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a-gra'-ri-an loz: 1. The Sabbath Year 2. The Jubilee 3. Its Object 4. The Legal Rules 5. Ideas and Circumstances of the Legislation 6. Form of the Legislation 7. Its Operation and Extension 8. Other Laws Affecting the Land The Mosaic provisions on this subject form one of the most characteristic and interesting portions of the legislation. The main institutions are two, namely, the Sabbath year and the jubilee, and they are closely linked together.

1. The Sabbath Year:

In every seventh year the land was to lie fallow "that the poor of thy people may eat: and what they leave the beast of the field shall eat" (Exodus 23:10; compare Leviticus 25:2-7). `And the Sabbath of the land shall be for food for you; for thee, and for thy servant, and for thy maid, and for thy hired servant and for thy stranger that sojourn with thee; but for thy cattle, and for the beasts that are in thy land, shall all the increase thereof be for food' (Leviticus 25:6). This has been quoted at length because the rendering of English Versions of the Bible is misleading. "The Sabbath of the land" does not mean that the natural increase thereof is to be eaten by the Israelite peasant. That interpretation is excluded by Leviticus 25:3-5, 20-22. What is intended is clearly shown by the latter of these two passages, "I will command my blessing upon you in the sixth year." The principle on which the manna had been provided for Sabbaths was to apply to the harvest of the sixth year, and this is the import of the phrase.

2. The Jubilee:

After "seven sabbaths of years, even forty and tone years" a trumpet was to be blown throughout the land on the tenth day of the seventh month (i.e. the Day of Atonement) and the fiftieth year was to be hallowed and celebrated as a "jubilee." No agricultural work of any kind was to be performed, but "ye may (so correct EVV) eat the increase thereof out of the field" (Leviticus 25:12). God would so bless the land in the sixth year that it would bring forth enough for the Sabbath year, the ensuing jubilee and the subsequent period to the harvest of the ninth year (Leviticus 25:20-22).

3. Its Object:

In addition to being a period in which the land was left fallow, the jubilee was intended to meet the economic evils that befell peasants in ancient societies. Wars or unfavorable seasons would soon reduce a farmer to a condition in which he would have to borrow. But money is rarely to be had without interest and security, and in early communities the rates of interest were very high indeed, while the only security the farmer could offer would consist of his land and the persons of himself and his children. Hence we find insolvency giving rise to the alienation of land and to slavery all over the world-sometimes with the retention of civil rights (as in Rome and Israel), at others in a more unalloyed form. The jubilee aims at both these evils. It is provided that in that year the peasants who had lost their full freedom through insolvency should be free (see Wiener, Studies in Biblical Law, 5) and all lands that had been sold should return to the original owner or his family. "And the land shall not be sold in perpetuity; for the land is mine: for ye are strangers and sojourners with me" (Leviticus 25:23). To this theory there are parallels elsewhere, e.g. in Togoland (Heinrici, Zeitschrift fur vergleichende Rechtswissenschaft, XI, 138).

4. The Legal Rules:

Leviticus 25 containing the land laws gives effect to this view by enacting that when an Israelite was compelled to part with his land there was to be a "redemption" of land, and that in default of redemption the land should return to its original owner in the jubilee year. This "redemption" covers two ideas-a right of preemption by the next of kin the first instance, and if that were not exercised, a right on the part of the original owner to buy back the land before the jubilee (Leviticus 25:24-28). The theory did not apply to houses in walled cities. Those might be redeemed within a year of sale: in default the property passed for ever and was unaffected by the jubilee (Leviticus 25:29). Villages were reckoned as country (Leviticus 25:31). The Levitical cities were subject to the rules of land, not of walled cities (Leviticus 25:32; read with the Vulgate in the American Revised Version, margin, "if they have not been redeemed" in Leviticus 25:32), and their fields were not to be sold (Leviticus 25:34). All sales of lands to which the jubilee applied were to be made on the basis of the number of crops (Leviticus 25:14); in fact, what was sold was not the property itself but the usufruct (i.e. the right of using, reaping, etc.) till the year of the jubilee. Similarly with the laws of Leviticus 27:16-25, where the general principle is that if a field be sanctified the value shall be estimated according to the number of years to the jubilee. Unfortunately the text is corrupt and it is impossible to make out the exact circumstances in which no further redemption was allowed (Leviticus 27:20).

