248 Positive Mitzvot
Every Jot and Tittle: All the commandments in the Bible

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Introduction

  1. Commandments about the Commandments
  2. Commandments about God
  3. Other Gods and Beliefs
  4. Holy Things and Holy Days
  5. Priests, Levites, Nazarites, and Prophets
  6. Business, Law, and Government
  7. Slavery, War, and Genocide
  8. Crime and Punishment
  9. Sex, Homosexuality, and Circumcision
  10. Marriage, Divorce, Children, and Human Life
  11. Women
  12. Animals, Agriculture, and the Environment
  13. Animal Sacrifice
  14. Health, Diet, Alcohol, Clothing, and Personal Hygiene
  15. Jesus's Commandments
  16. Just for Christians
  17. Good Rules
  18. Fortune Cookie Commandments

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Every Jot and Tittle: All the Commandments in the Bible



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248 Positive Mitzvot

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  1. Believe in God. (Ex 20:2)
    Exodus 20:2 says "I am the Lord your God." It is a statement, not a command.

  2. Unity of God. (Dt 6:4)

  3. Love God. (Dt 6:5)

  4. Fear God. (Dt 6:13, 10:20)

  5. Worship God. (Ex 23:25; Dt 6:13, 11:13)

  6. Cleave to God. (Dt 10:20)

  7. Take an oath by God's name. (Dt 6:13, 10:20)

  8. Walk in God's ways (Dt 28:9)

  9. Sanctify God's name (Lev 22:32)

  10. Read the Shema (Dt 6:7)

  11. Study the Torah. (Dt 6:7)

  12. The phylactery of the head (Dt 6:8)

  13. The phylactery of the arm (Dt 6:8)

  14. The fringes (Num 15:38)

  15. The mezuzah (Dt 6:9, 11:20)

  16. The assembly during the Feast of Tabernacles (Dt 31:12)

  17. The king must write a scroll of law (Dt 17:18)

  18. Aquire a scroll of law (Dt 31:19)

  19. Grace after meals (Dt 8:10)

  20. Build the sanctuary (Ex 25:8)

  21. Revere the sanctuary (Lev 19:30)

  22. Guard the sanctuary (Num 18:4)

  23. Levitical services in the Sanctuary (Num 18:23)s

  24. Ablutions of the priests (Ex 30:19)

  25. Priests must kindle the lamps (Ex 27:21)

  26. Priests must bless Israel (Num 6:23-24)

  27. The showbread (Ex 25:30)

  28. Burn incense (Ex 30:7)

  29. Keep a perptual fire on the altar (Lev 6:6)

  30. Remove the ashes from the altar (Lev 6:3)

  31. Remove the unclean (Num 5:2-3)

  32. Honor priests (Lev 21:8)

  33. The priestly garments (Ex 28:2)

  34. Priests must bear the ark (Num 7:9)

  35. The oil of anointment (Ex 30:31, Lev 21:10)

  36. Priests must minister in courses (Dt 18:6-8)

  37. Priests may defile themselves for deceased relatives (Lev 21:2-3)

  38. The high priest must marry only a virgin (Lev 21:13-14)

  39. The daily burnt offering (Ex 29:38-39, Num 28:3)

  40. The high priest's daily meal offering (Lev 6:13)

  41. The Sabbath additional offering (Num 28:9-10)

  42. The new moon additional offering (Num 28:11-15)

  43. The Passover additional offering (Num 28:16-25)

  44. The meal offering of new barley (Lev 23:10)

  45. The Shevuoth additional offering (Num 28:26-31)

  46. Bring two loaves on Shevuoth (Lev 23:17)

  47. The new year additional offering (Num 29:1-6)

  48. The tenth day of Tishri additional offering (Lev 16:1-34)

  49. The service of the Day of Atonement (Lev 16:1-34)

  50. The Feast of Tabernacles additional offering (Num 29:12-34)

  51. The Shemini Atzereth additional offering (Num 29:35-38)

  52. The three annual pilgrimages (Ex 23:14)

  53. Appear before the Lo­rd during the festivals (Ex 34:23, Dt 16:16)

  54. Rejoice on the festivals (Dt 16:14)

  55. Slaughter the Passover offering (Ex 12:6)

  56. Eat the Passover offering (Ex 12:8)

  57. Slaughtering the second Passover offering (Num 9:10-12)

  58. Eating the second Passover Offering (Num 9:10-12)

  59. Blow the trumpets in the Sanctuary (Num 10:10)

  60. Offer cattle of a minimum age (Ex 22:29, Lev 22:27)

  61. Offer only unblemished sacrifices (Lev 22:21

  62. Bring salt with every offering (Lev 2:13

  63. The burnt offering - Lev 1:1-17

  64. The sin offering (Lev 4:1 - 5:13)

  65. The guilt offering (Lev 5:14-26)

  66. The peace offering (Lev 3:1-17)

