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The Ten Commandments Quiz

We've all heard them --- but can we remember them?
  • Language taken from the King James Bible.
  • Quiz by CBTemple - Jun 02, 2012
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Thou shalt have no other gods before me
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Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image ...
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Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain
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Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy
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Honor thy father and mother ...
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Thou shalt not kill
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Thou shalt not commit adultery
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Thou shalt not steal
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Thou shalt not bear false witness ...
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Thou shalt not covet ...
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level 48
Jun 10, 2012
This really messed me up since I was raised Catholic. The "second" one does not exist, and the "tenth" is the ninth and tenth.
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level 76
Jan 8, 2013
Yeah, not sure why the Catholic Church decided to alter the list. Guess the bible wasn't good enough for them :)
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level 74
Jan 16, 2013
The Catholics don't like that part about "graven images" so they took it off the list and split "thou shalt not covet" into two separate commandments.
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level 70
Jan 27, 2013
Catholics friggin love graven images. It was one of the Protestant's chief criticisms of them. So they did some Biblical ret-conning. No biggie... all religions have done it. So, nothing to be ashamed of unless you still believe your particular religion's holy text (whichever that may be) is the perfect and unchanging word of god.
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level 45
Apr 27, 2017
Nothing to be ashamed of either way, because *news flash* there was that little Protestant Reformation.
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level 70
Jul 7, 2017
I'm not sure what your point is.
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level 57
Aug 14, 2017
That all major religions are founded upon supposed hypocrisies?
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level 24
Jan 5, 2014
That was my problem too. I got to the second one and was so confused.
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level 78
Dec 14, 2016
Actually the Catholic Church did not ignore what Protestants term the Second Commandment - in Catholicism it is part of the First Commandment. And apparently Lutherans follow the same numbering as Catholics.
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level 60
Jul 7, 2017
Thank you!
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level 2
Jun 11, 2012
Nice One! You should make more religion quizzes. I'm suprised most people don't get covet but my sixth grade teacher ground that into me... so it was easy.
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level 51
Nov 13, 2014
I have never even heard the word "covet"... :D It's hard to try to translate the Commandments to English because there are used difficult words :D
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level 71
Mar 13, 2015
"Covet" is another word for human nature. It makes one question god's motivations for pronouncing it a sin.
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level 40
May 31, 2017
Covet means longing for something to which you have no right. Like your friend's sweater... or your neighbor's wife/husband.
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level 51
Jun 12, 2012
STL1994, the catholic bible (basically the same as a protestant bible, only with additional books) lists the 10 commandments as they are here.
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level 20
Oct 29, 2012
Yes, but the Roman Catholic Church got rid of the second commandment and split the tenth commandment into both nine and ten.
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level 29
Jun 14, 2012
Only missed covet
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Jul 6, 2012
10/10 yeah buddy
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level 13
Aug 15, 2012
10 for 10
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level 32
Aug 31, 2012
STL1994 is correct. Catholics number the 10 Commandments differently from Protestants.
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level 8
Sep 4, 2012
i had to look up the 2nd one on google because I've never heard of graven in my life. idol should definitely count
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level 20
Oct 29, 2012
These are not the ten commandments I know... I was raised Catholic, so we don't have the second one, and the tenth one is split into nine and ten.
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level 34
Dec 16, 2015
Same here. I'm Catholic and it seems the commandments on this quiz differ in that they split the first commandment into two, bump commandments 2-8 down a peg, and combine the 9th and 10th commandment into one.
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level 21
Nov 16, 2012
I'm not religious nor have I ever read any parts of the bible or whatever and I got 6/10 right, so I did pretty good =)
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level 21
Dec 30, 2012
wheee 10 outta 10 whoop whoop
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level 16
Jan 7, 2013
The New Living translation (NLT) New Century version (NCV) Both say Idol.
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level 29
Jan 19, 2013
I managed to get 10/10 despite avoiding religion pretty much my entire life. yay?
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level 70
Jan 27, 2013
The non-religious typically know religion better than the religious, which is why they are non-religious.
