The forgotten eighth and tenth commandments

This post argues that people have forgotten and/or conveniently ignored the eighth and tenth commandments. What are they?

Exodus 20:15 — Don’t steal

Exodus 20:17 — Don’t covet somebody else’s property.

What does it mean to covet?’s definition of “covet” is interesting: “to desire wrongfully, inordinately, or without due regard for the rights of others: to covet another’s property.”

Laws should have some basis in morality. The 10 commandments are one of the foundations for many of our laws, but the moral laws against theft and against coveting are often ignored today.

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