06 May 2015

Every Jot and Tittle: The 1304 commandments in the Bible

In the Every Jot and Tittle project, I am listing all of the Bible's commandments from Genesis to Revelation, in accordance with Jesus's words in Matthew 5:18-19.

The list is in biblical order, with a link to the commandment's first appearance in the Bible.

  1. Be fruitful and multiply. (Gen 1:28a)
  2. Subdue the earth. (Gen 1:28b)
  3. Have dominion over every living thing. (Gen 1:28c)
  4. Be a vegan. (Gen 1:29)
  5. Don't eat from the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. (Gen 2:17a)
  6. Don't touch the tree in the middle of the garden. (Gen 2:17b)
  7. Every man shall become one flesh with his wife. (Gen 2:18-24)
  8. Be an omnivore. (Gen 9:3)
  9. Don't eat blood. (Gen 9:4)
  10. Whoever kills another person must be killed. (Gen 9:6)
  11. Circumcise the flesh of your foreskin. (Gen 17:10)
  12. Circumcise boys eight days after their birth. (Gen 17:12)
  13. Circumcise your male slaves. (Gen 17:13)
  14. Cut off any uncircumcised male. (Gen 17:14)
  15. Don't eat the sinew on the hollow of the thigh. (Gen 32:25-32)
  16. The month of Nisan shall be the first month of the year. (Ex 12:2)
  17. On the tenth day of the first month (Nisan), find an unblemished lamb and kill it on the evening of the 14th day. (Ex 12:3-6)
  18. After killing the lamb, smear some of its blood on the sides and top of your door post. (Ex 12:7)
  19. Roast the lamb and eat it with unleavened bread and bitter herbs. (Ex 12:8)
  20. Don't eat the lamb raw or boiled in water. (Ex 12:9)
  21. Eat all of it. Don't leave any until the morning. Burn the leftovers. (Ex 12:10)
  22. Eat it fast, with your loins girded, your shoes on your feet, and your staff in your hand. (Ex 12:11)
  23. The Passover shall be kept as a memorial forever. (Ex 12:14)
  24. Eat unleavened bread for seven days during the Passover. (Ex 12:15a)
  25. During the feast of unleavened bread, all yeast shall be removed from every house. (Ex 12:15b)
  26. Whoever eats leavened bread during the Passover shall be cut off. (Ex 12:15c)
  27. Don't work on the first or the seventh day of the feast of unleavened bread. (Ex 12:16)
  28. In the first month (Nisan), eat unleavened bread from the evening of the 14th to the evening of the 21st day of the month. (Ex 12:18)
  29. Don't eat any leavened bread during the feast of unleavened bread. (Ex 12:20)
  30. When your children ask what is the meaning of Passover, tell them about how God killed the Egyptian children. (Ex 12:26-27)
  31. Strangers, foreigners, paid servants, and uncircumcised people shall not observe the Passover. (Ex 12:43-48)
  32. Circumcised slaves shall observe the Passover. (Ex 12:44)
  33. Eat the Passover lamb in one place, and don't break any of the lamb's bones. (Ex 12:46)
  34. Circumcised strangers may observe the Passover. (Ex 12:48)
  35. Circumcised strangers shall be treated as though they were natives and must obey the law of the land. (Ex 12:48-49)
  36. All firstborn male humans and animals shall be sanctified to the Lord. They belong to him. (Ex 13:2)
  37. Remember the day that you came out of Egypt. (Ex 13:3-4)
  38. On the Passover, show your son what God did to you when you left Egypt. (Ex 13:8)
  39. Every firstborn donkey shall be redeemed either by sacrificing a lamb or breaking the donkey's neck. (Ex 13:13)
  40. When your son asks you why your are sacrificing lambs and breaking donkeys' necks, tell him that you are doing it because God killed all the firstborn animals in Egypt. (Ex 13:14-15)
  41. Don't leave your house during the Sabbath. (Ex 16:29)
  42. Have no other gods before Yahweh. (Ex 20:3)
  43. Don't make graven images. (Ex 20:4a)
  44. Don't make an artistic representation of anything. (Ex 20:4)
  45. Don't bow down to other gods. (Ex 20:5)
  46. Don't serve other gods. (Ex 20:5)
  47. Don't take the Lord's name in vain. (Ex 20:7)
  48. Keep the Sabbath day holy. (Ex 20:8)
  49. Don't work on the Sabbath. (Ex 20:9-10)
  50. Honor your father and mother. (Ex 20:12)
  51. Don't kill. (Ex 20:13)
  52. Don't commit adultery. (Ex 20:14)
  53. Don't steal. (Ex 20:15)
  54. Don't lie. (Ex 20:16)
  55. Don't covet your neighbor's wife. (Ex 20:17)
  56. Don't covet your neighbor's other stuff. (Ex 20:17)
  57. Don't make gods of silver or gold. (Ex 20:23)
  58. Make a dirt altar for God and sacrifice animals on it. (Ex 20:24)
  59. If you make God stone altars, thou shalt use natural, uncut stones. (Otherwise you'll pollute it.) (Ex 20:25)
  60. Don't go up steps to the altar. (People might see you nakedness.) (Ex 20:26)
  61. If you buy a Hebrew slave, set him free after six years of slavery. (Ex 21:2)
  62. If your Hebrew slave was married when you bought him, you shall free both the slave and his wife after six years of slavery. (Ex 21:3)
  63. If you gave your Hebrew slave a wife and they had children, you shall keep your slave's wife and children and let him go free. (Ex 21:4)
  64. If your Hebrew slave refuses to leave his wife and children, you shall bore a hole in his ear and he shall serve you forever. (Ex 21:5-6)
  65. If you sell your daughter, she shall not be freed after six years (as are male Hebrew slaves). (Ex 21:7)
  66. If your daughter fails to please her master, she shall be sold again to a Hebrew man. (Ex 21:8)
  67. If the man who bought your daughter gives her to his son, the man who bought her shall treat her as his own daughter. (Ex 21:9)
  68. If a man takes another wife, he shall continue to feed, clothe, and have sex with his first wife. (Ex 21:10)
  69. If the man fails to feed, clothe, and have sex with his slave wife, he shall set her free. (Ex 21:11)
  70. If a person is killed unintentionally because God delivered the victim into the killer's hands, then God will find a place for the killer to hide. (Ex 21:11)
  71. If you strike your father or mother, you shall be killed. (Ex 21:15)
  72. Whoever kidnaps a person with the intention of selling that person as a slave shall be killed. (Ex 21:16)
  73. If you curse your father or mother, you shall be killed. (Ex 21:17)
  74. If two men fight and one is injured, the man who caused the injury shall pay for the injured man's lost time. (Ex 21:18-19)
  75. A slave owner who beats his slave to death shall be punished. (Ex 21:20)
  76. A slave owner shall not be punished for beating his slave if the slave lives for a day or two, for the slave is the slave owner's money. (Ex 21:21)
  77. If a man causes the death of a fetus, he shall pay the woman's husband whatever the judges decide. (Ex 21:22)
  78. But if the woman is injured, the man that caused her injury shall be injured in the same way. (Ex 21:23-25)
  79. If a man hits his slave and causes the slave to lose sight in one eye, he shall set the slave free. (Ex 21:26)
  80. If a man hits his slave and causes the slave to lose a tooth, he shall set the slave free. (Ex 21:27)
  81. If an ox gores someone to death, the ox shall be stoned and his flesh shall not be eaten. But the owner shall not be punished. (Ex 21:28)
  82. If an ox has a reputation for goring people and its owner did nothing to restrain it, the ox shall be stoned and its owner shall be executed. (Ex 21:29-31)
  83. If an ox kills a slave, the owner of the ox shall give the owner of the dead slave thirty shekels of silver and the ox shall be stoned. (Ex 21:32)
  84. If a man has an open pit into which an ox or ass falls, the owner of the pit must pay the owner of the animal whatever it was worth, but the owner of the pit gets to keep the dead animal. (Ex 21:33-34)
  85. If one man's ox kills another man's ox, then the live ox shall be sold with the money and dead ox split between owners. (Ex 21:35)
  86. If an ox is known to be an ox killer and its owner did nothing to restrain it, then the owner of the killer ox must pay the owner of the dead ox. But the owner of the killer ox gets to keep the dead ox. (Ex 21:36)
  87. A person who steals and kills an ox or a sheep shall pay the owner five oxen for each stolen ox, and four sheep for each stolen sheep. (Ex 22:1)
  88. If a thief is caught breaking into a house while it is dark and is killed in the process, the person who killed him shall not be executed. (Ex 22:2)
  89. If a thief is caught breaking into a house during the daytime and is killed in the process, the person who killed the thief shall be executed for murder. (Ex 22:3a)
  90. If a thief is caught and is too poor to make a complete restitution, he shall be sold to pay for his theft. (Ex 22:3b)
  91. If a thief steals an ox or an ass, and the stolen animal is found alive, the thief must pay twice the value of the stolen animal. (Ex 22:4)
  92. If your animal eats from someone else's field or vineyard, you must repay the owner with the best of your grain or grapes. (Ex 22:5)
  93. If you start a fire that burns someone else's grain, you shall restore what was burned. (Ex 22:6)
  94. If you leave your stuff with your neighbor to watch, and it is stolen from your neighbor's house, then the thief shall pay double (if the thief is found). (Ex 22:7)
  95. If the thief is not found, your neighbor shall be brought before the judges to see if he stole your stuff. (Ex 22:8)
  96. Whoever is guilty of theft shall repay the victim twice the worth of the stolen goods. (Ex 22:9)
  97. If you ask your neighbor to watch your ox or ass, and your animal dies, is hurt, or is lost while under his care, then your neighbor shall swear to God that he didn't do anything wrong. If God confirms the oath, your neighbor does not have to pay you back. But if your animal was stolen while under his care, he must pay you for it. (Ex 22:10-12)
  98. If your animal was torn in pieces while under your neighbor's care, he shall bring the pieces as a witness, and he doesn't owe you anything. (Ex 22:13)
  99. If someone borrows and animal from his neighbor, and it is injured or dies, the person who borrowed the animal must pay the owner whatever the animal was worth. (Ex 22:14)
  100. But if the owner was present or the animal was rented, no compensation is required. (Ex 22:15)
  101. If you seduce a woman who is not engaged and have sex with her, then you must marry her. (Ex 22:16)
  102. If her father refuses to give her to you, you shall pay him the customary price for virgins. (Ex 22:17)
  103. Kill witches. (Ex 22:18)
  104. Kill anyone who has sex with an animal. (Ex 22:19)
  105. Kill anyone who sacrifices to another god. (Ex 22:20)
  106. Don't oppress strangers. (Ex 22:21)
  107. Be kind to widows and fatherless children. (Or God will kill you.) (Ex 22:22-24)
  108. If you lend money to poor people, don't charge them interest. (Ex 22:25)
  109. If you loan money to your neighbor and take his clothes as collateral, return them before sundown. (Or God will hear about it.) (Ex 22:26-27)
  110. Don't revile the gods. (Ex 22:28a)
  111. Don't curse the ruler of your people. (Ex 22:28b)
  112. Be prompt in giving God your first ripe fruits and liquor. (Ex 22:29)
  113. Be holy. (Ex 22:31a)
  114. Don't eat any flesh that has been torn by animals. Feed it to the dogs. (Ex 22:31b)
  115. Don't provide favorable testimony for a guilty person. (Ex 23:1b)
  116. Don't do evil just because everyone else is. (Ex 23:2a)
  117. Don't pervert justice by the wrongly following the majority. (Ex 23:2b)
  118. Don't favor poor people in lawsuits. (Ex 23:3)
  119. Return your enemy's ox or ass if it goes astray. (Ex 23:4)
  120. If your enemy's ass falls down, help with it. (Ex 23:5)
  121. Don't deny justice to the poor. (Ex 23:6)
  122. Don't make false accusations. (Ex 23:7a)
  123. Don't kill innocent or righteous people. (Ex 23:7b)
  124. Don't accept a bribe. (Ex 23:8)
  125. Every seventh year leave your crops unplanted and unharvested. (Ex 23:10-11)
  126. Don't mention the names of any of the other gods. (Ex 23:13)
  127. Celebrate three feasts during the year: unleavened bread, the first harvest, and the last harvest. (Ex 23:14-16)
  128. Three times a year every male must appear before God. (Ex 23:17)
  129. When you make blood sacrifices to God, don't include any leavened bread. (Ex 23:18a)
  130. Don't let any of the fat of God's sacrifice remain until the next morning. (Ex 23:18b)
  131. Bring your first harvest to the house of the Lord. (Ex 23:19)
  132. Don't boil a young goat in its mother's milk. (Ex 23:26)
  133. Don't serve or follow people who believe in other gods. (Ex 23:24b)
  134. Conquer people who believe in other gods and destroy their religious property. (Ex 23:24c)
  135. Serve God (and you'll never get sick and have lots of babies). (Ex 23:25-26)
  136. Don't make any treaties with people who worship another god. (Ex 23:12)
  137. Don't let people who believe in other gods live in your land. (Ex 23:33)
  138. Give something to God. Here are your options. (Ex 25:1-7)
  139. Make a sanctuary for God (so he'll have some place to live). Here are the instructions. (Ex 25:8-40)
  140. Make a tabernacle according to the following instructions. (Ex 26:1-36)
  141. Make an altar for animal sacrifices. (Ex 27:1-8)
  142. Make a court for the tabernacle. (Ex 27:9-19)
  143. Get some oil for the lamp and keep it burning forever. (Ex 27:20-21)
  144. Make holy garments for glory and for beauty. (Ex 28:2-43)
  145. Ordain priests according to the following instructions. (Ex 29:1-37)
  146. Sacrifice to God two lambs each day, one in the morning and one in the evening. (Ex 29:38-46)
  147. Make an altar for burning incense. (Ex 30:1-10)
  148. Each adult male must pay God one half shekel. (Or God won't protect him from the plague.) (Ex 30:12-16)
  149. Make a brass bowl for priests to wash their hands and feet. (If they don't wash up, God will kill them.) (Ex 30:18-21)
  150. Make some holy anointing oil. (Ex 30:23-33)
  151. Make some holy perfume for God. (Ex 30:34-38)
  152. Kill anyone who works on (or profanes) the Sabbath (Ex 31:14-15)
  153. Worship only the god whose name is Jealous. (Ex 31:14)
  154. Don't make molten gods. (Ex 31:17)
  155. Don't start a fire on the Sabbath. (Ex 35:3)
  156. Sacrifice an unblemished young bull as a burnt offering. (Lev 1:2-9)
  157. Sacrifice an unblemished male sheep (or goat) as a burnt offering. (Lev 1:10-13)
  158. Sacrifice a dove or pigeon as a burnt offering. (Lev 1:14-17)
  159. Make a meat offering to the Lord. (Lev 2:1-16)
  160. Make a peace offering by sacrificing an unblemished bull or cow (Lev 3:1-5)
  161. Make a peace offering by sacrificing unblemished male or female sheep (Lev 3:6-11)
  162. Make a peace offering by sacrificing a goat (blemished or unblemished, male or female) (Lev 3:12-16a)
  163. Don't eat any fat (or blood), not even in your own home. (Lev 3:16b-17)
  164. If a priest sins through ignorance, he must kill an unblemished bullock. (Lev 4:3-12)
  165. If the congregation sins through ignorance, kill a bullock (blemished or unblemished). (Lev 4:13-21)
  166. If a ruler sins through ignorance, sacrifice a young unblemished male goat. (Lev 4:22-26)
  167. If an ordinary person sins through ignorance, kill a young unblemished female sheep or goat. (Lev 4:27-35)
  168. If you refuse to testify about something you have seen or heard, you will be punished. (Lev 5:1)
  169. If you accidentally touch an unclean thing, like a dead beast, cow, or creeping thing, then you are unclean and guilty. (Lev 5:2)
  170. If you accidentally touch the uncleanness of man, then you are guilty. (Lev 5:3)
  171. If you unknowingly promise to do something evil or good and then find out about your promise, you are guilty. (Lev 5:4)
  172. If you break one of the previous four commandments, then you must confess that you have sinned and kill a female lamb or young goat as a sin offering. (Lev 5:5-6)
  173. If you can't afford a lamb, kill two doves or pigeons instead; one as a sin offering and one as a burnt offering. (Lev 5:7-10)
  174. If you can't afford birds, burn one kilogram of your finest flour. (Lev 5:11-13)
  175. If you unknowingly defile some holy things, kill an unblemished ram or pay the priests whatever such a ram is worth. In addition you must pay the priests a 20% fine. (Lev 5:15-16)
  176. A thief must return what was stolen plus 20% and then kill an unblemished ram as a trespass offering. (Lev 6:2-7)
  177. Burnt offerings must burn all night on the altar. The fire must never go out. (Lev 6:9-13)
