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commandment

a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
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Such tradition looked at how one violated a commandment in "thought, word, and deed" and at the work of the "Devil, the world, and our sinful flesh.
We celebrate the giving of the Torah and the Ten Commandments on Shavuot.
And what about commandment number six: "Thou shalt not commit adultery"?
The bill lists the Second Commandment as a prohibition on graven images, a passage that is not found in the Roman Catholic version.
But that Commandment is honored more in its breach than in its observance.
Commandment #4: If you can't get out at The right Time, stick around.
In the Protestant version, for example, the Second Commandment warns against making a "graven image.
Luther did not think the Third Commandment applied in a literal fashion to Christians, although he concluded that God wanted people to come together on the Lord's day to hear the word that frees us from work(s).
As a Reformed Presbyterian Christian, I adhere to the historic Protestant understanding of the Second Commandment, which forbids images of God on the grounds that they are inherently false and idolatrous and cannot adequately represent God.
Because we have left this one out, we have to divide what was originally one commandment against coveting into two commandments, the ninth and tenth, in order to get ten.
Likewise, "The Incremental Commandments" far more vividly embody the wayward laws of desire and fascination than the attraction of systems of rules, and the shag-pile paintings are positively pornographic in their capacity to generate tactile curiosity via the visual field; "priere de toucher" is the key commandment here.
The commandment that probably comes most readily to mind is the sixth: "Thou shalt not kill.