Commandments of Jesus

In the “old testament” there are at least 613 commandments. And when Jesus (Yeshuah) walked the Earth He gave some insight into the heart and spirit of those commandments. Did He add to commandments of God, or did He expound on God’s commandments? Did He do away with God’s commandments and replace them with His own? Other pages and posts deal with these questions, so here we will simply record the “commands” that Jesus gave to men on Earth. This is not a full list and it will grow in time. Enjoy!

 

REPENTANCE

  1. “Repent” Matt. 4:17; Rev. 2:5
  2. “Come unto Me” Matt. 11:28
  3. “Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness” Matt. 6:33
  4. “Forgive if ye have ought against any” Mark 11:25
  5. “Deny Yourself” Matt. 16:24
  6. “Ask…seek…knock” Matt. 7:7
  7. “Strive to enter in at the strait gate” Luke 13:24

 

BELIEF

  1. “Believe the Gospel” Mark. 1:15
  2. “Ye believe in God, believe also in Me” John 14:1
  3. “Believe on Him who He (God) hath sent” John 6:28-29
  4. “Believe Me that I am in the Father and the Father in Me” John 14:11
  5. “Believe the works…I do” John 10:37-38
  6. “While ye have light believe in the light” John 12:36
  7. “Believe that ye receive” Mark 11:24

 

THE NEW BIRTH

  1. “Ye must be born again” John 3:7
  2. “Cleanse first that which is within” Matt. 23:26
  3. “Make the tree good, and his fruit good” Matt. 12:33
  4. “Abide in Me and I in you” John 15:4
  5. “Have salt in yourselves” Mark 9:50
  6. “Labor…for that meat which endureth unto everlasting life” John 6:27
  7. “Rejoice, because your names are written in heaven” Luke 10:20

 

RECEIVING THE HOLY SPIRIT

  1. “Receive ye the Holy Ghost” John 20:23
  2. “Let the children first be filled” Mark 7:27
  3. “If any man thirst, let him come unto Me and drink” John 7:37-39
  4. “Keep my commandments and…the Father…shall give you another Comforter” John 14:15-17
  5. “Ask…with importunity” John 16:24; Luke11:5-13
  6. “Tarry…until ye be endued with power from on high” Luke 24:49
  7. “When the Comforter is come…He shall testify of Me: and ye also shall bear witness” John 15:26-27

 

FOLLOWING JESUS

  1. “Follow Me” John 12:26
  2. “Be baptized” Matt. 3:13-15; Matt. 28:19
  3. “Take this…(Passover bread & wine) in remembrance of Me” Luke 22:17-19
  4. “Ye also ought to wash one another’s feet” John 13:14-15
  5. “If any man will come after Me…let him take up his cross daily” Luke 9:23
  6. “Learn of Me” Matt. 11:29
  7. “Continue ye in My love” John 15:9

 

PRAYER

  1. “Pray always” Luke 21:36
  2. “Pray that ye enter not into temptation” Luke 22:40, 46
  3. “Pray…the Lord of the harvest, that He would send forth labourers” Luke 10:2
  4. “Pray for them which despitefully use you” Luke 6:28
  5. “Pray to the Father…in my name” Matt.6:6; John16:24,26
  6. “After this manner therefore pray ye: Our Father, which art in heaven…” Matt. 6:9-13
  7. “When ye pray, use not vain repetitions” Matt. 6:7-8

 

FAITH

  1. “Have faith in God” Mark 11:22
  2. “Be not faithless” John 20:27
  3. “Neither be ye of doubtful mind” Luke 12:29
  4. “Take no thought for your life” Matt. 6:25-34
  5. “Let not your heart be troubled” John 14:1,27
  6. “Be of good cheer” Matt. 14:27
  7. “Be not afraid” Mark 5:36: Luke 12:4-7

 

SEARCHING THE SCRIPTURES

  1. “Search the scriptures” John 5:39
  2. “Remember the word that I said” John 15:20
  3. “Let these sayings sink down into your ears” Luke 9:44
  4. “Take heed therefore how ye hear” Luke 8:18
  5. “Take heed what ye hear” Mark 4:24
  6. “Beware of the leaven (doctrine) of the Pharisees” Matt.16:6, 12
  7. “Beware of false prophets” Matt. 7:15-17

 

