passover raw.
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^ We must not rush upon the ordinance rudely and irreverently, but come in due order.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Search for this leaven before you come to this ordinance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 4, New Revised Standard Version [1]

Unintentional sin by a priest
3If it is the anointed priest who sins, thus bringing guilt on the people, he shall offer for the sin that he has committed a bull of the herd without blemish as a sin-offering to the Lord. 4He shall bring the bull to the entrance of the tent of meeting before the Lord and lay his hand on the head of the bull; the bull shall be slaughtered before the Lord. .5The anointed priest shall take some of the blood of the bull and bring it into the tent of meeting.^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; I will bring it forth, saith the Lord, and it shall enter into the house of the thief Zech 5: 2, 3, 4 .
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6The priest shall dip his finger in the blood and sprinkle some of the blood seven times before the Lord in front of the curtain of the sanctuary. .7The priest shall put some of the blood on the horns of the altar of fragrant incense that is in the tent of meeting before the Lord; and the rest of the blood of the bull he shall pour out at the base of the altar of burnt-offering, which is at the entrance of the tent of meeting.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hot coals were to be put to the incense, to make it odoriferous and fragrant; so fervency of affection is like coals to the incense; it makes prayer ascend as a sweet perfume.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having poured out his blood, Gods justice is fully satisfied.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.8He shall remove all the fat from the bull of sin-offering: the fat that covers the entrails and all the fat that is around the entrails; 9the two kidneys with the fat that is on them at the loins; and the appendage of the liver, which he shall remove with the kidneys, 10just as these are removed from the ox of the sacrifice of well-being.^ All these sins are forbidden in this commandment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Believers shall come forth out of all their slanders and reproaches, as the wings of a dove, covered with silver, and her feathers with yellow gold.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The priest shall turn them into smoke upon the altar of burnt-offering.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
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^ Jesus Christ went into the furnace of his Fathers wrath; and the smell of the fire of hell shall never pass upon those that believe in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

11But the skin of the bull and all its flesh, as well as its head, its legs, its entrails, and its dung— 12all the rest of the bull—he shall carry out to a clean place outside the camp, to the ash heap, and shall burn it on a wood fire; at the ash heap it shall be burned.

Leviticus 16, New Revised Standard Version [2]

Approaching the altar
.2The Lord said to Moses: Tell your brother Aaron not to come just at any time into the sanctuary inside the curtain before the mercy-seat that is upon the ark, or he will die; for I appear in the cloud upon the mercy-seat.^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When Gods hand lies heavy upon a man, as when he is sick or lame, he may vent a sigh or tear, and say, Lord, have mercy; yet this is not true repentance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It was an excellent appeal that Samuel made to the people when he said, Witness against me before the Lord, whose ox have I taken, or whose ass, or whom have I defrauded?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3Thus shall Aaron come into the holy place: with a young bull for a sin-offering and a ram for a burnt-offering.^ As one would carry an antidote about him when he comes near a place infected, so David carried the word in his heart as a sacred antidote to preserve him from the infection of sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aquinas, and other of the schoolmen, place the sin against the Holy Ghost in malice.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.4He shall put on the holy linen tunic, and shall have the linen undergarments next to his body, fasten the linen sash, and wear the linen turban; these are the holy vestments.^ Christ in his conception lay in a pure virgins womb, and, at his death, his body was wrapped in clean linen, and put into a new virgin tomb, never yet defiled.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having answered these questions, I shall in the next place, lay down some general rules for the right understanding of the Decalogue, or Ten Commandments.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Having given you these rules about the commandments, I shall come next to the commandments themselves.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

He shall bathe his body in water, and then put them on. .5He shall take from the congregation of the people of Israel two male goats for a sin-offering, and one ram for a burnt-offering.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If one takes away anothers good name, he shall be sure to be punished; but if he takes away Gods good name, where is he that punishes him?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin says to one man, defraud; to another, be unchaste; to another take revenge; to another, take a false oath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

6Aaron shall offer the bull as a sin-offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house. 7He shall take the two goats and set them before the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting; 8and Aaron shall cast lots on the two goats, one lot for the Lord and the other lot for Azazel. .9Aaron shall present the goat on which the lot fell for the Lord, and offer it as a sin-offering; 10but the goat on which the lot fell for Azazel shall be presented alive before the Lord to make atonement over it, so that it may be sent away into the wilderness to Azazel.^ The Lord has put away thy sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the sons of God came to present themselves before the Lord, Satan came also among them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11Aaron shall present the bull as a sin-offering for himself, and shall make atonement for himself and for his house; he shall slaughter the bull as a sin-offering for himself.^ It aggravates sin, and makes it greater, when a man not only sins himself, but endeavours to make others sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aaron was to make atonement for the altar, to show that the most holy offering has defilement in it, and needs atonement to be made for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who shall tempt or solicit another to be drunk, though he himself be sober, yet being the occasion of anothers sin, he is accessory to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12He shall take a censer full of coals of fire from the altar before the Lord, and two handfuls of crushed sweet incense, and he shall bring it inside the curtain 13and put the incense on the fire before the Lord, so that the cloud of the incense may cover the mercy-seat that is upon the covenant,* or he will die.^ This fire of love is kindled from heaven; beg that it may burn upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This is the curse that goes forth over the face of the whole earth; I will bring it forth, saith the Lord, and it shall enter into the house of the thief Zech 5: 2, 3, 4 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14He shall take some of the blood of the bull, and sprinkle it with his finger on the front of the mercy-seat, and before the mercy-seat he shall sprinkle the blood with his finger seven times.^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Not but in some cases it is lawful to take an oath before a magistrate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We are curious in examining other things; we will not take gold till we examine it by the touchstone; we will not take land before we examine the title; and shall we not be as exact and curious in examining the state of our souls?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.15He shall slaughter the goat of the sin-offering that is for the people and bring its blood inside the curtain, and do with its blood as he did with the blood of the bull, sprinkling it upon the mercy-seat and before the mercy-seat.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the sacrifice of thanksgiving, whosoever did eat thereof with his uncleanness upon him, was to be cut off ( Lev 7: 20 ), to typify how unpleasing their praises and thank-offerings are who live in sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.16Thus he shall make atonement for the sanctuary, because of the uncleannesses of the people of Israel, and because of their transgressions, all their sins; and so he shall do for the tent of meeting, which remains with them in the midst of their uncleannesses.^ He shall save his people from their sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Israel, the apple of Gods eye, a peculiar treasure to him above all people, were in the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In heaven we shall need no repentance, because we shall have no sin; no faith, because we shall see God face to face; but love to God shall abide for ever.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

17No one shall be in the tent of meeting from the time he enters to make atonement in the sanctuary until he comes out and has made atonement for himself and for his house and for all the assembly of Israel. .18Then he shall go out to the altar that is before the Lord and make atonement on its behalf, and shall take some of the blood of the bull and of the blood of the goat, and put it on each of the horns of the altar.^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Solomon stood before the altar of the Lord; and he said, Lord God of Israel, there is no God like thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ May not the Lord justly take up a controversy with the inhabitants of the land, because blood toucheth blood?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.19He shall sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, and cleanse it and hallow it from the uncleannesses of the people of Israel.^ As the people of Israel were to wash themselves before the law was delivered to them, so we must wash and cleanse our souls; and that is done by reading, meditation, and prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He called his sufferings a baptism; he was to be baptised and sprinkled with his own blood; and he thought the time long before he suffered.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Creating a scapegoat
.20When he has finished atoning for the holy place and the tent of meeting and the altar, he shall present the live goat.^ O make me evangelically pure, that I may be translated to heaven, and placed among the cherubim, where I shall be as holy as thou wouldst have me to be, and as happy as I can desire to be.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21Then Aaron shall lay both his hands on the head of the live goat, and confess over it all the iniquities of the people of Israel, and all their transgressions, all their sins, putting them on the head of the goat, and sending it away into the wilderness by means of someone designated for the task.^ The Lord has put away thy sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And this is all the fruit, to take away his sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.22The goat shall bear on itself all their iniquities to a barren region; and the goat shall be set free in the wilderness.^ But is it not said, Every man shall die for his own sin; the son shall not bear the iniquity of the father?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.23Then Aaron shall enter the tent of meeting, and shall take off the linen vestments that he put on when he went into the holy place, and shall leave them there.^ He that robs another of his goods shall be put to death, but he that robs God of his glory, by oaths and curses, is spared; but God himself will take the matter into his own hand, and he will punish him who takes his name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jesus Christ went into the furnace of his Fathers wrath; and the smell of the fire of hell shall never pass upon those that believe in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O let us take our love off from other things, and place it upon God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

24He shall bathe his body in water in a holy place, and put on his vestments; then he shall come out and offer his burnt-offering and the burnt-offering of the people, making atonement for himself and for the people. .25The fat of the sin-offering he shall turn into smoke on the altar.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Your sorrow shall be turned into joy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is not enough, when we repent, to leave old sins; but we must engage in Gods service; as when the wind leaves the west, it turns into a contrary corner.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.26The one who sets the goat free for Azazel shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards may come into the camp.^ It is well for the plant that is set in a bad soil, to be transplanted to a better, where it may grow and flourish; so it is a mercy when any who are planted among idolaters, are removed and transplanted into Zion, where the silver drops of Gods word make them grow in holiness.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In dressing our souls before we come, which is by washing in the water of repentance and by exciting the habit of grace into exercise.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They will go to plays, to drunken meetings, but will not set their foot in Gods house, or come near the sound of the gospel-trumpet; as if one that is diseased should shun the bath for fear of being healed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.27The bull of the sin-offering and the goat of the sin-offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the holy place, shall be taken outside the camp; their skin and their flesh and their dung shall be consumed in fire.^ This makes the sin of blood more bloody.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Aaron was to make atonement for the altar, to show that the most holy offering has defilement in it, and needs atonement to be made for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whose sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

28The one who burns them shall wash his clothes and bathe his body in water, and afterwards may come into the camp.

