The Church Hymnary/The Law of God
The Law of God
As it is Written in the Twentieth Chapter of the Book of Exodus
GOD SPAKE ALL THESE WORDS, saying, I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
I.—Thou shalt have no other gods before Me.
II.— Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth: thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the Lord thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate Me; and showing mercy unto thousands of them that love Me, and keep My commandments.
III.—Thou shalt not take the Name of the Lord God in vain; for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that taketh His Name in vain.
IV.—Remember the Sabbath-day to keep it holy. Six days shalt thou labor, and do all thy work: but the seventh day is the Sabbath of the Lord thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy man-servant, nor thy maid-servant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates: for in six days the Lord made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the Lord blessed the Sabbath-day and hallowed it.
V.—Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the Lord thy God giveth thee.
VI.—Thou shalt not kill.
VII.— Thou shalt not commit adultery.
VIII.—Thou shalt not steal.
IX.—Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.
X.—Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his man-servant, nor his maid-servant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.
The Summary of the Law by our Lord Jesus Christ
St. Matthew, xxii: 37–40
THOU shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment. And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.