LETTING YOUR LIGHT SHINE

  1. “Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works” Matt. 5:16
  2. “Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness” Luke 11:35
  3. “Go and bring forth fruit, and …bear much fruit” John 15:16, 8
  4. “Be ye therefore merciful, as your Father” Luke 6:36
  5. “Tell…how great things the Lord hath done for thee” Mark 5:19
  6. “Lift up you eyes, and look on the fields” John 4:35
  7. “Walk while you have the light” John 12:35

 

THE SECOND COMING OF CHRIST

  1. “Hold fast till I come” Rev. 2:25; Rev. 3:2-3
  2. “Be ye therefore ready also: for the Son of man cometh” Luke 12:40
  3. “Let your loins be girded about, and your lights burning; and ye yourselves like unto men that wait for their Lord” Luke 12:35-36
  4. “Take heed…lest…your hearts be overcharged with surfeiting, and drunkenness, and cares of this life” Luke 21:34
  5. “Remember Lot’s wife” Luke 17:31-32
  6. “Take heed that ye be not deceived” Luke 21:8; Mark 13:5-6
  7. “Watch” Mark 13:34-37

 

SUPREME LOVE TO GOD

  1. “Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart…soul…mind…strength” Mark 12:30
  2. “God, and Him only shalt thou serve” Matt. 4:10
  3. “Worship the Father in spirit and in truth” John 4:23-24
  4. “Call no man your father upon the Earth” Matt. 23:9
  5. “Thou shalt not tempt the Lord thy God” Matt. 4:7
  6. “Fear Him (God) which…hath power to cast into hell” Luke 12:5
  7. “All men should honor the Son” John 5:22-23

 

OUR DUTY TO GOD AND MAN

  1. “Render to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s” Mark 12:17
  2. “Swear not at all” Matt.5:34-37; Mark 4:22
  3. “What therefore God hath joined together, let not man put asunder” Matt. 19:5-6
  4. “Agree with thine adversary quickly” Matt. 5:25
  5. “We saw one casting out devils in thy name…Forbid him not” Mark 9:38-40
  6. “Eat such things as are set before you” Luke 10:8
  7. “Gather up the fragments that remain, that nothing be lost” John 6:12

 

OUR DUTY TO OUR NEIGHBOR

  1. “Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself” Matt.19:17-19
  2. “Thou shalt do no murder” Matt. 19:18
  3. “Thou shalt not commit adultery” Matt. 19:18
  4. “Thou shalt not steal” Matt. 19:18
  5. “Thou shalt not bear false witness” Matt. 19:18
  6. “Honor thy father and thy mother” Matt. 19:19
  7. “As ye would that men should do to you, do ye also to them likewise” Luke 6:31

 

COVETOUSNESS

  1. “Take heed and beware of covetousness” Luke 12:15
  2. “Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth…but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven” Matt. 6:19-20
  3. “Ye Pharisees pay tithe…and leave (Judgment, mercy, and faith) undone” Matt.23:23
  4. “Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away” Matt. 5:42
  5. “Give alms of such things as ye have” Luke 11:41
  6. “When thou makest a dinner..call not thy friends, nor thy brethren…but….call the poor” Luke 14:12-13
  7. “Make yourselves friends of the mammon…” Luke 16:9

 

HYPOCRISY

  1. “Beware ye of the leaven of the Pharisees, which is hypocrisy” Luke 12:1
  2. “Beware of the scribes, which desire to walk in long robes” Luke 20:46-47
  3. “Do not ye after their works” Matt. 23:2-3
  4. “Make not My Father’s house an house of merchandise” John 2:16
  5. “Do not your alms before men, to be seen of them” Matt.6:1-4
  6. “When thou prayest thou shalt not be as the hypocrites…to be seen of men…enter into thy closet and pray in secret” Matt. 6:5-6
  7. “When thou fastest, anoint thine head, and wash thy face; that thou appear not unto men to fast” Matt. 6:16-18

 

MEEKNESS

  1. “Take my yoke upon you…for I am meek and lowly in heart” Matt. 11:29
  2. “The princes of the Gentiles exercise dominion over them…but it shall not be so among you” Matt. 20:25-26
  3. “Whosoever of you will be the chiefest, shall be servant of all” Mark 10:43-44
  4. “Be not ye called Rabbi” Matt. 23:8
  5. “Sit not down in the highest room” Luke 14:8-11
  6. “Rejoice not, that the spirits are subject unto you” Luke 10:20
  7. “Say, we are unprofitable servants” Luke 17:10

