The Ten Commandments in the New Testament
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Monday, 22 June 2009 02:40


The  Ten  Commandments

in  the  New  Testament 




Commandment  1



“You shall have no other gods before me.” (Ex. 20:2)


 "Jesus said to him, ‘You shall love the LORD your God with all thy heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." (Mt. 22:37) 


Commandment  2 

“You shall not make for yourself any carved image, . . . you shall not bow down to them nor serve them. . . .” (Ex. 20:4-6)



 "Little children, keep yourselves from idols. Amen." (1 Jn. 5:21)

"What am I saying then?  That an idol is anything, or what is offered to idols is anything? But I say that the things which the Gentiles sacrifice they sacrifice to demons, and not to God, and I do not want you to have fellowship with demons." (1 Cor. 10:19, 20) 


Commandment  3 

“You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain.” (Ex. 20:7)

"Again you have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not swear falsely, but shall perform your oaths to the Lord.'  But I say to you, do not swear at all: neither by heaven, for it is God's throne; nor by the earth, for it is His footstool; nor by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the great King.  Nor shall you swear by your head, because you cannot make one hair white or black.  But let your 'Yes' be 'Yes,' and your 'No,' 'No.' For whatever is more than these is from the evil one.” (Mt. 5:33-37)

"But above all, my brethren, do not swear, either by heaven or by earth or with any other oath.  But let your “Yes” be “Yes,” and your “No,” “NO,” lest you fall into judgment." (Jas. 5:12) 


Commandment  4 


“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” (Ex. 20:8-11)

"For the Son of man is Lord even of the Sabbath." (Mt. 12:8)

"So He came to Nazareth, where He had been brought up.  And, as his custom was, He went into the synagogue on the Sabbath day, and stood up to read." (Lk. 4:16)

"And He said to them,’ The Sabbath was made for man, and not man for the Sabbath."  (Mk. 2:27)

“Then He said to them, "What man is there among you who has one sheep, and if it falls into a pit on the Sabbath, will not lay hold of it and lift it out?  Of how much more value then is a man than a sheep? Therefore it is lawful to do good on the Sabbath." Then He said to the man, "Stretch out your hand." And he stretched it out, and it was restored as whole as the other.” (Mt. 12:11-13)

“And the women who had come with Him from Galilee followed after, and they observed the tomb and how His body was laid.   Then they returned and prepared spices and fragrant oils.  And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.” (Lk. 23:55-56)

"Now when the Sabbath was past, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome, bought sweet spices, that they might come and anoint Him." (Mk. 16:1)

"And pray that your flight may be not in the winter, neither on the Sabbath." (Mt.  24:20)

“And when the Jews went out of the synagogue, the Gentiles begged that these words might be preached to them the next Sabbath. . . . And the next Sabbath almost the whole city came together to hear the word of God.” (Acts 13:42-44)

“Then Paul, as his custom was, went in to them, and for three Sabbaths reasoned with them from the Scriptures.” (Acts 17:2)

“And he reasoned in the synagogue every Sabbath, and persuaded both Jews and Greeks.” (Acts 18:4)

“There remains therefore a (Sabbath) rest for the people of God.  For he who has entered his rest has himself also ceased from his works as God did from His.” (Heb. 4:9-10) 


Commandment  5 


“Honor your father and your mother.” (Ex. 20:12)  

He answered and said to them, "Why do you also transgress the commandment of God because of your tradition? For God commanded, saying, "Honor your father and your mother'; and, "He who curses father or mother, let him be put to death.' But you say, "Whoever says to his father or mother, "Whatever profit you might have received from me is a gift to God" then he need not honor his father or mother.'  Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.” (Mt. 15:3-6)

"Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. ‘Honor your father and mother,’ which is the first commandment with promise: that it may be well with you and you may live long on the earth." (Eph. 6:1- 2) 


Commandment  6 


“You shall not murder.” (Ex. 20:13)

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, 'You shall not murder, and whoever murders will be in danger of the judgment.'  But I say to you that whoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment. And whoever says to his brother, 'Raca!' shall be in danger of the council.  But whoever says, 'You fool!' shall be in danger of hell fire.” (Mt. 5:21-22)

"Whoever hates his brother is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life abiding in him." (1 Jn. 3:15)

"For he who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not murder.’  Now if you do not commit no adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law." (Jas. 2:11) 


Commandment  7 


“You shall not commit adultery.” (Ex. 20:14)

"You have heard that it was said to those of old, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’  But I say to you that whoever looks at a woman to lust for her has already committed adultery with her in his heart." (Mt.. 5:27, 28)

"And I say to you, whoever divorces his wife, except for sexual immorality, and marries another, commits adultery; and whoever marries her who is divorced commits adultery." (Mt. 19:9)

"For he who said, ‘Do not commit adultery,’ also said, ‘Do not murder.’  Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law." (Jas. 2:11) 


Commandment  8 


“You shall not steal.” (Ex. 20:15)  

“You, therefore, who teach another, do you not teach yourself?  You who preach that a man should not steal, do you steal? (Rom. 2:21) 

For the commandments, "You shall not commit adultery," "You shall not murder," "You shall not steal," "You shall not bear false witness," "You shall not covet," and if there is any other commandment, are all summed up in this saying, namely, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself." (Rom. 13:9) 

“Let him who stole steal no longer, but rather let him labor, working with his hands what is good, that he may have something to give him who has need.” (Eph. 4:28) 


Commandment  9 


“You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.” (Ex. 20:16)   

“For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies. These are the things which defile a man, but to eat with unwashed hands does not defile a man." (Mt. 15:19-20) 


Commandment  10 


“You shall not covet. . . .” (Ex. 20:17)

“What shall we say then? is the law sin? Certainly not!  On the contrary, I would not have known sin except through the law.  For I would have know covetousness unless the law had said, ‘You shall not covet." (Rom. 7:7)

“Therefore put to death your members which are on the earth: fornication, uncleanness, passion, evil desire, and covetousness, which is idolatry.  Because of these things the wrath of God is coming upon the sons of disobedience.” (Col. 3:5-6) 



New  Testament  Christians  must  

keep  all  the  Ten  Commandments 


“Now behold, one came and said to Him, "Good Teacher, what good thing shall I do that I may have eternal life?"  So He said to him, "Why do you call Me good? No one is good but One, that is, God. But if you want to enter into life, keep the commandments." He said to Him, "Which ones?" Jesus said, "'You shall not murder,' 'You shall not commit adultery,' 'You shall not steal,' 'You shall not bear false witness,' 'Honor your father and your mother,' and, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' " (Mt. 19:16-19) 

“Whoever therefore breaks one of the least of these commandments, and teaches men so, shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven; but whoever does and teaches them, he shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.” (Mt. 5:19) 

“If you really fulfill the royal law according to the Scripture, "You shall love your neighbor as yourself," you do well; but if you show partiality, you commit sin, and are convicted by the law as transgressors. For whoever shall keep the whole law, and yet stumble in one point, he is guilty of all.  For He who said, "Do not commit adultery," also said, "Do not murder." Now if you do not commit adultery, but you do murder, you have become a transgressor of the law.” (Jas. 2:8-11) 

“Now by this we know that we know Him, if we keep His commandments. He who says, "I know Him," and does not keep His commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.” (1 Jn. 2:3-4)

“By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God and keep His commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep His commandments. And His commandments are not burdensome.” (1 Jn. 5:2-3) 

“Here is the patience of the saints; here are those who keep the commandments of God and the faith of Jesus.” (Rev. 14:12) 

“Blessed are those who do His commandments, that they may have the right to the tree of life, and may enter through the gates into the city.” (Rev. 22:14)

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