SEPARATING THE TEN COMMANDMENTS INTO OPPOSITES: Vices and Virtues (V&V)

The table below separates the Ten Commandments into opposites: vices and virtues


Please follow these steps to understand the table's construction or CLICK HERE FOR AN ANIMATED INTRODUCTION TO THE V&V CHART BELOW:
  1. The Ten Commandments were placed in the center column, (column, 5)
  2. It was determined if the commandment described something good (a virtue,column 6) or evil (a vice, column 4). An "X" was placed in the appropriate column.
  3. A one word summary of the vice or virtue was placed in column 3 and in column 7. The terminology for the vices(column 3) was selected from Mark 7:21-23.
  4. Some of the vices and virtues were italicized because they are not explicitly stated in the commandments, but they are implied.
  5. The Beatitudes (Matt 5:3-8) were overlaid in column 7.
  6. The appropriate verses of Deuteronomy that descibe the vices and virtues were added in columns 2 and 8.
  7. The appropriate chapters of John's Gospel[1-12] that describe the vices and virtues were added in columns 1 and 9.

Click on the colored text to read the scriptural references in KJV.

Vices in St. John Vices in Deut. Summary of Vice
(Mark 7:21-23)
Vice Ten Commandments(Deut 4:13b), Deut 5:6-21) Virtue Summary of Virtue
(Matt 5:3-12)
Virtues in Deut. Virtues in St. John

 

 

 

 

1. Serve Only the Lord X 1. Humility
  • the poor in spirit
  • they that mourn
  • the meek
Devotion to God(Deut 6:1-9)
The First Command(Mk12:29-31)
Humility,Prostrate(Deut 8:2-3)
Consecration(Deut 6:14)
Self-effacing(Deut 8:17)
Modesty(Deut 9:4-5)
Humility(1:15)
Inconspicuous(1:20)
Self-effacing(1:27)
Prostrate(1:29-30)
Awestruck(1:36)
Pretentious(1:19b)
Pompous,Flatulent(1:21,22)
Arrogance(1:24)
Self-sufficiency(7:7,8) 1. Pride X 2. Make no graven image.

 

 

 

 

 

Secularism,Amnesia(8:11)
Loftiness(8:12-14)
Self-righteous(9:1-5)
Pride X 3. Take not God's name in vain.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4. Remember the Sabbath. X Humility Remembering God's hand(8:2)
Remembering God's Provision(8:18)
Rest in Eternal not Physical or Temporal( Deut 10:7-9,Ps 1:1-3,Jer17:5-8)

 

Chastising the rebels(2:13-16) Obstinate(9:6)
Stubborn,Stiffnecked(9:24)
Insolent,Impudent(9:27)
Unmanageable,incorrigible(9:28)
2. Rebellion

 

5. Honor your father and mother...that you may live long... X 2. Obedience
  • those that hunger and thirst for righteousness
Chastisement(11:2)
Respectfulness (11:3-7)
Longevity(11:8-9)
Hunger and Thirst for righteousness(11:11-15)
Malleable,Conformable(11:18-22)
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13
14
15
16
Appellate Court(17:1-7)
Supreme Court(17:8-11)
King Definition(17:14-20)
Union of Civil,Eccles.Law(17:19)
Prophet Definition(18:15-22)
Christ Obeys Mother(2:1-4)
Disciples Obey Christ(2:5-8)
Christ's Obedience unto Death(2:9-11)
Condemnation(3:17-21)
Premeditated Murder(2:19-25)
Apathy(22:1-4)
Annoyance(21:11-14)
Dislike(21:15)
Maliciousness(19:15-19)
Hatred (19:11)
Murder(19:11-12
3. Hatred X 6. Do not murder.

