'Precepts' in the Bible
And the Lord commanded me at that time to teach you the statutes and precepts, that you might do them in the land which you are going over to possess.
These are the testimonies and the laws and the precepts which Moses spoke to the Israelites when they came out of Egypt,
But you [Moses], stand here by Me, and I will tell you all the commandments and the statutes and the precepts which you shall teach them, that they may do them in the land which I give them to possess.
Now this is the instruction, the laws, and the precepts which the Lord your God commanded me to teach you, that you might do them in the land to which you go to possess it,
When your son asks you in time to come, What is the meaning of the testimonies and statutes and precepts which the Lord our God has commanded you?
You shall therefore keep and do the instruction, laws, and precepts which I command you this day.
And if you hearken to these precepts and keep and do them, the Lord your God will keep with you the covenant and the steadfast love which He swore to your fathers.
Beware that you do not forget the Lord your God by not keeping His commandments, His precepts, and His statutes which I command you today,
Therefore you shall love the Lord your God and keep His charge, His statutes, His precepts, and His commandments always.
You have [openly] declared the Lord this day to be your God, [pledging] to walk in His ways, to keep His statutes and His commandments and His precepts, and to hearken to His voice.
Keep the charge of the Lord your God, walk in His ways, keep His statutes, His commandments, His precepts, and His testimonies, as it is written in the Law of Moses, that you may do wisely and prosper in all that you do and wherever you turn,
Concerning this house which you are building, if you will walk in My statutes, execute My precepts, and keep all My commandments to walk in them, then I will fulfill to you My promises which I made to David your father.
That He may incline our hearts to Him, to walk in all His ways and to keep His commandments, His statutes, and His precepts which He commanded our fathers.
And if you will walk before Me, as David your father walked, in integrity of heart and uprightness, doing according to all that I have commanded you, keeping My statutes and My precepts,
And madest known unto them thy holy sabbath, and commandedst them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:
But his delight and desire are in the law of the Lord, and on His law (the precepts, the instructions, the teachings of God) he habitually meditates (ponders and studies) by day and by night.
The precepts of the Lord are right, making the heart glad; the commandment of the Lord is radiant, making the eyes light up.
to those who keep his covenant and to those who remember to observe his precepts.
Whatever he does is reliable and just, and all his precepts are trustworthy,
The fear of Jehovah is the beginning of wisdom; a good understanding have all they that do his precepts: his praise abideth for ever.
Yes, they do no unrighteousness [no willful wandering from His precepts]; they walk in His ways.
Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
I will meditate in thy precepts, and have respect unto thy ways.
Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk of thy wondrous works.
Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy righteousness.
And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts with my whole heart.
Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I will meditate in thy precepts.
They had almost consumed me upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened me.
I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy precepts.
I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
Therefore I esteem all thy precepts concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
Deliver me from the oppression of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
The sum of Your word is truth [the total of the full meaning of all Your individual precepts]; and every one of Your righteous decrees endures forever.
I have kept thy precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
I wandered as a lost sheep, seek Thy servant, For Thy precepts I have not forgotten!
And Jeremiah said unto the house of the Rechabites, Thus saith the LORD of hosts, the God of Israel; Because ye have obeyed the commandment of Jonadab your father, and kept all his precepts, and done according unto all that he hath commanded you:
We have sinned, and have committed iniquity, and have done wickedly, and have rebelled, even by departing from thy precepts and from thy judgments:
Though I wrote for him ten thousand precepts of My law, They are regarded as a strange thing.
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'"
'BUT IN VAIN DO THEY WORSHIP ME, TEACHING AS DOCTRINES THE PRECEPTS OF MEN.'
They were both of them upright before God, blamelessly obeying all the Lord's precepts and ordinances.
For the precepts, "Thou shalt not commit adultery," "Thou shalt do no murder," "Thou shalt not steal," "Thou shalt not covet," and all other precepts, are summed up in this one command, "Thou shalt love thy fellow man as much as thou lovest thyself."
And all who depend on the Law [who are seeking to be justified by obedience to the Law of rituals] are under a curse and doomed to disappointment and destruction, for it is written in the Scriptures, Cursed (accursed, devoted to destruction, doomed to eternal punishment) be everyone who does not continue to abide (live and remain) by all the precepts and commands written in the Book of the Law and to practice them.
Do not be deceived and deluded and misled; God will not allow Himself to be sneered at (scorned, disdained, or mocked by mere pretensions or professions, or by His precepts being set aside.) [He inevitably deludes himself who attempts to delude God.] For whatever a man sows, that and that only is what he will reap.
If you have died with Christ and have escaped from the world's rudimentary notions, why, as though your life still belonged to the world, do you submit to such precepts as
(all which things are to perish with the using), after the precepts and doctrines of men?
For you know what charges and precepts we gave you [ on the authority and by the inspiration of] the Lord Jesus.
To keep all His precepts unsullied and flawless, irreproachable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ (the Anointed One),
And this is how we may discern [ daily, by experience] that we are coming to know Him [to perceive, recognize, understand, and become better acquainted with Him]: if we keep (bear in mind, observe, practice) His teachings (precepts, commandments).
But he who keeps (treasures) His Word [who bears in mind His precepts, who observes His message in its entirety], truly in him has the love of and for God been perfected (completed, reached maturity). By this we may perceive (know, recognize, and be sure) that we are in Him:
By this we come to know (recognize and understand) that we love the children of God: when we love God and obey His commands (orders, charges) -- "[when we keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and His teaching].
For the [true] love of God is this: that we do His commands [keep His ordinances and are mindful of His precepts and teaching]. And these orders of His are not irksome (burdensome, oppressive, or grievous).
And what this love consists in is this: that we live and walk in accordance with and guided by His commandments (His orders, ordinances, precepts, teaching). This is the commandment, as you have heard from the beginning, that you continue to walk in love [guided by it and following it].