I wanted to present some discussion of the Ten Commandments on Shavuot Eve, but the time got away from us. This was mostly due to the excellent presentations given by the assembled. It was really gratifying to be there and hear, listen and learn! So, here is a bit of learning related to the Decalogue. See below for slightly different language between the first and the second presentations of these Mitzvot:
Remember the Sabbath day . . . you shall perform no labor, neither you, your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your beast, nor your stranger who is in your cities. For [in] six days the Lord made the heaven and the earth, the sea and all that is in them, and He rested on the seventh day. Therefore, the Lord blessed the Sabbath day and sanctified it.
Keep the Sabbath day . . . you shall perform no labor, neither you, your son, your daughter, your manservant, your maidservant, your ox, your donkey, any of your livestock, nor the stranger who is within your cities, in order that your manservant and your maidservant may rest like you. And you shall remember that you were a slave in the land of Egypt, and that the Lord your G‑d took you out from there with a strong hand and with an outstretched arm; therefore, the Lord, your G‑d, commanded you to observe the Sabbath day.
Honor your father and your mother, in order that your days be lengthened on the land that the Lord, your G‑d, is giving you.
Honor your father and your mother as the Lord your G‑d commanded you, in order that your days be lengthened, and that it may go well with you on the land that the Lord, your G‑d, is giving you.
You shall not covet your neighbor's house. You shall not covet your neighbor's wife, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
And you shall not covet your neighbor's wife, nor shall you desire your neighbor's house, his field, his manservant, his maidservant, his ox, his donkey, or anything that belongs to your neighbor.
In addition to the differences, note the inclusion of the reward for the fourth commandment. There is only one other Mitzvah that carries with it the reward for keeping it. Perhaps you know of it offhand, but if you want to know what it is, please let me know.