 

3. Forgiveness
  • the merciful
Sympathy(19:1-6)
Concern(22:1-7)
Indignation(19:12)
Compassion (20:5-8)
Kindness(22:6-8)
Benevolence (21:10-13)
Appeasment(21:1-8)
Appeasment(21:18-21)
Sacrifice(21:22)
Indignation(2:17)
Germination(3:1-6)
Atonement(3:14-15)
Sacrifice (3:16)
Light incompatible with Darkness(3:18-21)
Waning reflection of John(3:30)
Disassociation with Samaritans(4:9)
Adultery of Samaritan Woman(4:16-18)
Familiarity breeds contempt(4:44)
Adultration(22:9)
Incompatibility(22:11)
Adultery(22:23-24)
Rape(22:25-29)
Incest(22:30a)
Pornography(22:30b)
Sodomy,Promiscuity(23:17-18)
Sewage(23:10-14)
Vulgarity,Profanity(23:14a)
Infidelity,wantoness(22:13-21)
4. Defilement X 7. Do not commit adultery.

 

4. Purity
  • the pure in heart
Purity(22:9)
Compatibility(22:11)
Virginity(22:13-21)
Modesty(22:30b)
Chastity(23:17-18)
Sanitation(23:10-14)
Embracing the destitute(23:15-16)
Holiness(23:14b)
Light dominates darkness(3:21)
Purification (3:25)
Purity of the Bride(3:29)
The brilliant light of the Son(3:31-36)
Embracing the destitute(4:27)
The candle in the darkness(4:28,29)
The spark that lights flame(4:39-42)
From alienation to consecration(4:44)
Impotence(5:3-13)
Misappropriation(6:27)
Earthly commerce(4:31-38)
Wicked wages(5:29b)
Laboring for the temporal(5:23-27)
Oppression of Slaves(23:14-15)
Forbidden Commerce(23:17-18)
Avoidance,Evasion 25:7-9
Divorcement(24:1-4)
Interest Bearing Loans(23:19)
Promise breaking(23:21)
Slack(25:5-10)
Haphazardness(24:8)
Robbing God(24:19-22)
Theft(25:4)
Stealing(24:7)
Injustice(25:1-4)
Avoid the Double Standard(25:13-16)
5. Theft X 8. Do not steal.

 

5. Diligence
  • the peacemakers
Declination(23:22)
Interest Free Loans(23:19)
Commitments(23:21)
Performance of Vow(23:23)
Kinsman Redeemer(25:5-6)
Secured Loans(25:10-13)
Justice(24:16,17)
Lending to Lord(24:19-22)
Commenseration(25:1)
Justice,Fairness(25:1-4)
Diligence,Thoroughness(24:8,9)
Faith/Works(4:47-54)
Empowerment(5:6-9)
Hierarchy(5:21-22)
Cooperation, Agency(4:35-38)
Thoroughness,frugality(6:12,13)
Commensuration(5:28-29)
Heavenly Commerce(4:31-38)
Supreme Judge(5:21-30)
Laboring for Eternity(6:26-63)
Betrayal(6:70)
Confusion(7:12-13)
Deceit(7:47)
Father of Lies(8:44)
Devil/Demon(8:52)
Self Deceit(9:1-41)
Hireling/Mercenary(10:12-13)
Confusion(10:18-19)
Predators(10:8-10)
Duplicity, Hypocrisy(25:13-14)
Deception(25:15)
Betrayal,Waylaying(25:17-19)
6. Deceit X 9. Do not lie.

 

6. Honesty
  • the persecuted...the falsely accused
Uprightness,Genuine(25:13-14)
Truthfulness(25:15)
Trustworthiness(25:16)
Sincerity(25:17-19)
Truth(8:13)
Truthfulness(8:45)
True Shepherd(10:1-18)
Truth of God(7:28)
Truth of Conscience(8:9)
True Witness,Judgment(8:14-18)
Truth Sets Free(8:31-32)
True Decendants of Abraham(8:42)
True Sheep (10:27-30)
Covetousness (11:48)
Greed (12:4-6)
Envy(12:9-11)
Jealousy(12:19)
Worldliness(12:42-43)
Dissatisfaction(28:15-68) 7. Covetousness X 10. Do not covet.

 

7. Gratefulness
  • rejoice and be exceedingly glad...
Gratefulness(26:1-15)
Contentment(28:1-14)
Gratitude(11:41)
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