5. Ideas and Circumstances of the Legislation:

"The land laws are the product of many independent ideas and circumstances.. First such a system as that expounded in the 25th chapter of Leviticus could only be put forward by one who had to work on what is so very rare in history-a clean slate. In other words, the system of land tenure here laid down could only be introduced in this way by men who had no preexisting system to reckon with. Secondly, there is (mutatis mutandis) a marked resemblance between the provisions of Leviticus and the system introduced in Egypt by Joseph (Genesis 47). The land is the Lord's as it is Pharaoh's; but the towns which are built on that land are not subject to the same theory or the same rules. Perhaps the explanation is that Joseph's measures had affected only those who gained their living by agriculture, i.e. the dwellers in the country. Thirdly, the system shows the enormous power that the conception of family solidarity possessed in the Mosaic age.. And fourthly, the enactment is inspired and illuminated by the humanitarian and religious convictions to which reference has already been made" (Journal of Transactions of the Victoria Institute, XLI, 160). Undoubtedly the most striking feature of the enactment is to be found in these religious convictions with the absolute reliance on constant Divine intervention to secure the working of the law (Genesis 47:20).

6. Form of the Legislation:

Leviticus 26 shows clearly that this legislation was conceived as the terms of a covenant made between God and the children of Israel, and it appears from Leviticus 26:42-45 that this of the covenant was regarded as being connected with the covenants with the patriarchs though it is also a covenant made with the generation that came forth from Egypt. The land was originally promised to Abraham in a covenant (Genesis 17) and it would seem that these laws are regarded as attaching to that covenant which had been renewed with his descendants. Indeed the laws appear to be presented as terms of the sworn agreement (covenant) under which God was about to give Israel the possession of Canaan.

7. Its Operation and Extension:

As respects the operation of these laws we have no information as to the observance of any fallow years before the Exile: 2 Chronicles 36:21 is rather unfavorable, but so obviously echoes Leviticus 26:43 that it scarcely seems to be meant as a historical statement. But traces are to be found of the operation of other parts of the system. Ruth 4 shows us the law of redemption working, but with two notable extensions. Widows have acquired a right of property in their husbands' estates, and when the next of kin refuses to redeem, the right passes to the kinsman who is nearest in succession. Neither of these cases is contemplated by the Pentateuch: both appear to be fresh applications of the Levitical law which, like all other legislations, had to be adapted to meet new sets of facts as they arose. Similarly Jeremiah 32 illustrates the law of preemption, but here a small difficulty arises, for Leviticus 25:34 forbids the sale of the suburbs of the Levitical cities. Probably however this refers only to sale outside the family and not as here to the nearest kinsman and heir presumptive. Similarly Ezekiel twice refers to the jubilee (Ezekiel 7:12 and Ezekiel 46:17) in terms that seem to show that he knew it as an existing institution (see SBL, 96; Churchman, May, 1906, 292). Historical traces of the Levitical cities are mentioned in the article LEVITICAL CITIES. It should be added that under the monarchy a rule seems to have been introduced that derelict lands fell to the king (see 2 Samuel 9:9 1 Kings 21:16 2 Kings 8:3, 6).

In later times there are several references to the fallow of the Sabbatical year (1 Maccabees 6:49, 53; Ant, XIII, viii, 1, XIV, x, 6, etc.).

8. Other Laws Affecting the Land:

In addition to these laws Moses enacted provisions favoring gleaning, on which see POOR. He also prohibited sowing a field or vineyard with two kinds of seed (Leviticus 19:19 Deuteronomy 22:9) and prescribed that for three years the fruit of trees should not be eaten, while in the fourth it should be holy, and in the fifth it was to be available for ordinary purposes (Leviticus 19:23).

