Bible Laws Explained (*And A List Of Laws Below*)
Lets define what Law is in the bible before we begin.
The word “LAW” used in the bible is the Hebrew word “TORAH” which is found in the Hebrew concordance Strongs number 8451
from 3384; a precept or statute, especially the Decalogue or Pentateuch:–law.
The Root word for Torah is Yarah which is Strongs number 3384
figuratively, to point out (as if by aiming the finger), to teach:–(+) archer, cast, direct, inform, instruct, lay, shew, shoot, teach(-er,-ing), through.
So we can derive from this that the “LAW” is about teaching and instructing us on how we should live.
A nice acronym I have heard used for B.I.B.L.E is
Basic Instructions Before Leaving Earth, which is just something I thought I would share.
Pentateuch is the five books, traditionally these are the books that we get the teaching of the Most High from (Commonly known as the Law of Moses). This is not a custom the Most High ordained, as there are other books that can also be used for teaching other than the 5 books Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers and Deuteronomy.
For instance we also have the book of Enoch, Jasher… and others which are good for teaching’s also.
So the “LAW” is all about teaching us how to please the Most High.
I will separate the Laws into four categories for simplicities sake and don’t forget to see the benefits of keeping the Laws at the end –
1 – The Moral Laws and Feasting
I will define Moral laws as the things that we can do today to keep ourselves holy (set apart) for the Most High.
2- The Dietary Laws
Dietary Laws are I will define as the thinks we should be eating (No Pork! or Other unclean meat) and what parts of it are good to be eaten.
3- Sacrificial Laws & Death Laws
These are the fulfilled laws that involved sacrifices and offerings (animals in some cases, and food in others), they no longer have to be kept. We can also add to this any law that had the punishment of death, these types of laws will be included to show you how serious the Most High views certain sins.
4- Slavery Laws
I define these as the laws that involve how a slave is to be treated, I say is because it is not outlawed by the Most High, and in some places still goes on.
4For whatsoever things were written aforetime were written for our learning, that we through patience and comfort of the scriptures might have hope.
For those that feel like the laws are done away with I’m just putting this verse forward, which is something that Paul said. Explaining that the scriptures were written for our learning, not to be thrown out. To find out what Laws the Messiah fulfilled CLICK HERE for an understanding about the new covenant.
This write up is for those of you that, may have had questions about what the Most High requires from us, I will be be putting a list of scriptures here to help you please the Most High.
Questions such as –
Should we have tattoos?
How should we dress?
What should we eat?
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The Most Popular Moral laws are the TEN COMMANDMENTS –
1And God spake all these words, saying,
2 I am the LORD thy God, which have brought thee out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage.
3 Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
4 Thou shalt not make unto thee any graven image, or any likeness of any thing that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth.
5 Thou shalt not bow down thyself to them, nor serve them: for I the LORD thy God am a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children unto the third and fourth generation of them that hate me;
6 And shewing mercy unto thousands of them that love me, and keep my commandments.
7 Thou shalt not take the name of the LORD thy God in vain; for the LORD will not hold him guiltless that taketh his name in vain.
8 Remember the sabbath day, to keep it holy.
9 Six days shalt thou labour, and do all thy work:
10 But the seventh day is the sabbath of the LORD thy God: in it thou shalt not do any work, thou, nor thy son, nor thy daughter, thy manservant, nor thy maidservant, nor thy cattle, nor thy stranger that is within thy gates:
11 For in six days the LORD made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that in them is, and rested the seventh day: wherefore the LORD blessed the sabbath day, and hallowed it.
12 Honour thy father and thy mother: that thy days may be long upon the land which the LORD thy God giveth thee.
13 Thou shalt not kill.
14 Thou shalt not commit adultery.
15 Thou shalt not steal.
16 Thou shalt not bear false witness against thy neighbour.
17 Thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s house, thou shalt not covet thy neighbour’s wife, nor his manservant, nor his maidservant, nor his ox, nor his ass, nor any thing that is thy neighbour’s.
(1) – Moral Law’s & Feast Days
(Laws we can keep)
Leviticus 24v22 law for strangers and Israel alike
Leviticus 20v22 do all statutes and judgements
Leviticus 19v37 observe all statutes and do them!!
