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 - Eighth Commandment
... 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 require it ...
Three Oaths - Viewpoint of The Rishonim - Nachmanides
... it is incumbent upon Jews in every generation as a positive commandment to attempt to conquer the Land of Israel ... 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 ... treat it as such would be to effectively nullify a biblical commandment ...
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 ... 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 ... of another's prosperity." Explaining Church teaching of this commandment, Kreeft cites Saint Thomas Aquinas, who wrote, "An evil desire can only be overcome by a stronger good desire." The US Bishops suggest that this ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment
... 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 evangelization" of their children ...
Catholic Doctrine Regarding The Ten Commandments - Fourth Commandment - Jesus' Expansion
... 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" ... for any working family or society" it is the "greatest social commandment" and requires people to love God and neighbor ...

More definitions of "commandment":

  • (noun): Something that is commanded.

Famous quotes containing the word commandment:

    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)

    There will, however, be no one in need among you, because the LORD is sure to bless you in the land that the LORD your God is giving you as a possession to occupy, if only you will obey the LORD your God by diligently observing this entire commandment that I command you today.
    Bible: Hebrew, Deuteronomy 15:4,5.

    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)