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Tuesday, August 19, 2008

613 Instructions for Living & Worship


It seems we have a conumdrum.

The King James translation team missed it on perhaps the greatest typo of all time. A transliteration that has caused a lot of confusion and misconception especially since 1611. This is not blasphemy folks, but it can be revolutionary for your life...

The Hebrew word "Torah" does not actually transliterate as the English word we know today as "law". I know that sounds strange, but the word Torah is not strange at all.

The Hebrew meaning for "Torah" which the King James Bible calls "law" is best described with two English words "teaching and instruction". It is the constitutional blueprint for Heaven on Earth. Have you ever thought about that and what it means to you?

The conclusion I came to when I realized the purpose of the Torah is that we must read, study, learn and follow God's unchanging, living word, His teaching and instruction. To do that, you have to make a left turn at Matthew if you have not done so and read Messiah's Bible.


We need to open our eyes to understand that the whole Bible is the voice of our Creator. It is a gift of love.


The Bible teaches us how to live a safe and blessed life. The Jew Jesus used it as His "teaching and instruction" directly from God's voice.

In Romans 3:1-2 Paul taught that the world owes deep gratitude to the Jewish people for preserving the "oracles", the spoken words of God. Because of that faithfulness to His Hebrew words, we can still read, learn and apply God's teaching and instruction as His principles for kingdom living today. All we have to do is open and study the five books of Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy as well as the writings and the words of the Prophets.

The first use of the word 'Torah' is found in Genesis 26:5:
"Because that Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my charge, my commandments, my statutes, and my Torah."
The second is from Exodus 12:49:
"One Torah shall be to him that is homeborn, and unto the stranger that sojourneth among you."
And this word 'Torah" appears at least 217 more times in the Hebrew Bible. The Encyclopaedia Judaica agrees to the proper understanding of the meaning of the word Hebrew word "Torah". It is not "law" as we know law per se but rather the direction from God on how we are live.

Just take look at this quote from pages 39-46 of Encyclopaedia Judaica Vol. 20. 2nd ed. by Louis Isaac Rabinowitz and Warren Harvey. Ed. Michael Berenbaum and Fred Skolnik. Detroit - Macmillan Reference USA, 2007:
"The meaning of the Hebrew word "Torah" is described as "teaching", "doctrine", and "instruction"; the commonly accepted "law" gives a wrong impression."
From this we can learn the critical truth: the teaching and instruction of God shows us that we need Him as our savior and our redeemer.

So, you need to think about something critically... if you choose to reject the teaching and instruction, the "Torah" of God and say it is done away with - hung on a cross... then why in the world would you ever need grace to be saved in the first place?

After all, does sin even exist if there is nothing to violate in the first place?


God's instruction for life near Him has never been done away with or there would be no need for salvation from death by God's grace and mercy!


We need to know that our responsibility in love is to infuse God's instruction with faith just as Abraham did. When we do, we realize God gives us His teaching and instruction for living and worship because He loves us. He teaches us His guidelines and principles about how we are to walk as Messiah did if we are follow the way. As Exodus 12:49 says, God's Torah was given to all of mankind, perhaps that is why it was given in the wilderness of Mount Sinai far away from the Promised Land.

The Bible teaches us that God says that He does not change (see Malachi 3:6). Change is the original message of the Deceiver given in Eden. This serpent is the author of confusion and lies always subtly encouraging us to "fall" for the idea that God does not mean what He says or that He changes His mind.

Think about it. The "fall" of mankind in Eden was the belief that God does not mean what He says. After 6,000 years of deception, you don't have to listen to that serpent's lie any longer because God does not break His word.

Moses ben Maimon (Maimonides or Rambam), an amazing Jewish Rabbi of the middle ages in Europe did his best to summarize a list of the instructions of the Torah. In doing so, he complied a checklist of 613 principles of living that he included in his book, "The Book of Commandments," but we must keep in mind the Torah, the teaching of God is not just a checklist and some of God's instructions do not apply to everyone. Some apply to priests, some to Levites, some to men, some to women, some even applied only in the encampment around the Tabernacle and so on. Some only apply to an altar and some only apply within the Promised Land, and over 200 out of the 613 instructions found in the Torah cannot be fulfilled without a Temple.

Notice too, that many of Rambam's list of commands are not direct Scripture quotes.

For example, he wrote that Deuteronomy 31:19 says each male is to write a Torah scroll. Maimonides stated this because he believed religious teaching of his day that it is forbidden to write only a single portion of the Torah. Wow, that would mean no Scripture "quotes", no Ten Commandment lists and no list of 613 commandments can be written that directly quoted Torah!

The Bible says don't add to or take away from it. The Bible also says that writing a Torah scroll is given as a duty for a King of Israel that is chosen by God according to Deuteronomy 17:15. Ask yourself, how many of those Kings are there that are chosen by God? Read the words of the Bible for yourself to find out. That is the message of this website.

Here is the duty of the King 'chosen' by God:
"And it shall be, when he sitteth upon the throne of his kingdom, that he shall write him a copy of this law in a book out of that which is before the priests the Levites: And it shall be with him, and he shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this law and these statutes, to do them. That his heart be not lifted up above his brethren, and that he turn not aside from the commandment, to the right hand, or to the left: to the end that he may prolong his days in his kingdom, he, and his children, in the midst of Israel." Deuteronomy 17:18-20
So, let me give a word of caution, the words of the Bible should be our sole (soul) authority of God's instruction, not Rambam's checklist alone.

Rambam or Maimonides if you will, also wrote a commentary on the Mishnah which is considered the Oral Law of Judaism. In tractate Sanhedrin, chapter 10, he lists his "13 principles of faith" that summarized his own view on the core beliefs of Judaism and why they are significant. They show the heart of this 11th century Jewish sage:

● The existence of God.
● God's unity and indivisibility.
● God's spirituality.
● God's eternity.
● God alone should be the object of worship.
● Revelation through God's prophets.
● The preeminence of Moses among the prophets.
● The Torah that we have today is the one dictated to Moses by God.
● The Torah will not be replaced and that nothing may be added or removed.
● God's awareness of human actions.
● Reward of good and punishment of evil.
● The coming of the Messiah.
● The resurrection of the dead.

Maimonides' interpretations of Torah had very good intent, so I have included it here. Ultimately, keeping Torah is the constitution of the Kingdom of God and it confirms the identity and role of King Messiah, it confirms the Spirit filled teaching and Torah walk of Yeshua.

Maimonides' compilation consists of 365 negative (-Do Not Do) and 248 positive (+To Do) teachings for life in the Kingdom. He learned this from the teaching of another, Rabbi Simlai who was a 4th century Jewish Sage that lived in the land we have called Israel since 1948.

But before you read these, consider and know that doing one or keeping all of these commandments does not take away sin nor does it bring eternal salvation. Only God gives salvation as an unmerited gift of His mercy and grace through great sacrifice.

