01 – Bible Laws for our Society

Our Western society has adopted The King James Bible as God’s handbook of guidance of “how should we then live ?  These guidlines enable maximum freedom for any group of people to live together. Sadly – there will be those who may say – “we are not under the law” and actually believe they can do what they like. That may be true if you are the only one on the island. However, can you imagine a society ith no basic road rules ? We agree in this country to drive on the right side of the road (or the left in some countries) common sense must prevail. You can’t even play marbles with a set of agreed rules !

We also know in our hearts that murder, theft, fraud, rape etc is just wrong. Heb 10.16 … I will put my laws into their hearts, and in their minds will I write them …
The laws on animal sacrifice no longer apply since Yeshua 33AD.  Here are some of God’s guidelines for people interation.  Know them, have the relevant ones in writing, especially when dealing with bureaucracy and judiciary.

LAWS OF THE BIBLE   

A great scholar once said, “If a man-made law cannot be traced to a divine source, then not only should its effectiveness be questioned but, even more, its intent should be suspected.”

The divine laws, as revealed to Moses and taught by Christ, must be discerned spiritually and put into practice in our daily life.  Wise decisions, based on obedience to the laws of the Bible so abundant in mercy and justice, bring about the constant harmony and peace, which can be ours.

The following list shows the translation of Biblical laws into their modern application:

                        CRIMINAL LAW

ADULTERY—Exod. 20:14, Deut. 22:22-25.

ARSON—Exod. 22:6

ASSAULT—Exod. 21:18, 19, 26, 27, Lev. 24:19, 20.

BRIBERY—Exod. 23:8, Deut. 16:19, 2 Chron. 19:7,   Job 15:34, Amos 5:12.

DEFIANCE OF AUTHORITY—Num. 15:30, 31, Deut. 17:12, 13

FRAUD—Lev. 6:1-5, Deut. 25:13-16.

INCEST—Lev. 20:11-21, Deut. 22:30

KIDNAPING—Exod. 21:16, Deut. 24:7

LANDMARKS, REMOVAL OF—Deut. 19:14

MANSLAUGHTER—Exod. 21:12-14, Num. 35:6-34, Josh. 20:4-6

MURDER—Gen. 9:5-6, Exod. 20:13, 21:12-14, Num. 35:6-34

PERJURY—Exod. 20:16, Lev. 19:12, Deut 19:16-20

PERVERTING JUSTICE—Exod. 23:1, 2, 6, 7, Deut. 16:19, 20

POLYGAMY—1 Cor. 7:2, 1 Tim. 3:2

PROSTITUTION—Lev. 21:9, Deut. 23:17

RAPE—Deut. 22:25-26

SEDUCTION—Exod. 22:16-17, Deut. 22:28-29

SLANDER—Lev. 19:16

SODOMY—Lev. 18:22, 20:13, Deut. 23:17, 1 Kings 14:24, 15:12, 22:46, 2 Kings 23:7

THEFT—Exod. 20:15, 22:1-5

                  LAWS OF PROPERTY

ALIENS, RIGHTS OF—Exod. 12:49, Lev. 24:22

ANIMALS, DAMAGES BY OR TO—Exod. 21:35-36, Lev. 24:18-21

BOOTY, WAR—Num. 31:9, 25-54, Deut. 20:13-16, 1 Sam. 30:21-25

BORROWED PROPERTY—Exod. 22:14, Neh. 5:11

CITIZENS, RIGHT OF—Exod. 12:49, Lev. 24:22

DAMAGES FOR THEFT—Exod. 22:4-5

DEEDS—Jer. 32:9-14

FIRE, DAMAGE BY—Exod. 22:6

INDEMNITY, PAYMENT OF—2 Kings 3:4

INHERITANCE—See Laws of Inheritance

INTEREST—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 23:19-20, Neh. 5:11

