Many of us know the Ten Statements (Commandments), but we barely, if at all, know all of God’s Commandments and Statutes. But God’s laws of curses and blessings are completely dependent upon whether or not we keep these Commandments.

Because the Ten Statements (Commandments) are a summary of God’s Commandments, each of God’s Commandments fall under one of the Ten Commandments, such as anything to do with idolatry is considered a part of the Second Commandment.

Not only did God write the Ten Commandments on the two stones (Exodus 24:12, 31:18, 31:18 & Devarim 10:4), and Mosheh (Moses) wrote them on scrolls to place by the Ark (Devarim 31:24), God also had Israel write them on large white-washed stones after they crossed over the Jordan (Devarim 27:8). When they had crossed the Jordan, God also gave Moshe the Blessings and the Curses of keeping (or not keeping) His Commandments.

We are supposed to keep these Commandments in order to be protected by God’s grace. They will keep us in good health, safe from our enemies and safe from sin.


Those Commandments that may seem as if they are irrelevant for today, were those things that the heathen did and God wanted His people to be separated from the heathen. The heathen did many things that God knew were evil (filthy or abominable), so He did not want His people to do as they did. This still stands today. God wants us to be separate from the heathen - the rest of the world. We are not to do, say, dress or act anything like the heathen do, because it will always lead to idolatry.


A lot of these Commandments actually do not make sense for the people of those days four thousand years ago, but indeed make more sense if they were prophecies for today. Many things Yahweh wanted His people to get used to doing, even if they weren’t for that day. Not one of these Commandments is irrelevant or antiquated - this is an eternal Way of Life, and so these Commandments are for everyone, any time.

This list is quite exhaustive, but there are still some miscellaneous laws in Vayikra (Leviticus) 27, Bemidbar (Numbers) 5 & Devarim (Deuteronomy) 20-26 that I have left out of the detail, and it would be wise to read these also.

Don’t be too intimidated because chances are, you are probably already keeping most of God’s Commandments, or they are weaved into your own government’s laws. I doubt there will be too many adjustments you will have to make, but it is definitely wise for us all to know God’s Commandments.

One last thing: even though we know the truth, we still sometimes think of the God of the Old Testament as completely separate from Yeshua. But He is One and the same God––Yeshua is the God Who wrote all these Commandments (Devarim 6:4).


God’s Commandments are not to stifle us, they are to protect us.



The Ten Statements

One
I AM Yahweh, your God Who has brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the house of bondage. You will have no other gods besides Me. You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart, with all your soul and with all your might. And these words which I command you today shall be in your heart. You shall not go after other gods, the gods of the peoples who are all around you. Shemot (Exodus) 20:3, Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:4, 26:1, Devarim (Deuteronomy) 5:7, 6:5-6 & 14, Jeremiah 25:6, Hosea 13:4


There are to be no other gods in our lives.


A lot of God’s Commandments fall under this heading, because if you truly love Yahweh Yeshua, your God, with all your heart and all your soul (spirit), and all your might, then you will keep His Commandments.


Appointed Seasons of God
Vayikra (Leviticus) Chapter 23 tells about the Feasts of God. To find all the details concerning God’s Feasts, you need to read all accounts of them, in all the books (see Chapter 3, Appointed Seasons of God in Section I). The seven Appointments with God (Feasts of God) are seven of the most holiest Appointments you will ever keep, beside His Shabbatim. Keeping these Appointments with God are key to opening up the Word to you like never before.


Blessings & Curses
Vayikra (Leviticus) 26 & Devarim (Deuteronomy) 28 cover many of the Commandments again, as well as all the promises of blessings and retributions for turning away from God’s Commandments. Devarim 27 lists several curses, but when they were pronounced from the mountains (Blessings from Mt. Gerizim, Curses from Mt. Ebal), they announced the Blessings first. If you’ll notice, the curses in Chapter 27 are expounding on the Ten Commandments. In Devarim 28 God states that if Israel keeps all the Commandments, then the Blessings will come upon you and overtake you. But if you will not keep God’s Commandments, beginning in verse 15, the curses will come upon you and overtake you as well. These curses are graphic descriptions of God’s fury. You really don’t want to be on the other end of God’s wrath.


