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As I said in Part 1 of this series, as a follower of Yeshua (Jesus) and desiring to learn more about the Hebrew roots of Christianity, I wanted to know exactly what laws/commands/teachings were given to Moses at Mt. Sinai by God.  Obviously, these were extremely important to Him.  These teachings were not the way to be made “righteous” before Him, but did teach the Hebrews how to live holy, moral lives that would be acceptable to Him.

Below are listed most of the Negative Mitzvot or Commandments that rabbis feel are applicable today. (This list is taken from http://mussarleadership.org/mitzvot/mitzvot_list.html).  These mitzvot retain their original number as found at http://gods-word-first.org/bible-study/613commandments.html

I do not claim that this is an all inclusive list of New Testament references to the Law of Moses.  If you know of others that relate to specific teachings, please let me know.

The Negative Mitzvot/ Commandments: “The Don’ts”

IDOLATRY AND RELATED PRACTICES
1 Exodus 20:3 – No other gods before me.
Thou shalt have no other gods before me.

Mark 12:29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.”

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Romans 3:29-30 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too, 30 since there is only one God, who will justify the circumcised by faith and the uncircumcised through that same faith.

1 Cor. 8:6 yet for us there is but one God, the Father, from whom all things came and for whom we live;

1 Thes. 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God

Additional verses: Matt. 4:10, Gal. 3:20, Eph. 4:6, 1 Tim. 1:17

2 Exodus 20:4 – Not to make graven images.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Rom 1:22-23 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

Rev. 22:15 Outside are the dogs, those who practice magic arts, the sexually immoral, the murderers, the idolaters and everyone who loves and practices falsehood.

3 Leviticus 19:4 – Not to make an idol (even for others) to worship.
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men.

I Thes. 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

4 Exodus 20:4 – Not to make figures of human beings.
Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth:

Rom 1:22-23 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

5 Exodus 20:5 – Not to bow down to an idol.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Rom 1:22-23 Although they claimed to be wise, they became fools 23 and exchanged the glory of the immortal God for images made to look like a mortal human being and birds and animals and reptiles.

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

6 Exodus 20:5 – Not to serve idols.
Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

8 Leviticus 19:31 – Not to seek after wizards.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Gal. 5:19-21 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Rev. 21:8 But the cowardly, the unbelieving, the vile, the murderers, the sexually immoral, those who practice magic arts, the idolaters and all liars—they will be consigned to the fiery lake of burning sulfur. This is the second death.”

9 Leviticus 19:31 – Not to regard them that have familiar spirits.
Regard not them that have familiar spirits, neither seek after wizards, to be defiled by them: I am the LORD your God.

Gal. 5:19-21 The acts of the flesh are obvious: sexual immorality, impurity and debauchery; 20 idolatry and witchcraft; hatred, discord, jealousy, fits of rage, selfish ambition, dissensions, factions 21 and envy; drunkenness, orgies, and the like. I warn you, as I did before, that those who live like this will not inherit the kingdom of God.

Rev 9:21 Nor did they repent of their murders, their magic arts, their sexual immorality or their thefts.

10 Leviticus 19:4 – Not to study idolatrous practices.
Turn ye not unto idols, nor make to yourselves molten gods: I am the LORD your God.

Eph 5:12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

11 Deuteronomy 16:22 – Not to erect an image which people assemble to honor.
Neither shalt thou set thee up any image; which the LORD thy God hateth.

Rom 11:4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

12 Leviticus 26:1 – No figured stones to bow down to.
Ye shall make you no idols nor graven image, neither rear you up a standing image, neither shall ye set up any image of stone in your land, to bow down unto it: for I am the LORD your God.

Rom 11:4 And what was God’s answer to him? “I have reserved for myself seven thousand who have not bowed the knee to Baal.”

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

14 Exodus 23:13 – Make no mention of other gods.
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

Eph 5:12 It is shameful even to mention what the disobedient do in secret.

15 Exodus 23:13 – Not to divert anyone to idolatry.
And in all things that I have said unto you be circumspect: and make no mention of the name of other gods, neither let it be heard out of thy mouth.

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

16 Deuteronomy 13:12, 13 – Not to try to persuade a Jew to worship idols.
If thou shalt hear say in one of thy cities, which the LORD thy God hath given thee to dwell there, saying, Certain men, the children of Belial, are gone out from among you, and have withdrawn the inhabitants of their city, saying, Let us go and serve other gods, which ye have not known;

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

17 Deuteronomy 13:8 – Not to love someone who seeks to mislead you to idols.
Thou shalt not consent unto him, nor hearken unto him; neither shall thine eye pity him, neither shalt thou spare, neither shalt thou conceal him:

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

2 Cor 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

18 Deuteronomy 13:9 – Not to relax one’s aversion to the misleader to idols.
But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

2 Cor 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

20 Deuteronomy 13:9 – Not to plead for (defend) the misleader to idols.
But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

2 Cor 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

21 Deuteronomy 13:9 – Not to oppress evidence unfavorable to the misleader.
But thou shalt surely kill him; thine hand shall be first upon him to put him to death, and afterwards the hand of all the people.

1 Cor 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

2 Cor 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

2 Pet 2:1 But there were also false prophets among the people, just as there will be false teachers among you. They will secretly introduce destructive heresies, even denying the sovereign Lord who bought them—bringing swift destruction on themselves.

22 Deuteronomy 7:25 – No benefit from ornaments which have adorned an idol.
The graven images of their gods shall ye burn with fire: thou shalt not desire the silver or gold that is on them, nor take it unto thee, lest thou be snared therein: for it is an abomination to the LORD thy God.

25 Deuteronomy 7:26 – Do not use anything connected with idols or idolatry.
Neither shalt thou bring an abomination into thine house, lest thou be a cursed thing like it: but thou shalt utterly detest it, and thou shalt utterly abhor it; for it is a cursed thing.

Acts 15:29 You are to abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality. You will do well to avoid these things.

Rev 9:20 The rest of mankind who were not killed by these plagues still did not repent of the work of their hands; they did not stop worshiping demons, and idols of gold, silver, bronze, stone and wood—idols that cannot see or hear or walk.

26 Deuteronomy 18:20 – Not prophesying in the name of idols.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

Acts 2:17 In the last days, God says, I will pour out my Spirit on all people. Your sons and daughters will prophesy, your young men will see visions, your old men will dream dreams.

Acts 2:18 Even on my servants, both men and women, I will pour out my Spirit in those days, and they will prophesy.

Rom 12:6 We have different gifts, according to the grace given to each of us. If your gift is prophesying, then prophesy in accordance with your faith

27 Deuteronomy 18:20 – Not prophesying falsely in the Name of God.
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.

Matt 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

2 Cor 11:13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

28 Deuteronomy 13:3 – Listen not to one who prophesies in the name of idols.
Thou shalt not hearken unto the words of that prophet, or that dreamer of dreams: for the LORD your God proveth you, to know whether ye love the LORD your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Matt 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

2 Cor 11:13 For such people are false apostles, deceitful workers, masquerading as apostles of Christ.

30 Leviticus 20:23 – Imitate not the ways nor practice customs of idolaters.
And ye shall not walk in the manners of the nation, which I cast out before you: for they committed all these things, and therefore I abhorred them.

Matt 24:24 For false messiahs and false prophets will appear and perform great signs and wonders to deceive, if possible, even the elect.

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

31 Leviticus 19:26 – Not practicing divination (Deuteronomy 18:10).
Ye shall not eat anything with the blood: neither shall ye use enchantment, nor observe times.

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

32 Deuteronomy 18:10 – Not practicing soothsaying.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

33 Deuteronomy 18:10 – Not practicing enchanting.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

34 Deuteronomy 18:10 – Not practicing sorcery.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

35 Deuteronomy 18:11 – Not practicing the art of the charmer.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

36 Deuteronomy 18:10 – Not consulting a necromancer.
There shall not be found among you any one that maketh his son or his daughter to pass through the fire, or that useth divination, or an observer of times, or an enchanter, or a witch,

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

37 Deuteronomy 18:11 – Not consulting a sorcerer.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

38 Deuteronomy 18:11 – Not to seek information from the dead, necromancy.
Or a charmer, or a consulter with familiar spirits, or a wizard, or a necromancer.

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

1 Cor 10:14 Therefore, my dear friends, flee from idolatry.

1 Thes 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

39 Deuteronomy 22:5 – Women not to wear men’s clothes or adornments.
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

40 Deuteronomy 22:5 – Men not wearing women’s clothes or adornments.
The woman shall not wear that which pertaineth unto a man, neither shall a man put on a woman’s garment: for all that do so are abomination unto the LORD thy God.

41 Leviticus 19:28 – Not tattoo yourself, as is the manner of the idolaters.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

45 Leviticus 19:28 – Not making cuttings in your flesh over your dead.
Ye shall not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you: I am the LORD.

PROHIBITIONS RESULTING FROM HISTORICAL EVENTS
47 Numbers 15:39 – Not to follow one’s heart or eyes, straying to impurity.
And it shall be unto you for a fringe, that ye may look upon it, and remember all the commandments of the LORD, and do them; and that ye seek not after your own heart and your own eyes, after which ye use to go a whoring:

2 Cor. 5:15 And he died for all, that those who live should no longer live for themselves but for him who died for them and was raised again.

2 Cor. 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

1 Thes. 5:23 May God himself, the God of peace, sanctify you through and through. May your whole spirit, soul and body be kept blameless at the coming of our Lord Jesus Christ.

1 Peter 4:14-15 As obedient children, do not conform to the evil desires you had when you lived in ignorance. 15 But just as he who called you is holy, so b holy in all you do;

1 John 2:4 Whoever says, “I know him,” but does not do what he commands is a liar, and the truth is not in that person.

50 Deuteronomy 7:2 – Not to show mercy to idolaters.
And when the LORD thy God shall deliver them before thee; thou shalt smite them, and utterly destroy them; thou shalt make no covenant with them, nor show mercy unto them:

1 Cor. 5:11 But now I am writing to you that you must not associate with anyone who claims to be a brother or sister but is sexually immoral or greedy, an idolater or slanderer, a drunkard or swindler. Do not even eat with such people.

Eph. 5:5 For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

51 Exodus 23:33 – No one serving false gods to settle in the Land of Israel. They shall not dwell in thy land, lest they make thee sin against me: for if thou serve their gods, it will surely be a snare unto thee.

52 Deuteronomy 7:3 – Not to intermarry with one serving false gods.
Neither shalt thou make marriages with them; thy daughter thou shalt not give unto his son, nor his daughter shalt thou take unto thy son.

2 Cor. 6:14 Do not be yoked together with unbelievers. For what do righteousness and wickedness have in common? Or what fellowship can light have with darkness?

55 Deuteronomy 23:8 – Not to exclude marrying an Egyptian who is a proselyte.
The children that are begotten of them shall enter into the congregation of the LORD in their third generation.

