300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS

Compilation © 2003 by Galen Currah. May be freely copied.
Compiled from The Greatest Life Ever Lived, by Cheny and Ellisen, 1999 edition by Meltebeke
and Meltebeke (the four Gospels blended, adding nothing, omitting nothing.)
Many commands of Jesus are quite direct, grammatical imperatives; these are indicated
by (D). Others are more indirect, including purpose clauses; these are indicated by ( I ).
Many commands of Jesus are general ones, applicable to all his followers; these are
indicated by (G). Others are more specific, directed towards persons living at the time of Jesus;
these are indicated by (S).

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Worship the Lord your God and serve Him only.
Fill the jars…. Draw some out … take….
Make not my Father’s house a market.
Worship God in spirit and in truth.
Do the will of him who sent me and accomplish his work.
See the fields. They are already ripe for harvest.
Repent and believe the Good News.
Come and follow me.
Let us go to the other towns nearby … preach there, too.
Move out to the deep water, and let down your nets for a
catch.
Be not afraid.
Take heart … your sins are forgiven.
Follow me.
You ought to go learn what this means: “I desire mercy, not
sacrifice.”
Call sinners to repentance.
“I desire mercy and not sacrifice.” (Hosea 6.6)
Do good on the Sabbath.
“Exercise justice amongst the nations.” (Isa 42.2)
Hunger and thirst after righteousness.
Show mercy.
Make peace.
Be glad … and jump for joy.
Let your light shine before others … the good things you do.
Make it right with him. Then return and offer your gift.

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Try hard to reach a settlement.

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Cut it off and throw it away.
Allow him to slap the other cheek also.
Go two miles.

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and be free from this affliction.30 Lk 6.24 Mk 7. First tie up the strong man. 17.26 Mt 6.16 Mt 8. . Go home to your relatives and tell them what great things the Lord God has done for you and how he had mercy on you. I = indirect.44 Lk 6.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 32 33 34 35 36 37 38 Give to everyone who asks you for something. 6 Mt 6. Love much. Accept it.16. implied. 18 Mt 6. 3. S = specific to an historical situation. Give to the needy. Get up. Pray like this….12 Mt 7. Remove the plank from you own eye.30 Lk 8.50 Mt 12.43 D I G G Mk 5.27 D G Lk 6.22 Mk 5. Hear.29 Mt 12.21 Mt 7. Pray.20 I G Mt 4. Treat other in the way you yourself would like to be treated.12 Mt 13.21 Lk 8. G = generally applicable to all followers.48 Lk 6. Give.2. do good to them and lend to them.35 D G Mt 5. Fast.7 Mt 7.14 Mt 6.28 Lk 12. Hear and obey me. Pray for those who abuse and persecute you. Hear (my words). Do what my heavenly Father desires.5 Mt 7.18 Mt 13. Gather with me. imperative. grip it tightly.24 Lk 8.8 Mt 4.36 Mt 6. 40 First seek the kingdom of God and his righteousness. and patiently bear fruit. looking for nothing in return. Go in peace. Hear the Word with an honest and good heart. Be careful how you listen.37 Lk 6. Welcome and understand it.30 D G Mt 5. and bless those who curse you. Believe. Ask … seek … knock. Hear. Enter through the narrow gate.5.14 Mt 11. Go in peace.9 Mt 6.13 Lk 7. Pray to your Father in secret.13 Mt 7. Fast … in secret. Forgive those who offend you.13 Lk 7.23 Lk 8.34 Lk 8.33 Lk 12.42 Lk 6. Be perfect.47 Lk 7. 29 30 31 62 63 64 65 66 67 2 Mt 5. 41 42 43 44 45 46 47 48 49 50 51 52 53 54 55 56 57 58 59 60 61 Forgive. Pay attention to what you hear. Love you enemies and treat well those who mistreat you. Do what I say.15 Mk 4. Understand the parabole. Turn and be forgiven.19 D G Mt 9. Observe the birds.27 Mt 6. he is Elijah.18 D D D D I I D G G G G G G G D G D D D D D D I I I D I D I I D I I I D I D G G G G G G G G G G S S S G S G G G G G G Mt 13.38 Mt 7.48 D D G S CLASS: D = direct. Love your enemies. 4 Mt 6. Be compassionate…. 39 Observe how the lilies grow.21 Mt 7. Go. Hear the Word of God and do it. Take heart. Give to the needy in secret.

