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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: Leviticus

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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
3 Positive The Penalty is death ...and whoever blasphemes the name of Adonai must be put to death; the entire community must stone him. The foreigner as well as the citizen is to be put to death if he blasphemes the Name. Leviticus 24:16
4 Positive To hallow G-d's name You are not to profane my holy name; on the contrary,... Leviticus 22:32
5 Negative Not to profane G-d's name I am to be regarded as holy among the people of Isra'el; I am Adonai, who makes you holy, Leviticus 22:32
11 Positive To honor the old and the wise " 'Stand up in the presence of a person with gray hair, show respect for the old; you are to fear your God; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:32
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.

Genesis 17:12 & Leviticus 12:3
25 Negative Not to lay down a stone for worship " 'You are not to make yourselves any idols, erect a carved statue or a standing-stone, or place any carved stone anywhere in your land in order to bow down to it. I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 26:1
26 Positive To love all human beings who are of the covenant Don't take vengeance on or bear a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:18
27 Negative Not to stand by idly when a human life is in danger " 'Do not go around spreading slander among your people, but also don't stand idly by when your neighbor's life is at stake; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:16
28 Negative Not to wrong any one in speech Thus you are not to take advantage of each other, but you are to fear your God; for I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 25:17
29 Negative Not to carry tales " 'Do not go around spreading slander among your people, but also don't stand idly by when your neighbor's life is at stake; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:16
30 Negative Not to cherish hatred in one's heart " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart, but rebuke your neighbor frankly, so that you won't carry sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17
31 Negative Not to take revenge Don't take vengeance on or bear a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:18
32 Negative Not to bear a grudge Don't take vengeance on or bear a grudge against any of your people; rather, love your neighbor as yourself; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:18
33 Negative Not to put any Jew to shame " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart, but rebuke your neighbor frankly, so that you won't carry sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17
34 Negative Not to curse any other Israelite " 'Do not speak a curse against a deaf person or place an obstacle in the way of a blind person; rather, fear your God; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:14
35 Negative Not to give occasion to the simple-minded to stumble on the road " 'Do not speak a curse against a deaf person or place an obstacle in the way of a blind person; rather, fear your God; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:14
36 Positive To rebuke the sinner " 'Do not hate your brother in your heart, but rebuke your neighbor frankly, so that you won't carry sin because of him. Leviticus 19:17
41 Negative Not to reap the entire field " 'When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters.

" 'When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to the corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters; leave them for the poor and the foreigner; I am Adonai your God.' "

Leviticus 19:9; 23:22
42 Positive To leave the unreaped corner of the field or orchard for the poor " 'When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters. Leviticus 19:9
43 Negative Not to gather gleanings " 'When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters. Leviticus 19:9
44 Positive To leave the gleanings for the poor " 'When you harvest the ripe crops produced in your land, don't harvest all the way to corners of your field, and don't gather the ears of grain left by the harvesters. Leviticus 19:9
45 Negative Not to gather ol'loth (the imperfect clusters) of the vineyard 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. Leviticus 19:10
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
47 Negative Not to gather the peret (grapes) that have fallen to the ground 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. Leviticus 19:10
48 Positive To leave peret (the single grapes) 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. Leviticus 19:10
62 Positive To reverently fear father and mother " 'Every one of you is to revere his father and mother, and you are to keep my Shabbats; I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 19:3
82 Negative Not to indulge in familiarities with relatives, such as kissing, embracing, winking, skipping, which may lead to incest 'None of you is to approach anyone who is a close relative in order to have sexual relations; I am Adonai. Leviticus 18:6
83 Negative Not to commit incest with one's mother You are not to have sexual relations with your father, and you are not to have sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother \emdash do not have sexual relations with her. Leviticus 18:7
84 Negative Not to commit sodomy with one's father You are not to have sexual relations with your father, and you are not to have sexual relations with your mother. She is your mother \emdash do not have sexual relations with her. Leviticus 18:7
85 Negative Not to commit incest with one's father's wife You are not to have sexual relations with your father's wife; that is your father's prerogative. Leviticus 18:8
86 Negative Not to commit incest with one's sister You are not to have sexual relations with your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere. Do not have sexual relations with them. Leviticus 18:9
87 Negative Not to commit incest with one's father's wife's daughter You are not to have sexual relations with your sister, the daughter of your father or the daughter of your mother, whether born at home or elsewhere. Do not have sexual relations with them. Leviticus 18:9
88 Negative Not to commit incest with one's son's daughter You are not to have sexual relations with your son's daughter or with your daughter's daughter. Do not have sexual relations with them, because their sexual disgrace will be your own. Leviticus 18:10
89 Negative Not to commit incest with one's daughter's daughter You are not to have sexual relations with your son's daughter or with your daughter's daughter. Do not have sexual relations with them, because their sexual disgrace will be your own. Leviticus 18:10
90 Negative Not to commit incest with one's daughter You are not to have sexual relations with your father's wife's daughter, born to your father, because she is your sister; do not have sexual relations with her. Leviticus 18:11
91 Negative Not to commit incest with one's fathers sister You are not to have sexual relations with your father's sister, because she is your father's close relative. Leviticus 18:12
92 Negative Not to commit incest with one's mother's sister You are not to have sexual relations with your mother's sister, because she is your mother's close relative. Leviticus 18:13
93 Negative Not to commit incest with one's father's brothers wife You are not to disgrace your father's brother by having sexual relations with his wife, because she is your aunt. Leviticus 18:14
94 Negative Not to commit sodomy with one's father's brother You are not to disgrace your father's brother by having sexual relations with his wife, because she is your aunt. Leviticus 18:14
95 Negative Not to commit incest with one's son's wife You are not to have sexual relations with your daughter-in-law; because she is your son's wife. Do not have sexual relations with her. Leviticus 18:15
96 Negative Not to commit incest with one's brother's wife You are not to have sexual relations with your brother's wife, because this is your brother's prerogative. Leviticus 18:16
97 Negative Not to commit incest with one's wife's daughter " 'You are not to have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter, nor are you to have sexual relations with her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are close relatives of hers, and it would be shameful. Leviticus 18:17
98 Negative Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's son " 'You are not to have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter, nor are you to have sexual relations with her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are close relatives of hers, and it would be shameful. Leviticus 18:17
99 Negative Not to commit incest with the daughter of one's wife's daughter " 'You are not to have sexual relations with both a woman and her daughter, nor are you to have sexual relations with her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter; they are close relatives of hers, and it would be shameful. Leviticus 18:17
100 Negative Not to commit incest with one's wife's sister You are not to take a woman to be a rival with her sister and have sexual relations with her while her sister is still alive. Leviticus 18:18
101 Negative Not to have intercourse with a woman, in her menstrual period You are not to approach a woman in order to have sexual relations with her when she is unclean from her time of niddah. Leviticus 18:19
102 Negative Not to have intercourse with another man's wife You are not to go to bed with your neighbor's wife and thus become unclean with her. Leviticus 18:20
103 Negative Not to commit sodomy with a male " 'You are not to go to bed with a man as with a woman; it is an abomination. Leviticus 18:22
104 Negative Not to have intercourse with a beast 'You are not to have sexual relations with any kind of animal and thus become unclean with it; nor is any woman to present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; it is perversion. Leviticus 18:23
105 Negative That a woman shall not have intercourse with a beast 'You are not to have sexual relations with any kind of animal and thus become unclean with it; nor is any woman to present herself to an animal to have sexual relations with it; it is perversion. Leviticus 18:23
106 Negative Not to castrate the male of any species; neither a man, nor a domestic or wild beast, nor a fowl An animal with bruised, crushed, torn or cut genitals you are not to offer to Adonai. You are not to do these things in your land, Leviticus 22:24
116 Positive To rest on the first day of Passover On the first and seventh days, you are to have an assembly set aside for God. On these days no work is to be done, except what each must do to prepare his food; you may do only that.

On the first day you are to have a holy convocation; don't do any kind of ordinary work.

Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:7
117 Negative Not to do work on the first day of Passover On the first and seventh days, you are to have an assembly set aside for God. On these days no work is to be done, except what each must do to prepare his food; you may do only that.

On the fifteenth day of the same month is the festival of matzah; for seven days you are to eat matzah. On the first day you are to have a holy convocation; don't do any kind of ordinary work.

Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:6 - 7
118 Positive To rest on the seventh day of Passover On the first and seventh days, you are to have an assembly set aside for God. On these days no work is to be done, except what each must do to prepare his food; you may do only that.