  178. Priests must eat sin offerings in the holy place. Anyone or anything that touches the meat is holy. (Lev 6:25-30)
  179. The law of the most holy trespass offering (Lev 7:1-10)
  180. Rules for eating sacrificial animals (Lev 7:15-21)
  181. The wave offering (Lev 7:29-34)
  182. The heave offering (Lev 7:32-34)
  183. Eat animals that have divided hoofs and chew the cud. (Lev 11:2-3)
  184. Don't eat camels, conies, hares, or swine. Don't touch their dead bodies either. (Lev 11:4-8)
  185. Eat animals that live in water and have fins and scales. (Lev 11:9)
  186. Animals that live in the water but don't have fins or scales are abominations. Don't eat them or touch their dead bodies. (Lev 11:10-12)
  187. The following birds are abominations: eagles, vultures, ospreys, kites, ravens, owls, nighthawks, hawks, cuckoos, cormorants, swans, pelicans, storks, herons, lapwings, and bats. Don't eat them. (Lev 11:13-19)
  188. All fowls that creep and walk upon all four are abominations. (Lev 11:20)
  189. Eat flying creeping things that walk on four with legs above their feet. Among these are locusts, beetles, and grasshoppers. (Lev 11:21-23)
  190. If you touch the dead body of an animal that has divided hoofs but doesn't chew the cud, you will be unclean until the evening and must wash your clothes. (Lev 11:24-26)
  191. Animals that walk on four paws are unclean. If you touch their dead bodies you must wash your clothes and you will be unclean until the evening. (Lev 11:27-28)
  192. These animals are also unclean: weasels, mice, tortoises, ferrets, chameleons, lizards, snails, and moles. If you touch them after they die you will be unclean until the evening. Whatever these dead animals touch will be unclean. (Lev 11:29-38)
  193. Every creeping thing is an abomination and must not be eaten. (Lev 11:41)
  194. Don't eat any animal that crawls on its belly, goes on all four, or has lots of feet. They are all abominations. (Lev 11:42)
  195. Don't make yourself abominable, defiled, or unlcean with creeping things. (Lev 11:43-44)
  196. A woman is unclean for seven days after delivering a male child. After childbirth she must be purified for 33 days, during which time she must not come into the sanctuary or touch any holy thing. (Lev 12:2-4)
  197. A woman is unclean for two weeks after delivering a female child. After childbirth she must be purified for 66 days, during which time she must not come into the sanctuary or touch any holy thing. (Lev 12:5)
  198. After a woman is finished her postpartum purifying, she must kill a lamb for a burnt offering and a dove or pigeon for a sin offering. (Lev 12:6-8)
  199. The law of leprosy (Lev 13:2-28)
  200. Laws about yellow hair and itchy spots (Lev 13:29-37)
  201. The law of freckles (Lev 13:38)
  202. Laws about baldness (Lev 13:40-44)
  203. What to do with people with leprosy (Lev 13:45-46)
  204. This is the law of the plague of leprosy in a garment. (Lev 13:47-59)
  205. Perform this ceremony after you are healed of leprosy (Lev 14:1-32)
  206. What to do when your house has leprosy (Lev 14:33-53)
  207. The law about infected penises (Lev 15:1-7)
  208. What to do if a man with an infected penis spits on you (Lev 15:8-11)
  209. What to do if a man with an infected penis touches a pot (Lev 15:12)
  210. The infected penis healing ritual (Lev 15:13-15)
  211. What to do when a man ejaculates (Lev 15:16-18)
  212. What to do with menstruating women (Lev 15:19-23)
  213. Don't have sex with menstruating women. (Lev 15:24)
  214. Abnormal vaginal bleeding (Lev 15:25-27)
  215. The post menstrual ritual atonement sacrifice (Lev 15:28-30)
  216. Be careful when entering the holy place. If you come at the wrong time, God will kill you. (Lev 16:1-2)
  217. Perform each year's Yom Kippur sacrifices. (Lev 16:3-34)
  218. Kill your animal sacrifices at the door of the tabernacle. (Lev 17:1-9)
  219. Don't sacrifice animals to devils after having sex with the devils. (Lev 17:7)
  220. When you kill an animal while hunting, pour its blood on the ground and cover it with dirt. (Lev 17:13)
  221. Don't have sex with near relatives. (Lev 18:6)
  222. Don't have sex with your father. (Lev 18:7a)
  223. Don't have sex with your mother. (Lev 18:7b)
  224. Don't have sex with your father's wife. (Lev 18:8)
  225. Don't have sex with your sister, the daughter of your father. (Lev 18:9a)
  226. Don't have sex with your sister, the daughter of your mother. (Lev 18:9b)
  227. Don't have sex with your son's daughter. (Lev 18:10a)
  228. Don't have sex with daughter's daughter. (Lev 18:10b)
  229. Don't have sex with your father's wife's daughter. (Lev 18:11)
  230. Don't have sex with your father's sister. (Lev 18:12)
  231. Don't have sex with your mother's sister. (Lev 18:13)
  232. Don't have sex with your father's brother. (Lev 18:14a)
  233. Don't have sex with your father's brother's wife. (Lev 18:14b)
  234. Don't have sex with your son's wife. (Lev 18:15)
  235. Don't have sex with your brother's wife. (Lev 18:16)
  236. Don't have sex with a woman and her daughter. (Lev 18:17a)
  237. Don't have sex with a woman and her son's daughter or her daughter's daughter. (Lev 18:17b)
  238. Don't marry your wife's sister while your wife is still alive. (Lev 18:18)
  239. Don't burn your children for a god named Molech. (Lev 18:21)
  240. If you are a man, don't have sex with another man. It is abomination. (Lev 18:22)
  241. Don't have sex with animals. It is confusion. (Lev 18:23)
  242. Fear your mother and father. (Lev 19:3)
  243. It is an abomination to eat a peace offering on the third day after the animal is sacrificed. If you do so, you will be exiled. (Lev 19:5-8)
  244. Leave the corners of your field and some of your grapes in your vineyard unharvested for poor people and strangers to eat. (Lev 19:9-10)
  245. Don't swear falsely in God's name. (Lev 19:12a)
  246. Don't profane God's name. (Lev 19:12b)
  247. Pay your workers at the end of each working day. (Lev 19:13)
  248. Don't curse deaf people. (Lev 19:14a)
  249. Don't cause a blind person to stumble. (Lev 19:14b)
  250. Fear God. (Lev 19:14c)
  251. Judge others fairly, rich and poor alike. (Lev 19:15)
  252. Don't gossip. (Lev 19:16a)
  253. Don't endanger the life of your neighbor. (Lev 19:16b)
  254. Don't hate your brother. (Lev 19:17a)
  255. Rebuke your neighbor, so that you won't share the blame for his or her sin. (Lev 19:17b)
  256. Don't seek revenge or bear a grudge against the children of your people. (Lev 19:18a)
  257. Love your neighbor as yourself. (Lev 19:18b)
  258. Obey all of the commandments. (Lev 19:19a)
  259. Don't crossbreed your animals. (Lev 19:19b)
  260. Don't plant crops with mixed seed. (Lev 19:19c)
  261. Don't weave a garment from different fibers. (Lev 19:19d)
  262. If a man has sex with another man's concubine, scourge the concubine and kill a goat for the man's trespass offering. (Lev 19:20-22)
  263. Don't eat fruit from a tree for the first three years of its life. Consider the fruit uncircumcised. (Lev 19:23)
  264. The fruit that a tree produces during its fourth year is holy and must be offered to God. (Lev 19:24)
  265. Eat fruit that a tree produces during its fifth year. (Lev 19:25)
  266. Don't cast spells or engage in fortune-telling. (Lev 19:26)
  267. Don't round the corners of your head. (Lev 19:27a)
  268. Don't ruin the corners of your beard. (Lev 19:27b)
  269. Don't cut your skin for dead people. (Lev 19:28a)
  270. Don't have any tattoos on your body. (Lev 19:28b)
  271. Don't force your daughter to become a prostitute. (Lev 19:29)
  272. Revere God's sanctuary. (Lev 19:30)
  273. Don't consult wizards or people with familiar spirits. (Lev 19:31)
  274. Stand up in the presence of old people. (Lev 19:32a)
  275. Honor the face of an old man. (Lev 19:32b)
  276. Don't vex strangers. (Lev 19:33)
  277. Love the stranger as yourself. (Lev 19:34)
  278. Treat others fairly; don't cheat. (Lev 19:35-36)
  279. Stone to death parents who sacrifice their children to Molech. (Lev 20:2-5)
  280. If a man has sex with another man's wife, kill them both. (Lev 20:10)
  281. If a man has sex with his father's wife, kill them both. (Lev 20:11)
  282. If a man has sex with his daughter in law, kill them both. (Lev 20:12)
  283. If a man has sex with another man, they have committed an abomination. Kill them both. (Lev 20:13)
  284. If a man has sex with his wife and her mother, burn all three. (Lev 20:14)
  285. Kill any animal that has sex with humans. (Kill the people too. See #86) (Lev 20:15-16)
  286. If a man has sex with his sister or half-sister, exile (or kill) them both. (Lev 20:17)
  287. If a man has sex with a menstruating woman, exile (or kill) them both. (Lev 20:18)
  288. If a man has sex with his uncle's wife, they both will die childless. (Lev 20:20)
  289. If a man has sex with his brother's wife, they both will die childless. (Lev 20:21)
  290. If you fail to distinguish between clean and unclean animals, your soul will be abominable to God. (Lev 20:25)
  291. Stone to death wizards and people with familiar spirits. (Lev 20:27)
  292. A priest shall not defile himself by touching a dead body, except for dead close relatives (mother, father, son, daughter, brother, and sister, if she died a virgin). (Lev 21:1-3)
  293. Priests shall not shave off the corners of their beards or make any cuttings on their flesh. (Lev 21:5)
  294. A priest shall not marry a whore. (Lev 21:7)
  295. A priest shall not marry a divorced woman. (Lev 21:7)
  296. If a priest's daughter becomes a prostitute, burn her to death. (Lev 21:9)
  297. High priests must not uncover their heads or tear their clothes. (Lev 21:10)
  298. A high priest must not get near any dead bodies, even those of his father or mother. (Lev 21:11)
  299. The high priest shall not go out of the sanctuary, nor profane the sanctuary. (Lev 21:12)
  300. A high priest must marry a virgin "from his own people." (Lev 21:13-14)
  301. A high priest must not marry a widow, a divorced or profane woman, or a harlot. (Lev 21:14)
  302. A high priest must not profane his seed among the people. (Lev 21:15)
  303. A priest must not have any blemish. (Lev 21:17-23)
  304. Priests must stay away from holy things when they are unclean. (Lev 22:1-7)
  305. If a priest approaches the holy things while his uncleanness is upon him will be cut off from God's presence. (Lev 22:3)
  306. No stranger, visitor, or hired servant shall eat of the holy thing. (Lev 22:10)
  307. If a priest buys a slave, the slave and his family may eat the priest's meat. (Lev 22:11)
  308. If a priest's daughter marries a stranger, she may not eat holy things. (Lev 22:12)
  309. If a priest's daughter returns to her father's house after she is divorced or widowed, she can eat of her father's meat, as long as she didn't have any children while she was married. (Lev 22:13)
  310. If you eat the holy thing by mistake, you must pay the priest for it, plus a 20% fine. (Lev 22:14)
  311. Don't profane the holy things or trespass while eating them. (Lev 22:15-16)
  312. Don't offer God any blemished animals. All animals that you kill for God must be perfect. (With the few exceptions noted below) (Lev 22:18-24)
  313. If you are making a freewill offering, you may kill a bullock or lamb that has extra or missing body parts. But not when you're making a vow. (Lev 22:23)
  314. Don't kill any animals for God that you get from strangers. Their animals are always blemished and corrupt, and God won't accept any of them. (Lev 22:25)
  315. Wait until a bullock, sheep, or goat is eight days old before killing and burning its dead body for God. (Lev 22:27)
  316. Don't kill a newborn animal and its mother on the same day. (Lev 22:28)
  317. Make a burnt offering every day during the seven-day feast of unleavened bread. (Lev 23:8)
  318. Offer the first fruits of your harvest to God as a wave offering, with an unblemished one-year old lamb as a burnt offering. Include a meat offering and a liter of wine. (Lev 23:10-13)
  319. Don't eat any crops that you have planted until you offer God the harvest sacrifice. (Lev 23:14)
  320. Fifty days after the harvest sacrifice, offer God another meat offering, two loaves of leavened bread, seven unblemished year-old lambs, one young bullock, two rams, one young goat, and two more year-old lambs. These will be for burnt, meat, peace, wave, drink, and sin offerings. They will smell good to God and be holy for the priest. Don't do any work on this day. (Lev 23:15-21)
  321. Don't do any work on the first day of the seventh month. Offer God a burnt offering instead. It is a sabbath, a trumpet-blowing memorial, a holy convocation. (Lev 23:24-25)
  322. On the tenth day of the seventh month there shall be a day of atonement, a holy convocation. Don't do any work on this day. Afflict your soul and offer God a burnt offering. If you don't afflict your soul on this day, you will be exiled. God will kill you if you do any work on this day (Lev 23:27-32)
  323. The fifteenth day of the seventh month is the seven-day feast of tabernacles. Don't do any work on the first day or the eighth day. For seven days rejoice with tree and palm branches while offering God burnt offerings. Then on the eighth day have a holy convocation and offer God another burnt offering. (Lev 23:34-41)
  324. Dwell in booths for seven days so everyone will know you're a child of Israel. (Lev 23:42-43)
  325. Bake twelve cakes using two kilograms of flour. Put them in two rows on a table with frankincense on them. Each Sabbath set them before the Lord, where Aaron and his sons (and their descendants) will eat them. (Lev 24:5-9)
  326. Stone blasphemers to death. (Lev 24:16)
  327. If you kill someone else's animal, you must replace it. (Lev 24:17, 21)
  328. If you damage another person, you will be damaged in the same way. Eye for eye, tooth for tooth, blemish for blemish. (Lev 24:19-20)
  329. The same laws shall apply to foreigners as to those who live in the country. (Lev 24:22)
  330. Every 49 years, blow a trumpet on the tenth day of the seventh month. (Lev 25:8-9)
  331. Declare a jubilee year every 50 years. (Lev 25:10-13)
  332. Buy and sell property based on the number of years since the last jubilee, with the price proportional to the number of years until the next jubilee year. (Lev 25:14-17)
  333. Don't oppress one another. (Lev 25:14, 17)
  334. Don't sell real estate. The land belongs to God, not you. (Lev 25:23)
  335. If you buy land, you must allow the seller the right to buy it back. (Lev 25:24)
  336. If one of your close relatives is forced to sell land, then you must buy it, with the usual Jubilee year pricing. (Lev 25:25-28)
  337. If you sell a house in a walled city, you have the right to buy it back within a year after the sale. (Lev 25:29-30)
  338. If you sell a house in an village without a wall, you may buy it back whenever you like. (Lev 25:31)
  339. Levites own the suburbs and always have the right to buy back any property they sell. (Lev 25:32-34)
  340. Help the poor. (Lev 25:35)
  341. If someone in your country becomes poor and is sold to you as a slave, treat that person as a servant, not as a slave, and set them free on the next jubilee year. (Lev 25:39-43)
  342. When you buy slaves, buy a heathen from a nearby country. After you buy them, they are your property and your children will inherit them after you die. They will be your family's slaves forever. (Lev 25:44-46)
  343. If a foreigner buys someone who lives in this country, the slave may be bought back by the slave's family, with the usual jubilee year pricing. (Lev 25:47-54)
  344. Put a dollar value on human life according to the following table. (Lev 27:3-7)
  345. Determine the value of consecrated animals according to the following rules. (Lev 27:9-13)
  346. Value consecrated houses according to the following rules. (Lev 27:14-15)
  347. Value consecrated fields according to the following rules. (Lev 27:16-25)
  348. Whatever is dedicated to God, human or animal, must be killed. (Lev 27:28-29)
  349. Give God 10% of everything you have. You can buy your 10% back by paying 20%. (Lev 27:30-33)
  350. Only the descendants of Aaron shall be priests. (Num 3:10, 38)
  351. Kill anyone who tries to become a priest who is not a descendant of Aaron. (Num 3:10, 38)
  352. Firstborn sons (both man and beast) are no longer God's. He replaced them with Levites. (Num 3:12-13, 41)
