The Law of Moses - Bible Verses
Why then the law? It was added because of transgressions, until the offspring should come to whom the promise had been made, and it was put in place through angels by an intermediary.
The Law is Perfect:
Torah scroll at old Glockengasse
The Law Made Man Accountable to God:
- For all who have sinned without the law will also perish without the law, and all who have sinned under the law will be judged by the law. (Romans 2:12).
- We know His will and (can) approve what is excellent, because you are instructed from the law (Romans 2:18). ... Whatever the law says it speaks to those who are under the law, so that every mouth may be stopped, and the whole world may be held accountable to God (Romans 3:19).
The Law Brought Sin to Life, as it Brought Knowledge of Transgression:
- For by works of the law no human being will be justified in His sight, since through the law comes knowledge of sin (Romans 3:20).
- The law was given because of transgressions (Galatians 3:19).
- If it had not been for the law, I would not have known sin (Romans 7:7b).
- To bind, imprison, transgressions under 'sin' (Galatians 3:22).
- We were held captive, imprisoned, under the law; it was our guardian, until the coming faith would be revealed (Galatians 3:23-25).
The Law Brought Power to Sin, Which Brought Death:
- Apart from the law, sin lies dead; but sin produced in me, all types of sin, because sin seized an opportunity through the commands (Romans 7:8). For sin, seizing an opportunity through the commandment, deceived me and through it killed me (Romans 7:11).
- I was once alive apart from the law, but when the command came, sin came alive and I died. The very commandment that promised life proved to be death to me. (Romans 7:9-10).
- The sting of death is sin, and the power of sin is the law. (1 Corinthians 15:56).
- While we were living in the flesh, our sinful passions, aroused by the law, were at work in our members to bear fruit for death (Romans 7:5).
- It was sin, producing death in me through what is good, in order that sin might be shown to be sin, and through the commandment might become sinful beyond measure (Romans 7:13b).
- ... not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but that which comes through faith in Christ, the righteousness from God that depends on faith (Philippians 3:9).
The Law = The Foreshadow of Jesus:
- [ Christ’s Sacrifice Once for All ] The law is only a shadow of the good things that are coming—not the realities themselves. For this reason it can never, by the same sacrifices repeated endlessly year after year, make perfect those who draw near to worship. (Hebrews 10:1).
- First he said, “Sacrifices and offerings, burnt offerings and sin offerings you did not desire, nor were you pleased with them”—though they were offered in accordance with the law. (Hebrews 10:8).
The Law = Entry of Priesthood (Aaron & Jesus):
- [ Jesus Like Melchizedek ] If perfection could have been attained through the Levitical priesthood—and indeed the law given to the people established that priesthood—why was there still need for another priest to come, one in the order of Melchizedek, not in the order of Aaron? (Hebrews 7:11).
- For when the priesthood is changed, the law must be changed also. (Hebrews 7:12).
- (for the law made nothing perfect), and a better hope is introduced, by which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:19).
- For the law appoints as high priests men in all their weakness; but the oath, which came after the law, appointed the Son, who has been made perfect forever. (Hebrews 7:28).
The Laws = Brings Blood (In Birth, In OC, and in Jesus):
- When Moses had proclaimed every command of the law to all the people, he took the blood of calves, together with water, scarlet wool and branches of hyssop, and sprinkled the scroll and all the people. (Hebrews 9:19).
- In fact, the law requires that nearly everything be cleansed with blood, and without the shedding of blood there is no forgiveness. (Hebrews 9:22).
The Law = Jesus = The Law Giver = The Word of God
- This is the covenant I will establish with the people of Israel after that time, declares the Lord. I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. (Hebrews 8:10).
- “This is the covenant I will make with them after that time, says the Lord. I will put my laws in their hearts, and I will write them on their minds.” (Hebrews 10:16).
- The law will go out from Zion, the word of the Lord from Jerusalem. (Micah 4:2).
- They made their hearts as hard as flint and would not listen to the law or to the words that the Lord Almighty had sent by his Spirit through the earlier prophets. So the Lord Almighty was very angry. (Zechariah 7:12).