Bring an offering made by fire to Adonai for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work.' "

Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:8
119 Negative Not to do work on the seventh day of Passover On the first and seventh days, you are to have an assembly set aside for God. On these days no work is to be done, except what each must do to prepare his food; you may do only that.

Bring an offering made by fire to Adonai for seven days. On the seventh day is a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work.' "

Exodus 12:16; Leviticus 23:8
127 Positive To count forty-nine days from the time of the cutting of the Omer (first sheaves of the barley harvest) " 'From the day after the day of rest \emdash that is, from the day you bring the sheaf for waving \emdash you are to count seven full weeks, Leviticus 23:15
128 Positive To rest on Shavu'ot On the same day, you are to call a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:21
129 Negative Not to do work on the Shavu'ot On the same day, you are to call a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:21
130 Positive To rest on Rosh Hashanah Tell the people of Isra'el, 'In the seventh month, the first of the month is to be for you a day of complete rest for remembering, a holy convocation announced with blasts on the shofar. Leviticus 23:24
131 Negative Not to do work on Rosh Hashanah Do not do any kind of ordinary work, and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai.' " Leviticus 23:25
133 Positive To fast on Yom Kippur "The tenth day of this seventh month is Yom-Kippur; you are to have a holy convocation, you are to deny yourselves, and you are to bring an offering made by fire to Adonai. Leviticus 23:27
134 Negative Not to eat or drink on Yom Kippur Anyone who does not deny himself on that day is to be cut off from his people; Leviticus 23:29
135 Negative Not to do work on Yom Kippur You are not to do any kind of work; it is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:31
136 Positive To rest on the Yom Kippur It will be for you a Shabbat of complete rest, and you are to deny yourselves; you are to rest on your Shabbat from evening the ninth day of the month until the following evening." Leviticus 23:32
137 Positive To rest on the first day of Sukkot On the first day there is to be a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work. Leviticus 23:35
138 Negative Not to do work on the first day of Sukkot On the first day there is to be a holy convocation; do not do any kind of ordinary work. Leviticus 23:35
139 Positive To rest on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret) For seven days you are to bring an offering made by fire to Adonai; on the eighth day you are to have a holy convocation and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai ; it is a day of public assembly; do not do any kind of ordinary work. Leviticus 23:36
140 Negative Not to do work on the eighth day of Sukkot (Shemini Atzeret) For seven days you are to bring an offering made by fire to Adonai; on the eighth day you are to have a holy convocation and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai ; it is a day of public assembly; do not do any kind of ordinary work. Leviticus 23:36
141 Positive To take during Sukkot a palm branch and the other three plants On the first day you are to take choice fruit, palm fronds, thick branches and river-willows, and celebrate in the presence of Adonai your God for seven days. Leviticus 23:40
142 Positive To dwell in booths seven days during Sukkot You are to live in sukkot for seven days; every citizen of Isra'el is to live in a sukkah, Leviticus 23:42
143 Positive To examine the marks in cattle (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean) "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'These are the living creatures which you may eat among all the land animals: Leviticus 11:2
144 Negative Not to eat the flesh of unclean beasts But you are not to eat those that only chew the cud or only have a separate hoof. For example, the camel, the coney and the hare are unclean for you, because they chew the cud but don't have a separate hoof; Leviticus 11:4
145 Positive To examine the marks in fishes (so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean 'Of all the things that live in the water, you may eat these: anything in the water that has fins and scales, whether in seas or in rivers \emdash these you may eat. Leviticus 11:9
146 Negative Not to eat unclean fish Yes, these will be detestable for you \emdash you are not to eat their meat, and you are to detest their carcasses. Leviticus 11:11
148 Negative Not to eat unclean fowl 'The following creatures of the air are to be detestable for you \emdash they are not to be eaten, they are a detestable thing: the eagle, the vulture, the osprey, the kite, the various kinds of buzzards, the various kinds of ravens, the ostrich, the screech-owl, the seagull, the various kinds of hawks, the little owl, the cormorant, the great owl, the horned owl, the pelican, the barn owl, the stork, the various kinds of herons, the hoopoe and the bat. " 'All winged swarming creatures that go on all fours are a detestable thing for you; Leviticus 11:13 - 20
149 Positive To examine the marks in locusts, so as to distinguish the clean from the unclean except that of all winged swarming creatures that go on all fours, you may eat those that have jointed legs above their feet, enabling them to jump off the ground. Leviticus 11:21
150 Negative Not to eat a worm found in fruit 'Any creature that swarms on the ground is a detestable thing; it is not to be eaten Leviticus 11:41
151 Negative Not to eat of things that creep upon the earth 'Any creature that swarms on the ground is a detestable thing; it is not to be eaten whatever moves on its stomach, goes on all fours, or has many legs all creatures that swarm on the ground; you are not to eat them, because they are a detestable thing. Leviticus 11:41 - 42
152 Negative Not to eat any vermin of the earth For I am Adonai your God; therefore, consecrate yourselves and be holy, for I am holy; and do not defile yourselves with any kind of swarming creature that moves along the ground. Leviticus 11:44
153 Negative Not to eat things that swarm in the water You are not to make yourselves detestable with any of these swarming, crawling creatures; do not make yourselves unclean with them, do not defile yourselves with them.

" 'Such, then, is the law concerning animals, flying creatures, all living creatures that move about in the water, and all creatures that swarm on the ground.

Leviticus 11:43 & 46
159 Negative Not to slaughter an animal and its young on the same day However, no animal is to be slaughtered together with its young on the same day, neither cow nor ewe. Leviticus 22:28
166 Negative Not to eat chelev (tallow-fat) "Say to the people of Isra'el, 'You are not to eat the fat of bulls, sheep or goats. Leviticus 7:23
167 Negative Not to eat blood You are not to eat any kind of blood, whether from birds or animals, in any of your homes. Leviticus 7:26
168 Positive To cover the blood of undomesticated animals (deer, etc.) and of fowl that have been killed "When someone from the community of Isra'el or one of the foreigners living with you hunts and catches game, whether animal or bird that may be eaten, he is to pour out its blood and cover it with earth. Leviticus 17:13
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
170 Negative Not to do wrong in buying or selling " 'If you sell anything to your neighbor or buy anything from him, neither of you is to exploit the other. Leviticus 25:14
171 Negative Not to make a loan to an Israelite on interest Do not take interest when you loan him money or take a profit when you sell him food. Leviticus 25:37
181 Negative Not to commit fraud in measuring " 'Don't be dishonest when measuring length, weight or capacity. Leviticus 19:35
182 Positive To ensure that scales and weights are correct Rather, use an honest balance-scale, honest weights, an honest bushel dry-measure and an honest gallon liquid-measure; I am Adonai your God, who brought you out of the land of Egypt. Leviticus 19:36
184 Negative Not to delay payment of a hired man's wages Do not oppress or rob your neighbor; specifically, you are not to keep back the wages of a hired worker all night until morning. Leviticus 19:13
190 Negative Not to compel the Hebrew servant to do the work of a slave " 'If a member of your people has become poor among you and sells himself to you, do not make him do the work of a slave. Leviticus 25:39
191 Negative Not to sell a Hebrew servant as a slave For they are my slaves, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt; therefore they are not to be sold as slaves. Leviticus 25:42
192 Negative Not to treat a Hebrew servant rigorously Do not treat him harshly, but fear your God. Leviticus 25:43
193 Negative Not to permit a gentile to treat harshly a Hebrew bondman sold to him He will be like a worker hired year by year. You will see to it that he is not treated harshly. Leviticus 25:53
199 Positive To keep the Canaanite slave forever You may also bequeath them to your children to own; from these groups you may take your slaves forever. But as far as your brothers the people of Isra'el are concerned, you are not to treat each other harshly. Leviticus 25:46
205 Negative Not to violate an oath or swear falsely Do not swear by my name falsely, which would be profaning the name of your God; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:12
210 Positive To let the land lie fallow in the Sabbatical year But the seventh year, you are to let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor among your people can eat; and what they leave, the wild animals in the countryside can eat. Do the same with your vineyard and olive grove.

"Tell the people of Isra'el, 'When you enter the land I am giving you, the land itself is to observe a Shabbat rest for Adonai.

Exodus 23:11; Leviticus 25:2
211 Positive To cease from tilling the land in the Sabbatical year But the seventh year, you are to let it rest and lie fallow, so that the poor among your people can eat; and what they leave, the wild animals in the countryside can eat. Do the same with your vineyard and olive grove.

