'Commandment' in the Bible
and the prophet cried out to the man of God who had come from Judah, “This is what the Lord says: ‘Because you rebelled against the command of the Lord and did not keep the command that the Lord your God commanded you—
You are to be careful always to observe the statutes, the ordinances, the law, and the commandments He wrote for you; do not fear other gods.
He followed the daily requirement for offerings according to the commandment of Moses for Sabbaths, New Moons, and the three annual appointed festivals: the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the Festival of Weeks, and the Festival of Booths.
for every dispute that comes to you from your brothers who dwell in their cities—whether it regards differences of bloodguilt, law, commandment, statutes, or judgments—you are to warn them, so they will not incur guilt before the Lord and wrath will not come on you and your brothers. Do this, and you will not incur guilt.
He was diligent in every deed that he began in the service of God’s temple, in the instruction and the commands, in order to seek his God, and he prospered.
Let us therefore make a covenant before our God to send away all the foreign wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the command of our God. Let it be done according to the law.
The precepts of the Lord are right,making the heart glad;the command of the Lord is radiant,making the eyes light up.
For a command is a lamp, teaching is a light,and corrective discipline is the way to life.
He answered them, “And why do you break God’s commandment because of your tradition?
“Teacher, which command in the law is the greatest?”
This is the greatest and most important command.
But Jesus told them, “He wrote this command for you because of the hardness of your hearts.
One of the scribes approached. When he heard them debating and saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked Him, “Which command is the most important of all?”
“The second is: Love your neighboras yourself.There is no other command greater than these.”
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes. And they rested on the Sabbath according to the commandment.
“I give you a new command: Love one another. Just as I have loved you, you must also love one another.
And sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind. For apart from the law sin is dead.
Once I was alive apart from the law, but when the commandment came, sin sprang to life
and I died. The commandment that was meant for life resulted in death for me.
For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me, and through it killed me.
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy and just and good.
Therefore, did what is good cause my death? Absolutely not! On the contrary, sin, in order to be recognized as sin, was producing death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment, sin might become sinful beyond measure.
The commandments:Do not commit adultery;do not murder;do not steal;do not covet;and whatever other commandment—all are summed up by this: Love your neighbor as yourself.
Honor your father and mother, which is the first commandment with a promise,
to keep the command without fault or failure until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ.
The sons of Levi who receive the priestly office have a command according to the law to collect a tenth from the people—that is, from their brothers—though they have also descended from Abraham.
So the previous command is annulled because it was weak and unprofitable
For when every command had been proclaimed by Moses to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and goats, along with water, scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll itself and all the people,
For it would have been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness than, after knowing it, to turn back from the holy command delivered to them.
so that you can remember the words previously spoken by the holy prophets and the command of our Lord and Savior given through your apostles.
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