Yet, consider that all kingdom people get to live by the decrees and oracles of the King that established them for our benefit. So, if we choose to follow the teaching of the One Creator God, we can rest assured He promises to bless us, if we do not - - we will end up striving against His way if life. Interestingly, as you read you the 613 principles of living, you will notice that all but about 90 of them are specific to the Tabernacle and its services. Ninety (90) things to do or not do, that's not a big lis and they all boil down to love God and your fellow man. No wonder Jesus said, my burden is light, easy, if you love me do them.

Matthew 22:37-40 tell us:
"Master, which [is] the great commandment in the law (Torah)? Yeshua said unto him, Thou shall love the Lord (YHVH) thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind."
Like ALL of Messiah Yeshua's teachings, this one is directly from the declaration of God at Sinai. Moses taught this in Deuteronomy 6:5...
"And thou shalt love the LORD thy God with all thine heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy might."
Yeshua (Jesus) concluded the matter:
"This is the first and great commandment. And the second [is] like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbor as thyself. On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."
This is another of the many Torah quotes He always taught from and it is recorded plainly in the text of the story we call the "New Testament". This second quote from our Master Teacher and Creator is straight from Leviticus 19:18, may it never be done away with!

As Paul says in Romans 3:31, "God forbid" that faith in Moshiach never voids Torah!
Do we then make void the law (Torah) through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law (Torah). Romans 3:31
There's a good reason Paul wrote that admonition for all of us to see about God's teaching and instruction. Here are 12 more witnesses from the Bible where God's teaching and instruction (Torah) is described as:
1. Psalms 119:142 truth
2. Romans 7:14 spirit
3. Proverbs 13:14 life
4. James 1:25 freedom
5. Isaiah 8:20 light
6. Nehemiah 9:13 good
7. Romans 7:12 holy
8. Psalms 119:44-45 eternal
9. Psalms 19:7-10 perfect
10. Proverbs 6:23 the way of life
11. Galatians 5:14 love
12. Exodus 12:49 for everyone
Proper translation is critical to our understanding. Consider John 13:34-35:
"A 'new' commandment I give unto you, That you love one another; as I have loved you, that you also love one another. By this shall all [men] know that you are my disciples, if ye have love one to another."
Did you know that the word seen as 'new' is the Greek word "kainos"? Sure it can mean "new" if the reference is the "form" of something, but its core meaning it conveys the substance of something that is "unworn" - not worn out!

What Messiah Yeshua (Jesus) taught and is teaching is very profound for everyone today: He is teaching that the instructions of Deuteronomy 6:5 and Leviticus 18:19 are NOT worn out like old faded clothes, in fact they are never to be put in the back of the closet to collect dust and never to be thrown away. The message is simple: we are to always treat all of God's teaching and instruction like new!!

Also consider these eternal, unchanging Biblical truths:
John 14:15: If you love me, keep my commandments.

John 15:10-13: If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love. These things have I spoken unto you, that my joy might remain in you, and [that] your joy might be full. This is my commandment, That ye love one another, as I have loved you. Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.

1John 5:2-3: By this we know that we love the children of God, when we love God, and keep his commandments. For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments: and his commandments are not grievous. (Quote from Deuteronomy 30:11)

1John 2:3-5: And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments. He that saith, I know him, and keepeth not his commandments, is a liar, and the truth is not in him. But whoso keepeth his word, in him verily is the love of God perfected: hereby know we that we are in him.

1John 3:24: And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us.

2John 1:6: And this is love, that we walk after his commandments. This is the commandment, That, as ye have heard from the beginning, ye should walk in it.

Revelation 14:12: Here is the patience of the saints: here [are] they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Yeshua.

Revelation 22:14: Blessed [are] they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city.
While reading the words from God in the Scriptures, always ask yourself two basic questions regarding God's teaching and instruction, His Torah:
1) What application does God's teaching and instruction have to show and demonstrate that I love Him and how do I worship Him as He wants to be worshipped?

AND

2) What application does God's teaching and instruction have for me today to show other people that I love and want to care for them?

Below is a graphic from Judah Himango of Kineti L 'Tziyon.

He calls the graphic "Deep Zooming the Commandments". This is his "Super Sensational Sukkot Edition". The commandments for Tabernacles are highlighted in the King's "royal" color. Just click on the image as often as you like to zoom or drag your mouse as need to view. It is really interesting.



The graphic is based on the hierarchy of two greatest commandments of Torah (see Matthew 22:35-40) declared by Messiah Yeshua that are the two pillars for God's covenant outline, the 10 Commandments, from which all instruction comes. Interestingly, 6+1+3=10. In the Bible the number 6 represents mankind, the number 1, well God of course and the number 3... well the last words of Yeshua before His ascent were:

Go therefore and make disciples of all the nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and the Son and the Holy Spirit, teaching them to observe all that I commanded you; and lo, I am with you always, even to the end of the age." Matthew 28:19-20

The following list shows the 613 commandments of God and their Scripture location as assembled in the 12th century by Rabbi Mosheh ben Maimon (Maimonides). He may have not gotten the list just right, after all, we must always remember, the Bible MUST BE our source, not this list because ultimately God must be our teacher, not a man named Maimonides.

And keep this in mind as you review the list or study the Word of Almighty God, some of The Father's teaching and instruction only applies to Levite priests, some only to women, some apply only those in the Promised Land near God's glory presence and some apply only at the Altar of God, but Maimonides' effort is valiant and well worth our study. As you look over these remember many of the words of God are omitted since his goal was to make a list. Remember, God word shows us that the great majority of the commandments, the 'mitzvot' can only be done in the Promised Land at the Tabernacle, especially the many instructions whether about agriculture or the offerings to be brought to The Lord:

