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List of Major Commands of Jesus

  • Repent—Matthew 4:17
  • Follow Me—Matthew 4:19
  • Rejoice when you are persecuted for following Jesus—Matthew 5:12
  • Let Your Light Shine by good deeds—Matthew 5:16
  • Teach God’s Law given Moses & the Prophets—Matthew 5:17–18
  • Do Not Be Angry with your brother--Matthew 5:21-22
  • Do Not Insult Others By Calling Them Fools--Matthew 5:22
  • Be Reconciled with the one you offended—Matthew 5:24–25
  • Do Not Covet A Married Woman—Matthew 5:27–28
  • Repent from sin by cutting off the temptation, or go to hell  ---  Matt 5:29-30
  • Don't say more than 'yes' or 'no' to prove you are truthful —Matthew 5:37 (outside court is implied)
  • Do Not Retaliate Against Evil Persons Who Strike You--Matthew 5:38-39
  • Sacrifice Beyond What Others Demand You Give—Matthew 5:38–42
  • Love Your Enemies—Matthew 5:44
  • Pray For Those Who Persecute You---Matthew 5:44
  • Be Perfect—Matthew 5:48
  • Give In Secret And Not Where Others Can See You Giving—Matthew 6:1–4
  • Do Not Pray Alone In Public Where Others Can See You--Matthew 6:5-6
  • Do Not Pray Repetitious Prayers--Matthew 5:7-8
  • Do Not Lay Up Treasures on Earth (that Sacrifices Treasures in Heaven)—Matthew 6:19–20
  • Seek Above All God’s Kingdom, and God will provide materially—Matthew 6:33
  • Do Not Judge By Standards You Cannot Meet—Matthew 7:1-3
  • Do Not Cast Pearls Before Mockers Who Are Not Listening—Matthew 7:6. (See our study.)
  • Be Persistent in Prayer - Ask, Seek, and Knock—Matthew 7:7–8
  • Do Unto Others As You Would Have Them Do Unto You—Matthew 7:12
  • Choose the Narrow Way That Leads to Life—Matthew 7:13–14
  • Beware of False Prophets Who Have Signs & Wonders But Work Lawlessness / Negation of the Law given Moses—Matthew 7:15
  • Pray God Sends Co-Laborers To Spread Good News—Matthew 9:38
  • Be Wise as Serpents—Matthew 10:16
  • Fear God, Not Man—Matthew 10:26  and Matthew 10:28
  • Take My Yoke (Training) Upon You (Obey)—Matthew 11:29
  • Do not blaspheme (insult) Yahweh's name for it is unpardonable Matthew 12:31
  • Honor Your Parents (means Support in Poverty)—Matthew 15:4
  • Beware The Pharisees (Who Minimize Law to Tithing and issuing Commands that "make of none effect" the Law given Moses)—Matthew 16:6; 23:23;15:6
  • Deny Yourself, Take Up Your Cross & Follow Me—Luke 9:23
  • Repent From Sin And Turn in Deep Sorrow For Justification--Luke 18:9-14
  • Despise Not Little Children —Matthew 18:10
  • Beware of Covetousness; life is not in the abundance you have—Luke 12:15
  • Forgive Those Who Wrong You, even if they keep wronging you over and over—Matthew 18:21–22
  • Never Seek To Rule Over Other Believers—Matthew 20:26–28
  • Be A People Producing Fruit, Or You Will Not Receive the Kingdom--Matthew 21:4
  • Invite To Meals The Poor, the Lame, etc.—Luke 14:12–14
  • Render to Caesar What Belongs to Caesar—Matthew 22:19–21
  • Render to God What Belongs to God--Matthew 22:19-21
  • Love the Lord [Yahweh] with all your heart, mind and soul—Matthew 22:37–38
  • Praise, honor and worship the name of Yahweh. Matt 6:9 (Henry commentary on "Hallowed be thy name").
  • Make the name of Yahweh known to fulfill the will of Christ in His prayer to the Father.  John 17:6
  • Love Your Neighbor—Matthew 22:39
  • Call no man father, e.g. father Abraham — Matthew 23:9
  • Await My Return; Do Not Listen To Imposters in the Wilderness or Private Places Saying It Is Me; My Return Will Be Universally Seen—Matthew 24:4-6, 23-27
  • Produce spiritual profits, and God's abundant blessings will flow. Otherwise, what you have in blessings will be taken away. (Matt. 25:29. Cf. Matt 13:12)
  • Try to understand my message, and more understanding will be given. If you don't, what little understanding you have will be taken away. (Matt 13:12.)
  • Be "Alive Again" / "Born Again" - Like the Prodigal Who Repented from Sin and Headed Back to the Father—John 3:7; Luke 15:11-32
  • If You Love Me, Keep My Commandments—John 14:15
  • Watch and Pray—Matthew 26:41
  • Feed My Sheep—John 21:15–16
  • Baptize My Disciples—Matthew 28:19
  • Teach The Nations (including Gentiles) All That I Have Commanded--Matthew 28:19
  • Receive God’s Power—Luke 24:49
  • Make Disciples of All Nations, Teaching Them to Observe All That I Commanded You —Matthew 28:20
  • Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. (John 13:34.)
    Other Websites on Jesus' Commands

Teachings of Jesus in His Words

300 Commands of Jesus

One Disciple to Another - extracts commands one by one from beginning to end of NT Gospels & Revelation

Other Websites on Jesus' Teachings

Red Letter New Testaments Worthy of Reading

Phillips Translation -- red letter


 Commands of Jesus That Are More Complex than a Single Line


  • Stay Married Unless God Allows Separation For Adultery—Matthew 19:65:31-32
  • Be Shrewd With Money, Using it to Gain Friends to lead them to the Kingdom. Luke 16:1-16 (discussed).
  • Go to Those Who Wrong You And Confront Over Their Wrong—Matthew 18:15