20 TEXTS SEVENTH-DAY ADVENTISTS IGNORE ON AN INDIVISIBLE LAW
By Russell Earl Kelly, PHD, November 11, 2016
IN ONE VERSE: COMMANDMENTS, JUDGMENTS, STATUTES
(1) Lev 26:14-15, (2) Deut 5:1, (3) Deut 5:31 (4) Deut 6:4, (5) Deut 7::11, (6) Deut 8:11, (7) Deut 11:1, (8)
Deut 26:`17, (9) Deut 30:16, (10) 1 Kings 2:3; (11) 1 Kings 6:12, (12) 1 Kings 8:58, (13) 1 Kings 9:4;
(14) Ps 89:30, (15) 2 Chron 33:8, (16) Neh 1:7, (17) Neh 9:13-14 (Sabbath reference), (18) Neh 10:29, (19) Matt 5:17-18, (20)
Gal 3:10 BOOK.
PSALM 119 HAS 178 VERSES WHICH ALTERNATE BETWEEN LAW, WORD, COMMANDMENTS, COMMAND, JUDGMENTS,
STATUTES, PRECEPTS AND TESTIMONIES.
Ex 19:5 keep my covenant
Ex 23:22 do all that I speak
Ex 24:3 all the words and all
the judgments; And all the people answered with one voice and said, All the words which the LORD has said we will do.
Ex 24:7 And he took the book of the covenant, and
read in the audience of the people: and they said, All that the LORD hath said will we do, and be obedient.
Lev 19:37 Therefore shall ye observe all my statutes, and all my judgments, and do them: I am
Lev 20:22 Ye shall therefore keep all my statutes, and
all my judgments, and do them: that the land, whither I bring you to dwell therein, spue you not out.
1. Lev 26:14-15 But if ye will not hearken unto me, and will not do all these commandments;
15 And if ye shall despise my statutes, or if your soul abhor
my judgments, so that ye will not do all my commandments, but that ye break my covenant:
Num 15:30-40 [Sabbath-breaker
was killed for breaking a commandment]
2. Deut 5:1-2 [Intro to Ten Commandments] And Moses called all Israel, and said unto them,
Hear, O Israel, the statutes and judgments which I speak in your ears this day, that ye may learn them, and keep, and do them.
2 The LORD our God made a covenant with us in Horeb.
Deut 5:29 keep all my commandments
3. Deut 5:31-32 But as for thee, stand thou here by me, and I will speak unto
thee all the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which thou shalt teach them, that they may do them in the
land which I give them to possess IT. 32 Ye shall observe to do therefore as the LORD your God hath commanded you: ye shall
not turn aside to the right hand or to the left.
6:1 Now these are the commandments, the statutes, and the judgments, which the LORD your God commanded to teach you, that
ye might do them in the land whither ye go to possess it:
2 That thou mightest fear the LORD thy God, to keep all his statutes and his commandments, which
I command thee, thou, and thy son, and thy son's son, all the days of thy life; and that thy days may be prolonged.
Deut 6:24 And the LORD commanded us to do all these statutes, to fear the LORD
our God, for our good always, that he might preserve us alive, as it is at this day.
25 And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments
before the LORD our God, as he hath commanded us.
5. Deut 7:11 Thou shalt therefore
keep the commandments, and the statutes, and the judgments, which I command thee this day, to do them.
Deut 8:1 All the commandments which I command thee this day shall ye observe to
do, that ye may live, and multiply, and go in and possess the land which the LORD sware unto your fathers.
6. Deut 8:11 Beware that thou forget not the LORD thy God, in not keeping his commandments, and his
judgments, and his statutes, which I command thee this day:
7. Deut 11:1
Therefore thou shalt love the LORD thy God, and keep his charge, and his statutes, and his judgments, and his commandments,
Deut 11:8 Therefore shall ye keep all the commandments which I command you
this day, that ye may be strong, and go in and possess the land, whither ye go to possess it;
11:22 For if ye shall diligently keep all these commandments which I command you, to do them, to love
the LORD your God, to walk in all his ways, and to cleave unto him;
11:32 And ye shall observe to do all the statutes and judgments which I set before you this day.
