Section 1: Yehuveh’s Love, Article 11

Yehuveh’s Twelve Commandments

“Know therefore that Yehuveh thy Elohim,
He is Elohim, the faithful Elohim,
which keepeth covenant and mercy with them
that love Him and keep His commandments.”
“Therefore thou shalt love Yehuveh thy Elohim,
and keep His charge, and His statutes,
and His judgments, and His commandments, alway.”
Deuteronomy 7:9; 11:1.

mall children take security from knowing exactly where the boundaries of acceptable behavior are established. If their caregivers are kind, fair, and solid with appropriate boundaries, the children relax and enjoy their lives. In like manner, our peace, security, and ultimate prosperity depend on our being
able to relax within fair and solid boundaries. Revelation 21:14, using the symbolism of a wall, states that the protective structure around Yehuveh’s people is based on twelve foundation principles: “the wall of the city had twelve foundations.” Building on these twelve fundamental principles, all the rest of the moral code is established.
        Contrary to the Greek-based traditional view that there are
ten commandments on which to organize our lives, both Revelation and Torah present twelve commandments. This does not mean there are additional commands with which we are not familiar, but that twice two of the original twelve commandments have been combined into one to transform Yehuveh’s count of twelve to the Greek-based count of ten. From the traditional list of ten commandments, the second and fourth are fusions of two commandments each.
        To clarify this brief discussion, consider the original boundary of twelve structures (commandments) on which to build our lives,
Yehuveh’s awesome twelve commandments. Examine each for fuller explanation. 

        Structure #1“Thou shalt have no other Elohims before Me.” Exodus 20:3; Deuteronomy 5:7.

        Structure #2“Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image.” Exodus 20:4; Deuteronomy 5:8.

        Structure #3“Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them.” Exodus 20:5;
                                        Deuteronomy 5:9.

        Structure #4“Thou shalt not take the name of Yehuveh thy Elohim in vain.” Exodus 20:7;
                                        Deuteronomy 5:11.

        Structure #5“Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.” Exodus 20:8; Deuteronomy 5:12.

        Structure #6“Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work.” Exodus 20:9; Deuteronomy 5:13. 

Gael Bataman         
Originally Written:          20 October 2005
Latest Update:                18 September 2009

Complete Study Guide to Article 11   

Commandment or Structure #1: Put No Other Elohims before Yehuveh
Commandment or Structure #2: Make No Images of Anything
Commandment or Structure #3: Submit Yourself to No Images     
Commandment or Structure #4: Do Not Take Yehuveh’s Name in Vanity    
Commandment or Structure #5: Guard Yehuveh’s Sabbaths   
Commandment or Structure #6: Work Six Days
Commandment or Structure #7: Honor Family
Commandment or Structure #8: Respect Life
Commandment or Structure #9: Do Not Adulterate Anything
Commandment or Structure #10: Respect Ownership Boundaries
Commandment or Structure #11: Communicate Honestly
Commandment or Structure #12: Rightly Direct Passions   
Walls Built upon These Foundations: Twelve Statutes and Judgments with Each       

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