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"For I will take you from among the nations, gather you from all the countries, and return you to your own soil. Then I will sprinkle clean water on you, and you will be clean; I will cleanse you from all your uncleanness and from all your idols. I will give you a new heart and put a new spirit inside you; I will take the stony heart out of your flesh and give you a heart of flesh. I will put my Spirit inside you and cause you to live by my laws, respect my rulings and obey them. You will live in the land I gave to your ancestors. You will be my people, and I will be your God." Ezekiel 36:24 - 28
     

613 Mitzvot Listed by Book: Deuteronomy

The challenge for believers in Yeshua today is knowing what instructions apply. Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers. What many fail to realize is that the New Covenant writtings don't contradict Torah but affirms it. Messiah Himself provides us with proper instruction in how we are to live. The basis of His teaching is Torah. Below is a key that will help to understand what instructions are valid today, what can't be done, what applies to the Jewish people only, whether in the land or not. There are some instructions that are open for debate.

Valid for Believers Today Can No Longer Be Followed Applies to Israel Specifically Applies to Israel - but can be followed by Gentiles Open for Debate

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Number Type Description Commandment Scripture
1 Positive To know that G-d exists "I am Adonai your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt, out of the abode of slavery. Exodus 20:2 (also Deuteronomy 5:6)
6 Positive To know that G-d is One, a complete Unity "Sh'ma, Yisra'el! Adonai Eloheinu, Adonai echad [Hear, Isra'el! Adonai our God, Adonai is one] Deuteronomy 6:4
7 Positive To love G-d and you are to love Adonai your God with all your heart, all your being and all your resources. Deuteronomy 6:5
8 Positive To fear Him reverently You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him and swear by his name. Deuteronomy 6:13 (also 10:20
9 Negative Not to put the word of G-d to the test Do not put Adonai your God to the test, as you tested him at Massah Deuteronomy 6:16
10 Positive To imitate His good and upright ways "Adonai will establish you as a people separated out for himself, as he has sworn to you - if you will observe the mitzvot of Adonai your God and follow his ways. Deuteronomy 28:9
12 Positive To learn Torah and to teach it and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7
13 Positive To cleave to those who know Him You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him, cling to him and swear by his name. Deuteronomy 10:20
14 Negative Not to add to the commandments of the Torah "Everything I am commanding you, you are to take care to do. Do not add to it or subtract from it. Deuteronomy 13:1
15 Negative Not to take away from the commandments of the Torah "Everything I am commanding you, you are to take care to do. Do not add to it or subtract from it. Deuteronomy 13:1
16 Positive That every person shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself "Therefore, write this song for yourselves, and teach it to the people of Isra'el. Have them learn it by heart, so that this song can be a witness for me against the people of Isra'el. Deuteronomy 31:19
19 Positive To bind tefillin on the head Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, Deuteronomy 6:8
20 Positive To bind tefillin on the arm Tie them on your hand as a sign, put them at the front of a headband around your forehead, Deuteronomy 6:8
21 Positive To affix the mezuzah to the doorposts and gates of your house and write them on the door-frames of your house and on your gates. Deuteronomy 6:9
22 Positive To pray to G-d "You are to serve Adonai your God; and he will bless your food and water. I will take sickness away from among you.

You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him and swear by his name.

Exodus 23:25 & Deuteronomy 6:13
23 Positive To read the Shema in the morning and at night and you are to teach them carefully to your children. You are to talk about them when you sit at home, when you are traveling on the road, when you lie down and when you get up. Deuteronomy 6:7
24 Positive To recite grace after meals So you will eat and be satisfied, and you will bless Adonai your God for the good land he has given you. Deuteronomy 8:10
38 Positive To assist in replacing the load upon a neighbor's beast "If you see your brother's donkey or ox collapsed on the road, you may not behave as if you hadn't seen it; you must help him get it up on its feet again. Deuteronomy 22:4
39 Negative Not to leave a beast, that has fallen down beneath its burden, unaided "If you see your brother's donkey or ox collapsed on the road, you may not behave as if you hadn't seen it; you must help him get it up on its feet again. Deuteronomy 22:4
46 Positive To leave ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard for the poor Likewise, don't gather the grapes left on the vine or fallen on the ground after harvest; leave them for the poor and the foreigner; I am Adonai your God.

When you gather the grapes from your vineyard, you are not to return and pick grapes a second time; what is left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow.

Leviticus 19:10; Deuteronomy 24:21
49 Negative Not to return to take a forgotten sheaf "When harvesting the grain in your field, if you forgot a sheaf of grain there, you are not to go back and get it; it will remain there for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, so that Adonai your God will bless you in all the work you do. When you beat your olive tree, you are not to go back over the branches again; the olives that are left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. Deuteronomy 24:19 - 20
50 Positive To leave the forgotten sheaves for the poor "When harvesting the grain in your field, if you forgot a sheaf of grain there, you are not to go back and get it; it will remain there for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, so that Adonai your God will bless you in all the work you do. When you beat your olive tree, you are not to go back over the branches again; the olives that are left will be for the foreigner, the orphan and the widow. Deuteronomy 24:19 - 20
51 Negative Not to refrain from maintaining a poor man and giving him what he needs \rtf1\fbidis\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fprq2\fcharset0 Georgia;}} {\*\generator Riched20 5.40.11.2210;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\ltrpar\fi-360\li360\f0\fs22 "If someone among you is needy, one of your brothers, in any of your towns in your land which Adonai your God is giving you, you are not to harden your heart or shut your hand from giving to your needy brother. \par } Deuteronomy 15:7
52 Positive To give charity according to one's means \rtf1\fbidis\ansi\ansicpg1252\deff0\deflang1033{\fonttbl{\f0\fnil\fprq2\fcharset0 Georgia;}} {\*\generator Riched20 5.40.11.2210;}\viewkind4\uc1\pard\ltrpar\fi-360\li360\f0\fs22 for there will always be poor people in the land. That is why I am giving you this order, 'You must open your hand to your poor and needy brother in your land.' \par } Deuteronomy 15:11
53 Negative To love the stranger Therefore you are to love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
56 Negative Not to intermarry with gentiles from specific nations Don't intermarry with them don't give your daughter to his son, and don't take his daughter for your son.

the Hitti, Girgashi, Emori, Kena`ani, P'rizi, Hivi and Y'vusi, seven nations bigger and stronger than you.

