“Also I give to you and your descendants after you the land in which you are a stranger, all the land of Canaan, as an everlasting possession; and I will be their God.”
(Jer 24:7 NKJV)
‘Then I will give them a heart to know Me, that I [am] the LORD; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God, for they shall return to Me with their whole heart.
(Jer 31:33 NKJV)
“But this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My law in their minds, and write it on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
(Jer 32:38 NKJV)
‘They shall be My people, and I will be their God;
(Eze 11:20 NKJV)
“that they may walk in My statutes and keep My judgments and do them; and they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
(Eze 37:23 NKJV)
“They shall not defile themselves anymore with their idols, nor with their detestable things, nor with any of their transgressions; but I will deliver them from all their dwelling places in which they have sinned, and will cleanse them. Then they shall be My people, and I will be their God.
(Eze 37:27 NKJV)
“My tabernacle also shall be with them; indeed I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
(Zec 8:8 NKJV)
I will bring them [back], And they shall dwell in the midst of Jerusalem. They shall be My people And I will be their God, In truth and righteousness.’
(2Co 6:16 NKJV)
And what agreement has the temple of God with idols? For you are the temple of the living God. As God has said: “I will dwell in them And walk among [them]. I will be their God, And they shall be My people.”
(Heb 8:10 NKJV)
“For this [is] the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel after those days, says the LORD: I will put My laws in their mind and write them on their hearts; and I will be their God, and they shall be My people.
(Gen 17:7 NKJV)
“And I will establish My covenant between Me and you and your descendants after you in their generations, for an everlasting covenant, to be God to you and your descendants after you.
(Exo 29:45 NKJV)
“I will dwell among the children of Israel and will be their God.
(Lev 26:45 NKJV)
But for their sake I will remember the covenant of their ancestors, whom I brought out of the land of Egypt in the sight of the nations, that I might be their God: I [am] the LORD.’ “
(Psa 16:4 NKJV)
Their sorrows shall be multiplied who hasten [after] another [god]; Their drink offerings of blood I will not offer, Nor take up their names on my lips.
(Isa 49:22 NKJV)
Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I will lift My hand in an oath to the nations, And set up My standard for the peoples; They shall bring your sons in [their] arms, And your daughters shall be carried on [their] shoulders;
(Eze 29:16 NKJV)
“No longer shall it be the confidence of the house of Israel, but will remind them of [their] iniquity when they turned to follow them. Then they shall know that I [am] the Lord GOD.” ‘ “
(Eze 34:10 NKJV)
‘Thus says the Lord GOD: “Behold, I [am] against the shepherds, and I will require My flock at their hand; I will cause them to cease feeding the sheep, and the shepherds shall feed themselves no more; for I will deliver My flock from their mouths, that they may no longer be food for them.”
(Eze 34:24 NKJV)
“And I, the LORD, will be their God, and My servant David a prince among them; I, the LORD, have spoken.
(Amo 9:15 NKJV)
I will plant them in their land, And no longer shall they be pulled up From the land I have given them,” Says the LORD your God.
(Zec 10:6 NKJV)
“I will strengthen the house of Judah, And I will save the house of Joseph. I will bring them back, Because I have mercy on them. They shall be as though I had not cast them aside; For I [am] the LORD their God, And I will hear them.
(Rev 21:3 NKJV)
And I heard a loud voice from heaven saying, “Behold, the tabernacle of God [is] with men, and He will dwell with them, and they shall be His people. God Himself will be with them [and be] their God.
1. And it came to pass in the first year of the exodus of the children of Israel out of Egypt, in the third month, on the sixteenth day of the month, that God spake to Moses, saying: “Come up to Me on the Mount, and I will give thee two tables of stone of the law and of the commandment, which I have written, that thou mayst teach them.”
2. And Moses went up into the mount of God, and the glory of the Lord abode on Mount Sinai, and a cloud overshadowed it six days.
3. And He called to Moses on the seventh day out of the midst of the cloud, and the appearance of the glory of the Lord was like a flaming fire on the top of the Mount.
4. And Moses was on the Mount forty days and forty nights, and God taught him the earlier and the later history 1 of the division of all the days of the law and of the testimony.
5. And He said: “Incline thine heart to every word which I shall speak to thee on this Mount, and write them 2 in a book in order that their generations may see how I have not forsaken them for all the evil which they have wrought in transgressing the covenant which I establish between Me and thee for their generations this day on Mount Sinai.
