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  4  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Decalogue  \Dec"a*logue\  (?;  115),  n.  [F.  d['e]calogue,  L. 
  decalogus,  fr  Gr  ?;  de`ka  ten  +  ?  speech,  ?  to  speak,  to 
  say  See  {Ten}.] 
  The  Ten  Commandments  or  precepts  given  by  God  to  Moses  on 
  Mount  Sinai,  and  originally  written  on  two  tables  of  stone. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Decalogue 
  n  :  the  biblical  commandments  of  Moses  [syn:  {Decalogue},  {Ten 
  Commandments}] 
 
  From  Easton's  1897  Bible  Dictionary  [easton]: 
 
  Decalogue 
  the  name  given  by  the  Greek  fathers  to  the  ten  commandments; 
  "the  ten  words,"  as  the  original  is  more  literally  rendered  (Ex. 
  20:3-17).  These  commandments  were  at  first  written  on  two  stone 
  slabs  (31:18),  which  were  broken  by  Moses  throwing  them  down  on 
  the  ground  (32:19).  They  were  written  by  God  a  second  time 
  (34:1).  The  decalogue  is  alluded  to  in  the  New  Testament  five 
  times  (Matt.  5:17,  18,  19;  Mark  10:19;  Luke  18:20;  Rom.  7:7,  8; 
  13:9;  1  Tim.  1:9,  10). 
 
  These  commandments  have  been  divided  since  the  days  of  Origen 
  the  Greek  father,  as  they  stand  in  the  Confession  of  all  the 
  Reformed  Churches  except  the  Lutheran.  The  division  adopted  by 
  Luther,  and  which  has  ever  since  been  received  in  the  Lutheran 
  Church,  makes  the  first  two  commandments  one  and  the  third  the 
  second  and  so  on  to  the  last  which  is  divided  into  two  "Thou 
  shalt  not  covet  thy  neighbour's  house"  being  ranked  as  ninth 
  and  "Thou  shalt  not  covet  thy  neighbour's  wife,"  etc.,  the 
  tenth  (See  {COMMANDMENTS}.) 
 
 
  From  THE  DEVIL'S  DICTIONARY  ((C)1911  Released  April  15  1993)  [devils]: 
 
  DECALOGUE,  n.  A  series  of  commandments,  ten  in  number  --  just  enough 
  to  permit  an  intelligent  selection  for  observance,  but  not  enough  to 
  embarrass  the  choice.  Following  is  the  revised  edition  of  the 
  Decalogue,  calculated  for  this  meridian. 
 
  Thou  shalt  no  God  but  me  adore: 
  'Twere  too  expensive  to  have  more 
 
  No  images  nor  idols  make 
  For  Robert  Ingersoll  to  break. 
 
  Take  not  God's  name  in  vain;  select 
  A  time  when  it  will  have  effect. 
 
  Work  not  on  Sabbath  days  at  all 
  But  go  to  see  the  teams  play  ball. 
 
  Honor  thy  parents.  That  creates 
  For  life  insurance  lower  rates. 
 
  Kill  not  abet  not  those  who  kill; 
  Thou  shalt  not  pay  thy  butcher's  bill. 
 
  Kiss  not  thy  neighbor's  wife,  unless 
  Thine  own  thy  neighbor  doth  caress 
 
  Don't  steal;  thou'lt  never  thus  compete 
  Successfully  in  business.  Cheat. 
 
  Bear  not  false  witness  --  that  is  low  -- 
  But  "hear  'tis  rumored  so  and  so." 
 
  Cover  thou  naught  that  thou  hast  not 
  By  hook  or  crook,  or  somehow,  got 
  G.J. 
 
 




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