​God’s Commandments are easy to keep. Most of them are things we already do every day. It would be foolish to not keep them, because these curses are simply the result of disobeying God. As mentioned in another chapter, these curses are like the law of gravity, they are laws of the universe just like gravity is, and if one goes against the laws that have been set in God’s universe, He cannot protect us. With the blessings comes eternal life with God. With the curses comes eternal death in the lake of fire. While we are still on this earth, there is still time to repent and return to God. But know that there isn’t that much time left.

Devarim 30 goes into detail about what else God will do for those who keep His Commandments, and in verse 19 He gives a choice: “I call heaven and earth as witnesses today against you, that I have set before you life and death, blessing and cursing, therefore choose Life that both you and your descendants may live.”


Blood & Fat
Vayikra Chapter 17 is all about the sanctity of blood. We are to eat no Fat or Blood, because the fat and the blood are to be offered to God (Shemot 23:18, Vayikra 1:8-9, 3:1-5, 4:5-10, 7:22-27, 17:1-16, 19:26). The practice of drinking blood was part of a ritual of the heathen. Blood is also tied to creation and life, as God tells us that life is in the blood (Vayikra 17:11). The blood and fat are to be given to Yahweh (Vayikra 17:6).


Bodily Discharges
For men, the laws are more or less self explanatory. Any kind of discharge or issue is considered to be unclean, and therefore the person is unclean. Everything that God gave us in His Commandments is for our health, and for our very welfare. If one follows these Commandments, they will live longer - and healthier (Vayikra 15:2-18).

For women it is a bit more complicated because it involves blood - something sacred to God (Vayikra 15:19-33). Our life is in the blood, and if it is issuing from the body, then it has become impure, making us impure while it is issuing. This is considered or called in her impurity.

When blood comes out of a body, it is their very life that is issuing forth. The woman’s body is treated as if it is a dead body while she is in her monthly impurity. No one is supposed to touch a dead body. While this all may seem antiquated, it is for our health.

It has been proven in hospitals, that when a dead body is touched and those who touched it did not wash their hands, many other deaths occurred. The Hebrews were a very clean people because they performed these rituals, and therefore lived longer than most people.


Breaking the Law (Torah)
There are laws concerning what is to be done for those who break the laws (Commandments) of the Torah (Vayikra 20, Devarim 28 & 30).


Childbirth
There are rituals concerning childbirth and the woman’s blood. Her very life is in the blood, as well as her child’s life.
All of the rituals are the same for one who touches a dead body, because while the woman is in her impurity (which is the same as her monthly impurity), she is considered as one who is dead––normally a body dies when the blood leaves it (Vayikra 12:1-8).


All of these rituals are to make sure she is healthy, alive and pure. We really cannot understand all of these rituals, but it is because of the blood. We can see that blood is tied to creation in the Hebrew words.


Children
Vayikra 19:29 tells us not to prostitute our children. Devarim 4:9 & 6:7, 20-25, Psalm 78:5-6, Proverbs 22:6 tell us to teach our children all the words of the Commandments of God.


Circumcision
First mentioned in Scripture in Bereshit 17:11 as if it was something they already knew about, it was to represent a sign of the Covenant of God this time. Done in the flesh, spilling one’s blood at the place of paternity, it was representative of Abraham’s future descendants also bearing the sign of the Covenant of God. It is mentioned briefly in Vayikra 12:3. Later on, it was also considered a sign of the Covenant of God to also be circumcised in your heart (Vayikra 26:41, Devarim 10:16, Jeremiah 4:4, Romans 2:29).


Dietary Laws
The Dietary Laws were set up by God in order to prolong the lives of His people, and keep them healthy. Some of the Jewish Dietary laws were created out of a misunderstanding of Scripture, therefore they are not of God.