58 Deuteronomy 7:21 – Not fearing the enemy in time of war.
Thou shalt not be affrighted at them: for the LORD thy God is among you, a mighty God and terrible.

BLASPHEMY
60 Leviticus 24:16 – Not blaspheming the Holy Name of God.
And he that blasphemeth the name of the LORD, he shall surely be put to death, and all the congregation shall certainly stone him: as well the stranger, as he that is born in the land, when he blasphemeth the name of the LORD, shall be put to death.

James 2:6-7 But you have dishonored the poor. Is it not the rich who are exploiting you? Are they not the ones who are dragging you into court? 7 Are they not the ones who are blaspheming the noble name of him to whom you belong?

61 Leviticus 19:12 – Not violating an oath by the Holy Name.
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I am the LORD.

62 Exodus 20:7 – Not taking the Holy Name in vain.
Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.

63 Leviticus 22:32 – Not profaning the Holy Name of God.
Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the LORD which hallow you,

1 Peter 1:16-17 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.” Since you call on a Father who judges each person’s work impartially, live out your time as foreigners here in reverent fear.

64 Deuteronomy 6:16 – Not tempting God’s promises and warnings.
Ye shall not tempt the LORD your God, as ye tempted him in Massah.

Matt. 4:7 Jesus answered him, “It is also written: ‘Do not put the Lord your God to the test.’

Acts 15:10 Now then, why do you try to test God by putting on the necks of Gentiles a yoke that neither we nor our ancestors have been able to bear?

1 Cor. 10:9 We should not test Christ, as some of them did—and were killed by snakes.

65 Deuteronomy 12:3,4 – Do not destroy houses of worship or holy books of The LORD.
And ye shall overthrow their altars, and break their pillars, and burn their groves with fire; and ye shall hew down the graven images of their gods, and destroy the names of them out of that place. Ye shall not do so unto the LORD your God.
Matt. 5:17-18 Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

157 Numbers 30:2 – Not to break your word, even if without an oath.
If a man vow a vow unto the LORD, or swear an oath to bind his soul with a bond; he shall not break his word, he shall do according to all that proceedeth out of his mouth.

Matt. 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

1 Thes. 4:6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.

DIETARY LAWS
172 Deuteronomy 14:7 – Not to eat any unclean animal.
Nevertheless these ye shall not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the cloven hoof; as the camel, and the hare, and the coney: for they chew the cud, but divide not the hoof; therefore they are unclean unto you.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

173 Leviticus 11:11 – Not to eat any unclean fish.
They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcasses in abomination.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

174 Leviticus 11:13 – Not to eat any unclean fowl.
And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the osprey,

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

175 Deuteronomy 14:19 – Not to eat any creeping winged insect.
And every creeping thing that flieth is unclean unto you: they shall not be eaten.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

176 Leviticus 11:41 – Not to eat anything which creeps on the earth.
And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

177 Leviticus 11:44 – Not to eat creeping thing that is undefiled.
For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

178 Leviticus 11:42 – Not to eat living creatures that goeth on belly.
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

179 Leviticus 11:43 – Not to eat any abominable creature.
Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

180 Deuteronomy 14:21 – Not to eat any animal which died naturally, a nevelah.
Ye shall not eat of any thing that dieth of itself: thou shalt give it unto the stranger that is in thy gates, that he may eat it; or thou mayest sell it unto an alien: for thou art an holy people unto the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

181 Exodus 22:31 – Not to eat an animal which is torn or mauled, a treifah.
And ye shall be holy men unto me: neither shall ye eat any flesh that is torn of beasts in the field; ye shall cast it to the dogs.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

182 Deuteronomy 12:23 – Not to eat any limb taken from a living animal.
Only be sure that thou eat not the blood: for the blood is the life; and thou mayest not eat the life with the flesh.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

184 Leviticus 7:26 – Not to eat blood.
Moreover ye shall eat no manner of blood, whether it be of fowl or of beast, in any of your dwellings.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 15:20 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood.

185 Leviticus 7:23 – Not to eat certain types of fat of clean animal, chelev.
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, Ye shall eat no manner of fat, of ox, or of sheep, or of goat.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

186 Exodus 23:19 – Not to boil young male goat (meat) in its mother’s milk.
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring into the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

187 Exodus 34:26 – Not to eat young male goat cooked in its mother’s milk.
The first of the firstfruits of thy land thou shalt bring unto the house of the LORD thy God. Thou shalt not seethe a kid in his mother’s milk.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

195 Deuteronomy 21:20 – No eating or drinking to excess, gluttony and drunkenness.
And they shall say unto the elders of his city, This our son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice; he is a glutton, and a drunkard.

1 Cor 6:10 nor thieves nor the greedy nor drunkards nor slanderers nor swindlers will inherit the kingdom of God.

Eph. 5:18 Do not get drunk on wine, which leads to debauchery. Instead, be filled with the Spirit,

196 Leviticus 23:29 – Not to eat anything on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
For whatsoever soul it be that shall not be afflicted in that same day, he shall be cut off from among his people.

197 Exodus 13:3 – Not to eat chametz/ leaven, on Pesach (Passover).
And Moses said unto the people, Remember this day, in which ye came out from Egypt, out of the house of bondage; for by strength of hand the LORD brought you out from this place: there shall no leavened bread be eaten.

198 Exodus 13:7 – Not to eat an admixture of chametz / leaven on Pesach (Passover).
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.

199 Deuteronomy 16:3 – Not to eat chametz / leaven, after noon of 14th Nisan.
Thou shalt eat no leavened bread with it; seven days shalt thou eat unleavened bread therewith, even the bread of affliction; for thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt in haste: that thou mayest remember the day when thou camest forth out of the land of Egypt all the days of thy life.

200 Exodus 13:7 – No chametz / leaven may be seen in our homes during Pesach (Passover).
Unleavened bread shall be eaten seven days; and there shall no leavened bread be seen with thee, neither shall there be leaven seen with thee in all thy quarters.

201 Exodus 12:19 – Not to possess chametz / leaven, during Pesach (Passover).
Seven days shall there be no leaven found in your houses: for whosoever eateth that which is leavened, even that soul shall be cut off from the congregation of Israel, whether he be a stranger, or born in the land.

LOANS, BUSINESS, AND THE TREATMENT OF SLAVES
232 Deuteronomy 15:7 – Not to deny charity to the poor.
If there be among you a poor man of one of thy brethren within any of thy gates in thy land which the LORD thy God giveth thee, thou shalt not harden thine heart, nor shut thine hand from thy poor brother:

Luke 11:41 But now as for what is inside you—be generous to the poor, and everything will be clean for you.

234 Exodus 22:25 – Not demanding payment from a debtor known unable to pay.
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

238 Leviticus 19:13 – Oppress not an employee by delaying paying his wages.
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

239 Deuteronomy 24:10 – Not taking a pledge from a debtor by force.
When thou dost lend thy brother any thing, thou shalt not go into his house to fetch his pledge.

240 Deuteronomy 24:12 – Not keeping a poor man’s pledge when he needs it.
And if the man be poor, thou shalt not sleep with his pledge:

241 Deuteronomy 24:17 – Not taking any pledge from a widow.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

242 Deuteronomy 24:6 – Not taking one’s business utensils in pledge.
No man shall take the nether or the upper millstone to pledge: for he taketh a man’s life to pledge.

243 Exodus 20:13 – Not abducting an Israelite.
Thou shalt not kill.

1 Timothy 1:9-11 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine 11 that conforms to the gospel concerning the glory of the blessed God, which he entrusted to me.

244 Leviticus 19:11 – Not stealing.
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

245 Leviticus 19:13 – Not robbing.
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

246 Deuteronomy 19:14 – Not fraudulently altering land boundaries / landmarker.
Thou shalt not remove thy neighbour’s landmark, which they of old time have set in thine inheritance, which thou shalt inherit in the land that the LORD thy God giveth thee to possess it.

247 Leviticus 19:13 – Not usurping our debts and do not defraud.
Thou shalt not defraud thy neighbor, neither rob him: the wages of him that is hired shall not abide with thee all night until the morning.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

248 Leviticus 19:11 – Not repudiating debts, denying receipt of loan / deposit.
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

249 Leviticus 19:11 – Not to swear falsely regarding another man’s property.
Ye shall not steal, neither deal falsely, neither lie one to another.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

250 Leviticus 25:14 – Not wronging / deceiving one another in business.
And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbor, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

251 Leviticus 25:17 – Not wronging / misleading one another even verbally.
Ye shall not therefore oppress one another; but thou shalt fear thy God: for I am the LORD your God.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

252 Exodus 22:21 – Not harming the stranger among you verbally.
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

253 Exodus 22:21 – Not injuring the stranger among you in business / trade.
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

256 Exodus 22:22 – Not afflicting the orphans and widows.
Thou shalt neither vex a stranger, nor oppress him: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

265 Exodus 20:17 – Not coveting another man’s possessions or property, etc.
Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Rom 7:7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Rom 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

266 Deuteronomy 5:21 – Covet not another’s possessions, even the desire forbidden.
Neither shalt thou desire thy neighbour’s wife, neither shalt thou covet thy neighbour’s house, his field, or his manservant, or his maidservant, his ox, or his ass, or any thing that is thy neighbour’s.

Rom 7:7 What shall we say, then? Is the law sinful? Certainly not! Nevertheless, I would not have known what sin was had it not been for the law. For I would not have known what coveting really was if the law had not said, “You shall not covet.”

Rom 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

269 Deuteronomy 22:3 – Not ignoring lost property to be returned to its owner.
In like manner shalt thou do with his ass; and so shalt thou do with his raiment; and with all lost thing of thy brother’s, which he hath lost, and thou hast found, shalt thou do likewise: thou mayest not hide thyself.

Rom 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

270 Exodus 23:5 – Refuse not to help man or animal collapsing with burden.
If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

Matt 5:44 But I tell you, love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you

Luke 6:28 bless those who curse you, pray for those who mistreat you.

Rom 12:14 Bless those who persecute you; bless and do not curse.

271 Leviticus 19:35 – Not cheating or defrauding with measurements and weights.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight, or in measure.

Eph 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

272 Deuteronomy 25:13 – Not to possess false or inaccurate weights and measures.
Thou shalt not have in thy bag divers weights, a great and a small.