Deuteronomy 7:3 Reference 7:1
57 Positive To exact the debt of an alien You may demand that a foreigner repay his debt, but you are to release your claim on whatever your brother owes you. Deuteronomy 15:3
58 Negative To lend to an alien at interest To an outsider you may lend at interest, but to your brother you are not to lend at interest, so that Adonai your God will prosper you in everything you set out to do in the land you are entering in order to take possession of it. Deuteronomy 23:21
64 Negative That a eunuch shall not marry a daughter of Israel "A man with crushed or damaged private parts may not enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:2
65 Negative That a mamzer shall not marry the daughter of a Jew "A mamzer may not enter the assembly of Adonai, nor may his descendants down to the tenth generation enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:3
66 Negative That an Ammonite or Moabite shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite "No `Amoni or Mo'avi may enter the assembly of Adonai, nor may any of his descendants down to the tenth generation ever enter the assembly of Adonai, Deuteronomy 23:4
67 Negative Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations "But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land. The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:8 - 9
68 Negative Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations "But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land. The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:8 - 9
69 Negative That there shall be no harlot (in Israel); that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage and formal declaration of marriage "No woman of Isra'el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra'el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution. Deuteronomy 23:18
70 Positive To take a wife by kiddushin, the sacrament of marriage "Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. Deuteronomy 24:1
71 Positive That the newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife "If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy. Deuteronomy 24:5
72 Positive That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties "If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy. Deuteronomy 24:5
75 Positive That one who defames his wife's honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastity before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl's father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra'el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:19
76 Negative That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report (about her unchastity before marriage) and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl's father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra'el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:19
77 Positive To divorce by a formal written document "Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. Deuteronomy 24:1
78 Negative That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to Adonai, and you are not to bring about sin in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance. Deuteronomy 24:4
79 Negative That a widow whose husband died childless must not be married to anyone but her deceased husband's brother "If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband's brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her. Deuteronomy 25:5
80 Positive To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless "If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband's brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her. Deuteronomy 25:5
81 Positive That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) If the man does not wish to marry his brother's widow, then his brother's widow is to go up to the gate, to the leaders, and say, 'My brother-in-law refuses to raise up for his brother a name in Isra'el; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother for me.' The leaders of his town are to summon him and speak to him. If, on appearing before them, he continues to say, 'I don't want to marry her,' then his brother's widow is to approach him in the presence of the leaders, pull his sandal off his foot, spit in his face and say, 'This is what is done to the man who refuses to build up his brother's family.' Deuteronomy 25:7 - 9
113 Positive To rejoice on the festivals Rejoice at your festival - you, your sons and daughters, your male and female slaves, the L'vi'im, and the foreigners, orphans and widows living among you. Deuteronomy 16:14
114 Positive To appear in the Sanctuary on the festivals "Three times a year all your men are to appear in the presence of Adonai your God in the place which he will choose - at the festival of matzah, at the festival of Shavu`ot and at the festival of Sukkot. They are not to show up before Adonai empty-handed, Deuteronomy 16:16
126 Negative Not to eat chametz after mid-day on the fourteenth of Nissan You are not to eat any hametz with it; for seven days you are to eat with it matzah, the bread of affliction; for you came out of the land of Egypt in haste. Thus you will remember the day you left the land of Egypt as long as you live. Deuteronomy 16:3
147 Positive To examine the marks in fowl, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean "You may eat any clean bird; Deuteronomy 14:11
154 Negative Not to eat of winged insects "All winged swarming creatures are unclean for you; they are not to be eaten Deuteronomy 14:19
156 Negative Not to eat the flesh of a beast that died of itself "You are not to eat any animal that dies naturally; although you may let a stranger staying with you eat it, or sell it to a foreigner; because you are a holy people for Adonai your God. "You are not to boil a young animal in its mother's milk. Deuteronomy 14:21
157 Positive To slay cattle, deer and fowl according to the laws of shechitah if their flesh is to be eaten If the place which Adonai your God chooses to place his name is too far away from you; then you are to slaughter animals from your cattle or sheep, which Adonai has given you; and eat on your own property, as much as you want. Deuteronomy 12:21
158 Negative Not to eat a limb removed from a living beast Just take care not to eat the blood, for the blood is the life, and you are not to eat the life with the meat. Deuteronomy 12:23
160 Negative Not to take the mother-bird with the young "If, as you are walking along, you happen to see a bird's nest in a tree or on the ground with chicks or eggs, and the mother bird is sitting on the chicks or the eggs, you are not to take the mother with the chicks. Deuteronomy 22:6
161 Positive To set the mother-bird free when taking the nest "If, as you are walking along, you happen to see a bird's nest in a tree or on the ground with chicks or eggs, and the mother bird is sitting on the chicks or the eggs, you are not to take the mother with the chicks. You must let the mother go, but you may take the chicks for yourself; so that things will go well with you, and you will prolong your life. Deuteronomy 22:6 - 7
169 Negative Not to eat or drink like a glutton or a drunkard (not to rebel against father or mother) " 'Do not eat anything with blood. Do not practice divination or fortune-telling.

and say to the leaders of his town, 'This son of ours is stubborn and rebellious, he doesn't pay attention to us, lives wildly, gets drunk.'

