Tablets Of Stone

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Moses climbed that mountain,
It was the path he trod,
And saw the burning bush atop,
Then spoke direct to God.

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He asked a single question,
What had he been called there for,
And God answered in a simple way,
Youíre to take and show my law.

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God then said to Moses,
These laws I give to you,
So you can take them to my people,
For them to follow too.

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So Moses took those words inscribed,
On those tablets made of stone,
And though there was no man around,
He did not feel alone.

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Slowly read those words as written,
And found there were ten laws,
If man just chose to follow them,
To fear he had no cause.

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For all of those Commandments,
Were addressed to all mankind,
For what man just had to do,
Was keep them all in mind.

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They really werenít so difficult,
For God had made it plain,
That He was God of all creation,
And not to use His name in vain.

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Remember then to thank Him,
For all that He had done,
And honour those who bore you,
You were someoneís daughter or a son.

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Remember vows of marriage,
And never kill another,
That really isnít much to ask,
Not like Cain had done to brother.

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Take nothing that may not be yours,
And please do tell no lies,
Do not request some other things,
Or you might hear anguished cries.

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Then God implored to Moses,
Those words do show my plan,
And how I may be recognised,
By my creation known as man.

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They may just have been two tablets,
Made of common stone,
But live by the words scribed on them,
And youíll never be alone.

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4th February 2007
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Exodus

Chapter 20

Verses 3 ~ 5 ; 7 ~ 8 ; 12 ~ 17


3 : Thou shalt not have strange gods before me.

4 : Thou shalt not make to thyself a graven thing, nor the likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or in the earth beneath, nor of those things that are in the waters under the earth.

5 : Thou shalt not adore them, nor serve them: I am the Lord thy God, mighty, jealous, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children, unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me.



7 : Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain: for the Lord will not hold him guiltless that shall take the name of the Lord his God in vain.

8 : Remember that thou keep holy the Sabbath day.

12 : Honour thy father and thy mother, that thou mayest be long lived upon the land which the Lord thy God will give thee.

13 : Thou shalt not kill.

14 : Thou shalt not commit adultery.

15 : Thou shalt not steal.

16 : Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.

17 : Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour's house: neither shalt thou desire his wife, nor his servant, nor his handmaid, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is his.

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