Decalogue (Exodus 20:1-17)
Ten Commandments belong among the most known texts of the Bible. However, it is not so much known that this text, in fact, can not be literary called as commandments.
The only grammatically genuine imperative is the fifth commandment: honor your parents (Ex 20:12). Another specific is the instruction of the fourth commandment "remember the sabbath" (Ex 20:8) which is grammatically infinitive. All of the other instances are just indicatives.
|ענה||answer; humble, oppress; violate, rape; worried about; sing, howl|
|פקד||visit; take care of, miss|
|לְמַעַן||for the sake of, on account of, for the purpose of|
|חֶסֶד||loyalty, kindness, love|