"Tell the people of Isra'el, 'When you enter the land I am giving you, the land itself is to observe a Shabbat rest for Adonai.

Exodus 23:11; Leviticus 25:2
212 Negative Not to till the ground in the Sabbatical year But in the seventh year is to be a Shabbat of complete rest for the land, a Shabbat for Adonai; you will neither sow your field nor prune your grapevines. Leviticus 25:4
213 Negative Not to do any work on the trees in the Sabbatical year But in the seventh year is to be a Shabbat of complete rest for the land, a Shabbat for Adonai; you will neither sow your field nor prune your grapevines. Leviticus 25:4
214 Negative Not to reap the aftermath that grows in the Sabbatical year, in the same way as it is reaped in other years You are not to harvest what grows by itself from the seeds left by your previous harvest, and you are not to gather the grapes of your untended vine; it is to be a year of complete rest for the land. Leviticus 25:5
215 Negative Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Sabbatical year in the same way as it is gathered in other years You are not to harvest what grows by itself from the seeds left by your previous harvest, and you are not to gather the grapes of your untended vine; it is to be a year of complete rest for the land. Leviticus 25:5
216 Positive To sound the Ram's horn in the Sabbatical year Then, on the tenth day of the seventh month, on Yom-Kippur, you are to sound a blast on the shofar; you are to sound the shofar all through your land; Leviticus 25:9
221 Positive To count the years of the Jubilee by years and by cycles of seven years " 'You are to count seven Shabbats of years, seven times seven years, that is, forty-nine years. Leviticus 25:8
222 Positive To keep the Jubilee year holy by resting and letting the land lie fallow and you are to consecrate the fiftieth year, proclaiming freedom throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It will be a yovel for you; you will return everyone to the land he owns, and everyone is to return to his family. Leviticus 25:10
223 Negative Not to cultivate the soil nor do any work on the trees, in the Jubilee Year That fiftieth year will be a yovel for you; in that year you are not to sow, harvest what grows by itself or gather the grapes of untended vines; Leviticus 25:11
224 Negative Not to reap the aftermath of the field that grew of itself in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other years That fiftieth year will be a yovel for you; in that year you are not to sow, harvest what grows by itself or gather the grapes of untended vines; Leviticus 25:11
225 Negative Not to gather the fruit of the tree in the Jubilee Year, in the same way as in other years That fiftieth year will be a yovel for you; in that year you are not to sow, harvest what grows by itself or gather the grapes of untended vines; Leviticus 25:11
226 Positive To grant redemption to the land in the Jubilee year Therefore, when you sell your property, you must include the right of redemption. Leviticus 25:24
229 Positive To adjudicate cases of purchase and sale " 'If you sell anything to your neighbor or buy anything from him, neither of you is to exploit the other. Leviticus 25:14
240 Positive That one who possesses evidence shall testify in Court " ' If a person who is a witness, sworn to testify, sins by refusing to tell what he has seen or heard about the matter, he must bear the consequences. Leviticus 5:1
251 Positive To treat parties in a litigation with equal impartiality " 'Do not be unjust in judging show neither partiality to the poor nor deference to the mighty, but with justice judge your neighbor. Leviticus 19:15
252 Negative Not to render iniquitous decisions " 'Do not be unjust in judging show neither partiality to the poor nor deference to the mighty, but with justice judge your neighbor. Leviticus 19:15
253 Negative Not to favor a great man when trying a case " 'Do not be unjust in judging show neither partiality to the poor nor deference to the mighty, but with justice judge your neighbor. Leviticus 19:15
256 Negative Not to be moved in trying a case, by the poverty of one of the parties On the other hand, don't favor a person's lawsuit simply because he is poor.

" 'Do not be unjust in judging show neither partiality to the poor nor deference to the mighty, but with justice judge your neighbor.

Exodus 23:3; Leviticus 19:15
267 Negative Not to sell a field in the land of Israel in perpetuity " 'The land is not to be sold in perpetuity, because the land belongs to me \emdash you are only foreigners and temporary residents with me. Leviticus 25:23
268 Negative Not to change the character of the open land (about the cities of) the Levites or of their fields; not to sell it in perpetuity, but it may be redeemed at any time The fields in the open land around their cities may not be sold, because that is their permanent possession. Leviticus 25:34
269 Positive That houses sold within a walled city may be redeemed within a year " 'If someone sells a dwelling in a walled city, he has one year after the date of sale in which to redeem it. For a full year he will have the right of redemption; Leviticus 25:29
271 Negative Not to swear falsely in denial of another's property rights " 'Do not steal from, defraud or lie to each other. Leviticus 19:11
272 Negative Not to deny falsely another's property rights " 'Do not steal from, defraud or lie to each other. Leviticus 19:11
274 Negative Not to steal personal property " 'Do not steal from, defraud or lie to each other. Leviticus 19:11
275 Positive To restore that which one took by robbery then, if he sinned and is guilty, he is to restore whatever it was he stole or obtained by extortion, or whatever was deposited with him, or the lost object which he found, Leviticus 5:23 (6:4)
280 Negative Not to rob by violence Do not oppress or rob your neighbor; specifically, you are not to keep back the wages of a hired worker all night until morning. Leviticus 19:13
281 Negative Not to defraud Do not oppress or rob your neighbor; specifically, you are not to keep back the wages of a hired worker all night until morning. Leviticus 19:13
285 Positive That the Court shall pass sentence of death by decapitation with the sword "If a person beats his male or female slave with a stick so severely that he dies, he is to be punished;

I will bring a sword against you which will execute the vengeance of the covenant. You will be huddled inside your cities, I will send sickness among you, and you will be handed over to the power of the enemy.

Exodus 21:20; Leviticus 26:25
286 Positive That the Court shall pass sentence of death by strangulation " 'If a man commits adultery with another man's wife, that is, with the wife of a fellow countryman, both the adulterer and the adulteress must be put to death. Leviticus 20:10
287 Positive That the Court shall pass sentence of death by burning with fire If a man marries a woman and her mother, it is depravity; they are to be put to death by fire, both he and they, so that there will not be depravity among you. Leviticus 20:14
314 Negative Not to make idols even for others "Do not cast metal gods for yourselves.

" 'Do not turn to idols, and do not cast metal gods for yourselves; I am Adonai your God.

Exodus 34:17; Leviticus 19:4
331 Negative Not to turn one's attention to idolatry " 'Do not turn to idols, and do not cast metal gods for yourselves; I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 19:4
332 Negative Not to adopt the institutions of idolaters nor their customs You are not to engage in the activities found in the land of Egypt, where you used to live; and you are not to engage in the activities found in the land of Kena`an, where I am bringing you; nor are you to live by their laws.

Do not live by the regulations of the nation which I am expelling ahead of you; because they did all these things, which is why I detested them.