Deut 12:14 But in the place which the LORD shall choose in one of thy tribes, there thou shalt offer
thy burnt offerings, and there thou shalt do all that I command thee.
Deut 12:28 Observe and hear
all these words which I command thee, that it may go well with thee, and with thy children after thee
forever, when thou doest that which is good and right in the sight of the LORD thy God.
13:18 When thou shalt hearken to the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep all his commandments
which I command thee this day, to do that which is right in the eyes of the LORD thy God.
15:5 Only if thou carefully hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all these commandments
which I command thee this day.
Deut 17:19 And it shall be with him, and he
shall read therein all the days of his life: that he may learn to fear the LORD his God, to keep all the words of this
law and these statutes, to do them:
Deut 19:9 If thou shalt keep all these commandments
to do them, which I command thee this day, to love the LORD thy God, and to walk ever in his ways; then shalt thou add
three cities more for thee, beside these three:
8. Deut 26:16 This
day the LORD thy God hath commanded thee to do these statutes and judgments: thou shalt therefore keep and do them with all
thine heart, and with all thy soul.
17 Thou hast avouched the LORD this day to be thy God, and to walk in his ways, and to keep his statutes, and his commandments,
and his judgments, and to hearken unto his voice:
18 And the LORD hath avouched thee this day to be his peculiar people, as he hath promised thee,
and that thou shouldest keep all his commandments;
19 And to make thee high above all nations which he hath made, in praise, and in name, and in honour;
and that thou mayest be an holy people unto the LORD thy God, as he hath spoken.
27:1 And Moses with the elders of Israel commanded the people, saying, Keep all the commandments which I command you
Deut 28:1 And it shall come to pass, if thou shalt hearken diligently unto the voice of
the LORD thy God, to observe and to do all his commandments which I command thee this day, that the LORD thy God will
set thee on high above all nations of the earth:
Deut 28:15 But it shall come to pass, if thou
wilt not hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to observe to do all his commandments and his statutes which I command
thee this day; that all these curses shall come upon thee, and overtake thee:
Deut 28:45 Moreover all
these curses shall come upon thee, and shall pursue thee, and overtake thee, till thou be destroyed; because thou hearkenedst
not unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments and his statutes which he commanded thee:
Deut 28:58 If thou wilt not observe to do all the words of this law that are written in this book,
that thou mayest fear this glorious and fearful name, THE LORD THY GOD;
Deut 29:29 The secret things
belong unto the LORD our God: but those things which are revealed belong unto us and to our children for ever, that we may
do all the words of this law.
Deut 30:2 And shalt return unto the LORD thy
God, and shalt obey his voice according to all that I command thee this day, thou and thy children,
with all thine heart, and with all thy soul;
Deut 30:8 And thou shalt return and obey the
voice of the LORD, and do all his commandments which I command thee this day.
Deut 30:10 If thou shalt hearken unto the voice of the LORD thy God, to keep his commandments
and his statutes which are written in this BOOK of the law, and if thou turn unto the LORD thy God with all thine
heart, and with all thy soul.
9. Deut 30:14 But the word is very nigh unto thee, in thy mouth, and in thy heart, that
thou mayest do it.
15 See, I
have set before thee this day life and good, and death and evil;
16 In that I command thee this day to love the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, and to keep his
commandments and his statutes and his judgments, that thou mayest live and multiply: and the LORD thy God shall bless thee
in the land whither thou goest to possess it.
Deut 31:12 Gather the people together, men,
and women, and children, and thy stranger that is within thy gates, that they may hear, and that they may learn, and fear
the LORD your God, and observe to do all the words of this law:
32:46 And he said unto them, Set your hearts unto all the words which I testify among you this day, which ye shall command
your children to observe to do, all the words of this law.
Josh 1:7 Only be thou strong
and very courageous, that thou mayest observe to do according to all the law, which Moses my servant commanded
thee: turn not from it to the right hand or to the left, that thou mayest prosper whithersoever thou goest.