Leviticus 17, New Revised Standard Version [3]

Rules for sacrifices
.3 If anyone of the house of Israel slaughters an ox or a lamb or a goat in the camp, or slaughters it outside the camp, 4 and does not bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, to present it as an offering to the Lord before the tabernacle of the Lord, he shall be held guilty of bloodshed; he has shed blood, and he shall be cut off from the people.^ Why does God bring his people out of the house of bondage?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sees thou the great abominations that the house of Israel committeth, that I should go far off from my sanctuary?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.5 This is in order that the people of Israel may bring their sacrifices that they offer in the open field, that they may bring them to the Lord, to the priest at the entrance of the tent of meeting, and offer them as sacrifices of well-being to the Lord.^ At a place called Epoletium, there perished by an earthquake 350 persons, while they were offering sacrifice to idols.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And Moses spake to the children of Israel, that they should bring forth him that had cursed, and stone him with stones.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.6 The priest shall dash the blood against the altar of the Lord at the entrance of the tent of meeting....^ He shall be guilty of the body and blood of the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord shall stir up jealousy like a man of war; he shall roar, he shall prevail against his enemies.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 19, New Revised Standard Version [4]

Rules of conduct
.27 You shall not round off the hair on your temples or mar the edges of your beard.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.29 Do not profane your daughter by making her a prostitute, so that the land may not become prostituted and full of depravity.^ Labour that the word may have such a virtue in you, as the water of jealousy, to kill and make fruitful; that it may kill your sins, and make your souls fruitful in grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.32 You shall rise before the aged, and defer to the old....^ Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

33 When an alien resides with you in your land, you shall not oppress the alien. .34 The alien who resides with you shall be to you as the citizen among you; you shall love the alien as yourself, for you were aliens in the land of Egypt: I am the Lord your God.^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You who have love to God, keep it flaming upon the altar of your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Nay, but who shall be judge of their love?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

35 You shall not cheat in measuring length, weight, or quantity. 36 You shall have honest balances, honest weights, an honest ephah, and an honest hin

Leviticus 20, New Revised Standard Version [5]

Insolence to parents
.9 All who curse father or mother shall be put to death; having cursed father or mother, their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Cursed be he that setteth light by his father or his mother.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christian having viewed the superlative excellences in God, and being stricken with a holy admiration of his perfections, singles him out from all other objects to set his heart upon, and says as Jacob, The Lord shall be my God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Sexual sins
.10 If a man commits adultery with the wife of his neighbour, both the adulterer and the adulteress shall be put to death.^ The adulterer and adulteress shall surely be put to death; and the usual death was stoning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They have committed villany in Israel, and have committed adultery with their neighbours wives.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11 The man who lies with his father’s wife has uncovered his father’s nakedness; both of them shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christs blood will not justify without believing; they are both put together in the text, Faith in his blood.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Whose sheddeth mans blood, by man shall his blood be shed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12 If a man lies with his daughter-in-law, both of them shall be put to death; they have committed perversion; their blood is upon them.^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mans self is most near to him, therefore this sin of self-murder breaks both the law of God, and the bonds of nature.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.13 If a man lies with a male as with a woman, both of them have committed an abomination; they shall be put to death; their blood is upon them.^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ For Papists to say they make use of an image to put them in mind of God, is as if a woman should say she keeps company with another man to put her in mind of her husband.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14 If a man takes a wife and her mother also, it is depravity; they shall be burned to death, both he and they, that there may be no depravity among you.^ When the apostle says ( Rom 10: 14 ): How shall they call on him in whom they have not believed?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The devil is the great master-thief, he robbed us of our coat of innocence, and he persuades men to take up his trade; he tells men how bravely they shall live by thieving, and how they may catch an estate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

15 If a man has sexual relations with an animal, he shall be put to death; and you shall kill the animal. .16 If a woman approaches any animal and has sexual relations with it, you shall kill the woman and the animal; they shall be put to death, their blood is upon them.^ From serving on earth, you shall be taken up to reign in heaven, and shall sit with Christ upon his throne.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Jews, who had a hand in crucifying Christ, upon their repentance found the blood they had shed was a sovereign balm to heal them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The greatest honour you can put upon your spiritual fathers, is to believe and obey their doctrine.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 If a man takes his sister, a daughter of his father or a daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, it is a disgrace, and they shall be cut off in the sight of their people; he has uncovered his sister’s nakedness, he shall be subject to punishment.^ Ye shall fear every man his mother and his father.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a man carries a bag of money that has been given him, it is heavy, but the delight takes off the burden.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

18 If a man lies with a woman having her sickness [menstrual period] and uncovers her nakedness, he has laid bare her flow and she has laid bare her flow of blood; both of them shall be cut off from their people.
.19 You shall not uncover the nakedness of your mother’s sister or of your father’s sister, for that is to lay bare one’s own flesh; they shall be subject to punishment.^ The lusts of your father you will do.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will you disgrace your heavenly Father?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot honour your Father in heaven unless you honour your earthly parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.20 If a man lies with his uncle’s wife, he has uncovered his uncle’s nakedness; they shall be subject to punishment; they shall die childless.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God says, as 1 Kings 20: 39 : Keep this man: if he be missing, then shall thy life be for his life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They shall not be destructive punishments, but medicines; they shall corrode and eat out the venom of sin; they shall polish and refine our grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 If a man takes his brother’s wife, it is impurity; he has uncovered his brother’s nakedness; they shall be childless.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No man shall take the upper or the nether millstone to pledge, for he taketh a mans life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Divination
.27 A man or a woman who is a medium or a wizard shall be put to death; they shall be stoned to death, their blood is upon them.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The adulterer and adulteress shall surely be put to death; and the usual death was stoning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 22

Distinguishing Between Rape and Adultery
.If a damsel that is a virgin be betrothed unto an husband, and a man find her in the city, and lie with her; Then ye shall bring them both out unto the gate of that city, and ye shall stone them with stones that they die; the damsel, because she cried not, being in the city; and the man, because he hath humbled his neighbour's wife: so thou shalt put away evil from among you.^ Thou shalt not be for another man Hos 3: 3 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The stone shall cry out of the wall, and the beam out of the timber shall answer it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Leviticus 23, New Revised Standard Version [6]

Acceptable sacrifices
.10...When you enter the land that I am giving you and you reap its harvest, you shall bring the sheaf of the first fruits of your harvest to the priest.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I have chosen you that ye should go and bring forth fruit, and that your fruit should remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We read of angels ascending and descending on Jacobs ladder; so in prayer you shall find your hearts ascending to heaven, and in a moment descending upon earthly objects.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11 He shall raise the sheaf before the Lord, so that you may find acceptance; on the day after the sabbath the priest shall raise it.^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That I may press you to Sabbath-sanctification, consider what great blessings God has promised to the strict observers of this day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12 On the day when you raise the sheaf, you shall offer a lamb a year old, without blemish, as a burnt-offering to the Lord.^ Seneca, an old heathen, could say, Nullus mihi per otium dies exit ; No day passes me without some labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You have seen the manner of sanctifying the Lords-day by reading, meditation, prayer, hearing the word, and by singing of psalms to make melody to the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

13 And the grain-offering with it shall be two-tenths of an ephah of choice flour mixed with oil, an offering by fire of pleasing odour to the Lord; and the drink-offering with it shall be of wine, one-fourth of a hin. 14 You shall eat no bread or parched grain or fresh ears until that very day, until you have brought the offering of your God: it is a statute for ever throughout your generations in all your settlements.
.15 And from the day after the sabbath, from the day on which you bring the sheaf of the elevation-offering, you shall count off seven weeks; they shall be complete.^ If the Sabbath-day is to be kept holy, they are reproved who, instead of sanctifying the Sabbath, profane it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ That I may press you to Sabbath-sanctification, consider what great blessings God has promised to the strict observers of this day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is good to rest on the Sabbath-day from the works of our calling; but if we rest from labour and do no more, the ox and the ass keep the Sabbath as well as we; for they rest from labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.16 You shall count until the day after the seventh sabbath, fifty days; then you shall present an offering of new grain to the Lord.^ The Lord blessed the seventh day and hallowed it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 You shall bring from your settlements two loaves of bread as an elevation-offering, each made of two-tenths of an ephah; they shall be of choice flour, baked with leaven, as first fruits to the Lord.^ The Lord might have demanded your children to be offered in sacrifice; he might have bid you cut and lance yourselves, or lie in hell awhile; but he only desires your love, he would only have this flower.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot honour your spiritual fathers more, than by thriving under their ministry, and living upon the sermons which they preach.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.18 You shall present with the bread seven lambs a year old without blemish, one young bull, and two rams; they shall be a burnt-offering to the Lord, along with their grain-offering and their drink-offerings, an offering by fire of pleasing odour to the Lord.^ There shall be false teachers among you, who privily shall bring in damnable heresies, denying the Lord that bought them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The young storks, by an instinct of nature, bring meat to the old ones when, by reason of age, they are not able to fly.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Jacob would not dispose of himself in marriage, though he was forty years old, without the advice and consent of his parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

19 You shall also offer one male goat for a sin-offering, and two male lambs a year old as a sacrifice of well-being. .20 The priest shall raise them with the bread of the first fruits as an elevation-offering before the Lord, together with the two lambs; they shall be holy to the Lord for the priest.^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when they had been together a while, in came the devil, and took away the harlot from the priests side, and, notwithstanding all her crying out, carried her away.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 On that same day you shall make proclamation; you shall hold a holy convocation; you shall not work at your occupations.^ Make conscience of keeping this day holy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Besides, the work done on this day makes it honourable.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The contemplation of this would work in us such a frame of heart as is suitable to a holy God; it would make us reverence his name and hallow his day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

This is a statute for ever in all your settlements throughout your generations.

Leviticus 24

Offering of bread
5 You shall take choice flour, and bake twelve loaves of it; two-tenths of an ephah shall be in each loaf. .6 You shall place them in two rows, six in a row, on the table of pure gold.^ O make me evangelically pure, that I may be translated to heaven, and placed among the cherubim, where I shall be as holy as thou wouldst have me to be, and as happy as I can desire to be.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.7 You shall put pure frankincense with each row, to be a token offering for the bread, as an offering by fire to the Lord.^ If you are in Christ, he has put the garment of his righteousness over you, and hell-fire can never singe it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Pliny observes, nothing will so soon quench fire as salt and blood: the salt tears of repentance and the blood of Christ will quench the fire of hell, so that it shall never kindle upon you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Lord Jesus shall be revealed from heaven with his mighty angels, in flaming fire, taking vengeance on them that obey not the gospel.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8 Every sabbath day Aaron shall set them in order before the Lord regularly as a commitment of the people of Israel, as a covenant for ever. .9 They shall be for Aaron and his descendants, who shall eat them in a holy place, for they are most holy portions for him from the offerings by fire to the Lord, a perpetual due.^ Lord, who shall dwell in thy holy hill?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They who will not believe a God, shall feel him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Blasphemy
.16 He that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him.^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a man blasphemed God, the Lord caused him to be stoned to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Fetch him to me, for he shall surely die.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

One law for all
.22 You shall have one law for the alien and for the citizen: for I am the Lord your God.^ Behold, God has more blessings for an obedient child than one; not only shall he have a long life, but a fruitful land: and not only shall he have land, but land given in love, the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As you would be careful to preserve the natural heat in your body, so be careful to preserve the heat of love to God in your soul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is not unrighteous to forget your labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, in that you have ministered to the saints.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Numbers 23, Authorised Version