Abominable is the Hebrew word shequetz which means filthy as in unclean, but it can also mean idolatrous. An unclean animal or practice is something that is worshiped by the heathen.


We are to be a separate and holy people to God. God wants us to be different from the rest of the world, because their practices in life are contrary to His Way. These dietary laws are not only to keep us healthy, some animals were sacred and/or worshiped by the heathen, and therefore would be idolatry to us (Vayikra 11:2-43, 46-47).


Drinking Wine or Alcohol
Priests are not to drink wine or anything intoxicating when they go into the Tabernacle so they will be able to distinguish between holy and unholy, between clean and unclean, and so they will be able to teach the children of Israel the Commandments of God (Vayikra 10:9-11).


Because alcohol is a widely known drug of choice today, and very addictive, this Commandment is for today as well. All believers, being priests of God, are in the same position as the priests were in the Tabernacle and Temple days. Alcohol numbs the mind and one cannot make important decisions, nor are their reflexes any good. And they most definitely cannot distinguish between holy and unholy. Believers are not to consume alcohol.


Fleeces
This one falls under One because it has to do with Trusting God.  Gideon’s experience with the fleeces is in Judges 6:37-40, but actually begins in verse 13 where Gideon asks the angel of Yahweh why Israel has fallen into the hands of the Midianites. He is also asking where all of God’s miracles are, since he had heard of all that God did for the children of Israel when He brought them out of Egypt.


This is called a fleece because Gideon used the skin of a sheep, a fleece, for God to perform His miracles, since He didn’t feel worthy of God was asking of him to save Israel. Some think the miracles were also for proof for Gideon’s army.


While many things are called fleeces today, the Hebrew word for fleece is usually gez, but gazaz is used in these verses and has a dual meaning. Figuratively, it means the cutting off of an enemy. Gideon wasn’t checking to see if this is what God really wanted him to do, he was making sure God was really going to cut off this enemy by his (Gideon's) own hand. He knew God could do this, he just wanted to make sure it was him God really wanted to do this thing. There are so many false teachings concerning the Scriptures, and there isn’t anything else ever mentioned in the Scriptures again about putting out a fleece. But it worked for Gideon, and God was asking him to do the impossible.


Holy & Righteous
We are told to be holy because God is holy. To be holy or righteous can only be accomplished if Yeshua lives inside us, and He is the only one guiding our lives. We cannot be holy in our own power (Vayikra 11:44-45, 20:7 & 19:2).


To keep God’s Commandments is to be holy. It has nothing to do with how one feels. Check yourself with the Commandments in Vayikra and this Chapter––if you are obeying all of them, then you are holy in God’s Eyes.


Inheritance Laws
Devarim 18:1-8 tells a little of the inheritance laws for the Levites. Joshua divides up the land of Caanan for the Israelites’ inheritance (Joshua 13-19). Bemidbar 27:1-11 are inheritance laws for daughters (when there are no sons).
The inheritance laws were pretty much for the Levites since they did not have an inheritance of land. These laws included the tithes that they were to receive instead, because God was their inheritance.


Mixed Fibers
You shall not wear a garment of different sorts, such as wool and linen mixed together (Vayikra 19:19, Devarim 22:11). Not only was this something that the heathen may have been doing as a part of their worship of idols, it goes against God’s creation. This may only apply to those going into the Temple.


Mixed Seed and Animals
Hybrids of any kind go against God’s creation (Vayikra 19:19).


More Information
Moshe is again reading the Torah to the Israelites, and in Bemidbar Chapters 5-10 is where we will find additional information at the end of the forty years in the wilderness. There is more information giving more detail for the Commandments.
Devarim 20-26 are all the laws mentioned in Vayikra, but some have more information, some less.


Mosheh (Moses) speaks to the Children of the Israelites
Moshe once again reminds the Israelites of the greatest Commandment: “You shall love Yahweh your God with all your heart and with all your soul, and with all your might.” (Devarim 6:5)


He gives a little reminder to keep God’s Commandments, and tells the children of the Israelites of the blessings of obedience, and a few instructions about what they are to do in the new land.