Harold M. Wiener



3551. nomos -- that which is assigned, hence usage, law
... nomos Phonetic Spelling: (nom'-os) Short Definition: a law, the Mosaic Law Definition:
usage, custom, law; in NT: of law in general, plur: of divine laws; of a ...
// - 7k

1218. demos -- a district or country, the common people, esp. the ...
... 1218 (from 1210 , "to bind, tie") -- people bound (tied) together by similar laws
or customs (like citizens in an ancient Greek city forming an , cf. 1577 ). ...
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Strong's Hebrew
1882. dath -- decree, law
... law. Word Origin (Aramaic) corresponding to dath Definition decree, law NASB
Word Usage decree (3), law (10), laws (1). decree, law. ...
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2710. chaqaq -- to cut in, inscribe, decree
... A primitive root; properly, to hack, ie Engrave (Judges 5:14, to be a scribe simply);
by implication, to enact (laws being cut in stone or metal tablets in ...
/hebrew/2710.htm - 6k

8451. torah -- direction, instruction, law
... Origin from yarah Definition direction, instruction, law NASB Word Usage custom
(1), instruction (10), instructions (1), Law (1), law (188), laws (10), ruling ...
/hebrew/8451.htm - 6k

1881. dath -- decree, law
... Word Origin of foreign origin Definition decree, law NASB Word Usage decree
(5), edict (4), edicts (1), law (7), laws (3), regulations (1). ...
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... Chapter III Writings. Section 4. Laws. The numerous laws are collected in the edition
of Migne (Patrol. Lat.8. p.93-400), mainly from the Theodosian code. ...
// life of constantine/section 4 laws.htm

Whether it was Useful for Laws to be Framed by Men?
... OF HUMAN LAW (FOUR ARTICLES) Whether it was useful for laws to be framed by
men? Objection ... laws. Therefore there was no need to frame laws. ...
// theologica/whether it was useful for.htm

Laws of the Kingdom
... LUKE Chaps. I to XII LAWS OF THE KINGDOM. ... II. The second part of the passage contains
the summary of the laws of the kingdom from the lips of the King. ...
/.../maclaren/expositions of holy scripture e/laws of the kingdom.htm

The Inward Laws
... XVIII The Inward Laws. 'I will put My laws into their hearts, and in their
minds will I write them. Their sins and iniquities will ...
/.../howard/standards of life and service/xviii the inward laws.htm

The Laws of God
... THE FIRST CENTURY 20 The laws of GOD. The laws ... children. The Laws of God discover
all that is therein to be created for your sake. For ...
/.../ of meditations/20 the laws of god.htm

Several Laws.
... BOOK III. Containing The Interval Of Two Years. From The Exodus Out Of Egypt,
To The Rejection Of That Generation. CHAPTER 12. Several Laws. ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 12 several laws.htm

Susanna Wesley's "By-Laws"
... Chapter 4. Preaching Incidents; Wesley's Labor Colony; Dispute with Whitefield;
Curious Interruptions; The Mother of the Wesleys Susanna Wesley's "By-laws". ...
/.../wesley/the journal of john wesley/susanna wesleys by-laws.htm

Of the Laws Made by Julian against the Christians.
... Book III. Chapter IV."Of the laws made by Julian against the Christians.
Countless other deeds were dared at that time by land ...
/.../the ecclesiastical history of theodoret/chapter iv of the laws made.htm

Of Change in Laws (Four Articles)
... OF CHANGE IN LAWS (FOUR ARTICLES). We must now consider change in laws: under which
head there are four points of inquiry: (1) Whether human law is changeable? ...
// theologica/of change in laws four.htm

How Ptolemy Philadelphus Procured the Laws of the Jews to be ...
... CHAPTER 2. How Ptolemy Philadelphus Procured The Laws Of The Jews To Be Translated
Into The Greek Tongue And Set Many Captives Free, And Dedicated Many Gifts ...
/.../josephus/the antiquities of the jews/chapter 2 how ptolemy philadelphus.htm