6. And thus it will come to pass when all these things come upon them, that they will recognize that I am more righteous than they in all their judgments and in all their actions, and they will recognize that I have been truly with them.
7. And do thou write for thyself 4 all these words which I declare unto thee this day, for I know their rebellion and their stiff neck, before I bring them into the land of which I sware to their fathers, to Abraham and to Isaac and to Jacob, saying: “Unto your seed will I give a land flowing with milk and honey.
8. And they will eat and be satisfied, and they will turn to strange gods, to (gods) which cannot deliver them from aught of their tribulation: “and this witness shall be heard for a witness against them.
9. For they will forget all My commandments, (even) all that I command them, and they will walk after the Gentiles, and after their uncleanness, and after their shame, and will serve their gods, and these will prove unto them an offence and a tribulation and an affliction and a snare.
10. And many will perish and they will be taken captive, and will fall into the hands of the enemy, because they have forsaken My ordinances and My commandments, and the festivals of My covenant, and My sabbaths, and My holy place which I have hallowed for Myself in their midst, and My tabernacle, and My sanctuary, which I have hallowed for Myself in the midst of the land, that I should set My name upon it, and that it should dwell (there).
11. And they 4 will make to themselves high places and groves and graven images, 5 and they will worship, each his own (graven image), so as to go astray, and they will sacrifice their children to demons, 6 and to all the works of the error of their hearts.
12. And I will send witnesses unto them, that I may witness against them, but they will not hear, 7 and will slay 8 the witnesses also, and they will persecute those who seek the law, and they will abrogate and change everything so as to work evil before My eyes.
13. And I shall hide My face from them, and I shall deliver them into the hand of the Gentiles for captivity, and for a prey, and for devouring, 9 and I shall remove them from the midst of the land, and I shall scatter 10 them amongst the Gentiles.
14. And they will forget all My law and all My commandments and all My judgments, and will go astray as to new moons, and sabbaths, and festivals, and jubilees, and ordinances.
15. And after this they will turn to Me 11 from amongst the Gentiles with all their heart and with all their soul and with all their strength, and I shall gather them from amongst all the Gentiles, and they will seek Me, so that I shall be found of them, when they seek Me with all their heart and with all their soul.
16. And I shall disclose to them abounding peace with righteousness, and I shall †remove them the plant of uprightness†, 1 with all My heart and with all My soul, and they will be for a blessing and not for a curse, 3 and they will be the head and not the tail.
17. And I shall build My sanctuary in their midst, and I shall dwell with them, and I shall be their God and they will be My people 6 in truth and righteousness.
18. And I shall not forsake them nor fail them; for I am the Lord their God.”
19. And Moses fell on his face and prayed and said, “O Lord my God, do not forsake Thy people and Thy inheritance, so that they should wander in the error of their hearts, and do not deliver them into the hands of their enemies, the Gentiles, lest they should rule over them and cause them to sin against Thee.
20. Let Thy mercy, O Lord, be lifted up upon Thy people, and create in them an upright spirit, and let not the spirit of Beliar 10 rule over them to accuse them before Thee, and to ensnare them from all the paths of righteousness, so that they may perish from before Thy face.
21. But they are Thy people and Thy inheritance, which Thou hast delivered with Thy great power from the hands of the Egyptians: create in them a clean heart and a holy Spirit, and let them not be ensnared in their sins from henceforth until eternity.”
22. And the Lord said unto Moses: “I know their contrariness and their thoughts and their stiffneckedness, 13 and they will not be obedient till they confess their own sin and the sin of their
23. And after this they will turn to Me in all uprightness and with all (their) heart and with all (their) soul, and I shall circumcise the foreskin of their heart and the foreskin of the heart of their seed, and I shall create in them a holy spirit, and I shall cleanse them so that they shall not turn away from Me from that day unto eternity.
24. And their souls will cleave to Me and to all My commandments, and they will fulfil My commandments, and I shall be their Father and they will be My children.
25. And they will all be called children of the living God, and every angel and every spirit will know, yea, they will know that these are My children, and that I am their Father in uprightness and righteousness, and that I love them.
26. And do thou write down for thyself all these words 4 which I declare unto thee on this mountain, the first and the last, which shall come to pass in all the divisions of the days in the law and in the testimony and in the weeks and the jubilees unto eternity, until I descend and dwell with them throughout eternity.”
