613 Mitzvot Listed by Book: Genesis
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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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|
|17||Positive||To circumcise the male offspring||Generation after generation, every
male among you who is eight days old is to be
circumcised, including slaves born within your household
and those bought from a foreigner not descended from you.
On the eighth day, the baby's foreskin is to be circumcised.
Note: Non-Jewish males are not required to be circumcised as part of the New Covenant (Acts 15 and Galatians 5). Circumcision for Jewish males is still valid, whether the parents are believers in Messiah or not.
|Genesis 17:12 & Leviticus 12:3|
|63||Positive||To be fruitful and multiply||God blessed them: God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth."||Genesis 1:28|
|165||Negative||Not to eat the of the thigh-vein which shrank||This is why, to this day, the people of Isra'el do not eat the thigh muscle that passes along the hip socket \emdash because the man struck Ya`akov's hip at its socket.||Genesis 32:33|
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