23 What hath God wrought!

Deuteronomy 2, New Revised Standard Version

Moses slaughters the inhabitants of Sihon
31 The Lord said to me [Moses], ‘See, I have begun to give Sihon and his land over to you. .Begin now to take possession of his land.’ 32 So when Sihon came out against us, he and all his people for battle at Jahaz, 33 the Lord our God gave him over to us; and we struck him down, along with his offspring and all his people.^ Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by his having an interest in us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, then all that is in God is ours.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

34 At that time we captured all his towns, and in each town we utterly destroyed men, women, and children. We left not a single survivor. 35 Only the livestock we kept as spoil for ourselves, as well as the plunder of the towns that we had captured. .36 From Aroer on the edge of the Wadi Arnon (including the town that is in the wadi itself) as far as Gilead, there was no citadel too high for us.^ If the word preached does us no good, there is no other way by which we can be saved.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Lord our God gave everything to us.^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will entirely love us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will be a God to us as long as he is a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

[7]

Deuteronomy 3, New Revised Standard Version

Moses destroys Bashan
.1 When we headed up the road to Bashan, King Og of Bashan came out against us, he and all his people, for battle at Edrei.^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God raises us out of a low condition, and we lift him up in our praises, and honour him with our substance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But when they had been together a while, in came the devil, and took away the harlot from the priests side, and, notwithstanding all her crying out, carried her away.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.2 The Lord said to me, ‘Do not fear him, for I have handed him over to you, along with his people and his land.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ This fearing God is (1) To have him always in our eye, I have set the Lord always before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Do to him as you did to King Sihon of the Amorites, who reigned in Heshbon.’ 3 So the Lord our God also handed over to us King Og of Bashan and all his people.^ Happy is that people whose God is the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We may know God is ours, and we have an interest in him, by his having an interest in us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

We struck him down until not a single survivor was left. .4 At that time we captured all his towns; there was no citadel that we did not take from them—sixty towns, the whole region of Argob, the kingdom of Og in Bashan.^ Among the Scythians, if a man did forswear himself, he was to have his head stricken off; because, if perjury were allowed, there would be no living in a commonwealth; it would take away all faith and truth from among men.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If all things be common, there can be no theft, and so this commandment would be in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Of all sins, beware of the rock of unbelief Take heed lest there be in any of you an evil heart of unbelief Heb 3: 12 .
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

5 All these were fortress towns with high walls, double gates, and bars, besides a great many villages. .6 And we utterly destroyed them, as we had done to King Sihon of Heshbon, in each city utterly destroying men, women, and children.^ There came in two men, children of Belial, and witnessed against Naboth, saying, Naboth did blaspheme God and the king: and their witness took away his life.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Caesar riding through a city, and seeing the women play with dogs and parrots, said, Sure they have no children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

7 But all the livestock and the plunder of the towns we kept as spoil for ourselves. [8]

Deuteronomy 5, Literal Translation [9]

The Ten Commandments
.7You shall have no other gods before Me.^ There is really no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ II. That we must have no other god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8You shall not make a graven image for you, any likeness of anything in the heavens above, or in the earth beneath, and in the waters from under the earth. .9You shall not bow yourself to them nor serve them, for I, Jehovah your God, am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of fathers on sons, and on the third, and on the fourth generation of those that hate Me, 10and doing kindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My commandments.^ III. Visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What shall we do in order to love God aright?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.11You shall not take the name of Jehovah your God in vain; for Jehovah will not hold him guiltless who takes His name in vain.^ The Lord will not hold him guiltless.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we seem to worship God, but withdraw our heart from him, we take his name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Swear not at all, that is, rashly and sinfully, so as to take Gods name in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.12Observe the sabbath day, to keep it holy, as Jehovah your God has commanded you.^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We keep the Sabbath-day holy, by consecrating and dedicating this day to the service of the high God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

13Six days you shall labor, and shall do all your work, 14And the seventh day shall be a sabbath to Jehovah your God. .You shall not do any work, you nor your son, nor your daughter, nor your male slave, nor your female slave, nor your ox, nor your ass, nor any of your livestock, nor your stranger that is within your gates; so that your male slave and your female slave may rest like yourself.^ Either superiors, and they are, more private, as parents and masters; or more public, as magistrates; or inferiors, as natives, children, and servants, Thy son, and thy daughter, thy man-servant, and thy maidservant; or foreigners, thy stranger that is within thy gates.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We cannot be like God in omniscience, or in working miracles; but we may be like him in doing works of mercy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is good to rest on the Sabbath-day from the works of our calling; but if we rest from labour and do no more, the ox and the ass keep the Sabbath as well as we; for they rest from labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.15And remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and Jehovah your God brought you out from there by a mighty hand and by a stretched out arm.^ I brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ II. Which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The first expression is, Which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.On account of this Jehovah your God has commanded you to keep the sabbath day.^ When we are commanded to keep the Sabbath-day holy, we are forbidden to break the Sabbath.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is a fulfilling Gods commands, and a keeping of them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Is any man able perfectly to keep the commandments of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

16Honor your father and your mother, as Jehovah your God has commanded you, so that your days may be prolonged, and so that it may be well with you in the land which Jehovah your God is giving to you.
17You shall not commit murder.
18And you shall not commit adultery.
19And you shall not steal.
20And you shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
.21You shall not lust after your neighbor's wife; nor shall you covet your neighbor's house, his field, nor his male slave, nor his female slave, his ox, nor his ass, nor anything which is your neighbor's.^ The lusts of your father you will do.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not covet thy neighbours house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbours wife, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Deuteronomy 6

Jewish credo (The Shema)
ד: שמע ישראל: יהוה אלהינו, יהוה אחד
ה: ואהבת את יהוה אלהיך, בכל לבבך ובכל נפשך ובכל מאדך
ו: והיו הדברים האלה, אשר אנכי מצוך היום על לבבך
ז: ושננתם לבניך ודברת בם, בשבתך בביתך ובלכתך בדרך ובשכבך ובקומך
ח: וקשרתם לאות על ידך והיו לטטפות בין עיניך
ט: וכתבתם על מזזות ביתך, ובשעריך.
4 Hear, Israel, the Lord is our God, the Lord is One.
.5 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your might.^ Beg of God that he will give you a heart to love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


.6 And these words that I command you today shall be in your heart.^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I. There is in these words a solemn command.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


.7 And you shall teach them diligently to your children, and you shall speak of them when you sit at home, and when you walk along the way, and when you lie down and when you rise up.^ The promise is to you and to your children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye shall teach them your children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


8 And you shall bind them as a sign on your hand, and they shall be for frontlets between your eyes.
.9 And you shall write them on the doorposts of your house and on your gates.^ In serving your masters, you serve Christ, and he will not let you lose your labour; ye shall receive the reward of the inheritance.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If a prince were to come to your house, what preparation would you make for his entertainment!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you will love him, you shall have such a reward as exceeds your faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Note: English translation from The Jewish FAQ.

Deuteronomy 13, New Revised Standard Version

Divination by dreams
.5 ...those who divine by dreams shall be put to death for having spoken treason against the Lord your God.^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He who striketh his father or mother, shall be surely put to death.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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Deuteronomy 14, New Revised Standard Version

Free slaves after seven years
.12 If a member of your community, whether a Hebrew man or a Hebrew woman, is sold* to you and works for you for six years, in the seventh year you shall set that person free.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He says, you shall not set up any statue, image, nor picture, to represent me; these things I hate.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have honour from your children, set them a good example.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.13 And when you send a male slave* out from you a free person, you shall not send him out empty-handed.^ If you will love him, you shall have such a reward as exceeds your faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you pour water into a pump, the pump will send water again out freely; so, if parents pour in something of their estate to their children, children worthy of the name will pour out obedience again to their parents.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ You cannot say you have health, and shall have it for ever; you have a child, and shall have it for ever; but if God be your God, you shall have him for ever.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.14 Provide liberally out of your flock, your threshing-floor, and your wine press, thus giving to him some of the bounty with which the Lord your God has blessed you.^ Beg of God that he will give you a heart to love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Feed the flock of God which is among you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

15 Remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and the Lord your God redeemed you; for this reason I lay this command upon you today. [11]

Deuteronomy 16, King James Version

Appoint honest judges
18 Judges and officers shalt thou make thee in all thy gates, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, throughout thy tribes: and they shall judge the people with just judgment. .19 Thou shalt not wrest judgment; thou shalt not respect persons, neither take a gift: for a gift doth blind the eyes of the wise, and pervert the words of the righteous.^ It is not said, Thou shalt not take away his house; but Thou shalt not covet it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Neither shalt thou set up any image; which the Lord thy God hateth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling-block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

20 That which is altogether just shalt thou follow, that thou mayest live, and inherit the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Deuteronomy 28, King James Version

.4Blessed shall be the fruit of thy cattle, the increase of thy kine, and the flocks of thy sheep.^ Blessed shall be the fruit of thy ground: blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Behold, God has more blessings for an obedient child than one; not only shall he have a long life, but a fruitful land: and not only shall he have land, but land given in love, the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If thou shalt hearken to the voice of the Lord, to do all his commandments, blessed shalt thou be in the field: blessed shall be thy basket and thy store.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Old Testament: Historical books

Joshua 1:9

God's blessing
You shall cross the barren desert, but you shall not die of thirst. You shall wander far in safety, though you do not know the way. .You shall speak your words in foreign lands and all will understand.^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You shall see the face of God and live.^ If you see an old man fearing God, whose grace shines brightest when the sun of his life is setting, O honour him as a father, by reverencing and imitating him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As the face is represented in a glass, so in Christ, as in a transparent glass, we see Gods beauty and love shine forth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let them have but corn and oil, and you shall never hear them complain of the want of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If you pass through raging waters in the sea, you shall not drown. .If you walk amid the burning flames, you shall not be harmed.^ When the fire is going out, you throw on fuel; so when the flame of love is going out, make use of the ordinances as sacred fuel to keep the fire of your love burning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.If you stand before the power of hell and death is at your side, know that I am with you through it all.^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He stands upon the threshold of hell; and when death gives him a push, he tumbles in.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you do not hear the word to practice it, you lose all your labour.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Blessed are your poor, for the kingdom shall be theirs. .Blest are you that weep and mourn, for one day you shall laugh.^ Though he shall one day be a close prisoner in chains, yet now he insults and tyrannises over the souls of men.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Say not I shall sink under this burden; or as David, I shall one day perish by the hand of Saul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God has given us six days, and taken but one to himself, shall we grudge him any part of that day?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And if wicked men insult and hate you all because of Me, blessed, blessed are you! Be not afraid. I go before you always. .Come, follow me, and I will give you rest.^ He rested the seventh day; as if the Lord should say, Will you not follow me as a pattern?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Joshua 6 New Revised Standard Version

