God first went to the Egyptians and asked them if they would like a commandment.
"What's a commandment?" they asked.
"Well, it's like, THOU SHALL NOT COMMIT ADULTERY," replied God.
The Egyptians thought about it and then said, "No way, that would ruin our weekends."
So then God went to the Assyrians and asked them if they would like a commandment.
They also asked, "What's a commandment?"
"Well," said God, "It's like, THOU SHALL NOT STEAL."
The Assyrians immediately replied, "No way. That would ruin our economy."
So finally God went to the Israelites and asked them if they wanted a commandment.
They asked, "How much?"
God said, "They're free."
The Israelites said, "Great! We'll take ten!"
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