Eph 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

JUSTICE
273 Leviticus 19:15 – A Judge is not to commit unrighteousness.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

274 Exodus 23:8 – A Judge is not to accept bribes / gifts from litigants.
And thou shalt take no gift: for the gift blindeth the wise, and perverteth the words of the righteous.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

275 Leviticus 19:15 – A Judge is not to favor (be partial to) a litigant.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

276 Deuteronomy 1:17 – Judge not avoid justice being in fear of wicked person.
Ye shall not respect persons in judgment; but ye shall hear the small as well as the great; ye shall not be afraid of the face of man; for the judgment is God’s: and the cause that is too hard for you, bring it unto me, and I will hear it.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

277 Leviticus 19:15 – A Judge not to decide in favor of poor man, out of pity.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

278 Exodus 23:6 – A Judge is not to discriminate against the poor.
Thou shalt not wrest the judgment of thy poor in his cause.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

279 Deuteronomy 19:13 – Judge not to pity one who killed or caused loss of limb.
Thine eye shall not pity him, but thou shalt put away the guilt of innocent blood from Israel, that it may go well with thee.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

280 Deuteronomy 24:17 – A Judge not perverting justice due strangers or orphans.
Thou shalt not pervert the judgment of the stranger, nor of the fatherless; nor take a widow’s raiment to pledge:

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

281 Exodus 23:1 – Judge not to hear one litigant in absence of the other.
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

282 Exodus 23:2 – Court may not convict by majority of one in capital case.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

283 Exodus 23:2 – Judge accept not colleague’s opinion, unless sure right.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

285 Exodus 20:16 – Not bearing false witness.
Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbor.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.’

1 Tim 1:9-10 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

286 Exodus 23:1 – A Judge is not to receive a wicked man’s testimony.
Thou shalt not raise a false report: put not thine hand with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

287 Deuteronomy 24:16 – A Judge receive not testimony from litigant’s relatives.
The fathers shall not be put to death for the children, neither shall the children be put to death for the fathers: every man shall be put to death for his own sin.
John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.

288 Deuteronomy 19:15 – Not convicting on the testimony of a single witness.
One witness shall not rise up against a man for any iniquity, or for any sin, in any sin that he sinneth: at the mouth of two witnesses, or at the mouth of three witnesses, shall the matter be established.

John 8:17 In your own Law it is written that the testimony of two witnesses is true.

1 Tim 5:19 Do not entertain an accusation against an elder unless it is brought by two or three witnesses.

289 Exodus 20:13 – Not murdering a human being.
Thou shalt not kill.

Matt 5:21 You have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘You shall not murder, and anyone who murders will be subject to judgment.’

1 Tim 1:9 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers,

290 Exodus 23:7 – No conviction based on circumstantial evidence alone.
Keep thee far from a false matter; and the innocent and righteous slay thou not: for I will not justify the wicked.

291 Numbers 35:30 – A witness must not sit as a Judge in capital cases.
Whoso killeth any person, the murderer shall be put to death by the mouth of witnesses: but one witness shall not testify against any person to cause him to die.

292 Numbers 35:12 – Not killing a murderer without trial and conviction.
And they shall be unto you cities for refuge from the avenger; that the manslayer die not, until he stand before the congregation in judgment.

294 Deuteronomy 22:26 – Not punishing a person for a sin committed under duress.
But unto the damsel thou shalt do nothing; there is in the damsel no sin worthy of death: for as when a man riseth against his neighbor, and slayeth him, even so is this matter:

295 Numbers 35:31 – Not accepting ransom from an unwitting murderer.
Moreover ye shall take no satisfaction for the life of a murderer, which is guilty of death: but he shall be surely put to death.

296 Numbers 35:32 – Not accepting a ransom from a willful murderer.
And ye shall take no satisfaction for him that is fled to the city of his refuge, that he should come again to dwell in the land, until the death of the priest.

297 Leviticus 19:16 – Hesitate not to save life of another person in danger.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am the LORD.

298 Deuteronomy 22:8 – Not leaving obstacles on public or private domain.
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

299 Leviticus 19:14 – Not misleading another by giving wrong advice.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Rom 1:29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

301 Leviticus 19:16 – Not to tell tales.
Thou shalt not go up and down as a talebearer among thy people: neither shalt thou stand against the blood of thy neighbor: I am the LORD.

Luke 6:31 Do to others as you would have them do to you.

Rom 1:29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice. They are gossips,

1 John 3:18 Dear children, let us not love with words or speech but with actions and in truth.

302 Leviticus 19:17 – Not to bear hatred in your heart toward your brethren.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.

Titus 3:3 At one time we too were foolish, disobedient, deceived and enslaved by all kinds of passions and pleasures. We lived in malice and envy, being hated and hating one another.

1 John 2:9 Anyone who claims to be in the light but hates a brother or sister is still in the darkness.

1 John 3:15 Anyone who hates a brother or sister is a murderer, and you know that no murderer has eternal life residing in him.

1 John 4:20 Whoever claims to love God yet hates a brother or sister is a liar. For whoever does not love their brother and sister, whom they have seen, cannot love God, whom they have not seen.

303 Leviticus 19:17 – Not to put one another to shame.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.

Phil 2:3 Do nothing out of selfish ambition or vain conceit. Rather, in humility value others above yourselves

Eph 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Titus 3:1-2 Remind the people to be subject to rulers and authorities, to be obedient, to be ready to do whatever is good, 2 to slander no one, to be peaceable and considerate, and always to be gentle toward everyone.

304 Leviticus 19:18 – Not to take vengeance on another.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

Rom 12:17, 19 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone. Do not take revenge, my dear friends, but leave room for God’s wrath, for it is written: “It is mine to avenge; I will repay,” says the Lord.

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

305 Leviticus 19:18 – Not to bear a grudge.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

Eph 4:31 Get rid of all bitterness, rage and anger, brawling and slander, along with every form of malice.

Heb 12:15 See to it that no one falls short of the grace of God and that no bitter root grows up to cause trouble and defile many.

James 5:9 Don’t grumble against one another, brothers and sisters, or you will be judged. The Judge is standing at the door!

306 Deuteronomy 22:6 – Not to take entire bird’s nest, mother and her young.
If a bird’s nest chance to be before thee in the way in any tree, or on the ground, whether they be young ones, or eggs, and the dam sitting upon the young, or upon the eggs, thou shalt not take the dam with the young:

313 Deuteronomy 12:32 – Not to add to the Mitzvot / commandments of Torah.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Matt 5:19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 16:17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.

Rev 22:18-19 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

314 Deuteronomy 12:32 – Not to detract from the Mitzvot / commandments of Torah.
What thing soever I command you, observe to do it: thou shalt not add thereto, nor diminish from it.

Matt 5:19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Luke 16:17 It is easier for heaven and earth to disappear than for the least stroke of a pen to drop out of the Law.

Rev 22:18-19 I warn everyone who hears the words of the prophecy of this scroll: If anyone adds anything to them, God will add to that person the plagues described in this scroll. 19 And if anyone takes words away from this scroll of prophecy, God will take away from that person any share in the tree of life and in the Holy City, which are described in this scroll.

315 Exodus 22:28 – Not to curse a judge.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

316 Exodus 22:28 – Not to curse a ruler.
Thou shalt not revile the gods, nor curse the ruler of thy people.

Acts 23:5 Paul replied, “Brothers, I did not realize that he was the high priest; for it is written: ‘Do not speak evil about the ruler of your people.’”

317 Leviticus 19:14 – Not to curse any Jew.
Thou shalt not curse the deaf, nor put a stumbling block before the blind, but shalt fear thy God: I am the LORD.

318 Exodus 21:17 – Not cursing parents.
And he that curseth his father, or his mother, shall surely be put to death.

Matt 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’

Col. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Eph 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

319 Exodus 21:15 – Not to strike parents.
And he that smiteth his father, or his mother, shall be surely put to death.

Matt 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death.’

Col. 3:20 Children, obey your parents in everything, for this pleases the Lord.

Eph 6:1-2 Children, obey your parents in the Lord, for this is right. 2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

320 Exodus 20:10 – Not to work on Shabbat.
But the seventh day is the Sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:

323 Exodus 12:16 – Not to work on the first day of Pesach (Passover).
And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

324 Exodus 12:16 – Not to work on the seventh day of Pesach (Passover).
And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

325 Leviticus 23:21 – Not to work on Shavuot (Pentecost).
And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

326 Leviticus 23:25 – Not to work on Rosh HaShannah (Head of Year).
Ye shall do no servile work therein: but ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD.

327 Leviticus 23:35 – Not to work on the first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).
On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

328 Leviticus 23:36 – Not to work on Shemini Atzeret (the 8th day of Sukkot).

Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

329 Leviticus 23:28 – Not to work on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
And ye shall do no work in that same day: for it is a day of atonement, to make an atonement for you before the LORD your God.

INCEST AND OTHER FORBIDDEN RELATIONSHIPS
330 Leviticus 18:7 – No relations with one’s mother.
The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

331 Leviticus 18:8 – No relations with one’s father’s wife.
The nakedness of thy father’s wife shalt thou not uncover: it is thy father’s nakedness.

1 Cor 5:1 It is actually reported that there is sexual immorality among you, and of a kind that even pagans do not tolerate: A man is sleeping with his father’s wife.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

332 Leviticus 18:9 – No relations with one’s sister.
The nakedness of thy sister, the daughter of thy father, or daughter of thy mother, whether she be born at home, or born abroad, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

333 Leviticus 18:11 – No relations with step-sister.
The nakedness of thy father’s wife’s daughter, begotten of thy father, she is thy sister, thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

334 Leviticus 18:10 – No relations with one’s son’s daughter.
The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

335 Leviticus 18:10 – No relations with one’s daughter’s daughter.
The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

336 Leviticus 18:10 – No relations with one’s daughter.
The nakedness of thy son’s daughter, or of thy daughter’s daughter, even their nakedness thou shalt not uncover: for theirs is thine own nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

337 Leviticus 18:17 – No relations with a woman and her daughter.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

338 Leviticus 18:17 – No relations with a woman and her son’s daughter.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

339 Leviticus 18:17 – No relations with a woman and her daughter’s daughter.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither shalt thou take her son’s daughter, or her daughter’s daughter, to uncover her nakedness; for they are her near kinswomen: it is wickedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

340 Leviticus 18:12 – No relations with one’s father’s sister.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s sister: she is thy father’s near kinswoman.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

341 Leviticus 18:13 – No relations with one’s mother’s sister.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy mother’s sister: for she is thy mother’s near kinswoman.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

342 Leviticus 18:14 – No relations with wife of father’s brother.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

343 Leviticus 18:15 – No relations with one’s son’s wife.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy daughter in law: she is thy son’s wife; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

344 Leviticus 18:16 – No relations with brother’s wife.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy brother’s wife: it is thy brother’s nakedness.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

345 Leviticus 18:18 – No relations with sister of wife, during wife’s life.
Neither shalt thou take a wife to her sister, to vex her, to uncover her nakedness, beside the other in her life time.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

346 Leviticus 18:19 – No relations with a menstruant.
Also thou shalt not approach unto a woman to uncover her nakedness, as long as she is put apart for her uncleanness.

347 Leviticus 18:20 – No relations with another man’s wife.
Moreover thou shalt not lie carnally with thy neighbour’s wife, to defile thyself with her.