Joshua conquers Jericho
20So the people shouted, and the trumpets were blown. As soon as the people heard the sound of the trumpets, they raised a great shout, and the wall fell down flat; so the people charged straight ahead into the city and captured it. .21Then they devoted to destruction by the edge of the sword all in the city, both men and women, young and old, oxen, sheep, and donkeys.^ The young storks, by an instinct of nature, bring meat to the old ones when, by reason of age, they are not able to fly.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Caesar riding through a city, and seeing the women play with dogs and parrots, said, Sure they have no children.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Parents brought up children when they were young, and children ought to nourish their parents when they are old.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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Joshua 8 New Revised Standard Version

Joshua slaughters the inhabitants of Ai
.24 When Israel had finished slaughtering all the inhabitants of Ai in the open wilderness where they pursued them, and when all of them to the very last had fallen by the edge of the sword, all Israel returned to Ai, and attacked it with the edge of the sword.^ I have read of some inhabitants near Athens, who, living in a very dry and barren island, took much pains to draw a river to the island to water it and make it fruitful; but when they had opened the passages, and brought the river to it, the water broke in with such force, that it drowned the land, and all the people in it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.25 The total of those who fell that day, both men and women, was twelve thousand—all the people of Ai.^ All day long I have stretched forth my hands unto a disobedient people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ All the people fell on their faces and said, The Lord he is the God!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But these rather flee to idolatry; and are herein like the people of Israel, who, notwithstanding all the idolatry and tyranny of Egypt, longed to go back to Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

26 For Joshua did not draw back his hand, with which he stretched out the sword, until he had utterly destroyed all the inhabitants of Ai. 27 Only the livestock and the spoil of that city Israel took as their booty, according to the word of the Lord that he had issued to Joshua. 28 So Joshua burned Ai, and made it for ever a heap of ruins, as it is to this day. 29 And he hanged the king of Ai on a tree until evening; and at sunset Joshua commanded, and they took his body down from the tree, threw it down at the entrance of the gate of the city, and raised over it a great heap of stones, which stands there to this day. [13]

Judges 12, King James Version

Shibboleths
.5 And the Gileadites took the passages of Jordan before the Ephraimites: and it was so, that when those Ephraimites which were escaped said, Let me go over; that the men of Gilead said unto him, Art thou an Ephraimite?^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let the wicked forsake his way, and let him return unto the Lord, and he will have mercy upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let it not be said of us, that unto this day the vail is upon their heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If he said, Nay; 6 Then said they unto him, Say now Shibboleth: and he said Sibboleth: for he could not frame to pronounce it right. .Then they took him, and slew him at the passages of Jordan: and there fell at that time of the Ephraimites forty and two thousand.^ God is an infinite ocean of blessedness, and there is enough in him to fill us: as if a thousand vessels were thrown into the sea, there is enough in the sea to fill them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the people of Rome saw Caesars bloody robe, they were incensed against them that slew him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They sometimes have strong affections towards him, at other times the fit is off, and they find little or no love stirring in them; but it is not so with Christs love to them, it is a love of eternity.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Judges 16, New International Version

ט והארב, ישב לה בחדר, ותאמר אליו, פלשתים עליך שמשון; וינתק, את-היתרים, כאשר ינתק פתיל-הנערת בהריחו אש, ולא נודע כחו.
.9 With men hidden in the room, she called to him, "Samson, the Philistines are upon you!"^ Wicked men who are a burden to God have no right to cast their burden upon him; but such as have God for their God are called upon to cast their burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Plenteous in mercy unto all them that call upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

But he snapped the thongs as easily as a piece of string snaps when it comes close to a flame. So the secret of his strength was not discovered.
10 Then Delilah said to Samson, "You have made a fool of me; you lied to me. .Come now, tell me how you can be tied."^ Now, when persons will not ask themselves the question, then God will bring the question to them, How came you in hither to my table, not prepared?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should next show you the modes, or manner, how we should keep the Sabbath day holy; but before I come to that, we have a great question to consider.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.27 Now the temple was crowded with men and women; all the rulers of the Philistines were there, and on the roof were about three thousand men and women watching Samson perform.^ There are three cords that draw men to adultery: the inclination of the heart, the persuasion of evil company, and the embraces of the harlot; and this threefold cord is not easily broken.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

28 Then Samson prayed to the LORD, "O Sovereign LORD, remember me. .O God, please strengthen me just once more, and let me with one blow get revenge on the Philistines for my two eyes."^ Two eyes and one soul.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To think to keep the heart fixed in prayer, and yet let the eye gaze, is as if one should think to keep his house safe, and yet let the windows be open.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So, when thou criest to God, Lord give me a heart to love thee, it is my grief I can love thee no more; surely this prayer will please the Lord, and he will pour out his Spirit upon thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ל ויאמר שמשון, תמות נפשי עם-פלשתים, ויט בכח, ויפל הבית על-הסרנים ועל-כל-העם אשר-בו; ויהיו המתים, אשר המית במותו, רבים, מאשר המית בחייו.
.30 Samson said, "Let me die with the Philistines!"^ Saul said, Let not mine hand be upon him, but let the hand of the Philistines be upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Then he pushed with all his might, and down came the temple on the rulers and all the people in it.^ Christ taught daily in the temple: and all the people were very attentive to hear him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ No sooner was Nebuchadnezzars golden image set up, but all the people fell down and worshipped it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Thus he killed many more when he died than while he lived.^ The cup kills more than the cannon.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many have gone with more pains to hell, than others have to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1st Samuel

1st Samuel 9:2 (KJV)

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  • And he had a son, whose name was Saul, a choice young man, and a goodly: and there was not among the children of Israel a goodlier person than he: from his shoulders and upward he was higher than any of the people.^ If it be said, there is no mention here made of children; I answer, neither are servants named; and yet it cannot be supposed but that, in so great a family, there were some servants.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I discerned a young man, and there met him a woman with the attire of a harlot; so she caught him and kissed him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Often quoted as "he was head and shoulders taller than any of the people.

1st Samuel 15:32

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  • And Agag came unto him delicately.^ King Solomon, when his mother came to him, rose off his throne, and bowed himself unto her.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And Agag said, Surely the bitterness of death is past. .(KJV)
  • And Agag came unto him in chains.^ King Solomon, when his mother came to him, rose off his throne, and bowed himself unto her.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And Agag said: "Surely the bitterness of death is at hand." (JPS)
  • Agag came to him confidently thinking, "Surely the bitterness of death is past." (NIV)

2nd Samuel 2

יד ויאמר אבנר, אל-יואב, יקומו נא הנערים, וישחקו לפנינו; ויאמר יואב, יקמו.
14 Abner said to Joab, “Please let the young men arise and play before us!” Joab said, “Let them arise!”
17 The battle that day was very fierce, and Abner and the men of Israel were defeated by David's men.

1st Kings 7

23 He made the Sea of cast metal, circular in shape, measuring ten cubits from rim to rim and five cubits high. It took a line of thirty cubits to measure around it.

2 Chronicles 7:14 If my people

.If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We should begin here to eternise Gods name, and do that work on earth which we shall be always doing in heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Many seldom mention Gods name but in oaths, for which sin the land mourns.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Book of Job is a separate article.

Psalms is a separate article.

Proverbs is a separate article.

Song of Solomon is a separate article.

Old Testament: Prophetic books

Isaiah 40:31

But they that wait upon the Lord shall renew their strength; they shall mount up with wings as eagles; they shall run, and not be weary; and they shall walk, and not faint.

Isaiah 49:14-16

But Zion said, "The Lord has forsaken me, the Lord has forgotten me." Can a mother forget the baby at her breast and have no compassion on the child she has borne? .Though she may forget, I will not forget you!^ Though you cannot impart grace to your children, yet you may impart knowledge.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

See, I have engraved you on the palms of my hands.

Isaiah 50:5-7

.The Lord God has opened my ear, and I was not rebellious, I did not turn backward.^ A Christian should say as Jesus Christ did, Lord, not my will but thy will be done.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God; as if God had said, The Sabbath-day is my due, I challenge a special right in it, and no other has any claim to it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.I gave my back to those who struck me, and my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard; I did not hide my face from insult and spitting.^ If it be a great blessing to be delivered from the Egypt of popish idolatry, it shows the sin and folly of those who, being brought out of Egypt, are willing to return to it again.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ says not, Ye took away my meat; but Ye gave me no meat; ye did not feed my members, therefore depart from me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Absalom was a disobedient son, who sought to deprive his father of his life and crown; and he did not live out half his days.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Lord God helps me; therefore I have not been disgraced; therefore I have set my face like flint, and I know that I shall not be put to shame; he who vindicates me is near.^ And who shall appoint a day but he who is Lord of it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The more helpful we are to others, the more like we are to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore children in their infancy, being Gods servants, why should they not have baptism, which is the tessera , the mark or seal which God sets upon his servants?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Isaiah 53:5

He was pierced for our transgressions, He was crushed for our iniquities, the punishment that brought us peace was upon Him, and by His wounds we are healed. .It was our sins that did that to Him, that ripped and tore and crushed Him.^ If God be our God, let us improve our interest in him, let us cast all our burdens upon him: the burden of our fears, our wants and our sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Did we love God more, our minds would be more intent upon him in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin did not live in him, but it was laid upon him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 1, King James Version

.11 Moreover the word of the LORD came unto me, saying, Jeremiah, what seest thou?^ And God spake all these words, saying, I am the LORD thy God, &c.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A wicked man may say, Lord, thou hast delivered me out of the pit of corruption; but a godly man may say, Lord, thou hast loved me out of the pit of corruption.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Lord, we have preached to the people thou sentest us to, we have showed them our commission, we have declared unto them thy whole counsel, but they have not believed a word we spake.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And I said, I see a rod of an almond tree. .12 Then said the LORD unto me, Thou hast well seen: for I will hasten my word to perform it.^ Hast thou been affected with the word?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As for the word that thou hast spoken unto us in the name of the Lord, we will not hearken unto thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Hast thou but one blessing, O my father, said Esau.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 22, King James Version

.15 Shalt thou reign, because thou closest thyself in cedar?^ Then shalt thou delight thyself in the Lord.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Covetousness breaks the second commandment: Thou shalt not make any graven image, thou shalt not bow thyself to them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thou shalt not kill: thou shalt do no hurt to thyself.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Did not thy father eat and drink, and do judgment and justice, and then it was well with him?^ The Rechabites were forbidden by their father to drink wine; and they obeyed him, and were commended for it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thy words were found, and I did eat them, and thy word was the joy and rejoicing of my heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Thy words were found, and I did eat them; and thy word was the joy and rejoicing of mine heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jeremiah 29:11-13

