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commandment

a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
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I have heard the commandments read a great many times and I never noticed that any of them said,
Hatfield was one of those who 'bind heavy burdens, and grievous to be borne, and lay them upon men's shoulders, while they themselves will not move them with one of their fingers'; and who 'make the word of God of none effect by their traditions, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men.' I was well pleased to observe that the new curate resembled him, as far as I could see, in none of these particulars.
But how can it, when it's so contradictory that I don't know whether I've written a promising book or broken all the ten commandments?" cried poor Jo, turning over a heap of notices, the perusal of which filled her with pride and joy one minute, wrath and dismay the next.
Borckman was on his way for another nip, after having thickly threatened to knock seven bells and the ten commandments out of the black at the wheel for faulty steering, when Jerry appeared before him and blocked the way to his desire.
The gospel today is about the so-called new commandment. When Judas Iscariot had left the company of the apostles in order to carry out his work of betrayal, Jesus gave this commandment to the remaining eleven.
That's Taglish (Tagalog-English) for the 8th Commandment, 'Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.' This must be one of the most un-understood commandment that the ancients, or God Himself, set as a fundamental law because of a powerful human predisposition.
The Catholic version also omits entirely the commandment against making idols, and it breaks the admonishment against coveting into two separate commandments.
According to Dr Podimattam, at the instance of the First Commandment, for example, we need not think of "gods" solely in terms of the powers of the culture-religions of the ancient Middle East.
That displaced the rest of the list by one number, down to the last commandment, which incorporated both forms of coveting.
The Sixth Commandment is thus teaching us that the best way of respecting the lives of our fellow human beings is to make sure that no one will attempt to take them away by violence.
The First Commandment is subject to interpretation; to some it may bar polytheism, but on its face it seems only to bar placing another god above the God of Moses and the Jews.
The Methodist Church ran a competition to bridge the thousands of years time gap between Moses receiving the original 10 Commandments and now by asking what today's 11th commandment might be.