Laws (184 Occurrences)
... Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia AGRARIAN LAWS. a-gra'-ri-an loz: 1. The
Sabbath Year 2. The Jubilee 3. Its Object 4. The Legal Rules ...
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Uncleanness (56 Occurrences)
/u/uncleanness.htm - 38k

... a.) Pertaining to fields or agricultural lands; as an agrarian society; esp., relating
to an equal or equitable division of lands; as, the agrarian laws of Rome ...
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Decisions (133 Occurrences)
... 18:16 When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his
neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws." (See RSV). ...
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Science (1 Occurrence)
... knowledge, which has been systematized and formulated with reference to the discovery
of general truths or the operation of general laws; knowledge classified ...
/s/science.htm - 9k

Miracle (15 Occurrences)
... It shows the intervention of a power that is not limited by the laws either of matter
or of mind, a power interrupting the fixed laws which govern their ...
/m/miracle.htm - 44k

Decrees (131 Occurrences)
... Genesis 26:5 because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my
commandments, my statutes, and my laws." (See NIV). Exodus ...
/d/decrees.htm - 36k

Monthly (11 Occurrences)
... 5. The Law of the Burnt Offering (`Olah) (1) Ritual for the Offerer (Leviticus
1:3-17) (2) Ritual for the Priest (Leviticus 1:3-17) (3) General Laws for the ...
/m/monthly.htm - 93k

Rules (160 Occurrences)
... people, (BBE). Genesis 26:5 Because Abraham gave ear to my voice and kept
my words, my rules, my orders, and my laws. (BBE). Exodus ...
/r/rules.htm - 35k

Lawgiver (7 Occurrences)
... Noah Webster's Dictionary (n.) One who makes or enacts a law or system of laws;
a legislator. Int. Standard Bible Encyclopedia. LAWGIVER. ...
/l/lawgiver.htm - 13k

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Laws (184 Occurrences)

Matthew 5:19
Whoever then goes against the smallest of these laws, teaching men to do the same, will be named least in the kingdom of heaven; but he who keeps the laws, teaching others to keep them, will be named great in the kingdom of heaven.

Matthew 13:41
The Son of Man will commission His angels, and they will gather out of His Kingdom all causes of sin and all who violate His laws;

Matthew 23:4
They make hard laws and put great weights on men's backs; but they themselves will not put a finger to them.

Mark 10:20
And he said to him, Master, all these laws I have kept from the time when I was young.

John 14:15
If you have love for me, you will keep my laws.

John 14:21
He who has my laws and keeps them, he it is who has love for me: and he who has love for me will be loved by my Father, and I will have love for him and will let myself be seen clearly by him.

John 15:10
If you keep my laws, you will be ever in my love, even as I have kept my Father's laws, and am ever in his love.

Acts 5:32
And we are witnesses of these things, and so is the Holy Spirit, whom God has given to those who keep his laws.

Hebrews 8:10
"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 into their mind, I will also write them on their heart. I will be their God, and they will be my people.

Hebrews 10:16
"This is the covenant that I will make with them:'After those days,' says the Lord,'I will put my laws on their heart, I will also write them on their mind;'" then he says,

1 Peter 2:13
Keep all the laws of men because of the Lord; those of the king, who is over all,

1 John 2:3
And by this we may be certain that we have knowledge of him, if we keep his laws.

1 John 2:4
The man who says, I have knowledge of him, and does not keep his laws, is false, and there is nothing true in him:

1 John 3:22
And he gives us all our requests, because we keep his laws and do the things which are pleasing in his eyes.

1 John 3:24
He who keeps his laws is in God and God is in him. And the Spirit which he gave us is our witness that he is in us.

1 John 5:2
In this way, we are certain that we have love for the children of God, when we have love for God and keep his laws.

1 John 5:3
For loving God is keeping his laws: and his laws are not hard.

2 John 1:6
And love is the keeping of his laws. This is the law which was given to you from the first, so that you might keep it.

Genesis 26:5
because Abraham obeyed my voice, and kept my requirements, my commandments, my statutes, and my laws."