.For surely I know the plans I have for you, says the Lord, plans for your welfare and not for harm, to give you a future with hope.^ Know them, says the apostle, which labour among you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you love God, he will interest you in all his riches and dignities, he will give you heaven and earth for your dowry, he will set a crown on your head.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Then when you call upon Me and come and pray to Me, I will hear you.^ He is convinced that it is a duty to pray in his family, yet he can go days and months, and God never hears of him; he calls God Father, but never asks his blessing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have the preaching of the word effectual, come to it with tenderness upon your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.When you search for Me, you will find Me; if you seek Me with all your heart, I will let you find Me.^ Ye shall find me, when ye shall search for me with all your heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has got your hearts, and him you will obey.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ From all your filthiness will I cleanse you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Lamentations 3:20-23, 37-39, 55-59

My soul is downcast within me. Yet this I call to mind and therefore I have hope: Because of the Lord's great love we are not consumed, for His compassions never fail. .They are new every morning; great is Your faithfulness.^ His compassions are new every morning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Who do you think "spoke and it happened"? It's the Master who gives such orders.^ Think not that birth, or high parts, no, nor even grace, will exempt you from obedience to your master.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Such children, or monsters shall I say, are to blame who are ashamed of their parents when they are old and fallen into decay; and when they ask for bread give them a stone.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you had a friend who should say, Come when you will to me, I will supply you with money, would you think it a trouble to visit that friend often?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Doesn't the High God speak everything, good things and hard things alike, into being?^ It is a fearful thing to fall into the hands of the living God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When we pray for outward things, for riches or children, perhaps God sees these things not to be good for us; and our prayers should comport with his will.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God then dips his pen in gall, and writes bitter things; his poisoned arrows stick fast into the heart.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And why would anyone gifted with life complain when punished for sin?
.I called out Your name, O God, called from the bottom of the pit.^ God is not unrighteous to forget your labour of love which ye have shewed towards his name, in that you have ministered to the saints.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ To commit sin is bad enough; but to swear to commit sin, is a high profanation of Gods name, and as it were, calls God to approve our sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You listened when I called out, 'Don't shut Your ears!^ A child out of a calling is like fallow ground; and what can you expect should grow up but weeds of disobedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ What is whispered in your ear you are not to publish on the house-top.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When the fire is going out, you throw on fuel; so when the flame of love is going out, make use of the ordinances as sacred fuel to keep the fire of your love burning.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Get me out of here! Save me!' .You came close when I called out.^ A child out of a calling is like fallow ground; and what can you expect should grow up but weeds of disobedience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You said, 'It's going to be all right.' You took my side, Master; You brought me back alive! God, You saw the wrongs heaped on me. Give me my day in court!

Ezekiel 23, New International Version

19 Yet she became more and more promiscuous as she recalled the days of her youth, when she was a prostitute in Egypt. .20 There she lusted after her lovers, whose genitals were like those of donkeys and whose emission was like that of horses.^ Those locusts in Rev 9: 7 , are an emblem of sin: On their heads were crowns like gold, and they had hair as the hair of women, and their teeth were as the teeth of lions, and there were stings in their tails.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.21 So you longed for the lewdness of your youth, when in Egypt your bosom was caressed and your young breasts fondled.^ Though the minister holds out the breasts of the ordinances to you, he cares not as long as you do not suck the sincere milk of the word.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The devil cares not how many sermon-pills you take, so long as they do not work upon your conscience.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

27 So I will put a stop to the lewdness and prostitution you began in Egypt. You will not look on these things with longing or remember Egypt anymore.

Ezekiel 25:17

.And I will execute great vengeance upon thee with furious rebukes; and they shall know that I am the LORD, when I shall lay my vengeance upon them.^ He shall depart from thee, and his children with him, for they are my servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The Christian having viewed the superlative excellences in God, and being stricken with a holy admiration of his perfections, singles him out from all other objects to set his heart upon, and says as Jacob, The Lord shall be my God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ O Lord God of my master Abraham, I pray thee send me good speed this day, and show kindness unto my master Abraham.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Ezekiel 33:9

.If you warn the wicked to turn from his way, and he does not turn from his way, he shall die in his iniquity; but you have delivered your soul.^ The wicked shall be turned into hell.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The word preached is not only to inform you but reform you; not only to mend your sight, but to mend your pace in the way to heaven.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ While you slept, perhaps the truth was delivered which might have converted your souls.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Daniel 2:44, New World Translation of the Holy Scriptures

.And in the days of those kings the God of heaven will set up a kingdom that will never be brought to ruin.^ The dreadful fire which broke out in London began on the Sabbath-day; as if God would tell us from heaven he was then punishing us for our Sabbath profanation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It robs God of his due, and the very heathen will rise up in judgement against such Christians; for the heathen, as Macrobius notes, observed a whole day to their false gods.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He is convinced that it is a duty to pray in his family, yet he can go days and months, and God never hears of him; he calls God Father, but never asks his blessing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And the kingdom itself will not be passed on to any other people. It will crush and put an end to all these kingdoms, and it itself will stand to times indefinite.

Michah 4:3 Swords into plowshares..spears into pruninghooks...neither shall they learn war any more

.And he shall judge among many people, and rebuke strong nations afar off; and they shall beat their swords into plowshares, and their spears into pruninghooks: nation shall not lift up a sword against nation, neither shall they learn war any more.^ Because some sins are not capable of pardon as others are, therefore they must needs be more heinous, as the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Before, God called Israel his people; but when they went after other gods, Now, saith the Lord to Moses, they are no more my people but thy people.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They that will be rich fall into a snare, and many hurtful lusts, which drown men in perdition.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Micah 6:8

.But He's already made it plain how to live, what to do, what God is looking for in men and women.^ What greater disparagement to the infinite God than to represent him by that which is unite; the living God, by that which is without life; and the Maker of all by a thing which is made?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How can a parent look with comfort on that child who was never dedicated to God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.It's quite simple: Do what is fair and just to your neighbor, be compassionate and loyal in your love, and don't take yourself too seriously - take God seriously.^ This is loving God, to take delight in him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is nothing but your love that God desires.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.NKJV And what does the Lord require of you but to do justly, to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?^ Labour to know that Gods mercy is for you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Gods mercy is for them that love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ By this try your love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Habakkuk 2:3

These things I plan won't happen right away. Slowly, steadily, surely, the time approaches when the vision will be fulfilled. If it seems slow, do not despair, for these things will surely come to pass. Just be patient! They will not be overdue a single day!

Old Testament: Writings

Psalms, Proverbs and Job are separate articles.

Ecclesiastes 1, American Standard Version

ב': הבל הבלים אמר קהלת, הבל הבלים הכל הבל.
2. “Vanity of vanities,” says the Preacher; “Vanity of vanities, all is vanity.”
ד': דור הלך ודור בא, והארץ לעולם עמדת
.4. "One generation goes, and another generation comes; but the earth remains forever."^ There is a great difference between one who goes to a garden for flowers to wear in her bosom, and another that goes for flowers to make syrups and medicines.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ז': כל-הנחלים הלכים אל-הים, והים איננו מלא; אל-מקום, שהנחלים הלכים--שם הם שבים, ללכת.
.7. "All the rivers run into the sea, yet the sea is not full.^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The mariner will not put to sea but on the Sabbath, and so runs full sail into the violation of this command.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.To the place where the rivers flow, there they flow again."^ At a place called Epoletium, there perished by an earthquake 350 persons, while they were offering sacrifice to idols.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

ט': מה-שהיה, הוא שיהיה, ומה-שנעשה, הוא שיעשה; ואין כל-חדש, תחת השמש.
.9. That which has been is that which shall be; and that which has been done is that which shall be done: and there is no new thing under the sun.^ There were but two sacraments under the law, therefore there are no more now.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ The philosopher says there can be no gold without the influence of the sun; certainly there can be no golden joy in the soul without Gods sweet presence and influence.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If all things be common, there can be no theft, and so this commandment would be in vain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

18. For in much wisdom is much grief; and he that increaseth knowledge increaseth sorrow.

Ecclesiastes 3, American Standard Version

For everything there is a season
א לכל, זמן; ועת לכל-חפץ, תחת השמים. {פ}
ב עת ללדת, ועת למות;
עת לטעת, ועת לעקור נטוע.
ג עת להרוג ועת לרפוא,
עת לפרוץ ועת לבנות.
ד עת לבכות ועת לשחוק,
עת ספוד ועת רקוד.
ה עת להשליך אבנים, ועת כנוס אבנים;
עת לחבוק, ועת לרחק מחבק.
ו עת לבקש ועת לאבד,
עת לשמור ועת להשליך.
ז עת לקרוע ועת לתפור,
עת לחשות ועת לדבר.
ח עת לאהב ועת לשנא,
עת מלחמה ועת שלום. {פ}
.3:1 For everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven:
3:2 a time to be born,
and a time to die;
a time to plant,
and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
3:3 a time to kill,
and a time to heal;
a time to break down,
and a time to build up;
3:4 a time to weep,
and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn,
and a time to dance;
3:5 a time to cast away stones,
and a time to gather stones together;
a time to embrace,
and a time to refrain from embracing;
3:6 a time to seek,
and a time to lose;
a time to keep,
and a time to cast away;
3:7 a time to tear,
and a time to sew;
a time to keep silence,
and a time to speak;
3:8 a time to love,
and a time to hate;
a time for war,
and a time for peace.
^ Their souls are in Egypt, in houses where there is drinking, swearing, Sabbath-breaking, and where Gods name is every day dishonoured.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Though there be death and hell at every step, we will march on under Satans colours.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ How often in hearing the word, the thoughts dance up and down; and, when the eye is upon the minister, the mind is upon other things.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


New Testament

Matthew 5:13

  • Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men.

Matthew 6:5

  • The hypocrites ... love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men.

Matthew 10:42

  • If, as My representatives, you give even a cup of cold water to a little child, you will surely be rewarded.

Matthew 16:26

  • For what profit is it to a man if he gains the world and loses his own soul?

Matthew 24:14, New World Translation version

.And this good news of the kingdom will be preached in all the inhabited earth for a witness to all the nations; and then the end will come.^ If the devil should come and carry away all that are guilty of bodily uncleanness in this nation, I fear more would be carried away than would be left behind.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They raised for a slander of Paul, that he preached Men might do evil that good might come of it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Luke 2:29-32, King James Version

  • Lord, now lettest thou thy servant depart in peace, according to thy word: For mine eyes have seen thy salvation, Which thou hast prepared before the face of all people; A light to lighten the Gentiles, and the glory of thy people Israel.

Luke 10:20

  • Rejoice that your names are written in heaven.

