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Old Apr 23, '12, 6:07 pm
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Jus a little rhyme my friend taught me to help me memorize the 10 commandments

Number one: we've just begun...God should be first in life.
Number two: the idol rule... graven images aren't nice.
Number three: God's name should be...never taken in jest.
Numer four: the Sabbaths for...our worship and our rest.
Number five: we all should strive...to honor our father and mother.
Number seven: life is heaven...when you're true to your mate
Number eight: don't steal or break...this rule for goodness sake
Number nine: don't be the kind...who goes around and lies
Number ten: don't covet when...you see your neighbors wife.

Thats the list that God insists to stay away from sin...and that is why we memorize commandments one through ten.
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Old Apr 23, '12, 6:17 pm
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Jus a little rhyme my friend taught me to help me memorize the 10 commandments

Number one: we've just begun...God should be first in life.
Number two: the idol rule... graven images aren't nice.
Number three: God's name should be...never taken in jest.
Numer four: the Sabbaths for...our worship and our rest.
Number five: we all should strive...to honor our father and mother.
Number seven: life is heaven...when you're true to your mate
Number eight: don't steal or break...this rule for goodness sake
Number nine: don't be the kind...who goes around and lies
Number ten: don't covet when...you see your neighbors wife.

Thats the list that God insists to stay away from sin...and that is why we memorize commandments one through ten.
Cute but that's the protestant numbering, not the Catholic.

Here's one for the Catholics:

Number one we've just begun: There's just one God, He's number one.
Number twain of this refrain: Do not take God's name in vain.
Number three now we shall see: Mass we attend on each Sun-dee!
Number four we shall explore: honor parents evermore.
Number five to which we strive is do not kill humans alive.
Number six is not a trick: Our spouse is one to whom we stick.'
Number seven is a leaven: Do not steal in earth or heaven.
Number eight is pretty great: don't tell a lie in any state.
Number nine is to be kind: don't envy other's stuff or line.
Number ten I'll say again; don't envy wives of other men.
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Old Apr 23, '12, 6:27 pm
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Cute but that's the protestant numbering, not the Catholic.

Here's one for the Catholics:

Number one we've just begun: There's just one God, He's number one.
Number twain of this refrain: Do not take God's name in vain.
Number three now we shall see: Mass we attend on each Sun-dee!
Number four we shall explore: honor parents evermore.
Number five to which we strive is do not kill humans alive.
Number six is not a trick: Our spouse is one to whom we stick.'
Number seven is a leaven: Do not steal in earth or heaven.
Number eight is pretty great: don't tell a lie in any state.
Number nine is to be kind: don't envy other's stuff or line.
Number ten I'll say again; don't envy wives of other men.
I like that one, but why is the 2nd commandment replaced. And the 10th one broken into 2 parts? Just out of curiosity?
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I like that one, but why is the 2nd commandment replaced. And the 10th one broken into 2 parts? Just out of curiosity?
The second commandment is not replaced in the Catholic version but merged with the first since they're about the same thing. The reason why the 10th commandment is broken into two parts is simple. Protestants number their commandments based on Exodus, while Catholics on Deuteronomy which appears to split it.
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In Deuteronomy the listing was a little different like I can't exactly remember but it was the way we list them now. Don't let anybpdy tell you we cut out a commandment because we didnt. Protestants rearranged it after the reformation to make us look bad. Grrrrrrrrgh! Protestants!!!!!!
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Old Apr 23, '12, 8:21 pm
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Cute but that's the protestant numbering, not the Catholic.

Here's one for the Catholics:

Number one we've just begun: There's just one God, He's number one.
Number twain of this refrain: Do not take God's name in vain.
Number three now we shall see: Mass we attend on each Sun-dee!
Number four we shall explore: honor parents evermore.
Number five to which we strive is do not kill humans alive.
Number six is not a trick: Our spouse is one to whom we stick.'
Number seven is a leaven: Do not steal in earth or heaven.
Number eight is pretty great: don't tell a lie in any state.
Number nine is to be kind: don't envy other's stuff or line.
Number ten I'll say again; don't envy wives of other men.
The 'Protestant' numbering used by Philo, Josephus, a few Church Fathers, the Eastern Orthodox Church, and most Protestants excluding Lutherans, that is.

I'll try to come up with a rhyme for the Talmudic version used by Jews today.
The Lord God said to Moses first of all: I am your GOD, who delivered you all.
Then He said: give me respect; all other gods you must reject.
You must not ever play with my Name - don't think of it as some sort of game.
Keep Sabbath apart, make it the best, because on this day I once had rest.
To parents you must honor pay, so you can be happy for the rest of your days.
Murder is unacceptable: to kill willingly is contemptible.
Adultery is evil too - there should be but only two.
After that one comes the eighth: stealing also I hate.
Do not lie against your neighbor, if you wish to gain my favor.
And the last but not the least: from coveting you must desist.
Yeah, not a very good rhyme that one.
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In Deuteronomy the listing was a little different like I can't exactly remember but it was the way we list them now. Don't let anybpdy tell you we cut out a commandment because we didnt. Protestants rearranged it after the reformation to make us look bad. Grrrrrrrrgh! Protestants!!!!!!
I don't know. The 1st century Jewish writers Philo and Josephus already grouped the Ten Words that way even before Christianity hit it big, and some Church Fathers like Origen and St. Jerome also did so, way before Protestants even existed. Not to mention that not all Protestants use it (Lutherans use virtually the same system as Catholics, with one minor difference) nor is its usage limited to Protestants (since this is also being used by the Eastern Orthodox).

Forgive my harshness here, but to be honest, the idea that the Philonic reckoning is a 'Protestant' invention needs to be dumped into the garbage. Methinks that It really doesn't help either sides to combat red herrings (that Catholics deleted one 'commandment') with red herrings (that Protestants rearranged the list).
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Jus a little rhyme my friend taught me to help me memorize the 10 commandments

Number one: we've just begun...God should be first in life.
Number two: the idol rule... graven images aren't nice.
Number three: God's name should be...never taken in jest.
Numer four: the Sabbaths for...our worship and our rest.
Number five: we all should strive...to honor our father and mother.
Number seven: life is heaven...when you're true to your mate
Number eight: don't steal or break...this rule for goodness sake
Number nine: don't be the kind...who goes around and lies
Number ten: don't covet when...you see your neighbors wife.

Thats the list that God insists to stay away from sin...and that is why we memorize commandments one through ten.
Just one question. What happened to number six?
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Old Apr 24, '12, 11:48 am
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Just one question. What happened to number six?
# 6 dont get your kicks from killing one another
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