8 This BOOK of the law shall not depart out of thy mouth; but thou shalt meditate therein
day and night, that thou mayest observe to do according to all that is written therein: for then thou shalt make thy way prosperous,
and then thou shalt have good success.
Josh 22:5 But take diligent heed
to do the commandment and the law, which Moses the servant of the LORD charged you, to love the LORD your God,
and to walk in all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and to cleave unto him, and to serve him
with all your heart and with all your soul.
Josh 23:6 Be ye therefore very courageous to
keep and to do all that is written in the BOOK of the law of Moses, that ye turn not aside therefrom to the right
hand or to the left;
10. 1 Kings 2:3 And keep the charge of the LORD thy God, to walk in his ways, to keep
his statutes, and his commandments, and his judgments, and his testimonies, as it is written in the law of Moses, that thou
mayest prosper in all that thou doest, and whithersoever thou turnest thyself:
11. 1 Kings 6:12 Concerning this house which thou art in building, if thou wilt walk in my statutes, and execute my
judgments, and keep all my commandments to walk in them; then will I perform my word with thee, which I spake unto David thy
12. 1 Kings 8:58 That he may incline our hearts unto him, to walk in
all his ways, and to keep his commandments, and his statutes, and his judgments, which he commanded our fathers.
13. 1 Kings 9:4 And if thou wilt walk before me, as David thy father walked, in integrity of heart,
and in uprightness, to do according to all that I have commanded thee, and wilt keep my statutes and my judgments:
Ps 18:22 For all his judgments were before me, and I did not put away his statutes from me.
Ps 19:8 The statutes of the LORD are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the LORD is pure,
enlightening the eyes.
14. Ps 89:30 If his children forsake my law, and walk not in my judgments;
31 If they break my statutes , and keep not my commandments;
Ps 103:18 To such as keep his covenant, and to those that remember his commandments to do them.
119:1 Blessed are the undefiled
in the way, who walk in the law of the LORD.
Blessed are they that keep his testimonies, and that seek him with the whole heart.
3 They also do no iniquity: they walk in his ways.
4 Thou hast commanded us to keep thy precepts diligently.
5 O that my ways were directed to keep thy statutes!
6 Then shall I not be ashamed, when I have respect unto all thy commandments.
7 I will praise thee with uprightness of heart, when I shall have learned thy righteous
8 I will keep
thy statutes: O forsake me not utterly.
9 Wherewithal shall a young man cleanse his way? by taking heed thereto according to thy word.
10 With my whole heart have I sought thee: O let me not wander from thy commandments.
11 Thy word have I hid in mine heart, that I might not sin against
12 Blessed art thou, O LORD: teach me thy statutes.
13 With my lips have I declared all the judgments of thy mouth.
14 I have rejoiced in the way of thy testimonies, as much as in
15 I will meditate in thy precepts,
and have respect unto thy ways.
16 I will delight myself
in thy statutes: I will not forget thy word.
17 Deal bountifully with thy servant, that I may live, and keep thy word.
18 Open thou mine eyes, that I may behold wondrous things out of thy law.
19 I am a stranger in the earth: hide not thy commandments from
20 My soul breaketh for the longing that it
hath unto thy judgments at all times.
21 Thou hast rebuked the proud that are cursed, which do err from thy commandments.
22 Remove from me reproach and contempt; for I have kept thy testimonies.
23 Princes also did sit and speak against me: but thy servant did meditate in thy statutes.
24 Thy testimonies also are my delight and my counsellors.
25 My soul cleaveth unto the dust: quicken thou me according to thy word.
26 I have declared my ways, and thou heardest me: teach me thy statutes.
27 Make me to understand the way of thy precepts: so shall I talk
of thy wondrous works.
28 My soul melteth for heaviness:
strengthen thou me according unto thy word.
29 Remove from me the way of lying: and grant me thy law graciously.
30 I have chosen the way of truth: thy judgments have I laid before
31 I have stuck unto thy testimonies:
O LORD, put me not to shame.