Luke 21:13-19

This will be a time for you to bear testimony. Settle it therefore in your minds, not to meditate beforehand how to answer; for I will give you a mouth and wisdom, which none of your adversaries will be able to withstand or contradict. .You will be betrayed even by parents and brothers, relatives and friends; and they will put some of you to death.^ When your children are grown up, put them to some lawful calling, wherein they may serve their generation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some have thus provoked their children: they have stinted them, and kept them so short, that they have forced them upon indirect courses, and made them put forth their hands to iniquity.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Some who profess religion cannot bridle their tongue; they care not what they say in their anger; they will even curse their passions.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

And you will be hated by all for My name's sake. But not a hair of your head shall be lost. .By your endurance you will gain your lives.^ You cannot honour your spiritual fathers more, than by thriving under their ministry, and living upon the sermons which they preach.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Therefore take heed of this sin; lucrum in arca, damnum in conscientia [you gain materially, but your conscience suffers loss].
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

John 1, King James Version

5 And the light shineth in the darkness, and the darkness comprehendeth it not.

John 3, King James Version

16 For God so loved the world, that he gave his only begotten son, that whosoever believeth in him, should not perish, but have everlasting life.

John 8:7

  • Let he who has never sinned cast the first stone.

John 8:32

  • And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.

John 15:13

  • Greater love has no one than this, than to lay down one's life for his friends.

John 16:22, King James Version

  • 'And ye now therefore have sorrow: but I will see you again, and your heart shall rejoice, and your joy no man taketh from you.'

John 21:25, King James Version

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  • And there are also many other things which Jesus did, the which, if they should be written every one, I suppose that even the world itself could not contain the books that should be written.^ There are many in the ministry so ignorant that they had need to be taught the first principles of the oracles of God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A Christian should say as Jesus Christ did, Lord, not my will but thy will be done.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Could we tell men of a rich purchase, they would diligently attend; and should they not much more, when the gospel of grace is preached unto them?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Amen.

Romans is also contained in a separate article.

Romans 1:16-25, King James Version

.16 For I am not ashamed of the gospel of Christ: for it is the power of God unto salvation to every one that believeth; to the Jew first, and also to the Greek.^ To turn them from the power of Satan unto God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In every part of worship we must present Christ to God in the arms of our faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A spot in black cloth is not so much observed, but a spot in scarlet attracts every ones eye; so a sin in the wicked is not so much wondered at, it is a spot in black; but a sin in a child of God is a spot in scarlet, which is more visible, and brings odium and dishonour upon the gospel.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.17 For therein is the righteousness of God revealed from faith to faith: as it is written, The just shall live by faith.^ The just shall live by his faith.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But how shall we praise God in a right manner for deliverance?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.18 For the wrath of God is revealed from heaven against all ungodliness and unrighteousness of men, who hold the truth in unrighteousness; 19 Because that which may be known of God is manifest in them; for God hath shewed it unto them.^ Imitate God, who is the pattern of truth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Princes, indeed, for special reasons, sometimes dispense with penal statutes, and will not enforce the severity of the law; but God, who spake all these words, binds men with a subpoena to yield obedience to every law.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.20 For the invisible things of him from the creation of the world are clearly seen, being understood by the things that are made, even his eternal power and Godhead; so that they are without excuse: 21 Because that, when they knew God, they glorified him not as God, neither were thankful; but became vain in their imaginations, and their foolish heart was darkened.^ They do not love him as a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They do not believe in him as a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He that believeth not God has made him a liar.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.22 Professing themselves to be wise, they became fools, 23 And changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and fourfooted beasts, and creeping things.^ They changed the glory of the uncorruptible God into an image made like to corruptible man, and to birds, and four-footed beasts, and creeping things.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They made the image of a beast to be their god.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In the image of God made he man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.24 Wherefore God also gave them up to uncleanness through the lusts of their own hearts, to dishonour their own bodies between themselves: 25 Who changed the truth of God into a lie, and worshipped and served the creature more than the Creator, who is blessed for ever.^ It is more honour to serve God, than to have kings serve us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ So I gave them up to their own hearts lust.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Amen.

Romans 3:23, King James Version

23 For all have sinned, and come short of the glory of God

Romans 5:3-4

Tribulation produces perserverance, and perserverance, character, and character, hope.

Romans 8:6

Obsession with self... is a dead end; attention to .God leads us out into the open, into a spacious, free life.^ The dreadful fire which broke out in London began on the Sabbath-day; as if God would tell us from heaven he was then punishing us for our Sabbath profanation.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God is an infinite ocean of blessedness, and there is enough in him to fill us: as if a thousand vessels were thrown into the sea, there is enough in the sea to fill them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 8: 38-39

.For I am convinced that neither death nor life, neither angels nor demons, neither the present nor the future, nor any powers, neither height nor depth, nor anything else in all creation, will be able to separate us from the love of God that is in Christ Jesus our Lord.^ He who loves God is not much in love with anything else.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Our love to God is a sign of his love to us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 9:20-21

.Since God knows what's best for you, you should gratefully accept the way He has fashioned you.^ Labour to know that Gods mercy is for you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God, redeemed with the blood of God, what endeavours should you use for the saving of these souls!
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The Bible says, "What right have you, a human being, to cross-examine God?^ God has the supreme power in his hand: he gives being to all; and he who gives men their lives, has most right to give them their laws.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you search through the whole Bible, there is not one sin that God has more followed with plagues than idolatry.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The pot has no right to say to the potter: 'Why did you make me this shape?'^ God will say, Why did you not obey?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Why does not God say, You shall have no other gods?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Christ says not, Ye took away my meat; but Ye gave me no meat; ye did not feed my members, therefore depart from me.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Surely a potter can do what he likes with the clay!"

Romans 9:33, King James Version

  • As it is written, Behold, I lay in Sion a stumblingstone and rock of offence: and whosoever believeth on him shall not be ashamed.

Romans 12: 1-2

.Don't become so well-adjusted to your culture that you fit into it without even thinking.^ Think not that birth, or high parts, no, nor even grace, will exempt you from obedience to your master.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In honouring and obeying your parents, you please God as well as when you repent and believe.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ When Saturday evening approaches, sound a retreat; call your minds off from the world and summon your thoughts together, to think of the great work of the approaching day.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Instead, fix your attention on God.^ Implore the help of Gods Spirit to fix your minds, and make them intent and serious in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would have your thoughts fixed in prayer, get more love to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If you would keep your mind fixed on God, watch your hearts, not only after prayer, but in prayer.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

You'll be changed from the inside out. Readily recognize what he wants from you, and quickly respond to it. .Unlike the culture around you, always dragging you down to its level of immaturity, God brings the best out of you, develops well-formed maturity in you.^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If God has brought you at any time out of the house of bondage, out of great and eminent troubles, be much in praise.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God can make the text good, personally and nationally, to bring his people out of the house of bondage.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 12:5-8

.Since we find ourselves fashioned into all these excellently formed and marvelously functioning parts in Christ's body, let's just go ahead and be what we were made to be.^ If Christ had enjoined us to have given him thousands of rams, or to have parted with the fruit of our bodies, would we not have done it?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Their memories are like a strainer, that lets go all the pure liquor, and retains only the dregs.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They fear Christ is not formed in them, they fear they have no right to the promise; and these fears in the heart cause tears in the eye; whereas, would they but search and examine, they might find they had grace.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.We have different gifts, according to the grace given us.^ It is not having common gifts which shows we belong to God; many have the gifts of God without God; but it is grace that gives us a true genuine title to God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

If a man's gift is prophesying, let him use it in proportion to his faith. .If it is serving, let him serve; if it is teaching, let him teach; if it is encouraging, let him encourage; if it is contributing to the needs of others, let him give generously; if it is leadership, let him govern diligently; if it is showing mercy, let him do it cheerfully.^ This may encourage us to serve him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He shows mercy to thousands of them that love him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God visits iniquity to the third and fourth generation only, but he shows mercy to a thousand generations.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Romans 13:1

Everyone must submit himself to the governing authorities, for there is no authority except that which God has established. The authorities that exist have been established by God.

1 Corinthians 10:12-13

Don't be so naive and self-confident. You're not exempt. .You could fall flat on your face as easily as anyone else.^ If you have a beast that falls sick, you will not turn it off, but have it looked to, and pay for its cure; and will you be kinder to your horses than to your servants?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Forget about self-confidence; it's useless. Cultivate God-confidence. .God is faithful, who will not allow you to be tempted beyond what you are able, but with the temptation will also make the way of escape, that you may be able to bear it.^ Either God will deliver them from death, or by death; he will make a way of escape.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ God allows recruits of nature, and what may fit us the better for his service; but beware of surfeit.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is well for the plant that is set in a bad soil, to be transplanted to a better, where it may grow and flourish; so it is a mercy when any who are planted among idolaters, are removed and transplanted into Zion, where the silver drops of Gods word make them grow in holiness.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Corinthians 13

1If I speak in human and angelic tongues but do not have love, I am a resounding gong or a clashing cymbal. .2And if I have the gift of prophesy and comprehend all mysteries and all knowledge; if I have all faith so as to move mountains but do not have love, I am nothing.^ Such glorious rewards are laid up for them that love God, that as Augustine says, they not only transcend our reason, but faith itself is not able to comprehend them.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we had knowledge as the angels, or faith of miracles, yet without love it would profit nothing.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.3If I give away everything I own, and if I hand my body over so that I may boast but do not have love, I gain nothing.^ We may give the creature the milk of our love, but God must have the cream.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ill-gotten things may be restored by ones own hand, or by proxy.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If we love the jewel more than him that gave it, God will take away the jewel, that our love may return to him again.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

4Love is patient, love is kind. .It is not jealous, [love] is not pompous, it is not inflated, 5it is not rude, it does not seek its own interests, it is not quick-tempered, it does not brood over injury, 6it does not rejoice over wrongdoing but rejoices with the truth.^ He does not need our love, and yet he seeks it.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.7It bears all things, believes in all things, hopes all things, endures all things.^ Of all things God cannot endure to have his kindness slighted.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If he should say No, I do not believe any such thing, or that thou carest at all for me; I appeal to you whether this would not be odious ingratitude?
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ But it cannot be said to a believer, that his God is taken away; He may lose all things else, but cannot lose his God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

8Love never fails. If there are prophecies, they will be brought to nothing; if tounges, they will cease; if knowledge, it will be brought to nothing. 9For we know partially and we prophesy partially, 10but when the perfect comes, the partial will pass away. .11When I was a child, I used to talk as a child, think as a child, reason as a child; when I became a man, I put aside childish things.^ For Papists to say they make use of an image to put them in mind of God, is as if a woman should say she keeps company with another man to put her in mind of her husband.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

