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#1. HEBREW WORD STUDIES on
תּוֹרָה 'torah' meaning 'Law' Strong's 8451
Ezra to Malachi

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Introduction 1.2

This is a thorough bible study about the meaning of the Hebrew word תּוֹרָה, 'torah' translated 'Law', Strong's 8451, in the Old Testament. It gives every verse where the word torah appears from Ezra To Malachi. To obtain a true understanding of this word these scriptures need to be meditated on and notes made of their meaning in different contexts. This requires putting scriptures together where they seem to have a similar meaning, and then meditating even more. The truth will be revealed by the Holy Spirit, who has been given to guide us into all truth (John 16:13). Wherever this word torah appears in the Hebrew, the translation of it is highlighted with bold and yellow. In Hebrew the suffixes and some prepositions are added to the basic word to enhance the meaning, and where this has been done the meaning of the suffix or preposition has been included in highlighted text. Every blessing be to those who seek the truth of God's word.

#1.2 Scriptures for תּוֹרָה 'torah' meaning 'Law', Strong's 8451 Ezra to Malachi

Ezra 3:2 Then Jeshua the son of Jozadak stood up, and his brethren the priests, and Zerubbabel the son of Shealtiel, and his brethren, and built the altar of the God of Israel, to offer burnt offerings on it, as it is written in the law of Moses the man of God.
7:6 This Ezra went up from Babylon; and he was a ready scribe in the law of Moses, which Yahweh God of Israel had given: and the king granted him all his request, according to the hand of Yahweh his God upon him.
7:10 For Ezra had prepared his heart to seek the law of Yahweh, and to do it, and to teach in Israel statutes and judgments.
10:3 Now therefore let us make a covenant with our God to put away all the wives, and such as are born of them, according to the counsel of my lord, and of those that tremble at the commandment of our God; and let it be done according to the law.

Nehemiah 8:1 And all the people gathered themselves together as one man into the street that was before the water gate; and they spoke to Ezra the scribe to bring the book of the law of Moses, which Yahweh had commanded to Israel.
8:2 And Ezra the priest brought the law before the congregation both of men and women, and all that could hear with understanding, upon the first day of the seventh month.
8:3 And he read in it before the street that was before the water gate from the morning until midday, before the men and the women, and those that could understand; and the ears of all the people were attentive to the book of the law.
8:7 Also Jeshua, and Bani, and Sherebiah, Jamin, Akkub, Shabbethai, Hodijah, Maaseiah, Kelita, Azariah, Jozabad, Hanan, Pelaiah, and the Levites, caused the people to understand the law: and the people stood in their place.
8:8 So they read in the book in the law of God distinctly, and gave the sense, and caused them to understand the reading.
8;9 And Nehemiah, who is the Governor, and Ezra the priest the scribe, and the Levites that taught the people, said to all the people, This day is holy to Yahweh your God; do not mourn, nor weep. For all the people wept, when they heard the words of the law.
8;13 And on the second day were gathered together the chief of the fathers of all the people, the priests, and the Levites, to Ezra the scribe, even to understand the words of the law.
8:14 And they found written in the law which Yahweh had commanded by Moses, that the children of Israel should dwell in booths in the feast of the seventh month:
8;18 Also day by day, from the first day to the last day, he read in the book of the law of God. And they kept the feast seven days; and on the eighth day was a solemn assembly, according to the manner.
9:3 And they stood up in their place, and read in the book of the law of Yahweh their God one fourth part of the day; and another fourth part they confessed, and worshipped Yahweh their God.
9:13 You came down also upon mount Sinai, and spoke with them from heaven, and gave them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
9:14 And made known to them your holy Sabbath, and commanded them precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses your servant:
9;26 Nevertheless they were disobedient, and rebelled against you, and cast your law behind their backs, and slew your prophets who testified against them to turn them to you, and they did great provocations.
9:29 And testified against them, that you might bring them again to your law: yet they dealt proudly, and did not listen to your commandments, but sinned against your judgments, (which if a man do, he shall live in them;) and withdrew the shoulder, and hardened their neck, and would not hear.
9;34 Neither have our kings, our princes, our priests, nor our fathers, kept your law, nor hearkened to your commandments and your testimonies, with which you did testify against them.
10:28 And the rest of the people, the priests, the Levites, the porters, the singers, the Nethinims, and all those who had separated themselves from the people of the lands unto the law of God, their wives, their sons, and their daughters, every one having knowledge, and having understanding;
10:29 They clung to their brethren, their nobles, and entered into a curse, and into an oath, to walk in God's law, which was given by Moses the servant of God, and to observe and do all the commandments of Yahweh our Lord, and his judgments and his statutes;
10:34 And we cast the lots among the priests, the Levites, and the people, for the wood offering, to bring it into the house of our God, after the houses of our fathers, at times appointed year by year, to burn upon the altar of Yahweh our God, as it is written in the law:
10:36 Also the firstborn of our sons, and of our cattle, as it is written in the law, and the firstlings of our herds and of our flocks, to bring to the house of our God, to the priests that minister in the house of our God:
12:44 And at that time were some appointed over the chambers for the treasures, for the offerings, for the first-fruits, and for the tithes, to gather into them out of the fields of the cities the portions of the law for the priests and Levites: for Judah rejoiced for the priests and for the Levites who waited.
13:3 Now it came to pass, when they had heard the law, that they separated from Israel all the mixed multitude.