LAND, ALLOTMENT OF—Num. 26:52-56

LAND, RELEASE OF—Lev. 25:8-34

LAND, SALE OF—Lev. 25:23-28

LAND, TRANSFER OF—Ruth 4:3-11, Jer. 32:9-14

LANDMARKS, REMOVAL OF—Deut. 19:14

MORTGAGES—Neh. 5:2-5

PERSONAL PROPERTY, SALE OF—Lev. 25:14

PLEDGES—Exod. 22:26-27, Deut. 24:26, 10-11,13, 2 Kings 4:1-7

THEFT—Exod. 20:15, 22:1-4

TRUST, BREACH OF—Lev. 6:1-5

TRUSTEES—Matt. 25:14-30, Luke 19:11-27   

                 LAWS OF INHERITANCE

 DAUGHTERS—Num. 27:7-8

 FIRSTBORN—Deut. 21:15-17, 1 Chron. 5:1

 ORDERS OF—Num. 27:8-11

 SLAVES—Lev. 25:46

 SONS—Gen. 21:10-13, Deut. 21:15-17, 1 Chron. 5:1

 WHEN A MAN DIES CHILDLESS—Deut. 25:5-10

 WIVES—Ruth 4:1-12     

                         CONTRACTS

DEBTS—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 15:1-3, 23:19-20, Neh. 5:11

WITH FELLOW CITIZENS—Deut. 15:1-3, 23:19-20

WITH FOREIGNERS—Deut. 15:1-3, 23:19-20

INTEREST—Exod. 22:25, Lev. 25:36, Deut. 23:19-20, Ezek. 18:10-13

LOANS—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 23:19-20, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Neh. 5:2-5

 MORTGAGES—Neh. 5:2-5

PLEDGES—Exod. 22:26-27, Deut. 24:6,10-11,13, 2 Kings 4:1-7, Ezek. 18:10-13

SALES—Lev. 25:14

SALES OF LAND—Lev. 25:23-28, Ruth 4:3-11, Jer. 32:9-14

OF SERVITUDE—Exod. 21:2-4, Lev. 25:39, Deut. 15:12

SURETIES—Prov. 6:1-2, 11:15, 17:18, 22:26

TRUSTEES—Exod. 22:12,14,15, Lev. 6:1-5

USURY—Exod. 22:25, Lev. 25:36, Deut. 23:19-20, Ezek. 18:10-13,

WAGES—Lev. 19:13, Deut. 24:15     

                 LAWS OF FAMILY LIFE

CONCUBINES—Gen. 21:10-14, Exod. 21:7-11, 1 Kings 11:3

DIVORCE—Lev. 21:7, 14, 22:13, Num. 30:9, Deut. 24:1-4, Isa. 50:1, Jer. 3:8, Matt. 5:32, 19:3-9, and most applicable today – Mark 10:2-12, Luke 16:18,
1 Cor. 7:10, 39

FATHERS, AUTHORITY OF—Gen. 22:1-13, 24:4, Num. 30:3-5, Judg. 11:30-39, Job 1:5, 9

FATHER, DUTIES OF—Eph. 6:4

HUSBANDS, DUTIES OF—Eph. 5:22-30

LEVIRATE MARRIAGE—Gen. 38:6-11, Deut. 25:5-10

MARITAL FAITHFULNESS—Deut. 22:30, Matt. 19:3-9, 1 Cor. 7:2

MARRIAGE—Gen. 2:18-24, 24:4, 34:14, Num. 36:6, Judg. 14:1-4, 15:1-2, Eph. 5:31

MARRIAGE, RESTRICTIONS ON—Exod. 34:15-16, Lev. 18:10, 15, 20:14, 17, 19, Num. 36:6, Deut. 7:1-3, 22:30, 1
Tim. 3:2

PARENTS, RESPECT FOR—Exod. 20:12, 21:15, 17

POLYGAMY—Gen. 16:1-3, 29:21-30, 1 Sam. 1:1-2, 1 Kings 11:1-8, 1 Tim. 3:2

SERVANTS, TREATMENT OF—Exod. 20:10, 21:2, 4, 7, 8, 20, Lev. 25:40-41, Deut. 24:14-15

WIVES, DUTIES OF—Eph. 5:22-30     

KINDS AND POWERS OF GOVERNMENTS

ALIENS, RIGHTS OF—Exod. 12:49, Lev. 24:22

ELDERS—Num. 11:16, 24, Deut. 22:15, 27:1, Judg. 8:16, 11:5-11, Ezra 10:8

GOVERNORS—Ezra 5:3, 6, 6:6, 8:36, Esther 3:12, Matt. 27:2, Luke 20:20 Acts 23:26

JUDGES—Judg. 2:13-18

LIEUTENANTS—Ezra 8:36, Esther 3:12

MONARCHY—1Sam. 10:24-25, 1 Kings 7:7, 2 Kings 15:1, 19

PATRIARCHAL—Gen. 22:1-14, Judg. 11:30-39, Job 1:5

PRINCES—1Kings 14:7

SATRAPS—Ezra 8:36, Esther 3:12

THEOCRATIC—Exod. 18:13-26, 19:3-8, Deut. 17:14-20, 18:15-19     

                    COURT PROCEDURE

APPOINTMENT OF JUDGES—Exod. 18:13-26, Deut. 16:18, 2 Chron. 19:5-11

BEHAVIOR OF JUDGES—Exod. 23:6-8, Deut. 16:18-20

COURTS, LOCATION OF—Deut. 21:19, 25:7, 1 Kings 7:7

COURT OF APPEALS—Exod. 18:26, Deut. 17:8-11

COURT OF ORIGINAL JURISDICTION—Deut. 25:1-2

EXECUTION OF SENTENCE—Deut. 17:5-7

PERJURY—Deut. 19:16-19

SOLOMON AS JUDGE—1Kings 7:7

SOURCE OF JUDGEMENT—Deut. 1:17

SUPERIOR COURT—Deut. 17:8-12

SUPREME COURT—Num. 5:12-31, Deut. 19:17-19, 21:1-9

TRIAL BEFORE ELDERS—Deut. 22:15

TYPICAL TRIAL—1Kings 3:16-28

WITNESSES, NUMBER OF—Deut. 17:6-7, 19:15-19, Matt. 18:16     

                  LAWS OF CITIZENSHIP

 ALIENS, OBLIGATIONS OF—Exod. 12:48-49, Lev. 17:8-9, 24:22

ALIENS, RIGHTS OF—Exod. 12:48-49, 20:10, Lev. 16:29

ELIGIBILITY—Deut. 23:7-8

EXCLUSIONS—Deut. 23:3

FREEDOM FROM PAYING INTEREST—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 23:19-20

MARITAL RIGHTS—Gen. 34:14, Exod. 34:15-16, Deut. 7:1-3

QUALIFICATIONS FOR—Exod. 19:5-6

RIGHT OF APPEAL—Acts 25:11

RIGHT TO TRIAL—Acts 16:37-39

ROMAN—Acts 16:37-38, 22:25-29, 23:27

OF SLAVES—Exod. 21:1-11, Lev. 25:39-55, Deut. 15:12-18, 1 Cor. 12:13, Gal. 3:28, Col. 3:11

                     RELIGIOUS LAWS

BAPTISM—Matthew 3:13-17, 28:19, Mark 1:9-11, John 4:1-2, Acts 2:38, 19:3-6, Rom. 6:3,4 , 1 Cor. 10:1-2, Col. 2:12, 1 Pet. 3:20

BLASPHEMY—Lev. 24:10-16, Deut. 5:11, Matt. 5:19-20

CHILDBIRTH SACIFICES—Luke 2:22-24

CIRCUMCISION—Gen. 17:9-14, 34:14-17, 22, Exod. 4:25-26, 12:48, Luke 2:21, Acts 15:13-29, 16:1-3, Rom. 4:10, 12, Gal.
2:3

CLEAN AND UNCLEAN—Lev. 11:1-47, Deut. 14:3-21

COLLECTION IN CHURCH—1 Cor. 16:1-2

COMMUNION—Matthew 26:26-29, Mark 14:22-25, Luke 22:19-20

DAY OF ATONEMENT—Exod. 30:1-10, Lev. 16:1-34, 23:26-32, Num. 29:7-11, Heb. 9:6-15