Leviticus 5v17 If sin unknowingly Commandments, must confess
Exodus24v7 Moses read laws to Israel
Exodus24v12 God wrote the LAW and COMMANDMENTS for Moses to teach.
Exodus 21v18-19 if you injure someone you pay compensation
Exodus 20v23 – no gods of silver or gold to be made
Exodus 23v13 dont mention other gods
Exodus21v22, person causes a woman to have miscarriage has to compensate
Exodus 20v25-you cant make an altar out of chiselled stone using a tool on an altar defiles it
Exodus 20v26 – No steps to an altar
Exodus 22v2 thief killing when breaking in no penalty
Exodus 22v7 if goods stolen given to a neighbour theif pays double
Exodus 22v9 anything stolen brought before GOD compensation paid
Exodus22v16,17 man seduces a virgin marry her pay dowry unless father refuses
SACRIFICE TO OTHER GODS
Exodus23v13 dont mention other gods
Exodus23v31-33 dont serve other gods
DONT OPPRESS STRANGERS
Exodus23v9 dont opress a stranger
Exodus22v21 dont oppress a stranger
Exodus22v22-24 dont afflict widows or fatherless children
Exodus22v25 if you lend money dont add interest
GIVE GOD FROM THE FULLNESS OF YOUR WEALTH
Exodus22v29 give first fruits to God from fullness of possessions, and first born son
GIVE GOD FIRSTBORN SON
Exodus22v29 first born son
Exodus22v31 not to eat food torn by beasts throw it to dogs
Exodus23v1,2 do not be a false witness
Exodus23v3 dont side with the rich
Exodus23v4,5 find enemys donkey return it
Exodus23v6 give poor due justice
Exodus23v7 do not condemn innocent or righteuos to death
Exodus23v8 dont take gifts they blind/ bribes
Exodus23v9 dont oppress stranger
Exodus 23v10,11 work six years then 7th year give
Exodus25v2,1-7 Give offering willingly
Exodus23v14 feast 3 times a year
Exodus23v15 fast of unleavend bread month (March-April) abib came out of eygpt
Exodus23v16 feast of harvest, feast of ingathering end of year
KEEP THE SABBATH FOR EVER
Exodus31v13-15 keep the sabbath
Exodus31v14 cut off if you work on the sabbath
Exodus34v21 keep sabbath
Leviticus 19v30 keep the Fathers Sabbaths
Exodus35v1-3 keep sabbath no cooking
Exodus31v16,17 keep sabbath for ever
FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD
Exodus34v18 feast unleaven bread 7 days when came out Eygpt month ABIB
FEAST OF WEEKS
Exodus34v22,26 feast of weeks
Exodus34v23 appear before Most High 3 times a year!
WOMEN GIVING BIRTH
Leviticus 12v2-woman has male child unclean 7 days
Leviticus 12 4 woman should be seperated for 33 days to be purified loss blood
Leviticus 12v5 have girl unclean 2 weeks seperated 66 days
Leviticus 12v6 woman should thank the Father after.
Leviticus 12v3 on 8th DAY CIRCUMCISE BABY!!
SPERM DISCHARGE & PERIODS
Leviticus 15v2 if have Discharge unclean
Leviticus 15v16 Discharge of semen
Leviticus 15v19 womans period unclean for seven days
Leviticus 15v24 if womans monthly flow touches man unclean 7 days
FAST FOR ATONEMENT
Leviticus 16v29 seventh month 10 day fast for atonement once a year forever!
MUST NOT GO AROUND NAKED
Leviticus 18v6-20 shouldn’t see nakedness or have sex with relatives
Leviticus 18v20 don’t lie with neighbours wife
Leviticus 18v21 not to pass children through fire to molech
Leviticus 18v22 man not to lie with man as with woman
Leviticus 1823 must not lie with a beast
GENTILES DEFILE THEMSELVES!!!
Leviticus 18v24 not to be like gentiles
STRANGERS & ISRAEL TO KEEP LAWS
Leviticus 18v26 Israel and strangers to keep commands
Leviticus 18v30 keep commands dont be defiled
TO BE HOLY (PURE, set apart)
Leviticus 19v2 be PURE, set apart!!
