On the 10th day of Christmas my truelove (God) gave to me, ten Lords a leaping.
very odd don't you think, but wait these ten lords are not some strange group of men in tights flocking around. not these lords would probably be better displayed as well men like Moses, Aaron, or Joshua. these ten lords are none other then the Ten Commandments.
if that is the case why do they seem so joyful, I mean they are leaping about, and leaping seems to imply some measure of Joy and mirth. One of the things that made the God of the Jews so different from the other religions of the time is that their God loved them enough to tell them what was good and what was bad.
Most other religions went through hoops hoping that they were doing what their god expected of them so that they would receive the blessing of their gods or goddesses. The Jews always knew what their God expected of them.
1. I am the Lord your God You shall have no other Gods
2 You shall not create any graven images
3. do not take the Lord's name in vaine
4. Remember the sabath and keep it holy
5. honor your mother and father
6. do not commit adultery
7. do not murder
8. do not steal
9. do not bare false hood
10. do not covet your neighbor's wife or anything that belongs to your neighbor.