#1 no other gods before God
#2 not to worship any graven image
#3 not to use the lords name in vane
#4 remember the sabbath and keep it holey
#5honor your father and mother
#6 thow shall not kill
#7thow shall not commit adultery
#8 thow shall not stale
#9 thow shall not lie
#10 thow shall not covet.
The Ten Commandments in the Old Testament are traditionally interpreted as the Word of God relayed to Moses at the top of Mount Sinai, giving instruction on man's moral and ethical responsibilities. The first commandment is to have no other Gods before the Christian deity, while the second relates to prohibiting the creation and worship of false or artificial idols. The third is not to swear falsely or take the Lord's name in vain, while the fourth commands that the Sabbath day be made holy. Commandments five and six relate to honouring your father and mother, as well as not committing murder. Seven and eight implore against adultery and theft, while nine and ten relate to not bearing false witness against your neighbour, and not coveting your neighbour's house. The Commandments can be read in different ways ~ Roman Catholicism believe that the Commandments are interpretable as explicitly outlining man's relationship to God, society and their own private thoughts, developing ideas of sin. In contrast, Protestants and other less doctrinal Christian faiths believe that the Commandments are very much open to subjective responses and should not be taken as the literal Word of God.
The Decalogue (The Ten Commandments):
1) You shall have no other gods before me.
2) You shall not make for yourself an idol.
3) You shall not misuse the name of the LORD your God.
4) Remember the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5) Honor your father and your mother.
6) You shall not murder.
7) You shall not commit adultery.
8) You shall not steal.
9) You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.
10) You shall not covet.
Moses came down from Mount Sinai with Ten Commandments, not Ten Suggestions. The sheer beauty of the commandments is that they codify in a handful of words acceptable human behavior, not for then or now, but for all times.