Matt 5:27-28 “You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall not commit adultery.’ 28 But I tell you that anyone who looks at a woman lustfully has already committed adultery with her in his heart.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

Heb 13:4 Marriage should be honored by all, and the marriage bed kept pure, for God will judge the adulterer and all the sexually immoral.

348 Leviticus 18:23 – Men may not lie with beasts.
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Rom 1:28-29 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

349 Leviticus 18:23 – Women may not lie with beasts.
Neither shalt thou lie with any beast to defile thyself therewith: neither shall any woman stand before a beast to lie down thereto: it is confusion.

Rom 1:28-29 Furthermore, just as they did not think it worthwhile to retain the knowledge of God, so God gave them over to a depraved mind, so that they do what ought not to be done. 29 They have become filled with every kind of wickedness, evil, greed and depravity. They are full of envy, murder, strife, deceit and malice.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

350 Leviticus 18:22 – A man may not lie carnally with another man.
Thou shalt not lie with mankind, as with womankind: it is abomination.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Rom 1:21, 24, 27 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

1 Tim 1:9-10 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

351 Leviticus 18:7 – A man may not lie carnally with his father.
The nakedness of thy father, or the nakedness of thy mother, shalt thou not uncover: she is thy mother; thou shalt not uncover her nakedness.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Rom 1:21, 24, 27 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

1 Tim 1:9-10 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

352 Leviticus 18:14 – A man may not lie carnally with his father’s brother.
Thou shalt not uncover the nakedness of thy father’s brother, thou shalt not approach to his wife: she is thine aunt.

1 Cor 6:9 Or do you not know that wrongdoers will not inherit the kingdom of God? Do not be deceived: Neither the sexually immoral nor idolaters nor adulterers nor men who have sex with men

Rom 1:21, 24, 27 For although they knew God, they neither glorified him as God nor gave thanks to him, but their thinking became futile and their foolish hearts were darkened. 24 Therefore God gave them over in the sinful desires of their hearts to sexual impurity for the degrading of their bodies with one another. 27 In the same way the men also abandoned natural relations with women and were inflamed with lust for one another. Men committed shameful acts with other men, and received in themselves the due penalty for their error.

1 Tim 1:9-10 We also know that the law is made not for the righteous but for lawbreakers and rebels, the ungodly and sinful, the unholy and irreligious, for those who kill their fathers or mothers, for murderers, 10 for the sexually immoral, for those practicing homosexuality, for slave traders and liars and perjurers—and for whatever else is contrary to the sound doctrine

353 Leviticus 18:6 – Not to be intimate with a kinswoman.
None of you shall approach to any that is near of kin to him, to uncover their nakedness: I am the LORD.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of reed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

355 Deuteronomy 23:17 – No relations (harlotry) with a woman outside marriage.
There shall be no whore of the daughters of Israel, nor a sodomite of the sons of Israel.

1 Cor 6:18 Flee from sexual immorality. All other sins a person commits are outside the body, but whoever sins sexually, sins against their own body.

Eph 5:3, 5 But among you there must not be even a hint of sexual immorality, or of any kind of impurity, or of greed, because these are improper for God’s holy people. For of this you can be sure: No immoral, impure or greedy person—such a person is an idolater—has any inheritance in the kingdom of Christ and of God.

1 Thes 4:3 It is God’s will that you should be sanctified: that you should avoid sexual immorality

As a gentile being raised in a Christian church, I have been taught that I am not “under the Law”, but “under grace”.  Within the past few years, I have been drawn to discovering the Hebrew roots of Christianity and decided that it was important to find out exactly what “Law” I’m no longer under.

To my surprise, I found that the wonderful Law given to Moses on Mt. Sinai is the same Law/commands/teachings that Jesus (Yeshua) taught in the New Testament!  This totally blew me away!  All these years my pastors and others have said I don’t have to follow the moral guidelines of the Old Testament (the Scriptures that Jesus and the Apostles taught from) when in reality these are exactly what Jesus said to follow.

The confusion comes in when the Christian church lumps all “laws” into one group.  Jesus attempted to abolish the rabbinical, man-made opinions and traditions that kept people in bondage. Neither He nor His apostles ever spoke against the Law given to Moses nor suggested that after Jesus’ death the Torah/Law was to become null and void.

By being grafted in because Yeshua’s (Jesus) redemption, we are expected to be Christ followers. Jesus would have observed all of the 613 Mitzvot because these were written by God. Since being written by God, this is how God would have lived if He was living on earth, and He was living on earth as Jesus. Therefore, Jesus would still be living by His own commandments today.

The Apostle Paul said, “Do we then nullify the Law through faith? May it never be! On the contrary, we establish the Law.” (Romans 3:31) Paul understood that the Law/Commandments given to Moses were never intended to provide salvation through works. That came through trusting in God in the Old Testament (Romans 4:3 What does Scripture say? “Abraham believed God, and it was credited to him as righteousness.”) Our salvation comes today by trusting in Jesus and His resurrection recorded in the New Testament.

God gave 613 mitzvot (also called laws or commandments, but actually a better understanding is teachings) to Moses for the Hebrews to follow, thus enabling them to become holy people in His sight. 248 were positive Mitzvot / Commandments (“the Do’s”), and 365 were negative ones (“the Don’ts”).

The following list shows most of the positive mitzvot applicable to the Jewish people today (taken from ttp://mussarleadership.org/mitzvot/mitzvot_list.html). Many of these are also being followed by Christians based on New Testament teaching or the moral law we instinctively have been taught. (Each mitzvah retains its original number from the list of 613 mitzvot at http://gods-word-first.org/bible-study/613commandments.html)

The Positive Mitzvot / Commandments: “The Do’s”

RELATIONSHIP TO GOD
1 Exodus 20:2 – To believe in God.
I am the Lord thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
Mark 11:22 “Have faith in God,” Jesus answered.

John 5:24 Very truly I tell you, whoever hears my word and believes him who sent me has eternal life and will not be judged but has crossed over from death to life.

John 14:1 Do not let your hearts be troubled. You believe in God[a]; believe also in me.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Romans 15:13 May the God of hope fill you with all joy and peace as you trust in him, so that you may overflow with hope by the power of the Holy Spirit.

Hebrews 11:6 And without faith it is impossible to please God, because anyone who comes to him must believe that he exists and that he rewards those who earnestly seek him.

Additional verses: Gal. 3: 6, Titus 3:8, Heb. 10:2, 1 Peter 1:21,

2 Deuteronomy 6:4 – To acknowledge the Unity of God.
Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God is one Lord:

Mark 12:29 “The most important one,” answered Jesus, “is this: ‘Hear, O Israel: The Lord our God, the Lord is one.

John 17:3 Now this is eternal life: that they know you, the only true God, and Jesus Christ, whom you have sent.

Eph. 4:5-6 one Lord, one faith, one baptism; 6 one God and Father of all, who is over all and through all and in all.

Gal 3:20 A mediator, however, implies more than one party; but God is one.

1 Tim. 2:5 For there is one God and one mediator between God and mankind, the man Christ Jesus,

Additional verses: Matt. 19:17, Mark 12:32, Romans 3:30, 1 Cor. 8:6, James 2:19

3 Deuteronomy 6:5 – To love God.
And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might.

Matt. 22:37 Jesus replied: ‘Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind.’

Mark 12:33 To love him with all your heart, with all your understanding and with all your strength, and to love your neighbor as yourself is more important than all burnt offerings and sacrifices.

Romans 8:28 And we know that in all things God works for the good of those who love him, who have been called according to his purpose.

1 Cor. 2:9 However, as it is written: What no eye has seen, what no ear has heard, and what no human mind has conceived the things God has prepared for those who love him.

1 Cor. 8:3 But whoever loves God is known by God.

Additional verses: Mark 12:30, Luke 10:27, Luke 11:42, James 2:5, 1 John 4:19,21, 1 John 5:1

4 Deuteronomy 6:13 – To fear God.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God, and serve him, and shalt swear by his name.

Matt. 10:28 Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather, be afraid of the One who can destroy both soul and body in hell.

Acts 9:31 Then the church throughout Judea, Galilee and Samaria enjoyed a time of peace and was strengthened. Living in the fear of the Lord and encouraged by the Holy Spirit, it increased in numbers.

2 Cor. 5:11 Since, then, we know what it is to fear the Lord, we try to persuade others.

2 Cor. 7:15 And his affection for you is all the greater when he remembers that you were all obedient, receiving him with fear and trembling.

1 Peter 2:17 Show proper respect to everyone, love the family of believers, fear God, honor the emperor.

Additional verses: Luke 12:5, Luke 23:40, Phil. 2:12, Rev. 14:7, Rev. 15:4
5 Exodus 23:25; Deuteronomy 11:13; 13:4 – To serve God.
And ye shall serve the Lord your God, and he shall bless thy bread, and thy water; and I will take sickness away from the midst of thee.

Luke 4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.”

John 12:26 Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

Romans 12:1 Therefore, I urge you, brothers and sisters, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as a living sacrifice, holy and pleasing to God—this is your true and proper worship.

1 Thes. 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

Hebrews 9:14 How much more, then, will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offered himself unblemished to God, cleanse our consciences from acts that lead to death,[a] so that we may serve the living God!

Additional verses: Matt. 4:10, Matt. 6:24, Luke 16:13, Romans 7:25, Romans 12:11
6 Deuteronomy 10:20 – To cleave to God.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

John 15:4-5 Remain in me as I also remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me. I am the vine; you are the branches. If you remain in me and I I in you, you will bear much fruit; apart from me you can do nothing.

Acts 11:23 When he arrived and saw what the grace of God had done, he was glad and encouraged them all to remain true to the Lord with all their hearts.

Acts 14:22 strengthening the disciples and encouraging them to remain true to the faith. “We must go through many hardships to enter the kingdom of God,” they said.

Additional verses: John 15: 7, 10, 2 Thes. 2:15, 1 John 2:27, Rev. 14:12

7 Deuteronomy 10:20 – On taking an oath by God’s Name.
Thou shalt fear the Lord thy God; him shalt thou serve, and to him shalt thou cleave, and swear by his name.

Matt. 5:34-35 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

8 Deuteronomy 28:9 – On walking in God’s ways.
The Lord shall establish thee an holy people unto himself, as he hath sworn unto thee, if thou shalt keep the commandments of the Lord thy God, and walk in his ways.

Mark 8:34 Then he called the crowd to him along with his disciples and said: “Whoever wants to be my disciple must deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.

Acts 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,

Romans 7:12 So then, the law is holy, and the commandment is holy, righteous and good.

Eph. 4:1 As a prisoner for the Lord, then, I urge you to live a life worthy of the calling you have received.

