- The Ten Commandments are laws or rules handed down to Moses by God on Mount Sinai.
An example of the Ten Commandments are "I am the LORD thy God. Thou shalt have no strange gods before Me" and "Thou shall not kill."
The Ten Commandments on stone tablets.
A depiction of the Ten Commandments.
- A particular list of religious and moral imperatives which, according to the Hebrew Bible, were given to Moses on Mount Sinai inscribed on two stone tablets.
A translation of Classical Hebrew עשרת הדברים (`aséret had'varím, “(the)-ten-of the-utterances”), from Exodus 34:28 and elsewhere in the Bible.