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While we are reviewing the Ten Commandments, let me also give you some “sign language” to remember all ten in order.


1 – Raise your index finger – I am the Lord, your God. You shall have no other gods before me.


2 – Raise your first two fingers – The second looks like the first – but it isn’t. You shall not make an imitation, a carved image; you shall not bow down and worship it.


3 - Three fingers make a “W” – Watch your words. Do not take the name of God in vain.



4 - Four fingers with thumb folded into palm – The thumb is resting beneath the others. Remember the Sabbath day to keep it holy.


5 - Five fingers make a salute – Honor your father and mother.


6 - Point your right index finger into your left palm – Do no murder.


7 – Place the first two fingers of your right hand behind the other hand – These two shall not go off hiding behind the others to do sinful things. Do not commit adultery.


8 – Eight fingers in air resemble the bars of a cell – Do not steal.


9 – Place the right thumb under the upraised fingers of your right hand – This person (the thumb) shall not bring to these fingers (persons) a false witness about the others (fingers of left hand).


10 - Both palms up motioning toward self represent gimme, gimme – You shall not covet anything your neighbor has.