What is commandment?

  • (noun): Something that is commanded.
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Some articles on commandment:

Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment - Jesus' Expansion
... mother." Pope Benedict XVI stated that this dictum of Jesus brought the fourth commandment to a new and higher level ... Thus, the fourth commandment's responsibilities extend to the greater society and requires respect for "legitimate social authorities" ... which is a "necessity for any working family or society" it is the "greatest social commandment" and requires people to love God and neighbor ...
Three Oaths - Viewpoint of The Rishonim - Nachmanides
... he did maintain that it is incumbent upon Jews in every generation as a positive commandment to attempt to conquer the Land of Israel ... Halachically binding, and that to treat it as such would be to effectively nullify a biblical commandment ... here is to prove that conquering the land was not a one-time-only commandment that applied to Joshua's battles rather it applied to King David and, by extension, in every generation ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment
... mother, that your days may be long in the land which the Lord your God gives you." The fourth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Pope Benedict XVI states that Rabbi Neusner "rightly ... The Catechism says this commandment requires duties of children to parents that include Respect toward parents that also flows to brothers and sisters ... Keeping this commandment, according to the Catechism, also requires duties of parents to children which include "Moral education, spiritual formation and ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Eighth Commandment
... You shall not bear false witness against your neighbor." The eighth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church The Catechism explains that bearing false witness or "speaking a falsehood ... Included in the Church teachings of this commandment is the requirement for Christians to bear witness to their faith "without equivocation" in situations that ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Tenth Commandment
... ox, or his ass, or anything that is your neighbor's." The tenth commandment according to the Catechism of the Catholic Church Detachment from riches ... Covetousness is prohibited by the tenth commandment because it is considered to be the first step toward commission of theft, robbery and fraud these may lead to violence and ... another's prosperity." Explaining Church teaching of this commandment, Kreeft cites Saint Thomas Aquinas, who wrote, "An evil desire can only be ...

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Famous quotes containing the word commandment:

    Ideals possess the strange quality that if they were completely realized they would turn into nonsense. One could easily follow a commandment such as “Thou shalt not kill” to the point of dying of starvation; and I might establish the formula that for the proper functioning of the mesh of our ideals, as in the case of a strainer, the holes are just as important as the mesh.
    Robert Musil (1880–1942)

    The Gospel of the army is cunning, as of all other human activities. The wisdom of the snake under the meekness of the sheep is what wins out.
    The first Commandment is—never let them get anything on you—
    The second: Graft—get privileges others haven’t got—worm yourself into confidence
    The Third—seem neat and prosperous—as if you had money in the bank—
    John Dos Passos (1896–1970)

    Remember thee?
    Ay, thou poor ghost, whiles memory holds a seat
    In this distracted globe. Remember thee?
    Yea, from the table of my memory
    I’ll wipe away all trivial fond records,
    All saws of books, all forms, all pressures past
    That youth and observation copied there,
    And thy commandment all alone shall live
    Within the book and volume of my brain,
    William Shakespeare (1564–1616)