DVP039 Exodus 20:13-15 (February 8)

13 "You shall not murder.
14 "You shall not commit adultery.
15 "You shall not steal.

The sixth, seventh, and eighth commandments move "outward" towards wider societal considerations. It is interesting to note that God has started his commandments with the closest and most important relationship, then the next closest, and the next. The amount of time spent on each relationship also demonstrates the relative importance of each.

Starting at God, if we get that relationship right, the rest will come more easily. And if we get family right too, we already have a solid foundation for our relationships with everyone in wider society. 

It is wrong to take the life of another person, it is wrong to interfere with another's marriage (which will also upset the ability of children to honour their parents), and it is wrong to take from others without their permission.

The English Standard Version (ESV)

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