Why are Catholic & Protestant 10 Commandments different

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    weather
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    I. I am the Lord your God: you shall not have strange gods before
    me. You shall not make for yourself a graven image. I. Thou shalt
    have no other gods before me.

    II. You shall not take the name of the Lord your God in vain. II.
    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
    III. Remember to keep holy the Lord’s Day. III. Thou shalt not make
    unto thee any graven image.
    IV. Honor your father and mother. IV. Remember the sabbath day to
    keep it holy.
    V. You shall not kill. V. Honor thy father and thy mother.
    VI. You shall not commit adultery. VI. Thou shalt not kill.
    VII. You shall not steal VII. Thou shalt not commit adultery.
    VIII. You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor. VIII.
    Thou shalt not steal.
    IX. You shall not covet your neighbor’s wife. IX. Thou shalt not
    bear false witness against thy neighbor.
    X. You shall not covet your neighbor’s goods X. Thou shalt not covet
    thy neighbor’s wife. Thou shalt not covet thy neighbors goods

    #5928

    Victor
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    That’s a good question and I don’t know.

    #5939

    Benedict
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    They are not actually different in that both include the exact same commandments. They are just numbered differently.

    The Division of the Ten Commandments[/url:1vtgxpf5] by Jimmy Akin

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    weather
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    V. You shall not kill. V. Honor thy father and thy mother
    [color=darkred:3q3tpp1w]Please explain the similarity[/color:3q3tpp1w]

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    Andres Ortiz
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    [quote:317c5n3k]V. You shall not kill. V. Honor thy father and thy mother
    [color=darkred:317c5n3k]Please explain the similarity[/color:317c5n3k][/quote:317c5n3k]
    If you read each set of 10 Commandments you will see they cover the same basic principles, but slightly vary in numbering.

    The Protestants put greater emphasis on “No graven images of God.” We automatically include it in the first Commandment because that’s where it belongs.

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    Benedict
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    Since Protestants split the first commandment into two, they have to combine two to keep the number at 10. So they put not coveting another’s wife (9th commandment) and not coveting another’s goods (10th commandment) into one.

    But since “thou shalt not steal” and “thou shalt not commit adultery” are two different commandments, Catholics have always rendered the corresponding prohibitions against their temptations as different commandments.

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