commandment

[ kuh-mand-muh nt, -mahnd- ]SEE DEFINITION OF commandment

Synonyms for commandment

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What special blessing is promised to those who keep this commandment?

What does this commandment forbid, and what does it command?

Mention some ways in which this commandment is broken with respect to self.

Mention some ways in which this commandment is broken with respect to others.

Sins against this Second Commandment are common, but not small sins.

A special blessing is promised to those who keep this commandment.

This commandment forbids us to kill or injure other persons or ourselves.

In what ways does this commandment require us to assist our neighbor?

If we would avoid breaking this commandment, what must we not do?

Mention some other ways in which this commandment is broken?

WORD ORIGIN

late 13c., "an order from an authority," from Old French comandement "order, command," from Latin *commandamentum, from *commandare (see command (v.)). Pronounced as four syllables until 17c.

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behest

nounorder; personal decree
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