Friday, January 5, 2018

Cut-off commandments

In this post, I want to talk about the so-called Cut-off Commandments. These commandments are called so because violation of these commandments leads to expulsion from the congregation and it means that the person ceases being a Hebrew. This applies both to natives and the sojourners (gers).


Let's take a look:
CLV Gn 17:14 And the uncircumcised male, the flesh of whose foreskin was not circumcised in the eighth day, that soul also shall be cut off from his people. My covenant he annuls."

CLV Ex 12:15 Seven days shall you eat unleavened cakes. Yea, on the first day you shall eradicate yeast from your houses; for if anyone is eating what is leavened, from the first day unto the seventh day, then that soul will be cut off from Israel.

CLV Ex 12:19 For seven days yeast shall not be found in your houses, for anyone eating leavened cakes, that soul will be cut off from the congregation of Israel, both among the sojourners and among the natives of the land.

CLV Ex 30:33 The man who compounds such as it, and who gives any of it to an alien, he will be cut off from his people.

CLV Ex 30:38 The man who makes such as it to smell of it, he will be cut off from his people.

CLV Ex 31:14 Hence you will keep the sabbath, for it is holy to you. Profaners of it shall be put to death, yea death, for if anyone is doing work in it, that soul will be cut off from among his people.

CLV Lv 7:20 Yet the soul who eats flesh from the sacrifice of peace offerings, which are to Yahuah, while his uncleanness is on him, that soul will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 7:21 When a soul touches anything unclean, the uncleanness of a human or an unclean beast or any unclean swarmer, and eats any of the flesh of the sacrifice of peace offerings which are to Yahuah, then that soul will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 7:25 When anyone is eating the fat from the beast of which he brings near a fire offering to Yahuah, then the soul who is eating will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 7:27 Any soul who eats any blood, that soul will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 17:4 and does not bring it to the opening of the tent of appointment so as to bring it near as an approach present to Yahuah before the tabernacle of Yahuah, bloodshed shall be accounted to that man. He has shed blood; hence that man will be cut off from among his people
CLV Lv 17:9 and not bring it to the opening of the tent of appointment to offer it to Yahuah, that man will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 17:10 As for any man from the house of Israel and from the sojourners sojourning in your midst who should eat any blood, I will set My face against the soul eating blood, and I will cut him off from among his people,

CLV Lv 17:14 for the soul of all flesh is its blood; as its soul is it. So I said to the sons of Israel: The blood of any flesh you shall not eat, for the soul of all flesh, it is its blood. Everyone eating it shall be cut off.

CLV Lv 18:29 For anyone who shall do any of these abhorrences, the souls doing them will be cut off from among their people.

CLV Lv 19:8 Its eater shall bear his depravity, for what is holy to Yahuah has he profaned; hence that soul will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Lv 20:3 I Myself shall set My face against that man and will cut him off from among his people (for he has given of his seed to Moloch) on account of the defilement of My sanctuary and the profanation of My holy name.

CLV Lv 20:5 then I Myself will set My face against that man and against his family and will cut off from among their people him and all those prostituting after him, to prostitute after Moloch.

CLV Lv 20:6 As for the soul who should countenance mediums and wizards to prostitute after them, I will set My face against that soul also and cut him off from among his people.

CLV Lv 20:17 As for a man who takes his sister, the daughter of his father or the daughter of his mother, and sees her nakedness, and she sees his nakedness, this is a base thing, and they will be cut off before the eyes of the sons of their people. The nakedness of his sister has he exposed; his depravity shall he bear.

CLV Lv 20:18 As for a man who lies with a menstruous woman and exposes her nakedness, he causes her fountain to be naked, and she exposes the fountain of her blood-flows. Then the two of them will be cut off from among their people.

CLV Lv 22:3 Say to them: Throughout your generations, every man of all your seed who is coming near to the holy things which the sons of Israel are sanctifying to Yahuah, when his uncleanness is on him, that soul will be cut off from My presence: I am Yahuah.

CLV Lv 23:29 For every soul who is not humbled on this very day will be cut off from his kinsmen.

CLV Num 9:13 Yet the man, he who is clean and is not on the road and forbears to observe the passover, that soul will be cut off from its kinsmen because he has not brought near the approach present of Yahuah at its appointed time, that man shall bear his sin.

CLV Num 15:30 Yet the soul who is doing anything with a high hand, from the native and from the sojourner, he is taunting Yahuah; that soul will be cut off from among his people,

CLV Num 15:31 since the word of Yahuah he despised and His instruction he annulled. That soul shall be cut off, yea cut off; his depravity is on him.

CLV Num 19:13 Anyone touching a dead body, a human soul who died, and who does not purify himself from sin defiles the tabernacle of Yahuah; that soul will be cut off from Israel, for water of impurity was not sprinkled on him. He shall be unclean; his uncleanness will still be in him.

CLV Num 19:20 If anyone who is unclean does not purify himself from sin, then that soul will be cut off from the midst of the assembly, for the sanctuary of Yahuah has he defiled; water of impurity was not sprinkled on him, he is unclean.
As you can see, cutting-off from the people happens due to a violation of a wide range of commandments. From Shabbat to Sexual Perversion to eating from Holy Slaughters, all of these bear a punishment of cutting-off from one's people.

So yes, this literally means that one ceases to be a Hebrew and a member of the congregation.

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