Leviticus 18:3; 20:23
333 Negative Not to pass a child through the fire to Molech " 'You are not to let any of your children be sacrificed to Molekh, thereby profaning the name of your God; I am Adonai. Leviticus 18:21
335 Negative Not to practice onein (observing times or seasons as favorable or unfavorable, using astrology) " 'Do not eat anything with blood. Do not practice divination or fortune-telling. Leviticus 19:26
336 Negative Not to practice nachesh (doing things based on signs and portents; using charms and incantations) " 'Do not eat anything with blood. Do not practice divination or fortune-telling. Leviticus 19:26
337 Negative Not to consult ovoth (ghosts) " 'Do not turn to spirit-mediums or sorcerers; don't seek them out, to be defiled by them; I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 19:31
338 Negative Not to consult yid'onim (wizards) " 'Do not turn to spirit-mediums or sorcerers; don't seek them out, to be defiled by them; I am Adonai your God. Leviticus 19:31
345 Negative Not to remove the entire beard, like the idolaters Don't round your hair at the temples or mar the edges of your beard. Leviticus 19:27
346 Negative Not to round the corners of the head, as the idolatrous priests do Don't round your hair at the temples or mar the edges of your beard. Leviticus 19:27
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
348 Negative Not to tattoo the body like the idolaters Don't cut gashes in your flesh when someone dies or tattoo yourselves; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:28
358 Negative Not to cross-breed cattle of different species " 'Observe my regulations. " 'Don't let your livestock mate with those of another kind, don't sow your field with two different kinds of grain, and don't wear a garment of cloth made with two different kinds of thread. Leviticus 19:19
359 Negative Not to sow different kinds of seed together in one field " 'Observe my regulations. " 'Don't let your livestock mate with those of another kind, don't sow your field with two different kinds of grain, and don't wear a garment of cloth made with two different kinds of thread. Leviticus 19:19
360 Negative Not to eat the fruit of a tree for three years from the time it was planted "When you enter the land and plant various kinds of fruit trees, you are to regard its fruit as forbidden for three years it will be forbidden to you and not eaten. Leviticus 19:23
361 Postive That the fruit of fruit-bearing trees in the fourth year of their planting shall be sacred like the second tithe and eaten in Jerusalem In the fourth year all its fruit will be holy, for praising Adonai. Leviticus 19:24
374 Positive That the cohen shall not enter the Sanctuary at all times (i.e., at times when he is not performing service) Adonai said to Moshe, "Tell your brother Aharon not to come at just any time into the Holy Place beyond the curtain, in front of the ark-cover which is on the ark, so that he will not die; because I appear in the cloud over the ark-cover. Leviticus 16:2
375 Negative That the ordinary cohen shall not defile himself by contact with any dead, other than immediate relatives Adonai said to Moshe, "Speak to the cohanim, the sons of Aharon; tell them: 'No cohen is to make himself unclean for any of his people who dies, except for his close relatives \emdash his mother, father, son, daughter and brother; he may also make himself unclean for his virgin sister who has never married and is therefore dependent on him. Leviticus 21:1 - 3
376 Positive That the cohanim defile themselves for their deceased relatives (by attending their burial), and mourn for them like other Israelites, who are commanded to mourn for their relatives he may also make himself unclean for his virgin sister who has never married and is therefore dependent on him. Leviticus 21:3
377 Positive That a cohen who had an immersion during the day (to cleanse him from his uncleanness) shall not serve in the Sanctuary until after sunset Rather, they are to be holy for their God and not profane the name of their God. For they are the ones who present Adonai with offerings made by fire, the bread of their God; therefore they must be holy. Leviticus 21:6
378 Positive That a cohen shall not marry a divorced woman " 'A cohen is not to marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned or who has been divorced; because he is holy for his God. Leviticus 21:7
379 Positive That a cohen shall not marry a harlot " 'A cohen is not to marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned or who has been divorced; because he is holy for his God. Leviticus 21:7
380 Positive That a cohen shall not marry a profaned woman " 'A cohen is not to marry a woman who is a prostitute, who has been profaned or who has been divorced; because he is holy for his God. Leviticus 21:7
381 Positive To show honor to a cohen, and to give him precedence in all things that are holy Rather, you are to set him apart as holy, because he offers the bread of your God; he is to be holy for you, because I, Adonai, who makes you holy, am holy. Leviticus 21:8
382 Positive That a High Cohen shall not defile himself with any dead, even if they are relatives go in to where any dead body is or make himself unclean, even when his father or mother dies. Leviticus 21:11
383 Positive That a High Cohen shall not go (under the same roof) with a dead body go in to where any dead body is or make himself unclean, even when his father or mother dies. Leviticus 21:11
384 Positive That the High Cohen shall marry a virgin " 'He is to marry a virgin; Leviticus 21:13
385 Positive That the High Cohen shall not marry a widow he may not marry a widow, divorcee, profaned woman or prostitute; but he must marry a virgin from among his own people Leviticus 21:14
386 Positive That the High Cohen shall not cohabit with a widow, even without marriage, because he profanes her and not disqualify his descendants among his people; because I am Adonai, who makes him holy.' " Leviticus 21:15
387 Positive That a person with a physical blemish shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) "Tell Aharon, 'None of your descendants who has a defect may approach to offer the bread of his God. Leviticus 21:17
388 Positive That a cohen with a temporary blemish shall not serve there no one descended from Aharon the cohen who has such a defect may approach to present the offerings for Adonai made by fire; he has a defect and is not to approach to offer the bread of his God. Leviticus 21:21
389 Positive That a person with a physical blemish shall not enter the Sanctuary further than the altar only he is not to go in to the curtain or approach the altar, because he has a defect so that he will not profane my holy places, because I am Adonai, who makes them holy.' Leviticus 21:23
390 Positive That a cohen who is unclean shall not serve (in the Sanctuary) except for his close relatives \emdash his mother, father, son, daughter and brother; he may also make himself unclean for his virgin sister who has never married and is therefore dependent on him. Leviticus 21:2 - 3
402 Positive That an uncircumcised person shall not eat of the t'rumah (heave offering), and the same applies to other holy things. This rule is inferred from the law of the Passover offering, by similarity of phrase But if anyone has a slave he bought for money, when you have circumcised him, he may eat it. Neither a traveler nor a hired servant may eat it.

" 'No one who is not a cohen may eat anything holy, nor may a tenant or employee of a cohen eat anything holy.

Exodus 12:44 - 45; Leviticus 22:10
405 Positive That a cohen who is unclean shall not eat of the t'rumah Tell them, 'Any descendant of yours through all your generations who approaches the holy things that the people of Isra'el consecrate to Adonai and is unclean will be cut off from before me; I am Adonai. " 'Any descendant of Aharon with tzara`at or a discharge is not to eat the holy things until he is clean. Anyone who has touched a person made unclean by a dead body, or who has had a seminal emission, Leviticus 22:3 - 4
406 Positive That a person who is not a cohen or the wife or unmarried daughter of a cohen shall not eat of the t'rumah " 'No one who is not a cohen may eat anything holy, nor may a tenant or employee of a cohen eat anything holy. Leviticus 22:10
407 Positive That a sojourner with a cohen or his hired servant shall not eat of the t'rumah " 'No one who is not a cohen may eat anything holy, nor may a tenant or employee of a cohen eat anything holy. Leviticus 22:10
408 Negative Not to eat tevel (something from which the t'rumah and tithe have not yet been separated) They are not to profane the holy things of the people of Isra'el that they have set apart for Adonai Leviticus 22:15
409 Positive To set apart the tithe of the produce (one tenth of the produce after taking out t'rumah) for the Levites " 'All the tenth given from the land, whether from planted seed or fruit from trees, belongs to Adonai; it is holy to Adonai.

because I have given to the L'vi'im as their inheritance the tenths of the produce which the people of Isra'el set aside as a gift for Adonai. This is why I have said to them that they are to have no inheritance among the people of Isra'el."