Leviticus 19:26 & Deuteronomy 21:20
172 Negative Not to borrow on interest (because this would cause the lender to sin) "You are not to lend at interest to your brother, no matter whether the loan is of money, food or anything else that can earn interest. Deuteronomy 23:20
176 Negative Not to take in pledge utensils used in preparing food "No one may take a mill or even an upper millstone as collateral for a loan, because that would be taking as collateral the debtor's very means of sustenance. Deuteronomy 24:6
177 Negative Not to exact a pledge from a debtor by force "When you make any kind of loan to your neighbor, you are not to enter his house to take his collateral. Deuteronomy 24:10
178 Negative Not to keep the pledge from its owner at the time when he needs it If he is poor, you are not to go to bed with what he gave as collateral in your possession; Deuteronomy 24:12
179 Positive To return a pledge to its owner rather, you must restore the pledged item at sunset; then he will go to sleep wearing his garment and bless you. This will be an upright deed of yours before Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 24:13
180 Negative Not to take a pledge from a widow "You are not to deprive the foreigner or the orphan of the justice which is his due, and you are not to take a widow's clothing as collateral for a loan. Deuteronomy 24:17
183 Negative Not to possess inaccurate measures and weights "You are not to have in your pack two sets of weights, one heavy, the other light. You are not to have in your house two sets of measures, one big, the other small. Deuteronomy 25:13 - 14
185 Positive That the hired laborer shall be permitted to eat of the produce he is reaping "When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat enough grapes to satisfy your appetite; but you are not to put any in your basket. When you enter your neighbor's field of growing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you are not to put a sickle to your neighbor's grain. Deuteronomy 23:25 - 26
186 Positive That the hired laborer shall not take more than he can eat "When you enter your neighbor's vineyard, you may eat enough grapes to satisfy your appetite; but you are not to put any in your basket. Deuteronomy 23:25
187 Negative That a hired laborer shall not eat produce that is not being harvested When you enter your neighbor's field of growing grain, you may pluck ears with your hand; but you are not to put a sickle to your neighbor's grain. Deuteronomy 23:26
188 Positive To pay wages to the hired man at the due time You are to pay him his wages the day he earns them, before sunset; for he is poor and looks forward to being paid. Otherwise he will cry out against you to Adonai, and it will be your sin. Deuteronomy 24:15
194 Negative Not to send away a Hebrew bondman servant empty handed, when he is freed from service Moreover, when you set him free, don't let him leave empty-handed; Deuteronomy 15:13
195 Positive To bestow liberal gifts upon the Hebrew bondsman (at the end of his term of service), and the same should be done to a Hebrew bondwoman but supply him generously from your flock, threshing-floor and winepress; from what Adonai your God has blessed you with, you are to give to him. Deuteronomy 15:14
200 Negative Not to surrender a slave, who has fled to the land of Israel, to his owner who lives outside the land "If a slave has escaped from his master and taken refuge with you, you are not to hand him back to his master. Deuteronomy 23:16
201 Negative Not to wrong such a slave Allow him to stay with you, in whichever place suits him best among your settlements; do not mistreat him. Deuteronomy 23:17
202 Negative Not to muzzle a beast, while it is working in produce which it can eat and enjoy "You are not to muzzle an ox when it is treading out the grain. Deuteronomy 25:4
203 Positive That a man should fulfill whatever he has uttered but if a vow passes your lips, you must take care to perform it according to what you voluntarily vowed to Adonai your God, what you promised in words spoken aloud. Deuteronomy 23:24
208 Positive To swear by His name truly You are to fear Adonai your God, serve him, cling to him and swear by his name. Deuteronomy 10:20
209 Negative Not to delay in fulfilling vows or bringing vowed or free-will offerings "When you make a vow to Adonai your God, you are not to delay in fulfilling it, for Adonai your God will certainly demand it of you, and your failure to do so will be your sin. Deuteronomy 23:22
217 Positive To release debts in the seventh year Here is how the sh'mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community \emdash he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai's time of remission has been proclaimed. Deuteronomy 15:2
218 Negative Not to demand return of a loan after the Sabbatical year has passed Here is how the sh'mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community \emdash he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai's time of remission has been proclaimed. Deuteronomy 15:2
219 Negative Not to refrain from making a loan to a poor man, because of the release of loans in the Sabbatical year Guard yourself against allowing your heart to entertain the mean-spirited thought that because the seventh year, the year of sh'mittah is at hand, you would be stingy toward your needy brother and not give him anything; for then he may cry out to Adonai against you, and it will be your sin. Deuteronomy 15:9
227 Positive To appoint judges and officers in every community of Israel "You are to appoint judges and officers for all your gates \cf1\i [in the cities]\cf0\i0 Adonai your God is giving you, tribe by tribe; and they are to judge the people with righteous judgment. Deuteronomy 16:18
228 Negative Not to appoint as a judge, a person who is not well versed in the laws of the Torah, even if he is expert in other branches of knowledge You are not to show favoritism when judging, but give equal attention to the small and to the great. No matter how a person presents himself, don't be afraid of him; because the decision is God's. The case that is too hard for you, bring to me and I will hear it.' Deuteronomy 1:17
244 Negative That the court shall not accept the testimony of a close relative of the defendant in matters of capital punishment "Fathers are not to be executed for the children, nor are children to be executed for the fathers; every person will be executed for his own sin. Deuteronomy 24:16
246 Positive To examine witnesses thoroughly then you are to investigate the matter, inquiring and searching diligently. If the rumor is true, if it is confirmed that such detestable things are being done among you, Deuteronomy 13:15
247 Negative Not to decide a case on the evidence of a single witness "One witness alone will not be sufficient to convict a person of any offense or sin of any kind; the matter will be established only if there are two or three witnesses testifying against him. Deuteronomy 19:15
255 Negative Not to be afraid of a bad man, when trying a case You are not to show favoritism when judging, but give equal attention to the small and to the great. No matter how a person presents himself, don't be afraid of him; because the decision is God's. The case that is too hard for you, bring to me and I will hear it.' Deuteronomy 1:17
257 Negative Not to pervert the judgment of strangers or orphans "You are not to deprive the foreigner or the orphan of the justice which is his due, and you are not to take a widow's clothing as collateral for a loan. Deuteronomy 24:17
261 Positive To accept the rulings of every Supreme Court in Israel In accordance with the Torah they teach you, you are to carry out the judgment they render, not turning aside to the right or the left from the verdict they declare to you. Deuteronomy 17:11
262 Negative Not to rebel against the orders of the Court In accordance with the Torah they teach you, you are to carry out the judgment they render, not turning aside to the right or the left from the verdict they declare to you. Deuteronomy 17:11
263 Positive To make a parapet for your roof "When you build a new house, you must build a low wall around your roof; otherwise someone may fall from it, and you will be responsible for his death. Deuteronomy 22:8