Leviticus 19v3 Fear Mother and father keep sabbaths
Leviticus 19v4 no idols, molten gods
Leviticus 19v5 Make peace offering with your own will
Leviticus 19v11 don’t steal, or lie to people
Leviticus 19v12 don’t swear by the father falsely
Leviticus 19v14 don’t curse deaf, or blind
Leviticus 19v15 don’t respect rich
Leviticus 19v16 don’t be a story teller
Leviticus 19v17 Don’t hate brother rebuke him, so you dont sin
Leviticus 19v13 don’t keep a mans wages all night
LOVE NEIGHBOUR AS YOUR SELF
Leviticus 19v18 don’t bare grudge or avenge, Love neighbour as your self
Leviticus 19v34 Love the Stranger as your self, remember Eygpt
Leviticus 19v19 shouldn’t mix seeds, or cattle or clothes texture linen and woollen!!!
Leviticus 19v9,10 during harvest grapes etc leave some for poor
Leviticus 19v20 If lie with servant women betrothed, she’lll be whipped not killed because she’s not free. He is to bring sin offering.
Leviticus 19v23 when enterland and plant food uncircurmcised for 3 years, can eat in 4th year. will increase in 5th year
Leviticus 19v26 Not to observe times, or eat anything with blood
Leviticus 19v31 Don’t follow those with familiar spirits will defile you
Leviticus 19v27 not to round corners head, or mar corner beard
TATTOOS & TRIBAL MARKS
Leviticus 19v28 No cuttings in flesh for dead, or print marks tattoos
Leviticus 19v29 Dont prostitute daughters
Leviticus 19v30 Keep the Fathers Sabbaths
Leviticus 19v32 Have respect for your elders
Leviticus 19v33 dont anger strangers
Leviticus 19v34 love the stranger as your self, remember Eygpt
Leviticus 19v35,36 should weigh things up properly not unrighteously
Leviticus 20v17 Seeing nakedness of sister is wickedness
Leviticus 20v18 lying with woman on period will be cut off
Leviticus 20v19 not to uncover mothers sisters nakedness
Leviticus 20v20 lie uncles wife,uncles nakeness will die childless
Leviticus 20v21 take brothers wife, brothers nakedness will be childless
WHEN A PERSON BECOMES CLEAN & UNCLEAN CLEAN OFFERINGS
Leviticus 22v7 Person is unclean until the sun goes down
Leviticus 22v8 not eat anything already dead
FEASTS TO THE MOST HIGH
1- Leviticus 23v3 6 days work 7th day Holy convocation
2- Leviticus 23v5 14th day first month PASSOVER at evening
3- Leviticus 23v6 15th day first month feats of unleavened bread for 7!! DAYS = 21st, Leviticus 23v7 first day of 15th no work an last day no work 21st
4-Leviticus 23v10 1st month, day after (i.e. 21st) sabbath- first fruits of harvest to be waved day after sabbath Leviticus 23v12,13,14 offer a LAMB of one year with sheaf wave, and drink offering wine, not to eat bread, corn, green ears before doing this!
5- Leviticus 23v15-21 7 sabbaths after sheaf wave and 1 day = 50 days no work on that day, offer meat offering and 2 wave loaves
6- Leviticus 23v24,25 1st day 7th month Blowing of trumpets, no work
7- Leviticus 23v27-32 10th day 7th month day of atonement, from evening 9th day to evening Fast the whole day no work!
8- Leviticus 23v34-36 15th of 7th month feast of tabernacles 7 days 8th day holy convocation no work! to dwell in booths for 7 days v42 as a declaration to the Father.
Leviticus 23v22 when gleaning harvest leave some for the poor, and stranger
Leviticus 25v1-7 New land work for 6 years 7th year of rest!
Leviticus 25v8-23 7×7 years=49, 7th month 10 day blow trumpet 50th year jubilee set people free No eating or working.