Moshe tells the children of the Israelites a bit of history of their fathers, but also what is expected of them (Devarim 6:5, 6:10-25, 7:12-26 & Chapters 8-15).


The Poor and the Fatherless
The Jewish sages say the highest form of charity is to prevent a person from becoming poor, by offering a loan or employment, investing in his business, or any other form of assistance that will help that person avoid poverty (Vayikra 25:35-37; Yaacob (James) 2:16-17).


Today’s Christians and Messianics can take a lesson from the Jewish sages in this, because they fall quite short of God’s Commandments about the poor, the homeless and the fatherless.


Remember: when these Commandments were written they were for the Yisraelites, God’s people. Yeshua means the believer who is poor within our congregations or even on the streets. A believer today should never experience the poverty we read about in the Bible––but they do because other believers continually turn their backs on them.


Nazirite Vow
This Commandment is for those who had taken a vow of the Nazirite (not to be confused with a Nazarene). (Bemidbar - Numbers - 6:2-21).


Offerings
In Vayikra Chapters 1-7 you will find several different laws having to do with the five types of offerings, and as most believe today we will someday be offering many of these again (Yeshua fulfilled only the sin offering (Hebrews (9:12, 28 & 10:18). Since there is no Temple right now, as it was whenever God allowed His Temple to be destroyed, there are no offerings today. Some believe we are to do substitute offerings, but it is highly likely that God will reinstate these once He rebuilds His Temple when He returns. We simply cannot do the other offerings in the same manner as in the Temple right now.


Planting
When planting trees for fruit we are to wait until the fifth year before we can eat the fruit (Vayikra 19:23-25). Not even the first three years are to be given to God (He gets the fourth year’s crop), so I am sure it has something to do with not being the “best fruit” as God always wants the first of the best.


Rape
Devarim 22:25-27 speaks of a woman who is betrothed and out in the country, but it is also for any woman in any situation, who cries out for help and receives none. This is a crime against God, and Scripture states that this man must die. need more verses
Interesting, but verses 28-29 tell of an unmarried woman - she must become the man’s wife because he has humbled her, and he shall not be able to divorce her.


Shaving
In most translations I believe they use the word shaving, but in the KJV it states, “Ye shall not round the corners of your heads, neither shalt thou mar the corners of thy beard” (Vayikra 19:27).


The hebrew word for shaving is naqaf, which means to strike with violence, destroy or enclose. So this shaving or rounding means something much more sinister than just not shaving your own face or beard. It sounds a bit more like doing something very violent to someone else, and most definitely has to do with staying away from the evil practices of the heathens.


Strange Incense (or Fire)
Aaron’s two sons offered strange fire to God (also called profane fire). Some say this was because they offered incense to Yahweh at the wrong time, but this is really speaks of sinning with strange gods (idols in your heart) and then going before God as if you haven’t sinned. You can’t hide anything from God (Vayikra 10:1-2).


Tabernacle, Temple, Consecration & Priests
Making the things for the Tabernacle, and building the Tabernacle, and consecrating Aaron and his sons are found in Shemot 25-31. There is more about the offerings and rituals for the consecration of Aaron and his sons in Vayikra 8. The priestly duties of the Tabernacle and Temple can be found in Vayikra 9. If a physical Temple is ever built again, these things will be very important to us. Since we are the Temple today, we might try to search for ways we can apply these Commandments to our lives (Shemot 25-31 & 35:30-40:38). Vayikra Chapters 24-25 go into care of the Tabernacle lamps, the showbread in the Tabernacle. The penalty for blasphemy, and laws concerning slavery are also in Vayikra Chapters 24-25. Vayikra Chapters 18-19 are more Commandments concerning the priests.


