Guide to the Laws of the Scripture


A. God, the highest Sovereign: Ex. 20:1-3; Daniel 4:25, 32; Acts 5:29

B. Constitutional Law, or the Ten Commandments: Ex. 20:1-17; Deut. 5:1-21

C. Civil Rulers must study and enforce God's Law: Deut. 17:14-20; Joshua 1:6-8; Romans 13:1-4


A. Qualifications for citizenship

1. Must agree to obey Law and Government: Ex. 19:5-8; Romans 13:2-7; 1 Cor. 6:9, 10

2. Disqualifications of those who have worked against the nation in the past: Deut. 23:1-8

B. Changing God's Law forbidden: Deut. 4:2

C. Other gods, their systems of law, and practices forbidden: Ex. 20:1-3; Deut. 18:10-12

D. Foreign Policy

1. No inequality of justice permitted toward aliens: Ex. 12:49; Lev. 25:35-37

2. Restrictions on aliens having citizens as bond servants: Lev. 25:47-55

3. Citizens permitted to charge usury of aliens if outside the nation: Lev. 25:35-37

4. Intermarriage of aliens with citizens forbidden: Deut. 7:1-3, 6


A. Firstfruits of all male children and animals given: Ex. 13:2, 12, 13, 22:29, 34:19, 20; Lev. 27:26, 27; Num. 8:17; Deut. 15:19

B. Firstfruits of all increase of the land given: Ex. 22:29, 23:19, 34:26; Deut. 26:2, 10

C. Ministers and their attendants tax exempt: Ezra 7:24

D. Tithe (10%) of all increase from crops or herds given: Lev. 27:30-33; Num. 18:20-32

E. Military census poll tax: Ex. 30:12-16

F. Free will offerings: Lev. 22:17-20; Deut. 16:10, 23:23

G. Welfare, Gleanings, aid to poor, widows, and orphans: Ex. 22:22-24; Lev. 19:9, 10; Deut. 14:28, 29, 15:7-11, 23:24, 25


A. God is ultimate military leader, who gives victory: Ex. 23:22

B. Poll tax to be taken with all military registration: Ex. 30:11-16

C. Duties of chaplains: Deut. 20:2-4

D. All able-bodied males 20 years and older responsible for national defense: Num. 1:1-4

E. Soldiers to choose their own combat leaders: Deut. 20:9

F. No one may be forced into combat: Deut. 20:8

G. Mandatory deferments

1. Those who have built a new house deferred until they dedicate it to God: Deut. 20:5

2. Those who have just planted crops or established a new business deferred until they can leave without endangering their enterprise: Deut. 20:6

3. Those engaged to be married deferred: Deut. 20:7

4. Newly-married men to be deferred for one year: Deut. 24:5

H. Declarations of war, conduct of war, and peace terms: Deut. 20:10-20


A. Court is a religious establishment under authority from God, the Supreme Judge: II Chron. 19:5-10

B. Judges and appeals courts: Ex. 18:25, 26; Deut. 1:17; Matt. 18:15-20

C. Contempt of Court: Num. 15:29-31; Deut. 17:8-13

D. Perjury and its punishment: Lev. 6:3-5; Deut. 19:16-21

E. Two or more witnesses are required for any conviction: Deut. 19:15

F. Slander, or false witness: Deut. 22:13-21; Lev. 19:16; Ps. 101:5

G. Bribery of judges: Ex. 23:8

H. Judgments must fit the crime proportionately: Lev. 24:18-21

I. Court decisions, including executions, to be enforced by the witnesses and victims: Deut. 17:2-7

J. Personal revenge forbidden: Lev. 19:18; Deut. 32:35; Heb. 10:30


A. Marriage

1. Marriage is ordained (licensed) by God: Gen. 1:27, 28

2. Intermarriage of races and religion forbidden: Deut. 7:3, 4, 22:9; II Cor. 6:14

3. One-year honeymoons: Deut. 24:5

4. Incest defined and forbidden: Lev. 18:10-15, 20:17-19; Deut. 22:30

5. Childless widow to be married to nearest kinsman to ensure family inheritance: Gen. 38:8; Deut. 25:5-10; Ruth 1:12, 13, 3:9

