Does their order indicate rank?
Exodus 20:1 - 17
ESV - 1 And God spoke all these words, saying. 2 I am the Lord your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of slavery.
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We cannot keep all the Commandments therefore we are sinners and subject to eternal death. The Torah gives about 613 commands that they of course couldn't keep either. We call some of those commands judgements and precepts. It is good to study the Torach and the Bible to learn all the complicated things given to Moses under the law for we can learn the mind of God of the Old Testament. In the New Testament God (Jesus Christ Incarnate) condensed the Commandments in to two. He said to love God and love your neighbor. He also said that He is the Truth, the Way and the Life. If you accept and follow Him, it will lead to eternal life with God. I know I would never keep up with all those Commands from the old Testament, so I am glad to repent of my sins and follow Jesus Christ and it is now that simple to have eternal life by following God's Son whom He sent to save us from all our past, present and future sins so that we can live with him eternally. Have faith in God and He wii direct your path.
Beyond the 10 Commandments - Anything from God even if it comes across as a suggestion is a Commandment and of equal value. And God said, "Let there be light," and there was light. Genesis 1:3
To a Jew or unsaved person, absolutely. Without Christ, if you break any of them, the Bible says even the dot over an I, you will not see heaven. But they were never meant to save anyone, just prove that humans needed a saviour. But if we were to rank them, Have no gods other than the true God would be #1 Love thy neighbor #2 Christ said if we do the above two would rest would just fall into place. # 3Thou shall not kill (murder) And the rest of them in whatever ranking you'd like to put them in. This is just me saying this, I don't think you will find it in the Bible, ranking that is. Luckily Christians are not judged by the 10 commandments, they are nailed to the cross in a manner of speaking. But that does not mean we should not try to follow them, especially if we are saved.
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