Job 22:22 Receive, I pray you, the law from his mouth, and lay up his words in your heart.

Psalm 1:2 But his delight is in the law of Yahweh; and in his law he meditates day and night.
19:7 The law of Yahweh is perfect, converting the soul: the testimony of Yahweh is sure, making wise the simple.
37:30 The mouth of the righteous speaks wisdom, and his tongue talks of judgment.
31 The law of his God is in his heart; none of his steps shall slide.
40:8 I delight to do your will, O my God: yes, your law is within my heart.
78:1 Give ear, O my people, to my law: incline your ears to the words of my mouth.
78:5 For he established a testimony in Jacob, and appointed a law in Israel, which he commanded our fathers, that they should make them known to their children:
78:9 The children of Ephraim, being armed, and carrying bows, turned back in the day of battle.
78:10 They kept not the covenant of God, and refused to walk in his law;
89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
89:31 If they break my statutes, and keep not my commandments;
89:32 Then will I visit their transgression with the rod, and their iniquity with stripes.
94:12 Blessed is the man whom you chasten, O Yahweh, and teach him out of your law;
105:45 That they might observe his statutes, and keep his laws. Praise you Yahweh.
119:1 Blessed are the undefiled in the way, who walk in the law of Yahweh.
119:18 Open my eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of your law.
119:29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me your law graciously.
119:34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep your law; yes, I shall observe it with my whole heart.
119:44 So shall I keep your law continually for ever and ever.
119:51 The proud have had me greatly in derision: yet have I not declined from your law.
119:53 Horror has taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake your law.
119:55 I have remembered your name, O Yahweh, in the night, and have kept your law.
119:61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten your law.
119:70 Their heart is as fat as grease; but I delight in your law.
119:72 The law of your mouth is better to me than thousands of gold and silver.
119:77 Let your tender mercies come to me, that I may live: for your law is my delight.
119:85 The proud have dug pits for me, which are not after your law.
119:92 Unless your law had been my delights, I should then have perished in my affliction.
119:97 O how love I your law! it is my meditation all the day.
119:109 My soul is continually in my hand: yet do I not forget your law.
119:113 I hate vain thoughts: but your law do I love.
119:126 It is time for you, Yahweh, to work: for they have made void your law.
119:136 Rivers of waters run down my eyes, because they do not keep your law.
119:142 Your righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and your law is the truth.
119:150 They draw near that follow after mischief: they are far from your law.
119:153 Consider my affliction, and deliver me: for I do not forget your law.
119:163 I hate and abhor lying: but your law do I love.
119:165 Great peace have those who love your law: and nothing shall offend them.
119:174 I have longed for your salvation, O Yahweh; and your law is my delight.

