Westminster Shorter Catechism – Lord’s Day 36

Q & A 79
Q Which is the tenth commandment?
A “You shall not covet your neighbor’s house; you shall not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his male servant, or his female servant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s.”*1

Q & A 80
Q What is required in the tenth commandment?
A The tenth commandment requires full contentment with our own condition,2 with a right and charitable frame of spirit toward our neighbor, and all that is his.3

Q & A 81
Q What is forbidden in the tenth commandment?
A The tenth commandment forbids all discontentment with our own estate,4 envying or grieving at the good of our neighbor, and all inordinate motions and affections to anything that is his.5

*1 Exodus 20:17; Deuteronomy 5:21.
*2 Psalm 34:1; Philippians 4:11; 1 Timothy 6:6; Hebrews 13:5.
*3 Luke 15:6, 9, 11-32; Romans 12:15; Philippians 2:4.
*4 1 Corinthians 10:10; James 3:14-16.
*5 Galatians 5:26; Colossians 3:5.

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