DRINK OFFERINGS—Num. 28:9-10, Deut. 32:38

EATING—Exod. 22:31, Lev. 3:17, 19:23-25

EUCHARIST—Matthew 26:26-29, Luke 22:17-20

FALSE GODS, WORSHIP OF—Exod. 20:1-5, 22:20

FASTS—Luke 18:12

FEAST OF HARVEST—Exod. 23:16

FEAST OF INGATHERING—Exod. 23:16

FEAST OF TABERNACLES—Lev. 23:33-44, Num. 29:12-40, Deut. 16:13-17, 31:10-13

FEAST OF THE NEW MOON—Num. 10:10, 28:11-15, Ps. 81:3, Isa. 66:23, Ezek. 46:3 , Amos 8:5

FEAST OF UNLEAVENED BREAD—Exod. 24:18

FEAST OF WEEKS—Deut. 16:9-12

FIRST BORN—Exod. 13:2, 34:19-20

FIRST FRUITS—Exod. 34:26, Deut. 18:3-4

FREEWILL OFFERINGS—Lev. 22:17-25, Num. 15:3

GOD IS RULER—Exod. 19:3-8

GUILT OFFERINGS—Lev. 5:1-19

HUMAN SACRIFICE—Gen. 22:1-19

JUBILEE—Lev. 25:8-55

JUDGEMENTS FROM GOD—Deut. 1:17

LEVITES, EXEMPTION OF—Num. 1:49

LORD AS JUDGE—Num. 5:12-31, Deut. 19:17-19, 21:1-9

LORD’S SUPPER—1 Cor. 11:18-34

MEAT OFFERING—Lev. 2:1-11, Num. 28:9-10

MEMORIAL OFFERING—Lev. 2:2, 9, 16

MERCY PREFERRED—Matt. 9:13, 12:7

NAZARITES—Num. 6:1-21

OFFERINGS—Gen. 4:3-5, Lev. 1:1-7, 38

OFFERINGS OF FIRST FRUITS—Lev. 2:12-16, Deut. 26:2,10

OIL OFFERINGS—Gen. 28:18

PASSOVER—Exod. 12:1-14, 21-21, Deut. 16:1-8, Ezek. 45:21-24, Luke 22:7-18

PEACE OFFERINGS—Lev. 3:1-17

PENTECOST—Lev. 23:15-21, Acts 2:1-4

POLL TAX—Exod. 30:12-16

PURIFICATION—Lev. 12:1-8, 14:1-32, 15:1-33, Num. 19:1-22, Luke 2:21-24

PURIM—Esther 9:20-32

SABBATH—Gen. 2:1-3, Exod. 16:23, 20:8-11, 31:14-17, Lev. 23:3, 24:5-9, Num. 15:32-36 , 28:9-10, Deut. 5:12-15, Neh.
10:31, 13:15-22, Ezek. 46:3, Amos 8:5, Mark 2:23-28, Luke 13:14-16, 14:3-5, John 5:8-10

SABBATICAL YEAR—Exod. 21:2-6, 23:10-11, Lev. 25:1-7, Deut. 15:1-14, 31:10, 13, 2 Chron. 36:21, Neh. 10:31

SHEWBREAD—Exod. 25:30, 35:13, 39:36, Lev. 24:5-9, Num. 4:7, 1 Sam. 21:1-6, Matthew 12:3-8

SIN OFFERING—Lev. 4:1-35, Num. 6:11

SORCERY—Exod. 22:18, Lev. 20:27

TEN COMMANDMENTS—Exod. 20:1-17

THANK OFFERINGS—2 Chron. 29:31

TITHES—Gen. 14:20, 28:20-22, Lev. 27:30-33, Deut. 14:22-27, 2 Chron. 31:4-12, Mal. 3:8-11, Matt. 23:23

