The 10 Commandments (four versions)
We researched the claim that there are different versions of the 10 Commandments, and found that there are indeed three different versions (Catholic, Jewish, and Protestant) as well as a Muslim version of sorts. This variation brings up an interesting point — posting the 10 Commandments in public places not only requires a choice of religious over secular, it also necessitates a choice between religions.
The 10 Commandments appear in three places in the Bible: in Exodus, chapter 20, in Exodus, chapter 34 and in Deuteronomy, chapter 5:
a. All three versions differ.
a. Muslims regard Moses as one of their greatest prophets, but they reject the Biblical versions of the Ten Commandments.
a. Jewish Version (Exodus 20) - The Jewish version refers to the same place in the Bible as the Protestant version but emerges with a different interpretation. The initial reference to Egyptian bondage is important enough to Jews that it forms a separate commandment.