And God spoke all these words, saying,…
The emphatic and repeated "Thou shalt not" from God teaches —
I. MAN'S CAPACITY FOR EVIL.
II. MAN'S TENDENCY TO EVIL.
III. GOD'S KNOWLEDGE OF THIS CAPACITY AND TENDENCY OF MAN.
IV. GOD, KNOWING THIS, NEVERTHELESS PROHIBITS SIN. This indicates —
1. The guilt of sin.
2. The care of God.
(U. R. Thomas.)
Parallel VersesKJV: And God spake all these words, saying,