|Noah Webster's Dictionary|
(v. t.) To teach by precepts.
Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia
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 King James Version:
(1) mitswah, very frequently (168 times) translated "commandment," but 4 times "precept" (in the Revised Version (British and American) only Jeremiah 35:18 Daniel 9:5);
(2) from the same root is tsaw, or tsaw (Isaiah 28:10, 13);
(3) piqqudhim, only in the Psalms (21 times in Psalm 119, e.g. verses 4, 15, 27; also the Revised Version (British and American) Psalm 19:8; Psalm 103:18; 111:7);
(4) in the New Testament, entole, generally in the King James Version translated "commandment" (68 times), but twice "precept" (Mark 10:5 Hebrews 9:19; in both cases the Revised Version (British and American) substitutes "commandment").
D. Miall Edwards
Precept (7 Occurrences)
Mark 7:13 thus nullifying God's precept by your tradition which you have handed down. And many things of that kind you do." (WEY)
Mark 10:5 And Jesus answered and said unto them, For the hardness of your heart he wrote you this precept. (KJV WBS)
Galatians 5:14 For the entire Law has been obeyed when you have kept the single precept, which says, "You are to love your fellow man equally with yourself." (WEY)
Hebrews 9:19 For when Moses had spoken every precept to all the people according to the law, he took the blood of calves and of goats, with water, and scarlet wool, and hyssop, and sprinkled both the book, and all the people, (KJV WBS)
Isaiah 28:10 For it is precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Isaiah 28:13 Therefore the word of Yahweh will be to them precept on precept, precept on precept; line on line, line on line; here a little, there a little; that they may go, fall backward, be broken, be snared, and be taken. (WEB KJV JPS ASV DBY WBS RSV)
Isaiah 29:13 Wherefore the Lord said, Forasmuch as this people draw near me with their mouth, and with their lips do honour me, but have removed their heart far from me, and their fear toward me is taught by the precept of men: (KJV WBS YLT)