Origin of commandment
Examples from the Web for commandments
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God threatens to punish all those who transgress these commandments.
Our sickness (sin) is revealed to us by the Ten Commandments.
On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.
For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.
These commandments forbid us to covet anything that is our neighbor's.
- a divine command, esp one of the Ten Commandments of the Old Testament
- literary any command
Word Origin and History for commandments
short for The Ten Commandments, attested from late 13c. In Old English they were ða bebodu.
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.
Of þe x commandements ... þe first comondement is þis, O God we ssul honuri [c.1280]