The Law

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This is a knowledge base of the Laws of Yahuah.  They are broken down by category for ease of use and search ability is available as well.  This is a work in progress and we are always learning, so interpretations of each Law may change over time as more insight is revealed and as users provide comments.  Please do not be judgmental in your comments; instead be helpful and explain your interpretation, so we can all learn and enhance this resource together.

Children to Parents

Respecting Parents

Respecting ones parents is extremely important to Yahuah for they are the ones who are to guard and pass down His Torah to their children.  This respect of parents is not only important for passing down His teachings, but it is important for the survival of a society.  As you can see in our current society the lack of respect children have for their parents and the way our younger generations are deteriorating into lawlessness. If you ever watch kids TV you will see how the kids are almost always smarter than the dumb ole parents.  This continuous brainwashing teaches kids to disrespect their parents and goes directly in contradiction to Yahuah’s instructions.

12“Respect your father and your mother, so that your days are prolonged upon the soil which Yahuah your Elohim is giving you. – Exodus 20:12

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Hitting A Parent

15 “And he who smites his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death. – Exodus 21:15

Death may seem a little harsh for this action; however, when we look at the Hebrew word for smite, Nakah, it means to strike, smite, hit, beat, slay, or kill.  So many of us read smite as “hit”, but it could be much more fatal than just a good punch to the jaw.  It is doubtful a son or daughter would be put to death for just hitting a parent, so this punishment of death is likely reserved for the beating and/or slaying of a parent.

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Cursing A Parent

17 “And he who curses his father or his mother shall certainly be put to death. – Exodus 21:17

Death seems pretty harsh for just cursing at your parents.  This word does not mean saying  mean things or cussing as we would think of in the Western World.  It is derived from the Hebrew word Galal which means to make worthless or treat something or someone as worthless; to be slight, be swift, be trifling, be of little account, be light.  It could also be taken as disgracing someone or cursing (a prayer or invocation for harm or injury to come upon one) them. So either way in this verse when a child curses or disgraces a parent or acts as if they are worthless, its a little more than what you would initially read from our Western mindset.

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