  67. The meal offering (Lev 2:1-16)

  68. Offering of a court that has erred (Lev 4:13)

  69. The fixed sin offering (Lev 4:27-35)

  70. The suspensive guilt offering (Lev 5:17-19)

  71. The unconditional guilt offering (Lev 5:15-16)

  72. The offering of a higher or lower value (Lev 5:1-4)

  73. Make a confession (Num 5:6-7)

  74. Offering brought by zav (Lev 15:13-15)

  75. Offering brought by a zavah (Lev 15:29-30)

  76. The offering after childbirth (Lev 12:6)

  77. Offering brought by a leper (Lev 14:10)

  78. The tithe of cattle (Lev 27:32)

  79. Sanctify the first­born (Ex 13:2)

  80. Redeem the first­born (Ex 22:28, Num 18:15)

  81. Redeem the firstling of an ass (Ex 13:13)

  82. Break the neck of the firstling of an ass (Ex 13:13)

  83. Bring due offerings on the first festival (Dt 12:5-6)

  84. Bring all offerings to the sanctuary (Dt 12:14)

  85. Bring all offerings from outside Israel to the sanctuary (Dt 12:26)

  86. Redeem blemished offerings (Dt 12:15)

  87. Holiness of a substituted offering (Lev 27:10)

  88. Priests must eat the residue of the meal offerings (Lev 8:9)

  89. Priests must eat the meat of consecrated offerings (Ex 29:33)

  90. Burn consecrated offerings that have become unclean (Lev 7:19)

  91. Burn the remnant of consecrated offerings (Lev 7:17)

  92. A Nazirite must let his hair grow (Num 6:5)

  93. Nazirite obligations on completion of vow (Num 6:13-21)

  94. Fulfill all oral commitments (Dt 23:24)

  95. Revocation of vows (Num 30:3)

  96. Defilement through carcasses of animals (Lev 11:24)

  97. Defilement through carcasses of certain creeping creatures (Lev 11:29-30)

  98. Defilement of food and drink (Lev 11:34)

  99. The menstruant - Lev 15:19-24

  100. After childbirth - Lev 12:2-8

  101. The leper - Lev 13:3

  102. Garments contaminated by leprosy - Lev 13:47-59

  103. A leprous house - Lev 14:33-53

  104. The zav - Lev 15:2

  105. Semen - Lev 15:16

  106. The zavah - Lev 15:25-28

  107. Uncleanness of a corpse - Num 19:14

  108. Law of the water of sprinkling - Num 19:1-22

  109. Immersing in a ritual bath - Lev 15:16

  110. Cleansing from leprosy - Lev 14:1-7

  111. A leper must shave his head - Lev 14:9

  112. The leper must be made distinguishable - Lev 13:45

  113. The ashes of the red heifer - Num 19:1-22

  114. Valuation of a person - Lev 27:2-8

  115. Valuation of beasts - Lev 27:9-13

  116. Valuation of houses - Lev 27:14-15

  117. Valuation of fields - Lev 27:16-25

  118. Restitution for sacrilege - Lev 5:16, 22:14

  119. The fruits of fourth-­year plantings - Lev 19:24

  120. Peah for the poor - Lev 19:9

  121. Leave gleanings for the poor - Lev 19:9

  122. The forgotten sheaf for the poor - Dt 24:19

  123. Defective grape clusters for the poor - Lev 19:10

  124. Grape gleanings for the poor - Lev 19:10

  125. Bring first ­fruits to the sanctuary - Ex 23:19

  126. The great heave ­offering - Dt 18:4

  127. The first tithe - Num 18:21

  128. The second tithe - Dt 14:22

  129. The Levites' tithe for the priests - Num 18:26

  130. The poor man's tithe - Dt 14:28

  131. The avowal of the tithe - Dt 26:13-15

  132. Recital on bringing the first ­fruits - Dt 26:5-10

  133. The dough offering - Num 15:20

  134. Renounce as ownerless produce of the Sabbatical year - Ex 23:11

  135. Rest the land during the Sabbatical year - Ex 34:21, Lev 25:2, 4

  136. Sanctify the Jubilee year - Lev 25:10

  137. Blow the shofar on the tenth day of Tishri in the Jubilee year - Lev 25:9

  138. Reversion of the land in the Jubilee year - Lev 25:13, 24

  139. Redemption of property in a walled city - Lev 25:29-30

  140. Count the years till the Jubilee year - Lev 25:8

  141. Cancel claims in the Sabbatical year - Dt 15:2

  142. Exact debts from idolaters - Dt 15:3

  143. The priest's due in the slaughter of every clean animal - Dt 18:3

  144. Give the first of the fleece to the priest - 18:4

  145. Devoted things - Lev 27:21

  146. Shechitah - Dt 12:21
    Shechitah is the Kosher method of slaughter. It is not found in Dt 12:21 or anywhere else the Torah.