Exodus 15:26
And he said, If with all your heart you will give attention to the voice of the Lord your God, and do what is right in his eyes, giving ear to his orders and keeping his laws, I will not put on you any of the diseases which I put on the Egyptians: for I am the Lord your life-giver.

Exodus 16:4
Then the Lord said to Moses, See, I will send down bread from heaven for you; and the people will go out every day and get enough for the day's needs; so that I may put them to the test to see if they will keep my laws or not.

Exodus 16:28
Yahweh said to Moses, "How long do you refuse to keep my commandments and my laws?

Exodus 18:16
When they have a matter, they come to me, and I judge between a man and his neighbor, and I make them know the statutes of God, and his laws."

Exodus 18:20
You shall teach them the statutes and the laws, and shall show them the way in which they must walk, and the work that they must do.

Exodus 20:6
And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.

Exodus 21:1
Now these are the laws which you are to put before them.

Exodus 24:3
Then Moses came and put before the people all the words of the Lord and his laws: and all the people, answering with one voice, said, Whatever the Lord has said we will do.

Exodus 24:7
And he took the book of the agreement, reading it in the hearing of the people: and they said, Everything which the Lord has said we will do, and we will keep his laws.

Leviticus 7:37
These are the laws for the burned offering, the meal offering, and the offering for wrongdoing; and for the making of priests, and for the giving of peace-offerings;

Leviticus 10:11
Teaching the children of Israel all the laws which the Lord has given them by the hand of Moses.

Leviticus 18:4
You shall do my ordinances, and you shall keep my statutes, and walk in them: I am Yahweh your God.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 18:5
You shall therefore keep my statutes and my ordinances; which if a man does, he shall live in them: I am Yahweh.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 18:26
You therefore shall keep my statutes and my ordinances, and shall not do any of these abominations; neither the native-born, nor the stranger who lives as a foreigner among you;
(See NIV)

Leviticus 19:37
"'You shall observe all my statutes, and all my ordinances, and do them. I am Yahweh.'"
(See NIV)

Leviticus 20:22
"'You shall therefore keep all my statutes, and all my ordinances, and do them; that the land, where I am bringing you to dwell, may not vomit you out.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 25:18
"'Therefore you shall do my statutes, and keep my ordinances and do them; and you shall dwell in the land in safety.
(See NIV)

Leviticus 26:3
If you are guided by my rules, and keep my laws and do them,

Leviticus 26:14
But if you do not give ear to me, and do not keep all these my laws;

Leviticus 26:15
and if you shall reject my statutes, and if your soul abhors my ordinances, so that you will not do all my commandments, but break my covenant;
(See NIV)

Leviticus 26:43
And the land, while she is without them, will keep her Sabbaths; and they will undergo the punishment of their sins, because they were turned away from my decisions and in their souls was hate for my laws.

Leviticus 26:46
These are the statutes, ordinances and laws, which Yahweh made between him and the children of Israel in Mount Sinai by Moses.

Numbers 15:22
And if in error you go against any of these laws which the Lord has given to Moses,

Numbers 15:23
All the laws which the Lord has given you by the hand of Moses, from the day when the Lord gave them, and ever after from generation to generation;

Numbers 30:16
These are the laws which the Lord gave Moses in relation to a man and his wife, or a father and a young daughter who is under his authority.

Numbers 36:13
These are the laws and the orders which the Lord gave to the children of Israel by Moses, in the lowlands of Moab by Jordan at Jericho.

Deuteronomy 4:1
And now give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I am teaching you, and do them; so that life may be yours, and you may go in and take for yourselves the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, is giving you.

Deuteronomy 4:5
I have been teaching you laws and decisions, as I was ordered to do by the Lord my God, so that you might keep them in the land to which you are going to take it for your heritage.

Deuteronomy 4:6
So keep these laws and do them; for so will your wisdom and good sense be clear in the eyes of the peoples, who hearing all these laws will say, Truly, this great nation is a wise and far-seeing people.

Deuteronomy 4:8
And what great nation has laws and decisions so right as all this law which I put before you today?