Eph. 5:1 Follow God’s example, therefore, as dearly loved children

Col. 1:10 so that you may live a life worthy of the Lord and please him in every way: bearing fruit in every good work, growing in the knowledge of God,

1 John 2:17 The world and its desires pass away, but whoever does the will of God lives forever.

1 John 3:24 The one who keeps God’s commands lives in him, and he in them. And this is how we know that he lives in us: We know it by the Spirit he gave us.

Additional verses: Matt. 23:2-3, Matt. 24:35, Mark 13:31, Luke 9:23, Luke 16:17,John 12:26, Acts 21:24, Romans 2:13, 1 John 4:16

9 Leviticus 22:32 – On Sanctifying God’s Name.
Neither shall ye profane my holy name; but I will be hallowed among the children of Israel: I am the Lord which hallow you,
Matt. 6:9 This, then, is how you should pray: Our Father in heaven, hallowed be your name,

Luke 1:49 for the Mighty One has done great things for me— holy is his name

Luke 4:8 Jesus answered, “It is written: ‘Worship the Lord your God and serve him only.

2 Cor. 7:1 Therefore, since we have these promises, dear friends, let us purify ourselves from everything that contaminates body and spirit, perfecting holiness out of reverence for God.

1 Tim. 1:17 Now to the King eternal, immortal, invisible, the only God, be honor and glory for ever and ever.

Hebrews 12:28 Therefore, since we are receiving a kingdom that cannot be shaken, let us be thankful, and so worship God acceptably with reverence and awe,

1 Peter 1:16 for it is written: “Be holy, because I am holy.”

Additional verses: Luke 11:2, Eph. 5:21, Hebrews 13:15, 1 Peter 2:9, Rev. 4:8, Rev. 15:4

TORAH
10 Deuteronomy 6:7 – On reciting the Shema prayer each morning and evening. 

And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

11 Deuteronomy 6:7 – On studying and teaching Torah.
And thou shalt teach them diligently unto thy children, and shalt talk of them when thou sittest in thine house, and when thou walkest by the way, and when thou liest down, and when thou risest up.

Matt. 28:19-20 Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit, 20 and teaching them to obey everything I have commanded you. And surely I am with you always, to the very end of the age.”

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished.

Col. 1:28 He is the one we proclaim, admonishing and teaching everyone with all wisdom, so that we may present everyone fully mature in Christ.

1 Tim. 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

2 Tim. 3:15-16 and how from infancy you have known the Holy Scriptures, which are able to make you wise for salvation through faith in Christ Jesus. 16 All Scripture is God-breathed and is useful for teaching, rebuking, correcting and training in righteousness

2 Tim. 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

Titus 1:9 He must hold firmly to the trustworthy message as it has been taught, so that he can encourage others by sound doctrine and refute those who oppose it.

Additional verses: John 5:39, Acts 5:42, Col. 3:16, 2 Tim. 2:15, 2 Tim. 2:24, Titus 2:1, 1 Peter 3:15

18 Deuteronomy 31:19 – On that everyone should have a Torah scroll.
Now therefore write ye this song for you, and teach it the children of Israel: put it in their mouths, that this song may be a witness for me against the children of Israel.

John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me.

1 Tim. 4:13 Until I come, devote yourself to the public reading of Scripture, to preaching and to teaching.

2 Tim. 2:15 Do your best to present yourself to God as one approved, a worker who does not need to be ashamed and who correctly handles the word of truth.

19 Deuteronomy 8:10 – On praising God after eating, Grace after meals.
When thou hast eaten and art full, then thou shalt bless the Lord thy God for the good land which he hath given thee.

Matt. 26:26-27 While they were eating, Jesus took bread, and when he had given thanks, he broke it and gave it to his disciples, saying, “Take and eat; this is my body.” Then he took a cup, and when he had given thanks, he gave it to them, saying, “Drink from it, all of you.

Luke 9:16 Taking the five loaves and the two fish and looking up to heaven, he gave thanks and broke them. Then he gave them to the disciples to distribute to the people.

Acts 27:35 After he said this, he took some bread and gave thanks to God in front of them all. Then he broke it and began to eat.

Additional verses: Matt. 14:19, Mark 6:41, Mark 8:7, Mark 14:22-23, Luke 22:17,19, Luke 24:30, John 6:11

TEMPLE AND THE PRIESTS
20 Exodus 25:8 – On building a Sanctuary / Tabernacle / Temple for God.
And let them make me a sanctuary; that I may dwell among them.

1 Cor. 3:16 Don’t you know that you yourselves are God’s temple and that God’s Spirit dwells in your midst?

1 Cor. 6:19 Do you not know that your bodies are temples of the Holy Spirit, who is in you, whom you have received from God? You are not your own;

2 Cor. 6:16 What agreement is there between the temple of God and idols? For we are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will live with them and walk among them, and I will be their God, and they will be my people.”

1 Peter 2:5 you also, like living stones, are being built into a spiritual house to be a holy priesthood, offering spiritual sacrifices acceptable to God through Jesus Christ.

21 Leviticus 19:30 – On respecting the Sanctuary.
Ye shall keep my Sabbaths, and reverence my sanctuary: I am the Lord.

Matt. 21:13 “It is written,” he said to them, “‘My house will be called a house of prayer, but you are making it ‘a den of robbers.’”

32 Leviticus 21:8 – On honoring the Cohanim (Priests).
Thou shalt sanctify him therefore; for he offereth the bread of thy God: he shall be holy unto thee: for I the Lord, which sanctify you, am holy.

Acts 2:42 They devoted themselves to the apostles’ teaching and to fellowship, to the breaking of bread and to prayer.

Heb. 13:17 Have confidence in your leaders and submit to their authority, because they keep watch over you as those who must give an account. Do this so that their work will be a joy, not a burden, for that would be of no benefit to you.

54 Deuteronomy 16:14 – On rejoicing on the Festivals.
And thou shalt rejoice in thy feast, thou, and thy son, and thy daughter, and thy manservant, and thy maidservant, and the Levite, the stranger, and the fatherless, and the widow, that are within thy gates.

73 Numbers 5:6-7 – To confess one’s sins before God and repent from them.
Speak unto the children of Israel, When a man or woman shall commit any sin that men commit, to do a trespass against the Lord, and that person be guilty; Then they shall confess their sin which they have done: and he shall recompense his trespass with the principal thereof, and add unto it the fifth part thereof, and give it unto him against whom he hath trespassed.

Matt. 3:2 and saying, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Matt. 4:17 From that time on Jesus began to preach, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.”

Luke 13:3 I tell you, no! But unless you repent, you too will all perish.

Luke 15:7 I tell you that in the same way there will be more rejoicing in heaven over one sinner who repents than over ninety-nine righteous persons who do not need to repent.

Acts 3:19 Repent, then, and turn to God, so that your sins may be wiped out, that times of refreshing may come from the Lord,

1 John 1:9 If we confess our sins, he is faithful and just and will forgive us our sins and purify us from all unrighteousness.

Additional verses: Matt. 3:6, Mark 1:5, Mark 6:12, Luke 24:47, Acts 5:31, Acts 19:18, Acts 20:21, Acts 20:26, James 1:21, James 5:16

VOWS
94 Deuteronomy 23:21 – On that a man must honor his oral vows and oaths.
When thou shalt vow a vow unto the Lord thy God, thou shalt not slack to pay it: for the Lord thy God will surely require it of thee; and it would be sin in thee.

Matt. 5:33-35 Again, you have heard that it was said to the people long ago, ‘Do not break your oath, but fulfill to the Lord the vows you have made.’ 34 But I tell you, do not swear an oath at all: either by heaven, for it is God’s throne; 35 or by the earth, for it is his footstool; or by Jerusalem, for it is the city of the Great King.

James 5:12 Above all, my brothers and sisters, do not swear—not by heaven or by earth or by anything else. All you need to say is a simple “Yes” or “No.” Otherwise you will be condemned.

CONCERNING ANIMALS FOR CONSUMPTION
147 Leviticus 17:13 – Covering with earth the blood of slain fowl and beast.
And whatsoever man there be of the children of Israel, or of the strangers that sojourn among you, which hunteth and catcheth any beast or fowl that may be eaten; he shall even pour out the blood thereof, and cover it with dust.

148 Deuteronomy 22:7 – On setting free the parent bird when taking the nest.
But thou shalt in any wise let the dam go, and take the young to thee; that it may be well with thee, and that thou mayest prolong thy days.

149 Leviticus 11:2 – Searching for prescribed signs in beasts, for eating.
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 15:20-21 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

150 Deuteronomy 14:11 – Searching for the prescribed signs in birds, for eating.
Of all clean birds ye shall eat.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 15:20-21 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

151 Leviticus 11:21 – Searching for prescribed signs in locusts, for eating.
Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 15:20-21 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

152 Leviticus 11:9 – Searching for the prescribed signs in fish, for eating.
These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.

Matt. 5:17-19 “Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them. 18 For truly I tell you, until heaven and earth disappear, not the smallest letter, not the least stroke of a pen, will by any means disappear from the Law until everything is accomplished. 19 Therefore anyone who sets aside one of the least of these commands and teaches others accordingly will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.

Acts 15:20-21 Instead we should write to them, telling them to abstain from food polluted by idols, from sexual immorality, from the meat of strangled animals and from blood. 21 For the law of Moses has been preached in every city from the earliest times and is read in the synagogues on every Sabbath.”

Acts 21:25 As for the Gentile believers, we have written to them our decision that they should abstain from food sacrificed to idols, from blood, from the meat of strangled animals and from sexual immorality.”

FESTIVALS
154 Exodus 23:12 – On resting on the Shabbat.
Six days thou shalt do thy work, and on the seventh day thou shalt rest: that thine ox and thine ass may rest, and the son of thy handmaid, and the stranger, may be refreshed.

Luke 23:56 Then they went home and prepared spices and perfumes. But they rested on the Sabbath in obedience to the commandment.
155 Exodus 20:8 – On declaring Shabbat holy at its onset and termination.
Remember the Sabbath day, to keep it holy.

156 Exodus 12:15 – On removal of chametz (leaven), on (Nisan 14th) Pesach (Passover).
Seven days shall ye eat unleavened bread; even the first day ye shall put away leaven out of your houses: for whosoever eateth leavened bread from the first day until the seventh day, that soul shall be cut off from Israel.

Matt. 26:17 On the first day of the Festival of Unleavened Bread, the disciples came to Jesus and asked, “Where do you want us to make preparations for you to eat the Passover?”

Luke 22:7 Then came the day of Unleavened Bread on which the Passover lamb had to be sacrificed.

Acts 12:3 When he saw that this met with approval among the Jews, he proceeded to seize Peter also. This happened during the Festival of Unleavened Bread.

Additional verses: Mark 14:1, Mark 14:12, Luke 22:1, Acts 20:6

157 Exodus 13:8 – Tell of Exodus from Egypt 1st night Pesach (Passover), (Nisan 15th).
And thou shalt shew thy son in that day, saying, This is done because of that which the LORD did unto me when I came forth out of Egypt.

