(20:11) "In six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them."
Believers often say that the "days" of creation should be taken allegorically, but this verse is quite clear. God created the
universe in six 24 hour days.
(20:17) "Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, ... nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour's."
To the God of the Bible, women and slaves (servants in the KJV) are the property of men; they are his possessions -- like
an ox or an ass. Is it OK to covet? Does God approve of slavery?
I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt,
out of the house of bondage.
20:4Thou shalt not make
unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in
heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under
20:5Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for
I the LORD thy God
am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the
third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD
will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt
not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor
thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
20:11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in
them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath
day, and hallowed it.
20:12Honour thy father and
thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy
God giveth thee.
Ye shall not make with me gods of silver, neither shall ye make unto you
gods of gold.
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy
peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my
name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
And if thou wilt make me an altar of stone, thou shalt not build it of
hewn stone: for if thou lift up thy tool upon it, thou hast polluted it.
(20:26) "Neither shalt thou go up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be
not discovered thereon."
God tells the priests not to go up the steps
to the altar "that thy nakedness not be discovered thereon." (Skirts
on stairs are a problem.)
20:26Neither shalt thou go
up by steps unto mine altar, that thy nakedness be not discovered thereon.
Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work: But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work,
thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates.