"Don't think that I have come to abolish the Torah or the Prophets. I have come not to abolish but to complete."  Matthew 5:17

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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 Category: Love and Brotherhood

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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
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
37 Positive To relieve a neighbor of his burden and help to unload his beast If you see the donkey which belongs to someone who hates you lying down helpless under its load, you are not to pass him by but to go and help him free it. Exodus 23:5
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

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