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613 Mitzvot Listed by Category: Sabbatical and Jubilee Years

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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

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Number Type Description Commandment Scripture
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
217 Positive To release debts in the seventh year Here is how the sh'mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community \emdash he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai's time of remission has been proclaimed. Deuteronomy 15:2
218 Negative Not to demand return of a loan after the Sabbatical year has passed Here is how the sh'mittah is to be done: every creditor is to give up what he has loaned to his fellow member of the community \emdash he is not to force his neighbor or relative to repay it, because Adonai's time of remission has been proclaimed. Deuteronomy 15:2
219 Negative Not to refrain from making a loan to a poor man, because of the release of loans in the Sabbatical year Guard yourself against allowing your heart to entertain the mean-spirited thought that because the seventh year, the year of sh'mittah is at hand, you would be stingy toward your needy brother and not give him anything; for then he may cry out to Adonai against you, and it will be your sin. Deuteronomy 15:9
220 Positive To assemble the people to hear the Torah at the close of the seventh year Assemble the people \emdash the men, the women, the little ones and the foreigners you have in your towns \emdash so that they can hear, learn, fear Adonai your God and take care to obey all the words of this Torah; Deuteronomy 31:12
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

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