TITHES OF ALMS AND CHARITY—Deut. 14:28-29, 26:12-15

TITHE OF A TITHE—Num. 18:21, 26-28

TRESPASS OFFERING—Lev. 5:1-19, Num. 6:12

UNCLEAN ANIMALS—Lev. 11:3-4, 9-31

VOLUNTARY OFFERING—Lev. 7:16

WATER OFFERING—1Samuel 7:6, 2 Samuel 23:16

WATER OF SEPARATION—Num. 19:1-22

WAVE OFFERING—Exod. 29:26-27, Lev. 23:10-11

WORSHIP—Acts 20:7, Col. 3:16, 1 Thess. 5:27

               SOCIAL SECURITY LAWS

BLIND, CARE OF—Lev. 19:14, Deut. 27:18, Luke 14:13-14

CHILDREN, SALE OF—2 Kings 4:1-7

DEAF—Lev. 19:14

DEBTS—Deut. 15:1-12

EMPLOYEES—Exod. 20:10, Deut. 24:14-15, Mal. 3:5

HANDICAPPED—Lev. 19:14. Luke 14:13-14

LAME—Luke 14:13-14

LOANS—Exod. 22:25

ORPHANS—Exod. 22:22-23, Deut. 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 26:12-13, Jer. 7:6-7, Zech. 7:10-12 , Mal. 3:5

PLEDGES—Exod. 22:26-27, Deut. 24:6, 10-13

POOR—Exod. 22:25-27, Lev. 19:9-10, 25:35-37, Deut. 14:28-29, 15:7-11, 24:19-22, 26:12-13 , Zechariah 7:10-12, Luke 3:11,
14:13-14

SERVANTS—Exod. 20:10, Lev. 25:39-46, Deut. 24:14-14, Eph. 6:5-9

SLAVES, FREEING OF—Exod. 21:2-4, Lev. 25:40-41, 47-55, Deut. 15:12-18, 23:15-16

SLAVES, INHERITANCE OF—Lev. 25:46

SLAVES, REDEMPTION OF—Lev. 25:47-55

SLAVES, TREATMENT OF—Exod. 21:1-11, 20, Lev. 25:39-55, Deut. 23:15-16

STRANGERS—Exod. 20:10, Lev. 16:29, 19:33-34, Deut. 10:19, 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 26:12-13, Jer. 7:6-7, Zech. 7:10-12, Mal.
3:5

USURY—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 23:19-20

WAGES—Lev. 19:13,Deut. 24:14-15

WIDOWS—Exod. 22:22-23, Deut. 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 25:5-10, 26:12-13, Ruth 4:1-12, Jer. 7:67, Zech. 7:10-12, Mal. 3:5,
Mark 12:40, Acts 6:1-4, 1 Tim. 5:3-16

WOMEN, PROTECTION OF—Exod. 20:10, 21:7-11                                                   

                           TAX LAWS 

Remember that the Tax office (a private company) is not Caesar.

BY CAESAR—Matthew 22:16-21

CENSUS FOR—Num. 1:1-47, 4:1-3, 26:2, 2 Sam. 24:1-9, Luke 2:1-3

FOR CHARITY—Deut. 14:28-29, 26:12-15

COLLECTORS—Matthew 9:9-13, Luke 19:1-10

EMERGENCY—2 Kings 23:35

EXEMPTION—Ezra 7:24

METHOD OF—Luke 2:1-5

FOR REDEMPTION—Lev. 27:1-13

SIZE OF—1 Samuel 8:10-18

FOR SUPPORT OF KING—1Kings 4:7, 27-28 Neh. 5:1-5

FOR TABERNACLE OR TEMPLE—Exod. 30:11-16, Deut. 14:22-27, 2 Chron. 24:6,9, 31:4-12                                                  