  353. Don't touch or look at any holy things. (Or God will kill you.) (Num 4:15, 20)
  354. Don't allow anyone who has touched a dead body, or who has a skin disease, or an oozing discharge to live anywhere near you. (Num 5:2-3)
  355. All holy donations belong to the priest. (Num 5:9-10)
  356. The Law of Jealousies: What a man must do when the spirit of jealousy comes upon him. (Num 5:11-30)
  357. The Law of the Nazarite (Num 6:1-21)
  358. How to become a Levite (Num 8:13-19)
  359. The working age for Levites is 25 to 50. (Num 8:23-26)
  360. Celebrate Passover on the evening of the fourteenth day of the first month (Num 9:1-3)
  361. Rules for those who have recently touched a dead body or are traveling during the Passover (Num 9:9-11)
  362. If you are clean and not traveling and refuse to celebrate Passover, you will be "cut off" from your people. (Num 9:13)
  363. Strangers must observe the Passover. (Num 9:14)
  364. Make two silver trumpets to call people to meetings. (Num 10:1-2)
  365. Only the descendants of Aaron can blow the trumpets. (Num 10:8)
  366. When you go to war, blow the trumpets to remind God to save you from your enemies. (Num 10:9)
  367. Blow the trumpets on solemn days, at the beginning of every month, and when you make burnt and peace offerings to remind you who God is. (Num 10:10)
  368. Everyone must sacrifice animals to God. (Num 15:13-16)
  369. If you sin on purpose, you'll be cut off. (Num 15:30-31)
  370. Put fringes on your garments to remind you not to go a whoring. (Num 15:37-40)
  371. Every male descendant of Aaron may eat the most holy meat offerings, sin offerings, and trespass offerings in the holy place. (Num 18:9-10)
  372. Every clean descendant of Aaron, both male and female, may eat heave offerings and wave offerings. (Num 18:11)
  373. The clean descendants of Aaron get all the best oil, wine, wheat, and first fruits. (Num 18:12-13)
  374. Every firstborn human and animal belongs to Aaron's male descendants. (Num 18:14-15)
  375. Firstling cows, sheep, and goats can't be redeemed. Sprinkle their blood on the altar and burn their fat for a sweet savor unto the Lord. (Num 18:17)
  376. The descendants of Aaron get the wave breasts and heave shoulders. It is a statute forever and a covenant of salt. (Num 18:18-19)
  377. The descendants of Aaron can't own land. (Num 18:20-24)
  378. The descendants of Levi (the priests) get one tenth of everything everyone else possesses. (Num 18:21-31)
  379. If you're not a Levite, stay away from the tabernacle or you will bear sin and die. (Num 18:22)
  380. If you pollute the holy things, you will die. (Num 18:32)
  381. Kill and burn a red cow; make holy water from its ashes to wash away sin. (Num 19:1-10)
  382. How to get clean after touching a dead body, bone, or grave (Num 19:11-19)
  383. If a man dies and has no son, then his daughter receives the inheritance. (Num 27:8-11)
  384. On each sabbath, in addition to your regular daily sacrifices, kill two first-year unblemished lambs, with 0.2 deal of flour mixed with oil, and a drink offering. (Num 28:9-10)
  385. On the first day of every month, kill and burn two young bulls, one ram, and seven first-year unspotted lambs, using the following procedure. (Num 28:11-15)
  386. On the first day of Passover, don't do any work. Kill and burn some animals instead, according the the following instructions. (Num 28:19-25)
  387. Men must keep their promises. (Num 30:2)
  388. A woman who lives in her father's house doesn't have to keep her promise, unless her father agrees with it. (Num 30:3-5)
  389. A married woman desn't have to keep her promise, unless her husband agrees with it. (Num 30:6-15)
  390. Widows and divorced women must keep their promises. (Num 30:9)
  391. Make six cities of refuge (three on each side of the Jordan River), where accidental murderers can flee. (Num 35:11-15)
  392. Murderers must be killed by "the revenger of blood" (the victim's nearest male relative). (Num 35:16-21)
  393. If someone kills another person accidentally, then the congregation sends him to a city of refuge, where he shall live until the high priest dies. (Num 35:22-28)
  394. It takes two witnesses to kill a murderer. (Num 35:30)
  395. A woman who receives an inheritance must not marry outside of her father's tribe (Num 36:8)
  396. Don't add to or take away from God's laws (Dt 4:2)
  397. Love God with all your heart, soul, and might. (Dt 6:5)
  398. Know all of God's laws by heart. (Dt 6:6)
  399. Teach God's laws to your children. (Dt 6:7a)
  400. Talk about God's laws when you're sitting in your house, when you're walking, when you lie down, and when you get up. (Dt 6:7b)
  401. Write God's laws on your hand and forehead. (Dt 6:8)
  402. Write God's laws on your door posts and gates. (Dt 6:9)
  403. Swear by God's name. (Dt 6:13)
  404. Don't tempt God. (Dt 6:16)
  405. Do good. (Dt 6:18)
  406. When God takes away land from other people and gives it to you, you must kill, without mercy, all of the current land's inhabitants. (Dt 7:1-2)
  407. Don't take strange wives. (Dt 7:3-4)
  408. Bless God when you finish eating. (Dt 8:10)
  409. Don't forget God. (Dt 8:11)
  410. Circumcise the foreskin of your heart. (Dt 10:16) 77
  411. Stop being stiffnecked. (Dt 10:16)
  412. Cleave to God (Dt 10:20)
  413. Announce God's blessings on mount Gerizim, and his curses on mount Ebal. (Dt 11:29)
  414. Do all of your burnt offerings, heave offerings, sacrifices, vows, etc. in a special place that God will someday choose for you. (Dt 12:11-14)
  415. Don't forget about the Levites. (Dt 12:19)
  416. If a prophet gives you a sign or a wonder, don't listen to him. Kill him instead. (Dt 13:1-5)
  417. Walk after God. (Dt 13:4)
  418. Obey God's voice. (Dt 13:4)
  419. If your family or friends try to get you to worship another god, stone them to death. (Dt 13:6-10)
  420. If God gives you a city and some of the inhabitants believe in other gods, kill all the people in the city, along with all of their animals. Then burn the city for God. (Dt 13:12-15)
  421. Don't cleave to the cursed thing. (Dt 13:17)
  422. Don't make any baldness between your eyes for dead people. (Dt 14:1)
  423. Don't eat any abominable thing. (Dt 14:3)
  424. Eat these animals: oxen, sheep, goats, harts, roebucks, fallow deer, pygargs, and chamois. (Dt 14:4-5)
  425. Eat clean birds. (Dt 14:11, 20)
  426. Don't eat animals that die by themselves. Feed them to strangers or sell them to aliens. (Dt 14:21)
  427. Cancel all debts every seven years. (Dt 15:1-3)
  428. Lend money to other nations. (Dt 15:6)
  429. Don't borrow money from other nations. (Dt 15:6)
  430. Don't do any work with your firstborn bull. (Dt 15:19)
  431. Don't shear your firstborn sheep. (Dt 15:19)
  432. Eat your firstborn bulls and sheep in the place where God chooses. (Dt 15:20)
  433. Eat unleavened bread for six days during the Passover. (Dt 16:8)
  434. Don't plant trees near God's altar. (Dt 16:21)
  435. Don't set up an image that God hates. (Dt 16:22)
  436. Stone to death anyone who worships other gods. (Dt 17:2-7)
  437. If something comes up and you don't know what to do, go to the place where the Lord chooses and ask a priest to tell you what to do. Then do whatever he says. (Dt 17:8-11)
  438. Kill anyone who refuses to obey a priest or a judge. (Dt 17:12-13)
  439. Accept as king whomever God chooses. (Dt 17:14-15)
  440. The king shall not have too many horses. (Dt 17:16a)
  441. The king shall not take the people to Egypt. (Dt 17:16b)
  442. The king shall not have too many wives. (Dt 17:17a)
  443. The king shall not have too much silver and gold. (Dt 17:17b)
  444. The king shall write down, read, and follow the laws that the priests give to him. (Dt 17:18-19)
  445. Priests shall have no inheritance. (Dt 18:1-2)
  446. When you sacrifice an animal, give the priest the animal's shoulder, cheeks, and maw. (Dt 18:3)
  447. Give the priest the first fruits of your corn, wine, oil, and fleece. (Dt 18:4)
  448. Don't learn to do the abominations of other nations. (Dt 18:9)
  449. Don't make your children pass through the fire. (Dt 18:10a)
  450. Don't use divination. (Dt 18:10b)
  451. Don't observe times. (Dt 18:10c)
  452. Don't be an enchanter. (Dt 18:10d)
  453. Don't be a witch. (Dt 18:10e)
  454. Don't be a charmer. (Dt 18:10-11a)
  455. Don't consult with familiar spirits. (Dt 18:10-11b)
  456. Don't be a wizard. (Dt 18:10-11c)
  457. Don't be a necromancer. (Dt 18:10-11d)
  458. Be perfect. (Dt 18:13)
  459. Someday God will raise up a prophet and put words in his mouth. When he does, do whatever that prophet tells you to do. (Dt 18:15-19)
  460. Kill false prophets. (Dt 18:20-22)
  461. Don't be afraid of false prophets. (Dt 18:22)
  462. Don't remove your neighbor's landmark. (Dt 19:14)
  463. At least two witnesses are required to convict someone of a crime. (Dt 19:15)
  464. Punish false witnesses by doing to them what they falsely accused the defendant of doing. (Dt 19:16-19)
  465. Don't pity. (Dt 19:20)
  466. Don't be afraid when you go into battle. (Dt 20:1)
  467. Before going into battle, a priest shall speak to the soldiers. (Dt 20:2-4)
  468. Men who have recently built houses, shall not fight in wars. (Dt 20:5)
  469. Men who have recently planted a vineyard, shall not fight in wars. (Dt 20:6)
  470. Men who have recently married, shall not fight in wars. (Dt 20:7)
  471. Men who are fearful or fainthearted, shall not fight in wars. (Dt 20:8)
  472. If a city decides not to fight against you, enslave its inhabitants. (Dt 20:10-11)
  473. If a city resists your attack, kill every male and enslave the women and younger children. (This rule applies to the far-off surrounding cities that God has not explicitly given you.) (Dt 20:12-15)
  474. If God gives you a city, you must kill everything in it that breathes. (Dt 20:16-18)
  475. When you besiege a city, don't kill the fruit trees. (Dt 20:19)
  476. When you besiege a city, kill all the trees that do not bear edible fruit. (Dt 20:20)
  477. If you find a murder victim, have the elders decapitate a heifer, wash their hands, and say, "Our hands have not shed this blood, neither have our eyes seen it." (Dt 21:1-9)
  478. When God delivers your enemies into your hands, and you see a beautiful woman among the captives, take her home and have sex with her (after letting her mourn her parents for a month). If she doesn't fully satisfy you, let her go (without selling her). (Dt 21:10-14)
  479. If you have two wives, on beloved and another hated, give the firstborn son of your hated wife twice the inheritance of your beloved wife's firstborn son. (Dt 21:15-17)
  480. If you have a stubborn and rebellious son, stone him to death (with the help of all the men of your city). (Dt 21:18-21)
  481. Whoever commits a sin that is worthy of death shall be killed and hung on a tree. But don't let the body hang overnight (Dt 21:22-23)
  482. If you find a lost item, return it to its owner. (Dt 22:1-3)
  483. If you see a donkey or an ox fall down, lift it up. (Dt 22:4)
  484. Women shouldn't wear men's clothing (and vice versa). It's an abomination to God. (Dt 22:5)
  485. If you see a bird's nest, don't take the mother bird. Take the young birds instead. (Dt 22:6-7)
  486. When building a roof, make sure it is safe. (Dt 22:8)
  487. Don't plant a vineyard with different kinds of seeds. (Dt 22:9)
  488. Don't plow with an ox and an ass together. (Dt 22:10)
  489. Don't wear a garment made from different kinds of fibers. (Dt 22:11)
  490. If a man falsely accuses his wife of not being a virgin on her wedding night, then the husband cannot divorce her and must pay her father 100 shekels of silver. (Dt 22:13-19)
  491. If a man accuses his wife of not being a virgin on her wedding night, and her parents are unable to produce the bloody sheets to disprove the accusation, then the men of the city shall stone her to death. (Dt 22:13-21)
  492. City Rape: If a betrothed virgin is raped in the city, stone her and her rapist to death. (Dt 22:23-24)
  493. Country Rape: If a man rapes a betrothed damsel outside of the city, then kill the man but do nothing to the damsel. (Dt 22:25-27)
  494. If a man rapes an unbetrothed virgin, the rapist must marry his victim and pay her father fifty shekels of silver. (Dt 22:28-29)
  495. Men with damaged genitals shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord (Dt 23:1)
  496. A bastard shall not enter into the congregation of the Lord (Dt 23:2)
  497. To enter into the congregation of the Lord you must prove that there were no bastards among your ancestors for at least ten generations (Dt 23:2)
  498. An Ammonite or Moabite shall not enter into the congregation of the LORD (Dt 23:3)
  499. To enter into the congregation of the Lord you must prove that you have no Ammonite or Moabite ancestors for at least ten generations (and perhaps forever) (Dt 23:3)
  500. Don't seek the peace or prosperity of filthy nonbelievers. (Dt 23:6)
  501. Don't abhor Edomites (Dt 23:7)
  502. Don't abhor Egyptians (Dt 23:7)
  503. The grandchildren of Egyptians (and maybe Edomites) may enter the congregation of the Lord (Dt 23:8)
  504. When you go to war, stay away from wicked things (Dt 23:9)
  505. If you have a wet dream, you must go the the special wet dream place and wash with water the next evening before returning to camp (Dt 23:10-12)
  506. When you defecate, cover up your excrement (so that God doesn't step in it). (Dt 23:13-14)
  507. Don't return runaway slaves to their masters. Let them live with you in peace and freedom. (Dt 23:15-16)
  508. Make sure there aren't any whores or sodomites in your community. (Dt 23:17)
  509. Don't bring the hire of a whore or the price of a dog into the house of the Lord. (Dt 23:18)
  510. Don't charge interest when loaning money. (Unless they are strangers. Then it's okay.) (Dt 23:19-20)
  511. If you make a vow to the Lord, you must keep it. (Dt 23:21-23)
  512. You may eat grapes from your neighbor's vineyard, but don't put any in your basket. (Dt 23:24)
  513. You may pluck kernels of grain from your neighbor's farm, but don't cut any stalks down with a sickle. (Dt 23:25)
  514. If you take a wife, and you find some uncleanness in her, then divorce her and kick her out of your house. (Dt 24:1)
  515. A divorced wife may marry another man, but if her new husband divorces her because he hates her too (or if he dies), then her former husband must not remarry her. That would be an abomination to God. (Dt 24:2-4)
  516. When a man takes a new wife, he shall not fight in war or do any business; he shall be free for one year to cheer up his new wife. (Dt 24:5)
  517. Don't take a man's millstone as collateral in a loan. That would be like taking his life. (Dt 24:6)
  518. Kill anyone who steals and then sells another person from your community. (Dt 24:7)
  519. If you get leprosy, do whatever the priests tell you to do. (Dt 24:8)
  520. Remember what God did to Miriam. (He gave her leprosy for criticizing Moses.) (Dt 24:9)
  521. If you lend someone something, don't go into his house to collect the collateral. Ask him to bring it out to you. (Dt 24:10-11)
  522. If you loaned something to a poor person who used clothes as collateral, bring the clothes back in the evening so the poor person can sleep in them. (Dt 24:12-13)
  523. Don't oppress the working poor, whether they are members of your community or strangers. (Dt 24:14)
  524. Don't kill fathers for things their children did, and vice versa. (Dt 24:16)
  525. Don't misjudge strangers. (Dt 24:17a)
  526. Don't misjudge fatherless children. (Dt 24:17b)
  527. Don't take a widow's clothing for collateral in a loan. (Dt 24:17c)
  528. If you forget to harvest some of your field, leave it for strangers, fatherless children, and widows. (Dt 24:19)
  529. Only beat your olive trees once; leave what's left for strangers, fatherless children, and widows. (Dt 24:20)
  530. After you pick your grapes, don't pick the ones you missed. Leave them for strangers, fatherless children, and widows. (Dt 24:21)
  531. Remember that you were a slave in Egypt. (Dt 24:22)
  532. Settle disputes with judges who will justify the righteous and condemn the wicked. (Dt 25:1)
  533. When a judge decides that someone is wicked, make him lie down and beat him with up to forty lashes. (Dt 25:2-3)
