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Definition of Commandment

Commandment

  1. An order or injunction given by authority; a command; a charge; a precept; a mandate.
  2. One of the ten laws or precepts given by God to the Israelites at Mount Sinai.
  3. The act of commanding; exercise of authority.
  4. The offense of commanding or inducing another to violate the law.

Commandment Quotations

There are matters in the Bible, said to be done by the express commandment of God, that are shocking to humanity and to every idea we have of moral justice.
Thomas Paine

Be unselfish. That is the first and final commandment for those who would be useful and happy in their usefulness. If you think of yourself only, you cannot develop because you are choking the source of development, which is spiritual expansion through thought for others.
Charles William Eliot

If a man say, 'I love God,' and hateth his brother, he is a liar: for he that loveth not his brother whom he hath seen, how can he love God whom he hath not seen? And this commandment have we from him, That he who loveth God love his brother also.
John the Apostle

On the question of relating to our fellowman - our neighbor's spiritual need transcends every commandment. Everything else we do is a means to an end. But love is an end already, since God is love.
Edith Stein

Ever since Adam's day, the divine law of the Sabbath has been emphasized repeatedly over the centuries more than any other commandment. This long emphasis alone is an indication of its importance.
James E. Faust
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Commandment Translations

commandment in German is Gebot, Vorschrift
commandment in Hungarian is parancsolat
commandment in Spanish is mando
commandment in Swedish is bud