To Fulfill the Torah
The translation of “to fulfill” is lekayem in Hebrew (le-KAI-yem), which means to uphold or establish, as well as to fulfill, complete or accomplish. David Bivin has pointed out that the phrase “fulfill the Law” is often used as an idiom to mean to properly interpret the Torah so that people can obey it as God really intends.
The word “abolish” was likely either levatel, to nullify, or la’akor, to uproot, which meant to undermine the Torah by misinterpreting it. For example, the law against adultery could be interpreted as only about cheating on one’s spouse, but not about pornography. When Jesus declared that lust also was a violation of the commandment, he was clarifying the true intent of that law, so in rabbinic parlance he was “fulfilling the Law.”
Imagine a pastor preaching that cheating on your taxes is fine, as long as you give the money to the church. He would be “abolishing the Law” – causing people to not live as God wants them to live.
Here are a couple examples of this usage from around Jesus’ time:
If the Sanhedrin gives a decision to abolish (uproot, la’akor) a law, by saying for instance, that the Torah does not include the laws of Sabbath or idolatry, the members of the court are free from a sin offering if they obey them; but if the Sanhedrin abolishes (la’akor) only one part of a law but fulfills (lekayem) the other part, they are liable.
Go away to a place of study of the Torah, and do not suppose that it will come to you. For your fellow disciples will fulfill it (lekayem) in your hand. And on your own understanding do not rely. (Here “fulfill” means to explain and interpret the Scripture.)
Fulfilling the Law as Obedience
The phrase “fulfill the Law” has another sense, which is to carry out a law – to actually do what it says. In Jewish sayings from near Jesus’ time, we see many examples of this second usage as well, including the following:
If this is how you act, you have never in your whole life fulfilled the requirement of dwelling in a sukkah! (One rabbi is criticizing another’s interpretation of the Torah, which caused him not to do what it really intends.)
Whoever fulfills the Torah when poor will in the end fulfill it in wealth. And whoever treats the Torah as nothing when he is wealthy in the end will treat it as nothing in poverty.6 (Here it means “to obey” – definitely the opposite of “fulfill in order to do away with.”)
These two meanings of “fulfill” shed light on Jesus’ words on in Matthew 5:19:
…Anyone who breaks one of the least of these commandments and teaches others to do the same will be called least in the kingdom of heaven, but whoever practices and teaches these commands will be called great in the kingdom of heaven.
Here the two actions of “practicing” and “teaching others to do the same” are an exact parallel to the two idiomatic senses of “fulfill.” In contrast, the words “break” and “teach others to break” are the idiomatic senses of “abolish.”
With this in mind, you can see that Matthew 5:19 parallels and expands on Jesus’ words about fulfilling and abolishing the Torah in Matthew 5:17. By understanding this idiom we see that Jesus was emphatically stating that his intention was to explain God’s Word and live it out perfectly, not to undermine or destroy it.
Why was Jesus emphasizing this point? Most likely because the Jewish religious leaders had accused him of undermining the Torah in his preaching. Jesus was responding that he was not misinterpreting God’s law, but bringing it to its best understanding.
Furthermore, if any of his disciples twisted or misinterpreted its least command, they would be considered “least” in his kingdom. Jesus’s entire ministry as a rabbi was devoted to getting to the heart of God’s Torah through what he said and how he lived.
Notice that on at least one occasion, Jesus leveled this same charge against the Pharisees. He accused them of nullifying the law to honor one’s mother and father by saying that possessions declared corban (dedicated to God) could not be released to support one’s elderly parents (Mark 7:11–12).
Certainly Jesus fulfilled the law by obeying it perfectly. But as a rabbi, he also “fulfilled” it by clarifying its meaning and enlightening people about how God truly wanted them to live.
For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.
(Luk 12:57–59 )
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment:
But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
(Gen 32:29 KJV)
And Jacob asked [him], and said, Tell [me], I pray thee, thy name. And he said, Wherefore [is] it [that] thou dost ask after my name? And he blessed him there.
(Gen 48:16 KJV)
The Angel which redeemed me from all evil, bless the lads; and let my name be named on them, and the name of my fathers Abraham and Isaac; and let them grow into a multitude in the midst of the earth.