  534. Don't muzzle an ox while it is treading the grain. (Dt 25:4)
  535. If a man dies before his wife has a child, the widow must marry her dead husband's brother. (Dt 25:5)
  536. When a man marries his dead brother's wife, the firstborn son receives the dead brother's name. (Dt 25:6)
  537. If a man refuses to "go in unto" his dead brother's wife, she shall loosen his shoe and spit in his face. (Dt 25:7-9)
  538. A man who refuses to have sex with his dead brother's wife shall be called "him that has his shoe loosed." (Dt 25:10)
  539. If two men fight and the wife of one grabs the "secrets" of the other, "then thou shalt cut off her hand" and "thine eye shall not pity her." (Dt 25:11-12)
  540. Remember what Amalek did to you. (Dt 25:17-18)
  541. Don't forget to blot out the remembrance of Amalek from under heaven. (Dt 25:19)
  542. When God gives you some land, put all of its first fruits in a basket and take the basket to the place that God chooses to place his name. (Dt 26:1-2)
  543. Take your basket of first fruits to the priest and say to him, "I profess this day unto the Lord thy God, that I am come unto the country which the Lord sware unto our fathers for to give us." (Dt 26:3)
  544. The priest shall take your basket of first fruits and set it down before the altar. (Dt 26:4)
  545. After the priest puts your basket on the altar, say the following words to God. (Dt 26:5-10)
  546. Rejoice in the Lord (Dt 26:11)
  547. When you finish giving your tithe in the third year, give it to the Levites, strangers, fatherless children, and widows. (Dt 26:12)
  548. After after you finish giving your tithe, say the following words to God. (Dt 26:13-15)
  549. Write all of the commandments on big stones. Plaster them with plaster and set them on Mount Ebal. (Dt 27:2-5)
  550. Build and altar of stones on Mount Ebal. (Dt 27:5)
  551. Don't use any iron tools while building Mount Ebal's stone altar. (Dt 27:5)
  552. Offer burnt offerings on Mount Ebal's stone altar. (Dt 27:6)
  553. Offer peace offerings on Mount Ebal's stone altar. (Dt 27:7)
  554. Eat and rejoice on Mount Ebal's stone altar. (Dt 27:7)
  555. Don't set light by your father or mother. (Dt 27:16)
  556. Don't pervert the judgement of widows. (Dt 27:19)
  557. Don't have sex with your mother in law. (Dt 27:23)
  558. Don't smite your neighbor secretly. (Dt 27:24)
  559. Don't kill an innocent person for money. (Dt 27:25)
  560. Read the law to all the people in a place that God will choose. (Dt 31:12)
  561. Teach your children the Song of Moses (Dt 31:18-21)
  562. Put the book of the law in the side of the ark of the covenant. (Dt 31:26)
  563. Meditate on the commandments night and day. (Joshua 1:8)
  564. Take twelve stones from the Jordan River as a memorial forever. (Joshua 4:3-9)
  565. Show your children the twelve stones to remind them about how they should fear God forever. (Joshua 4:20-24)
  566. Destroy the accursed thing. (Joshua 7:12)
  567. Burn to death anyone who takes the accursed thing, along with his family and other possessions. (Joshua 7:15)
  568. Enquire of the Lord. (1 Chronicles 10:14)
  569. Don't touch the ark. (1 Chronicles 13:10)
  570. Thank God. (1 Chronicles 16:8)
  571. Call on the Lord's name. (1 Chronicles 16:8)
  572. Make known his deeds among the people. (1 Chronicles 16:8-9)
  573. Sing to God (preferably psalms). (1 Chronicles 16:9)
  574. Glory in God's holy name. (1 Chronicles 16:10)
  575. Seek the LORD and his strength. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
  576. Seek the Lord's face continually. (1 Chronicles 16:11)
  577. Remember God's marvelous works, wonders, and judgments of his mouth. (1 Chronicles 16:12)
  578. Don't touch the Lord's anointed. (1 Chronicles 16:22)
  579. Don't harm God's prophets. (1 Chronicles 16:22)
  580. Show forth God's salvation from day to day. (1 Chronicles 16:23)
  581. Declare God's glory among the heathen. (1 Chronicles 16:24)
  582. Praise the Lord. (1 Chronicles 16:25)
  583. Give the Lord glory and strength. (1 Chronicles 16:28-29)
  584. Bring an offering and come before the Lord. (1 Chronicles 16:30)
  585. Worship the Lord in the beauty of holiness. (1 Chronicles 16:28)
  586. Say: "The Lord reigns." (1 Chronicles 16:31)
  587. Say: "Save us, O God of our salvation, and gather us together, and deliver us from the heathen, that we may give thanks to thy holy name, and glory in thy praise." (1 Chronicles 16:35-36)
  588. Possess your land and leave it for an inheritance for your children. (1 Chronicles 28:8)
  589. Bless God. (1 Chronicles 29:20)
  590. Kill whoever will not seek the Lord. (2 Chronicles 15:13-15)
  591. When you are sick, ask God (not physicians) to cure your illness. (2 Chronicles 16:12)
  592. Don't help the ungodly. (2 Chronicles 19:2)
  593. Don't love those that hate the Lord. (2 Chronicles 19:2)
  594. Take away the groves out of the land. (2 Chronicles 19:3)
  595. Prepare your heart to seek the Lord. (2 Chronicles 19:3)
  596. Only priests may enter the house of the Lord to burn incense. Anyone else who tries it shall be killed (or given leprosy by God). (2 Chronicles 23:6-7)
  597. Don't sacrifice or burn incense in high places, on hills, or under green trees. (2 Chronicles 28:4-5)
  598. Sanctify the house of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 28:5)
  599. Remove the filthiness from the holy place. (2 Chronicles 28:5)
  600. Don't trespass against the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:6-8)
  601. Don't do evil in the eyes of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:6-8)
  602. Don't forsake the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:6-8)
  603. Don't turn away your face (or back) from the habitation of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:6-8)
  604. Don't shut up the doors of the porch or put out the lamps. (2 Chronicles 29:7-8)
  605. Minister unto the Lord. (2 Chronicles 29:11)
  606. Yield yourself to the Lord. (2 Chronicles 30:8)
  607. Enter the Lord's sanctuary. (2 Chronicles 30:8)
  608. Return to the Lord. (2 Chronicles 30:9)
  609. Don't build high places. (2 Chronicles 33:1-2)
  610. Don't build altars for Baalim. (2 Chronicles 33:1-3)
  611. Don't worship the host of heaven. (2 Chronicles 33:1-3)
  612. Don't serve the host of heaven. (2 Chronicles 33:1-3)
  613. Don't build altars for the host of heaven in the house of the Lord. (2 Chronicles 33:1-5)
  614. Don't set a carved image in the house of God. (2 Chronicles 33:1-7)
  615. Burn the bones of priests upon their altars. (2 Chronicles 34:1-5)
  616. Don't burn incense to other gods. (2 Chronicles 34:24-25)
  617. Don't tax priests, Levites, singers, porters, Nethinim, or ministers of the house of God. (Ezra 7:24-27)
  618. Set magistrates and judges to judge and teach the people according to God's commandments. (Ezra 7:25-27)
  619. Kill, banish, imprison, and/or confiscate the goods of anyone who refuses to obey the commandments of God or the law of the king. (Ezra 7:26-27)
  620. If you wrongly take any strange wives, abandon them, along with your sons and daughters that were born of your strange ex-wives (Ezra 10:3)
  621. Don't buy any food on the Sabbath or holy day. (Nehemiah 10:31)
  622. Give one third of a shekel each year for the service of the house of God. (Nehemiah 10:23)
  623. Cast lots to determine who will bring the wood offering to the house of God. (Nehemiah 10:34)
  624. Ask God (and he'll give you heathens for slaves and the whole earth for your possession). (Psalm 2:8)
  625. Break the heathen with a rod of iron and smash them into little pieces. (Psalm 2:9)
  626. Be wise. (Psalm 2:10)
  627. Be instructed. (Psalm 2:10)
  628. Kiss the Son. (Psalm 2:12)
  629. Know that the Lord has set apart the godly for himself. (Psalm 4:3)
  630. Stand in awe. (Psalm 4:4)
  631. Don't sin. (Psalm 4:4)
  632. Commune with your own heart upon your bed. (Psalm 4:4)
  633. Be still. (Psalm 4:4)
  634. Offer the sacrifices of righteousness. (Psalm 4:5)
  635. Trust the Lord. (Psalm 4:5)
  636. Declare God's doings among the people. (Psalm 9:11)
  637. Give the Lord glory and strength. (Psalm 29:1)
  638. Be brave. (Psalm 31:24)
  639. Be glad in the Lord. (Psalm 32:11)
  640. Magnify the Lord. (Psalm 34:3)
  641. Taste and see the goodness of the Lord. (Psalm 34:8)
  642. Don't say evil things. (Psalm 34:13)
  643. Seek peace, and pursue it. (Psalm 34:14)
  644. Don't worry about evildoers. (Psalm 37:1)
  645. Don't envy the bad guys. (Psalm 37:1)
  646. Rest in the Lord. (Psalm 37:7)
  647. Wait for God. (Psalm 37:7)
  648. Don't be angry. (Psalm 37:8)
  649. Clap your hands and shout to God. (Psalm 47:1)
  650. Walk around Zion. (Psalm 48:12)
  651. Listen to Psalm 49. (Psalm 49:1)
  652. Gather God's saints. (Psalm 50:5)
  653. Listen to God. (Psalm 50:7)
  654. Make vows to God. (Psalm 50:14)
  655. When you're in trouble, ask God for help. (Psalm 50:15)
  656. Cast your burden upon the Lord. (Psalm 55:22)
  657. Pour out your heart to God. (Psalm 62:8)
  658. Don't trust in oppression. (Psalm 62:10)
  659. If you become wealthy, don't value your riches too much. (Psalm 62:10)
  660. Make a joyful noise to the Lord. (Psalm 66:1)
  661. See the terrible things that God has done (and continues to do) to people. (Psalm 66:5)
  662. Acknowledge God's strength. (Psalm 68:34)
  663. Don't harden your heart. (Psalm 95:8)
  664. Bless God's name. (Psalm 96:2)
  665. Make a loud noise. (Psalm 98:4)
  666. Exalt the Lord. (Psalm 99:5)
  667. Worship the Lord at his footstool. (Psalm 99:5)
  668. Worship at God's holy hill. (Psalm 99:9)
  669. Know that the Lord is God. (Psalm 100:3)
  670. Talk about all of God's wondrous works. (Psalm 105:2)
  671. Praise the name of the Lord (Psalm 113:1)
  672. Lift up your hands in the sanctuary. (Psalm 134:2)
  673. Be merciful and truthful. (Proverbs 3:3)
  674. Don't trust your own understanding. (Proverbs 3:5)
  675. Acknowledge God in everything you do. (Proverbs 3:6)
  676. Don't be wise in your own eyes. (Proverbs 3:7)
  677. Let God chastise you. (Proverbs 3:11)
  678. Don't be afraid of sudden fear. (Proverbs 3:25)
  679. Don't be afraid of the desolation of the wicked. (Proverbs 3:25)
  680. In so far as you are able, help those who deserve to be helped. (Proverbs 3:27)
  681. Don't tell your neighbor, I'll help you tomorrow if you have the means to help them today. (Proverbs 3:28)
  682. Don't make evil plans against your neighbor. (Proverbs 3:29)
  683. Don't fight for no reason. (Proverbs 3:30)
  684. Obey the author of the book of Proverbs. (Proverbs 4:2)
  685. Learn, become wise, and understand. (Proverbs 4:5)
  686. Keep an eye on your heart. (Proverbs 4:23)
  687. Watch what you say. (Proverbs 4:24)
  688. Look straight ahead. (Proverbs 4:25)
  689. Watch your step. (Proverbs 4:26)
  690. Make no right or left turns. (Proverbs 4:27)
  691. If you step in something evil, remove your foot. (Proverbs 4:27)
  692. Stay away from strange women. (Proverbs 5:3-8)
  693. Drink from your own well. (Proverbs 5:15)
  694. Let your fountains run into the streets. (Proverbs 5:16)
  695. Don't share your fountains with strangers. (Proverbs 5:17)
  696. Let your fountain be blessed. (Proverbs 5:18)
  697. Rejoice with your wife. (Proverbs 5:18)
  698. Be satisfied with your wife's breasts. (Proverbs 5:19)
  699. If you promise to do something for a friend and then aren't able to do it, apologize immediately. (Proverbs 6:1-5)
  700. Learn from the ant, you lazy ass. (Proverbs 6:6-8)
  701. Say to wisdom, "You are my sister." (Proverbs 7:4)
  702. Say to understanding, "You are my female relative." (Proverbs 7:4)
  703. Understand wisdom. (Proverbs 8:5)
  704. Have an understanding heart. (Proverbs 8:5)
  705. Forsake the foolish. (Proverbs 9:6)
  706. Don't reprove a scorner. (Proverbs 9:8)
  707. Rebuke a wise man. (Proverbs 9:8)
  708. Instruct a wise man. (Proverbs 9:9)
  709. Teach a just man. (Proverbs 9:9)
  710. Stay away from foolish people. (Proverbs 14:7)
  711. Commit your works to the Lord. (Proverbs 16:3)
  712. Beat your children and don't stop just because they cry. (Proverbs 19:18)
  713. Smite a scorner. (Proverbs 19:25)
  714. Reprove people who understand. (Proverbs 19:25)
  715. Take a garment from a stranger and a pledge for a strange woman. (Proverbs 20:16)
  716. Teach your children well. (Proverbs 22:6)
  717. Don't rob poor people. (Proverbs 22:22)
  718. Don't be friends with angry people. (Proverbs 22:24)
  719. Don't agree to pay off other people's loans. (Proverbs 22:26-27)
  720. When you eat dinner with an important person, think about what to say and don't overeat. (Proverbs 23:1-3)
  721. Don't try to get rich. (Proverbs 23:4)
  722. Don't eat bread with anyone who has an evil eye. (Proverbs 23:6)
  723. Don't talk to fools. (Proverbs 23:9)
  724. Don't walk on the fields of the fatherless. (Proverbs 23:10)
  725. Stay away from wine drinkers. (Proverbs 2:20)
  726. Stay away from wild-eyed meat eaters. (Proverbs 23:20)
  727. Don't hate your mother when she gets old. (Proverbs 23:22)
  728. Don't look at the wine while it is red. (Proverbs 23:31-33)
  729. Eat honey. (Proverbs 24:13)
  730. Don't ambush righteous people. (Proverbs 24:15)
  731. Don't rejoice when your enemy stumbles. (Proverbs 24:17)
  732. Fear the king. (Proverbs 24:21)
  733. Don't associate with people who are trying to change things. (Proverbs 24:21)
  734. Kiss whoever has the right answer on the lips. (Proverbs 24:26)
  735. Complete your outdoor work before building your house. (Proverbs 24:27)
  736. Don't brag. (Proverbs 25:6)
  737. Don't rush into a lawsuit. Try to settle out of court. (Proverbs 25:8-9)
  738. Don't eat too much honey. (Proverbs 25:16)
  739. Stay out of your neighbor's house. (Proverbs 25:17)
  740. Give your enemy food and water. (Proverbs 25:21-22)
  741. Whip horses, bridle donkeys, and beat fools with a rod. (Proverbs 26:3)
  742. Don't answer a fool according to his folly. (Proverbs 26:4)
  743. Answer a fool according to his folly. (Proverbs 26:5)
  744. Don't believe what hateful people say. (Proverbs 26:24-26)
  745. Don't forsake your friends or your father's friends. (Proverbs 27:10)
  746. When disaster strikes, don't ask your brother for help. Ask your neighbor instead. (Proverbs 27:10)
  747. Take a garment as collateral when loaning money to a stranger or a strange women. (Proverbs 27:13)
  748. Take care of your sheep and goats. (Proverbs 27:23)
  749. Don't accuse a slave to his maser. (Proverbs 30:10)
  750. Don't give your strength to women. (Proverbs 31:3)
  751. Don't try to overthrow kings. (Proverbs 31:3)
  752. Give strong drinks to the dying, and wine to sad people. (Proverbs 31:6-7)
  753. Defend the poor and those who cannot speak for themselves. (Proverbs 31:8-9)
  754. Reward and praise virtuous women. (Proverbs 31:31)
  755. When you go to the house of God, listen rather than give the evil sacrifice of fools. (Ecclesiastes 5:1)
  756. Don't be hasty to say things to God. The less you say to him the better. (Ecclesiastes 5:2)
  757. Don't say, "Why were things better in the good old days?" (Ecclesiastes 7:10)
  758. Consider the work of God. (Ecclesiastes 7:13)
  759. Don't be overly righteous. (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
  760. Don't be overly wise. (Ecclesiastes 7:16)
  761. Don't be overly wicked. (Ecclesiastes 7:17)
  762. Don't be foolish. (Ecclesiastes 7:17)
  763. Don't pay attention to everything people say. (Ecclesiastes 7:21)
  764. Keep the king's commandment. (Ecclesiastes 8:2)
  765. Don't be hasty to leave the king's sight. (Ecclesiastes 8:3)
  766. Don't stand in an evil thing. (Ecclesiastes 8:3)
  767. Eat bread with joy and drink wine with a merry heart. (Ecclesiastes 9:7)
  768. Always wear white clothes. (Ecclesiastes 9:8)
  769. Always have some ointment on your head. (Ecclesiastes 9:8)
  770. Live life to the fullest. It's the only life you'll ever have. (Ecclesiastes 9:10)
  771. Don't curse the rich. (Ecclesiastes 10:20)
  772. Cast your bread upon the waters. (Ecclesiastes 11:1)
  773. Give some to seven or eight. (Ecclesiastes 11:2)
  774. Be happy while you are young. (Ecclesiastes 11:9-10)
  775. Don't bring God any more vain oblations. (Isaiah 1:13)
  776. Wash yourself. (Isaiah 1:16)
  777. Seek judgment. (Isaiah 1:17)
  778. Relieve the oppressed. (Isaiah 1:17)
