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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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