264 Negative Not to leave something that might cause hurt "When you build a new house, you must build a low wall around your roof; otherwise someone may fall from it, and you will be responsible for his death. Deuteronomy 22:8
265 Positive To save the pursued even at the cost of the life of the pursuer "If men are fighting with each other, and the wife of one comes up to help her husband get away from the man attacking him by grabbing the attacker's private parts with her hand, you are to cut off her hand; show no pity. Deuteronomy 25:11 - 12
266 Negative Not to spare a pursuer, but he is to be slain before he reaches the pursued and slays the latter, or uncovers his nakedness "If men are fighting with each other, and the wife of one comes up to help her husband get away from the man attacking him by grabbing the attacker's private parts with her hand, you are to cut off her hand; show no pity. Deuteronomy 25:11 - 12
270 Negative Not to remove landmarks (property boundaries) "You are not to move your neighbor's boundary marker from the place where people put it long ago, in the inheritance soon to be yours in the land Adonai your God is giving you to possess. Deuteronomy 19:14
273 Negative Never to settle in the land of Egypt However, he is not to acquire many horses for himself or have the people return to Egypt to obtain more horses, inasmuch as Adonai told you never to go back that way again. Deuteronomy 17:16
276 Positive To return lost property "You are not to watch your brother's ox or sheep straying and behave as if you hadn't seen it; you must bring it back to your brother. Deuteronomy 22:1
277 Negative Not to pretend not to have seen lost property, to avoid the obligation to return it You are to do the same with his donkey, his coat or anything else of your brother's that he loses. If you find something he lost, you must not ignore it. Deuteronomy 22:3
283 Negative Not to crave something that belongs to another " 'Do not covet your neighbor's wife; do not covet your neighbor's house, his field, his male or female slave, his ox, his donkey or anything that belongs to your neighbor.' Deuteronomy 5:18
288 Positive That the Court shall pass sentence of death by stoning you are to bring them both out to the gate of the city and stone them to death - the girl because she didn't cry out for help, there in the city, and the man because he has humiliated his neighbor's wife. In this way you will put an end to such wickedness among you. Deuteronomy 22:24
289 Positive To hang the dead body of one who has incurred that penalty "If someone has committed a capital crime and is put to death, then hung on a tree, Deuteronomy 21:22
290 Positive That the dead body of an executed criminal shall not remain hanging on the tree over night his body is not to remain all night on the tree, but you must bury him the same day, because a person who has been hanged has been cursed by God - so that you will not defile your land, which Adonai your God is giving you to inherit. Deuteronomy 21:23
291 Negative To inter the executed on the day of execution his body is not to remain all night on the tree, but you must bury him the same day, because a person who has been hanged has been cursed by God - so that you will not defile your land, which Adonai your God is giving you to inherit. Deuteronomy 21:23
294 Positive To establish six cities of refuge (for those who committed accidental homicide) Divide the territory of your land, which Adonai your God is having you inherit, into three parts; and prepare the roads, so that any killer can flee to these cities. Deuteronomy 19:3
296 Positive To decapitate the heifer in the manner prescribed (in expiation of a murder on the road, the perpetrator of which remained undiscovered) The leaders of that town are to bring the heifer down to a vadi with a stream in it that never dries up, to a place that is neither plowed nor sown; and they are to break the cow's neck there in the vadi. Deuteronomy 21:4
297 Negative Not to plow nor sow the rough valley (in which a heifer's neck was broken) The leaders of that town are to bring the heifer down to a vadi with a stream in it that never dries up, to a place that is neither plowed nor sown; and they are to break the cow's neck there in the vadi. Deuteronomy 21:4
301 Positive That the violator (of an unbetrothed virgin) shall marry her "If a man comes upon a girl who is a virgin but who is not engaged, and he grabs her and has sexual relations with her, and they are caught in the act, then the man who had intercourse with her must give to the girl's father one-and-a-quarter pounds of silver shekels, and she will become his wife, because he humiliated her; he may not divorce her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:28 - 29
302 Positive That one who has raped a damsel and has then (in accordance with the law) married her, may not divorce her then the man who had intercourse with her must give to the girl's father one-and-a-quarter pounds of silver shekels, and she will become his wife, because he humiliated her; he may not divorce her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:29
304 Positive To punish the wicked by the infliction of stripes then, if the wicked one deserves to be flogged, the judge is to have him lie down and be flogged in his presence. The number of strokes is to be proportionate to his offense; Deuteronomy 25:2
305 Negative Not to exceed the statutory number of stripes laid on one who has incurred that punishment but the maximum number is forty. He is not to exceed this; if he goes over this limit and beats him more than this, your brother will be humiliated before your eyes. Deuteronomy 25:3
306 Negative Not to spare the offender, in imposing the prescribed penalties on one who has caused damage You are not to pity him. Rather, you must put an end to the shedding of innocent blood in Isra'el. Then things will go well with you. Deuteronomy 19:13
307 Positive To do unto false witnesses as they had purposed to do (to the accused) you are to do to him what he intended to do to his brother. In this way, you will put an end to such wickedness among you. Deuteronomy 19:19
308 Negative Not to punish any one who has committed an offense under duress You will do nothing to the girl, because she has done nothing deserving of death. The situation is like the case of the man who attacks his neighbor and kills him. Deuteronomy 22:26
309 Positive To heed the call of every prophet in each generation, provided that he neither adds to, nor takes away from the Torah "Adonai will raise up for you a prophet like me from among yourselves, from your own kinsmen. You are to pay attention to him, Deuteronomy 18:15
310 Negative Not to prophesy falsely " 'But if a prophet presumptuously speaks a word in my name which I didn't order him to say, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, then that prophet must die.' Deuteronomy 18:20
311 Negative Not to refrain from putting a false prophet to death nor to be in fear of him When a prophet speaks in the name of Adonai, and the prediction does not come true that is, the word is not fulfilled then Adonai did not speak that word. The prophet who said it spoke presumptuously; you have nothing to fear from him. Deuteronomy 18:22
315 Negative Not to use the ornament of any object of idolatrous worship You are to burn up completely the carved statues of their gods. Don't be greedy for the silver or gold on them; don't take it with you, or you will be trapped by it; for it is abhorrent to Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 7:25
316 Negative Not to make use of an idol or its accessory objects, offerings, or libations Don't bring something abhorrent into your house, or you will share in the curse that is on it; instead, you are to detest it completely, loathe it utterly; for it is set apart for destruction. Deuteronomy 7:26
317 Negative Not to drink wine of idolaters Who ate the fat of their sacrifices and drank the wine of their drink offering? Let him get up and help you, let him protect you! Deuteronomy 32:38
320 Negative Not to prophesy in the name of an idol "Pay attention to everything I have said to you; do not invoke the names of other gods or even let them be heard crossing your lips.