158 Exodus12:18 – On eating Matzah the first night of Pesach (Passover), (Nisan 15th).
In the first month, on the fourteenth day of the month at even, ye shall eat unleavened bread, until the one and twentieth day of the month at even.

159 Exodus 12:16 – On resting on the first day of Pesach (Passover).
And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

160 Exodus 12:16 – On resting on the seventh day of Pesach (Passover).
And in the first day there shall be an holy convocation, and in the seventh day there shall be an holy convocation to you; no manner of work shall be done in them, save that which every man must eat, that only may be done of you.

161 Leviticus 23:15 – Count the Omer (Counting) 49 days from day of first sheaf, Nisan 16.
And ye shall count unto you from the morrow after the Sabbath, from the day that ye brought the sheaf of the wave offering; seven Sabbaths shall be complete:

162 Leviticus 23:21 – On resting on Shavuot (Pentecost).
And ye shall proclaim on the selfsame day, that it may be an holy convocation unto you: ye shall do no servile work therein: it shall be a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.

163 Leviticus 23:24 – On resting on Rosh HaShannah (Head of Year).
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, In the seventh month, in the first day of the month, shall ye have a Sabbath, a memorial of blowing of trumpets, an holy convocation.

164 Leviticus 16:29 – On fasting on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
And this shall be a statute forever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:

165 Leviticus 16:29 – On resting on Yom Kippur (Day of Atonement).
And this shall be a statute forever unto you: that in the seventh month, on the tenth day of the month, ye shall afflict your souls, and do no work at all, whether it be one of your own country, or a stranger that sojourneth among you:

166 Leviticus 23:35 – On resting on the first day of Sukkot (Feast of Tabernacles).
On the first day shall be an holy convocation: ye shall do no servile work therein.

167 Leviticus 23:36 – On resting on Shemini Atzeret (the 8th day of Sukkot).
Seven days ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: on the eighth day shall be an holy convocation unto you; and ye shall offer an offering made by fire unto the LORD: it is a solemn assembly; and ye shall do no servile work therein.

168 Leviticus 23:42 – On dwelling in a Sukkah (Booths) for seven days.
Ye shall dwell in booths seven days; all that are Israelites born shall dwell in booths:

169 Leviticus 23:40 – On taking a Lulav (the four species) on Sukkot.
And ye shall take you on the first day the boughs of goodly trees, branches of palm trees, and the boughs of thick trees, and willows of the brook; and ye shall rejoice before the LORD your God seven days.

170 Numbers 29:1 – On hearing the sound of the Shofar on Rosh HaShannah (Head of Year).
And in the seventh month, on the first day of the month, ye shall have an holy convocation; ye shall do no servile work: it is a day of blowing the trumpets unto you.
COMMUNITY
172 Deuteronomy 18:15 – On heeding the Prophets.
The LORD thy God will raise up unto thee a Prophet from the midst of thee, of thy brethren, like unto me; unto him ye shall hearken;

Matt. 10:41 Whoever welcomes a prophet as a prophet will receive a prophet’s reward, and whoever welcomes a righteous person as a righteous person will receive a righteous person’s reward.

Luke 4:21 He began by saying to them, “Today this scripture is fulfilled in your hearing.”

Luke 16:29 Abraham replied, ‘They have Moses and the Prophets; let them listen to them.’

Luke 24:25 He said to them, “How foolish you are, and how slow to believe all that the prophets have spoken!

Luke 24:27 And beginning with Moses and all the Prophets, he explained to them what was said in all the Scriptures concerning himself.

John 5:39 You study the Scriptures diligently because you think that in them you have eternal life. These are the very Scriptures that testify about me,

Acts 24:14 However, I admit that I worship the God of our ancestors as a follower of the Way, which they call a sect. I believe everything that is in accordance with the Law and that is written in the Prophets,

2 Peter 3:2 I want you to recall the words spoken in the past by the holy prophets and the command given by our Lord and Savior through your apostles.

Additional verses: Matt. 22:40, Mark 14:49, Luke 24:44, John 2:22, Acts 1:16, Acts 28:23, Romans 3:21, Romans 15:4, 1 Cor. 10:11, 1 Cor. 15:3-4,2 Peter 1:19

175 Exodus 23:2 – On in case of division, abiding by a majority decision.
Thou shalt not follow a multitude to do evil; neither shalt thou speak in a cause to decline after many to wrest judgment:

177 Leviticus 19:15 – Treating litigants equally / impartially before the law.
Ye shall do no unrighteousness in judgment: thou shalt not respect the person of the poor, nor honour the person of the mighty: but in righteousness shalt thou judge thy neighbor.

John 7:24 Stop judging by mere appearances, but instead judge correctly.”

1 Tim. 5:21 I charge you, in the sight of God and Christ Jesus and the elect angels, to keep these instructions without partiality, and to do nothing out of favoritism.

James 2:1 My brothers and sisters, believers in our glorious Lord Jesus Christ must not show favoritism.

178 Leviticus 5:1 – Anyone aware of evidence must come to court to testify.
And if a soul sin, and hear the voice of swearing, and is a witness, whether he hath seen or known of it; if he do not utter it, then he shall bear his iniquity.

179 Deuteronomy 13:14 – The testimony of witnesses shall be examined thoroughly.
Then shalt thou enquire, and make search, and ask diligently; and, behold, if it be truth, and the thing certain, that such abomination is wrought among you;

184 Deuteronomy 22:8 – Build fence on roof, remove potential hazards from home.
When thou buildest a new house, then thou shalt make a battlement for thy roof, that thou bring not blood upon thine house, if any man fall from thence.

IDOLATRY
185 Deuteronomy 12:2 – On destroying all idolatry and its appurtenances.

Ye shall utterly destroy all the places, wherein the nations which ye shall possess served their gods, upon the high mountains, and upon the hills, and under every green tree:

1 Cor. 10:7 Do not be idolaters, as some of them were; as it is written: “The people sat down to eat and drink and got up to indulge in revelry.”

1 Thes. 1:9 for they themselves report what kind of reception you gave us. They tell how you turned to God from idols to serve the living and true God,

1 John 5:21 Dear children, keep yourselves from idols.

WAR
192 Deuteronomy 23:14 – Prepare place beyond the camp, so to keep sanitary and…
For the LORD thy God walketh in the midst of thy camp, to deliver thee, and to give up thine enemies before thee; therefore shall thy camp be holy: that he see no unclean thing in thee, and turn away from thee.

193 Deuteronomy 23:13 – …so include a digging tool among war implements.
And thou shalt have a paddle upon thy weapon; and it shall be, when thou wilt ease thyself abroad, thou shalt dig therewith, and shalt turn back and cover that which cometh from thee:

SOCIAL
194 Leviticus 6:4 – On a robber to restore the stolen article to its owner.
Then it shall be, because he hath sinned, and is guilty, that he shall restore that which he took violently away, or the thing which he hath deceitfully gotten, or that which was delivered him to keep, or the lost thing which he found,

Luke 19:8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Romans 13:9 The commandments, “You shall not commit adultery,” “You shall not murder,” “You shall not steal,” “You shall not covet,” and whatever other command there may be, are summed up in this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

Eph. 4:28 Anyone who has been stealing must steal no longer, but must work, doing something useful with their own hands, that they may have something to share with those in need.

195 Deuteronomy 15:8 – On to give charity to the poor.
But thou shalt open thine hand wide unto him, and shalt surely lend him sufficient for his need, in that which he wanteth.

Luke 19:8 But Zacchaeus stood up and said to the Lord, “Look, Lord! Here and now I give half of my possessions to the poor, and if I have cheated anybody out of anything, I will pay back four times the amount.”

Acts 10:2 He and all his family were devout and God-fearing; he gave generously to those in need and prayed to God regularly.

Romans 15:26 For Macedonia and Achaia were pleased to make a contribution for the poor among the Lord’s people in Jerusalem.

Gal. 2:10 All they asked was that we should continue to remember the poor, the very thing I had been eager to do all along.

1 Tim. 6:18 Command them to do good, to be rich in good deeds, and to be generous and willing to share.

James 1:27 Religion that God our Father accepts as pure and faultless is this: to look after orphans and widows in their distress and to keep oneself from being polluted by the world.

1 John 3:17 If anyone has material possessions and sees a brother or sister in need but has no pity on them, how can the love of God be in that person?

Additional verses: Matt. 5:42, Romans 12:13, 2 Cor. 8:13-14, 2 Cor. 9:7, Eph. 4:28, Heb. 13:16

197 Exodus 22:25 – On lending money to the poor without interest.
If thou lend money to any of my people that is poor by thee, thou shalt not be to him as an usurer, neither shalt thou lay upon him usury.

199 Deuteronomy 24:13 – On restoring a pledge to its owner if he needs it.
In any case thou shalt deliver him the pledge again when the sun goeth down, that he may sleep in his own raiment, and bless thee: and it shall be righteousness unto thee before the LORD thy God.

Matt. 5:42 Give to the one who asks you, and do not turn away from the one who wants to borrow from you.

200 Deuteronomy 24:15 – On paying the worker his wages on time.
At his day thou shalt give him his hire, neither shall the sun go down upon it; for he is poor, and setteth his heart upon it: lest he cry against thee unto the LORD, and it be sin unto thee.

James 5:4 Look! The wages you failed to pay the workers who mowed your fields are crying out against you. The cries of the harvesters have reached the ears of the Lord Almighty.

201 Deuteronomy 23:24 – Employee is allowed to eat the produce he’s working in.
When thou comest into thy neighbour’s vineyard, then thou mayest eat grapes thy fill at thine own pleasure; but thou shalt not put any in thy vessel.

202 Exodus 23:5 – On helping unload when necessary a tired animal.
If thou see the ass of him that hateth thee lying under his burden, and wouldest forbear to help him, thou shalt surely help with him.

Luke 6:27 But to you who are listening I say: Love your enemies, do good to those who hate you

Luke 6:35 But love your enemies, do good to them, and lend to them without expecting to get anything back. Then your reward will be great, and you will be children of the Most High, …

James 4:17 If anyone, then, knows the good they ought to do and doesn’t do it, it is sin for them.

1 Peter 3:9 Do not repay evil with evil or insult with insult. On the contrary, repay evil with blessing, because to this you were called so that you may inherit a blessing.

203 Deuteronomy 22:4 – On assisting a man loading his beast with its burden.
Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ass or his ox fall down by the way, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt surely help him to lift them up again.

Matt 7:12 So in everything, do to others what you would have them do to you, for this sums up the Law and the Prophets.

Galatians 6:10 Therefore, as we have opportunity, let us do good to all people, especially to those who belong to the family of believers.

Additional verses: Romans 15:2, Philippians 2:4, James 2:8

204 Deuteronomy 22:1 – On that lost property must be returned to its owner.
Thou shalt not see thy brother’s ox or his sheep go astray, and hide thyself from them: thou shalt in any case bring them again unto thy brother.