32 I will run the way of
thy commandments, when thou shalt enlarge my heart.
33 Teach me, O LORD, the way of thy statutes; and I shall keep it unto the end.
34 Give me understanding, and I shall keep thy law; yea, I shall
observe it with my whole heart.
35 Make me to go in the
path of thy commandments; for therein do I delight.
36 Incline my heart unto thy testimonies, and not to covetousness.
37 Turn away mine eyes from beholding vanity; and quicken thou me in thy way.
38 Stablish thy word unto thy servant, who is devoted to thy fear.
39 Turn away my reproach which I fear: for thy judgments are good.
40 Behold, I have longed after thy precepts: quicken me in thy
41 Let thy mercies come also unto
me, O LORD, even thy salvation, according to thy word.
42 So shall I have wherewith to answer him that reproacheth me: for I trust in thy word.
43 And take not the word of truth utterly out of my mouth; for I have hoped in thy judgments.
44 So shall I keep thy law continually for ever and ever.
45 And I will walk at liberty: for I seek thy precepts.
46 I will speak of thy testimonies also before kings, and will not be ashamed.
47 And I will delight myself in thy commandments, which I have loved.
48 My hands also will I lift up unto thy commandments, which I
have loved; and I will meditate in thy statutes.
49 Remember the word unto thy servant, upon which thou hast caused me to hope.
50 This is my comfort in my affliction: for thy word hath quickened
51 The proud have had me greatly in derision:
yet have I not declined from thy law.
52 I remembered thy judgments of old, O LORD; and have comforted myself.
53 Horror hath taken hold upon me because of the wicked that forsake thy law.
54 Thy statutes have been my songs in the house of my pilgrimage.
55 I have remembered thy name, O LORD, in the night, and have kept thy law.
56 This I had, because I kept thy precepts.
57 Thou art my portion, O LORD: I have said that I would keep thy words.
58 I intreated thy favour with my whole heart: be merciful unto me according to
59 I thought on my ways,
and turned my feet unto thy testimonies.
60 I made haste, and delayed not to keep thy commandments.
61 The bands of the wicked have robbed me: but I have not forgotten thy law.
62 At midnight I will rise to give thanks unto thee because of thy righteous judgments.
63 I am a companion of all them that fear thee, and of them that keep thy precepts.
64 The earth, O LORD, is full of thy mercy: teach me thy statutes.
65 Thou hast dealt well with thy servant, O LORD, according unto thy word.
66 Teach me good judgment and knowledge: for I have believed thy commandments.
67 Before I was afflicted I went astray: but now have I kept thy word.
68 Thou art good, and doest good; teach me thy statutes.
69 The proud have forged a lie against me: but I will keep thy precepts
with my whole heart.
70 Their heart is as fat
as grease; but I delight in thy law.
71 It is good for me that I have been afflicted; that I might learn thy statutes.
72 The law of thy mouth is better unto me than thousands of gold
73 Thy hands have made me and fashioned
me: give me understanding, that I may learn thy commandments.
74 They that fear thee will be glad when they see me; because I have hoped in
75 I know, O LORD, that
thy judgments are right, and that thou in faithfulness hast afflicted me.
76 Let, I pray thee, thy merciful kindness be for my comfort, according to thy
word unto thy servant.
77 Let thy
tender mercies come unto me, that I may live: for thy law is my delight.
78 Let the proud be ashamed; for they dealt perversely with me without a cause: but I
will meditate in thy precepts.
Let those that fear thee turn unto me, and those that have known thy testimonies.
80 Let my heart be sound in thy statutes; that I be not ashamed.
81 My soul fainteth for thy salvation: but I hope in thy word.
82 Mine eyes fail for thy word, saying, When wilt thou comfort
83 For I am become like a bottle in the smoke;
yet do I not forget thy statutes.
How many are the days of thy servant? when wilt thou execute judgment on them that persecute me?
85 The proud have digged pits for me, which are not after thy law.
86 All thy commandments are faithful: they persecute me wrongfully;
help thou me.
