Saturday, September 22, 2012

THE 42 COMMANDMENTS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE 42 COMMANDMENTS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

THE 42 COMMANDMENTS OF ANCIENT EGYPT

I. 
Thou shalt not kill, nor bid anyone kill.
II. 
Thou shalt not commit adultery or rape.
III. 
Thou shalt not avenge thyself nor burn with rage.
IV.
Thou shalt not cause terror.
V. 
Thou shalt not assault anyone nor cause anyone pain.
VI. 
Thou shalt not cause misery.
VII. 
Thou shalt not do any harm to man or to animals.
VIII. 
Thou shalt not cause the shedding of tears.
IX. 
Thou shalt not wrong the people nor bear them any evil intent.
X.
Thou shalt not steal nor take that which does not belong to you.
XI.
Thou shalt not take more than thy fair share of food.
XII.
Thou shalt not damage the crops, the fields, or the trees.
XIII.
Thou shalt not deprive anyone of what is rightfully theirs.
XIV.
Thou shalt not bear false witness, nor support false allegations.
XV.
Thou shalt not lie, nor speak falsely to the hurt of another.
XVI.
Thou shalt not use fiery words nor stir up any strife.
XVII.
Thou shalt not speak or act deceitfully to the hurt of another.
XVIII.
Thou shalt not speak scornfully against others.
XIX.
Thou shalt not eavesdrop.
XX.
Thou shalt not ignore the truth or words of righteousness.
XXI.
Thou shalt not judge anyone hastily or harshly.
XXII.
Thou shalt not disrespect sacred places.
XXIII.
Thou shalt cause no wrong to be done to any workers or prisoners.
XXIV.
Thou shalt not be angry without good reason.
XXV.
Thou shalt not hinder the flow of running water.
XXVI.
Thou shalt not waste the running water.
XXVII.
Thou shalt not pollute the water or the land.
XXVIII.
Thou shalt not take God’s name in vain.
XXIX.
Thou shalt not despise nor anger God.
XXX.
Thou shalt not steal from God.
XXXI.
Thou shalt not give excessive offerings nor less than what is due.
XXXII.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.
XXXIII.
Thou shalt not steal from nor disrespect the dead.
XXXIV.
Thou shalt remember and observe the appointed holy days.
XXXV.
Thou shalt not hold back the offerings due God.
XXXVI.
Thou shalt not interfere with sacred rites.
XXXVII.
Thou shalt not slaughter with evil intent any sacred animals.
XXXVIII.
Thou shalt not act with guile or insolence.
XXXIX.
Thou shalt not be unduly proud nor act with arrogance.
XL.
Thou shalt not magnify your condition beyond what is appropriate.
XLI.
Thou shalt do no less than your daily obligations require.
XLII.
Thou shalt obey the law and commit no treason.


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