+ To know He is God Exodus 20:2
- Not to entertain thoughts of others idols, only Him Exodus 20:3
+ To know that He is One Deuteronomy 6:4
+ To love Him Deuteronomy 6:5
+ To fear Him Deuteronomy 10:20
+ To sanctify His Name Leviticus 22:32
- Not to profane His Name Leviticus 22:32
- Not to destroy objects associated with His Name Deuteronomy 12:4
+ To listen to the prophet speaking in His Name Deuteronomy 18:15
- Not to test the prophet unduly Deuteronomy 6:16
+ To emulate His ways Deuteronomy 28:9
+ To cleave to those who know Him Deuteronomy 10:20
+ To love others Leviticus 19:18
+ To love believers Deuteronomy 10:19
- Not to hate fellow brothers Leviticus 19:17
+ To reprove a sinner Leviticus 19:17
- Not to embarrass others Leviticus 19:17
- Not to oppress the weak Exodus 21:22
- Not to speak derogatorily of others Leviticus 19:16
- Not to take revenge Leviticus 19:18
- Not to bear a grudge Leviticus 19:18
+ To learn Torah Deuteronomy 6:7
+ To honor those who teach and know Torah Leviticus 19:32
- Not to inquire into idolatry Leviticus 19:4
- Not to follow the whims of your heart or what your eyes see Numbers 15:39
- Not to blaspheme Exodus 22:28
- Not to worship idols in the manner they are worshiped Exodus 20:5
- Not to worship idols in the four ways we worship God Exodus 20:5
- Not to make an idol for yourself Exodus 20:4
- Not to make an idol for others Leviticus 19:4
- Not to make human forms even for decorative purposes Exodus 20:20
- Not to turn a city to idolatry Exodus 23:13
+ To burn a city that has turned to idol worship Deuteronomy 13:17
- Not to rebuild it as a city Deuteronomy 13:17
- Not to derive benefit from it Deuteronomy 13:18
- Not to missionize an individual to idol worship Deuteronomy 13:12
- Not to love the idolator Deuteronomy 13:9
- Not to cease hating the idolator Deuteronomy 13:9
- Not to save the idolator Deuteronomy 13:9
- Not to say anything in his defense Deuteronomy 13:9
- Not to refrain from incriminating him Deuteronomy 13:9
- Not to prophesize in the name of idolatry Deuteronomy 13:14
- Not to listen to a false prophet Deuteronomy 13:4
- Not to prophesize falsely in the name of God Deuteronomy 18:20
- Not to be afraid of killing the false prophet Deuteronomy 18:22
- Not to swear in the name of an idol Exodus 23:13
- Not to perform ov (medium) Leviticus 19:31
- Not to perform yidoni ("magical seer") Leviticus 19:31
- Not to pass your children through the fire to Molech Leviticus 18:21
- Not to erect a column in a public place of worship Deuteronomy 16:22
- Not to bow down on smooth stone Leviticus 26:1
- Not to plant a tree in the Temple courtyard Deuteronomy 16:21
+ To destroy idols and their accessories Deuteronomy 12:2
- Not to derive benefit from idols and their accessories Deuteronomy 7:26
- Not to derive benefit from ornaments of idols Deuteronomy 7:25
- Not to make a covenant with idolaters Deuteronomy 7:2
- Not to show favor to them Deuteronomy 7:2
- Not to let them dwell in the land of Israel Exodus 23:33
- Not to imitate them in customs and clothing Leviticus 20:23
- Not to be superstitious Leviticus 19:26
- Not to go into a trance to foresee events, etc. Deuteronomy 18:10
- Not to engage in astrology Leviticus 19:26
- Not to mutter incantations Deuteronomy 18:11
- Not to attempt to contact the dead Deuteronomy 18:11
- Not to consult the wizard, charmer Deuteronomy 18:11
- Not to consult the palm reader Deuteronomy 18:11
- Not to perform acts of magic Deuteronomy 18:10
- Men must Not shave the hair off the sides of their head Leviticus 19:27
- Men must Not shave their beards with a razor Leviticus 19:27
- Men must Not wear women's clothing Deuteronomy 22:5
- Women must Not wear men's clothing Deuteronomy 22:5
- Not to tattoo the skin Leviticus 19:28
- Not to tear the skin in mourning Deuteronomy 14:1
- Not to make a bald spot in mourning Deuteronomy 14:1
+ To repent and confess wrongdoings Deuteronomy 6:7
+ To teach your children daily Deuteronomy 6:7
+ To serve the Almighty with prayer daily Exodus 23:25
+ The Kohanim (Priests) must bless people daily Numbers 6:23
+ To learn Torah Deuteronomy 6:8
+ To do Torah Deuteronomy 6:8
+ To put a mezuzah on each door post promote Torah Deuteronomy 6:9
+ Each male must write a Torah scroll study Torah Deuteronomy 31:19
+ The king must have a separate Torah for himself Deuteronomy 17:18
+ To have blue threaded tzitzit on four-cornered garments Numbers 15:38
+ To bless the Almighty after eating Deuteronomy 8:10
+ To circumcise all males on the eighth day after their birth Leviticus 12:3
+ To rest on the seventh day, the Sabbath Exodus 23:12
- Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh day Exodus 20:10
- The court must Not inflict punishment on Sabbath Exodus 35:3
- Not to walk outside the city boundary on Sabbath Exodus 16:29
+ To sanctify the Sabbath Exodus 20:8
+ To rest from prohibited labor Leviticus 23:32
- Not to do prohibited labor on Yom Kippurim - Atonements Day Leviticus 23:32
+ To afflict yourself on Yom Kippurim - Atonements Day Leviticus 16:29
- Not to eat or drink on Yom Kippurim - Atonements Day Leviticus 23:29
+ To rest on the first day of Passover Leviticus 23:7
- Not to do prohibited labor on the first day of Passover Leviticus 23:8
+ To rest on the seventh day of Passover Leviticus 23:8
- Not to do prohibited labor on the seventh day of Passover Leviticus 23:8
+ To rest on Shavout-Pentecost Day Leviticus 23:21
- Not to do prohibited labor on Shavout-Pentecost Day Leviticus 23:21
+ To rest on Rosh Hashana- Trumpets Day Leviticus 23:24
- Not to do prohibited labor on Rosh Hashana- Trumpets Day Leviticus 23:25
+ To rest on Sukkot Leviticus 23:35
- Not to do prohibited labor on Sukkot Leviticus 23:35
+ To rest on Shmini Atzeret - 8th day of Tabernacles Leviticus 23:36
- Not to do prohibited labor on Shmini Atzeret - 8th day of Tabernacles Leviticus 23:36
- Not to eat chametz yeast on the afternoon of the 14th day of Nisan eve of Passover Deuteronomy 16:3
+ To destroy all chametz (yeast) on 14th day of Nisan (Passover) Exodus 12:15
- Not to eat chametz all seven days of Passover Exodus 13:3
- Not to eat mixtures containing chametz all seven days of Passover Exodus 12:20
- Not to see chametz in your domain seven days Exodus 13:7
- Not to find chametz in your domain seven days Exodus 12:19
+ To eat matzah on the first night of Passover Exodus 12:18
+ To relate the Exodus from Egypt on that night Exodus 13:8
+ To hear the Shofar on the first day of Tishrei (Rosh Hashana- Trumpets Day ) Numbers 9:1
+ To dwell in a Sukkah for the seven days of Sukkot Leviticus 23:42
+ To take up a Lulav and Etrog all seven days Leviticus 23:40
+ Each man must give a half shekel annually Exodus 30:13
+ Courts must calculate to determine when a new month begins Exodus 12:2
+ To cry out before God in times of catastrophe Numbers 10:9
+ To marry a wife and not love her requires intervention Deuteronomy 22:13
- Not to have sexual relations with women Not thus married Deuteronomy 23:18
- Not to withhold food, clothing, and sexual relations from your wife Exodus 21:10
+ To have children with one's wife Genesis 1:28
+ To issue a divorce by means of a get document Deuteronomy 24:1
- A man must Not remarry his wife after she has married someone else Deuteronomy 24:4
+ To do yibbum (marry the widow of one's childless brother) Deuteronomy 25:5
+ To do chalitzah (free the widow of one's childless brother from yibbum) Deuteronomy 25:9
- The widow must Not remarry until the ties with her brother-in-law are removed Deuteronomy 25:5
+ The court must fine one who sexually seduces a maiden Exodus 22:15-16
+ The rapist must marry the maiden (if she chooses) Deuteronomy 22:29
+ He is never allowed to divorce her Deuteronomy 22:29
+ The slanderer must remain married to his wife Deuteronomy 22:19
- He must Not divorce her Deuteronomy 22:19
+ To fulfill the laws of the Sotah - the woman suspected of adultery Numbers 5:30
- Not to put oil on her meal offering Numbers 5:15
- Not to put frankincense on her meal offering Numbers 5:15
- Not to have sexual relations with your mother Leviticus 18:7
- Not to have sexual relations with your father's wife Leviticus 18:8
- Not to have sexual relations with your sister Leviticus 18:9
- Not to have sexual relations with your father's wife's daughter Leviticus 18:11
- Not to have sexual relations with your son's daughter Leviticus 18:10
- Not to have sexual relations with your daughter Leviticus 18:10
- Not to have sexual relations with your daughter's daughter Leviticus 18:10
- Not to have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter Leviticus 18:17
- Not to have sexual relations with a woman and her son's daughter Leviticus 18:17
- Not to have sexual relations with a woman and her daughter's daughter Leviticus 18:17
- Not to have sexual relations with your father's sister Leviticus 18:12
- Not to have sexual relations with your mother's sister Leviticus 18:13
- Not to have sexual relations with your father's brother's wife Leviticus 18:14
- Not to have sexual relations with your son's wife Leviticus 18:15
- Not to have sexual relations with your brother's wife Leviticus 18:16
- Not to have sexual relations with your wife's sister Leviticus 18:18
- A man must Not have sexual relations with a beast Leviticus 18:23
- A woman must Not have sexual relations with a beast Leviticus 18:23
- Not to have homosexual sexual relations Leviticus 18:22
- Not to have homosexual sexual relations with your father Leviticus 18:7
- Not to have homosexual sexual relations with your father's brother Leviticus 18:14
- Not to have sexual relations with someone else's wife Leviticus 18:20
- Not to have sexual relations with a menstrually impure woman Leviticus 18:19
- Not to marry non-believers Deuteronomy 7:3
- Not to let Moabite and Ammonite males marry into the people Deuteronomy 23:4
- Don't keep a third-generation Egyptian convert from marrying into the people of Israel Deuteronomy 23:8-9
- Not to refrain from marrying a third generation Edomite convert Deuteronomy 23:8-9
- Not to let a mamzer (a child born to an adulterous married woman) marry into the family Deuteronomy 23:3
- Not to let a eunuch marry Deuteronomy 23:2
- Not to offer to God any castrated male animals Leviticus 22:24
+ The High Priest must Not marry a widow Leviticus 21:14
+ The High Priest must Not have sexual relations with a widow even outside of marriage Leviticus 21:15
+ The High Priest must marry a virgin maiden Leviticus 21:13
- A Kohen must Not marry a divorcee Leviticus 21:7
- A Kohen must Not marry a zonah (a woman who has had a forbidden sexual relationship) Leviticus 21:7
- A priest must Not marry a chalalah ("a desecrated person") ( Leviticus 21:7
- Not to make pleasurable (sexual) contact with any forbidden woman Leviticus 18:6
+ To examine the signs of animals to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher Leviticus 11:2
+ To examine the signs of fowl to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher Deuteronomy 14:11
+ To examine the signs of fish to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher Leviticus 11:9
+ To examine the signs of locusts to distinguish between kosher and non-kosher Leviticus 11:21
- Not to eat non-kosher animals Leviticus 11:4
- Not to eat non-kosher fowl Leviticus 11:13
- Not to eat non-kosher fish Leviticus 11:11
- Not to eat non-kosher flying insects Deuteronomy 14:19
- Not to eat non-kosher creatures that crawl on land Leviticus 11:41
- Not to eat non-kosher maggots Leviticus 11:44
- Not to eat worms found in fruit on the ground Leviticus 11:42
- Not to eat creatures that live in water other than (kosher) fish Leviticus 11:43
- Not to eat the meat of an animal that died without ritual slaughter Deuteronomy 14:21
- Not to benefit from an ox condemned to be stoned Exodus 21:28
- Not to eat meat of an animal that was mortally wounded Exodus 22:30
- Not to eat a limb torn off a living creature Deuteronomy 12:23
- Not to eat blood Leviticus 3:17
- Not to eat certain fats of clean animals Leviticus 3:17
- Not to eat the sinew of the thigh Genesis 32:33
- Not to eat meat and milk cooked together Exodus 23:19
- Not to cook meat and milk together Exodus 34:26
- Not to eat bread from new grain before the Omer Leviticus 23:14
- Not to eat parched grains from new grain before the Omer Leviticus 23:14
- Not to eat ripened grains from new grain before the Omer Leviticus 23:14
- Not to eat fruit of a tree during its first three years Leviticus 19:23
- Not to eat diverse seeds planted in a vineyard Deuteronomy 22:9
- Not to eat untithed fruits Leviticus 22:15
- Not to drink wine poured in service to idols Deuteronomy 32:38
+ To ritually slaughter an animal before eating it Deuteronomy 12:21
- Not to slaughter an animal and its offspring on the same day Leviticus 22:28
+ To cover the blood (of a slaughtered beast or fowl) with earth Leviticus 17:13
- Not to take the mother bird from her children Deuteronomy 22:6
+ To release the mother bird if she was taken from the nest Deuteronomy 22:7
- Not to swear falsely in God's Name Leviticus 19:12
- Not to take God's Name in vain Exodus 20:6
- Not to deny possession of something entrusted to you Leviticus 19:11
- Not to swear in denial of a monetary claim Leviticus 19:11
+ To swear in God's Name to confirm the truth when deemed necessary by court Deuteronomy 10:20
+ To fulfill what was uttered and to do what was avowed Deuteronomy 23:24
- Not to break oaths or vows Numbers 30:3
+ For oaths and vows annulled, there are the laws of annulling vows explicit in the Torah Numbers 30:3
+ The Nazir - Nazarite must let his hair grow Numbers 6:5
- He must Not cut his hair Numbers 6:5
- He must Not drink wine, wine mixtures, or wine vinegar Numbers 6:3
- He must Not eat fresh grapes Numbers 6:3
- He must Not eat raisins Numbers 6:3
- He must Not eat grape seeds Numbers 6:4
- He must Not eat grape skins Numbers 6:4
- He must Not be under the same roof as a corpse Numbers 6:6
- He must Not come into contact with the dead Numbers 6:7
+ He must shave after bringing sacrifices upon completion of his Nazirite period Numbers 6:9
+ To estimate the value of people as determined by the Torah Leviticus 27:2
+ To estimate the value of consecrated animals Leviticus 27:12-13
+ To estimate the value of consecrated houses Leviticus 27:14
+ To estimate the value of consecrated fields Leviticus 27:16
+ Carry out the laws of interdicting possessions (cherem) as in annilation of the six tribes Leviticus 27:28
- Not to sell the things dedicated to God Leviticus 27:28
- Not to redeem things dedicated to God Leviticus 27:28
- Not to plant diverse seeds together Leviticus 19:19
- Not to plant grains or greens in a vineyard Deuteronomy 22:9
- Not to crossbreed animals Leviticus 19:19
- Not to work different animals together Deuteronomy 22:10
- Not to wear shatnez, a cloth woven of wool and linen Deuteronomy 22:11
+ To leave a corner of the field uncut for the poor Leviticus 19:10
- Not to reap that corner Leviticus 19:9
+ To leave gleanings Leviticus 19:9
- Not to gather the gleanings Leviticus 19:9
+ To leave the gleanings of a vineyard Leviticus 19:10
- Not to gather the gleanings of a vineyard Leviticus 19:10
+ To leave the unformed clusters of grapes Leviticus 19:10
- Not to pick the unformed clusters of grapes Leviticus 19:10
+ To leave the forgotten sheaves in the field Deuteronomy 24:19
- Not to retrieve them Deuteronomy 24:19
+ To separate the tithe for the poor Deuteronomy 14:28
+ To give charity Deuteronomy 15:8
- Not to withhold charity from the poor Deuteronomy 15:7
+ To set aside Sacrifies Gedolah (tithe for the Kohen) Deuteronomy 18:4
+ The Levite must set aside a tenth of his tithe Numbers 18:26
- Not to preface one tithe to the next, but separate them in their proper order Exodus 22:28
- A non-Kohen must Not eat Sacrifies - portion of the grain, wine and oil separated for a priest prior to the Tithe Leviticus 22:10
- A hired worker or bondsman of a Kohen must Not eat Sacrifies Leviticus 22:10
- An uncircumcised Kohen must Not eat Sacrifices Exodus 12:48
- An impure Kohen must Not eat Sacrifies Leviticus 22:4
- A chalalah forbidden woman must Not eat Sacrifies Leviticus 22:12
+ To set aside Ma'aser (tithe) each planting year and give it to a Levite Numbers 18:24
+ To set aside the second tithe (Second Tithei) Deuteronomy 14:22
- Not to spend its redemption money on anything but food, drink, or ointment Deuteronomy 26:14
- Not to eat Second Tithe while impure Deuteronomy 26:14
- A mourner on the first day after death must Not eat Second Tithei the second tithe of grain, wine oil Deuteronomy 26:14
- Not to eat Second Tithe grains outside Jerusalem Deuteronomy 12:17
- Not to eat Second Tithei wine products outside Jerusalem Deuteronomy 12:17
- Not to eat Second Tithe oil outside Jerusalem Deuteronomy 12:17
+ The fourth year crops must be totally for holy purposes like Second Tithei Leviticus 19:24
+ To read the confession of tithes every fourth and seventh year Deuteronomy 26:13
+ To set aside the first fruits and bring them to the Temple Exodus 23:19
- The Kohanim priests must Not eat the first fruits outside Jerusalem Deuteronomy 12:17
+ To read the Torah portion pertaining to their presentation Deuteronomy 26:5
+ To set aside a portion of dough for a Kohen Numbers 15:20
+ To give the shoulder, two cheeks, and stomach of slaughtered animals to a Kohen Deuteronomy 18:3
+ To give the first sheering of sheep to a Kohen Deuteronomy 18:4
+ To redeem the firstborn sons and give the money to a Kohen Numbers 18:15
+ To redeem the firstborn donkey by giving a lamb to a Kohen Exodus 13:13
+ To break the neck of the donkey if the owner does Not intend to redeem it Exodus 13:13
+ To rest the land during the seventh year by Not doing any work which enhances growth Exodus 34:21
- Not to work the land during the seventh year Leviticus 25:4
- Not to work with trees to produce fruit during that year Leviticus 25:4
- Not to reap crops that grow wild that year in the normal manner Leviticus 25:5
- Not to gather grapes which grow wild that year in the normal way Leviticus 25:5
+ To leave free all produce which grew in that year Exodus 23:11
+ To release all loans during the seventh year Deuteronomy 15:2
- Not to pressure or claim from the borrower Deuteronomy 15:2
- Not to refrain from lending immediately before the release of the loans for fear of monetary loss Deuteronomy 15:9
+ Count seven groups of seven years Leviticus 25:8
+Sanctify the fiftieth year Leviticus 25:10
+ To blow the Shofar on the tenth of Tishrei to free the slaves Leviticus 25:9
- Not to work the soil during the fiftieth year (Jubilee) Leviticus 25:11
- Not to reap in the normal manner that which grows wild in the fiftieth year Leviticus 25:11
- Not to pick grapes which grew wild in the normal manner in the fiftieth year Leviticus 25:11
+ Carry out the laws of sold family properties Leviticus 25:24
- Not to sell the land in Israel indefinitely Leviticus 25:23
+ Carry out the laws of houses in walled cities Leviticus 25:29
- The Tribe of Levi must Not be given a portion of the land in Israel, rather they are given cities to dwell in Deuteronomy 18:1
- The Levites must Not take a share in the spoils of war Deuteronomy 18:1
+ To give the Levites cities to inhabit and their surrounding fields Numbers 35:2
- Not to sell the fields but they shall remain the Levites' before and after the Jubilee year Leviticus 25:34
+ To build a Sanctuary Exodus 25:8
- Not to build the altar with stones hewn by metal Exodus 20:23
- Not to climb steps to the altar Exodus 20:26
+ To show reverence to the Temple Leviticus 19:30
+ To guard the Temple area Numbers 18:2
- Not to leave the Temple unguarded Numbers 18:5
+ To prepare the anointing oil Exodus 30:31
- Not to reproduce the anointing oil Exodus 30:32
- Not to anoint with anointing oil Exodus 30:32
- Not to reproduce the incense formula Exodus 30:37
- Not to burn anything on the Golden Altar besides incense Exodus 30:9
+ The Levites must transport the ark on their shoulders Numbers 7:9
- Not to remove the staves from the ark Exodus 25:15
+ The Levites must work in the Temple Numbers 18:23
- No Levite must do aNother's work of either a Kohen or a Levite Numbers 18:3
+ To dedicate the Kohen for service Leviticus 21:8
+ The work of the Kohanim 's shifts must be equal during holidays Deuteronomy 18:6-8
+ The Kohanim must wear their priestly garments during service Exodus 28:2
- Not to tear the priestly garments Exodus 28:32
- The Kohen Gadol 's breastplate must Not be loosened from the Efod Exodus 28:28
- A Kohen must Not enter the Temple intoxicated Leviticus 10:9
- A Kohen must Not enter the Temple with long hair Leviticus 10:6
- A Kohen must Not enter the Temple with torn clothes Leviticus 10:6
- A Kohen must Not enter the Temple indiscriminately Leviticus 16:2
- A Kohen must Not leave the Temple during service Leviticus 10:7
+ To send the impure from the Temple Numbers 5:2
- Impure people must Not enter the Temple Numbers 5:3
- Impure people must Not enter the Temple Mount area Deuteronomy 23:11
- Impure Kohanim must Not do service in the temple Leviticus 22:2
+ An impure Kohen, following immersion, must wait until after sundown before returning to service Leviticus 22:7
+ A Kohen must wash his hands and feet before service Exodus 30:19
- A Kohen with a physical blemish must Not enter the sanctuary or approach the altar Leviticus 21:23
- A Kohen with a physical blemish must Not serve Leviticus 21:17
- A Kohen with a temporary blemish must Not serve Leviticus 21:17
- One who is Not a Kohen must Not serve Numbers 18:4
+ To offer only unblemished animals Leviticus 22:21
- Not to dedicate a blemished animal for the altar Leviticus 22:20
- Not to slaughter it Leviticus 22:22
- Not to sprinkle its blood Leviticus 22:24
- Not to burn its fat Leviticus 22:22
- Not to offer a temporarily blemished animal Deuteronomy 17:1
- Not to sacrifice blemished animals Leviticus 22:25
- Not to inflict wounds upon dedicated animals Leviticus 22:21
+ To redeem dedicated animals which have become disqualified Deuteronomy 12:15
+ To offer only animals which are at least eight days old Leviticus 22:27
- Not to offer animals bought with the wages of a harlot or the animal exchanged for a dog Deuteronomy 23:19
- Not to burn honey or yeast on the altar Leviticus 2:11
+ To salt all sacrifices Leviticus 2:13
- Not to omit the salt from sacrifices Leviticus 2:13
+ Carry out the procedure of the burnt offering as prescribed in the Torah Leviticus 1:3
- Not to eat its meat Deuteronomy 12:17
+ Carry out the procedure of the sin offering Leviticus 6:18
- Not to eat the meat of the inner sin offering Leviticus 6:23
- Not to decapitate a fowl brought as a sin offering Leviticus 5:8
+ Carry out the procedure of the guilt offering Leviticus 7:1
+ The Kohanim must eat the sacrificial meat in the Temple Exodus 29:33
- The Kohanim must Not eat the meat outside the Temple courtyard Deuteronomy 12:17
- A non-Kohen must Not eat sacrificial meat Exodus 29:33
+ To follow the procedure of the peace offering Leviticus 7:11
- Not to eat the meat of minor sacrifices before sprinkling the blood Deuteronomy 12:17
+ To bring meal offerings as prescribed in the Torah Leviticus 2:1
- Not to put oil on the meal offerings of wrongdoers Leviticus 5:11
- Not to put frankincense on the meal offerings of wrongdoers Leviticus 3:11
- Not to eat the meal offering of the High Priest Leviticus 6:16
- Not to bake a meal offering as leavened bread Leviticus 6:10
+ The Kohanim must eat the remains of the meal offerings Leviticus 6:9
+ To bring all avowed and freewill offerings to the Temple on the first subsequent festival Deuteronomy 12:5-6
- Not to withhold payment incurred by any vow Deuteronomy 23:22
+ To offer all sacrifices in the Temple Deuteronomy 12:11
+ To bring all sacrifices from outside Israel to the Temple Deuteronomy 12:26
- Not to slaughter sacrifices outside the courtyard Leviticus 17:4
- Not to offer any sacrifices outside the courtyard Deuteronomy 12:13
+ To offer two lambs every day Numbers 28:3
+ To light a fire on the altar every day Leviticus 6:6
- Not to extinguish this fire Leviticus 6:6
+ To remove the ashes from the altar every day Leviticus 6:3
+ To burn incense every day Exodus 30:7
+ To light the Menorah every day Exodus 27:21
+ The Kohen Gadol ("High Priest") must bring a meal offering every day Leviticus 6:13
+ To bring two additional lambs as burnt offerings on Sabbath Numbers 28:9
+ To make the show bread Exodus 25:30
+ To bring additional offerings on Rosh Chodesh (" The New Month") Numbers 28:11
+ To bring additional offerings on Passover Numbers 28:19
+ To offer the wave offering from the meal of the new wheat Leviticus 23:10
+ Each man must count the Omer - seven weeks from the day the new wheat offering was brought Leviticus 23:15
+ To bring additional offerings on Shavout-Pentecost Day Numbers 28:26
+ To bring two leaves to accompany the above sacrifice Leviticus 23:17
+ To bring additional offerings on Rosh Hashana- Trumpets Day Numbers 29:2
+ To bring additional offerings on Yom Kippurim - Atonements Day Numbers 29:8
+ To bring additional offerings on Sukkot Numbers 29:13
+ To bring additional offerings on Shmini Atzeret Numbers 29:35
- Not to eat sacrifices which have become unfit or blemished Deuteronomy 14 3
- Not to eat from sacrifices offered with improper intentions Leviticus 7:18
- Not to leave sacrifices past the time allowed for eating them Leviticus 22:30
- Not to eat from that which was left over Leviticus 19:8
- Not to eat from sacrifices which became impure Leviticus 7:19
- An impure person must Not eat from sacrifices Leviticus 7:20
+ To burn the leftover sacrifices Leviticus 7:17
+ To burn all impure sacrifices Leviticus 7:19
+ To follow the procedure of Yom Kippurim - Atonements Day in the sequence prescribed in Parshat Acharei Mot ("After the death of Aaron's sons...") Leviticus 16:3
+ One who profaned property must repay what he profaned plus a fifth and bring a sacrifice Leviticus 5:16
- Not to work consecrated animals Deuteronomy 15:19
- Not to shear the fleece of consecrated animals Deuteronomy 15:19
+ To slaughter the paschal sacrifice at the specified time Exodus 12:6
- Not to slaughter it while in possession of leaven Exodus 23:18
- Not to leave the fat overnight Exodus 23:18
+ To slaughter the second Paschal Lamb Numbers 9:11
+ To eat the Paschal Lamb with matzah and Marror on the night of the fourteenth of Nisan Exodus 12:8
+ To eat the second Paschal Lamb on the night of the 15th of Iyar Numbers 9:11
- Not to eat the paschal meat raw or boiled Exodus 12:9
- Not to take the paschal meat from the confines of the group Exodus 12:46
- An apostate must Not eat from it Exodus 12:43
- A permanent or temporary hired worker must Not eat from it Exodus 12:45
- An uncircumcised male must Not eat from it Exodus 12:48
- Not to break any bones from the paschal offering Exodus 12:46
- Not to break any bones from the second paschal offering Numbers 9:12
- Not to leave any meat from the paschal offering over until morning Exodus 12:10
- Not to leave the second paschal meat over until morning Numbers 9:12
- Not to leave the meat of the holiday offering of the 14th until the 16th Deuteronomy 16:4
+ To be seen at the Temple on Passover, Shavout-Pentecost Day, and Sukkot Deuteronomy 16:16
+ To celebrate on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering) Exodus 23:14
+ To rejoice on these three Festivals (bring a peace offering) Deuteronomy 16:14
- Not to appear at the Temple without offerings Deuteronomy 16:16
- Not to refrain from rejoicing with, and giving gifts to, the Levites Deuteronomy 12:19
+ To assemble all the people on the Sukkot following the seventh year Deuteronomy 31:12
+ To set aside the firstborn animals Exodus 13:12
- The Kohanim must Not eat unblemished firstborn animals outside Jerusalem Deuteronomy 12:17
- Not to redeem the firstborn Numbers 18:17
+Separate the tithe from animals Leviticus 27:32
- Not to redeem the tithe Leviticus 27:33
+ Every person must bring a sin offering (in the temple) for his transgression Leviticus 4:27
+ Bring an asham talui (temple offering) when uncertain of guilt Leviticus 5:17-18
+ Bring an asham vadai (temple offering) when guilt is ascertained Leviticus 5:25
+ Bring an oleh v'yored (temple offering) offering (if the person is wealthy, an animal; if poor, a bird or meal offering) Leviticus 5:7-11
+ The Sanhedrin must bring an offering (in the Temple) when it rules in error Leviticus 4:13
+ A woman who had a running (vaginal) issue must bring an offering (in the Temple) after she goes to the Mikveh Leviticus 15:28-29
+ A woman who gave birth must bring an offering (in the Temple) after she goes to the Mikveh Leviticus 12:6
+ A man who had a running (unnatural urinary) issue must bring an offering (in the Temple) after he goes to the Mikveh Leviticus 15:13-14
+ A metzora must bring an offering (in the Temple) after going to the Mikveh Leviticus 14:10
- Not to substitute another beast for one set apart for sacrifice Leviticus 27:10
+ The new animal, in addition to the substituted one, retains consecration Leviticus 27:10
- Not to change consecrated animals from one type of offering to aNother Leviticus 27:26
+ Carry out the laws of impurity of the dead Numbers 19:14
+ Carry out the procedure of the Red Heifer (Para Aduma) Numbers 19:2
+ Carry out the laws of the sprinkling water Numbers 19:21
+ Rule the laws of human leprosy as prescribed in the Torah Leviticus 13:12
- The metzora a person afflicted with a skin disorder must Not remove his signs of impurity Deuteronomy 24:8
- The metzora a person afflicted with a skin disorder must Not shave signs of impurity in his hair Leviticus 13:33
- The metzora must publicize his condition by tearing his garments, allowing his hair to grow and covering his lips Leviticus 13:45
+ Carry out the prescribed rules for purifying the metzora Leviticus 14:2
+ The metzora must shave off all his hair prior to purification Leviticus 14:9
+ Carry out the laws of tzara'at leprosy of clothing Leviticus 13:47
+ Carry out the laws of tzara'at leprosy of houses Leviticus 13:34
+ Observe the laws of menstrual impurity Leviticus 15:19
+ Observe the laws of impurity caused by childbirth Leviticus 12:2
+ Observe the laws of impurity caused by a woman's running issue Leviticus 15:25
+ Observe the laws of impurity caused by a man's running issue Leviticus 15:3
+ Observe the laws of impurity caused by a dead beast Leviticus 11:39
+ Observe the laws of impurity caused by the eight shratzim (insects) Leviticus 11:29
+ Observe the laws of impurity of a seminal emission Leviticus 15:16
+ Observe the laws of impurity concerning liquid and solid foods Leviticus 11:34
+ Every impure person must immerse himself in a Mikveh to become pure Leviticus 15:16
+ The court must judge the damages incurred by a goring ox Exodus 21:28
+ The court must judge the damages incurred by an animal eating Exodus 22:4
+ The court must judge the damages incurred by a pit Exodus 21:33
+ The court must judge the damages incurred by fire Exodus 22:5
- Not to steal money stealthily Leviticus 19:11
+ The court must implement punitive measures against the thief Exodus 21:37
+ Each individual must ensure that his scales and weights are accurate Leviticus 19:36
- Not to commit injustice with scales and weights Leviticus 19:35
- Not to possess inaccurate scales and weights even if they are Not for use Deuteronomy 25:13
- Not to move a boundary marker to steal someone's property Deuteronomy 19:14
- Not to kidnap Exodus 20:13
- Not to rob openly Leviticus 19:13
- Not to withhold wages or fail to repay a debt Leviticus 19:13
- Not to covet and scheme to acquire aNother's possession Exodus 20:14
- Not to desire another's possession Deuteronomy 5:18
+ Return the robbed object or its value Leviticus 5:23
- Not to ignore a lost object Deuteronomy 22:3
+ Return the lost object Deuteronomy 22:1
- The court must implement laws against the one who assaults another or damages aNother's property Exodus 21:18
- Not to murder Exodus 20:13
- Not to accept monetary restitution to atone for the murderer Numbers 35:31
+ The court must send the accidental murderer to a city of refuge Numbers 35:25
- Not to accept monetary restitution instead of being sent to a city of refuge Numbers 35:32
- Not to kill the murderer before he stands trial Numbers 35:12
+Save someone being pursued even by taking the life of the pursuer Deuteronomy 25:12
- Not to pity the pursuer Numbers 35:12
- Not to stand idly by if someone's life is in danger Leviticus 19:16
+ Designate cities of refuge and prepare routes of access Deuteronomy 19:3
+ Break the neck of a calf by the river valley following an unsolved murder Deuteronomy 21:4
- Not to work nor plant that river valley Deuteronomy 21:4
- Not to allow pitfalls and obstacles to remain on your property Deuteronomy 22:8
+ Make a guard rail around flat roofs Deuteronomy 22:8
- Not to put a stumbling block before a blind man (nor give harmful advice) (Lifnei iver) Leviticus 19:14
+ Help aNother remove the load from a beast which can no longer carry it Exodus 23:5
+ Help others load their beast Deuteronomy 22:4
- Not to leave others distraught with their burdens (but to help either load or unload) Deuteronomy 22:4
+ Buy and sell according to Torah law Leviticus 25:14
- Not to overcharge or underpay for an article Leviticus 25:14
- Not to insult or harm anybody with words Leviticus 25:17
- Not to cheat a sincere convert monetarily Exodus 22:20
- Not to insult or harm a sincere convert with words Exodus 22:20
+ Purchase a Hebrew slave in accordance with the prescribed laws Exodus 21:2
- Not to sell him as a slave is sold Leviticus 25:42
- Not to work him oppressively Leviticus 25:43
- Not to allow one to work him oppressively Leviticus 25:53
- Not to have him do menial slave labor Leviticus 25:39
+Give him gifts when he goes free Deuteronomy 15:14
- Not to send him away empty-handed Deuteronomy 15:13
+ Redeem maidservants Exodus 21:8
+ Betroth the maidservant Exodus 21:8
- The master must Not sell his maidservant Exodus 21:8
+ Canaanite slaves must work forever unless injured in one of their limbs Leviticus 25:46
- Not to extradite a slave who fled to (Biblical) Israel Deuteronomy 23:16
- Not to wrong a slave who has come to Israel for refuge Deuteronomy 23:16
+ The courts must carry out the laws of a hired worker and hired guard Exodus 22:9
+ Pay wages on the day they were earned Deuteronomy 24:15
- Not to delay payment of wages past the agreed time Leviticus 19:13
+ The hired worker may eat from the unharvested crops where he works Deuteronomy 23:25
- The worker must Not eat while on hired time Deuteronomy 23:26
- The worker must Not take more than he can eat Deuteronomy 23:25
- Not to muzzle an ox while plowing Deuteronomy 25:4
+ The courts must carry out the laws of a borrower Exodus 22:13
+ The courts must carry out the laws of an unpaid guard Exodus 22:6
+ Lend to the poor and destitute Exodus 22:24
- Not to press them for payment if you know they don't have it Exodus 22:24
+ Press the idolater for payment Deuteronomy 15:3
- The creditor must Not forcibly take collateral Deuteronomy 24:10
+ Return the collateral to the debtor when needed Deuteronomy 24:13
- Not to delay its return when needed Deuteronomy 24:12
- Not to demand collateral from a widow Deuteronomy 24:17
- Not to demand as collateral utensils needed for preparing food Deuteronomy 24:6
- Not to lend with interest Leviticus 25:37
- Not to borrow with interest Deuteronomy 23:20
- Not to intermediate in an interest loan, guarantee, witness, or write the promissory Note Exodus 22:24
+ Lend to and borrow from idolaters with interest Deuteronomy 23:21
+ The courts must carry out the laws of the plaintiff, admitter, or denier Exodus 22:8
+ Carry out the laws of the order of inheritance Numbers 27:8
+ Appoint judges Deuteronomy 16:18
- Not to appoint judges who are Not familiar with judicial procedure Deuteronomy 1:17
+ Decide by majority in case of disagreement Exodus 23:2
- The court must Not execute through a majority of one; at least a majority of two is required Exodus 23:2
- A judge who presented an acquittal plea must Not present an argument for conviction in capital cases Deuteronomy 23:2
+ The courts must carry out the death penalty of stoning Deuteronomy 22:24
+ The courts must carry out the death penalty of burning Leviticus 20:14
+ The courts must carry out the death penalty of the sword Exodus 21:20
+ The courts must carry out the death penalty of strangulation Leviticus 20:10
+ The courts must hang those stoned for blasphemy or idolatry Deuteronomy 21:22
+ Bury the executed on the day they are killed Deuteronomy 21:23
- Not to delay burial overnight Deuteronomy 21:23
- The court must Not let the sorcerer live Exodus 22:17
+ The court must give lashes to the wrongdoer Exodus 25:2
- The court must Not exceed the prescribed number of lashes Deuteronomy 25:3
- The court must Not kill anybody on circumstantial evidence Exodus 23:7
- The court must Not punish anybody who was forced to do a crime Deuteronomy 22:26
- A judge must Not pity the murderer or assaulter at the trial Deuteronomy 19:13
- A judge must Not have mercy on the poor man at the trial Leviticus 19:15
- A judge must Not respect the great man at the trial Leviticus 19:15
- A judge must Not decide unjustly the case of the habitual transgressor Exodus 23:6
- A judge must Not pervert justice Leviticus 19:15
- A judge must Not pervert a case involving a convert or orphan Deuteronomy 24:17
+ Judge righteously Leviticus 19:15
- The judge must Not fear a violent man in judgment Deuteronomy 1:17
- Judges must Not accept bribes Exodus 23:8
- Judges must Not accept testimony unless both parties are present Exodus 23:1
- Not to curse judges Exodus 22:27
- Not to curse the head of state or leader Exodus 22:27
- Not to curse any one Leviticus 19:14
+ Anybody who knows evidence must testify in court Leviticus 5:1
+ Carefully interrogate the witness Deuteronomy 13:15
- A witness must Not serve as a judge in capital crimes Deuteronomy 19:17
- Not to accept testimony from a lone witness Deuteronomy 19:15
- Transgressors must Not testify Exodus 23:1
- Relatives of the litigants must Not testify Deuteronomy 24:16
- Not to testify falsely Exodus 20:13
+ Punish the false witnesses as they tried to punish the defendant Deuteronomy 19:19
+ Act according to the ruling of authorities Deuteronomy 17:11
- Not to deviate from the word of authorities Deuteronomy 17:11
- Not to add to the Torah commandments or their oral explanations Deuteronomy 13:1
- Not to diminish from the Torah any commandments, in whole or in part Deuteronomy 13:1
- Not to curse your father and mother Exodus 21:17
- Not to strike your father and mother Exodus 21:15
+ Respect your father or mother Exodus 20:12
+ Fear your father or mother Leviticus 19:3
- Not to be a rebellious son Deuteronomy 21:18
+ Mourn for relatives Leviticus 10:19
- The High Priest must Not defile himself for any relative Leviticus 21:11
- The High Priest must Not enter under the same roof as a corpse Leviticus 21:11
- A Kohen must Not defile himself (by going to funerals or cemeteries) for anyone except relatives Leviticus 21:1
+ Appoint a king from Israel Deuteronomy 17:15
- Not to appoint a convert Deuteronomy 17:15
- The king must Not have too many wives Deuteronomy 17:17
- The king must Not have too many horses Deuteronomy 17:16
- The king must Not have too much silver and gold Deuteronomy 17:17
+ Destroy the seven Canaanite nations Deuteronomy 20:17
- Not to let any of them remain alive Deuteronomy 20:16
+ Wipe out the descendants of Amalek Deuteronomy 25:19
+ Remember what Amalek did to Israel the people Deuteronomy 25:17
- Not to forget Amalek's atrocities and ambush on our journey from Egypt in the desert Deuteronomy 25:19
- Not to dwell permanently in Egypt Deuteronomy 17:16
+ Offer peace terms to the inhabitants of a city while holding siege, and treat them according to the Torah if they accept the terms Deuteronomy 20:10
- Not to offer peace to Ammon and Moab while besieging them Deuteronomy 23:7
- Not to destroy fruit trees even during the siege Deuteronomy 20:19
+ Prepare latrines outside the camps Deuteronomy 23:13
+ Prepare a shovel for each soldier to dig with Deuteronomy 23:14
+ Appoint a priest to speak with the soldiers during the war Deuteronomy 20:2
+ He who has taken a wife, built a new home, or planted a vineyard is given a year to rejoice with his possessions Deuteronomy 24:5
- Not to demand from the above any involvement, communal or military Deuteronomy 24:5
- Not to panic and retreat during battle Deuteronomy 20:3
+ Keep the laws of the captive woman Deuteronomy 21:11
- Not to sell her into slavery Deuteronomy 21:14
- Not to retain her for servitude after having sexual relations with her Deuteronomy 21:14

Tracey R. Rich offers a different order of Rambam's list of the 613 Mitzvot (Commandments).

What does this all mean?

The Bible is a book of love. It was given to the world to show mankind how to live near God. The Torah, the instruction of God, is the manual for life on Earth. There are many Mitzvot or commands in the Scriptures we cannot observe today. After all. we don't offer sacrifices because there is no Tabernacle with God's presence in the Holy of Holies.

But there is one that kept the whole law, Messiah Yeshua. So it is time for you to repent and return to God's covenant. That it is time to go back and hear and keep His word and walk in the faith of His Kingdom path so that you can ready your lamp for your coming assignment. God is a sovereign God. He became flesh to show you how to live. He is a loving God and He has provided a way to offer you His salvation from the penalty of sin, but it can never be earned striving to walk in His commandments.

They are given to show us why we need Him. Salvation is a gift of grace and you can accept His gift of life which is forgiveness. I pray that you will very carefully consider what your life consists of, look at it honestly and repent of your sin, confess to God and ask His forgiveness and accept His gift of love through Messiah Yeshua whose name means "salvation". Do it now and God will bless you!

And feel free to write to me if I can help you on your journey.

Shalom.