 

OUR LOVE TO THE BRETHREN

  1. “Love one another as I have loved you” John 15:12
  2. “Despise not one of these little ones” Matt. 18:10-14
  3. “Have peace one with another … and be reconciled to thy brother” Mark 9:50; Matt. 5:23-24
  4. “If thy brother…trespass against thee go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone” Matt. 18:15-17
  5. “If thy brother trespass against thee seven times a day…thou shalt forgive him” Luke 17:3-4; Matt. 18:21-22
  6. “Judge not according to appearance… first cast the beam out of thine own eye” John 7:24; Matt. 7:1-5
  7. “Condemn not” Luke 6:37

 

PERFECT LOVE

  1. “Be ye therefore perfect” Matt. 5:48
  2. “Sell that ye have and give alms” Matt. 19:21; Luke 12:32-33
  3. “Love your enemies” Matt. 5:44; Matt. 26:52
  4. “Do good to them which hate you” Luke 6:27-28
  5. “Lend, hoping for nothing again” Luke 6:35
  6. “Resist not evil” Matt. 5:39-41
  7. “In your patience posses ye your souls” Luke 21:19

 

FAITHFUL UNTO DEATH

  1. “Be thou faithful unto death” Rev. 2:10
  2. “Hold that fast which thou hast” Rev. 3:11
  3. “When men shall revile you, and persecute you,…rejoice, and be exceeding glad” Matt.5:11-12 Luke 6:23
  4. “When they persecute you in this city, flee ye into another” Matt. 10:23
  5. “When they deliver you up, take no thought how or what you shall speak” Matt. 10:19
  6. “Murmur not among yourselves” John 6:41-43
  7. “Look up and lift up your hands” Luke 21:28

 

PREACHING THE GOSPEL OF THE KINGDOM

  1. “Preach the gospel to every creature” Mark. 16:15; Matt.10:7
  2. “Repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His (Christ’s) name” Luke 24:46-47
  3. “Baptize disciples, in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and the Holy Ghost” Matt. 28:19
  4. “Teach them to observe all things whatsoever I have commanded” Matt. 28:20
  5. “What I tell you … that speak” Matt. 10:27; Mark 4:22
  6. “Feed my sheep” John 21:15-17
  7. “Heal the sick” Matt. 10:8

 

WISDOM

  1. “Be ye therefore wise as serpents, and harmless as doves” Matt. 10:16
  2. “Beware of men” Matt. 10:17
  3. “Let (the blind leaders) alone” Matt. 15:12-14
  4. “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine” Matt. 7:6
  5. “Consider the lilies… how they grow” Matt. 6:28
  6. “Whatsoever city … ye shall enter, inquire who is worthy; and there abide … Go not from house to house” Matt. 10:11-13; Luke 10:5-7
  7. “Whosoever will not receive you … shake off the very dust from your feet for a testimony against them” Luke 9:5; Luke 10:10-11

 

Other Commandments Of Jesus

“FORGIVE EVERYBODY OF ALL THEIR OFFENSES AGAINST YOU.” (Forgive, and be forgiven.)

“YOU MUST BE BORN AGAIN.”

“ABIDE IN ME, AND LET ME ABIDE IN YOU.”

“LET PEOPLE SEE YOUR GOOD WORKS.” (Do not hide your light under a basket.)

“END DISPUTES QUICKLY.”

“WHATEVER CAUSES YOU TO SIN, GET RID OF IT.”

“DO NOT SWEAR OATHS AT ALL.”

“DO NOT RETURN OFFENSE FOR OFFENSE.” (Turn the other cheek.)

“GIVE WHAT PEOPLE ASK OF YOU, AND GIVE MORE THAN IS REQUIRED.” (Go the extra mile.)

“LOVE YOUR ENEMIES AND THOSE WHO WORK AGAINST YOU.”

“GIVE TO THE POOR TO PLEASE GOD, NOT TO GAIN APPROVAL FROM OTHER PEOPLE.”

“PRAY PRIVATELY AND SIMPLY, NOT TO IMPRESS OTHER PEOPLE.”

“MAKE YOUR PRAYERS BE LIKE THE LORD’S PRAYER.”

“WHEN YOU FAST, DO IT SECRETLY, NOT FOR SHOW.”

