The Ten Commandments, also known as the Decalogue, are religious laws and principles considered fundamental in Abrahamic religions. They are traditionally listed as follows:
- I am the Lord, Thy God
- Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
- Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
- Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
- Honour thy father and thy mother.
- Thou shalt not kill.
- Thou shalt not commit adultery.
- Thou shalt not steal.
- Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
- Thou shalt not covet.
are a group of monotheistic religions that trace their origin to the figure of Abraham. The primary Abrahamic religions are:
Judaism: The oldest Abrahamic religion, which traces its roots to the ancient Israelites and their belief in one God as described in the Hebrew Bible (Old Testament) and Talmud.
Christianity: A monotheistic religion based on the life and teachings of Jesus of Nazareth, as described in the New Testament. It is the largest religion in the world.
Islam: A monotheistic religion based on the teachings of the prophet Muhammad, as described in the Quran. It is the second-largest religion in the world.
Here are a list of other religions that consider themselves Abrahamic:
These religions have a common origin in their belief that Abraham was a prophet and messenger of God, and they share similar beliefs and practices.
Ten Commandments In Layman's Terms
1. I am the Lord, Thy God:
Put God first in your life and do not worship other gods.2. Thou shalt have no other gods before me:
Do not idolize or put anyone above God (for example, influencers, celebrities, politicians).3. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain:
Do not use God's name in a disrespectful or meaningless way.4. Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy:
Take one day out of the week to rest and worship God. In Christianity, that day is commonly Sunday.5. Honour thy father and thy mother:
Show respect and obedience to your parents.6. Thou shalt not kill:
Do not take another person's life.7. Thou shalt not commit adultery:
Do not be unfaithful to your partner in marriage.8. Thou shalt not steal:
Do not take something that belongs to someone else without permission.9. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour:
Do not lie or spread false information about someone else.10. Thou shalt not covet:
Do not desire to have something that belongs to someone else (their wife/husband, house, car, job, etc.).