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The Ten Commandments rewritten by Moses

August 2, 2018

The Ten Commandments appear in Exodus and reappear in Deuteronomy. The version in Deuteronomy is substantially the same, but there are some differences.

The Ten Commandments were transmitted by God soon after the Israelites left Egypt. Deuteronomy has Moses’ recapitulation of the Journey forty years later as the Jews prepared to enter the Promised Land. Moses attempted to remind those present about the circumstances that led to where they were, and his words in Deuteronomy indicate some differences along with added laws and observances. The Ten Commandments had some changes in the 4th, 5th and 10th Commandments that you can see below. None of the substance was changed and most of the public representations of The Ten Commandments use the version in Exodus. Occasionally post issuance editing of a document is appropriate; even with The Ten Commandments.

Be aware that the different religions, while using the same words, have different divisions of the ten. I posted a blog indicating this on June 17, 2014. Here is a link: The wording used here is from the New International Version (NIV).

The Ten Commandments

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