44 New Testament Reasons To Obey The TORAH


[1] John said: "Whosoever committeth sin transgresseth also the law: for sin is the transgression of the law."  (1 John 3:4 / KJV)   

[2] Paul said:  "(1) What shall we say then? Shall we continue in sin, that grace may abound?"(2) God forbid. How shall we, that are dead to sin, live any longer therein?" (Romans 6:1 / KJV)

[3] Paul said: "Do we then make void the law through faith? God forbid: yea, we establish the law."      (Romans 3:31 / KJV)

[4] Jesus/Yeshua said: "Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil." (Matthew 5:17 / KJV)

[5] Jesus/Yeshua said:  "(15) If ye love me, keep my commandments." (16) And I will pray the Father, and he shall give you another." (John 14:15-16 / KJV)

[6] Paul said: "(7) So when they continued asking him, he lifted up himself, and said unto them, He that is without sin among you, let him first cast a stone at her. (8) And again he stooped down, and wrote on the ground."  (Romans 8:7-8 / KJV)

[7] Jesus/Yeshua said: "And there were certain Greeks among them that came up to worship at the feast."  (John 12:50 / KJV)

[8] Jesus/Yeshua said: "(34) But when the Pharisees had heard that he had put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together. (35) Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked him a question, tempting him, and saying, (36)   Master, which is the great commandment in the law? (37) Jesus said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind. (38) This is the first and great commandment. (39) And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. (40) On these two commandments hang all the law and the prophets."                                                             (Matthew 22: 34-40 / KJV)

[9] Jesus/Yeshua said: "(1) Then spake Jesus to the multitude, and to his disciples, (2)  Saying, The scribes and the Pharisees sit in Moses' seat: (3) All therefore whatsoever they bid you observe, that observe and do; but do not ye after their works:" (Matthew 23:1-3a / KJV)

[10] Paul said: "For they being ignorant of God's righteousness, and going about to establish their own righteousness, have not submitted themselves unto the righteousness of God."                                      (Romans 10:3 / KJV)

[11] Jesus/Yeshua said: "Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19 / KJV)

[12] Jesus/Yeshua said: "(6) He answered and said unto them, Well hath Esaias prophesied of you hypocrites, as it is written, This people honoureth me with their lips, but their heart is far from me. (7) Howbeit in vain do they worship me, teaching for doctrines the commandments of men." (Mark 7:6-7 / KJV)

[13] John said: "Here is the patience of the saints: here are they that keep the commandments of God, and the faith of Jesus." (Revelation 14:12 / KJV)

[14] Jesus/Yeshua said: "But he answered and said, 'It is written, Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out of the mouth of God.'" (Matthew 4:4 / KJV)

[15] Paul said: "(17) Wherefore come out from among them, and be ye separate, saith the Lord, and touch not the unclean thing; and I will receive you, (18) And will be a Father unto you, and ye shall be my sons and daughters, saith the Lord Almighty." (2 Corinthians 6:17-18 / KJV)

[16] Paul said: "Therefore, brethren, stand fast, and hold the traditions which ye have been taught, whether by word, or our epistle." (Thessalonians 2:15 / KJV)

[17] Jesus/Yeshua said: "Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone." (Matthew 23:23 / KJV)

[18] Jesus/Yeshua said: "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." (Matthew 5:20 / KJV)

[19] John said: "(1) My little children, these things write I unto you, that ye sin not. And if any man sin, we have an advocate with the Father, Jesus Christ the righteous: (2) And he is the propitiation for our sins: and not for ours only, but also for the sins of the whole world. (3) And hereby we do know that we know him, if we keep his commandments." (1 John 2:1-3 / KJV)

[20] Jesus/Yeshua said: "If ye keep my commandments, ye shall abide in my love; even as I have kept my Father's commandments, and abide in his love." (John 15:10 / KJV)

[21] James said: "Speak not evil one of another, brethren. He that speaketh evil of his brother, and judgeth his brother, speaketh evil of the law, and judgeth the law: but if thou judge the law, thou art not a doer of the law, but a judge."  (James 4:1 / KJV)

[22] John said: "And whatsoever we ask, we receive of him, because we keep his commandments, and do those things that are pleasing in his sight." (1 John 3:22 / KJV)

[23] John said: "And he that keepeth his commandments dwelleth in him, and he in him. And hereby we know that he abideth in us, by the Spirit which he hath given us." (1 John 3:24 / KJV)

[24] John said: "For this is the love of God, that we keep his commandments:" (1 John 5:3a / KJV)

[25] John said: "and his commandments are not grievous." (1 John 5:3b / KJV)

[26] Paul said: "But in every nation he that feareth him, and worketh righteousness, is accepted with him."  (Acts 10:35 / KJV)

[27] Paul said: "But this I confess unto thee, that after the way which they call heresy, so worship I the God of my fathers, believing all things which are written in the law and in the prophets:"  (Acts 24:14 / KJV)

[28] Paul said: "And it came to pass, that after three days Paul called the chief of the Jews together: and when they were come together, he said unto them, Men and brethren, though I have committed nothing against the people, or customs of our fathers, yet was I delivered prisoner from Jerusalem into the hands of the Romans."  (Acts 28:17 / KJV)

[29] Paul said: "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." (Romans 2:13 / KJV)

[30] Paul said: "For Christ is the end of the law for righteousness to every one that believeth."              (Romans 10:4 / KJV)