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.

1 Peter 4:15 If you suffer, it should not be as a murderer or thief or any other kind of criminal, or even as a meddler.

Additional verses: Matt. 19:18, Luke 18:20, Romans 13:9

205 Leviticus 19:17 – On being required to reprove the sinner.
Thou shalt not hate thy brother in thine heart: thou shalt in any wise rebuke thy neighbor, and not suffer sin upon him.

Matt. 18:15 “If your brother or sister sins, go and point out their fault, just between the two of you. If they listen to you, you have won them over.

Luke 17:3 So watch yourselves, If your brother or sister sins against you, rebuke them; and if they repent, forgive them.

Eph. 5:11 Have nothing to do with the fruitless deeds of darkness, but rather expose them.

1 Tim. 5:20 But those elders who are sinning you are to reprove before everyone, so that the others may take warning.

2 Tim 4:2 Preach the word; be prepared in season and out of season; correct, rebuke and encourage—with great patience and careful instruction.

2 Thes. 3:14-15 Take special note of anyone who does not obey our instruction in this letter. Do not associate with them, in order that they may feel ashamed. 15 Yet do not regard them as an enemy, but warn them as you would a fellow believer.

206 Leviticus 19:18 – On love your neighbor as yourself.
Thou shalt not avenge, nor bear any grudge against the children of thy people, but thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself: I am the LORD.

Mark 12:31 The second is this: ‘Love your neighbor as yourself.’[a] There is no commandment greater than these.”

John 13:34-35 “A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another.  By this everyone will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”

Rom. 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Gal. 5:14 For the entire law is fulfilled in keeping this one command: “Love your neighbor as yourself.”

1 Peter 4:8 Above all, love each other deeply, because love covers over a multitude of sins.

1 John 4:21 And he has given us this command: Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister.

1 John 5:2 This is how we know that we love the children of God: by loving God and carrying out his commands.

Additional verses: Matt. 22:;39, Luke 10:27, Romans 13:9-10, Eph. 4:2, 1 Thes. 4:9, 1 Peter 1:22, 1 Peter 2:17, 1 Peter 3:8, 1 John 2:10, 1 John 3:11, 1 John 3:23

207 Deuteronomy 10:19 – On being commanded to love the convert / proselyte.
Love ye therefore the stranger: for ye were strangers in the land of Egypt.

Luke 24:47 and repentance for the forgiveness of sins will be preached in his name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem.

John 15:12 My command is this: Love each other as I have loved you.

Acts 10:34-35 Then Peter began to speak: “I now realize how true it is that God does not show favoritism 35 but accepts from every nation the one who fears him and does what is right.

Acts 15:3 The church sent them on their way, and as they traveled through Phoenicia and Samaria, they told how the Gentiles had been converted. This news made all the believers very glad.

Romans 3:29 Or is God the God of Jews only? Is he not the God of Gentiles too? Yes, of Gentiles too,

Romans 11:11 Again I ask: Did they stumble so as to fall beyond recovery? Not at all! Rather, because of their transgression, salvation has come to the Gentiles to make Israel envious.

Romans 12:10 Be devoted to one another in love. Honor one another above yourselves.

Eph. 4:2 Be completely humble and gentle; be patient, bearing with one another in love.

Additional verses: Matt. 12:48, John 13:34, Acts 9:15, Acts 13:47-48, Acts 28:28, Romans 3:22, Eph. 2:11-13, 19, 1 Thes 3:12, 1 Peter 1:22

208 Leviticus 19:36 – On the law of accurate weights and measures.
Just balances, just weights, a just ephah, and a just hin, shall ye have: I am the LORD your God, which brought you out of the land of Egypt.

1 Thes. 4:6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister. The Lord will punish all those who commit such sins, as we told you and warned you before.

Romans 12:17 Do not repay anyone evil for evil. Be careful to do what is right in the eyes of everyone.

Additional verses: Mark 10:19, 2 Cor. 8:21, 2 Cor. 13:7, 1 Peter 2:12

FAMILY
209 Leviticus 19:32 – On honoring the old (and wise).
Thou shalt rise up before the hoary head, and honour the face of the old man, and fear thy God: I am the LORD.

1 Tim. 5:1-2 Do not rebuke an older man harshly, but exhort him as if he were your father. Treat younger men as brothers, 2 older women as mothers, and younger women as sisters, with absolute purity.

1 Peter 5:5 In the same way, you who are younger, submit yourselves to your elders. All of you, clothe yourselves with humility toward one another, because, “God opposes the proud but shows favor to the humble”.

210 Exodus 20:12 – On honoring parents.
Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.

Matt. 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death’.

Matt. 19:19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’

Luke 18:20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’

Eph. 6:2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

211 Leviticus19:3 – On fearing parents.
Ye shall fear every man his mother, and his father, and keep my Sabbaths: I am the LORD your God.

Matt. 15:4 For God said, ‘Honor your father and mother’ and ‘Anyone who curses their father or mother is to be put to death’.

Matt. 19:19 honor your father and mother,’ and ‘love your neighbor as yourself.’

Luke 18:20 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not commit adultery, you shall not murder, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, honor your father and mother.’

Eph. 6:2 “Honor your father and mother”—which is the first commandment with a promise—

212 Genesis1:28 – On to be fruitful and multiply.
And God blessed them, and God said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth, and subdue it: and have dominion over the fish of the sea, and over the fowl of the air, and over every living thing that moveth upon the earth.

215 Genesis17:10 – On circumcising one’s son.
This is my covenant, which ye shall keep, between me and you and thy seed after thee; Every man child among you shall be circumcised.

JUDICIAL (today we carry out the punishment for this offense through our civil and criminal judicial system)
226 Exodus 21:20 – On punishment of transgressors of certain commandments.
And if a man smite his servant, or his maid, with a rod, and he die under his hand; he shall be surely punished.

TORTS (today we carry out the punishment for these offenses through our civil and criminal judicial system)
236 Exodus 21:19 – On the penalty for a person inflicting injury.
If he rise again, and walk abroad upon his staff, then shall he that smote him be quit: only he shall pay for the loss of his time, and shall cause him to be thoroughly healed.

237 Exodus 21:28 – On the law of injuries caused by an animal.
If an ox gore a man or a woman, that they die: then the ox shall be surely stoned, and his flesh shall not be eaten; but the owner of the ox shall be quit.

238 Exodus 21:33 – On the law of injuries caused by a pit.
And if a man shall open a pit, or if a man shall dig a pit, and not cover it, and an ox or an ass fall therein;

239 Exodus 22:1 – On the law of punishment of thieves.
If a man shall steal an ox, or a sheep, and kill it, or sell it; he shall restore five oxen for an ox, and four sheep for a sheep.

240 Exodus 22:5 – On the law of a judgment for damage caused by a beast.
If a man shall cause a field or vineyard to be eaten, and shall put in his beast, and shall feed in another man’s field; of the best of his own field, and of the best of his own vineyard, shall he make restitution.

241 Exodus 22:6 – On the law of a judgment for damage caused by a fire.
If fire break out, and catch in thorns, so that the stacks of corn, or the standing corn, or the field, be consumed therewith; he that kindled the fire shall surely make restitution.

242 Exodus 22:7 – On the law of an unpaid guardian.
If a man shall deliver unto his neighbor money or stuff to keep, and it be stolen out of the man’s house; if the thief be found, let him pay double.

243 Exodus 22:11 – On the law of a paid guardian.
Then shall an oath of the LORD be between them both, that he hath not put his hand unto his neighbour’s goods; and the owner of it shall accept thereof, and he shall not make it good.

244 Exodus 22:14 – On the law of a borrower.
And if a man borrow ought of his neighbor, and it be hurt, or die, the owner thereof being not with it, he shall surely make it good.

245 Leviticus 25:14 – On the law of buying and selling.
And if thou sell ought unto thy neighbor, or buyest ought of thy neighbour’s hand, ye shall not oppress one another:

Mark 10:19 You know the commandments: ‘You shall not murder, you shall not commit adultery, you shall not steal, you shall not give false testimony, you shall not defraud, honor your father and mother.

1 Thes. 4:6 and that in this matter no one should wrong or take advantage of a brother or sister…

246 Exodus 22:9 – On the law of litigants.
For all manner of trespass, whether it be for ox, for ass, for sheep, for raiment, or for any manner of lost thing, which another challengeth to be his, the cause of both parties shall come before the judges; and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double unto his neighbor.

247 Deuteronomy 25:1 – Save life of one pursued.
If there be a controversy between men, and they come unto judgment, that the judges may judge them; then they shall justify the righteous, and condemn the wicked.

248 Numbers 27:8 – On the law of inheritance.
And thou shalt speak unto the children of Israel, saying, If a man die, and have no son, then ye shall cause his inheritance to pass unto his daughter.

I’ve been studying the book of John and had an interesting thought while meditating on the following verse: 

Jesus then took the loaves, gave thanks, and distributed to those who were seated as much as they wanted. He did the same with the fish.”  John 6:11

Jesus was faced with the need to feed 5,000 men, as well as women and children.  During a discussion with His disciples about how to feed all these people, only Andrew actually brought something to Jesus that He could possibly use:  five small loaves of bread and two small fish.  Jesus took the bread and the fish, blessed them, then distributed them to the people.  After everyone had eaten, the disciples collected twelve baskets of leftovers.

What struck me was that Jesus didn’t wait to bless the food until He knew He had enough.  He blessed it before He gave it away.  God’s blessings on us multiply our resources and talents.  He can take a nobody by the world’s standards and do amazing things through them when they are offered to Him to use as He wills without any preconditions.

The loaves and fish did not say, “It’s impossible to feed 5,000 plus people with us.  We’re much too small.”  They made no objections and applied no rules or limits to their use.  We, on the other hand, try to talk Jesus out of using us to our fullest extend by placing limits on our capabilities.  We complain, “I’m too young, too old, not educated enough, too shy, too poor, don’t know enough Bible verses, can’t get my spouse’s approval, too busy, too sick, etc.”

Lord, please help me to offer myself to you without reservations — fully surrendered to Your use in any capacity.

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Those of us who have been on the Daniel Fast this year know that one thing is certain — you will lose weight!  This is a blessing for all of us who overindulged during the holidays, like a bear preparing for hibernation, knowing that the fast was coming.  But during the second week of the fast, the Lord placed a thought in my head about the fat we are losing during this time.

In the Old Testament, God gave directions to Moses concerning the sacrifices the people were to offer Him.  Special reference was made to the fat of the animals.  Leviticus 3:16  “The priest shall burn them on the altar as food, an offering made by fire, a pleasing aroma. All the fat is the LORD’s.”  In the New Testament, Paul spoke of Christians giving themselves as “living sacrifices”.  Romans 12:1  “Therefore, I urge you, brothers, in view of God’s mercy, to offer your bodies as living sacrifices, holy and pleasing to God—this is your spiritual act of worship.”