Jesus Came to Fulfill the Law:
- 'Do not think that I have come to abolish the Law or the Prophets; I have not come to abolish them but to fulfill them.' (Matthew 5:17).
- But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. (Galatians 4:4-5).
- For God has done what the law, weakened by the flesh, could not do. By sending his own Son in the likeness of sinful flesh and for sin, he condemned sin in the flesh, in order that the righteous requirement of the law might be fulfilled in us, who walk not according to the flesh but according to the Spirit. (Romans 8:3-4).
- For he himself is our peace, who has made us both one and has broken down in his flesh the dividing wall of hostility by abolishing the law of commandments expressed in ordinances, that he might create in himself one new man in place of the two, so making peace, and might reconcile us both to God in one body through the cross, thereby killing the hostility. (Ephesians 2:14-16).
Jesus Loved and Kept the Law to Become the Lamb that was Slain:
- The law of the Lord is perfect, reviving the soul; the testimony of the Lord is sure (Psalms 19:7a). The one who keeps the law is a son with understanding (Proverbs 28:7). Oh how I love your law! It is my meditation all the day (Psalm 119:97). I will keep you law continually, forever and ever (Psalm 119:44). Let your mercy come to me, that I may live; for your law is my delight. (Psalm 119:77 ). If you law had not been my delight, I would have perished in my affliction (Psalm 119:92).
- For on the one hand, a former commandment is set aside because of its weakness and uselessness (for the law made nothing perfect); but on the other hand, a better hope is introduced, through which we draw near to God. (Hebrews 7:18-19).
- Who gave himself for us to redeem us from all lawlessness and to purify for himself a people for his own possession who are zealous for good works. (Titus 2:14).
- Christ has come so we might be justified by faith, to redeem those under the law, for we are all sons of God by faith (Galatians 3:24-25; 4:4-7) So that we could receive the inheritance, comes by the promise, that God gave to Abraham 430 years prior to the law (Galatians 3:17-18) The promises is by faith in Jesus Christ given to those who believe (Galatians 3:22b). We have been adopted as sons, and because we are sons, God sent the Spirit of his Son, into our hearts to cry "Abba! Father! (Galatians 4:4-6).
We Die with Christ:
- We died to the law through the body of Christ, so that you may belong to another, to Him who has been raised from the dead, in order that we may bear fruit for God (Romans 7:4). But now having been released from the law, having died to that which held us captive, so that we serve in the new way of the Spirit and not in the old as of the written code (Romans 7:6).
The Law = the Spirit = Convicts of Sin:
- But if you show favoritism, you sin and are convicted by the law as lawbreakers. (James 2:9).
- When he comes, he will prove the world to be in the wrong about sin and righteousness and judgment: (John 16:18).
The Law = The Spirit = The Judge:
- Speak and act as those who are going to be judged by the law that gives freedom, (James 2:12).
- Brothers and sisters, do not slander one another. Anyone who speaks against a brother or sister or judges them speaks against the law and judges it. When you judge the law, you are not keeping it, but sitting in judgment on it. (James 4:11) There is only one Lawgiver and Judge, the one who is able to save and destroy. But you--who are you to judge your neighbor? (James 4:12).
- There is a judge for the one who rejects me and does not accept my words; the very words I have spoken will condemn them at the last day. (John 12:48).
- Jesus answered, 'This voice has come for your sake, not mine. Now is the judgment of this world; now will the ruler of this world be cast out. And I, when I am lifted up from the earth, will draw all people to myself.' (John 12:30-32).
Don't Remember the Pain of Childbirth:
- Then he adds: 'Their sins and lawless acts I will remember no more.' (Hebrews 10:17).
Lead away from the Law by False Gods:
- This is what the Lord says: “For three sins of Judah, even for four, I will not relent. Because they have rejected the law of the Lord and have not kept his decrees, because they have been led astray by false gods, the gods their ancestors followed, (Amos 2:4).
- [ Israel to Reap the Whirlwind ] “Put the trumpet to your lips! An eagle is over the house of the Lord because the people have broken my covenant and rebelled against my law (Hosea 8:1).
- I wrote for them the many things of my law, but they regarded them as something foreign. (Hosea 8:12).