The 9th & 10th Commandment: You Shall Not Covet

A Simple Way to Pray By Martin Luther

The Ninth and Tenth Commandments:

You shall not covet your neighbor’s house.” Similarly, “his wife,” etc.

This teaches us first that we shall not dispossess our neighbor of his goods under pretense of legal claims, or lure away, alienate, or extort what is his, but help him to keep what is his, just as we wish to be done for ourselves. It is also a protection against the subtleties and chicaneries of shrewd manipulators who will receive their punishment in the end.

Second, we should render thanks to him.

Third, we should repentantly and sorrowfully confess our sins.

Fourth, we should ask for help and strength devoutly to keep such divine commandments

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