Proverbs 1:8 My son, hear the instruction of your father, and do not forsake the law of your mother:
3:1 My son, do not forget my law; but let your heart keep my commandments:
4:2 For I give you good doctrine, do not forsake my law.
6:20 My son, keep your father's commandment, and do not forsake the law of your mother:
6:23 For the commandment is a lamp; and the law is light; and reproofs of instruction are the way of life:
7:2 Keep my commandments, and live; and my law as the apple of your eye.
13:14 The law of the wise is a fountain of life, to depart from the snares of death.
28:4 Those who forsake the law praise the wicked: but such as keep the law contend with them.
28:7 Whoever keeps the law is a wise son: but he who is a companion of riotous men shames his father.
28:9 He who turns away his ear from hearing the law, even his prayer shall be abomination.
29:18 Where there is no vision, the people perish: but he who keeps the law, happy is he.
31:26 She opens her mouth with wisdom; and in her tongue is the law of kindness.

Isaiah 1:10 Hear the word of Yahweh, you rulers of Sodom; give ear to the law of our God, you people of Gomorrah.
2:3 And many people shall go and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for out of Zion shall go forth the law, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.
5:24 Therefore as the fire devours the stubble, and the flame consumes the chaff, so their root shall be as rottenness, and their blossom shall go up as dust: because they have cast away the law of Yahweh of hosts, and despised the word of the Holy One of Israel.
8:16 Bind up the testimony, seal the law among my disciples.
8:20 To the law and to the testimony: if they do not speak according to this word, it is because there is no light in them.
24:5 The earth also is defiled under the inhabitants thereof; because they have transgressed the laws, changed the ordinance, broken the everlasting covenant.
30:9 That this is a rebellious people, lying children, children that will not hear the law of Yahweh:
42:4 He shall not fail nor be discouraged, till he has set judgment in the earth: and the isles shall wait for his law.
42:21 Yahweh is well pleased for his righteousness' sake; he will magnify the law, and make it honourable.
42:24 Who gave Jacob for a spoil, and Israel to the robbers? did not Yahweh, he against whom we have sinned? for they would not walk in his ways, neither were they obedient to his law.
51:4 Hearken to me, my people; and give ear to me, O my nation: for a law shall proceed from me, and I will make my judgment to rest for a light of the people.
51:7 Listen to me, you who know righteousness, the people in whose heart is my law; do not fear the reproach of men, neither be afraid of their reviling.

Jeremiah 2:8 The priests did not say, Where is Yahweh? and those who handle the law did not know me: the pastors also transgressed against me, and the prophets prophesied by Baal, and walked after things that do not profit.
6:19 Hear, O earth: behold, I will bring evil upon this people, even the fruit of their thoughts, because they have not listened to my words, nor to my law, but rejected it.
8:8 How do you say, We are wise, and the law of Yahweh is with us? Lo, certainly in vain he made it ; the pen of the scribes is in vain.
9:13 And Yahweh says, Because they have forsaken my law which I set before them, and have not obeyed my voice, neither walked in it;
16:11 Then shall you say to them, Because your fathers have forsaken me, says Yahweh, and have walked after other gods, and have served them, and have worshipped them, and have forsaken me, and have not kept my law;
18:18 Then they said, Come, and let us devise devices against Jeremiah; for the law shall not perish from the priest, nor counsel from the wise, nor the word from the prophet. Come, and let us smite him with the tongue, and let us not give heed to any of his words.
26:4 And you shall say to them, Thus says Yahweh; If you will not hear me, to walk in my law, which I have set before you,
31:33 But this shall be the covenant that I will make with the house of Israel; After those days, says Yahweh, I will put my law in their inward parts, and write it in their hearts; and will be their God, and they shall be my people.
32:23 And they came in, and possessed it; but they obeyed not your voice, neither walked in your law; they have done nothing of all that you commanded them to do: therefore you have caused all this evil to come upon them:
44:10 They are not humbled even to this day, neither have they feared, nor walked in my law, nor in my statutes, that I set before you and before your fathers.
44:23 Because you have burned incense, and because you have sinned against Yahweh, and have not obeyed the voice of Yahweh, nor walked in his law, nor in his statutes, nor in his testimonies; therefore this evil is happened to you, as at this day.

Lamentations 2:9 Her gates are sunk into the ground; he has destroyed and broken her bars: her king and her princes are among the Gentiles: the law is no more; her prophets also find no vision from Yahweh.

