10 Commandments are
found in the Bible's Old Testament at Exodus, Chapter 20. The tradition
is that they were given directly by God to the people of Israel at Mount
Sinai after He had delivered them from slavery in Egypt:
God spoke all these words, saying: 'I am the LORD your God
'You shall have no other gods before Me.'
'You shall not make for yourself a carved image--any likeness of anything
that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in
the water under the earth.'
'You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.'
'Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.'
'Honour your father and your mother.'
'You shall not murder.'
'You shall not commit adultery.'
'You shall not steal.'
'You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.'
'You shall not covet your neighbour's house; you shall not covet your
neighbour's wife, nor his male servant, nor his female servant, nor his
ox, nor his donkey, nor anything that is your neighbour's.'
Laws given to Moses are found at Leviticus 19
19:1 And the LORD spake unto Moses, saying,
19:2 Speak unto all the congregation of the children of Israel, and say
unto them, Ye shall be holy: for I the LORD your God am holy.
19:3 Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my sabbaths:
I am the LORD your God.
19:4 Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am
the LORD your God.
19:5 And if ye offer a sacrifice of peace offerings unto the LORD, ye
shall offer it at your own will.
19:6 It shall be eaten the same day [the 1st day] ye offer it, and on
the morrow [the 2nd day]: and if ought remain until the third day [the
3rd day], it shall be burnt in the fire.
19:7 And if it be eaten at all on the third day, it is abominable; it
shall not be accepted.
19:8 Therefore every one that eateth it shall bear his iniquity, because
he hath profaned the hallowed thing of the LORD: and that soul shall be
cut off from among his people.
19:9 And when ye reap the harvest of your land, thou shalt not wholly
reap the corners of thy field, neither shalt thou gather the gleanings
of thy harvest.
19:10 And thou shalt not glean thy vineyard, neither shalt thou gather
every grape of thy vineyard; thou shalt leave them for the poor and stranger:
I am the LORD your God.
19:11 Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.
19:12 And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane
the name of thy God: I am the LORD.
19:13 Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbour, neither rob him: the wages
of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.
19:14 Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumblingblock before the
blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.
19:15 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment [do not pervert justice]:
thou shalt not respect the person of [do not show partiality to] the poor,
nor honor the person of [nor favoritism to] the mighty: but in righteousness
[fairness] shalt thou judge thy neighbour.
19:16 Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer [spreading slander]
among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of [do not
do anything that endangers] thy neighbour; I am the LORD.
19:17 Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any
wise rebuke thy neighbour [frankly], and not suffer sin upon him [so you
will not share in his guilt].
19:18 Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children
of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself: I am the
19:19 Ye shall keep my statutes. Thou shalt not let thy cattle gender
with a diverse kind [do not mate different kinds of animals]: thou shalt
not sow thy field with mingled seed [do not plant your field with two
kinds of seed]: neither shall a garment mingled of linen and woollen come
upon thee [do not wear clothing woven of two kinds of material].
19:20 And whosoever lieth carnally with a woman, that is a bondmaid, betrothed
to an husband, and not at all redeemed, nor freedom given her; she shall
be scourged; they shall not be put to death, because she was not free.
19:21 And he shall bring his trespass offering unto the LORD, unto the
door of the tabernacle of the congregation, even a ram for a trespass
19:22 And the priest shall make an atonement for him with the ram of the
trespass offering before the LORD for his sin which he hath done: and
the sin which he hath done shall be forgiven him.
19:23 And when ye shall come into the land, and shall have planted all
manner of trees for food, then ye shall count the fruit thereof as uncircumcised:
three years shall it be as uncircumcised unto you: it shall not be eaten
19:24 But in the fourth year all the fruit thereof shall be holy to praise
the LORD withal.
19:25 And in the fifth year shall ye eat of the fruit thereof, that it
may yield unto you the increase thereof: I am the LORD your God.
19:26 Ye shall not eat any thing with the blood: neither shall ye use
enchantment, nor observe times.
19:27 Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou
mar the corners of thy beard.
19:28 Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print
any marks upon you: I am the LORD.
19:29 Do not prostitute thy daughter, to cause her to be a whore; lest
the land fall to whoredom, and the land become full of wickedness.
19:30 Ye shall keep my sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the
19:31 Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards,
to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.
19:32 Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of
the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.
19:33 And if a stranger sojourn with thee in your land, ye shall not vex
19:34 But the stranger that dwelleth with you shall be unto you as one
born among you, and thou shalt love him as thyself; for ye were strangers
in the land of Egypt: I am the LORD your God.
19:35 Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgement, in meteyard, in weight,
or in measure.
19:36 Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall
ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of
19:37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgements,
and do them: I am the LORD.