|༺༻||42 declarations of purity|
42 negative confessions (Papyrus of Ani)
|42 commandments of Ancient Egypt|
|1.||I have not done iniquity.|
I have not committed sin.
|I.||Thou shalt not kill, nor bid anyone kill.|
|2.||I have not robbed with violence.||II.||Thou shalt not commit adultery or rape.|
|3.||I have not stolen.||III.||Thou shalt not avenge thyself nor burn with rage.|
|4.||I have not made any to suffer pain.|
I have not slain men or women.
|IV.||Thou shalt not cause terror.|
|5.||I have not defrauded offerings.|
I have not stolen food.
|V.||Thou shalt not assault anyone nor cause anyone pain.|
|6.||I have not swindled offerings.||VI.||Thou shalt not cause misery.|
|7.||I have not stolen from God/Goddess.||VII.||Thou shalt not do any harm to man or to animals.|
|8.||I have not told lies.||VIII.||Thou shalt not cause the shedding of tears.|
|9.||I have not caused the shedding of tears.|
I have not carried away food.
|IX.||Thou shalt not wrong the people nor bear them any evil intent.|
|10.||I have not dealt deceitfully.|
I have not cursed.
|X.||Thou shalt not steal nor take that which does not belong to you.|
|11.||I have not acted guilefully.|
I have not closed my ears to truth.
|XI.||Thou shalt not take more than thy fair share of food.|
|12.||I have not laid waste to the land.|
I have not committed adultery.
|XII.||Thou shalt not damage the crops, the fields, or the trees.|
|13.||I have not set my lips against anyone.|
I have not made anyone cry.
|XIII.||Thou shalt not deprive anyone of what is rightfully theirs.|
|14.||I have not been angry or wrathful without a just cause.|
I have not felt sorrow without reason.
|XIV.||Thou shalt not bear false witness, nor support false allegations.|
|15.||I have not lusted nor defiled the wife of any man.|
I have not assaulted anyone.
|XV.||Thou shalt not lie, nor speak falsely to the hurt of another.|
|16.||I have not polluted myself.|
I am not deceitful.
|XVI.||Thou shalt not use fiery words nor stir up any strife.|
|17.||I have not caused terror.|
I have not stolen anyone’s land.
|XVII.||Thou shalt not speak or act deceitfully to the hurt of another.|
|18.||I have not done that which is abominable.|
I have not been an eavesdropper.
|XVIII.||Thou shalt not speak scornfully against others.|
|19.||I have not multiplied words exceedingly.|
I have not falsely accused anyone.
|XIX.||Thou shalt not eavesdrop.|
|20.||I have never uttered fiery words.|
I have not been angry without reason.
|XX.||Thou shalt not ignore the truth or words of righteousness.|
|21.||I have not judged hastily.|
I have not seduced anyone’s wife.
|XXI.||Thou shalt not judge anyone hastily or harshly.|
|22.||I have not transgressed nor have I vexed or angered God.|
I have not polluted myself.
|XXII.||Thou shalt not disrespect sacred places.|
|23.||I have not stopped my ears against the words of Right and Truth.|
I have not terrorized anyone.
|XXIII.||Thou shalt cause no wrong to be done to any workers or prisoners.|
|24.||I have not burned with rage.|
I have not disobeyed the Law.
|XXIV.||Thou shalt not be angry without good reason.|
|25.||I have not worked grief.|
I have not been exclusively angry.
|XXV.||Thou shalt not hinder the flow of running water.|
|26.||I have not acted with insolence.|
I have not cursed God/Goddess.
|XXVI.||Thou shalt not waste the running water.|
|27.||I have not avenged myself.|
I have not behaved with violence.
|XXVII.||Thou shalt not pollute the water or the land.|
|28.||I have not stirred up strife.|
I have not caused disruption of peace.
|XXVIII.||Thou shalt not take God’s name in vain.|
|29.||I have not been an eavesdropper.|
I have not acted hastily or without thought.
|XXIX.||Thou shalt not despise nor anger God.|
|30.||I have not wronged the people.|
I have not overstepped my boundaries of concern.
|XXX.||Thou shalt not steal from God.|
|31.||I have done no harm nor have I done evil.|
I have not exaggerated my words when speaking.
|XXXI.||Thou shalt not give excessive offerings nor less than |
what is due.
|32.||I have not worked treason.|
I have not worked evil.
|XXXII.||Thou shalt not covet thy neighbor’s goods.|
|33.||I have never fouled the water.|
I have not used evil thoughts, words or deeds.
|XXXIII.||Thou shalt not steal from nor disrespect the dead.|
|34.||I have not spoken scornfully.|
I have not polluted the water.
|XXXIV.||Thou shalt remember and observe the appointed holy days.|
|35.||I have never cursed God.|
I have not spoken angrily or arrogantly.
|XXXV.||Thou shalt not hold back the offerings due God.|
|36.||I have not behaved with arrogance.|
I have not cursed anyone in thought, word or deeds.
|XXXVI.||Thou shalt not interfere with sacred rites.|
|37.||I have not envied or craved for that which belongs to another.|
I have not placed myself on a pedestal.
|XXXVII.||Thou shalt not slaughter with evil intent any sacred animals.|
|38.|| I have not stolen what belongs to God/Goddess.||XXXVIII.||Thou shalt not act with guile or insolence.|
|39.||I have not filched food from the mouth of the infant.|
I have not stolen from or disrespected the deceased.
|XXXIX.||Thou shalt not be unduly proud nor act with arrogance.|
|40.||I have done no hurt unto man, nor wrought harm unto beasts.|
I have not taken food from a child.
|XL.||Thou shalt not magnify your condition beyond what is appropriate.|
|41.|| I have not acted with insolence.||XLI.||Thou shalt do no less than your daily obligations require.|
|42.||I have never magnified my condition beyond what was fitting.|
I have not destroyed property belonging to God/Goddess
|XLII.||Thou shalt obey the law and commit no treason.|