A commandment, an authoritative rule for action; in the Scriptures generally a divine injunction in which man's obligation is set forth (Latin praeceptum, from praecipere, "to instruct").
Four words are so rendered in the King James Version:
(2) from the same root is tsaw, or tsaw (Isaiah 28:10,13);
(4) in the New Testament, entole, generally in the King James Version translated "commandment" (68 times), but twice "precept" (Mark 10:5; Hebrews 9:19; in both cases the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "commandment").
D. Miall Edwards
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