613 Mitzvot Listed by Category: War
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 Many have been taught that Torah is no longer valid for believers.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|
One can voluntarily follow the Nazarite vow. Keep in mind with no Temple, the sacrifices can not be followed.
|598||Negative||That those engaged in warfare shall not fear their enemies nor be panic-stricken by them during battle||Don't be afraid of them, because
Adonai your God will fight on your behalf.'
You are not to be frightened of them, because Adonai your God is there with you, a God great and fearsome.
He should tell them, 'Listen, Isra'el! You are about to do battle against your enemies. Don't be fainthearted or afraid; don't be alarmed or frightened by them;
|Deuteronomy 3:22; 7:21; 20:3|
|599||Positive||To anoint a special cohen (to speak to the soldiers) in a war||When you are about to go into battle, the cohen is to come forward and address the people.||Deuteronomy 20:2|
|600||Positive||In a permissive war (as distinguished from obligatory ones), to observe the procedure prescribed in the Torah||When you advance on a town to attack it, first offer it terms for peace.||Deuteronomy 20:10|
|601||Negative||Not to keep alive any individual of the seven Canaanite nations||As for the towns of these peoples, which Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance, you are not to allow anything that breathes to live.||Deuteronomy 20:16|
|602||Positive||To exterminate the seven Canaanite nations from the land of Israel||Rather you must destroy them completely - the Hitti, the Emori, the Kena`ani, the P'rizi, the Hivi and the Y'vusi - as Adonai your God has ordered you;||Deuteronomy 20:17|
|603||Negative||Not to destroy fruit trees (wantonly or in warfare)||When, in making war against a town in order to capture it, you lay siege to it for a long time, you are not to destroy its trees, cutting them down with an axe. You can eat their fruit, so don't cut them down. After all, are the trees in the field human beings, so that you have to besiege them too? However, if you know that certain trees provide no food, you may destroy them and cut them down, in order to build siege-works against the town making war with you, until it falls.||Deuteronomy 20:19 - 20|
|604||Positive||To deal with a beautiful woman taken captive in war in the manner prescribed in the Torah||"When you go out to war against your enemies, and Adonai your God hands them over to you, and you take prisoners, and you see among the prisoners a woman who looks good to you, and you feel attracted to her and want her as your wife; you are to bring her home to your house, where she will shave her head, cut her fingernails and remove her prison clothing. She will stay there in your house, mourning her father and mother for a full month; after which you may go in to have sexual relations with her and be her husband, and she will be your wife. In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her.||Deuteronomy 21:10 - 14|
|605||Negative||Not to sell a beautiful woman, (taken captive in war)||In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her.||Deuteronomy 21:14|
|606||Negative||Not to degrade a beautiful woman (taken captive in war) to the condition of a bondwoman||In the event that you lose interest in her, you are to let her go wherever she wishes; but you may not sell her for money or treat her like a slave, because you humiliated her.||Deuteronomy 21:14|
|607||Negative||Not to offer peace to the Ammonites and the Moabites before waging war on them, as should be done to other nations||"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, because they did not supply you with food and water when you were on the road after leaving Egypt, and because they hired Bil`am the son of B`or from P'tor in Aram-Naharayim to put a curse on you. But Adonai your God would not listen to Bil`am; rather, Adonai your God turned the curse into a blessing for you; because Adonai your God loved you. So you are never to seek their peace or well being, as long as you live.||Deuteronomy 23:4 - 7|
|608||Negative||That anyone who is unclean shall not enter the Camp of the Levites||If there is a man among you who is unclean because of a nocturnal emission, he is to go outside the camp; he is not to enter the camp.||Deuteronomy 23:11|
|609||Positive||To have a place outside the camp for sanitary purposes||Also you are to have an area outside the camp to use as a latrine.||Deuteronomy 23:13|
|610||Positive||To keep that place sanitary||You must include a trowel with your equipment, and when you relieve yourself, you are to dig a hole first and afterwards cover your excrement. For Adonai your God moves about in your camp to rescue you and to hand over your enemies to you. Therefore your camp must be a holy place. [Adonai] should not see anything indecent among you, or he will turn away from you.||Deuteronomy 23:14 - 15|
|611||Positive||Always to remember what Amalek did||"Remember what `Amalek did to you on the road as you were coming out of Egypt||Deuteronomy 25:17|
|612||Negative||That the evil done to us by Amalek shall not be forgotten||Therefore, when Adonai your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of `Amalek from under heaven. Don't forget!||Deuteronomy 25:19|
|613||Positive||To destroy the seed of Amalek||Therefore, when Adonai your God has given you rest from all your surrounding enemies in the land Adonai your God is giving you as your inheritance to possess, you are to blot out all memory of `Amalek from under heaven. Don't forget!||Deuteronomy 25:19|
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