Vayikra 21:9 is more for the priests, but this verse is concerning the child of a priest (which would be any child today since we are all priests of God); they are not to prostitute themselves either, and it is apparently a more serious sin because it is not only sin against God, it is also sin against the child’s father. No matter what, this is idolatry.


There are precepts for the priests, and since we are to be priests of God, it would be wise to read these too (Vayikra 21-22).


Tithing
Malachi 3:8-10 (Devarim 27, 28 & 30 are all about obedience to God’s Commandments (of which tithing is one) and is what will cause one to receive blessings––not the tithing). Devarim 14:28, Devarim 14:22-29, Bemidbar 18:8-21, Devarim 15:7-8 all tell us about tithing.


Touching an Unclean Thing
Vayikra 7:18-21 is actually speaking of intentional sin of any kind. When a person knows something is sin and still does it, they are to be cut off from their people. Intentional sin is rebellion against God, so it is quite serious. One would really need to be repentant for God to allow them back in. To be repentant means a complete humbling and change of one’s heart - a true return to God.


Tsit tsit
The making of tsit tsit (fringes) on the four corners of our outer garments is an important Commandment. These tsit tsit (the Greek word is kraspedon translated as borders or fringes) are to be on the four corners of what is called a Talit today (Numbers 15:38-40 & Deuteronomy 22:12). The last part of Numbers 15:39 tells us why God wants us to look at the fringes and remember all His Commandments, “that you may not follow the harlotry to which your own heart and your own eyes are inclined.”


Yeshua is very specific about how the Pharisees wore their fringes in order to be seen by others. They are not to be so conspicuous as they are today (Matthew 6:5-6 & 23:5).


This garment is an outer garment, and in Yeshua’s day it was like a coat or something they wore over their regular clothes, but is supposedly what is called a Talit today. These fringes are to be on the four corners of this outer garment. There is nothing in Scripture stating these tsit tsit are to be worn all the time and in the presence of others as if to show off.


We are to look upon these fringes whenever we are wearing this outer garment and remember God’s Commandments, which is most likely during prayer or worship - either in private, or in a synagogue.


Vows & Oaths
A Vow is something or yourself, offered willingly and freely to Yahweh. A gift of yourself spontaneously volunteered to Yahweh. Also a freewill offering to God (Bereshit 28:20, 31:13, Lev 7:16, 22:21-23, Lev 27:2, numbers 6:2, 5, 21, 15:3, 8, 21:2, 30:2-4, 8-9, 13, 29:39, Devarim 12:11, 17, 26 & 23:18, 21-22).


An Oath is a curse (Bereshit 24, Leviticus 5:4, Numbers 5, 30, Devarim 7, 29).


Two
You will not make any graven image for yourself, or any likeness of anything that is in heaven above, or that is in the earth beneath, or that is in the water under the earth. You will not bow down yourself to them, or serve them, for I AM Yahweh your God, a jealous God, visiting the iniquity of the fathers upon the children to the third and fourth generation of those who hate Me, and showing lovingkindness to thousands of those who love Me and keep My Commandments. Do not turn to idols, nor make molten gods, I AM Yahweh your God. Shemot 20:20:4-6, Vayikra 19:4, Devarim 5:8-10 & Devarim 4:15-18


(Definition of an idol or image: anything, any habit, practice or any behavior, or anyone that puts one’s focus onto oneself rather than God (even our own testimonies are idols - Shemot 23:13, Joshua 23:7)).


Adultery
There are moral and ceremonial principles concerning adultery, (Vayikra 19:20-22, 33-34).


a sorceress, bestiality, and speaking against a ruler of your people (this only applies to a ruler of the Hebrew people, appointed by God - rulers meaning the elders in the camp. It has nothing to do with manmade governments) and the last three verses in this chapter concern offerings (Shemot 22:16-31).


Cuttings or Tattoos
There were many practices, such as cutting the flesh for the dead (or any reason), of the heathen of the lands they were to conquer that Yahweh did not want the Israelites to have any part of because these practices were evil (Vayikra (Leviticus) 19:28 need more). Cutting the flesh is mutilating the Temple of God (prophecy for today), and it shows that you think you can do better than God's creation––adding to your flesh images of other gods.