Leviticus 27:30; Numbers 18:24
410 Positive To tithe cattle " 'All the tenth from the herd or the flock, whatever passes under the shepherd's crook, the tenth one will be holy to Adonai. Leviticus 27:32
411 Negative Not to sell the tithe of the herd " 'All the tenth from the herd or the flock, whatever passes under the shepherd's crook, the tenth one will be holy to Adonai. The owner is not to inquire whether the animal is good or bad, and he cannot exchange it; if he does exchange it, both it and the one he substituted for it will be holy; it cannot be redeemed.' " Leviticus 27:32 - 33
440 Positive That he who, in error, makes unlawful use of sacred things, shall make restitution of the value of his trespass and add a fifth In addition, he is to make restitution for whatever he did wrong in regard to the holy thing; moreover, he is to add to that one-fifth and give it to the cohen. Then the cohen will make atonement with the ram of the guilt offering, and he will be forgiven. Leviticus 5:16
441 Positive To remove the ashes from the altar When the fire has consumed the burnt offering on the altar, the cohen, having put on his linen garment and covered himself with his linen shorts, is to remove the ashes and put them beside the altar. Leviticus 6:3
442 Positive To keep fire always burning on the altar of the burnt-offering Fire is to be kept burning on the altar continually; it is not to go out. Leviticus 6:6
443 Negative Not to extinguish the fire on the altar Fire is to be kept burning on the altar continually; it is not to go out. Leviticus 6:6
444 Positive That a cohen shall not enter the Sanctuary with disheveled hair Then Moshe told Aharon and his sons El`azar and Itamar, "Don't unbind your hair or tear your clothes in mourning, so that you won't die and so that Adonai won't be angry with the entire community. Rather, let your kinsmen the whole house of Isra'el mourn, because of the destruction Adonai brought about with his fire. Leviticus 10:6
445 Positive That a cohen shall not enter the Sanctuary with torn garments Then Moshe told Aharon and his sons El`azar and Itamar, "Don't unbind your hair or tear your clothes in mourning, so that you won't die and so that Adonai won't be angry with the entire community. Rather, let your kinsmen the whole house of Isra'el mourn, because of the destruction Adonai brought about with his fire. Leviticus 10:6
446 Positive That the cohen shall not leave the Courtyard of the Sanctuary, during service Moreover, don't leave the entrance to the tent of meeting, or you will die, because Adonai's anointing oil is on you." Leviticus 10:7
447 Positive That an intoxicated person shall not enter the Sanctuary nor give decisions in matters of the Law "Don't drink any wine or other intoxicating liquor, neither you nor your sons with you, when you enter the tent of meeting, so that you will not die. This is to be a permanent regulation through all your generations, so that you will distinguish between the holy and the common, and between the unclean and the clean; Leviticus 10:9 - 11
448 Positive To revere the Sanctuary " 'Keep my Shabbats, and revere my sanctuary; I am Adonai. Leviticus 19:30
475 Positive To observe the procedure of the burnt-offering If his offering is a burnt offering from the herd, he must offer a male without defect. He is to bring it to the entrance of the tent of meeting, so that it can be accepted by Adonai. Leviticus 1:3
476 Positive To observe the procedure of the meal-offering 'Anyone who brings a grain offering to Adonai is to make his offering of fine flour; he is to pour olive oil on it and put frankincense on it. Leviticus 2:1
477 Negative Not to offer up leaven or honey 'No grain offering that you bring to Adonai is to be made with leaven, because you are not to cause any leaven or honey to go up in smoke as an offering made by fire to Adonai. Leviticus 2:11
478 Positive That every sacrifice be salted You are to season every grain offering of yours with salt do not omit from your grain offering the salt of the covenant with your God, but offer salt with all your offerings. Leviticus 2:13
479 Negative Not to offer up any offering unsalted You are to season every grain offering of yours with salt do not omit from your grain offering the salt of the covenant with your God, but offer salt with all your offerings. Leviticus 2:13
480 Positive That the Court of Judgment shall offer up a sacrifice if they have erred in a judicial pronouncement 'If the entire community of Isra'el inadvertently makes a mistake, with the assembly being unaware of the matter, and they do something against any of the mitzvot of Adonai concerning things which should not be done, they are guilty. Leviticus 4:13
481 Positive That an individual shall bring a sin-offering if he has sinned in error by committing a transgression, the conscious violation of which is punished with excision 'If an individual among the people commits a sin inadvertently, doing something against any of the mitzvot of Adonai concerning things which should not be done, he is guilty. If the sin he committed becomes known to him, he is to bring as his offering a female goat without defect for the sin he committed, lay his hand on the head of the sin offering and slaughter the sin offering in the place of burnt offerings. Leviticus 4:27 - 29
482 Positive To offer a sacrifice of varying value in accordance with one's means 'If he can't afford a lamb, he is to bring as his guilt offering for the sin he committed two doves or two young pigeons for Adonai \emdash the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering. Leviticus 5:7
483 Negative Not to sever completely the head of a fowl brought as a sin-offering He is to bring them to the cohen, who will offer the one for a sin offering first. He is to wring its neck but not remove the head, Leviticus 5:8
484 Negative Not to put olive oil in a sin-offering made of flour 'But if his means are insufficient even for two doves or two young pigeons, then he is to bring as his offering for the sin he committed two quarts of fine flour for a sin offering; he is not to put any olive oil or frankincense on it, because it is a sin offering. Leviticus 5:11
485 Negative Not to put frankincense on a sin-offering made of flour 'But if his means are insufficient even for two doves or two young pigeons, then he is to bring as his offering for the sin he committed two quarts of fine flour for a sin offering; he is not to put any olive oil or frankincense on it, because it is a sin offering. Leviticus 5:11
486 Positive That an individual shall bring an offering if he is in doubt as to whether he has committed a sin for which one has to bring a sin-offering. This is called a guilt-offering for doubtful sins "If someone sins by doing something against any of the mitzvot of Adonai concerning things which should not be done, he is guilty, even if he is unaware of it; and he bears the consequences of his wrongdoing. He must bring a ram without defect from the flock, or its equivalent according to your appraisal, to the cohen for a guilt offering; the cohen will make atonement concerning the error which he committed, even though he was unaware of it; and he will be forgiven. It is a guilt offering \emdash he is certainly guilty before Adonai." Leviticus 5:17 - 19
487 Positive That the remainder of the meal offerings shall be eaten The rest of it Aharon and his sons are to eat; it is to be eaten without leaven in a holy place they are to eat it in the courtyard of the tent of meeting. Leviticus 6:9
488 Negative Not to allow the remainder of the meal offerings to become leavened It is not to be baked with leaven. I have given it as their portion of my offerings made by fire; like the sin offering and the guilt offering, it is especially holy. Leviticus 6:10
489 Positive That the High Kohein shall offer a meal offering daily "This is the offering for Adonai that Aharon and his sons are to offer on the day he is anointed: two quarts of fine flour, half of it in the morning and half in the evening, as a grain offering from then on. Leviticus 6:13
490 Negative Not to eat of the meal offering brought by the kohanim every grain offering of the cohen is to be entirely made to go up in smoke \emdash it is not to be eaten." Leviticus 6:16
491 Positive To observe the procedure of the sin-offering "Tell Aharon and his sons, 'This is the law for the sin offering: the sin offering is to be slaughtered before Adonai in the place where the burnt offering is slaughtered; it is especially holy. Leviticus 6:18
492 Negative Not to eat of the flesh of sin offerings, the blood of which is brought within the Sanctuary and sprinkled towards the Veil But no sin offering which has had any of its blood brought into the tent of meeting to make atonement in the Holy Place is to be eaten; it is to be burned up completely. Leviticus 6:23
493 Positive To observe the procedure of the guilt-offering 'This is the law for the guilt offering: it is especially holy. Leviticus 7:1
494 Positive To observe the procedure of the peace-offering 'This is the law for sacrificing peace offerings offered to Adonai: Leviticus 7:11
495 Positive To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has remained over However, what remains of the meat of the sacrifice on the third day is to be burned up completely. Leviticus 7:17
496 Negative Not to eat of sacrifices that are eaten beyond the appointed time for eating them If any of the meat of the sacrifice of his peace offerings is eaten on the third day, the sacrifice will neither be accepted nor credited to the person offering it; rather, it will have become a disgusting thing, and whoever eats it will bear the consequences of his wrongdoing. Leviticus 7:18
497 Negative Not to eat of holy things that have become unclean Meat which touches something unclean is not to be eaten but burned up completely. As for the meat, everyone who is clean may eat it; Leviticus 7:19
498 Positive To burn meat of the holy sacrifice that has become unclean Meat which touches something unclean is not to be eaten but burned up completely. As for the meat, everyone who is clean may eat it; Leviticus 7:19
499 Negative That a person who is unclean shall not eat of things that are holy but a person in a state of uncleanness who eats any meat from the sacrifice of peace offerings made to Adonai will be cut off from his people. Leviticus 7:20
500 Negative A kohein's daughter who profaned herself shall not eat of the holy things, neither of the heave offering nor of the breast, nor of the shoulder of peace offerings The breast that was waved and the thigh that was raised you are to eat in a clean place \emdash you, your sons and your daughters with you; for these are given as your and your children's share of the sacrifices of the peace offerings presented by the people of Isra'el.

If the daughter of a cohen is married to a man who is not a cohen, she is not to have a share of the food set aside from the holy things.

