Ten Commandments Infographic

A visual list of the Ten Commandments. Includes four interesting facts for further discussion.

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What are the Ten Commandments? (Listed in Shemos 20:1-17 and Devarim 5:4-21)

  1. אנכי ה׳ אלוקיך - Believe in God
  2. לא יהיה לך - Do not worship idols
  3. לא תשא את שם ה׳ אלוקיך לשוא - Do not take God's Name in vain
  4. זכור את יום השבת - Keep the Shabbos
  5. כבד את אביך ואת אמך - Honor your parents
  6. לא תרצח - Do not murder
  7. לא תנאף - Do not commit adultery
  8. לא תגנב - Do not steal or kidnap
  9. לא תענה ברעך עד שקר - Do not give a false testimony
  10. לא תחמד - Do not covet your fellow's possessions

Did you know?

  • The Ten Commandments contain hints to all of the 613 mitzvos. - R' Saadia Gaon
  • There is a debate as to whether belief in God is a mitzvah or a foundation for all other mitzvos. - Ramban Sefer HaMitzvos
  • The last commandment - "Do not covet" - is the climax because it aspires to mastery over our emotions, not just our behaviors. - See Ibn Ezra on Devarim 5:17
  • The first half are about man and God, and the second half are about man and man. - Sefer HaIkkarim