Ezekiel Chapter Eight tells about carving images on the Temple walls, and God refers to this as idolatry. Tattoos are images that are of idols that are in one’s heart. Today, if one has tattoos and then they are saved, there is not much one can do about it but cover them up as much as possible. But if you are a believer and still continue to get tattoos, you are in idolatry. It would be wise to read and study this Commandment, because there is an epidemic today among believers. This is an evil spirit and it is drawing the believer away from God.


Whenever God tells us NOT to do something, it is because the heathen do it and He wants us to be separate from the heathen.​​


Evil Customs
Devarim 9-14 is a warning about heathen abominations.


Mediums, Familiar spirits & Witchcraft
Vayikra 20:27 is about what should be done about those who are mediums or who have a familiar spirit, if they do not repent. This goes for those who practice Necromancy as well (conjuring up or speaking to the dead).


Perversion
We are told not to lay with a man as with a woman, and vice verse because this was a perversion of God’s Commandment to be fruitful and multiply (Bereshit 1:28) that the heathen did (Bereshit 19, Vayikra 18:22 & 20:13). This perversion was the sole reason God destroyed Sodom and Gomorrah.


This is not an antiquated law nor is it irrelevant today. To choose perversion as a lifestyle, is to disobey God - it is rebellion at its worst, and Rebellion is Idolatry.


And it is a choice - no one is born this way, because a child must have the ability to choose. To be born intentionally choosing to go against God simply is not possible.



Three
You will not take the Name of Yahweh in vain, for Yahweh will not hold him guiltless who takes His Name in vain. Shemot 20:7, Vayikra 19:12, Devarim 5:11


We should reverence God’s Names. God gave us His Name in the Torah, and Mosheh, David and the Prophets had no problem with saying or writing Yahweh, so we should not either. To give God the respect and reverence He deserves would be to use His Name when speaking to Him or about Him - not being afraid to speak it. So say His Name Yahweh, as well as Yeshua, with confidence.


To use God’s Name in vain means to disrespect it, and also to profane it. To profane His Name Yahweh means to worship your idols, and then turn around and worship Yeshua without a single thought of the idols in your heart. He considers that to be profaning His Name (Ezekiel 20:39). To use God's name in vain means to do Him harm, or to use His Name in a destructive way.When one curses, it is intended to inflict damage on the subject - in this case, God.


Four
Remember the Sabbath, to keep it holy. You will labor six days and do all your work, but the seventh day is the Sabbath of Yahweh your God. You will not do any work, you or your son or your daughter, your manservant or your maidservant or your cattle or your stranger who is within your gates. For in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them and He rested the seventh day, therefore Yahweh blessed the Sabbath and sanctified it. Exodus 16:23, 20:8-11, 31:13, Vayikra 19:3 & 30, 26:2, Devarim 5:12-15, Ezekiel 20:12


The death God speaks of for those who do not keep His Shabbat, is spiritual death. If we do not keep God’s Shabbat holy and celebrate it, resting once each week on Shabbat (Saturday), then we will end up in hell. Shabbat is an eternal Commandment, and whenever you celebrate it on the correct day, you are rehearsing life with Yeshua in eternity.


Five
Honor your father and your mother, so your days will be long upon the land which Yahweh your God gives you.


The Hebrew word for honor is yare (yaw-ray) which really means to fear or revere as we do Yahweh God, because our parents are the ones who are responsible for bringing us into this world and raising us. If we do not fear them, then we will have no respect for them (or God) as examples for our own lives. Although it is Yeshua Who gives us eternal life, our parents are the ones who gave us life originally (Shemot 20:12, Vayikra 19:3, 20:9, Devarim 5:16). Parents are responsible for teaching their children about Yeshua and His Way - so they won’t depart from the Way.


Six
You will not murder. Exodus 20:13, Devarim 5:17


This is intentional murder, and has nothing to do with legal killing in a war or policing.


