Whenever I see representations of the ten commandments on desk ornaments and such I always see the first set of commandments that Moses brought down from mount Sinai. Moses later smashed these funnily enough, even though these were given to him by his God
1, You shall have no other gods before Me.
2, You shall make no idols.
3, You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain.
4, Keep the Sabbath day holy.
5, Honour your father and your mother.
6, You shall not murder.
7, You shall not commit adultery.
8, You shall not steal.
9, You shall not bear false witness against your neighbour.
10,You shall not covet.
but, nonetheless he climbs mount Sinai yet again the receive the commandments for the second time, but he comes down with a completely different set of commandments.
1, Thou shalt worship no other god.
2, Thou shalt make thee no molten gods.
3, The feast of unleavened bread thou shalt keep.
4, Six days thou shalt work, but on the seventh day, thou shalt rest.
5, Thou shalt observe the feast of weeks, of the firstfruits of wheat harvest,
and the feast of ingathering at the year’s end.
6, Thrice in the year shall all your men shall appear before the Lord God.
7, Thou shalt not offer the blood of my sacrifice with leaven.
8, Neither shall the sacrifice of the feast of the Passover be left unto the morning.
9, The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God.
10, Thou shalt not seethe a kid [ie, a young goat] in his mother’s milk.
Why is the first set of commandments used instead of the second set given to Moses?