The Ten Commandments are listed in Exodus 20 and Deuteronomy 5. If you think of the Bible as a guidebook for human behavior, the Ten Commandments serve as the main headings in its table of contents. By themselves, the commandments do not tell the whole story, but they clearly summarize it. God plainly tells us that all of His commandments are for our good. They have a purpose and are relevant in our lives today. They are to be a blessing and benefit to everyone. They define the relationships that produce respect, cooperation and stability within any society that fully understands and applies them.