613 Mitzvot

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There are traditionally 613 commands in the Torah. But, there are some commands that we are not able to keep by virtue of to whom they are given, or for what purpose! Many, in fact. 

Yeshua Himself, even as Messiah, was not obliged to keep all of them: He was not a priest, so there are many “levitical laws” that He was not obliged to do, even though He had to be perfect to be the Messiah.  He was not beholden to laws spoken to women.

The same is true of us! We are not obliged to keep every single command. We keep the ones that apply to us, just as Yeshua did; and, we find we are able to do them. But, as humans, we sometimes fail. And for that, we STILL need our perfect Savior, who indeed did not fail on one point of the Torah.

“All scripture written by the inspiration of The Ru’akh HaKodesh [including Torah] is profitable for doctrine, for reproof, for correction, and for instruction in righteousness; so that the people of Elohim may become complete, thoroughly perfected for every good work.” 2 Tim 3:16

Here are the 613 Mitzvot.

Here are the 613 Commandments

MitzvahMitzvah SummaryAre We Able to Keep?Verse (s)
1The Shema: God is ONE, Love HimYesD’varim 6:4
2Love your neighbor as your own soulYesVaYikra 19:18
3יהוה is your GodYesShemot 20:2
4Do not make other godsYesShemot 20:3
5Do not worship other godsYesShemot 20:4
6Do not use His Name falselyYesShemot 20:6
7Remember the Sabbath for sanctificationYesShemot 20:7
8Honor your Father and MotherYesShemot 20:11
9Do not murderYesShemot 20:12
10Do not commit adulteryYesShemot 20:12
11Do not stealYesShemot 20:12
12Do not bear false witnessYesShemot 20:12
13Do not covet YesShemot 20:13
14Fear יהוה YesD’varim 10:20
15“Be fruitful, and multiply…”YesB’reshit 1:28
16Fathers circumcise firstborn into covenantYesB’reshit 17:10
17Don’t eat the sinew of the thighYesB’reshit 32:33
18Aviv and khodesh set the festal yearYesShemot 12:2
19Keep the PesakhYesShemot 12:6
20Pesakh is 14th of first khodeshYesShemot 12:6-8
21Pesakh thoroughly cookedNoShemot 12:9
22Eat entire PesakhNoShemot 12:10
23Remove leaven from homes on 14th YesShemot 12:15
24Eat Matzah on PesakhYesShemot 12:18
25Eat nothing leavened during Pesakh 7 daysYesShemot 12:19
26No ‘stranger’ is to eat the PesakhNoShemot 12:43
27No servant, sojourner eats PesakhNoShemot 12:45
28Don’t take out of house, break no boneNoShemot 12:46
29No one uncircumcised eats PesakhNoShemot 12:48
30Sanctify firstborn man and beast in the landNoShemot 13:2
31Remember 15th day, continue no khametzYesShemot 13:3
32Eat Matzah for seven days during PesakhYesShemot 13:7
33Tell children Pesakh storyYesShemot 13:8
34Redeem firstborn donkeyNoShemot 13:13
35Break neck of donkey unredeemedNoShemot 13:13
36Collect no Manna on the 7th dayNoShemot 16:29
37Make no graven imageYesShemot 20:4
38Do not bow down to idolsYesShemot 20:5
39Do not work on His SabbathYesShemot 20:9
40Do not make gods of silver and goldYesShemot 20:20
41Do not use tools on building His altarNoShemot 20:21
42No steps but a ramp to His altarNoShemot 20:22
43Hebrew servants cannot be for lifeNoShemot 21:2
44Betrothal of a Hebrew maid servantNoShemot 21:9
45Redeem a Hebrew maid servantNoShemot 21:9
46When not to sell a Hebrew maid servantNoShemot 21:9
47Do not withhold from your wifeNoShemot 21:10
48Execute a murdererNoShemot 21:12
49Execute one who strikes his father or motherNoShemot 21:15
50Fines to compensate for damagesNoShemot 21:19
51Execute the one who harms the unbornNoShemot 21:23
52Kill the beast that harms a humanYesShemot 21:28
53Do not eat condemned beastYesShemot 21:28
54Compensate for causing injuryYesShemot 21:34
55Thief repays for stolen goods, plusYesShemot 21:37
56Repay for what beast damagesYesShemot 22:4
57Repay for fire damagesYesShemot 22:5
58Repayment for stolen goods in custodyYesShemot 22:6-7
59Hear both sides in every caseYesShemot 22:8
60Judge between owner and lessorYesShemot 22:9
61Damages of borrowerYesShemot 22:13
62Damages of seductionYesShemot 22:15
63Execute a sorceressNoShemot 22:17
64Do not oppress the foreignerYesShemot 22:20
65Do not afflict widows or orphansYesShemot 22:21
66Be fair in lending,YesShemot 22:24
67no interestYesShemot 22:24
68Do not curse a rulerYesShemot 22:27
69Do not curse GodYesShemot 22:27
70Offer of your increase to GodYesShemot 22:28
71Do not eat flesh torn by beasts of the fieldYesShemot 22:30
72Do not suffer nor join in a false reportYesShemot 23:1
73Do not follow a multitude into errorYesShemot 23:2
74Do not pervert justice by going with the majority though they are wrongYesShemot 23:2
75Do not favor the poor in justice because they are poorYesShemot 23:3
76Help a stranger who is stuck YesShemot 23:5
77Do not do injustice to the poor because they are poorYesShemot 23:6
78Do not execute the righteous or innocent manYesShemot 23:7
