The Catechism of St. Thomas Aquinas

EXPLANATION OF THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

I. I am the Lord thy God, who brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. Thou shalt not have strange gods before Me. Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth. Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them. I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.

II. Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.

III. Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

IV. Honor thy father and thy mother.

V. Thou shalt not kill.

VI. Thou shalt not commit adultery.

VII. Thou shalt not steal.

VIII. Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

IX. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s wife.

X. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s house, nor his field, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor anything that is his.[1]

ENDNOTE

1. Exod., xx. 2-17, and Deut., v. 6-21.

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