6. Polygamy wrong: Gen. 16:1-5; Deut. 17:17

7. Marital separations forbidden, unless accompanied by legal divorce papers: Deut. 24:1-4; Jer. 3:1, 8

8. Remarriage permitted only if legally annulled: Matt. 19:7

B. Parental Authority

1. Authority established: Ex. 20:12

2. Parental discipline of children established: Deut. 21:20; Prov. 19:18, 22:15

3. Parental authority and responsibility in the education of their children: Deut. 4:9, 10; Prov. 22:6; Eph. 6:4

4. Children to honor and obey parents: Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16; Lev. 19:3

5. Incorrigible juvenile delinquency punishable by death: Ex. 21:15;
Deut. 21:18-21; Lev. 20:9


A. Homicide

1. Premeditated murder carries death penalty: Gen. 9:6; Ex. 20:13, 21:12; Lev. 24:17; Num. 35:16-21; Deut. 19:11, 12

2. Anything other than execution for premeditated murder forbidden: Num. 35:30-34

3. Manslaughter (accidental): Num. 35:10-12, 22-32; Deut. 19:4-6

B. Assault and Liability: Ex. 21:15, 18-36; Lev. 24:19, 20

C. Health laws for long life

1. Long life promised for honoring parents: Ex. 20:12; Deut. 5:16; Prov. 3:1, 2

2. Unclean animals forbidden and scavengers defined: Lev. 11:2-31; Deut. 14:3-20

3. Blood and fat forbidden: Lev. 7:23-26

4. Animals dying of disease or from injuries by beasts forbidden for food: Lev. 22:8, 17:15; Acts 15:20, 29

5. Gluttony: Prov. 23:1-3, 21; Phil. 3:18, 19

6. Fruit of young trees forbidden until fourth year: Lev. 19:23-25

D. Sanitation, cleanliness, and quarantines: Lev. 12 thru 15


A. Prostitution and seduction: Ex. 22:16, 17; Lev. 19:29, 21:9

B. Adultery: Ex. 20:14; Lev. 20:10; Deut. 22:22

C. Sodomy (homosexuality): Lev. 20:13; I Cor. 6:9

D. Incest: Lev. 18:6-18, 20:14

E. Bestiality: Lev. 20:15, 16

F. Rape of married or engaged: Deut. 22:25-29

G. Sexual assault with intent to mutilate: Deut. 25:11, 12


A. Land inheritance

1. Land not to be sold, but to be allotted to all citizens: Num. 26:52-56 Lev. 25:23

2. Urban land may be sold: Lev. 25:29-34

3. Inheritance to be passed on to the father's sons: Deut. 21:16, 17

4. Firstborn son given the double portion of goods as his birthright: Gen. 25:31-33; Deut. 21:17

5. Daughters given inheritance, if no sons: Num. 27:6-11

6. Land inheritance cannot be moved from one tribe (state) to another: Num. 36:7

7. Jubilee year every 50 years; all inheritances revert back to original owners: Lev. 25:10, 13

8. Removal or marring of landmarks forbidden: Deut. 19:14, 27:17

B. Agricultural and ranching practices

1. Cross breeding, hybridization forbidden: Lev. 19:19

2. Land rest every seventh year (Sabbath year): Ex. 23:10, 11

3. Weekly Sabbath for both man and beast: Gen. 2:3; Deut. 5:12-15

4. Helpless or injured animals must be helped: Ex. 23:4, 5; Deut. 22:4,6,7

5. Working men and beasts must be fed well: Deut. 25:4; 1 Tim. 5:8

6. It is not theft for hungry to eat of growing crops: Deut. 23:24, 25; Matt. 12:1

C. Labor laws

1. Labor ordained by God: Gen. 3:16-19

2. Weekly Sabbath of rest: Gen. 2:3; Deut. 5:12-15

3. Fair payment of wages: Lev. 19:13; Deut. 24:14, 15; 1 Tim. 5:18

4. Bond servants tenure is limited to 6 years, unless he desires to continue: Ex. 21:2

5. Marriage of bond servants: Ex. 21:3-11

6. Treatment of bond servants by employers: Deut. 24:14, 15; Lev. 25:39-55

7. Bond servants must submit to employers: Titus 2:9

8. Escaped bond servants not to be returned, unless they are working to pay restitution: Deut. 23:15, 16

9. Aliens (who have no land inheritance) are servants: Lev. 25:44-46; 1 Kings 9:20, 21

10. Chastisement of bond servants limited: Ex. 21:20

D. Loans and usury

1. Loans to needy mandated: Deut. 15:7-11

2. Usury forbidden: Lev. 25:35-37; Deut. 23:19, 20

3. All debts cancelled every seven years: Deut. 15:1-3

4. Collateral (security) on loans: Ex. 22:26, 27; Deut. 24:6-17

E. Theft

1. Fraud or theft forbidden: Lev. 19:11, 13, 15; Deut. 5:19

2. Theft punishable by restitution in direct proportion to amount stolen: Ex. 22:1-5

3. Weights and measures: Lev. 19:35-37; Deut. 25:13-15

4. Kidnapping (menstealing) punishable by death: Ex. 21:16; Deut. 24:7

5. It is not theft for the hungry to eat of growing crops: Deut. 23:24, 25; Matt. 12:1

