What is the Ninth Commandment?

Introduction

The answers below come from Luther's Small Catechism. The Lutheran church numbers the commandments differently than most Protestant denominations, which is why the title of this article refers to the ninth commandment, but the answers below list indicate eighth.

Ninth Commandment

  • You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. (Exodus 20:16 ESV)
  • And you shall not bear false witness against your...

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What is the Eighth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Eighth Commandment

  • You shall not steal. (Exodus 20:15 ESV)
  • And you shall not steal. (Deuteronomy 5:19 ESV)

What is the eighth commandment?

The eighth commandment is, "Thou shalt not steal." (Exodus 20:15)

What is required in the...

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What is the Seventh Commandment?

Introduction

The answers below come from Luther's Small Catechism. The Lutheran church numbers the commandments differently than most Protestant denominations, which is why the title of this article refers to the seventh commandment, but the answers below list indicate sixth.

Seventh Commandment

  • You shall not commit adultery. (Exodus 20:14 ESV)
  • And you shall not commit adultery. (Deuteronomy 5:18 ESV)

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What is the Sixth Commandment?

Introduction

The answers below come from Luther's Small Catechism. The Lutheran church numbers the commandments differently than most Protestant denominations, which is why the title of this article refers to the sixth commandment, but the answers below list indicate fifth.

Sixth Commandment

  • You shall not murder (Exodus 20:13 ESV).
  • You shall not murder (Deuteronomy 5:17 ESV).

You shall not...

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What is the Fifth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Fifth Commandment

  • Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the Lord your God is giving you (Exodus 20:12 ESV).
  • Honor your father and your mother, as the Lord your God commanded you, that your days may be long, and that...

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What is the Fourth Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Fourth Commandment

  • Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy. 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, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female...

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What is the Third Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Third Commandment

  • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain (Exodus 20:7 ESV).
  • You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain, for the Lord will not hold him...

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What is the Second Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the note at the end of each question for the reference.

Second Commandment

  • You shall not make for yourself a carved image, or 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 bow down to them or serve them, for I the Lord your God am...

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What is the First Commandment?

Introduction

The questions and answers below are copied from different catechisms. Please see the footnote at the end of each question for the reference.

First Commandment

  • You shall have no other gods before me (Exodus 20:3 ESV).
  • You shall have no other gods before me (Deuteronomy 5:7 ESV).

Which is the first commandment?

The first commandment is, "Thou shalt have no other...

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Why Are The Ten Commandments Numbered Differently?

The Ten Commandments are found in Exodus 20:1-17 and Deuteronomy 5:4-21. In my research on catechisms, I was not a bit surprised that all of the catechisms I've reviewed  have sections on the Ten Commandments. I did get confused, however, when I found there are different ways to number the Ten Commandments. None of the commands given by God to the Israelites through Moses has been removed, but they are separated differently.

Traditional...

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