  779. Judge the fatherless. (Isaiah 1:17)
  780. Plead for the widow. (Isaiah 1:17)
  781. Don't value human life. (Isaiah 2:22)
  782. Tell the righteous people that everything will be OK for them. (Isaiah 3:10)
  783. Make God holy. (Isaiah 8:13)
  784. Bind up Isaiah's testimony and seal the law among his disciples. (Isaiah 8:16)
  785. Say to those who are afraid, "Be strong." (Isaiah 35:4)
  786. Look at God and be saved. (Isaiah 45:22)
  787. Remember things that happened a long time ago. (Isaiah 46:9)
  788. Don't pray for certain people. (Jeremaiah 7:16)
  789. Eat your own sacrifices and burnt offerings. God never asked for them and doesn't want them. (Jeremaiah 7:21-22)
  790. Don't trust anyone. Not even your family, friends, or neighbors. (Jeremaiah 9:4-6)
  791. Don't worry about the signs of heaven. (Jeremaiah 10:2)
  792. Don't be afraid of heathens. (Jeremaiah 10:5)
  793. Don't listen to prophets. (Jeremaiah 27:16)
  794. Don't cry. (Jeremaiah 31:16)
  795. Free your Hebrew slaves. (Jeremaiah 34:9)
  796. Repent. (Ezekiel 14:6)
  797. Don't be proud. (Ezekiel 14:49-50)
  798. Don't eat too much bread. (Ezekiel 14:49)
  799. Keep yourself and your daughters busy. (Ezekiel 18:49)
  800. Don't commit abominations in front of God. (Ezekiel 14:49-50)
  801. Don't eat on mountains. (Ezekiel 18:5-6)
  802. Don't lift up your eyes to Israel's idols. (Ezekiel 18:5-6)
  803. Don't defile your neighbor's wife. (Ezekiel 18:5-7)
  804. Don't come near a menstruous woman. (Ezekiel 18:5-6)
  805. Return the collateral after a debt is paid. (Ezekiel 18:5-7)
  806. Don't commit armed robbery. (Ezekiel 18:5-7)
  807. Feed the hungry. (Ezekiel 18:5-7)
  808. Clothe the naked. (Ezekiel 18:5-7)
  809. Withdraw your hand from iniquity. (Ezekiel 18:5-8)
  810. Deal truly. (Ezekiel 18:5-8)
  811. Cast away the abominations of your eyes. (Ezekiel 20:7)
  812. Don't defile yourself with Egyptian idols. (Ezekiel 20:7)
  813. Wake up, you drunkards; weep and howl, because your wine is cut off. (Joel 1:5)
  814. Mourn like a virgin in sackcloth for the husband of her youth. (Joel 1:8)
  815. Fast, call an assembly, blow a trumpet, and sound an alarm on God's holy mountain. (Joel 1:14)
  816. Prepare for war. (Joel 3:9-10)
  817. Seek good and avoid evil. (Amos 5:14)
  818. Love mercy. (Micah 6:8)
  819. Walk humbly with God. (Micah 6:8)
  820. Don't talk to your wife. (Micah 7:5)
  821. Get drunk and naked. (Habakkuk 2:16)
  822. Howl. (Joel 1:5)
  823. Consider your ways. (Haggai 1:7)
  824. Go to the mountain and build God a house for him to take pleasure in. (Haggai 1:8)
  825. Don't be like your fathers. (Zechariah 1:4)
  826. Be silent. (Zechariah 2:13)
  827. Don't wish or plot evil against your brother. (Zechariah 7:10)
  828. Ask God for rain in the time of the latter rain. (Zechariah 10:1)
  829. Feed the flock of the slaughter. (Zechariah 11:4)
  830. Let the dead be dead, and let everyone else eat the flesh of another. (Zechariah 11:9)
  831. Be kind to your wife. (Malachi 2:15-16)
  832. Bring the tithes into the storehouse. (Malachi 3:10)
  833. Hear the words of Jesus. (Mark 4:23)
  834. Listen carefully. The more carefully you listen, the more you will hear. (Mark 4:24)
  835. Let everyone see your good works. (Matthew 5:16)
  836. When you help the poor, don't let anyone see you do it. (Matthew 6:1-4)
  837. Don't think Jesus came to destroy the law. (Matthew 5:17)
  838. Don't call your brother "Raca". (Matthew 5:22)
  839. Don't call anyone a fool. (Matthew 5:22)
  840. Make up with your brother before leaving a gift at the altar. (Matthew 5:23-24)
  841. Agree with your adversary quickly, before you are thrown into prison. (Matthew 5:25-26)
  842. Don't look at a woman with lust. (Matthew 5:25-26)
  843. If your right eye offends you, pluck it out. (Matthew 5:29)
  844. If your right hand (or foot) offends you, cut it off. (Matthew 5:30)
  845. Don't divorce your wife (unless she has fornicated). (Matthew 5:32)
  846. Don't divorce your wife (even if she has fornicated). (Mark 10:9-12)
  847. Don't marry a divorced woman. (Matthew 5:32)
  848. Don't swear. Just answer the question, Yes or No. (Matthew 5:34)
  849. Don't resist evil. (Matthew 5:39)
  850. If you are sued, give more than you are ask for. (Matthew 5:40)
  851. If someone forces you to do something, do twice as much as you were forced to do. (Matthew 5:41)
  852. Give to anyone who asks your for anything. (Matthew 5:42)
  853. Lend to anyone who asks to borrow from you. (Matthew 5:30)
  854. If someone takes away your property, don't ask for it back (Luke 6:30)
  855. Love your enemies. (Matthew 5:44)
  856. Bless them that curse you. (Matthew 5:44)
  857. Do good to them that hate you. (Matthew 5:44)
  858. Pray for those who persecute you. (Matthew 5:44)
  859. Don't pray in public. Pray alone and in secret. (Matthew 6:5-6)
  860. Don't repeat prayers. (Matthew 6:7-8)
  861. Pray like this: (Matthew 6:9-13)
  862. Forgive others. (Matthew 6:14-15)
  863. Don't look sad and disfigure your face while fasting. (Matthew 6:16)
  864. When you fast, put oil on your head and wash your face. (matthew 6:17)
  865. Store your treasures in heaven, not on earth. (Matthew 6:19-20)
  866. Don't think about your own life. (Matthew 6:25)
  867. Pay no attention to what you eat or drink. (Matthew 6:25)
  868. Give no thought to what clothes you wear. (Matthew 6:25)
  869. Seek first the kingdom of God. (Matthew 6:33)
  870. Don't think about tomorrow. (Matthew 6:34)
  871. Don't judge. (Matthew 7:1)
  872. Remove the beam from your own eye before removing the mote in your brother's eye. (Matthew 7:5)
  873. Don't give holy things to dogs (Matthew 7:5)
  874. Don't cast your pearls before swine. (Matthew 7:5)
  875. Knock. (Matthew 7:7)
  876. Treat others the way you would like to be treated. (Matthew 7:12)
  877. Enter through the narrow gate. (Matthew 7:13-14)
  878. Beware of false prophets. (Matthew 7:15)
  879. Let the dead bury the dead. (Matthew 8:22)
  880. Don't be afraid of people who can kill you. (Matthew 10:28)
  881. Don't love your family more than Jesus. (Matthew 10:37)
  882. Hate your family and yourself. (Luke 14:26)
  883. Take up your cross and follow Jesus. (Matthew 10:38)
  884. Don't find your life. (Matthew 10:39)
  885. Don't try to save your life. (Matthew 16:25)
  886. Lose your life for Jesus's sake (and the gospel's). (Matthew 10:39)
  887. Come to Jesus. (Matthew 11:28)
  888. Take up Jesus's yoke. (Matthew 11:29)
  889. Learn of Jesus. (Matthew 11:29)
  890. Don't be ashamed of Jesus. (Mark 8:38)
  891. Don't say anything bad about the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 12:31-32)
  892. Go and do likewise. (Behave like the Good Samaritan.) (Luke 10:30-37)
  893. Do the will of Jesus's father (or hear the word of God and do it). (Matthew 12:50)
  894. Don't do iniquity or offend the son of man's angels. (Matthew 13:41-42)
  895. Be converted like a little child. (Matthew 18:13)
  896. Receive a child (or a disciple of Jesus) in Jesus's name. (Mark 9:37)
  897. Receive whomever Jesus sends. (John 13:20)
  898. Listen to Jesus's disciples. (Luke 10:16)
  899. Don't despise Jesus's disciples. (Luke 10:16)
  900. Don't offend a little one that believes in Jesus. (Matthew 18:6)
  901. Don't offend. (Matthew 18:7)
  902. Don't despise one of the little ones. (Matthew 18:10)
  903. If your brother trespasses against you, go and tell him to his face. (Matthew 18:15)
  904. If he won't listen to you, take one or two others with you. (Matthew 18:16)
  905. If he won't listen to the two (or three) of you, tell the church. (Matthew 18:17)
  906. If he won't listen to the church, treat him as a heathen and a publican. (Matthew 18:17)
  907. Forgive your brother 49 times. (Matthew 18:21-22)
  908. Let little children come to Jesus. (Matthew 19:14)
  909. Don't defraud. (Mark 10:19)
  910. Wear a wedding garment. (Matthew 22:12-13)
  911. Do whatever the scribes and Pharisees tell you to do. (Matthew 23:1-3)
  912. Don't do what the scribes and Pharisees do. (Matthew 23:3)
  913. Don't let anyone call you "Rabbi". (Matthew 23:8)
  914. Don't call anyone "Father". (Matthew 23:9)
  915. Don't let anyone call you "Master". (Matthew 23:19)
  916. Don't be rich. (Luke 6:24)
  917. Don't eat until you are full. (:)
  918. Don't laugh. (Luke 6:25)
  919. Don't have everyone say nice things about you. (Luke 6:26)
  920. Watch and be ready for the coming of the Son of man. (Matthew 24:42-51)
  921. Baptize everyone in the name of the Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Ghost. (Matthew 28:19)
  922. Preach the gospel to every creature. (Mark 16:14)
  923. Don't stop non-Christians from casting out devils in Jesus's name. (Mark 9:38-39)
  924. Give a cup of water to a Christian. (Mark 9:41)
  925. Give a cup of water to a a little one in the name of a disciple. (Matthew 10:42)
  926. Keep state and church separate. (Matthew 22:21)
  927. Don't wear long clothing, love being greeted, take the best seats, devour widows' houses, and make long prayers. (Mark 12:38-40)
  928. Don't be deceived by false Christs. (Matthew 24:4-5)
  929. Don't worry about wars and rumors of wars. (Matthew 24:6)
  930. When the end of the world is about to happen and you have to testify, don't worry about what to say. (Mark 13:11)
  931. If anyone says to you, "Lo, here is Christ" or "Lo, there he is", don't believe it. (Matthew 24:23-24)
  932. Learn a fig tree parable. (Matthew 24:32-33)
  933. Give water to thirsty people. (Matthew 25:34-35)
  934. Take in strangers. (Matthew 25:34-36)
  935. Visit the sick. (Matthew 25:34-36)
  936. Come to prisoners. (Matthew 25:34-36)
  937. Hear Jesus's word and believe on the one who sent him. (John 5:24)
  938. Believe in Jesus. (John 3:16-18)
  939. Kill anyone who refuses to be ruled by God (or Jesus). (Luke 19:27)
  940. Be born again. (John 3:3)
  941. Eat Jesus's body and drink his blood. (John 6:53-54)
  942. Teach everyone all of Jesus's commandments. (Matthew 28:18-20)
  943. Be baptized in the name of Jesus. (Acts 2:38)
  944. Obey God rather than men. (Acts 5:29)
  945. Kill and eat animals. (Acts 10:9-13)
  946. Don't call anyone common or unclean. (Acts 10:28)
  947. Abstain from meats offered to idols. (Acts 15:20)
  948. Don't fornicate. (Acts 15:20)
  949. Abstain from strangled things. (Acts 15:20)
  950. Abstain from blood. (Acts 15:20)
  951. Offer your body as a sacrifice to God. (Romans 12:1)
  952. Don't conform to the world. (Romans 12:2)
  953. Be transformed by renewing your mind. (Romans 12:2)
  954. Don't think too much of yourself (Romans 12:3)
  955. Don't be slothful in business. (Romans 12:11)
  956. Be fervent in spirit. (Romans 12:11)
  957. Be patient in tribulation. (Romans 12:12)
  958. Pray a lot. (Romans 12:12)
  959. Give money to saints. (Romans 12:13)
  960. Be hospitable. (Romans 12:13)
  961. Rejoice with those who are rejoicing. (Romans 12:15)
  962. Weep with those who are weeping. (Romans 12:15)
  963. Agree with everyone about everything. (Romans 12:16)
  964. Hang out with the little people. (Romans 12:16)
  965. Don't return evil for evil. (Romans 12:17)
  966. Be honest in your dealings with others. (Romans 12:17)
  967. Try to live peaceably with everyone. (Romans 12:18)
  968. Don't take revenge. Let God do it for you. (Romans 12:19)
  969. Overcome evil with good. (Romans 12:21)
  970. Submit to the authority of the government. (Romans 13:1-2)
  971. Pay your taxes. (Romans 13:6-7)
  972. Don't owe anyone anything. (Romans 13:8)
  973. Don't participate in riots. (Romans 13:13)
  974. Don't walk in drunkenness. (Romans 13:13)
  975. Don't be sexually promiscuous. (Romans :)
  976. Don't envy. (Romans 13:13)
  977. Put on Jesus. (Romans 13:14)
  978. Don't try to satisfy your lusts. (Romans 13:14)
  979. Accept people with weak faith. (Romans 14:1)
  980. Don't associate with arguing doubters. (Romans 14:1)
  981. Don't judge those with different dietary preferences. (Romans 14:3)
  982. Be fully persuaded in your own mind. (Romans 14:5)
  983. Don't cause anyone to stumble. (Romans 14:13)
  984. Don't destroy a vegetarian by serving meat. (Romans 14:15-17)
  985. Edify one another. (Romans 14:19)
  986. If you wonder if it's OK to eat something, don't eat it. (Romans 14:23)
  987. If you are strong, bear the iniquities of the weak. (Romans 15:1)
  988. Please your neighbor. (Romans 15:2)
  989. Receive one another. (Romans 15:7)
  990. Mark and avoid those that disagree with Paul. (Romans 16:17-18)
  991. If you think you are wise, become a fool so that you will be wise. (1 Corinthians 3:18)
  992. Don't glory in men. (1 Corinthians 3:21)
  993. Don't judge anyone or anything until the Lord comes. (1 Corinthians 4:5)
  994. Follow Paul. (1 Corinthians 4:16)
  995. Purge out the old leaven and become a new lump. (1 Corinthians 5:7)
  996. Stay away from fornicators, the covetous, extortioners, and idolaters. (1 Corinthians 5:9-13)
  997. Don't let unbelievers settle disputes between believers. (1 Corinthians 6:1-7)
  998. Glorify God in your body and spirit. (1 Corinthians 6:20)
  999. If you're not married, don't get married. (1 Corinthians 7:7)
  1000. If you can't control yourself, get married. (1 Corinthians 7:1-2)
  1001. If you marry, don't have sex. (1 Corinthians 7:29)
  1002. But to avoid fornication and Satan's temptation, have sex whenever your spouse requires it. (1 Corinthians 7:2-5)
  1003. A married believer should stay with an unbelieiving spouse, unless the unbelieving spouse decides to leave. (1 Corinthians 7:12-15)
  1004. If you are circumcised, don't become uncircumcised. (1 Corinthians 7:18)
  1005. If you are uncircumcised, don't get circumcised. (1 Corinthians 7:18)
  1006. If you are a slave, don't worry about it. (1 Corinthians 7:21)
  1007. If you are set free, that's OK too. (1 Corinthians 7:21)
  1008. Don't be a slave to humans. (1 Corinthians 7:23)
  1009. Believers should pay preachers to preach to them. (1 Corinthians 9:14)
  1010. Don't lust after evil things. (1 Corinthians 10:6)
  1011. Don't be idolaters. (1 Corinthians 10:7)
  1012. Don't tempt Christ. (1 Corinthians 10:9)
  1013. Don't murmur. (1 Corinthians 10:10)
  1014. Seek wealth for other people, not for yourself. (1 Corinthians 10:24)
  1015. Eat whatever is sold at the store. (1 Corinthians 10:25)
  1016. If you are invited to dinner at an unbeliever's house, eat whatever is set before you. (1 Corinthians 10:27)
  1017. Don't offend Jews, Gentiles, or the church. (1 Corinthians 10:28)
  1018. If a woman refuses to cover her head while praying or prophesying, shave her head. (1 Corinthians 11:5-6)
  1019. Men shouldn't cover their heads. (1 Corinthians 11:7)
  1020. Men should not have long hair. (1 Corinthians 11:4)
  1021. Don't eat the bread and drink the cup of the Lord unworthily. (1 Corinthians 11:27-29)
  1022. Covet the best gifts. (1 Corinthians 12:31)
  1023. Speak in tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:5)
  1024. When you speak in an unknown tongue, pray that someone will interpret it (1 Corinthians 14:13)
  1025. Don't be children in understanding. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
  1026. Be children in malice. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
  1027. Be men in understanding. (1 Corinthians 14:20)
  1028. No more than two or three people should speak in tongues, with someone to interpret it. (1 Corinthians 14:27)
  1029. Don't speak in tongues unless an interpreter is present (1 Corinthians 14:28)
  1030. At every church service, two or three prophets should speak and everyone else should judge what they say. (1 Corinthians 14:29)
  1031. If something is revealed to you while you're sitting, wait for the other prophets have finished their prophecies (1 Corinthians 14:30-31)
  1032. Women are not allowed to speak in church. (1 Corinthians 14:34-35)
  1033. If a woman wants to learn something, she should ask her husband at home. (1 Corinthians 14:35)
  1034. If you think you are a prophet or spiritual, you must first acknowledge that everything that Paul says is a commandment from God. (1 Corinthians 14:37)
  1035. If any man is ignorant, let him be ignorant. (1 Corinthians 14:38)
  1036. Covet to prophesy. (1 Corinthians 14:39)
  1037. Don't forbid people to speak in tongues. (1 Corinthians 14:39)
  1038. Do everything decently and in order. (1 Corinthians 14:40)