(Exo 3:15 KJV)
And God said moreover unto Moses, Thus shalt thou say unto the children of Israel, The LORD God of your fathers, the God of Abraham, the God of Isaac, and the God of Jacob, hath sent me unto you: this [is] my name for ever, and this [is] my memorial unto all generations.
(Exo 6:3 KJV)
And I appeared unto Abraham, unto Isaac, and unto Jacob, by [the name of] God Almighty, but by my name YEHOVAH “יְהוָה ” was I not known to them.
(Exo 9:16 KJV)
And in very deed for this [cause] have I raised thee up, for to shew [in] thee my power; and that my name may be declared throughout all the earth.
(Exo 20:24 KJV)
An altar of earth thou shalt make unto me, and shalt sacrifice thereon thy burnt offerings, and thy peace offerings, thy sheep, and thine oxen: in all places where I record my name I will come unto thee, and I will bless thee.
(Exo 23:21 KJV)
Beware of him, and obey his voice, provoke him not; for he will not pardon your transgressions: for my name [is] in him.
(Lev 19:12 KJV)
And ye shall not swear by my name falsely, neither shalt thou profane the name of thy God: I [am] the LORD.
(Num 6:27 KJV)
And they shall put my name upon the children of Israel; and I will bless them.
(Deu 18:19 KJV)
And it shall come to pass, [that] whosoever will not hearken unto my words which he shall speak in my name, I will require [it] of him.
(Deu 18:20 KJV)
But the prophet, which shall presume to speak a word in my name, which I have not commanded him to speak, or that shall speak in the name of other gods, even that prophet shall die.
(Jdg 13:18 KJV)
And the angel of the LORD said unto him, Why askest thou thus after my name, seeing it [is] secret?
(1Sa 24:21 KJV)
Swear now therefore unto me by the LORD, that thou wilt not cut off my seed after me, and that thou wilt not destroy my name out of my father’s house.
(1Sa 25:5 KJV)
And David sent out ten young men, and David said unto the young men, Get you up to Carmel, and go to Nabal, and greet him in my name:
(2Sa 7:13 KJV)
He shall build an house for my name, and I will stablish the throne of his kingdom for ever.
(2Sa 12:28 KJV)
Now therefore gather the rest of the people together, and encamp against the city, and take it: lest I take the city, and it be called after my name.
(2Sa 18:18 KJV)
Now Absalom in his lifetime had taken and reared up for himself a pillar, which [is] in the king’s dale: for he said, I have no son to keep my name in remembrance: and he called the pillar after his own name: and it is called unto this day, Absalom’s place.
(1Ki 5:5 KJV)
And, behold, I purpose to build an house unto the name of the LORD my God, as the LORD spake unto David my father, saying, Thy son, whom I will set upon thy throne in thy room, he shall build an house unto my name.
(1Ki 8:16 KJV)
Since the day that I brought forth my people Israel out of Egypt, I chose no city out of all the tribes of Israel to build an house, that my name might be therein; but I chose David to be over my people Israel.
(1Ki 8:18 KJV)
And the LORD said unto David my father, Whereas it was in thine heart to build an house unto my name, thou didst well that it was in thine heart.
(1Ki 8:19 KJV)
Nevertheless thou shalt not build the house; but thy son that shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house unto my name.
(1Ki 8:29 KJV)
That thine eyes may be open toward this house night and day, [even] toward the place of which thou hast said, My name shall be there: that thou mayest hearken unto the prayer which thy servant shall make toward this place.
(1Ki 9:3 KJV)
And the LORD said unto him, I have heard thy prayer and thy supplication, that thou hast made before me: I have hallowed this house, which thou hast built, to put my name there for ever; and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
(1Ki 9:7 KJV)
Then will I cut off Israel out of the land which I have given them; and this house, which I have hallowed for my name, will I cast out of my sight; and Israel shall be a proverb and a byword among all people:
(1Ki 11:36 KJV)
And unto his son will I give one tribe, that David my servant may have a light alway before me in Jerusalem, the city which I have chosen me to put my name there.
(2Ki 21:4 KJV)
And he built altars in the house of the LORD, of which the LORD said, In Jerusalem will I put my name.
(2Ki 21:7 KJV)
And he set a graven image of the grove that he had made in the house, of which the LORD said to David, and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen out of all tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
(2Ki 23:27 KJV)
And the LORD said, I will remove Judah also out of my sight, as I have removed Israel, and will cast off this city Jerusalem which I have chosen, and the house of which I said, My name shall be there.
