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Ten Commandments

2022-05-02 7927


(Sujith Mangala De Silva and Rumi Speelberg)

Ten Commandments are a set of ideological principles applicable to Catholics and Cristian’s. Their behavior and actions are based on these philosophies. God, believed by the Catholics and Cristian’s as the Creator of the world and everything in its atmosphere, had delivered these principles to Moses. God had revealed these Ten Commandments to Moses on Mount Sinai and were engraved on two tablets of stone.


The Commandments are recorded virtually identically in Exodus 20:2–17 and Deuteronomy 5:6–21.

The Ten Commandments are as follows

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.

2.    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. 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, but showing steadfast love to the thousandth generation of those who love me and keep my commandments.

3.    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.

4.    Remember the sabbath day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. 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. 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.

5.    Honor your father and your mother, so that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you.

6.    You shall not murder.

7.    You shall not commit adultery.

8.    You shall not steal.

9.    You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.

10.  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.

Even though the Ten Commandments, which were engraved on two tablets of stone, became a practice among Isralists during Moses time , it became so important in  Christian tradition in the 13th century, when they were incorporated into a manual of instruction for those who were coming to confess their sins to Churches. It was believed that the sins, committed by Christians can be forgiven by God when confessed to a Priest with a firm intention of not repeating