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the Ten Commandments or the Decalogue


  1. (Old Testament) the commandments summarizing the basic obligations of man towards God and his fellow men, delivered to Moses on Mount Sinai engraved on two tables of stone (Exodus 20:1–17) Also known as

Example Sentences Including 'the Ten Commandments'

"He is not only on the boat, but steering it, thus Kosher Sex and Dating Secrets of the Ten Commandments.
Independent (1998)
"It's clear that the Ten Commandments is a religious document.
canada.com (2004)
A moment later, the reader finished chanting the Ten Commandments , the congregation resumed their seats, and Daniel turned to Kantor.
Telushkin, Josef The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Moss
All those principles like the Ten Commandments are pretty good for you whether you're a Christian or not.
Business Today (1999)
In the original Hebrew, the sixth of the Ten Commandments reads, `Lo tirtzakh `- thou shalt not murder.
Telushkin, Josef The Unorthodox Murder of Rabbi Moss
She sat down on the boulder by the Ten Commandments and lit a cigarette.
Salley Vickers MR GOLIGHTLY'S HOLIDAY (2003)
The commanders told Albino that they were fighting to bring peace to Acholiland and to stop people from breaking the Ten Commandments.
Globe and Mail (2003)
This aim becomes particularly clear in the exposition of the Ten Commandments , by far the largest part of the catechism.
Ozment, Stephen Protestants


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