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12 “Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, so that your days may be prolonged in the land the Lord your God gives you.

13 “You shall not commit murder (unjustified, deliberate homicide).(A)

14 “You shall not commit [a]adultery.(B)

15 “You shall not steal [secretly, openly, fraudulently, or through carelessness].(C)

16 “You shall not testify falsely [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).(D)

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Footnotes

  1. Exodus 20:14 Jesus amplified this commandment in Matt 5:27, 28. Not only is adultery forbidden, but also any act of sexual impurity or unchastity, and any form of pornography or other obscenity.

16 ‘Honor (respect, obey, care for) your father and your mother, as the Lord your God has commanded you, so that your days [on the earth] may be prolonged and so that it may go well with you in the land which the Lord your God gives you.

17 ‘You shall not [a]murder.

18 ‘You shall not commit [b]adultery.(A)

19 ‘You shall not steal.(B)

20 ‘You shall not give false testimony [that is, lie, withhold, or manipulate the truth] against your neighbor (any person).(C)

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Footnotes

  1. Deuteronomy 5:17 Or commit homicide. In general, prohibits one from acting on one’s own initiative to deliberately take or maliciously cause to be taken, the life of another.
  2. Deuteronomy 5:18 Jesus extended this commandment in Matt 5:27, 28. Not only is adultery forbidden, but also the act of looking at a woman with lustful (sexual) desire, which would include indulging oneself in pornography.

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