  147. Cover the blood of slain birds and animals - Lev 17:13

  148. Release a dam when taking its nest - Dt 22:7

  149. Search for the prescribed tokens in cattle and animals - Lev 11:2

  150. Searching for the prescribed tokens in birds - Dt 14:11

  151. Search for the prescribed token in grasshoppers - Lev 11:21

  152. Searching for the prescribed tokens in fishes - Lev 11:9

  153. Determine the New Moon - Ex 12:2

  154. Rest on the Sabbath - Ex 23:12, 34:21

  155. Proclaiming the sanctity of the Sabbath - Ex 20:8

  156. Remove leaven - Ex 13:8

  157. Recount the departure from Egypt - Ex 13:8

  158. Eat unleaven bread on the eve of the fifteenth day of Nisan - Ex 12:18

  159. Rest on the first day of Pesach - Lev 23:7

  160. Rest on the seventh day of Pesach - Lev 23:8

  161. Count the Omer - Lev 23:15-16

  162. Rest on Shevouth - Lev 23:21

  163. Rest on Rosh Hashana - Lev 23:24

  164. Fast on Yom Kippur - Lev 16:29

  165. Rest on Yom Kippur - Lev 16:31

  166. Rest on the first day of Sukkoth - Lev 23:35

  167. Rest on Shemini Atzereth - Lev 23:36

  168. Dwell in a booth for seven days during Sukkoth - Lev 23:42

  169. Take a lulab on Sukkoth - Lev 23:40

  170. Hear a shofar on Rosh Hashana - Num 29:1

  171. Give half a shekel annually - Ex 30:13

  172. Heed the prophets - Dt 18:15

  173. Appoint a king - Dt 17:15

  174. Obey the Great Court - Dt 17:11

  175. Abide by a majority decision - Ex 23:2

  176. Appoint judges and officers of the court - Dt 16:18

  177. Treat litigants equally before the law - Lev 19:15

  178. Testify in court - Lev 5:1

  179. Inquire into the testimony of witnesses - Dt 13:15

  180. Condemn witnesses who testify falsely - Dt 19:19

  181. Eglah Arufah - Dt 21:4

  182. Establish six cities of refuge - Dt 19:2-3

  183. Assign cities to the Levites - Num 35:7

  184. Remove sources of danger from your habitation - Dt 22:8

  185. Destroy all idol ­worship - Ex 34:13; Dt 7:5, 12:2

  186. The law of the apostate city - Dt 13:17

  187. The law of the seven nations - Dt 20:17

  188. The extinction of Amalek - Dt 25:19

  189. Remember the nefarious deeds of Amalek - Dt 25:17

  190. The law of the non-­obligatory war - Dt 20:10

  191. Appoint a priest for war - Dt 20:2

  192. Prepare a place beyond the camp - Dt 23:13

  193. Include a paddle among war implements - Dt 23:14

  194. A robber must restore the stolen article - Lev 5:23

  195. Charity - Lev 24:35, Dt 15:11

  196. Lavish gifts on a Hebrew bondman on his freedom - Dt 15:14

  197. Lend money to the poor - Ex 22:24

  198. Interest - Dt 21:21

  199. Restore a pledge to a needy owner - Ex 22:25, Dt 24:13

  200. Pay wages on time - Lev 9:13, Dt 24:15

  201. An employee may eat the produce among which he is working - Dt 23:25-26

  202. Unload a tired animal - Ex 23:5

  203. Assist the owner in lifting up his burden - Dt 22:4

  204. Returning lost property to its owner - Ex 23:4, Dt 22:1

  205. Rebuke the sinner - Lev 19:17

  206. Love your neighbor - Lev 19:18

  207. Love the stranger - Dt 10:19

  208. The law of weights and measures - Lev 19:36

  209. Honor scholars and the aged - Lev 19:32