  1039. Awake to righteousness. (1 Corinthians 15:34)
  1040. Be steadfast, unmoveable. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
  1041. Work hard for the Lord. (1 Corinthians 15:58)
  1042. Keep the faith. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
  1043. Be strong. (1 Corinthians 16:13)
  1044. Do everything with charity. (1 Corinthians 16:14)
  1045. Greet each other with a holy kiss. (1 Corinthians 16:20)
  1046. Curse whoever doesn't love Jesus. (1 Corinthians 16:22)
  1047. Shun unbelievers. (2 Corinthians 6:14-17)
  1048. Cleanse yourself of all filthiness of flesh and spirit. (2 Corinthians 7:1)
  1049. Be a cheerful giver. (2 Corinthians 9:7)
  1050. Force all of your thoughts to obey Christ. (2 Corinthians 10:5)
  1051. Don't think that Paul is a fool. (2 Corinthians 11:16)
  1052. Examine yourself to see if Jesus Christ is in you. (2 Corinthians 13:5)
  1053. Be of good comfort. (2 Corinthians 13:11)
  1054. Curse anyone who preaches any other gospel but the gospel of Paul (Galatians 1:8-9)
  1055. Be free with Jesus. (Galatians 5:1)
  1056. Don't get circumcised. (Galatians 5:2-4)
  1057. Don't try to follow the whole law. (Galatians 5:4)
  1058. Don't use your liberty to satisfy the flesh. (Galatians 5:13)
  1059. Serve each other in love. (Galatians 5:13)
  1060. If you bite and devour one another, make sure you don't get eaten yourself. (Galatians 5:15)
  1061. Walk in the spirit. (Galatians 5:25)
  1062. Be led by the Spirit. (Galatians 5:18)
  1063. Don't desire vainglory. (Galatians 5:26)
  1064. Don't provoke one another. (Galatians 5:26)
  1065. Restore those who make a mistake in the spirit of meekness. (Galatians 6:1)
  1066. Bear one another's burdens (Galatians 6:2)
  1067. Prove your own work. (Galatians 6:4)
  1068. Bear your own burden. (Galatians 6:5)
  1069. Share good things with your teacher. (Galatians 6:6)
  1070. Don't get tired of doing good things. (Galatians 6:9)
  1071. Do good to everyone. (Galatians 6:10)
  1072. Don't be tossed like a child by every wind of doctrine. (Ephesians 4:14)
  1073. Put off the old lustful man and put on the new righteous man. (Ephesians 4:22)
  1074. Be angry. (Ephesians 4:26)
  1075. But don't let the sun go down on your wrath. (Ephesians 4:26)
  1076. Don't give place to the devil. (Ephesians 4:27)
  1077. Stop stealing; work so you can help those in need. (Ephesians 4:28)
  1078. Don't say anything corrupt; say good things instead. (Ephesians 4:29)
  1079. Don't make God's Holy Spirit sad. (Ephesians 4:30)
  1080. Don't be bitter. (Ephesians 4:31)
  1081. Don't be clamorous and evil speaking. (Ephesians 4:31)
  1082. Have malice toward none. (Ephesians 4:31)
  1083. Be kind toward one another. (Ephesians 4:32)
  1084. Follow God like a dear child. (Ephesians 5:1)
  1085. Walk in love. (Ephesians 5:2)
  1086. Be clean. (Ephesians 5:3-4)
  1087. Don't talk foolishly. (Ephesians 5:4)
  1088. Don't joke. (Ephesians 5:4)
  1089. Give thanks. (Ephesians 5:4)
  1090. Don't hang out with the children of disobedience. (Ephesians 5:7)
  1091. Walk as children of light. (Ephesians 5:8)
  1092. Prove what is acceptable to the Lord. (Ephesians 5:10)
  1093. Don't have fellowship with the unfruitful works of darkness. (Ephesians 5:11)
  1094. Reprove the unfruitful works of darkness. (Ephesians 5:11)
  1095. Don't talk about the secret things done by the unfruitful works of darkness. (Ephesians 5:11-12)
  1096. Wake up. (Ephesians 5:14)
  1097. Arise from the dead. (Ephesians 5:14)
  1098. Walk circumspectly. (Ephesians 5:15)
  1099. Redeem the time. (Ephesians 5:16)
  1100. Don't get drunk with wine. (Ephesians 5:18)
  1101. Be filled with the Spirit. (Ephesians 5:18)
  1102. Talk to yourselves using psalms, hymns, and spiritual songs. (Ephesians 5:19)
  1103. Submit yourselves to one another. (Ephesians 5:21)
  1104. Wives, treat your husband as you would Jesus. (Ephesians 5:22)
  1105. Husbands, love your wife like you love your own body. (Ephesians 5:25)
  1106. Have conversations that are worthy of the gospel of Christ. (Philippians 1:27)
  1107. Don't be terrified by your enemies. (Philippians 1:28)
  1108. Value others more than yourself. (Philippians 2:3)
  1109. Have the same mind as Jesus. (Philippians 2:5)
  1110. Work out your own salvation with fear and trembling. (Philippians 2:12)
  1111. Beware of dogs. (Philippians 3:2)
  1112. Beware of evil workers. (Philippians 3:2)
  1113. Beware of circumcision. (Philippians 3:2)
  1114. Follow those who follow Paul. (Philippians 3:17)
  1115. Stand fast in the Lord. (Philippians 4:4)
  1116. Let everyone know how moderate you are. (Philippians 4:5)
  1117. Don't worry about a thing. (Philippians 4:6)
  1118. Make requests to God. (Philippians 4:6)
  1119. Think about things that are true, just, good, and beautiful. (Philippians 4:8)
  1120. Do whatever Paul did. (Philippians 4:9)
  1121. Salute every saint in Christ Jesus. (Philippians 4:21)
  1122. Don't let anyone spoil you with philosophy. (Colossians 2:8)
  1123. Don't bother with Sabbaths or holy days. (Colossians 2:16)
  1124. Don't think you'll be rewarded for voluntary humility. (Colossians 2:18)
  1125. Don't worship angels. (Colossians 2:18)
  1126. Don't believe in things you haven't seen. (Colossians 2:18)
  1127. Seek things that are above, not on things on the earth. (Colossians 3:1-2)
  1128. Mortify your members. (Colossians 3:5)
  1129. Don't be unclean. (Colossians 3:5-6)
  1130. Don't be inordinately affectionate. (Colossians 3:5-6)
  1131. Don't have evil concupiscence. (Colossians 3:5-6)
  1132. Don't be wrathful. (Colossians 3:8)
  1133. Don't blaspheme. (Colossians 3:8)
  1134. Don't let any filthy communication come out of your mouth. (Colossians 3:8)
  1135. Be humble. (Colossians 3:12)
  1136. Be meek. (Colossians 3:12)
  1137. Be long-suffering. (Colossians 3:12)
  1138. Forbear one another. (Colossians 3:13)
  1139. Let the peace of God rule your heart. (Colossians 3:15)
  1140. Let the word of Christ dwell in you. (Colossians 3:16)
  1141. Teach one another. (Colossians 3:16)
  1142. Do everything in the name of Jesus. (Colossians 3:17)
  1143. Children, obey your parents. (Colossians 3:20)
  1144. Fathers, don't make your children angry. (Colossians 3:21)
  1145. Slaves, obey your masters. (Colossians 3:22)
  1146. Whatever you do, do it heartily. (Colossians 3:23)
  1147. Masters, give your slaves what is just and equal (Colossians 4:1)
  1148. Walk in wisdom toward nonbelievers. (Colossians 4:5)
  1149. Know how to answer everyone. (Colossians 4:6)
  1150. Read the epistle from Laodicea. (Colossians 4:16)
  1151. Know how to possess your vessel in sanctification and honor. (1 Thessalonians 4:2-5)
  1152. Don't despise. (1 Thessalonians 4:6)
  1153. Be quiet. (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  1154. Mind your own business. (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  1155. Work with your own hands. (1 Thessalonians 4:11)
  1156. Comfort one another with the words in 1 Thessalonians 4:15-17. (1 Thessalonians 4:18)
  1157. Don't sleep. (1 Thessalonians 5:6)
  1158. Be sober. (1 Thessalonians 5:6-8)
  1159. Know, esteem, and love your religious leaders. (1 Thessalonians 5:12-13)
  1160. Warn the unruly. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  1161. Comfort the feeble-minded. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  1162. Support the weak. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  1163. Be patient with everybody. (1 Thessalonians 5:14)
  1164. Don't quench the Spirit. (1 Thessalonians 5:19)
  1165. Don't despise prophesyings. (1 Thessalonians 5:20)
  1166. Prove all things. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
  1167. Hold fast to that which is good. (1 Thessalonians 5:21)
  1168. Don't do anything that appears to be evil. (1 Thessalonians 5:22)
  1169. Read 1 Thessalonians to all the holy people. (1 Thessalonians 5:27)
  1170. Don't be deceived by people who say the end of the world will come before there's a falling away and the man of sin is revealed. (2 Thessalonians 2:3)
  1171. Keep believing whatever the author of this epistle says. (2 Thessalonians 2:15)
  1172. Stay away from people who walk disorderly. (2 Thessalonians 3:6)
  1173. Stay from people who do not accept the tradition taught by the author of this epistle. (2 Thessalonians 3:6)
  1174. Follow the author of Second Thessalonians. (2 Thessalonians 3:7)
  1175. Let people who will not work starve to death. (2 Thessalonians 3:10)
  1176. Work quietly and eat your own bread. (2 Thessalonians 3:12)
  1177. Shun those who disobey the commandments in Second Thessalonians. (2 Thessalonians 3:14-15)
  1178. Don't believe fables. (1 Timothy 1:4)
  1179. Don't believe in endless genealogies. (1 Timothy 1:4)
  1180. Pray for everybody. (1 Timothy 2:1)
  1181. Men should pray everywhere. (1 Timothy 2:8-9)
  1182. Women should dress modestly. (1 Timothy 2:8-9)
  1183. Women should not braid their hair. (1 Timothy 2:8-9)
  1184. Women should not wear expensive jewelry. (1 Timothy 2:8)
  1185. Women should do good works. (1 Timothy 2:10)
  1186. Women be silent. (1 Timothy 2:11)
  1187. Women should not teach. (1 Timothy 2:12)
  1188. Women should never have authority over men. (1 Timothy 2:12)
  1189. Bishops and deacons must perfect and have only one wife. (1 Timothy 3:2-7)
  1190. Exercise to become godly. (1 Timothy 4:7-8)
  1191. Honor widows that are widows indeed. (1 Timothy 5:3-10)
  1192. Refuse young widows. (1 Timothy 5:11-15)
  1193. If you have any widows, take care of them yourself. The church will only deal with widows indeed. (1 Timothy 5:16)
  1194. Give elders that rule well double honor. (1 Timothy 5:17-18)
  1195. An elder can't be accused of any wrongdoing unless there are two or three witnesses. (1 Timothy 5:19)
  1196. Publicly rebuke sinners. (1 Timothy 5:20)
  1197. Obey all of the commandments in this epistle. (1 Timothy 5:21)
  1198. Don't lay your hands suddenly on anyone. (1 Timothy 5:22)
  1199. Don't partake of other people's sins. (1 Timothy 5:22)
  1200. Keep yourself pure. (1 Timothy 5:22)
  1201. Don't drink water anymore. Dink wine instead. (1 Timothy 5:23)
  1202. Slaves, honor your masters. (1 Timothy 6:1)
  1203. If your master is a believer, serve him. (1 Timothy 6:2)
  1204. Shun those who teach anything that disagrees with the commandments in this epistle. (1 Timothy 6:3-5)
  1205. If you have food and clothes, be content. (1 Timothy 6:8)
  1206. Avoid wealth. (1 Timothy 6:9-11)
  1207. Try to be godly. (1 Timothy 6:11)
  1208. Fight the good fight of faith. (1 Timothy 6:12)
  1209. Hold on to eternal life. (1 Timothy 6:12)
  1210. Tell the rich not to put their trust in their riches. (1 Timothy 6:17)
  1211. Rich people should do good by distributing their wealth among others. (1 Timothy 6:18)
  1212. Avoid profane and vain babblings. (1 Timothy 6:20)
  1213. Avoid the opposition of science (falsely so called). (1 Timothy 6:20)
  1214. Don't be ashamed of the author of Second Timothy. (2 Timothy 1:8)
  1215. Partake in the afflictions of the gospel according to the power of God. (2 Timothy 1:8)
  1216. Hold fast to the words of the author of Second Timothy. (2 Timothy 1:13)
  1217. Keep the good thing that the Holy Ghost gave you. (2 Timothy 1:14)
  1218. Endure hardness. (2 Timothy 2:3)
  1219. Remember that Jesus of David's seed was raised from the dead. (2 Timothy 2:8)
  1220. Study to show that you are approved by God. (2 Timothy 2:15)
  1221. Follow peace. (2 Timothy 2:22)
  1222. Avoid foolish and unlearned questions. (2 Timothy 2:23)
  1223. Don't argue. (2 Timothy 2:24)
  1224. Be gentle with everyone. (2 Timothy 2:25)
  1225. Meekly instruct those that oppose themselves. (2 Timothy 2:25-26)
  1226. Watch everything. (2 Timothy 4:5)
  1227. Be an evangelist. (2 Timothy 4:5)
  1228. Prove your ministry. (2 Timothy 4:5)
  1229. Rebuke the Cretans (Titus 1:12)
  1230. Old men should be sober, grave, temperate, faithful, charitable, and patient. (2 Timothy 2:2)
  1231. Old women should be holy, not false accusers, not drink too much wine, and teach good things. (2 Timothy 2:3)
  1232. Young men should be sober-minded. (2 Timothy 2:6)
  1233. Don't let anyone despise you. (2 Timothy 2:15)
  1234. Don't say bad things about anyone. (2 Timothy 3:2)
  1235. Reject heretics. (Titus 3:10)
  1236. Watch out for the evil heart of unbelief. (Hebrews 3:12)
  1237. Exhort one another daily. (Hebrews 3:13)
  1238. Work to enter into that rest. (Hebrews 4:11)
  1239. Don't lose your confidence. (Hebrews 10:35)
  1240. Lift up your hands and knees, and make straight paths for your feet. (Hebrews 12:12-13)
  1241. Don't refuse Jesus. (Hebrews 12:24-25)
  1242. Don't forget to entertain strangers. (Hebrews 13:2)
  1243. Remember those who are not free. (Hebrews 13:3)
  1244. Remember those who suffer adversity. (Hebrews 13:3)
  1245. Don't include any covetousness in your conversation. (Hebrews 13:5)
  1246. Be content with what you have.. (Hebrews 13:5)
  1247. Remember those who rule over you. (Hebrews 13:7)
  1248. Remember those who spoke the word of God to you. (Hebrews 13:7)
  1249. Don't get carried away with strange doctrines. (Hebrews 13:9)
  1250. Pray for the author of Hebrews. (Hebrews 13:18)
  1251. If you lack wisdom, ask God to give it to you. (James 1:5)
  1252. Don't say you were tempted by God. (James 1:13)
  1253. Don't make a mistake. (James 1:16)
  1254. Be swift to hear, slow to speak, slow to wrath. (James 1:19)
  1255. Don't be filthy and naughty. (James 1:21)
  1256. Receive with meekness the planted word. (James 1:21)
  1257. Do the word; don't just hear it. (James 1:22)
  1258. Bridle you tongue. (James 1:26)
  1259. Visit the fatherless and widows in their affliction. (James 1:27)
  1260. Keep yourself unspotted from the world. (James 1:27)
  1261. Don't treat the rich better than the poor. (James 2:1-6)
  1262. Submit to God. (James 4:7)
  1263. Resist the devil. (James 4:7)
  1264. Get close to God. (James 4:8)
  1265. Be afflicted. (James 4:9)
  1266. If you are rich, weep and howl. (James 5:1)
  1267. Be patient. Jesus is coming soon. (James 5:8)
  1268. Grudge not. (James 5:9)
  1269. If you are afflicted, pray. (James 5:13)
  1270. If you are merry, sing psalms. (James 5:13)
  1271. If you are sick, ask the elders to pray for you. (James 5:14-15)
  1272. Confess your faults to one another. (James 5:15)
  1273. Convert anyone who believes incorrectly. (James 5:19)
  1274. Gird up the loins of your mind. (1 Peter 1:13)
  1275. Hope for the grace that Jesus will bring when he returns. (1 Peter 1:13)
  1276. Don't fashion yourself according to your ignorant former lusts. (1 Peter 1:14)
  1277. Be holy in all of your conversations. (1 Peter 1:15)
  1278. Desire the sincere milk of the word. (1 Peter 2:2)
  1279. Honor all men (1 Peter 2:17)
  1280. Love the brotherhood. (1 Peter 2:17)
  1281. Honor the king. (1 Peter 2:17)
  1282. Husbands, honor your wife. (1 Peter 3:7)
  1283. Have compassion on one another. (1 Peter 3:4)
  1284. Be pitiful. (1 Peter 3:8)
  1285. Be courteous. (1 Peter 3:8)
  1286. Be ready to explain your beliefs to anyone who asks. (1 Peter 3:15)
  1287. Don't be a busybody. (1 Peter 4:15)
  1288. Elders, feed the flock of God. (1 Peter 5:2-3)
  1289. Young people, submit to your elders. (1 Peter 5:5)
  1290. Everyone should be subject to everyone else. (1 Peter 5:5)
  1291. Watch out for the devil. (1 Peter 5:8)
  1292. Make sure your calling and election is sure. (2 Peter 1:10)
  1293. Don't love the world. (1 John 2:18)
  1294. Abide in Jesus. (1 John 2:28)
  1295. Believe on the name of God's son, Jesus Christ. (1 John 3:23)
  1296. Don't believe every spirit. (1 John 4:1)
  1297. Test the spirits to see if they are from God. (1 John 4:1)
  1298. Keep yourselves from idols. (1 John 5:32)
  1299. Defend the faith. (Jude 3)
  1300. Remember the words of the apostles who said there would be mockers in the last days. (Jude 17-18)
  1301. Save others by pulling them out of the fire, while hating their garments that are spotted by the flesh. (Jude 23)
  1302. Hear what the Spirit says to the churches. (Revelation 2:7, 11, 17, 29; 3:6, 13, 22)
  1303. Don't add any words to the book of Revelation. (Revelation 22:18)
  1304. Don't remove any words from the book of Revelation. (Revelation 22:19)


