The Ten Commandments in the New Testament

 

Some people claim that Jesus Christ did away with the 10 Commandments with his sacrifice on the cross.  They would argue that they do not need to keep God's law because Christ "fulfilled" it.  Jesus stated in Matthew 19:17 And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments.
 

Below are the Ten Commandments in both the Old and New Testaments.

 

 

Old Testament

New Testament

I Exodus 20:3: Thou shalt have no other gods before me. Matthew 22:37 Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind.  Matthew 22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
II Exodus 20:4: Thou 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 the earth: John 4:24 God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth. God is not an image but rather a spirit.  We cannot use physical objects, images or “aids”—in other words, idols—to worship a spiritual God. Since God is a Spirit, His followers must worship Him in spirit.
III Exodus 20:7: 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. Matthew 15:19 For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies:

The definition of Blasphemies from Merriam-Webster Dictionary:

1 a: the act of insulting or showing contempt or lack of reverence for God (b:) the act of claiming the attributes of deity

2: irreverence toward something considered sacred or inviolable
 

IV Exodus 20:8: Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy. Luke 4:16 And he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up: and, as his custom was, he went into the synagogue on the sabbath day, and stood up for to read. Jesus kept the sabbath because He was born under the law. However there is no commandment in the New Testament that tell us that we need to keep the sabbath as a Holy day.
V Exodus 20:9: Honor thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee. Matthew 19:19 Honor thy father and thy mother: and, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself.
 
VI Exodus 20:13: Thou shalt not kill. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
VII Exodus 20:14: Thou shalt not commit adultery. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
VIII Exodus 20:15:Thou shalt not steal. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
IX Exodus 20:16: Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor. Matthew 19:18 He saith unto him, Which? Jesus said, Thou shalt do no murder, Thou shalt not commit adultery, Thou shalt not steal, Thou shalt not bear false witness,
X Exodus 20:17: Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbor's.

Romans 7:7 What shall we say then? Is the law sin? God forbid. Nay, I had not known sin, but by the law: for I had not known lust, except the law had said, Thou shalt not covet.

 

 


Matthew 5:17 Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.


 

** Note all references are taken from the King James Version.