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level 12
Dec 10, 2013
its not about knowing facts about religion... God doesnt care that you can list all 66 books of the Bible... He cares that you know Him, and thats why knowing "things" wont get you anywhere but having a relationship will change your life
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level 70
Jan 26, 2014
A common opinion of those who are religious is that what's really important is that you just "feel" your way to the truth.
I'm sure this is helpful because once you start looking at the actual facts, reading the actual texts, and studying the real history and material effects of any religion versus the claims made by its founders, it is almost impossible to believe in it anymore.
So, yes Jbam I agree with you, if what you want is to fall headlong into a delusional dreamworld a.k.a. change your life, then it is better to remain willfully ignorant and focus on your "relationship" with "god"- basically talking to yourself. There's a reason why "god" always knows precisely how you feel, and how to comfort you, and what makes sense to you. And there's a reason why everyone who believes in this sort of thing always thinks that god agrees with them, and yet still disagree with billions of other people who think the same thing. God = ego.
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level 70
Jan 26, 2014
I used to be a devout Christian by the way but I, unlike you, actually cared about what was true and what wasn't; and what was good and what wasn't; so I spent more time learning and less time communing with myself. Best of luck on your own journey Jbam. I'll pray for you...
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level 50
Oct 28, 2014
Kalbahamut, if what you say is true, then what about the times when we feel disconnected? When we feel like He doesn't understand? What's going on then? And also if you're an atheist who are you praying to? How can you pray for Jbam if you're an atheist?
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
mr. cookie, we all deal with self-doubt from time to time. This is especially true if the things we believe and base our lives on don't really reflect what we see or experience. So, while we may be talking to ourselves and eventually we'll always come around (or lose our faith), when we expect some supernatural agency to intervene in the world based on those conversations and we can't find any evidence that it does or has... this can make us feel confused or disconnected.

As far as praying goes, does it make a difference? It's basically just ritualized wishing. Some religions there is more wishing than ritual, and others more ritual than wishing. Though in any case it's just downright condescending to end a message to someone this way. Just like telling someone who doesn't believe in your invisible friend that they need a change in their life. I was joking to illustrate a point. That's all.
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level 72
Nov 10, 2014
Kalbahamut, I'm a Christian - not a perfect one by any yardstick - but I hope I don't cram my beliefs down anyone's throat. I have noticed that many atheists seem to wear their nonbeliefs like a badge of honor and can't wait to tell believers how wrong and stupid we are for believing in whatever religion we follow, yet they resent if we try to explain why we believe as we do. Most of us follow whatever religion we were taught as children, but I hope I've come a long way from thinking that God was an old man sitting on a cloud in the sky making checkmarks by my name every time I do something wrong. Still, I see nothing wrong with my choice to follow a man who taught us to help others in need and treat people fairly. What I believe about his origins is my choice, and others are free to disagree. But just as you do not like religious people telling you that you are wrong not to believe, I do not like atheists telling me that I am not as smart or enlightened because I do.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
I didn't say you weren't smart and I don't see any atheists getting upset because of people explaining why they believe what they believe. There are plenty of other things that religious people often do that make them upset, but that's not one of them.
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level 46
Nov 10, 2014
ahem...I see at least one getting pretty upset here! you need to relax kal
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
I'm quite relaxed. If it seems otherwise then you are reading my comments with the wrong tone of voice in your head. :-/
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level 66
Nov 17, 2014
I really hope you were not serious when you were equating some Atheists pointing out why your ideas are at best unsubstantiated, but more often downright incompatible with scientific observation, with the centuries of actual oppression in the name of religion, still ongoing in certain parts of the world.
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level 63
Jun 2, 2016
I think the reason that atheists are perceived as being quick to judge other peoples beliefs is because those beliefs work their way into political and social arguments where they don't belong. if you say that something should be illegal because it says so in the bible, I'm gonna fight you on that. same thing if you try to deny something that's scientifically provable, and so will most atheists. but I will not tell anyone that they shouldn't have beliefs, or that they are dumb for having them. on the other hand, there are some people who like to do that. mainly because there are assholes in every group of people
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Jul 7, 2017
I know I'm way late to this, but @kalbahamut: So, yes Jbam I agree with you, if what you want is to fall headlong into a delusional dreamworld a.k.a. change your life, then it is better to remain willfully ignorant and focus on your "relationship" with "god"- basically talking to yourself. There's a reason why "god" always knows precisely how you feel, and how to comfort you, and what makes sense to you. And there's a reason why everyone who believes in this sort of thing always thinks that god agrees with them, and yet still disagree with billions of other people who think the same thing. God = ego. This is entirely condescending and offensive. So much so that after months of coming to this site and taking quizzes I was compelled to create an account just to reply here. There is nothing in science to disprove the bible. The bible is a big book with several translations. It can and has been twisted. But there's never been any proof to discount anything in it.