“STORE UP YOUR TREASURES IN HEAVEN, NOT ON EARTH.”

“DO NOT WORRY ABOUT YOUR MATERIAL NEEDS.”

“DO NOT WORRY ABOUT THE FUTURE.”

“MAKE GOD YOUR HIGHEST PRIORITY, AND HE WILL TAKE CARE OF ALL YOUR NEEDS.”

“DO NOT JUDGE OTHER PEOPLE.” (Judge not, lest ye be judged.)

“DO NOT GIVE HOLY THINGS TO DOGS OR CAST YOUR PEARLS BEFORE SWINE.”

“ASK GOD FOR WHATEVER YOU WANT TO HAVE.” (Seek, and ye shall find.)

“FEED THE HUNGRY, CLOTHE THE NAKED, SHELTER THE HOMELESS, COMFORT THOSE IN DISTESS.”

“FOLLOW THE NARROW PATH TO LIFE.” (Enter by the narrow gate.)

“BEWARE OF FALSE PROPHETS.”

“EXERCISE POWER OVER UNCLEAN SPIRITS.”

“LOVE LITTLE CHILDREN, DO NOT DESPISE THEM.”

“DO NOT TAKE THE TITLES ‘MASTER’ OR ‘FATHER’ FOR YOURSELF.”

“RESOLVE DISPUTES IN AN ORDERLY WAY, LIKE THIS . . . “

“DO NOT OPPOSE OTHER BELIEVERS IN CHRIST WHO ARE NOT IN YOUR GROUP.”

“HAVE TOTAL FAITH IN GOD FOR EVERYTHING.”

“BE LIKE THE GOOD SAMARITAN.” (Go, and do likewise.)

“LOVE OTHER PEOPLE AS I HAVE LOVED YOU”

“EAT BREAD AND DRINK WINE IN REMEMBRANCE OF ME.”

“WASH ONE ANOTHER’S FEET.”

“BE MERCIFUL.”

“GO AND TEACH ALL NATIONS, BAPTIZING THEM.”

“KEEP MY COMMANDMENTS.”

“BE PREPARED FOR YOUR MASTER TO RETURN.”

 

A Universal Moral Law

A Universal Moral Law regarding your relationship with your Creator and with all other people on Earth is a good place to start for any individual. This law applies to all people in all situations. There are three parts to the Universal Moral Law . . .

  1. The Law Of Love
  2. The Ten Commandments
  3. The Golden Rule

THE LAW OF LOVE

“First, love God your Creator more than anything else. Then, love all other people the same as you love yourself.” (Based on Matthew 22:35-40, restated in Mark

12:28-31 and Luke 10:25-28. The idea of all people as neighbors is explained in Luke 10:29-37)

“Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. This is the first and great commandment.” (Matthew 22:37-38 KJV)

“And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets. (Matthew 22:39-40 KJV)

 

THE TEN COMMANDMENTS

Throughout the Old Testament, there are hundreds of “commandments,” covering all parts of life. Collectively, these make up “the Law” of the Old Covenant. However, one group of commandments is very special, and it is known as “the commandments.” That is the Ten Commandments, dictated by God, written in stone, and given to all people forever. The people of Israel placed The Ten Commandments first, separate and distinct above all others.

Most of The Law of the Old Covenant no longer applies to Christians under the New Covenant (See Hebrews 8:13, etc.) However, the Ten Commandments still apply, because they were ratified by Jesus in Mark 10:19 and Luke 18:20 when He said, “You know the commandments.” The Ten Commandments are given in two different places in the Bible, once in Exodus 20:1-17 and once in Deuteronomy 5:6-22. The content is the same in both places. Here is the modern restatement of The Ten Commandments. After this is the translation of the original text.

The Ten Commandments: Modern Restatement

“Do not put anything ahead of God your Creator.”

“Do not make or worship idols.”

“Do not take the name of God in vain.”

“Separate the 7th day of the week, in honor of God.”

“Honor your father and your mother.”

“Do not commit murder.”

“Do not commit adultery.”

“Do not steal.”

“Do not tell lies against anyone.”

“Do not covet other people’s possessions.”

THE GOLDEN RULE

“Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

(Based on Matthew 7:12, restated in Luke 6:31) “Therefore all things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them: for this is he law and the prophets.” (Matthew 7:12 KJV)