What is commandment?

  • (noun): A doctrine that is taught.
    Synonyms: teaching, precept
    See also — Additional definitions below

Some articles on commandment:

Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment
... 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 sees this ... 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 - Fourth Commandment - Jesus' Expansion
... my sister, and 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 ...
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 with the ... Included in the Church teachings of this commandment is the requirement for Christians to bear witness to their faith "without equivocation" in situations that require it ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Tenth Commandment
... or his maidservant, or his 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 is the goal of the ... 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 ... us with sadness at the sight of another's prosperity." Explaining Church teaching of this commandment, Kreeft cites Saint Thomas Aquinas, who wrote, "An ...
Three Oaths - Viewpoint of The Rishonim - Nachmanides
... maintain that it is incumbent upon Jews in every generation as a positive commandment to attempt to conquer the Land of Israel ... In his glosses (Hashmatot) to Rambam's Sefer HaMitzvot on Positive Commandment #4 he wrote Nachmanides' position here is untenable if he maintains that the Three Oaths are Halachically binding ... to treat it as such would be to effectively nullify a biblical commandment ...

More definitions of "commandment":

  • (noun): Something that is commanded.

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)

    Thou shalt not, it is said, make unto thee any graven image of God. The same commandment should apply when God is taken to mean the living part of every human being, the part that cannot be grasped. It is a sin that, however much it is committed against us, we almost continually commit ourselves—Except when we love.
    Max Frisch (1911–1991)

    But he knows the way that I take; when he has tested me, I shall come out like gold. My foot has held fast to his steps; I have kept his way and have not turned aside. I have not departed from the commandment of his lips; I have treasured in my bosom the words of his mouth.
    Bible: Hebrew, Job 23:10-12.

    Job, of God.