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#2. GREEK WORD STUDIES
ἔντολη 'entole' meaning 'Commandment' Strong's 1785

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Introduction 2.1

This is a thorough word study about the meaning of the Greek word ἔντολη, 'entole' translated 'commandment' Strong's 1785. It gives every verse where the Greek word Commandment appears in the New Testament. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word entole appears in the Greek, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. If the word is in italics then there is no equivalent word for it in the Greek. In Greek the suffixes and some prepositions are not added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, except for case endings, so the associated suffix or preposition has not been included in highlighted text. We have not included the definite article in the highlighted text when it has occurred either. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#2.1 Scriptures for ἔντολη 'entole' meaning 'Commandment' Strong's 1785

Matthew 5:19 Whoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
15:3 But he answered and said to them, Why do you also transgress the commandment of God by your tradition?
15:6 And does not honour his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus you have made the commandment of God of no effect by your tradition.
19:17 And he said to him, Why do you call me good? there is no one good but one, that is, God: but if you will enter into life, keep the commandments.
22:36 Teacher, which is the great commandment in the law?
22:37 Jesus said to him, You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind.
22:38 This is the first and great commandment.
22:39 And the second is like it, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.
22:40 On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets.

Mark 7:8 For laying aside the commandment of God, you hold the tradition of men, as the washing of pots and cups: and many other such like things you do.
7:9 And he said to them, Full well you reject the commandment of God, that you may keep your own tradition.
10:5 And Jesus answered and said to them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept.
10:19 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Do not defraud, Honour your father and mother.
12:28 And one of the scribes came, and having heard them reasoning together, and perceiving that he had answered them well, asked him, Which is the first commandment of all?
12:29 And Jesus answered him, The first of all the commandments is, Hear, O Israel; The Lord our God is one Lord:
12:30 And you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength: this is the first commandment.
12:31 And the second is like it, namely this, You shall love your neighbour as yourself. There is no other commandment greater than these.

Luke 1:6 And they were both righteous before God, walking in all the commandments and ordinances of the Lord blameless.
15:29 And he answering said to his father, Lo, these many years do I serve you, nor transgressed I at any time your commandment: and yet you never gave me a kid, that I might make merry with my friends:
18:20 You know the commandments, Do not commit adultery, Do not kill, Do not steal, Do not bear false witness, Honour your father and your mother.
23:56 And they returned, and prepared spices and ointments; and rested the Sabbath day according to the commandment.

John 10:18 No man takes it from me, but I lay it down of myself. I have power to lay it down, and I have power to take it again. This commandment I have received of my Father.
11:57 Now both the chief priests and the Pharisees had given a commandment, that, if any man knew where he were, he should show it, that they might take him.
12:49 For I have not spoken of myself; but the Father who sent me, he gave me a commandment, what I should say, and what I should speak.
12:50 And I know that his commandment is life everlasting: whatever I speak therefore, even as the Father said to me, so I speak.
13:34 A new commandment I give to you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another.
14:15 If you love me, keep my commandments.
14:21 He who has my commandments, and keeps them, he it is that loves me: and he who loves me shall be loved of my Father, and I will love him, and will manifest myself to him.
15:10 If you keep my commandments, you shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love.
15:11 These things I have spoken to you, that my joy might remain in you, and that your joy might be full.
15:12 This is my commandment, That you love one another, as I have loved you.

Acts 17:15 And those who conducted Paul brought him to Athens: and receiving a commandment to Silas and Timotheus to come to him with all speed, they departed.

Romans 7:8 But sin, taking occasion by the commandment, worked out in me all manner of concupiscence. For without the law sin was dead.
7:9 For I was alive without the law once: but when the commandment came, sin revived, and I died.
7:10 And the commandment, which was ordained to life, I found to be to death.
7:11 For sin, taking occasion by the commandment, deceived me, and by it slew me.
7:12 Therefore the law is holy, and the commandment holy, and just, and good.
7:13 Was then that which is good made death to me? May it not be! But sin, that it might appear sin, working death in me by that which is good; that sin by the commandment might become exceedingly sinful.
13:9 For this, You shall not commit adultery, You shall not kill, You shall not steal, You shall not bear false witness, You shall not covet; and if there is any other commandment, it is briefly comprehended in this saying, namely, You shall love your neighbour as yourself.

1 Corinthians 7:19 Circumcision is nothing, and uncircumcision is nothing, but the keeping of the commandments of God.
14:37 If any man think himself to be a prophet, or spiritual, let him acknowledge that the things that I write to you are the commandments of the Lord.

Ephesians 2:15 Having abolished in his flesh the enmity, even the law of commandments contained in ordinances; in order to make in himself of two one new man, so making peace;
6:2 Honour your father and mother; (which is the first commandment with promise;)

Colossians 4:10 Aristarchus my fellow-prisoner salutes you, and Marcus, sister's son to Barnabas, (touching whom you received commandments: if he come to you, receive him;)

1 Timothy 6:14 That you keep this commandment without spot, unrebukeable, until the appearing of our Lord Jesus Christ:

Titus 1:14 Not giving heed to Jewish fables, and commandments of men, that turn from the truth.

Hebrews 7:5 And indeed those who are of the sons of Levi, who receive the office of the priesthood, have a commandment to take tithes of the people according to the law, that is, of their brothers, though they come out of the loins of Abraham:
7:16 Who is made, not after the law of a carnal commandment, but after the power of an endless life.
7:17 For he testifies, You are a priest for ever after the order of Melchisedec.
7:18 For there is indeed a disannulling of the commandment going before for the weakness and un-profitableness of it.
9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people.

2 Peter 2: 21 For it had been better for them not to have known the way of righteousness, than, after they have known it, to turn from the holy commandment delivered to them.
3:2 That you may be mindful of the words which were spoken before by the holy prophets, and of the commandment of us the apostles of the Lord and Saviour:

1 John 2:3 And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments.
2:4 He who says, I know him, and keeps not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him.
2:7 Brethren, I write no new commandment to you, but an old commandment which you had from the beginning. The old commandment is the word which you have heard from the beginning.
2:8 Again, a new commandment I write to you, which thing is true in him and in you: because the darkness is past, and the true light now shines.
3:22 And whatever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight.
3:23 And this is his commandment, That we should believe on the name of his Son Jesus Christ, and love one another, as he gave us commandment.
3:24 And he who keeps his commandments dwells in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abides in us, by the Spirit which he has given us.
4:21 And this commandment have we from him, That he who loves God love his brother also.
5:2 By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments.
5:3 For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous.

2 John 4 I rejoiced greatly that I found of your children walking in truth, as we have received a commandment from the Father.
5 And now I entreat you, lady, not as though I wrote a new commandment to you, but that which we had from the beginning, that we love one another.
6 And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as you have heard from the beginning, you should walk in it.

Revelation 12:17 And the dragon was angry with the woman, and went to make war with the remnant of her seed, who keep the commandments of God, and have the testimony of Jesus Christ.
14:12 Here is the patience of the saints: here are those who keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus.
22:14 Blessed are those who do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.

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