Deuteronomy 4:14
And the Lord gave me orders at that time to make clear to you these laws and decisions, so that you might do them in the land to which you are going, and which is to be your heritage.

Deuteronomy 4:40
Then keep his laws and his orders which I give you today, so that it may be well for you and for your children after you, and that your lives may be long in the land which the Lord your God is giving you for ever.

Deuteronomy 4:45
These are the rules and the laws and the decisions which Moses gave to the children of Israel after they came out of Egypt;

Deuteronomy 5:1
And Moses sent for all Israel, and said to them, Give ear, O Israel, to the laws and the decisions which I give you today, and give attention to them so that you may keep and do them.

Deuteronomy 5:10
And I will have mercy through a thousand generations on those who have love for me and keep my laws.

Deuteronomy 5:31
But as for you, keep your place here by me, and I will give you all the orders and the laws and the decisions which you are to make clear to them, so that they may do them in the land which I am giving them for their heritage.

Deuteronomy 6:1
Now these are the orders and the laws and the decisions which the Lord your God gave me for your teaching, so that you might do them in the land of your heritage to which you are going:

Deuteronomy 6:2
So that living in the fear of the Lord your God, you may keep all his laws and his orders, which I give you: you and your son and your son's son, all the days of your life; and so that your life may be long.

Deuteronomy 6:17
Keep with care the orders of the Lord your God, and his rules and his laws which he has given you;

Deuteronomy 6:20
And when your son says to you in time to come, What is the reason for these rules and laws and decisions which the Lord our God has given you?

Deuteronomy 6:24
And the Lord gave us orders to keep all these laws, in the fear of the Lord our God, so that it might be well for us for ever, and that he might keep us from death, as he has done to this day.

Deuteronomy 7:9
Be certain, then, that the Lord your God is God; whose faith and mercy are unchanging, who keeps his word through a thousand generations to those who have love for him and keep his laws;

Deuteronomy 7:11
So keep the orders and the laws and the decisions which I give you today and do them.

Deuteronomy 7:12
It shall happen, because you listen to these ordinances, and keep and do them, that Yahweh your God will keep with you the covenant and the loving kindness which he swore to your fathers:
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 8:11
Then take care that you are not turned away from the Lord your God and from keeping his orders and decisions and laws which I give you this day:

Deuteronomy 10:13
Doing the orders of the Lord and keeping his laws which I give you this day for your good?

Deuteronomy 11:1
So have love for the Lord your God, and give him worship, and keep his laws and his decisions and his orders at all times.

Deuteronomy 11:32
And you are to take care to keep all the laws and the decisions which I put before you today.

Deuteronomy 12:1
These are the laws and the decisions which you are to keep with care in the land which the Lord, the God of your fathers, has given you to be your heritage all the days of your life on earth.

Deuteronomy 16:12
And you will keep in mind that you were a servant in the land of Egypt: and you will take care to keep all these laws.

Deuteronomy 17:19
And it is to be with him for his reading all the days of his life, so that he may be trained in the fear of the Lord his God to keep and do all the words of this teaching and these laws:

Deuteronomy 19:9
if you keep all this commandment to do it, which I command you this day, to love Yahweh your God, and to walk ever in his ways; then you shall add three cities more for yourselves, besides these three:
(See NIV)

Deuteronomy 26:16
Today the Lord your God gives you orders to keep all these laws and decisions: so then keep and do them with all your heart and all your soul.

Deuteronomy 26:17
Today you have given witness that the Lord is your God, and that you will go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions and give ear to his voice:

Deuteronomy 27:10
For this cause you are to give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, and do his orders and his laws which I give you this day.

Deuteronomy 28:15
But if you do not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, and take care to do all his orders and his laws which I give you today, then all these curses will come on you and overtake you:

Deuteronomy 28:45
And all these curses will come after you and overtake you, till your destruction is complete; because you did not give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, or keep his laws and his orders which he gave you:

Deuteronomy 30:10
If you give ear to the voice of the Lord your God, keeping his orders and his laws which are recorded in this book of the law, and turning to the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul.