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level 70
Jul 15, 2017
@JusPal, it's also entirely condescending to say that knowing your god will change my life.

If you honestly believe nothing in science disproves the Bible, you either don't know science, don't know the Bible, or you are a liar. The Bible is disproven by science, by history, by philosophy, by mathematics, by geology, by cosmology, by common sense, by logic, and even by itself as it is internally contradictory.
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level 19
May 4, 2016
Same.
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level 45
Mar 6, 2013
10/10 with 3:28 left.
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level 70
Apr 27, 2013
It would be fun to turn this quiz into a MadLibs...
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level 37
Oct 24, 2013
CBTemple- More people read from NIV than KJV or NKJV. So you should accept "false" for the image clue.
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level 72
Oct 31, 2013
NIV does not use the word 'false', except for the 9th commandment - "You shall not give false testimony against your neighbor."
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level 17
Mar 25, 2014
Despite not being religious I know the 10 Commandments. I find it interesting that the first four have nothing to do with morality but the vanity of this 'god' character. No commandments against rape, sexual abuse of children or slavery. What a swell guy.
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level 50
Jun 19, 2014
Actually, thou shalt not commit adultery takes care of the first two on your list. It's the same thing.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
It actually does not. Take, for example, Saudi Arabia where I lived for six years and where Biblical rules on sex are still enforced. The ONLY important thing when considering whether or not a sexual act is adulterous (haram, forbidden) or not (and therefore halal, permissable) is whether or not the male having sex with the female has gone through a religious ceremony to be married. That's the *only* consideration.

Just like in the Bible, consent is NOT important. A man is able to rape his wife. I used to see this as a common criticism of the moral depravity of the West, that women could charge their husbands with rape. Also, a man can have sex with his six-year-old child bride and this is a-okay. I also saw it frequently cited that campaigns to introduce minimum marriage-age laws were a corruption of decadent Western society. It's also permissible to have sex with your slaves, just like in the Bible, and some people use this as rationale for raping their Filipina housemaids.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
On the other hand, two legal consenting adults having sex when not married falls into the category of adultery.
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level 47
Nov 10, 2014
kalbahamut - don't you mean Quranic rules? Saudi Arabia is a Muslim nation, not a Christian one, and therefore doesn't follow Christian teachings or rules. Also, care to show verses where the Bible (or the Quran, because you seem to be confused between the two) endorses what you say?
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
Jackal, no, I did not misspeak. The rules in the Quran come from old Jewish laws. Muhammad saw himself as successor to the Jewish monotheistic tradition same as Jesus did. I'm not confused at all. Do you want to show us where in the Bible it says anything about consent or age mattering when it comes to determining whether or not sex is okay? Are you sure you want me to quote verses from the Bible (not the Qu'ran, but really, basically the same thing) that condone things like having sex with slaves? rape? There are plenty to choose from. But I'd rather be pithy than preachy I'm not here to convert anybody. You can read the Bible yourself if you choose to do so. I actually recommend it.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
and.. the cool thing about Saudi Arabia (or interesting, rather, not really cool) is that it's sort of like a time capsule perfectly preserved in the desert. Sexual moors and attitudes about marriage and consent there are VERY MUCH like they were in the Christian world about 200 years ago. Attitudes about sex, rape, consent, age of consent, romance, marriage and children et cetera have changed enormously in the Western world over the last couple centuries, but, as these changes took place a very long time after the rules of the Old Testament were codified or the verses of the New Testament were written down it can't really be said that they have anything at all to do with Christianity, except in a general and vague anthropological sense in which "Western Civilization" is conflated with Christianity. Though personally I don't think that's really a smart thing to do.