F. Liability

1. Lost property must be returned to its owner: Lev. 6:2-5; Deut. 22:1-3

2. Accidental destruction of property: Ex. 22:6

3. Loss of borrowed property: Ex. 22:14, 15

4. Destruction or loss of property by carelessness: Ex. 21:33, 34, 22:6

5. Injuries by animals: Ex. 21:28-32

6. Helpless or injured animals must be helped: Ex. 23:4, 5; Deut. 22:4, 6, 7


A. Weekly Sabbath of rest for man and beast: Gen. 2:3; Deut. 5:12-15

B. Passover: Ex. 12:3-20; Deut. 16:1-7

C. Pentecost: Ex. 23:16; Lev. 23:16; Deut. 16:9-11

D. Trumpets: Lev. 23:24; Num. 29:1

E. Tabernacles: Lev. 23:34, 39; Deut. 16:13-17

F. Day of Atonement: Lev. 23:26-32

G. Sabbatical year of land rest and cancellation of all debts: Ex. 23:10, 11; Deut. 15:1-3

H. Jubilee (land release) every 50 years: Lev. 25:10, 13, 34

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Based on an article by The Lord's Covenant Church, P.O. Box 5334, Phoenix, Arizona 85010. 12-1994
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All of the Feasts of Leviticus 23 are also present in the New Testament.

Acts 2:1 And when the day of Pentecost (Firstfruits) was fully come.
Acts 12:3-4 (Unleavened Bread) “...intending after passha/Passover to bring him forth to the people.”
Acts 13:42 “the Gentiles besought Sabbath.”
:44 “and the next Sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of YAHVah “
Acts 16:13 and on the Sabbath we went out of the city by river side..
Acts 17:2 and Paul, as his manner was went unto them and 3 Sabbath days reasoned with them out of the Scriptures.
18:4 ...and he reasoned in the Synagogue every Sabbath and persuaded the Jews and the Greeks. (A D 54)
18:21 ...saying I must by all means celebrate this Feast (Pentecost)
Acts 20:6-7 and we sailed away from Philippi after the days of Unleavened Bread.
20:16 for Paul had determined to sail by Ephesus...for he hasted if it were possible for him to celebrate at Jerusalem the day of Pentecost.

Acts 27:9 “Now when much time was spent, and when sailing was now dangerous, because the Fast (G3521) was now already past”  (7th month,10th day: Atonement). (“Fast” was capitalized for you to show its significance.)

I Corinthians 5:8 therefore let us keep the Feast...with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth. (Unleavened Bread)

10:1-4; and 16b The bread that we break is it not a sharing in the body of Messiah (ISR translation)

1 /Cor. 11:20-34  When ye come together therefore into one place, this is not to eat the YaHVaH’s supper. 21 For in eating every one taketh before other his own supper: and one is hungry, and another is drunken. 22 What? have ye not houses to eat and to drink in? or despise ye the church of Elohim, and shame them that have not? What shall I say to you? shall I praise you in this? I praise you not.
23  For I have received of the YaHVaH that which also I delivered unto you, That the YaHVaH Messiah the same night in which he was betrayed took bread: 24 And when he had given thanks, he brake it, and said, Take, eat: this is my body, which is broken for you: this do in remembrance of me. 25After the same manner also he took the cup, when he had supped, saying, This cup is the new testament in my blood: this do ye, as oft as ye drink it, in remembrance of me. 26For as often as ye eat this bread, and drink this cup, ye do show the YaHVaH’s death till he come.
27 Wherefore whosoever shall eat this bread, and drink this cup of the YaHVaH, unworthily, shall be guilty of the body and blood of the YaHVaH. 28 But let a man examine himself, and so let him eat of that bread, and drink of that cup. 29 For he that eateth and drinketh unworthily, eateth and drinketh damnation to himself, not discerning the YaHVaH’s body. 30 For this cause many are weak and sickly among you, and many sleep. 31 For if we would judge ourselves, we should not be judged. 32 But when we are judged, we are chastened of the YaHVaH, that we should not be condemned with the world. 33 Wherefore, my brethren, when ye come together to eat, tarry one for another. 34 And if any man hunger, let him eat at home; that ye come not together unto condemnation. And the rest will I set in order when I come.