Unknown said...

Perhaps A.J. Jacobs could hand you his list? http://www.ted.com/talks/a_j_jacobs_year_of_living_biblically

Steve Wells said...

Thanks Nina,

I enjoyed reading A.J. Jacobs' book (The Year of Living Biblically). So far I don't think I've missed anything that he mentioned, but if I do, let me know and I'll include it.

Anonymous said...

You have failed to make a distinction between the general commands given to all of mankind, and some of the numerous and seemingly odd commands which were specific and unique only to the tiny nation of Israel in the time of Moses (Mosaic laws) in the Old Testament i.e. in Deuteronomy and Leviticus.

The reason for these numerous laws, rules and regulations, was that, being the nation through which the Messiah, the Christ, was to enter the world, Israel needed to be kept separated from, and undefiled by the idolatrous and often vile practices of the pagan tribes that surrounded them.

In other words, Israel needed to be kept in one piece in order to get Christ to the cross (in order to restore his great name [Joshua 7:9] by redeeming his creation from sin and death). This can be seen in the genealogy of Jesus in Mathew 1:1 and also in Luke 3:23-38, which goes all the way back to Adam.

And Satan, being well aware that the Son, the Redeemer, Christ, had been promised through a line of the descendants of Israel, did his best to sabotage this line by any means possible. This being the central theme of the Old Testament, from when Adam rebelled against God, all the way through to the New Testament (advent of Christ). And this is also the reason for God’s sometimes severe judgement and even extermination of some of the surrounding pagan tribes, whom Satan had recruited and was working through in trying to ruin God’s plans for the redemption of mankind.

Many of the Mosaic purity laws concerning food, drink, etc. were specifically put in place for Israel only (even then, some rules or standards were only for the priesthood, so that they were clean enough to enter into the inner sanctum of the temple, the holy of holy’s, where God’s presence resided. In other words, the peoples representatives before God were required to be neat and tidy out of respect to God) until the time of Jesus and in no way apply to anyone today. Only those universal commandments and prohibitions in the Old Testament which are also found in the New Testament apply in today’s world.

For example, some prohibitions that universally apply to everyone are:

Do not be deceived. Neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor those who participate in homosexuality, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortioners will inherit the kingdom of God. 1 Corinthians 6:9, 10

Whereas, Mosaic rules concerning food and drink are dealt with as follows:

So he (Jesus) said to them, “Are you thus without understanding also? Do you not perceive that whatever enters a man from outside cannot defile him, because it does not enter his heart but his stomach, and is eliminated, thus purifying all foods?” Mark 7:18, 19

It is what is in a man’s heart that defiles him, not what he eats or drinks.

“For from within, out of the heart of men, proceed evil thoughts, adulteries, fornications, murders, thefts, covetousness, wickedness, deceit, licentiousness, an evil eye, blasphemy, pride, foolishness. All these things come from within and defile a man.” Mark 7:21-23

Anonymous said...

Steve, as far as "every jot and tittle" goes (Matthew 5:18, which Jesus himself came to fulfill on our behalf, since we are unable to fulfill “every jot and tittle” ourselves), you didn't have to waste your time digging them all up. All you had to do was go to the two commandments in Matthew 22:37-40 spoken by Jesus which summarize/encapsulate the whole lot.

"You shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, with all your soul, and with all your mind." [Deuteronomy 6:5] Mat. 22:37

"And the second is like it: you shall love your neighbor as yourself." [Leviticus 19:18] Matt. 22:38

(Verse 22:38 is the same in meaning as Matthew 7:12 where Jesus says, "Therefore, whatever you want men to do to you, do also to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets”)

"On these two commandments hang all the Law and the Prophets." Matt. 22:39

("Prophets" meaning Isaiah to Malachi)

Steve Wells said...

I worry about you, Jimothy. According to Jesus you will be called "least in the kingdom of heaven" for breaking "one of these least commandments" and teaching others to do so.

I'm not sure, of course, but I suspect that those who are called least in the kingdom of heaven suffer the greatest torments in hell. It's hard to say for sure, since Jesus said it, and he never said what he meant or meant what he said.

In any case, I'm going to be called great in the kingdom of heaven, whatever the hell that means.

"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." Matthew 5:19

Anonymous said...

Steve, where have I broken or taught anyone to break the least of any of the commandments?

You seem to have missed what I pointed out in the last comment concerning the two commandments (in Matthew 22:37-40) which cover ALL commandments i.e. "On these two commandments hang ALL the Law and the Prophets"

The two commandments in Matthew 22 sum up God’s universal (for all people, for all times) commands.

E.g., Matthew 22:37 encompasses the first four of the Ten Commandments and honors God directly. Matthew 22:39 encompasses the last six of the Ten Commandments and is a directive to treat others with respect (Since we are all made in God’s image Genesis 1:26) and is the same in meaning as Mathew 7:12. The last commandment concerning covetousness (Exodus 20:17) is a summary of the previous four (Exodus 20:13-16), since covetousness (Luke 12:15) can lead to murder, adultery, theft etc.

And as far as many of the commands that we find in Leviticus and Deuteronomy, they concern the covenant between God and Israel only (See below in Leviticus 26) at a particular time and place in history. (Unless you want to advise people to become Israelite's, and be at war with pagan tribes which have not existed for thousands of years).

These are the statutes and judgments and laws which the Lord made between Himself and the children of Israel on Mount Sinai by the hand of Moses. Leviticus 26:46

You said,

"I'm not sure, of course, but I suspect that those who are called least in the kingdom of heaven suffer the greatest torments in hell."

How does being the least in the kingdom of heaven equate to being in hell? That's like saying you can be in heaven and hell at the same time.

You said,

"In any case, I'm going to be called great in the kingdom of heaven, whatever the hell that means."

Not that you would care, but you sound like a Pharisee. Matthew 5:19 says "whoever does" not just whoever "teaches" (Matthew 5:20; Luke 12:1)

Admiral Ratbeard said...

"...but whosoever shall do AND teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven" (emphasis added)

Actually Steve, since I'm pretty sure you're only teaching them, not following them (after all, I haven't heard of your arrest for murdering sabbath-breakers yet, and I'm pretty sure you know some), your fate is unclear. But you're certainly not least like jimothy b.

Admiral Ratbeard said...

Hmm. Number 88 (Ex 22:21) instructs us to be kind to strangers. Yet number 132 (Ex 31:14-15) commands the death of anyone who works on the sabbath.

So what are we supposed to do if we encounter a stranger working on the sabbath?

Anonymous said...


You have seem to have missed where it was pointed out that much of what God spoke through Moses (including Ex 31:14-15) as being between Him and the children of Israel only, at a certain time and place in history, as you would also have seen had you read the verse immediately before Ex 31:14 (V. 13) "speak also to the children of Israel", and immediately after Ex 31:15 (V.16) "therefore the children of Israel shall keep the Sabbath"

Steve Wells said...

Yes, you're right, Admiral Ratbeard. I wasn't entirely serious when I said that I'd be called great in the kingdom of heaven. There is no kingdom of heaven, and I don't try to follow the any of the Bible's commandments or suggest that anyone else do so either. I'm just listing them, so people can see how absurd, nasty, and cruel they really are.

It's fun, though, to see the (non)reaction of Bible believers. They not only refuse to follow the Bible's commandments but are embarrassed and disgusted by them, as well. They don't even pretend to believe that the commandments are moral, just, or reasonable. They just ignore them entirely and hope everyone else will too.

Anonymous said...

Steve, you said,

"They not only refuse to follow the Bible's commandments but are embarrassed and disgusted by them, as well. They don't even pretend to believe that the commandments are moral, just, or reasonable. They just ignore them entirely and hope everyone else will too."

Why would we follow commands that are not for us? And why would we even take advice off an atheist who does not know what he is talking about?

If the commandments come from God then they are, under the circumstances of the time, moral, just and reasonable. They are given by God to make the best of a bad situation, and which man has ultimately brought on himself. Given man's sinful nature, they are the best thing available at the time, as much as possible, for the general good. In fact, if it weren't for God, the world would actually be in a far worse state than it is, and which demonstrates what a bunch of ratbags we really are. Without God’s intervention the whole world would have burned down long ago.

