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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: Marriage, Divorce and Family

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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
59 Positive To honor father and mother Honor your father and mother, so that you may live long in the land which Adonai your God is giving you. Exodus 20:12
60 Negative Not to smite a father or a mother "Whoever attacks his father or mother must be put to death Exodus 21:15
61 Negative Not to curse a father or mother "Whoever curses his father or mother must be put to death. Exodus 21:17
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
63 Positive To be fruitful and multiply God blessed them: God said to them, "Be fruitful, multiply, fill the earth and subdue it. Rule over the fish in the sea, the birds in the air and every living creature that crawls on the earth." Genesis 1:28
64 Negative That a eunuch shall not marry a daughter of Israel "A man with crushed or damaged private parts may not enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:2
65 Negative That a mamzer shall not marry the daughter of a Jew "A mamzer may not enter the assembly of Adonai, nor may his descendants down to the tenth generation enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:3
66 Negative That an Ammonite or Moabite shall never marry the daughter of an Israelite "No `Amoni or Mo'avi may enter the assembly of Adonai, nor may any of his descendants down to the tenth generation ever enter the assembly of Adonai, Deuteronomy 23:4
67 Negative Not to exclude a descendant of Esau from the community of Israel for three generations "But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land. The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:8 - 9
68 Negative Not to exclude an Egyptian from the community of Israel for three generations "But you are not to detest an Edomi, because he is your brother; and you are not to detest an Egyptian, because you lived as a foreigner in his land. The third generation of children born to them may enter the assembly of Adonai. Deuteronomy 23:8 - 9
69 Negative That there shall be no harlot (in Israel); that is, that there shall be no intercourse with a woman, without previous marriage with a deed of marriage and formal declaration of marriage "No woman of Isra'el is to engage in ritual prostitution, and no man of Isra'el is to engage in ritual homosexual prostitution. Deuteronomy 23:18
70 Positive To take a wife by kiddushin, the sacrament of marriage "Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. Deuteronomy 24:1
71 Positive That the newly married husband shall (be free) for one year to rejoice with his wife "If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy. Deuteronomy 24:5
72 Positive That a bridegroom shall be exempt for a whole year from taking part in any public labor, such as military service, guarding the wall and similar duties "If a man has recently married his wife, he is not to be subject to military service; he is to be free of external obligations and left at home for one year to make his new wife happy. Deuteronomy 24:5
73 Negative Not to withhold food, clothing or conjugal rights from a wife If he marries another wife, he is not to reduce her food, clothing or marital rights. Exodus 21:10
74 Positive That the woman suspected of adultery shall be dealt with as prescribed in the Torah or the spirit of jealousy comes over a husband and he becomes jealous of his wife, then he is to place the woman before Adonai, and the cohen is to deal with her in accordance with all of this law. Numbers 5:30
75 Positive That one who defames his wife's honor (by falsely accusing her of unchastity before marriage) must live with her all his lifetime and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl's father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra'el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:19
76 Negative That a man may not divorce his wife concerning whom he has published an evil report (about her unchastity before marriage) and fine him two-and-a-half pounds of silver shekels, which they will give to the girl's father, because he has publicly defamed a virgin of Isra'el. She will remain his wife, and he is forbidden from divorcing her as long as he lives. Deuteronomy 22:19
77 Positive To divorce by a formal written document "Suppose a man marries a woman and consummates the marriage but later finds her displeasing, because he has found her offensive in some respect. He writes her a divorce document, gives it to her and sends her away from his house. Deuteronomy 24:1
78 Negative That one who divorced his wife shall not remarry her, if after the divorce she had been married to another man In such a case her first husband, who sent her away, may not take her again as his wife, because she is now defiled. It would be detestable to Adonai, and you are not to bring about sin in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance. Deuteronomy 24:4
79 Negative That a widow whose husband died childless must not be married to anyone but her deceased husband's brother "If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband's brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her. Deuteronomy 25:5
80 Positive To marry the widow of a brother who has died childless "If brothers live together, and one of them dies childless, his widow is not to marry someone unrelated to him; her husband's brother is to go to her and perform the duty of a brother-in-law by marrying her. Deuteronomy 25:5
81 Positive That the widow formally release the brother-in-law (if he refuses to marry her) If the man does not wish to marry his brother's widow, then his brother's widow is to go up to the gate, to the leaders, and say, 'My brother-in-law refuses to raise up for his brother a name in Isra'el; he will not perform the duty of a husband's brother for me.' The leaders of his town are to summon him and speak to him. If, on appearing before them, he continues to say, 'I don't want to marry her,' then his brother's widow is to approach him in the presence of the leaders, pull his sandal off his foot, spit in his face and say, 'This is what is done to the man who refuses to build up his brother's family.' Deuteronomy 25:7 - 9

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