Rewrite the Ten Commandments by replacing the negative “you shall not” statements with the positive statement “you shall” statement, and vice versa.

To rewrite the Ten Commandments from negative to affirmative, and vice verse, would take a little bit of personal creativity. Some examples include "thou shall use the Lord's name with purpose and respect" and "thou shall not disrespect one's father or mother."

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In the Decalogue, there are eight "thou shalt not" statements that Moses received from God at Mount Sinai and delivered to the Israelites on two stone tablets, and two phrased in the affirmative. They are the essential principles that God meant for his people, the Israelites, to use to govern...

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In the Decalogue, there are eight "thou shalt not" statements that Moses received from God at Mount Sinai and delivered to the Israelites on two stone tablets, and two phrased in the affirmative. They are the essential principles that God meant for his people, the Israelites, to use to govern their lives.

The first commandment could be rephrased as you have one Lord, your God, that comes before all else.

The second commandment could be rephrased as you shall use the Lord's name purposefully and only in the context of goodness and praise.

The third commandment rephrased could read thou shalt not fail to keep the Sabbath holy.

The fourth commandment could read that thou shalt not disrespect or dishonor one's mother or father.

The fifth commandment is a directive to honor the essential right of others to continue to live their lives.

The sixth commandment is that thou shalt demonstrate enduring fidelity to one's spouse.

The seventh commandment instructs that one honors the right of others to their own possessions.

The eighth commandment directs mankind to be honest in our dealings with other people and avoid deception in our interactions.

The ninth commandment orders that one only entertains desire towards others if they are not married.

The tenth commandment orders that one only entertains desire towards one's own goods.

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