Ten Commandments and the Bible

Ten Commandments and the Bible

Questions about the Ten Commandments.

  • What are the rewards for keeping the Ten Commandments, for teaching them to children, displaying them in the home?
  • What is the covenant, and why were the Ten Commandments put into the Ark of the Covenant?
  • What is the greatest commandment?
  • What is a summary of the law and the prophets?
  • Is Love the fulfilling of the law?

These questions can be answered by reading the following Scripture verses.

Deuteronomy 6:1-9

  1. Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
  2. That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
  3. Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.
  4. Hear, O Israel: The LORD our God is one LORD:
  5. And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.
  6. And these words, which I command thee this day, shall be in thine heart:
  7. And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
  8. And thou shalt bind them for a sign upon thine hand, and they shall be as frontlets between thine eyes.
  9. And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

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Reward for keeping commandments.

Deuteronomy 6:2-3
2   That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
3   Hear therefore, O Israel, and observe to do it; that it may be well with thee, and that ye may increase mightily, as the LORD God of thy fathers hath promised thee, in the land that floweth with milk and honey.

Requirement to teach children.

Deuteronomy 6:7
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Requirement to display in homes.

Deuteronomy 6:9
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

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The commandments put into the Ark of the Covenant.

Deuteronomy 10:1-5, 8
1   At that time the LORD said unto me, Hew thee two tables of stone like unto the first, and come up unto me into the mount, and make thee an ark of wood.
2   And I will write on the tables the words that were in the first tables which thou brakest, and thou shalt put them in the ark.
3   And I made an ark of shittim wood, and hewed two tables of stone like unto the first, and went up into the mount, having the two tables in mine hand.
4   And he wrote on the tables, according to the first writing, the ten commandments, which the LORD spake unto you in the mount out of the midst of the fire in the day of the assembly: and the LORD gave them unto me.
5   And I turned myself and came down from the mount, and put the tables in the ark which I had made; and there they be, as the LORD commanded me.
8   At that time the LORD separated the tribe of Levi, to bear the ark of the covenant of the LORD, to stand before the LORD to minister unto him, and to bless in his name, unto this day.

The words of the covenant are the Ten Commandments

Exodus 34:28
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

The Ten Commandments were in the Ark of the Covenant, written on stone tablets. They are the only verses that we are commanded to post in our homes (Deuteronomy 6:9). Therefore, the Ten Commandments is the most important passage of Scripture.

Requirements to keep the Ten Commandments

Deuteronomy 10:12-13
12   And now, Israel, what doth the LORD thy God require of thee, but to fear the LORD thy God, to walk in all his ways, and to love him, and to serve the LORD thy God with all thy heart and with all thy soul,
13   To keep the commandments of the LORD, and his statutes, which I command thee this day for thy good?

Deuteronomy 11:18-23, 26-28
18   Therefore shall ye lay up these my words in your heart and in your soul, and bind them for a sign upon your hand, that they may be as frontlets between your eyes.
19   And ye shall teach them your children, speaking of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.
20   And thou shalt write them upon the door posts of thine house, and upon thy gates:
21   That your days may be multiplied, and the days of your children, in the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers to give them, as the days of heaven upon the earth.
22   For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
23   Then will the LORD drive out all these nations from before you, and ye shall possess greater nations and mightier than yourselves.
26   Behold, I set before you this day a blessing and a curse;
27   A blessing, if ye obey the commandments of the LORD your God, which I command you this day:
28   And a curse, if ye will not obey the commandments of the LORD your God, but turn aside out of the way which I command you this day, to go after other gods, which ye have not known.

What is the greatest commandment?

Deuteronomy 6:5
And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matthew 22:36-38
35   Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying,
36   Master, which is the great commandment in the law?
37   Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.
38   This is the first and great commandment.
39   And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
40   On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

The Love of God and of neighbor is the summary of the law and prophets.

Mark 12:28-34
28   And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
29   And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
30   And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment.
31   And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these.
32   And the scribe said unto him, Well, Master, thou hast said the truth: for there is one God; and there is none other but he:
33   And to love him with all the heart, and with all the understanding, and with all the soul, and with all the strength, and to love his neighbour as himself, is more than all whole burnt offerings and sacrifices.
34   And when Jesus saw that he answered discreetly, he said unto him, Thou art not far from the kingdom of God. And no man after that durst ask him any question.