Deuteronomy 30:16
In giving you orders today to have love for the Lord your God, to go in his ways and keep his laws and his orders and his decisions, so that you may have life and be increased, and that the blessing of the Lord your God may be with you in the land where you are going, the land of your heritage.

Joshua 22:5
Only take great care to do the orders and the law which Moses, the Lord's servant, gave you; to have love for the Lord your God and to go in all his ways; and to keep his laws and to be true to him and to be his servants with all your heart and with all your soul.

Joshua 24:25
So Joshua made an agreement with the people that day, and gave them a rule and a law in Shechem.
(See NIV)

1 Samuel 10:25
Then Samuel gave the people the laws of the kingdom, writing them in a book which he put in a safe place before the Lord. And Samuel sent all the people away, every man to his house.

2 Samuel 22:23
For all his decisions were before me, and I did not put away his laws from me.

1 Kings 2:3
And keep the orders of the Lord your God, walking in his ways, keeping his laws and his orders and his rules and his words, as they are recorded in the law of Moses; so that you may do well in all you do and wherever you go,

1 Kings 3:3
And Solomon, in his love for the Lord, kept the laws of David his father; but he made offerings and let them go up in smoke on the high places.

1 Kings 3:14
And if you go on in my ways, keeping my laws and my orders as your father David did, I will give you a long life.

1 Kings 6:12
About this house which you are building: if you will keep my laws and give effect to my decisions and be guided by my rules, I will give effect to my word which I gave to David your father.

1 Kings 8:58
Turning our hearts to himself, guiding us to go in all his ways, to keep his orders and his laws and his decisions, which he gave to our fathers.

1 Kings 8:61
Then let your hearts be without sin before the Lord our God, walking in his laws and keeping his orders as at this day.

1 Kings 9:4
As for you, if you will go on your way before me, as David your father did, uprightly and with a true heart, doing what I have given you orders to do, keeping my laws and my decisions;

1 Kings 9:6
But if you are turned from my ways, you or your children, and do not keep my orders and my laws which I have put before you, but go and make yourselves servants to other gods and give them worship:

1 Kings 11:11
So the Lord said to Solomon, Because you have done this, and have not kept my agreement and my laws, which I gave you, I will take the kingdom away from you by force and will give it to your servant.

1 Kings 11:33
Because they are turned away from me to the worship of Ashtoreth, the goddess of the Zidonians, and Chemosh, the god of Moab, and Milcom, the god of the Ammonites; they have not been walking in my ways or doing what is right in my eyes or keeping my laws and my decisions as his father David did.

1 Kings 11:34
But I will not take the kingdom from him; I will let him be king all the days of his life, because of David my servant, in whom I took delight because he kept my orders and my laws.

1 Kings 11:38
And if you give attention to the orders I give you, walking in my ways and doing what is right in my eyes and keeping my laws and my orders as David my servant did; then I will be with you, building up for you a safe house, as I did for David, and I will give Israel to you.

2 Kings 17:15
And they went against his rules, and the agreement which he made with their fathers, and his laws which he gave them; they gave themselves up to things without sense or value, and became foolish like the nations round them, of whom the Lord had said, Do not as they do.

2 Kings 17:21
For Israel was broken off from the family of David, and they made Jeroboam, the son of Nebat, king, who, driving them away from the laws of the Lord, made them do a great sin.

2 Kings 17:34
Unto this day they do after the former manners: they fear not the LORD, neither do they after their statutes, or after their ordinances, or after the law or after the commandment which the LORD commanded the children of Jacob, whom He named Israel;
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2 Kings 17:37
and the statutes and the ordinances, and the law and the commandment, which He wrote for you, ye shall observe to do for evermore; and ye shall not fear other gods;
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1 Chronicles 22:13
And all will go well for you, if you take care to keep the laws and the rules which the Lord gave to Moses for Israel: be strong and take heart; have no fear and do not be troubled.

1 Chronicles 28:7
I will establish his kingdom forever, if he be constant to do my commandments and my ordinances, as at this day.
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