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Moses and the ten commandments At the top of the mountain, God told Moses ten things to remember. They were the ten things that make a good or bad person. They were called The Ten Commandments. This bible story is read, once again, in the beautiful tones of the late John Le Mesurier.

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Introduced by Natasha Lee Lewis. Read by John Le Mesurier. Duration 4.10
Proofread by Claire Deakin.

The Ten Commandments

Moses walked through the mighty storm, up the mountain towards God.
The children of Israel watched the lone figure staggering into the blackness, as the thunder and lightning raged.

God said, “I am your God, come to me.”
Moses got to the top, and God told him ten things to remember. They were the ten things that make a good or bad person. They were called The Ten Commandments.

“The first thing to remember
When you are being good,
Is have no other Gods but me
I don’t see why you should.
The second thing is simple.
Whatever else you do,
Don’t worship models made of clay
Don’t make an idol in that way,
I’d get annoyed with you.

In the third commandment
You mustn’t ever say
God, Lord or Heaven in a joke,
For that would spoil my day.
The fourth thing you must never do -
Upset my Sunday rest.
I’ve given you the other days
To do your work in many ways
On Sunday you can have a laze
And wear your Sunday best.

Number five’s a good one,
Remember what I say,
Don’t ever upset Mum and Dad
In any little way.

The sixth commandment sure makes sense,
I know that when I say
No killing is allowed, but then
You wouldn’t would you? Even when
You get annoyed with other men
And don’t get your own way.

If you are getting married
The seventh rule is this,
Don’t try and love another
Or give the girls a kiss.
At number eight there’s something
I’m sure you’d never do,
Don’t steal a thing, at any time
From anyone, for any rhyme
Or reason – as it is a crime,
And they would capture you.

The ninth one to remember
If you do as you’re bid,
Don’t blame a man for stealing
Unless you’re sure he did.
With all the people in the world
Your neighbour is a friend.
So don’t be jealous even when
You want his goat or horse or hen,
For that’s commandment number ten,
It’s at the very end.

Moses listened open mouthed as God told him all about the commandments. “Can you say it again? I didn’t have time to write them down.”

God said nothing, but waved his mighty hand over Mount Sinai. Lightning flashed, and smoke covered Moses. When it cleared, he saw all the commandments beautifully written on two pieces of stone.

Moses thanked God for his help, and began to stagger down the mountain with his commandments.

On the way down he had a good think about things.

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76 Responses to “The Ten Commandments”

  • Emily says:

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  • the lord teller says:

    Moses walked through the mighty storm, up the mountain towards God.

    The children of Israel watched the lone figure staggering into the blackness, as the thunder and lightning raged.

    God said, “I am your God, come to me.”

    Moses got to the top, and God told him ten things to remember. They were the ten things that make a good or bad person. They were called The Ten Commandments.

  • feza says:

    I love jesus I hope that when I die I will be able to go to heaven and I will give all my hopes to go there

  • drevoine says:


  • drevoine says:

    love god right he is in our life. :]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]:]

  • Alias says:

    VEry nice

  • JERMIA says:

    I love god this is cool Iloe u god !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • yairelys says:

    I love this book it teaches kid gods rules they are realy inportant thank you for reading this book to us.thank you!

  • Princess Beatrice says:

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  • Princess says:

    I loved it. It sounded very modern. My dad said its a very cool way of saying the ten commandments.

  • joseph says:

    the bible is the best

  • kia says:

    ok bertie i don’t like frogs but i love your storys.

  • pooja singh says:

    I like to read it . its very nice .

  • BecauseILoveU says:

    ummm… SATURDAY is the TRUE SABBATH, 7th day of the week. Sunday is for sun worshippers in babylonian times which the Pope continued to carry on because it was convenient till this day, 2012, i feel sorry for your misconception, may God help you all see the truth. Your church wont save you, only God can, so study the Bible yourself and find a church that stands on it alone, not to stand by a church by ‘Doctrines of Men’, ei Catholic Church. PLEASE read your history and study the Bible, all proofs SATURDAY is the ONE AND only true SABBATH HOLY DAY, when the sun sets on Friday till sunset Saturday. Put God first in all you do, love him with all your heart and soul and he will show you the lies and truth.

  • sean says:

    i like do not kill anyone ever

  • lili says:

    in god we trust

  • Lisa says:

    Brilliant, I’ve just been asked to teach Sunday school age 6-11 thie commandments over the next two Sundays. I love the poem. It’ll make so much more sense to this age group. THANK YOU

  • Anonymous says:


  • Moy says:


  • Jawaria says:

    a very interesting,exciting,and mind attracting poem.