(1Ch 22:8 KJV)
But the word of the LORD came to me, saying, Thou hast shed blood abundantly, and hast made great wars: thou shalt not build an house unto my name, because thou hast shed much blood upon the earth in my sight.
(1Ch 22:10 KJV)
He shall build an house for my name; and he shall be my son, and I [will be] his father; and I will establish the throne of his kingdom over Israel for ever.
(1Ch 28:3 KJV)
But God said unto me, Thou shalt not build an house for my name, because thou [hast been] a man of war, and hast shed blood.
(2Ch 6:5 KJV)
Since the day that I brought forth my people out of the land of Egypt I chose no city among all the tribes of Israel to build an house in, that my name might be there; neither chose I any man to be a ruler over my people Israel:
(2Ch 6:6 KJV)
But I have chosen Jerusalem, that my name might be there; and have chosen David to be over my people Israel.
(2Ch 6:8 KJV)
But the LORD said to David my father, Forasmuch as it was in thine heart to build an house for my name, thou didst well in that it was in thine heart:
(2Ch 6:9 KJV)
Notwithstanding thou shalt not build the house; but thy son which shall come forth out of thy loins, he shall build the house for my name.
(2Ch 7:14 KJV)
If my people, which are called by my name, shall humble themselves, and pray, and seek my face, and turn from their wicked ways; then will I hear from heaven, and will forgive their sin, and will heal their land.
(2Ch 7:16 KJV)
For now have I chosen and sanctified this house, that my name may be there for ever: and mine eyes and mine heart shall be there perpetually.
(2Ch 7:20 KJV)
Then will I pluck them up by the roots out of my land which I have given them; and this house, which I have sanctified for my name, will I cast out of my sight, and will make it [to be] a proverb and a byword among all nations.
(2Ch 33:4 KJV)
Also he built altars in the house of the LORD, whereof the LORD had said, In Jerusalem shall my name be for ever.
(2Ch 33:7 KJV)
And he set a carved image, the idol which he had made, in the house of God, of which God had said to David and to Solomon his son, In this house, and in Jerusalem, which I have chosen before all the tribes of Israel, will I put my name for ever:
(Neh 1:9 KJV)
But [if] ye turn unto me, and keep my commandments, and do them; though there were of you cast out unto the uttermost part of the heaven, [yet] will I gather them from thence, and will bring them unto the place that I have chosen to set my name there.
(Psa 89:24 KJV)
But my faithfulness and my mercy [shall be] with him: and in my name shall his horn be exalted.
(Psa 91:14 KJV)
Because he hath set his love upon me, therefore will I deliver him: I will set him on high, because he hath known my name.
(Isa 29:23 KJV)
But when he seeth his children, the work of mine hands, in the midst of him, they shall sanctify my name, and sanctify the Holy One of Jacob, and shall fear the God of Israel.
(Isa 41:25 KJV)
I have raised up [one] from the north, and he shall come: from the rising of the sun shall he call upon my name: and he shall come upon princes as [upon] morter, and as the potter treadeth clay.
(Isa 42:8 KJV)
I [am] the LORD: that [is] my name: and my glory will I not give to another, neither my praise to graven images.
(Isa 43:7 KJV)
[Even] every one that is called by my name: for I have created him for my glory, I have formed him; yea, I have made him.
(Isa 48:11 KJV)
For mine own sake, [even] for mine own sake, will I do [it]: for how should [my name] be polluted? and I will not give my glory unto another.
(Isa 49:1 KJV)
Listen, O isles, unto me; and hearken, ye people, from far; The LORD hath called me from the womb; from the bowels of my mother hath he made mention of my name.
(Isa 52:5 KJV)
Now therefore, what have I here, saith the LORD, that my people is taken away for nought? they that rule over them make them to howl, saith the LORD; and my name continually every day [is] blasphemed.
(Lev 11:1 KJV)
And the LORD spake unto Moses and to Aaron, saying unto them,
(Lev 11:2 KJV)
Speak unto the children of Israel, saying, These are the beasts which ye shall eat among all the beasts that are on the earth.
(Lev 11:3 KJV)
Whatsoever parteth the hoof, and is clovenfooted, and cheweth the cud, among the beasts, that shall ye eat.