The understanding of love and of the commandments gives one great understanding: "Thou art not far from the kingdom of God."

"Love is the fulfilling of the law."

Romans 13:8-10
8   Owe no man any thing, but to love one another: for he that loveth another hath fulfilled the law.
9   For this, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not kill, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness, Thou shalt not covet; and if there be any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
10   Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

The law is fulfilled by love.

Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.  moral law

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Law Of Moses

Deuteronomy 8:6
Therefore thou shalt keep the commandments of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to fear him.
This is a summary of the law of Moses. Law of Moses

Deuteronomy 13:4
Ye shall walk after the LORD your God, and fear him, and keep his commandments, and obey his voice, and ye shall serve him, and cleave unto him.

Ecclesiastes 12:13
Let us hear the conclusion of the whole matter: Fear God, and keep his commandments: for this is the whole duty of man.

Genesis 26:5 (King James Version)
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Exodus 20:6
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Exodus 34:28
And he was there with the LORD forty days and forty nights; he did neither eat bread, nor drink water. And he wrote upon the tables the words of the covenant, the ten commandments.

Good Health is promised to those who keep the Commandments

Exodus 15:26
And said, If thou wilt diligently hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, and wilt do that which is right in his sight, and wilt give ear to his commandments, and keep all his statutes, I will put none of these diseases upon thee, which I have brought upon the Egyptians: for I am the LORD that healeth thee.

Deuteronomy 4:13
And he declared unto you his covenant, which he commanded you to perform, even ten commandments; and he wrote them upon two tables of stone.

Deuteronomy 4:40
Thou shalt keep therefore his statutes, and his commandments, which I command thee this day, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days upon the earth, which the LORD thy God giveth thee, for ever.

How long shall we obey the Commandments, and will they become no longer valid or obeyed?

Deuteronomy 7:11
Thou shalt therefore keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.

The Golden Rule

The Golden Rule is found in 2 places:

Matthew 7:12
Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is the law and the prophets.

Luke 6:31
And as ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise.

Requirement to display in homes.

Deuteronomy 6:9
And thou shalt write them upon the posts of thy house, and on thy gates.

"Love is the fulfilling of the law."

Romans 13:10
Love worketh no ill to his neighbour: therefore love is the fulfilling of the law.

The law is fulfilled by love.

Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Jesus teaches on the Ten Commandments

16   And, behold, one came and said unto him, Good Master, what good thing shall I do, that I may have eternal life?
17   And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
18   He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
19   Honour thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.
20   The young man saith unto him, All these things have I kept from my youth up: what lack I yet?
21   Jesus said unto him, If thou wilt be perfect, go and sell that thou hast, and give to the poor, and thou shalt have treasure in heaven: and come and follow me.
22   But when the young man heard that saying, he went away sorrowful: for he had great possessions.
23  Then said Jesus unto his disciples, Verily I say unto you, That a rich man shall hardly enter into the kingdom of heaven.
24   And again I say unto you, It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.
25   When his disciples heard it, they were exceedingly amazed, saying, Who then can be saved?
26   But Jesus beheld them, and said unto them, With men this is impossible; but with God all things are possible.
27   Then answered Peter and said unto him, Behold, we have forsaken all, and followed thee; what shall we have therefore?
28   And Jesus said unto them, Verily I say unto you, That ye which have followed me, in the regeneration when the Son of man shall sit in the throne of his glory, ye also shall sit upon twelve thrones, judging the twelve tribes of Israel.
29   And every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name's sake, shall receive an hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life.
30   But many that are first shall be last; and the last shall be first.

Jesus and the Law and Commandments

Matthew 5:17-22
17   Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18   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.
19   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.
20   For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
21   Ye have heard that it was said of them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
22   But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.

The law is fulfilled by love. Galatians 5:14
For all the law is fulfilled in one word, even in this; Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself.

