'Commandment' in the Bible
Now the Lord said to Moses, “Come up to Me on the mountain and remain there, and I will give you the stone tablets with the law and the commandment which I have written for their instruction.”
There I will meet with you; and from above the mercy seat, from between the two cherubim which are upon the ark of the testimony, I will speak to you about all that I will give you in commandment for the sons of Israel.
These are the numbered men of the Kohathite families, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord through Moses.
These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Gershon, everyone who was serving in the tent of meeting, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord.
These are the numbered men of the families of the sons of Merari, whom Moses and Aaron numbered according to the commandment of the Lord through Moses.
According to the commandment of the Lord through Moses, they were numbered, everyone by his serving or carrying; thus these were his numbered men, just as the Lord had commanded Moses.
So they moved out for the first time according to the commandment of the Lord through Moses.
But Moses said, “Why then are you transgressing the commandment of the Lord, when it will not succeed?
even all that the Lord has commanded you through Moses, from the day when the Lord gave commandment and onward throughout your generations,
Because he has despised the word of the Lord and has broken His commandment, that person shall be completely cut off; his guilt will be on him.’”
“Now this is the commandment, the statutes and the judgments which the Lord your God has commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land where you are going over to possess it,
It will be righteousness for us if we are careful to observe all this commandment before the Lord our God, just as He commanded us.
Therefore, you shall keep the commandment and the statutes and the judgments which I am commanding you today, to do them.
“You shall therefore keep every commandment which I am commanding you today, so that you may be strong and go in and possess the land into which you are about to cross to possess it;
For if you are careful to keep all this commandment which I am commanding you to do, to love the Lord your God, to walk in all His ways and hold fast to Him,
if only you listen obediently to the voice of the Lord your God, to observe carefully all this commandment which I am commanding you today.
that his heart may not be lifted up above his countrymen and that he may not turn aside from the commandment, to the right or the left, so that he and his sons may continue long in his kingdom in the midst of Israel.
if you carefully observe all this commandment which I command you today, to love the Lord your God, and to walk in His ways always—then you shall add three more cities for yourself, besides these three.
“For this commandment which I command you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it out of reach.
You have not forsaken your brothers these many days to this day, but have kept the charge of the commandment of the Lord your God.
Only be very careful to observe the commandment and the law which Moses the servant of the Lord commanded you, to love the Lord your God and walk in all His ways and keep His commandments and hold fast to Him and serve Him with all your heart and with all your soul.”
Samuel said to Saul, “You have acted foolishly; you have not kept the commandment of the Lord your God, which He commanded you, for now the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever.
and he cried to the man of God who came from Judah, saying, “Thus says the Lord, ‘Because you have disobeyed the command of the Lord, and have not observed the commandment which the Lord your God commanded you,
The statutes and the ordinances and the law and the commandment which He wrote for you, you shall observe to do forever; and you shall not fear other gods.
But the people were silent and answered him not a word, for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”
and did so according to the daily rule, offering them up according to the commandment of Moses, for the sabbaths, the new moons and the three annual feasts—the Feast of Unleavened Bread, the Feast of Weeks and the Feast of Booths.
And they did not depart from the commandment of the king to the priests and Levites in any manner or concerning the storehouses.
and commanded Judah to seek the Lord God of their fathers and to observe the law and the commandment.
Whenever any dispute comes to you from your brethren who live in their cities, between blood and blood, between law and commandment, statutes and ordinances, you shall warn them so that they may not be guilty before the Lord, and wrath may not come on you and your brethren. Thus you shall do and you will not be guilty.
They assembled their brothers, consecrated themselves, and went in to cleanse the house of the Lord, according to the commandment of the king by the words of the Lord.
Every work which he began in the service of the house of God in law and in commandment, seeking his God, he did with all his heart and prospered.
So now let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives and their children, according to the counsel of my lord and of those who tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.
For there was a commandment from the king concerning them and a firm regulation for the song leaders day by day.
In each and every province and in each and every city, wherever the king’s commandment and his decree arrived, there was gladness and joy for the Jews, a feast and a holiday. And many among the peoples of the land became Jews, for the dread of the Jews had fallen on them.
The precepts of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart;The commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.
Be to me a rock of habitation to which I may continually come;You have given commandment to save me,For You are my rock and my fortress.
