The reason that the Ten Commandments are short and clear is that they were handed down direct, and not through several committees.
... Dan Bennett
The Ten Commandments in Verse for a child.
Above all else love God alone;
Bow down to neither wood or stone.
God's name refuse to take in vain;
The Sabbath rest with care maintain.
Respect your parents all your days;
Hold sacred human life always.
Be loyal to your chosen mate;
Steal nothing neither small nor great.
Report, with truth, your neighbor's deed;
And rid your mind of selfish greed.
from the MuGuffey Reader
Encourage one another,