Parts of Speech

n f

Root Word (Etymology)

from 1781

Dictionary Aids

TWOT Reference: TDNT 2:545

KJV Translation Count — 71x

The KJV translates Strongs H1 in the following manner: commandment (69), precept (2)

Outline of Biblical Usage

1. an order, command, charge, precept, injunction
a. that which is prescribed to one by reason of his office
2. a commandment
a. a prescribed rule in accordance with which a thing is done
1. a precept relating to lineage, of the Mosaic precept concerning the priesthood
2. ethically used of the commandments in the Mosaic law or Jewish tradition
For Synonyms see entry 5918

Strong's Definitions

en-tol-ay'; from (1781) (ἐντέλλομαι); injunction, i.e. an authoritative prescription: — commandment, precept.

Concordance Results Using KJV

Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least G1785s, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.


For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother.


But he answered and said unto them, Why do ye also transgress the G1785 of God by your tradition?


And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the G1785 of God of none effect by your tradition.


And he said unto him, Why callest thou me good? there is none good but one, that is, God: but if thou wilt enter into life, keep the G1785s.


Master, which is the great G1785 in the law?


This is the first and great G1785.


On these two G1785s hang all the law and the prophets.


For laying aside the G1785 of God, ye hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things ye do.


And he said unto them, Full well ye reject the G1785 of God, that ye may keep your own tradition.