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The Decalogue

The Decalogue is the Greek name given to the Ten Commandments. The term is derived from two Greek words, deka, meaning ten, and logos, meaning Word. While many regard the Ten Commandments as "Old Testament," or even "Old Covenant," Jesus Christ made it very plain what He thought of the Eternal Law of God:

"Think not that I am come to destroy the Law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the Law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least Commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:17-19 KJV)

"And when He was gone forth into the way, there came one running, and kneeled to Him, and asked Him, Good Master, what shall I do that I may inherit eternal life? And Jesus said unto him ... Thou knowest the Commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Defraud not, Honour thy father and mother." (Mark 10:17-19 KJV)

Commandments One to Four:
How To Properly Worship The Only True God

The Ten Commandments The First Commandment

"I am The Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt have no other gods before Me." (Exodus 20:2-3 KJV)

The Second Commandment

"Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I The Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; And showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My Commandments. (Exodus 20:4-6 KJV)

The Third Commandment

"Thou shalt not take The Name of The Lord thy God in vain; for The Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain." (Exodus 20:7 KJV)

The Fourth Commandment

"Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 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 maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: 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." (Exodus 20:8-11 KJV)

Commandments Five to Ten:
How To Live In Peace With Humanity:

The Fifth Commandment

"Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which The Lord thy God giveth thee." (Exodus 20:12 KJV)

The Sixth Commandment

"Thou shalt not kill." (Exodus 20:13 KJV)

The Seventh Commandment

"Thou shalt not commit adultery." (Exodus 20:14 KJV)

The Eighth Commandment

"Thou shalt not steal." (Exodus 20:15 KJV)

The Ninth Commandment

"You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." (Exodus 20:16 KJV)

The Tenth Commandment

"Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's." (Exodus 20:17 KJV)

Fact Finder: "Decalogue" is derived from the word Logos, which is also used to refer to Jesus Christ. How?
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