Citation please, Smiley. Also tell us why the command between III and IV seems to be missing. Is it because there were other commands left out as well? How about ones about not concluding a covenant with any of the surrounding nations, not intermarrying, etc.?
Your previous answer was correct; you pointed out the law was considerably more complex than what appeared on the stone tablets. The reason was so there would be no mistake about the Christ when someone came along who kept it perfectly..
Now, lets cover the commandments written on stone tablets. Recall that Moses destroyed them, then returned to Mt. Sinai a 2nd time. God then re wrote the 10 as they appeared in Exodus 20:2-17 and Deuteronomy 5:6-21. I've shortened them to fit the post:
1] You must not have any other god but me.
2] You must not make for yourself an idol of any kind
3] You must not misuse the name of the Lord your God.
4] Remember to observe the Sabbath day by keeping it holy.
5] Honor your father and mother.
6] You must not murder.
7] You must not commit adultery.
8] You must not steal.
9] You must not testify falsely against your neighbor.
10] You must not covet
So where did you get your "ten commandments"? Did you discover the phrase "ten commandments" at Exodus 34:28 and assume it referred to the preceding laws?
Exodus 34: 27, 28 reads: "And Jehovah went on to say to Moses: “Write down for yourself these words, because it is in accordance with these words that I do conclude a covenant with you and Israel.” 28 And he continued there with Jehovah forty days and forty nights. He ate no bread and he drank no water. And he proceeded to write upon the tablets the words of the covenant, the Ten Words
."(Emphasis mine -Often translated as Ten Commandments)
The answer lies in who did the writing. Jehovah wrote the second set of tablets as the first, but he told Moses to "write down for yourself these words. . . ". The Ten Commandments are just as they were written and have been cited over the centuries.
So, I ask you again to cite your source.
BTW, as for not boiling a kid in its mother's milk,there is a reason for that to have been repeated 3 times, I think.