As we fast during this time, coming to God in humility and with a desire to know Him on a much deeper level, we are “living sacrifices”, offering the fat of our bodies as a pleasing aroma to Him.  We are showing our dedication, sacrificing our food, in order to have a greater awareness of Him, His purposes, and His desires for our lives and those we are praying for.

May we always be a “pleasing aroma” to our Lord and God.  Amen

As I was waking up yesterday morning, I began thinking about Creation and the Holy Spirit started showing me how my “new birth” in Christ is in sync with it.  I’d like to share these thoughts with you.

Genesis 1:1-2 In the beginning God created the heavens and the earth.  Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.

When we are formed in the darkness of our mother’s womb, we are formed by God.  Isaiah 44:24  “This is what the LORD says— your Redeemer, who formed you in the womb: I am the LORD, who has made all things, who alone stretched out the heavens, who spread out the earth by myself.  He brings us forth from a shapeless form of egg and sperm and creates a new, totally unique individual, breathing life into us.

Genesis 1:3-5  And God said, “Let there be light,” and there was light.  God saw that the light was good, and He separated the light from the darkness.  God called the light “day,” and the darkness he called “night.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the first day.

Having a body, but no spirit leaves us living in darkness.  So God placed a spirit, our “inner man” or “spirit man” within each of us.  This spirit gives us the ability to communicate with God, Jesus and the Holy Spirit.  It is this “inner man” that is “born again” or becomes a “new creation” or “new man” in Christ          (2 Corinthians 5:17 Therefore, if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation; the old has gone, the new has come!).  This inner man is our conscience that tells us right from wrong, light from dark.  Before becoming a new creation in Christ, this inner man does not have the full capacity to know the right way to go.  After becoming a new creation, we have full access to the Holy Spirit, who will lead us and teach us how to live pure and righteous lives.

Genesis 1:6-8 and God said, “Let there be an expanse between the waters to separate water from water.”  So God made the expanse and separated the water under the expanse from the water above it. And it was so.  God called the expanse “sky.” And there was evening, and there was morning—the second day.  And God said, “Let the water under the sky be gathered to one place, and let dry ground appear.” And it was so.  God called the dry ground “land,” and the gathered waters he called “seas.” And God saw that it was good.

Not only does man have a spirit and a body, but he also has a soul.  The soul in the determining factor in so many of our decisions.  It represents our will, mind and emotions.  I believe the “sky” represents the soul.  The “dry ground” is our physical body.  Jesus is represented by the water above the sky, the “living water” from heaven that our spirit man so desires to connect with (John 7:38 Whoever believes in me (Jesus), as the Scripture has said, streams of living water will flow from within him.”) .  The seas represent our emotions.  The Bible speaks of this in James 1:5-8 If any of you lacks wisdom, he should ask God, who gives generously to all without finding fault, and it will be given to him. But when he asks, he must believe and not doubt, because he who doubts is like a wave of the sea, blown and tossed by the wind. That man should not think he will receive anything from the Lord; he is a double-minded man, unstable in all he does.

Our spirit man or inner man knows that there is a higher power outside of ourselves that is to be worshiped as our Creator.  Look at people groups from all over the earth.  Even those who have never heard of the Christian God or Jesus worship a higher power or source of life.

It is the “sky” or our minds that bring man’s logic, will and emotions into the picture.  When we want to be our own god or ruler of our universe, we control the “land” or our bodies and do whatever we want.  It is only when the “light” from the “living water”, separate from our mind, renews our our inner man that we can truly communicate with God and understand our purpose in life, and receive full and complete love and abundant life  (John 10:10 … I came that they may have and enjoy life, and have it in abundance (to the full, till it overflows).  It is our choice whether we allow our inner man or our soul to control our body.  The body can do nothing by itself.

Genesis 1:11-13 Then God said, “Let the land produce vegetation: seed-bearing plants and trees on the land that bear fruit with seed in it, according to their various kinds.” And it was so.  The land produced vegetation: plants bearing seed according to their kinds and trees bearing fruit with seed in it according to their kinds. And God saw that it was good.  And there was evening, and there was morning—the third day.

When Jesus renews our spirit or inner man and we become a “new creation in Christ”, the Holy Spirit works within us.  We are to bear the “fruit of the Spirit”:  love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control (Galatians 5:22-23).  We are to be seed spreaders.  The parable of the sower (Matthew 13:1-9) speaks of  someone spreading seed on the path, the rocky places, the thorny ground and good soil.  As we live day by day, we are to be speaking to others about Christ.  Some will totally ignore us, some agree and try to follow Jesus until hard times come to them.  Others will be enthusiastic, but will get so caught up in their daily life that Jesus gets pushed out of the way.  But some will grab hold of the seed we have planted in their thoughts and will become seed spreaders themselves by coming to Christ.

You’ll notice that there were various kinds of plants and trees, each producing seed according to their kind.  We don’t all have to worship God in the same way.  If God didn’t like diversity, He wouldn’t have created such a beautiful, diverse world.  He loves all types of worship music, teaching and preaching, sitting quietly, and dancing and shouting.  He likes the King James version, New International, and on and on.  If you remember, the Bible was not written in the King James version.  It was written in Hebrew and Greek if I recall correctly.  The Holy Spirit is not limited to one type of writing.  He can speak truth to you through a child’s simple statement.  Different people are drawn to God in different ways.  We must not be so dogmatic as to think that our way is the only way to either worship the Lord or to serve Him.

Genesis 1:14-16 And God said, “Let there be lights in the expanse of the sky to separate the day from the night, and let them serve as signs to mark seasons and days and years, and let them be lights in the expanse of the sky to give light on the earth.” And it was so.  God made two great lights—the greater light to govern the day and the lesser light to govern the night. He also made the stars.

God told Abraham that his descendants would be as numerous as the stars in the sky (Genesis 15:5 He took him outside and said, “Look up at the heavens and count the stars—if indeed you can count them.” Then he said to him, “So shall your offspring be.”).  Just as the stars give light in the night to show the way, so we as Christians are to be lights in this world.  We are to show others the way to Jesus, to a fulfilling and purpose-filled life.  We are to be different from the darkness around us.  Those in darkness, who cannot seem to find the good in the world, who have an emptiness in their hearts, can be drawn to the light we possess.  If we will only let the light of Jesus shine in our lives, those who are hurting and see no hope will be drawn to Jesus like a moth is drawn to the light.

We are to be signs to mark seasons and days and years.  As Christians, we should know our Bible enough to be aware of what is happening in the world today and how that corresponds to what the Bible says is coming.  As we read the Word and compare it to today’s circumstances, we can show others the way and point them toward the truth so they will not live in fear, but place their hope and trust in the Lord.

This morning at 3:00 AM, I woke up and felt that the Lord wanted me to write.  This is the message I received.

“There is a time coming when a spirit of darkness will cover your land.  Many will be deceived and follow after false prophets leading them away from Me.  You know you are seeing this start now.  You can see it with your own eyes.  Homosexual priests and preachers, gay rights flaunted in My face and accepted by the church.  Many are more concerned about being in favor with man than with Me.  So I will turn them over to the darkness.  They kill My children by the multitudes for pleasure and convenience and think nothing of it.  But they will think about it when they are poor and destitute.”

“My man has come to bring punishment to America.  I put up kings and take them down (Daniel 2:21).  Obama is My man for this time.  Just as I punished Israel with invaders, America is being invaded from within by My destroyers.  She thought herself invulnerable.  That she could not be hurt.  But I have begun My plan.”

“Be faithful to Me.  Do not be resentful of the discipline.  It only teaches you to obey.  Your parents taught you to obey through discipline and so do I.  I made America strong.  She was My safe place for millions.  She was My missionary to millions.  She has become fat and lazy through her wealth and power.  Like an overindulged princess, she has played the prostitute with other lovers – pride, greed, corruption, murder, pleasure, saying, “I am my own god, who can stop me?”  I have become tired of her insolence, so the punishment begins.  My word says those who had little, even that was taken away and given to those who had much (Matthew 25:28-29).  So it will be.  I will take the knowledge of Me away from those who know little about Me and increase the knowledge of those who are searching for Me and My truth.”

“A shift is coming.  A greater chasm between those who really know Me and those who don’t.  A greater distance and point of view.  My word says when sin increases, My grace increases all the more (Romans 5:20).  My light shines brightest in the dark.  Those who know Me will shine like the stars in the darkness that is coming.  Men are fascinated by stars in the sky, but you only see the stars when it is night and there are no competing lights.  There are competing lights now.  Those who would take My glory and set up their teaching as the truth.  They detract from My truth.  But the time is coming, the blackness is coming, where their truth, their lights, will be overcome and My truth, My people who know Me and the truth will shine forth brilliantly as in the blackest sky.”

“Do not be afraid.  All this has been written about in My book.  And so it begins.  Get ready for the ride of your life.  I am with you on this one.”

As we look to the future of health care in the United States, we need to consider our past history.  We “baby boomers” have worked hard and now want “our due”.  Our parents have or are still benefiting from Social Security and Medicare.  Now it’s our turn.  But how have we “managed” the health care of our families during our lives?

We have managed to eliminate large costs in some families by aborting our children due to inconvenience or “not having enough money” to provide for their well-being.  Approximately 49,000,000 children have been aborted since 1973 according to the National Right to Life organization.  This action saved us untold billions over the past 36 years.  Unfortunately, every action has a reaction.  I do not think the magnitude of the consequences of this action ever crossed our minds.

Now, we face the near future of either Social Security and Medicare going bankrupt in the next few years, millions with no health insurance at all, or going to a universal health care plan for our country.  President Obama is stressing the need for universal health care.  House Speaker Nancy Pelosi has plans to push through a health care proposal that would require only 20 hours of debate and a simple 50-vote majority to pass.  The catch is (1) it is astronomically expensive and (2) it will limit the access to health care that we presently have.  There is no way around this dilemma.   We cannot continue to receive the health care coverage we have become accustomed to when this cost is transferred to our government.

So, I come back to my post’s title.  We did not have the money to care for the 49 million children when they most needed our love and support.  Now, we who are aging and becoming more dependent find ourselves in a similar position.  Where will the money come from to take care of us? 

God does not overlook our sin just because it was inconvenient to do what was right.  In Psalm 106Proverbs 6, and Jeremiah 7, He says what He thinks about those who shed innocent blood.  Hosea 8:7 states, “They sow the wind and reap the whirlwind”. Our selfishness in denying our children their lives means they are not here to support our economy, Social Security, Medicare, etc.  We will “reap” a much greater monetary disaster in our future due to this. 

Our country will “pay” for our children who are no longer with us one way or the other, and we “boomers” will receive the care we deserve, whether we like it or not.

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