(Lev 11:4 KJV)
Nevertheless these shall ye not eat of them that chew the cud, or of them that divide the hoof: as the camel, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:5 KJV)
And the coney, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:6 KJV)
And the hare, because he cheweth the cud, but divideth not the hoof; he is unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:7 KJV)
And the swine, though he divide the hoof, and be clovenfooted, yet he cheweth not the cud; he is unclean to you.
(Lev 11:8 KJV)
Of their flesh shall ye not eat, and their carcase shall ye not touch; they are unclean to you.
(Lev 11:9 KJV)
These shall ye eat of all that are in the waters: whatsoever hath fins and scales in the waters, in the seas, and in the rivers, them shall ye eat.
(Lev 11:10 KJV)
And all that have not fins and scales in the seas, and in the rivers, of all that move in the waters, and of any living thing which is in the waters, they shall be an abomination unto you:
(Lev 11:11 KJV)
They shall be even an abomination unto you; ye shall not eat of their flesh, but ye shall have their carcases in abomination.
(Lev 11:12 KJV)
Whatsoever hath no fins nor scales in the waters, that shall be an abomination unto you.
(Lev 11:13 KJV)
And these are they which ye shall have in abomination among the fowls; they shall not be eaten, they are an abomination: the eagle, and the ossifrage, and the ospray,
(Lev 11:14 KJV)
And the vulture, and the kite after his kind;
(Lev 11:15 KJV)
Every raven after his kind;
(Lev 11:16 KJV)
And the owl, and the night hawk, and the cuckow, and the hawk after his kind,
(Lev 11:17 KJV)
And the little owl, and the cormorant, and the great owl,
(Lev 11:18 KJV)
And the swan, and the pelican, and the gier eagle,
(Lev 11:19 KJV)
And the stork, the heron after her kind, and the lapwing, and the bat.
(Lev 11:20 KJV)
All fowls that creep, going upon all four, shall be an abomination unto you.
(Lev 11:21 KJV)
Yet these may ye eat of every flying creeping thing that goeth upon all four, which have legs above their feet, to leap withal upon the earth;
(Lev 11:22 KJV)
Even these of them ye may eat; the locust after his kind, and the bald locust after his kind, and the beetle after his kind, and the grasshopper after his kind.
(Lev 11:23 KJV)
But all other flying creeping things, which have four feet, shall be an abomination unto you.
(Lev 11:24 KJV)
And for these ye shall be unclean: whosoever toucheth the carcase of them shall be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:25 KJV)
And whosoever beareth ought of the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:26 KJV)
The carcases of every beast which divideth the hoof, and is not clovenfooted, nor cheweth the cud, are unclean unto you: every one that toucheth them shall be unclean.
(Lev 11:27 KJV)
And whatsoever goeth upon his paws, among all manner of beasts that go on all four, those are unclean unto you: whoso toucheth their carcase shall be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:28 KJV)
And he that beareth the carcase of them shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: they are unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:29 KJV)
These also shall be unclean unto you among the creeping things that creep upon the earth; the weasel, and the mouse, and the tortoise after his kind,
(Lev 11:30 KJV)
And the ferret, and the chameleon, and the lizard, and the snail, and the mole.
(Lev 11:31 KJV)
These are unclean to you among all that creep: whosoever doth touch them, when they be dead, shall be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:32 KJV)
And upon whatsoever any of them, when they are dead, doth fall, it shall be unclean; whether it be any vessel of wood, or raiment, or skin, or sack, whatsoever vessel it be, wherein any work is done, it must be put into water, and it shall be unclean until the even; so it shall be cleansed.
(Lev 11:33 KJV)
And every earthen vessel, whereinto any of them falleth, whatsoever is in it shall be unclean; and ye shall break it.
(Lev 11:34 KJV)
Of all meat which may be eaten, that on which such water cometh shall be unclean: and all drink that may be drunk in every such vessel shall be unclean.
(Lev 11:35 KJV)
And every thing whereupon any part of their carcase falleth shall be unclean; whether it be oven, or ranges for pots, they shall be broken down: for they are unclean, and shall be unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:36 KJV)
Nevertheless a fountain or pit, wherein there is plenty of water, shall be clean: but that which toucheth their carcase shall be unclean.
(Lev 11:37 KJV)
And if any part of their carcase fall upon any sowing seed which is to be sown, it shall be clean.