I have seen a limit to all perfection;Your commandment is exceedingly broad.
My son, observe the commandment of your fatherAnd do not forsake the teaching of your mother;
For the commandment is a lamp and the teaching is light;And reproofs for discipline are the way of life
The one who despises the word will be in debt to it,But the one who fears the commandment will be rewarded.
He who keeps the commandment keeps his soul,But he who is careless of conduct will die.
But they were silent and answered him not a word; for the king’s commandment was, “Do not answer him.”
Then King Zedekiah gave commandment, and they committed Jeremiah to the court of the guardhouse and gave him a loaf of bread daily from the bakers’ street, until all the bread in the city was gone. So Jeremiah remained in the court of the guardhouse.
Then you will know that I have sent this commandment to you, that My covenant may continue with Levi,” says the Lord of hosts.
And He answered and said to them, “Why do you yourselves transgress the commandment of God for the sake of your tradition?
“Teacher, which is the great commandment in the Law?”
This is the great and foremost commandment.
Neglecting the commandment of God, you hold to the tradition of men.”
He was also saying to them, “You are experts at setting aside the commandment of God in order to keep your tradition.
But Jesus said to them, “Because of your hardness of heart he wrote you this commandment.
One of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, “What commandment is the foremost of all?”
The second is this, ‘You shall love your neighbor as yourself.’ There is no other commandment greater than these.”
Then they returned and prepared spices and perfumes.And on the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
No one has taken it away from Me, but I lay it down on My own initiative. I have authority to lay it down, and I have authority to take it up again. This commandment I received from My Father.”
For I did not speak on My own initiative, but the Father Himself who sent Me has given Me a commandment as to what to say and what to speak.
I know that His commandment is eternal life; therefore the things I speak, I speak just as the Father has told Me.”
A new commandment I give to you, that you love one another, even as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
but so that the world may know that I love the Father, I do exactly as the Father commanded Me. Get up, let us go from here.
“This is My commandment, that you love one another, just as I have loved you.
But sin, taking opportunity through the commandment, produced in me coveting of every kind; for apart from the Law sin is dead.
I was once alive apart from the Law; but when the commandment came, sin became alive and I died;
and this commandment, which was to result in life, proved to result in death for me;
for sin, taking an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me.
So then, the Law is holy, and the commandment is holy and righteous and good.
Therefore did that which is good become a cause of death for me? May it never be! Rather it was sin, in order that it might be shown to be sin by effecting my death through that which is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
For this, “You shall not commit adultery, You shall not murder, You shall not steal, You shall not covet,” and if there is any other commandment, it is summed up in this saying, “You shall love your neighbor as yourself.”
but now is manifested, and by the Scriptures of the prophets, according to the commandment of the eternal God, has been made known to all the nations, leading to obedience of faith;
If anyone thinks he is a prophet or spiritual, let him recognize that the things which I write to you are the Lord’s commandment.
Honor your father and mother (which is the first commandment with a promise),
Paul, an apostle of Christ Jesus according to the commandment of God our Savior, and of Christ Jesus, who is our hope,
that you keep the commandment without stain or reproach until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ,
but at the proper time manifested, even His word, in the proclamation with which I was entrusted according to the commandment of God our Savior,
And those indeed of the sons of Levi who receive the priest’s office have commandment in the Law to collect a tenth from the people, that is, from their brethren, although these are descended from Abraham.
For, on the one hand, there is a setting aside of a former commandment because of its weakness and uselessness
For when every commandment had been spoken by Moses to all the people according to the Law, he took the blood of the calves and the goats, with water and scarlet wool and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book itself and all the people,
For it would be better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than having known it, to turn away from the holy commandment handed on to them.
that you should remember the words spoken beforehand by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior spoken by your apostles.
Beloved, I am not writing a new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you have had from the beginning; the old commandment is the word which you have heard.
On the other hand, I am writing a new commandment to you, which is true in Him and in you, because the darkness is passing away and the true Light is already shining.
This is His commandment, that we believe in the name of His Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, just as He commanded us.
And this commandment we have from Him, that the one who loves God should love his brother also.
I was very glad to find some of your children walking in truth, just as we have received commandment to do from the Father.
Now I ask you, lady, not as though I were writing to you a new commandment, but the one which we have had from the beginning, that we love one another.
And this is love, that we walk according to His commandments. This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning, that you should walk in it.
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