Cities of Refuge
Bemidbar 35:6, Devarim 4:41-43 & 19:2-13, Joshua 20:3-9 are about cities of refuge. These were cities set apart from where the Israelites were to be living. They were for someone to flee to, who kills another unintentionally.


Life for Life
Shemot 21:23-27 & Vayikra 24:17-22 has been debated by believers forever. But Scripture is very clear, although we would not do this today, it was definitely something God wanted His people to be aware of because of heathen practices in the lands they were going to inhabit.Devarim 19:21 is the conclusion of verses 15-20, but still states the same thing. Devarim 19:13 it tied to 19:21.Matt 5:38-39 - not sure about this one....Yeshua did not change Scripture.


Seven
You will not commit adultery. Shemot 20:14, Vayikra 19:20-22, Devarim 5:18 & 22:22


Adultery is idolatry in God’s Eyes––not only in symbolism, but also in reality. Adultery is putting your needs or cravings before God - which is idolatry. Adultery is sin again God.


Scripture states that both the man and the woman are to be stoned. Fortunately, Yeshua forgives both the man and the woman if they are repentant - meaning they turn away from their sin, and return to God.


Eight
You will not steal.
Exodus 20:15, 22:1-9, Vayikra 19:11 & 13, Devarim 5:19. The Hebrew word for steal is ganab, which means to thieve or deceive.


Borrowing
Shemot 22:10-15 gives us laws for borrowing another’s property.


Just Balances
Vayikra 19:35-36 & Devarim 25:13-16 tell us to always use just balances in measurements of length, weight or volume of any substance or item. According to the Jewish sages, the word for Justice (dan) is used because one who falsifies weights and measures is likened to a judge who perverts judgement.


Nine
You will not bear false witness against your neighbor. Shemot 20:16, Vayikra 19:11-18, Devarim 5:20. You will not lie about or slander anyone, nor will you gossip about them.) Within this Commandment is Vayikra 19:18: You shall love your neighbor as yourself.


Because the following Commandments are about dealing with others in a just manner, they fall under this Heading.


Divorce
Laws for divorce are in Devarim 24:1-4.


Elders
In Bemidbar 11:16-30 we are given new information about the seventy elders that Moshe was given to help him (they were not the Sanhedrin).


Leprosy (Gossip & Slander)
The Commandments and rituals concerning leprosy are found in Vayikra Chapters 13 & 14. Leper is also an idiom for gossip and slander, so these two chapters are also for gossiping and slandering.


Lying
Telling a false report is the Ninth Commandment. There is more detail about this in Exodus 23:1-7.


Violence
Exodus 21:12-27 gives us a whole picture of not only what is wrong in God’s eyes, but also how to handle someone who is violent and does acts of violence.


Ten
You will not covet your neighbor’s house, you will not covet your neighbor’s wife, or his manservant, or his maidservant, or his ox, or his donkey, or anything that is your neighbor’s. You will not covet anything that belongs to another. (Shemot 20:17, Vayikra 19:16-18 & Devarim 5:19)


Because the following Commandments deal with other people’s property, or property changing hands, they fall under this Heading.


Animal Control
Exodus 21:28-36 covers all the laws concerning a wayward animal.

Bribery
We are not to take a bribe (Shemot 23:8, Proverbs 15:27, 17:23).


Property
The responsibility for Property, including sheep and other livestock (Shemot 22:1-15).


Redemption
Vayikra 27 is about redemption of people and property in the Yobel year, which is every forty-nine years (the fiftieth year is the same as the first year of the next Yobel). Vayikra 25:23 - property is not to be sold permanently, because it belongs to God. Mankind are strangers and sojourners with God, and therefore do not have the right to own property permanently.


Servants
Shemot (Exodus) 21:2-11 gives us a complete picture of how a servant (slave in Biblical times) is to be treated.


Commandments of God

Updated August 31, 2018

August 21, 2018   Still working on this page, but it should be done soon!