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What are some examples of the Ten Commandments?

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The Ten Commandments list such imperatives as "You shall not kill," "You shall not commit adultery" and "You shall not steal." The commandments also demand that no other gods be worshipped other than the one giving these commands.

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What are some examples of the Ten Commandments?
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There are many versions of the Ten Commandments, depending on which Bible you use. Some have different translations and different interpretations. In fact, there is more than one list of commandments in the Bible, because the first set of tablets with the commandments written on them were destroyed by Moses, and a second set of tablets was made later with a different set of instructions from God, says About.com

The original commandments are listed in the Jewish Bible, called the Torah, twice in the Book of Exodus and once in Deutoronomy. The Christian Bibles also have the Ten Commandments, with differing lists in the Catholic and Lutheran churches in particular. One of the items listed in all versions of the commandments is the keeping of the Sabbath, a day of rest. The second list given to Moses, also spoken by God to be the commandments, includes the requirements to keep the Passover tradition, to not make covenants with inhabitants of other lands and other religions, and to destroy their false idols and altars.

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