87 They had almost consumed me
upon earth; but I forsook not thy precepts.
88 Quicken me after thy lovingkindness; so shall I keep the testimony of thy mouth.
89 For ever, O LORD, thy word is settled in heaven.
90 Thy faithfulness is unto all generations: thou hast established
the earth, and it abideth.
91 They continue this day
according to thine ordinances: for all are thy servants.
92 Unless thy law had been my delights, I should then have perished in mine affliction.
93 I will never forget thy precepts: for with them thou hast quickened
94 I am thine, save me; for I have sought thy
95 The wicked have waited
for me to destroy me: but I will consider thy testimonies.
96 I have seen an end of all perfection: but thy commandment is exceeding broad.
97 O how love I thy law! it is my meditation all the day.
98 Thou through thy commandments hast made me wiser than mine
enemies: for they are ever with me.
99 I have
more understanding than all my teachers: for thy testimonies are my meditation.
100 I understand more than the ancients, because I keep thy precepts.
101 I have refrained my feet from every evil way, that I might keep thy word.
102 I have not departed from thy judgments: for thou hast taught
103 How sweet are thy words
unto my taste! yea, sweeter than honey to my mouth!
Through thy precepts I get understanding: therefore I hate every false way.
105 Thy word is a lamp unto my feet, and a light unto my path.
106 I have sworn, and I will perform it, that I will keep thy righteous judgments.
107 I am afflicted very much: quicken me, O LORD, according unto thy word.
108 Accept, I beseech thee, the freewill offerings of my mouth, O LORD, and teach me thy
109 My soul is continually
in my hand: yet do I not forget thy law.
110 The wicked have laid a snare for me: yet I erred not from thy precepts.
111 Thy testimonies have I taken as an heritage for ever: for
they are the rejoicing of my heart.
112 I have
inclined mine heart to perform thy statutes alway, even unto the end.
113 I hate vain thoughts: but thy law do I love.
114 Thou art my hiding place and my shield: I hope in thy word.
115 Depart from me, ye evildoers: for I will keep the commandments
of my God.
116 Uphold me according unto thy
word, that I may live: and let me not be ashamed of my hope.
117 Hold thou me up, and I shall be safe: and I will have respect unto thy statutes
118 Thou hast trodden down all
them that err from thy statutes: for their deceit is falsehood.
119 Thou puttest away all the wicked of the earth like dross: therefore I love thy
120 My flesh trembleth for
fear of thee; and I am afraid of thy judgments.
121 I have done judgment and justice: leave me not to mine oppressors.
122 Be surety for thy servant for good: let not the proud oppress
123 Mine eyes fail for thy salvation, and for
the word of thy righteousness.
Deal with thy servant according unto thy mercy, and teach me thy statutes.
125 I am thy servant; give me understanding, that I may know thy testimonies.
126 It is time for thee, LORD, to work: for they have made void thy law.
127 Therefore I love thy commandments above gold; yea, above fine
128 Therefore I esteem all thy precepts
concerning all things to be right; and I hate every false way.
129 Thy testimonies are wonderful: therefore doth my soul keep them.
130 The entrance of thy words giveth light; it giveth understanding
unto the simple.
131 I opened my mouth, and panted:
for I longed for thy commandments.
Look thou upon me, and be merciful unto me, as thou usest to do unto those that love thy name.
133 Order my steps in thy word: and let not any iniquity have
dominion over me.
134 Deliver me from the oppression
of man: so will I keep thy precepts.
135 Make thy face to shine upon thy servant; and teach me thy statutes.
136 Rivers of waters run down mine eyes, because they keep not thy law.
137 Righteous art thou, O LORD, and upright are thy judgments.
138 Thy testimonies that thou hast commanded are righteous and
139 My zeal hath consumed me, because
mine enemies have forgotten thy words.
140 Thy word is very pure: therefore thy servant loveth it.
141 I am small and despised: yet do not I forget thy precepts.
142 Thy righteousness is an everlasting righteousness, and thy law
is the truth.
