"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: Treatment of Gentiles

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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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


Number Type Description Commandment Scripture
53 Positive To love the stranger Therefore you are to love the foreigner, since you were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Deuteronomy 10:19
54 Negative Not to wrong the stranger in speech "You must neither wrong nor oppress a foreigner living among you, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Exodus 22:20
55 Positive Not to wrong the stranger in buying or selling "You must neither wrong nor oppress a foreigner living among you, for you yourselves were foreigners in the land of Egypt. Exodus 22:20
56 Negative Not to intermarry with gentiles from specific nations Don't intermarry with them don't give your daughter to his son, and don't take his daughter for your son.

the Hitti, Girgashi, Emori, Kena`ani, P'rizi, Hivi and Y'vusi, seven nations bigger and stronger than you.

Deuteronomy 7:3 Reference 7:1
57 Positive To exact the debt of an alien You may demand that a foreigner repay his debt, but you are to release your claim on whatever your brother owes you. Deuteronomy 15:3
58 Negative To lend to an alien at interest To an outsider you may lend at interest, but to your brother you are not to lend at interest, so that Adonai your God will prosper you in everything you set out to do in the land you are entering in order to take possession of it. Deuteronomy 23:21


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