Leviticus 10:14; Leviticus 22:12
501 Positive That a woman after childbirth shall bring an offering when she is clean 'When the days of her purification are over, whether for a son or for a daughter, she is to bring a lamb in its first year for a burnt offering and a young pigeon or dove for a sin offering to the entrance of the tent of meeting, to the cohen. Leviticus 12:6
502 Positive That the leper shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed "On the eighth day he is to take two male lambs without defect, one female lamb in its first year without defect and six-and-a-half quarts of fine flour for a grain offering, mixed with olive oil, and two-thirds of a pint of olive oil. Leviticus 14:10
503 Positive That a man having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after he is cleansed of his issue 'When a person with a discharge has become free of it, he is to count seven days for his purification. Then he is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water; after that, he will be clean. On the eighth day, he is to take for himself two doves or two young pigeons, come before Adonai to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the cohen. The cohen is to offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering; thus the cohen will make atonement for him on account of his discharge before Adonai. Leviticus 15:13 - 15
504 Positive That a woman having an issue shall bring a sacrifice after she is cleansed of her issue 'If she has become free of her discharge, she is to count seven days; after that, she will be clean. On the eighth day, she is to take for herself two doves or two young pigeons and bring them to the cohen at the entrance to the tent of meeting. The cohen is to offer the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering; thus the cohen will make atonement for her before Adonai on account of her unclean discharge. Leviticus 15:28 - 30
505 Positive To observe, on Yom Kippur, the service appointed for that day, regarding the sacrifice, confessions, sending away of the scapegoat, etc. "Here is how Aharon is to enter the Holy Place: with a young bull as a sin offering and a ram as a burnt offering. He is to put on the holy linen tunic, have the linen shorts next to his bare flesh, have the linen sash wrapped around him, and be wearing the linen turban they are the holy garments. He is to bathe his body in water and put them on. "He is to take from the community of the people of Isra'el two male goats for a sin offering and one ram for a burnt offering. Aharon is to present the bull for the sin offering which is for himself and make atonement for himself and his household. is to take the two goats and place them before Adonai at the entrance to the tent of meeting. Then Aharon is to cast lots for the two goats, one lot for Adonai and the other for `Az'azel. Aharon is to present the goat whose lot fell to Adonai and offer it as a sin offering. But the goat whose lot fell to `Az'azel is to be presented alive to Adonai to be used for making atonement over it by sending it away into the desert for `Az'azel. "Aharon is to present the bull of the sin offering for himself; he will make atonement for himself and his household; he is to slaughter the bull of the sin offering which is for himself. He is to take a censer full of burning coals from the altar before Adonai and, with his hands full of ground, fragrant incense, bring it inside the curtain. He is to put the incense on the fire before Adonai, so that the cloud from the incense will cover the ark-cover which is over the testimony, in order that he not die. He is to take some of the bull's blood and sprinkle it with his finger on the ark-cover toward the east; and in front of the ark-cover he is to sprinkle some of the blood with his finger seven times. "Next, he is to slaughter the goat of the sin offering which is for the people, bring its blood inside the curtain and do with its blood as he did with the bull's blood, sprinkling it on the ark-cover and in front of the ark-cover. He will make atonement for the Holy Place because of the uncleannesses of the people of Isra'el and because of their transgressions \emdash all their sins; and he is to do the same for the tent of meeting which is there with them right in the middle of their uncleannesses. No one is to be present in the tent of meeting from the time he enters the Holy Place to make atonement until the time he comes out, having made atonement for himself, for his household and for the entire community of Isra'el. Then he is to go out to the altar that is before Adonai and make atonement for it; he is to take some of the bull's blood and some of the goat's blood and put it on all the horns of the altar. He is to sprinkle some of the blood on it with his finger seven times, thus purifying it and setting it apart from the uncleannesses of the people of Isra'el. "When he has finished atoning for the Holy Place, the tent of meeting and the altar, he is to present the live goat. Aharon is to lay both his hands on the head of the live goat and confess over it all the transgressions, crimes and sins of the people of Isra'el; he is to put them on the head of the goat and then send it away into the desert with a man appointed for the purpose. The goat will bear all their transgressions away to some isolated place, and he is to let the goat go in the desert. "Aharon is to go back into the tent of meeting, where he is to remove the linen garments he put on when he entered the Holy Place, and he is to leave them there. Then he is to bathe his body in water in a holy place, put on his other clothes, come out and offer his burnt offering and the burnt offering of the people, thus making atonement for himself and for the people. He is to make the fat of the sin offering go up in smoke on the altar. "The man who let go the goat for `Az'azel is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; afterwards, he may return to the camp. "The bull for the sin offering and the goat for the sin offering, whose blood was brought in to make atonement in the Holy Place, is to be carried outside the camp; there they are to burn up completely their hides, meat and dung. The person burning them is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; afterwards, he may return to the camp. "It is to be a permanent regulation for you that on the tenth day of the seventh month you are to deny yourselves and not do any kind of work, both the citizen and the foreigner living with you. For on this day, atonement will be made for you to purify you; you will be clean before Adonai from all your sins. It is a Shabbat of complete rest for you, and you are to deny yourselves. "This is a permanent regulation. The cohen anointed and consecrated to be cohen in his father's place will make the atonement; he will put on the linen garments, the holy garments; he will make atonement for the Especially Holy Place; he will make atonement for the tent of meeting and the altar; and he will make atonement for the cohanim and for all the people of the community. This is a permanent regulation for you, to make atonement for the people of Isra'el because of all their sins once a year." Moshe did as Adonai had ordered him. Leviticus 16:3 - 34
506 Negative Not to slaughter beasts set apart for sacrifices outside (the Sanctuary) When someone from the community of Isra'el slaughters an ox, lamb or goat inside or outside the camp without bringing it to the entrance of the tent of meeting to present it as an offering to Adonai before the tabernacle of Adonai, he is to be charged with blood \emdash he has shed blood, and that person is to be cut off from his people. Leviticus 17:3 - 4
507 Negative Not to eat flesh of a sacrifice that has been left over (beyond the time appointed for its consumption) moreover, everyone who eats it will bear the consequences of profaning something holy meant for Adonai \emdash that person will be cut off from his people. Leviticus 19:8
508 Negative Not to sanctify blemished cattle for sacrifice on the altar You are not to bring anything with a defect, because it will not be accepted from you. Leviticus 22:20
509 Negative That every animal offered up shall be without blemish Whoever brings a sacrifice of peace offerings to Adonai in fulfillment of a vow or as a voluntary offering, whether it come from the herd or from the flock, it must be unblemished and without defect in order to be accepted. Leviticus 22:21
510 Negative Not to inflict a blemish on cattle set apart for sacrifice Whoever brings a sacrifice of peace offerings to Adonai in fulfillment of a vow or as a voluntary offering, whether it come from the herd or from the flock, it must be unblemished and without defect in order to be accepted. Leviticus 22:21
511 Negative Not to slaughter blemished cattle as sacrifices If it is blind, injured, mutilated, has an abnormal growth or has festering or running sores, you are not to offer it to Adonai or make such an offering by fire on the altar to Adonai. Leviticus 22:22
512 Negative Not to burn the limbs of blemished cattle upon the altar If it is blind, injured, mutilated, has an abnormal growth or has festering or running sores, you are not to offer it to Adonai or make such an offering by fire on the altar to Adonai. Leviticus 22:22
513 Negative Not to sprinkle the blood of blemished cattle upon the altar An animal with bruised, crushed, torn or cut genitals you are not to offer to Adonai. You are not to do these things in your land, Leviticus 22:24
514 Negative Not to offer up a blemished beast that comes from non-Israelites and you are not to receive any of these from a foreigner for you to offer as bread for your God, because their deformity is a defect in them \emdash they will not be accepted from you.' Leviticus 22:25
515 Positive That sacrifices of cattle can only take place when they are at least eight days old "When a bull, sheep or goat is born, it is to stay with its mother for seven days; but from the eighth day on, it may be accepted for an offering made by fire to Adonai. Leviticus 22:27
516 Negative Not to leave any flesh of the thanksgiving offering until the morning It must be eaten on the same day it is offered; leave none of it till morning; I am Adonai. Leviticus 22:30
517 Positive To offer up the meal-offering of the Omer on the morrow after the first day of Passover, together with one lamb "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'After you enter the land I am giving you and harvest its ripe crops, you are to bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the cohen. Leviticus 23:10
518 Negative Not to eat bread made of new grain before the Omer of barley has been offered up on the second day of Passover You are not to eat bread, dried grain or fresh grain until the day you bring the offering for your God; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:14
519 Negative Not to eat roasted grain of the new produce before that time You are not to eat bread, dried grain or fresh grain until the day you bring the offering for your God; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:14
520 Negative Not to eat fresh ears of the new grain before that time You are not to eat bread, dried grain or fresh grain until the day you bring the offering for your God; this is a permanent regulation through all your generations, no matter where you live. Leviticus 23:14
