Division of the Ten Commandments


I’ve noticed that the protestant ten commandments are ordered differently than the Catholic version, with number two in the protestant version being Thou Shalt not worship idols, and number nine and ten being merged to say Thou Shalt not Covet. Our local Catholic school uses the protestant version, and I was just wondering if it matters either way, and what is the history of the ordering, and when did the “protestant version” come about. Thanks!


Jimmy Akin’s article, “The Division of the Ten Commandments” will answer all of your questions:


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