New Testament Commandments

Teachings : New Testament Commandments


The first of all the commandments is...thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these (Mark:12:29-31).

Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you (Mt. 5:44).

He that hath two coats, let him impart to him that hath none; and he that hath meat [food], let him do likewise (Luke:3:11).

Be ye...merciful as your Father also is merciful (Luke:6:36).

If he [your brother] trespass against thee seven times in a day, and seven times in a day turn again to thee, saying, I repent; thou shalt forgive him (Luke:17:4).

This is my [Jesus'] commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you (John:15:12).

Let love be without dissimulation [hypocrisy] (Romans:12:9).

Be kindly affectioned one to another with brotherly love; in honour preferring one another; not slothful in business; fervent in spirit; serving the Lord; rejoicing in hope, patient in tribulation; continuing instant in prayer; distributing to the necessity of saints; given to hospitality (Romans:12:10-13).

Bless them which persecute you: bless, and curse not (Romans:12:14).

If thine enemy hunger, feed him; if he thirst, give him drink: for in so doing thou shalt heap coals of fire on his head (Romans:12:20).

Ye have been called unto liberty; only use not liberty for an occasion to the flesh, but by love serve one another (Galatians:5:13).

Brethren, if a man be overtaken in a fault, ye which are spiritual, restore such an one in the spirit of meekness; considering thyself, lest thou also be tempted (Galatians:6:1).

Bear ye one another's burdens, and so fulfill the law of Christ (Galatians:6:2).

As we have therefore opportunity, let us do good unto all men, especially unto them who are of the household of faith (Galatians:6:10).

Let all bitterness, and wrath, and anger, and clamour, and evil speaking, be put away from you, with all malice: and be ye kind one to another (Ephesians:4:31-32).

Be ye therefore followers of God, as dear children; and walk in love (Ephesians:5:1-2).

Salute [greet] every saint in Christ Jesus (Phi:4:21).

Put on...bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye. And above all these things put on charity [love]...And let the peace of God rule in your hearts...and be ye thankful. Let the word of Christ dwell in you richly in all wisdom; teaching and admonishing one another...And whatsoever ye do in word or deed, do all in the name of the Lord Jesus, giving thanks to God and the Father by him (Colossians:3:12-17).

Let brotherly love continue (Hebrews:13:1).

See that ye love one another with a pure heart fervently (1 Pet:1:22).

Be ye all of one mind, having compassion one of another, love as brethren, be pitiful [sympathetic], be courteous: not rendering evil for evil, or railing for railing: but contrariwise blessing; knowing that ye are thereunto called, that ye should inherit a blessing (1 Pet:3:8-9).

Holiness and Separation

If thy right eye offend thee [causes you to continue to sin], pluck it out, and cast it from thee (Matthew:5:29).

If thy right hand offend thee [causes you to continue to sin], cut it off, and cast it from thee (Matthew:5:30).

Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine (Matthew:7:6).

If thy foot offend thee [causes you to continue to sin], cut it off (Mark:9:45).

Let not sin therefore reign in your mortal body, that ye should obey it in the lusts thereof. Neither yield ye your members as instruments of unrighteousness unto sin: but yield yourselves unto God, as those that are alive from the dead, and your members as instruments of righteousness unto God (Romans:6:12-13).

Present your bodies a living sacrifice, holy, acceptable unto God (Romans:12:1).

Be not conformed to this world: but be ye transformed by the renewing of your mind (Romans:12:2).

Abhor that which is evil; cleave to that which is good (Romans:12:9).

Be not overcome of evil, but overcome evil with good (Romans:12:21).

Put ye on the Lord Jesus Christ, and make not provision for the flesh, to fulfil the lusts thereof (Romans:13:14).

[Do not] keep company, if any man that is called a brother be a fornicator, or covetous, or an idolater, or a railer, or a drunkard, or an extortioner [swindler]; with such an one no not to eat (1 Cor:5:11).

Flee fornication (1 Cor:6:18).

Glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's (1 Cor:6:20).

Be ye not unequally yoked together with unbelievers (2 Cor:6:14).

Let us cleanse ourselves from all filthiness of the flesh and spirit, perfecting holiness in the fear of God (2 Cor:7:1).

Let no corrupt communication proceed out of your mouth, but that which is good to the use of edifying, that it may minister grace unto the hearers (Ephesians:4:29).

Grieve not the Holy Spirit of God (Ephesians:4:30).

Fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints; neither filthiness, nor foolish talking, nor jesting...but rather giving thanks (Ephesians:5:3-4).

Have no fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness, but rather reprove them (Ephesians:5:11).

Be not drunk with wine, wherein is excess; but be filled with the Spirit (Ephesians:5:18).

