THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
You shall have no other gods before me.
You shall not make for yourself a graven image, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth; you shall not bow down to them or serve them; for I the LORD your God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and the fourth generation of those who hate me, but showing steadfast love to thousands of those who love me and keep my commandments.
You shall not take the name of the LORD your God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless who takes his name in vain.
Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Six days you shall labor, and do all your work; but the seventh day is a sabbath to the LORD your God; in it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your manservant, or your maidservant, or your cattle, or the sojourner who is within your gates; for in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, and rested the seventh day; therefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day and hallowed it.
Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land which the LORD your God gives you.
You shall not kill.
You shall not commit adultery.
You shall not steal.
You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house; you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's.
Exodus 20:3-17.And he gave to Moses, when he had made an end of speaking with him upon Mount Sinai, the two tables of the testimony, tables of stone, written with the finger of God.
Bible texts from:
Revised Standard Version of the Bible, OT 1952, NT 1946, 1971.
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Page last revised: 29 Apr 2020.
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The actual Law of God?
Written on tables of stone and given to Moses approximately 1500 BC. However...
13.772 billion years is as good a guess as any using NASA's estimate of the age of the universe.
But in all honesty, God is a lot older than that. So no, we don't really have a finite figure we can put here.
Note: the Law of God has never been revised or modified though some people have attempted to do this.
God wrote the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone and gave them to Moses on Mount Sinai. So just what would they look like? These table pictures show a 'Hebrewised' style of text but it's English so you can read it.
God wrote the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone and gave them to Moses on Mount Sinai. But what did the actual text on the stone tablets look like? This page takes this thought one step closer by trying to reconstruct the actual text of the Ten Commandments as they were written by God on the two tables of stone. The language script used was chosen by tracing back Hebrew to it's original roots as far as possible. Not all groups are in agreement with this script choice but this is my attempt at it.
God wrote the Ten Commandments on two tables of stone and gave them to Moses on Mount Sinai. But just what did Moses do with the two tables of stone? Where did they go or where did Moses put them? For their wilderness wanderings God told the Israelites to construct a portable tabernacle or tent structure which consisted of two compartments inside a courtyard. The Ten Commandments were put inside this tent. This page gives some good information about this tent structure. And we are told this tent was a copy of an original in heaven. It would seem reasonable that there would also be an original copy of the Ten Commandments in heaven. Where in heaven would they be?
This is a very curious study showing Moses' wilderness tent structure in the Old Testament was symbolic of the Heart of God. The interesting connection here is that the Law of God was placed in this tent structure and that God has said that He would write His laws into our hearts. Also it would be pretty obvious that God's Law would also be in His Heart.