Ezekiel 7:26 Mischief shall come upon mischief, and rumour shall be upon rumour; then shall they seek a vision of the prophet; butthe law shall perish from the priest, and counsel from the ancients.
22:26 Her priests have violated my law, and have profaned mine holy things: they have put no difference between the holy and profane, neither have they showed difference between the unclean and the clean, and have hid their eyes from my Sabbaths, and I am profaned among them.
43:10 You son of man, show the house to the house of Israel, that they may be ashamed of their iniquities: and let them measure the pattern.
43:11 And if they are ashamed of all that they have done, show them the form of the house, and the fashion of it, and the its goings out, and its comings in, and all its forms, and all its ordinances, and all its forms, and all the laws of it: and write it in their sight, that they may keep the whole form of it, and all its ordinances, and do them.
43:12 This is the law of the house; Upon the top of the mountain the whole border of it round about shall be most holy. Behold, this is the law of the house.
44:5 And Yahweh said to me, Son of man, mark well, and behold with your eyes, and hear with your ears all that I say to you concerning all the ordinances of the house of Yahweh, and all its the laws; and mark well the entering in of the house, with every going forth of the sanctuary.
44;24 And in controversy they shall stand in judgment; and they shall judge it according to my judgments: and they shall keep my laws and my statutes in all mine assemblies; and they shall hallow my Sabbaths.

Daniel 9:10 Neither have we obeyed the voice of Yahweh our God, to walk in his laws, which he set before us by his servants the prophets.
9;11 Yes, all Israel have transgressed your law, even by departing, that they might not obey your voice; therefore the curse is poured upon us, and the oath that is written in the law of Moses the servant of God, because we have sinned against him.
9:12 And he has confirmed his words, which he spoke against us, and against our judges that judged us, by bringing upon us a great evil: for under the whole heaven has not been done as has been done upon Jerusalem.
9;13 As it is written in the law of Moses, all this evil is come upon us: yet made we not our prayer before the Yahweh our God, that we might turn from our iniquities, and understand your truth.

Hosea 4:6 My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because you have rejected knowledge, I will also reject you, that you shall be no priest to me: seeing you have forgotten the law of your God, I will also forget your children.
8:1 Set the trumpet to your mouth. He shall come as an eagle against the house of Yahweh, because they have transgressed my covenant, and trespassed against my law.
8:12 I have written to him the great things of my law, but they were counted as a strange thing.

Amos 2:4 Thus says Yahweh; For three transgressions of Judah, and for four, I will not turn away its punishment; because they have despised the law of Yahweh, and have not kept his commandments, and their lies caused them to err, after the which their fathers have walked:

Micah 4:2 And many nations shall come, and say, Come, and let us go up to the mountain of Yahweh, and to the house of the God of Jacob; and he will teach us of his ways, and we will walk in his paths: for the law shall go forth of Zion, and the word of Yahweh from Jerusalem.

Habakkuk 1:4 Therefore the law is slacked, and judgment does never go forth: for the wicked does circle about the righteous; therefore wrong judgment proceeds.

Zephaniah 3:4 Her prophets are light and treacherous persons: her priests have polluted the sanctuary, they have done violence to the law.

Haggai 2:11 Thus says Yahweh of hosts; Ask now the priests concerning the law, saying,

Zechariah 7:12 Yes, they made their hearts as an adamant stone, lest they should hear the law, and the words which Yahweh of hosts has sent in his spirit by the former prophets: therefore a great wrath came from Yahweh of hosts.

Malachi 2:6 The law of truth was in his mouth, and iniquity was not found in his lips: he walked with me in peace and equity, and turned many away from iniquity.
2:7 For the priest's lips should keep knowledge, and they should seek the law at his mouth: for he is the messenger of Yahweh of hosts.
2:8 But you are departed out of the way; you have caused many to stumble at the law; you have corrupted the covenant of Levi, says Yahweh of hosts.
2:9 Therefore have I also made you contemptible and base before all the people, according as you have not kept my ways, but have been partial in the law.
4:4 Remember the law of Moses my servant, which I commanded him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.

Scriptures for תּוֹרָה 'torah' Genesis to 2 Chronicles

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