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level 66
Nov 17, 2014
Nowhere in the world does "adultery" include rape or other stuff. It is defined by the Oxford English dictionary as "voluntary sexual intercourse between a married person and a person who is not their spouse". That's the thing that's forbidden - consensual sex between adults who are not married to each other. Not rape, not pedophilia. We haven't even touched on the slavery issue yet, but all in all, I'm quite happy that most christians do not actually follow biblical "morality".
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level 70
Mar 4, 2015
^mostly right gandalf except that in Saudi and most Muslim countries the term "adultery," and perhaps this is simply the result of an imperfect translation from Arabic, also includes fornication or sex between two unmarried people. They don't have to be married to anyone else for it to fit their definition of adulterous.
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level 57
Dec 17, 2016
Adultery has nothing to do with sexual abuse or rape.
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level 70
Jul 15, 2017
In an religious Palestinian Bronze/Iron Age context, adultery means having sex outside of marriage. Sexually abusing or raping your wife is not adultery. If you marry an infant and rape or sexually exploit her, this is also not adultery. And it's okay. Having sex with someone whom you are not married to is adultery. Whether that sex was consensual or rape is irrelevant to these people's moral standards. There are usually special exceptions given for men who wish to rape their slaves that they are not married to, and also special clemency given to rapists who marry their victims. In other words, the sort of perfect morality that only a divine eternal being could possibly come up with.
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level 39
Mar 25, 2014
The 11th commandment: Thou shalt do the dance!
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level 20
Apr 1, 2014
Wow, I only got six...
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level 10
Apr 10, 2014
11. there is no god LOL
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level 10
Apr 15, 2014
I got five right. That's five more than I knew...
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level 44
May 25, 2014
There's actually a couple of these I haven't broken...
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level 44
Jun 30, 2014
Really? Are you a saint? I'm sure, I broke most of them: 1. I have put other things in my life above God, even if I didn't pray to them, so yes i've broken the first commandment. 2. Ok, I think, I never broke that one. 3. Used phrases like "oh my god". 4. Yes, I've broken that one. 5. My parents may forgive me, I did not always honour them 6. Jesus says calling your neighbour an idiot is already braking this one, so yes I have. 7. Coveting a person in a relationship? I think, I've done that, too. 8. Ok, I'm not guilty of shoplifting, but I've taken or kept things that were not actually mine or done things without paying... 9. Guilty. Obviously. 10. Broken that one as well... I've broken 9/10. Not proud of that highscore :-( At least I can name 10/10 :-D
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level 50
Oct 28, 2014
1. Well, probably. 2. Nope! No worshiping idols for me. 3. Nope, nope, nope. 4. Probably... not quite sure what this one entails. 5. Sorry parents, I think everyone's broken this one a lot. 6. Well. Sort of, because if hating someone makes you a murderer, then okay, but sort of not? 7. No. No. No. NO. 8. Not as far as I know, unless I did it when I was a baby or something and I don't remember it. 9. Well, yeah, sometimes. 10. I've wanted things but I don't think I've ever coveted things. So, 5 out of 10? Maybe? Not quite sure. Doesn't mean I'm some sort of awesome person though, there's still ALL THE REST of the Bible to go through... ulp.
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
Putting other "things" before god is really a very modern and contemporary interpretation of the first commandment. When it was written, they very likely meant literally you should not worship any other gods. Not Baal. Not Ahura Mazda. Not Amon Ra and so on... there were a lot of gods out there in the world of the ancient Hebrews.
2. has been interpreted a lot of different ways. You never drew a picture before?
As for the rest good thing you're not living under perfect Biblical law or you would have been stoned to death a long time ago.
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level 44
Oct 21, 2014
so lying isn't even mentioned in the 10 commandments. who knew
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level 72
Oct 21, 2014
Uhh...check out #9 again -- "Thou shalt not bear false witness". It's not about testifying in court (although that certainly applies).
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level 70
Mar 4, 2015
and against your neighbor, so like a lot of Biblical laws only applied to interactions between Hebrews and other Hebrews. Contemporary Christians almost always change/interpret this, though, to mean simply, "though shalt not lie."