8 Jn 8.11 Jn 8. Freely you have received. 53-54.35. 40. “The kingdom of heaven has come. Watch out for the [teaching] of the Pharisees…. Come to me … believe in me … believe in (the Son) Eat this bread … eat my flesh … eat his body … eat my body … drink his blood … drink my blood. Go and find out. Get up. find out who is worthy. Believe that I AM. When you enter a city or village. Go up to the feast. Come to me and drink.15 Jn 7. Judge not by the looks of things.24 Jn 7. G = generally applicable to all followers.5. cast out demons. 82 83 84 85 86 87 88 89 90 91 Be as wise as snakes and as gentle as doves. judge rightly.53 Mt 15. Come.8 Mt 10. (Isaiah 55. imperative. I = indirect.24 Jn 8. Leave them alone. Come to me that you might have life. Acknowledge me before others. S = specific to an historical situation.1) Cast the first stone. 58 CLASS: D = direct. Come to me.13 Mt 10. 47 D D D D D D D D G G G G G G G G D G D D D D D D D D D I G G G S S S S G G G Jn 6. Eat the body of the Son of Man and drink his blood.29 Jn 6.37 Jn 6. freely give. Remain in whatever home you enter until you leave.38 D G Mt 10. implied. .8 Mt 10.6 Mt 10. Get up.18 Jn 6. When you enter the home. Say. It is I. Work … for the lasting food that gives eternal life.42 Jn 5. Believe in the Son of God.10 Lk 9.7 Jn 9.8 Jn 7.29 Mk 8.38 Mt 14.4 Mt 10. Come after me … own interests aside … take up a cross … and follow me.31 I I D D D D D D D D D D G G S S G S G G G G G G Mt 16. Continue in my word … be my disciples. Go on home.5 Mt 10.11 Mk 6. 68 69 70 71 72 92 93 94 95 96 97 98 99 100 101 102 103 104 105 106 107 108 3 Lk 8.26 Mt 10.14 Mk 6. Act on what I say.8 Jn 5.34 I G Jn 8. Go your way and stop sinning. Allow your blessing to rest on it… return to you. Go to the lost sheep….” Heal the sick.52 Mk 5. cure the lepers. wash in the pool of Siloam. 81 Shake off the dust from under your feet as a testimony. Believe in the one whom he sent. Go.20 Mt 14. Pray to the Lord of the harvest that he will send out workers into his harvest fields.12 Mt 10. raise the dead.7 Mt 10.24 Mk 8.16 Mt 10. Take courage.37 Jn 8.35 D D I G S G Jn 6.40 D D D I S S S G Mt 9.32 Mk 6.27 Jn 6. Pick up your mat and walk.51 Jn 9.29 Jn 6. Bring the food here to me.11 Lk 9.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 73 74 75 76 77 78 79 80 Stop weeping. say a greeting.14 Mt 7. Do not fear them.

