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The Ten Commandments: Summary Table


Spiritual Law

Corresponding Natural Law


No one is to be loved above all except God, nor anything except what comes from God.

There is not to be any other God before my face.


Do not misuse what is from the Divine.

You are not to take the name of Jehovah your God in vain.


Seek the final stage of regeneration: heavenly peace and protection.

Remember to keep the Sabbath day holy.


Honour God, and the Church from the heavens.

Honour your father and your mother.


Do not be angry or seek revenge against others, nor against the Divine.

You are not to commit murder.


Do not adulterate the various kinds of good from the Divine, nor falsify truths.

You are not to commit adultery.


Do not deprive others of their truths, nor God, for possessing these yourself.

You are not to steal.


Do not deliberately persuade others that false ideas of faith are true and that evil ways of life are good, or that true ideas are false and good ways are evil.

You are not to bear false witness against your neighbour.


Evil actions (any of the above) must not be done, nor even longed for.

You are not to covet your neighbour's house


These commandments are not merely for the external man, but also for the internal.

You are not to covet your neighbour's wife, nor his man-servant nor his maid-servant, nor his ox nor his ass, nor anything that is your neighbour's.

    In all cases, do not... means do not actually, nor intend to, nor seek, nor long for, nor imagine it allowable, nor let it lie in our mind,...

    "Insofar as one shuns evils, so far does one will good actions."
    The ‘natural law’ refers to the straightforward consequence of the corresponding spiritual law.
    Keeping the external makes keeping the internal easier, as the outer contains the inner.
    Keeping the internal makes keeping the external easier, as the inner generates the outer.