THE TEN COMMANDMENTSTHE 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.
1.acquisition – the act of getting something
2.blasphemy – any act of disrespect against God
or anything sacred, including church, the Bible,
3.bribery – giving something valuable to someone
in order to influence them
4.chaste – morally pure and modest
5.covet – to want something that is not yours
1. culpable – responsible for a wrong action; deserving
2. detraction - putting a person down; lowering a
person’s esteem or reputation; saying negative things
about a person’s character
3. discretion – wise judgment; the ability to act
4. euthanasia – “mercy killing” – ending a person’s life
because they are sick
5. idolatry – the worship of a false god
11. impure – obscene, offensive, immodest
12. modesty – appropriateness in speech, dress,
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
19. spitefulness – any act that aims to hurt or humiliate
20. superstition – the belief that something unrelated to
an event will change its outcome; turning to something
other than God to guide your actions
Exodus 20:1-17Exodus 20:1-17
•First Commandment: I am the ___________ your
_____________; you shall not have false __________
•By the first Commandment, we are obliged to love
God above all things and to worship God alone.
•This Commandment forbids idolatry, superstition 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 an oath
and faithful in fulfilling vows.
•We sin against this Commandment by using God’s
name disrespectfully, by cursing, and by committing
acts of perjury or blasphemy.
•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,
spitefulness, and 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, euthanasia, culpable suicide,
slavery, substance abuse, and physical and
•Sixth Commandment: You shall not commit
•The sixth Commandment forbids impure acts.
We are called to live a chaste life, according to
our particular stage of life.
•This means abstaining from sex before
marriage, and for married people to be faithful to
•Seventh Commandment: You shall not
•This Commandment forbids stealing and robbery,
unjust acquisition of goods, and reckless
destruction of things that do not belong to you.
This includes cheating, negligence 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 rash judgment, suspicions,
lying, detraction and gossip
•Ninth Commandment: You
shall not covet your
•This Commandment forbids
impure or innapropriate
thoughts and desires.
•We are called to act
appropriately toward others,
to be modest and decent, and
to use discretion.
•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