This site was created as a service of the Psalm 119 Foundation to share brief studies of the commandments G-d gave to humanity via the Hebrew Bible. These commandments are recorded in Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers, and Deuteronomy.  They are reiterated, reinforced, and repeated throughout all of Scripture.

They are G-d's holy Law.

These commandments were delivered to the people of Israel and the mixed multitude that came out of the Egypt with them1.  They have provided structure and order for the lives of hundreds of millions of people since they were given by G-d at Mount Sinai over three thousand years ago. There is abundant life and blessing for those who would seek to glorify G-d by obeying His instruction2.

As G-d, Himself, declared:

For it is not an idle word for you; indeed it is your life. (Deuteronomy 32:47a)


The Hebrew word mitzvot is often translated as "commandment" but it actually comes from the root word tzavta which means "connection". Our Maker has given us instructions for living a life that is set apart from the average and mundane... a life that is set apart and connected to Him.

If you are enlightened, encouraged, or blessed by the information you find here, please share it with others.  We tweet and post one commandment every fourteen hours online.

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The site is a work in progress and you can find our most recent updates here.

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Reference InformationSourceAvailable OnlinePrint Edition
English Scripture New American Standard Bible
© The Lockman Foundation
BibleGateway.com New American Standard Bible
Hebrew Scripture The Masoretic Text Mechon-Mamre.org Artscroll Stone Edition Tanakh
Greek Scripture The Septuagint BibleHub.com Septuaginta (Rahlfs & Hanhart)
Mishneh Torah Mishneh Torah Mechon-Mamre.org Moznaim Mishneh Torah
Sefer HaChinnuch Sefer HaChinnuch unknown Feldheim Sefer HaChinnuch



Category Imagery

Each of the categories of commandments on the site has its own image.

Thanks go to Daniel Karuga for creating these custom images:

appointedTimes Appointed Times
business Business
courtsCrimesAndPunishments Courts, Crimes, and Punishments
food Food
forbiddenMixtures Forbidden Mixtures
forbiddenRelationships Forbidden Relationships
g-d G-d
idolatry Idolatry
levitesAndPriests Levites and Priests
loans Loans
love Love
marriageAndFamily Marriage and Family
morality Morality
nazirites Nazirites
personalAppearance Personal Appearance
prayerAndConfession Prayer and Confession
prophecy Prophecy
providingForThePoor Providing for the Poor
redemptionOfTheFirstborn Redemption of the Firstborn
ritualPurityAndImpurity Ritual Purity and Impurity
sacrificesAndOfferings Sacrifices and Offerings
shemittahAndYovel Shemittah and Yovel
signsAndSymbols Signs and Symbols
slavesAndServants Slaves and Servants
takingOaths Taking Oaths
templeAndSacredObjects Temple and Sacred Objects
terumahAndTithes Terumah and Tithes
theKing The King
torah Torah
warAndBattles War and Battles




1. Exodus 12:38 [back]
2. Deuteronomy 32:47, Deuteronomy 11:26-28 [back]