12At present, we see indistinctly, as in a mirror, but then face to face. At present I know partially; then I shall know fully, as I am fully known. .13So faith, hope, love remain, these three; but the greatest of these is love.^ In another sense it is more excellent, respectu durationis , in respect of the continuance of it: it is the most durable grace; as faith and hope will shortly cease, but love will remain.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I have become sounding brass or a clanging cymbal.^ God made some intelligible sound, or fanned a voice in the air, which, to the Jews was as though God himself was speaking to them.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ On this day the thoughts rise to heaven, the tongue speaks of God, and is as the pen of a ready writer, the eyes drop tears, and the soul burns in love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing.^ We could give him nothing in lieu of his love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now Israel loved Joseph more than all his children, and when his brethren saw that, they hated him, and could not speak peaceably to him.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though we cannot, with Mary, bring our body ointment to anoint his body, we do more than this, whence bring him our love, which is sweeter to him than all ointments and perfumes.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, but have not love, it profits me nothing.^ At the sacrament the believing spouse meets with Christ; he saith to her, All I have is thine; my love is thine, to pity thee; my mercy is thine, to save thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We could give him nothing in lieu of his love.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Suppose a king, to redeem a captive, should part with his crown of gold, and when he had done this should say to the redeemed man, All I desire of thee in lieu of my kindness, is to believe that I love thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


    Love suffers long and is kind; love does not envy; love does not parade itself, is not puffed up; does not behave rudely, does not seek its own, is not provoked, thinks no evil; does not rejoice in iniquity, but rejoices in the truth; bears all things, believes all things, hopes all things, endures all things.
    Love never fails. But whether there are prophecies, they will fail; whether there are tongues, they will cease; whether there is knowledge, it will vanish away. For we know in part and we prophesy in part. But when that which is perfect has come, then that which is in part will be done away.
    .When I was a child, I spoke as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.^ If I have taken away any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, to alter or take away any thing from a mans will and testament, is great impiety.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Paul, before conversion, verily thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus ( Acts 26: 9 ); but, when he became a penitent, he was of another mind.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    For now we see in a mirror, dimly, but then face to face. Now I know in part, but then I shall know just as I also am known.
    .And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love.^ In another sense it is more excellent, respectu durationis , in respect of the continuance of it: it is the most durable grace; as faith and hope will shortly cease, but love will remain.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ In heaven we shall need no repentance, because we shall have no sin; no faith, because we shall see God face to face; but love to God shall abide for ever.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ All the joy we hope for in heaven is in God; and shall not he who shall be our joy then, be our love now?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • I Corinthians Ch. .13 (NKJV)
  • Though I speak with the tongues of men and of angels, and have not charity, I am become as sounding brass, or a tinkling cymbal. And though I have the gift of prophecy, and understand all mysteries, and all knowledge; and though I have all faith, so that I could remove mountains, and have not charity, I am nothing.^ God made some intelligible sound, or fanned a voice in the air, which, to the Jews was as though God himself was speaking to them.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because, though the word sounded in their ear, yet they minded not what was said to them, their thoughts were upon other things; therefore, it was all as one as if they did not hear.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He could have called to his Father for legions of angels to be his life-guard; but what need for even that, when his own Godhead could have defended himself from all assaults?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .And though I bestow all my goods to feed the poor, and though I give my body to be burned, and have not charity, it profiteth me nothing.^ Say, Lord, though my body is kept pure, yet my soul is defiled, I pollute all I touch.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Though we cannot, with Mary, bring our body ointment to anoint his body, we do more than this, whence bring him our love, which is sweeter to him than all ointments and perfumes.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I would have my hand cut off, says Chrysostom, rather than I would give Christs body and blood to the profane.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Charity suffereth long, and is kind; charity envieth not; charity vaunteth not itself, is not puffed up, Doth not behave itself unseemly, seeketh not her own, is not easily provoked, thinketh no evil; Rejoiceth not in iniquity, but rejoiceth in the truth; Beareth all things, believeth all things, hopeth all things, endureth all things.
    Charity never faileth: but whether there be prophecies, they shall fail; whether there be tongues, they shall cease; whether there be knowledge, it shall vanish away. For we know in part, and we prophesy in part.
    ^ Love is a lovely grace; love thinketh no evil.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Who would not be willing to bear the wrath of man that knows he shall never feel the wrath of God?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ He says, you shall not set up any statue, image, nor picture, to represent me; these things I hate.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .But when that which is perfect is come, then that which is in part shall be done away.^ Thus, they incur that dreadful condemnation: If any man shall take away from the words of this book, God shall take away his part out of the book of life.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]


    .When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child: but when I became a man, I put away childish things.^ If I have taken away any thing from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Now, to alter or take away any thing from a mans will and testament, is great impiety.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Paul, before conversion, verily thought he ought to do many things contrary to the name of Jesus ( Acts 26: 9 ); but, when he became a penitent, he was of another mind.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face: now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.^ To tell men of sin, is to hold a glass to one that is deformed, who cannot endure to see his own face.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As the face is represented in a glass, so in Christ, as in a transparent glass, we see Gods beauty and love shine forth.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ It may cause more thankfulness in us, seeing the most part go into the house of bondage, even to hell.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    And now abideth faith, hope, charity, these three; but the greatest of these is charity.
    • I Corinthians Ch. 13 (KJV) The word Charity is here used as a translation of the Latin Caritas, and the original Greek Agape, which were words for "Love", and used to denote the highest and most self-transcending forms of Love.

1 Corinthians 15:3-8, King James Version

.3 For I delivered unto you first of all that which I also received, how that Christ died for our sins according to the scriptures; 4 And that he was buried, and that he rose again the third day according to the scriptures: 5 And that he was seen of Cephas, then of the twelve: 6 After that, he was seen of above five hundred brethren at once; of whom the greater part remain unto this present, but some are fallen asleep.^ He that delivered me unto thee, has the greater sin.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If he has delivered you from the hell of sin, he has delivered you from the hell of torment.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Sin is the Trojan horse, the Phaeton that sets all on fire; it is the womb of our sorrows, and the grave of our comfort.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

7 After that, he was seen of James; then of all the apostles. .8 And last of all he was seen of me also, as of one born out of due time.^ But God will, in due time, bring them out of their afflicted state.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If it be a mercy to be brought out of Egypt, it is not desirable or safe to plant ones self in an idolatrous place, where it may be a capital crime to be seen with a Bible in our hands.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ In his due time he gives an issue out of trouble.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Corinthians 15, King James Version

  • 15O death, where is thy sting? O grave, where is thy victory?

2 Corinthians 4:8-10, King James Version

.We are troubled on every side, yet not distressed; we are perplexed, but not in despair; Persecuted, but not forsaken; cast down, but not destroyed; Always bearing about in the body the dying of the Lord Jesus, that the life also of Jesus might be made manifest in our body.^ Paul did bear in his body the marks of the Lord Jesus.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ As with Jonathan, when he tasted the honeycomb, and his eyes were enlightened; so by receiving this holy Eucharist, our eyes may be enlightened to discern the Lords body.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is a catholicon, or remedy against all troubles; a sheet anchor cast into the sea of Gods mercy to keep us from sinking in despair.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Galations 1:10

Am I now trying to win the approval of men or of God? Or am I trying to please men? If I were still trying to please men, I would not be a servant of Christ.

Galations 1:15-16

Even then God had designs on me. .Why, when I was still in my mother's womb he chose and called me out of sheer generosity!^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.Now he has intervened and revealed His Son to me so that I might joyfully tell non-Jews about Him.^ Augustine says, They do no less sin who blaspheme Christ now in heaven, than the Jews did who crucified him on earth.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Galations 6:1-5

Live creatively, friends. .If someone falls into sin, forgivingly restore him, saving your critical comments for yourself.^ Thou hast a God to pardon thy sins and to supply thy wants; therefore roll your burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.You might be needing forgiveness before the day's out.^ Needful therefore it is, before we come to the holy supper, to search out these hidden sins, as Israel searched for leaven before they came to the passover.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ I should next show you the modes, or manner, how we should keep the Sabbath day holy; but before I come to that, we have a great question to consider.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Ye saw no manner of similitude on the day that the Lord spake with you out of the midst of the fire.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Stoop down and reach out to those who are oppressed. Share their burdens, and so complete Christ's law. If you think you are too good for that, you are badly deceived... Don't be impressed with yourself. Don't compare yourself with others...

Ephesians 1:15-19

.Every time I pray, I'd think of you and give thanks.^ You must give an account for every sermon you hear.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

But I do more than thank. I ask - ask the God of our Master, Jesus Christ, the God of Glory - to make you intelligent and discerning in knowing Him personally, your eyes focused and clear, so that you can see exactly what it is He is calling you to do, grasp the immensity of this glorious way of life.

Ephesians 4:1

.I want you to get out there and walk - better yet, run!^ While you relieve not such as are in want, you walk in opposition to the gospel; you cause it to be evil spoken of, and lay it open to the lash and censure of others.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ We hear that there are some which walk among you disorderly, working not at all.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Had there been no iron furnace in Egypt, yet so many altars being there, and false gods, it was a great privilege to Israel to be delivered out of Egypt.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

- on the road God has called you to travel.

Colossians 3:4

When Christ... shows up again on this earth, you'll show up, too - the real you, the glorious you. Meanwhile, be content with obscurity.

1 Timothy 1:15, King James Version

Christ Jesus came into the world to save sinners

1 Timothy 4:12

Don't let anyone look down on you because you are young, but set an example for the believers in speech, in life, in love, in faith, and in purity.

2 Timothy 2:15 King James Version

.Study to shew thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth.^ When ye received the word of God, which ye heard of us, ye received it not as the word of men, but (as it is in truth) the word of God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Love the word that comes most home to the conscience; bless God when your corruptions have been met with, when the sword of the Spirit has divided between you and your sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let us bless God who has given us the knowledge of his truth, that we have tasted the honey of his word, and our eyes are enlightened.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Hebrews 13:2, NKJV

.Be not forgetful to entertain strangers; for thereby some have entertained angels unawares.^ The apostle says, Some have entertained angels unawares ( Heb 13: 2 ), but many masters have entertained thieves in their houses unawares.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

James 4:17

.Therefore, to him that knoweth to do good, and doeth it not, to him it is sin.^ Thou hast a God to pardon thy sins and to supply thy wants; therefore roll your burden on him.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ A mans self is most near to him, therefore this sin of self-murder breaks both the law of God, and the bonds of nature.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ He has spoken to us long in his word to leave our sins, but we would not hear him; therefore he lets us speak to him in prayer and seems not to hear us.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 Peter 3:4

.Your inner self, the unfading beauty of a gentle, quiet spirit, is of great worth in God's eyes.^ Set the eyes of your faith on Christ-God-man.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Let the sense of Gods omniscient eye overawe your hearts.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Love the word that comes most home to the conscience; bless God when your corruptions have been met with, when the sword of the Spirit has divided between you and your sins.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

1 John 4:18

.There is no fear in love; but perfect love casts out fear, because fear involves punishment, and the one who fears is not perfected in love.^ There is no casting up accounts in a crowd; nor can we examine ourselves when we are in a crowd of worldly business.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ It is so, because, if it be wanting, there can be no religion in the heart; there can be no faith, for faith works by love.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

Jude, Verse 3, King James Version

  • Beloved, when I gave all diligence to write unto you of the common salvation, it was needful for me to write unto you, and exhort you that ye should earnestly contend for the faith which was once delivered unto the saints.

