For in six days the LORD made the heavens and the earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but he rested on the seventh day.Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.” This is a command to set aside the Sabbath (Saturday, the last day of the week) as a day of rest dedicated to the Lord.9) “You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.” This is a command prohibiting testifying against another person falsely. Coveting can lead to breaking one of the commandments listed above: murder, adultery, and theft.If it is wrong to do something, it is wrong to desire to do that same something.3) “You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God, for the LORD will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses His name.” This is a command against taking the name of the Lord in vain. We are to show reverence to God by only mentioning Him in respectful and honoring ways. Six days you shall labor and do all your work, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the LORD your God.On it you shall not do any work, neither you, nor your son or daughter, nor your manservant or maidservant, nor your animals, nor the alien within your gates.
The numbering of the commandments below reflects the numbering used in much of the Christian world, though Catholics, Jews and others use various numbering systems.
Many people mistakenly look at the Ten Commandments as a set of rules that, if followed, will guarantee entrance into heaven after death.
In contrast, the purpose of the Ten Commandments is to force people to realize that they cannot perfectly obey the Law (Romans 7:7-11), and are therefore in need of God’s mercy and grace.
Moses recorded God’s words in Exodus 20 and recounted the event again in Deuteronomy 5.
There are only slight differences of emphasis in the accounts.