Friday, August 20, 2010

Catechism of the Day

The Tenth Commandment
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor's wife,
nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his cattle,
nor anything that is thy neighbor’s.

What does this mean?
We should fear and love God,
that we may not estrange, force,
or entice away from our neighbor
his wife, servants, or cattle,

but urge them to stay and do their duty.

Decimum Praeceptum
Nec desiderabis uxorem eius,
non servum, non ancillam, non bovem, non asinum,
nec omnia, quae illius sunt.

Quae est huius praecepti sententia?
Debemus Deum timere et diligere,
ne a proximo uxorem, servos, ancillas
vel pecudes abalienemus aut abstrahamus,

sed illos adhortemur et urgeamus,
ut maeant et suum officium diligenter faciant.

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