[31] Paul said: "And if a man also strive for masteries, yet is he not crowned, except he strive lawfully."         (2 Timothy 2:5 / KJV)

[32] Paul said: "But we know that the law is good, if a man use it lawfully;"  (1 Timothy 1:8 / KJV)

[33] Paul said: "But fornication, and all uncleanness, or covetousness, let it not be once named among you, as becometh saints;"   (Ephesians 5:3 / KJV)

[34] Paul said: " Having the understanding darkened, being alienated from the life of God through the ignorance that is in them, because of the blindness of their heart: (Ephesians 4:18 / KJV)

[35] Paul said AGAIN: "Now I praise you, brethren, that ye remember me in all things, and keep the ordinances, as I delivered them to you." (1 Corinthians 11:2 / KJV)

[36] Paul said: "For as many as have sinned without law shall also perish without law: and as many as have sinned in the law shall be judged by the law;" (Romans 2:12 / KJV)

[37] Paul said: "For not the hearers of the law are just before God, but the doers of the law shall be justified." (Romans 2:13 / KJV)

[38] Jesus/Yeshua said: "For whosoever shall do the will of my Father which is in heaven, the same is my brother, and sister, and mother."  (Matthew 12:50 / KJV)

[39] Jesus/Yeshua said: "(25) And, behold, a certain lawyer stood up, and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to inherit eternal life? (26) He said unto him, What is written in the law? how readest thou? (27 And he answering said, Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy strength, and with all thy mind; and thy neighbour as thyself. (28)  And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right: this do, and thou shalt live." (Luke 10:25-28 / KJV)

[40] Paul said: "Then they suborned men, which said, We have heard him speak blasphemous words against Moses, and against God." (Acts 6:11)

[41] Paul said: "Therefore let us keep the feast, not with old leaven, neither with the leaven of malice and wickedness; but with the unleavened bread of sincerity and truth." (1 Corinthians 5:8 / KJV)

[42] Jesus/Yeshua said: "And, behold, men brought in a bed a man which was taken with a palsy: and they sought means to bring him in, and to lay him before him." (Luke 5:14 / KJV)

[43] The BIBLE says:  "(42) And when the Jews were gone out of the synagogue, the Gentiles besought that these words might be preached to them the next sabbath. (43) Now when the congregation was broken up, many of the Jews and religious proselytes followed Paul and Barnabas: who, speaking to them, persuaded them to continue in the grace of God. (44) And the next sabbath day came almost the whole city together to hear the word of God." (Acts 13:42-44 / KJV)

[44] John of Patmos said: "Blessed are they that do his commandments, that they may have right to the tree of life, and may enter in through the gates into the city." (Revelation 22:14 / KJV)

Random Old Testament References to the TORAH:


BEMIDBAR/Numbers 9:14 "‘And when a stranger sojourns among you, then he shall perform the Passover of  יהוה. He shall do so according to the law of the Passover and according to its right-ruling. You have one law, both for the stranger and the native of the land.’ ”

BEMIDBAR/Numbers 15:15-16 "‘One law is for you of the assembly and for the stranger who sojourns with you – a law forever throughout your generations. As you are, so is the stranger before יהוה. ‘One Torah and one right-ruling is for you and for the stranger who sojourns with you.’”

TEHILLIM/Psalm 1:1-3“[1] Blessed is the man who shall not walk in the counsel of the wrong, And shall not stand in the path of sinners, And shall not sit in the seat of scoffers, [2] But his delight is in the Torah of  יהוה, And he meditates in His Torah day and night. [3]  For he shall be as a tree Planted by the rivers of water, That yields its fruit in its season, And whose leaf does not wither, And whatever he does prospers.”

TEHILLIM/Psalm 19:7-8"[7] The Torah of  יהוה is perfect, bringing back the being; The witness of  יהוה is trustworthy, making wise the simple; [8] The orders of יהוה are straight, rejoicing the heart; The command of יהוה is clear, enlightening the eyes;" 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 37:31"The Torah of his Elohim is in his heart; His steps do not slide." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 40:8 "I have delighted to do Your pleasure, O my Elohim, And Your Torah is within my heart.”

 TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:1  "Blessed are the perfect in the way, Who walk in the Torah of יהוה!"

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:34 "Make me understand, that I might observe Your Torah, And guard it with all my heart."

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:44  "That I might guard Your Torah continually, Forever and ever." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:53  "Rage has seized me because of the wrong Who forsake Your Torah."

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:55  "I have remembered Your Name in the night, O יהוה, And I guard Your Torah."

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:61  "The cords of the wrong have surrounded me, Your Torah I have not forgotten." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:72  "The Torah of Your mouth is better to me Than thousands of gold and silver pieces." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:92  "If Your Torah had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:97  "O how I love Your Torah1! It is my study all day long."

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:109  "My life is in my hand continually, And Your Torah I have not forgotten." 

TEHILLIM/119:113  "I have hated doubting thoughts, But I have loved Your Torah." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:126  "It is time for יהוה to act! For they have broken Your Torah."

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:136  "Streams of water have run down from my eyes, Because they did not guard Your Torah." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:163  "I have hated falsehood and loathe it, Your Torah I have loved." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:165  "Great peace have those loving Your Torah, And for them there is no stumbling-block." 

TEHILLIM/Psalm 119:174  "I have longed for Your deliverance, O יהוה, And Your Torah is my delight."


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