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Old Testament Hebrew Lexical Dictionary
Strong's #4687 - מִצְוָה
1a) commandment (of man)
1b) the commandment (of God)
1c) commandment (of code of wisdom)
Jeff Benner, Ancient Hebrew Research Center Used by permission of the author.
מִצְוָה f. (from the root צָוָה) pl. מִצְוֹת a command, a precept, 2 Kings 18:36 especially used of the precepts of God, Deuteron. 6:1, 25 7:11 of a human teacher, Proverbs 7:1,. The idea of prohibition is found Leviticus 4:13, אַחַת מִכָּל־מִצְוֹת יְהֹוָה אֲשֶׁר לֹא־תֵעָשֶׂינָה “any of the commandments of Jehovah which ought not to be done,” i.e. things prohibited by his precepts. מִצְוַת הַלְּוִיִּים what was due to the Levites, Nehemiah 13:5 comp. מִשְׁפָּט.
the Week of Proper 8 / Ordinary 13