Let your moderation be known unto all men (Phi:4:5).

Whatsoever things are true, whatsoever things are honest, whatsoever things are just, whatsoever things are pure, whatsoever things are lovely, whatsoever things are of good report; if there be any virtue, and if there be any praise, think on these things (Phi:4:8).

Mortify [put to death] therefore your members which are upon the earth; fornication, uncleanness [impurity], inordinate affection, evil concupiscence [evil desires], and covetousness, which is idolatry (Col:3:5).

Put off all these; anger, wrath, malice, blasphemy, filthy communication out of your mouth. Lie not one to another (Col:3:8-9).

Walk in wisdom toward them that are without [outsiders], redeeming the time (Col:4:5).

Quench not the Spirit (1 Thess 5:19).

Abstain from all appearance of evil (1 Thess 5:22).

I will therefore that men pray every where, lifting up holy hands, without wrath and doubting. In like manner also, that women adorn themselves in modest apparel, with shamefacedness and sobriety [with decency and propriety]; not with braided hair, or gold, or pearls, or costly array; but (which becometh women professing godliness) with good works (1 Tim:2:8-10).

Shun profane and vain babblings [godless chatter]: for they will increase unto more ungodliness (2 Tim:2:16).

Let every one that nameth the name of Christ depart from iniquity (2 Tim:2:19).

Flee also youthful lusts: but follow righteousness, faith, charity [love], peace, with them that call on the Lord out of a pure heart (2 Tim:2:22).

Foolish and unlearned questions avoid, knowing that they do gender strifes (2 Tim:2:23).

A man that is an heretic [factious man] after the first and second admonition reject (Titus:3:10).

Let us lay aside every weight, and the sin which doth so easily beset us, and let us run with patience the race that is set before us (Hebrews:12:1).

Cleanse your hands, ye sinners; and purify your hearts, ye double minded (James:4:8).

Swear not, neither by heaven, neither by the earth, neither by any other oath: but let your yea be yea; and your nay, nay; lest ye fall into condemnation (Jam:5:12).

As he which hath called you is holy, so be ye holy in all manner of conversation [behavior]; because it is written, Be ye holy; for I am holy (1 Pet:1:15-16).

As strangers and pilgrims, abstain from fleshly lusts, which war against the soul (1 Pet:2:11).

Keep yourselves from idols (1 John:5:21).

Follow not that which is evil, but that which is good. He that doeth good is of God: but he that doeth evil hath not seen God (3 John:1:11).

Suffering and Non-resistance
Resist not evil [an evil person]: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also (Matthew:5:39).

If any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also (Matthew:5:40).

Whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain (Matthew:5:41).

Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away (Matthew:5:42).

Him that taketh away thy cloak forbid not to take thy coat also (Luke:6:29).

Give to every man that asketh of thee; and of him that taketh away thy goods ask them not again (Luke:6:30).

Recompense to [repay] no man evil for evil (Romans:12:17).

Avenge not yourselves, but rather give place unto wrath: for it is written, Vengeance is mine; I will repay, saith the Lord (Rm. 12:19).

The servant of the Lord must not strive; but be gentle unto all men, apt to teach, patient, in meekness instructing those that oppose themselves (2 Tim:2:24).

Servants [doulos, slaves], be subject to your masters [slave owners] with all fear; not only to the good and gentle, but also to the froward [perverse]. For this is thankworthy, if a man for conscience toward God endure grief, suffering wrongfully (1 Pet:2:18-19).

As Christ hath suffered for us in the flesh, arm yourselves likewise with the same mind (1 Pet:4:1).

Let them that suffer according to the will of God commit the keeping of their souls to him in well doing, as unto a faithful Creator (1 Pet:4:19).

Money and Wealth
When thou doest alms [give to the needy], let not thy left hand know what thy right hand doeth (Mt. 6:3).

Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth...but lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven (Mt. 6:19-20).

Sell that ye have, and give alms [give to the needy]; provide yourselves bags which wax not old, a treasure in the heavens that faileth not, where no thief approacheth, neither moth corrupteth. For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also (Lk. 12:33-34).

Owe no man anything (Rm. 13:8). (Note: The borrower is slave to the lender, Proverbs:22:7).

Let him that is taught in the word communicate [share] unto him that teacheth in all good things (Gal:6:6).

Seek those things which are above, where Christ sitteth on the right hand of God (Col:3:1).

Set your affection on things above, not on things on the earth (Col:3:2).

Having food and raiment [clothing] let us be therewith content (1 Tim:6:8).

Let your conversation [character] be without covetousness; and be content with such things as ye have (Heb:13:5).

To do good and to communicate [share] forget not: for with such sacrifices God is well pleased (Heb:13:16).