Quotes about the Bible

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  • Too many of our best scholars, themselves indoctrinated from infancy in a religion of one kind or another based upon the Bible, are so locked into the idea of their own god as a supernatural fact – something final, not symbolic of transcendence, but a personage with a character and will of his own – that they are unable to grasp the idea of a worship that is not of the symbol but of its reference, which is of a mystery of much greater age and of more immediate inward reality than the name-and-form of any historical ethnic idea of a deity, whatsoever ...^ Then God would befriend them more than he did his own Son.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ If God be our God, he will bear with many infirmities.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ The name of Jehovah was had in more reverence among the Jews than any other name of God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    and is of a sophistication that makes the sentimentalism of our popular Bible-story theology seem undeveloped. – .Joseph Campbell
  • The real reason that we can't have the Ten Commandments in a courthouse: You cannot post "Thou shalt not steal", "Thou shalt not commit adultery" and "Thou shalt not lie" in a building full of lawyers, judges and politicians.^ Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God says, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Covetousness is a breach of the seventh commandment, Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    It creates a hostile work environment. – George Carlin

For the Bible

  • If you have no Bible, you have no way to live. Those who either don't have the Bible or choose to curse the Bible are lost. They have nothing to guide them to redemption. I feel sorry for them. - Rosa Parks
  • If there is anything in my thoughts or style to commend, the credit is due to my parents for instilling in me an early love of the Scriptures. .If we abide by the principles taught in the Bible, our country will go on prospering and to prosper; but if we and our posterity neglect its instructions and authority, no man can tell how sudden a catastrophe may overwhelm us and bury all our glory in profound obscurity.^ That no man go beyond, and defraud his brother.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let us abhor ourselves for our deadness and formality in religion; how we have professed God, and yet have not worshipped him as God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ That we may endeavour to have God for our God, consider the misery of such as have not God for their God, in how sad a condition are they, when the hour of distress comes!
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Daniel Webster
  • I believe the Bible is the best gift God has ever given to man.^ Believe that condition best which God has carved out to you.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is that in the best actions of a righteous man that is damnable, if God should weigh him in the balance of justice.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Christ gave thanks that God had given these elements of bread and wine to be signs and seals of mans redemption by Christ.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .All the good from the Savior of the world is communicated to us through this book.^ If God be our God, he will do more for us than all the world besides can.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ By remembering our baptism, let us be stirred up to make good our baptismal engagements; renouncing the world, flesh, and devil, let us devote ourselves to God and his service.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Abraham Lincoln
  • There are more sure marks of authenticity in the Bible than in any profane history.^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There is no one member of the body breaks forth more in Gods dishonour than the tongue.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ There are many who do more than covet their neighbours wives!
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Sir Isaac Newton
  • The Bible is worth all other books which have ever been printed.^ Value the book of God above all other books.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Patrick Henry
  • The Bible has been the Magna Carta of the poor and oppressed. The human race is not in a position to dispense with It. – Thomas Huxley
  • The existence of the Bible, as a book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced. Every attempt to belittle it is a crime against humanity. – .Immanuel Kant
  • Let mental culture go on advancing, let the natural sciences progress in ever greater extent and depth, and the human mind widen itself as much as it desires, beyond the elevation and moral culture of Christianity, as it shines forth in the gospels, it will not go.^ In his attributes his holiness, justice, goodness which are the beams by which his divine nature shines forth.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ So, when we are in Gods presence, and he is speaking to us in his word, and we mind not much what he says, but our hearts go after covetousness, will it not offend God to be thus slighted?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Let a Christian think thus, I am going to my God.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .Goethe
  • If the Bible is only human lore, and not divine truth, then we have no real answer to those who say, "Let's pick the best out of all religions and blend it all into Pan-Deism - one world religion with one god made out of many". – J. Sidlow Baxter, The Most Critical Issue (1991)[14]
  • That book (the bible) is the rock on which our republic stands.^ If God be our God, then all that is in God is ours.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ What shall we say to those who have not a drachm of love in their hearts to God?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ God has made all the days, but he has blessed this.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    - Andrew Jackson

Against the Bible

  • Properly read, the Bible is the most potent force for atheism ever conceived.
  • I cannot say whether more Alabama women own vibrators than own Bibles. If I were guessing, I would suspect that a majority derive more use out of the vibrators. Certainly more pleasure. .
  • All Bibles are man-made.^ If all the plagues in the Bible can make that man miserable, he shall be so.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .
  • Is there an intelligent man or woman now in the world who believes in the Garden of Eden story?^ A man who was being drowned, seeing a rainbow, said, What am I the better, though God will not drown the world, if I am drowned?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Faith believes that God will provide; that he who feeds the birds will feed his children; that he who clothes the lilies will clothe his lambs; and thus faith overcomes the world.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    .If you find any man who believes it, strike his forehead and you will hear an echo.^ A believer may say, Lord, it is not the righteousness of Adam, or of the angels, but of Christ who is God-Man, that I bring before thee.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Believe that God hears, and will in due time grant, believe his love and truth; believe that he is love, and therefore will not deny you; believe that he is truth, and therefore will not deny himself.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Try a moral man by the duties of the first table, piety to God, and there you will find him negligent; try a hypocrite by the duties of the second table, equity to his neighbour, and there you will find him tardy.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    Something is for rent.
  • Take some time and put the Bible on your summer reading list. Try and stick with it cover to cover. Not because it teaches history; we've shown you it doesn't. .Read it because you'll see for yourself what the Bible is all about...it sure isn't great literature.^ You let the musician play a great while ere you throw him down money, because you love to hear his music.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ You see all sins are not equal; some are more grievous than others, and bring greater wrath; therefore especially take heed of these sins.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ We read, that a man who was in a journey might not come to the Passover, because his mind was full of secular cares, and his thoughts were taken up about his journey.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    If it was published as fiction, no reviewer would give it a passing grade. There are a few vivid scenes and quotable phrases, but...there's no plot. No structure. There's a tremendous amount of filler and the characters are...painfully one-dimensional. Whatever you do, don't read the Bible for a moral code. It applicates prejudice, cruelty, superstition and murder. .Read it because...we need more atheists — and nothing will get you there faster, than reading the damn Bible.^ There is nothing more contrary to God than a lie.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Pliny observes, that there is nothing better to quench fire than blood.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ Because some sins are not capable of pardon as others are, therefore they must needs be more heinous, as the blasphemy against the Holy Ghost.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

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  • The Bible looks like it started out as a game of Mad Libs.^ Swearers, like mad dogs, fly in the face of heaven; and when they are angered, spue out their blasphemous venom on Gods sacred majesty.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • I sincerely detest it, the Bible as I detest everything that is cruel. .
  • So far as I can remember, there is not one word in the Gospels in praise of intelligence.^ There are Three that bear record in heaven, the Father, the Word, and the Holy Ghost; and these Three are one.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ One reason why preaching the word on a Sabbath does no more good is because there is so little good conference.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

  • The Bible and the Church have been the greatest stumbling blocks in the way of women's emancipation.

Other quotes about the Bible

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  • There is, after all, no beatitude that reads: "Blessed are the editors, for they shall make stuff shorter to read."^ If infants may be among the number of Gods servants, there is no reason why they should be shut out of Gods family; but infants may be in the number of Gods servants, because God calls them his servants.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ I can see no ground of hope for such as make away with themselves; for they die in the very act of sin, and cannot have time to repent.
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    ^ As if they had said, the preachers make much ado about the day of judgement, when all must be called to account for their works; but where is the appearing of that day?
    • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 0:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

    • Mark Rice-Oxley, "Christianity in a nutshell: Britain's '100-Minute Bible'", The Christian Science Monitor, 27 September 2005 [15]
    • on objections to the new 100-Minute Bible
  • But the truth is, that when a Library expels a book of mine and leaves an unexpurgated Bible lying around where unprotected youth and age can get hold of it, the deep unconscious irony of it delights me and doesn't anger me. ~ Letter to Mrs. F. G. Whitmore (February 7, 1907) by Mark Twain
  • God damn America! That's in the Bible, for killing innocent people.
    • Reverend Jeremiah Wright

See also


Study guide

Up to date as of January 14, 2010

From Wikiversity

Public domain The text has been released into the public domain by its authors. This applies worldwide.
.In quotations of the Ten Commandments, the Catholic Church uses the division in Deuteronomy rather than Exodus.^ Likewise, Stan focuses not on worship but on the physical realities of life, death, sickness and how stem cells can be used to help people - rather than prayer.
  • Mount Blogmore: A Rapid City Journal politics blog » Blog Archive » Stem cells split SD senators? 18 September 2009 6:58 UTC blogs.rapidcityjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Next, Sem argues that sexual abuse is no more prevalent in the Catholic Church than in many other churches, or in the population as a whole.
  • Mount Blogmore: A Rapid City Journal politics blog » Blog Archive » Stem cells split SD senators? 18 September 2009 6:58 UTC blogs.rapidcityjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Bottom line, I have to take issue with using ontology or theology to try to discover how things should be, rather than how they are.
  • Mount Blogmore: A Rapid City Journal politics blog » Blog Archive » Stem cells split SD senators? 18 September 2009 6:58 UTC blogs.rapidcityjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

.In the Catechism of the Catholic Church, topics similar to the commandment are explained.^ Then how do you explain Sunday School, the Catholic Church, the Westboro Baptist Church, the Bible, the Koran, pictures of a gray haired angelic creature, and the like?
  • Mount Blogmore: A Rapid City Journal politics blog » Blog Archive » Stem cells split SD senators? 18 September 2009 6:58 UTC blogs.rapidcityjournal.com [Source type: Original source]

Contents

The First Commandment

.Idolatry, love of possessions and persons over God, superstition, witchcraft, atheism, apostasy, and agnosticism are forbidden.^ Let us pray that God would keep our English nation from the defilements of Egypt, that it may not be again overspread with superstition and idolatry.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Where idolatry is forbidden, superstition is forbidden, or bringing any innovation into Gods worship, which he has not appointed.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

.The faithful and clergy may only worship God and Him alone; they may honor, but not set above God, those of His servants who have set an heroic example of fidelity to God.^ We do not believe in him, love him, worship him as God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ They do not love him as a God.
  • The Ten Commandments  --  Thomas Watson 28 January 2010 1:58 UTC www.biblebb.com [Source type: Original source]

^ Will he assist those who disclaim him?