It does not negate the Jews belief that it is “COMMANDMENT #1”.
I asked that question of Jews in a Jewish forum back in 2002/2003 range. I took it also as a declaration.
The Jews explicitly stated it is a COMMANDMENT.
What I find Peculiar about our Catholic rendition of the Ten Commandments is that the 9th is ripped out of the middle of the text.
Exo 20:17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
It is one flowing set of text.
You could claim it was separated out because it appears first in
Deu 5:21 Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
In either case whether it is from Exodus or Deuteronomy, it is one fluid statement.
Did Jews get it all wrong from the get go?