THE TEN COMMANDMENTS
Given by God to Moses on Mount Sinai, the Ten Commandments is a list of
ten moral imperatives, rules for people to live a good and moral life.
acquisition – the act of getting something
blasphemy – any act of disrespect against God or anything sacred,
including church, the Bible, and prayer
bribery – giving something valuable to someone in order to influence them
chaste – morally pure and modest
covet – to want something that is not yours
culpable – responsible for a wrong action; deserving of blame
detraction - putting a person down; lowering a person’s esteem or
reputation; saying negative things about a person’s character
discretion – wise judgment; the ability to act responsibly
euthanasia – “mercy killing” – ending a person’s life because they are sick
10. idolatry – the worship of a false god
11. impure – obscene, offensive, immodest
12. modesty – appropriateness in speech, dress, and behavior
13. negligence – neglect or carelessness
14. oath – a sacred promise; calling on God as a witness to a vow
15. perjury – giving false or misleading testimony; breaking an oath
16. rash – done in haste, without thought
17. reverently - with deep respect and love
18. sacrilege – desecration, misuse, or theft of something sacred
19. spitefulness – any act that aims to hurt or humiliate someone
20. superstition – the belief that something unrelated to an event will change
its outcome; turning to something other than God to guide your actions
•First Commandment: I am the ___________ your _____________; you shall
not have false __________ before me.
•By the first Commandment, we are obliged to love God above all things and
to worship God alone.
•This Commandment forbids ______________, _________________, and
•Second Commandment: You shall not take the ___________ of the Lord,
your God, in _____________.
•The second Commandment obliges us to always speak
respectfully about God, of the Blessed Mother, and
of the Saints.
•We are required to be truthful in taking _________
and faithful in fulfilling vows.
•We sin against this Commandment by using God’s name
disrespectfully, by cursing, and by committing acts
of ____________ or _____________.
•Third Commandment: Remember to keep _________ the _________ ________
•We are required to worship God on Sundays and Holy Days by participating in
Mass. Sunday is set aside as a special day because of a tradition handed down
from the Apostles; it should be a day of rest and joy.
•Fourth Commandment: Honor your _________
and your __________.
•We must respect our parents and help them
when they are in need.
•Children are required to obey their parents as
long as they are under their authority.
•The fourth Commandment forbids disrespect,
____________, complaints and disobedience
toward our parents, guardians, and authorities
•We must show behavior that gives honor to
our parents and what they have taught us
•Fifth Commandment: You shall not ___________
* This commands us to take proper care of our
own life and the lives of others, including the
life of the soul.
* Sins against human life and dignity include murder, abortion,
___________, _________ suicide,
slavery, substance abuse, and physical and
•Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit _________________
•The sixth Commandment forbids ___________ acts. We are called to
live a ____________ life, according to our particular stage of life. This
means abstaining from sex before marriage, and for married people to
be faithful to their spouse.
•Seventh Commandment: You shall not ______________
•This Commandment forbids stealing and robbery, unjust
___________ of goods, and reckless destruction of things
that do not belong to you. This includes cheating,
____________ in work, and _____________.
•Eighth Commandment: You shall not bear __________ ___________
against your _________________.
•We are obliged to be truthful, and to interpret the actions of others fairly.
We must avoid _________ judgment, suspicions, lying, ______________
•Ninth Commandment: You shall not
covet your _____________ _________
•This Commandment forbids
impure thoughts and desires.
•We are called to act appropriately
toward others, to be modest and
decent, and to use ____________.
•Tenth Commandment: You shall not
_________ anything that belongs to
•This forbids the desire to take
items that belong to someone else.
•This includes being jealous of
what other people have, being
greedy, and making material
possessions the purpose of life.