forgive. 122 123 124 125 126 127 128 129 130 131 132 133 134 135 136 137 138 139 140 141 142 143 144 145 146 147 4 Jn 10. Go and do the same [show mercy].17 Mk 9.50 D G Mt 18.2 D G Lk 10. Agree on earth.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 109 110 Believe the things I do.” Remain in that home. Have salt amongst yourselves and live at peach with each other. Gather in my name.35 Lk 9.16 Mt 18. Ensure that your body is full of light.7 Mt 17.6 D G Lk 10. “Peace to this home.37 Lk 11.38 Mt 17. Change your mind and become like little children. Pray … say … Ask … seek … knock…. Have faith the size of a mustard seed. Treat him as you would a pagan or a tax collector. 113 114 115 116 117 118 119 120 121 Take it and give it to them for you and for me. G = generally applicable to all followers.20 Mk 9. Receive one such little child in my name.20 Mt 18.22 Mt 18. Go out and announce the kingdom of God. imperative.36 Lk 11.17 Mt 18. 112 Pray.43 D D G S I G I G D I I I I I I I D G G G G G G G G G Mk 9. S = specific to an historical situation.29 Mt 17. Humble yourselves.41 D D D D D D D I D D G G G G G G G G G G CLASS: D = direct. implied. Standing to pray.25 Mt 11. Earnestly ask the Lord of the harvest to send out workers into his harvest.4 Lk 9.29 Lk 10. Bind … release on earth. [Forgive a brother] up to seventy times seven.” Rejoice that your names are recorded in heaven. Be last of all and servant of all. Be least amongst you. I = indirect. hagin ought against another.17 Mt 18. 23 Lk 9. Listen carefully.9 Lk 11. everyone who is weary and heavily laden.15 Mt 18.35 Mt 18.44 Lk 9. Come to me. forgive your brother from your heart.59 Lk 9.27 Mt 17. Give from the abundance of your heart.20 Mt 11. 111 Believe.18 Mt 18. Put my yoke upon you and learn about me. Tell it to the congregation.7 D G Lk 10. First say. . Follow me.28 Mt 11. Go and tell him privately. Each of you.28 Lk 11.19 Mt 18.48 Mk 9.2 Lk 11. Cut it off and throw it away.36 Mk 9.60 D D D D D D I D D D D G G G G G G G G G G G Lk 10. Heal the sick and say to them. Hear the Word of God and put it into practice. “The kingdom of God has come hear.2 Mt 18.41 Mt 17. Take one or two others with you. eating and drinking whatever they provide for you.21 Mk 9.9 D G Lk 10. Get up.19.

forgive him…. You are to forgive him. Yes.22 Lk 16. be afraid of him.8 Lk 12. Be a trustworthy and wise manager. Provide money bags for yourselves that will not wear out.14 Lk 12.21 D D D G G G Lk 12. Produce much… contribute much.18 I G Lk 15. Sell your possessions and give to the poor. S = specific to an historical situation. Ask for terms of peace.12 Lk 14. Humble yourselves.21 Lk 14.11 Lk 14.6 D G Lk 17.26 Lk 14.10 Lk 16. 174 175 176 177 178 179 180 181 182 183 184 185 5 Lk 12.4 Lk 17. show yourselves to the priests.33 Lk 15. Be faithful in the smallest things.31-32 Lk 14. Cry out to God day and night.5 D G Lk 12. Use worldly wealth to make friends for yourselves.48 Lk 12. I am no longer worthy…. Leave everything you have… be my disciple. “We are worthless servants who have only done our duty.19 Lk 18.” Celebrate and be glad. Go and tell that fox….15 Lk 14. Try hard to enter through the narrow gate.58 Lk 13.7 D D D I S G S G CLASS: D = direct. 154 Be ready. Say… “I have sinned against God and you. Be on your guard against greed of all kinds. Compel them to come in.8 D G I D I D D D D D D D D D D I I I D I I G G G G G S G G G G G G G G S S G G G Lk 15.4 Lk 15.27 Lk 114. and keep your lamps burning. Watch out.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 148 149 150 151 152 153 Fear the one who can both kill you and throw you into hell.9 Lk 16.4 D G Lk 17. Sit down and calculate the cost. Listen to Moses and the prophets. Be rich towards God. G = generally applicable to all followers. Consider…. Try hard to reach a settlement. Say. implied. Leave the ninety-nine and search for the lost one. Be like those who are waiting for their master…. “Blessed is the one who comes in the name of the Lord.15 Lk 12. “Hate” your (relatives).28 Lk 14.31 I D I I G G G G Lk 17.” Take the least important place. Get up and go your way.” Go.32 Lk 13. Have faith the size of a mustard seed. If he repents. imperative.9 Lk 14. Be dressed and ready.44 Lk 12. I = indirect. If your brother sins against you.23 Lk 14. Say. .24 Lk 13.37-38 Mt 24.18 Lk 17. Acknowledge me before others.33 D G Lk 12.10 D G Lk 17. rebuke him. Take up your cross and follow Jesus. Bring in the poor….45 Lk 12. Search carefully until (you) find it.35 D G Mt 24. Invite the poor…. 155 156 157 158 159 160 161 162 163 164 165 166 167 168 169 170 171 172 173 Be a servant that watches … who is always ready. Return and give glory to God.