Genesis 26:5
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Exodus 16:28
And the LORD said unto Moses, How long refuse ye to keep my commandments and my laws?

Exodus 20:6
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.

Exodus 24:12
And the LORD said unto Moses, Come up to me into the mount, and be there: and I will give thee tables of stone, and a law, and commandments which I have written; that thou mayest teach them.

The "Frontlets between thine eyes"

The King James Version reads thusly in: Exodus 13:16 "And it shall be for a token upon thine hand, and for frontlets between thine eyes: for by strength of hand the LORD brought us forth out of Egypt." The Masoretic Hebrew word translated "frontlets" is Strong's #H2903, transliterated "towphaphah." The definition given reads: "from an unusued root meaning to go around or bind; a fillet for the forehead:--frontlet." It is translated consistently in Deuteronomy 6:8, and 11:18.

However, turning to a superior version of the Old Covenant scriptures, the Septuagint(LXX), gives us much more information on the word. In the Septuagint, Exodus 13:16(LXX) reads: "And it shall be for a sign upon your hand, and unshaken before your eyes. For by a fortified hand the Lord led you out of Egypt."

The word translated "unshaken" corresponds to "frontlets," in the Masoretic. It is Strong's #761, transliterated asaleutos. The Lexical definition in the Apostolic Bible Polyglot reads: "Unshaken, unagitated." The other two occurrences of asaleutos in the Old Covenant read:

Deuteronmy 6:8(LXX) "And you shall affix them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be unshaken before your eyes."

Deuteronomy 11:18(LXX) "And you shall put these words into your heart, and into your soul, and you shall affix them for a sign upon your hand, and it shall be unshaken before your eyes."

Asaleutos is also found twice in the New Covenant Scriptures, in Acts 27:41, and Hebrews 12:28. The King James translates asaleutos as "unmoveable," and "cannot be moved."

Acts 27:41 "And falling into a place where two seas met, they ran the ship aground; and the forepart stuck fast, and remained unmoveable, but the hinder part was broken with the violence of the waves."

Hebrews 12:28 "Wherefore we receiving a kingdom which cannot be moved, let us have grace, whereby we may serve God acceptably with reverence and godly fear:"

Understanding the true meaning of frontlets, as unshaken, or umoveable, dispels the Jewish fables we are warned about. It is not a box to put the law into and tie to your forehead.

Titus 1:14 "Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth."

Clearly our minds are to be fixed on the law and the covenants, Just as David expressed countless times in the Psalms.

Psalm 119:97-98(LXX) "How I loved your law, O lord; it is my meditation the entire day. Above my enemies you made me wiser by your commandment; for into the age it is to me."

Jewish Ten Commandments

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More Verses

Genesis 26:5
Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.

Leviticus 26:14
But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;

Leviticus 26:14
And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:

Leviticus 26:14
I also will do this unto you; I will even appoint over you terror, consumption, and the burning ague, that shall consume the eyes, and cause sorrow of heart: and ye shall sow your seed in vain, for your enemies shall eat it.

John 15:10
If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.

1 Corinthians 7:19
Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.

Ten Commandments in the Psalms

Psalm 19:8-10
8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure, enlightening the eyes.
9 The fear of the LORD is clean, enduring for ever: the judgments of the LORD are true and righteous altogether.
10 More to be desired are they than gold, yea, than much fine gold: sweeter also than honey and the honeycomb.

Psalm 119:97
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.

Law of Moses

Biblical Covenant

Leviticus 5:17
And if a soul sin, and commit any of these things which are forbidden to be done by the commandments of the LORD; though he wist it not, yet is he guilty, and shall bear his iniquity.

Leviticus 22:31
Therefore shall ye keep my commandments, and do them: I am the LORD.

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1 Kings 3:10-12

10 The speech pleased the Lord, that Solomon had asked this thing.

11 Then God said to him: “Because you have asked this thing, and have not asked long life for yourself, nor have asked riches for yourself, nor have asked the life of your enemies, but have asked for yourself understanding to discern justice,

12 behold, I have done according to your words; see, I have given you a wise and understanding heart, so that there has not been anyone like you before you, nor shall any like you arise after you.

 

 

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