                       MILITARY LAWS

AGE OF SERVICE—Num. 1:2-3

BOOTY—Num. 31:9, 26-52, Deut 20:14, Josh. 6:19, 1 Samuel 30:22-25

BURIAL OF DEAD—1Kings 11:15

CAPTURED CHILDREN—Num. 31:9, Deut 20:14

CAPTURED WOMEN—Num. 31:9, Deut. 20:14

EXEMPTION FROM SERVICE—Num. 1:47-53, Deut 20:5-8

HOSTAGES—2Kings 14:14

INDEMNITY—2Kings 3:4

PREPARATION FOR BATTLE—1 Samuel 7:9-11, 13:19, 28:5-6, 1 Kings 22:6

PRISONERS OF WAR—Deut. 20:10-14

SANITATION IN CAMP—Deut, 23:9-14

SELECTIVE SERVICE—Num. 31:3-6

SIEGE OF CITIES—Deut. 20:19-20

SURRENDER OF CITIES—Deut. 20:10-11, 16-17

TRIBUTE—1Kings 9:21, 2Kings 14:14, 18:14, 23:33, 2Chron 8:8

                        LABOR LAWS

EMPLOYEES TREATMENT OF—Exod. 20:10, 21:2-11, 20, 26, 27, Lev. 25:39-55 , Deut. 23:15-16, 24:14-15

SERVANTS, FREEDOM OF—Exod. 21:2-11, Lev. 25:39-46, Deut. 15:12-18, 23:15-16

SERVANTS, REDEMPTION OF—Lev. 25:47-55

UNIONS—Acts 19:24-29

WAGES—Lev. 19:13, Deut. 24:14-15, Matthew 20:1-16

WOMEN—Exod 21:7-11                           

                       HUMANE LAWS

ANIMALS—Exod. 20:8-11, 23:5, 11-12, Lev. 22:28, 25:5-7, Deut. 25:4

ASSES—Exod. 23:5, 12

BIRDS—Deut 22:6-7

BLIND—Lev. 19:14, Deut 27:18, Luke 14:12-14

CATTLE—Exod. 20:8-11, Lev. 25:5-7

COWS—Lev. 22:28

DEAF—Lev. 19:14

EMPLOYEES—Deut. 24:14-15, Mal. 3:5

HANDICAPPED—Lev. 19:14, Luke 14:12-14

LAME—Luke 14:12-14

LOANS—Exod. 22:25, Deut. 15:1-2

MAIMED—Luke 14:12-14

NEIGHBOURS—Lev. 19:13

OPPRESSION—Deut. 24:14-15

ORPHANS—Exod. 22:22-24, Deut. 10:18, 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 26:12-13, 27:19, Jer. 7:6-7 , Zechariah 7:10-12, Mal. 3:5

OX—Exod. 23:12, Deut. 25:4

PLEDGES—Exod. 22:26-27, Deut. 24:6,13

POOR—Exod. 22:25-27,Lev. 19:9-10, 25:35-38, Deut. 15:7-11, Neh. 5:1-13, Zech. 7:10-12, Luke 3:11, 14:12-14, Gal. 2:10

SERVANTS, ABUSE OF—Exod. 21:20

SLAVES, FREEDOM OF—Exod. 21:1-11, Deut. 15:12-18, 23:15-16

SLAVES, TREATMENT OF—Exod. 20:10, 21:1-11, 23:12, Lev. 25:39-46

STRANGERS—Lev. 19:33-34, Deut. 10:18, 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 26:12-13, 27:19 ,Jer. 7:6-7, Zech. 7:10-12, Mal. 3:5

WIDOWS—Exod. 22:22-24, Deut. 10:18, 14:28-29, 24:17-22, 25:5-10, 26:12-13, 27:19, Ruth 4:1-12, Jer. 7:6-7, Zech.
7:10-12, Mal. 3:5, Mark 12:38-40, Acts 6:1-3, 1 Tim 5:16

WILD ANIMALS—Exod. 23:11, Lev. 25:5-7

                            TORTS

ASSAULT—Exod. 21:18-19

COMPENSATION—Exod. 21:18-19, 32, 35-36, 22:7-15

DAMAGE BY ANIMALS—Exod. 21:32

DAMAGE BY FIRE—Exod. 22:6

INJURY TO ANIMALS—Exod. 21:33-36, Lev. 24:18-21

LOSS OF BORROWED PROPERTY—Exod. 22:14-15

PERSONAL INJURY—Lev. 24:19-20

RIGHTS OF STRANGERS—Exod. 12:49 

 

 

 

 

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