Leave her alone. 40 Jn 11.19 Mt 19.45 Lk 18.6 Mt 26. 211 Serve … give your life.28 Mk 10. Say to (the owners)….19 Lk 18.19 Mt 19.29 Mk 10.42 Mt 20. 222 “Call my house an house of prayer. 209 Want Jesus to do something for you.25-26. work … report to my vineyard. I = indirect.20 D S Mt 19.19 Mk 10.31 Mk 10.47-48 Mt 20.44 Lk 18. G = generally applicable to all followers.49 Jn 11.3 Lk 19. 210 Have faith in Jesus. 208 Become a servant … the slave of all. S = specific to an historical situation. 20.” Humble yourself.16 Mt 20.17 I I D I D D D I D I D G G G S G G S G S G S Mt 19.15 Jn 11. 212 213 214 215 Receive your sight. imperative.23 Mt 20.42 Lk 19.12ff.22 Mt 19. Let the little children come to me and do not stop them. Believe (the Father) really sent me. be merciful to me.41 Mt 20. 7 Mt 20.21 Lk 18.9 Mt 21. 28 Mk 10.34 Lk 18. Take your wages and go home. Be baptized with the baptism I undergo. 221 Untie (donkeys)….31 Lk 19.23 Mt 20. Obey the commandments “Honor your father and mother.22 Mt 19.21 Lk 18. What God has united. Come down quickly. implied.9 Mt 19. for I am a sinner.11 Mk 14. 219 The poor … help them whenever you wish.” (Leviticus 19.14 Jn 11.42 Mt 19. 202 203 204 205 206 207 Follow me.49 Mk 14.14 Mk 19.7 Mt 26. Go. “God. Be a good servant … faithful in little things.29.” (Isaiah 56:7) 6 Lk 18. 201 Leave house or parents or … property.14 Mt 20.23 Mk 14.13 Lk 18. let him accept it. Make (oneself) an unique for the Kingdom Whoever can accept celibacy. “ (Exodus 20.29 Lk 18. . Be last. 200 Take up the cross and follow me. Roll the stone away. 197 Deuteronomy 5:16ff) 198 “Love you neighbor as yourself. 216 Cry to Jesus … for mercy 217 218 Bring (blind men) to me.14 Lk 19. Conduct business until I return.12 Mt 19. 220 Recount what this woman has done.18) 186 187 188 189 190 191 192 193 194 195 196 199 Sell everything you have and give it to the poor. Let us go to (Lazarus). Drink the cup I drink.27.12 Mk 10.21 Mk 10.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS Say.28 Mt 19.5 Lk 19.4.46 D S D G D G I G I I I I I I S G G G G G I G I S I S I G D D I I S S G G I G I D S S I G I G D S I G CLASS: D = direct. Believe in me.3 Mk 11. let no one pull apart.17 Mk 10.

