pre’-sept: 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:
(1) mitswah, very frequently (168 times) translated "commandment," but 4 times "precept" (in the
(2) from the same root is tsaw, or tsaw (
(3) piqqudhim, only in the Psalms (21 times in
(4) in the
D. Miall Edwards