79Do not be bribedYesShemot 23:8
80Do not oppress a foreigner in your homelandYesShemot 23:9
81Keep the sh’mitah yearNoShemot 23:10-11
82All will rest on the Sabbath DayYesShemot 23:12
83Do not use names of other godsYesShemot 23:13
84Keep each Khag’s pilgrimageNoShemot 23:14,17
85Keep pilgrimage of PesakhNoShemot 23:15
86Keep pilgrimage of Khag HaKatzirNoShemot 23:16
87Keep pilgrimage of Khag HaAsifNoShemot 23:16
88Concerning blood and fat of offeringsNoShemot 23:18
89Bring the first fruits to the TempleNoShemot 23:19
90Do not seethe a kid in its mother’s milkYesShemot 23:19
91Do not worship as Canaanites; destroy their godsYesShemot 23:24
92Make no covenant with CanaanitesNoShemot 23:32
93Bring an offering for the MikdashNoShemot 25:1-7
94Make the MikdashNoShemot 25:8
95Make/use the AronNoShemot 25:10
96Make/use the ShulkhanNoShemot 25:23
97Make/use the MenorahNoShemot 25:31
98Make/use the Mizbe’akhNoShemot 27:1
99Make/use olive oil for MenorahNoShemot 27:20
100Make/wear priestly garmentsNoShemot 28:4
101Affix the breastplate with tekheletNoShemot 28:28
103Kohen will not rend his garmentNoShemot 28:32
104Kohen will eat the Khatat and AshamNoShemot 29:33
105Burn the incense NoShemot 30:7
106No strange offerings on the altarsNoShemot 30:9
107Half-shekel offering when countedNoShemot 30:13
108Wash when entering the TempleNoShemot 30:19-20
109Make anointing oilNoShemot 30:25
110Do not anoint non-kohenimNoShemot 30:32
111Do not make the sacred anointing oil for other purposesYesShemot 30:32
112Do not make the incense for other purposesYesShemot 30:37
113Do not eat food / drink offered to an idolYesShemot 34:12,15 [See Acts 15]
114Let the land lie fallow in Sh’mitahNo/YesShemot 34:21 ; VaYikra 25:5
115Do not cook a kid goat in its mother’s milkYesShemot 34:26
116No work on the Sabbath DayYesShemot 35:3
117Carry out burnt offerings properlyNoVaYikra 1:3
118Carry out meal offerings properlyNoVaYikra 2:1
119No leaven or honey with offeringsNoVaYikra 2:11
120Salt with every offeringNoVaYikra 2:13
121All of Israel to repent for national sins through offeringNoVaYikra 4:13
122Sin offering for the individualNo/(Yes)VaYikra 4:27 / Korintim Bet 5:21
123Witness must testify in Judgments of IsraelNoVaYikra 5:1
124Guilt offeringNoVaYikra 5:6
125Proper offering if sin offering is a birdNoVaYikra 5:8
126No olive-oil in an unintentional sinner’s meal-offeringNoVaYikra 5:11
127No frankincense in an unintentional sinner’s meal offering (Leviticus 5.11)NoVaYikra 5:11
128add 1/5 of the value in paying for sanctified food that was eatenNoVaYikra 5:16
129suspended guilt-offering for doubtful guiltNoVaYikra 5:17-18
130guilt-offering for definite guiltNoVaYikra 5:23-25
131return property taken in robberyYesVaYikra 5:23
132remove the ash from the altarNoVaYikra 6:3
133kindle the fire on the altarNoVaYikra 6:6
134do not extinguish fire on the altarNoVaYikra 6:6
135eat the remainders of meal-offeringsNoVaYikra 6:9
136Do not make the remainders of meal-offerings become leavenedNoVaYikra 6:10
137kohen gadol (High Priest) should bring a meal-offering twice a dayNoVaYikra 6:13
138Min’kha of a kohen should not be eatenNoVaYikra 6:16
139Priestly sacrifice of the Khatat (Sin offering)No/YesVaYikra 6:18 Korintim Bet 5:21
140do not eat of any Khatat whose blood is sprinkled withinNoVaYikra 6:23
141sacrifice of the ‘asham’ (guilt) offeringNoVaYikra 7:1
142sacrifice of sh’lamimNoVaYikra 7:1
143do not let the flesh of a todah (thank offering) be left overNoVaYikra 7:15
144burn leftover remnants of sacred offeringsNoVaYikra 7:17
145prohibition against “abhorred meat” for Sh’lamimNoVaYikra 7:18
146the flesh of defiled offerings is not to be eatenNoVaYikra 7:19
147to burn hallowed flesh that became defiledNoVaYikra 7:19
148Not to eat khelev, forbidden animal fat of the karbanNoVaYikra 7:23-25
149not to eat the blood of any beast or fowlYesVaYikra 7:26
150kohanim may not enter the temple with long hairNoVaYikra 10:6
151kohanim may not enter the temple with torn clothesNoVaYikra 10:6
152kohanim are not to leave the Temple during their sacred serviceNoVaYikra 10:6
153After drinking wine a kohen should not enter the SanctuaryNoVaYikra 10:9
154examine animals to determine if they are foodYesVaYikra 11:2
155do not eat biblically non-food animalsYesVaYikra 11:4
156determine fish as food before eating YesVaYikra 11:9
157do not eat non-food fishYesVaYikra 11:11
158do not eat non-food birdsYesVaYikra 11:13
159determine if locust is food before eatingYesVaYikra 11:21
160unclean swarming things and ritual impurityYesVaYikra 11:29
161ritually impure foodsYesVaYikra 11:34
162unclean carcass ritual impurityYesVaYikra 11:39
163swarming things that are not foodYesVaYikra 11:41
164a woman is unclean after childbirthYesVaYikra 12:1-5
165the unclean cannot eat eat of the sacred offeringNoVaYikra 12:4