16:1-2 Upon the first day of the week let everyone of you lay by him in store as YAH has prospered him, that there be no gathering when I come. (Collection for the saints, not a Sabbath day)
16:8 But I will tarry at Ephesus until Pentecost. (35-37 years after the resurrection.)

Hebrews 4:4 For he spake in a certain place of the seventh day on this wise, And Elohim did rest the seventh day from all his works. 5And in this place again, If they shall enter into my rest. 6 Seeing therefore it remaineth that some must enter therein, and they to whom it was first preached entered not in because of unbelief: 7 Again, he limiteth a certain day, saying in David, To day, after so long a time; as it is said, To day if ye will hear his voice, harden not your hearts. 8 For if Messiah had given them rest, then would he not afterward have spoken of another day. 9 There remaineth therefore a rest to the people of Elohim. 10 For he that is entered into his rest, he also hath ceased from his own works, as Elohim did from his.
11Let us labour therefore to enter into that rest, lest any man fall after the same example of unbelief.

1 Thessalonians 4:15-18 For this we say unto you by the word of the Lord, that we which are alive and remain unto the coming of the Lord shall not prevent them which are asleep. 16For the Lord himself shall descend from heaven with a shout, with the voice of the archangel, and with the trump of God: and the dead in Christ shall rise first: 17Then we which are alive and remain shall be caught up together with them in the clouds, to meet the Lord in the air: and so shall we ever be with the Lord. 18Wherefore comfort one another with these words.
REVELATION 11:15 “And the 7th Messenger blasted..The kingdoms of this world are become the kingdoms of YaHVaH and of His Messiah; and He shall reign for ever and ever.”

Acts 27 (above, “The Fast”)
Revelation 20:1-3 with Leviticus 16:21-29 (The Escape Goat)

  Sukkot and - That Last Great Day – Shemini Atzeret
John 6:39, 40 “..and I will raise him up at the last day.”
John 7:2 (HalleluYah Scriptures) “And the Festival of the YaHudim was near" Festival of Sukkoth.
John 7:37 In the last day, that great day of the feast, Messiah stood and cried, saying, If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. 38 He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water.
IsaiYah 25:6-9
John 13 - Passover
Now before the feast of the Passover, when Messiah knew that his hour was come that he should depart out of this world unto the Father, having loved his own which were in the world, he loved them unto the end.

IsaiYah 66:22-23 – Sabbath days; New Moons:  future
For as the new heavens and the new earth, which I will make, shall remain before me, saith the YAHVAH, so shall your seed and your name remain. 23 And it shall come to pass, that from one new moon to another, and from one sabbath to another, shall all flesh come to worship before me, saith the YAHVAH.
ZechariYah 14 All flesh shall go up from year to year (in the millennium) to keep the Feast of Tabernacles.
Ezekiyl 46 – New Moons, Feasts in future
Likewise the people of the land shall worship at the door of this gate before YaHVaH in the Sabbaths AND in the New Moons  (Also Numbers 28:11)  Satan and some hate YaHVaH's Laws and Feasts.

Colossians 2:16 General Feasts, New Moons, Sabbaths

Let no man therefore judge you in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come; but the body is of Messiah.
Correcting sentence:
Let no man therefore judge you [BUT THE BODY OF MESSIAH] in meat, or in drink, or in respect of an holyday/Feastday, or of the new moon, or of the sabbath days: 17 Which are a shadow of things to come (not were a shadow of things to come).
ISR Version Let no one therefore judge you in eating or in drinking or in respect of a Feast Day or a New Moon or Sabbaths-which are a shadow of things to come – but the body of Messiah.
{NOT an inclusive list of all future Feasts.}

Colossions 2:13 And you, being dead in your violations of Torah and in the uncircumcision of your flesh, He has made alive together with Him, having forgiven all your Torah violations, 2:14 Having wiped out the record of debt, the judgment brought down and written against us, and held against us. And He has taken it out of the way, having nailed it to the cross. 2:15 Having disarmed the rulers and authorities of darkness, He triumphed over them publicly, putting them to shame, and triumphed over them concerning this. 2:16 Let no man condemn you therefore in eating or in drinking, in participation of a festival, or a New Moon, or Sabbaths, 2:17 which are but a shadow of things to come for the whole body of Messiah.  Jews for Yeshua ministry by HezekiYah; by permission.
Philippians 4:9 (Paul is speaking)
"Those things which you have learned and received and heard, and seen in me: do."

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