" 'But if a prophet presumptuously speaks a word in my name which I didn't order him to say, or if he speaks in the name of other gods, then that prophet must die.'

Exodus 23:13; Deuteronomy 18:20
321 Negative Not to hearken to one who prophesies in the name of an idol you are not to listen to what that prophet or dreamer says. For Adonai your God is testing you, in order to find out whether you really do love Adonai your God with all your heart and being. Deuteronomy 13:4
323 Negative Not to entice an Israelite to idolatry Then all Isra'el will hear about it and be afraid, so that they will stop doing such wickedness as this among themselves. Deuteronomy 13:12
324 Positive To destroy idolatry and its appurtenances You must destroy all the places where the nations you are dispossessing served their gods, whether on high mountains, on hills, or under some leafy tree. Break down their altars, smash their standing-stones to pieces, burn up their sacred poles completely and cut down the carved images of their gods. Exterminate their name from that place. Deuteronomy 12:2 - 3
325 Negative Not to love the enticer to idolatry you are not to consent, and you are not to listen to him; and you must not pity him or spare him; and you may not conceal him. Deuteronomy 13:9
326 Negative Not to give up hating the enticer to idolatry you are not to consent, and you are not to listen to him; and you must not pity him or spare him; and you may not conceal him. Deuteronomy 13:9
327 Negative Not to save the enticer from capital punishment, but to stand by at his execution you are not to consent, and you are not to listen to him; and you must not pity him or spare him; and you may not conceal him. Deuteronomy 13:9
328 Positive A person whom he attempted to entice to idolatry shall not urge pleas for the acquittal of the enticer you are not to consent, and you are not to listen to him; and you must not pity him or spare him; and you may not conceal him. Deuteronomy 13:9
329 Positive A person whom he attempted to entice shall not refrain from giving evidence of the enticer's guilt, if he has such evidence you are not to consent, and you are not to listen to him; and you must not pity him or spare him; and you may not conceal him. Deuteronomy 13:9
339 Negative Not to practice kisuf (magic using herbs, stones and objects that people use) There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through fire, a diviner, a soothsayer, an enchanter, a sorcerer, Deuteronomy 18:10
340 Negative Not to practice kessem (a general term for magical practices) There must not be found among you anyone who makes his son or daughter pass through fire, a diviner, a soothsayer, an enchanter, a sorcerer, Deuteronomy 18:10
341 Negative Not to practice the art of a chover chaver (casting spells over snakes and scorpions) a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer. Deuteronomy 18:11
342 Negative Not to enquire of an ob (a ghost) a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer. Deuteronomy 18:11
343 Negative Not to seek the maytim (dead) a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer. Deuteronomy 18:11
344 Negative Not to enquire of a yid'oni (wizard) a spell-caster, a consulter of ghosts or spirits, or a necromancer. Deuteronomy 18:11
347 Negative Not to cut oneself or make incisions in one's flesh in grief, like the idolaters Don't cut gashes in your flesh when someone dies or tattoo yourselves; I am Adonai.

"You are the people of Adonai your God. You are not to gash yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead,

Leviticus 19:28; Deuteronomy 14:1
349 Negative Not to make a bald spot for the dead "You are the people of Adonai your God. You are not to gash yourselves or shave the hair above your foreheads in mourning for the dead, Deuteronomy 14:1
350 Negative Not to plant a tree for worship "You are not to plant any sort of tree as a sacred pole beside the altar of Adonai your God that you will make for yourselves. Deuteronomy 16:21
351 Negative Not to set up a pillar (for worship) Likewise, do not set up a standing-stone; Adonai your God hates such things. Deuteronomy 16:22
352 Negative Not to show favor to idolaters When he does this, when Adonai your God hands them over ahead of you, and you defeat them, you are to destroy them completely! Do not make any covenant with them. Show them no mercy. Deuteronomy 7:2
353 Negative Not to make a covenant with the seven (Canaanite, idolatrous) nations You are not to make a covenant with them or with their gods.