    Lev 19:32 has two commandments: Stand in the presence of old people and honor the face of an old man.

  210. Honor parents - Ex 20:12

  211. Respect parents - Lev 19:3

  212. Be fruitful and multiply - Gen 1:28

  213. The law of marriage - Dt 24:1
    (This is a law of divorce, not of marriage. A man may divorce his wife if he finds some "uncleanness" in her.)

  214. The bridegroom must devote himself to his wife for one year - Dt 24:5

  215. The law of circumcision - Gen 17:10
    There are two commandments here: Get circumcised and circumcise your son when he is eight days old.

  216. The law of the Levirite Marriage - Dt 25:5

  217. Chalitzah - Dt 25:9
    The law of Chalitzah: If a man refuses to "go in unto" his dead brother's wife, she shall loosen his shoe and spit in his face.

  218. A violator must marry the maiden he has violated - Dt 22:29

  219. The law of the defamer of a bride - Dt 22:19

  220. The law of the seducer - Ex 22:15-16

  221. The law of the captive woman - Dt 21:11

  222. The law of divorce - Dt 24:1

  223. The law of a suspected adulteress - Num 5:12-13

  224. Whip the transgressors of certain commandments - Dt 25:2

  225. The law of manslaughter - Num 35:24

  226. Behead the transgressors of certain commandments - Ex 21:20
    Ex 21:20 says a man who beats his slave to death shall be punished. The rabbis decided he should be beheaded.

  227. Strangle transgressors of certain commandments - Lev 20:10
    Lev 20:10 says adulterers should be killed. The rabbis said they should be strangled.

  228. Burn the transgressors of certain commandments - Lev 20:14
    In Lev 20:14, the transgressors to be burned are a man, his wife, and his mother-in-law.

  229. Stone the transgressors of certain commandments - Dt 22:24
    In Dt 22:24, the transgressor to be stoned is an urban rape victim who didn't scream loud enough.

  230. Hang the bodies of the transgressors of certain commandments after execution - Dt 21:22
    Dt 21:22 says that all executed people must be hung on trees.

  231. The law of burial - Dt 21:23

  232. The law of a Hebrew bondman - Ex 21:2

  233. A Hebrew bondmaid must be married by her master or his son - Ex 21:8

  234. Redemption of a Hebrew bondmaid - Ex 21:8

  235. The law of a Canaanite bondman - Lev 25:46
    (They are your possessions, will be inherited by your children, and must be slaves forever.)

  236. Penalty for inflicting injury - Ex 21:18-19

  237. The law of injuries caused by an ox - Ex 21:28
    (The ox is stoned, its flesh isn't eaten, but its owner isn't punished.)

  238. The law of injuries caused by an pit - Ex 21:33

  239. The law of theft - Ex 22:3
    (If a thief is too poor to pay for his theft, he is to be sold as a slave.)

  240. The law of damage caused by a beast - Ex 22:4

  241. The law of damage caused by a fire - Ex 22:5

  242. The law of an unpaid bailee - Ex 22:6

  243. The law of a paid bailee - Ex 22:9

  244. The law of a borrower - Ex 22:13

  245. The law of buying and selling - Lev 25:14

  246. The law of litigants - Ex 22:8

  247. Saving the life of the pursued - Dt 25:12
    (Cut off a woman's hand if she touches a man's genitals.)

  248. The law of inheritance - Num 27:8-11