And many of the commands, which were given to a constantly rebellious people, quite often went against His kind, patient and loving nature (for God is love. 1 John 4:8). The rebellion and testing of God’s patience eventually incited His righteous anger and forced his hand, but which really goes against His kind nature.

He will be angry as in the valley of Gibeon – that He may do His work, His strange work; and bring to pass His act, His strange act. Isaiah 28:21

But the atheist, often being willfully ignorant, refuses to see anything in context, while mixing all kinds of unrelated things together in confusion, and so he completely misses the whole meaning of the narrative.

m-y said...

so much hard work, when you can visit any jewish site and get a list of the commandments already compiled for you

Steve Wells said...

No you can't, m-y.

There are no Jewish sites that list the commandments as they are written in the Bible. They all claim that there are 613 commandments, listing the watered-down, sanitized list that Maimonides came up with 800 years ago. There are no honest lists of the commandments on any Jewish website or book, at least not that I've been able to find.

Here, for example, is the commandment given in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 in Maimonides list:

#487 Save someone being pursued even by taking the life of the pursuer

And here is the actual commandment in the Bible.

"When men strive together one with another, and the wife of the one draweth near for to deliver her husband out of the hand of him that smiteth him, and putteth forth her hand, and taketh him by the secrets: Then thou shalt cut off her hand, thine eye shall not pity her." Deuteronomy 25:11-12

The commandment is to cut off a woman's hand, without pity, if she grabs the genitals of a man who is fighting her husband.

Maimonides made up something that sounds OK to replace the Bible's nasty, cruel, and misogynistic one.

For more than two thousand years the rabbis have been finding creative ways to cover up the crazy shit in the Bible while everyone else has looked the other way. I think its time to honestly list them. So that's what I'm doing with EJ$T.

Anonymous said...

So what's the lesson? Don't grab a man by his secrets. pretty simple really.

Steve Wells said...

So you're okay with cutting off a woman's hand without pity, eh Joe z?

Then the Bible is your kind of book. (Although you might like the Quran even better. "Cut off their hands. It is ... an exemplary punishment from Allah. 5:38)

Anonymous said...

It was obviously a necessary ruling in the time and culture when it was given.

But as usual your argument ignores the historical and cultural context in which these rulings were given and tries to place them in a peaceful suburban setting.

Such a ruling was obviously given in response to such incidents happening, otherwise it would not have been necessary to give it in the first place.

And any ruling, e.g. don't grab a man's secrets, must also come with a punishment otherwise the ruling carries no weight or power.

If there was no punishment attached to laws, then every man and his dog would be running around doing whatever they pleased at the expense of the whole society.

And since there is no record of any woman having had her hand removed for injuring a mans family jewels in all the centuries that followed, then the ruling was a very good one and the incentive to keep the hand intact worked.

But even if one or two lost their hands, overall it still saved thousands of these of incidents from occurring, which, being the owner of such equipment yourself, is a good thing, wouldn't you say?

What is a couple of missing hands in comparison to possibly thousands of crushed and mangled testicles? Just do the maths, like the One who gave the ruling, and you might be able to see the big picture.

Steve Wells said...

joe z,

Would it be wrong to obey God's command in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 today?

Anonymous said...

And the fact that you would even put the Quran, which was patched together from plagiarized bits and pieces of the scriptures of the Bible, twisted and/or taken right out of context, together with other pagan superstitions, by that old criminal and false prophet Muhammad (who really prophesied nothing anyway) 600 years later, just highlights how unqualified you are to say anything about the Bible.

For a start, and despite Islam’s claim to the contrary, the god of the Quran and the God of the Bible (who is Christ, the Creator. John 1:1-14; Colossians 1:16; Hebrews 1:8-10; Revelation 1:8 etc.) are quite obviously not one and the same, since the Quran falsely states that Jesus was just an ordinary man, and not the Creator Himself in the flesh (John 8:58; 1 Corinthians 15:45, 47; 1 Timothy 3:16).

Any doctrine that denies that Jesus is God is a doctrine of devils (with no salvation). In other words the god of the Quran, Allah, is none other than Satan himself.

And all the distortions and false arguments of the Scriptures of the Bible invented by atheists are often used by Muslims in their arguments against Christianity. So if or when Islam gets the upper hand in western society, and its adherents, as commanded by their doctrine concerning unbelievers/kafirs, come through your window to kill and steal (as we see in the news), then remember that it was you yourself that contributed to that situation.

Anonymous said...

Steve, you ask,

"Would it be wrong to obey God's command in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 today?"

If it is not the law of the land, as given by those in the office of government which is ordained by God, then of course it would be wrong.

The basic duty of a government is to maintain administrative order and to uphold the law, and to uphold order, for the peace and wellbeing of the citizens by means of the authority and power invested in it by the Creator.

“Let every soul be subject to the governing authorities. For there is no authority except from God, and the authorities that exist are appointed by God.

Therefore whoever resists the authority [temporal government] resists the ordinance of God, and those who resist will bring judgement on themselves [for criminal behaviour].

For civil authorities are not a terror to good works (abiding by the law), but to evil (crime). Do you want to be unafraid of the authority? Do what is good, and you will have praise from the same. For he is God’s servant to you for good. But if you do evil, be afraid; for he does not bear the sword (law enforcement) in vain; for he is God’s servant, an avenger to execute wrath on him who practices evil.

Therefore you must be subject, not only because of wrath but also for conscience’s sake. For because of this you also pay taxes, for they are God’s ministers (public servants – judges, magistrates, police) attending continually to this very thing.

Render therefore to all their due; taxes to whom taxes are due, revenue to whom revenue, respect to whom respect.” Romans 13:1-7.

But since Israel, at the time that the ruling was given directly by God in Deuteronomy, was always on the move, then punishments would also have had to have been portable, since they could not establish prisons. But since today’s western society is obviously established in one geographical place, then this allows for permanent prisons where those who cause grievous bodily harm can be sent to as punishment. Which is worse? The loss of a hand, or years spent in jail? Either way they are both very good deterrents (which is really the point). Hence, the large percentage of intact wedding-tackle in the past and in today’s societies.

Steve Wells said...

OK, joe z, I think we're starting to get somewhere.

If the law of the land conformed to biblical law, would it be right to cut off a woman's hand without pity, as God commanded in Deuteronomy 25:11-12.

Anonymous said...

Steve, you ask,

"If the law of the land conformed to biblical law, would it be right to cut off a woman's hand without pity, as God commanded in Deuteronomy 25:11-12."

Well obviously, otherwise God would not have given such a ruling in the first place. Can you think of a better and more effective deterrent (the threat/promise of removing the pitiless hand that caused the damage) to prevent this kind of thing happening? Or, would you, being a victim of such an assault, with no modern medical facilities in existence, and being in great discomfort and pain for years or even for the rest of your life, not want justice done?

Would you not rather have had the deterrent in place beforehand that might have saved you from a life of pain and misery, and with possibly no ability to father children?

Anonymous said...

Btw, your attempt at equating Deuteronomy 25:11-12 with the Quran’s "Cut off their hands. It is ... an exemplary punishment from Allah.” (5:38) points to a rather large hole in your knowledge.

The actual reason for the deterrent of Deuteronomy 25:11-12 bears no resemblance to Islam’s outright gratuitous violence against all people outside of Islam (known as “pigs”, “dogs”, “the worst of creatures”, “unbelievers/kafirs”). Muhammad simply distorted the meaning of the Biblical scriptures for his own ends, i.e. to conquer the world. And just like the atheist does with his agenda of making God seem evil, Muhammad applied his own context to the Scriptures in order to get them to say whatever he wanted (as the papacy, which came into existence at about the same time as Islam, also did). But the events in the Old Testament had absolutely nothing to do with Muhammad (And after 1400 years, and despite the claims of Muslim scholars, Muhammad is not found predicted anywhere in the original scriptures which are found in the Bible [except in the category of false prophet]).

Steve Wells said...

Thanks joe z!

You think it'd be just fine to cut off a woman's hand without pity as required by Deuteronomy 25:11-12.

Heck, I bet you'd be willing to do it yourself, if God or the government told you to do so.

Would you burn the strange threesome in as God demands in Leviticus 20:14? (Assuming you got your way and it was the law of the land.)

Steve Wells said...

joe z,

>Btw, your attempt at equating Deuteronomy 25:11-12 with the Quran’s "Cut off their hands. It is ... an exemplary punishment from Allah.” (5:38) points to a rather large hole in your knowledge.

Oh, I see. Cutting off a woman's hand as God commands in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 is an exemplary punishment from God, whereas cutting of a thief's hand in Quran 5:38 is an exemplary punishment from Allah.

But at least God, Allah, and you can all agree on something: Cutting off a hand here or there is the right thing to do. It's an exemplary punishment from Allah, God, and joe z.

Anonymous said...

Steve, you say,

“You think it'd be just fine to cut off a woman's hand without pity as required by Deuteronomy 25:11-12.”

Well of course it is not the ideal situation, but then what would be a suitable deterrent? Remember that this is a world full of sinners that God is keeping under control. What would your punishment for murder be? Execution? Life imprisonment? Either way, they are both good deterrents.

Or would you just let the murderer go? Just as well you are not running the show then.

You say:

“Heck, I bet you'd be willing to do it yourself, if God or the government told you to do so.”

Unless I held the official appointed office of executioner, as it was with Israel at the time, then the government could not tell me to do anything of the sort. And as for being willing to do it myself, wrong bet. Not everyone can be an executioner, and which is just one small part of the law and order system as a whole.

Here is also where we come to the correct meaning and context of: “an eye for an eye” (“Your eye shall not pity; but life shall be for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot.” Deuteronomy 19:21), which refers to the state or government laws ordained and given by God to Israel’s leaders. Even the tiniest nation still needs an official administration and a system of justice. A life for a life in the above verse means the state execution of a criminal for the crime of murder (Accidental killing or manslaughter, being different, is covered in Numbers 35:6, 12).

So these commands in Deuteronomy are definitely not for emotionally distressed or unbalanced private individuals. God does not want everyone running around trying to get revenge and causing harm to each other.

The tendency to keep score of grievances inflicted against us, real or perceived, should be countered with a list of grievances inflicted by us against others, which will help to defeat the anger and gnawing desire for revenge, which can high-jack, swallow up and ruin a good part of our life. Rather, let God, whose wisdom is infinitely greater than ours deal with it (Repay no one evil for evil... do not avenge yourselves, but rather give place to wrath; for it is written, “Vengeance is mine, I will repay,” says the Lord. Romans 12:17, 19) via the temporal government that has been instituted by him, or by the many other means at his disposal.

If we take revenge, we take something that belongs to God. Besides which, our corrupted and selfish nature and reasoning does not always have the wisdom or foresight to correctly and justly carry out the office of revenge, despite what our opinion to the contrary may be, which is why he forbids it.

Anonymous said...

Steve you say:

“Would you burn the strange threesome in as God demands in Leviticus 20:14? (Assuming you got your way and it was the law of the land.)”

Again, that was an effective deterrent, to warn Israel against copying and absorbing the customs of the highly corrupted surrounding pagan tribes. If one or two should do it, then some of the others might follow, and then before you know it the whole society is corrupted. Sin is highly contagious.

You say:

“Oh, I see. Cutting off a woman's hand as God commands in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 is an exemplary punishment from God, whereas cutting of a thief's hand in Quran 5:38 is an exemplary punishment from Allah.”

I guess you must have missed the next line, i.e.

“The actual reason for the deterrent of Deuteronomy 25:11-12 bears no resemblance to Islam’s outright gratuitous violence against all people outside of Islam (known as “pigs”, “dogs”, “the worst of creatures”, “unbelievers/kafirs”).”

Notice the difference between “deterrent”, as in the maintenance of law and order, and “outright gratuitous violence against all people outside of Islam” i.e. simply for being unbelievers? (And where in Deuteronomy 25:11-12 do we find the words “exemplary punishment from God”?)

You say:

“But at least God, Allah, and you can all agree on something: Cutting off a hand here or there is the right thing to do. It's an exemplary punishment from Allah, God, and joe z.”

Nice try in blending everything together (no one should fooled by Biblical names in the Koran such Moses, Jacob, Abraham, Jesus etc. because they are just being used as window dressing to try to make the god of the Koran look like the God of the Bible). But as I have already pointed out above, the god of the Koran, Allah/Satan, commands far more than just cutting off a hand here and there (and of course, like any murderer (John 8:44), he might call this “exemplary”). Whereas the God of the Bible and myself agree that to maintain law and order it sometimes requires severe deterrents to keep a sinful/criminal world from descending into chaos, which it quite often does, given half a chance.

Tom VonOxford said...

Oh you two - how you do go on.

Jay Z you are talking as though everything in the Bible is the word of god and you believe all of it. You think your God actually said all that shit?

Do yo,u jay Z, believe the sun stood still? Do you believe a shadow moved backwards 10 degrees? Do you believe there was a Noah's Ark? If you believe all of that nonsense, you need help.

Steve's responses are all tongue-in-cheek - pointing out the nonsense of any position that takes the bible literally.

Anonymous said...


“Jay Z you are talking as though everything in the Bible is the word of god and you believe all of it. You think your God actually said all that shit?”

Why not? It all makes pretty good sense, as I have easily demonstrated so far.

You say:

“Do yo,u jay Z, believe the sun stood still? Do you believe a shadow moved backwards 10 degrees? Do you believe there was a Noah's Ark?”

No the earth stood still, since the sun does not move. It was from the point of view of the observer standing on the earth. This is still the way it is described today, e.g. ‘sun rise’ and ‘sun set’.

Moving a shadow 10 degrees is hardly a challenge for the Creator of the universe.

Since there is plenty of evidence of a global flood about 4500 years ago, then there must have been an ark/wooden ship otherwise there wouldn't be any animals or humans around today.

You say:

“If you believe all of that nonsense, you need help.”

Says the man who believes in evolution.

You say:

“Steve's responses are all tongue-in-cheek…”

As were some of mine. Don't worry I'm having fun too.


“…pointing out the nonsense of any position that takes the bible literally.”

Well that depends on what you mean by “literally”

Aquaria said...

Literally is literally. What part of the word don't you understand?

Anonymous said...

Aquaria, you ask,

"Literally is literally. What part of the word don't you understand?"

How do you yourself understand ‘literally’ as it applies to the different modes of writing (as with any book) that we find in Bible, such as poetry (e.g. Song of Solomon), clear direct historical narrative (e.g. Genesis), parables (as spoken by Jesus) etc.?

Or are you trying to say that we should believe everything in the same literal sense whether it be poetry, symbolic, historical narrative, parable etc.? If you say yes, then I would ask, is that how you read all books?

Or, are you asking if the message that is being conveyed through the various modes of writing described above (as found in any book) that we find in the Bible, is the truth?

Unknown said...

"No the earth stood still, since the sun does not move. It was from the point of view of the observer standing on the earth. This is still the way it is described today, e.g. ‘sun rise’ and ‘sun set’."

Actually, the more accurate depiction would be the summer and winter soltices. Where from the earth's perspective the sun seems to sit unmoved from its usual trajectory across the ecliptic. Either way it's still bull.

Unknown said...

In fact the word, solstice, means sun stands still.

Anonymous said...

Joe z And believing in evolution is wrong, why? Evolution has actual evidence.

Andre Jacobs said...

According to the righteousness stipulated in the law I was blameless. But these assets I have come to regard as liabilities because of Christ. 8More than that, I now regard all things as liabilities compared to the far greater value of knowing Christ Jesus my Lord, for whom I have suffered the loss of all things – indeed, I regard them as dung! – that I may gain Christ, and be found in him, not because I have my own righteousness derived from the law, but because I have the righteousness that comes by way of Christ’s faithfulness – a righteousness from God that is in fact based on Christ’s faithfulness.

Philippians 3:6-9

Unknown said...

Overall, these 1,000+ commandments provide a woefully inadequate basis for a society's moral system.

Unknown said...

Let no man beguile you of ... things which he hath not seen, vainly puffed up by his fleshly mind. Colossians 2:18.

Need to remind some of the believers about that verse.

Robert Carnegie said...

I wasn't able to find the rule against sex while standing up because it could lead to dancing.