When he does this, when Adonai your God hands them over ahead of you, and you defeat them, you are to destroy them completely! Do not make any covenant with them. Show them no mercy.

Exodus 23:32; Deuteronomy 7:2
355 Positive To slay the inhabitants of a city that has become idolatrous and burn that city you must put the inhabitants of that city to death with the sword, destroying it completely with the sword, everything in it, including its livestock. Heap all its spoils in an open space, and burn the city with its spoils to the ground for Adonai your God; it will remain a tel forever and not be built again Deuteronomy 13:16 - 17
356 Negative Not to rebuild a city that has been led astray to idolatry Heap all its spoils in an open space, and burn the city with its spoils to the ground for Adonai your God; it will remain a tel forever and not be built again Deuteronomy 13:17
357 Negative Not to make use of the property of city that has been so led astray none of what has been set apart for destruction is to stay in your hands. Then Adonai will turn from his fierce anger and show you mercy, have compassion on you and increase your numbers, as he swore to your ancestors Deuteronomy 13:18
362 Negative Not to sow grain or herbs in a vineyard "You are not to sow two kinds of seed between your rows of vines; if you do, both the two harvested crops and the yield from the vines must be forfeited. Deuteronomy 22:9
363 Negative Not to eat the produce of diverse seeds sown in a vineyard "You are not to sow two kinds of seed between your rows of vines; if you do, both the two harvested crops and the yield from the vines must be forfeited. Deuteronomy 22:9
364 Negative Not to work with beasts of different species, yoked together You are not to plow with an ox and a donkey together. Deuteronomy 22:10
365 Positive That a man shall not wear women's clothing "A woman is not to wear men's clothing, and a man is not to put on women's clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 22:5
366 Positive That a woman should not wear men's clothing "A woman is not to wear men's clothing, and a man is not to put on women's clothing, for whoever does these things is detestable to Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 22:5
367 Negative Not to wear garments made of wool and linen mixed together You are not to wear clothing woven with two kinds of thread, wool and linen together. Deuteronomy 22:11
399 Positive That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any portion of territory in the land (of Israel) The cohanim, who are L'vi'im, and indeed the whole tribe of Levi, is not to have a share or an inheritance with Isra'el. Instead, their support will come from the food offered by fire to Adonai and from whatever else becomes his. Deuteronomy 18:1
400 Positive That none of the tribe of Levi shall take any share of the spoil (at the conquest of the Promised Land) The cohanim, who are L'vi'im, and indeed the whole tribe of Levi, is not to have a share or an inheritance with Isra'el. Instead, their support will come from the food offered by fire to Adonai and from whatever else becomes his. Deuteronomy 18:1
401 Positive That the cohanim shall serve in the Sanctuary in divisions, but on festivals, they all serve together "If a Levi from one of your towns anywhere in Isra'el where he is living comes, highly motivated, to the place which Adonai will choose, then he will serve there in the name of Adonai his God, just like his kinsmen the L'vi'im who stand and serve in the presence of Adonai. Such a Levi will receive the same share as they do, in addition to what he may receive from selling his inherited ancestral property. Deuteronomy 18:6 - 8
413 Negative Not to eat the second tithe of cereals outside Jerusalem "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai] , or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
414 Negative Not to consume the second tithe of the vintage outside of Jerusalem "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai] , or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
415 Negative Not to consume the second tithe of the oil outside of Jerusalem "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai] , or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
416 Negative Not to forsake the Levites; but their gifts (dues) should be given to them, so that they might rejoice therewith on each and every festival. As long as you are living on your property, take care not to abandon the Levi. Deuteronomy 12:19
417 Positive To set apart the second tithe in the first, second, fourth and fifth years of the sabbatical cycle to be eaten by its owner in Jerusalem "Every year you must take one tenth of everything your seed produces in the field, Deuteronomy 14:22
418 Positive To set apart the second tithe in the third and sixth year of the sabbatical cycle for the poor At the end of every three years you are to take all the tenths of your produce from that year and store it in your towns. Then the Levi, because he has no share or inheritance like yours, along with the foreigner, the orphan and the widow living in your towns, will come, eat and be satisfied - so that Adonai your God will bless you in everything your hands produce. Deuteronomy 14:28 - 29
419 Positive To give the cohen the due portions of the carcass of cattle "The cohanim will have the right to receive from the people, from those offering a sacrifice, whether ox or sheep, the shoulder, the jowls and the stomach. Deuteronomy 18:3
420 Positive To give the first of the fleece to the cohen You will also give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep. Deuteronomy 18:4
421 Positive To set apart t'rumah g'dolah (the great heave-offering, that is, a small portion of the grain, wine and oil) for the cohen You will also give him the firstfruits of your grain, new wine and olive oil, and the first of the fleece of your sheep. Deuteronomy 18:4
422 Negative Not to expend the proceeds of the second tithe on anything but food and drink I haven't eaten any of this food when mourning, I haven't put any of it aside when unclean, nor have I given any of it for the dead. I have listened to what Adonai my God has said, and I have done everything you ordered me to do. Deuteronomy 26:14
423 Negative Not to eat the Second Tithe, even in Jerusalem, in a state of uncleanness, until the tithe had been redeemed I haven't eaten any of this food when mourning, I haven't put any of it aside when unclean, nor have I given any of it for the dead. I have listened to what Adonai my God has said, and I have done everything you ordered me to do. Deuteronomy 26:14
424 Negative Not to eat the Second Tithe, when mourning I haven't eaten any of this food when mourning, I haven't put any of it aside when unclean, nor have I given any of it for the dead. I have listened to what Adonai my God has said, and I have done everything you ordered me to do. Deuteronomy 26:14
425 Positive To make the declaration, when bringing the second tithe to the Sanctuary you are to say, in the presence of Adonai your God, 'I have rid my house of the things set aside for God and given them to the Levi, the foreigner, the orphan and the widow, in keeping with every one of the mitzvot you gave me. I haven't disobeyed any of your mitzvot or forgotten them. Deuteronomy 26:13
458 Negative Not to destroy anything of the Sanctuary, of synagogues, or of houses of study, nor erase the holy names (of G-d); nor may sacred scriptures be destroyed You must destroy all the places where the nations you are dispossessing served their gods, whether on high mountains, on hills, or under some leafy tree. Break down their altars, smash their standing-stones to pieces, burn up their sacred poles completely and cut down the carved images of their gods. Exterminate their name from that place. "But you are not to treat Adonai your God this way. Deuteronomy 12:2 - 4
459 Positive To sanctify the firstling of clean cattle and offer it up "Set aside for me all the firstborn. Whatever is first from the womb among the people of Isra'el, both of humans and of animals, belongs to me."

