'Commandment' in the Bible
At the commandment of the Lord the Israelites would begin their journey, and at the commandment of the Lord they would make camp; as long as the cloud remained settled over the tabernacle they would camp.
When the cloud remained over the tabernacle a number of days, they remained camped according to the Lord's commandment, and according to the Lord's commandment they would journey.
At the commandment of the Lord they camped, and at the commandment of the Lord they traveled on; they kept the instructions of the Lord according to the commandment of the Lord, by the authority of Moses.
This was the first time they set out on their journey according to the commandment of the Lord, by the authority of Moses.
But Moses said, "Why are you now transgressing the commandment of the Lord? It will not succeed!
Because he has despised the word of the Lord and has broken his commandment, that person must be completely cut off. His iniquity will be on him.'"
Balaam replied to the servants of Balak, "Even if Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I could not transgress the commandment of the Lord my God to do less or more.
If Balak would give me his palace full of silver and gold, I cannot go beyond the commandment of the Lord to do either good or evil of my own will, but whatever the Lord tells me I must speak'?
Moses recorded their departures according to their journeys, by the commandment of the Lord; now these are their journeys according to their departures.
"This commandment I am giving you today is not too difficult for you, nor is it too remote.
The Lord will deliver them over to you and you will do to them according to the whole commandment I have given you.
Israel has sinned; they have violated my covenantal commandment! They have taken some of the riches; they have stolen them and deceitfully put them among their own possessions.
Joshua read aloud every commandment Moses had given before the whole assembly of Israel, including the women, children, and resident foreigners who lived among them.
Then Samuel said to Saul, "You have made a foolish choice! You have not obeyed the commandment that the Lord your God gave you. Had you done that, the Lord would have established your kingdom over Israel forever!
But he did not execute the sons of the assassins. He obeyed the Lord's commandment as recorded in the law scroll of Moses, "Fathers must not be put to death for what their sons do, and sons must not be put to death for what their fathers do. A man must be put to death only for his own sin."
However, he did not execute their sons. He obeyed the Lord's commandment as recorded in the law scroll of Moses, "Fathers must not be executed for what their sons do, and sons must not be executed for what their fathers do. A man must be executed only for his own sin."
They performed the service of their God and the service of purification, along with the singers and gatekeepers, according to the commandment of David and his son Solomon.
Then the servants of the king who were at the king's gate asked Mordecai, "Why are you violating the king's commandment?"
Then you will know that I sent this commandment to you so that my covenant may continue to be with Levi," says the Lord who rules over all.
He answered them, "And why do you disobey the commandment of God because of your tradition?
"Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?"
This is the first and greatest commandment.
He also said to them, "You neatly reject the commandment of God in order to set up your tradition.
But Jesus said to them, "He wrote this commandment for you because of your hard hearts.
Now one of the experts in the law came and heard them debating. When he saw that Jesus answered them well, he asked him, "Which commandment is the most important of all?"
The second is: 'Love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these."
Then they returned and prepared aromatic spices and perfumes. On the Sabbath they rested according to the commandment.
No one takes it away from me, but I lay it down of my own free will. I have the authority to lay it down, and I have the authority to take it back again. This commandment I received from my Father."
And I know that his commandment is eternal life. Thus the things I say, I say just as the Father has told me."
"I give you a new commandment -- to love one another. Just as I have loved you, you also are to love one another.
My commandment is this -- to love one another just as I have loved you.
But sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, produced in me all kinds of wrong desires. For apart from the law, sin is dead.
And I was once alive apart from the law, but with the coming of the commandment sin became alive
and I died. So I found that the very commandment that was intended to bring life brought death!
For sin, seizing the opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it I died.
So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous, and good.
Did that which is good, then, become death to me? Absolutely not! But sin, so that it would be shown to be sin, produced death in me through what is good, so that through the commandment sin would become utterly sinful.
For the commandments, "Do not commit adultery, do not murder, do not steal, do not covet," (and if there is any other commandment) are summed up in this, "Love your neighbor as yourself."
For the whole law can be summed up in a single commandment, namely, "You must love your neighbor as yourself."
"Honor your father and mother," which is the first commandment accompanied by a promise, namely,
For it would have been better for them never to have known the way of righteousness than, having known it, to turn back from the holy commandment that had been delivered to them.
I want you to recall both the predictions foretold by the holy prophets and the commandment of the Lord and Savior through your apostles.
Dear friends, 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 that you have already 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.
Now this is his commandment: that we believe in the name of his Son Jesus Christ and love one another, just as he gave us the commandment.
And the commandment we have from him is this: that the one who loves God should love his fellow Christian too.
But now I ask you, lady (not as if I were writing a new commandment to you, but the one we have had from the beginning), that we love one another.
(Now this is love: that we walk according to his commandments.) This is the commandment, just as you have heard from the beginning; thus you should walk in it.
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