The Commandments In The Bible.

The First Commandment In The Bible.

The first commandment in the Bible. Also called "the great commandment." 

I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the Land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You shall have no other gods before Me. Exodus 20:2-3

Other places where the first commandment was mentioned can be found in the following Scriptures: 

  • Exodus 20:3
  • Matthew 22:35-40
  • Mark 12:28-34
  • Luke 10:27
  • Deuteronomy 5:7

The meaning of this commandment is to not have any other god but Jesus. For example, many persons make their cars, money, children or even their jobs their gods. God is simply saying that you should put Him first in your life at all times.

Sometimes we are confused as to who is the real God, but the Scripture said that the real God created the heavens and the earth and everything in them. Genesis 1:1. 

The Second Commandment In The Bible.

The second commandment in the Bible said: 

Thou shall not make unto thee any graven 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. Exodus 20:4 

This means that you must not create statues or images and call them your gods, because there is only one God. Deuteronomy 6:4 

Statues and images do not have any power. The God that created the heavens and the earth is all-powerful (Omnipotent).{Read it here: WHO IS GOD}

He can do anything. He can fall rain, He can send storms, earthquakes, and give life. 

Graven images cannot do these things, so it is a sin for a man to worship something that he created. The God that created the heavens and the earth is the true and living God.

The Third Commandment In The Bible

The third commandment is as follows:

Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain, for the LORD will not hold Him guiltless that taketh His name in vain. Exodus 20:7

This means that you should never use the name of the LORD in a meaningless way. For example, using the name of the LORD while cursing, is to use it in vain because it doesn't give God the glory. 

The name of the LORD is a strong tower, the righteous runneth into it and is safe. Psalm 18:10 

The Fourth Commandment In The Bible.

This is the fourth commandment in the Bible: 

Remember the sabbath day to keep it holy. Exodus 20:8

This means to have a day separate where you put everything else aside and give God your undivided attention in praise and worship. 

We call this day "the LORD's day." 

The Fifth Commandment

The fifth commandment in the Bible said: 

Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Exodus 20:12

Notice that there is a blessing that comes with this commandment. The blessing is that when we honor our parents, we will live long upon the earth. 

So please do not curse your mother and your father, because they are the vessels that God uses to carry you into this world.

This is why they are to be honored, treated with respect and reverence, and never to be treated badly when they are old, because we are all going to get old.

The Sixth Commandment

This is the sixth commandment in the Bible:

Thou shall not kill. Exodus 20:13

This means that you should not have an evil imagination to take your brother or your sister's life. The very thought of this is an abomination unto the LORD. 

The Seventh Commandment

Thou shalt not commit adultery. Exodus 20:14

This is when a man have sexual intercourse with a woman who is married. The Bible said; when a man lusts after a woman who is already another man's wife, that man already commits adultery with her in his heart. Matthew 5:28

The Eight Commandment

Thou shalt not steal. Exodus 20:15

This means that we should not take something that does not belong to us.

There are people who rob banks, that's stealing. 

There are scammers who scam people and take away their money, that's stealing.

There are so many thieves and robbers all over this world, but God has commanded us not to steal. 

The Ninth Commandment In The Bible

The ninth commandment in the Bible is:

Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Exodus 20:16 

This is when you tell a lie on someone. Saying someone did something that you know they did not do is bearing false witness against your neighbor. 

If you know that the person did not do the thing, for God's sake do not say they did. 

The Tenth Commandment

The tenth commandment in the Bible is this:

Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is thy neighbor's. Exodus 20:17 

This means to be envious of someone who might have a little more material things than you have.

For example, a little more expensive car than yours, or have a bigger house than yours, or have a little more money in the bank than you.

You should not covet, but rather humble yourself under the mighty hand of God so that He can exalt us in due time.


Those were the ten commandments in the Bible with explanations at the end of each one.

The commandments are very important, so be sure to study them and know them so that you can do what is most important, i.e. applying them to your life. 

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