Leviticus 25v24-28,31 In jubilee allow sold land to be redeemed
Leviticus 25v29-30 can redeem house in year, if not gone
Leviticus 25v32-34 Levites can reedem their possession at any time
Leviticus 25v35-37 Treat your poor Israelite brother with love and stranger
Leviticus 26v1 not to create Idols and bow
Leviticus 26v2 follow my sabbaths
(2) – Dietary Laws
(Laws we can keep)
SHOULD MAKE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN CLEAN AND UNCLEAN
Leviticus 20v25,26 make difference between clean unclean animals
Leviticus 11v3 animals can eat clovenfooted chew cud, Pig doesn’t chew CUD
Leviticus 11v21,22 locust,cricket and grasshopper you can eat
Leviticus 11v9 things in sea Fish with fins and scales ONLY!
Leviticus 5v2 touching dead bodies of animals makes you unclean.
(3) – Sacrificial Laws
(Laws that were publishable by death we can keep)
Exodus 21v12 if you kill you shall die
Exodus 21v15 strike mother of father put to death
Exodus21v23-25 more damage then eye for an eye
Exodus21v28-29 if an ox kills person, ox is killed if owner knew both killed
Exodus21v35,35 ox killing ox
Exodus 21v16 kidnap slave to sell be put to death
Exodus 21v17 curse mother or father put to death
Exodus22v18 woman practice socery dies
Exodus22v19 lie with animal you die
Exodus30v14 offering for atonement money, same for rich and poor
Exodus25v2,1-7 Give offering willingly
Leviticus 20v9 curse mother and father shall be put to death
Leviticus 20v10 Commit adultery is death
Leviticus 20v11 lie fathers wife uncovered fathers nackedness,both put to death
Leviticus 20v12 lie daughter in law both put to death
Leviticus 20v13 man lie with man like woman put to death abomination
Leviticus 20v14 man take wife and mother they all burnt to death
Leviticus 20v15 Lie with beast put to death
Leviticus 20v16 woman lie beast put to death
Leviticus 20v27 Person with familiar spirit put to death
Leviticus 21v1-4 Priest not to defile self with dead except family, not wife
Leviticus 21v5 priest not to bald head or shave corner of beard, or cuttings
Leviticus 21v6 priest to be holy
Leviticus 21v7 priest not to marry whore or divorcee
Leviticus 21v9 if priest daughter act like whore,burnt with fire
Leviticus 21v10-12 High priest not to uncover head, or rip clothes
Leviticus 21v13,14 Priest must marry a virgin of his own people
Leviticus 21v17-20 not to approach Most High if you have a blemish or blind etc
Leviticus 22v21 not to offer peace sacrifice if you have blemish, scurvy etc
Leviticus 22v23,24 not to offer any sacrifice that is blemished
Leviticus 22v29 offer sacrifice of thanksgiving freely
Leviticus 24v1-9 Priest offering for sabbaths
Leviticus 24v10-15,23 Israelitish woman son stone for blasphemy
Leviticus 24v16 stranger or Israel blasphemed to be stoned
Leviticus 24v17,21 put to death for murder
Leviticus 24v18 kill beast must replace
Leviticus 24v19-20 cause blemish to neighbour, same to you eye for eye!
(4) – Slavery Laws
(Laws we can learn from)
SERVANT AS PROPERTY
Exodus 21v2-3 hebrew slave 6 years serve free 7th year and his wife
Exodus 21v6, be a slave for ever
Exodus 21v8 cant sell slaves to other nations
Exodus 21v20-21 if you strike your servant
Exodus 21v27 if servant tooth knocked out can go free
Exodus 21v32 ox gores servant have to pay
Leviticus 25v39-41 Brother becomes poor make him servant not slave release Jubilee
Leviticus 25v42-43 Israelites not be be sold as bondmen
Leviticus 25v44-46 Other nations are bondmen
Leviticus 25v47-54 Stranger have Israelite slave can be redeemed, not to rule over him harshly.
Leviticus 25v55 The Israelite nation is YHWH’s servants!!!!
Exodus 21v16 Kidnap slave to sell be put to death
Exodus 21v17 curse mother or father put to death
YHWH’S REWARDS FOR KEEPING HIS COMMANDMENTS
YHWH’S PROMISE FOR KEEPING HIS COMMANDS
Exodus23v20-33 YHWH will drive out our enemies
Exodus23v25 Serve YHWH have no sickness
Exodus23v26 serve no miscarriage or barren