(Lev 11:38 KJV)
But if any water be put upon the seed, and any part of their carcase fall thereon, it shall be unclean unto you.
(Lev 11:39 KJV)
And if any beast, of which ye may eat, die; he that toucheth the carcase thereof shall be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:40 KJV)
And he that eateth of the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even: he also that beareth the carcase of it shall wash his clothes, and be unclean until the even.
(Lev 11:41 KJV)
And every creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth shall be an abomination; it shall not be eaten.
(Lev 11:42 KJV)
Whatsoever goeth upon the belly, and whatsoever goeth upon all four, or whatsoever hath more feet among all creeping things that creep upon the earth, them ye shall not eat; for they are an abomination.
(Lev 11:43 KJV)
Ye shall not make yourselves abominable with any creeping thing that creepeth, neither shall ye make yourselves unclean with them, that ye should be defiled thereby.
(Lev 11:44 KJV)
For I am the LORD your God: ye shall therefore sanctify yourselves, and ye shall be holy; for I am holy: neither shall ye defile yourselves with any manner of creeping thing that creepeth upon the earth.
(Lev 11:45 KJV)
For I am the LORD that bringeth you up out of the land of Egypt, to be your God: ye shall therefore be holy, for I am holy.
(Lev 11:46 KJV)
This is the law of the beasts, and of the fowl, and of every living creature that moveth in the waters, and of every creature that creepeth upon the earth:
(Lev 11:47 KJV)
To make a difference between the unclean and the clean, and between the beast that may be eaten and the beast that may not be eaten.
The Feasts of the LORD
(Lev 23:1 NKJV)
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
(Lev 23:2 NKJV)
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘The feasts of the LORD, which you shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, these [are] My feasts.
(Lev 23:3 NKJV)
‘Six days shall work be done, but the seventh day [is] a Sabbath of solemn rest, a holy convocation. You shall do no work [on it]; it [is] the Sabbath of the LORD in all your dwellings.
(Lev 23:4 NKJV)
‘These [are] the feasts of the LORD, holy convocations which you shall proclaim at their appointed times.
(Lev 23:5 NKJV)
‘On the fourteenth [day] of the first month at twilight [is] the LORD’s Passover.
(Lev 23:6 NKJV)
‘And on the fifteenth day of the same month [is] the Feast of Unleavened Bread to the LORD; seven days you must eat unleavened bread.
(Lev 23:7 NKJV)
‘On the first day you shall have a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work on it.
(Lev 23:8 NKJV)
‘But you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD for seven days. The seventh day [shall be] a holy convocation; you shall do no customary work [on it].’ “
(Lev 23:9 NKJV)
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
(Lev 23:10 NKJV)
“Speak to the children of Israel, and say to them: ‘When you come into the land which I give to you, and reap its harvest, then you shall bring a sheaf of the firstfruits of your harvest to the priest.
(Lev 23:11 NKJV)
‘He shall wave the sheaf before the LORD, to be accepted on your behalf; on the day after the Sabbath the priest shall wave it.
(Lev 23:12 NKJV)
‘And you shall offer on that day, when you wave the sheaf, a male lamb of the first year, without blemish, as a burnt offering to the LORD.
(Lev 23:13 NKJV)
‘Its grain offering [shall be] two-tenths [of an ephah] of fine flour mixed with oil, an offering made by fire to the LORD, for a sweet aroma; and its drink offering [shall be] of wine, one-fourth of a hin.
(Lev 23:14 NKJV)
‘You shall eat neither bread nor parched grain nor fresh grain until the same day that you have brought an offering to your God; [it shall be] a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Lev 23:15 NKJV)
‘And you shall count for yourselves from the day after the Sabbath, from the day that you brought the sheaf of the wave offering: seven Sabbaths shall be completed.
(Lev 23:16 NKJV)
‘Count fifty days to the day after the seventh Sabbath; then you shall offer a new grain offering to the LORD.
(Lev 23:17 NKJV)
‘You shall bring from your dwellings two wave [loaves] of two-tenths [of an ephah]. They shall be of fine flour; they shall be baked with leaven. [They are] the firstfruits to the LORD.
(Lev 23:18 NKJV)
‘And you shall offer with the bread seven lambs of the first year, without blemish, one young bull, and two rams. They shall be [as] a burnt offering to the LORD, with their grain offering and their drink offerings, an offering made by fire for a sweet aroma to the LORD.
