You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your strength and with all your mind, and your neighbor as yourself.

LUKE 10:27


You shall have no other gods.

What does this mean? We should fear, love, and trust in God above all things.

You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God so that we do not curse, swear, use witchcraft, lie, or deceive by His name, but call upon it in every trouble, pray, praise, and give thanks.

Remember the Sabbath Day by keeping it holy.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not despise preaching and His Word, but hold it sacred, and gladly hear and learn it.

Honor your father and mother.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not despise nor anger our parents and authorities, but give them honor, serve, obey, and hold them in love and esteem.

You shall not murder.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not hurt nor harm our neighbor in his body, but help and befriend him in every bodily need.

You shall not commit adultery.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may lead a chaste and decent life in words and deeds, and that husband and wife each love and honor the other.

You shall not steal.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not take our neighbor's money or property, nor get them by false ware or dealing, but help him to improve and protect his property and business.

You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not deceitfully belie, betray, slander, or defame our neighbor, but defend him, think and speak well of him, and put the best construction on everything.

You shall not covet.

What does this mean? We should fear and love God that we may not craftily seek to get our neighbor's inheritance or house, and obtain it by a show of right, etc., but help and be of service to him in keeping it.

Neither should we estrange, force, or entice away our neighbor's wife, servants, or cattle, but urge them to stay and do their duty.