  • Rachel says:

    It is nice to know the TEN COMMANDMENTS I like :Don’t kill the best!

  • lucy says:

    this website is the best ive been on.

  • Holly says:

    Are we supposed to read or listen???

    please reply:)

  • Holly says:

    Are we supposed to read or listen?
    If read this does not work!

  • Mrs.Bieber says:

    i will follow these rules and learn more about god in my life….:)

  • Anonymous says:

    i loke this story can we just get on and follow thes rulees dont broke them couse if you do your a fool by taylor lee watts

  • Ryan says:

    Lets Follow these Rules!

    Am i supposed to read this by myself?

  • RYAN says:

    Am i suppose to read this by myself?

  • Anonymous says:

    i like this story very much

  • kenzye says:

    i love it

  • kenzye says:

    i lovvvvvvvveeeeeeeee it

  • emy says:

    good work, but will like to have the stories with a little graphics, i think the kids will like it better

  • naashida says:

    prase the lord

  • jessy says:

    lord i realy loved that story i am going to read that /praise the lord and give a shout to him;i will obey all of those commaments……………………………………………………love jessy

  • naashida says:

    I loved it and i would try to obey all of those commandments PRASE THE LORD :D

  • Jahvanee says:

    This is a ver good thing to read every day

  • johnson says:

    this is a nice story

  • Little Cat says:

    Lord, I love your commads.
    How wonderful is your teaching O lord! Your teaching is a lamp for my steps, and a light for my path.
    Your word is my delight and the joy of my heart.
    You have the words of eternal life.

  • Cianna says:

    I love your frog Bertie and the 10 commandments and your web site.

  • code person says:


  • garrett says:

    umm where can i find the 10 commandments in voice becase i wan’t it on my phone

  • Maria says:

    This was the best story that I have ever read in my life. It was amazing! Give a shout out to God!

  • Evan says:

    I’ve been baptised on christmas eve
    on 12-24-09 and I was 8.

  • Evan says:

    There’s a movie of the Ten Commandments on TV.

  • Bertie says:

    Marianella, Many thanks. I’m sorry we let that through.

  • Marianella says:

    Hi Natasha
    I enjoy your site very much. I noticed this comment in Spanish and the last word is a curse word. How rude.
    God Bless

  • sash says:

    this is good

  • Bertie says:

    Dear Nina, Thanks for all your comments. Please don’t leave your email address though, as we prefer not to publish them. And Many many congratulations to your Mom.

  • Bertie says:

    James, really glad you like the story. Thank you !

  • james 2 says:

    i have got the story
    of the ten commandments in my bible.

  • james says:

    love the story is the story from you bertie
    please reply.

  • matthew says:

    wow i like this site.

  • Cherith says:

    I think it is a very good way to tell the ten commandments in a way kids can understand it.I like the way its a poem.xox

  • Lilla says:

    Thanks! These Bible stories are great!! Lookign forward to finding more here:-)

  • Bertie says:

    The view about Sunday / Sabbath has been expressed amply now, and I’m not going to let anymore comments through that repeat it because really Storynory is not the place for religious debate. But thanks for your comment.



  • anita says:

    his voice is wonderful!!

  • Kerri says:

    Enjoyed the reading of this Bible story. These special rules, while given to the children of Israel a very long time ago, are also good guidelines for individuals today. They remind and encourage us to make moral choices and treat others the way we (and they) prefer to be treated.

  • Anonymous says:


  • Kiven says:

    They are good moralisms!!!!!I’ll remember them.

  • Solana Pacific says:

    We enjoyed the voices & sound effects – INTERESTING!!

  • ?????????????????????????????????????????? says:

    refreshing my memory.knew everything already

  • Monika says:

    a beautiful story!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • John says:

    Isn’t the fourth supposed to be Saturday/Sabbath?

  • aishwarya says:


    it is good

  • chesca says:

    very creative and imaginative…..
    i love it!
    good luck and more power!

  • chesca says:

    very creative and imaginative
    i love it
    good luck and more power!

  • chesca says:

    very creative and imaginative

  • naomi says:

    i love to learn from the bible and how it comes to me and how every story has a meaning o and this is one of my favorites but my favorite is the passover story.

  • jacob says:

    it was good

  • lia says:

    i love this, its magical

  • Bertie says:

    Kirsty, I had to delete your comment on the 10 commandments because of a mild 4 letter word, but it’s only fair to record that you didn’t like it. Feed back – always appreciated.

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