My son, keep your father's [God-given] commandment and forsake not the law of [God] your mother [taught you].
For the commandment is a lamp, and the whole teaching [of the law] is light, and reproofs of discipline are the way of life,
For I have known (chosen, acknowledged) him [as My own], so that he may teach and command his children and the sons of his house after him to keep the way of the Lord and to do what is just and righteous, so that the Lord may bring Abraham what He has promised him.
And so he commanded the second and the third and all that followed the droves, saying, This is what you are to say to Esau when you meet him.
So Isaac called Jacob and blessed him and commanded him, You shall not marry one of the women of Canaan.
He charged them and said to them, I am to be gathered to my [departed] people; bury me with my fathers in the cave that is in the field of Ephron the Hittite,
Watch which field they reap, and follow them. Have I not charged the young men not to molest you? And when you are thirsty, go to the vessels and drink what the young men have drawn.
Esther had not made known her nationality or her kindred, for Mordecai had charged her not to do so.
Now Esther had not yet revealed her nationality or her people, for she obeyed Mordecai's command to her [ to fear God and execute His commands] just as when she was being brought up by him.
For I also am a man subject to authority, with soldiers subject to me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my slave, Do this, and he does it.
He went to Pilate and asked for the body of Jesus, and Pilate ordered that it be given to him.
And I commanded you at that time all the things that you should do.
He answered them, What did Moses command you?
For I also am a man [daily] subject to authority, with soldiers under me. And I say to one, Go, and he goes; and to another, Come, and he comes; and to my bond servant, Do this, and he does it.
Simon, Simon (Peter), listen! Satan has asked excessively that [all of] you be given up to him [out of the power and keeping of God], that he might sift [all of] you like grain,
[So] they summoned them and imperatively instructed them not to converse in any way or teach at all in or about the name of Jesus.
As we have heard that some persons from our number have disturbed you with their teaching, unsettling your minds and throwing you into confusion, although we gave them no express orders or instructions [on the points in question],
1 Corinthians 7:6
But I am saying this more as a matter of permission and concession, not as a command or regulation.
2 Corinthians 8:8
I give this not as an order [to dictate to you], but to prove, by [pointing out] the zeal of others, the sincerity of your [own] love also.
2 Thessalonians 3:6
Now we charge you, brethren, in the name and on the authority of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that you withdraw and keep away from every brother (fellow believer) who is slack in the performance of duty and is disorderly, living as a shirker and not walking in accord with the traditions and instructions that you have received from us.
2 Thessalonians 3:10
For while we were yet with you, we gave you this rule and charge: If anyone will not work, neither let him eat.
2 Thessalonians 3:12
Now we charge and exhort such persons [as ministers in Him exhorting those] in the Lord Jesus Christ (the Messiah) that they work in quietness and earn their own food and other necessities.
1 Timothy 5:7
Charge [the people] thus, so that they may be without reproach and blameless.
1 Timothy 5:21
I solemnly charge you in the presence of God and of Christ Jesus and of the chosen angels that you guard and keep [these rules] without personal prejudice or favor, doing nothing from partiality.
[And may show their soundness by] ceasing to give attention to Jewish myths and fables or to rules [laid down] by [mere] men who reject and turn their backs on the Truth.
Therefore, though I have abundant boldness in Christ to charge you to do what is fitting and required and your duty to do,