(Lev 23:19 NKJV)
‘Then you shall sacrifice one kid of the goats as a sin offering, and two male lambs of the first year as a sacrifice of a peace offering.
(Lev 23:20 NKJV)
‘The priest shall wave them with the bread of the firstfruits [as] a wave offering before the LORD, with the two lambs. They shall be holy to the LORD for the priest.
(Lev 23:21 NKJV)
‘And you shall proclaim on the same day [that] it is a holy convocation to you. You shall do no customary work [on it. It shall be] a statute forever in all your dwellings throughout your generations.
(Lev 23:22 NKJV)
‘When you reap the harvest of your land, you shall not wholly reap the corners of your field when you reap, nor shall you gather any gleaning from your harvest. You shall leave them for the poor and for the stranger: I [am] the LORD your God.’ “
(Lev 23:23 NKJV)
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
(Lev 23:24 NKJV)
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘In the seventh month, on the first [day] of the month, you shall have a sabbath-[rest], a memorial of blowing of trumpets, a holy convocation.
(Lev 23:25 NKJV)
‘You shall do no customary work [on it]; and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.’ “
(Lev 23:26 NKJV)
And the LORD spoke to Moses, saying:
(Lev 23:27 NKJV)
“Also the tenth [day] of this seventh month [shall be] the Day of Atonement. It shall be a holy convocation for you; you shall afflict your souls, and offer an offering made by fire to the LORD.
(Lev 23:28 NKJV)
“And you shall do no work on that same day, for it [is] the Day of Atonement, to make atonement for you before the LORD your God.
(Lev 23:29 NKJV)
“For any person who is not afflicted [in soul] on that same day shall be cut off from his people.
(Lev 23:30 NKJV)
“And any person who does any work on that same day, that person I will destroy from among his people.
(Lev 23:31 NKJV)
“You shall do no manner of work; [it shall be] a statute forever throughout your generations in all your dwellings.
(Lev 23:32 NKJV)
“It [shall be] to you a sabbath of [solemn] rest, and you shall afflict your souls; on the ninth [day] of the month at evening, from evening to evening, you shall celebrate your sabbath.”
(Lev 23:33 NKJV)
Then the LORD spoke to Moses, saying,
(Lev 23:34 NKJV)
“Speak to the children of Israel, saying: ‘The fifteenth day of this seventh month [shall be] the Feast of Tabernacles [for] seven days to the LORD.
(Lev 23:35 NKJV)
‘On the first day [there shall be] a holy convocation. You shall do no customary work [on it].
(Lev 23:36 NKJV)
‘[For] seven days you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. On the eighth day you shall have a holy convocation, and you shall offer an offering made by fire to the LORD. It [is] a sacred assembly, [and] you shall do no customary work [on it].
(Lev 23:37 NKJV)
‘These [are] the feasts of the LORD which you shall proclaim [to be] holy convocations, to offer an offering made by fire to the LORD, a burnt offering and a grain offering, a sacrifice and drink offerings, everything on its day–
(Lev 23:38 NKJV)
‘besides the Sabbaths of the LORD, besides your gifts, besides all your vows, and besides all your freewill offerings which you give to the LORD.
(Lev 23:39 NKJV)
‘Also on the fifteenth day of the seventh month, when you have gathered in the fruit of the land, you shall keep the feast of the LORD [for] seven days; on the first day [there shall be] a sabbath-[rest], and on the eighth day a sabbath-[rest].
(Lev 23:40 NKJV)
‘And you shall take for yourselves on the first day the fruit of beautiful trees, branches of palm trees, the boughs of leafy trees, and willows of the brook; and you shall rejoice before the LORD your God for seven days.
(Lev 23:41 NKJV)
‘You shall keep it as a feast to the LORD for seven days in the year. [It shall be] a statute forever in your generations. You shall celebrate it in the seventh month.
(Lev 23:42 NKJV)
‘You shall dwell in booths for seven days. All who are native Israelites shall dwell in booths,
(Lev 23:43 NKJV)
‘that your generations may know that I made the children of Israel dwell in booths when I brought them out of the land of Egypt: I [am] the LORD your God.’ “
(Lev 23:44 NKJV)
So Moses declared to the children of Israel the feasts of the LORD.