Seven Deadly Sins & Ten Commandments?

Was doing research for book I'm about to read, "Wicked Appetite" by Janet Evanovich. It's about search for seven stones that represent the Seven Deadly Sins.

Knowing 10 Commandments, I wondered if there's some relationship between the commandments & sins. Was able to match only some commandments with sins. Can anybody match the ones that remain (1 - 4), here are my notes:

10 Commandments

1. Shall not have other gods beside Me

2. Shall not use My name in vain

3. Remember to keep God’s day holy

4. Honor father and mother

5. Shall not kill

6. Shall not commit adultery (no sexually cheating with someone already married)

7. Shall not steal

8. Shall not lie

9. Shall not covet (have the hots for) neighbor’s wife

10. Shall not covet (desire) neighbor’s goods

Seven Deadly Sins

Lust: craving for sex, power & money (relates to commandment 6)

Gluttony: desire to eat or consume more than you require (relates to commandment)

Greed: desire for material wealth or gain (relates to commandment 7)

Sloth: laziness & avoidance of work (relates to commandment)

Wrath: loss of rational self-control & desire to harm others (relates to commandment 5)

Envy: wanting what others have (relates to commandments 9 and 10)

Pride: excessive belief in one’s own abilities (relates to commandment 8)

Envy vs. Greed

Envy's desire for what someone else has; want it for yourself because that person has it. Sometimes even want to take it in order to destroy it, not keep it.

Envy's jealousy, greed's simple desire


I'm not looking for actual relationships, but similarities instead.

11 Answers

  • Gary B
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Actually, you are looking in the wrong spot.

    The Seven Deadly Sins DO NOT come from the Bible!!!

    In fact, the Seven Deadly Sins were made up in the Fourth Century AD by the Roman Catholic church, but DO NOT have any direct connection with the Word of God.

  • Smokie
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    Since the god inspired authors of the bible didn't do a very good job, people such as Martin Luthor, (the monk not the civil rights leader) took it upon himself to decide what each commandment really means. So to understand the bible, you need another book or with lutherans it's called the small catacism. Of course the ones who didn't believe in Luthor made up there own versions. According to Luthers little book, the seven deadly sins are pretty much covered in the don't kill commandment. Thinking a bad thought of someone is equal to killing them. Gluttony is equivalent to self inflicted murder as is sloth. Pride is making a god of yourself and placing yourself before god. Envy, lust falls under the don't covet your neighbors stuff. Basically, a little common sense goes much farther and makes us a much more moral species that the biblical babble. .

  • Keith
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Proverbs 6V16:"These six things doth the LORD hate: yea, seven are an abomination unto him:

    V17:"A Proud Look,

    "A Lying Tongue,

    and Hands that shed innocent blood.

    V18:"A heart that deviseth Wicked Imaginations,

    Feet that be Swift in running to mischief,

    V19:"A False Witness that Speaketh lies,

    and he that Soweth Discord among brethren."

    Obviously, all of these are based on the ten commandments--and actually emanate from it.

    The sin that was committed in the Garden of Eden, by Adam and Eve.

    The Lust of the eyes

    The Lust of the Flesh

    And the Pride of life.

    Scripture always interpret Scripture and when we examine these sins further, we see a link or a follow-up to certain sins.

    A person would lie, to cover up sin, they would steal because they covet, they would kill because they want to get away with the previous sins and they end up rejecting God.

    Sin no matter what form it takes, by breaking it down, will always prevent us from getting close to God.

    Romans 7:7: "Is the law sin?" It might be concluded that the law is sinful. Because of what the law does, it appears to be the culprit.

    Paul shows that the law is not sinful and examines its precise relation to sin in order to dismiss this suggestion.

    Paul answers his question (1) by giving a direct denial, "God forbid" and "by the law."

    Sin is unknowable without some law.

    The law also reveals the power of sin.

  • 5 years ago

    As a Roman Catholic you have the WRONG set of Commandments.

    Get s KJV Bibleand read the CORRECT list from God.

    The seven deadly sins is also a RCC invention, as

    ALL sins are worthy of DEATH.

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  • 5 years ago

    All sin is deadly. Any one sin will condemn you to Hell. The "Seven Deadly Sins" is a false teaching, as if some sins are acceptable, which is not true.

  • 5 years ago

    As Paul states, I would not have known had it Not been for the Law, there's something Seriously wrong with the Commandments you have provided friend!!! You truly should read a non catholic version, for she has "thought to change Gods Laws and times", your commandment #3 should be #4 and its Missing a significant amount of text!!! That's just 1 of the errors I see, there are more😢

    Source(s): Gods Word, revelation, former rcc
  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    There are no "seven deadly sins" in the Bible. And the ten commandments are just saying that we're all sinners. Catholicism leads to eternal torment in the lake of fire, so get away from it. We can't be saved by works. Romans 4:5 says that. So don't let the catholics deceive you.

    You need Jesus.

    Jesus loves you! The truth is that believing in Jesus to take you to heaven, is the only way to heaven. Jesus paid it all, so believe in Jesus, and you're saved. There is no chance to be saved after death. Jesus Christ is God, Jesus died on the cross to pay for all of our sins, and then Jesus resurrected from the dead. Nothing else pays for our sins, not works or deeds or religions or anything. So to be in heaven and not in eternal torment in the lake of fire, believe in Jesus Christ to take you to heaven. That easy! Tell Jesus right now that you believe in Jesus for eternal life, and you will be in heaven! Jesus loves you and wants to bless you now and throughout your life and forever!..

  • Bob L
    Lv 7
    5 years ago

    Among the Ten Commandments, the first three speak of our relationship and dedication to God. The remaining seven address our interactions with our fellow man, and the things of Earth.

  • Old-un
    Lv 6
    5 years ago

    There's no such thing as the seven deadly sins; Romans 6:23 K.J.V reads thus: ''For the wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is eternal life through Jesus Christ our Lord.''

  • Anonymous
    5 years ago

    The 7 deadly sins are manmade, while the commandments are straight out of the bible.

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