"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: Property and Property Rights

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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 writings 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

Given to Israel specifically to incorporate judicial structure for the nation, many of these instructions can be followed by believers today.

Number Type Description Commandment Scripture
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
270 Negative Not to remove landmarks (property boundaries) "You are not to move your neighbor's boundary marker from the place where people put it long ago, in the inheritance soon to be yours in the land Adonai your God is giving you to possess. Deuteronomy 19:14
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
273 Negative Never to settle in the land of Egypt However, he is not to acquire many horses for himself or have the people return to Egypt to obtain more horses, inasmuch as Adonai told you never to go back that way again. Deuteronomy 17:16
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)
276 Positive To return lost property "You are not to watch your brother's ox or sheep straying and behave as if you hadn't seen it; you must bring it back to your brother. Deuteronomy 22:1
277 Negative Not to pretend not to have seen lost property, to avoid the obligation to return it You are to do the same with his donkey, his coat or anything else of your brother's that he loses. If you find something he lost, you must not ignore it. Deuteronomy 22:3


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