The Ten Commandments are a set of biblical principles that are considered to be the foundation of moral and ethical behavior in the Abrahamic religions. They are found in the Old Testament of the Bible, specifically in the book of Exodus, and are attributed to God's direct communication with Moses on Mount Sinai.
|1||Thou shall have no other gods before me.||Exodus 20:3)|
|2||Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven images.||Exodus 20:4-6)|
|3||Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.||Exodus 20:7)|
|4||Remember the Sabbath day and keep it Holy.||Exodus 20:8-11)|
|5||Honor your father and mother.||Exodus 20:12)|
|6||Thou shalt not murder.||Exodus 20:13)|
|7||Thou shalt not commit adultery.||Exodus 20:14)|
|8||Thou shalt not steal.||Exodus 20:15)|
|9||Thou shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.||Exodus 20:16|
|10||Thou shall not covet your neighbor.||Exodus 20:17)|
The story of the Ten Commandments begins in the book of Exodus in the Old Testament of the Bible. According to the story, the Israelites had been enslaved in Egypt for many years, and God chose Moses to lead them out of slavery and into the Promised Land.
Moses led the Israelites out of Egypt and into the wilderness, where they camped at the foot of Mount Sinai. It was there that God appeared to Moses in a burning bush and told him to go up to the top of the mountain to receive the Ten Commandments.
Moses climbed the mountain and spent 40 days and 40 nights in the presence of God, who gave him the Ten Commandments on two stone tablets. The commandments were written in Hebrew, and included instructions on how to live a righteous life and honor God.
When Moses came down from the mountain, he found that the Israelites had become impatient and had built a golden calf to worship. Moses was angry and smashed the tablets, but later went back up the mountain to receive a new set of tablets with the commandments written on them.
The Ten Commandments were seen as a covenant between God and the Israelites, and were meant to guide them in their daily lives. They were considered to be a sacred and holy set of rules, and were followed by the Israelites for generations to come. Today, the Ten Commandments are still considered to be a cornerstone of moral and ethical behavior in many religions.
These commandments are considered to be universal, and are followed by Jews, Christians, and Muslims alike. They are seen as a way to live a righteous life and to honor God's will.