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level 72
Apr 13, 2015
Kal, this was not intended to apply only to Hebrews vis-a-vis Hebrews, although it is true that this was the unintended result. Thus, when Jesus was asked, "Who is my neighbor?", He told the parable of the good Samaritan...the point being that everyone else is our (actually 'their', since I'm not Jewish) neighbor. Much of His teaching was to correct the misapplication of OT laws. Thus, when modern Christians simplify this commandment to "thou shalt not lie", it is correct because it applies to our dealings with everyone around us, and helps make explanations like this unneccesary.
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level 45
Nov 10, 2014
10/10....not bad for someone who isn't religious (though in all fairness i was raised jewish)
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level 75
Nov 10, 2014
You forgot the Second Commandment, the one about Americans owning guns.
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level 15
Nov 10, 2014
WTF that is not a commandment!
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level 51
Nov 10, 2014
Sure it is, "Thou shalt taketh mine gun from my cold dead hands, for thou art SATAN, stealing my freedom."
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level 66
Nov 17, 2014
Fantastic!
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level 70
Nov 10, 2014
haha, good one.
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level 72
Nov 10, 2014
Can't believe I forgot covet. I'm really jealous of those of you who got it. :)
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level 64
Nov 10, 2014
Fundamentalism on this topic, down to the finer points of translation, is almost funny given the many and various translations across the several bridge languages, eventually to modern English, which was, after all, good enough for Jesus Christ.
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level 57
Dec 17, 2016
Jesus spoke English?
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Nov 11, 2014
I'm catholic, so I have never heard of the last one about "graven image". There are two "covet" ones instead- You shall not covet your neighbour's possessions and your neighbours wife.
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level 70
Nov 12, 2014
it's nice that they (for once) differentiate wives and possessions.
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level 59
Nov 14, 2014
I missed #6 - no killing. Of course, living in U.S., the land of state sanctioned and performed murders, that's no surprise.
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Nov 15, 2014
Finished with 3:18 left.
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level 48
Feb 6, 2015
Potato
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level 14
Feb 11, 2015
oops forgot about murder.................
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level 58
Apr 10, 2015
I'm surprised kill wasn't number one in which people get correct. I mean come on guys shouldn't that be what first comes to mind? Don't kill other people?
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level 40
Mar 30, 2017
Isn't it ironic that the commandment says "Thou shalt not kill" yet, centuries after this commandment was given, Jesus had to prevent a mob from stoning an adulteress to death? - This is one reason why, though I believe in the Supreme Being and his only begotten son, Jesus Christ, I have ZERO respect for organized religion.
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level 33
Jun 13, 2015
Only missed the last one...would have jogged by memory if the hint gave you "your neighbor's wife" just after. By cutting off awkwardly, I couldn't seem to recall what should go their.
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level 55
Jan 5, 2016
"respect" for "honor"?
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level 42
Apr 5, 2016
Thou shalt not envy?...
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level 29
Jun 5, 2017
Thou shall not covet, Thou shall not envy, pretty much the same thing
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level 19
May 4, 2016
100%, 3:30 remaining, and I'm an atheist.
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level 44
Aug 16, 2016
Everyone is acting like these are the only commandments given by God in the Bible. This are just 10 that were put into a list for Moses. Also, the sixth amendment is originally translated "Thou shalt not murder", meaning shed innocent blood.
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level 40
Dec 14, 2016
Originally "translated", not actually written.
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level 67
Jul 7, 2017
Jesus don't like killin', no matter what the reasons for.
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level 29
Jun 5, 2017
I thought #2 was grabben :/
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level 55
Jul 7, 2017
Me before quiz: oh I went to catholic school for six years I got this Me after quiz: yeah eights not thaaaat bad
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level 33
Jul 7, 2017
What happened to 'Do unto others...'?
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level 40
Jul 31, 2017
LOL - That is the Golden Rule, not one of the Ten Commandments.
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level 28
Jul 7, 2017
Finished with 3:42 and I'm 11... but I just learned them in church so it was unfairly easy.
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level 59
Jul 7, 2017
graven?
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Jul 7, 2017
Graven-..I went to Catholic church, Catholic High School, and Catholic college. Never heard Graven where i went. Maybe it varies by region.
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