300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 223 Praise from the mouths of babes and infants.13 Lk 12. Invite to come anyone you find. mind and strength. 230 Read (the Scripture). Walk while you have the light…. Love the Lord your God with all your heart. “Blessed is the one who comes…. 251 (Show) patient endurance.19-20 Mk 13.37 Mk 12.29 Mk 12.24 Mt 22. I = indirect.5) 236 “Love your neighbor as yourself. 226 227 228 229 Change your minds and believe (John).38 Mt 21. 225 Answer me.43 Mt 21.10 Mt 22.24 Mk 11. 46 Lk 21. Put your trust in the light while you have the light.25 CLASS: D = direct.18 Lk 21. S = specific to an historical situation.8 Mt 24.21 Mt 24. imperative. 231 232 Come to the wedding banquet.4 Mt 22. 249 250 Say whatever is given to you at the moment.29 Lk 20. .9 Mk 12. First wash the inside of the cup and the disk. 234 Understand the Scriptures (and) the power of God.” (Leviticus 19. 243 Endure to the end.14 Mt10. (Do) justice. Make sure you do not follow (deceivers).3 Mt 21. 248 Testify before (authorities) and the Gentiles. Truly believe. implied. Hate your life in this world.2 Mt 23.44. 22 Mk 11.39 Mk 12.13 I I D D G G G G I G I D G G I G D S I G Mt 24.32 Mt 21.22 Mk 13. Serve me.29-30 Mt 22. Listen to another parabole.” Follow me…. Ask in prayer…. 224 Have faith…. Settle it in you heart not to ponder beforehand what to say. Say.21. Believe in me (and) the one who sent me.11 Lk 21. mercy and faithfulness.25 Mt 22. soul. 256 Lift your heads and look up.28 I G D S D G Mt 21.42 Mk 12.29 Jn 12.26 Jn 12.19 Mt 24. Preach this good news of the kingdom to all the world as a 254 testimony to all peoples. 233 Give to Caesar what is Caesar’s and to God what is God’s.17 Lk 20.17 Lk 21. Produce (kingdom) fruit. 235 “Hear….17 Lk 21.13 Lk 21.10 Mt 24. 7 I G I G D S I D I I G G G G I G I I G G D G I G D G D G D I D I I iG S G G G G Jn 12.” (Deuteronomy 6. See to it that you are not disturbed. 253 255 Pray (for an escape).33 Mt 21.30 Mt 23. 252 Flee to the mountains … run out of (the city).16 Mt 21.25 D G Jn 12. Respect (the Son).6 Mt 10. Turn around.18) 237 238 239 240 241 242 244 245 246 247 Observe and do everything (the Pharisees) tell you to do.40 Jn 12. G = generally applicable to all followers.26 Mt 23.23 Mt 23.14 Mk 13.

7 Jn 15. 273 274 275 276 277 278 279 280 281 282 283 284 285 286 287 288 289 290 291 292 293 294 295 8 Mt 24. Believe me that I am in the Father and that the Father is in me. 260 Be careful. Love me….4 Jn 15. Believe that I AM.24 Jn 16.29-30 Lk 21. Act on what I say. Wash each other’s feet.19 Jn 13.4-5 Lk 22.12 Jn 14. G = generally applicable to all followers.10 D S D S D I I I I I D I G G G G G G S G Jn 14. keep my commandments Have my commandments and keep them.12 Jn 8. Welcome me.34 D G D D G G D G I G Mt 25. Do the will of God Put your faith in me.38 Jn 8. 23 Jn 15.32-33 Mk 13. . Love one another.11 D G Jn 14.52 Jn 10. Ask anything using my name.17 Jn 16. Do everything I command you.36 D I I D I I D D D D I I D I I D I I I I I D G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G G CLASS: D = direct.15 Jn 13.13 Jn 13. 258 259 Watch yourselves….18 Lk 22. 265 266 267 268 269 270 271 272 Take this (cup) and divide it amongst yourselves. 40 I G Lk 22. Abide in me … and I in you.28-29 Lk 21. Abide in me.8 Mt 26.20 Jn 13. 14 Jn 14. Keep my commandments. 261 264 Go … follow … say…. Make sure your hearts. Take heart.21. Love me and believe that I came from God. Follow me. 25. Follow me … refuse to follow another. Do what you do quickly.10 Jn 15.34 Lk 21. Ask.9 Jn 15. Call me teacher and Lord. Do (these things).13 Mk 13.27 Jn 16.17 Jn 17. 263 Go prepare the Passover.33 Jn 17. Keep my word. Believe that I am in the Father and the Father in me. implied.11 Jn 14.27 Jn 14. S = specific to an historical situation.36.15 Jn 14.21 Jn 14. Keep watch…. I = indirect.5. imperative.17 Jn 13. Continue in my love. Watch.26 Jn 16. Ask in my name.35-36. Ask (God) for whatever you may using my name.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 257 Learn … observe … know that the Kingdom is drawing nigh.14 Jn 15. Love me.17 Jn 13. Welcome whomever I send….13. Believe in me. Come … inherit the Kingdom. Believe me because of the miracles.10 Lk 22. Take a purse if you have it.36 Lk 21. Watch and pray that you may have strength to escape. Give food … give drink … welcome … clothe … visit … 262 come to … the least esteemed of (Jesus’) brothers.35 Mt 25.

