I will multiply your offspring as the stars of heaven and will give to your offspring all these lands. And in your offspring all the nations of the earth shall be blessed, because Abraham obeyed my voice and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws.
– God. From Genesis 26:4–5 ESV
For this commandment that I command you today is not too hard for you, neither is it far off. It is not in heaven, that you should say, ‘Who will ascend to heaven for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ Neither is it beyond the sea, that you should say, ‘Who will go over the sea for us and bring it to us, that we may hear it and do it?’ But the word is very near you. It is in your mouth and in your heart, so that you can do it.
– God. From Deuteronomy 30:11–14 ESV
There shall be one law for the native and for the stranger who sojourns among you.
– God. From Exodus 12:49 ESV
One law and one rule shall be for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.
– God. From Numbers 15:16 ESV
You shall do no injustice in court. You shall not be partial to the poor or defer to the great, but in righteousness shall you judge your neighbor.
– God. From Leviticus 19:15 ESV
You shall not go around as a slanderer among your people, and you shall not stand up against the life of your neighbor: I am the LORD.
– God. From Leviticus 19:16 ESV
You shall not hate your brother in your heart, but you shall reason frankly with your neighbor, lest you incur sin because of him.
– God. From Leviticus 19:17 ESV
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the LORD.
– God. From Leviticus 19:18 ESV
1. I am the LORD your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery. You shall have no other gods before me.
– God. From Exodus 20:2–3 ESV
2. You shall not make for yourself a carved 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 on 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.
– God. From Exodus 20:4-6 ESV
3. 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.
– God. From Exodus 20:7 ESV
4. 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. On it you shall not do any work, you, or your son, or your daughter, your male servant, or your female servant, or your livestock, 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 on the seventh day. Therefore the LORD blessed the Sabbath day and made it holy.
– God. From Exodus 20:8-11 ESV
5. Honor your father and your mother, that your days may be long in the land that the LORD your God is giving you.
– God. From Exodus 20:12 ESV
6. You shall not murder.
– God. From Exodus 20:13 ESV
7. You shall not commit adultery.
– God. From Exodus 20:14 ESV
8. You shall not steal.
– God. From Exodus 20:15 ESV
9. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor.
– God. From Exodus 20:16 ESV
10. You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.
– God. From Exodus 20:17 ESV
"Atheism turns out to be too simple."
– C. S. Lewis.
“We find the most terrible form of atheism, not in the militant and passionate struggle against the idea of God himself, but in the practical atheism of everyday living, in indifference and torpor. We often encounter these forms of atheism among those who are formally Christians.”
– Nicolai A. Berdyaev
“Different people look for different things in the Ten Commandments. Some are looking for divine guidance, some for a code of living. But most people are looking for loopholes.”
– Humorist Sam Levenson
“To the captious spirit, predisposed to find and magnify difficulties in the divine revelation, the biblical discrepancies will be great stumblingblocks, and occasions of disobedience and cavil. But to the serious inquirer, who desires to “know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven” (Matt. xiii, 11), a faithful study of these discrepancies will disclose hidden harmonies and undesigned coincidences which will convince him that these multiform Scriptures are truly the word of God.”
– Milton S. Terry
“…we all need a new sense of respect for the Holy Scripture. Believing it to be the veritable word of God, we must exercise all the human pains possible to keep from overlaying it with a gossamer pattern of our own spinning. In each of those cases where human error enters, divine truth is obscured. Let us then steer a straight course through the Holy Bible, neither turning to the left side of heresy nor to the right side of unbridled imagination.”
– Bernard Ramm