"All the firstborn males in your herd of cattle and in your flock you are to set aside for Adonai your God; you are not to do any work with a firstborn from your herd or shear a firstborn sheep.

Exodus 13:2; Deuteronomy 15:19
544 Positive To bring all offerings, whether obligatory or freewill, on the first festival after these were incurred Rather, you are to come to the place where Adonai your God will put his name. He will choose it from all your tribes; and you will seek out that place, which is where he will live, and go there. You will bring there your burnt offerings, your sacrifices, your tenths [that you set aside for Adonai] , the offerings that you give, the offerings you have vowed, your voluntary offerings, and the firstborn of your cattle and sheep. Deuteronomy 12:5 - 6
545 Negative Not to offer up sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) "Be careful not to offer your burnt offerings just anywhere you see, Deuteronomy 12:13
546 Positive To offer all sacrifices in the Sanctuary but do it in the place Adonai will choose in one of your tribal territories; there is where you are to offer your burnt offerings and do everything I order you to do. Deuteronomy 12:14
547 Positive To redeem cattle set apart for sacrifices that contracted disqualifying blemishes, after which they may be eaten by anyone. However, you may slaughter and eat meat wherever you live and whenever you want, in keeping with the degree to which Adonai your God has blessed you. The unclean and the clean may eat it, as if it were gazelle or deer. Deuteronomy 12:15
548 Negative Not to eat of the unblemished firstling outside Jerusalem "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai], or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
549 Negative Not to eat the flesh of the burnt-offering "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai], or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
550 Negative That the kohanim shall not eat the flesh of the sin-offering or guilt-offering outside the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai], or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
551 Negative Not to eat of the flesh of the sacrifices that are holy in a minor degree, before the blood has been sprinkled (on the altar), "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai], or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
552 Negative That the kohein shall not eat the first-fruits before they are set down in the Courtyard (of the Sanctuary) "You are not to eat on your own property the tenth of your grain, new wine or olive oil [that you set aside for Adonai], or the firstborn of your cattle or sheep, or any offering you have vowed, or your voluntary offering, or the offering from your hand. Deuteronomy 12:17
553 Positive To take trouble to bring sacrifices to the Sanctuary from places outside the land of Israel Only the things set aside for God which you have, and the vows you have vowed to make, you must take and go to the place which Adonai will choose. Deuteronomy 12:26
554 Negative Not to eat the flesh of beasts set apart as sacrifices, that have been rendered unfit to be offered up by deliberately inflicted blemish "You are not to eat anything disgusting. Deuteronomy 14:3
555 Negative Not to do work with cattle set apart for sacrifice "All the firstborn males in your herd of cattle and in your flock you are to set aside for Adonai your God; you are not to do any work with a firstborn from your herd or shear a firstborn sheep. Deuteronomy 15:19
556 Negative Not to shear beasts set apart for sacrifice "All the firstborn males in your herd of cattle and in your flock you are to set aside for Adonai your God; you are not to do any work with a firstborn from your herd or shear a firstborn sheep. Deuteronomy 15:19
557 Negative Not to leave any portion of the festival offering brought on the fourteenth of Nissan unto the third day No leaven is to be seen with you anywhere in your territory for seven days. None of the meat from your sacrifice on the first day in the evening is to remain all night until morning. Deuteronomy 16:4
558 Negative Not to offer up a beast that has a temporary blemish "You are not to sacrifice to Adonai your God a cow or sheep that has a defect or anything wrong with it; that would be an abomination to Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 17:1
559 Negative Not to bring sacrifices out of the hire of a harlot or price of a dog Nothing earned through heterosexual or homosexual prostitution is to be brought into the house of Adonai your God in fulfillment of any vow, for both of these are abhorrent to Adonai your God. Deuteronomy 23:19
560 Positive To read the portion prescribed on bringing the first fruits "Then, in the presence of Adonai your God, you are to say, 'My ancestor was a nomad from Aram. He went down into Egypt few in number and stayed. There he became a great, strong, populous nation. But the Egyptians treated us badly; they oppressed us and imposed harsh slavery on us. So we cried out to Adonai, the God of our ancestors. Adonai heard us and saw our misery, toil and oppression; and Adonai brought us out of Egypt with a strong hand and a stretched-out arm, with great terror, and with signs and wonders. Now he has brought us to this place and given us this land, a land flowing with milk and honey. Therefore, as you see, I have now brought the firstfruits of the land which you, Adonai, have given me.' You are then to put the basket down before Adonai your God, prostrate yourself before Adonai your God, Deuteronomy 26:5 - 10
581 Negative Not to pluck out the marks of leprosy "When there is an outbreak of tzara`at, be careful to observe and do just what the cohanim, who are L'vi'im, teach you. Take care to do as I ordered them. Deuteronomy 24:8
582 Positive To appoint a king In that event, you must appoint as king the one whom Adonai your God will choose. He must be one of your kinsmen, this king you appoint over you - you are forbidden to appoint a foreigner over you who is not your kinsman. Deuteronomy 17:15
583 Negative Not to appoint as ruler over Israel, one who comes from non-Israelites In that event, you must appoint as king the one whom Adonai your God will choose. He must be one of your kinsmen, this king you appoint over you - you are forbidden to appoint a foreigner over you who is not your kinsman. Deuteronomy 17:15
584 Negative That the King shall not acquire an excessive number of horses However, he is not to acquire many horses for himself or have the people return to Egypt to obtain more horses, inasmuch as Adonai told you never to go back that way again. Deuteronomy 17:16
585 Negative That the King shall not take an excessive number of wives Likewise, he is not to acquire many wives for himself, so that his heart will not turn away; and he is not to acquire excessive quantities of silver and gold. Deuteronomy 17:17
586 Negative That he shall not accumulate an excessive quantity of gold and silver Likewise, he is not to acquire many wives for himself, so that his heart will not turn away; and he is not to acquire excessive quantities of silver and gold. Deuteronomy 17:17
587 Positive That the King shall write a scroll of the Torah for himself, in addition to the one that every person should write, so that he writes two scrolls "When he has come to occupy the throne of his kingdom, he is to write a copy of this Torah for himself in a scroll, from the one the cohanim and L'vi'im use. It is to remain with him, and he is to read in it every day, as long as he lives; so that he will learn to fear Adonai his God and keep all the words of this Torah and these laws and obey them; so that he will not think he is better than his kinsmen; and so that he will not turn aside either to the right or to the left from the mitzvah. In this way he will prolong his own reign and that of his children in Isra'el. Deuteronomy 17:18 - 20
598 Negative That those engaged in warfare shall not fear their enemies nor be panic-stricken by them during battle Don't be afraid of them, because Adonai your God will fight on your behalf.'