Love not the world, neither the things that are in the world (1 Jn:2:15).

Marriage and Family

What God hath joined together, let not man put asunder (Mk 10:9).

Unto the married I [apostle Paul] command, yet not I, but the Lord, Let not the wife depart from her husband. But and if she depart, let her remain unmarried, or be reconciled to her husband: and let not the husband put away his wife (1 Cor:7:10-11).

Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as unto the Lord (Eph:5:22).

As the church is subject unto Christ, so let the wives be to their own husbands in every thing (Eph:5:24).

Husbands, love your wives, even as Christ also loved the church, and gave himself for it (Eph:5:25).

Let every one of you in particular so love his wife even as himself; and the wife see that she reverence her husband (Eph:5:33).

[Children] honour thy father and mother (Eph:6:2).

Fathers, provoke not your children to wrath: but bring them up in the nurture and admonition of the Lord (Eph:6:4).

Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them (Col:3:19).

Children, obey your parents in all things (Col:3:20).

If any man or woman that believeth have widows, let them relieve them, and let not the church be charged; that it may relieve them that are widows indeed (1 Tim:5:16).

Wives, be in subjection to your own husbands; that, if any obey not the word, they also may without the word be won by the conversation [behavior] of the wives; while they behold your chaste conversation [behavior] with fear. Whose adorning let it not be that outward adorning of plaiting the hair, and of wearing of gold, or of putting on of apparel; but let it be the hidden man of the heart, in that which is not corruptible, even the ornament of a meek and quiet spirit, which is in the sight of God of great price. For after this manner in the old time the holy women also, who trusted in God, adorned themselves, being in subjection unto their own husbands (1 Pet:3:1-5).

Husbands, dwell with them [your wives] according to knowledge, giving honour unto the wife, as unto the weaker vessel, and as being heirs together of the grace of life; that your prayers be not hindered (1 Pet:3:7).


When ye come together...Let all things be done unto edifying. If any man speak in an unknown tongue, let it be by two, or at the most by three, and that by course; and let one interpret. But if there be no interpreter, let him keep silence in the church...Let the prophets speak two or three, and let the other judge. If any thing be revealed to another that sitteth by, let the first hold his peace...Let your women keep silence in the churches, for it is not permitted unto them to speak; but they are commanded to be under obedience, as also saith the law. And if they will learn any thing, let them ask their husbands [aner, (man or husband) if married or father if unmarried] at home: for it is a shame for women to speak in the church....the things that I [the apostle Paul] write unto you are the commandments of the Lord (1 Cor:14:26-37).

Brethren, covet [desire earnestly] to prophesy, and forbid not to speak with tongues (1 Cor:14:39).

Despise not prophesyings (1 Thess. 5:20).

Let the woman learn in silence with all subjection. But I suffer not [do not allow] a woman to teach, nor to usurp [exercise] authority over the man, but to be in silence (1 Tim:2:11-12).

General Topics

Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven (Mt. 5:16).

If thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath aught against thee; leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift (Mt. 5:23-24).

Swear not at all; neither by heaven...nor by the earth...Neither shalt thou swear by thy head....But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay (Mt. 5:34-37).

Be...perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect (Mt. 5:48).

When thou prayest, thou shalt not be as the hypocrites are...But thou, when thou prayest, enter into thy closet... (Mt. 6:5-6).

When ye pray, use not vain repetitions (Mt. 6:7).

When ye fast, be not, as the hypocrites...That thou appear not unto men to fast, but unto thy Father which is in secret (Mt. 6:16-18).

Take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink; nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on (Mt. 6:25a).

Take no thought, saying, What shall we eat? or, What shall we drink? or, Wherewithal shall we be clothed? (Mt. 6:31). thought for the morrow [do not worry about tomorrow] (Mt. 6:34).

Judge not that ye be not judged (Mt. 7:1).

All things whatsoever ye would that men should do to you, do ye even so to them (Mt. 7:12) [This is the so-called "Golden Rule."]

If thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell him his fault between thee and him alone...But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee one or two more....And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican (Mt. 18:15-17).

Call no man your father upon the earth: for one is your Father, which is in heaven. Neither be ye called masters [teachers]: for one is your Master [Teacher], even Christ (Mt. 23:9-10).

Repent ye, and believe the Gospel (Mk. 1:15).

Do violence to no man, neither accuse any falsely; and be content with your wages (Lk. 3:14).

If any man will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me (Lk. 9:23).

Judge not according to the appearance, but judge righteous judgment (Jn:7:24).

Rejoice with them that do rejoice, and weep with them that weep. Be of the same mind one toward another. Mind not high things, but condescend to men of low estate. Be not wise in your own conceits (Rm. 12:15-16).

