2. YOU SHALL NOT TAKE THE NAME OF THE LORD
YOUR GOD IN VAIN.
COMMANDS: reverence in speaking about God and holy things; the keepingof oaths and vows.
FORBIDS: blasphemy; the irreverent use of God's name; speaking disrespectfullyof holy things; false oaths and the breaking of vows.
3. KEEP THE SABBATH HOLY.
COMMANDS: going to church on Sundays and holy days of obligation.
FORBIDS: missing church through one's own fault; unnecessary servile
work on Sunday and holy days of obligation.
4. HONOR YOUR FATHER AND YOUR MOTHER.
COMMANDS: love; respect; obedience on the part of children; care onthe part of parents for the spiritual and temporal welfare of their
children; obedience to civil and religious superiors.
FORBIDS: hatred of parents and superiors; disrespect; disobedience.
5. YOU SHALL NOT KILL.
COMMANDS: safeguarding of one's own life and bodily welfare and that
FORBIDS: unjust killing; suicide; abortion; sterilization; dueling;
endangering life and limb of self or others.
6. YOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY.
COMMANDS: chastity in word and deed.
FORBIDS: obscene speech; impure actions alone or with others.
7. YOU SHALL NOT STEAL.
COMMANDS: respect for the property of rights and others; the payingof just debts; paying just wages to employees; integrity in public
FORBIDS: theft; damage to the property of others; not paying just
debts; not returning found or borrowed articles; giving unjust measure
or weight in selling; not paying just wages; bribery; graft; cheating;
fraud; accepting stolen property; not giving an honest day's work
for wages received; breach of contract.
8. YOU SHALL NOT BEAR FALSE WITNESS AGAINST
COMMANDS: truthfulness; respect for the good name of others; the observanceof secrecy when required.
FORBIDS: lying; injury to the good name of others; slander; talebearing;rash judgment; contemptuous speech and the violation of secrecy.
9. YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHOR'S WIFE.
COMMANDS: purity in thought.
FORBIDS: willful impure thought and desires.
10. YOU SHALL NOT COVET YOUR NEIGHOR'S GOODS.
COMMANDS: respect for the rights of others.
FORBIDS: the desire to take, to keep, or damage the property of others.