521 Positive To bring on Shavu'ot loaves of bread together with the sacrifices which are then offered up in connection with the loaves You must bring bread from your homes for waving \emdash two loaves made with one gallon of fine flour, baked with leaven \emdash as firstfruits for Adonai. Along with the bread, present seven lambs without defect one year old, one young bull and two rams; these will be a burnt offering for Adonai, with their grain and drink offerings, an offering made by fire as a fragrant aroma for Adonai. Offer one male goat as a sin offering and two male lambs one year old as a sacrifice of peace offerings. The cohen will wave them with the bread of the firstfruits as a wave offering before Adonai, with the two lambs; these will be holy for Adonai for the cohen. Leviticus 23:17 - 20
522 Positive To offer up an additional sacrifice on Passover For seven days you are to bring an offering made by fire to Adonai; on the eighth day you are to have a holy convocation and bring an offering made by fire to Adonai ; it is a day of public assembly; do not do any kind of ordinary work. Leviticus 23:36
523 Positive That one who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of a person shall pay the amount appointed in the Scriptural portion "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'If someone makes a clearly defined vow to Adonai to give him an amount equal to the value of a human being, the value you are to assign to a man between the ages of twenty and sixty years is to be fifty shekels of silver [one-and-a-quarter pounds] , with the sanctuary shekel being the standard, if a woman, thirty shekels. If it is a child five to twenty years old, assign a value of twenty shekels for a boy and ten for a girl; if a baby one month to five years of age, five shekels for a boy and three for a girl; if a person past sixty, fifteen shekels for a man and ten for a woman. If the person is too poor to be evaluated, set him before the cohen, who will assign him a value in keeping with the means of the person who made the vow. Leviticus 27:2 - 8
524 Positive If a beast is exchanged for one that had been set apart as an offering, both become sacred He is not to exchange or replace it by substituting a good animal for a bad one or vice versa; if he does make such a substitution, both the original animal and the one replacing it will be holy. Leviticus 27:10
525 Negative Not to exchange a beast set aside for sacrifice He is not to exchange or replace it by substituting a good animal for a bad one or vice versa; if he does make such a substitution, both the original animal and the one replacing it will be holy. Leviticus 27:10
526 Positive That one who vows to the L-rd the monetary value of an unclean beast shall pay its value If the animal is an unclean one, such as may not be used in an offering to Adonai, he must set it before the cohen; and the cohen is to set a value on it in relation to its good and bad points; the value set by you the cohen will stand. But if the person making the vow wishes to redeem the animal, he must add one-fifth to your valuation. Leviticus 27:11 - 13
527 Positive That one who vows the value of a his house shall pay according to the appraisal of the kohein If the animal is an unclean one, such as may not be used in an offering to Adonai, he must set it before the cohen; and the cohen is to set a value on it in relation to its good and bad points; the value set by you the cohen will stand. But if the person making the vow wishes to redeem the animal, he must add one-fifth to your valuation. Leviticus 27:11 - 13
528 Positive That one who sanctifies to the L-rd a portion of his field shall pay according to the estimation appointed in the Scriptural portion 'If a person consecrates to Adonai part of a field belonging to his tribe's possession, you are to value it according to its production, with five bushels of barley being valued at fifty shekels of silver [one-and-a-quarter pounds] If he consecrates his field during the year of yovel, this valuation will stand. But if he consecrates his field after the yovel, then the cohen is to calculate the price according to the years remaining till the next yovel, with a corresponding reduction from your valuation. If the one consecrating the field wishes to redeem it, he must add one-fifth to your valuation, and the field will be set aside to revert to him. If the seller does not wish to redeem the field, or if [the treasurer for the cohanim] has already sold the field to someone else, it can no longer be redeemed. But when the purchaser has to vacate the field in the yovel, it will become holy to Adonai, like a field unconditionally consecrated; it will belong to the cohanim. " 'If he consecrates to Adonai a field which he has bought, a field which is not part of his tribe's possession, then the cohen is to calculate its value according to the years remaining until the year of yovel; and the man will on that same day pay this amount; since it is holy to Adonai. In the year of yovel the field will revert to the person from whom it was bought, that is, to the person to whose tribal possession it belongs. Leviticus 27:16 - 24
529 Negative Not to transfer a beast set apart for sacrifice from one class of sacrifices to another 'However, the firstborn among animals, since it is already born as a firstborn for Adonai, no one can consecrate \emdash neither ox nor sheep \emdash since it belongs to Adonai already. Leviticus 27:26
530 Positive To decide in regard to dedicated property as to which is sacred to the Lord and which belongs to the kohein However, nothing consecrated unconditionally which a person may consecrate to Adonai out of all he owns person, animal or field he possesses is to be sold or redeemed; because everything consecrated unconditionally is especially holy to Adonai. Leviticus 27:28
531 Negative Not to sell a field devoted to the Lord However, nothing consecrated unconditionally which a person may consecrate to Adonai out of all he owns person, animal or field he possesses is to be sold or redeemed; because everything consecrated unconditionally is especially holy to Adonai. Leviticus 27:28
532 Negative Not to redeem a field devoted to the Lord However, nothing consecrated unconditionally which a person may consecrate to Adonai out of all he owns person, animal or field he possesses is to be sold or redeemed; because everything consecrated unconditionally is especially holy to Adonai. Leviticus 27:28
561 Positive That eight species of creeping things defile by contact 'The following are unclean for you among the small creatures that swarm on the ground: the weasel, the mouse, the various kinds of lizards, the gecko, the land crocodile, the skink, the sand-lizard and the chameleon. Leviticus 11:29 - 30
562 Positive That foods become defiled by contact with unclean things Any food permitted to be eaten that water from such a vessel gets on will become unclean, and any permitted liquid in such a vessel will become unclean. Everything on which any carcass-part of theirs falls will become unclean, whether oven or stove; it is to be broken in pieces they are unclean and will be unclean for you; Leviticus 11:34 - 35
563 Positive That anyone who touches the carcass of a beast that died of itself shall be unclean " 'If an animal of a kind that you are permitted to eat dies, whoever touches its carcass will be unclean until evening. Leviticus 11:39
564 Positive That a lying-in woman is unclean like a menstruating woman (in terms of uncleanness) "Tell the people of Isra'el: 'If a woman conceives and gives birth to a boy, she will be unclean for seven days with the same uncleanness as in niddah, when she is having her menstrual period. On the eighth day, the baby's foreskin is to be circumcised. She is to wait an additional thirty-three days to be purified from her blood; she is not to touch any holy thing or come into the sanctuary until the time of her purification is over. But if she gives birth to a girl, she will be unclean for two weeks, as in her niddah; and she is to wait another sixty-six days to be purified from her blood. Leviticus 12:2 - 5
565 Positive That a leper is unclean and defiles "If someone develops on his skin a swelling, scab or bright spot which could develop into the disease tzara`at, he is to be brought to Aharon the cohen or to one of his sons who are cohanim. The cohen is to examine the sore on his skin; if the hair in the sore has turned white, and the sore appears to go deep into the skin, it is tzara`at, and after examining him the cohen is to declare him unclean. If the bright spot on his skin is white, but it does not appear to go deep into the skin, and its hair has not turned white, then the cohen is to isolate him for seven days. On the seventh day the cohen is to examine him again, and if the sore appears the same as before and has not spread on the skin, then the cohen is to isolate him for seven more days. On the seventh day the cohen is to examine him again, and if the sore has faded and hasn't spread on the skin, then the cohen is to declare him clean it is only a scab, so he is to wash his clothes and be clean. But if the scab spreads further on the skin after he has been examined by the cohen and declared clean, he is to let himself be examined yet again by the cohen. The cohen will examine him, and if he sees that the scab has spread on his skin, then the cohen will declare him unclean; it is tzara`at. "If a person has tzara`at, he is to be brought to the cohen. The cohen is to examine him, and if he sees that there is a white swelling in the skin which has turned the hair white and inflamed flesh in the swelling, then it is chronic tzara`at on his skin, and the cohen is to declare him unclean; he is not to isolate him, because it is already clear that he is unclean. If the tzara`at breaks out all over the skin, so that, as far as the cohen can see, the person with tzara`at has sores everywhere on his body, from his head to his feet; then the cohen is to examine him, and if he sees that the tzara`at has covered his entire body, he is to pronounce the person with the sores clean it has all turned white, and he is clean. But if one day inflamed flesh appears on him, he will be unclean. The cohen will examine the inflamed flesh and declare him unclean; the inflamed flesh is unclean; it is tzara`at. However, if the inflamed flesh again turns white, he is to come to the cohen. The cohen will examine him, and if he sees that the sores have turned white, then the cohen is to declare clean the person with the sores; he is clean. "If a person has on his skin a boil that heals in such a way that in place of the boil there is a white swelling or a reddish-white bright spot, it is to be shown to the cohen. The cohen is to examine it; if he sees that it appears to be more than skin-deep, and its hair has turned white, then the cohen is to pronounce him unclean \emdash the disease of tzara`at has broken out in the boil. But if the cohen looks at it and doesn't see any white hairs in it, and it isn't more than skin-deep but appears faded, the cohen is to isolate him for seven days. If it spreads on the skin, the cohen is to declare him unclean; it is the disease. But if the bright spot stays where it was and has not spread, it