Provide things honest [respect what is right] in the sight of all men (Rm. 12:17).

If it be possible, as much as lieth in you, live peaceably with all men (Rm. 12:18).

Let every soul be subject unto the higher powers [governing authorities]. For there is no power [authority] but of God: the powers that be are ordained of God (Rm. 13:1).

Ye must needs be subject [to governing authorities], not only for wrath, but also for conscience sake. For for this cause pay ye tribute [taxes] also: for they are God's ministers, attending continually upon this very thing. Render therefore to all their dues: tribute to whom tribute is due; custom to whom custom; fear to whom fear; honour to whom honour (Rm. 13:5-7).

Him that is weak in the faith receive ye, but not to doubtful disputations [without passing judgment on disputable opinions] (Rm. 14:1).

Judge nothing before the time, until the Lord come, who both will bring to light the hidden things of darkness, and will make manifest the counsels of the hearts (1 Cor:4:5). eat, or drink, or whatsoever ye do, do all to the glory of God (1 Cor:10:31).

Servants [doulos, Slaves], be obedient to them that are your masters according to the flesh, with fear and trembling, in singleness of your heart, as unto Christ (Eph:6:5).

Masters [slave owners], do the same things unto them [your slaves], forbearing [not] threatening [them]: knowing that your Master also is in heaven; neither is there respect of persons with him (Eph:6:9).

Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling (Php. 2:12).

Do all things without murmurings and disputings (Php. 2:14).

Rejoice in the Lord always (Php. 4:4).

Whatsoever ye do, do it heartily, as to the Lord, and not unto men (Col:3:23).

Masters [slave owners], give unto your servants [doulos, slaves] that which is just and equal; knowing that ye also have a Master in heaven (Col:4:1).

Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving (Col:4:2).

Let your speech be always with grace, seasoned with salt (Col:4:6).

In every thing give thanks: for this is the will of God in Christ Jesus concerning you (1 Thess. 5:18).

Prove [examine carefully] all things; hold fast that which is good (1 Thess. 5:21).

Let as many servants [doulos, slaves] as are under the yoke [of slavery] count their own masters [owners] worthy of all honour, that the name of God and his doctrine be not blasphemed. And they that have believing masters [owners], let them not despise them, because they are brethren; but rather do them service, because they are faithful and beloved, partakers of the benefit (1 Tim:6:1-2).

Study to show thyself approved unto God, a workman that needeth not to be ashamed, rightly dividing the word of truth (2 Tim:2:15).

Aged men [should] be sober, grave, temperate, sound in faith, in charity [love], in patience. The aged women likewise...[should] be in behavour as becometh holiness, not false accusers, not given to much wine, teachers of good things; that they may teach the young women to be sober, to love their husbands, to love their children, to be discreet, chaste, keepers at home, good, obedient to their own husbands, that the word of God be not blasphemed (Titus:2:2-5).

Avoid foolish questions, and genealogies, and contentions, and strivings about the [Old Testament] law; for they are unprofitable and vain (Titus:3:9).

Let us draw near [to God] with a true heart in full assurance of faith....Let us hold fast the profession of our faith without wavering...And let us consider one another to provoke unto love and to good works: not forsaking the assembling of ourselves together, as the manner of some is; but exhorting one another: and so much the more, as ye see the day approaching (Heb:10:22-25).

Obey them that have the rule over you, and submit yourselves (Heb:13:17).

Be ye doers of the Word, and not hearers only, deceiving your own selves (James:1:22).

Speak not evil one of another, brethren (James:4:11).

Submit yourselves to every ordinance [authority] of man for the Lord's sake: whether it be to the king, as supreme; or unto governors, as unto them that are sent by him for the punishment of evildoers, and for the praise of them that do well. For so is the will of God, that with well doing ye may put to silence the ignorance of foolish men: as free, and not using your liberty for a cloak of maliciousness [evil], but as the servants [doulos, slaves] of God (1 Pet:2:13-16).

Honour all men. Love the brotherhood. Fear God. Honour the king (1 Pet:2:17).

Younger [men], submit yourselves unto the elder [men]. Yea, all of you be subject one to another, and be clothed with humility: for God resisteth the proud, and giveth grace to the humble (1 Pet:5:5).

Humble yourselves therefore under the mighty hand of God, that he may exalt you in due time: casting all your care upon him; for he careth for you (1 Pet:5:6-7).

Grow in grace, and in the knowledge of our Lord and Saviour Jesus Christ (2 Pet:3:18).

Keep yourselves in the love of God, looking for the mercy of our Lord Jesus Christ unto eternal life (Jude:1:21).