Precepts In The Bible

A precept is a principle that is considered authoritative, or a law or rule established by an authority. In the Christian religion, there are two Precepts that apply to our daily lives.

Precept is a word that describes something that is widely held as being true. A precept can be thought of as “a rule.” There are thousands of precepts in the Bible. In this article we review only the most important and relevant to leadership.

Precepts in the Bible are the laws that are laid out for believers to follow. These precepts are typically referred to as the “Ten Commandments”, but there are many more than ten precepts that Satan has been influencing people to not keep since the beginning of time until this very day.

The Bible is one of the most well-known books in the world. It has had a huge impact on society, religion, and the individual. However, it’s hard to truly understand the meaning of the text. Here are some precepts from the Bible that help bring its messages to life.

Precepts In The Bible

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:

(1) mitswah, very frequently (168 times) translated “commandment,” but 4 times “precept” (in the Revised Version (British and American) only Jeremiah 35:18; Daniel 9:5);

(2) from the same root is tsaw, or tsaw (Isaiah 28:10,13);

(3) piqqudhim, only in the Psalms (21 times in Psalms 119, e.g. verses 4,15,27; also the Revised Version (British and American) Psalms 19:8; 103:18; 111:7);

(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”).

Precepts In The Bible

Isaiah 28:10 ESV / 9 helpful votes 

For it is precept upon precept, precept upon precept, line upon line, line upon line, here a little, there a little.”

John 14:6 ESV / 7 helpful votes 

Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life. No one comes to the Father except through me.

1 Peter 1:23 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

Since you have been born again, not of perishable seed but of imperishable, through the living and abiding word of God;

Romans 5:8 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

But God shows his love for us in that while we were still sinners, Christ died for us.

Zechariah 10:7 ESV / 5 helpful votes 

Then Ephraim shall become like a mighty warrior, and their hearts shall be glad as with wine. Their children shall see it and be glad; their hearts shall rejoice in the Lord.

1 John 3:2 ESV / 4 helpful votes 

Beloved, we are God’s children now, and what we will be has not yet appeared; but we know that when he appears we shall be like him, because we shall see him as he is.

Titus 2:1 ESV / 4 helpful votes 

But as for you, teach what accords with sound doctrine.

Isaiah 16:10 ESV / 4 helpful votes 

And joy and gladness are taken away from the fruitful field, and in the vineyards no songs are sung, no cheers are raised; no treader treads out wine in the presses; I have put an end to the shouting.

2 Timothy 3:16 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

All Scripture is breathed out by God and profitable for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness,

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to remove mountains, but have not love, I am nothing. If I give away all I have, and if I deliver up my body to be burned, but have not love, I gain nothing. Love is patient and kind; love does not envy or boast; it is not arrogant or rude. It does not insist on its own way; it is not irritable or resentful; …

1 Corinthians 6:19 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Or do you not know that your body is a temple of the Holy Spirit within you, whom you have from God? You are not your own,

Romans 10:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

So faith comes from hearing, and hearing through the word of Christ.

John 17:17 ESV / 3 helpful votes 

Sanctify them in the truth; your word is truth.

Deuteronomy 28:1-68 ESV / 3 helpful votes Helpful Not Helpful

“And if you faithfully obey the voice of the Lord your God, being careful to do all his commandments that I command you today, the Lord your God will set you high above all the nations of the earth. And all these blessings shall come upon you and overtake you, if you obey the voice of the Lord your God. Blessed shall you be in the city, and blessed shall you be in the field. Blessed shall be the fruit of your womb and the fruit of your ground and the fruit of your cattle, the increase of your herds and the young of your flock. Blessed shall be your basket and your kneading bowl. …

1 Thessalonians 2:19 ESV / 2 helpful votes 

For what is our hope or joy or crown of boasting before our Lord Jesus at his coming? Is it not you?

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