23 Lk 23.6 22. I = indirect. Forgive … sins.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 296 Prepare for us the passover. baptizing them in the name of the Father. A husband must not leave his wife.46 Mk 14. Receive the Holy Spirit.11 Jn 18.15.11 Ap 2. 12.8 Ac 9. 298 299 Watch and pray that you may not be tempted. Relax until you are clothed with power from above. Believe everything the prophets spoke.12 Mt 26. Feed my lambs.15 D G Mk 16. Explain my error.] Proclaim repentance and forgiveness of sins.47 D G Lk 24. A wife must not leave her husband. of the Son. Give.39 Jn 20. and of the Holy Spirit. 18 Jn 21.23 Jn 20. . implied.18 D I I D I G G G S G 1 Co 6:10. Go tell my brothers to go to Galilee. 297 Sit … stay … watch … pray. Shepherd … feed my sheep. Write what you see and send it to the seven churches.1. Open their eyes. Put … look … press … stop doubting and believe.15. 17 Jn 21. 16. 12 Jn 21.36-38 Mk 14. Turn back to me and do your first works.22 Jn 20. S = specific to an historical situation. 328 Write this letter to the angel of the church in….32-34 Lk 22. Believe. 3.17 Mt 28.8 Jn 18. and teaching them to obey all that I commanded.10 Ac 20.25 Lk 24. imperative.] [Speak in tongues … pick up snakes … lay hands on the sick. Go to my brothers and tell them….10.46 Mt 26. Get up and pray that you may not be tempted.17-18 D G Lk 24. 11 D G Ap 1. 14 D S Ap 2.38 Lk 22. G = generally applicable to all followers. 22 I S D S D D G G D S D D D D D D I D D I I D D I D D S S S S S S G S G G G S S G G G Mt 28.1. 29 Jn 21. Look … touch me and see.10 Lk 24.19. 301 302 303 304 305 306 307 308 309 310 311 312 313 314 315 316 327 Let these others go. Put your sword back into its sheath. Cast your net….18-20 D G Mk 16. Follow me. Tell people about me everywhere. [Go into the whole world and preach the good news to the whole creation. 329 Look how far you have fallen from your first love. 18. 7. Ac 1. Bring … come eat. 16. in my name to all nations.40 Mk 14. 317 318 319 320 321 322 323 324 325 326 9 Mk 14. 8. Weep … for yourselves and for your children.49.15 Lk 22. Get up and go into Damascus. Go and make disciples of all peoples.6 Jn 21.38 Jn 20. Love me more than these.27.5 D G CLASS: D = direct.42 Jn 18. 300 Get up … go.35 Ac 26.

Hold it firmly and urn to me again.10 Ap 2. imperative.16 Ap 2.3 D G Ap 3. 3. 22 I G Ap 2. I = indirect. . even when facing death. Hold on to what you have. Ap 2.25 D D D G G G Ap 3. 13. 29.6.300+ COMMANDS OF JESUS 330 331 332 333 334 335 10 Listen to the Spirit and understand the Spirits says to the churches. Remain faithful.11 D G END CLASS: D = direct. Repent.7. G = generally applicable to all followers. 17. 11. Go back to what you heard and believed at first. S = specific to an historical situation. Hold tightly to what you have until I come. implied.