You are not to be frightened of them, because Adonai your God is there with you, a God great and fearsome.

He should tell them, 'Listen, Isra'el! You are about to do battle against your enemies. Don't be fainthearted or afraid; don't be alarmed or frightened by them;

Deuteronomy 3:22; 7:21; 20:3
599 Positive To anoint a special cohen (to speak to the soldiers) in a war When you are about to go into battle, the cohen is to come forward and address the people. Deuteronomy 20:2
600 Positive In a permissive war (as distinguished from obligatory ones), to observe the procedure prescribed in the Torah When you advance on a town to attack it, first offer it terms for peace. Deuteronomy 20:10
601 Negative Not to keep alive any individual of the seven Canaanite nations As for the towns of these peoples, which Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance, you are not to allow anything that breathes to live. Deuteronomy 20:16
602 Positive To exterminate the seven Canaanite nations from the land of Israel Rather you must destroy them completely - the Hitti, the Emori, the Kena`ani, the P'rizi, the Hivi and the Y'vusi - as Adonai your God has ordered you; Deuteronomy 20:17
603 Negative Not to destroy fruit trees (wantonly or in warfare) When, in making war against a town in order to capture it, you lay siege to it for a long time, you are not to destroy its trees, cutting them down with an axe. You can eat their fruit, so don't cut them down. After all, are the trees in the field human beings, so that you have to besiege them too? However, if you know that certain trees provide no food, you may destroy them and cut them down, in order to build siege-works against the town making war with you, until it falls. Deuteronomy 20:19 - 20
604 Positive To deal with a beautiful woman taken captive in war in the manner prescribed in the Torah "When you go out to war against your enemies, and Adonai your God hands them over to you, and you take prisoners, and you see among the prisoners a woman who looks good to you, and you feel attracted to her and want her as your wife; you are to bring her home to your house, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails and remove her prison clothing. She will stay there in your house, mourning her father and mother for a full month; after which you may go in to have sexual relations with her and be her husband, and she will be your wife. In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her. Deuteronomy 21:10 - 14
605 Negative Not to sell a beautiful woman, (taken captive in war) In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her. Deuteronomy 21:14
606 Negative Not to degrade a beautiful woman (taken captive in war) to the condition of a bondwoman In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her. Deuteronomy 21:14
607 Negative Not to offer peace to the Ammonites and the Moabites before waging war on them, as should be done to other nations "No `Amoni or Mo'avi may enter the assembly of Adonai, nor may any of his descendants down to the tenth generation ever enter the assembly of Adonai, because they did not supply you with food and water when you were on the road after leaving Egypt, and because they hired Bil`am the son of B`or from P'tor in Aram-Naharayim to put a curse on you. But Adonai your God would not listen to Bil`am; rather, Adonai your God turned the curse into a blessing for you; because Adonai your God loved you. So you are never to seek their peace or well being, as long as you live. Deuteronomy 23:4 - 7
608 Negative That anyone who is unclean shall not enter the Camp of the Levites If there is a man among you who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp; he is not to enter the camp. Deuteronomy 23:11
609 Positive To have a place outside the camp for sanitary purposes Also you are to have an area outside the camp to use as a latrine. Deuteronomy 23:13
610 Positive To keep that place sanitary You must include a trowel with your equipment, and when you relieve yourself, you are to dig a hole first and afterwards cover your excrement. For Adonai your God moves about in your camp to rescue you and to hand over your enemies to you. Therefore your camp must be a holy place. [Adonai] should not see anything indecent among you, or he will turn away from you. Deuteronomy 23:14 - 15
611 Positive Always to remember what Amalek did "Remember what `Amalek did to you on the road as you were coming out of Egypt Deuteronomy 25:17
612 Negative That the evil done to us by Amalek shall not be forgotten Therefore, when Adonai your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of `Amalek from under heaven. Don't forget! Deuteronomy 25:19
613 Positive To destroy the seed of Amalek Therefore, when Adonai your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of `Amalek from under heaven. Don't forget! Deuteronomy 25:19

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