“Ten penalties of the Ten Commandments”

DISCLAIMER: I DONOT own the following teaching, I simply borrowed it from a book I currently own. The last paragraph is my own addition to what Mr. Dakes taught in the notes from:

“From notes on Exodus:”


“Exodus 20:5”

“Page 116”

“By Finis Jennings Dake”


1 Death for worshipping other gods

Exodus 20:3

Lev 18:21, 29

Lev 20:1-27

Deut 13:17

Deut 18:20-22

Deut 30:15-19

For this sin God specifically said he would blot names out of the book of life


2 Death for making idols

Exodus 20:4-6

Deut 13:1-18

Deut 17:2-7

Deut 18:20-22

Deut 27:15

Deut 30:15-19

Gal 5:19-21

For this sin God said he would blot out names out of the book of life

See: Psalm 69:28, 1Corinthians 6:9-11, Galatians 5:19-21, Colossians 3:5-6, Revelation 3:5 and Rev 22:18-19


3 Death for Blasphemy


Exodus 20:7

Lev 24:10-16

Numbers 15:30-31

Matt 12:31-32

Heb 10:29


4 Death for defiling Sabbaths and for any kind of work thereon

Exodus 20:8-11

Exodus 31:12-17

Exodus 24:2-3

Numbers 15:32-41

Lev 19:30

NO such penalty in NT

Romans 14:5-6


5 Death for dishonoring parents

Exodus 20:12

Exodus 21:15 and 17

Lev 20:9

Duet 21:18-23

Duet 27:16


Romans 1:29-32

Eph 6:2-3


6 Death for murder

Exodus 20:13

Lev 24:17 and 21

Compare with:

Matt 5:21-22

Gal 5:19-21

1 John 3:15


7 Death for adultery

Exodus 20:14

Lev 18:6-23

Lev 19:20

Lev 20:10-21

Duet 22:13-30

Deuteronomy 27:20-23

Compare with NT:

Romans 1:18-32

Galatians 5:19-21


8 Death for stealing

This includes stealing and selling men, women and children for slavery…

Thievery from others (Stealing goods, money -etc)

Exodus 20:15

Exodus 22:1-9

Duet 24:7

Compare with NT:

1 Corinthians 6:8-10


9 Death for being a false witness

Exodus 20:16

Was applied at times, The Law was ‘life for life’, ‘eye for eye’, ‘tooth for tooth’

Duet 19:16-21

Compare with NT:

Rev 21:8

Rev 22:15


10 Covetousness (Lust)

Death is not stated in connection with covetousness in particular but this is sin. IF indulged in it leads to breaking other commandments carrying the physical death penalty.

Exodus 20:17

In Joshua 7:21-26. We have an example of covetousness leading to the death penalty.

(Also in Leviticus 18:1-30 we are given a list of sins that Israel was to avoid in regards to showing a family members nudity, sexual relations with another mans wife, sodomy, bestiality and more. Such activities are called by God as ‘Abominable customs’ (Lev 18:30) and could have gotten a sinner cut off from Israel.)


Here is why I have posted these notes. Those who follow the philosophy of keeping the Ten Commandments should / would also have to keep the Punishments as well. Since most groups and individuals donot follow these same punishments as researched by the late Mr. Dake it is safe to assume that those who propagate keeping the Ten commandments are in reality  Commandments or Law breakers and not following God but mans ideology or ideas.

%d bloggers like this: