Circumcision. Abraham and his seed in all their generations are to observe this command of God. When eight days old, the male child is to be circumcised. A non-Jew who becomes of the household of a Jew is to be circumcised.
EXODUS CHAPTER 12
The Passover, a memorial observed forever. The month that God saved his people from the Egyptians was made the first month of the year for the Jewish people. On day 10 of that month begins readying for the Passover meal.
On day 14 of the first month and until day 21 of that month, no leavened food is to be eaten and all leaven is to be removed from the houses of Israel beginning on day 14 through day 21.
1. The firstborn of every animal which the Israelites own, the male belongs to the Lord. The firstborn male of an ass may be redeemed with a lamb, otherwise its neck is to be broken. All firstborn male children among the Israelites are to be redeemed. Among mankind and beasts all the first open that matrix which are males belong to the Lord.
EXODUS CHAPTER 20
1. Do not worship any gods but the Lord God.
2. Do not make for yourself any image or likeness of any thing that is in sky, or on the earth or in the water. You shall not bow down to or serve any of them.
3. Do not take the Lord's name in vain.
4. Keep the Sabbath day holy. No person whatsoever, neither any servant or animal, neither foreigner within your gates, is to do any work on the Sabbath.
5. Honor your mother and father.
6. Do not commit murder.
7. Do not commit adultery.
8. Do not steal.
9. Do not bear false witness against your neighbor.
10. Do not cover any thing whatsoever that belongs to your neighbor
1. An altar can be made of earth or of stone. If made of stone, no tool is to be applied to the stone for any tool applied thereto has rendered the stone altar polluted. No steps any where around the altar are to be set up.
EXODUS CHAPTER 21
1. A Hebrew servant shall serve six years and be let free for nothing at the start of the seventh year.
2. A servant who began service alone goes out alone. A servant who began service married goes out with his wife.
3. If the servant's master gives him a wife and she bears him children, the wife and children shall belong to the master and the servant shall go out by himself. But if the servant testifies that he loves his master, loves his wife and children and so does not want to leave, they shall bring the servant before the judges, the master shall pierce his ear and he shall serve his master forever.
4. If a man sells his daughter as a servant, she shall not go out as the men servants do.
5. If she does not please her master who has betrothed her to himself, then he shall let her be redeemed. Her master may not sell her to a strange nation.
6. If the master has betrothed her to his son, he shall deal with her after the manner of daughters.
7. If he takes another wife, then her food, her clothing and her duty of marriage shall not be diminished.
8. And if the master fails to do her as commanded, then she shall be let free without money.
1. He that strikes a man so that he dies shall be put to death.
2. If a man does not premeditate murder, but God delivered him into his hand, then I will appoint a place where he shall flee. But if a man commits premeditated murder, you shall take him from my altar and kill him.
3. He that strikes his father or mother is to be put to death.
4. He that kidnaps a man and sells him, or the man is found in his possession, shall be put to death.
5. He that curses his father or mother is to be put to death.
6. If two men fight and one of them is smitten but does not die, then he shall pay for the loss of the smitten man's time and cause him to be thoroughly healed.
7. If a man smites his servant causing his death, he shall be punished. But if the smitten servant continues to life for a day or two, he shall not be punished.
8. If men strive and hurt a woman with child so that she loses the child, the woman's husband shall lay charge against them and they shall pay as the judges determine. If additional harm is done, then it shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning, wound for wound and stripe for stripe.
1. If a man puts out the eye of his servant, or knocks out his servant's tooth, he shall let that servant go free.
2. If an ox kills a man or woman, the ox shall be stoned to death but its owner shall not be punished. However, if the owner had prior knowledge that his ox was prone to such action and subsequently failed to keep his ox under control, the ox and its owner shall be put to death. Notwithstanding, if the owner is offered a ransom for his life, then the owner shall pay the ransom to save his life. If the ox killed a servant, then the owner of the ox shall pay the servant's master thirty shekels of silver and the ox shall be stoned to death.
3. If a man opens a pit or a man digs a pit and fails to cover it up and a beast falls into the pit and dies, the owner of the pit shall pay a sum of money to the owner of the beast and the dead beast shall be his.
4. If a man's ox hurts another man's ox that it dies, they shall sell the live ox and divide the money and shall divide the dead ox. However, if the owner of the ox had prior knowledge that his ox was prone to such action and subsequently failed to keep his ox under control, then the owner of the ox shall make good by giving his ox to the owner of the dead ox and the dead ox shall be his.
1. If a man steals an ox or a sheep and kills it or sells it, he shall make good five oxen for an ox and four sheep for a sheep.
2.. If a thief is found breaking into a house and is smitten so that he dies, there shall be no blood shed for him except if the break-in occurs in daylight, then there shall be blood shed for him. Otherwise, the thief shall make full restitution and if he has no money, he shall be sold for his theft.
3. If the theft is found in his possession alive, whether ox or ass or sheep, he shall restore double.
4. If a man shall cause another man's field to be eaten, then from the best of his own field, and of his own vineyard he shall make restitution.
5. If a fire breaks out causes stacks of corn, or standing corn or a field to be burned, then the one who kindled the fire shall make full restitution.
6. If a man gives his neighbor items of his to keep for a time and such items are stolen out of the man's house, if the thief is found he shall pay double. If the thief is not found, the owner of the house shall be brought before the judges to see whether he has stolen the goods.
7. Where an ox, or sheep or any thing that is lost or stolen and is challenged by another as being his possession, the cause of both parties shall be brought before the judges and whom the judges shall condemn, he shall pay double to his neighbor.
8. If a man gives to his neighbor a beast to keep for a time and the beast dies or is hurt or driven away and there is no witness to such incident, then there shall be an oath of the Lord between both parties that he has not put his hand to his neighbor's good and the owner thereof shall accept it and his neighbor shall not make good the loss. But if the beast was stolen, the he shall make restitution unto the owner thereof. But if the beast was torn in pieces, let him bring it as a witness and he shall not make good that which was torn.
9. If a man borrows a beast from his neighbor and it is hurt or dies and the owner thereof was not with it, he shall make good the loss. But if the owner was with it, he shall not make good the loss.
1. If a man entices a maid servant that is not betrothed and lies with her, he shall make her his wife. But if her father refuses to give her to him, then he shall pay money according to the dowry of virgins.
2. Do not let a witch live.
3. Whosoever has sex with a beast shall be put to death.
4. He that sacrifices to any god but the Lord God shall be put to death
5. Do not vex or oppress a stranger
6. Do not afflict or oppress any widow or fatherless child. If you do, I shall kill you by sword and your wives shall be widows and your children shall be fatherless.
7. If you lend money to any of your people that are poor, do not be as a usurer to him, do not charge him usury.
8. If you take your neighbors clothing as collateral, give it back to him before the sun goes down.
9. Do not revile the gods or curse the ruler of your people.
10. Do not delay to offer the first of your ripe fruits and of your liquors and the firstborn of your sons you shall give to me; and likewise with the firstborn males of your beasts. For seven days the male beast shall stay with is mother and on the eighth day you shall give it to me.
11. Do not eat any flesh that is torn by beasts of the fields, give the torn flesh to the dogs.
1. Do not give a false report; do not join with the wicked to be an unrighteous witness.
2. Do not follow a multitude to do evil, neither speak in a cause for the purpose of preventing justice.
3. Do not countenance a poor man in his cause.
4. If you come across your neighbor's beast gone astray, bring the beast back to him.
5. If you see your enemy's ass lying under his burden, assist him.
6. Do not deny justice for the poor in his cause.
7. Keep far from a false matter and do not slay the innocent and the righteous.
8. Do not take a bribe because bribes blind the wise and pervert the words of the righteous.
9. For six years you shall sow the land and shall gather in the fruits thereof, but in the seventh year you shall let the land rest and the poor of your people may eat of your fields and the beasts of the field may eat what the poor leave in the field. Deal in the same manner with your vineyards and oliveyards.
10. Make no mention of the name of other gods and do not let it be heard out of your mouth.
1. Keep the three feasts which are the feast of unleavened bread, the feast of harvest and the feast of ingathering of the goods of your fields.
2. All your males shall gather before the Lord three times each year.
3. Do not cook a kid goat in its mother's milk.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 11
1. Beasts that have a part in their hoof, are cloven footed and chew the cud may be eaten; absent all of those characteristics, the animal may not be eaten, nor the carcasses handled.
2. Of that which lives in water, only that which has fins and scales may be eaten. All other living creatures in the water that do not have fins and scales are not to be eaten nor their carcasses handled.
3. Fowl which may not be eaten: eagles, ossifrage and osprey, vulture and kite, raven, owl, nighthawk, little owl, cormorant, great owl, swan, pelican, gier-eagle, stork, heron, lapwing, and bat. All fowl that creep going on all four shall be an abomination to you.
4. Every flying and creeping thing that goes on all four, has legs above their feet to leap upon the earth you may eat: locust, bald locust, beetle and grasshopper. All flying creeping things that have four feet shall be an abomination to you. Any one who touches the carcass of such things shall be unclean until evening. He shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
5. The carcass of every beast that divides the hoof but is not cloven footed and does not chew the cud are unclean to you and whoever touches their carcass shall be unclean.
6. All manner of beasts that have paws and go on all fours are unclean to you and whoever touches their carcasses shall be unclean until evening. Whoever carries their carcasses shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
7. Other creeping things that creep upon the earth and are unclean to you are the weasel, the mouse and the tortoise, ferret and chameleon and lizard, snail and mole. Whoever touches them when they are dead shall be unclean until evening. Whatsoever such creatures fall upon when dead shall be unclean, and must be put in water and it shall be unclean until evening. But every earthen vessel upon which such fall, you shall break the vessel. And if water in such vessel upon which the unclean thing has fallen has touched meat that may be eaten, the meat is unclean, and every drink that may be drunk in such vessel is unclean. Everything whereupon any part of it has the carcasses of such things fall upon it, then such thing shall be unclean, and you shall break them down. However, a fountain or pit wherein there is much water shall be clean.
If any part of their carcasses fall on seed which i s to be sown, the seed is clean. But if any water is put on the seed and such carcasses come into contact with it, it shall be unclean to you.
Every other creeping thing that creeps on the earth shall be an abomination to you and you shall not eat it.
8. If any beast which you may eat dies and someone touches its carcass, they shall be unclean until evening. And he that eats of the carcass. or carries the carcass, thereof shall wash his clothes and be unclean until evening.
9. Whatever creature crawls on its belly, or whatsoever goes on all fours, or whatsoever has more feet among all creeping things that creep on earth you shall not eat and they shall be an abomination to you.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 17
1. All the people of Israel are forbidden to eat blood because blood is the atonement for sin. So too is the stranger sojourning with the children of Israel forbidden to eat blood.
2. Any animal or fowl hunted and caught to be eaten shall have its blood poured on the ground and covered with dust.
3. Any one of the house of Israel and any of the strangers sojourning among the people of Israel who eats blood the Lord shall be against them and shall cut him off from among his people.
4. Any one who eats an animal that dies of itself or was torn by beasts, both the people of Israel and stranger sojourning among them, must wash his clothes and bathe himself in water and he shall be unclean until evening. But if he does not wash nor bathe, he shall bear his iniquity.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 18
Among the reasons why the Lord dispossessed the many from their lands and gave those lands to the descendants of Israel is because they engaged in filthy conduct that the Lord abhors. The following are the Lord's commands to not engage in such filthy conduct:
1. Do not approach near kin to uncover their nakedness
2. Do not uncover the nakedness of your father or mother.
3. Do not uncover the nakedness of your sister, whether she is the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or born abroad.
4. Do not uncover the nakedness of your son's daughter or your daughter's daughter.
5. Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's wife's daughter.
6. Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's sister for she is near kinswoman..
7. Do not uncover the nakedness of your mother's sister, she is near kinswoman.
8. Do not uncover the nakedness of your father's brother nor his wife, she is your aunt.
9. Do not uncover the nakedness of your daughter-in-law.
10. Do not uncover the nakedness of your brother's wife.
11. Do not uncover the nakedness of a woman and her daughter, neither take her sons's daughter or her daughter's daughter for they are near kinswomen, it is wickedness.
12. Do not take a wife to her sister to uncover her nakedness.
13. While a woman is unclean to not uncover her nakedness.
14. Do not have sexual relations with your neighbor's wife.
15. Do not let any of your children pass through the fire to Moloch and do not profane the name of your God.
16. Do not lie mankind as with womankind, it is an abomination.
17. No man is to lie with a beast to defile himself and no woman is to lie with a beast to defile herself with it, it is confusion.
18. All the nations I cast out before you have defiled themselves in these things, therefore do not do these things, nor a stranger sojourning among you.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 19
1. When you reap the harvest of your land, do not wholly reap the corners of your field and do not gather the gleanings (everything) of your harvest.
2. Do not wholly glean your vineyard, do not gather every grape of your vineyard but leave some for the poor and stranger.
3. Do not defraud your neighbor, or rob him. Do not withhold the wages of him that is hired all night until morning.
4. Do not curse the deaf or put a stumbling block before the blind.
5. Do judge in righteous, giving no respect to poor or mighty but in righteousness you shall judge your neighbor.
6. Do not be a talebearer among the people and do not stand against justice for the neighbor's blood unrighteously shed.
7. Do not hate your brother and you shall in any wise rebuke your neighbor and not suffer sin upon him.
8. Do not avenge or hold a grudge against the children of your people but love neighbor as self.
9. Do not let your cattle mate with a diverse kind.
10. Do not sow your field with mingled seed, neither let a garment of mingled wool and linen come upon you.
12. Whoever lies with a woman servant betrothed to a husband, who is not redeemed, nor freedom given her, she shall be scourged and they shall not be put to death because she was not free.
13. When you plant trees for food and it begins to produce fruit do not eat the fruit thereof for three years and in the fourth year, all the fruit thereof belongs to the Lord you shall not eat of it. In the fifth year you shall eat of the fruit thereof that it may yield to you the increase thereof.
14. Do not eat anything with the blood in it, neither use enchantment or observe times.
15. Do not round the corners of the hair on your head nor mar the corners of your beard.
16. Do not make any cuttings in your flesh for the dead, nor print any marks upon you.
17. Do not prostitute your daughter to cause her to be a whore, lest the land fall to whoredom and become full of wickedness.
18. Do not regard them that have familiar spirits neither seek after wizards to be defiled by them.
19. You shall rise up before the hoary head and honor the face of the old man and fear your God, I am the Lord.
20. The stranger among you shall be as one born in the land and you shall love him as yourself.
21. Do not do unrighteousness in judgment, in meteyard, in weight or measure. You shall have just balances and weights and a just hin.
22. If you offer a peace offering to the Lord, it shall be of your own free will and shall be eaten the same day you offer it, and the next day but if any remain the third day, you shall burn it in the fire; and if any of it is eaten on the third day, it is abominable and shall not be accepted.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 20
1. A man or woman that has a familiar spirit, or that is a wizard, shall be stoned to death.
2. Any one of Israel or a stranger staying within the gates of Israel that passes their child through the fire to Moloch is to be stoned to death.
3. Any one of Israel who hide their eyes from those who pass their child through the fire to Moloch and do not kill the one who does such thing, I will set my face against him and his family and will cut him off.
4. Sanctify yourselves and be holy because I am the Lord your God.
5. If a man lies with a woman having her period and shall uncover her nakedness, he has discovered her fountain and she has uncovered the fountain of her blood and both of them shall be cut off from among their people.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 24
1. He that blasphemes the name of the Lord shall be put to death.
2. There is one law for the children of Israel and the stranger sojourning among them.
LEVITICUS CHAPTER 25
1. For six years you shall sow your field and prune your vineyard and gather in the fruits thereof. In the seventh year shall be a sabbath unto the Lord and a sabbath rest for the land. You shall not sow your land or prune your vineyards. That which grows on its own you shall not reap and not gather the grapes. The sabbath of the land shall be meat for you, for your servants and hired servants and the stranger in the land that sojourns with you and for your cattle and for the beasts in your land.
2. You shall number seven sabbaths of years, seven times seven years which is forty nine years. Then you shall cause the trumpet of jubilee to sound on the tenth day of the seventh month, in the day of atonement you shall make the trumpet sound throughout your land. And you shall hallow the fiftieth year and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all the inhabitants thereof. You shall return every man unto his family. In the fiftieth year you shall not sow or reap that which grows of itself, nor gather grapes of the vine.
3. The jubilee year is holy and you shall eat of the increase of your field.
4. In the jubilee year return every man to his possession.
5. Do not oppress each other, but according to the fewness of years, you shall diminish the price of your agricultural goods and according to the multitude of years you shall increase the price thereof.
6. In the sixth year I will command my blessing upon you and the land shall bring forth three years' worth of fruit. You shall sow in the eighth year and eat of the old harvest until the ninth year when the new harvest comes in.
7. The land shall not be sold forever for the land is mine and you are strangers and sojourners with me.
8. In all the land of your possession, you shall grant a redemption for the land. If your brother is poor and sold off a portion of his land should any of his kin come to redeem it, then he shall redeem that which his brother sold. And if the man has none to redeem it, and himself be able to redeem it, then count the years from the sale thereof and restore the surplus to the man to whom he sold it that he may return it to his possession. But if he is not able to restore it to him, then that which was sold shall remain in the possession of he who bought it until the year of jubilee. In the year of jubilee, it shall be returned to his possession.
9. If a man sells a dwelling house in a walled city, then he may redeem it within one year after it was sold. And if not so redeemed, then the house in the walled city shall be established forever for him throughout his generations and shall not go out in the year of jubilee.
10. The houses of villages that have no walls around them shall be counted as the fields of the country so that they may be redeemed and shall go out in the year of jubilee. Notwithstanding, the cities of the Levites and the houses of the cities of their possession may be redeemed by the Levites at any time.
11. If a man purchases a house from a Levite, then the house and the city of his possession shall go out in the year of jubilee because the houses of the cities of the Levites are their possession among the children of Israel.
12. The field of the suburbs of the cities of the Levites is their possession forever and may not be sold.
13. If your brother or stranger sojourning with you becomes stricken in poverty, you shall revive him that he may live with you. Take no usury from him or lend him food for increase.
14. A poverty stricken brother that is sold to you as a servant shall not be treated as a bondservant but as a hired servant or sojourner and shall serve you until the year of jubilee and then he shall depart from you with his children and shall return to his own family, to the possession of his fathers. You shall not rule over him with rigor.
15. You shall buy bondmen and bondwomen from among the heathen round about you.
16. You may buy the children of the strangers that sojourn among you and of their familes that are with you which they have begotten in your land shall be your possession.
17. If a stranger or sojourner among you buys one of the poor of your brethren, then his kinsmen may redeem him, or if he is able he may redeem himself. If not redeemed, he shall stay with the man who bought him until the year of jubilee. The price of his redemption shall be according to the number of years, according to the time of a hired servant. If there be many years behind, according unto them he shall give the price of his redemption out of the money that he was bought for. If there remains a few years until the year of jubilee, then he shall count with him according unto his years he shall give him the price of his redemption. As a yearly hired servant he shall be and he shall not be ruled over with rigor in your sight. If he is not redeemed in the years, then he shall go out in the year of jubilee both he and his children.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 5
1. To him or her that was trespassed against, the trespasser shall recompense the principal thereof and add to it the fifth part thereof and give it to whom they trespassed against. If the man has no kinsman to recompense the trespass, let the trespass be recompensed to the Lord, even to the priest beside the ram for atonement.
2. Every offering of all the holy things of the children of Israel which they bring unto the priest shall be his. Whatsoever any man gives to the priest shall be his.
3. If a man suspects his wife has committed adultery and there is no proof thereof, he shall bring her to the priest and the priest shall give her bitter water that has a curse upon it and she shall drink the water. If she is innocent, no harm shall come from the bitter water. If she is guilty, her belly will swell and her thigh rot. The priest shall execute upon her all this law. If she is innocent, then she shall be free and shall conceive from seed of her husband.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 6
1. When a man or woman becomes a Nazarite (separated unto the Lord), he shall not drink wine or strong drink or vinegar of wine or vinegar of strong drink, neither drink any liquor of grapes, nor eat moist or dried grapes. All the days of his separation he shall eat nothing that is made of the vine tree, from the kernels to the husk.
2. For all the days of the Nazarite's separation, no razor shall come upon his head until the days be fulfilled in which he separates himself unto the Lord. He shall be holy and let the locks of his hair grow.
3. The Nazarite shall not come into contact with any dead body.
4. The Nazarite shall not make himself unclean for his father, or mother, or brother or sister when they die because the consecration of God is upon his head.
5. For all the days of the Nazarite's separation, he shall be holy unto the Lord.
6. And if any man die suddenly by the Nazarite, and he has defiled the head of his consecration, he shall shave his head on the seventh day of his cleansing. And on the eighth day of his cleansing, he shall bring two turtles, or two young pigeons, to the priest to the door of the tabernacle of the congregation and the priest shall make an atonement for him and shall hallow his head that same day. And he shall consecrate to the Lord the days of his separation and shall bring a yearling lamb for a trespass offering, but the days that were before shall be lost because his separation was defiled.
7. When the days of the Nazarite's separation have been fulfilled, he shall be brought to the door of the tabernacle where he shall make his offering to the Lord of a yearling male lamb without blemish and one ram without blemish for a peace offering and one basket of unleavened bread, cakes of fine flour mingled with oil and wafers of unleavened bread annointed with oil and their meat offering and their drink offerings.
8. And the Nazarite shall shave the head of his separation at the door of the tabernacle and take the hair of his separation and put it in the fire which is under the sacrifice of the peace offering. Then the priest shall take the sodden shoulder of the ram and one unleavened cake out of the basket and one unleavened wafer and shall put them upon the hands of the Nazarite, after the hair of his separation is shaven. And the priest shall wave them for a wave offering to the Lord. After this, the Nazarite may drink wine.
9. The priests shall bless the children of Israel saying: The Lord bless you and keep you. The Lord makes his face shine upon you and be gracious to you. The Lord lift up his countenance upon you and give you peace. And the priests shall put my name upon the children of Israel and I will bless them.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 15
1. The makers of fringes for the borders of garments, throughout all of your generations, are to put a ribbon of blue upon the fringe of the borders of garments and when you look upon the blue ribbon it shall remind you to remember and do all of the Lord's commandments and that you do not seek after your own heart and your own eyes.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 26
1. The land shall be divided so that the more numbers of a name, the more land they shall be given, and the fewer numbers of a name, the less land given. GIve everyone his inheritance according to those numbered of him. Notwithstanding, the land shall be divided by lot, according to the names of the tribes of their fathers shall the inheritance pass.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 27
1. If a man dies having no son, then his inheritance shall pass to his daughter. And if he has no daughter, you shall give his inheritance to his brothers. And if he has no brothers, you shall give his inheritance to his father's brothers. And if his father has no brothers, then you shall give his inheritance to his kinsman that is next to him of his family and he shall possess it.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 30
1. If a man makes a vow to the Lord or swears an oath to bind his soul with a bond, he shall not break his word but do all that proceeds from his mouth. IF a woman makes a vow to the Lord and binds her soul with a bond, being in her father's house in her youth and her father hears her vow and her bond wherewith she has bound her soul, and her father shall hold his peace at her, then all of her vows shall stand and every bond wherewith she has bound herself shall stand. But if her father disallows her in the day he hears thereof all of her vows and bonds, the Lord shall forgive her because her father disallowed her. The same applies to a married woman, where a husband who holds his peace the vow and bond stands, but if he disallows same, the vows and bonds are disallowed and the Lord shall forgive her.
2. But every vow and every bond of a widow or divorced woman shall stand against her.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 35
1. The Levites receive their inheritance of land within the lands inherited by all the other tribes of Israel.
2. Establish six cities of refuge so that he that has killed a man or woman may flee thereto and stand before the congregation in judgment. Three cities of refugee in the land of Jordan and three cities of refuge in the land of Canaan. The cities of refugee are for both the children of Israel and the stranger and the sojourner among them. The revenger of the blood of the murdered shall slay him when he meets him. The congregation shall judge between the slayer and the avenger of blood according to the statutes of the Lord. The slayer who premeditates murder is to be killed. The slayer who slayed without enmity is not to be killed. The slayer shall live in the city of refuge where he fled and abide there until the death of the high priest. If the slayer leave the city of refuge before the death of the high priest and the revenger of blood finds him outside the city of refuge and kills him, he shall not be held guilty. After the death of the high priest, the slayer shall return to the land of his possession.
3. The murderer is to be put to death, but not on the testimony of one. You shall not take any satisfaction for the life of the murderer, he is to be put to death. You shall take no satisfication for him that fled to a city of refuge, but he must remain there until the death of the high priest.
NUMBERS CHAPTER 36
1. If a daughter inherits from her father, if she marries a man from a tribe not of her father's tribe, then her inheritance passes to the tribe of her husband. Every daughter who has inherited from her father must marry a man from her father's tribe to keep inheritance from passing from one tribe to another tribe. Inheritance shall not remove from one tribe to another tribe, but every one of the tribes of Israel shall keep his own inheritance to enjoy.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 4
1. You saw no manner of similitude on the day the Lord spoke to you in Horeb out of the midst of fire, so do not make any graven image. And do not cast your eyes toward heaven, lest you be driven to worship the sun, the moon and the stars which the Lord your God has divided unto all the nations under heaven.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 6
1. Love God with all of your heart, soul and might. The commands of the Lord shall be in your heart and you shall teach them diligently to your children and shall talk about my commandments when you sit in your house, when you walk about, when you lie down and when you arise. You shall bind them for a sign upon your hand and they shall be as frontlets between your eyes. You shall write them on the posts of your house and on your gates.
2. Keep the commandments of the Lord your God, his statutes and testimonies so that you do that which is right in the sight of the Lord.
3. When your son asks you what is the meaning of these commands and testimonies and statutes of the Lord, you shall say, we were slaves to the Egyptians and the Lord brought us out with a mighty hand and the Lord showed signs and wonders great and awesome upon Egypt, upon Pharoah and upon his household before our eyes. The Lord brought us out to give us this land which he swore unto our fathers he would do. And the Lord commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the Lord our God for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as we are this day. And it shall be our righteousness if we observe all of God's commandments, as the Lord our God commanded us.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 10
1. The Lord requires that we love him with all our heart and soul, to walk in his ways, to keep his commandments and statutes. Circumcise the foreskin of your heart and do not be stiffnecked.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 14
1. The Lord God shall choose the place where all of Israel is to gather every year before him and bring the tithe of their seed that their fields. The tithe of your corn and oil and wine, the firstlings of your herds and flocks. And if you are not able to carry it all to the place chosen, or the way is too far, then you shall turn the tithes of your harvest and herds and flocks into money and bring the money in hand to the place where the Lord God shall choose; and you shall use that money to buy oxen or sheep or wine or strong drink or whatever your soul desires and you shall eat thereof before the Lord and rejoice, you and your family. Do not forsake the Levite that is within your gates because he has no part and no inheritance with you. At the end of three years, you shall bring forth the tithe of your increase that year and shall lay it up within your gates and the Levite, the stranger, the widow and the fatherless within your gates shall come and eat and be satisfied that the Lord your God may bless you in all the work of your hand.
2. Do not eat anything that dies of itself. You may give it to the stranger within your gates that he may eat thereof or you may sell it to a foreigner.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 15
1. At the end of every seven years you shall make a release. Everyone who has lent to his neighbor or brother shall release his neighbor and brother from repayment. You do not have to release the foreigner to whom you lent, but you shall release your neighbor and brother, save when there is no poor among you.
2. If within your gates there is a poor man of your brethren, you shall open your hand wide to him and lend him sufficient for his need in that which he wants and do not say within your heart, the year of release is at hand and thine eye be thus evil toward your brother. You shall surely give to him and your heart shall not be grieved because for this thing the Lord your God shall bless you in all of your works and all that you put your hand unto. The poor shall never cease out of the land, therefore I command you to open your hand to your poor brethren and to the needy in your land.
3. If a Hebrew man or Hebrew woman is sold to you, you shall let him go free in the seventh year. And when you send him away, do not let him go empty handed but give him liberally out of your flock, and out of your floor and out of your winepress and of that which the Lord your God has blessed you with. If he does not want to go because he loves you, the pierce his ear and he shall be your servant forever. Do likewise unto your maid servant.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 16
1. You shall appoint judges and officers in all your gates throughout the tribes and they shall judge the people with just judgment.
2. Do not plant a grove of trees near the altar of God and do not set up any image.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 17
1. Do not sacrifice to God any bull or sheep that has a blemish or any evil-favoured.
2. Any man or woman within your gates who is found worshiping and serving other gods is to be stoned to death. The witnesses to their worshiping and serving other gods shall cast the first stones and then all of the people are to cast stones until they are dead.
3. If a matter arises that is too hard to judge, you shall bring the matter before the Levite priests and they shall judge and you shall do according to as they sentence. The man who does not do as the priests sentence shall be put to death.
4. A king from your brethen, and not a stranger, shall be set over you as you demand. The king is not to multiply horses to himself or cause the people to return to Egypt, neither multiple wives to himself (so that his heart does not turn from God), neither shall he greatly multiple to himself silver and gold. When he sits on the throne of his kingdom he shall write a copy of this law out of the book that is before the Levite priests. He is to read the law all the days of his life and keep and do all the words of this law and these statutes.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 18
1. The Levites have no inheritance with the children of Israel, they shall eat the offerings to the Lord made by fire and his inheritance. From the people that offer a sacrifice whether it be ox or sheep, they shall give to the priest the shoulder and the two cheeks and the maw. The first fruit of your corn and wine and oil and the first fleece of your sheep you shall give to the Levites for the Lord your God has chosen him out of all the tribes of Israel to stand to minister in the name of the Lord, him and his sons forever.
2. If a Levite comes from any of the gates of all of Israel where he sojourned and come with all desire of his mind to the place where the Lord God shall choose, then he shall minister in the name of the Lord his God, as all his brethren the Levites do, which stand before the Lord. They shall have like portions to eat, besides that which comes from the sale of his patrimony.
3. Do not consult a necromancer, a diviner, a witch, an enchanter, a charmer or one who consults with familiar spirits, and do not make your sons or daughters to pass through the fire.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 19
1. One witness is not sufficient to charge a man with any sin. Out of the mouth of two or three witnesses, the matter shall be established.
2. If a false witness arises to bring charge against another, both parties shall appear before the judges and the false witness shall have done to him what he sought to have done to the man he falsely accused. And you shall have no pity for the false witness, but it shall be life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand and foot for foot.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 20
1. When you go out to do battle against your enemies, do not fear if you see your enemy outnumbers you in men, horses or chariots because the Lord your God is with you.
2. When you are nigh unto battle, the priest shall speak to the people of Israel saying: Hear Israel, you approach your enemies to do battle, do not let your hearts faint, fear not and do not tremble neither be terrified because of them for the Lord your God goes with you to fight for you againt you enemies to save you. Then the officers shall say to the people, any man that has built a house and has not yet dedicated it, let him go and return to his house lest he die in battle and another man dedicate it. Any man that has planted a vineyard and has not yet eaten of it, let him go and return to his house lest he die in battle and another man eat of it. Any man that has betrothed a wife and has not taken her, let him go and return to his house lest he die in battle and another man takes her. Whatever man that is fearful and faint hearted, let him go and return to his house lest his brethren's heart faint as well as his heart. When the officers have finished speaking to the people, they shall appoint captains of the armies to lead the people.
3. When you approach a city to fight against it, then proclaim peace unto it. If the city makes peace and opens itself to you, then all the people found therein shall be tributaries unto you and they shall serve you. If they do not make peace, then besiege the city and when the Lord has delivered that city to you, kill by sword every man in that city, but the women and the little ones and cattle and all that is in the city you shall take for a spoil.
4. But of the cities of the people which the Lord your God gives to you for an inheritance, you shall kill in that city everything that breathes. You shall utterly destroy them, the Hittites, the Amorites, the Canaanites, the Perizzites, the Hivites and the Jebusites.
5. When you besiege a city for a long time in making war to take it, do not cut down trees that you can eat of to use in the siege of the city. Cut down only trees that you cannot eat of to make bulwarks against the city that makes war with you until it is subdued.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 21
1. If someone is found slain in a field and it is not know who slew him, then the elders of judges shall come forth and measure the distance of the cities from where the slain was found and that city which is nearest to the slain, even the elders of that city shall take a heifer which has not been worked and has not been yoked to a rough valley that has not been eared or sown and shall strike off the heifer's neck in the valley. And the priests of the sons of Levi shall come to bless in the name of the Lord and by them every controversy and stroke shall be tried. And all the elders of the city that are next to the slain man shall wash their hands over the heifer that is beheaded in the valley and they shall say: our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it, be merciful Lord unto your people Israel, whom you have redeemed, and lay not charge upon Israel the innocent blood. And the blood shall be forgiven them. So shall they put away the guilt of innocent blood from among them, when they do that which is right in the sight of the Lord.
2. When you go to war against your enemies and see a beautiful woman among your enemies and have desire for her that she would be you wife, then you shall bring her home to your house and shall shave her head and cut her nails and she shall put off from her the raiment of her captivity and shall remain in your house and mourn her father and her mother for a full month. After that you shall go into her and be her husband and she shall be your wife.
3. And if it be that you do not delight in her, then you shall let her go wherever she wants and you may not sell her for money. You cannot make merchandise of her because you have humbled her.
4. If a man has two wives and he loves one and hates the other, and they both borne him children, he cannot make the firstborn son of the wife he loves firstborn over the wife he hates who indeed gave him his firstborn son but he shall acknowledge the son of the wife he hates as his firstborn by giving him a double portion of all that he has, for he is the beginning of his strength and the right of the firstborn is his.
5. If a man has a stubborn son who will not heed him or his mother, then his father and mother shall bring their son to the elders of his city and they shall tell the elders their son is stubborn and rebellious, he will not obey our voice, he is a glutton and a drunkard. Then all the men of the city shall stone him to death so that this evil is put away from among you.
6. If a man is to be put to death and the death is by hanging on a tree, you shall not leave the body on the tree all night but shall bury him that day so that the land is not defiled.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 22
1. If you see your brother's livestock gone astray bring it back to him. But if your brother is far from you or you do not know who the owner is, you shall bring it to your own house and keep it until your brother seeks after it and you shall restore it to him; in like manner you shall with anything that is lost by your brother.
2. A woman shall not wear any garment that pertains to a man, neither shall a man put on a woman's garment for all that do such are an abomination to the Lord.
3. If you come across a bird's nest with the mother bird there, you may take the young ones or eggs but do not take the mother bird but let it go so that it may be well with you and you prolong your days.
4. When you build a house make a battlement for your roof so that you bring no blood upon your house should a man fall from the roof.
5. Do not sow your vineyard with diverse seeds lest the fruit of the seed you sowed and the fruit of your vineyard be defiled.
6. Do not plow with an ox and ass together.
7. You shall make fringes upon the four quarters of your vesture.
8. If a man takes a virgin as wife and then hates her and falsely accuses her of not being a virgin, then the father of woman shall bring forth token's of her virginity unto the elders of the city and shall say to the elders, this man hates her and brings false accusation that she was not a virgin, yet these are the tokens of my daughter's virginity. And they shall spread the cloth before the elders of the city. The elders of the city shall take that man and chastise him and they shall fine him 100 shekels of silver to be given to the father of the woman and she shall be his wife and he cannot put her away all of his days. But if the man's accusation is true and no token of virginity is found for the woman, they shall bring her to the door of her father's house and the men of that city shall stone her to death because she brought evil to Israel being a whore in her father's house and so you shall put away this evil from Israel.
9. If a man is found lying with a woman married to a husband, they shall both be put to death.
10. If a virgin woman is betrothed to a husband and a man in the city finds her and lies with her, then you shall stone them to death because sha cried not in the city and the man because he lied with his neighbor's wife.
11. If a man finds a betrothed woman in a field and the man forces her to lie with him, then only the man shall die for the woman was in a field cried out but there was no one around to save her.
12. If a man finds a woman who is not betrothed and is a virgin and lies with her and both are found, then the man who lies with her shall give her father fifty shekels of silver and she shall be his wife because he has humbled her and he may not put her away all the days of his life.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 23
1. Any man wounded in the testes or who has had his penis cut off may not enter in the congregation of the Lord.
2. A bastard may not enter the congregation of the Lord down to his tenth generation.
3. An Ammonite or Moabite may not enter the congregation of the Lord even to their tenth generation. You shall not seek their prosperity or peace all your days forever.
4. Do not hate an Edomite because he is your brother.
5. Do not hate an Egyptian because you were a stranger in his land.
6. The children begotten of an Edomite or Egyptian shall enter the congregation of the Lord in their third generation.
7. When the Host goes forth against your enemies, keep yourself from every wicked thing.
8. If there is among you any man that is unclean because of uncleanness that comes upon him at night, then he shall leave the camp and not come within the camp, but it shall be when evening comes he washes himself with water and when the sun is down he shall come into the camp again.
9. You shall have a place outside the camp when you go abroad and have a paddle upon your weapon to dig a hole wherein to relieve yourself and then cover up the hole for the Lord your God is with you in the camp therefore the camp is holy and there shall be no unclean thing in the camp.
10. Do not deliver a runaway slave to his master but let him live with you wherever he chooses in one of your gates. Do not oppress him.
11. There shall be no whore among the daughters of Israel, nor sodomite among the sons of Israel.
12. Do not bring the hire of a whore or the price of a dog into the house of the Lord your God for any vow, for both of these are an abomination to the Lord your God.
13. Do not charge usury upon anything that you lend to your brother.
14. You may lend with usury to the stranger.
15. When you make a vow to the Lord, do not delay in paying it.
16. You shall keep and perform unto the Lord your God that which you have promised with your mouth.
17. When you come into your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat all the grapes you want but may not put any in a vessel.
18. When you come upon your neighbor's standing corn, you may pluck the ears with your hands but not put a sickle to your neighbor's corn.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 24
1. If a man no longer desires his wife because he has found some uncleanness in her, he can write her a bill of divorce and hand it to her and then she can become another man's wife. If she marries another man and he divorces her, or dies, then her former husband which sent her away may not take her again to be his wife.
2. When a man has taken a new wife, he shall not go out to war or be charged with any business but shall be free at home for one year to cheer up his wife.
3. No man shall take a nether or upper millstone as a pledge for he takes a man's life to pledge.
4. If a man is found stealing any of the children of Israel and makes merchandise of them or sells them, then that thief shall die.
5. Take heed in the plague of leprosy to observe all that the Levites teach you.
6. When you lend anything to your brother, you shall not go into his house to take his pledge. Let the man who made the pledge bring it out to you. And if the man is poor, you shall not keep his pledge but shall give it back to him when the sun goes down.
7. Do not oppress a hired servant that is poor and needy, whether he is of your brethren or a stranger within your gates. You shall pay him his wages for the day before the sun goes down.
8. The children shall not be put to death for the fathers nor the fathers be put to death for the children. Every man shall die for his own sin.
9. Do not pervert justice for the stranger nor the fatherless, and do not take a widow's raiment to pledge.
10. When you harvest your field and forget a sheaf in the field, do not go back to get it. Leave it for the stranger, the fatherless and the widowed.
11. When you shake your olive tree to gather the olives, do not go over it again but leave it for the stranger, the widow and the fatherless.
12. When you gather grapes from your vineyard, do not glean it twice, but leave what remains for the stranger, the widow and fatherless.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 25
1. If there is a controversy between two men and they come before the judges, then the judges shall justify the righteous and condemn the wicked. If the wicked man is worthy of being beaten, he shall lie down to receive stripes according to the wickedness he did, but in no case more than forty stripes.
2. Do not muzzle an ox when it treads out the corn.
3. If brothers dwell together and one of them dies and has no child, the wife of the dead brother shall not marry a stranger. Her husband's brother shall go into her and take her to him as wife and perform the duty of a husband's brother to her and it shall be that the firstborn she bears shall succeed in the name of his brother which is dead so that his name is not put out of Israel. But if the brother refuses to take her as wife, she shall go to the gates of the elders and say: my husband's brother refuses to raise up unto his brother a name in Israel and will not perform the duty of my husband's brother. Then the elders of the city shall call him and speak to him. If he stands steadfast in refusal then his brother's wife shall come unto him in the presence of the elders and take his shoe from off his foot and spit in his face and shall answer, so shall it be done to the man that will not build up his brother's house. And his name in Israel shall be called the house of him that had his shoe loosed.
4. If two men are fighting and the wife of one of them tries to help her husband by placing her hand on the man's private area, her hand is to be cut off.
5. Do not have in your bag, neither in your house one accurate weight and one inaccurate weight, for you shall have a perfect and just weight and measure so that your days may be lengthened in the land which the Lord your God gives you.
6. Remember what Amalek did to you when you came out of Egypt, how he meet you by the way and killed the hindmost of you, even the most feeble behind you, therefore blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven, do not ever forget it.
DEUTERONOMY CHAPTER 26
1. From the land the Lord shall give to you, you shall take the first fruits thereof, put it in a basket and go to the place the Lord your God shall choose and appear before the priest that shall be in those days and say to him: I profess this day unto the Lord your God that I am come into the country which the Lord swore unto our fathers to give to us. And the priest shall take the basket out of your hand and set it down before the altar of the Lord. And you shall say before the Lord your God: A Syrian ready to perish was my father and he went down into Egypt and sojourned there with a few and became there a nation, great, mighty and populous. And the Egyptians treated us in an evil manner and laid hard bondage upon us. And when we cried unto the Lord God of our fathers, the Lord heard our voice and looked upon our affliction, our labor and our oppression. And the Lord brought us forth out of Egypt with an outstretched arm, and with great terribleness, and with signs and with wonders and he has brought us into this place and has given us this land, a land that flows with milk and honey. And now I have brought the firstfruits of this land which the Lord has given me. And you shall set it before the Lord your God and worship the Lord your God. You shall rejoice in every good thing that the Lord your God has given you and unto your house - you, the Levite and the stranger among you.
2. When you have made an end of tithing all the tithes of your increase the third year, which is the year of tithing, and has given it to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and the widow that they may eat within your gates and be filled then you shall say to the Lord your God: I have brought away the hallowed things from my house and also have given them to the Levite, the stranger, the fatherless and widow according to your commands. I have not transgressed your commandments nor have forgotten them. I have no eaten thereof in my mourning neither have I taken out thereof anything for unclean use, nor given any for the dead, but I have hearkened to the voice of the Lord my God and have done all according as you have commanded me. Look down from your holy habitation in heaven and bless your people Israel and the land which you have given us, as you swore unto our fathers, a land flowing with milk and honey.
COMMANDS REGARDING CLEANNESS AND UNCLEANNESS.
When a person is in an unclean state, they are not allowed to be in the Temple. In time of war when God was with the camp of Israel, no unclean thing could be within the camp, that aspect of uncleanness is covered above (Deut. Ch. 23).
1. The basin of water between the tabernacle of the congregation and the altar. The priests must wash their hands and feet in the basin of water before going near the altar of God (Exodus Ch. 30).
2. Procedure for purification of women after child birth (Leviticus Ch. 12).
3. Purification from unclean bodily discharges (Leviticus Ch. 15).
4. Every person who has leprosy, has a bodily issue, or has been defiled by the dead is put outside the camp of God's people (Numbers Ch. 5).
5. Procedure for cleansing of the Levites (Numbers Ch. 8).
6. Procedure for purification of the unclean (Numbers Ch. 19).
7. Procedure concerning leprosy (Leviticus Chs. 13 and 14).
8. Purification of the unclean (Numbers Ch. 19).
BURNT OFFERING, MEAL OFFERING, PEACE OFFERING, SIN OFFERING, TRESPASS OFFERING AND DAILY OFFERINGS
1. Burnt offering (Leviticus Ch. 1)
2. Meal offering (Leviticus Ch. 2).
3. Peace offering (Leviticus Ch. 3).
4. Sin offering (Leviticus Ch. 4).
5. Trespass offering (Leviticus Ch. 5).
6. Daily offerings (Exodus Ch. 29).
7. Law of the burnt offering (Leviticus Ch. 6).
8. Law of the trespass offering and sin offering and meal offering and peace offering (Leviticus Ch. 7).
COMMANDS REGARDING TEMPLE IMPLEMENTS, HOLINESS OF THE PRIESTS AND TEMPLE OFFERINGS
1. The holy anointing oil and holy perfume (Exodus Ch. 30).
2. Laws regarding holiness of priests (Leviticus Ch. 21).
3. Holiness of Temple offerings (Leviticus Ch. 22).
4. The Temple lamp (Leviticus Ch. 24).
5. The Temple shewbread (Leviticus Ch. 24).
6. If a man kills an animal in sacrifice to the Lord outside the camp or within the camp and does not bring the sacrifice to the door of the Tabernacle, blood shall be imputed to that man and he shall be cut off from among his people, whether he is a man of Israel or a stranger sojourning among the people of Israel (Leviticus Ch. 17).
7. All sacrifices are to be brought to the Temple for the priests to handle (Leviticus Ch. 17).
ATONEMENTS AND DEDICATIONS
1. Every man twenty years and older that is numbered must pay half a shekel and the money so collected is used for service of the Temple (Exodus Ch. 30). The money is atonement for the sin of numbering.
2. On the tenth day of the seventh month, you shall afflict your souls and do no work at all, neither one of your own country or the stranger that sojourns among you because on that day the priest shall make atonement for you, to cleanse you that you may be clean from all of your sins before the Lord (Leviticus Ch. 16).
3. The making of vows, sanctification of possessions (Leviticus Ch. 27).
THE COMMANDS OF GOD ARE TO BE TAUGHT AND DONE BY THOSE WHO LOVE GOD (Rev. 22:14, Matthew 5:17-20), but as to penalty under the law none of the penalties are to be enforced, as of the time of John the Baptist, nor is the message of the prophets to repent or God shall bring his wrath applicable (Romans 11:13).
Revelation 22:11 Let him that is filthy be filthy still and let him that is unjust be unjust still. And let him that is righteous be righteous still and let him that is holy be holy still
Matthew 13:30 Let both [evil people and good people] grow until the harvest
The Lord says to repent, not because God's shall pour out his wrath otherwise, but because the kingdom of God is coming to earth:
Matthew 4:17 And he began to preach, repent because the kingdom of God is coming
There is no stopping God's coming wrath, and his wrath is his revenge on the world for killing his people (Rev. 6:9-11) and his wrath is upon the entire world.
The harvest is when the Lord sends his angels to remove all evil people and all offensive things from the earth (Matthew 13:41, Isaiah 42:3). Upon harvest, the kingdoms of the world are then the kingdoms of the Lord and he and his Jewish people shall rule the nations with a rod of iron, and it is then that penalty under the law is enforced again:
Revelation 19:15 ... he [the Son of God] shall rule them with a rod of iron
Revelation 2:26-27 He that overcomes and keeps my works until the end I will give him power to rule over the nations and he shall rule over them with a rod of iron ... even as I have received of my father
Jeremiah 12:16 And it shall come to pass that if they will diligently learn the ways of my people ... then they shall be built up in the midst of my people. But if they will not obey, I will utterly pluck up and destroy that nation says the Lord
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