143 Trouble and anguish have taken
hold on me: yet thy commandments are my delights.
144 The righteousness of thy testimonies is everlasting: give me understanding,
and I shall live.
145 I cried with my whole heart;
hear me, O LORD: I will keep thy statutes.
146 I cried unto thee; save me, and I shall keep thy testimonies.
147 I prevented the dawning of the morning, and cried: I hoped in thy word.
148 Mine eyes prevent the night watches, that I might meditate in thy word.
149 Hear my voice according unto thy lovingkindness: O LORD, quicken me according to thy
150 They draw nigh that
follow after mischief: they are far from thy law.
151 Thou art near, O LORD; and all thy commandments are truth.
152 Concerning thy testimonies, I have known of old that thou
hast founded them for ever.
153 Consider mine affliction,
and deliver me: for I do not forget thy law.
154 Plead my cause, and deliver me: quicken me according to thy word.
155 Salvation is far from the wicked: for they seek not thy statutes.
156 Great are thy tender mercies, O LORD: quicken me according to thy judgments.
157 Many are my persecutors and mine enemies; yet do I not decline from thy
158 I beheld the transgressors,
and was grieved; because they kept not thy word.
159 Consider how I love thy precepts: quicken me, O LORD, according to thy lovingkindness.
160 Thy word is true from the beginning: and every one of thy
righteous judgments endureth for ever.
Princes have persecuted me without a cause: but my heart standeth in awe of thy word.
162 I rejoice at thy word, as one that findeth great spoil.
163 I hate and abhor lying: but thy law do I love.
164 Seven times a day do I praise thee because of thy righteous judgments.
165 Great peace have they which love thy law: and nothing shall
167 My soul hath kept thy testimonies;
and I love them exceedingly.
168 I have kept thy
precepts and thy testimonies: for all my ways are before thee.
169 Let my cry come near before thee, O LORD: give me understanding according to thy
170 Let my supplication
come before thee: deliver me according to thy word.
171 My lips shall utter praise, when thou hast taught me thy statutes.
172 My tongue shall speak of thy word: for all thy commandments are righteousness.
173 Let thine hand help me; for I have chosen thy precepts.
174 I have longed for thy salvation, O LORD; and thy law is my
175 Let my soul live, and it shall praise thee;
and let thy judgments help me.
I have gone astray like a lost sheep; seek thy servant; for I do not forget thy commandments.
Thy Word: 35x
Thy Law: 23x
Thy Precepts: 20x (#6490)
Testimonies: 22x (#5715) testimony, witness
#6490 commandment, precept, statute, mandate
Jer 7:23 But this thing
commanded I them, saying, Obey my voice, and I will be your God, and ye shall be my people: and walk ye in all
the ways that I have commanded you, that it may be well unto you.
15. 2 Chron
33:8 Neither will I any more remove the foot of Israel from out of the land which I have appointed for your fathers; so that
they will take heed to do all that I have commanded them, according to the whole law and the statutes and the ordinances by
the hand of Moses.
16. Neh 1:7 We have dealt very corruptly against thee, and have not kept the commandments,
nor the statutes, nor the judgments, which thou commandedst thy servant Moses.
17.** Neh 9:13-14 Thou camest down also upon mount Sinai, and spakest with them from heaven, and
gavest them right judgments, and true laws, good statutes and commandments:
14 And madest known unto them thy holy SABBATH, and commandedst them
precepts, statutes, and laws, by the hand of Moses thy servant:
18. ** Neh 10:29 They clave 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
the LORD our Lord, and his JUDGMENTS and his STATUTES.
Mal 4:4 Remember ye the
law of Moses my servant, which I commanded unto him in Horeb for all Israel, with the statutes and judgments.
19. Matt 5:17-19
17 Think not
that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfil.
18 For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle
shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled.
19 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.
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.
Gal 3:10 For as many as are of the works of the law are under the curse: for it is written, Cursed is every one that continueth
not in all things which are written in the book of the law to do them.
5:3 For I testify again to every man that is circumcised, that he is a debtor to do the whole law.