is the scar of the boil; and the cohen is to declare him clean. "Or if someone has on his skin a burn caused by fire; and the inflamed flesh where it was burned has become a bright spot, reddish-white or white, then the cohen is to examine it; and if he sees that the hair in the bright spot has turned white and that it appears to be deeper than the skin around it, it is tzara`at; it has broken out in the burn, and the cohen is to declare him unclean; it is a sore from tzara`at. But if the cohen examines it and sees no white hair in the bright spot, and it is no more than skin-deep but looks faded, then the cohen is to isolate him for seven days. On the seventh day the cohen is to examine him; if it has spread on the skin, then the cohen is to declare him unclean; it is a sore from tzara`at. But if the bright spot stays where it was and has not spread on the skin but appears faded, it is a swelling due to the burn; and the cohen is to declare him clean; because it is only a scar from the burn. "If a man or woman has a sore on the head or a man in his beard, then the cohen is to examine the sore; if he sees that it appears to be deeper than the skin around it, with yellow, thin hair in it, then the cohen is to declare him unclean; it is a crusted area, a tzara`at of the head or beard. If the cohen examines the diseased crusted area and sees that it appears not to be deeper than the skin around it, and without any black hair in it, then the cohen is to isolate for seven days the person with the diseased crusted area. On the seventh day the cohen is to examine the sore, and if he sees that the crusted area hasn't spread, that it has no yellow hair in it, and that the crusted area is not deeper than the skin around it; then the person is to be shaved, except for the crusted area itself, and the cohen is to isolate him for seven more days. On the seventh day the cohen is to examine the crusted area; and if he sees that the crusted area has not spread on the skin and does not appear to be deeper than the skin around it, then the cohen is to declare him clean; he is to wash his clothes and be clean. But if the crusted area spreads after his purification, then the cohen is to examine him; and if he sees that the crusted area has spread on the skin, the cohen is not to look for yellow hair; he is unclean. But if the crusted area's appearance doesn't change, and black hair grows up in it, then the crusted area is healed; he is clean; and the cohen is to declare him clean. "If a man or woman has bright spots on his skin, bright white spots; then the cohen is to examine them. If he sees that the bright spots on the skin are dull white, it is only a rash that has broken out on the skin; he is clean. "If a man's hair has fallen from his scalp, he is bald; but he is clean. If his hair has fallen off the front part of his head, he is forehead-bald; but he is clean. But if on the bald scalp or forehead there is a reddish-white sore, it is tzara`at breaking out on his bald scalp or forehead. Then the cohen is to examine him; if he sees that there is a reddish-white swelling on his bald scalp or forehead, appearing like tzara`at on the rest of the body, he is a person with tzara`at; he is unclean; the cohen must declare him unclean; the sore is on his head. "Everyone who has tzara`at sores is to wear torn clothes and unbound hair, cover his upper lip and cry, 'Unclean! Unclean!' As long as he has sores, he will be unclean; since he is unclean, he must live in isolation; he must live outside the camp. Leviticus 13:2 - 46
566 Positive That the leper shall be universally recognized as such by the prescribed marks So too, all other unclean persons should declare themselves as such "Everyone who has tzara`at sores is to wear torn clothes and unbound hair, cover his upper lip and cry, 'Unclean! Unclean! Leviticus 13:45
567 Positive That a leprous garment is unclean and defiles "When tzara`at infects an article of clothing, whether it be a woolen or a linen garment, on the threads or the woven-in parts of either linen or wool, or on a hide or item made of leather; then if the stain on the garment, hide, threads, woven-in parts or leather item is greenish or reddish, it is an infection of tzara`at and is to be shown to the cohen. Leviticus 13:47 - 49
568 Positive That a leprous house defiles "When you have entered the land of Kena`an which I am giving you as a possession, and I put an infection of tzara`at in a house in the land that you possess, then the owner of the house is to come and tell the cohen, 'It seems to me that there may be an infection in the house.' The cohen is to order the house emptied before he goes in to inspect the infection, so that everything in the house won't be made unclean; afterwards, the cohen is to enter and inspect the house. He will examine the infection; and if he sees that the infection is in the walls of the house, with greenish or reddish depressions that seem to go in deeper than the surface of the wall, he is to go out of the house to its door and seal up the house for seven days. The cohen will come again on the seventh day and examine the house; if he sees that the infection has spread over its walls, he is to order them to remove the infected stones and throw them into some unclean place outside the city. Next, he is to have the inside of the house thoroughly scraped, and the scraped-off plaster is to be discarded outside the city in an unclean place. Finally, other stones must be set in the place of the first stones and other plaster used to replaster the house. If the infection returns and breaks out in the house after the stones have been removed and the house scraped and plastered; then the cohen is to enter and examine it. If he sees that the infection has spread in the house, it is a contagious tzara`at in the house; it is unclean. He must break down the house and take its stones, timber and plaster out of the city to an unclean place. Moreover, whoever enters the house at any time while it is sealed up will be unclean until evening. Leviticus 14:34 - 46
569 Positive That a man, having a running issue, defiles "Tell the people of Isra'el, 'When any man has a discharge from his body, the discharge is unclean. The discharge is unclean no matter whether it continues flowing or has stopped; it is still his uncleanness. Every bed which the person with the discharge lies on is unclean, and everything he sits on is unclean. Whoever touches his bed is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. Whoever sits on anything the person with the discharge sat on is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. Anyone who touches the body of the person with the discharge is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. If the person with the discharge spits on someone who is clean, the latter is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. Any saddle that the person with the discharge rides on will be unclean. Whoever touches anything that was under him will be unclean until evening; he who carries those things is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. If the person with the discharge fails to rinse his hands in water before touching someone, that person is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. If the person with the discharge touches a clay pot, it must be broken; if he touches a wooden utensil, it must be rinsed in water. " 'When a person with a discharge has become free of it, he is to count seven days for his purification. Then he is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in running water; after that, he will be clean. On the eighth day, he is to take for himself two doves or two young pigeons, come before Adonai to the entrance of the tent of meeting and give them to the cohen. The cohen is to offer them, the one as a sin offering and the other as a burnt offering; thus the cohen will make atonement for him on account of his discharge before Adonai. Leviticus 15:2 - 15
570 Positive That the seed of copulation defiles " 'If a man has a seminal emission, he is to bathe his entire body in water; he will be unclean until evening. Leviticus 15:16
571 Positive That purification from all kinds of defilement shall be effected by immersion in the waters of a mikvah " 'If a man has a seminal emission, he is to bathe his entire body in water; he will be unclean until evening. Leviticus 15:16
572 Positive That a menstruating woman is unclean and defiles others " 'If a woman has a discharge, and the discharge from her body is blood, she will be in her state of niddah for seven days. Whoever touches her will be unclean until evening. Everything she lies on or sits on in her state of niddah will be unclean. Whoever touches her bed is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. Whoever touches anything she sits on is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. As soon as he touches the bed or something she sat on, he will be unclean until evening. If a man goes to bed with her, and her menstrual flow touches him, he will be unclean seven days; and every bed he lies on will be unclean. Leviticus 15:19 - 24
573 Positive That a woman, having a running issue, defiles 'If a woman has a discharge of blood for many days not during her period, or if her discharge lasts beyond the normal end of her period, then throughout the time she is having an unclean discharge she will be as when she is in niddah \emdash she is unclean. Every bed she lies on at any time while she is having her discharge will be for her like the bed she uses during her time of niddah; and everything she sits on will be unclean with uncleanness like that of her time of niddah. Whoever touches those things will be unclean; he is to wash his clothes and bathe himself in water; he will be unclean until evening. Leviticus 15:25 - 27
578 Negative Not to drove off the hair of the scall then the person is to be shaved, except for the crusted area itself, and the cohen is to isolate him for seven more days. Leviticus 13:33
579 Positive That the procedure of cleansing leprosy, whether of a man or of a house, takes place with cedar-wood, hyssop, scarlet thread, two birds, and running water This is to be the law concerning the person afflicted with tzara`at on the day of his purification. He is to be brought to the cohen, and the cohen is to go outside the camp and examine him there. If he sees that the tzara`at sores have been healed in the afflicted person, then the cohen will order that two living clean birds be taken for the one to be purified, along with cedar-wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop leaves. The cohen is to order one of the birds slaughtered in a clay pot over running water. As for the live bird, he is to take it with the cedar-wood, scarlet yarn and hyssop and dip them and the living bird in the blood of the bird slaughtered over running water, and sprinkle the person to be purified from the tzara`at seven times. Next he is to set the live bird free in an open field. Leviticus 14:2 - 7
580 Positive That the leper shall shave all his hair On the seventh day he is to shave all the hair off his head, also his beard and eyebrows he must shave off all his hair; and he is to wash his clothes and bathe his body in water; and he will be clean. Leviticus 14:9

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